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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Project Assistant.
In this role, the successful candidate Exploring neurocognitive outcomes and mechanisms of transformation following near-death experiences in cardiac arrest survivors. The NYU Resuscitation Research Group is a newly established multi-disciplinary group that aims to identify novel methods to save the lives and brains of people who undergo cardiac arrest resuscitation. The complications of cardiac arrest include brain injury, disorders of consciousness and neurocognitive deficits. However, it is increasingly recognized that a systematic approach to cardiac arrest and post-resuscitation care can significantly improve survival, neurological and neurocognitive outcomes. This knowledge, combined with the significant social and medical impact of this condition on human lives, has led to the development of a clinical and research program towards combatting this condition. Project Background: Patients who survive a cardiac arrest report a series of neurocognitive outcomes, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and memory deficits. Some however, who have had a near-death experience may report a positive transformational change with less fear of death, greater levels of altruism and quality of life. We are conducting a multi-centered, prospective and retrospective study and are collecting and analyzing detailed cognitive recollections of cardiac arrest survivors. Specifically, we will be establishing themes that relate to the experience of cardiac arrest and their impact on neuropsychological outcomes and quality of life. In a parallel feasibility study, we are using functional neuroimaging techniques (magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography) in cardiac arrest survivors to study the neurological intermediary pathways involved with the positive transformational effects, including empathy and altruism.
Performs and participates in other job related duties as required.
The research assistant assist in studying the phenomenological and qualitative aspects of the mental and cognitive experience of CA/circulatory standstill and its impact on neuropsychological outcomes and quality of life including an in-depth exploration of the qualitative and phenomenological aspects of the experience of death, the long term transformational effects in relation to meaning, altruism/empathy and love.
Word Processing/Typing Prepares and proofreads memos, reports and applications. Independently prepares responses to routine correspondence. Develops documents for presentation or meeting.
Demonstrates knowledge of the organization's Service Standards and incorporates them into the performance of duties.
To qualify you must have a High School Diploma or the equivalent is required. Minimum of 1 year related experience in an office setting or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. Detail-oriented 3. Effective Oral, written communication and interpersonal skills. 4.Computer Skills Working knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power point and Access. Ability to develop basic formulae for spreadsheets; set up routine computer procedures; Ability to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software. Ability to proofread documents and write clear, concise 1st draft. 5. Knowledge of standard office practices. 6. Ability to multi-task while paying attention to details. 7. Ability to use standard office equipment such as copy machines, multi-line telephones, fax machines.
Preferred Qualifications: -University graduates, Medical graduates, particularly in neurology, emergency, critical care, anesthesia, Nursing graduates and/or PhD students in related fields with dedicated research time or graduate level students working towards a thesis. This is an unpaid position, although a basic stipend may be available. - Enthusiasm to actively participate in research related activities including patient recruitment, interviews, and further project involvement - Previous experience writing protocols, with qualitative research, and/or data management is a plus - Previous experience interviewing patients/subjects is a plus
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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