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  • Category: Science
  • Education: PhD or higher
  • Employment Length: fulltime
  • Source: Business
  • Ad #: 7688
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Researcher Neuroscience / Electrophysiology / EEG – NIH – Bethesda, MD

Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking a Researcher Neuroscience / Electrophysiology / EEG to work onsite with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in Bethesda, MD. 

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
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Clinical Responsibilities

The contractor shall:

  • Coordinate the initiation of research study protocol, operating policies and procedures as they pertain to EEG.
  • Perform physiological studies that will add to the fundamental knowledge of the advancement of human health.
  • Perform physiological studies to understand the relationship between the brain and the peripheral nervous system; study how brain activities impact function.
  • Investigate the science behind improving outpatient procedures; work on improving technology; spend time with patients to assess ailments while working with the medical team.
  • Independently obtain satisfactory recordings of electroencephalograms (EEG) and evoked potentials in neurological patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis; perform specialized motor control studies.
  • Provide information about the procedure to the patient and/or the referring physicians and scientists; obtain applicable patient history and information necessary for the interpretation of tests; consider special needs for different patient population and maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Review all records and make necessary notations before submitting them for interpretation; check all recordings before the patient leaves the laboratory.
  • Perform or assist physicians in obtaining physiological studies including blink reflex testing, tremor evaluation, myoclonus evaluation, sensory temporal discrimination threshold testing, and other related electrophysiological testing.
  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of research data and analysis systems; ensure that all records are complete.
  • Work with neurologists, neurophysiologists and other professional staff members to gather and prepare material for publication and illustration. 
  • Attend conferences and seminars; read literature to remain current in recording techniques, infection control and diagnostic information.
  • Maintain current CPR and infection control certification.
  • Keep informed of protocol and pharmacological studies in development.
  • Utilize the computer based system (CRIS), receiving examination requisition and retrieving patient information needed for examinations.


Laboratory Responsibilities

The contractor shall:

  • Maintain equipment and ensure that the examining rooms are in sanitary and proper working order. 
  • Stock the laboratory with necessary supplies; perform inventories of supplies and submit purchase orders to ensure adequate supplies.
  • Understand appropriate calibration and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Understand infection control guidelines and equipment regulations.
  • Maintain logbooks, records and computerized files.
  • Archive, retrieve and compile data as requested.
  • Collaborate with the staff in the filing and storing of reports and maintenance of record library.
  • Schedule testing and clinic appointments; initiate medical records; make admission room reservations in the absence of staff.
  • Train the fellows in the Section on neurophysiological testing procedures, including ear plug insertion training. 
  • Oversee Safety Management of laboratories; act as the Safety officer for the Section; perform periodic safety checks. 
  • Maintain laboratory to Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards. 
  • Work with the Biomedical Engineer to manage the IT HMCS infrastructure.
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory equipment. 
  • Trouble-shoot equipment in case of malfunction. 
  • Arrange maintenance contracts as needed and maintenance when required. 
  • Work with Biomedical Engineer to maintain matlab, neuroscan and spss licenses; order licenses and other supplies through electronic ordering (POTS).



The contractor ideally has:

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Physiology, Neuroscience or a related discipline.
  • Experience as an EEG operator or technologist (preferably on humans)
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in clinical research.
  • Computer skills including Excel and other Microsoft Office Software.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail.



Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed.  Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls.  All qualified candidates will be contacted.

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