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Req ID:  24257

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.




We are seeking a bright and motivated individual to join our team as a Clinical Research Coordinator.  This position in the Duke Human Performance Optimization Lab (OptiLab) will be primarily tasked with coordinating human neuroscience studies utilizing neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI and EEG) and neurostimulation (e.g., TMS and tES) to improve cognitive and clinical outcomes. 


This research is done in conjunction with collaborators in the Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology Division of the Department of Psychiatry, the  Brain Stimulation Research Center and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. The idea candidate will have experience running and managing multi-modal neuroscience experiments or interventions with human participants and/or patients, and a genuine interest in the underlying neuroscience questions we are asking.  


Must be good with people, detail oriented, and able to operate light (<15lbs) equipment for research studies.  Roles and responsibilities will include, recruitment, scheduling and running of human subject research studies, data management and assistance with analyses and writing, and contribute to maintaining institutional review board (IRB) oversight approval. 


All studies involve human behavioral measures, and most involve TMS/EEG/or MRI (often done together), so advanced knowledge of these methods including associated software (e.g. Matlab, FSL, BrainSight, etc) is highly valued. 


Minimum Qualifications

Completion of an Associate's degree.  Department preference is for a bachelors or graduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, engineering or related field is preferred 
Work requires a minimum of two years of relevant research experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for 2 years required experience.


Additional Department Preferences

  • A two-year commitment to the position is desired.  
  • Applicants will gain on-job TMS training and certification. 
  • Must be located or willing to locate to Durham or the surrounding area. 
  • Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

brain stimulation, fMRI, EEG, TMS, Matlab, FSL, BrainSight, IRB, neuroimaging


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh