Full-time, Paid, Participant Retention Coordinator, Neurology

June 17, 2022

Fri., May 6

DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project, Boston University (BU) Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center

Position Description
The Boston University (BU) Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center is seeking a participant retention coordinator for the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project. The project is an NIH funded, 7-year, multi-center, multidisciplinary, longitudinal clinical research study of CTE. The primary goals of the project are to: develop methods of diagnosing the neurodegenerative disease, CTE, during life, refine and validate diagnostic criteria for the clinical diagnosis of CTE, and investigate genetic and head impact exposure risk factors for CTE.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing strategies to maintain communication with study participants between baseline and follow-up evaluations to prevent attrition
  • Screening study participants (120 former NFL players and 60 controls) and study partners for safety and decisional capacity prior to follow-up evaluations
  • Scheduling participant visits for remote neuropsychological tests and in-home blood draws
  • Preparing retention reports and present at Investigator Meetings
  • Administering neuropsychological tests and conducting clinical interviews possible

Position Requirements

  • Bachelors’ degree (or equivalent) in Psychology/Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Public Health, Sports Medicine, or related field
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills
  • Proven excellence as a team player
  • Previous experience in a clinical research setting a plus

Time Commitment
Full-time, with a one year minimum commitment.


To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Kaleb Batten, Project Administrative Coordinator. References will be requested and an in-person interview will be scheduled for top applicants only.