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Julia Lekht

Julia Lekht

Research Specialist

UPMC

Greater Pittsburgh Area

Researcher with experience managing multiple projects and meeting goals. Exceptional ability to build and maintain rapport with participants and colleagues. Adaptive problem solver with strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to calmly handle unexpected situations. Able to effectively communicate scien...

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UPMC

Research Specialist

Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development

-Manage progress and coordinate human subjects for several federally-funded neuroimaging studies. Point person for capturing and reporting progress metrics compared to goals, such as participant recruitment, screening, enrollment, completion, and retention/attrition numbers

-Collaborate with investigators, research coordinators, graduate students, data analysts, and regulatory staff to continuously refine time-sensitive protocols to meet changing needs during the development and execution of research studies, and to carry studies through analysis, reporting, and publication phases

-Conduct experiment visits with participants aged 12-30 in typical, at-risk, and psychiatric populations using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and various neuropsychological & cognitive assessments

-Perform fMRI and MEG data quality analysis and preprocessing to prepare individual subject data for group statistical analysis