Research Study Assistant, School of Medicine, Anatomy and Neurobiology

Massachusetts, United States
10 May 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Plasticity and Neuroimaging Laboratory (Director, Karin Schon, Ph.D.) in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Boston University School of Medicine invites highly motivated applicants interested in a full-time Research Assistant position beginning June 2019.

Responsibilities of the position include recruiting, screening and scheduling participants for a research project on the impact of stress due to experiences of racial discrimination on brain function in older adults, preparing and maintaining stimulus presentation scripts, administering neuropsychological assessments, sensor-based physical activity assessments, data collection and analysis (functional and structural MRI, behavioral data, etc.), database management, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, tracking study progress, and administrative duties (e.g. IRB protocol management, day-to-day lab operations).

Exceptional research assistants may have the opportunity to present data at conferences and co-author publications.

Required Skills

Work Experience: 1-3 years

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required.

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in neuroscience/neurobiology, psychology, biomedical sciences or a related field and will have at least one year of research experience beyond an undergraduate thesis. Previous research experience in cognitive neuroscience of memory and/or stress preferred.

The job requires the ability to work efficiently and comfortably in a multidisciplinary team environment; exceptional organizational and problem solving skills; attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication; a strong work ethic. Individuals with an interest in and research experience related to the neurobiology of memory, psychosocial stress, aging and/or brain plasticity are particularly encouraged to apply.

Experience with any of the following is highly desirable: MATLAB (and other programming languages), neuroimaging analysis software (e.g. ASHS, SPM, FSL, Freesurfer), statistical analysis software (e.g. R, SPSS), stimulus presentation software (e.g., E-Prime), REDCap database software, neuropsychological assessment.

The position is ideal for recent graduates interested in pursuing graduate work in cognitive neuroscience. Applicants with a Master’s degree with relevant research experience are preferred. This position requires a minimum commitment of one year.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Salary Grade Grade 24