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We are seeking to hire a Research Specialist in the laboratory of Dr. Jay Gottfried at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The successful applicant will join a team of researchers investigating the neural foundations of the sense of smell using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and intracranial EEG (iEEG) methods. The main role of the Research Specialist will be to help support the different olfactory experiments, with tasks including (but not be limited to): preparing odor stimuli; setting up, operating and troubleshooting the odor delivery system; assisting with smell testing and MRI brain scanning in human participants; assisting with smell testing and MRI brain scanning in mice; coordinating with the clinical team to help obtain behavioral and iEEG data in epilepsy patients; and assisting with data pre-processing and analysis.
The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, Bioengineering, Computer Science, or a related field, and 0 to 1 year of laboratory experience in human or animal neuroscience and behavioral methods (e.g., fMRI, EEG, iEEG, local field potential recordings, single unit recordings), or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
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