Research Electrophysiologist

Maryland, United States
20 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

General summary/purpose:

***This position is located in New York, NY.***

The position expands the Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology Division’s electrophysiology research program in cognitive neuroscience and learning, with a focus on neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. Responsibilities include assisting with experiment design, data collection and analysis in evoked potential studies of normal and impaired sensory (auditory, visual) and cognitive (attention, learning) function (70% effort). Other responsibilities include participant recruitment, assistance with stimulus development, literature reviews and manuscript preparation (30%). This position will require independent thinking and self-directed management. The position is located in the Division’s New York City facilities, and will require occasional travel to Baltimore.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Assist primary investigators design and develop electrophysiological experiments [KS1] [JO2]
  • Conduct electrophysiology studies with a diverse group of research participants, including individuals with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Collect and analyze electrophysiology data using state-of-the art recording systems
  • Trouble shoot technical and equipment issues

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Requires a minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study (e.g., Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience) required.
  • Requires a minimum of 1 year experience conducting electro physiologic studies with atypical populations
  • Prior training/ experience collecting and analyzing sensory/cognitive evoked potential data
  • Familiarity with experimental software systems (E-prime, Psychophysics Toolbox, etc.)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Windows operating system and associated productivity tools (e.g., Word 2016, Excel 2016, etc.)
  • Familiarity with biomedical statistics
  • Proficiency in Matlab desired.
  • Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Prior experience with acquisition and analysis of scalp EEG/ERP electrophysiology data.
  • Prior experience with ERP data analysis software packages such as EEGLAB and NetStation.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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