These would be excellent positions for undergrads interested in pursuing cognitive science.
1. Full-time Lab Manager / Research Assistant at the University
of Delaware – Language Acquisition and Brain Lab
2. Research Assistant Position at the Kuperberg Lab (Tufts University/Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Mass. General Hospital)
Full-time Lab Manager / Research Assistant at the
University of Delaware – Language Acquisition and Brain Lab
The Language Acquisition & Brain Lab at the University of Delaware (QLAB),
directed by Dr. Zhenghan Qi, <http://zqi.scripts.mit.edu/www/> seeks a
highly capable and motivated individual to serve as a full time Limited
Term Researcher (LTR). LTR?s are appointed for a one-year term, with
reappointment possible based on performance and funding for two additional
years. The QLAB utilizes cutting-edge technology (eye-tracking, EEG, and
fMRI) to probe the cognitive and neural mechanisms of language development
in both the healthy population and children with developmental disorders
(e.g. autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, and language impairment). This
candidate will serve as a research assistant and laboratory manager.
The candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of
experiments; conducting behavioral and neuroimaging experiments; data
analysis; and performing basic administrative duties, including maintaining
compliance with the University IRB, purchasing materials, and managing
participant outreach and recruitment.
The candidate will work directly with the PI and will have opportunities to
participate in reading groups and research seminars; attend conferences;
collaborate on publications; and supervise undergraduate researchers. The
candidate may also participate in a number of ongoing collaborative
projects with faculty at other universities including MIT, Harvard Medical
School, Boston University, and the University of Sydney.
This position is ideally suited for individuals who are interested in
pursuing a doctorate degree in the fields of medicine, communication
sciences and disorders, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and education.
Bachelor?s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, biology,
physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field
is required. Prior research experience in developmental psychology or
neuroimaging labs is desired. Proficiency in programming languages (e.g.
MATLAB, Python, or BASH) is strongly preferred. The candidate must be
self-motivated, mature, and able to interact with children and families.
The position offers excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and a
dynamic and exciting working environment. A review of applications will
begin on 15 March 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. The
expected start date for the position is Fall 2017 (August or September).
*Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and
contact information of three references sent to Dr. Zhenghan Qi, at
Zhenghan Qi, MD/PhD
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
Office: 46 – 4033D
Research Technician Position
START DATE: Summer 2017
JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW: We are seeking a full time Research Technician to assist with all aspects of our cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistic research. Our lab is interested in where and when the brain is activated during language processing. For more information about what we do, see: http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/kuperberglab/. The responsibilities of this position are very varied and involve the coordination of all aspects of research projects, including collecting and analyzing neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, ERP) data, statistical analysis, scientific manuscript writing, and maintaining the day-to-day operations of the lab.
In addition to the intellectual reward, the position would give the holder experience of research in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, psycholinguistics, clinical applications, as well as database and program management. This is an ideal research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, psycholinguistics or cognitive psychology. Our lab has sites at both Tufts University (Medford, MA) and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Charlestown, MA), both of which are easily accessible from Boston, MA.
(1) B.A., B.Sc. degree in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field
(2) Strong interest in how language is processed in the brain.
(3) Very strong quantitative and analytic skills.
(4) Some research experience with statistics and familiarity with statistical analysis software such as SPSS or R.
(5) Strong computational skills and some programming experience (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB) and familiarity with Linux/Unix environments and bash/shell scripting.
(6) Very strong organizational skills: Must be self-motivated, resourceful, very organized, able to multi-task and prioritize.
(7) Ability to work well in teams, with strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
(8) A two-year time commitment is requested.
OTHER: Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Full-time employees receive full benefits.
Please apply through mghcareers.org, and search for job number 3033668 (Research Technician I).
Research Assistant, NeuroCognition Lab
Tufts University and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Administrative Assistant, Cognitive Science Program