Research Coordinator Position in Psychiatric Neuroimaging at the MGH-Martinos Center:


We are looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full-time research assistant for several projects investigating the neural basis of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder. These projects employ functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), electroencephalography (EEG), and magnetoencephalography (MEG). The responsibilities are varied and involve working closely with the Principal Investigator, labmates, and collaborators on all aspects of the research projects. Training in the acquisition and analysis of multimodal neuroimaging data will be provided. Administrative duties will include purchasing equipment and supplies, data entry and management, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subjects applications, and publications. Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience is required, as is a high level of comfort with novel computer applications and environments. We use Matlab and/or unix scripting in many of our analyses. A background in psychology, statistics, and neuroscience is an asset. A mentored research project is encouraged. The candidate must be comfortable working with minimally-verbal children with ASD with behavioral challenges as well as individuals with schizophrenia. He/she should be mature and responsible with excellent organizational, as well as oral and written communication skills. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, feel comfortable working with clinical and non-clinical study populations, and seek assistance when appropriate. This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine. We are looking for someone who can begin late Spring or early Summer. A two-year time commitment is required.

Please send a resume, writing sample, transcript (unofficial is fine) and contact information for three references to Trang Nguyen at qtnguyen@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu