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

Manoach lab (http://nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/manoachlab) is looking to hire a college graduate with at least one year of research experience and strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full time research coordinator.  The position involves working on or several projects investigating the neural basis and nature of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electro encephalography), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).  The coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, lab mates, and collaborators on all aspects of the research projects. Training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided.  Responsibilities include managing patient studies, recruitment, screening and characterization of participants, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications. Responsibilities may also include conducting overnight sleep studies at the MGH Clinical Research Center.

Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience are an asset, 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 mature and responsible with excellent organizational, interpersonal 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, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate.  This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine.  Position is available immediately.  A two-year commitment is required.
Please apply using this link: http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/jobsearch.aspx



Dara S. Manoach, Ph.D.
Psychiatric Neuroimaging
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown Navy Yard

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and the Psychiatric Neuroimaging.
Division of the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA.
Project: Multimodal neuroimaging studies of sleep and memory
PI: Dara S. Manoach, Ph.D.

The position will involve investigating the role of sleep in memory consolidation, how these processes go awry in schizophrenia and autism, and the efficacy of pharmacological and other interventions. Our work has linked cognitive deficits to a specific heritable mechanism (sleep spindles) and we are seeking effective interventions. In collaboration with Dr. Robert Stickgold’s lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, we are extending and expanding this basic and clinical research program using state-of-the art tools including high density EEG (polysomnography), MEG, DTI, functional connectivity MRI, fMRI, and behavioral studies. We are seeking someone to participate in these foundation and NIMH-funded investigations who is familiar with MEG/EEG methodology and data analysis, comfortable with methodological innovation, and is interested in optimizing and developing analysis streams tailored to the study aims and populations. New approaches and ideas are encouraged, as are independent projects that dovetail with current studies. The position requires working closely with the PI, as well as with Dr. Stickgold, other Martinos Center investigators, particularly Dr. Matti Hamalainen, Director of the MEG Core Lab, and lab mates to design studies, acquire data, and develop, explore, improve and apply data analytic techniques. Training in clinical research and in the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of neuroimaging data will be provided.

Requirements: PhD or MD Experience with MEG/EEG data analysis/methodology and/or other signal processing. Background in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and an interest in clinical applications are a plus. Position available immediately. Interested applicants should email: (a) CV, (b) statement of post-doctoral and career goals, (c) writing sample (e.g., a published manuscript), and (d) letters and/or contact information for three references to Dara Manoach dara@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu.
Stipend levels are in line with experience and NIH. A two-year commitment is required.



Dara S. Manoach, Ph.D.
Psychiatric Neuroimaging
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown Navy Yard