Job Opportunity

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 and nature of cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders. The primary line of investigation focuses on the contribution of abnormal sleep to impaired memory consolidation in schizophrenia. Another set of investigations involves the use of multimodal neuroimaging to study brain connectivity autism spectrum disorder. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephaolography), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Responsibilities are varied and involve working 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 and characterization of participants, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications. 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 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 starting summer 2014. A two-year commitment is required. Please send a resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to:

Tessa Vuper (tcvuper@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu) or David Correll (dcorrell1@partners.org)

http://nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/manoachlab