Monday, October 26, 2009

Exciting new job in David Gow's group at MGH!

FULL_TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT/Massachusetts General Hospital;

RA position available in the Cognitive/Behavioral Research Group, Department of Neurology, at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Research focuses on the perception of spoken language and related speech processing in both unpaired adults and recovering stroke patients. All of our work involves integrated multimodal imaging with MRI, EEG and MEG using the state of the
art resources at the Athinoula A. Martinos Imaging Center ( Our lab is a leader in the application of Granger causality analysis to high spatiotemporal resolution brain activation data. The RA will work closely
with the PI on a regular basis, but will also be required to work independently. Responsibilities will include subject recruitment, stimulus development, experiment implementation and execution, subject testing including MRI and MEG/EEG scanning, data analysis, database management, and minor administrative work. The position will provide some patient
interaction with recent stroke victims. It will also involve training in multimodal imaging techniques, spectral and timeseries statistical analyses, speech recording, synthesis, analysis and digital editing techniques. This job is ideal for someone planning on applying for graduate school in cognitive neuroscience, imaging biotechnology, psychology, medicine, or the
speech and hearing sciences.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor¹s degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science or a related field is required.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in Mac and Windows based applications (experience with Linux is a plus). S/he will have programming experience and will be comfortable learning to use and modify new research-related applications (e.g. MatLab code). Prior experience with neuroimaging techniques such as MRI, EEG or MEG is preferred, but not required. Good
written and oral communication skills are important assets. A sense of humor and adventure is a must. A minimum two year commitment is required. Funding is currently secure through 2014.

The candidate must be hardworking, mature, and responsible with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. S/he must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, and seek assistance when appropriate.

Position is available immediately. Secure funding is available through 2014. If interested, please send a CV and short statement of your interest, as well as the name and address of three references to Dr. David Gow at

David W. Gow Jr., Ph.D.
Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology Group
Massachusetts General Hospital
175 Cambridge Street, CPZ-S340
Suite 340
Boston, MA 02114

ph: 617-726-6143
fax: 617-724-7836

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