Monday, April 12, 2010

Research Technical Assistant Position - Tufts/MGH

Research Technical Assistant Position
START DATE: Any time from now until Summer 2010

DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a full time Research technician to assist with research based at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Our lab is interested in where and when the brain is activated during language processing in healthy individuals and in patients with schizophrenia. For more information about, see:

The responsibilities are varied and involve all aspects of researchprojects, ranging from neuroimaging (fMRI) and electrophysiology data acquisition to administrative and lab coordination responsibilities.

In addition to the intellectual reward, the position would give the holder experience of research in experimental psychology, clinical applications and cognitive neuroscience. This is an ideal research opportunity for someone bound for Graduate School or a position in Cognitive Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience, or Biomedical Engineering.

REQUIREMENTS: (1) B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer science, Experimental Psychology, or a closely related field. (2) Some programming proficiency: candidates should have excellent computer skills, ideally some familiarity with UNIX/LINUX operating systems and/or SPM, as well as statistical and analytic software (MATLAB, SPSS, etc).
(3) Advanced skills with programs such as excel, powerpoint, photoshop. (4) Must be self-motivated, resourceful, very organized, be able to multi-task, prioritize, be a team player and have strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. (5) A two-year time commitment is requested.

OTHER: Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. The Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. Full-time employees receive full benefits.

CONTACT: Please send (1) a curriculum vitae with description of research experience (2) a cover letter with statement of goals and interests to: Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D. by e-mail: or FAX: 617 812 4799

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