Monday, June 27, 2011

Research Assistant/ Laboratory Manager Position, Turkeltaub Lab, Department of Neurology, Georgetown University

Peter Turkeltaub, a cognitive neurologist at Georgetown University, is building a new lab to study language and other cognitive faculties in normal subjects and individuals with developmental and acquired language disorders. While much of the work addresses basic cognitive neuroscience questions, a key aim of the laboratory is to develop new treatments for language disorders and translate these treatments to the bedside. A variety of techniques are employed in the research, including behavioral studies, lesion analysis, TMS, tDCS, EEG/ERP, fMRI, and neuroimaging meta-analysis.

We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant/Lab Manager to help build and run the lab. The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of projects using a range of techniques. S/he will have the opportunity to design experiments, run experiments on different subject groups, perform statistical analyses, write papers, and help prepare and manage grants and IRB protocols. If interested, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to shadow Dr. Turkeltaub in the clinic. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with the PI to design, build, and operate a productive multi-modality lab.

Minimum requirements for the position include a Bachelor's degree, and 1 year of research experience in cognitive psychology, neuroscience or related field. Prior experience with TMS, EEG/ERP, or fMRI is highly desirable. Individuals with programming experience, working knowledge of Linux, Matlab, EPrime, or R will be given preference. The candidate must be personable, responsible, reliable, self-motivated, organized, and efficient.

To allow for sufficient time to learn new skills and to be productive, candidates must be available to work until Summer 2013, ideally 2014. Interested candidates should email a CV, writing sample, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Turkeltaub at

Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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