Friday, February 17, 2012

RA Position: Georgetown Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab

The Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab within Georgetown University’s Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation, directed by Rhonda Friedman, Ph.D., is seeking a full-time research assistant to support two ongoing studies examining the decline of word-finding abilities in adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and Primary Progressive Aphasia. Research in our lab examines language and learning/memory function and dysfunction in people with stroke, head injury, and dementia. Projects include behavioral, fMRI, eye tracking, and ERP studies, and development of cognitive treatments for acquired language disorders.

Duties include: preparing stimulus materials according to research protocols; data organization, input, and maintenance; scoring language and neuropsychological assessment tests; coordination and scheduling of participants; recruitment and testing of normal control subjects; and data processing and analysis, including coding of subjects’ errors, as directed by senior lab members. The research assistant will also provide support to the Principle Investigator and other lab members, including ordering supplies and equipment, processing subject payments, maintenance and updating of the lab’s library, data back-up, and other minor duties as assigned. This position will involve working closely with the lab manager and other lab members for coordination of tasks, as well as a significant amount of independent work. The successful research assistant will be self-initiated, motivated, and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Direct contact and testing of participants and supervision of undergraduate students may be required at a later date. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related field; research experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; and a demonstrable interest in brain and language.

The search will begin immediately and will continue until an appropriate person is found. Preferred start date is March 19 or sooner.

Please email a cover letter and CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent via email to:

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