A research assistant/lab manager position is available in the newly formed Language Behavior and Brain Imaging Lab at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Much of the research in the lab is devoted to the cognitive neuroscience of reading, with potential application to reading disorders. Other aspects of brain and language studied in the lab include concept formation and speech production. Research is performed using a variety of techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), behavioral responses, gene-brain correlations, and magnetoencephalography (MEG).
Responsibilities will include data collection from human research participants in both a purely behavioral and functional brain imaging setting, contacting and scheduling research participants, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, and data analysis.
Requirements for a successful applicant include spoken and written proficiency in English, a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, biology, or a related field, and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in cognitive neuroscience research with human participants, are proficient with the linux computing environment, have used experiment delivery and data acquisition software such as E-prime, and can program in a scripting language such as Matlab or python.
Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, and its Newark campus is in the state’s largest city. Newark is undergoing a renaissance of its own and is only minutes from Manhattan by train. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a deadline of December 15th. Please email a resume or CV and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.