Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lab Manager/RA position at Arizona State University - Rogalsky lab

A research assistant/lab manager position will soon be available in the
newly formed Communication Neuroimaging and Neuroscience Laboratory (CoNi
Lab) at Arizona State University, directed by Dr. Corianne Rogalsky. This
position is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of a new
research lab. Our research will be devoted to the cognitive neuroscience
of language and music in the healthy and damaged brain, using techniques
including fMRI, DTI, neuropsychological testing, and high-resolution
lesion mapping.

Responsibilities will include administrative management of the lab,
behavioral and fMRI data collection, contacting and scheduling research
participants, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, and
data scoring and analysis. There will be ample opportunities to be heavily
involved in fMRI and behavioral experiment design/programming, fMRI and
DTI analyses, and lesion-symptom mapping analyses. Responsibilities will
also initially include setting up computers, equipment, and procedures in
the new lab. This requires an applicant with strong initiative to problem
solve, be self-sufficient, and efficiently multitask.

Requirements 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, or a related field, and willingness to
make a 2-year commitment. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to
effectively recruit and work with participants (including special
populations), and other members of the lab are essential. Preference will
be given to applicants who also are proficient with the linux computing
environment, are familiar with Matlab, and/or have experience with
neuroimaging analysis software such as AFNI or FSL.

The CoNi Lab is situated in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science
at ASU.  ASU is located in Tempe, Arizona, in the metropolitan Phoenix
area, which has a thriving neuroscience and neuroimaging community
including the Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological Institute, and the brand
new Imaging Center at Banner Alzheimer's Institute. Tempe features 330
days of sunshine a year.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The preferred start
date is September 1st, but later start dates will also be considered.  If
interested, please email a cover letter (including a description of
research interests, qualifications, future goals, and available start
date), a CV, and contact information for two references to Arizona State University is an equal

opportunity employer.

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