Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant / Lab Manager Position -- Moss Rehab,



The Cognition and Action Lab at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), a division of the Einstein Healthcare Network, has an opening beginning early summer of 2013 for a BA/BS- or Master’s-level Research Assistant/Lab Manager. The position involves assisting on NIH-funded studies of action and object representations in healthy and stroke populations using behavioral experiments, state-of-the art neuroimaging, and TMS/tDCS.  Applicants should have a strong academic background in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field, coursework in statistics and research methods, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and prior human behavioral research experience.  Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute is a stimulating academic environment offering many training opportunities, including close collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and is located near the vibrant city of Philadelphia. We offer competitive compensation, an attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.  See our laboratory website at http://www.mrri.org/focus-areas/cognition-and-action-laboratory. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and the names and email address of 2-3 professional references to Ms. Allison Shapiro (shapiral@einstein.edu), our current Lab Manager, with the header “Research Assistant”.  Albert Einstein Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Post-Doctoral Position at Georgetown University Medical Center

The Cognitive Recovery Lab invites applications for a post-doctoral position opening immediately. The lab is directed by Dr. Peter Turkeltaub and operates across Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. We aim to improve the lives of people with cognitive and language difficulties by expanding our understanding of (1) how the brain performs language and cognitive functions, (2) how these brain systems change in the face of injury or dysfunction, and (3) how we can improve recovery. To achieve these aims we perform a range of human subjects research from basic cognitive neuroscience through clinical trials. We use a variety of methods, including behavioral studies, lesion studies in people with stroke, multimodal MRI, tDCS, tDCS/fMRI, TMS, and TMS/EEG. The lab is part of the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery (Director, Elissa Newport), and is affiliated with the Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation (Director, Rhonda Friedman) and Georgetown’s Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (PhD program).

We welcome applications for a 2-3 year NIH-funded post-doctoral position opening immediately. The post-doc will collect and analyze a multimodal MRI dataset (fMRI, DTI, functional connectivity, VBM, VLSM) for an ongoing clinical trial of tDCS for post-stroke aphasia, and will design additional imaging studies on normal subjects and individuals with aphasia due to stroke or traumatic brain injury. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, or related field; experience designing fMRI experiments and conducting advanced MRI analysis; and a track record of research productivity. Preference will be given for individuals with experience conducting MRI research involving people with stroke or brain injury. Please apply to turkeltp@georgetown.edu. Send a cover letter with a statement of interest, CV, and the names and email addresses of three professional references.

NYU/NYU-Abu Dhabi: Research assistant and post-doc positions

1. Lab Manager/RA: 
Full-time Lab Manager position for the Marantz group at the NYU Neurolinguistics Laboratory, with responsibilities extending to the NYU Abu Dhabi Neuroscience of 
Language Laboratory. Initial appointment for one year, with possibility of renewal.  BA/BS or MA/MS in a cognitive science-related
 discipline (psychology, linguistics, etc.) or computer science is required.
 The lab manager will be involved in all stages of execution and analysis of
 MEG experiments on language processing, with a concentration on auditory word recognition as modulated by the morphological structure of words. Previous experience with psycho- or neurolinguistic experiments is highly preferred. A background 
in statistics and some programming ability (especially Matlab) would give an applicant a strong edge.
 Preferred start date is July 2013, but this is negotiable. Salary and rank
 will be commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted through February. Review of applicants will begin immediately. To apply, please email CV and names 
of references to Paul Del Prato at paul.delprato@nyu.edu.

2. RA:
 Two full-time NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute-funded research assistants for Cognitive Neuroscience of
 Language projects at the Neuroscience of Language Laboratory in Abu Dhabi, assisting PIs Alec Marantz, Liina Pylkk√§nen, and David Poeppel. Initial appointment for one year, with possibility of renewal.  BA/BS in cognitive
 science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, etc.) or computer
 science. Programming and/or statistics experience a plus. The RAs will be involved in all stages of planning, execution and analysis of MEG/EEG experiments on language processing. Participant recruitment as well as lab maintenance would be among RA duties.  Preferred start date is June-July 2013, but this is negotiable. Salary and rank 
will be commensurate with experience; benefits, including travel and lodging in Abu Dhabi, are quite generous. Applications will be accepted through February. Review of applicants will begin immediately. To apply, please email CV and names 
of references to Paul Del Prato at paul.delprato@nyu.edu.

3. Postdoctoral Position: Cognitive Neuroscientist
 2-year, potentially renewable post-doctoral position in the cognitive
 neuroscience of language for the NYU Abu Dhabi Neuroscience of Language
 Laboratory. The researcher will have had experience with evoked response
 experiments using either MEG or EEG. The main 
responsibility of the researcher will be to design and complete MEG experiments with participant populations of varied linguistic and educational 
backgrounds to address questions related to the research projects of the PIs of the Laboratory, Alec Marantz, Liina Pylkkänen, and David Poeppel. Working with Arabic and East Asian speakers
 requires nuanced understanding of the linguistic situation on the ground as
 well as a search for necessary corpus resources and area experts on the 
languages and language-particular psycholinguistics. A researcher with
 cross-linguistic experimental experience would be ideal for the job. 
 Salary and rank 
will be commensurate with experience; benefits, including travel and lodging in Abu Dhabi, are quite generous. Applications will be accepted through February. Review of applicants will begin immediately. To apply, please email CV and names 
of references to Paul Del Prato at paul.delprato@nyu.edu.