The Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory is looking to hire a qualified candidate for the position of Research Assistant. The laboratory is part of the Department of Psychiatry and Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The main mission of this laboratory is to understand brain abnormalities and their role in psychiatric disorders by using state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques. The PNL is committed to diversity in both its workforce and in the populations we study. If you would like to read more about the laboratory, please visit our website at http://pnl.bwh.harvard.edu
- Work closely with others in a collaborative research environment that includes other Research Assistants, physicians, computer scientists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and Principal Investigators on ongoing research studies investigating brain abnormalities in schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, and other pathologies.
- Assist in managing and coordinating research studies by organizing and quality checking data, assisting on data analysis, and being involved in clinical laboratory work such as preparing and monitoring subjects during MRI scans.
- Learn to use image processing tools for the pre-processing and analysis of structural, functional, and diffusion Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI).
- Learn to use statistical programs such as SPSS to manage participant data and run elementary statistical tests.
- Learn to troubleshoot and modify image processing pipelines. Collect, describe, and help analyze library research materials. Help to prepare and proof read scientific manuscripts and grant applications.
- Adhere to established BWH and department policies, procedures and objectives, and exemplify professionalism and exhibit values that contribute to the goals of the lab and the hospital.
- P erform other related research duties as directed or required.
- Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently as well as with others on a research team- Psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome.
- Prior research or clinical experience is recommended.
- Computer programing experience, including experience with Linux/UNIX systems, python/bash 2 scripting, and/or scientific computing software (e.g., Matlab, R) is preferred but not required.
Applications are being accepted for the position; hiring will take place as soon as possible (though later is also a consideration).
Applicants are expected to give a two-year commitment for the position. This position will provide invaluable experience for those interested in pursuing graduate study in the fields of psychology, medicine, engineering, neuroscience, or computer science.
We request a resume and cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and the strengths you would bring to the position. If interested, please apply online through this website and upload a resume and cover letter as a single PDF document.
If you have further questions, please contact:
Brynn Vessey, Research Assistant