Research Assistant

Brown University

Job Description:

The Lead Research Assistant will participate in all facets of the research program.  This includes: data acquisition using behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging techniques; subject recruitment and screening; management and analysis of datasets; and managing the lab and performing administrative duties for the Principal Investigator (PI) and IRB documentation.

Further duties include training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, coordinating with collaborators, and supporting graduate and honors students’ in data collection and analysis and managing the lab web page and calendar, if needed.

This is a 100% fixed-term position, the end date of which may be extended based on renewal of grant funding/research and satisfactory work performance. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, neuroscience or related field is required with 1-2 years of related research experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Competencies

  • An ability to work independently with good judgment.
  • Excellent Organizational and time management skills required.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Qualtrics required.
  • A high degree of familiarity with programs such as Eprime, SPSS, R, Matlab, SPM (or FSL), Python.
  • Acknowledge and BIOPAC systems preferred but not required.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

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Job Posting Title:
Research Assistant

Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences

Grade 8

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Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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