Research Assistant

Brown University

Job Description:

Dr. Serra Favila’s lab at Brown University is seeking a full-time lab manager/research assistant to start Summer 2024. The lab studies the cognitive neuroscience of human memory using measures of behavior and brain activity (functional magnetic resonance imaging /fMRI) in healthy participants.

The Research Assistant’s responsibilities will include experimental design and development, recruitment and testing of experimental subjects, data analysis, and presentation of research results. It will also include assisting the lab director with the coordination of lab personnel and with general lab administration.

This is a 100% grant-funded fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal depending on the funding source and satisfactory work performance.

Education and Experience

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field is required.
  • 1-2 years of related research experience is strongly preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Previous research experience in a psychology or neuroscience lab is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with collection and/or analysis of neuroimaging data (e.g., fMRI) is preferred but not required.
  • Basic computer skills (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, slides) is required.
  • Strong programming skills (e.g. Python, R, Matlab) is strongly preferred.
  • Good organizational and time management skills, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

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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