Research Assistant Positions: Brain Vascular Function in Adolescent Traumatic Brain Injury

 

Research Assistant Positions: Brain Vascular Function in Adolescent Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Can Ozan Tan (PhD, FAHA), Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital) and Radiology (Massachusetts General Hospital), Harvard Medical Schools

Spring 2017 and beyond

Project Description: Regulation of Global Cerebral Blood Flow in Adolescents with Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Concussion - Primary aim of this research is to characterize brain blood flow regulation in symptomatic and asymptomatic mild traumatic brain injury (concussion), and to evaluate the association between brain vascular function and the presence of symptoms after concussion (see PMID 25274845 for recent publications on the topic). No prior research experience is required. Students will be provided appropriate training in human subject protection and good clinical practice. Students will be able to gain basic knowledge of human physiology, laboratory skills for clinical/human subject research, introductory experience in clinical data acquisition (transcranial Doppler Ultrasound) and in data analysis methods (basic statistical methods and time series analysis), as well as experience in scientific method and writing. Students will be mentored by the PI, co-investigators, and other senior research personnel in the laboratory on an ongoing basis. Additional Information: Overall length of the project is approximately 12 months; however, hours and duration students are expected to commit are negotiable depending on the desired level of involvement. Students are encouraged to apply to the HCRP and other fellowships or register for a research course credit. Locations are Spaulding Hospital Cambridge (10-minute walk from Harvard Yard) and Boston Children’s Hospital (Longwood Area, next to HMS). To Apply: Please email your resume and contact information to Dr. Tan (cotan@mgh.harvard.edu). (posted 2/2017)