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Research Assistant Positions: Neuroscience of Fruit Fly Aggression

Research Assistant Positions: Neuroscience Fruit Fly Aggression
Prof. Edward Kravitz, Harvard Medical School
fall 2019, spring 2019, and summer 2020


The Fruit Fly Fight Club at Harvard Medical School: Male and female fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) fight in same sex pairings. Male fights go to higher intensity levels and end up in the formation of hierarchical relationships, while female fights commonly are at lower intensity levels and do not establish hierarchies. Our laboratory is using state of the art genetic tools that allow us to go to single...

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Research Assistant Position: Genetics of Neurodevelopment

Research Assistant Position: Genetics of Neurodevelopment
Prof. Christopher Walsh, Walsh Lab, Harvard Medical School
fall 2019



The Walsh Lab focuses on the genetics of neurodevelopment, and has previously identified genes through genetic sequencing and characterization of rare patients with cerebral malformations. The lab also focuses on the basic biology of neurodevelopment and uses combined sequencing tools to ask questions about neurodevelopment, such as about lineage of specific cell types. Currently...

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Clinical Research Assistant Positions: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Clinical Research Assistant Positions: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Martha Falkenstein, PhD, Jacob Nota, PhD, and Jason Krompinger, PhD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI), McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI) at McLean Hospital is accepting applications for Student Visitors and/or Academic Credit Students interested in receiving clinical research training. The student will work with Martha Falkenstein, PhD, Jacob Nota, PhD, and Jason Krompinger, PhD,...

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Research Assistant Position: Mindfulness Meditation and Mental Health

Research Assistant Position: Mindfulness Meditation and Mental Health
Dr. Matthew Sacchet, Ph.D., and Prof. Diego Pizzagalli, Ph.D., Laboratory for Affective and Translation Research (LATN), Center for Depression, Anxiety and Street Research (CDASR), McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Fall 2019



Mindfulness meditation is a contemplative practice that targets the development of present-centered awareness and acceptance of psychological phenomena. Mindfulness is widespread in clinical psychology, the workplace, and general...

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Research Assistant Position: Visuospatial Processing in People with Brain Damage

Volunteer Research Assistant Position: Visuospatial Processing in People with Brain Damage
Prof. Alfonso Caramazza, Psychology/FAS
Fall 2019


The Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab at Harvard University (Psychology Department) is seeking a volunteer undergraduate research assistant for the Fall 2019 semester. The lab is currently conducting research on visual perception and attentional disorders to learn about the human visual system, including color and size perception.
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Research Assistant Positions: Law and Neuroscience

Research Assistant Positions: Law and Neuroscience
Dr. Francis Shen, Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior (CLBB), Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard
fall 2019 and spring 2020 (paid positions)


The Harvard MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior aims to accelerate system-wide norm changes in the legal system through the integration of applied neuroscience knowledge. As the intersection of law and neuroscience rapidly evolves, CLBB Executive Director, Dr. Francis Shen, seeks to hire Undergraduate Research Assistants for the academic term 2019-20 (Sept-May...

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Research Internship Position: Neuroimaging and Substance Abuse Disorders

Research Internship Position: Neuroimaging and Substance Abuse Disorders
Dr. Amy Janes, Functional Integration of Addiction Research Laboratory (FIARL), McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


Students interested in studying substance abuse disorders using neuroimaging techniques may be interested in the open volunteer internship position in the Functional Integration of Addiction Research Laboratory (FIARL) at McLean Hospital. The FIARL laboratory uses neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalogram (EEG)...

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Research Assistant Position: Accessible Evidence-Based Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder

Research Assistant Position: Accessible Evidence-Based Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder
Dr.
Lois W. Choi-Kain, Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute, McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Fall 2019 (part-time, 10 hours/week, unpaid)


We are looking for an undergraduate research assistant to support research on developing accessible and affordable pathways to...

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Research Assistant Position: Sleep and Cognition in Psychiatric Disorders

Research Assistant Position: Sleep and Cognition in Psychiatric Disorders
Dr. Dara Manoach, PhD, Prof. of Psychology, Dept. of Psychiatry, Sleep, Cognition, and Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) Lab, Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


The SCAN Lab is seeking a volunteer Undergraduate Research Assistant. We are currently conducting investigations on the contribution of abnormal sleep to cognitive deficits, including in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia. We hope that our findings will increase our understanding of sleep differences...

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Research Assistant Positions: Various Topics (Radcliffe Research Partnership) - apply by August 28th

Research Assistant Positions: Various Topics (Radcliffe Research Partnership)
Radcliffe Research Partnership Program, Radcliffe Institute
Fall 2019 and spring 2020, paid positions – applications due Wednesday 28 August



As a Harvard College student, you can be part of a research program that students have called “rewarding,” “unique,” and “amazing.” You can work side by side with a Radcliffe Institute fellow. Our Radcliffe Research Partnership program matches students with leading artists, scholars, scientists, and professionals. The...

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Research Assistant Position: Decision Making, Reward Processing, and Trauma

Research Assistant Position: Decision Making, Reward Processing, and Trauma
Prof. Elizabeth Olson, Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory (ADLab), Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research (CDASR), McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


Description of Project and Duties: Our lab has multiple current neuroimaging and behavioral projects investigating decision-making and reward processing in trauma-exposed populations. For more information, see ...

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Research Assistants: Evolution and Development of Music Cognition

Research Assistants: Evolution and Development of Music Cognition
Prof. Max Krasnow, Dr. Samuel Mehr, and Prof. Steven Pinker, The Music Lab, Psychology/FAS
fall 2019


If you are reading this, you are probably doing so on a device that plays music. You are probably able to hear and understand that music. You probably can also produce music of your own, even if you've never had music lessons. You probably engage with music on a regular basis, regardless of your cultural background, location in the world, or socioeconomic status. You have probably been this way your whole...

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Research Assistants: Language Development

Research Assistants: Language Development
Prof. Jesse Snedeker, Language Develoment Lab, Lab for Develomental Studies, Psychology/FAS
fall 2019


What we Do: We study language development and processing in children and adults. Some of our current projects include researching how people represent events linguistically, how and when children start using presuppositions, and what effect parent speech has on child language development....

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Research Assistant: Genetics and Molecular Biology of Brain Tumors

Research Assistant: Genetics and Molecular Biology of Brain Tumors
Dr. Christian Badr, Badr Lab, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


Research Assistant wanted to study fatty acid metabolism in brain tumor cancer stem cells. We are seeking volunteer-based Research Assistants to join our group focused on brain tumor research at Massachusetts General Hospital. The lab, which is part of the MGH Neurology Department, is located in...

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Research Assistant: Computational Neuroimaging

Resaerch Assistant: Computational Neuroimaging
Prof. Anastasia Yendiki, Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
fall 2019


The student researcher will contribute to a project that aims to map connections in the human brain, based on a combination of in vivo diffusion MRI brain scans with prior information from microscopic resolution ex vivo MRI and optical imaging. Brain pathways will be labeled manually to produce training data for an...

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