Research Assistant Position: Neuroimaging of Psychiatric Disorders (full-time)

Research Assistant Position: Neuroimaging of Psychiatric Disorders
Dr. Martha Shenton, Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry and Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
full-time, post-graduation (position starts start December 2017 or May 2018)

Description of Position: 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. If you would like to read more about the laboratory, please visit our website at We are looking to meet and recruit qualified individuals as soon as possible. Students graduating in December 2017 or May of 2018 are encouraged to apply. This position will provide invaluable experience for those interested in pursuing graduate study in the fields of psychology, medicine, engineering, neuroscience, or computer science. Principal Responsibilities: (1) Work closely with others in a collaborative research environment that includes other Research Assistants, physicians, computer scientists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and other Principal Investigators on ongoing research studies involving investigating brain abnormalities in schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, CTE, and other neuropsychiatric populations. (2) Assist in managing and coordinating research studies by entering data, assisting with data analysis, and being involved in clinical laboratory work such as being present at MRI scans when subjects are scanned. (3) Learn to use image processing tools for the pre-processing and analysis of structural, functional, and diffusion Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI). (4) Learn to use statistical programs such as SPSS to manage participant data and run elementary statistical tests. (5) Learn to troubleshoot and modify image processing pipelines. (6) Collect, describe, and help analyze library research materials. Help to prepare and proof read scientific manuscripts and grant applications. Qualifications: (1) Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work well with others on a research team. (2) Psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome. (3) Prior research or clinical experience is recommended. (4) Computer programming experience, including experience with LINUX/UNIX environments, python/bash scripting, and/or scientific computing software (e.g. Matlab, R) is preferred but not required. (5) A two-year commitment to the RA position. To Apply: Please apply online by following this link and entering “3050455” as the Job Number. Follow instructions to apply online through Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 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 PDFs) in one document. (posted 12/2017)