Research Coordinator Position: Sleep, Cognition, and Neuropsychiatry (full-time)

Research Coordinator Position: Sleep, Cognition and Neuropsychiatry
Prof. Dara Manoach,
Sleep, Cognition and Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) Lab, MGH-Martinos Center / Harvard Medical School
full-time post-graduation (starting May 2020


We are looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full-time research coordinator for several projects investigating the neural basis and nature of cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders. This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine. The primary line of investigation focuses on the contribution of abnormal sleep to impaired memory consolidation in schizophrenia and autism. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephalography), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Responsibilities: The coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, lab mates, and collaborators on all aspects of the research projects. Training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided. Responsibilities are varied and include managing patient studies, recruitment, screening and characterization of participants, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications. Requirements and Expectations: The candidate must be willing to conduct overnight sleep studies at the hospital. Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience are an asset, as is a high level of comfort with novel computer applications and environments. A background in psychology, statistics, and neuroscience is an asset. A mentored research project is encouraged. The candidate must be mature and responsible with excellent organizational, interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, feel comfortable working with clinical and non-clinical study populations, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. Additional Information: Position available starting May 2020. A two-year commitment is required. To Apply: Please submit a resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to Lindsey Woodham at lwoodham@mgh.harvard.edu. (posted 12/2019)