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Research Assistant Position

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at Georgetown University Medical Center is seeking to hire a full time research assistant for a multimodal MRI project with Alzheimer's disease.

Responsibilities include interviewing and scheduling subjects, conducting behavioural and neuropsychological tests, collecting MRI data, keeping track of data collection and quality, as well as general lab management, for example, IRB related paperwork. In addition, training to analyze behavioural and MRI data will be provided.

Job Requirements
-A bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, physics, or social science.
-Must be able to work effectively with others, and be very organized, self-motivated, independent, and able to multitask efficiently.
-Strong communication skill is essential; previous experience with older adults and/or patient population is a plus.
-Strong math and computer skills (e.g., MATLAB, Linux) and programming experience are not required, but desired if you are also interested in learning how to analyze MRI data.
-A minimum commitment of two years

This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing a career in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, neuroimaging, and/or medical school (with an interest in neurology), The research team includes neuroscientists, neurologists, clinical psychologists, and medical doctors.

Please send a CV, contact of three references, and a brief statement of background skills and interests to Dr. Jiang at xiong.jiang@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Diverse Family Relationships Lab - Psychology Research Opportunity for Undergraduates and Non-GW students  (Summer and Fall 2018)

We are seeking several motivated and responsible students to work on a research project involving young, low-income parents.  The goals of the project are to understand the barriers and facilitators of father involvement, including the ways in which parents manage their co-parenting relationships, the gatekeeping roles that mothers play, and the effects of father involvement on children’s psychological adjustment.  In addition, we often have other research studies going on in the lab studying relationship and family issues: 1) family and friend social support among first-generation college students and 2) help-seeking and family support among Asian American college students and international students.

Undergraduate Research Assistants (RAs) will assist the research team in a variety of ways including: recruiting participants and developing partnerships with community agencies, interviewing participants, observing and coding video-taped interactions, data management, completion/updating of Institutional Review Board applications, and library research. In addition, the lab occasionally collects data on family processes and romantic relationships; research assistants may be asked to participate in data collection and data management tasks related to these projects.

Requirements/Preferences:

  • Students may receive credit for Psych 3591 credit (3 credit hours) which counts towards the 100-level course requirement and the honors requirement in Psychology. Time commitment is comparable to that of a 3-credit course (5-6 hours per week during the semester 10-12 hrs/wk during the summer for at least 10 wks. However, in many ways, experience as a volunteer RA looks better on a resume than research for credit, thus this option is encouraged for anyone looking to go to graduate school.  Note that enrollment preference is given to RAs with seniority so you may not be able to sign up for 3591 every semester.
  • Strong preference is given to those who can commit to two or more consecutive semesters (e.g., Summer, Fall, & Spring). For non-GW students, a one calendar year commitment is required.
  • RAs must be able to attend weekly lab meetings in the Psychology Bldg. In addition, interviews with participants may occasionally occur during evenings and weekends.
  • Applicants should also be comfortable working with ethnically diverse, urban communities, and be comfortable traveling by public transportation.
  • RAs will need to travel to local sites in DC to recruit/interview participants.  Access to a car would extremely helpful, but is not a requirement for the position.

This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in low-income and ethnic minority research in psychology and who intend to apply for graduate school.

If you are interested, please complete the Undergraduate RA interest form (attached) and email it to Dr. Christina Gee at cgee@gwu.edu – please cc graduate students, Rachel Mack ramack@gwu.edu, and Barunie Kim barunie@gwmail.gwu.edu

Applications will accepted on a rolling basis, but preference given for applications received by March 25th

Available starting late Spring/early Summer 2018

A full-time research assistant (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King-Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu). Projects in the labs combine methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics with functional neuroimaging to investigate decision-making in healthy and clinical populations (focusing on adults with mood, anxiety, personality, or substance-use disorders, and at-risk youth). The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and assessing research participants, implementing all aspects of study protocols, and maintaining positive communication with research participants and collaborators. Data collection involves various modalities including: behavior, fMRI, clinical interviews, genetic samples. Additional duties include managing participant databases, organizing project funds, and preparing and tracking IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of all lab projects and managing day-to-day logistics of ongoing lab projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. For motivated individuals, there are many opportunities to be involved with data analysis. This is an excellent position for candidates interested in graduate school in cognitive or clinical psychology, neuroscience, and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements include: 1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field; 2) two years of research experience; 3) ability to work both independently and as part of a team; 4) demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail; 5) demonstrated ability and desire to succeed in a fast-paced research environment with multiple concurrent duties; 6) excellent written and oral communication skills; 7) proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

Other information: MA/MS candidates with clinical (clinical psychology, psychiatry) training will be considered; salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates with data analysis and/or computer programming experience will be considered favorably.

Required application materials: Cover letter including statement of interest, CV/Resume, list of references. Two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration.

Consideration of applications will begin February 12, 2018, and will end when the position is filled.

Expected start date is late Spring/early Summer 2018.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please apply at: http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting # SW0180031
Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be emailed to:
Brennan Delattre, bdelattr@vtc.vt.edu

Lab Manager for Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King-Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

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