Research Assistant

Brown University - Providence, RI4.4

The incumbent will assist in research on the cognitive neuroscience of affect, decision-making, and cognitive control. The lab studies these processes using affective self-report, computerized behavioral tests, measures of peripheral physiology, and measures of brain activity (functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) in healthy participants and in populations with psychiatric disorders. Responsibilities include experimental design and development, recruitment and testing of experimental subjects, data analysis, and general lab administration.

Job Qualifications:
Required: B.A. or B.S. degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field.
Preferred: 1-2 years’ experience.
Previous research experience in a psychology or neuroscience lab.
Experience with a collection and/or analysis of neuroimaging data preferred.
Basic computer skills (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet) required.
Programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python) strongly preferred.
Good organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, ability to work independently.
A criminal and educational background checks are required.

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Job Posting Title:
Research Assistant

Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences

Grade 8

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Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

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