Post-baccalaureate research assistant with fMRI data analysis experience in translational science lab
The Eating Disorder Clinical Research Program and the Neuroendocrine Unit at The Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School is seeking a research assistant with fMRI data preprocessing and analysis experience for a spring or summer start date. The research assistant will join a multi-disciplinary translational research group to understand neurobiological and neuroendocrine alterations in eating disorders and obesity. The research assistant will work alongside a team of psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, endocrinologists and bionutritionists editing and running SPM12-based scripts and workflows for neuroimaging pipelines and managing our behavioral and endocrine databases. Motivated individuals will have the opportunity to take advantage to co-author research publications and presentation in their own areas of interest and in ongoing projects in the lab.
Our lab staff typically go on to excellent research positions, PhDs, and/or MDs.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field, and at least 1-year experience working in a research lab with neuroimaging using SPM. Strong computer, statistical, and managerial skills are essential. In addition, the successful candidate must be highly attentive to details, have excellent interpersonal skills, be capable of working independently as well as with others in a complex, demanding, and exciting research environment.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Additional preferred qualifications include:
Introductory skills in programming & the willingness to learn (some combination of R, MATLAB, bash, python)
Experience with Python’s scientific libraries (Pandas, NumPy, SciPy, IPython Notebooks)
Experience with GitHub
Comfort with Linux
Proficiency with SPSS or equivalent statistical package
Coursework in any of the following: bioinformatics, data science, data structures, human research design and implementation
New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Clinical Research Coordinator I position outlined above.
Those with a minimum of 1-2 years of directly related work experience will be considered for a Clinical Research Coordinator II position.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
A Clinical Research Coordinator I does not have any supervisory responsibility.
A Clinical Research Coordinator II may assist with the training and orientation of new staff members.
Letter of interest highlighting how your background complements the labs needs and interests
Sample code (if you have it)
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Primary Location: MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus
Work Locations: MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit Street Boston 02114
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: MGH Neuroendocrine
Job Posting: Mar 13, 2019