Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist B
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist B
Job Description Summary
A full-time position for a Research Specialist B is available in the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) in the Department of Neurology, under the direction of Dr. Roy Hamilton. Current research topics include investigations of language and communication disorders, visuospatial processing, and mechanisms of neuroplasticity in healthy adults and patients with neurologic diseases. The principal methodologies of the laboratory are transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). These tools are used to explore structure-function relationships in the brain that pertain to cognition, investigate behaviorally relevant neuroplasticity in the adult intact or damaged brain, and develop stimulation-based neurorehabilitation therapies. Prior experience with noninvasive brain stimulation, neuroimaging, and interaction with patient populations is highly valued but not required.
The Research Specialist B will perform the following job duties:
Administer, score and interpret standardized neuropsychological tests for the purpose of enrolling patients and control participants in research studies.
Administer non-invasive brain stimulation , transcrainal magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation, Â to patients and controls in funded research investigations of cognition and neural plasticity. Â Assist PI with study design, literature searches, creating figures, and manuscript preparation.
Perform statistical analyses using SPSS, SAS, R, or equivalent statistical analyses package. Data management Â which includes establishing Â protocols for tracking data entry and oversee a variety of data quality control tasks.Â In addition to other duties assigned within the laboratory.
Position is contingent on continued funding.
Bachelorâ™s Degree and 1 â“ 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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Internal Number: JR00005666
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