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. H. Branch Coslett. Current research topics include investigations of language and communication disorders, body representation, motor control 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.
The job duties of a Research Specialist B include:
Administer and interpret standardized language assessments. Administer speech and language therapies to subjects suffering from aphasia for the purpose of enrolling subjects in research studies. Â
Administer non-invasive brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation-TMS and transcranial direct current stimulation- tDCS) to patients and controls in NIH funded study of aphasia.Â
Assist supervisors with literature searches, creating figures and manuscript preparation.
Perform preliminary statistical analyzes using SPSS, R, or equivalent statistical analysis package.
In addition to other duties assigned within the laboratory.
This position is contingent on funding.
Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years 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: JR00005796
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