Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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This research study uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI, and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to examine which method or combination of methods best predict preoperative cognitive performances and postoperative cognitive decline in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.
Under supervision, the individual will work as a Staff Research Associate for studies bridging clinical neuropsychology, advanced neuroimaging, and cognitive neuroscience, primarily in patients with epilepsy. Duties will include: A) neuropsychological testing and scoring; B) recruitment and scheduling of patients and healthy controls; C) database creation and management; D) MRI, DTI, iEEG scanning; and E) data processing. The individual will gain experience in clinical and research settings working with healthy controls and patients with epilepsy and assisting with poster and paper presentations for publication and professional research conferences. The individual will also perform administrative support functions as needed such as assisting with IRB preparation and travel reimbursement.
Theoretical knowledge in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry or a related field.
Experience with MRI.
Familiarity with normal and abnormal brain functioning (language and memory processing).
Demonstrated experience in recruiting research subjects and experience working with patient populations.
Proven ability to communicate effectively with potential study participants.
Experience in administering standard interviews and neuropsychological tests to participants (healthy controls and patients).
Effective writing skills for correspondence and completion of paperwork (i.e., assistance with grant and manuscript correspondence).
Experience in scoring neuropsychological tests, Matlab scripting and processing, creation of task stimuli to be used in neuroimaging experiments.
Proficiency in using database software and graphics programs including.
Excellent organizational skills necessary to prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines.
Familiarity with UNIX/LINUX based computer operating systems
Knowledge of LINUX / Matlab / SPSS.
Background in cognitive neuroscience and knowledge of brain anatomy.
Working knowledge of research design and methodology.
Experience in neuropsychological testing and scoring.
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