Research Speech-Language Pathologist, Cognitive Recovery Lab

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Research Speech-Language Pathologist, Cognitive Recovery Lab

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Research Speech-Language Pathologist, Cognitive Recovery Lab - Biomedical Medical Research Organization (BGRO)

The Cognitive Recovery Lab aims to understand how language is organized in the brain, how this organization changes in the face of a brain injury, and how we might improve recovery. The primary focus of the lab's research is aphasia resulting from stroke. Studies involve extensive behavioral testing of stroke survivors and control subjects, multimodal MRI studies, and non-invasive brain stimulation studies. Lab members include a Lab Manager, Research Associates and Post-docs, PhD and MD/PhD students, and Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistants. See for more information about the lab.

The Research SLP leads the lab's data collection efforts for the BUILD study, an NIH-funded study that examines speech, language, and cognitive abilities of left hemisphere stroke survivors as well as psychosocial factors that may impact recovery.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Administers standardized and experimental tests to participants with and without aphasia; recruiting, screening and consenting new participants; scoring research assessments; and leading meetings focused on participant issues, scoring, and participant case reports.
  • Develops novel testing and scoring protocols when necessary, and participates in opportunities to analyze data, present findings at conferences, and write manuscripts.
  • Participates in academic activities such as Brain Plasticity Seminars and the Brain & Language journal club.


  • Master's degree or PhD in Speech-Language Pathology
  • At least 2 years of experience working with people with aphasia or other adult neurogenic communication disorders, and prior human-subjects research experience
  • Preference for clinical certification
  • SLP who have extensive experience - though without certification - working with people with aphasia in a research setting may be considered

  • Organized, engaging, responsible, reliable, self-motivated, efficient, and willingness to work in a team-oriented environment

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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/16/2021
    Application Due: 3/17/2021
    Work Type: Full Time