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Research Assistant, Department of Neuroscience Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Research Assistant, Department of Neuroscience Georgetown University Medical Center

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Research Assistant, Department of Neuroscience - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Department of Neuroscience seeks a highly talented, innovative and enthusiastic Research Assistant to provide technical assistance with experimental work on mechanisms of auditory perception and sensorimotor integration in animals to identify precursor mechanisms of language and music.

Reporting to the Lab's Director, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Administers a histology project studying the brain connections between the auditory and motor systems
  • Supports behavioral experiments in animals - assists in procedures, conducts observations, handles and trains experimental animals, and helps with data analysis
  • Assists with recruitment and assistance with human fMRI work
  • Possibly participates directly in research, dependent on their interest and abilities

  • Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Neuroscience, Physiology, Biophysics or a related field
  • Ability to confidently handle and care for animals
  • Computer capabilities
  • Good manual dexterity/technical skills, problem-solving ability, and a proactive approach

Preferred qualifications
  • Master's degree or combination of advanced education and work experience
  • Experience with awake behaving animals, electrophysiology, studies of the auditory system, fMRI, and/or computer programming - though training in specific tasks will be provided

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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