Research Assistant - Neurocognition Lab

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Jul 16, 2014
The Research Assistant will provide administrative and research support for the research program of Drs. Jason Chein and Laurence Steinberg. The Research Assistant will assume an integrated role in conducting behavioral and fMRI experiments in the area of human cognitive neuroscience at the Temple University Neurocognition Laboratory. The responsibilities include the following: recruiting, screening and tracking participants; conducting psychological experiments; assisting in the acquisition, management, and analysis of fMRI and behavioral data; conducting review and summary of related scientific literature; supervising and managing lab-related activities, resources, supplies and purchases; preparing and copy editing research and training documents; assisting in revising, proofing, and producing research proposals, technical reports and other lab publication materials. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field, and at least six months experience working in a research laboratory with human subjects. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities: *Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or comparable software programs. *Strong analysis skills and ability to manage and analyze data. *Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse population of program participants. *Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to prepare, revise and proof documents. *Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team. *Demonstrated ability to monitor or supervise the work of others. *Ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed. Preferred: *Experience with Matlab software for computational neural modeling; *Experience with EPrime software for programming, testing, coding of experiments and data processing from Edat output files; *Knowledge of statistical software. *Knowledge of fMRI and neuroanatomy. *Familiarity with UNIX (Linux). This is a Grant-Funded position. Please visit our website at, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers @ Temple. Please reference TU-18035. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.