VisionScienceList: Technical Assistant Position in fMRI at MIT

From: Nancy Kanwisher (
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 15:05:40 PDT

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            Position available soon for a full-time research assistant to work
    in Nancy Kanwisher's lab at MIT ( Our lab
    carries out research on many aspects of visual cognition, including object
    recognition, visual attention, mental imagery, and perceptual awareness,
    using fMRI, behavioral techniques, MEG, and patient testing. This job
    primarily involves assisting with functional MRI experiments, including all
    phases of the research from the design of experiments to the preparation of
    stimulus materials, the running of subjects in an MRI scanner, the analysis
    of MRI data, and the preparation of this data in figures for talks and
    papers. This position requires experience with many computer platforms
    (e.g., Mac, Unix, and PC, Linux) and programming languages (e.g., Matlab,
    C). You should also be able to trouble-shoot various problems (e.g.
    printers, extension conflicts, network connections, etc) and learn your way
    around only minimally documented software. The job also involves some
    organizational/managerial tasks such as purchasing and maintaining
    equipment and supplies, literature searches, and overseeing undergraduates
    involved in research. Enthusiasm for cognitive neuroscience and
    willingness to work occasional late nights/weekends are both essential;
    any knowledge of visual cognition, neuroanatomy, or statistics would be a
    plus. This job is an ideal way for anyone interested in research in
    cognitive science/ cognitive neuroscience to learn more about these fields
    by becoming a member of a lively and productive research group. The
    position can begin between any time before August 1. Commitment of one year
    is required. Send inquiries and CVs to Nancy Kanwisher by email
    ( or snail-mail: Nancy Kanwisher, NE20-454 MIT, 77 Mass
    Ave, Cambridge, Ma, 02139.

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