An exciting new position is available for a full-time research
assistant (B.S. or M.S. level) to work in Dr. Lucia Vaina's lab at
Boston University http://www.bu.edu/eng/labs/bravi Our lab carries
out computational and experimental research on the patterns of adult
plasticity after extrastriate lesions (due to embolic stroke),
perceptual learning and aspects of visual perception relevant to
linking perception and action. We use psychophysics and fMRI to
study both stroke patients and neurologically intact subjects. This
job primarily involves assisting with fMRI experiments, including
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 publications and presentations.
1. experience with multiple computer platforms
( Mac&PC, Microsoft Office, Unix, and Linux). Some knowledge of
programming languages (e.g., Matlab and C) is desirable.
2. ability to trouble-shoot various hardware and software problems
with the lab computers (e.g. printers, extension conflicts, network
3. excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. The position
will involve maintaining the equipment and ordering
supplies,conducting literature searches, and making appointments for
4. willingness to work on "odd hours" (depending on the magnet-time
allocated to our group) and occasionally on late nights/weekends are
5. knowledge of and interest in visual cognition, neuroanatomy, and
especially statistics is a great plus.
This job is a good match for anyone interested in research in
the neurology of vision or in cognitive neuroscience to learn more
about these fields by becoming a member of a lively and productive
interdisciplinary research group housed at multiple sites in Boston.
*** Salary commensurable with experience***
The job can begin any time after September 1. Commitment of one year
is required. Send inquiries, CV and names and phone numbers of 2-3
references to firstname.lastname@example.org or best to Professor Lucia M. Vaina Lucia
M. Vaina Ph.D., Sc.D.
Brain and Vision Research Laboratory
Boston University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering
44 Cummington str, Room 315
Boston, Ma 02215
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