VisionScienceList: PLEASE POST: Research Assistant Position at Brain and Vision Research lab., Boston University

From: Lucia M. Vaina (
Date: Sat Sep 01 2001 - 15:36:43 PDT

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    The Brain and Vision Laboratory in the Biomedical Engineering
    Laboratory at Boston University announces an opening for a full
    time Research Assistant. The lab focuses on questions of neural
    plasticity in the human brain, with special emphasis on stroke
    recovery and perceptual learning. For details of the lab interests
            Duties will include managing all aspects of the laboratory
    including scheduling research
    participants, data collection and organization in the database,
    summarizing and analyzing the experimental results, preparing data
    and artwork for publication and assisting in the write-up of research
    findings. Additional duties training undergraduate students in in
    the use of laboratory equipment and experimental software, preparing
    research reports and IRB applications. The postholder may also get
    involved in fMRI data analysis and visualization.
            Minimum requirements for this position include a college degree, some
    computer expertise (familiarity with multi-platforms networks:
    MacIntosh, PCs, Linux), Powerpoint, Excel, Photoshop and various
    statistical packages; basic knowledge of UNIX is necessary.
    Background in human neuroanatomy is important if the postholder
    wishes to work in fMRI data analysis. Good organizational and
    communication skills expected.

    Special consideration will be given to candidates with statistical
    skills and/or background in
    psychophysics or cognitive neurosciences. Relevant recent experience
    in the fields of experimental psychology, or human functional imaging
    (preferably fMRI) would be desirable. The ideal candidates would
    have some experience or a high interest for experimental research and
    a genuine curiosity for cognitive/perceptual processes and their
    underlying brain events. Start date flexible (September 2001
    preferred). One year commitment required, position may be for
    longer contingent upon funding.

      Preliminary enquiries and requests for further details including
    salary scale should be e-mailed to Professor Lucia M. Vaina, Brain
    and Vision Research Laboratory
    Boston University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    College of Engineering, 44 Cummington str, Room 315
    Boston University, Boston, Ma 02215; USA
    tel: 617-353-2455
    fax: 617-353-6766

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