Position

Research assistant position

 Language areas in the brain as per Wilder Penfield (left) and current research into language function (right).

Language areas in the brain as per Wilder Penfield (left) and current research into language function (right).

 
 

A full-time research assistantship in neurosurgical planning is available in the Clinical Neurosciences Imaging Center at Yale. The focus of the work is a series of projects seeking to validate forms of fMRI for predicting language and memory changes after surgery to give patients and surgeons concrete estimates of surgical risk.  The successful applicant will assist in acquiring and analyzing fMRI data; enter and analyze cognitive data; complete general research tasks (e.g., IRB protocol management) and be involved in writing grants and manuscripts as needed.  There will be a key project that will form the main focus across the year.
 
With respect to background, the position is likely of interest to those focused on neuropsychology, neuroscience and/or computing. With respect to personal qualities you will be confident, methodical and self-sufficient, and able to take initiative to solve problems. Some computing experience (e.g., using MATLAB) would be a big plus as would experience with imaging software (SPM or FSL).  Students with a background in psychology are encouraged to apply.  Training will be provided as necessary.
This is a post-undergraduate position that runs for 12 months starting July 1, 2017.  

Please contact christopher.benjamin@yale.edu for further details or forward a current CV and letter of interest.