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Research Assistant Position

START DATE: March 2023 - June 2023

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW:We are seeking a full-time research technician to assist with a project investigating language processing in people with depression. Under supervision of the Principal Investigator, the research technician will conduct experiments using established procedures which may include designing and programming experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, and entering data. The assistant will also have some administration duties related to maintaining documentation, databases, and coordinating events and meetings.

In addition to the intellectual reward, the position would give the holder experience of research in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, clinical applications, as well as database and program management. This is an ideal research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics or cognitive psychology. Our lab is located at Tufts University (Medford, MA) and easily accessible from Boston, MA.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.A., B.Sc. degree in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, computer science, or a closely related field.
  • Strong interest in how language is processed in the brain.
  • Very strong quantitative and analytic skills and comfort with programs such as Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Some research experience with statistics and familiarity with statistical analysis software such as SPSS or R.
  • Very strong organizational skills: Must be self-motivated, resourceful, very organized; able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Strong computational skills and some programming experience (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB)
  • Ability to work well in teams, with strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • A two-year time commitment is requested.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Previous experience on ERP data collection and analysis

OTHER:
Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Tufts University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Full-time employees receive full benefits.

TO APPLY:
https://jobs.tufts.edu/jobs/18411?lang=en-us

CONTACT:
Please direct any questions regarding the application to Victoria Sharpe at Victoria.sharpe@tufts.edu

Undergraduate Volunteers

Undergraduate Volunteers

The NeuroCognition Lab is looking for volunteer undergraduate researchers to administer neuropsychological tests that are integrated with our electrophysiology and neuroimaging projects. Researchers would be trained to conduct, score, and analyze a series of standardized neuropsychological assessments, which includes using REDCap and two different stimulus presentation software suites.

This is a great opportunity to interact directly with study participants---in addition to conducting assessment sessions, researchers will be responsible for subject recruitment for ongoing electrophysiology studies in the lab. Promising students may also be trained on electrophysiological research methods. For details on lab requirements and applying, please read our page on undergraduate volunteers or email us!

Undergrad Work-Study

Not currently hiring.

Prospective Graduate Students

Prospective Graduate Students

We are looking for prospective graduate students with a strong interest in the cognitive science of language, the neurobiology of language and/or language and semantics in neuropsychiatric disorders, especially psychosis.

Please read through our lab’s publications, including current abstracts and posters, for insights into our ongoing work.

If you are interested in joining the lab, you are encouraged to email Dr. Gina Kuperberg ahead of time at gkuperberg@mgh.harvard.edu. Please give some indication of your research interests as well as your qualifications.

Graduate students earn their PhD at Tufts University in either Psychology alone or Psychology plus Cognitive Science. Dr. Kuperberg’s lab is based both at Tufts University and the Martinos Center of Biomedical Imaging, at Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Students have opportunities to carry out neuroimaging studies using ERPs at Tufts University and using functional MRI and MEG at the Martinos Center.

For more information about the Psychology Ph.D. program at Tufts, see the departmental website: https://ase.tufts.edu/psychology/graduate/

For more information about the interdisciplinary Cognitive Science PhD program at Tufts: http://cogsci.tufts.edu/academics/

For more information about the Martinos Center at Mass. General Hospital: https://nmr.mgh.harvard.edu

Postdocs

Postdocs

Post-doctoral fellows have many opportunities in our lab to develop their research programs and become familiar with a variety of different neuroimaging methods to study language processing in the brain, including ERPs, fMRI and MEG.

If you are a recent Ph.D. graduate who is interested in post-doctoral research with Dr. Kuperberg, please contact her directly at gkuperberg@mgh.harvard.edu. 

Post-docs in our lab are appointed either through Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Department of Psychiatry) or through Tufts University (Department of Psychology).

We also encourage you to familiarize yourself with post-doctoral funding opportunities, including those offered through the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

NIH: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/funding-opportunities-for-postdoctoral-fellows.shtml

NSF: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504810