Research Assist/Patient Coord., Baylor

The Schnur laboratory at the Baylor College of Medicine (Huston, TX) is seeking a motivated, highly organized, and resourceful individual to recruit and assess acute stroke patients in a hospital setting and to test healthy and impaired language speakers as part of the NIH project “Language and Neural Recovery from Stroke”. The position is a full-time paid position starting in Spring or Summer 2018.

The laboratory enrolls participants in the acute phase of stroke for behavioral testing and neuroimaging from the three Houston Texas Medical Center’s comprehensive stroke centers. The goal of the project is to understand the neural and cognitive systems which contribute to recovery of language in the year following stroke. This position will train you to administer detailed behavioral examinations of language and memory to brain-damaged patients. Beyond recruiting and testing participants, the position will also involve other facets of research including organizing and analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data and developing stimulus materials in a series of experiments using various research methodologies. They enjoy collaborations with research groups in Houston as well as nationally and internationally. The laboratory is in the center of Houston, a 10-minute walk to patient recruitment sites in the Texas Medical Center, 1-minute from our Center for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CAMRI; https://www.bcm.edu/research/centers/advanced-mr-imaging), and a 5-minute walk to the Houston METRO Rail. At CAMRI, we collect quantitative and functional neuroimaging from patients and neurotypical controls on the state-of-the art 3T Siemens Prisma scanner.

Required: Previous academic experience in linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, or speech, language, and hearing sciences, a completed B.A./B.S. (or higher) degree, a strong academic background, and a two-year commitment.

Informal inquiries can be made to Tatiana Schnur (tschnur@bcm.edu). In addition, please email the below materials to schnurlab@gmail.com with the subject line: BCM patient coordinator.

  • a one page cover letter (include why the position is of interest and your career goals)
  • resume
  • unofficial transcript
  • the name and email addresses of two references

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.