A full-time research assistant position is available in Russell Epstein’s laboratory in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. Research in the lab focuses on the neural systems underlying high-level vision, scene recognition, spatial navigation, and memory, primarily using fMRI. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of fMRI experimentation including designing and preparing of experiments, recruiting subjects and running them in the scanner, analyzing fMRI data using both basic (univariate) and advanced (multivariate) techniques, presenting results at scientific conferences, supervising undergraduates in the lab, and coordinating lab activities.
- BA/BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or other related scientific field
- Strong computer skills
- An ability to solve technical problems independently
- Strong organization skills
- Ability to work well with others
- Some prior research experience
This would be an excellent position for a graduating senior who wishes to expand their research experience before continuing on to postgraduate study. Most previous holders of this position have gone on to study in top graduate programs. The Center for Cognitive Neuroscience is a lively, collaborative, supportive intellectual environment. Penn offers excellent employee benefits, including tuition-free enrollment in Penn classes.
If interested, please send resume (including description of computer skills, relevant coursework, grades, and previous research), cover letter describing academic and research interests, and contact information for at least 2 references to Russell Epstein.