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81313 Remove Research Assistant VI, Grade 12

March 05, 2013 - April 04, 2013
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$35,377.00 to $45,026.00 Plus $3,026.00 Location Pay
Benefits:Full Benefits According to Percentage of Full-time
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:PI- Cognitive Neuroscience
Description:Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the incumbent will assist as well as lead research projects in cognitive neuroscience, conducting experiments on neural computation and the higher cognitive aspects of perception (such as visual attention and conscious awareness), cognitive control over working memory (such as inhibition and proactive interference) and response inhibition.

These experiments involve behavioral testing and neuroimaging (fMRI) on human volunteers, i.e.

1) patients who have been diagnosed as schizophrenic; and

2) healthy control participants.
Duties:She/he will have multiple responsibilities on the project and she/he will play a major role in accomplishing the day-to-day execution of the project.

These include: •coordinating advertising notices,

•handling initial referrals to the project,

•initial screening of all potential subjects, and scheduling and performing clinical interviews

•help with analyses and production of graphs and tables.

Reporting to the PI, the incumbent will program the experiments in E-prime and/or Matlab, and test subjects in the fMRI experiments. She/he will be part of the team analyzing the fMRI data. Data analyses include running standard data reconstruction, preprocessing the data, and exercising the quality control procedures developed by the investigators.

These procedures include interactive input to check the quality of the computerized algorithmic procedures (e.g., image reconstruction and alignment, normalization to standard anatomical space, correction for head movement). An integral part of fMRI analyses is the use of diagnostic software packages (SPM), which check statistical assumptions, and also require interactive input.

Other duties include: lab maintenance, ordering supplies, as well as preparation of grant documents and scientific publications (from which the incumbent will have the opportunity to derive first-authorship).
Qualifications:Bachelor's degree preferred.

Master’s degree strongly preferred.

Minimum Qualifications: Good writing skills and basic knowledge of computer hardware.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Matlab, university-level mathematics (especially statistics and probability theory).

Prior laboratory experience preferred.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent benefits package, AA/EEO Employer.

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