Technical Assistant/Lab Manager
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANT/LAB MANAGER, Brain and Cognitive Sciences-Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, to assist with all phases of the study of social cognitive neuroscience research. This includes the design and implementation of experiments; participant outreach and recruitment; operation of fMRI scanner; implementation and maintenance of new analysis software; technical support for lab personnel; participation in reading groups and research seminars; and performing basic administrative duties including ordering equipment, tracking supplies, etc. Will also be encouraged to take an active role in scientific research, including independent projects.

The position is ideal for individuals considering future graduate study in cognitive science or neuroscience.

REQUIREMENTS: a bachelor's degree in biology, physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, neuroscience, or psychology; demonstrated interest in cognitive science, social psychology, and/or cognitive development;t least some experience programming. Experience with MATLAB, Python, and MySQL preferred; as is experience using HTML/CSS/JavaScript and with the implementation of simple web sites. Experience performing data analysis and relevant experience with similar research is also preferred. fMRI data analysis involves heavy use of statistics so knowledge of statistics or willingness to learn statistical methods is required. Seek a self-motivated individual who shows initiative, flexibility, and the ability to develop and maintain organizational systems. Will be engaged in lab-specific training; therefore, the most important attributes will be willingness to engage in and enthusiasm at the prospect of learning new skills as well as the flexibility necessary to work in a dynamic environment. MIT-00009407

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