The Aging, Culture, and Cognition Laboratory (PI: Angela Gutchess) in the Psychology Department at Brandeis University anticipates recruiting a research assistant to start Spring/Summer 2021. The research assistant will help with participant recruitment and data collection for behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI) studies investigating the effects of culture and aging on memory and decision making. The position involves outreach to recruit healthy older adult research participants in the community, experimental testing of research participants in the laboratory, data organization and scoring, and coordinating and organizing studies across sites with a team in Taiwan. The position also involves travel to an fMRI center in the greater Boston area.
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
- Assists in the collection of behavioral and fMRI data. Must be reliable and pay attention to detail; experience with these methods is desirable.
- Develops study materials, stimuli, and protocols
- Performs human subject recruitment, including outreach off-campus to healthy older adults.
- Coordinating laboratory matters, including undergraduate research assistants, IRB materials, and lab meetings.
- Analyzes data, including behavioral and fMRI data.
Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Experience coordinating laboratory work, taking initiative, and working independently.
- Experience in acquiring behavioral and fMRI data from participants. Experience working with older adults is desirable
- Ability to analyze data, including working with statistics (in SPSS or R).
Please submit your CV/resume and a cover letter describing your relevant experience and interest in the position at this link: