Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position at The University of Maryland DSCN Lab

The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time lab manager starting this summer 2016. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of social communication (e.g., joint attention, theory of mind) in typical individuals and individuals with autism. The methods used include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children.

This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in developmental, cognitive, and/or clinical neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply.

Responsibilities will include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults and development and maintenance of lab imaging analysis and stimulus presentation scripts. Additionally, the lab manager will supervise undergraduate research assistants, manage IRB protocols, and be responsible for general lab upkeep. The position may involve MRI operator training. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and
co-authoring publications.

Experience with python or matlab, neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., AFNI, SPM, FSL, Freesurfer), and linux is preferred. Applicants must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and must enjoy working with children.

Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal.

To apply please email your application to Ruth Ludlum (dscn.umd@gmail.com). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.

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