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Children's Hospital Boston Research Assistant I-Computational Neuroscience in Boston, Massachusetts

68737BRJob Posting Title:Research Assistant I-Computational NeuroscienceDepartment:Medicine-AdolescentAutoReqId:68737BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:Seeking a highly motivated, full-time Research Assistant to work on research projects at the intersection of Cognitive Neuroscience and Data Science that aims to analyze large fMRI datasets with the goal to understand the neural mechanisms supporting collective behaviors. This is an excellent opportunity to work at a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, become involved in Cognitive computational Neuroscience and Social Science research and learn cutting-edge computational techniques.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Participate in cutting-edge research at the intersection of computational cognitive Neuroscience and Data Science that aims to characterize developing neural circuits in the adolescent brain.

  • Develop computer codes and implement novel algorithms for characterizing brain networks and their developmental trajectories.

  • Communicate well in a multi-institutional team environment, where individuals from multiple backgrounds (in Neuroscience, Computer Science, and Engineering) work together to characterize the adolescent brain using novel computational tools.

  • Maintain and expand the capabilities of a novel computatonal platform for large-scale analysis of very large brain datasets

  • Participate as co-author in manuscripts and conference abstracts

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor of Science in degree in Neuroscience, Biological Engineering, Electrical Engineering (focus on Signal Processing) or Physics.

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience. Candidates with less experience will be considered.

  • Experience in Matlab programming and preferably experience in fMRI data processing.

  • Coursework in computational Neuroscience (if pursuing degree in Neuroscience)

  • Interest in Neuroscience and the Social Sciences.

  • Experience in analysis of human brain data is heavily preferred.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.


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