Haskins Laboratories in New Haven CT is seeking qualified individuals to fill full-time and part-time Research Associate positions for Behavioral and Neuroimaging Testing and Analysis.
Position 1: Successful candidates for the behavioral testing positions (reference Job Posting 222003) will join a team of researchers who employ behavioral and neuroimaging methods to investigate language development. Multi-year National Institutes of Health grants support research on (a) typical and atypical reading development and effects of reading intervention inchildren, and (b) statistical learning in infants, children, and adults. These positions are an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain hands on experience working with clinicalpopulations and cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques. Haskins provides a vibrant research and learning environment, and actively supports skill development for all employees, including attending area scientific talks, meetings, and conferences. This Associate will work with a team of researchers including Dr. Kenneth Pugh, Dr. Nicole Landi, and Dr. Stephen Frost.
The positions will involve a combination of data collection using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), MRI, EEG techniques and behavioral testing and coordination.
Applicants for these positions must have experience working with children and some experience with one or more of the following: administration of standardized assessments, computer-based experiments, touch-screen educational games, neuroimaging methods, or computer programming and data analysis. Applicants must also be able to work legally within the U.S.
Additional relevant skills include:
Strong organizational and data management skills
Experience with database and spreadsheet software (e.g., RedCap, FileMaker, Excel)
Flexible work availability (evenings and weekends).
Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Administrative Coordinator (email@example.com) with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of threepotential references. Please note “Job Posting 222003”, in the subject line of your email. This position will remain open until filled; desired state date is on or before August 1 2018.
Position 2: Successful candidates for the Neuroimaging Analysis position (reference position #214001) will provide hands-on basic and applied research experience in the study of speech and reading. Our projects employ multiple neuroimaging modalities, including MRI, EEG and NIRS, in combination with eye-tracking, computational modeling, and behavioral testing of children. This Associate will work directly with Dr. Einar Mencl, Director of Neuroimaging Research; and Dr. Kenneth Pugh, President and Director of Research at Haskins Laboratories.
Primary responsibilities include:
– Analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data (MRI, NIRS) using AFNI, FreeSurfer
– Assist with neuroimaging data acquisition and data management
– Assist development and application of novel analysis strategies for neuroimaging datasets
– B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or related field
– Strong programming skills (e.g., Python, shell scripting, Matlab, R)
– Strong organizational and data management skills
– Experience with standard statistical analysis (ANOVA, regression)
– Able to work legally within the U.S.
Additional relevant skills include:
– Experience with multivariate analyses (PCA/ICA SVM, machine learning)
– Strong computer skills using Mac OS X, and software (e.g., FileMaker, Excel)
– Experience with neuroimaging techniques and data analysis (MRI, fNIRS)
– Experience with AFNI, FSL, Freesurfer or SPM
Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini (firstname.lastname@example.org) with cover letter referencing Job Position #214001, resume, unofficial copy of college transcripts, and the names of three potential references. This position will remain open until filled; desired start date is on or before July 1, 2018. Haskins provides a vibrant research and learning environment, and actively supports skill development for all employees.
Haskins Laboratories (www.haskins.yale.edu) is a private, non-profit research institute with a primary focus on speech, language, reading, and their biological basis. Haskins has long-standing, formal affiliations with the University of Connecticut and Yale University. Haskins Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.