This is an exciting opportunity to work on brain imaging studies of cognitive
function and dysfunction, cognitive development and learning disabilities. The
successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in the lab,
including: acquisition and analysis of functional and structural brain imaging
data, assembling, administering, and scoring neuropsychological assessments,
screening and recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, scheduling
participants for testing, tracking progress of the study and behavioral data,
verifying data and entering pertinent information into database for
statistical analysis, conducting statistical analyses, and assisting with
manuscript preparation. Please note many sessions with research participants
will take place on the weekends, and occasionally in the evenings. A minimum
commitment of two years is required.
Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, biomedical
engineering or related fields as well as one to two years of research
experience. A strong academic record is essential. Past research experience in
cognitive neuroscience is highly desirable. Experience with any of the
following would be an added advantage: brain imaging data acquisition, MRI
data analysis, neuropsychological assessments, computer programming, MATLAB,
signal processing, and statistical analysis. The candidate must have strong
organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with
children; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and
a strong work ethic.
Interested candidates should upload their resume/CV and a cover letter
outlining their experience in relation to the position.
Assemble, administer, and score neuropsychological assessments; trrack
progress of study and behavioral data; verify data and enter pertinent
information into database for statistical analysis.
Assist with recruitment of research participants through physical and
electronic means (events, phone calls, social media, etc.)
Screen and obtain informed consent from participants.
Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with
reminders or other requirements. Review medical records and/or perform
telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.
Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents.
Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master
subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence.
Code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests,
and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
Collect study specimens according to protocol.
Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under well-defined
Assist with ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies.
Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon
completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as
- Other duties may also be assigned
BS/BA degree in Psychology, Human Biology, Neurosciences, Biomedical
engineering or related fields
Previous research experience in cognitive neuroscience
Previous experience in performing brain imaging data acquisition,
neuropsychological assessments and signal processing helpful
Ability and desire to work well with children
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an
equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
General knowledge of medical terminology.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Working toward certification(s) to perform basic patient measurements
and tests, such as phlebotomy and EKG.
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine
Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer
tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull
objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file
paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh
40 pounds or more.
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will
provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who
requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas
where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid
or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements
and business needs.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford
colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses
and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies
and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and
other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
Job Code: 4921
Employee Status: Regular
Requisition ID: 90477