COMMITMENT: 10-15 hrs/wk (see description below)
COMPENSATION: See description below
The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, located in the Longwood Medical Area, are currently looking for a volunteer research assistant to work on research related to memory processes over the course of development. This position will focus on projects using behavioral coding and electrophysiological measures to investigate spatial memory abilities in 9- and 24-month-old infants, and adults. The research assistant will gain familiarity with several neuroscience research methods, including eye movement analysis, event-related potentials (ERPs), and EEG.
Responsibilities will include implementation of experiments with child participants and their parents, subject recruitment, and some data analysis. Weekend hours are required. This position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in experimental psychology, developmental psychology, or cognitive neuroscience or in pursuing medical school.
Requirements: currently at least a junior or bachelor's degree in educational or scientific field, ability to work with children, familiar with both PC and Mac, self-motivation and enthusiasm for developmental research. Knowledge of SPSS and psychological experiment software, particularly E-Prime or SuperCoder, is helpful but not required. Applicants to this position must be able to commit at least 10-15 hours/week (mornings in particular) during the Fall semester, and there may be potential to continue in the Spring semester.
To learn more about the research conducted in our lab, visit our website athttp://www.childrenshospital.org/research/brainworks.
To apply, please send a statement of interest, along with a CV or resume, to Adeline Jabes at email@example.com.