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Research Assistant

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: College of Arts & Sciences, Drexel University

About Drexel 

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.  

Job Summary 

The Cognitive Neuroengineering and Wellbeing (CogNeW) laboratory is seeking a motivated and dedicated Research Assistant (RA) who will primarily assist with behavioral and neuroimaging data analyses (fMRI, MRI, EEG) for data obtained from experiments that focus on the neural network basis of optimal cognitive performance, brain dysfunction, and recovery from damage. The secondary role of the RA is to provide administrative support within CogNeW and between research partners.

CogNeW laboratory has several active NIH-funded protocols and collaborates with several clinical researchers to conduct studies on stroke, frontotemporal degeneration, and Multiple Sclerosis. We collaborate frequently with investigators at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University. The core focus of our research is to clarify the mechanisms of cognition to inform new treatment protocols. Laboratory members focus especially on executive functions (cognitive control) and language processes. As a “translational neuroscience” laboratory, this position is ideal for an individual interested in research-intensive career opportunities in an academic and/or medical setting. 

Essential Functions 

  • Manage and process neuroimaging data (anatomical and functional MRI, EEG).
  • Other research opportunities include the use of noninvasive brain stimulation & computerized behavioral tasks in healthy and clinical samples.
  • The opportunity to contribute to high-impact journal submissions commensurate with their contributions to research projects and manuscripts.
  • Helps the PI ensure that research and related activities are performed in accordance with university and IRB policies and procedures.
  • Assists the PI and personnel to develop materials to train personnel, including protocol requirements, schedule study visits, and execute research plans. Develops training protocols.
  • Coordinates participants scheduling and maintains and replenishes lab supplies.
  • Works with the PI to communicate with the IRB, department, research participants and personnel.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering or related field
  • Minimum 1 year of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in psychology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, or network science with minimum 1-year prior research experience
  • Strong programming & quantitative skills
  • Candidates with prior knowledge of behavioral research designs and functional neuroimaging or non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS or tDCS) are desired but not required

Physical Demands 

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table 


University City

Additional Information 

This position is classified as Non-Exempt with a salary grade of F. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,  

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

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