Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • RESEARCH ASSISTANT - CENTER FOR NEURODEVELOPMENTAL AND IMAGING RESEARCH

    Vacancy ID
    5052
    Pos. Category
    Research
    Job Location : Street
    716 N. Broadway
    # of Hours
    40.00
    Job Locations
    US-MD-Baltimore
    Pos. Type
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    the Research Assistant I assists and collaborates with the Principal Investigator (PI) and research collaborators in reaching research goals in the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research (CNIR). This position will assist with processing and analyzing neuroimaging (including structural, DTI, and fMRI data) and behavioral data (including the development of processing pipelines), code videos of motor performance tasks, and work directly with participants in the collection of MRI, TMS, and EEG data. Additionally, the Research Assistant I will have the opportunity to present at scientific conferences as well as contribute to and lead author manuscripts.

    Responsibilities

    1. Assists with research participant psychophysical testing, scoring, coding, and verifying research data.
    2. Maintains research databases to keep track of data archiving and analysis.
    3. Works as part of a research team to carry out and analyze anatomical and diffusion tensor MRI data.
    4. Performs single subject and group analysis of neuroimaging, behavioral, and physiological data.
    5. Manages archives of ongoing brain scan study data. Archives unprocessed quantitative data, and generates and compiles statistical data.
    6. Assists with administering anatomical and/or functional MRI scans and mock scans.
    7. Assists with TMS administration, electrogoniometer finger sequencing, and EEG sessions.
    8. Assists with the collection and analysis of motion capture data (i.e., Microsoft Kinect and Vicon motion capture systems).
    9. Oversees the work of undergraduate students involved in behavior and anatomic MRI data coding and analysis.
    10. Attends weekly research meetings involving, but not limited to: grant preparation, manuscript preparation, quality control issues, and protocol development or revision.
    11. Enhances professional growth and development through case conferences, educational programs, in-service meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field (e.g., biology, neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science, or physics) required.

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    • At least one (1) year of experience working in a research laboratory preferred.

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