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Research Assistant Position

The Connect lab headed by Dr. Jessica Damoiseaux at Wayne State University is inviting applications for a full-time Research Assistant position, starting July 2017. The research focus of the lab is to examine changes in functional and structural brain connectivity, using MRI, and cognitive function in normal and abnormal aging. The position involves all stages of the research process, from planning a project to writing up the results, but the main focus is on data collection, management, and analysis. This position provides an opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge neuroimaging research, and a longitudinal aging study.

The successful applicant has excellent organizational skills, is detail-oriented, reliable, and has good communication and inter-personal skills. Experience with structural and functional MRI data analysis, neuropsychological testing, older research participants and/or patients with neurodegenerative diseases, is preferred but not required. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as: Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, etc. Course work in psychology or cognitive neuroscience is preferred, as well as familiarity with UNIX operating systems, Matlab, SPSS, ePrime and Photoshop.

Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Jessica Damoiseaux (damoiseaux@wayne.edu).

Graduate Students

Dr. Damoiseaux is currently accepting graduate student applications. Students with an interest in functional or structural brain connectivity (i.e. resting state fMRI and diffusion weighted imaging), normal aging, early detection of Alzheimer's disease, and/or age-related changes in cognition are encouraged to apply.

For admission requirements and academic curriculum, please refer to the Department of Psychology and Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience pages. For more information on specific research options, please contact Dr. Damoiseaux (damoiseaux@wayne.edu).

Undergraduate Assistants

Undergraduate research assistants assist with data entry, administration of neuropsychological tests, MRI data processing and other appropriate research duties as they arise. This opportunity is great for junior or senior undergraduates who are looking for research experience in a cognitive neuroscience lab. Volunteers should expect to put in around 8-10 hours of work a week. If you are interested, send a letter of interest and CV to Jessica Hayes (jessica.hayes2@wayne.edu).