The human intracranial EEG (iEEG/ECoG) Laboratory for Human Brain Mapping at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research – Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine is looking for one research assistant with earliest start date in July 2021. The successful candidate will help with the lab’s research into (1) improving the identification of functional and pathological brain regions in individuals suffering from epilepsy, (2) the neural mechanisms of cognition, and (3) characterization of macroscale human brain networks. The lab works exclusively with patients being evaluated for epilepsy surgery using methods such as invasive stereo EEG and electrocorticography recordings (iEEG, ECoG), anatomical MRI, fMRI, DTI, and direct electrical brain stimulation.
The responsibilities will include assisting with the collection and analysis of the aforementioned data, project management, assistance with preparing progress reports and grant applications, and helping to present lab findings at conferences and in journals.
In addition, if there is interest, the RA will have her/his own scientific project with dedicated time to work on it. Past research assistants in the lab have presented their work at clinical and basic research conferences, co-authored lab publications, and are working on first author publications. They have gone on to medical schools or PhD programs after spending 1-3 years in the lab.
This unique position will expose the successful applicant to basic and clinical neuroscience as well as neurosurgery, neurology, and neuropsychology. The location of the institute allows living either in the suburban neighborhoods of Long Island, or in vibrant Brooklyn or Queens. Some employees also commute from Manhattan. It is a great opportunity for recent post-bacs interested in medical school or graduate school in neuroscience/biomedical engineering.
------------- Qualifications -------------
-B.A./B.S./B.E. in an appropriate discipline (e.g., neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science, physics)
-1 year commitment
-Prior experience working with neuroimaging, EEG/MEG, or brain stimulation data
-Previous experience working with patients
-Previous work in a research laboratory that shows evidence of independent scholarship, problem solving, and motivation
-Experience with at least one programming language (MATLAB, R, or Python) and statistical analyses
-2-year commitment preferred
For more information about the position please send your CV along with your questions to Drs. Stephan Bickel (email@example.com) and Ashesh Mehta (amehta.northwell.edu). We are looking forward to hearing from you!