Provide, under direct supervision, support for specified research projects; collect, assess, and communicate data/results. Assist in general laboratory operation and inventory.
Position Description: We are seeking a full-time research assistant to work in the Brain Imaging and Electrophysiology Network (BIEN) laboratory in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN to begin in early summer 2021 . The lab uses MRI techniques and human intracranial recordings to better understand brain network problems in epilepsy -- a common and debilitating neurological disorder. Normal cognitive processing in humans and other neurological disorders are also interests of the lab. The principal investigator (PI) of the lab is Dario Englot, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist. Please see our lab website at www.englotlab.com .
The research assistant will provide, under direct supervision, support for the research projects described above. Duties will include collection of data (MRI and electrophysiology), data analysis with MATLAB and other programs, communication and presentation of results, and assisting in general laboratory operation and inventory. It is anticipated that the applicant will receive valuable scientific experience and contribute to published manuscripts.
Requirements: This position requires a bachelor's degree with a strong preference in an engineering or basic science field. Experience in MATLAB and/or computer programming (e.g., Python, Linux) are important, and an interest in neuroscience is beneficial. Applicants must be reliable, honest, hard-working, independent, and possess excellent communication skills. Pending or recent college graduates seeking research assistant experience prior to applying to graduate or medical school are also invited to apply. The position will be available in early summer 2021 with a time commitment of one year expected, with the potential opportunity for renewal. Salary and benefits will be provided commensurate with Human Resources guidelines.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 Year of experience required. Preferred knowledge base in an engineering or basic science field.
Vanderbilt and the Department of Neurological Surgery have a long tradition of providing internationally acclaimed patient care, life changing innovations and research and training for the best of tomorrow-s neurological leaders.
We provide excellent comprehensive care for pediatric and adult patients with disease or injury involving the brain, the neurovascular system, the spine, and the peripheral nervous system.
VUMC consistently ranks in the 100 Best Hospitals survey and annually our medical and surgical specialties rank as best or high performing while our pediatric neurosurgery program is ranked 15 th in the nation according to US News and World Report .
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