Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Department of Neuroscience - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Education, Research
Full Time
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Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Department of Neuroscience - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University's Department of Neuroscience pursues research which seeks to strengthen our understanding of both the healthy and the injured nervous system. In particular, the department focuses on neuroplasticity, the changes inside the brain that result from lived experiences. The types of changes examined are both those caused by learning or drugs, and those caused by negative events (such as traumatic injury, ischemic damage to the nervous system, and neurodegenerative diseases). To research these areas, GUMC researchers utilize a number of experimental models. These models include cell culture systems, rodent genetic and experimental models of nervous system injury and disorders, and computer simulations to understand higher cortical processing.

The Lab Manager/Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to

  • Interviews and schedules subjects.
  • Conducts behavioral and neuropsychological tests.
  • Collects MRI data and keeps track of data collection and quality.
  • Performs general lab management - for example, IRB related paperwork.


  • Bachelor's in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, physics, or social science
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Self-motivated, organized, with the ability to work independent and to multitask efficiently.  
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Previous experience with patient population
  • Strong math and computer skills (e.g., MATLAB, Linux) and programming experience if you are interested in learning how to analyze MRI data

Training to analyze behavioral and MRI data will be provided.

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