Research Assistant, Department of Neurology - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Jun 06, 2018
Jun 19, 2018
Analyst, Research
Education, Healthcare
Full Time
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Research Assistant, Department of Neurology - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Georgetown University Medical Center's Cognitive Recovery Lab conducts studies examining the brain basis of language, mechanisms of brain plasticity after injury, and aims to development new treatments for people with acquired language deficits. The lab uses a variety of neuroscience techniques, primarily neuropsychology, multimodal MRI, and non-invasive brain stimulation methods. The lab includes several post-doctoral fellows, PhD students, and other trainees.

The Research Assistant conducts research sessions with participants for an NIH-funded study testing the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for post-stroke language impairments. S/he assists during MRI sessions for the same study; participates in recruitment of participants and scoring of tests; and contributes to data analyses and presentations depending on desire and qualifications. The Research Assistant works as part of team with the Principal Investigator, a post-doctoral fellow, and the lab manager, with the opportunity to learn about the other research projects being conducted in the lab and participate in lab meetings and other lab activities. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducts experimental sessions with participants in research study.
  • Records data collected during experimental sessions.
  • Participates in data analysis related to collected data.
  • Participates in results reporting from experiments.


  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, communication disorders, neuroscience, or closely related field
  • Preference for experience working with clinical populations and prior experience with human subjects research

S/he will be trained in the use of tDCS, a relatively simple technique, and in the administration of language tests used for the study.

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