Lab Manager Position
Cognitive Recovery Lab


PI: Peter Turkeltaub, MD, PhD
Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery


Georgetown University Medical Center
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Washington, DC, USA

The Cognitive Recovery Lab at Georgetown University and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (PI: Peter Turkeltaub) is seeking a Lab Manager to start in Spring 2020. The Cognitive Recovery Lab aims to understand how language is organized in the brain, how this organization changes in the face of a brain injury, and how we might improve recovery. The primary focus of the lab’s research is aphasia resulting from stroke. Studies involve extensive behavioral testing of stroke survivors and control subjects, multimodal MRI studies, and non-invasive brain stimulation studies. Lab members include Research Speech-Language Pathologists, Research Associates and Post-docs, PhD and MD/PhD students, and Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistants. See for more information about the lab.

The Lab Manager will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the lab, including managing IRB protocols, overseeing our team of undergraduate research assistants, organizing lab meetings, reconciling financial accounts, and fulfilling other administrative needs of the lab. The Lab Manager will also run subjects through research protocols, and will have opportunities to contribute to data analyses, conference presentations, and manuscript preparation.


The Lab Manager will be encouraged to participate in academic activities such as Brain Plasticity Seminars and the Brain & Language journal club.

Minimum requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s degree, and prior research experience in cognitive psychology, neuroscience or another related field.
Prior MRI research and experience working with people with aphasia are highly desirable. Individuals with programming experience, working knowledge of Matlab, EPrime, or R will be given preference. The candidate must be organized, personable, responsible, reliable, self-motivated, and efficient. The candidate must be comfortable working with patient populations.

This is a full-time position with a minimum two-year commitment. Individuals interested in a longer term commitment will be given preference. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Turkeltaub at with “Lab Manager Position” in the title. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Peter Turkeltaub. MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Georgetown University and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital