A full-time research assistant position is available in the Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion (www.lce.umd.edu/ <www.lce.umd.edu/> ) directed by Dr. Luiz Pessoa in the department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. The position will begin as soon as possible. Our laboratory uses behavioral and functional MRI (fMRI) techniques to investigate interactions between cognition and emotion/motivation. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of behavioral and fMRI studies including: recruitment of participants, data collection, analysis of behavioral and fMRI data, operation of the MR scanner, supervision of undergraduates in the lab, and coordination of other regular lab activities.
*BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field *Strong organization skills and time management *Strong oral and written communication skills *Some availability during weekend and/or after-hours for occasional fMRI data collection *One year post-bac research lab experience with preference for experience gained in academic settings *Prior research experience with fMRI data collection is not required but would be preferred
This would be an excellent position for someone interested in gaining research experience to hone their skills prior to attending graduate school. This is a 1-year position that is renewable for an additional 1-2 years, contingent on performance and funding. If interested, please send most recent CV or resume (including relevant coursework and previous research experience), cover letter (including a brief description of academic and research interests), unofficial transcript, and contact information for 2 references to <> with “2021 Research Assistant” in the subject line. Top candidates will be interviewed and discuss details and specifications of the job with current lab members.
The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.