Research Assistant Position in Learning and Memory

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


START DATE:  Summer 2021


DESCRIPTION:  The Psychology and Neuroscience department at Boston College is hiring a full-time Research Assistant as part of the newly formed BC Consortium on Translational Research in Learning and Memory (, a collaboration between faculty in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. The individual will work with faculty including Drs. Maureen Ritchey, Elizabeth Kensinger, Sara Cordes and Scott Slotnick and will gain exposure to multiple research methods including ERP, fMRI, and eye-tracking. This person will be responsible for data collection and management for research projects and will also assume administrative duties to help coordinate the activities of the Consortium (e.g., coordinating team meetings, corresponding with the IRB, orienting undergraduate students to the research team). This position will provide broad exposure to research in learning and memory and will be an ideal research opportunity for someone considering graduate school or medical school.



  • Eligible to work in the United States and must have completed (at the time of the start-date) a B.A., B.Sc. or M.A. degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Computer Science, or a closely related field
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail
  • Strong word processing skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Some familiarity with programming (in MATLAB, R, Python, or bash/shell scripting) and familiarity with Linux/Unix
  •  Familiarity with statistical analyses and analysis software such as SPSS or R
  • Must be self-motivated, a team player, able to multi-task and to prioritize
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working with participants


OTHER: This is a one year position, although there may be a possibility for extension for a second year. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Full-time employees at Boston College receive full benefits. A successful background check will be required prior to hire. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at


CONTACT: Please send (1) a curriculum vitae with description of research and/or computing experience, (2) a statement of goals and interests and (3) the names and contact details of two references, at least one of whom can speak about your research experience, to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.