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The Computational Memory Lab is currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Research Specialist

The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a full-time research specialist to assist with NIH-funded studies of human memory processes and how these processes change across the adult lifespan. The project is aimed at using computational models to interpret behavior and neural data both on healthy memory function in young adults and age-related impairments in memory performance. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists studying the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories and how these processes are affected by aging. For more information about the lab and our projects, please visit http://memory.psych.upenn.edu. This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering.

Major responsibilities include managing and expanding a pool of both younger adults (18-30 years) and older adults (60+ years) volunteers; carrying out experiments on human memory by means of high-density scalp EEG recordings; annotating vocal responses in memory tasks; assisting the research team in processing and analyzing these behavioral and electrophysiological data; supervising a team of undergraduate research assistants; and assisting in general lab administration (grants, progress reports, IRB protocols). This position requires an individual who possesses excellent interpersonal, organizational, and scientific skills. This individual must be able to work independently with limited oversight to maximize the amount of high-quality data collected.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • 0 to 1 year of research experience relevant to the work being carried out in the computational memory lab, including experience working with research participants in the analysis of experimental data or equivalent combination of education and experience

Apply online at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/27162.

Clinical Research Specialist

The Computational Memory Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is hiring a Clinical Research Specialist to assist in the development of a novel brain stimulation therapy for patients with memory impairment. This full-time position is funded by DARPA as part of the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) project, a flagship neuro-engineering project within President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, data scientists, and software developers to study the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories. The selected candidate will administer memory tests and collect electrophysiological recordings from neurosurgical patients at medical centers in the Philadelphia area. He/she will also interface with research staff at leading neuroscience institutions around the country, coordinate regulatory submissions, process behavioral and electrophysiological data to produce experiment session reports, communicate results to physicians, and perform regular data quality audits. The ideal candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, a passion for advanced cutting-edge medical research and technology development, and some programming experience. This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred and 3 to 5 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, including: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in working with research participants, especially in a clinical setting.
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time.
  • Experience with Python, MATLAB, or other programming languages preferred.
  • Experience with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours is required.

Apply online at http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/26250.


Research Assistant (Undergraduate Work-Study)

The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a part-time Undergraduate Research Assistant to assist with federally funded studies of human memory processes and how these processes change across the adult lifespan. The project is aimed at using computational models to interpret behavioral and neural data both on healthy memory function in young adults and age-related impairments in memory performance. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists studying the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories and how these processes are affected by aging.

Major responsibilities include carrying out experiments on human memory by means of high-density scalp EEG recordings and annotating vocal responses in memory tasks. This position requires an individual who possesses excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. This would be an ideal position for a student interested in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering.

To apply, please submit a resume to memorylab@psych.upenn.edu.




For more information on Penn's salary structure, click here.