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

Research Specialist

The Computational Memory Lab 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 their neural basis. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists including PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, to assist with both conducting experimental studies and analyzing data. 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 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).

Required Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, and 0 to 1 year of experience. • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: • Relevant experience in human subjects research, especially with EEG, fMRI, eye tracking, behavioral measures, and related data analysis. • Familiarity with Python, MATLAB, R, or other languages, and familiarity with Linux environments. • A two-year commitment is desired.

Clinical Research Specialist

The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to recruit a research specialist who is eager to assist research studies contributing towards the development of novel therapies for patients with memory impairment. This position focuses on conducting neural recordings (intracranial EEG and single-neuron) and direct electrical brain stimulation in neurosurgical patient participants to probe and modulate the neural substrates of memory function. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, data scientists, and engineers to carry out research under National Institutes of Health grant funding. The ideal candidate possesses excellent interpersonal, organizational, and scientific skills and a passion for advanced cutting-edge medical research and technology development. This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, or bioengineering, and provides an excellent opportunity to work with clinical researchers, neurologists, and neurosurgeons at top medical research centers across the country. The position requires familiarity with Python, MATLAB, or similar programming languages, and comfort working in a Unix environment, to facilitate data analysis using the lab’s tools. Exceptional candidates will have experience in data analysis and programming. A 2-year commitment is desired. Position is contingent on continued funding.

Required Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, bioengineering, or related field, and 0 to 1 year of experience. • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time and work flexible hours as needed.

Preferred Qualifications: • Relevant experience in human subjects research, especially in a clinical setting. • Familiarity with EEG, MRI, and other relevant technologies. • Familiarity with Python, MATLAB, R, or other languages, and familiarity with Linux environments. • A two-year commitment is desired.

Apply online through https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Leidy-Laboratories-of-Biology/Research-Specialist--Computational-Memory-Lab_JR00017387

Digital Media Design (Undergraduate Work-study Position)

The Computational Memory Lab is looking to recruit a DMD student for the 2019 Fall semester to help design UNITY-based memory experiments to interface with closed-loop brain stimulation algorithms. Additionally, we are looking for a student who can assist with designing stunning graphical illustrations of scientific findings for inclusion in our lab's research publications. To apply for the position, please send a CV and transcript to Professor Kahana at kahana@psych.upenn.edu using the subject line: "3-D Design”.

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. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists studying the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories.

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.




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