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

Research Coordinator

The Computational Memory Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences is seeking to recruit a full-time research coordinator to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with essential research operations in the laboratory, coordinating activities across several federally-funded research grants.

The coordinator will work directly with the PI, helping to enhance his effectiveness by providing management support for his numerous projects and by representing him and acting on his behalf in interactions with funding agencies, university administrators, lab personnel, and colleagues and collaborators at varied academic and medical organizations. Key responsibilities include assisting with preparation of scientific manuscripts, presentations, grant applications, progress reports, figures and tables; helping to organize an annual scientific conference, coordinating visits of outside visitors, helping to manage collaborations across multiple research sites in the US and abroad. This position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to act as the “right hand” to an academic leader who values focus, dedication, and hard work. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists including postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, and post-baccalaureate researchers. This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, or psychology. For more information about the lab and our projects, please visit http://memory.psych.upenn.edu.

A 2-3 year minimum commitment is desired.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field that demonstrates competence in writing with 1-2 to years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.
    • Relevant experience can include undergraduate internships and summer jobs.
  • Exceptional academic credentials and prior experience in roles requiring a high level of organization, responsibility, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to combine scientific, administrative, and computing skills, including familiarity with Mac OSX applications.
  • A positive, results-oriented professional with strong judgment, exceptional multitasking skills, and eagerness to take ownership of rewarding duties will thrive in this position.

The salary for this position is expected to be from $37,220 to $45,000. For consideration, please submit a cover letter as well as a resume in the CV section of your application. You can upload multiple documents to the “Resume/CV” section.

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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 kahanalab@gmail.com.


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