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Research Assistant

Posted: 30 Jan 2017
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, US

The Psychosis Research Lab at the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is seeking applicants for a full-time research assistant. The main focus of the lab is the investigation of the cognitive and brain mechanisms involved in psychosis and schizophrenia. We are currently conducting studies using experimental paradigms in combination with eye tracking, functional MRI, and diffusion tensor imaging.

We are looking for a two-year commitment. We offer a competitive package of salary and benefits. Start date is flexible.


The ideal candidate will have both strong interpersonal and technical skills in order to fulfill the diverse roles required by this position. S/he will be involved in all aspects of operations, including: subject recruitment, scheduling, and coordination; conducting diagnostic interviews and symptom ratings; maintaining clinical and experimental data and paperwork; and conducting neuroimaging and behavioral experiments, data processing, and analysis. Experience with neuroimaging and computer programming in MATLAB or related platforms, as well as in conducting human subjects research, will be very helpful. This position would be ideal for individuals who will be applying for medical school or graduate studies in clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, or neuroscience.


Applications, including a cover letter, CV, list of relevant courses, GPA, work experience, and references should be sent to Dr. Katy Thakkar, PhD.