Duke University, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-Center for Cognitive Neuroscience-RA1 [#18985]
Position Title: Associate in Research - Duke
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology / Cognitive
Appl Deadline:2021/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/07/20, listed until 2021/08/31)
Position Description:    

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Associate in Research to manage research related to motivation, memory, decision making, and aging.

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Duke University Associate in Research position is available to split time between two NIH-funded projects on the psychological and neural mechanisms of motivation and decision making across adulthood. One of the projects is a collaboration between the laboratories of Gregory Samanez-Larkin (www.mcablab.science) and Roberto Cabeza (www.cabezalab.org), both at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience of Duke University (www.mind.duke.edu). The other project is a collaboration between Samanez-Larkin and Kendra Seaman at University of Texas Dallas. Local fMRI scanning facilities (www.biac.duke.edu) are located within a short walk of the lab space. In the projects, neuropsychological, cognitive, structural MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and functional MRI (fMRI) measures will be collected from a large sample of young, middle-age, and older adults from the local community.

The projects both focus in part on recruitment of Black and Hispanic members of the local community for participation in research, so past experience with and a desire to engage with these communities is essential. The research assistant position involves supervising the recruitment and neuropsychological testing of these participants, MRI scanning and analysis, and the supervision and training of undergraduate students.

The position includes opportunities for research and co-authorship of abstracts and papers. The position also includes participation in many intellectual activities (talks, seminars, courses, etc.) and eligibility for a post-baccalaureate fellowship in functional neuroimaging (www.biac.duke.edu/fellowship)

Qualifications: B.A. or equivalent with a background in psychology, neuroscience, biology, or a related field. All candidates should have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, good computer skills, and research experience. The ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and attention to detail are essential. Experience in computer programming and familiarity with statistics are desirable but not required. Two-year commitment is preferred.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
308 Research Drive
Box 90999
Durham, NC 27708

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