Full-time Research Specialists, The Columbia Social Neuroscience Lab, Columbia University

February 27, 2023

The Columbia Social Neuroscience Lab (led by Meghan Meyer) is seeking two full-time research specialists (i.e., lab manager/research assistant) to begin Summer or Fall of 2023.  We use a multi-method approach, including brain imaging, social network analysis, and passive mobile sensing to try to answer fundamental questions about everyday social life.

This position is ideal for individuals hoping to gain more hands-on research experience prior to applying to graduate programs in psychology or neuroscience. The research specialist will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, including (1) recruiting and testing human subjects, (2) assisting with the design, computer programming, and administration of fMRI and behavioral experiments, (3) analyzing fMRI and behavioral data, and (4) miscellaneous research support (e.g. IRB management and general lab administration).

Essential qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Statistics,  Engineering, Math, or related fields
– Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
– Demonstrated research experience in psychology or neuroscience
– Undergraduate level statistics course and experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g. Matlab, SPSS, R, Excel, etc.)
– Exposure to one or more programming language (e.g. Matlab, Python, Javascript, shell scripting, C/C++, etc.)

Preferred qualifications:
– Experience conducting independent research in psychology or neuroscience
– Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (e.g. SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).
– Strong computer programming skills

Interested applicants should contact Meghan Meyer () with a CV, a brief statement of interest (1 page maximum), and contact information for a letter of reference.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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