Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant / Program Coordinator-I Position

April 02, 2024

We are hiring a Post-baccalaureate Research Assistant / Program Coordinator-I (PC-I) for neuroimaging and clinical trial research projects on Alzheimer’s Disease and aging. The PC-I will be under the direct supervision and mentorship of Dr. Benitez, a clinical neuropsychologist at MUSC and PI of NIH-funded studies (1,2,3). In addition to gaining considerable experience with cognitive testing and clinical research study management, the PC-I may receive training in advanced brain MRI acquisition and analysis if desired. This position includes career development opportunities for those interested in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology, medicine, neuroscience, or a related field. Five of our previous PC-I’s have been admitted to Clinical Psychology PhD programs. MUSC is in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, notable for a mild climate, beautiful beaches, and a high quality of life. The position will begin immediately and last for 2 years with possible extension. A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
  • Intermediate computer skills (e.g., proficiency with word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, databasing, web-based interfaces, e-mail, scheduling)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Previous research experience


  • Conduct neuropsychological and clinical assessments
  • Consent study participants and assist with acquiring MRI and PET data
  • Conduct some procedures via telehealth, as needed
  • Data entry and database management
  • Lab administration (e.g., managing IRB protocols, participant recruitment, training other lab members, participating in laboratory meetings and activities)
  • Analyze human MRI data using various software tools


  • Independently written research product/s (e.g. thesis, conference abstract)
  • Statistical and/or computer programming skills

Applications must include: (1) A cover letter directly addressing the job requirements and responsibilities, (2) a CV, and (3) a list of three references. These should be emailed as PDF attachments to with “PC-I Application” in the subject line. Applicants from under-represented populations in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants will only be contacted if offered an interview, which will be conducted via videoconferencing or in-person.

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