A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
A full-time research assistant/lab manager position is available in the Brain Behavior Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Michael Vesia and Dr. Sean Meehan. The successful applicant will conduct work involving neurophysiological and behavioral procedures in both healthy adults (ages 18-75) and patient populations (e.g. post-stroke and Parkinson’s), recruit participants, and perform data collection and data analysis. The lab uses diverse research approaches, including neuroimaging, noninvasive brain stimulation, physiological and behavioral methods in order to achieve a detailed understanding of how multiple brain regions work together to carry out motor and cognitive function.
Experience in electrophysiology (EMG) and/or neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI, EEG), or behavioral tests, or noninvasive brain stimulation techniques (e.g. TMS, tDCS) in humans is desirable, though not necessary as training in these techniques will be provided. Experience in instrumentation and programming (e.g. MATLAB, LabVIEW, C++) is a plus.
Include, but are not limited to:
Recruiting and scheduling participants
Frequently communicating with students about routine laboratory techniques and procedures
Assisting in behavioral and physiological assessments
Data collection and data analysis
Remaining in a stationary position during data collection
Constantly positioning self to install equipment, including under desks
Routinely moving laboratory equipment up to 50 pounds
Routinely traveling to various locations on campus to conduct data collection
Handling interactions with the Institutional Review Boards
Preparing figures, purchasing, and advertising
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a biomedical or rehabilitation science or related field (e.g. physical therapy, kinesiology, neuroscience or psychology)
Previous laboratory or clinical experience
Strong organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
Clinical experience working in a rehabilitation setting is an asset
Strong technical skills (e.g. data analysis and/or programming)
This is a 1-year term-limited position with the potential to extend based on funding and performance.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 157351
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