The Language Neuromodulation Lab in the Department of Neurology of Johns Hopkins Medicine is looking for a Research Assistant for an NIH-funded project on the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in neurodegenerative disease, specifically PPA and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The project is devoted to the study of language intervention(s) and neuroplasticity in PPA and AD. We aim to understand the effectiveness of behavioral and neuromodulator interventions, as well as the brain mechanisms they involve using neuroimaging (structural MRI, DTI, fMRI, resting state fMRI, and MR spectroscopy).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Maintain and manage imaging databases, perform preprocessing of data in different imaging modalities including EEG data, perform cognitive/language assessments, statistical analyses, computerize experimental tasks, and develop coding for data analysis.
Conduct behavioral assessments for participants with language and cognitive deficits, maintain databases, learn to perform statistical analyses, present research at conferences, and assist in writing papers.
Be involved in evaluating participants in a range of standardized language and cognitive tasks, delivering a pre-determined speech and language training session, archiving language, cognitive and therapy results, maintaining patients files, and analyzing oral and written therapy data.
Work collaboratively with undergraduate and doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, speech-language pathologists, and other faculty members of the Johns Hopkins community.
Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Able to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases, able to learn data management,
Must be comfortable working with patients with neurodegenerative syndromes.
Highly motivated, organized, personable, willing to learn, responsible, reliable, and efficient.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Programming experience and computational skills with ePrime, Matlab and/or R are highly preferred.
MATLAB or R knowledge preferred.
Computational and coding skills are preferred.
Prior experience with people with EEG or MRI research is highly desirable.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Cerebrovascular Personnel area: School of Medicine
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