The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University brings together researchers from different scientific disciplines to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly interactive research environment, laboratories work together to gain critical insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures, and recovers. The Zuckerman Institute is housed in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, an architectural masterpiece on Columbia University???s new Manhattanville campus. A lab within the Zuckerman Institute is seeking a Research Staff Assistant that will work on an NSF-funded project. The project focus is a Dyadic fMRI study led by Dr. Ray Lee in Zuckerman Institute. The project uses the dyadic fMRI and the MRI hyperscan to quantitatively study the parent-child brain-to-brain interactions at brain network level. This part-time role is grant-funded.
Oversees the recruitment of participants for the study (parent-child subject pairs)
Collects data from scans.
Assists PI and researchers with the operation of fMRI scanners in order to generate scans for the study.
Performs administrative duties related to research and perform other duties in assistance to lab maintenance.
Bachelor???s degree in biology, neuroscience, engineering or other related fields. Minimum of 1-year experience in a research environment.
Experience with psychological or biomedical studies is preferred, but not necessary.
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