A full-time Research Assistant position is available in the Thompson-Schill lab at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Psychology beginning June 2018. Research in the lab focuses on the biological bases of human cognitive systems – perception, memory, language, thought, cognitive control – and the interrelations between them. We investigate these systems by developing and implementing experiments involving a wide-array of methodologies, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), genotyping, and eye-tracking. Our investigations include both typical and atypical (patient) populations. This is an idea position for someone interested in pursuing graduate studies in cognitive psychology or neuroscience.
Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science or related fields as well as one to two years of research experience. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record, and preference will be given to those with strong quantitative abilities, experience with data analysis, and programming expertise. Responsibilities include designing and implementing experiments, data analysis, subject recruitment, and some administrative/IT work. A two-year commitment is required.