Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45955BRAuto req ID:45955BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant ISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Prior laboratory experience (ideally with rodents).Additional Qualifications:B.S./M.S. in a quantitative discipline preferred. Familiarity with programming in MATLAB/Python is desirable but not required. The RA must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and must demonstrate the ability to work independently. Hours will vary week-to-week and will sometimes include evenings and weekends.Additional Information:

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

This is a one-year term position, starting on or about August 1, 2018.

Department:PsychologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:35 hours per weekJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Harvard University, led by Professor Sam Gershman, is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (RA) to work on an interdisciplinary project in collaboration with Matt Wilson's lab at MIT. The goal of this research is understand how knowledge of the environment is acquired and used by the brain to guide decision-making behavior. We use a combination of electrophysiological, imaging and computational techniques in freely-behaving rodents to address these questions at the neuronal level during performance of learning and decision-making tasks. The RA will assist in the experimental part of our work. This includes fabricating recording devices (optical sensors and multi-electrode arrays), making or modifying existing recording apparatuses, performing rodent imaging and electrophysiological experiments during spatial navigation tasks as well as running computer programs for basic data processing. The RA may also be involved in human experiments and computational modeling.School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.