Open research assistant position at Ohio State University

The Cognition and Brain Circuitry Laboratory at the Ohio State University is recruiting a research assistant. Primary duties include: conducting neuroscience research on the functional and structural architecture of the human brain, and its role in cognition; programming, running, and analyzing behavioral and brain-imaging experiments using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), functional connectivity, and behavioral assessments; scoring and coding data; performing statistical analyses using programs such as, MATLAB, Python, and shell scripting; recruiting research participants; maintaining participant databases; developing outreach letters. The position is available for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, data science, engineering, physics, or math; conduct of social science research is required; experience in a social science research capacity.

Highly desired: strong mathematical, statistical, and coding skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python, shell scripting); strong interpersonal skills for interacting with a diverse group of people; strong organizational skills.

This position is an excellent opportunity for individuals considering future graduate studies in cognitive and computational neuroscience. We are seeking an aspiring, self-motivated researcher with strong coding/programming skills who is excited about the brain, cognitive neuroscience, and/or clinical disorders and demonstrates evidence of a serious interest in a career in the field.

If you are interested in being considered for these positions, please apply online at and submit a current CV and names of three references.

If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Dr. David Osher at

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

David E. Osher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Ohio State University