Open Research Assistant Position at The Ohio State University

The Clinical Neuroscience Lab, in the Psychology Department, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Research Assistant 1-Social to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

The Clinical Neuroscience Lab is directed by Dr. Ruchika Prakash and the laboratory is funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The lab is currently conducting a number of randomized controlled trials, examining the effects of lifestyle interventions, like exercise training and mindfulness meditation, on cognitive and brain plasticity, in older adults and individuals with multiple sclerosis. RA responsibilities will include administration of neuropsychological tests, psychosocial questionnaires, scoring, data reduction, and interpretation of neuropsychological measures, and neuroimaging data collection at the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging. The successful candidate will get adequate training in both neuroimaging and neuropsychological data collection. The successful candidate will also assist in the general coordination and conduct of research in the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory, including, recruitment of study participants; managing schedules of undergraduates in the lab; assists with miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or neuroscience or an equivalent combination of education and some experience working in a research setting. Desired experiences include previous experience in research settings, preferably with a background in neuropsychological assessment and/or neuroimaging data collection.

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