Research Assistant

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 09-Apr-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR25815

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Performs a variety of analyses of neuroimaging (functional and structural MRI, high-density EEG) data as part of psychiatric and related fields research program.

  • Assists with study design, implementation, and data acquisition, including cognitive task programming, scoring, coordination of research participant study visits.

  • Provides data management, optimizes processing pipelines, learns new analysis techniques or software packages as they become available.

  • Assists with administrative tasks related to studies.

  • Provides training and support in these techniques for other staff and students.

  • This job provides technical and administrative support in a laboratory environment performing basic laboratory techniques, research and analysis under direction.

  • Collects and enters data. Assists in analysis of data and with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

  • Complies with institution, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelorâ™s degree.


  • Two years of relevant research experience.

  • Experience gained in school counts towards this qualification.

Preferred Competencies

  • Knowledge of research technique and methods in relevant scientific field.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.

  • Work both independently and as a team member.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Working Conditions

  • Work independently for periods of eight (8) hours or more.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

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