Updated: about 7 hours ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

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Position Title
Number of Vacancies
09 - Research  
Primary Department
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
To research Community based approach to early identification of transition to mild cognitive impairment, funding from NIH.
Collaborate and assist the PI and ELECTRA study team in planning and executing all aspects of the study, in particular data analysis and processing of collected data.
Conceptualize and conduct short-term experiments and research activities in support of ELECTRA research projects, ensuring consistency with established methodological approaches and models, adherence to project timelines, and completeness of documentation;
Conduct studies of related literature and research to support the design and implementation of the ELECTRA projects, ensuring conceptual relevance, comprehensiveness, and currency of information;
Write and publish articles with Dr. Kavcic and the team in peer-reviewed journals/digests that highlight findings from research and experimental activities ensuring consistency with the highest standards of academic publication and showcasing the Institute of Gerontology scientific leadership;
Communicate to the project team developments/progress and results of research activities, ensuring that relevant information and issues in the implementation of the ELECTRA project are captured in as comprehensive and timely manner as possible;
Develop collaborative links with core scientific personnel in related program areas to gain exposure to, and build knowledge on research activities and approaches, in order to subsequently improve conceptual development, implementation of existing program, and for preparation of new grant applications;
Utilize appropriate and current techniques/protocols in experimental EEG/ERP laboratory management to ensure integrity and security of experimental process, comprehensive documentation, and replicability of experimental procedures;
Design and organize databases along project frameworks and experimental research design that support overall research management, including the monitoring and evaluation of project inputs, actions, and outcomes, as well as the subsequent integration of these databases to other databanks;
Identify areas of improvement within the research structure using integrated management approaches in pursuit of capacity building/strengthening and the preservation of scientific rigor in research studies:
Attend and participate in regular lab meetings, seminars, and workshops at the Institute of Gerontology as well as with subcontract organization;
Perform other related duties as assigned
Unique Duties
PhD degree in cognitive neuroscience or closely related field is required.
Some experience in the EEG/ERP laboratory with acquisition of EEG data and with EEG data analyses is desired.
Some exposure to different brain imaging methods preferred.
Confident and highly motivated with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills
Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
Be able to take an active part in data analyses, presentations, and write-ups.
Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
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Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
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Job Category
Research Assistants/Associates  

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