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Research Assistant-2

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

Job Details

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

Assist in research on the cognitive neuroscience of memory and executive function. Methods used in the lab include behavioral testing, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and the testing of patient populations. Responsibilities include general assistance with on going projects in the lab and general lab administration. This position may require flexible hours (early mornings, one weekend day).

This is a 100% grant-funded, fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal (annual) depending on the funding source and satisfactory work performance.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required (in Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Psychology, or a related field preferred), with 1-2 years of related research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with fMRI or other cognitive neuroscience methods will be given preference.

  • Basic computer skills required. Programming ability, particularly in MATLAB, will be given preference.

  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.

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Job Posting Title:

Research Assistant-2


Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences


Grade 8

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Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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