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Research Assistant

Apply now Job no: 502768
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Arts, Media and Design

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


About the Opportunity:

The Music, Imaging, and Neural Dynamics Lab ( at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, is looking to hire a full-time benefits-eligible research assistant to help with ongoing research projects. The Lab is part of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health ( at Northeastern University's Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, and provides an intellectually vibrant environment for researchers who study the science of music, and its effects on brain and cognitive health.



The research assistant will be responsible for designing and administering research protocols, recruiting and scheduling participants, collecting and analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data, and writing and presenting scientific research. Motivated candidates will be invited to be co-authors on manuscripts and to present research at conferences.


| Bachelor's Degree or beyond in Neuroscience, Psychology, Music, Computer Science, Statistics, and/or a related field. | Interest in behavioral and neuroscience research and/or music perception and cognition. | Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. | Detail-oriented. | Able to work well both independently on a self-directed basis and in a team. | Strong quantitative skills . | 2 years of human subjects and neuroimaging research experience preferred. | Experience with Unix, Matlab, Max/MSP, Python preferred.



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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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