Full-time Research Assistant Position Available
Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory, Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease
About the lab:
The laboratory of Dr. Maria Natasha Rajah, Departments of Psychiatry & Psychology, McGill University (Montreal, Canada) is seeking a talented and motivated full-time research assistant, eligible to work in Canada, who is interested in the cognitive neuroscience of memory, aging and dementia prevention. Our lab is located at the Douglas Research Centre, McGill University. We are a diverse, open-minded, and motivated group of individuals who thrive on working collaboratively in a supportive environment. Research in our lab uses behavioral and neuroimaging (primarily MRI) methods to study how aging, biological sex, gender, and modifiable cognitive reserve factors affect brain aging and episodic memory across the adult lifespan. We study adults aged 18 – 75 years of age with and without risk factors for late onset sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease.
Our current projects are primarily focused on brain aging and cognition at midlife; women’s brain health; the role of social determinants of health on brain health and cognition; and, the link between cardiovascular health and brain health & cognitive decline in women and men from various backgrounds.
Description of Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for: subject recruitment, scheduling, and testing; data entry; data quality control; and basic behavioral analysis. They will also have some administrative duties and will have the opportunity to learn how to preprocess and analyze MRI datasets.
Required Skills & Abilities: The successful candidate must be bilingual (French/English) and have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. and an educational background in psychology, neuroscience, computer science or related field. The successful candidate must have excellent time-management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. An interest in the cognitive neurosciences of aging, memory and dementia prevention is a must. Experience with human subject testing, data entry, and brain imaging research is an asset. Programming and statistical skills are an asset.
Starting date: September 5, 2022 (flexible)
Salary: $20/hr, 35 hrs a week + benefits (negotiable based on experience)
Required documents: Please submit: 1) a Cover Letter explaining your interest and relevant experience for this position 2) a C.V. or resume and 3) list of 3 references to [email protected]. The Douglas Research Centre, McGill University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. You must be eligible to work in Canada.