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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:33:18 -0400
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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

The Brain Assessment Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, has openings for two research assistants to begin in May/June 2012.

We seek energetic, well-organized, detail-oriented, responsible individuals with excellent interpersonal skills to work full-time as Research Assistants on a longitudinal clinical research project. This work is conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. The research project, directed by Dr. Connie Duncan, involves assessment of brain structure and function in injured service members with mild traumatic brain injury. Patients are followed over time to evaluate clinical outcome, with an emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Brain indices include event-related brain potentials, neuroimaging, and neurocognitive performance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, patient recruitment, scheduling, and interviewing; electrophysiological and neurocognitive testing; data entry, processing, and analysis; maintaining databases and files; word processing; purchasing; and other duties in support of research projects.

Requirements include an excellent academic record and research experience, English fluency, a bachelor's degree, a car and valid driver’s license, and U.S. Citizenship. Previous experience with EEG/ERP recording, Excel, MATLAB, E-Prime, PowerPoint, and statistical packages (e.g., SPSS) is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment is essential. Some weekend work and flexible scheduling will be needed.

This position is ideal for someone who seeks experience in clinical research before going on to graduate or medical school. The start date is the late spring/early summer of 2012, and we request a commitment of 2 years. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered and will be commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, three letters of recommendation, and a transcript by email to the Study Coordinator, Elizabeth Perla, [log in to unmask]