Project Manager, USC Brain and Creativity Institute

The Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California (USC) is looking for (1) a project manager and (2) a post-doctoral fellow to begin this summer.  


This is a collaboration between Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, Antonio Damasio, Jonas Kaplan and Sharon Cermak at USC, and Mirella Dapretto and Susan Bookheimer at UCLA. The research involves functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies of social and sensorimotor processing in children with autism or dyspraxia. The individual will be involved in all aspects of research including subject recruitment and project management, data collection and analysis, and preparing and publishing scientific manuscripts and other research duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate’s background will include a bachelors or masters degree for the project manager position and a doctoral degree for the post-doctoral position. Degrees should be in cognitive neuroscience, social neuroscience, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, occupational therapy/science, or a related field.  We are looking for candidates with experience coordinating data analysis efforts in an active lab, including working with human research participants. Preferred candidates will have knowledge of neuroscience, experience with fMRI, and the ability to help coordinate a large research project. The candidate must be able to commit to a minimum of 2 years in this position.


For further information about these positions or to apply, please email Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, PhD, at