Yale’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab



Yale’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab (PI: Hedy Kober, PhD) is looking for an excellent research assistant!

We’re a growing lab with excited members and lots of opportunities. Responsibilities will include assisting in all stages of research in a lab that integrates clinical, behavioral, and neuroscience methods to study neural activity and neuroplasticity associated with craving, emotion regulation, addiction, food, cognitive treatment, and mindfulness meditation. This includes recruitment and screening of healthy adults as well as special populations (drug-using; smoking; binge-eating; obese); programming and editing of computerized tasks/online questionnaires/lab wiki; collection of self-report, behavioral, clinical, physiological, and neuroimaging data; data organization, cleaning, and analysis; administrative duties associated with daily lab functioning; opportunities to present at conferences and write papers will be commensurate with skills and experience. In our cooperative lab setting, responsibilities will include interfacing with other lab members as well as other research groups, and will therefore require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to not only work in a team but also to take initiative, lead, and manage upwards.

The right RA will be involved in several federally-funded projects that differ in the skills that they demand – no one is likely to have all these skills on the first day of the job, and in-depth ongoing training will be given by the PI and others in the lab.

Taken together, this position will likely be enjoyable as well as educational, and will serve as an ideal springboard for graduate school in psychology (experimental or clinical) or neuroscience. See canlab.med.yale.edu for more info about the lab.

Start date: Immediate. Two-year minimum commitment is required.

Required Background: Some research experience; BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or a related field (strong applications from candidates with other backgrounds will be considered). Familiarity with Mac and PC platforms. Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Background: Psychological/human research experience in an emotion/clinical/cog neuro lab; Specifically, experimental design and programming, data collection and analysis. Neuroimaging analysis experience a big plus. Programming (MATLAB, python) and statistics experience also a big plus.

TO APPLY: go to www.yale.edu/jobs — select "external applicants” then "search openings" and type in STARS requisition # 30375.