Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Jessica Cohen, is seeking a full-time lab manager or research assistant beginning January 2016. We investigate how functional brain networks interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and clinical approaches taken from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to address our research questions. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in cognitive, developmental, and/or clinical neuroscience.

Responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies (healthy adults, typically developing children, and children with ADHD), data collection (MRI and behavioral), data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI), administrative duties, IRB management, and general management of lab operations.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or a related field; 2) prior research experience with human participants; and 3) strong organizational, interpersonal communication, and writing skills, and high motivation and initiative. Preference will be given to applicants who additionally have experience with: 1) unix, python, matlab, or another programming language; 2) neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., FSL, AFNI, SPM); 3) collecting and analyzing fMRI data; and 4) working with children.

Commitment must be for at least one year, but position can be extended.

Interested applicants should send their CV, at least two letters of reference, transcript with relevant coursework, and a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals to Dr. Jessica Cohen ( Additional information can be found at: