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Research Assistant: EEG Neuroimaging Prof. Charles A. Nelson, Boston Children's Hospital full-time
The Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital, led by Professor Charles A. Nelson, is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (RA) to work on a project using electroencephalography (EEG) neuroimaging data to predict cognitive outcomes in developmental populations . This position is part of a larger project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation examining EEG biomarkers of healthy brain and cognitive development in global contexts of adversity. As part of this role, the RA will work with state-of-the-art EEG measures (e.g. functional connectivity measures) and machine-learning algorithms to predict cognitive scores on developmental assessments across different contexts. This role provides exposure to research and technology development at the intersection of neuroscience, medicine, and public health. The RA will be able to participate in the Gates Foundation Neuroimaging Consortium. This is a research-focused RA position (rather than lab management), and the RA will earn co-authorship on publications stemming from this project. This position may serve as a launching pad to graduate studies, medical studies, and data science positions. We encourage applications from members of under-represented groups in science.
Basic Qualifications : (1) Proficiency in coding in Matlab, (2) background in neuroscience, developmental psychology, computer science, electrical or computer engineering, or a related field; (3) excellent organizational and communication skills, (4) B.A., B.S., or equivalent preferred. (5) experience or coursework related to machine-learning prediction algorithms is helpful.
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Research Assistant Position @ Temple University, PA
Two research assistants are sought for an NIH funded project focused on the development of episodic memory in young children. Our labs place great emphasis on postbac training, and we have an excellent track record of placing trainees in PhD and MD programs. This person will be responsible for recruiting, scheduling, and testing children and their families. In addition, they will mentor interns, manage grant budgets and progress reports, manage IRBs, analyze data, and assist with preparing posters and manuscripts. Hours need to be flexible because some testing of subjects may take place after 5 pm and on weekends. The hired individual will learn how to run a Siemens 3T MRI and analyze structural MRI data. BA/BS in psychology/cog science/neuroscience is required by the time of appointment.
Start date: Between April and June 2024. Term: 2 years.
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BA/BS in Psychology or related field, OR on track to graduate before position start (individuals who are expecting to graduate prior to position start are permitted and encouraged to apply).
At least 6 months of full- or part-time experience working in a research setting. We very much prefer research experience in an area of psychology relevant to our project. Does not need to be 6 consecutive months of research experience nor does it need to be paid experience. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
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- Research interest in development and/or memory and/or spatial cognition and navigation. Research interests in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or related field.
- Computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
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- Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
- Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants.
- Computer skills and proficiency in addition to Microsoft Office suite.
- Experience working with children and adolescents.
This position requires a background check.
This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.
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Research Assistant I, Neuroscience, Green Lab
Job Posting for Research Assistant I, Neuroscience, Green Lab at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Neuroscience is an integrated research discipline that seeks to understand the development and function of the nervous system. At UT Southwestern, the Department of Neuroscience concentrates on projects that have a significant impact on understanding neurological and psychiatric diseases.
Dr. Carla Green's laboratory has many exciting projects that are focused on how the circadian clock keeps time and how it regulates the many rhythmic processes in the body. Research areas include investigation of the molecular and biochemical mechanisms that make up the circadian clock that resides in each cell and investigation into how the circadian clock regulates metabolism and aging. The research ranges from drug discovery, molecular and biochemical analysis, cell biology and whole animal metabolism and physiology.
We are seeking a motivated and responsible Research Assistant I with hands-on experience working in a research laboratory. Candidates must be comfortable in handling of laboratory mice.
Preferred qualifications include excellent organizational skills and strong verbal and written communication skills. Additionally, the candidate should be an enthusiastic team player who is motivated to learn new skills and work independently if needed. A background in molecular biology and/or biochemistry is ideal. Experience performing tissue collections and standard molecular biology techniques is desired.
- Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and no experience required.
- Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and one (1) year research experience at level of Research Technician or equivalent. *
- Two (2) years college with emphasis in coursework in field of assignment and four (4) years research experience including two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.
- High school graduation or GED and six (6) years research experience to include two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.
- Performs more difficult scientific and medical research work in science area such as biology, chemistry, physics, or other related scientific field.
- Constructs, assembles, and operates laboratory equipment and apparatus.
- Records and evaluates data obtained from work assignments for use in scientific papers.
- Collaborates with supervisor or other research personnel in preparation of scientific papers for publication.
- Reads literature and confers with supervisor concerning procedures and implementation.
- Collects and organizes research data for project reports.
- May plan for, and provide working supervision to, work of Research Technicians or other laboratory personnel of lower grade.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code *51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information. UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status.
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Three U-M researchers named Sloan Research Fellows
By Morgan Sherburne Michigan News and Michele Santillan College of Engineering
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Three University of Michigan researchers were selected from more than 1,000 scientists to be named Sloan Research Fellows for 2024.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced 126 early-career researchers who have been selected to receive research fellowships. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships honor exceptional U.S. and Canadian researchers whose creativity, innovation and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of leaders.
New U-M fellows are:
- Anne Draelos, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Medical School, and assistant professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics in the College of Engineering.
- Sarah Peluse, assistant professor of mathematics in LSA.
- Wenjing Wang, William R Roush Assistant Professor and research assistant professor at the Life Sciences Institute, and assistant professor of chemistry in LSA.
Draelos and her team feed real-time data into adaptive machine-learning models to characterize brain activity at a given point in time. With that snapshot in hand, they design ways to perturb the neural circuit in order to learn about the brain.
The Sloan Research Fellowship will allow the Draelos lab to dig into how their models find underlying features of neural activity, filtering out noise while retaining important details. This approach, exploring what are known as latent dynamics, has been successful in understanding how brain activities drive simple behaviors.
“I feel very grateful to be receiving this honor,” Draelos said. “This award feels like an affirmation of my research plans, and it is exciting to me that the Sloan Foundation senses the same enthusiasm I do by including me in this program.”
Peluse primarily works in additive combinatorics and analytic number theory, but, recently, also has been working on problems in adjacent fields, including ergodic theory, harmonic analysis, representation theory and discrete geometry.
“I’m very honored to have been selected as a Sloan Research Fellow,” Peluse said.
Wang and her lab employ protein engineering to design genetically encoded molecular sensors and actuators to study brain signaling and neurodegenerative diseases.
Their research focuses on pinpointing the timing and locations of neuromodulator release within the brain and investigating their regulatory functions in various neuronal pathways. They also work on designing novel therapeutics for targeting the alpha-synuclein fibrils associated with Parkinson’s Disease.
“We are thrilled and honored to receive the Sloan Research Fellowship,” Wang said. “Thanks to the Sloan foundation for supporting our endeavors in developing molecular sensors and tools, which are instrumental in advancing our study of the neuromodulatory system.”
To date, 57 fellows have received a Nobel Prize, including Moungi Bawendi, last year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Seventy-one have won the National Medal of Science, 17 have won the Fields Medal in mathematics and 23 have won the John Bates Clark Medal in economics, including every winner since 2007.
“Sloan Research Fellowships are extraordinarily competitive awards involving the nominations of the most inventive and impactful early-career scientists across the U.S. and Canada,” said Adam Falk, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “We look forward to seeing how fellows take leading roles shaping the research agenda within their respective fields.”
Open to scholars in seven fields — chemistry, computer science, earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience and physics — the Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded in close coordination with the scientific community. Winners receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship that can be used flexibly to advance the fellow’s research.
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Two biologists win Chan Zuckerberg Initiative competitive neuroscience grant
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Shiau is an associate professor and Yang is an assistant professor in the department of biology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Shiau has a secondary appointment in microbiology and immunology in UNC’s School of Medicine.
The scientists received a 2024 CZI Neuroscience Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Award for their project “Mapping Cholesterol Dynamics across Brain-wide Neural Circuits.” This is only the second cycle of these awards since 2018. The awards are given to a pair of investigators and their teams to use innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to tackle new and bold directions of neuroscience.
The CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network brings together experimental scientists from diverse research fields to accelerate fundamental neuroscience and neurodegenerative disease research that leads to the development of new strategies for the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative disorders.
Through their project, Shiau and Yang will study cholesterol dysregulation, which has been linked to a variety of neurological disorders including those causing severe cognitive decline, but the basic questions of exactly how cholesterol is properly maintained for normal brain function remains poorly understood. Scientists still do not understand how irregular brain or body cholesterol levels are associated with altered cognitive abilities.
“We’re diving deep into understanding how cholesterol affects the brain, especially in diseases like Alzheimer’s and after brain injuries,” Yang said. “We’re not just looking at what happens in the brain itself but also considering how cholesterol from the body might impact brain health.”
Shiau and Yang will employ high-dimensional analysis of this complex process by leveraging their complementary expertise. They will use the translucent larval zebrafish as an experimental model to directly visualize and manipulate cholesterol dynamics in the brain and whole body. Combined with cellular-resolution whole-brain activity imaging and computational modeling in behaving animals in controlled virtual reality environments, they will seek to understand how cholesterol impacts brain-wide neural circuits and cognitive functions such as learning and memory.
“The vision of CZI to support science that takes new and bold directions allows investigators to go after big questions they dream of asking but are not possible without the support of high-risk projects and the right fusion of expertise,” Shiau said.
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“This exciting work highlights how research into fundamental biological mechanisms in experimentally tractable organisms like zebrafish can inform our ability to understand, and hopefully one day treat, neurodegenerative diseases,” said Bob Duronio, professor and chair of the department of biology . “It also illustrates how collaborative work from researchers with overlapping but distinct expertise and perspectives is what truly drives innovation.”
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College athlete had brain tumor as a child. Now he works with his surgeon.
Kevin eaise went on to play college baseball before getting a job at children’s hospital of philadelphia as a clinical research assistant.
Kevin Eaise was trying to catch a flyball at a Little League All-Star baseball game when he suddenly saw two balls in the air.
He was 10 years old at the time, and he decided his double vision was because of his contact lenses, he said.
“I thought something was wrong with the contacts, so I kept taking them out and washing them,” Eaise said, recalling that July 2010 day in Monroeville, N.J.
His parents took him to see an ophthalmologist, who noticed something unusual in his optic nerves. He went to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 30 minutes away, for an MRI scan of his head. The results were terrifying: He had a brain tumor and needed surgery right away.
“I remember being scared whether I’d be able to see normally again and play baseball,” said Eaise, now 24. “When you’re a kid, you just want to get back to playing.”
He got the operation quickly and it was a success. Eaise was back to running bases and throwing fast balls one week later.
His surgeon, Phillip B. Storm , chief of neurosurgery and co-director of the hospital’s Neuroscience Center , said the tumor on Eaise’s brain stem had blocked the flow of spinal fluid — a condition called obstructive hydrocephalus . It can be fatal if left untreated.
Storm used a tiny camera to see inside Eaise’s brain and reroute the fluid, but he didn’t remove the tumor, which was benign.
“In this age group, this particular kind of tumor will usually stop growing,” Storm said. “It was the pressure building up in Kevin’s head from the fluid that was making him sick.”
After the successful surgery, Eaise and his family stayed in touch with Storm. Eaise went on to play baseball for the University of Pennsylvania from 2019 to 2022, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was in in a post baccalaureate program in 2023. Storm attended a few of the games, and the two would meet for lunch now and then.
“As I grew older, I became more thankful for what Dr. Storm had done for me when I was 10,” said Eaise, who was named 2022 Ivy League Pitcher of the Year . “I realized how lucky I was that everything had worked out so well.”
Now, about 14 years after his surgery, Eaise is back at the same hospital, this time as a clinical research assistant working alongside the same doctor who made it possible for him to resume an active life.
A child didn’t have pajamas for pajama day. His bus driver bought him some.
Eaise, who was hired by the hospital last summer, talks to Storm’s pediatric patients and their parents to ask for permission for the patient’s tumor tissue to be studied at the hospital’s research institute . He explains the hospital’s mission to find better ways to treat brain tumors, and he also transfers samples from the operating room to the lab.
“Kevin has a calm demeanor and he’s great with the families because he can relate to what they’re going through,” said Storm, 55.
“They see this good-looking, strapping baseball player and they feel better, knowing he’s doing well in life,” he said. “Kevin brings a lot of hope and confidence to kids and parents going through a stressful time.”
Eaise recently shared his story with Philadelphia’s 6-ABC News .
Eaise said he has talked to several children who had the same kind of tumor that he did, tectal glioma .
“Being a part of their fight is important to me,” he said. “If they’re on the fence about participating in research, I’ll let them know that I was in the same situation needing brain surgery, and that helps open up a conversation.”
“I haven’t had anyone say ‘no’ yet,” he said.
I’d only met my neighbor a few times. When she died I took in her dog.
Eaise graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in health care markets and finance. His minor was neuroscience. He wants to pursue a medical career and has applied to several medical schools. He is starting to hear back from them, he said.
“I don’t know exactly what I want to do yet, but I’m definitely interested in the brain,” Eaise said. “And I would really like to work in pediatrics.”
Eaise’s parents, Kevin and Debbie Eaise, started a family foundation after his surgery to help fund research for innovative treatments of brain tumors — the deadliest form of childhood cancer , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While many types of childhood brain cancers have a survival rate of 75 percent , some brain tumors like glioblastoma have a more grim prognosis, with only a 25 percent survival rate. The Eaise Family Foundation has raised almost $1 million so far to try to help boost those odds, Kevin Eaise said.
“My parents did a good job of making me realize that I was one of the lucky ones,” he said.
During his trips to the hospital for his annual checkup and MRI, which he did until he was 20, Eaise said he was sometimes the only patient in the waiting room with a healthy head of hair.
“I’d see kids who were struggling through chemotherapy and radiation, and I looked up to them for how brave they were,” he said. “That always stayed with me as I grew up.”
His current research job has helped confirm that he’s on the right career path, he said. Last November, he traveled to Delaware with Storm to share his story at Storm’s former prep school, Archmere Academy.
“I’m really happy that I connected with him when I was young, even though it was an unfortunate circumstance at the time,” Eaise said. “Making a difference with him now at the hospital where I was a patient means a lot.”
Two women chatted in a bathroom. They soon realized they were each a match for the other’s husband, who needed a kidney.
Storm said he, too, is awed at his former patient’s path.
“Kevin went from thinking he might need glasses to needing brain surgery,” he said. “I’m humbled and inspired every day that he wanted to join us.”
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