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We would like to invite applications for a research assistant position in brain imaging and cognition at the Brain Networks and Neurophysiology lab in Dalhousie University, Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine. The primary goal of the project is to develop predictors of treatment outcomes in chronic pain patients with brain imaging.

This position is ideal for students aiming at a career in biomedical research. Candidates who are planning to apply to graduate or medical school will have the opportunity to spend 1-2 years performing full-time research and working side-by-side with leading scientists in the fields of neuroimaging, clinical, and preclinical research.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE: A undergraduate degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Neuroscience, psychology, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field is preferred. Excellent writing skills for grant proposals and scientific papers is a necessary requirements. Familiarity with neuroimaging acquisition methods and systems such as MRI, MEG and EEG. A back ground in neuroscience and brain imaging is an asset. Also desired is experience in human research studies involving clinical screening, patient recruitment, REB, data base and research documentation. Also required is interest in neuroscience and neuroimaging and translational biomedical research.

The successful candidate will be well organized, will demonstrate a thorough and conscientious approach to performing her/his duties, and will be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references, including at least one supervisor, to:

Javeria.hashmi@dal.ca

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