Technical Associate, MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kanwisher Lab is looking for a Technical Associate to help conduct research on the functional organization of the human brain using fMRI, (occasionally) intracranial recording, magnetoencephalography, eye tracking, behavior, and other methods. Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of research, including designing and programming experiments; conducting fMRI and MEG scans and behavioral experiments; analyzing MRI, MEG, eye tracking, behavior, or other data; debugging Linux server problems; implementing and maintaining analysis software; creating and maintaining lab documentation; managing the lab's computational resources and storage within the department's cluster; providing technical support for lab personnel; and performing some basic administrative duties.

This position is an ideal opportunity for someone with a strong technical background and an interest in cognitive science/neuroscience to explore the field as a possible stepping stone to graduate school.

Required:  bachelor’s degree in cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, psychology, physics, or math; two years’ relevant research experience in cognitive neuroscience; strong math, statistics, and computer skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python, HTML/JavaScript, Git, and shell scripting); programming experience; Mac and Windows troubleshooting skills; solid knowledge of the Linux/UNIX environment; organizational skills; self-motivation; and ability to work effectively with others and to multitask efficiently in a fast-paced environment. 

Preferred: familiarity with the SLURM workload manager, high-performance computing, and Tensorflow or Pytorch; research experience conducting and/or analyzing functional and/or anatomical MRI, MEG, or intracranial experiments; and experience with the state-of-the-art in deep learning and ability to use off-the-shelf pre-trained models, training models from scratch, and evaluation methods.  

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