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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate I

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Research - Scientific

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McGovern Institute for Brain Research

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Office of Provost

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, McGovern Institute for Brain Research (multiple openings), to work with Dr. Ev Fedorenko. Will assist with research on the cognitive and neural basis of language. Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of research, including designing, programming, and conducting behavioral, fMRI, and MEG experiments; analyzing behavioral, fMRI, MEG, and ECoG data; updating the lab website; implementing and maintaining analysis software; providing technical support for lab personnel; and performing some basic administrative duties. The position is ideal for individuals considering future graduate study in cognitive science or neuroscience.

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REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, psychology, physics, or math; two years of relevant experience; strong math, statistics, and computer skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python, shell scripting); programming experience; Mac and Windows troubleshooting skills and solid knowledge of the Linux/UNIX environment (data server is Linux); and experience conducting and/or analyzing fMRI/MEG/ECoG experiments. Seek an organized, self-motivated, and independent individual who can multitask efficiently in a fast-paced environment and work as part of a team. Job #19487 4/8/21