A research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sule Tinaz, MD, PhD at the Clinical Neurosciences Imaging Center (CNIC), Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine. We conduct clinical and translational neuroimaging research in Parkinson’s disease (PD). We are particularly interested in investigating the brain basis of motor, behavioral, and cognitive symptoms, as well as the brain plasticity changes in response to mental training and physical exercise in PD.
• Training – The successful candidate will receive training in clinical neuroimaging research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that entails subject screening, recruitment, clinical evaluation of research subjects, database management, and MRI data collection and analysis. The participant will also have the opportunity to shadow the Movement Disorders faculty at Yale in the clinics and participate in the Movement Disorders research and video conferences.
• Mentoring – Mentoring includes direct supervision by and one-on-one sessions with Dr. Tinaz, weekly meetings to discuss research progress and troubleshoot experiments, and presentations in CNIC lab meetings.
• Education – Bachelor’s degree preferably in a neuroscience-related field, prior research experience, basic knowledge in statistics, and computer skills (specifically Matlab) are required. Students who are interested in pursuing a graduate or a medical degree are highly encouraged to apply.
The position is available starting immediately. Please respond with CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.