Research Assistant Position in the Cognitive Neuroengineering and Wellbeing Laboratory

Drexel University

United States


Job Overview

This Research Assistant position in the Cognitive Neuroengineering and Wellbeing laboratory is for a motivated and dedicated data science researcher to assist with experiments that focus on dynamic brain processes that underlie cognitive excellence, dysfunction and recovery.



A Bachelor's Degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering or related field and 0 to 1 year of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Knowledge of statistics and psychological research methods, strong organizational ability, and excellent communication skills are required. 

Preferred Qualifications: Masters Degree in cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, or behavioral network science with minimum 1-year prior research experience. Candidates with prior knowledge of functional neuroimaging or non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS or tDCS) are desired but not required. Strong organization, excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and to adjust to rapidly changing needs of primary investigator is required.


Essential Functions

Applying mathematically rigorous techniques in neuroimaging (fMRI, MRI, etc.), neuromodulation (TMS, tDCS), to the cognitive data of healthy and neurological populations, the research work examines the intersections between network science and cognitive neuroscience. The goal of this research is to develop novel theoretical and practical approaches to neurorehabilitation in the service of populations with higher cognitive dysfunction. There will be a particular emphasis on examining neuroplasticity during recovery from aphasia (the loss of language function) after stroke. The successful candidate will aid in the development of task stimuli, perform literature reviews, collect and analyze behavioral and neuroimaging data, create and apply code (Matlab, E-prime, Python, etc.), and administer brain stimulation.


Supplemental Posting Information

This position is supported fully or partially by external funds; therefore, the continuation of employment is contingent on receipt of those external funds. 

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation. 

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings. 

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background investigation.


Documents that Must be Associated with this Posting

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Position Location

3201 Chestnut Street, Stratton Hall Suite 118

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