Description: The Dynamic Social Cognition Lab ( at Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking a candidate for a full-time Research Assistant position who will be responsible for the coordination and execution of studies involving the neural mechanisms of social cognition in patients with schizophrenia and at high-risk of developing schizophrenia. We are looking for a well-organized individual who pays attention to detail and is comfortable working independently and as part of a small team. The DSC Lab is located within the New York State Psychiatric Institute which adjoins the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1) Scheduling of patient interviews and study assessments
2) Administration of neuropsychological tests and symptom rating scales
3) Subject recruitment and consent
4) Data entry using RedCap and Access databases
5) Collection of MRI and eye tracking data
6) Programming of analytic scripts and functions using UNIX, MATLAB

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, experience with data entry and management using RedCap and/or Access Databases, and a firm grasp of statistical methods in psychology or biology.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications: Experience working with protected populations. Experience with fMRI data collection. Understanding of Python programming. Experience working in Linux/Mac OS X based networks.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and your resume with your application on our website at: Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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