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The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation welcomes inquiries about open positions at our center. Current open positions:

Summer Internship

Research Assistant in Clinical Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Clinical Neurophysiologist

Neurophysiologic Signals/Data Analyst

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Clinical Fellowship

Summer Internships

The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation offers Summer Internships to 3 motivated students each year. Students will have the opportunity to observe neuroscience research under the direction of a BA-CNBS faculty member. Students must be able to commit to 6 weeks or more in order to be considered.

To Apply: Please email a CV or resume and a recommendation letter from professional or academic reference by March 15 to Alisha Wilkinson: arwilkin@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Application Period for Summer 2017 is now open.

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Research Assistant in Clinical Neurosciences

We are looking for a research assistant to join the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation. Applicants must be well organized and able to coordinate multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously. Working well with staff, patients and participants is vital. Primary duties will include coordinating and running research visits, data analysis, and study write-ups. Further, the candidate will work with administrative staff to ensure regulatory procedures are followed appropriately. There is also the opportunity to directly observe the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurological disorders at clinical appointments and hospital wards.

We are particularly interested in those with a psychology or cognitive neuroscience background although majoring in either of these is not a prerequisite. Any experience in statistical analysis, fMRI analysis, EEG, TMS or Matlab is an asset but not required. However, a willingness to learn is a must. The position will provide valuable experience in both clinical and basic research, and is a great opportunity for those interested in a future career in medicine or cognitive neuroscience. Previous research assistants have matriculated to highly competitive graduate and medical school positions.

The ideal candidate would be willing to accept the position for 2 years, though a shorter time frame may be an option. All interested applicants should send a CV/Resume; a brief statement of interests and future plans; and arrange for a reference letter to be sent via e-mail or letter to:Alisha Wilkinson arwilkin@bidmc.harvard.edu.

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Neurophysiologic Signals/Data Analyst

The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, headed by Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, is a world leader in research and development, clinical application, and teaching of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques, and their integration with fMRI, EEG and cognitive tasks, applied to human neuroscience and clinical neurology and psychiatry.

The ideal candidate for the neurophysiologic signals/data analyst will have a masters or PhD degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science or related fields, a strong background in signal processing, and experience with EEG and fMRI analysis. Experience with programming in Matlab is required, and familiarity with other programming languages (bash, cshell, python), EEG processing software (EEGLab, Fieldtrip, Cartool), and/or MRI software (FSL, SPM, freesurfer) is preferred. The position will entail the development of data processing and analysis pipelines, analysis and interpretation of EEG & fMRI data, and teaching and supervision of students and technicians.

This position is full-time and inclusive of a full, standard benefits package.

To apply, please send the following to Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
c/o Alisha Wilkinson arwilkin@bidmc.harvard.edu :

    1. Curriculum vitae

    2. One-Page statement of experience and career goal

    3. Two letters of recommendation

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Clinical Neurophysiologist

The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, headed by Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, is a world leader in research and development, clinical application, and teaching of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques, and their integration with fMRI, EEG and cognitive tasks, applied to human neuroscience and clinical neurology and psychiatry.

The ideal candidate for the clinical neurophysiologist position will have specialty training in clinical neurophysiology including electromyogram (EMG), electroencephalogram (EEG), and, ideally, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The position will entail the development and testing of standardized data acquisition protocols, especially TMS protocols such as SICI, LICI, PAS, and rTMS induced plasticity. The position will involve interaction with both neurological and psychiatric patients and include teaching and supervision of students and technicians.

This position is full-time and inclusive of a full, standard benefits package.

To apply, please send the following to Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
c/o Alisha Wilkinson arwilkin@bidmc.harvard.edu :

    1. Curriculum vitae

    2. One-Page statement of experience and career goal

    3. Two letters of recommendation

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Post-doctoral Research Fellow

The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University aims to evaluate and improve the health and wellbeing of former professional football players. The Study is funded by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and is one of the largest sports research projects ever undertaken. The Study is researching the prevalence and severity of medical conditions that affect the quality and longevity of life of football players and working to identify and prioritize promising new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat those conditions that afflict them. The Study strives to meet its aims by collecting data directly from players, by supporting innovative research through pilot awards, and by investigating ethical considerations of players’ conditions. The research program sits within Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center. Harvard Catalyst facilitates clinical and translational research throughout the 27 Harvard schools and Academic Healthcare Centers (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and others) by educating and training investigators, providing tools and technologies that enable their research, and bringing diverse communities together to accelerate the pace of investigation.

The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral research fellow (PhD, MD or MD/PhD) who will help to further study design, write IRB protocols, and conduct data analysis under the guidance and direction of our lead investigators. Additional responsibilities include coordinating with the IRB, presenting work at local and national meetings, and writing scientific manuscripts. The position will be co-mentored by Drs. Alvaro Pascual-Leone and William Meehan. This is a one- year position with the option to renew annually.

Requirements

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD or MD/PhD) in a relevant area; including any medical specialty or scientific field with a dedicated interest in the care of athletes. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information discreetly is required.

Other preferred requirements include:

  • Ability to design and conduct data analysis for cross-sectional and longitudinal studies
  • Proven ability and experience in a subset of SAS, SPSS or related statistical packages
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Speak fluently in English.

Please submit letter of interest, CV and one copy of any relevant publication and the names/address of three references to Dr. Supriya Krishnan Supriya_krishnan@hms.harvard.edu

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Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Clinical Fellowship

The department of Neurology and the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Harvard Medical School (HMS) are seeking a clinical fellow with training in neurology or psychiatry. Applicants must be committed to working across these two disciplines, and conduct a feasible and potentially impactful translational research project.

The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Fellowship in Clinical Neurosciences is a joint effort between the neurology and psychiatry departments at BIDMC, designed as a three-year fellowship including both clinical and research mentoring and training. Fellows will be matched with two mentors: one from the psychiatry faculty, and one from the neurology faculty at Harvard Medical School. Seed funding and appropriate mentoring and support from the Harvard community will be provided for the research project. Qualified candidates must be board certified in neurology or psychiatry, and have independent research goals and clinical interests.

We are now accepting applications for a start date of July 1, 2018.

To apply, please send the following to Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
c/o Alisha Wilkinson ( arwilkin@bidmc.harvard.edu ) by March 17, 2017:

    1. Curriculum vitae (NIH format)
    2. One-page statement of experience and career goals
    3. Two letters of recommendation

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Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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