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

Research Assistant in Clinical Neuroscience

Summer Internship

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Clinical Fellowship


Research Assistant in Clinical Neuroscience

We are looking for a research assistant to join the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, a Harvard-affiliated center within the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We use a combination of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), functional MRI, Electroencephalography (EEG) and cognitive tasks to explore and understand brain function and cognitive processes, and to diagnose and treat neurological and psychiatric illnesses. The lab is actively involved in research in healthy individuals across the lifespan, as well as in a variety of different disease conditions including Alzheimer’s Disease, Epilepsy, mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Delirium, Aging-Related Cognitive Decline, and others. In addition to working closely with principal investigators on their projects, a successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop and pursue their own research interests.

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, Neuroscience or Engineering background, although majoring in these is not a prerequisite. Any experience in statistical analysis, EEG, TMS, fMRI analysis, or programming (particularly in Matlab or Python) 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, psychology or 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 sent a CV/Resume; a brief statement of interests and future plans; and arrange for a reference letter to be sent via email to: Alisha Roby aroby@bidmc.harvard.edu.

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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 Roby: aroby@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Application Period for Summer 2021 is Closed.

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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, 2022.

To apply, please send the following to Daniel Press, MD.
c/o Alisha Roby ( aroby@bidmc.harvard.edu ) by June 30, 2021:

    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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