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Research Assistant- POWER Lab

Company: Boys Town National Research Hospital
Location: Omaha
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a full-time research assistant position with the Physiology of Walking & Engineering Rehabilitation (PoWER) Laboratory at the Institute for Human Neuroscience at Boys Town National Research Hospital ( Join a vibrant and growing group of cognitive neuroscientists in Omaha using state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment and resources in the new 15,000+ square foot Institute for Human Neuroscience building, with ample opportunities for career growth and development. We are looking for a friendly, outgoing applicant with the ability to maintain a positive attitude under pressure. Applicants with interest and previous experience in research and/or interest in physical or occupational therapy will be given preference, but the PoWER Lab maintains a broad umbrella of existing projects and primarily seeks the best candidates to join our team. Major research-dedicated tools in the Institute include two 306-sensor Neo Magnetoencephalographic (MEG) systems, Optically Pumped Magnetometry (OPM), high-density EEG for mobile brain imaging, and a 3T Siemens Prisma magnet. The PoWER lab also has state-of-the-art equipment for the biomechanical analysis of human movement, and several upper and lower extremity robotic devices that are used during therapy and motor learning/control experiments.

Successful applicants will have extensive opportunities to learn the latest neuroscience/biomechanical methods, conduct hands-on research with human participants, receive daily clinical experience, as well as one on one patient interactions, and co-author manuscripts. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Assists in the preparation of stimuli and development of appropriate test procedures.
  • Assists in research tool preparation, data collection, and procedures in research studies which may include animals, human subjects, etc.
  • Maintains a detailed record of test conditions and results.
  • Assists in the calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • Assists in the development of software for data collection and data analysis.
  • Assists in the design, construction, and maintenance of electronic devices used in laboratories, including PCs, audio equipment, and special purpose interfaces.
  • Assists in the recruitment, scheduling, and testing in research studies using human subjects.
  • Uses computers to analyze and plot results of experiments. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
    • Ability to apply knowledge gained through coursework in psychology, speech and hearing, biology, chemistry, physics, and/or computer science.
    • Ability to operate and calibrate lab equipment and other electronic devices.
    • Ability to operate a personal computer and audio equipment.
    • Ability to apply math aptitude in order to perform data analyses and generate results.
    • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
    • Job requires interpersonal skills, close attention to details, math aptitude, and flexibility in duties performed. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • High school diploma required.
      • Minimum of one year of college coursework or equivalent experience required.
      • Based on area of assignment, bilingual skills may be required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
        • Coursework with an emphasis in psychology, speech and hearing, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, or a research related area is preferred. About Boys Town: Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference. Our employees are our supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life. This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-.

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