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Seeking applicants for a full time research assistant position (MRI focus)

The Stress and Early Adversity (SEA Lab) at Vanderbilt University has an opening for a full time research coordinator. Coordinators work closely with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in the lab to conduct and coordinate the neuroimaging components of our studies. In our research we examine the neural correlates of emotion regulation and development as well as the cognitive and biological mechanisms that underlie children’s risk for difficulties following exposure to stress. Because our studies span a wide age range, project coordinators have the opportunity to gain valuable research skills and interact with infants, young children, and adults. Our lab is highly collaborative and provides opportunities to explore professional interests within clinical psychology, cognitive and affective neuroscience, and developmental psychopathology.


General Responsibilities:

•Running/assisting with MRI sessions

•Managing and pre-processing MRI data

•Assisting with setup and execution of projects

•Working closely with other lab members to coordinate projects

•Scheduling participants for scan sessions


Expectations and Requirements:

•40 hours per week-schedule is flexible because weekend and evening availability

•At least a 2-year commitment

•Organizing and working with MR data (familiarity with BIDS preferred)

•Programming (python, MATLAB, or bash/tcsh preferred) and/or familiarity with MRI processing software (e.g., FreeSurfer, FSL, SPM)


Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit a CV or resume to the SEA Lab at with “Coordinator Position Application” in the subject line or email with questions. Please include relevant information regarding your availability (e.g., anticipated graduation date, other commitments, etc.).