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Opening for Research Assistant in the Cogan Lab at Duke University

The Cogan Lab (PI: Gregory Cogan) at Duke University is seeking a research assistant/lab manager to start in the Fall/Winter of 2019.


Research in the lab focuses on understanding the neural computations that underlie speech, language, and cognition. We use a combination of invasive recordings in adult and pediatric epilepsy patients: stereo-electroencephalography – SEEG, and electrocorticography – ECoG, and non-invasive recordings in healthy participants: electroencephalography – EEG. We also collaborate closely with the Viventi Lab ( – Department of Biomedical Engineering) to develop high density/channel count micro-electroencephalography (µECoG – < 2 mm spacing, up to 1024 channels) to record from functional neurosurgery patients (e.g. epilepsy, movement disorders, tumor patients) to better understand the micro-scale of human cognition. See the lab website for more information:


Responsibilities include subject recruitment, data collection, data management, data analysis, helping to write papers for publication, and general administrivia.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about a career in science/medicine/engineering, self-motivated, independent, creative, and have interest in speech/language, and/or cognitive/systems neuroscience. They will also have great interpersonal skills and a strong willingness to learn.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. Neuroscience, Psychology, Engineering, Biology, etc.), and experience with programming in Matlab and/or Python.

Duke University is an excellent and highly interdisciplinary place for research. Collaborators span multiple departments/institutes including the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology and Neuroscience, Neurology, and Biomedical Engineering.

The position is open until filled. Interested applicants can send a CV, a brief statement of interest, as well as contact information for two references to:


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