Full-time research assistant

Summary of position: 

The laboratory of Dr. Maria Natasha Rajah, Departments of Psychiatry & Psychology, McGill University (Montreal, Canada) is seeking a talented and motivated full-time research assistant, eligible to work in Canada, who is interested in the cognitive neuroscience of memory, aging and dementia prevention. 

Our lab is located at the Douglas Research Centre, McGill University. We are a diverse, open-minded, and motivated group of individuals who thrive on working collaboratively in a supportive environment. Research in our lab uses behavioural and neuroimaging (primarily MRI) methods to study how aging, biological sex, gender, and reserve factors affect brain aging and episodic memory across the adult lifespan. We study adults aged 18 – 80 years of age with and without risk factors for late onset sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease. Our current main project focuses on brain aging and cognition at midlife, with a focus on understanding women’s brain health at menopause. To learn more about the lab please visit our website: http://www.rajahlab.com


Description of tasks: 

The successful applicant will be responsible for: subject recruitment, scheduling and testing; data entry; data quality control; and basic behavioural analysis. They will also have some administrative duties and will have the opportunity to learn how to preprocess and analyze MRI datasets.

Required qualifications: 

The successful candidate must have a BSc or MSc and an educational background in psychology, neuroscience, computer science or related field.

Required skills: 

The successful candidate must have excellent time-management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. An interest in the cognitive neurosciences of aging, memory and dementia prevention is a must. Experience using MS-Office or similar software to create tables, figures, and reports is necessary. Experience with human subject testing, data entry, and brain imaging research is an asset.  Programming and statistical skills are an asset.

Required abilities: 
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English is a must, and the ability to communicate in French is an asset.
  • Ability to conduct basic statistical analysis and work on PC and/or Linux computer systems efficiently.
Location of work: 
CIC Pavilion, Douglas Research Centre
Work schedule: 

35 hrs/week during day-times on weekdays and some weekends 


$20/hr negotiable

Will be required to travel for work?: 
Instructions for submitting application: 

Please submit: 1) a cover letter explaining your interest and relevant experience for this position 2) a C.V. or resume and 3) list of 3 references to maria.rajah@mcgill.ca.

Contact person: 
Dr. M. Natasha Rajah
Posting date: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - Friday, August 20, 2021
Name of immediate supervisor: 

Dr. M. Natasha Rajah, Ph.D.