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Our laboratory consists of a diverse team with a wide range of clinical and research abilities, including neurologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and neuropsychologists, among others. Each team member brings a unique perspective that enhances the creation of high-quality scientific work. The interdisciplinary nature of our team enables us to place our research findings in a broader context and effectively communicate them to a diverse audience. We believe that joining our laboratory would provide you with the opportunity to experience these diverse perspectives and gain valuable insights from the varied skill sets within our team!
Our team has the opportunity to engage with healthy older adults, individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries, and older adults with memory disorders (including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal dementia, Vascular dementia, Limbic-Predominant Age-Related TDP-43 Encephalopathy, and Primary Age-Related Tauopathy).
Feel free to explore the website to get to know our team and some of our current projects.
We are currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow to assist with Dr. Andrew Budson’s VA-funded research on memory and Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Applicants must be US citizens.
Current research projects involve (1) the use of EEG, event-related potentials (ERPs), structural MRI, and amyloid PET scans to understand changes in veridical and false memories in individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease, (2) assessing the impact of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic in older adults with and without Alzheimer’s disease, (3) developing cognitive strategies and interventions (e.g., using theta-band neurofeedback) to compensate for changes in memory, (4) understanding the relationship between memory, consciousness, and dementia, (5) understanding consolidation in Alzheimer’s disease, and (6) understanding the cause of visual hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies and posterior cortical atrophy.
The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in all aspects of the research projects, including study design, collection of data (behavioral, EEG, imaging, and clinical), data analysis, and manuscript preparation. Additionally, the fellow will have opportunities to set up new equipment (e.g., TMS rig, gaze tracking), and assist with the continued development/piloting of studies, including (1) the assessment of consciousness as a memory system and (2) improving subsequent memory in aging and Alzheimer’s disease by theta oscillatory brain activity modulation. The fellow will be an author of all publications/studies on which they worked.
The fellow is projected to stay for 2 to 3 years (grant end date is 6/30/27) and the position is renewable yearly depending on the availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Successful applicants will have a background in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience, and the ability to write papers, grants, and IRB protocols. A record of publishing research is expected. Knowledge of statistics is required and knowledge of ERP and/or TMS methods and software is preferred. The applicant should be highly motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team. The position is open now, with an anticipated start date of Summer 2024. Salary grade at the GS-11 level for the Boston area is $81,963.
Application Procedure: Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Andrew Budson (email@example.com).
We are currently seeking interns for the summer and the academic year to fulfill a research assistant role. We are looking for students who can work with us for at least a year part-time or ten weeks full-time.
As a Research Assistant (RA), you would play a crucial role in contributing to either project based on your interests and the current needs of our lab. Your responsibilities would include:
Administering EEGs and neuropsychological assessments
Engaging in data entry
Handling regulatory/administrative tasks
Literature review and piloting for upcoming projects