Sunday, May 26, 2024

Health, Brain, and Cognition Lab

PI:  Michelle W. Voss

Contact:  Bryan Madero

Project and Position Details
The goal of our research is to determine how health and health behaviors effect cognitive and brain aging. This includes examining mechanisms associated with declines in cognitive function associated with aging or age-related neurological disease, and determining how we may intervene for improved performance and quality of life. To study health behaviors, we are interested in how people learn new behaviors or improve cognitive abilities to do so, and the lifestyle factors that effect cognition, behavior change, and brain wellness.

Research assistants will gain valuable experience with cognitive neuroscience research. Specifically, the research assistant will assist with subject recruitment and assessments, behavioral/fMRI data collection, quality control of neuroimaging data, and learn statistical analysis. If motivated, the applicant will also have the opportunity to learn advanced neuroimaging methods and develop research projects. Assistants are also encouraged to attend regular journal clubs to discuss the most up-to-date scientific literature.

Preference for applicants planning to pursue advanced training in a related area (e.g., PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience) or background in statistical and computer science programming. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Time Commitment
A two-semester and minimally 6-10 weekly hour commitment is preferred, but not required

Volunteer (Optional registration for URES:3992, 0-credit transcript recognition)
Academic Credit (1-4 Semester Hours)

Start Date
Immediate, Near future, Fall semester, Spring semester, Summer semester

Ongoing, potential to be a continuous position

Application Instructions
If interested, please apply through the link below. Once submitted, please email our lab manager, Chris Oehler ( to inform us of your interest.