Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant

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  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in engineering, biology or neuroscience.
  • 1-2 years related experience in neuroscience or electrical or computer engineering.
  • Extraordinary interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a complex, multi-institutional team.
  • Ability to comfortably and sensitively interact with study participants.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to coordinate activities with colleagues at multiple sites.
  • Superb organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to document research activities.
  • Total comfort in Microsoft Windows environments, including ability to troubleshoot simple computer problems independently.
  • Total comfort in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Comfort working with Apple OS.
  • Familiarity with Linux / Unix command line is advantageous.
  • Experience with Python and Matlab / Simulink environments is advantageous.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in the English language.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to travel multiple times per week within a 3-hour radius of Boston. Valid driver’s license required.
  • Safeguards the privacy of information and keeps appropriate information confidential.
  • Ease interacting with and taking direction from multiple levels including physicians, scientists, and engineers via teleconferences and/or videoconferences.
  • Previous photography/videography experience is advantageous.
  • Previous experience in a research environment is advantageous.



Bachelors’ degree and two years of experience in related scientific field, or combination of education and relevant experience. Coursework in engineering, biology, or neuroscience is required.



  • Demonstrated experience applying multidisciplinary scientific principles and practices to perform and assist with experimental design and coordinate laboratory activity.
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis and interpretation of research data, and ability to recognize irregularities and invalid results.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize data and develop models allowing for integration and display of data.
  • Basic experience with scientific software applications, systems, or programs relevant for the job.
  • Ability to coordinate and work with scientific or research staff and assist with technical procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to provide information to scientific and research staff.



Valid CA driver’s license required.



  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.



May work extended or unusual work hours based on research and project requirements.



  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,


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