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Clinical Research Technician in Applied Visual Neuroscience

Research Staff - Lab Member
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Two-year appointment

Job Description

The Laboratory for Visual Disease and Therapy at the Burke Neurological Institute is seeking applications for a clinical research technician position at the Burke Neurological Institute, affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. In addition to the beneficial experience of working in a translational research environment, weekly seminars from internationally recognized speakers, journal clubs, and a strong emphasis on collaboration, make BNI an exceptional training environment. The successful applicant will join a team whose mission is to develop and test quantitative, objective methods for assessing and treating neurological dysfunction in humans.

When clinicians want to assess neurological impairment and recovery following injury to the brain, the available methods are often subjective and insensitive to small changes. As a result, we know surprisingly little about what makes neuro-rehabilitation therapies effective or ineffective. The lack of evidence-based practice is a major barrier to creating more effective therapies for people with neurological injuries or disease. You will join an NIH-funded research program led by Dr. Glen Prusky, and a team of others in working to advance neurological assessment and therapy. We are using new technology to make objective, quantitative measurements -including eye-tracking measurements- to build practicable tools for neuro-rehabilitation.

The position is part of a research collaboration between the Burke Neurological Institute, a leader in the science of neurorehabilitation located in White Plains, NY, and Blythedale Childrens Hospital, a leader in pediatric neurorehabilitation located nearby in Valhalla, NY. The position will be largely devoted to making vision assessments in human subjects in a safe, ethical, and reliable way, and in maintenance of compliance documents related to clinical studies. The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of activities including collection, analysis, documentation and interpretation of information related to medical and research information. The job responsibilities require an individual who has good oral communication skills, the ability to work with vulnerable populations and communicate with their families, proficiency with MS Office, project management skills, attention-to-detail in maintaining records of research activities and record databases, flexibility in schedule to clinical needs and providing and the wiliness to perform laboratory support to other team members as necessary.

The position is available to start immediately, and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Applicants should be willing to commit to a 2 year appointment; the term may be renewable. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and standard benefits will be offered.


Preferred qualifications include the minimum of a bachelors degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline, with experience with one or more of the following: pediatrics, working in a hospital environment, physical therapy, occupational therapy, human behavior, computer programming, data analysis. Knowledge of visual system structure and function, fluency in Spanish, and clinical experience with children is desirable, but not required. Compensation includes National Institutes of Health scale salary and full health benefits.

How to Apply

To apply, interested candidates should complete the online application, upload a cover letter outlining your skills, interests, relevant experience; a resume/CV, and include three contacts for references.

About the Institute

The Burke Neurological Institute is a nonprofit leading scientific research institute devoted to advancing the study of neurological diseases and injuries. The overarching goal of the Institute, an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine, is to leverage the most innovative and highest quality neuroscience to restore brain and spinal cord function in those with neurological injury including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, age related macular degeneration. Twenty faculty funded by federal and private agencies work alongside 100 individuals on a beautiful 60-acre campus in White Plains, New York, 15 miles from the heart of New York City.

Burke Neurological Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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Lab Director
Laboratory for Visual Disease and Therapy
Burke Neurological Institute


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