Massachusetts General Hospital - Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

About Massachusetts General Hospital - Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Applications are invited for a research assistant position available May 1, 2017 at the Massachusetts General Hospital Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging ( Our laboratory within the Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging (CiPNI, focuses on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of chronic pain, its influence on autonomic nervous system activity, and its treatment by different therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture. This position will involve the application of state-of-the-art fMRI imaging methods in conjunction with autonomic monitoring under the supervision of Lab director Dr. Vitaly Napadow. Responsibilities will involve acquiring and analyzing data, administrative coordination, and working with different chronic pain patient populations.

Positions are for one year, renewable for up to two years upon mutual agreement; however, a two-year commitment is preferred. Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. in biological sciences, engineering or related fields. Experience in computer programming and image processing is beneficial. It is preferred, but not required, that applicants will have familiarity with fMRI analysis software including FSL, AFNI, and Freesurfer. Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Full-time employees receive full benefits, competitive salaries, and excellent resources for career development. Interested persons should send their CV, including GPA, to Ishtiaq Mawla at the following email:


Research Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 Boston, MA
“I really liked the daily feedback and support I was able to receive from my PI during this remote internship experience, where I focused on the segmentations of two infant brain MRI images and had to label 32 different brain parts in order to help create an atlas for automated segmentations. During the process, the ability to learn about each neuroanatomical structure and where there location was on each brain was certainly a very educational experience, as I was able to tie in knowledge that I learned inside the classroom to my internship. I also liked really liked the hands on experience, as this was a task that professional segmenters would actually complete in research and I was able to independently work at my own pace to segment for 6 - 8 hours a day as I liked, which my PI was very flexible and accomodating with a schedule where I also had to fit driving classes.”

Research Assistant/ Coordinator

June 2016 Boston, MA
“The opportunity to take on a role of an RA in addition to working on my own experiment was challenging but allowed me to grow as an individual. I was given multiple opportunities to work on tasks outside my comfort zone, which can be tedious but is definitely worthwhile. ”
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