Clinical Research Intern Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, Duke University Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, Duke University

We are seeking applicants for a full time research assistant in the laboratory of Raj Morey, M.D. Dr. Morey’s lab ( affiliated with the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University and also the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center at the Durham VA Medical Center. The lab is conducting research in several areas including (i) functional and structural brain changes in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), (ii) genetic effects on brain function in PTSD, and (iii) structural brain changes in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our research uses advanced neuroimaging methods such as functional MRI to visualize brain activity.

Candidates who like interacting with patients, working in an academic research environment, and have future career goals involving neuroscience research are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities of the research assistant will include recruitment and enrollment of patients into research studies, administering research procedures such as MRI scans, administering behavioral studies, and psychiatric assessments. Candidates should have experience with research instruments for diagnostic assessment of psychiatric disorders such as PTSD. Other research related activities will include collecting and recording research data, maintaining data integrity, performing data analysis with basic statistical methods, and developing experimental procedures. The candidate should be able to search scientific literature, create figures and tables from experimental data for manuscripts and grants.

Applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in neuroscience, biology, psychology, statistics, or other related scientific fields. Prior research experience in a clinical setting with clinical patients is desirable but not essential. Strong interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication, teamwork, and independent work are required. Technical skills including basic statistical knowledge, computer programming, and cognitive neuroscience are important. Candidates should be available for a two year commitment. Interested candidates should apply with their CV and cover letter/research statement.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 – $22.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We are currently working largely remotely; however, the RA in this position will be expected to conduct in-person study visits on site when necessary.


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Human subject/patient: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Research: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative — innovative and risk-taking
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

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Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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