Research Technician II - Neural Signal Analysis

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7103945 (Ref:12081-en_US)

Posted: June 26, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Sheth Lab is looking for a motivated Research Technician II to support efforts toward developing an adaptive deep brain stimulation system for treating refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder. This research work is part of a large collaborative NIH UH3 clinical trial. Primary roles includes neural and video data curation, and analysis of neural and video data to better understand the neural pathways underlying positive affect. 

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Job Duties

  • Analyzes neural data to draw correlations between cortico-striatal connectivity and positive affect estimated via computer vision analysis of videos.
  • Curates' neural data, video, audio, and behavioral task data.
  • Synchronizes video and audio recordings using existing MATLAB code.
  • Evaluates neural data quality (assesses impact of deep brain stimulation artifacts).
  • Debugs and improves existing MATLAB audio and video synchronization code.
  • Assists with data collection.
  • Provides technical assistance to human study participants collecting data at home.
  • Assists in installation of phone and tablet applications required for human data collection at home.
  • Tracks participant data collection at home and encourages participant compliance.
  • Assists with conducting adaptive DBS experiments and electrophysiological data collection with participants in the clinic. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a Basic Science or related field.
  • Experience with Electrophysiology signal analysis. 
  • Experience in programming that includes Matlab and Python. 



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Job posting number:#7103945 (Ref:12081-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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