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Boston University RESEARCH SPECIALIST PET, School of Medicine, Anatomy & Neurobiology in Framingham, Massachusetts

The Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program (FHS-BAP) is responsible for neuropsychological, neurological, and brain imaging exams with participants in all FHS cohorts. We provide ongoing surveillance of participants who have been flagged as possibly having cognitive impairment. We also do consensus review of flagged participants to determine endpoints related to whether they have dementia, to what degree, and due to which etiology.

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This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, non-traditional, dynamically evolving research environment with little supervision. Experience with, or a strong interest in, brain imaging and smartphone based technologies is preferred. Travel throughout New England and other states is required. Gas mileage will be reimbursed. Minimum requirements include a bachelors degree in psychology or related field, some experience in research, a willingness to work non-traditional hours. Reliable transportation to off-site locations is needed. This position is based at the Framingham Heart Study offices in Framingham.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site ( .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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