Joining the Lab



Lab Staff

Holmes Lab invites applications for a full-time software developer to expand the software infrastructure and facilitate the integration, archiving, mining, and sharing of neuroimaging and associated data. Additional duties will include the development of an associated web-based platform for the collection of self-report and behavioral data. This position is particularly suited for computationally minded individuals seeking exposure to clinical/translational neuroscience and the use of big data in neuroinformatics. The successful applicant will join a collaborative multidisciplinary team at the cutting edge of the development and dissemination of digital tools and resources for neuroscience. Multiple simultaneous projects are currently underway requiring a variety of technology skills including full-stack web programming, NoSQL databases and cloud computing, API development, visualization and UX, security, and big data management and analytics. The position involves engaging with many different people and institutions during the entire software lifecycle to support the design, build, and maintenance of mission-critical software for clinical neuroscience research; excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required. Being comfortable in an intellectually charged scientific environment and having a desire to learn and apply new skills while independently managing projects are musts. Position tenure is expected to be at least two years. Interested applicants should send their CV to Dr. Holmes.

Graduate Students

We are looking to recruit new PhD students to begin the fall of 2017. Graduate students will have the freedom to spearhead their own studies (basic, translational, or clinical) while also participating in lab initiated projects. Applicants should have a primary interest in clinical, cognitive, or translational neuroscience. Candidates with experience in computer science, statistics, genetics, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Relevant research experience, basic proficiency with Unix/Linux, and familiarity with scripting languages (e.g., Python) or neuroimaging software packages (e.g., AFNI, BrainVoyager, Freesurfer, FSL, or SPM) is highly desirable. Please note that cognitive neuroscience training is not a prerequisite—however some brain based imaging or genetic experience is preferable. Computer programming experience is similarly important and valuable. About 5 applicants will get an initial phone interview, and several will be invited for in person interviews. This would involve touring the department and meeting with departmental faculty, students, and current lab members. If you have additional specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Holmes. Otherwise, we look forward to reviewing your application.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We have positions available for motivated undergraduates who are looking to gain experience in clinical and cognitive neuroscience. RAs are responsible for providing various forms of research-related support, including recruitment, running, and payment of human subjects, stimulus and paradigm development, and data maintenance and analysis. If you are interested, please email your CV and a brief paragraph describing your reasons for applying to Brad.