The Clinical Neuroscience Lab at Ohio State University aims to train the next generation of clinical scientists devoted to the study of evidence-based lifestyle interventions, neuropsychology, and neuroimaging. In our lab we conduct research studies with clinical populations, engage in scientific discourse/activities with members of the lab, present our findings to the scientific community and to the public, and work with undergraduates as members of our teams. In all spheres of our lab, we strongly value our commitment to diversity and inclusion. These include, but are not limited to, valuing individual differences in race, ethnicity, country of origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical and mental abilities, immigration status, religion, and socioeconomic status. We constantly strive to increase diversity in our research studies by attempting to seek representation across these dimensions. We aim to increase diversity in our lab’s team as we fully appreciate the richness of thought and discourse that comes with that. We acknowledge that discussions of diversity, and progress toward it, are ongoing goals that we must continue to be intentional about. We believe valuing diversity and inclusion is instrumental work in itself but is also imperative for creating a lab culture where all members of the team feel valued, motivated, and engaged in our scientific pursuits.


Our lab is always looking for dedicated individuals with a passion for science. 

Prospective graduate and undergraduate applicants can visit our Prospective Students page for more information or can directly contact Dr. Prakash.

     Research Assistant I

The Clinical Neuroscience Lab, in the Psychology Department, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Research Assistant 1-Social to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field.  The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.


The Clinical Neuroscience Lab is directed by Dr. Ruchika Prakash and the laboratory is funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The lab is currently conducting a number of randomized controlled trials, examining the effects of lifestyle interventions, like exercise training and mindfulness meditation, on cognitive and brain plasticity, in older adults and individuals with multiple sclerosis. RA responsibilities will include administration of neuropsychological tests, psychosocial questionnaires, scoring, data reduction, and interpretation of neuropsychological measures, and neuroimaging data collection at the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging. The successful candidate will get adequate training in both neuroimaging and neuropsychological data collection. The successful candidate will also assist in the general coordination and conduct of research in the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory, including, recruitment of study participants; managing schedules of undergraduates in the lab; assists with miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or neuroscience or an equivalent combination of education and some experience working in a research setting. Desired experiences include previous experience in research settings, preferably with a background in neuropsychological assessment and/or neuroimaging data collection.


To apply, please visit: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/103876


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