Research Assistant

Position: We are seeking a highly motivated and organized candidate to work as a research assistant in the Lewis Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, an interdisciplinary and collaborative lab focused on advanced brain imaging techniques and the neuroscience of sleep. Position will be ideal for someone seeking to develop their research skills before moving on to graduate or medical school. The role will involve conducting neuroimaging and EEG studies, managing clinical research (e.g. participant recruitment and screening), programming experiments, assisting with data analysis (e.g. image processing), managing clinical trials documentation, and managing lab infrastructure and organization. This position is expected to be a 2 year commitment, and we aim to support the long-term career goals of the person in this role; our past RAs have presented research work at conferences and gone on to medical and graduate schools. Target start date is around June-July 2021.


Requirements: Candidates should have enthusiasm for neuroscience and computational research. A bachelor's degree in related field (e.g. neuroscience, psychology, engineering, computer science) is required, and a quantitative or computational background is helpful for this role (programming experience in Matlab or Python is a plus). Good interpersonal skills and comfort working with human participants are needed. Organizational skills, motivation, and attention to detail will be essential to the position. Because some of our studies are on the neuroscience of sleep, occasionally some experiments take place at night - candidates should be open to a schedule that will not always conform to typical office hours.


How to apply: Please email C.V., transcripts (unofficial is fine), cover letter, and names of three references to Laura Lewis,

Postdoctoral Associate

Position: We have an opening for a postdoctoral associate to lead multimodal neuroimaging studies of brain function in Laura Lewis' lab at Boston University, aiming to advance computational and systems neuroscience of the human brain. This position offers the opportunity to develop computational neuroimaging approaches using state-of-the-art MR techniques, and study the neural basis and cognitive consequences of sleep, wake, arousal, and attentional states. We use fast fMRI, multimodal imaging (EEG-fMRI, PET-fMRI, ASL), computational modeling, ultra-high field (7 Tesla) imaging, and other multimodal approaches to measure and analyze brain function across diverse states. The lab is a fast-paced and interdisciplinary environment that supports its members in achieving their long-term research and career goals, and has strong collaborations throughout the Boston-area computational neuroscience and neuroimaging communities.

Requirements: We encourage applications from a wide variety of fields, seeking candidates with highly motivated and creative approaches to engineering and/or neuroscience. Candidates should have or expect to receive a Ph.D. in related field (e.g. neuroscience, engineering, physics, psychology). Desired skills include a strong quantitative or computational background, proficiency in programming (e.g. Matlab or Python), and past experience in fMRI and/or electrophysiology would be an asset. Start date is flexible. 

How to apply: Please email C.V., cover letter describing research experience and future interests and goals, and names of three references to Laura Lewis,

Graduate Students

We accept graduate students through the departmental program at BU Biomedical Engineering or the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. Current students can contact Laura Lewis directly with a description of their background and interests, to discuss possible research projects and rotations.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We do not have openings for undergraduate research assistants in Spring 2021. Feel free to check back for future semesters.

How to apply: Interested students can fill out this form