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Technical Assistant

We are seeking a motivated, organized candidate to work as a research assistant in the Lewis Lab at MIT, an interdisciplinary and collaborative lab focused on advanced brain imaging techniques and the neuroscience of sleep ( In this role, the candidate will assist with all aspects of neuroimaging research (e.g. EEG, fMRI), including patient interactions and project management tasks. Work will take place at MIT and at Massachusetts General Hospital. The role will include activities such as:

  • recruiting and screening participants for neuroimaging studies

  • organizing and assisting with MRI scans, in collaboration with students and postdocs

  • conducting complex neuroimaging experiments with multiple types of data acquisition

  • administrative tasks within the lab (e.g. supply purchasing, record-keeping)

  • contributing to IRB protocols and data quality tracking

  • contributing to processing and analysis of neuroimaging data

  • other project assistance as needed


Our lab is a collegial, professional, and welcoming environment. Please note that since our lab studies sleep, experiments sometimes take place on evenings and weekends. We aim to support all lab members’ professional development, and our past research assistants have gone on to excellent medical and graduate school programs.



  • A bachelor's degree in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, psychology, or related field

  • Ability to enter MRI scanner suite

  • Experience with programming (ideally Matlab or Python)

  • Good interpersonal skills and comfort working with human participants, as well as sensitive handling of confidential information.

  • Ability to work some shifts outside of business hours, including occasional night shifts

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Flexible, adaptable, resourceful, proactive, and collegial

  • Motivation and attention to detail will be essential to the position.


How to apply: Please submit resume/CV, cover letter, and transcripts (unofficial is fine) on the MIT HR website

Postdoctoral Associate or Staff Scientist

If you are interested in a postdoc position in the lab, please email your C.V., cover letter describing research experience and future interests and goals, and names of three references to Laura Lewis,

Graduate Students

The lab primarily admits Ph.D. students through either the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics program or the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences programs at MIT. Admitted students in other departments are also welcome to contact Laura Lewis directly with a description of their background and interests, to discuss possible research projects.

Undergraduate Research Assistants


We currently do not have positions for undergrads in the lab. If you are interested in possible future positions, please fill out this form.

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