Research Support Associate 1

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE 1, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), to join the Computational Cognitive Science Lab.

  • Will serve as a primary contact for the PI;
  • assume a broad range of lab support duties, including coordinating lab-wide events, monitoring inventory, assisting with the selection/sourcing/purchasing of equipment/supplies, managing vendor relationships, and maintaining equipment service records/contracts;
  • assist researchers with programming in support of computational cognitive modeling and behavioral experimentation and potentially AI applications;
  • assist with the grant submission and oversight process, helping coordinate proposal components and progress reports, and overseeing expenditures;
  • coordinate reporting and inspections; oversee protocol implementation and renewals; coordinate lab financial and administrative management with BCS and CSAIL headquarters’ staff, including oversight of subcontracts, budget preparation and monitoring, database management, and report preparation;
  • collaborate on maintaining lab website, shared server, data storage, software/licenses, lab calendar, desktop/work stations, and other online resources/equipment; gather and analyze information;
  • serve as liaison to other MIT departments;
  • work with PI on personnel hiring/onboarding/reappointments;
  • help oversee lab personnel and their projects’ status;
  • serve as a resource to students/postdocs; and
  • perform additional duties as requested.

Will be encouraged to develop and pursue collaborative research projects, participate in lab activities, and take relevant courses at MIT.


Job Requirements


  • high school diploma or its equivalent; interest in cognitive science, neuroscience, and/or artificial intelligence; initiative; flexibility; ability to develop and
  • maintain complex organizational systems;
  • programming experience;
  • minimal website development experience;
  • comfort interacting with a range of people, including undergraduate students and community members;
  • self-motivation;
  • and ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment.

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