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Post Baccalaureate Research Assistant

Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Closing date
Jun 25, 2021

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Area
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Details

What We Are Looking For


The Post Baccalaureate Research Assistant assists on a project funded by the National Science Foundation. This project investigates the interplay of sleep, creativity, and STEM learning using polysomnography, actigraphy, and fMRI neuroimaging.  


The Post Baccalaureate Research Assistant will join Dr. Scullin’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition (SNAC) Laboratory ( You will collaborate with the Baylor Psychometric Laboratory (Dr. Alex Beaujean) and the fMRI neuroimaging core at the VISN 17 Center of Excellence (Dr. Steve Nelson). The selected applicant will be a part of an energetic group of researchers who take a team science approach to investigating the basic mechanisms of cognition, how sleep physiology affects those cognitive mechanisms, and how to restore or compensate for cognitive deficits in advancing age and in Alzheimer’s disease.  


A Bachelor’s degree is required. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills, display sound judgment, and be dependable. Experience working in a research laboratory, particularly with sleep or neuroimaging procedures, is preferred but not required. 


To apply, please visit: Post Baccalaureate Research Assistant


Inquiries about this position can be directed to Dr. Michael Scullin at Applicants must provide a CV or resume, cover letter, an unofficial transcript, and contact information for at least three references.


What You Will Do

Duties include:

  • Study preparation
  • Data collection
  • Data entry
  • Data analysis and dissemination
  • Manage the lab environment
  • Coordinate other laboratory personnel

Travel between the sleep laboratory facilities and the fMRI neuroimaging facilities (10 min drive) is required as are a valid Texas Driver's License. 


What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus.  To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.


Explore & Engage

Learn more about Baylor and our strategic vision, Illuminate.  Also, explore our great hometown of Waco and the many opportunities to engage locally.  If you are new to Central Texas, This is Waco!


About Baylor
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled



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