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Research Assistant I- POWER Lab

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE

Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital

Job Summary:We are recruiting for a full-time research assistant position with the Physiology of Walking & Engineering Rehabilitation (PoWER) Laboratory at the Institute for Human Neuroscience at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Join a vibrant and growing group of cognitive neuroscientists in Omaha using state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment and resources in the new 15,000+ square foot Institute for Human Neuroscience building, with ample opportunities for career growth and development. Applicants with interest and previous experience in engineering and/or interest in physical or occupational therapy will be given preference, but the PoWER Lab maintains a broad umbrella of existing projects and primarily seeks the best candidates to join our team. Major research-dedicated tools in the Institute include two 306-sensor Neo Magnetoencephalographic (MEG) systems, Optically Pumped Magnetometry (OPM), high-density EEG for mobile brain imaging, and a 3T Siemens Prisma magnet. The PoWER lab ( also has state-of-the-art equipment for the biomechanical analysis of human movement, and several upper and lower extremity robotic devices that are used during therapy and motor learning/control experiments.

Successful applicants will have extensive opportunities to learn the latest neuroscience/biomechanical methods, conduct hands-on research with human participants, and co-author manuscripts.

Schedule: Full time, Monday Friday. Start dates are negotiable.


  • Assists in data collection and managing databases. Enters data from testing, managing subject files and keeping track of subject compensation.
  • Assists in the recruitment, scheduling, and testing in research studies using human subjects. Assists in advertising for new studies, phone screens of potential participants, scheduling testing and administering behavioral testing.
  • Uses computers to analyze results of experiments. Assists in processing imaging data and collected behavioral data for different research projects.
  • Serve as a role model for ethical behavior and promote awareness and moral principles of the Mission, Vision, & Values of Boys Town.


  • BA/BS in engineering, biomechanics, neuroscience, or a related field preferred.
  • Previous research experience working with human subjects is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, close attention to details, math aptitude, and flexibility in duties performed.
  • Prior computer programming skills is preferential.

About Boys Town: Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. Our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Date Posted: November 3, 2022

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted November 20, 2022
Date Closes December 20, 2022
Requisition 19800
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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