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Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant

Full Time

Massachusetts General Hospital

About the Role

We are delighted to offer an opportunity at the Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery at Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. As the Clinical Neurotechnology Research Assistant (CNRA), you will be an integral part of our groundbreaking brain-computer interface research.

Our primary mission is to develop and rigorously test the BrainGate2 brain-implantable neural interface system (more information at This revolutionary system aims to empower individuals with physical disabilities, allowing them to operate computers and other assistive devices simply by imagining the movement of their own hand.

As the CNRA, you will be on the front lines of this pioneering research, directly interacting with clinical trial participants with paralysis in their homes. Your duties will be conducted in accordance with FDA regulations and our investigational plan. This role also involves collecting vital clinical data. Moreover, in collaboration with the renowned translational neuroscience team at Brown University, you will contribute significantly to the advancement of effective brain-computer interfaces for individuals with paralysis and limb loss.

Salary is reflective of experience. Notably, MGH has been acclaimed as the #1 hospital in New England, as recognized by the US News & World Report Best Hospitals for 2022.


  • An undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) with a major or advanced coursework in biology, neuroscience, pre-medical studies, or engineering. Candidates with advanced degrees or pertinent experience are also highly encouraged to apply.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows environments and the capacity to troubleshoot basic computer issues autonomously.

  • Exceptional interpersonal capabilities complemented by outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Outstanding organizational skills and a commitment to meticulous documentation of research activities.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to work independently with little supervision, and ability to coordinate activities with collaborating researchers.

  •  Two-year commitment is required.

  • Availability to travel within a 3-hour radius of Boston or Providence two to four times a week.

Advantageous Skills

  • Prior familiarity with MATLAB.

  • Ease with Apple OS platforms.

  • Acumen in computing technical support.

  • Knowledge of videography and proficiency in Final Cut Pro.

  • Experience in web management.

The MGH Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery (CNTR) develops, tests, and deploys novel neurotechnologies to improve the care of people suffering from diseases or injuries of the nervous system.

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