The Neurorehabilitation Lab (NL) offers comprehensive experiences in clinical psychology and translational research at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Jamaica Plain. These experiences include working closely with clinical psychologists on a variety of research activities for ongoing clinical trials investigating cognitive rehabilitation and non-invasive brain stimulation in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Students interested in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, pre-med, or related fields are encouraged to inquire.

Student Volunteer Internships:

We are currently accepting applications for student volunteers to assist with ongoing projects evaluating the effect of cognitive rehabilitation and non-invasive brain stimulation on cognition and psychiatric symptoms in veterans with blast-induced TBI (ages ranging from 21-50). Research participants undergo a battery of neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric measures, as well as a sleep quality monitoring (using actigraphy).

Training opportunities for this internship include:

  • Training in subject recruitment and screening
  • Training in administering neuropsychological tests and questionnaires
  • Sleep quality monitoring using actigraphy
  • Data collection, scoring, and management of database
  • Performing statistical analyses
  • Conducting literature research
  • Assisting in the preparation of grants, manuscripts, and professional presentations

Applicant should possess a keen interest in a career involving research. Other important qualifications include strong computer skills, a background in research methodology and statistics, and the maturity and interpersonal sensitivity necessary for working in a clinical setting. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who want to strengthen their research skills before applying to graduate or professional programs.

The position requires a minimum time commitment of 10 hrs/week for at least 6 months. Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA > 3.2. A background in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or related fields is a plus.

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit: 1) a letter describing their interest in a position and related career goals, 2) a resume, 3) a current transcript, and 4) a letter of recommendation to:

Dr. Yelena Bogdanova
Psychology Research (12-A)
VA Boston Healthcare System
150 South Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130