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Neuropsychologist job description

A Neuropsychologist is a medical professional who is an expert in the study of how our brains function and relate to emotion, behavior and cognitive abilities.

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April 13, 2022

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Neuropsychologist responsibilities include:

  • Researching questions about the brain’s structure and functions
  • Conducting experiments on brain functionality
  • Assessing and evaluating the symptoms of brain injuries or abnormal brain functioning, such as strokes, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia

Job brief

We are looking for a Neuropsychologist to join our team and oversee the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from neuropsychological problems.

Neuropsychologist responsibilities include running cognitive tests of patients, evaluating patient needs and diagnosing and treating brain-based disorders.

Ultimately, you will work directly with patients to diagnose their brain-related disorders and oversee the treatment of patients as needed.


  • Devise experimental treatments for specific brain injuries
  • Carry out tests of mental faculties and oversee PET scans, MRIs and other scans.
  • Assist patients in reaching their treatment goals
  • Advise and consult on the development of pharmaceutical drugs that could affect central nervous system functions
  • Perform evaluative duties and offer expert opinions in a forensic context at legal proceedings
  • Participate in conferences and seminars to keep up with recent developments in the field

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Neuropsychologist or similar role
  • A license and certification to practice neuropsychology
  • Experience working on a research team conducting drug trials may be advantageous
  • A strong ability to work in research and clinical contexts
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to remain focused on the task at hand
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Neuropsychologist

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