About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate who has long-term plans to attend graduate school in vision science, cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology or related fields, and seeks additional research experience. The ideal candidate would make a two-year commitment.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include human subjects data collection (including subject recruitment and scheduling), basic data analysis (plotting graphs, etc.), database management, and equipment calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting. Data collection includes the Technician being a subject in experiments. Recruiting and supervising undergraduate research assistants is required. In addition, some administrative work is required, including writing laboratory and study-related documentation and purchasing supplies. The Technician will have daily/weekly progress report meetings with the lab head, and will participate in regular lab meetings including making presentations of data.
Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, cognitive science, or a related field is required. Some background in perception (especially vision) is a plus. Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills is important. Working knowledge of office computer software and basic computer skills; some familiarity with coding (especially Matlab) is a plus but not required. Data collection will include measurements on the research Technician her/himself, so normal color vision is a requirement.
Salary Grade: 44
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Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.