Research Technologist I
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Job no: 480242
Work type: Support Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College:
College Of Social Science
Psychology Social Science 10038698
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Clerical Technical- CT, Education/Training, Research/Scientific
The Michigan State University Computational Basis of Cognitive Control Lab (CBCC Lab) is seeking a full-time laboratory coordinator for the next year, with the possibility of a longer appointment based on performance. The laboratory coordinator will work under the Principal Investigator (PI) on research projects and will develop, improve, and implement a variety of complex laboratory procedures to contribute to the timely completion and success of research projects. He/she will assist in all aspects of the research process and will also supervise and train undergraduate students. The position will begin immediately and will include a competitive salary and benefits.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in both psychology and mathematics – with strong skills in research design and statistical analyses; up to six months of related work experience in psychology research; or expansive work experience in basic research techniques in the specific or related field; word processing, spreadsheet; database; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills; strong computer skills, including extensive experience with Python, Java, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, E-Prime suite, MATLAB, SPSS software; experience with web design (WordPress, DokuWiki); strong communication, writing, and proofreading skills; excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multitask; strong verbal communication skills; ability to work independently to meet deadlines. The desired candidate will also possess the following qualities: reliability, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, trouble shooting, outstanding leader with strong team-building skills; experience in programming computerized psychological experiments and computerized experiment design specifically using Python (pyEPL – in lab studies) and Java (online mTurk studies) scripting languages, including experience in programming tasks for an EEG environment; at least two years of experience supervising and training undergraduate research assistants in research protocols; lastly, experience with the administration of EEG experimental tasks and analysis of electrophysiological data.
Required Application Materials
Cover letter stating candidates interest in the position
Resume or CV
8 - 5
Description of End Date
This is limited term position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Bidding eligibility ends on 12/12/17 at 11:55 PM.
Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time
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