Part-time position as lab technician/research assistant in the Psychology Department at Cornell University. Professor Swallow's lab examines the factors that influence how people perceive, attend to, and remember their everyday experiences. Our research utilizes a variety of techniques to describe the mechanisms involved in each of these processes, including in-lab and online behavioral experiments, eye tracking, and functional neuroimaging (fMRI).
This position will be split between research-related duties (e.g., subject recruitment, task and stimulus design, data collection, processing and analysis) and administrative duties (e.g., IRB documentation, experimental material preparation, undergraduate training and supervision, updating software, website maintenance). The position is geared toward motivated individuals interested in applying to graduate school in psychology or neuroscience in the future, as it will also offer the opportunity to develop independent research projects with the possibility of publication.
This is a part time, benefits eligible, 20 hour per week, 1-year term appointment with possible extension contingent on successful performance and availability of funding.
Formal training beyond a HS diploma of 1 year to 2 years, Associate's degree, 2 years of college coursework or equivalent, more than 6 months and less than 1 year experience or equivalent combination. Coursework in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science, statistics, or related fields. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management, communication, and problem solving skills. Previous experience conducting research in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. Ability to learn new programming languages and skill sets.
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