26 days old

Research Assistant I

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
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Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Research Assistant I

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Position Number

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The Mutual Understanding Lab in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College is searching for a highly motivated research assistant to work on a project investigating the cognitive and neural basis of human mutual understanding. The project will involve a mix of eye-tracking, neuroimaging, and electrophysiology. It will be an excellent opportunity for individuals planning to attend graduate school in psychology or cognitive neuroscience in the future.

Position Purpose

To set up and conduct a variety of laboratory tests and experiments in support of research studies directed at understanding human social interaction and alterations of communication deficits in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The ideal start date for the position is August, 2020.

SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position


Employment Category
Regular Full Time w/end date

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Arjen Stolk, Assistant Professor

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is a 24-month term position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Experiments 60%

  • Conducts experiments by applying established methods and procedures.
  • Programs and assists with research protocols and experiments under the general guidance of the principal investigators and other senior investigators in the laboratory; may have primary responsibility for independently setting up, performing and trouble-shooting some experiments.
  • Observes experimental results in progress and maintains written records of activities and observations; applies past experience and precedents to identify and troubleshoot problems.
  • Reports experimental results to the principal investigator and other senior laboratory personnel and assists in their analysis
  • Collaborates with the Principal Investigator in investigating and developing modifications to techniques and documents all new techniques developed in the laboratory.
  • Adheres to laboratory safety requirements

Records 20%

  • Collects and analyzes data resulting from experimentation/testing.
  • Summarizes results and prepares progress reports for presentations at laboratory meetings.
  • Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, statistical summaries, etc.
  • Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
  • Conducts literature searches to assist in establishing new laboratory techniques;

Laboratory 20%

  • Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory.
  • Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.
  • Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.
-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned.



Posted: 2020-04-29 Expires: 2020-05-30

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