Research Technician

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Technician

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

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.

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Additional Information:
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.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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