Research Technician

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 04, 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:

This position is for a research technician who will work in the psychophysiological and neuroimaging sections of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory. Responsibilities will include experiment design and implementation, including recruitment, scheduling, screening and running of psychophysiological and neuroimaging study participants, sampling and behavioral/cognitive tasks and studies, programming in E-Prime and/or Matlab; and production of stimuli (video, audio, etc). The Research Technician will also be responsible for computer trouble-shooting, including hardware and software issues and upgrades; laboratory equipment troubleshooting and testing; supervising undergraduate research assistants; data management, including data backup, data reduction, and simple data analysis; assisting with preparation of talks, manuscripts and grant applications; administrative work relating to the IRB, and writing laboratory and study-related documentation

Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, or related field required. Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint or Keynote; familiarity with PC or Mac computer software and hardware; excellent communication skills, including some skill with writing. Must be able to work a regular Monday through Friday schedule, have good interpersonal skills and be customer service-oriented.
Experience in supervisory roles and with psychophysiology or neuroimaging techniques preferred, but not required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Grade: 44

Additional Information:

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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