Full-time position as lab technician/research assistant (to start summer/fall 2021) in the Psychology Department at Cornell University. The Krosch lab studies social and economic effects on intergroup decision-making, with a special emphasis on understanding the roots of social inequality. Specifically, we use behavioral, neuroimaging, and psychophysiological techniques to identify social-cognitive, perceptual, and neural mechanisms through which social biases proliferate in behavior.
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, website maintenance). The position is geared toward motivated individuals interested in pursuing an advanced degree or career in psychology in the future, as it will also offer the opportunity to develop independent research projects with the possibility of publication.
This is a full time 1-year appointment with possible extension contingent on successful performance and availability of funding.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Required Qualifications: 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 social psychology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, or a related field.
Helpful, but not required:
- Degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science, statistics, or related fields
- Basic experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms).
- Basic background in programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, C/C++, Java, shell scripting, etc.) and statistics (e.g., Matlab, R, SPSS)
- Some experience collecting and analyzing psychophysiological data
- Desire to pursue a career in psychology/neuroscience (and to manage independent research projects)
Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, August 4th. To be considered, you must submit BOTH cover letter and resume. This position will work 100% on campus following all COVID-19 and university protocols.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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