Emory

Lead Research Specialist- Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Job Number
131216
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Emory College
Department
ECAS: Psychology
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Position involves clinical patient contact., Working in a laboratory
Job Category
Laboratory Research
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Atlanta
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of specialized and complex research and laboratory tests and procedures.
  • Uses independent judgment in applying or adapting scientific techniques.
  • May assist in protocol design.
  • Investigates and proposes alternative experimental procedures for consideration by a principal investigator.
  • Assists in planning and scheduling research procedures.
  • Analyzes and interprets results of studies.
  • Demonstrates and trains others in the proper use/operation of laboratory techniques and equipment.
  • Calibrates, troubleshoots and performs routine repair and maintenance of equipment.
  • Reviews literature for related research developments and techniques and compiles findings.
  • Monitors laboratory processes to maintain quality assurance standards.
  • Records results of studies, compiles and analyzes data and prepares charts and graphs.
  • Monitors the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and two years of research experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS:

  • Develop and conduct functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), behavioral, and online (e.g., Amazon Mechanical Turk, Pavlovia) experiments
  • Preprocess and analyze neuroimaging data
  • Develop and maintain analysis software
  • Create and maintain documentation for standard operating procedures · Provide technical support for lab personnel
  • Help maintain software and computing infrastructure for the lab
  • Assist with administrative responsibilities and financial documents

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, computer science, or related field.
  • 1-2 years previous research experience in a cognitive neuroscience lab (exposure to neuroimaging is preferred).
  • Experience with scientific computing (proficiency with GitHub, MATLAB, R, Python, JavaScript and experience with PsychToolbox, PsychoPy, and jsPsych).
  • Special consideration will be given to individuals with experience collecting and/or analyzing high-dimensional datasets.
  • Self-motivation, good organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with others in a fast-paced environment.

ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS:

  • The Emotion Cognition and Computation Laboratory at Emory University (PI: Philip Kragel) is seeking a Lead Research Specialist.
  • Our lab combines computational modeling, neuroimaging, and behavioral experiments to understand the mechanisms underlying cognitive and affective behavior in humans.
  • Interested applicants should include a cover letter, CV, list of references and a code sample with their application

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.


Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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