Research Technologist I

East Lansing MI
Dec 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Michigan State University Computational Basis of Cognitive Control Lab (CBCC Lab) is seeking a full-time laboratory coordinator for the next year, with the possibility of a longer appointment based on performance. The laboratory coordinator will work under the Principal Investigator (PI) on research projects and will develop, improve, and implement a variety of complex laboratory procedures to contribute to the timely completion and success of research projects. He/she will assist in all aspects of the research process and will also supervise and train undergraduate students. The position will begin immediately and will include a competitive salary and benefits.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in both psychology and mathematics – with strong skills in research design and statistical analyses; up to six months of related work experience in psychology research; or expansive work experience in basic research techniques in the specific or related field; word processing, spreadsheet; database; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



Desired Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills; strong computer skills, including extensive experience with Python, Java, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, E-Prime suite, MATLAB, SPSS software; experience with web design (WordPress, DokuWiki); strong communication, writing, and proofreading skills; excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multitask; strong verbal communication skills; ability to work independently to meet deadlines. The desired candidate will also possess the following qualities: reliability, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, trouble shooting, outstanding leader with strong team-building skills; experience in programming computerized psychological experiments and computerized experiment design specifically using Python (pyEPL – in lab studies) and Java (online mTurk studies) scripting languages, including experience in programming tasks for an EEG environment; at least two years of experience supervising and training undergraduate research assistants in research protocols; lastly, experience with the administration of EEG experimental tasks and analysis of electrophysiological data.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter stating candidates interest in the position

Resume or CV

Three References

Work Hours

8 - 5

Description of End Date

This is limited term position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.


Bidding eligibility ends on 12/12/17 at 11:55 PM.

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