RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II, PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE

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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II, PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Psychology and Neuroscience

Lab manager/Programmer position available at Duke University, Psychology & Neuroscience

Job Description

Dr. Paul Seli's new Mind at Large Lab (http://psychandneuro.duke.edu/people/paul-seli) at Duke University seeks a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Lab Manager/Programmer. Work in Paul's lab investigates the causes and consequences of mind wandering, inattention, and media multitasking, as well as factors that promote creativity and methods with which to increase creative generation. To address these issues, we combine behavioral (largely computer- based) experiments in the lab, and via web-based platforms such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Applicants for this position must be detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to manage multiple and changing priorities as needed to help move the research program forward. Good communication and interpersonal skills are also required for this team-based environment. Because the applicant will be required to program behavioral experiments for in-lab and web-based studies, (s)he should be equipped with the following language skills:
• Client-side: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
• Server-side: MySQL (or a similar database), PHP or Python or ASP or .Net (in order of preference)
• A basic level of proficiency using Linux Photoshop or similar graphics/editing skills would also be an asset, as would an understanding of basic psychological experimental research methodology and prior experience using Mechanical Turk.

The position is available for an initial one-yearperiod starting as soon as possible, with potential for renewal. Within your online applicaiton, please submit the following documents: (1) a brief statement aboutyourself and why you are interested in the position, (2) a current resume that includes descriptions of your programming and graphics/editing skills, (3) a description of any past psychological research you have been involved in (if any). Note that the candidate must directly apply to the position through the Duke HR website.

Work Performed
As the Mind at Large lab is new, initially, the applicant will help getting the lab up and running (e.g., ordering equipment). Once the lab has been kickstarted, the applicant will engage in the following duties:

1. Confer with Dr. Seli to review workassignments and develop plans for research experiments (10%)

2. Engage in organizational tasks (e.g. logistics, IRB, participant recruitment) (30 %)

3. Create programs to meet the needs of the particularexperiments as required (30%)

4. Obtain data for research purposes and assemble data sets from experimental results (10%)

5. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein (10%)

6. Review laboratory methods, manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments (5%)

7. Review work of lower level laboratory personnel and assist in training new personnel (5%)

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual'sage, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Requisition Number
401510279

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY

Job Code
951 RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Job Family Level
08

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Non-exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robustexchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achievethis exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feelsecure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals arerespected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our communityhave a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or otherscience related scientific field.

Experience

None required above education/training requirement.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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106151BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/17/2019
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