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Laboratory Assistant, Psychology

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Psychology
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jul 20, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time Temporary
Ref. No.:: 06316
Position ID:: 164990

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first- generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Instructional Support Assistant (SL-1)

Salary: $35,000 at 90% of full-time annually (temporary, funded for two years)

The Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Research Laboratory at Binghamton University (PI: Sung-Joo Lim; is seeking candidates for a laboratory assistant position. Our research focuses on understanding the interaction between perception and cognition, with a specific interest in the cognitive and brain mechanisms underlying speech and language processing. We employ a combination of multimodal neuroimaging (EEG and fMRI), behavioral, and modeling methods to study perceptual and cognitive flexibility across multiple timescales, e.g., rapid changes to accommodate diverse listening environments to achieve efficient speech communication as well as the long-term development of expertise with sounds like speech.

Job Description:

  • The laboratory assistant will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the lab; implementing and conducting behavioral and neuroimaging studies (e.g., MRI and EEG); data analysis; and performing administrative duties including coordinating IRBs and other research documentation, purchasing materials, managing lab equipment, and managing participant scheduling and recruitment.
  • The laboratory assistant will also have the opportunity to develop their own research projects; collaborate on publications; attend conferences; participate in research seminars and reading groups; teach and supervising undergraduate researchers.
  • This position is ideal for individuals who are interested in gaining additional research experience before pursuing a doctorate degree in the fields of psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or communication sciences and disorders.


  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, speech/hearing sciences, linguistics, computer science, biomedical engineering or related field
  • Prior research experience in cognitive psychology, speech communication or neuroimaging labs
  • High conscientiousness, with strong quantitative, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, mature, and able to interact with human subjects across a wide age range
  • Eagerness to work on both academic and administrative responsibilities, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively


  • Prior research experience in cognitive psychology, speech communication, or neuroimaging labs
  • Strong quantitative skills including programming experience and comfort working with diverse scientific software (MATLAB, Python, R, Linux, FSL/AFNI/SPM, FreeSurfer)

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: August 9, 2023

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter/Letter of interest
  3. Names and contact information of three professional references

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Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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