[visionlist] Full-time Lab Manager/Lab Tech Position Available

Bruce C. Hansen bchansen at colgate.edu
Thu Jul 5 19:16:35 -05 2018

*Full-time Lab Manager/Lab Tech Position Available*

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Colgate University is
seeking applications for a full-time lab manager/lab tech for its
Perception, Action, and Language (PAL) Laboratory.  The PAL lab is a common
space across the labs of Bruce C Hansen and Spencer D Kelly, and is focused
on VEP/ERP, high-definition tDCS, and eye-tracking methodology.  Research
conducted in the lab is generally focused on two major themes: 1) How early
low-level visual signals provide distinctive codes for different visual
environments, and how such codes contribute to the formation of rapid
perceptual inference, and 2) how bodily actions influence language
production and comprehension during communication and learning.

This is a great position for a recent college graduate who would like to
gain further experience in an intensive research setting before applying to
graduate school. A two-year commitment is highly preferred.  The position
is not appropriate for those with advanced degrees.

The position would ideally start on September 1, 2018.  Salary is capped at
$27,300 USD per year.  An overview of the fringe benefits for this position
can be found here:

*Essential Functions:*

Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of EEG/High-definition
tDCS/eye-tracking experiments. Specific duties include (but are not limited
to): coordinating and executing multiple experiments, assisting with
experimental set-up (including basic experiment programming), assisting the
PIs and their thesis students with sensor net preparation, application, and
disinfecting, stimulus creation, assisting with the training of new
undergraduate RAs, data processing, data analysis, data management, and
general lab organization and maintenance.

*Position Requirements:*

This position requires a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  A
major in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field is
preferred.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed in
order to successfully work with numerous undergraduate research assistants
and research participants.  Being technologically savvy, highly organized,
and able to work independently are also essential for this position.  The
successful candidate will ideally possess some experience/familiarity with
computer programming (e.g., MATLAB, C/C++, Python, etc.).  Some research
experience with EEG, brain stimulation, or eye-tracking would also be

*Relevant Lab Resources:  *

--Two high density (128- and 256-channel) EEG systems housed in separate
shielded environments.

--A high-definition tDCS System (Electrical Geodesics Inc.’s new GTEN
system), as well as standard dual-

   electrode tDCS systems.

--Geodesic Photogrammetry System (GPS) for high fidelity source

--EyeLink 1000 Desktop eye-tracking system.

--Easy access (and support) to an extensive computer cluster.

Applications should be submitted through Colgate’s career site at
http://careers.colgate.edu/postings/1773.  Recruitment will continue until
the position is filled.  Questions about this position should be directed
to Prof. Bruce Hansen at bchansen at colgate.edu.

Bruce C. Hansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience
Director, Neuroscience Program
Co-Chair for Faculty, Equity Grievance Panel
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Neuroscience Program
Colgate University <http://www.colgate.edu/>

107B Olin Hall
Hamilton, NY 13346
Office: (315) 228-7349
Dept. Fax: (315) 228-7942
Visual Perception Lab Web Page
Colgate ERP Lab Web Page
Faculty Web Page
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