[visionlist] Research Assistant Position in Vision Science (Peli lab, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School)

Jung, Jaehyun Jaehyun_Jung at MEEI.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Mar 5 10:24:45 -04 2019

Full-Time Research Assistant Position in Vision Science (Peli lab, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School)

The lab of Dr. Eli Peli (http://serinet.meei.harvard.edu/faculty/peli/) and the Harvard Medical School's Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence have an opening for a full-time Research Assistant.

Interested in joining a large active research group with outstanding facilities, in a great location, that is doing state-of-the-art work that matters?
We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated person with above-average computer skills who would enjoy the challenge of working with virtual reality systems in studies evaluating the effects of vision impairment and rehabilitation interventions on walking and driving. The main responsibilities will be associated with our Virtual Reality driving simulator studies, including the administration, maintenance and running of our state-of-the-art simulator, as well as assisting with the analysis of driving data and eye-tracking data logged during simulator sessions.

The position will also involve work on other projects in the lab, and you will gain experience in all stages of the research process from planning experiments to assisting with manuscript writing and presentation preparation.  The responsibilities will include developing and implementing experimental protocols, scripting driving simulator scenarios, recruiting subjects, collecting data, running simulator sessions, training, and support for other driving simulator users, maintaining databases, and processing and analyzing data. You may also be involved in the grant application process.

The position is initially available for 12 months with possible extension. Interested candidates should apply through the online system (https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3087055&lang=en#.XH14FFJNWZY.email). Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

*         BA or BS in an area related to vision science is required. MS training in research is an advantage.
*         Strong background in computer use is necessary and an interest in developing programming skills would be advantageous.
*         Knowledge of experimental psychology, visual psychophysics or statistics would be a plus.
*         Good problem-solving skills, the ability to work independently on multiple tasks, and strong interpersonal skills are essential.

We are also recruiting another research assistant position for stereoscopic 3D motion sickness project. Please see the description (https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3087083&lang=en#.XH6BNEJ4Hck.email), if you are interested in.

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Jae-Hyun Jung, Ph. D.
Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School
Investigator at the Schepens Eye Research Institute,
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
20 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-912-2525
E-mail: jaehyun_jung at meei.harvard.edu<https://webmail.meei.harvard.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=pqQVOuMaXEKMnTtauGyXBeumZgf3xc8I6ENjFxmN1eLoa8MlklVEPK8uyMwNghn_b3lVZ-QlZvc.&URL=mailto%3ajaehyun_jung%40meei.harvard.edu>
URL: http://schepens.harvard.edu/jung

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