[visionlist] Lab Manager Position, VENLab, Brown University

William Warren william_warren_jr at brown.edu
Tue May 10 18:10:03 -05 2022


  Please circulate this position to any seniors or recent graduates who might be interested.  This is a good opportunity for a graduating senior who is looking for more research experience before applying to graduate school.

  Thanks!

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Lab Manager
Virtual Environment Navigation Lab
Brown University
A full-time position is available to manage research activities in the Virtual Environment Navigation Lab (VENLab) at Brown University.  Duties include managing VR and computer equipment, preparing and performing VR experiments, coordinating processing and archiving of large datasets, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and coordinating workflow in the lab.  The VENLab is under the direction of Dr. William H. Warren, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.  The start date is between July 15 - August 1, 2022.

The NIH-supported project investigates the visual control of pedestrian and crowd behavior in dynamic environments, with the aim of formulating a vision-based pedestrian model.  The results will be used to design and evaluate a sensory-substitution device for guiding locomotion using a vibro-tactile belt.  The research makes use of virtual reality techniques, kinematic data analysis, and dynamical modeling. General information about the lab can be found at https://vivo.brown.edu/display/wwarrenj <https://vivo.brown.edu/display/wwarrenj> and http://www.cog.brown.edu/research/ven_lab/research.html <http://www.cog.brown.edu/research/ven_lab/research.html>
This is a great position for graduating seniors interested in gaining research experience before applying to graduate programs.  Candidates must hold a B.A. or Sc.B. in Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, or Cognitive Neuroscience, and have laboratory experience in experimental research on human behavior.  I am looking for a candidate with strong technical and data analysis skills, experience managing computer software and hardware, and proficiency in applications such as Unity and Matlab.  Applicants should be highly organized, very responsible, able to work independently, with good time management.  The lab manager is part of a team, and requires good interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism. 

Interested candidates can apply via Brown University Human Resources <https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/jobs/details/Research-Assistant_REQ178279?q=Research+Assistant>.  Applications will be reviewed starting May 16, 2022. 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


Dr. William H. Warren
Chancellor's Professor
Dept. of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences
Brown University, Box 1821
Providence, RI 02912
bill_warren at brown.edu <mailto:bill_warren at brown.edu>


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