Position Title
Laboratory Associate

Psychology Department, New York University

Karen Adolph

Closing Date
June 1, 2022

New York, NY

Dr. Karen Adolph is seeking a full time Laboratory Associate to work on studies of behavioral development in infants, children, and adults and to provide technical support for the Datavyu (datavyu.com) video coding tool to users around the world. The position is a great opportunity to gain research experience with multiple methods (computerized video coding, high-speed motion tracking, head-mounted and remote eye tracking, instrumented gait carpet, EEG, psychophysical procedures) and to collaborate in the design and implementation of new projects. For information about research in the NYU Action Lab, see https://www.nyuactionlab.com/.

Responsibilities include: Programming and testing software; supporting and consulting with application users; managing lab hardware and software; documentation and maintenance of lab computers, software, and other lab technologies; equipment purchasing; web management; designing, building and maintaining mechanized lab apparatuses and video-recording infrastructure; and coding, graphing, and visualizing behavioral data.

If interested, the technician could also participate in statistical analyses; supervising student researchers; and co-authoring presentations and publications. Salary is competitive and benefits are included. Funding for the position is provided by the NIH. Past lab technicians have gone on to complete PhDs in psychology and computer science and have pursued successful careers in software development and market research.

Bachelor's or Master's degree (Computer Science or related field); a commitment of at least 2 years; technical and computer expertise; and programming skills (Matlab, R, Ruby, SPSS required; Java, Python, Shell preferred). Experience with both Mac and Windows systems is a plus. We are especially interested in a quick learner who is detail-oriented, organized, resourceful, and works well independently and as part of a team. The start date is flexible but June 1, 2022 is preferred.

Application Instructions: Please apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/106068. Please note that the application will require (1) a letter of interest describing your relevant experience, situation, and future goals, (2) resume, (3) code sample or existing software project(s) and (4) the email addresses and phone numbers of three references. If you have any questions, please email karen.adolph@nyu.edu.

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