Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Posted Job Title
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
Dr. Michael Arcaroâ™s lab at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time research specialist to start this summer (ideal start date late summer 2019). The lab studies how intrinsic and experience-driven processes interact to shape brain organization and behavior using neuroimaging, behavioral psychophysics, and electrophysiological approaches. Our current focus is on neural development supporting visual object recognition in tree shrews and humans. The ideal candidate has a background in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. Responsibilities include animal behavioral training and assisting lab members with research projects (e.g., collecting and analyzing data) as the need arises. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to undertake independent research. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for someone planning to go to graduate school in psychology and/or neuroscience.
Dr. Michael Arcaroâ™s lab at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time research assistant to start this summer (ideal start date late summer 2019). The applicant must have a college degree and prior research experience. The position will involve assisting in behavioral, neuroimaging, and electrophysiological investigations in tree shrews and humans.
The primary duties will involve assisting with lab operations; animal behavioral training on visual discrimination paradigms, and collecting and analyzing behavioral, fMRI, and electrophysiological data; ordering lab supplies; and participating in scientific discussions about experimental design, analysis, and interpretation of results.
Applicants should have a BA or BS degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field by the time of employment, be eligible to work in the United States, and be willing to make a two-year commitment. Requirements include strong organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to problem solve and work independently, research experience, and programming experience. Experience with animal research, computer programming, and acquisition and analysis of fMRI and/or electrophysiological data are desirable.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$32,000.00 - $57,600.00
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Internal Number: JR00003952
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