Senior Research Coordinator - Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences, School of Engineering - (19001961)
This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay. Limited term position for 1 year.
The Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CABCS) is seeking a Senior Research Coordinator to work with CABCS PIs on ongoing research projects related to augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). Our work lies at the interface of Cognitive Science, Computer Science, and Human-Computer Interaction and aims to study how AR/VR interface choices can aid (or hinder) navigation, decision making, and perception for individuals and small groups. Under supervision of Principal Investigators, this position will be expected to work both independently and collaboratively to develop and execute technically rigorous human subjects research.
* BA or BS in computer science, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, or related field * Some experimental background and experience working in a laboratory setting conducting human subjects research and/or user experience testing * Programming experience across a variety of programming languages * Strong research interest in the area of AR/VR
Preferred Qualifications: * MA or MS preferred * Strong experimental background and lab experience * Excellent written and spoken English communication skills * AR/VR programming experience using commercial development software and technologies (ex. HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, ARCore, ARKit, Vuforia) * Experience and training with eye tracking equipment * Experience with data analysis programs and software such as R, Excel, SPSS, MATLAB, Tableau * Prior experience mentoring undergraduate research assistants is also ideal
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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