Research Assistant II - Psychology, Detrich College-2015528
Dr. Bonnie Nozari's lab in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (RA) to conduct research on human subjects with and without cognitive impairment. The RA will be working on a number of projects exploring the mechanisms of language production, monitoring, executive control and learning in neurotypical adults and individuals with post-stroke aphasia. Responsibilities include designing and running online experiments, coding and analyzing data.
The position is most suitable for an individual seeking training and experience to pursue graduate studies in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, education, or speech pathology. The successful candidate will work closely with the lab's PI and will have the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of experimental design, statistical analysis, and cognitive testing in different populations such as neurotypical adults and individuals with brain damage.
The position is available immediately and can be assumed remotely. Presence in Pittsburgh is not required. However: Carnegie Mellon University currently requires applicants to be present in the US and be authorized to work. CMU is NOT eligible to sponsor STEM OPT extensions, so unfortunately, students requiring OPT extensions are not eligible to apply.
- BA, BS, MA or MS degree in cognitive science, cognitive psychology, or a related field.
- A combination of 3-5 years of experience are required in the following areas:
Research experience in a lab that conducts cognitive and/or linguistic experiments on human subjects.
Experience with designing experiments in professional software such as Presentation, Eprime, or Psych Toolbox.
- Experience with PsiTurk and conducting online studies.
Your must demonstrate:
Programming skills in MATLAB or Python.
Basic knowledge of statistical analysis.
Required Application materials:
1. CV. The candidate's CV must include information about their field of study, graduation date, college GPA, list of the relevant courses (i.e., courses on cognition, linguistics, psycholinguistics, brain studies, statistical analysis, etc.), a brief summary of research activities in bullet points (e.g., PI's name, nature and duration of responsibilities in a cognitive or related lab), scientific publications (if any; include projects that are in preparation for publication), scientific presentations (include local presentations, e.g., Honors seminars), additional qualifications in bullet points (e.g., intermediate proficiency in French, knowledge of statistical analysis in R, etc.), and the name and contact information of 2-3 references. CVs that do not contain these pieces of information may not be reviewed.
2. A statement of purpose. A 1-2 page document stating (1) why this lab is of interest to the candidate, (2) what qualifications makes them a suitable candidate for this position, and (3) what their future career goals are.
3. Recommendation letters are not necessary at the time of application, but if an application is selected for further processing, the applicant must be ready to provide 2 letters of reference from academic supervisors/teachers.
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Job Function: Research
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Internal Number: 2015528
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.