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Binghamton University Lab Assistant, Department of Psychology in Binghamton, New York

Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Jun 10 2024 Job Description:

Budget Title: Instructional Support Assistant (SL-1)

Salary: $43,372 (full-time, temporary)

Dr. Sarah Solomon's lab within the Department of Psychology at Binghamton University is seeking a full-time Lab Assistant to start in September 2024. The Semantic Plasticity in Neural Systems (SPiNS) Lab studies semantic learning and memory using behavioral, neuroimaging, and computational modeling approaches.

The Lab Assistant will handle multiple organizational and administrative details of the lab's projects, including but not limited to participant recruitment, maintaining participant records, running participants in behavioral and fMRI experiments, data management, data analysis, collaborating with other lab members, assisting in the preparation of IRB documents, and other activities relating to the general day-to-day management of the lab. The Lab Assistant will also have the opportunity to independently conduct empirical and/or computational modeling research, and to present this work at research conferences and in scientific publications. The training and experience offered by this position is ideal for those planning to apply to research-focused graduate programs.

Applicants must have a BA/BS degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field by the time of employment; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to problem solve and work independently as well as collaboratively; and a passion for research. Applicants must be willing to make a two-year commitment and be eligible to work in the United States. Ideally, the hired person will have psych/cognitive/neuro research experience, statistical knowledge, and programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python, R), but these qualities are not required.

The SPiNS Lab is brand new, and we are therefore seeking candidates who are highly motivated and enthusiastic to help get our research up and running!

Job Requirements:

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • BA/BS degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field by the time of employment

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to problem solve and work independently as well as collaboratively; and a passion for research

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States


  • Experience in psychology, cognitive science, or neuroscience research

  • Statistical knowledge

  • Programming experience (e.g., Matlab, Python, R) are desirable but not required

    Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

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