[Eeglablist] Lab Tech Position at the University of Maryland

Joseph Dien jdien07 at mac.com
Mon May 17 10:08:54 PDT 2010

Position: Faculty Research Assistant 

Position Number: 115823

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) to join the CASL research labs team.  CASL research labs utilize several multimodal research technologies in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. This includes technologies such as: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); electroencephalography (EEG); eye tracking; bioneurofeedback (BNB); functional Near-infrared spectrography (fNIRS) and Magneto-encephalography (MEG).

Duties: The FRA will participate in designing research lab protocols utilizing lab equipment, as well as collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing multi-modal research data.  Duties will also include working with research teams to develop experimental and IRB protocols, stimulus materials, study design, and testing procedures as well as providing other research technical expertise to researchers utilizing lab technologies.  Additional duties will include researching and disseminating research technology resources, developing policies and procedures for use of lab technologies, and serving as the labs liaison to the IT department for coordination of specialized lab technology needs.  

Qualifications: Bachelors degree required. Master’s degree preferred with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience or a related field, such as Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or Neuroscience. Previous research experience, especially with one or more neuroimaging techniques, and proficiency with at least one experimental design software package (i.e. E-Prime, Direct RT, Presentation, etc.) is required.  Experience with neuroimaging analysis streams (SPM, Brain Voyager, Mat lab) is strongly preferred. Programming skills utilizing C++, JavaScript or other programming languages is a plus. Candidates must be willing to be trained to perform all requisite duties of the position and demonstrate an ability to work in a fast paced, interdisciplinary and demanding environment. 

Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be willing to obtain the appropriate security clearance. 

CASL, established in 2003, is the nation’s 10th university-affiliated research center. Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-science research that results in improved performance on language tasks relevant to the work of government language professionals. Our research focuses on improving knowledge of less commonly taught languages; enhancing the acquisition and maintenance of foreign language capability by government professionals; advancing the capacity to use foreign language skills in a government professions; and improving the quality of human language technology.

Application: For earliest consideration, apply online and submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and up to three (3) references and writing samples https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=138215

The University of Maryland is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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