Research Technician Assistant

Location
California, United States
Posted
29 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2019
Ref
5001
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

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Job Summary

The O’Doherty lab is seeking candidates for two graduate-level research positions. The O’Doherty lab conducts research aimed at determining the computational, behavioral and neural basis of reinforcement-learning and decision-making. A particular focus of the lab at present is on gaining an understanding of how these mechanisms vary across individuals and are altered in psychiatric disorders. The projects will involve behavioral testing of human research participants on-line and in the lab, fMRI scanning, computational modeling and data analysis. Successful applicants will be involved in programming behavioral tasks, collecting data from human research participants on-line and in-lab, analyzing behavioral and fMRI data, as well as in supporting the information technology infrastructure needed to implement these research projects.

Job Duties

  • The projects will involve behavioral testing of human research participants on-line and in the lab, fMRI scanning, computational modeling and data analysis
  • Successful applicants will be involved in programming behavioral tasks, collecting data from human research participants on-line and in-lab, analyzing behavioral and fMRI data, as well as in supporting the information technology infrastructure needed to implement these research projects

Basic Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Knowledge of computer programming preferably with some experience in general programming (e.g. python), web-services (e.g. html, javascript) and statistical analysis (e.g. Matlab, R)
  • A working familiarity with UNIX/Linux operating systems
  • An interest in and motivation to work in the area of computational and decision neuroscience
  • An undergraduate or masters level degree in a quantitative discipline, or in psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline alongside substantial evidence of quantitative skills

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Name and contact information of two professional references