Research Specialist, School of Arts and Sciences
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Posted Job Title
Research Specialist A
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
The Research Specialist will carry out scientific research in the neuroscience of audition and decision-making using computational tools to analyze data and develop theories. In addition, the candidate will assist with standard lab duties, such as organizing the group seminars and journal clubs.
Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Biology or Neuroscience and be familiar with mathematical techniques, including differential equations, Fourier analysis and linear algebra; or equivalent combination of education and experience (required).
The candidate must also have strong programming skills (MATLAB and Python preferred). Some related experience in research and clinical study methodologies is preferred.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00
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