Research Assistant, Computational Cognitive Neuroscience,, Florida International University

A research assistant position is available in the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University. Research in the lab focuses on understanding the interplay between learning and visual processes in object categorization, using a combination of behavioral, computational and brain imaging techniques.

Responsibilities will include programming and conducting behavioral and fMRI experiments, scheduling and screening human volunteers for participation in experiments, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data, working with computational models of vision and learning, and performing lab management tasks.

A bachelor’s (or higher) degree in neuroscience, psychology, statistics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, or other related field is required. Strong quantitative skills, computer programming skills (especially python; experience with R and/or C++ is a plus), and organizational skills are required.

The preferred start date is September 1st, 2015. The position requires a commitment of two years.

This position is ideal for someone interested in obtaining experience in cognitive neuroscience research, and improving quantitative and computational skills, with the goal of applying to graduate school.

For informal inquiries, please send a CV, names of references, and a brief statement of background skills and interests to [email protected]

Contact Information

Fabian A. Soto
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Florida International University
Miami, FL