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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Multisensory Perception Lab is seeking a full-time researcher to assist with psychology and neuroscience studies. The lab investigates how information is integrated among the auditory, visual, and tactile sensory systems to facilitate how we see and hear in the world. The lab addresses these questions using behavioral methods and neuroimaging techniques, including EEG, direct neural recordings from patients (electrocorticography), and MRI measurements. The researcher will be housed in the Multisensory Perception Lab (sites.lsa.umich.edu/brang-lab/) under the direction of Dr. David Brang, but this is a collaborative project among multiple labs at the University of Michigan and the University of California, San Francisco.

This position is ideal for someone who has recently completed their undergraduate degree and who wishes to obtain additional psychology and neuroscience research experience prior to applying to graduate or medical school. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain co-authorship on conference proceedings and academic publications, as well as strong letters of recommendations from a diverse set of faculty in psychology, neurology, and neurosurgery.

Responsibilities*

  • Testing patients with epilepsy or a brain tumor at local hospitals (typically 3-6 days a month)
  • Testing undergraduate students using EEG and behavioral psychophysics
  • Analysis of electrocorticography data
  • Designing and programming new experiments as part of the research team
  • Assisting in academic manuscript preparation
  • Minor administrative responsibilities

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or Associate's degree
  • 1 year of research experience

Desired Qualifications*

  • Undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, or a related field
  • Programming skills (e.g., python or matlab)
  • Experience with relevant neuroscience research such as EEG
  • Comfort using and troubleshooting technical equipment
  • Experience testing or interacting with neurological patients
  • Ability to readily establish a rapport with patients
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA. 

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity--equity-and-inclusion.html

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/faculty-staff/human-resources/lsa-staff-guiding-principles.html

Additional Information

  • One year term-limited position with the possibility of renewal
  • Ideal start date is late-April to early-June 2018

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.