This position is in the lab of Jeremy Wolfe. We conduct
psychophysical/behavioral research primarily in the
area of visual attention. How do you find what you are looking for
in a world full of things you are not looking for? How do
radiologists find a tumor in an x-ray? How do their eyes move
when they are searching? Why do we miss things? How can we
keep track of several things at the same time? Healthy young
adults are the experimental observers for most experiments.
Medical image perception, especially with radiologists as
observers, is an increasingly large aspect of work in the lab.
The position involves all stages of the research
process, from planning experiments and preparing documents for
the human subject review board to helping write up results for
publication; but the main focus is data collection and analysis.
Research assistants typically attend and present at one scientific
meeting each year, funding permitting.
This position requires a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
degree. A major in Psychology or related field would be
preferable, but is not necessary. Some research experience would
also be useful. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are
needed in order to successfully work with expert observers (e.g.
radiologists). A candidate should have some computer experience
and should be willing to learn how to use our statistics, graphics,
and word processing packages. Programming experience is not
necessary, but familiarity with MATLAB would be a plus.
Familiarity with eye tracking would be another plus. A candidate
must be able to work in an organized, independent manner on
multiple tasks and should be able to interact with subjects in a
tactful and pleasant manner.
This is an excellent position for a recent college graduate who
wants to spend two or more years in a research setting before going
on to graduate or medical school.
The Visual Attention Lab is committed to
diversity and inclusion in hiring for this position.
This position could start anytime between about May 1 and Sept 1,
depending on the candidate’s schedule (Finish college first!).
If interested, please send an email to Jeremy Wolfe.