Mar 25, 2024

Laboratory Research Technician

  • Tulane University
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
Full time Cognitive Neuroscience Perception Research Social Cognition Social Neuroscience Visual Cognition Visual Perception Psychology Science

Job Description

The Social Memory Lab at Tulane University, directed by Dr. Benjamin Deen, is seeking a Laboratory Research Technician who will contribute to multiple aspects of projects studying social perception, cognition, and memory, using behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI) methods. The Laboratory Research Technician will work as part of a team comprised of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants, and will coordinate day-to-day operations of the lab. Major responsibilities include participant recruitment, collection of behavioral and fMRI data, data analysis using Matlab or Python, and administrative duties. Other tasks will be commensurate with the experience and interests of the technician. The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, a high degree of independence, and an interest in cognitive neuroscience.



1.    Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field

2.    Previous experience working in a research lab



1.    Ability to communicate effectively with lab members, university staff, and volunteers

2.    Ability to perform daily tasks in a highly organized fashion, with attention to detail

3.    Strong time management skills and ability to effectively manage multiple assignments

4.    Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed

5.    Desire to acquire new skills and competencies in a dynamic research atmosphere

6.    Proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications



1.    Proficiency coding in Matlab, Python, or R

2.    Demonstrated interest in cognitive neuroscience research


Interested candidates may find more information at https://, apply online at or email with any questions about the position.


Tulane University


Department of Psychology

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