We are looking for a highly motivated recent graduate (BS, BA) to help kick-start the new lab of Prof. Tobias Overath (http://people.duke.edu/~jto10) at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). Work in the lab investigates how sounds, from simple sinusoids to complex speech signals, are processed in the human brain, while tracking the underlying neural processes using a combination of behavioral (psychoacoustics) and neuroimaging methods (fMRI, EEG).
An ideal candidate will have received an undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related field, by summer 2014, and will have some familiarity with fMRI, EEG, and/or other experimental techniques. An interest in how the brain processes sound is a strong plus, as is excellent knowledge of at least one programming language (preferably Matlab). We are looking for a lab manager who is conscientious and dependable as well as highly self-motivated and pro-active.
The main duties of the lab manager position will focus on (1) initially getting the new lab up and running (e.g. ordering of equipment), (2) organizational tasks (e.g. logistics, IRB, subject recruitment, teaching materials), and (3) scientific tasks (e.g. design, implementation, analysis and write-up of experiments). The balance of these tasks will shift gradually towards (3), and the lab manager will have the chance to learn many skills that will be relevant to pursuing a career in science or medicine.
The position is available for an initial one-year period starting this Fall 2014, with the potential for renewal. Salary will be $31,000 p.a. plus benefits.