Managing existing audio-, image-, and text-based datasets:
Setting up and applying open-source tools to the data
Contributing to new tool development for annotation/analysis
Documenting data treatments and protocols for annotation/analysis
Leading metadata and directory structure organization and archival
Facilitating human subjects data collection and processing:
Training new lab members on rules and systems for participant recruitment and running behavioral studies in the lab
Setting up robust data archival and lab equipment tracking systems
Managing research assistants who are working on manual data annotation
Aiding lab members in experiment programming and automated stimulus creation
Contributing to manuscript preparation:
Aiding lab members in getting their data, code, and manuscripts on GitHub
Fixing formatting errors and generating bibliographies in manuscripts
Leading lab events:
Organizing routine meetings, e.g., weekly lab meetings and quarterly check-ins
Co-organizing public-facing lab events, e.g., museum research demonstrations
Helping run other special events, e.g., international workshops hosted by the lab, visits to the lab by distant collaborators, etc.
Maintaining the lab website
Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
May assist recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Is developing skills in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
Performs other related work as needed
Bachelorâ™s degree or higher in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, data science, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field.
2-5 years of programming experience
Candidates must demonstrate moderate-to-advanced programming skills with R and/or Python and must have demonstrated experience with GitHub.
High verbal and written competence in English
Candidates should be organized, interested in the labâ™s research themes, and enthusiastic about both the technical and human subjects aspects of this position.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to share any experience they have with human subjects testing, as well as any further expertise with scripting tools, particularly those relating to media editing (e.g., ffmpeg, Praat) and experiment building (e.g., E-Prime, Presentation).
Fluency in Spanish is highly desired.
Curriculum Vitae (required)
Cover letter (required)
Link to a GitHub or other webpage featuring recent scripting projects (required)
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