Brown University Lab Manager

 

Lab Manager, Virtual Environment Navigation Lab

Brown University

A full-time position is available to manage research activities in the Virtual Environment Navigation Lab (VENLab) at Brown University.  Duties include coordinating workflow in the lab, supervising undergraduate research assistants, coordinating processing and analysis of large datasets, managing computer and VR equipment, and assisting in the preparation and performance of VR experiments.  The VENLab is under the direction of Dr. William H. Warren, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.  The start date is between July 15 – September 1, 2019.

The NIH-supported project investigates the visual control of pedestrian and crowd behavior in dynamic environments, with the aim of formulating a vision-based pedestrian model.  The results will be used to design and evaluate a sensory-substitution device for guiding locomotion using a vibro-tactile belt.  The research makes use of virtual reality techniques, kinematic data analysis, and dynamical modeling. General information about the lab can be found at https://vivo.brown.edu/display/wwarrenj and http://www.cog.brown.edu/research/ven_lab/research.html

Candidates must hold a B.A. or Sc.B. in Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, or Cognitive Neuroscience, and have laboratory experience in experimental research on human behavior.  I am looking for a candidate with strong technical and data analysis skills, experience managing computer software and hardware, and proficiency in applications such as Matlab.  Applicants should be highly organized, very responsible, able to work independently, with good time management.  The lab manager is part of a team, and requires good interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism. 

To express your interest, please send a resume, a cover letter describing your research experience and abilities, and the names of three references to Bill_Warren@brown.edu. Review of materials will begin June 17, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.