Full Time Laboratory Technician/Manager Position at the University of Florida

The Brain, Cognition and Development (BCD) Laboratory at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) directed by Dr. Lisa Scott, is now hiring a full time and benefited laboratory technician//manager to work on studies aimed at understanding the processes and previous experiences important for perceiving and recognizing faces and objects in infants and adults.  The BCD lab uses longitudinal training designs and behavioral, electrophysiological (event-related potentials; ERPs), and eye-tracking methods, to better understand the perceptual, cognitive, and social experiences that influence face and object processing. To learn more about our work please see our website: http://ufbcdlab.com

The Lab Manager will generally support Dr. Scott, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the lab and will have the opportunity to be a collaborator in research that will be presented at conferences and published in journals.  The lab manager position requires a 2-year commitment and can be renewed dependent on funding availability.

Primary Duties include:

  •  Managing laboratory research projects, research budgets, and IRB protocols
  • Training and supervising undergraduate research assistants
  •  Coordinating lab events, schedules and meetings
  • Creating stimuli (Adobe Photoshop, Modo), programming experiments (Matlab, Eprime), data processing/entry/analysis (Matlab, R, Excel, SPSS).
  • Working with Psychology Department Staff to purchase supplies and equipment and maintaining general laboratory equipment, computers, and networks.
  • Maintaining a participant database (Filemaker Pro), and recruiting/scheduling/testing infant and adult participants.
  • Perform other duties (as assigned by Dr. Scott).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics or related field
  • Previous research experience in a laboratory setting
  • Six months of experience working with infants/children/families
  • Experience working with Electroencephalography/Event Related Potentials (EEG/ERP), preferably the Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI) system
  • Experience working with the SR EyeLink eye-tracking system
  • Experience and proficiency using SPSS or R statistical packages
  • Experience and proficiency using Adobe Photoshop, Delta Graph, or Modo
  • Programming proficiency (MATLAB, E-prime (visual basic))

To apply, please see:


Include  1) a cover letter detailing which the above preferred qualifications you have, 2) your resume/CV and 3) a list of professional references.  If you have any questions, or have troubling accessing the above link, you can email Dr. Scott at lscott@ufl.edu. We will begin reviewing applications on May 15th and hope to have a start date of between June 1st, 2016 and July 1st, 2016.  Dr. Scott will be available to interview prospective applicants at the Vision Sciences Society Conference (St. Pete Beach, FL) and the International Congress for Infant Studies Conference (New Orleans) as well as in Gainesville and via Skype.


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