Job Announcement - Behav. Res. Tech Co-ordinator (Annabel Cohen )

Subject: Job Announcement - Behav. Res. Tech Co-ordinator
From:    Annabel Cohen  <acohen@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Fri, 23 Mar 2007 12:39:55 -0300

The following job posting for a Behavioral Research Technical Coordinator in a great small Canadian University on the East Coast may be of interest. Deadline for receipt of e-mailed applications (employment@xxxxxxxx) is April 4th. This is a 3/4 time position, allowing time then for one's own research or other activities. Some relevant material is provided below but see the Human Resources web-site for more complete details at: Also, for even more information about the position or the setting, feel free to contact: Annabel Cohen: acohen@xxxxxxxx ----------------- University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for an exciting position of Behavioral Research Technical Coordinator for the project entitled "Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Culture, Multimedia Technology, and Cognition (CMTC)". The goal of the project is to determine the best use of multimedia in education within a cultural context. The following equipment furnishes a new behavioral research laboratory: eye movement recorder, 64-channel EEG/ERP recorder, psychoacoustic (TDT) and visual psychophysics stimulus generation and response collection, sound attenuated testing rooms, audio speaker array and MIDI input devices. A multimedia classroom of computers is also available for stimulus presentation and response collection from 10 respondents (or more through networked classrooms and videoconferencing). Another major part of the infrastructure is a digital library which provides some of the stimuli for studies and is also a repository for data. The funding agency requires that the position focus on developing research readiness of the infrastructure. The incumbent is the primary resource with respect to implementing the behavioural research equipment listed above for use by members of the CMTC Research Group. The incumbent will also co-ordinate with other technical personnel who are developing the Digital Library. The project is multi-institutional. The majority of the behavioral research is being conducted at UPEI where the position is based. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree (Masters level + experience, Ph. D. Preferred) in cognitive science or related field (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, anthropology, cultural studies, education, engineering, sociology, biology, information sciences) and evidence of providing technical support for scientific research. The person would possess strengths in current behavioral/ neuroscience research instrumentation and methodology, electronics, computer technology, and quantitative skills, and would have a record of establishing behavioral/cognitive science research instrumentation. Familiarity with statistical analysis procedures and concepts is important. Organizational and management skills, interests in media perception and cognition, and interface design would be regarded as assets. Bilingualism (French or Spanish in addition to English), experience with e-learning, international/multicultural activities, audio technology, video or music non-linear editing and MIDI would all be regarded as assets. The project has been made possible with financial contributions from Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Culture On-Line Program, ACOA (PEI), the University of Prince Edward Island, the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Université de Moncton (UdeM) and a partnership agreement between UPEI and IBM. The project is led by UPEI. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment. Annabel J. Cohen, Ph. D. Department of Psychology University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown, P.E.I. C1A 4P3 CANADA e:mail acohen@xxxxxxxx phone: (902) 628-4325 office; (902) 628-4331 lab fax: (902) 628-4359

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