Full-Time Research Assistant Position in Vision Science
Are you interested in joining a large active research group, doing state-of-the-art scientific and medical studies with outstanding faculties?
Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School has an immediate opening for a full-time research assistant to work with Prof. Eli Peli (https://pelilab.partners.org) and colleagues in the Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly-motivated research assistant candidate to participate in our DoD and NIH funded projects. The position involves research conducting object recognition studies with sensory substitution devices (i.e., BrainPort) and simulated visual prostheses using virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Major responsibilities will be recruiting, scheduling, and training blind patients and normal subjects to use the devices. The research assistant will also participate in scenario design and running experiments of our state-of-the-art driving simulator.
The position is initially available for 12 months with possible extension. Research assistants in the lab are frequently coauthor or even serve as lead authors on publication. We have a great record of ending in excellent professional or graduate programs.
BA or BS in vision science, psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science, optometry or related field
Highly motivated to and enthusiastic for research
Research experience in recruiting, scheduling, collecting and managing data from human subjects
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Above-average computer use skills (e.g. MS Office, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.)
Below are not mandatory but preferred:
MA or MS
Experience with or interest in patients with vision loss
Statistical analysis experience
Scientific writing experience
Programming experience (e.g., Matlab, C , C#, Python)
Knowledge of experimental psychology or visual psychophysics
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