Senior Research Coordinator - Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences, School of Engineering - (21001443)
This is a limited term position for 1 year.
The Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CABCS) is seeking a Senior Research Coordinator to work with CABCS PIs on ongoing research projects related to augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). Our work lies at the interface of Cognitive Science, Computer Science, and Human-Computer Interaction and aims to study how AR/VR interface choices can aid (or hinder) navigation, decision making, and perception for individuals and small groups. Under supervision of Principal Investigators, this position will be expected to work both independently and collaboratively to develop and execute technically rigorous human subjects research.
Under general supervision of Principal Investigators, the Senior Research Coordinator executes study protocols in the area of human perception, cognition, and human-computer interaction recommending modifications where needed
Assists and independently leads software development of AR/VR experimental tasks using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies and commercial and open source software packages
Coordinates and tracks recruitment, screening, scheduling, consenting, and compensation of study participants
Assists in preparing human use protocols for initial/continuing reviews, manuscript preparation, and data presentation at professional conferences and meetings
Monitors study related supplies and equipment
Independently execute data collection with specialized equipment, to include COTS (AR/VR) headsets, eye-tracking, biosensors, etc.
Organize and prepare study data; assist in data analysis using a variety of software platforms
Assists in CABCS tours and demonstrations for visitors and collaborators
BA or BS in computer science, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, or related field
Some experimental background and experience working in a laboratory setting conducting human subjects research and/or user experience testing
Programming experience across a variety of programming languages
Strong research interest in the area of AR/VR
Comfortable working on projects with military and defense implications, including working directly with military personnel to collect data, and working with and managing military tools (airsoft rifles, body armor, backpacks).
MA or MS preferred
Strong experimental background and lab experience
Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
AR/VR programming experience using commercial development software and technologies (ex. HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, ARCore, ARKit, Vuforia)
Experience and training with eye tracking equipment
Experience with data analysis programs and software such as R, Excel, SPSS, MATLAB, Tableau
Prior experience mentoring undergraduate research assistants is also ideal
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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