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Research Assistant (entry level)

Duke University
Duke University, Durham
entry level; full time with benefits
Closing date
Apr 17, 2023

Job Details

The SPACE lab at Duke University ( PI: Jennifer Groh) is recruiting a research assistant.  Our research involves spatial processing from a computational and experimental perspective.  We focus on visual, auditory, and multisensory topics and we use novel neurophysiological and statistical techniques.  

The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate having training in the domain of neuroscience/psychology as well as coursework in a computational/quantitative subject area (such as statistics, computer science, engineering, physics, or math), and be willing to make a 2+ year commitment to the position. Previous holders of this position have participated actively in the development of research projects in the laboratory and have gone on to graduate school in neuroscience.

Primary job duties include training macaques on behavioral tasks and assisting lab members with miscellaneous coding projects. In addition, the role involves partial responsibilities for general animal care responsibilities, regulatory compliance, and miscellaneous administrative tasks.  Experience in coding or interest in expanding coding skills (matlab, R, or python) will facilitate additional in depth research opportunities concerning neural representations and interactions between vision and hearing.

A completed a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience or a relevant quantitative field is required prior to the start date (spring-summer 2023).  Previous experience working with a mammalian species in a laboratory setting is a plus.  However, we are interested in hearing from candidates with experience in some but not necessarily all of the areas mentioned – this is a starter position for a motivated individual who wants to gain skills and advance in this field. 

For more information or to apply, send resume, cover letter, and a list of references via email to Dr. Jennifer Groh (Depts of Psychology and Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering) as soon as possible. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Contact info: Jennifer Groh, Lab web site:



Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Department of Neurobiology

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