Employment Opportunities

Research Assistant/Lab Manager
NeuroCognitive Imaging Lab, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

POSITION SUMMARY: The Research Assistant/Lab Manager will provide research support to the NeuroCognitive Imaging Laboratory, directed by Prof. Aaron Newman. Duties include conducting telephone/email screenings of potential research participants; scheduling research appointments; testing human research participants, including administering questionnaires, computer-based tasks and EEG data acquisition; data entry; processing and statistical analysis of data; research ethics compliance; formatting, printing, and photocopying research-related documents; conducting computerized literature searches; assistance in the preparation of research presentations, posters, and manuscripts; tracking project progress according to milestones; financial administration including purchasing lab supplies, processing lab-related invoices, and managing research participant payments; and managing volunteer research assistants.

More information on the lab and its research is available at

Qualifications: University degree (advanced degree preferred) in a relevant discipline (e.g., Psychology, Linguistics, or Neuroscience), with previous human research experience. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively (including with language-impaired populations), work independently with minimal supervision, prioritize and work under pressure to meet deadlines, have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and pay close attention to detail while working quickly and accurately. Should have good computer skills and the ability to learn new skills, including research software and basic usage of R and Python software.

Status: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week
Pay Scale: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018 (with possibility of extension). This position is paid from a limited-term grant.

Deadline for application: May 31, 2017

To apply, please submit a covering letter and resume/CV including at least two references to: Aaron Newman ( Recent graduates should also include a copy of their transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.