POSITION AVAILABLE – Research Specialist

The Human Spatial Cognition Lab at The University of Arizona Psychology Department is seeking a research specialist to assist with coordinating and conducting human subjects testing the lab.  The Human Spatial Cognition Lab works at the forefront of testing in virtual reality and is seeking a qualified, highly motivated, and enthusiastic individual to join our team.

60% The primary responsibility of the specialist will be working with graduate students/staff to develop experiments involving virtual reality and memory, and to develop her/his own experimental paradigm involving the set-up in conjunction with students and staff in the lab.  The successful candidate will also be expected to analyze the data using matlab and then write-up any results that are obtained for publication, in conjunction with the PI.  Testing will involve scalp EEG, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and possible testing with patients.  The specialist will also be asked to present the results, along with a graduate student and the PI, at scientific meetings such as the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Society for Neuroscience.

30% Administrative duties for the Human Spatial Cognition Lab, which will include coordinating IRBs (human testing protocols) and all human subjects testing.  This may also include helping to coordinate and oversee lab-related purchases.

10% Assistance with grant reading and grant submission, in conjunction with the PI.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred qualifications: Knowledge and experience with MatLab.  Experience with fMRI and EEG testing on human subjects. Some programming experience

This is a full time position with benefits. To apply, please go to:


For further question, please do not hesitate to contact the PI, Dr. Arne Ekstrom, adekstrom@email.arizona.edu