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Job : Graduate assistant in experimental psychology

from July 21, 2020 to July 31, 2020

Faculty of Political and Social Sciences & Institute of Psychology
Lausanne (Switzerland)

The Faculty of political and social Sciences and The Institute of Psychology offer a Graduate Assistant position in experimental psychology. Our research team (BEAM lab) is developing, in collaboration with the neuro imaging research laboratory (LREN) of the University of Lausanne, a research project that aims to understand the principles of learning-dependent functional and structural brain plasticity in humans.
Job information

Expected start date in position 01.09.2020 / to be agreed
Contract length 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years; maximum 5 years
Activity rate 80%
Workplace Lausanne-Dorigny

Your  responsibilities

In your activities, you will have to:

  • 50% allocated to thesis research (planning & recording experiments, data analysis, writing, initiation of and participation in internal training seminars)
  • 50% allocated to the supervision of students' groups of workshops and practical sessions related to psychology courses and administrative tasks (marking)

The candidate will implement experimental protocols to investigate the relationship between behavioral, brain functional and structural variables during cognitive and motor learning. She/he will use non-invasive neuroimaging methods such as magnetic resonance imaging and electro-encephalography, conduct data pre-processing and analysis, and communicate the results internally and externally at conferences and through publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Your qualifications
  • We are looking for candidates with a Master degree in psychology, cognitive sciences, neuroscience or a related discipline.
  • Applicants should be highly motivated, proactive, organized and demonstrate a team player attitude.
  • They should prove knowledge in experimental methods including design (use of E-prime, PsychoPy) and statistical analyses (use of R, SPSS).
  • Knowledge in Matlab, Phython or C/C++ programming is an asset.
  • Ability in scientific writing, fluency in French and English are required.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

Ms Catherine Brandner catherine.brandner@unil.ch
Mrs Bogdan Draganski bogdan.draganski@chuv.ch

Your applicationDeadline : 31 July 2020

To apply, please submit :

  • a motivation letter describing why you are interested in joining our group,
  • a CV (with copy of your Master grade),
  • contact details for 2 or more referees.
Published on July 28, 2020