The Cognitive Neuroscience laboratory of Dr. Cindy Bukach is seeking a highly organized and energetic person to serve as full-time research specialist. The “Beyond Categories” lab conducts research on object and face recognition in cognitively intact and impaired individuals, using electrophysiology (EEG and ERP) and behavioral methods. Specifically, our lab studies the factors underlying how the brain becomes specialized for particular categories, and how this categorization influences behavior. For example, we are currently investigating how racial bias and other-race effects emerge and transform with changes in experience, task demands, and context. Bukach also directs PURSUE – a multi-institutional initiative to develop open-source electrophysiology training materials for undergraduates. This initiative includes online materials (https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.pursueerp.com__;!!Mih3wA!TagrJkXXZ1dPizDT3uLJ50ANv2UWlxBxkZbVVAxSP1E79u78x7U1xNVSPsPpxz2-Seyicw$ ), a large EEG database, and faculty training workshops.
DUTIES:
  *   Conducts Cognitive Neuroscience research on human subjects using both behavioral and ERP methods, including programming, recruiting, testing and statistical analysis
  *   Under limited supervision, coordinates and supervises student research activities, ensuring adherence to safety and ethical regulations related to research with human subjects
  *   Performs administrative duties such as database management, scheduling, hardware/software maintenance, website maintenance, equipment maintenance and general faculty support

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  *   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science or related field
  *   2 years of experience in a research lab (preferably in cognitive or cognitive neuroscience laboratory using Event-related potential method)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (any of the following highly desired):
  *   Prior research experience with Event-related potential method and data analysis
  *   Advanced computer skills such as programming, familiarity with statistical and experimental software, managing online data collection, Matlab)

CONTACT:
For more information or to apply, please contact Dr. Cindy Bukach at cbukach@richmond.edu