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We at the Golomb Lab work to create an intellectually rigorous, collaborative, and supportive space in which all individuals are valued and given the best chance to succeed – regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. We celebrate the diversity of our members and of our community.

 


Full-time research assistant / lab manager position  (Summer 2024 start)

The Vision & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the Ohio State University is seeking a full-time post-baccalaurate RA / lab manager. This is an ideal position for someone who would like to obtain additional research experience in cognitive neuroscience before applying to graduate school.

Research in the lab explores visual perception, attention, and working memory, including both neural and perceptual aspects. We use a variety of methodologies – psychophysics, neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG, & TMS), eye-tracking, and computational approaches – to investigate how we represent the visual world, achieve stable and integrated perception, and how perception, attention, and working memory interact. The lab is supported by grants from NIH and NSF. 

Responsibilities will include assisting with all aspects of research (designing/programming experiments; recruiting/running participants; analyzing behavioral, fMRI, and EEG data; coauthoring manuscripts and presentations), as well as supervising undergraduate students in the lab and overseeing day-to-day lab operations.

This is an ideal position for someone for someone who would like to obtain additional research experience in cognitive neuroscience before applying to graduate school. The lab is committed to providing a rigorous, supportive, and inclusive training environment. OSU houses a vibrant research community and a state-of-the-art neuroimaging facility located within the Psychology building.

Qualifications: BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or other related field. Prior research experience and/or experience with one or more computer programming languages (preferably Matlab or Python) is highly desirable. Strong organizational and communication skills are also essential. The position begins Summer 2024 and requires a commitment of two years.

Interested applicants should email a CV, names of references, and a brief statement of interest to Julie Golomb: golomb.9@osu.edu.


Postdoctoral position available (start date flexible)

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Julie Golomb’s Vision & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at The Ohio State University. Research topics in the lab explore the neural mechanisms of visual perception, attention, working memory, and object recognition. We focus on how object features and locations are perceived and coded in the brain, and how these representations are influenced by eye movements, shifts of attention/memory, and other cognitive factors. The lab is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the Ohio Supercomputer Center. We use a variety of methodologies in the lab, including human psychophysics, neuroimaging (fMRI and EEG), gaze-contingent eye-tracking, TMS, and computational analyses (including model-based decoding and encoding of fMRI/EEG).

Candidates should have or be pursuing a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science), strong quantitative and technical skills, and shared interests in one of the core research areas. Experience with fMRI and/or EEG and model-based analyses is highly desirable. Proficiency in programming is necessary (e.g. Matlab or Python).

OSU is home to a large and stimulating community of cognitive neuroscientists, computational modelers, and vision scientists in the Psychology Department and Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, as well as interdisciplinary interactions with colleagues in electrical engineering, computer science, optometry, and neuroscience. The Psychology building houses state-of-the-art fMRI and EEG facilities, both equipped with EyeLink eye-tracking systems. OSU is located in the heart of Columbus, an appealing mid-sized city with vibrant food, sports, arts, and outdoor scenes, and a great cost-of-living.

Start date is flexible. Applicants are asked to send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and the names and contact of three references to golomb.9@osu.edu.


PhD students

The application deadline this year is Nov 15, 2023. Students are encouraged to apply through the Cognitive Neuroscience program in the Psychology Department, and to reach out to me in advance (golomb.9@osu.edu).

 


Undergrad students

Interested in working in a cognitive neuroscience lab? We’re always looking for undergraduate researchers to join our team! No prior experience is necessary. We’re seeking motivated, curious, and responsible students interested in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and/or data science. Opportunities for course credit, work-study, or paid employment are available. For more information or to apply for a position, contact Prof. Julie Golomb (golomb.9@osu.edu) and include a CV/resume, pdf of your advising report, and a note about which semester(s) you’d be interested in participating.