Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE 1, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), to join the Computational Cognitive Science Lab. Will serve as a primary contact for the PI; assume a broad range of lab support duties, including coordinating lab-wide events, monitoring inventory, assisting with the selection/sourcing/purchasing of equipment/supplies, managing vendor relationships, and maintaining equipment service records/contracts; assist researchers with programming in support of computational cognitive modeling and behavioral experimentation and potentially AI applications; assist with the grant submission and oversight process, helping coordinate proposal components and progress reports, and overseeing expenditures; coordinate reporting and inspections; oversee protocol implementation and renewals; coordinate lab financial and administrative management with BCS and CSAIL headquarters’ staff, including oversight of subcontracts, budget preparation and monitoring, database management, and report preparation; collaborate on maintaining lab website, shared server, data storage, software/licenses, lab calendar, desktop/work stations, and other online resources/equipment; gather and analyze information; serve as liaison to other MIT departments; work with PI on personnel hiring/onboarding/reappointments; help oversee lab personnel and their projects’ status; serve as a resource to students/postdocs; and perform additional duties as requested.
Will be encouraged to develop and pursue collaborative research projects, participate in lab activities, and take relevant courses at MIT.
REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; interest in cognitive science, neuroscience, and/or artificial intelligence; initiative; flexibility; ability to develop and maintain complex organizational systems; programming experience; minimal website development experience; comfort interacting with a range of people, including undergraduate students and community members; self-motivation; and ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment. PREFERRED: bachelor's degree in related discipline, exposure to a research environment, and some research experience. Job #19504-3
Must be available to work at changing hours, including evenings and weekends.
This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension dependent on funding.