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Student Research Assistant - EEG and Auditory System Technician - Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) - Department of Psychology

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Date of Posting: 
May 12, 2014
Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) - Department of Psychology
Student Research Assistant - EEG and Auditory System Technician
Hours of Work: 

30 hours per week (work schedule is flexible).

$11.51 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible to August 2014, 14 weeks

Through an infrastructure grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, technology was obtained for the measurement of brain waves (EEG and Evoked Potential).  The implementation of the system requires the technical assistance of a student with related experience as described below. 


Duties will include:
• Configuring the parts of the equipment needed for implementation  the NeuroScan SynAmp2  system and STIM2; liaising with the technical experts at the offices of the manufacturer in a walk-through of the implementation procedure;
• providing documentation for future users of the technology;
• conducting test runs of the system with basic phenomena (such as the odd-ball technique) and acquisition of various EEG waves (alpha, beta, delta, gamma..) under controlled conditions;
• implementation of the Tucker-Davis-Technology system; 
• provision of user guidelines for the TDT system;
• calibration of the Neuroscan audio generator (comparing against Tucker-Davis-Technology precision output). 
• Techniques for storage and analysis of the EEG and EP data are also to be developed and documented, under the supervision of Dr. Cohen, Nilsson, Ryan, and Pan of the Department of Psychology.


Priority will be given to senior level University of Prince Edward Island Students, who:
• have been registered in  the disciplines of Psychology  and who have additional technical skills including prior knowledge of NeuroCan systems, 
• experience with computer technology and programming, and
• background in the Psychology of Sensation and Perception, and Music Cognition.  

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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