Research Fellow

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Work type: Limited Term Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Staff

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods. 

The Research Fellow provides technical (including programming) support for faculty research programs using EEG technology and assists in the development of research experiences for students, including theses, summer research, course labs and research practicum courses, with regard to facilitating the use of both complex technical apparatuses (such as EEG/ERP technology) and simpler technologies such as online survey instruments. Additional responsibilities include the following: Set-up, maintenance and trouble-shooting for specialized complex apparatuses, and associated data-base management; Manage and maintain ERP/EEG laboratory facilities in the Psychology Department for collaborative use by multiple labs; Provide training to students and faculty in the use of ERP equipment; Provide individualized consulting on the design and analysis of faculty-sponsored research projects using ERP equipment; Support and facilitate the conduct of collaborative cognitive neuroscientific research; Assist in the coordination and management of the use of specialized lab equipment, working with both students and faculty; Assist in the preparation of grants and manuscripts. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to support an active research program in cognitive neuroscience or related fields.  
  • Must have at least two to three years’ experience in an academic laboratory setting.


  • PhD in cognitive neuroscience or related field.

This is a 2 year limited term position that offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off.  Click here to view employee testimonials and learn about what it’s like to be a part of the Swarthmore community.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 


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