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"Seif El-Nasr, Magy" <[log in to unmask]>
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Seif El-Nasr, Magy
Tue, 9 Jul 2013 17:44:29 +0000
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Seeking a Post Doc Candidate in the area of HCI starting Sept 2013

The Lifespan Emotional Development Lab (LEDlab) in the Psychology Department and Playable Innovative Technologies (PLAIT) Lab  at Northeastern University are together seeking a Post Doc Candidate in the area of HCI (Human Computer Interaction), Media Psychology, Psychology, or related areas .

The current open Post Doc position is for an NIH-funded Project that involves the development of novel methodologies to investigate mobile studies of attention and emotion using mobile eye trackers and novel technical tools for data collection and analysis. This project is interdisciplinary and constitutes a collaboration between the Colleges of: Computer and Information Science, Arts, Media and Design, and the College of Science. We are specifically looking for a Post Doc who can navigate technical challenges and develop tools as well as conduct psychological experiments that investigate attention, and emotions.  The research group working on this project includes Professors Derek Isaacowitz, Associate Professor of Psychology ( and Magy Seif El-Nasr, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Sciences and Arts, Media and Design, and Director of the Game Design program ( or

We seek candidates who have a PhD in HCI, Psychology or related areas. Successful candidates should show expertise in running quantitative and qualitative experiments involving technology and people. They should demonstrate knowledge of empirical research, quantities and qualitative methodologies, skills in data collection, data cleaning and processing, manuscript/grant preparation, statistical analysis, working with temporal data. They should also demonstrate coding abilities, knowledge of hardware and software, as well as tool development expertise.

Salary is competitive. We expect the position to start Fall 2013 for 2 years.  To apply, please send both Derek and Magy ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) an email with the following:

  *   Curriculum Vitae
  *   Cover letter applying to the position
  *   Names and contact information for references

You can also apply through the Northeastern system, at:

Deadline for the application is August 1st, however, we will review the applications as they arrive.
The position will be open until filled.

For more information about the project, please contact Derek and Magy at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> and [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Magy Seif El-Nasr, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Game Educational Programs and Research at Northeastern
Director of the Game Design Program
College of Arts, Media, and Design
College of Computer and Information Sciences
Northeastern University

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