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Research Scientist in passive BCI

  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Job description

Zander Labs is a leader in neuroadaptive technology, pioneering innovative solutions to enhance human-computer interaction. We are embarking on Project NAFAS, a landmark 30 million EUR initiative set to revolutionize the field.

We are looking for an experienced, precise-yet-creative professional in the field of experimental psychology, human factors, or cognitive science (or related), to design and evaluate experimental paradigms in the context of passive brain-computer interfacing (passive BCI). Among other things, Project NAFAS aims to understand and decode meaningful cognitive and affective processes that can be detected using EEG. As such, the successful candidate will explore both known and novel mental processes, design corresponding elicitation paradigms, and evaluate them based on the elicited EEG signatures with respect to the needs of the project. To ensure the uniformity of data collected using these and other paradigms, the successful candidate will also lead the development of a consistent, human-readable and machine-readable (marker) description language to represent all relevant experimental events.

In this position, you will be responsible for:

  • Designing elicitation paradigms from scratch to discover and target novel mental processes
  • Exploring and evaluating known mental processes and mental process elicitation paradigms
  • Developing a comprehensive description language for event markers
  • Coordinating data collection experiments to evaluate paradigms
  • Utilising insights gained from EEG analyses to improve paradigms
  • Coordinating with other team members and subcontractors for analysis, evaluation, and optimisation
  • Researching, compiling, and summarising relevant literature
  • Collaborating with subcontractors to integrate their insights and needs
  • Collaborating with developers to ensure seamless integration of paradigms and markers into all relevant parts of our software framework

Job requirements

  • Advanced degree in cognitive science, human factors, (experimental) psychology, or related field
  • Proven experience in experimental design
  • Proven experience in paradigm development to elicit neural correlates
  • Proven experience with EEG data acquisition
  • Experience with passive BCI or mental state detection is a plus
  • Experience with existing event marker frameworks (e.g. HED tags) is a plus