Cornell University, Human Centered Design

Position ID:Cornell-HCD-POSTDOCDAIL [#21733, WDR-00031445]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Design and Augmented Intelligence Lab at Cornell
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, NewYork 14850, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Neuroscience / Human Neuroscience
Environmental Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/05/05, finished 2023/05/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Associate | Design and Augmented Intelligence Lab at Cornell University

The Design and Augmented Intelligence Lab (DAIL) at the Department of Human Centered Design, Cornell University ( is seeking to hire Postdoctoral Associate to contribute to our current projects in the lab. The postdoctoral associate will contribute to research efforts at the intersection of environmental psychology, design, and neuroscience, including studies in which we use a variety of mobile brain-body imaging (MoBI) techniques (EEG, GSR, eye-tracking, motion tracking) to study the human behavior during wayfinding in indoor environments. The position is fully funded for one year with the potential for renewal. The position involves: 

  • Lead in collecting, processing, and analyzing MoBI data for ongoing and future spatial navigation studies in the lab.
  • Create research project standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols and periodic internal reports and status updates.
  • Data management.  
  • Writing research papers for peer-reviewed journals and conferences. 
  • Lead and train Research Assistants of varied levels.


  • Applicants must have obtained or be in the process of obtaining a doctoral degree in related fields and relevant research experience. 
  • Strong written communication and experience with scientific writing and publication.
  • Experience with multidisciplinary science.
  • Advanced knowledge of neuroscience, digital signal processing, and computational neuroscience.
  • Experience with mobile EEG recording and analysis. Additional expertise in analyzing GSR, motion capture, and eye tracking data is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in application and algorithm developments in machine learning and visualization: MATLAB or Python.
  • Experience overseeing research assistants; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively.        


 The following documents must be uploaded when applying through Academic Job Online:

  • Cover letter describing research experience, fit for the position, and future interests (2 pages max)
  • CV (including full publication list)
  • Statement of contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Provide names and email addresses of three references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email, requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. The start date can be as soon as Summer 2022 but is flexible.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
T57 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Ithaca, NY 14853