Research Technician I at Rice University

The T.L.L. Temple Foundation Neuroplasticity lab is focused on understanding the behavioral consequences of stroke, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological disorders. The lab is housed on the seventh floor of Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative and is part of the Department of Psychological Sciences.

The research technician supports research on braille and how it is read and written. The research technician is responsible for assisting with a new study that looks at whether there are differences in how braille is processed by individuals who read it by touch and as their primary means to accessing literacy and teachers who learn to read braille by sight and who filter it through their prior knowledge of print. The project is interdisciplinary, led by a team of psychologists, linguists, and special education researchers.

The research technician has a diverse set of responsibilities. S/he will assist with the design of experiments, analyze data, travel throughout the United States to collect data and contribute to the preparation of publications and presentations of the findings. The ideal candidate is interested in and is knowledgeable about braille, visual impairments, and/or literacy. S/he is well organized, thorough, and has strong interpersonal skills.

This is a 12 month grant funded position with the possibility of being extended for up to an additional 36 months.

Belen Farias