Position Title:              Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Lab Technician (Research Programs Specialist) – Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Job ID:                         20240

Compensation:            Salary commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date:                Open until filled with review of applications to begin on March 1, 2019


Position Details:

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.
The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at the Graduate Center engages in state-of-the-art research spanning a wide range of experimental methods across six dynamic research laboratories. The program includes faculty and students from diverse backgrounds and expertise (for more information visit http://www.gc.cuny.edu/SLHSciences). The Program utilizes various techniques including sound recording and presentation, eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), ultrasound, and other computer-based measures.

The SLHS Program seeks a Lab Technician to assist faculty members and students in operating, maintaining and purchasing hardware and software unique to the experimental work conducted in its research laboratories. Reporting to the Executive Officer, this individual also provides support services to lecture, laboratory, or other instructional activities.

In addition to the duties in the CUNY Title Overview, duties are as follows:
– Works directly with faculty and students to assist them with their equipment, hardware, and software needs.
– Maintains, troubleshoots, and calibrates equipment, instruments, and tools, including computers, electronic and mechanical equipment, and automated systems; ensures that all equipment, instruments, tools, and machines are in safe and operational condition;
– Checks tools and equipment in and out to students; monitors, receives, stores, and maintains adequate inventory levels of tools, instruments, software, and equipment.
– Provides instructional support services for the assigned program; assists in instructional demonstrations of procedures and techniques; explains related principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, terminology, tools, software, machinery, and equipment.
– Maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.
– Determines price and availability of parts and supplies from vendors and prepares requisitions; orders supplies, tools, and equipment as needed; maintains records of purchases.
– Trains and provides work direction and guidance to assigned student workers and staff; ensures student and staff understanding of safety practices and procedures.
– Learns and applies emerging technologies, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
– Facilitates web-based experimental design and participant recruitment.
– Performs other duties as assigned.

CUNY Title Overview:

– Assists in the administration of College research programs.

–  Organizes and manages the requirements of existing funded projects and prepares preliminary materials for grant submission

–  Collects information for, and assists in preparing reports, manuscripts for publication, newsletters, web sites, and other communications

–  Plans, designs and coordinates interdisciplinary information and research planning sessions and professional development activities for faculty and staff

–  May oversee one or more facilities, participating in budgeting, planning, and monitoring, and assuring availability of needed tools and equipment

–  Serves as a consultant and resource to faculty and staff on planning and administering research projects

–  Performs related activities as assigned.



Bachelor’s Degree and four years’ related experience required.

A preferred candidate should have:
– Bachelor’s degree in computer technology, applied engineering, engineering technology, or related fields (e.g., sound or music technology or any other field that provides the bases for the described duties).
– Technical, electronic, and programming expertise.
– Proficiency in hardware and software maintenance.
– Proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook; Adobe Acrobat.
– Experience with or ability to learn sound editing software, including signal processing, experiment control, and web-design software.


How to Apply:


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Equal Employment Opportunity:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.