The City University of New York (CUNY)

Manhattan, NYC


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

Job ID: 19834

Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin on December 17, 2018


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 studies spanning a wide range of experimental design and methods across six dynamic research laboratories. The program is comprised of faculty and students from a diverse background and expertise (visit for more information). The Program utilizes various techniques including eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), and ultrasound.

The SLHS Program seeks a Lab Technician to assist all faculty members and students in operating, maintaining and purchasing hardware and software unique to the experimental research work conducted in the Program’s research laboratories. Reporting to the Executive Officer, this position performs support services for a variety of instructional programs in speech, language, and hearing sciences by providing materials, supplies, equipment, and related logistical support to lecture, laboratory, or other instructional activities; prepares materials, supplies, and equipment using special methods and procedures related to the discipline.

In addition to the duties in the CUNY Title Overview, additional duties are as follows:
– Works directly with the Executive Officer, faculty, and students and assists them with their equipment, hardware and software needs.
– Works with faculty to ensure class agendas are met.
– Designs, builds, and maintains specialized and technical laboratory projects, exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials; monitors laboratory environment; organizes, arranges, stocks, and distributes materials, equipment, and supplies; fabricates lab stations for classes.
– Maintains, repairs and troubleshoots broken machines, equipment, instruments, and tools, including computers, electronic and mechanical equipment, automated systems, engines, and other equipment pertaining to assigned program; ensures that all equipment, instruments, tools, and machines are in safe and operational condition.
– Checks tools and equipment in and out and issues to students; monitors, receives, stores, and maintains adequate inventory levels of tools, instruments, 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, 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, as necessary, 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 science, engineering, or related fields.
– Technical, electronic and programming expertise in eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), ultrasound and electromagnetic articulometry.
– Proficiency in hardware and software maintenance.
– Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, MATLAB, Python, Adobe Acrobat, sound editing software, E-Prime, Web-design software


How to Apply:

  1. Please apply using the link below:

Click on “Apply Now” which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization). Please upload all documents as one file, in Word or PDF format.


  1. Go to and search for Job ID 19834.


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.


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