Research Assistant - LTI

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA

Research Assistant - LTI-2015961



Carnegie Mellon University’s mission is to build a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being. Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science (SCS) is widely recognized as one of the first and the best computer science programs in the world. Our programs train the next generation of innovators to take real-world problems and improve the way people live and work.

We are seeking a Research Assistant in the Langauge Technology Institute within the School of Computer Science. This research assistant position is designed to support research at the intersection of multimodal behavior analysis, and analysis of brain neural signals. The long term goal of this research is to better understand how brain neural signals relate to perceived social behaviors, such as facial expressions and emotions. As part of the project, the research assistant will help in developing models to link neuroscience models with recent machine learning models for automatic visual analysis. Also, the research assistant will assist in building resources to help analyze human natural vision, including both neuroscience data and computer vision data.  


Core responsibilities include:

  • Uses a variety of software packages to input, manupulate, collect and record results or observations.
  • Performs research experiments following experimental protocol and procedures. Researches and documents information by compiling and maintaining accurate and detailed records.
  • Summarizes statistical information for analysis, examination or presetation; writes technical reports. May build and validate quantitative models.
  • Identifies problems and obstacles to progress; develops strategies to solve problems.
  • May program sofrware in support of job functions. Attends project meetings.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Master's Degree in Computational Biology or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with data collection and alaysis, research methodology, research lab and research required.
  • Expertise in multimodal machine learning, including publication on this topic desired.
  • Expertise in training and testing deep neural architectures preferred.
  • Programming experience in Python preferred.


You should demonstrate:

Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical skills, and problem-solving and reasoning skills.



  • Background check

More Information:
Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
A listing of employee benefits is available at:
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Statement of Assurance:

Job Function
: Research 
Primary Location
: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 
Time Type: Part Time 
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree 

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