Lab Assistant

The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco is seeking a Lab Assistant to replace the assistant who is now attending medical school. This position is available immediately.  

Job Description

The Lab Assistant will work under the supervision of William Good, M.D. and Chuan Hou, M.D., Ph.D. in vision developmental research with clinical populations (e.g., adult amblyopia and infants with neonatal jaundice). This position includes collecting data from infants and adults and conducting data analysis, which may result in manuscript writing and authorship on academic publications. This is an entry level position particularly well-suited for recent college graduates who wish to gain experience in a research setting before attending graduate or medical school.

Job Duties

-       Collect data: includes low channel (for infants) and 128 channel (for adults) EEG data and psychophysical data (for adults)

-       Conduct data analysis using Excel and Matlab software

-       Recruit and schedule subjects

-       Prepare manuscripts

-       Write manuscripts (optional)


-       B.S. or B.A. degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science or a related field

-       Knowledge of Matlab software is a plus, but not necessary

-       Scientific background and basic understanding of vision research methods

-       Ability to work independently

-       Creative problem solving and strong organizational skills

-       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

-       Meticulous attention to detail and punctuality

-       Professional, reliable and responsible, with a positive demeanor

The position is full-time, non-exempt, and eligible for full benefits.  Our generous benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, commuter and pension plan. 

Please send cover letter and resume to

The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals including applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.