POSTGRADUATE/POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE IN VIDEO GAME RESEARCH, VIRTUAL REALITY, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, HEALTH BEHAVIOR, or PUBLIC HEALTH – play4REAL Lab at Yale
The play4REAL Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games seeks a highly motivated Postgraduate or Postdoctoral Associate in video game research, virtual reality, health, behavioral or cognitive psychology, health behavior, or Public Health and appropriate experience to take a role in the implementation of a virtual reality research project funded by Oculus Education. The position is focused on the development and testing of a virtual reality videogame intervention aimed at e-cigarette prevention in teens. The position also involves overseeing community-building events and activities at the play4REAL Lab with a focus on AR/VR.
The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the play4REAL team and video game developers, participating in all phases of the research project: conceptualization and development of the virtual reality videogame; recruitment of subjects for focus group/playtesting; design and implementation of subsequent randomized controlled trial; data collection; management and analysis; writing up results; and presenting findings. This one-year, full-time position (with the potential for a second year) offers the opportunity to work along side a prolific group of game researchers but requires creativity, excellent writing skills, and a strong interest in intellectual collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. Position beginning August/September 2019, materials should be submitted no later than July 15, 2019.
Candidates are requested to submit
- A short letter of interest outlining your suitability for the position
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- 3 names of references
To: Kimberly Hieftje (firstname.lastname@example.org)