Device Lab Assistant

Device Lab Assistant

Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB) is looking for a Lab Assistant to work in our New York Office’s Device Lab to help in the assessment of cutting edge, experimental, and state-of-the-art wearable and home sensor technology. This is a full-time temporary position for one year. You will be part of a dynamic team which is building a platform designed to use data from wearable and home sensors to allow us to continuously and passively acquire, store, and analyze multi-dimensional data from subjects both in the lab and home setting. Analysis of said data is aimed to characterize sleep patterns, cognitive and motor abilities, and idiosyncratic individual health characteristics and trajectories. This solution will complement and inform standard health diagnostic, monitoring, and treatment options.

Working closely with the Associate Director and the Early Signal team, Digital Health department of CVB, the Lab Assistant will take part in the validation of mobile and home sensor devices, performing experiments to generate data for development of analytical algorithms, collecting third-party data and device specifications, helping manage and organize such information, and assisting with the evaluation and purchase of novel technologies.


  • Execute testing paradigms with wearable and home sensor devices to validate, verify, and calibrate device performances characteristics.
  • Follow rigorous experimental methodology, keeping track of problems, solutions, and protocol deviations.
  • Test wearable and home sensor devices to generate proof of concept data used in our analytical platform and for the development of machine learning and other models.
  • Conduct research into device characteristics, operating instructions, and limitations.
  • Use non-wearable devices for generating gold standard reference data.
  • Generate efficient, quality deliverables, with clear supporting documentation.
  • Help with maintaining the Early Signal’s technical infrastructure to support ingestion of device data.
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement, through documentation, process design, or working methods.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree ideally in Experimental or Comparative Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Biomedical Engineering. Also acceptable are degrees in Biology, and related experimental fields.
  • Hands on experience collecting and analyzing human physiological data using wearable and home sensor devices strongly preferred, experience in a lab setting conducting research in human psychophysiological tests a plus. Experience with neuroscience/behavioral research in animals also a plus.
  • Experience with the generation and use of standard operating protocols (SOP’s), experimental manuals, and reports. Strict adherence to experimental protocols.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Experience working with and debugging technical instruments preferred.
  • Neuroscience/brain disease related experience and data science/machine learning familiarity also is a plus.
  • Must possess attention to detail, project management skills, be independent, and have the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent English communication, computer and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.


About Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a national, nonpartisan research 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fast-tracking the development of diagnostic tests and personalized therapeutics for the millions of veterans and civilians who suffer the devastating effects of trauma-related and other brain disorders.

To Apply

Please visit to apply. Please include resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. We offer a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefit package. CVB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Publication Date: 9/2/19

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