Research Assistant for Synthesis Lab



Synthesis Lab was created to actively research and educate the community about experimental media art practices with technology. Using our human physiology in conjunction with technology, data can be translated into various forms of artistic synthesis. The Lab focuses on the connectivity of new media to the sciences and medicine through the use of data and experimentation.  The Research Assistant will support the intellectual and creative mission of the research lab and media infrastructure while furthering their own research interests in arts + technology. Ideal candidates would be graduating seniors or recent graduates.

This is a non-sponsored hourly position with no benefits. Applicants must have a valid residence permit and currently live in Qatar. The position would have an average of 10-20 hours per week. Scheduling will be flexible depending on the applicant's needs.

Reports to: Synthesis Lab supervisor

Major Activities & Essential Functions

  • Maintains Research Lab database of relevant resources, as well as conducts Routine research on emerging technologies.
  • Provides assistance coordinating, organizing, and scheduling activities and events within the VCUarts Qatar community, Education city institutions, and international artists.
  • Oversees Social Media account promoting Research Lab activities, and performs all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Previous experience in media art, non-traditional artistic practices, and technology.
  • Strong work ethic

Skills & Experience

  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Superb communication and organizational skills.
  • A high level of accuracy and diligence.
  • Patience, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  • Problem-solving attitude.

Application Process

Apply for this job online

Review of applicants will begin immediately.