VEMI Student Positions

VEMI Lab Research Assistant: 

The Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory at the University of Maine is currently seeking a part-time Undergraduate Research Assistant. The VEMI Lab investigates how current and emerging technology can be utilized to assist people in their daily lives. Current research focuses on topic areas such as spatial navigation with and without vision, improving non-visual information access, and semiautonomous vehicle interaction. The student filling this position will join, and work in collaboration with, a multidisciplinary team of researchers from various fields including psychology, computer science, engineering, and new media. Undergraduate research assistants are expected to contribute to research projects in many ways. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the recruitment of participants
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Summarizing project results and assisting in developing materials for the presentation of research
  • Attending research and lab meetings
  • Working in collaboration with other researchers in the conceptualization, design, development, and implementation of research projects


VEMI Lab Logistics Coordinator: 

The VEMI Lab is looking for an undergraduate student to fill the Logistic Coordinator position. This position is within the Lab and does not require prior programming knowledge. We are looking for someone who is organized, personable, has a good sense of design, above average writing skills, takes initiative, and is a creative problem solver; the Logistics Coordinator oversees the Lab calendar and equipment usage, assists VEMI faculty/staff with on off-campus communications, organizes public tours, and assists in professional collaborations. Applicants should also be familiar with all social media outlets (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) as well as a basic knowledge of WordPress, and MS Office.

Applying to this position means you have a willingness to learn, a desire to become part of a growing team, and a passion to improve upon yourself and others. This position works closely with the Director of Operations by acting as a link between the Director and the students working at VEMI. This job requires patience with daily tasks, and the ability to adapt in a creative and dynamic environment. 

Bonus Skills you might mention: grant writing, technical writing, programing, video editing, graphic design, marketing, engineering, acting, and possess a love or a strong desire to work in a virtual reality lab. 

If you are interested in any of the VEMI positions please send an email with your attached Resumé or CV to Richard Corey at