How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should describe your interest in the position, relevant experience, and future goals. In addition, please provide contact information for three references.
The Methods, Sex differences, and Development Lab, or M(SD), directed by Dr. Adriene Beltz in the Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time Lab Coordinator.
The goal of the research in the lab is to develop and apply novel quantitative approaches in order to reveal the ways in which the brain mediates biological and environmental influences on behavioral sex differences across development. To achieve this goal, data are collected from children, adolescents, and young adults using multiple methods, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), salivary hormones, observations of social interactions, daily diaries, cognitive tests, and online self reports.
This would be an excellent position for a recent graduate seeking to gain additional research experience prior to graduate school. There will be training in multiple methods and opportunities for co-authorship on presentations and publications. The successful candidate will be highly-motivated, reliable, conscientious, and organized.
The Lab Coordinator will play an integral role in the establishment and functioning of the lab by fulfilling research, management, and supervisory responsibilities.
Lab management tasks (20% time)
Running and maintaining equipment
Organizing materials and resources
Overseeing the website
Research tasks (60% time)
Writing and maintaining Institutional Review Board protocols
Establishing data collection procedures
Developing study stimuli and data collection instruments
Creating project manuals and code books
Collecting, entering, processing, managing, and analyzing data
Supervisory tasks (20% time)
Training Assistants in Research (temporary positions)
Overseeing and supporting Assistants in Research assignments (e.g., data collection, coding, and entry)
High school diploma or Associate's degree
At least 1 year of experience
Excellent organizational, communication, problem-solving, writing, and computing skills
Familiarity with SPSS or similar software
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Attentive to details and able to manage simultaneous projects
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
Experience with or an eagerness to learn fMRI methods, advanced statistics, programming (e.g., in Matlab or R), and online data collection
Research interests in the development of brain and behavioral sex differences
One year term-limited position with excellent possibility of extension
Start date is negotiable, but August 1, 2016 is preferred
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