lab manager/research assistant in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver

A new full-time position is available for a lab manager/research assistant in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver. A description of the position is below - for more information and instructions on how to apply, please see <http://www.sokolhessnerlab.com/ra2016>. Applications will be reviewed beginning at 8AM (MST) on WednesdayJune 1, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Thank you!

 

 

Description

The position will be shared between the labs of Peter Sokol-Hessner (The Sokol-Hessner Lab; www.sokolhessnerlab.com) and Kateri McRae (the Automaticity, Affect, Control and Thought (AACT) Lab; www.du.edu/ahss/psychology/aact/) at the University of Denver.
 
The lab manager/RA will provide research and logistical support to both labs and assist at a high level in ongoing research projects. This will include collecting data using behavioral and physiological techniques, managing datasets, and recruiting and screening study participants. The position will also entail supporting the activities of both laboratories by maintaining Mac and PC workstations and lab facilities; installing software, setting up hardware, and troubleshooting computer-related issues; gathering, organizing and maintaining centralized laboratory information, including lab websites & wikis; and assisting with IRB, training, and financial management. Applicants should have prior experience conducting psychological research, including in participant recruitment, data collection, data storage, and basic data analysis to provide support for these activities and to independently perform them. The ideal applicant should enjoy problem-solving, organization, and the implementation of efficient, long-term solutions. As this position is shared between two labs, applicants should be comfortable managing multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities to effectively complete tasks in a timely manner. The lab manager will also be expected to develop reliable practices for behavioral and psychophysiological data analysis (including some coding), and support other members of the lab in implementing these practices. Experience coding (especially with MATLAB and/or R) is ideal. In addition, the lab manager will have the opportunity to substantially contribute to new research projects investigating the interactions between emotion, decision-making, and emotion regulation, including analyzing existing data and piloting new studies. The depth or breadth of this involvement will be in accordance with the employee's long-term career goals and abilities.  
 
This is a full-time position (i.e., 40 hours per week) that comes with DU’s full benefits package, and the funding for this position is contingent on grant funding.  The schedule is reasonably flexible, and requires daytime hours and some evening/weekend availability.
 
The Psychology department at the University of Denver is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary perspectives (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information).  The University of Denver’s vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good.  DU values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/ie_du.html).  Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching, and service.  DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people.  DU’s urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities.  DU is comprised of approximately 5000 undergraduates, 6500 graduate students, and more than 600 full-time faculty.

 

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