Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Laboratory for Developmental Studies in the Department of Psychology has a position open for a full-time research assistant (RA). The candidate will report directly to a Professor of Developmental Psychology. The RA's responsibilities include: assisting with the preparation of grants and research papers, editing manuscripts, coordinating with team members on fast-paced research projects, overseeing the organization of research- and grant-related files and data, keeping track of correspondence vital to ongoing work in the lab, maintaining schedules, arranging meetings, sending out letters of recommendation, and coordinating travel reimbursements. If the candidate is interested there are also additional opportunities to participate in other aspects of individual research projects going on in the lab. The candidate will perform related duties as requested and will also serve as liaison to departmental administration as well as the Psychology Business Office. The candidate will have the opportunity to assist the current lab manager with research-related administrative tasks, including: hiring and supervising undergraduate research assistants, coordinating testing spaces and study schedules, and related duties as requested.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. This is a two-year, grant-funded term position with renewal dependent upon continuation of grant funding. When applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one, combined document (resume followed by cover letter).
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
At least one year of experience is required. Knowledge of Excel, Word, and online research tools and search databases. Prior experience with administrative work.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in a related field and will embrace the challenges of a demanding workload involving multiple responsibilities. Experience with children preferred but not necessary. Must demonstrate an ability to pay close attention to detail and should possess excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Must also be confident working both independently as well as with others in a fast-paced research environment.This position requires a basic understanding of web-based programming and website upkeep.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48495BR
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