Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Posted Job Title
Job Profile Title
Research Specialist A
Job Description Summary
The Changing Brain Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning in May 2019.
The lab conducts behavioral and neuroimaging studies of brain plasticity and development, with the translational goal of improving academic outcomes for children struggling in school. This position will involve designing experiments, collecting behavioral data in schools and in lab, operating the MRI scanner, and assisting with data analysis and publication. It will also involve interacting with children and families, building research partnerships with schools and community organizations, managing a team of undergraduate research assistants, and other lab coordination duties.
Recruit, screen and schedule participants for testing and experiments
Collect data from participants during testing sessions and maintain the data and the record
Prepare, review and maintain IRB protocols
Background reading, assist with analysis, interpretation and management of experimental data. Assist with publication materials
Manage lab and grant budgets, supervise undergraduate students
Assist with grant submissions
Perform additional duties as assigned
Bachelorâ™s degree in neuroscience, education, psychology, cognitive science, or related field, and 0-1 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Research experience at the undergraduate level, ideally in neuroscience, psychology, or related field
Direct experience working with children in an educational or research setting
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$32,000.00 - $57,600.00
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00004585
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