The Research Analyst I is part of the research staff in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Natural Sciences at Vanderbilt University and is a position that will provide scientific support to leadership and for a variety of duties associated with the study and is responsible for participating in a wide range of activities involved with the study and participants. This position will oversee the IRB applications, maintain the existing qualitative or quantitative database. Reporting directly to the Principal Investigator of the lab, the Research Analyst I will interact with lab staff, faculty, and subject participants.
The Research Analyst I will help develop and/or maintain partnerships, support and prepare grant-related documents and testing participants.
The internationally renowned Department of Psychology houses several award-winning professors who are distinguished scholars in their respective fields and who are dedicated to providing world-class education and training to our undergraduate and graduate students. While our course curriculum encompasses all of the sub-disciplines of Psychology, the research of our faculty centers around three major areas: Clinical Science, Cognition and Cognitive Neurosciences, and Neuroscience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate research procedures
Drafts and aids in the development of project materials and protocols
Engages in communication with prospective study participants regarding projects, including providing study information, answering questions, scheduling appointments, and following up to collect study-related information
Conducts clinical interviews with subject participants.
Prepares, submits and monitors Institutional Review Board materials
Conducts data entry, maintenance, organization and storage of data within research platforms and project files
Updates and organizes study-related documents (consent forms, fliers, questionnaires, etc.) to ensure that they are culturally sensitive and written at an appropriate level of health literacy.
Prepares basic statistical, qualitative and quantitative analyses of research data
Prepare materials for presentations, publications and proposals
Maintains the lab website
Participates in and maintains certifications required by Vanderbilt, the department and funding sponsors
Will oversee students working in the lab
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Bachelor's degree in psychology or neuroscience from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
1 year of related research experience or honors thesis in psychology or neuroscience is necessary.
Evidence of at least 2 semesters lab research experience with human subjects.
Demonstrated knowledge of statistics and behavioral experimental design; at least 2 undergrad coursework classes and at least 3 semesters of research experience.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills with close attention to detail
Evidenced ability to write reports and papers.
Demonstrated ability to interact in an effective, positive and appropriate manner with diverse populations.
Demonstrated commitment to maintaining confidentiality of records and information and an excellent understanding of the compliance obligations associated with IRB/HIPPA.
Demonstrated ability to conduct with qualitative analysis software and/or quantitative analysis software is preferred (e.g. JMP, SPSS, Matlab etc).
Evidenced experience in coding/programming is not required, but preferred.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university's students, faculty, and frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for "happiest students" - as well as #2 for "best quality of life" and "great financial aid," #5 for "best run colleges" and "beautiful campus," and #6 for both being in a "college city that students love" and having "great campus/city relations."
About Vanderbilt Benefits
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.