Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Essential Job Duties:
Loyola Marymount University's HeadsUP psychology research lab, under the direction of Dr. Joe LaBrie, is looking for a full-time post-doctoral research fellow to execute grant-funded research on alcohol and other health-related behavioral and psychosocial domains with (high-risk) emerging adults. This highly productive lab has multiple active grants and research studies. About us: The Heads UP lab researches alcohol use and other health behaviors among college students. This lab focuses on the behavioral and psychosocial factors of engaging in risk behavior and how to leverage these factors to improve intervention strategies. Current projects include: 1. A Parent-Based Intervention feasibility and implementation study; 2. A gamified Personalized Normative Feedback intervention study; 3. A project looking at the connection between social media and risk behaviors; and others.
Typically a Master's degree or equivalent experience. Doctorate or Doctoral candidate in Psychology or other social science-based field preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes
Prior experience as a senior-level research associate. Strong familiarity with psychological and theoretical factors related to human motivation, social and familial influence, and health-risk behaviors. Working knowledge of the emerging adulthood developmental stage. Must have a history of scientific peer-reviewed manuscript preparation and successful dissemination.
Demonstrated knowledge and strong fundamental background with basic (e.g. correlation tables, T-tests, ANOVAs/ANCOVAs, hierarchical multiple regression, linear/logistic/poisson/negative binomial regression, etc.) and advanced (e.g. SEM, HLM) statistics.
Demonstrated computer competency and expertise in statistical analysis using SPSS and related software (e.g., SAS, STATA, MPlus, EQS).
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing publications, comprehensive reports, and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.