Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is in the department of Psychological & Brain Sciences on the Danforth Campus. This position requires traveling between the Danforth and School of Medicine Campuses.
Applications are invited for a full-time research assistant position at Washington University in St. Louis, to work on a NIH-funded research project investigating the neural and psychological mechanisms of event comprehension and memory, as applied to healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Research will involve the integration of methods from functional neuroimaging, behavioral measurement and computational modeling.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with participant recruitment and scheduling.
Assist with coordinating undergraduate research assistants and research technician and staff.
Assist with behavioral and cognitive testing, and data entry.
Assist with MRI data collection, quality control and analyses.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, or a related field and one year of related experience or high school diploma or equivalent high school certification and experience equaling five years.
Prior research experience in a psychology research lab, though relevant coursework or research in related fields might count towards experience.
Experience with SPSS and/or R statistical programs, Excel, programming (e.g., Python).
Experience with structural and/or functional MRI processing and analyses.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational and planning skills.
Ability to work independently, and take initiative.
Base pay commensurate with experience. The hourly wage for this position starts at $14.07/hr.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
All candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants should submit a cover letter that describes research interests and a resume with a list of publication and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the following subject for the email "Research Tech II Application: [Your Name]"
This position requires contacting St. Louis citizens as potential research participants. This contact will occur multiple times per week.
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