Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Duties:
The Saygin Lab, in the Psychology Department, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Research Assistant 2-Social to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
The Saygin Lab is directed by Dr. Zeynep Saygin. The Research Assistant 2 recruits participants (neonates, infants, pre-readers, children, adults) for longitudinal study follow-up; coordinates and attends recruitment events (e.g. Center of Science and Industry (COSI); collects behavioral/neuropsych testing on infants, children, and adults; phone screens participants for MRI scanning; schedules and collects MRI scans; coordinates with other lab personnel on acquiring scans; serves as primary liaison between research teams, other university partners, speech and language clinics, and hospitals; responds to questions and requests, including from interested study participants; analyzes behavioral and brain-imaging experiments using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), functional connectivity, and behavioral evaluations of infants, children, and adults; manages human subject protocols; coordinates lab events and meetings; assists in preparation of manuscripts; maintains participant database; develops project materials (training manuals, presentations, observation codebook, assessment packets) and implementation protocols; develops training materials and implementation protocols; helps to design study measures (questionnaires surveys, test protocols); develops outreach letters, thank you letters, and newsletters for participating families; implements timely IRB renewals, keeps track of CITI training for personnel; aids new personnel and students in obtaining set up on IRBs, MRI safety training, and the OSC; coordinates lab meetings; oversees and adds to lab website; coordinates lab mailing list; requisitions new laboratory materials and equipment and prepares administrative paperwork, including purchases, reimbursements, and filing human subjects (protocols); supervises and trains undergraduate research assistants. Position available for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; conduct of social science research is required; experience in a social science research capacity is required.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, engineering, physics, or math desired; experience with fMRI, DWI, and functional connectivity desired; strong organizational skills desired; strong interpersonal skills for interacting with a diverse group of people including children and parents desired.
Target Salary: $15.50 - $17.00 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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