Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Duties:
The Cognition and Brain Circuitry Laboratory in Department of Psychology, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Research Assistant 2 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 Cognition and Brain Circuitry Laboratory is directed by Dr. David Osher, visit www.davidosher.com for additional information. The Research Assistant 2 conducts neuroscience research on the functional and structural architecture of the human brain, and its role in cognition; programs, runs, and analyzes behavioral and brain-imaging experiments using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), functional connectivity, and behavioral assessments; scores and codes data; performs statistical analyses and computation using programs such as, MATLAB, Python, and shell scripting; recruits research participants; maintains participant database; develops outreach letters; 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); implements timely IRB renewals, keeps track of CITI training for personnel; aids new personnel and students in getting set up on IRBs, MRI safety training, and the OSC; coordinates lab meetings; maintains lab website; coordinates lab mailing list; requisitions new laboratory materials and equipment and prepares administrative paperwork, including purchases, reimbursements, and filing human subjects (protocols). This position is available for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, data science, engineering, physics, or math, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; conduct of social science research is required; experience in a social science research capacity.
Strong mathematical, statistical, and coding skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python, shell scripting); strong interpersonal skills for interacting with a diverse group of people; strong organizational skills.
Target Salary: $15.50 - $17.00 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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