The Research Assistant will work on a project examining financial decision making in older adults. There are several opportunities to publish manuscripts, present in national-level conferences, and participate in lab-related scientific activities. The individual must be a motivated recent college graduate who seeks to increase her/his research experience before applying to PhD programs such as in psychology, public health or related fields.
Develop web-based surveys: Design, test and implement surveys online (e.g., via Qualtrics).
Participant recruitment: Call and screen participants for the study.
Data management: Collect, code/score and analyze the data.
Write up the results and present at national level academic meetings/conferences (optional).
Revise and renew the IRB.
Conduct literature reviews.
Maintain and manage participant database.
Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Proficiency with computer skills MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), and basic statistical skills such as in SPSS preferred. Knowledge of basic statistics and excel proficiency strongly preferred. SPSS and R knowledge is a big plus.
The Research Assistant must be motivated, possess excellent managerial and organizational skills, be interpersonally affable, and be able to multitask.
Familiarity with academic (psychology and decision-making related) databases: PubMed, Google scholar, JSTOR, PsycInfo, PsycArticles, EBSCO, Web of Science.
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