Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Translational Research in Cognitive and Affective Mechanisms (TRiCAM) laboratory in the University of Minnesota Department of Psychology seeks to hire a Research Specialist (8352P2: Research Professional 2) responsible for conducting human psychological research and coordinating scholars (to include students and other scientists) affiliated with the laboratory. The Research Specialist will work as part of a team to refine experimental protocols, and then to recruit, test and train research participants in completing the protocols. The Research Professional will also perform statistical analyses under the guidance of the PI and other members of the team to establish and maintain data integrity and to test various hypotheses.
â— Assisting in recruitment (50%) - consent, clinical and cognitive assessment, - behavioral and magnetic resonance imaging testing, and - follow-up of participants as part of on-going protocols, including working with psychiatric populations such as those with psychosis
â— Quantitative analyses of relevant raw data and database queries, (20%) - flagging issues in need of further attention by the PI or other research personnel, and - preparing relevant reports
â— Assisting in the management of institutional review board, federal and other regulatory compliance correspondence (20%)
â— Facilitating communication between laboratory collaborators and other scientists (10%)
â— BA/BS with at least two (2) years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal six (6) years.
â— Comparing, verifying and reconciling data to achieve overall objectives.
â— Proficiency in common computer applications, including word processing and spreadsheets;
â— Ideal candidates will have research experience (e.g., recruitment) with psychiatric populations
â— Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated capacity for quantitative analyses, including statistical software or statistical databases
â— Coursework in Cognitive or Abnormal Psychology;
â— Experience in applying skills and attention to recurring tasks with an emphasis on precision and timeliness;
â— Capacity for performing structured research-related work assignments following established procedures and guidelines under supervision, such as statistical analyses using SPSS/R or equivalent;
â— Experience with social media and other web-based applications.
Internal Number: 338248
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