Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The George Mason University, Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time Lab Manager to work 40 hours per week on a National Institutes of Health-funded study. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the National Institutes of Health-funded study:
The study is of parent-adolescent interactions, adolescent brain function, and adolescent substance use and risk behaviors. The anticipated start date for this position is March 2021.
For the study, parents and adolescents complete questionnaire, interview, and biological assessments of psychological symptoms and substance use, computer assessments of emotional and cognitive development, and a laboratory task of emotional and physiological responses to parent-adolescent interactions. The adolescent will also complete an fMRI session. The families will return to the lab for questionnaires and interviews at 6 month, and 1, 2, and 3 year follow-up sessions.
Scheduling study sessions and tracking study families through the longitudinal follow-ups;
Conducting study sessions with parents and adolescents, including collecting questionnaire, interview, physiological, and biological data on adolescents' emotional functioning and substance use;
Coding videotaped parent-adolescent interactions for parenting and emotion behaviors;
Data entry and database organization;
Training and scheduling of undergraduate research assistants.
Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field;
Previous experience as a research assistant on a research study;
Previous experience working with parents, children, and/or adolescents.
Study sessions are typically held in the late afternoon and on weekends, so this position would need to be available to work from 2:30-7:00 p.m. on at least four weekdays and one weekend day per week.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants may apply for position number 10560z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by February 26, 2021; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume (or CV), and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49527
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