USC Athletics and the Keck Department of Psychiatry house the USC Sport Psychology program, and the Performance Science Institute is the research arm of that department. PSI creates actionable knowledge from research thatÂ can be embedded in programming and approaches thatÂ enhance theÂ academic, athletic, career and social-emotional development of student-athletes. Program evaluation and cultural assessments of teams and the department are conducted regularly for continuous improvement in efforts to minimize contextual barriers thatÂ undermine student-athletes' wellbeing and maximize support and programming that help student-athletes thrive in all aspects of their lives.Â
PSI is looking for a Project Specialist to coordinate and support research-related activities and projects run by the research and sport psychology team. This person would report to the Co-Executive Directors of PSI and wouldÂ be responsible for the organization, planning and coordinating of applied research activities and programming for student-athletes and staff. The Project Specialist should be knowledgeable in research processes suchÂ as conducting literature reviews,Â following research protocols with humanÂ subjects research, basic knowledge of survey administration and how data can inform practice.Â The position also requires superior executive skills, including organization and planning, initiative, flexibility, and the ability to get along with a wide variety of people within the Athletic and KECK environments. Solid writing skills, good boundaries, and the ability to maintain confidentiality are all essential. The position provides the opportunity to work directly with athletic staff and student athletes within a science practitioner model under both a seasoned researcher and licensed clinician. Long term, there is the potential for this position to expand to full-time.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.