Lab Manager

Location
Chicago
Posted
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab in the Department of Psychology is hiring a Lab Manager to begin in mid-August to September, 2017. Research in the lab explores topics such as: 1) Neurobiological and psychological mechanisms guiding social decision-making; 2) The development of moral reasoning and influence of scarcity on prosocial behavior; 3) Self-other asymmetry in moral judgments; 4) Susceptibility to extremist propaganda and political radicalization; 5) Justice motivation and neurolaw; 6) Revenge and forgiveness strategies. The Lab employs functional MRI, high-density EEG, eye-tracking, and behavioral economics. Appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance.

Unit Job Summary: Primary duties include a mix of lab management and research, recruiting participants, providing support for lab personnel, and carrying-out administrative duties such as ordering equipment, maintaining paperwork and electronic materials, and the day-to-day running of the lab. In addition, this person will assist in all aspects of the research process, including training/testing human subjects (adults and children) in both neuroimaging and behavioral experiments, as well as designing, programming, and analyzing experimental data, and preparing manuscripts.

Unit Education: A bachelor's degree (or higher) in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, computer science or other related field required.

Unit Experience: A minimum one year of relevant research experience preferred. Statistical knowledge is required. Research experience in developmental psychology or social neuroscience (e.g., conducting and analyzing studies) would be ideal, but not required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Ability to learn new research techniques or methods required. Ability to work independently, as well as to collaborate with a team required. Verbal and written communication skills highly valued. Analytical skills preferred.