Research Specialist, Senior

Working Title: Research Specialist, Senior

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Department of Psychiatric Medicine

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 07-18-2017

Posting Summary:
The Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Specialist, Senior position. The successful candidate will conduct research at the Division of Perceptual Studies with a focus on modeling and statistical analysis of two large databases of cases, one involving near-death experiences and the other reports of past-life memories. Other duties will include statistical work in EEG/fMRI/fNIRS neuroimaging data analysis in our neuroimaging lab. The candidate will also take part in writing papers and grant applications. There are no clinical responsibilities associated with this position.

Qualified applicants will possess a Doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology or related field. Relevant experience conducting data analysis in psychological experiments, manuscript writing, biostatistical assistance to researchers is required. Experience gained as a student or volunteer during coursework will be considered.

To apply, visit and search for posting number 0621322. Complete a candidate application online, attach a cover letter and resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position or questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Jim Tucker at or (434) 924-2281.

This position is restricted and contingent upon availability of funds.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to plan complex information and provide specialized advice.
2. Ability to manage activities of teams or programs.
3. Ability to produce modeling and analysis of large databases.
4. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication to liaise with a variety of people.
5. Proven ability to clearly articulate specific information.
6. Demonstrated ability to think critically.
7. Ability to combine a high degree of technical knowledge with creativity.
8. Ability to participate in neuroimaging data analysis.

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