Research Technologist I

East Lansing MI
Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Michigan Twins Neurogentics Study (MTwiNS) at Michigan State University is seeking a full-time research technologist. The research technologist will oversee projects funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) that examine neural responses to neighborhood disadvantage, the origins of that association and its consequences for child and adolescent outcomes. Responsibilities include (1) training and supervising graduate and undergraduate research assistants in their work on the project; (2) ensuring the smooth running of the lab, managing the project's Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, and conducting general project administrative tasks; and (3) supervising and assisting study recruiters. The position will begin as early as September 1, 2017 and will include a competitive salary and benefits.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Psychology or a related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic research techniques in psychology/medical research; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal skills; strong computer skills, including word processing; familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and SPSS software; familiarity with the Internet and email; strong writing and proofreading skills; excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multitask; strong verbal communication skills; ability to work independently to meet deadlines; attention to detail; outstanding leader with strong team-building skills; previous psychology/medical research experience is preferred.

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This position is funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Bidding eligibility ends on 8/15/2017 at 11:55PM

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