Research Technologist I

East Lansing MI
Jan 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Twin Study of Mood, Behavior, and Hormones at Michigan State University is seeking a full-time Research Technologist. The Research Technologist will oversee research projects conducted in Dr. Kelly Klump’s lab, including those funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), which explore the relationships between ovarian hormones and eating pathology in large samples of female twins. The position will begin as early as February 1st, 2018 and will include a competitive salary and benefits.

Responsibilities include (1) overseeing graduate and undergraduate research assistants in their work on the project; (2) ensuring the smooth running of the lab, including overseeing purchases, managing the project's Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, and conducting general project administrative tasks; and (3) monitoring and assisting study recruiters.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired through a high school education; one to three years experience in psychology/medical research, computer skills, including word processing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal and management skills; strong computer skills, including word processing; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and SPSS software; familiarity with the Internet and email; strong writing and proofreading skills; excellent organizational skills; including the ability to multi-task, excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills; strong verbal communication skills; ability to work independently and interdependently. 

Required Application Materials

A cover letter indicating candidates interest in the position

Resume or CV

List of three references

Work Hours

8 - 5

Description of End Date

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

  Bidding eligibility ends on 1/16/18 at 11:55 PM.

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