Laboratory Researcher

Job description

Job ID: 42905

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999




This position coordinates a translational study of eating disorders. Responsibilities include oversight of participants, diagnostic interviewing, and oversight of clinical laboratory procedures.
Oversight of research participant recruitment, including supervision of graduate and undergraduate research assistants, screening of potential participants. Ensures participants meet eligibility criteria for specific research projects; reviews timing and efficacy of recruitment techniques; and tracks success of meeting recruitment and retention goals.
Responsible for diagnostic interviewing of research participants, including interview of Axis I disorders and eating disorders. Oversees graduate research assistants, interview schedules. Responsible for completion of inter-rater reliability evaluations.
Responsible for oversight of clinical laboratory procedures including training research assistants to prepare food for meal studies; collecting subjective ratings of test meal responses; and processing and storing plasma samples for assays.
Assists with laboratory-related tasks including ordering supplies, data entry and analysis, updating reference databases, assisting with project progress reports, updating IRB protocols, and scheduling lab meetings. May do some photocopying, faxing and confirming appointments.
Maintains laboratory to ensure that it meets Environmental Health & Safety standards, serves as liaison with EH&S.


Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization including one year of experience in a research lab setting; or a high school diploma/equivalent and five years of experience in a research lab setting (Note: post-high school education may substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)
Experience in a research lab with collecting, entering, and summarizing data.
Experience in collecting and analyzing data and preparing reports.
Ability to organize and maintain accurate research files.
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills.


Coursework in psychology or a related health field.

Contact Info

Dr. Pamela Keel
[email protected]

Anticipated Salary Range

The salary is $25,000 per year.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.


Flexible schedule. The position is 40-hours/week, but those hours will not necessarily be Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

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Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.
IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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