Research Assistant 1, Department of Psychological Sciences

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Job Title: Research Assistant 1, Department of Psychological Sciences
Job ID: 2018576
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks two highly independent and motivated full-time Research Coordinators (Research Assistant 1, AAUP) to support a variety of research projects using neuroimaging and behavioral methods to study language, literacy, and cognition across the lifespan. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in federally and non-federally funded-research projects in the laboratories, gain experience in grant and manuscript writing and large-scale project management, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy. This is a full-time, end-date position starting in July 2018, with a high likelihood of renewal contingent upon funding availability.

The successful applicant with work with PI Roeland Hancock PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences and Associate Director of Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) at UConn, and PI Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD, currently Professor of Psychiatry & Weill Institute of Neurosciences at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Deputy Director of UCSF Dyslexia Center, and Executive Director of a seven university UC-Stanford Precision Learning Center. She will start at UConn as Director of BIRC and Professor of Psychological Sciences in August 2018. UConn has outstanding resources for cognitive and systems neuroscience research, including a new state-of-the-art neuroimaging center BIRC. The laboratories have extensive local, national and international collaborations with other research groups such as UCSF, Haskins Labs, Yale, BCBL, U of Michigan, Stanford, U of British Columbia, and Chinese University of Hong Kong. UConn is centrally located in the New England area with easy access to nearby cultural centers such as New York, Boston, Providence and New Haven.

We are seeking full-time research assistants to run laboratory operations and manage research projects. The position would be situated at the UConn Storrs campus within the Department of Psychological Sciences. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are enthusiastic about learning new research skills, being involved in rapidly growing laboratories, and those considering going to graduate school.

Research assistants from our lab have gone onto a range of graduate schools and programs at institutions such as Stanford University, Harvard University, Columbia University and University of California Berkeley.


  • Lab/Project management including hiring, IRBs, grants, meetings, and outreach events.
  • Data collection and management
  • Managing participant recruitment, outreach, advertising, and scheduling
  • Independently analyzing data and writing up findings or publication and/or dissemination
  • Other related duties as requested

  • BA/BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related field
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize and work independently as well as collaboratively with local and remote collaborators
  • Technical skills such as programming, neuroimaging data collection and analyses
  • Flexibility with work hours and responsibilities
  • Ability to travel within the New England area for outreach and data collection
  • Prior research experience


The anticipated start date is July, 2018. For additional information regarding benefits visit: . For additional information about the University visit:


Please apply online at UConn Jobs,, Staff Positions. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV, and the contact information for three professional references. The letter of interest should clearly indicate how the candidate meets all of the minimum qualifications for the position of interest. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Roeland Hancock via email at [email protected] Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018576)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 14, 2018.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.





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Posted: 5/16/2018
Application Due: 6/15/2018
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