Research Coordinator - Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences-18001260

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Research Coordinator - Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences-18001260

This is a limited term position ending August 31, 2019. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Research Assistant for the Psychology Department will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) Ayanna K. Thomas, PhD, to coordinate all aspects of a research study entitled: "Using Stress and Warning to Improve Eyewitness Memory," funded by the National Science Foundation. The incumbent will utilize various laboratory testing procedures, such as stress induction using the cold pressor task, and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and will collect and analyze data with device-specific software, such as Kubios; and will also serve as the liaison to the technical support staff at Kubios Software. The Research Assistant will supervise undergraduate research assistants each semester, including setting work schedules, providing on-the-job training and evaluating their work.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a closely related field, with significant Psychology coursework, and a minimum of 1 year of prior psychology research experience is required. Occasional nights and/or weekends may be required for the purpose of conducting research.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to work as a member of team in a manner supportive of the department and University procedures, policies and goals.
  • Ability to protect confidentiality of participant and college information.
  • Ability to provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with internal team members, research participants and community members.
  • Ability to communicate with others in a courteous and helpful manner.
  • Ability to interact with technical support staff to solve potential technical problems.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong statistical background.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience supervising research assistants strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience with experimental psychology laboratory testing procedures, including the ability to collect and analyze data preferred.
  • Experience with MATLAB, Eprime, SPSS, R, and Python useful.
  • Knowledge of SPSS (R preferred).
  • Knowledge of Eprime (MATLAB preferred).

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Administrative Support
Organization: Psychology - A&S
Employee Status: Limited Appointment
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 8, 2018, 10:01:56 AM





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Posted: 6/15/2018
Application Due: 7/3/2018
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