Research Assistant

Job description

DescriptionA full time research assistant is sought by the Social Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory (PI Dr. Johanna Jarcho), to begin in Summer 2019.  Research in the Social Developmental Neuroscience Lab focuses on the neural mechanisms that shape social cognition, or increase risk for and expression of deficits in social competence linked to psychopathology ( Behavioral, eye tracking, EEG, and fMRI-based methods are used to achieve these aims.  The individual who fills this position will be involved in numerous aspects of the research process (e.g., recruiting, screening and running adult and adolescent participants, study design and implementation, preprocessing and analysis of data, preparation of publications) and contribute to day-to-day operations of the lab (e.g., various administrative duties, oversight of volunteer RAs, IRB management). This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who has completed their Bachelor’s degree and plans to apply to graduate school in psychology or related fields. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor level degree in Psychology in Psychology or related field and at least 6 months of prior experience preforming research in a psychology or neuroscience lab. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Ability to demonstrate professional competence in research activities

*Excellent interpersonal and time management skills

*Exceptional organizational skills

*High-level motivation, and independent thinking


*Experience with subject recruitment, REDCap

*Maintaining IRB applications; managing undergraduates

This is a grant funded position.

This position requires a background check

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.


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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Weiss Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 7/17/2019
Application Due: 7/24/2019
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