Associate Scientist (Psychology)

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-06
Req: R100042010
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Position Details

The Department of Psychology, within the College of Arts & Sciences, is seeking a full-time Associate Scientist to support the Social-Emotional Readiness Lab, conducting research on early childhood social-emotional interventions within Head Start and other community-based early childhood education programs. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in psychology (or a related field) and significant previous experience in academic research settings. Particular experience with early childhood intervention research is highly preferred.


  • Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral level degree
  • Minimum of five years of relevant post-doctoral research experience

Position Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to basic and applied research activities and may play a lead role, including authorship of scientific publications, technical and agency reports, or grant proposals.
  • Coordinate with principal investigator and faculty co-investigators on research projects, oversee research team and research support coordinator, including staying on top of timelines, being a point of contact for study participants, and providing support to data collectors. Responsible for supervising the research coordinator in the day to day field assessment operations, including recruiting, training and supervising the consent gathers; responding to crisis situations.
  • Expected to publish in refereed journals in collaboration with other investigators or program director, or independently within the scope of his/her responsibilities in the programs of the principal investigator or PI team.
  • Collaborate with principal investigator and faculty co-investigators on research projects and support mentorship of graduate students and post-doctoral associates.
  • Assists in the management of research data, including database management and providing statistical analyses.
  • With PI and faculty team, oversees quality assurance procedures; implementing policies and procedures in accordance with scientific and institutional requirements (e.g., assists with human subjects research projects: submissions of protocols, modifications, and continuing reviews or protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)).

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Posted: 10/7/2020
Application Due: 1/5/2021
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