Research Associate 1 (Psychology)

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-12
Req: R100042759
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Position Details

The Department of Psychology, in the College of Arts & Sciences, is seeking a full-time Research Associate 1 to join the laboratory of Dr. Amishi Jha engaging in neurobehavioral studies of mindfulness training in high-demand cohorts. The Research Associate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or other related field. Candidates with experience in programming and collecting data with cognitive neuroscience measures (behavioral tasks, EEG/FMRI) are highly encouraged to apply. Interest and prior experience in studies of attention and emotion regulation are preferred.

As detailed below, the responsibilities of the Research Associate will include the coordination and logistical management of research projects, experimental programming, data analysis, and data collection. The Research Associate’s primary responsibility will be to program experiments and to collect, analyze, process, and present behavioral data. Successful applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be highly organized, detail-oriented, be self-motivated, and work independently as well as with others in a team-based research environment. Candidates with knowledge and understanding of research methodology, basic statistics, and cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience are highly preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related field

  • No prior experience is required. One year of cumulative experimental psychology research experience using behavioral tasks strongly preferred.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to basic and applied research activities by planning, coordinating, programming, collecting and analyzing data, disseminating findings.

  • Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures

  • Participates in the publication of research results.

  • Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance.

Lab Specific Responsibilities:

  • Programming, collection, and analysis of neurobehavioral, ERP, and fMRI data

  • Assisting with grant reports, manuscript and presentation preparation, including conducting literature searches and reviews

  • Supports IRB process and ensures that the highest ethical standards are followed in research activities.

  • Provides lab tutorials and reviews work done by undergraduate research assistants

  • Lab organization, management of basic lab functions (scheduling meetings, archiving, etc).

  • High integrity and high conscientiousness for all research activities

  • Offsite travel for data collection

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Posted: 11/14/2020
Application Due: 2/12/2021
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