STEPS Research Assistant

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STEPS Research Assistant

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Lexington, KY

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Able to lift 25 lbs


8-5 Monday through Friday, some evenings and rare weekends

Job Summary:

Advanced clinical neuroscience lab studying substance abuse, utilizing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic brain stimulation (TMS), drug self-administration and learning models of choice behavior techniques, is looking for a responsible, motivated and conscientious individual to assist in performing all aspects of human research according to good clinical practices. Duties include assisting with research as follows: submitting and maintaining study protocols; recruiting and screening participants; running experimental sessions per individual study protocols; and analyzing and disseminating study results (e.g., posters, talks and publications). Additional duties include assisting with various tasks for the daily research operation as needed. Must be professional with good oral and written communication skills, detail oriented, teamwork oriented and dependable. Experience in a lab studying humans is preferred. Experience with computer programming and/or neural or behavioral modeling is preferred but will also be gained. Common software used in lab includes, but is not limited to: Matlab, SPSS, Microsoft Suite, E-Prime and Bash running on either MacOS or Windows platforms.  

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Ability to work on projects simultaneously; teamwork skills; professional, conscientious, strong oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and dependable.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 4/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time