Lab Coordinator, Dr. Kathryn Fox Lab

Job description

The Psychology department at the University of Denver is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary perspectives (see for more information). The University of Denver's vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. DU values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more, please visit Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people. DU's urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. DU is comprised of approximately 5,000 undergraduates, 6,500 graduate students, and more than 600 full-time faculty.

Position Summary
Dr. Kathryn Fox is seeking to hire a lab coordinator for the Fox Lab ( at the University of Denver. The main purpose of this position is to provide research and lab management support to Dr. Fox and to assist at a high level in ongoing research projects. This will include recruiting, screening, scheduling, and working with study participants across in person and online research designs, managing datasets, and delegating responsibilities to other lab members. Research projects will involve working with teenagers, young adults, and adults across a range of racial, sexual, and gender identities.

The lab coordinator will also have the opportunity to engage in independent research as part of this role, including analyzing existing data for poster or paper presentations and piloting new studies. The depth or breadth of this involvement will be in accordance with the employee's long-term career goals and abilities. This is a full-time position that comes with DU's full benefits package. The schedule has some flexibility and requires daytime hours and (possibly) periodic evening/weekend availability. This position is for one year, with continuation contingent on continued faculty and/or grant funding, need, and performance.

Essential Functions

  • Ideal applicants will have prior experience conducting psychological research, including participant recruitment, data collection, and data storage to provide support for these activities and to independently perform them.
  • Applicants should be comfortable working across multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities to effectively complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Additionally, applicants should be interested in helping to lead lab meetings and coordinate responsibilities across lab members.
  • Experience working with clinical populations and experience with data analysis are ideal but not required.
  • Additional responsibilities include: installing software, setting up hardware, and troubleshooting computer-related issues; gathering, organizing, and maintaining centralized laboratory information including lab websites and wikis; and assisting with IRB, research assistant training, and financial management.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Fluency in English.
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Excellent reasoning ability, both in the abstract (e.g., managing multiple goals and responsibilities) and the concrete (e.g., prioritizing multiple simultaneous tasks, managing time independently).
    • Readiness to work with others as part of a research team, help fix technological or scheduling issues.

    Required Qualifications

    • B.A. or B.S. degree.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office.
    • Research experience in psychology or a related field.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • B.A. or B.S. degree with major focus in Psychology and/or demonstrated strong interest in clinical and/or social psychology.
    • Experience working with clinical populations.
    • Interest in one or more of the following: suicide/self-harm, social inequality/discrimination, online and experimental research methods related to clinical psychology.
    • Excellent GPA.
    • Desire to implement long-lasting organizational systems.
    • Some statistical knowledge.
    • Experience with SPSS or R.

    Work Schedule
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Application Deadline
    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by May 31, 2021.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number
    The salary grade for the position is 6.

    Hourly Range
    The hourly range for the position is $17.85 - $21.50.

    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.




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    Job No: 493755
    Posted: 4/29/2021
    Application Due: 6/28/2021
    Work Type: Full Time
    Salary: Negotiable