Social/Clinical Research Assistant
Permanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?:
Soc/Clin Research Assistant - ContributingWorking Title:
Social/Clinical Research AssistantPosition Number:
P012862Budgeted Hiring Range:
$31,200 - $34,000Pay Band Information:
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Full-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:
1 year, with possibility of renewalHours per week:
40 hours/week. Work schedule will primarily be Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, but some evening and weekend hours may be necessary, depending upon research participant and facility availability.Department Name and Number:
Psychology and Neuroscience-319100Date First Posted:
Chapel Hill, NCPosition Posting Category:
Research ProfessionalsDepartment Description:
The primary purpose of the Psychology and Neuroscience Department is to provide excellent education, research and service in the field. This goal breaks down into four important components: 1) to teach psychology and neuroscience to undergraduates in a manner that will introduce them vigorously to its broad scope; 2) to offer scientific and professional training to graduate students in the areas of behavioral and integrative neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, quantitative, and social psychology; 3) to carry out cutting-edge research in these areas, and 4) to provide consulting and administrative support services to the science and profession of psychology as well as to the university, the community, the state, and the nation.
The Department consists of six programs: behavioral and integrative neuroscience; clinical psychology; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; quantitative psychology, and social psychology. Each program is designed to acquaint the student thoroughly with the theoretical and research content of the specialty and to provide training in the research skills needed to become a competent and creative investigator. In addition, the programs focus on the development of appropriate professional skills.
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience ranks 2nd in the College in grant funding with over $12 million annually in grant expenditures and approximately $20 million annually in expenditures from all funds. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience has the largest undergraduate major in the College of Arts and Sciences with approximately 1500 majors, and one of the largest graduate Ph.D. programs with approximately 120 graduate students. The Department is also home to four community clinics which generate fee revenue (Adult Clinic, Anxiety Clinic, Child and Family Clinic, Couples Clinic), known collectively as the UNC Psychology and Neuroscience Community Clinic (the Clinic).Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.Position Description:
The primary purpose of this position in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department is to advance the research of Dr. Keely Muscatell, a leader in the Social Psychology Program. The positions will focus primarily on implementing National Science Foundation- and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded research studies investigating bidirectional links between social experiences and the immune system. This includes studies examining how stress affects the immune system, and how an inflammatory challenge (i.e., the influenza vaccine) influences social behavior. Some studies utilize functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to index brain activity during stress.
The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to assist with all aspects of research. Responsibilities for the current position includes, but are not limited to, assisting with: research implementation, data collection, data management, lab maintenance, and help with coordinating undergraduate research assistants. This position is responsible for carrying out research tasks following established procedures. This is a one-year time-limited position with the possibility of renewal. The position is well-suited to those who intend to pursue graduate training in psychology or neuroscience.Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent organizational skills, professionalism, and a mature and friendly interpersonal style.Preferred Qualifications:
Past experience working in a psychology or neuroscience research laboratory is preferred.Position/Schedule Requirements:
Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Rotating shifts occasionally, Weekend work occasionallyStimulus/ARRA Funded: