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Research Assistant, Department of Psychology Georgetown College - Georgetown University

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Research Assistant, Department of Psychology Georgetown College - Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Research Assistant, Department of Psychology - Georgetown College - Georgetown University

Georgetown's Department of Psychology is home to a diverse and collaborative community of scholars who conduct research in psychology, neuroscience, and public policy, and who teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Research by Faculty in the Department of Psychology - from basic science investigations of behavior and brain function to applications for public policy - is directed at Georgetown University's goal of creating and communicating knowledge in the service of the common good.

The Research Assistant, reporting to and performing activities associated with Dr. Chandan Vaidya for an NIH grant, has duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Collect brain imaging data from human subjects for grant-related studies, and contact, schedule, and debrief families
  • Collect neuropsychological data from participants
  • Keep records for all data related activities for the grant
  • Maintain IRB protocols
  • Maintain database of behavioral data associated with grant studies
  • Score and tabulate and supervise data entry in REDCAP database
  • Coordinate with research team at Children's National Medical Center for participant recruitment and scheduling
  • Manage day-to-day lab operations
  • Manage participant payments and petty cash account
  • Manage ProCard reconciliation related activities - e.g., compiling receipts
  • Coordinate lab event and weekly lab meetings
  • Supervise 2 to 3 undergraduate students

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Skilled in MATLAB scripting, brain imaging software (SPM, FSL), Linux operating system, and PC/MAC
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills for interaction with child participants

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of

Work Designation.

The position of Research Assistant is a 2-year term appointment position ending on or about June 30, 2024.

With your application, please upload the following (preferably in a single PDF):
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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