Research Assistant - Department of Psychology, Georgetown College

Washington D.C.
Sep 14, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Analyst, Research
Education, Healthcare
Full Time
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Research Assistant, Department of Psychology - Georgetown College

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 provides administrative and research support to the Principal Investigator and graduate students in the department's Mathematical Brain Lab.

  • Conducts design and administration of laboratory studies
  • Performs data management and analysis.
  • Provides general facilitation of various research projects.
  • Engages in the Psychology Department's broader community - for example, attending Colloquia and pertinent social events.
  • Works in tandem with graduate students when assisting them with their specific research projects, responding to their requirements as needed.
  • Ensures coordination for some projects that include multiple undergraduate volunteers


  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or Neuroscience
  • Competency in MS Word and Excel
  • Good written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a research team
  • Willingness and aptitude for acquiring new technical skills
  • Ability to take a longer view that spans multiple projects, and to help coordinate the efforts of undergraduate volunteers with the aims of graduate students and the overall goals of the lab

Preferred qualifications

  • Behavioral research experience
  • Ability to think creatively and flexibly about various research challenges

Salary range $30,000-$33,000.

Applicants selected for interview will be asked to provide letters of recommendation.

This is a term position ending on or about 9/30/2018.  Ample opportunity for the development of technical skills - computing, statistical and neuroimaging - will be provided post-hire.

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