Laboratory and Research Specialist I
Job Category : Classified Staff
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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.
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The GMU Department of Psychology invites applications for a search for a full-time Lab Manager to work 40 hours per week on a National Institutes of Health-funded study. The study is of parent-adolescent interactions, adolescent brain function, and adolescent substance use and risk behaviors. The anticipated start date for this position is October 2018.
For the study, parents and adolescents will complete questionnaire, interview, and biological assessments of psychological symptoms and substance use, computer assessments of emotional and cognitive development, and a laboratory task of emotional and physiological responses to parent-adolescent interactions. The adolescent will also complete an fMRI session. The families will return to the lab for questionnaires and interviews at 6 month, and 1, 2, and 3 year follow-up sessions. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masonâ€™s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Responsibilities: Duties include:
- Scheduling study sessions and tracking study families through the longitudinal follow-ups;
- Conducting study sessions with parents and adolescents, including collecting questionnaire, interview, physiological, and biological data on adolescentsâ€™ emotional functioning and substance use;
- Coding videotaped parent-adolescent interactions for parenting and emotion behaviors;
- Data entry and database organization;
- Training and scheduling of undergraduate research assistants.
Study sessions are typically held in the late afternoon and on weekends, so this position would need to be available to work from 2:30-7:00 p.m. on at least four weekdays and one weekend day per week. Required Qualifications:
- Bachelorâ€™s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualifications:
- Prefer bachelorâ€™s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; prefer previous experience as a research assistant on a research study; prefer previous experience working with parents, children, and/or adolescents.
For full consideration, applicants may apply for position number 10560z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by October 5, 2018; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume (or CV), and a list of three professional references with contact information.
Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants may apply for position number 10560z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by October 5, 2018; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume (or CV), and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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