Research Lab Coordinator LRDC – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (21001660)
This position is at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), a multi-disciplinary center for research to advance the science of learning by bringing together leading researchers in the cognitive, social, and educational sciences. The lab manager will help coordinate the work of a developmental neuroscience lab, studying how life experiences influence reward and emotion brain circuitry. The lab uses behavioral studies and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to understand (a) how children and adolescents learn about different aspects of their environment, (b) how brain circuits responsible for learning are shaped by exposure to stress, and (c) why neural changes due to stress confer risks for negative outcomes during development.
Primary duties include organizing and analyzing data with statistical techniques, operating computer systems, and contributing to research reports, grant proposals and presentations. Additional duties may include recruiting, scheduling and running research participants in a behavioral and fMRI laboratory.
• Qualifications include: B.A./B.S. in psychology, social work, neuroscience, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, or related areas; excellent interpersonal skills especially working with low-income and under-served populations; strong organizational abilities; 2-3 years research lab experience; understanding and experience of psychology and/or neuroscience fields in order to contribute to conceptual discussions and research papers, possibly leading to authorship in resulting publications; strong proficiency using software such as Microsoft Office; knowledge of statistical procedures; Experience with (and/or a working knowledge of) computer coding (basic Linux knowledge, stimulus presentation in Matlab or Python, and/or data analysis in R statistical software) is required. • Additional qualifications include: excellent interpersonal skills especially working with low-income and under-served populations; strong organizational abilities; understanding and experience of psychology in order to contribute to conceptual discussions and research papers, possibly leading to authorship in resulting publications; strong proficiency using software such as Microsoft Office; knowledge of statistical procedures; experience with Python and/or R • The successful candidate must be flexible and able to multitask, balancing multiple projects and lab management duties with excellent organizational skills. This person must be able to work both independently and collaboratively, skilled at working with other people to analyze data and advise on project decisions and simultaneously able to make independent decisions to help move projects forward.
B.A. or B.S. in psychology, social work, cognitive science, neuroscience, biology, computer science or related fields. Experience with research. Familiarity with Microsoft Office. Experience with (and/or a working knowledge of) computer coding (basic Linux knowledge, stimulus presentation in Matlab or Python, and/or data analysis in R statistical software) is required. N/A
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category- Full-time regular Job Classification- Staff.Research.III Campus- Pittsburgh Minimum Education Level Required- Baccalaureate Minimum Experience Level Required- 2-3 years experience Work Schedule- Monday-Friday, 8:30 Am – 5:00 PM Hiring Range- $23,868.00 – $37,752.00 Relocation Offered- No Visa Sponsorship Provided- No Background Check For position finalists- employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check Child Protection Clearances- The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance. Required Documents- Resume, Cover Letter
If interested please apply online here: cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=21001660&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York