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Lab Coordinator

Posting ID 111040
Department Psychological and Brain Sciences/College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Jobcode Research Assistant
Working Title Lab Coordinator

Position Specific Summary:

The Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Iowa (Director: Dr. Isaac Petersen) is looking for a research lab coordinator to assist in research studies examining the mechanisms in the development of externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, conduct problems), self-regulation, and school readiness in young children, with special emphasis on neural mechanisms (EEG/ERP). Responsibilities include participant recruitment, scheduling, conducting batteries of neural and behavioral testing with children, data management and analysis, coordination of research assistants, and performing other research tasks as coordinator of the research team. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline, substantial research or work experience with young children, and experience using software such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with EEG/ERP is highly desirable but not required. Experience with computer software such as REDCap, R, and E-Prime is desirable but not required. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in Summer 2018, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.

The ideal candidate would have –

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, public health, social work, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience.

Minimum of 6 months – 1 year of research experience working in a laboratory.

Ability to work 40 hours per week. Typically scheduled between 9am-5pm Monday through Friday but may be required to work outside these hours (early morning/evenings/weekends) for the purpose of working with participants.

Experience working with young children (2–7-years of age).

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to speak clearly enough to be understood by young children. (Basic application)

Attention to detail and high level of organization, especially for scheduling participants. (Basic application)

Able to work well with young children and their parents, and help them feel at ease. Able to handle situations when children get upset, able to quickly calm and soothe children. (Basic application)

Able to supervise undergraduate research assistants. (Basic application)

Capable of independent, self-directed work. (Basic application)

Database management and data entry skills. (Basic application)

This is an hourly position, which does not include fringe benefits. The rate of pay is $17.93/hr. This position provides a fantastic preparation for future graduate and research careers. In addition to being a context for learning invaluable research skills, it offers opportunities for co-authorships on publications and presenting work at conferences.

Phone: (319) 467-1014
Application Instructions Application Instructions:

Please email 1) a copy of your resume/CV, 2) a letter of interest with a description of your relevant experiences, and 3) have two letters of recommendation sent to
Ad Start Date 12/12/2017
Ad End Date 07/31/2018