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Requisition # 314

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Psychological and Brain Sciences


Salary:$30,650.00 - $32,850.00

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

We are seeking an intellectually curious, highly skilled, and motivated intern to join the Kroska lab and contribute to our research regarding brief behavioral interventions with at-risk samples, as well as the impact of trauma on long-term functioning. The lab provides a highly supportive and collaborative environment. This position provides opportunities to engage with human subjects, administer clinical interviews, observe psychotherapy, manage and analyze data, and mentor research assistants in the laboratory. It is particularly well-suited to individuals who are seeking research experiences in preparation for graduate or medical school.

We are looking for someone who can contribute to one or more of the following projects:

  • A brief behavioral health intervention with perinatal women experiencing anxiety

  • Examining the impact of trauma on long-term functioning among mothers

  • Measurement of trauma and development of brief assessment among other samples

The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in 2020, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Starting salary of $30,650 to $32,850 in the first year;

  • Optional health insurance package and dental plan;

  • Retirement plan participation;

  • Covered by University Workers Compensation;

  • Fifteen days paid time off per year plus paid University holidays.


Education Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neurosciences or related field.

Required Qualifications:

Experience working in a research laboratory.

Ability to work 40 hours per week, typically during the week but, when necessary, over the weekend.

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Capable of independent, self-directed work as well as working in a team environment.

Basic database management and data entry skills.

US citizenship or permanent residency.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g., SPSS, R, etc.).

Strong quantitative or computational skills.

Experience performing behavioral experiments in humans.

Online Application Required Documents

Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Emily B Kroska -
Clas-Psychological Brain Sci
Seashore Hall
301 East Jefferson Street
W311 SSH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-467-1691
Department URL:

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