Full-time research assistant position in clinical psych at Penn State

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Full-time research assistant position in clinical psych at Penn State

The Developmental Personality Neuroscience Lab at Penn State University directed by Michael Hallquist seeks a full-time research assistant to start in August or September of 2017. The position will focus on implementing NIMH- and PSU-funded studies of personality dysfunction, emotion dysregulation, and impulsivity in teens and young adults. Research in the lab synthesizes functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and network analyses to characterize the development of neurobehavioral systems underlying self-regulation and interpersonal functioning. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to contribute to all aspects of research, including designing/programming experiments, participant recruitment, clinical interviewing, data management, supervising undergraduate students, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data.

Skills and qualifications:
Typically required an Associate’s degree or higher and one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, math, or related field preferred.  Prior research or professional experience with adolescents and/or young adults, especially in mental health settings, is preferred. Scientific programming (in R, MATLAB, or Python) will be an important aspect of the position; thus, prior programming experience is desirable.

To apply, please upload curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for two or three references. In the cover letter, please highlight relevant skills and your research and clinical interests.  Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the job is filled.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

This is a fixed term position funded for one year from date of hire with a strong possibility of refunding.  


For questions, please contact Dr. Hallquist: michael.hallquist@psu.edu