Lab Coordinator/Research Assistant Position at University of Virginia

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Lab Coordinator/Research Assistant Position at University of Virginia

The Program for Anxiety, Cognition and Treatment (PACT) Lab at the University of Virginia, under the direction of Bethany Teachman, Ph.D, seeks applicants for a full-time Lab Coordinator/Research Assistant to start August 28, 2017 (though specific start date is negotiable).  The grant funding this position uses a web-based research infrastructure to study the effects of cognitive bias modification (interpretation training) to reduce symptoms of anxiety. More generally, the lab investigates cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety and related disorders, studying a variety of populations using both lab-based and web-based data collections. Duties will include coordinating participant recruitment, preparation of study materials (including some programming of new computer tasks), training other research assistants, participant assessments, and database management. The Lab Coordinator will also have opportunities to co-author scientific papers, and conduct independent research.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field by start date.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong background in empirical research, ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously, excellent communication skills, and a conscientious work style. Candidates with experience with computer programming and/or quantitative data analyses are particularly encouraged to apply (though prior experience in these areas is not essential).

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the continuation of funding. It is expected that this position will last a minimum of two years.

To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile under job posting number 0621411 at Candidates are required to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references. Screening of candidates is ongoing; the position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Psychology and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment, and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

We are committed to fostering a community that celebrates and supports diversity, and where all members of the community feel safe and welcome. We reject bigotry.