Post-Bacc RA/Lab Manager Position--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A full-time (40 hours per week) academic hourly lab manager position in clinical psychology is available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a top-ranked research psychology program, and this position would be a good fit for a student considering doctoral studies in clinical psychology and/or a research degree in psychology or a related discipline. The position would include involvement with an interdisciplinary program of research exploring alcohol and substance use, with a particular focus on basic social factors that drive alcohol consumption. Current projects examine effects of alcohol in heavy social drinkers, employing both laboratory-based group drinking procedures as well as ambulatory transdermal assessment of alcohol consumption. The broader aims of this program of work are to examine how alcohol impacts social interactions and how alcohol’s social rewards might contribute to heavy drinking and addiction. See below link for further information on our research program.
The lab manager will be trained in research in clinical psychology and will gain experience in study implementation, including participant interaction; data management; supervision of undergraduate research assistants; general research administration; and possibly assistance with the preparation of grants and manuscripts. Duties would include, but would not be limited to, the management of study data, the coding of participant behaviors from photos and video, and the recruitment, screening, and running of study participants.
We are looking for applicants who have a passion for research, an eye towards detail, effective and flexible time management skills, a willingness to attempt challenging tasks, and strong interpersonal skills. The lab manager would become trained, certified, and reliable in the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) through involvement in the lab. Some weekend and/or evening hours would be required.
A bachelor’s degree at the time of employment is preferred, but well qualified applicants who do not have a BA/BS will be considered. The expected start date is August/September 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible or by July 25th, 2017. Please submit letter of interest, resume, copy of academic transcript, and at least one letter of reference to Dr. Catharine Fairbairn at ARLab@mx.uillinois.edu.
Minorities, women, and other designated classes are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.