Family and Child Neuroscience Lab
In the Family and Child Neuroscience lab, we ask the question, “How does childhood experience drive changes in brain structure and function that influence an individual’s emotional development?” using multidisciplinary and converging-methods approach methods, including neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI), eye-tracking, observational and behavioral methods.
We are hiring!
Please submit your application to dujobs.org under the job post below.
Tracking Code 399-973 Project Assistant Denver, Colorado, United States 7/7/2014
Research Coordinator position, Family & Child Neuroscience Lab, University of Denver
The Family and Child Neuroscience Lab at the University of Denver, directed by Dr. Pilyoung Kim, seeks a full-time Research Coordinator. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a NIH-funded research project. We currently conduct research investigating the effects of socioeconomic status on brain development and mother-infant attachment.
The research coordinator is responsible for overseeing many important aspects of the research project. The research coordinator will help recruit families; schedule home/site visits; conduct home and brain scan visits including interviews, assessments, and collecting biological samples & fMRI data; data entry, processing, transcribing and coding of assessments and parent-child interactions; supervise undergraduate research assistants; project-relevant administrative tasks such as maintenance of budgets, lab web page updates, and purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.
· Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related discipline
· Experience working with infants, children, and/or parents in some capacity
· Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends to accommodate data collection. Also, have access to a car and be willing to drive to home/site visits with other research staff.
· Ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with both participants and professionals
· Strong organization and administrative skills, detail-orientation and conscientiousness to include scheduling, phone skills, data/file management, word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (Excel), and data entry
· Critical thinking skills along with the ability to discuss and solve problems and issues that may arise.
· Bilingual in Spanish and English
· Experience working with families, women and/or young children from socioeconomically diverse backgrounds
· Experience conducting interviews or standard assessments
· Familiarity with basic statistical analysis & software (SPSS)
The position is available immediately. It is a full-time position but part-time applicants will be considered as well, with competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience. A full-time position (i.e., 40 hours per week) comes with DU’s full benefits package. This is a fixed term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of being extended through summer 2016.
An application should include a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV/resume, and names/contact information of two references. Candidates must submit an application and resume online through dujobs.org to be considered; only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click "New Resume/CV" at the bottom of the page to begin application. For questions related to the position, please contact the Psychology department. If you have questions about the study or the position, please email the PI, Pilyoung Kim, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 31st, 2014.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.