Posting Summary: The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is seeking a new Lab Manager and Research Assistant to support Associate Professor Sophie Trawalter and Assistant Professor Gabrielle (Gabe) Adams. The incumbent assists with administering behavioral studies in the lab and in field settings; prepares data sets and conducts basic analyses; builds an active participant pool for research studies; and collaborates to produce experimental stimuli (experience with Media Lab, Direct RT, Qualtrics, Inquisit a plus). The Lab Manager provides training and supervision to undergraduate research assistants and coordinates data collection. The incumbent provides administrative support such as ordering supplies and organizing lab meetings, and meets with the principal investigators and graduate students weekly about progress and goal-setting and other duties as assigned. The Lab Manager plays an integral role in ensuring that lab goals are met and progress is tracked.
A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field is required. At least 6 years of work related work experience in a lab or research setting is required. A Master's degree will be considered in lieu of experience. Applicants must demonstrate familiarity with social psychology research methods. The ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team in a collaborative setting is required. Applicants must be highly organized, and demonstrate strong attention to detail. The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing is essential. Working knowledge of statistics and proficiency in statistical programming such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, and/or R is required. Ideally, applicants would demonstrate knowledge of computer programming (Python, JSON) and/or have working knowledge of APIs.
* This is a 1 year restricted position and continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. *
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624176. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.
For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin at email@example.com.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in psychology, organizational behavior, computer science, data science, or a related field.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: At least 6 years of related work experience a Master's degree will be considered in lieu of years of experience
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge with social psychology research methods and have a working knowledge of statistics.
Good interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Attention to detail and highly organized
Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite.
He/she should also be proficient in a statistical program such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, and/or R.
Knowledge of computer programming, e.g. Python, JSON, and/or working with APIs.
Internal Number: 353_85656
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.