Senior Research Coordinator - Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences - (18001743)
This is a limited term position ending September 30, 2019. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The Department of Psychology conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of mental processes and behavior. Our primary focus is strongly experimental, with researchers at the forefront of neuroscience, applied cognition, human factors, cognitive and affective neuroscience, and developmental psychology. Among the departments at Tufts, we are distinctive in having one of the largest majors on campus, while simultaneously maintaining one of the university's highest research profiles. Psychology supports a robust undergraduate program with large course enrollments and a vibrant graduate program offering doctoral degrees in experimental psychology, as well as cognitive science – an interdisciplinary degree.
The Psychology Department is focused on preparing undergraduate and graduate students to ask science-based questions about the origins and mechanisms of human and animal behavior using discovery-oriented research and teaching. In addition, psychology hosts various events and activities in support of its intellectual community.
Under general supervision of Principal Investigator or Project Manager, executes protocols for clinical research studies. Conducts subject interviews and/or visits including administering questionnaires, performing anthropometrics and collecting samples or data. Coordinates screening, scheduling and enrollment of subjects. Assists in designing strategies for recruitment and community outreach. May oversee data collection and training of new employees and/or student assistants.
Typically requires a Bachelor's degree and 2+ years' experience in a clinical research setting.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field
Graduate work in these or related areas also beneficial
Experience with software used for statistical analysis and experimental design (e.g., R, SPSS, Python, E-Prime, MATLAB, STIMSIM, SQL)
Prior experience with academic writing (e.g., peer-reviewed manuscripts)
Prior experience collecting or analyzing EEG data
Prior experience with neuromodulation
Great interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to work independently.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.