Research Associate, Department of Psychology-2011292
We are seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and professional research assistant needed to assist in all aspects of a large, federally-funded, longitudinal clinical trial examining responses to alcohol consumption and the development of alcohol use disorder. This is a full-time benefits eligible position within the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University.
Major responsibilities will include helping to do the following: recruit and schedule research participants, run community participants through sensitive research procedures (including alcohol administration protocols and structured clinical interviews to diagnose AUD; training will be provided), prepare materials for research studies, do video- and audio recording assessments, program ecological momentary assessment surveys and monitor incoming data, train undergraduate research assistants, code video data using Ekman's Facial Action Coding System (FACS; training will be provided), input data, analyze data, track participants for follow-up sessions, attend lab meetings, maintain lab rooms/supplies/equipment, and prepare manuscripts. Because this position involves observational coding using FACS, experience in this area is desired but not required.
Interested applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology, decision science, or other related fields. The ideal candidate will have at least one year or more of prior research experience and knowledge of experimental methods in psychology, excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, exemplary written and oral communication, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and be comfortable interacting with diverse people in the community.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact lab manager Ela Sehic ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Dr. Kasey Creswell ( email@example.com ) with questions. If you would like to apply for the position, please include a resume, cover letter describing your interest in this job, and three letters of reference.
Bachelor's degree psychology, decision science, or other related field required
At least 1 year experience with data collection/analysis and research methodology in a research laboratory required
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.