Research Associate (part-time, temporary), Department of Psychology-2011293
The Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University is looking to hire a Research Associate to assist with behavioral coding of video data (for example, using Ekman's Facial Action Coding System) for a large, federally-funded, longitudinal clinical trial examining responses to alcohol consumption and the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Relevant training will be provided. The scheduled hours are approximately 20 hours per week. Part-time benefits are included.
Interested applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology, decision science, or other related fields. Experience with observational coding is desired but not required. In addition to coding, you will assist with input and maintenance of video files using Observer Video-Pro software (training will be provided), and with other study-related tasks. You 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. You must have strong interpersonal skills and be comfortable interacting with diverse people in the community.This position is ideal for individuals interested in gaining additional research experience before applying to graduate school in psychology.
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.
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.