Full-Time Research Assistant - University of Denver
Position Summary: The research assistant will assist with a grant-funded research project working with women and infants in the Family and Child Neuroscience Lab. (http://www.du.edu/ahss/psychology/fcnlab/), directed by Dr. Pilyoung Kim. We currently conduct a multi-year research project investigating the effects of prenatal poverty and cannabis exposure on brain development and mother-infant attachment. The research assistant will be involved in all research procedures (recruiting, reviewing medical records, conducting home and neuroimaging visits). The candidates should be both culturally and linguistically bilingual (English and Spanish).
Research Assistant | Psychology Child Neuroscience Lab | University of Denver | Tracking Code 005352
Family & The Psychology department at the University of Denver is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary perspectives (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information). The University of Denver’s vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. DU values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/ie_du.html). Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people. DUs urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. DU is comprised of approximately 5000 undergraduates, 6500 graduate students, and more than 600 full-time faculty.
The research assistant will assist with a grant-funded research project working with women and infants in the Family and Child Neuroscience Lab. (http://www.du.edu/ahss/psychology/fcnlab/), directed by Dr. Pilyoung Kim. In an NIH-funded research project, we currently conduct research investigating the effects of socioeconomic status on brain plasticity of two generations mothers and newborns. We currently conduct a multi-year research project investigating the effects of prenatal poverty on brain development and mother-infant attachment. The research assistant will help recruit families from local hospitals (e.g. Denver Health); review medical records; schedule home/site visits; conduct home and brain scan visits including interviews, behavioral assessments, and collecting biological samples & neuroimaging (fMRI & fNIRS) data of mothers and newborns; data entry and processing; and project-relevant administrative tasks. The research experience will be an excellent fit for individuals who plan to apply for medical, nursing, neuroscience, clinical and developmental psychology graduate programs. This is a full-time position. The schedule requires daytime hours and some evening/weekend availability.
- Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the incumbent will assist with a research project that involves biological, medical, and psychological data from women and their children.
- The incumbent will assist with data collection, phone calls, participant recruitment, appointment scheduling, home/site visits, collecting and processing research data; writing and amending IRB proposals; supervising research assistants; and general lab administrative and management duties Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Culturally and linguistically bilingual in Spanish and English 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.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, strong organization and administrative skills, attention to details, and conscientiousness
- Basic math ability
- Critical thinking skills along with the ability to discuss and solve problems and issues that may arise
- Ability to work with young children Required Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree
- Experience working with women, infants, children or families Preferred Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
- One or more years research experience Experience with scheduling, data/file management, word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (Excel), and data entry (SPSS)
- Experience with data collection and/or analysis for behavioral tasks, biological samples (saliva, hair, urine, blood), fMRI or fNIRS paradigms
- Phlebotomy license and Child/Infant CPR certification Work Schedule
- Varied - Evenings and weekends as required.
Application Deadline This position will remain open until filled. Special Instructions Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. Direct web link to the ad: https://bit.ly/2KojnTv
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.