Meharry Medical College and the Vanderbilt Stress and Early Adversity (SEA) Lab are looking for a Research Assistant to work on a new collaborative study. The successful applicant will be appointed by Meharry but spend substantial time at the SEA Lab offices on Vanderbilt’s campus. The SEA Lab is a highly collaborative research group exploring the early caregiving environment, neural correlates of early experience, and interventions to improve child and family functioning.
Under the supervision of Dr. Cunningham Erves and Dr. Humphreys, the individual in this position will be involved in coordinating the study and participate in many aspects of the research process, including recruitment of participants, scheduling and coordinating study visits, running participant sessions, oversight of home assessment devices, participant payments, and providing administrative support to the study. Data collection for this study involves laboratory-based parent–child interactions, questionnaires and assessments, and participant home visits. Experience gained in this position will be particularly useful for those hoping to continue working in a research environment, including pursuing a graduate degree. An ideal candidate would remain in the position for 2 years.
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Interested individuals should complete an application at this link, including submission of a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names and email addresses of 2-3 references.