Research Assistant Position @ Temple University, PA

Two research assistants are sought for an NIH funded project focused on the development of episodic memory in young children. Our labs place great emphasis on postbac training, and we have an excellent track record of placing trainees in PhD and MD programs. This person will be responsible for recruiting, scheduling, and testing children and their families. In addition, they will mentor interns, manage grant budgets and progress reports, manage IRBs, analyze data, and assist with preparing posters and manuscripts. Hours need to be flexible because some testing of subjects may take place after 5 pm and on weekends. The hired individual will learn how to run a Siemens 3T MRI and analyze structural MRI data. BA/BS in psychology/cog science/neuroscience is required by the time of appointment.

Start date: Between April and June 2024. Term: 2 years.

Required Education & Experience:

BA/BS in Psychology or related field, OR on track to graduate before position start (individuals who are expecting to graduate prior to position start are permitted and encouraged to apply).

At least 6 months of full- or part-time experience working in a research setting. We very much prefer research experience in an area of psychology relevant to our project. Does not need to be 6 consecutive months of research experience nor does it need to be paid experience. Please contact with any questions.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  •         Research interest in development and/or memory and/or spatial cognition and navigation. Research interests in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or related field.
  •         Computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  •         Familiarity with basic statistical tests


  •         Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  •        Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants.
  •        Computer skills and proficiency in addition to Microsoft Office suite.
  •        Experience working with children and adolescents.

This position requires a background check.

This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

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  • Paid job
  • Professional development
  • Research
  • Post-graduation