Research Staff Assistant @ Columbia University

Research Staff Assistant

  •  539242
  •  Morningside
  •  Department of Psychology
  •  Full Time
  •  Opening on: Oct 24 2023
      •  Grade R2

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      • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union
      • Regular/Temporary: Regular
      • Hours Per Week: 35
      • Salary Range: $39,200 - $40,000

      The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

      Position Summary

      Under the supervision of the PI, the Research Staff Assistant will support research activities in Columbia's Social and Moral Cognition Lab. Studies in the lab focus on children's and adults' moral cognition, with some work making connections between morality and religion and/or the legal system.

      This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension if additional funding is secured.  


      • Recruits participants for in-person and online studies
      • Records participant test data into a spreadsheet
      • Creates PowerPoint presentations with illustrations used as stimuli
      • Organizes and maintains a participant database
      • Orders supplies, and assists with the preparation of forms and reports (e.g., IRB documentation)
      • Performs other related duties as assigned 

      Minimum Qualifications

      • High-school Diploma or equivalent required
      • Minimum of 1 month of experience in a research environment

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s Degree
      • Some research experience

      Other Requirements

      • Proficiency in MS Office

      Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this role. The cover letter should be 1-2 pages long and include a discussion of research interests and past research experiences. The cover letter should also list the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

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      • Paid job
      • Professional development
      • Research
      • Summer