Research Assistant - Yale School of Medicine Clinical and Affective (CAN) Lab
Yale’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab (PI: Hedy Kober) is looking for an excellent, highly motivated research assistant.
We integrate clinical, behavioral, computational, and neuroscience methods to study craving, emotion regulation, drug use/addiction, eating, risk-taking, cognitive-behavioral treatments, and mindfulness meditation.
The RA will work closely with the PI and post docs, participating in all stages of research, including:
- Recruitment and screening of study participants (healthy and/or with psychopathology) as well as carrying out study sessions;
- Programming/editing computerized tasks (e.g. E-Prime)/online questionnaires (e.g. Qualtrics)/lab wiki;
- Data (self-report, behavioral, clinical, physiological, and neuroimaging) collection, organization, cleaning and analysis;
- Administrative duties associated with day to day lab function (e.g. IRB);
- Managing undergraduate student researchers.
A great attitude and ability to work effectively in a team, take initiative, and lead are highly desired. Opportunities to present at conferences and to write papers (commensurate with skills and experience). In-depth training and personalized mentoring will be provided on an ongoing basis.
Based on past RAs, this position will likely be enjoyable as well as educational and will serve as an ideal springboard for graduate school in psychology (experimental or clinical) or neuroscience.
Start date: June 1 is preferred (will consider later dates for the right candidate). A two-year minimum commitment is required.
Required Background: BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or related field (strong applications from candidates with other backgrounds will be considered); Research experience in a related area; Excellent organizational, communication, and time-management skills; Strong computing skills including programming experience (MATLAB, Python, or others); experience analyzing data; Strong attention to detail as well as ability to work independently and in a team.
Preferred Background: Psychological/human research experience in an emotion/clinical/cog neuro lab; Specifically, experimental design, programming, data collection, and analysis. Neuroimaging analysis experience and statistics experience are a big plus. One new grant focuses on mindfulness training in children – experience with children would be beneficial.