The Social-Health and Affective Neuroscience Lab (PI: Tristen Inagaki) at San Diego State University is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator and full-time Data Manager to begin this Summer or Fall (2021) to assist with a clinical trial involving drug administration, MRI scanning, and ecological momentary assessment.
More information about us and our work can be found here: https://shanlaboratory.com/
Primary responsibilities for the Project Coordinator position include helping with recruiting, scheduling (e.g., time at the fMRI scanner, coordinating with the study physician), and screening efforts, administering and scoring questionnaires, and administrative duties (e.g., ordering supplies, coordinating meetings, supervising undergraduate research assistants). The project coordinator will also assume responsibility for running and overseeing subject testing for the fMRI protocol, as well as entering and de-identifying participant data, and verifying the accuracy of entered data.
Requirements include a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field, an interest in social/health psychology and pharmacology or fMRI research, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Applicants should also be comfortable interacting with participants from a variety of demographic groups. Preference will be given to candidates with prior neuroimaging research experience, although this is not a requirement. Candidates must be willing to make a one-year commitment, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.
Primary responsibilities for the Database Manager position include data management, quality control, transfer of data from the fMRI scanner, and database management for the brain imaging and EMA data. This person will conduct quality control assurances, on a weekly basis, for the data and will monitor compliance with the daily sampling procedure. This person will also eventually help coordinate data analysis and dissemination efforts, maintain and monitor permissions of the data, prepare the data for analyses, and prepare the data for progress reports and data safety monitoring.
Requirements include a PhD in statistics, informatics, bioengineering, or a related field, an interest in psychology, pharmacology, or fMRI research. Preference will be given to candidates with strong technical expertise (e.g., ePrime, MATLAB, SPM). Candidates must be willing to make a one-year commitment, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.
Interested applicants should email Dr. Inagaki directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include a brief (~one-page) cover letter describing research experience, interests, and goals, a CV, a transcript (only for the Project Coordinator position, unofficial is fine) and a list of 2-3 professional references and their contact information. Please contact Dr. Tristen Inagaki with any questions!