Research Associate at the Jha Lab

April 12, 2024

The Department of Psychology, in the College of Arts & Sciences, is seeking a full-time Research Associate 1 to join the laboratory of Dr. Amishi Jha engaging in neurobehavioral studies of mindfulness training in high-demand cohorts. The Research Associate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or other related field.  Candidates with experience in programming and collecting data with cognitive neuroscience measures (behavioral tasks, EEG/FMRI) are highly encouraged to apply. Interest and prior experience in studies of attention and emotion regulation are preferred.

As detailed below, the responsibilities of the Research Associate will include the coordination and logistical management of research projects, experimental programming, data analysis, and data collection.  The Research Associate’s primary responsibility will be to program experiments and to collect, analyze, process, and present behavioral data. Successful applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be highly organized, detail-oriented, be self-motivated, and work independently as well as with others in a team-based research environment. Candidates with knowledge and understanding of research methodology, basic statistics, and cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience are highly preferred.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related field
No prior experience is required. One year of cumulative experimental psychology research experience using behavioral tasks strongly preferred.

Core Responsibilities:
Contributes to basic and applied research activities by planning, coordinating, programming, collecting and analyzing data.
Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance.
Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures
Participates in the dissemination of research results.

Lab Specific Responsibilities:
Supports IRB process and clinical trial registration to ensure that the highest ethical standards are followed in research activities.
Provides lab tutorials and reviews work done by undergraduate research assistants
Lab organization, management of basic lab functions (scheduling meetings, archiving, etc).
High integrity and high conscientiousness for all research activities
Assisting with grant reports, manuscript and presentation preparation, including conducting literature searches and reviews
Offsite travel for data collection
Programming, collection, and analysis of neurobehavioral, ERP, and fMRI data

To apply, please complete and submit the application here: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMCareerStaff/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Research-Associate-1—-Psychology_R100068946

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