Social/Clinical Research Assistant

May 23, 2024

The primary purpose of this position in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill is to advance the research of Dr. Keely Muscatell, a leader in the Social Psychology Program. The position will focus primarily on implementing an NIH-funded research study investigating the effects of stress on the brain and the immune system. This study will utilize functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to index brain activity during stress and will use a pharmacological agent to manipulate physiological activation. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to assist with all aspects of research. Responsibilities for the current position include, but are not limited to, assisting the PI with study implementation, data collection, data management, lab maintenance and assisting the PI, as directed, with supporting undergraduate research assistants. This position is responsible for carrying out research tasks following established procedures. This is a one-year time-limited position with the possibility of renewal. The position is well-suited to those who intend to pursue graduate training in psychology or neuroscience.

  • Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
  • Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: Excellent organizational skills, professionalism, and a demonstration of excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: Past experience working in a psychology or neuroscience research laboratory is preferred, as is past fMRI research exposure. The position is well-suited to those who intend to pursue graduate training in psychology or neuroscience.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Keely Muscatell (). More information on this position and the application link can be found here:

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