February 10, 2015

Bachelor's Level Full Time Research Assistant

The Chicago Lab of Emotion and Physiology in the Psychology Department at
the University of Illinois at Chicago (Dr. Stewart Shankman, Director)
seeks two Research Associates to assist in studies of mood and anxiety

Research in the lab focuses on basic mechanisms underlying mood and
anxiety disorders. Specifically, we investigate behavioral, physiological,
neural, and genetic aspects of reward and threat processing in individuals
with mental illness and their family members, as well as in healthy
individuals. By achieving a better understanding of the processes that
cause and maintain mood and anxiety disorders, we hope to contribute to
the development of more effective preventative and treatment

Research Associates are needed to assist with the following tasks:
1 – Manage and coordinate recruitment of participants for experiments run
in the laboratory. This will involve managing contact with area clinics,
placing newspaper and Internet ads, conducting initial phone screenings
with interested individuals, and scheduling laboratory visits.
2 – Conduct formal assessments with participants, including diagnostic
interviews and neuropsychological testing.
3– Conduct experiments under the direction of the PI. This will involve
applying psychophysiological sensors, running experimental tasks and data
acquisition software, and session set-up and clean-up while adhering to
established protocol and maintaining rapport with participants.
4 – Maintain regulatory correspondence with Institutional Review Board and
funding agencies.
5 –General care and upkeep of the laboratory, including inventory and
ordering of supplies and management of lab personnel including
6 – Process psychophysiological data, including EEG, EMG, ECG, and fMRI data.
7 – Maintain study databases.
8 – Analyze data under the direction of the PI. Analysis is likely to
include cleaning data in Excel, analyzing data in SPSS, SAS, and/or
MATLAB, and creating charts, graphs, and other reports for publication.

A B.A. or B.S. in Psychology or a related field is required. A minimum of
one year related research experience.
Competitive candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal
skills, excellent organizational skills, and a proven ability to work
independently. Candidates will need to electronically submit an on line
application at https://jobs.uic.edu (click on the job board and then click
on the position [Research associate II - Social Sciences) and upload a
cover letter, CV, and provide the names and email addresses of three
references within the on line application. Review of applications will
begin right away and will continue until the job is filled. Questions
about the position may be directed to Prof. Stewart Shankman;

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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