March 11, 2015

Project coordinator position at Univ. of Virginia

The Program for Anxiety, Cognition and Treatment (PACT) Lab at the University of Virginia, under the direction of Bethany Teachman, Ph.D, seeks applicants for a full-time Lab Coordinator/Research Assistant to start June 1, 2015 (though specific start date is negotiable).  The grant funding this position involves development of a web-based research infrastructure to study the effects of cognitive bias modification to reduce symptoms of anxiety. More generally, the lab investigates cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety and related disorders, studying a variety of populations using both lab-based and web-based data collections. Duties will include coordinating participant recruitment, preparation of study materials (including some programming of new computer tasks), training other research assistants, participant assessments, and database management. The Lab Coordinator will also have opportunities to co-author scientific papers, and conduct independent research. This is an excellent position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study in clinical psychology.

Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology or other scientific field.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong background in empirical research, ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously, excellent communication skills, and a conscientious work style. Candidates with experience with computer programming and/or quantitative data analyses are particularly encouraged to apply (though prior experience in these areas is not essential).
This position is full-time (40 hours per week) with full-time benefits for two years.

To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile under job posting number 
0616035 at Candidates are required to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references. Screening of candidates is ongoing; the position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Psychology and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment, and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

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