Research Assistant - Thurston

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Research Assistant - Thurston

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Psychology

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is engaged in research that falls into all five graduate areas of specialization:

  • Behavioral and Cellular Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Social & Personality Psychology


In addition to the Department of Psychology’s 5 areas of specialization, we have overlapping research interests that bridge traditional areas of psychology. These primary research themes include: Affective Science; Diversity Science; Neuroscience; Personality and Individual Differences. To learn more, please visit our site https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/psychology/research/


The CHANGE (Challenging Health inequity in Adolescents & Nurturing Global Empowerment) lab at Texas A&M University is accepting applications for a Research Assistant position. Our lab is within the Clinical Psychology area and Diversity Science research theme of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The CHANGE lab conducts community-driven research aimed at promoting the health and well-being of adolescents, young adults, and their families. We evaluate multilevel risk and protective factors related to health disparities in minoritized populations and develop culturally responsive and strengths-based interventions to promote health, wellness, and self-empowerment. Our approach considers the intersection of multicultural identities (including race, ethnicity, gender, class, size, and sexual orientation) and is primarily guided by Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) principles, syndemic theory, and the socioecological framework. To learn more, please see our lab website.

What we want

Under the supervision of Dr. Idia Thurston, Associate Professor of Psychology and Public Health, the full-time research assistant will provide support for the coordination of research studies and lab activities. The research assistant will perform skilled, administrative, and managerial support in research and plan and direct certain phases in a research project. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Position Details: Time Commitment - Minimum one year with possibility of extension. Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education:

  • Appropriate bachelor's or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and be helpful, respectful, approachable, and team oriented
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field
  • One or more years of experience of research in psychology
  • One of more years of management experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with undergraduate research assistants, graduate students, and faculty supervisor
  • Interest in supporting research related to health equity and diversity 
  • Basic SPSS knowledge and skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and Google Apps effectively
  • Ability to use Twitter and other social media sites

Responsibilities:

  • Interviewing, coordinating, and managing undergraduate research assistants
  • Helping with project management for principal investigator and graduate students
  • Writing, editing, and submitting manuscripts and grants
  • Submitting IRB applications
  • Purchasing and other duties as assigned

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Research Assistant - Thurston

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Psychology

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is engaged in research that falls into all five graduate areas of specialization:

  • Behavioral and Cellular Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Social & Personality Psychology


In addition to the Department of Psychology’s 5 areas of specialization, we have overlapping research interests that bridge traditional areas of psychology. These primary research themes include: Affective Science; Diversity Science; Neuroscience; Personality and Individual Differences. To learn more, please visit our site https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/psychology/research/


The CHANGE (Challenging Health inequity in Adolescents & Nurturing Global Empowerment) lab at Texas A&M University is accepting applications for a Research Assistant position. Our lab is within the Clinical Psychology area and Diversity Science research theme of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The CHANGE lab conducts community-driven research aimed at promoting the health and well-being of adolescents, young adults, and their families. We evaluate multilevel risk and protective factors related to health disparities in minoritized populations and develop culturally responsive and strengths-based interventions to promote health, wellness, and self-empowerment. Our approach considers the intersection of multicultural identities (including race, ethnicity, gender, class, size, and sexual orientation) and is primarily guided by Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) principles, syndemic theory, and the socioecological framework. To learn more, please see our lab website.

What we want

Under the supervision of Dr. Idia Thurston, Associate Professor of Psychology and Public Health, the full-time research assistant will provide support for the coordination of research studies and lab activities. The research assistant will perform skilled, administrative, and managerial support in research and plan and direct certain phases in a research project. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Position Details: Time Commitment - Minimum one year with possibility of extension. Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education:

  • Appropriate bachelor's or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and be helpful, respectful, approachable, and team oriented
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field
  • One or more years of experience of research in psychology
  • One of more years of management experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with undergraduate research assistants, graduate students, and faculty supervisor
  • Interest in supporting research related to health equity and diversity 
  • Basic SPSS knowledge and skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and Google Apps effectively
  • Ability to use Twitter and other social media sites

Responsibilities:

  • Interviewing, coordinating, and managing undergraduate research assistants
  • Helping with project management for principal investigator and graduate students
  • Writing, editing, and submitting manuscripts and grants
  • Submitting IRB applications
  • Purchasing and other duties as assigned

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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