Social/Clinical Research Assistant

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Posting Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant - Contributing
Working Title Social/Clinical Research Assistant
Position Number 20039471
Vacancy ID P013468
Budgeted Hiring Range $32,000-$38,000
Pay Band Information
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Salary Grade Equivalent GN06
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 1 year, with possibility of renewal
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
9 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday; some flexibility
Department Name and Number Psychology and Neuroscience-319100
Date First Posted 09/13/2021
Closing Date 09/17/2021
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Department Description
The primary purpose of the Psychology and Neuroscience Department is to provide excellent education, research and service in the field. This goal breaks down into four important components: 1) to teach psychology and neuroscience to undergraduates in a manner that will introduce them vigorously to its broad scope; 2) to offer scientific and professional training to graduate students in the areas of behavioral and integrative neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, developmental, quantitative, and social psychology; 3) to carry out cutting-edge research in these areas, and 4) to provide consulting and administrative support services to the science and profession of psychology as well as to the university, the community, the state, and the nation.
The Department consists of six programs: behavioral and integrative neuroscience; clinical psychology; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; quantitative psychology, and social psychology. Each program is designed to acquaint the student thoroughly with the theoretical and research content of the specialty and to provide training in the research skills needed to become a competent and creative investigator. In addition, the programs focus on the development of appropriate professional skills.
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience ranks 2nd in the College in grant funding with over $12 million annually in grant expenditures and approximately $20 million annually in expenditures from all funds.  The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience has the largest undergraduate major in the College of Arts and Sciences with approximately 1500 majors, and one of the largest graduate Ph.D. programs with approximately 120 graduate students. The Department is also home to four community clinics which generate fee revenue (Adult Clinic, Anxiety Clinic, Child and Family Clinic, Couples Clinic), known collectively as the UNC Psychology and Neuroscience Community Clinic (the Clinic).  
Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Position Description
The primary purpose of this 1-year time limited (with possibility for renewal) position in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department is to advance the research of Dr. Sara Algoe, a leader in the Social Psychology Program. The position will focus primarily on implementing John Templeton Foundation-funded research studies investigating the roles of emotions and social behaviors in dyadic relationship development, maintenance and thriving, as well as how these aspects of social relationships contribute to goal pursuit, mental health, and physical health. 
The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to assist with all aspects of research. Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to, assisting with: research implementation, data collection, data management, lab maintenance, and help with coordinating undergraduate research assistants. This position is responsible for carrying out research tasks following established procedures. The position is well-suited to those who intend to pursue graduate training in psychology or neuroscience. 
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
The successful candidate must have exceptional organizational and communication skills, be comfortable using modern technology platforms for communication and collaboration (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Office products, email, social media), and have excellent critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. 
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include experience conducting human subjects research involving face-to-face interactions with participants in a laboratory setting (or computer-mediated video-based interactions, given the pandemic); experience conducting human subjects research involving video-recorded social interactions in the laboratory; experience managing the work activities of multiple people; experience with longitudinal research studies requiring participant retention; and/or experience with project management.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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