Social/Clinical Research Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime

Posting Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Social/Clinical Research Assistant - Contributing
Working Title Social/Clinical Research Assistant
Position Number 20037213, 20037214
Vacancy ID P011993
Budgeted Hiring Range $31,200 - $35,000
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Salary Grade Equivalent GN07
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment 1-year time limited
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Department Name and Number Psychology and Neuroscience-319100
Date First Posted 09/28/2020
Closing Date 10/14/2020
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 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 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, the region and the nation. The Department consists of six programs: behavioral 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 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 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 Department 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


This posting is for two (2) positions and by applying to this posting applicants will be considered for both vacancies.

The primary purpose of this position in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department is to advance the research of Dr. Hallquist. The job will assist with psychological research projects focusing on personality, neuroscience, and computational modeling. Specifically, the project is a NIMH- funded R01 study of social decision-making in young adults with borderline personality disorder symptoms and synthesizes functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and associative learning theory to characterize neurobehavioral systems that contribute to maladaptive interpersonal behaviors. The lab also has ongoing projects examining dimensional models of personality dysfunction, emotion dysregulation, and impulsivity in teens and young adults. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, assistance with research design and protocols, data collection, data management, participant recruitment and retention, lab administration, new student help (undergraduates), and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data. This position will assist with the coordination and implementation human subjects-related research following established procedures. This is a one-year position with a possibility of renewal.

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

Excellent organizational skills, professionalism, and customer service skills. Willingness and ability to learn and understand research tasks. Knowledge of and proficiency of Qualtrics, Microsoft Office, and multiple programming languages (e.g., R, Bash shell scripting).

Preferred Qualifications

Background and experience with clinical psychology or cognitive neuroscience.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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