Research Assistant for the Center for Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oregon

Job no: 523905
Work type: Faculty – Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Psychology, Research/Scientific/Grants

Link: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/523905/research-assistant

Department: Center for Translational Neuroscience
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
May 31, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants 
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through the UO Careers online application process.

Department Summary
The Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) is a center within the Department of Psychology whose mission is to translate knowledge from basic neuroscience and apply it to improve well-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of early adverse experiences.

The Psychology department, located within the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of the largest departments supporting significant instructional and research activities in a wide range of fields within the discipline. The Department enrolls about 1,900 students per term, with approximately 300 undergraduate Psychology majors, and 80 doctoral students, and includes approximately 35 teaching faculty, emeriti faculty, research staff, graduate students and professional/administrative staff. For more information on the Department, visit https://psychology.uoregon.edu/. For more information on the CTN, visit http://ctn.uoregon.edu/.

Position Summary
Seeking a full-time RA to work with Professor Philip Fisher and his team to develop new and innovative science-based intervention strategies in community early childhood settings.

The RA position involves working with an international network of teams comprised of academic researchers and community providers to develop and evaluate innovative science-based intervention strategies for reducing risk and promoting well-being in children facing high levels of adversity from poverty, maltreatment, and other forms of stress.

The RA will provide support to the centralized measurement and evaluation hub and/or support the implementation of a caregiving intervention. Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and orientation to details are vital to success in this position. Travel to project sites in the US and other countries is expected. Must be willing to work closely and collaboratively with other team members. Must be able to communicate clearly with geographically dispersed groups of academic researchers as well as diverse populations of clinicians, program managers, and families in community settings.

The position is based at the University of Oregon.

Minimum Requirements
• BA/BS degree in Psychology or a related field
• Experience in the development and implementation of research protocols and performing standardized assessments on research populations.
• Ability to travel to project sites and research institutions in the US and abroad.

Professional Competencies
• Must possess excellent organizational skills.
• Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to track communications, requests, and progress with multiple contacts.
• Ability to interact successfully with research collaborators including service agencies, researchers in academic settings and community members, crafting communication with skill and referring back to team members as needed.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience presenting research findings to small and large groups.
• Experience with completing data collection protocols with high risk or other vulnerable populations.
• Interest in applied developmental neuroscience and prevention science.
• Experience in supervision of undergraduate research assistants to complete research support-related tasks.
• Experience with SPSS, M-Plus, Excel, or other data organization and analysis software.
• Experience with Qualtrics or other electronic survey software.

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