Research Associate 1 - Temporary - Psychology
University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

Posted in Education and Training

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The Department of Psychology, in the College of Arts & Sciences, is seeking a temporary Research Associate 1 to join the laboratory of Dr. Amishi Jha engaging in neurobehavioral studies of mindfulness training in highdemand cohorts. The Research Associate should have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or other related field. Candidates with experience in programming and collecting data with cognitive neuroscience measures (behavioral tasks, EEG/FMRI) are highly encouraged to apply. Interest and prior experience in studies of attention and emotion regulation are preferred. As detailed below, the responsibilities of the Research Associate will include the coordination and logistical management of research projects, experimental programming, data analysis, and data collection. The Research Associate's primary responsibility will be to program experiments and to collect, analyze, process, and present behavioral data. Successful applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be highly organized, detail-oriented, be self-motivated, and work independently as well as with others in a team-based research environment. Candidates with knowledge and understanding of research methodology, basic statistics, and cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience are highly preferred.


  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related field.
  • No prior experience is required. One year of cumulative experimental psychology research experience using behavioral tasks strongly preferred.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to basic and applied research activities by planning, coordinating, programming, collecting and analyzing data, disseminating findings.
  • Understands and interprets research protocols and procedures.
  • Participates in the publication of research results.
  • Ensures all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance.

Lab Specific Responsibilities:
  • Programming, collection, and analysis of neurobehavioral data.
  • Assisting with ERP and fMRI data collection and analysis.
  • Assisting with grant reports, manuscript and presentation preparation, including conducting literature searches and reviews.
  • Supports IRB process and ensures that the highest ethical standards are followed in research activities.
  • Provides lab tutorials and reviews work done by undergraduate research assistants.
  • Lab organization, management of basic lab functions (scheduling meetings, archiving, etc).
  • High integrity and high conscientiousness for all research activities.
  • Offsite travel for data collection.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:
Full time

Employee Type:
Temporary - Charge Back (Fixed Term)

Pay Grade:

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