Full-Time Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Jessica Cohen and Dr. Keely Muscatell are seeking a full-time lab manager/research assistant to join the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill starting August 1, 2016 (start date is flexible). The successful candidate will split time working with Dr. Cohen on cognitive/developmental neuroscience research and Dr. Muscatell on social/health neuroscience studies. Primary responsibilities will include recruiting, screening, and scheduling participants for research studies; assisting with data collection (behavioral, psychophysiological, MRI); managing and analyzing data; and general lab management and administrative duties (assisting with IRB protocols, supervising undergraduate RAs, stimulus development).

Requirements include a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field, an interest in cognitive/developmental/social neuroscience, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Applicants should also be comfortable interacting with participants from a variety of demographic groups (e.g., healthy young adults, typically-developing children, children with ADHD, cancer patients and survivors). Preference will be given to candidates with prior neuroimaging research experience and strong technical skills (e.g., MATLAB, FSL, SPM), although this is not a requirement. Candidates must be willing to make a one-year commitment, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.

Interested applicants should apply online directly through UNC:


The application requires that you upload a cover letter (describing research experience, interests, and goals; and including contact information for 2-3 professional references), a CV, and a transcript (unofficial is fine). Please contact Dr. Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu) or Dr. Muscatell (kmuscatell@berkeley.edu) with any questions.


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