The Communication Neuroscience Laboratory at The Annenberg School for
Communication seeks a lab manager/ research coordinator to support
interdisciplinary research on persuasion, health communication,
message propagation, social cognition, and media effects in the
context of traditional and new media. Research in the lab connects
neuroscience measures to real-world outcomes, with a focus on health
communication. We employ multiple methods, including neuroimaging,
psychophysiology, behavioral observation, implicit measures,
linguistic analysis, survey and other self-report measures, and social
B.S. or B.A., with background in psychology, neuroscience, computer
science, SI, mathematics, public health, communication studies,
biostatistics, or a related field, plus 1 to 2 years of experience or
equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Research and project management experience in a university setting.
Previous supervisory experience and ability to assist in the training
of lab personnel. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well
as in a team and be proactive in problem solving under the direction
of the PI. Excellent communication, organizational and creativity
skills. Keen attention to details required. Ability to work on
multiple tasks and projects, developing solutions to basic technical
Statistical analysis skills (e.g. in R, SPSS, Matlab, SAS, HLM,
other). Programming skills (e.g. in Matlab, Python, bash, etc.).
Desire/ability to write papers and grants in collaboration with the
research team. Previous experience working with IRB.
Successful candidates may also have:
Previous experience or working knowledge with fMRI data (e.g. SPM,
fsl, AFNI or other imaging analysis package). Stimulus design and
presentation in MATLAB, PsychoPy, or Presentation Web skills (e.g.,
ability to write/edit html). Previous experience in health
communication research fields. Experience with recruitment and running
research protocols in fMRI studies. Experience in grant writing and
editing. Successful publication record.
In addition to providing direct research support to the PI, other
primary duties include:
Provide all aspects of research support to the PI and oversee all lab
operations and coordinate lab meetings. Manage undergraduate Research
Assistants and coordinate the entire study team. Collaborate with PI
on study design, development and study protocols. Collaborate with PI
and other study team members on other research projects as part of
team collective. Develop data collection protocols and perform data
collection in the field. Assist with IRB prep and grant proposal
preparation. Maintain study databases; maintain lab documentation for
best practices, publications, update website, etc. Document study
procedures and maintain study documentation. Author study research
papers; perform literature searches. Recruit, schedule and run
research subjects; execute subject payments.
Position is grant funded and continuation is contingent upon continued
receipt of grant funds.
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of
race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,
creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability,
veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Apply here: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/24575