Research Asst in Social Neuroscience at UNC

The Social Neuroscience and Health Lab (PI: Keely Muscatell) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to begin Summer of Fall of 2017. Our team at UNC studies how social experiences such as stress, discrimination, and subordination influence health using techniques from social neuroscience (fMRI), psychoneuroimmunology, and pharmacology. More information about us and our work can be found here:

Primary responsibilities for the position include recruiting, screening, and scheduling participants for research studies; assisting with data collection (behavioral, psychophysiological, fMRI); managing and analyzing data; and administrative duties, including helping with IRB protocols, supervising undergraduate RAs, stimulus development.

Requirements include a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field, an interest in social/health psychology and fMRI research, 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, low SES community members, cancer patients and survivors). Preference will be given to candidates with prior neuroimaging research experience and strong technical skills (e.g., Python, MATLAB, 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), a CV, a transcript (unofficial is fine) and a list of 2-3 professional references and their contact information. Please contact Dr. Keely Muscatell ( with any questions!


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