Two-year lab manager at Carnegie Mellon

David Creswell’s lab is hiring a full time lab manager in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Ideally, we aim to hire someone for a two-year position (or longer) starting around June 1, 2017. Our lab works at the interface between health psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, and health neuroscience. We study stress and coping, focusing on stress management strategies (e.g., self-affirmation, cognitive reappraisal) and interventions (e.g., mindfulness meditation) for understanding stress resilience processes. You can find out more about our research here: http://www.psy.cmu.edu/~creswell/index.html.

The lab manager we seek must be comfortable supporting multiple ongoing projects and a multidisciplinary team, including a large NIH-funded trial of mindfulness meditation training for older adults. Lab manager responsibilities include: implementation of community intervention studies, coordination of NIH and IRB protocols, facilitating collaborative research across institutions, recruiting new research participants, running behavioral sessions, assisting instructors with intervention implementation, coordinating assessments and monitoring incoming data, and assisting with preparation of manuscripts, presentations and data analyses. The lab manager will also be heavily involved in the mentoring and coordination of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research assistants. This job certainly involves a lot but offers lots of opportunities for making an impact at multiple levels.

Applicants should have a B.A. or B. S. degree in psychology, statistics, neuroscience, decision science, or other related fields. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills, prior research experience, strong interpersonal skills, exemplary written and oral communication, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Data analysis experience is a plus, but not required.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact lab manager Hayley Rahl (hrahl@andrew.cmu.edu<mailto:hrahl@andrew.cmu.edu>) or Dr. David Creswell (creswell@cmu.edu<mailto:creswell@cmu.edu>) with questions. This is a full time paid position with benefits. Pittsburgh is surprisingly awesome. If you would like to apply for the position, please email Hayley with your CV and cover letter describing your interests in this job and contact information for at least three references.

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