Human Research Technologist 1

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
04/16/2019
Date Closing:
06/13/2019
Job Number:
87148
Level/Salary Band:
01 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Department:
Psychology
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University, headed by Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar, anticipates hiring a full-time Research Assistant (http://www.catlabpsu.com). The position is to start early June of 2019. The position is for a minimum of one year, with possibility for extension with grant funding. The skills learned through this experience will be useful for individuals who intend to go to graduate school in psychology, neuroscience, or human development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on NIMH and Penn State-funded studies investigating the developmental trajectories of early temperament and attention, with a focus on risk for anxiety. In doing so, the lab incorporates a number of techniques, including electrophysiology (EEG & ERP), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires. Our research also incorporates a large age range from infants through young adults. This work will take advantage of the University’s broad resources, including the Child Study Center (http://csc.psych.psu.edu/) and the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC) (http://www.imaging.psu.edu/). In addition, the position(s) will involve working on an exciting three-site study examining the early emergence attention, emotion, and risk for anxiety. The successful candidate will be responsible for: Recruiting and maintaining contact with children and their families; Collecting, processing, and analyzing behavioral, psychophysiological, and/or eye-tracking data; Aiding in human subject protocols, consent forms, and annual Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval; General lab management duties. The position will also involve overseeing a large and dynamic team of undergraduate students. Please highlight relevant skills in your cover letter. To apply, please upload a cover letter of interest, a CV, and a list of 2 or 3 references (and their contact information). Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field plus past experience in a lab that conducts behavioral coding, psychophysiology, and/or eye-tracking studies will be considered a strong plus. Research experience with children is highly desirable. Experience processing data using relevant software programs (e.g., BeGaze, MindWare, EEGLab, MatLab), programming experimental tasks (e.g., using E-prime, Presentation), statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS) is also highly desired. The successful candidate will have strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills related to data management and preparation of data for analysis. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of refunding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088