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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 479633
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 08
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Clerical Technical- CT, Education/Training, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Michigan Twins Neurogentics Study (MTwiNS) at Michigan State University is seeking a full-time research technologist for the next year, with the possibility of a longer appointment based on funding. The research technologist will oversee the coding of videos collected as part of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver and National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) funded projects that examine neural responses to neighborhood disadvantage, the origins of that association and its consequences for child and adolescent outcomes. The research technologist will also supervise and train undergraduate students.

Responsibilities will include (1) training and overseeing undergraduate research assistants in their work on the project (2) organizing and preparing coded data for study investigators (3) ensuring the smooth running of the lab, including managing the project's Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, and conducting general project administrative tasks.

The desired candidate will also possess the following qualities:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Outstanding leader with strong team-building skills

Description of Duties (% breakdown of duties):
75% - Overseeing lab operations including, undergraduate research assistant, and staff training 
25% - Preparation of coded data for study investigators

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in psychology or other related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic research techniques in the specific or related field; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal and training skills; strong computer skills, including word processing; familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Access PowerPoint, and SPSS software; familiarity with the Internet and email; strong writing and proofreading skills; excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multitask; strong verbal communication skills; ability to work independently to meet deadlines.

Required Application Materials

Letter of interest, resume and 3 professional references

Special Instructions

The position will begin as early as January 3rd, 2018, and will end on January 2nd, 2019 and will include a competitive salary and benefits

Work Hours

Variable 8 - 5

Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded for one year from hire date.

(Bidding Eligibility ends 12/12/2016 at 11:55 PM)

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Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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