Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is for a full-time research technician to work on research on diversity and inclusion, perceptions of bias, implicit biases, prejudice and stereotyping, and social-psychological interventions.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administration: Supervise undergraduate research assistants, schedule, organize, order supplies, submit applications and modifications to the university IRB, etc.
Study Materials Development: Work with the PI to conduct literature review, create study materials, and make accompanying audio and video recordings.
Testing/Data Collection: Administer studies to participants.
Coding Data: Appropriately transport, back-up, compile, and analyze data. May also code data from video.
Present ongoing project reports in regular meetings with the PI: Meet multiple times with the PI each week to discuss research progress and address any issues that arise.
Recruitment: Work with the PI to recruit samples in the St. Louis region to participate in the project. After initial recruitment, work with individual supervisors or teachers to schedule times for data collection.
Assist with writing manuscripts and preparing grant proposals.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science or a related field.
Prior research experience in a psychology research lab, though relevant coursework or research in related fields might count toward experience.
Previous experience working with undergraduate participants, families, teachers, employees, police officers, or school administrators in a psychology research lab or organization-specific setting (e.g., schools, police departments, corporate offices).
Proficiency with Photoshop and video/audio recording is desirable.
Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to get along well with graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduate students working as research assistants within the lab.
Ability to work independently and take initiative on array of projects and duties each day.
Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter detailing your qualifications, research interests and past research experience and a CV with contact information for two academic references.
This should be uploaded as one file with the cover letter followed by CV: Attach Resume & Cvr Ltr(1-doc).
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts & Sciences in Somers Family Hall.
This position requires the ability to travel to off-campus locations (schools, police departments, for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout the St Louis region) for recruiting and testing participants.
The hiring range for this position is $12.89 - $15.97 per hour.
All candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.