Research Associate II - Psychology, Dietrich College-2015174
The Health and Human Performance Lab (PI: David Creswell) invites applications for a full-time project manager position, to begin Summer of 2020 (July 1st start date). Initial appointment will be for 1-year, with additional years contingent upon performance and availability of funding.
This position will involve supporting a large, NIH funded 5-year trial exploring a self-affirmation-based stress reduction intervention in breast cancer patients. The project manager will work closely with PI David Creswell and Lab Director Janine Dutcher, and will be responsible for providing various forms of research-related support, including recruitment, running, and payment of human subjects, and data maintenance. The project manager will additionally help manage a team of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research assistants. Neuroimaging data collection and management experience is preferred, but not required.
David Creswell's Health and Human Performance lab is located in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Our lab works at the interface between health psychology, social psychology, and health neuroscience. We study stress and coping, focusing on stress management strategies (e.g., self-affirmation, cognitive reappraisal, social connection) and interventions (e.g., mindfulness meditation) for understanding stress resilience processes.You can find out more about our research at our website: https://www.healthandhumanperformancelab.com/.
This is a full-time, paid position with benefits. Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, the project manager can work remotely initially, but will be expected to be in Pittsburgh when research operations at Carnegie Mellon University return to campus.
Interested applicants who have questions are encouraged to contact Dr. Janine Dutcher at [email protected]
B.A. or B. S. degree in psychology, statistics, neuroscience, decision science, or other related fields.
The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills, three (3) years of prior research and management experience, strong interpersonal skills, exemplary written and oral communication, ability to self-manage multiple projects, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
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Job Function: Research
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2015174
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