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Research Specialist

Description

Our lab is devoted to understanding interactions of cognition and emotion, particularly their associations with mental disorder and recovery. We are looking to understand relationships between emotional information processing styles and emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety. Cognitive and physiological aspects of emotional information processing are examined using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), physiological assessment (measurement of pupil dilation, eyetracking, event-related potentials (ERPs) and electromyography – EMG, etc.), behavioral testing, self-report measures, and computational modeling. 


This position will be responsible for contacting participants, conducting in-person assessments, data preprocessing, analyses and quality checking, etc. Experience with human physiological or neuroimaging assessment and Matlab are preferred. 


This position is grant funded. 

Purpose:
Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s). Collect and gather research data for research project.

Responsibilities:
  • Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in psychology, neuroscience, sociology or related research field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Familiarity with comptuers and common software packages required.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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