Pro Tem Research Assist/Assoc – Center for Translational Neuroscience – Open Pool

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The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report isavailable online at jeid-99a852814d2d6447878c9dcac6690200 Pro Tem Research Assist/Assoc – Center for TranslationalNeuroscience – Open PoolJob no: 525849Work type: Faculty – Pro TemporeLocation: Other-SiteCategories: Psychology, Research/Scientific/GrantsDepartment: Center for TranslationalNeuroscienceRank: Research AssociateAnnual Basis: 12 MonthReview of Applications BeginsApplications will be reviewed as needs ariseSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsAlong with your online application, please upload a cover letterand resume.Please note, as part of the application process, you will be askedto indicate whether you are interested in the rank of researchassistant, research associate, or either rank. You will also beasked to provide the names and contact information for threeprofessional references.Department SummaryThe Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) is a center withinthe Department of Psychology whose mission is to translateknowledge from basic neuroscience and apply it to improvewell-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of earlyadverse experiences. The CTN employs successive iterations ofneuroscience research, theory building, and practice to drive thescientific knowledge base forward and promote evidence-basedpolicy.The Psychology department, located within the College of Arts andSciences, is one of the largest departments supporting significantinstructional and research activities in a wide range of fieldswithin the discipline. The Department enrolls about 1,900 studentsper term, with approximately 300 undergraduate Psychology majors,and 80 doctoral students, and includes approximately 35 teachingfaculty, emeriti faculty, research staff, graduate students andprofessional/administrative staff. For more information on theDepartment, visit more information on the CTN, visit University of Oregon and the Center for TranslationalNeuroscience are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverseinstitution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential tocontribute positively to its diverse community.Position SummaryThe Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) at the Universityof Oregon is seeking qualified applicants for its open researchpool. Positions are limited duration appointments potentiallyrenewable for up to a total of three years. In limitedcircumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond threeyears based on programmatic need, funding, and performance.Appointments may be as research assistants, conducting researchunder the direction of a principal investigator, or as a researchassociate, conducting research with only general guidance.Research assistant/associate opportunities frequently arise in theCTN. These positions are primarily funded by federal grants withresearch aims related to translating knowledge from basicneuroscience and applying it to improve well-being, promoteresilience, and mitigate the effects of early adverse experiences.Candidates with professional or academic interests in any of theseareas are encouraged to apply; applicants will be screened as needsarise. Successful candidates will have professional experience anda commitment to working effectively with research participants andstaff from diverse backgrounds. Bilingual candidates of alllanguage backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.Examples of the types of positions that arise include:Interviewer/Assessors who work with adults, families, and childrento gather complete and accurate data through standardized personalinterviews, questionnaires, standardized tests, semi-structuredinterviews, fMRI scanning, parent-child interaction tasks, childand adult diagnostic interviews and video recordedobservations;Microsocial video editors who watch video of caregiver-childinteractions and create edited films using basic video editingsoftware for use in caregiver interventions;Interventionists who implement video feedback caregiving program inhome or other community-based settings;Research assistants who support lab activities in a variety ofways, including: recruiting, scheduling, and communicating withresearch participants, entering and cleaning research data,providing logistics and technology to research and implementationteams;Data Managers who oversee the tracking, cleaning, formatting andcompiling of computerized datasets;Recruiters who develop and execute a recruitment strategy foridentifying families who might be eligible for participation inclinical translational research, maintain project databases withfamily contact information, and coordinate recruitment andretention mailings and other strategies;Indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to beconsidered for part-time positions, full-time-positions, orboth.Due to the broad nature of the available research positions, pleaseindicate if you have experience with any of the following:standardized assessments, standardized surveys & interviews,behavioral coding, working with families and children, working withhigh-risk families, working with foster families, working withchildren with special needs, experience with home interviews,recruitment and retention of research participant pools; utilizingsearch techniques to locate lost families for longitudinal studies;and experience collecting neurobiological measures (i.e., RSA &PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws, fMRI).Minimum RequirementsResearch Assistant:Bachelor’s degree in related field.Research Associate:PhD by start of position, with directly relevant researchexperience.Professional CompetenciesSkill in troubleshooting difficult or persistent recruitmentissues independently, with assistance from Principal Investigatorand Investigative team as neededSkill in liaising with collaborating staff outside theUniversityPreferred QualificationsExperience with standardized assessmentsExperience with standardized surveys &interviewsExperience with behavioral codingExperience working with children and familiesExperience working with high-risk familiesExperience working with foster familiesExperience working with the department of Human Services and/orChild Welfare systemExperience working with children with special needsExperience with home interviewsExperience with recruitment and retention ofparticipantsExperience maintaining database of participantcontactsExperience collecting neurobiological measures (i.e., cortisolgenetic data, RSA & PEP, high density EEG/ERP, blood draws,fMRI, etc.)The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefitspackage to eligible employees, including health insurance,retirement plans and paid time off. 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