Research Study Associate, Scalable Cooperation

Massachusetts, United States
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

RESEARCH STUDY ASSOCIATEMedia Laboratory-Scalable Cooperation Group, to facilitate many different aspects of the research of Scalable Cooperation, an interdisciplinary group of computer scientists, applied mathematicians, cognitive scientists, political scientists and others who use a social science approach to answer society’s most challenging questions.  Will assist with designing and implementing online studies by running experiments on Amazon Mechanical Turk and designing and deploying surveys using Qualtrics; help collect data by launching surveys, downloading data, and cleaning and preparing the data for analysis; implement plan to manage recruitment of participants; maintain records and website; prepare institutional review board (IRB) protocols--under faculty direction--by translating high-level directions to specific protocol descriptions; assist with grant writing by proofreading and completing forms with information such as budgets, tasks, etc., based on information provided by faculty member and researchers in the lab; process reimbursement paperwork; coordinate participant scheduling; and perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: one year of experience coordinating behavioral experimental studies; experience running experiments on the online platform Amazon Mechanical Turk; experience with designing and deploying surveys using Qualtrics; strong organizational skills; self-direction; ability to work as part of a team; excellent writing and communication skills; detail orientation; and web editing skills.  Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field preferred; as is experience conducting experimental research.  Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the work, strength in any of the following areas may be suitable for the position: experimental design, statistical analysis, programming, moral philosophy/ethics, political science methodology, or econometrics.  

This is a one-year appointment with possibility of extension based on funding availability and project needs.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.