Research Technician, Department Of Psychology and Neuroscience

North Carolina, United States
23 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Marsh Lab at Duke University seeks a motivated and detail-oriented recent graduate to join o our research team as a Research Technician II. The lab is broadly focused on human memory; this position will focus on an NIH-funded project examining how social context supports remembering in older adults, as well as completing a U.S. D Department of Education study on learning from essay-writing.

This position’s responsibilities will include:

  • Recruiting, scheduling and testing undergraduates and older adult community volunteers
  • Handling IRB applications and renewals
  • Developing experimental materials (stimuli creation and programming)
  • Data processing, coding, and analysis
  • Supervising undergraduate lab assistants
  • Assisting with papers and grant submissions
  • Administrative responsibilities (e.g., room scheduling, handling petty cash, approving time cards, ordering s cards, ordering supplies)

This position would be an excellent way for someone to acquire research experience prior to applying to grad applying to graduate school as the lab manager may earn authorship on posters and papers. The ideal candidate would have: (1) A BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related field (2) Past research experience in a psychology lab (3) Experience with qualtrics, excel, powerpoint, and SPSS or R (4) Knowledge of the IRB process (5 process (5) Experience with MTurk data collection (6) A demonstrated work ethic with attention to detail The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal based on continuation of grant support and succ and success in the position. Review of candidates will begin seven days after the job posts to Duke Human Resources, until the positi position is filled. The start date is flexible but ideally would be in early January 2019, if not earlier. Applicants should include the following when applying through Duke Human Resources: a curriculum vitae or resume, a cover letter, an (uno (unofficial) transcript, and contact information for three references. Duke University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to pr providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, g gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, orveteran status.

Location Durham


Job Family Level 08

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes.

To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or other science related scientific field.


None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE