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Job ID: 156679

Research Technician
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 30, 2021
Title Research Technician
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Psychology - General

Position Summary
The incumbent will report to the principal investigator (Dr. Jamie Ostrov) and will assist the Project team with the coordination of the daily functions of the research project, while also supporting the interview and psychophysiology data collection in local child care centers and the lab. This position will also involve data coding, entry, and management as well as supporting the qualtrics electronic data collection platform within the laboratory. Incumbent must be able to work independently with moderate supervision, and willing to commit to at least 1 year in the position. Specific duties include:

  • Assist in coordination and day-to-day functions of research study
  • Assist with the consent process of participants
  • Assist with structured interviews with children and families
  • Assist with participant recruitment, payments, reimbursements, and grant management
  • Assist in supervision of undergraduate research assistants in the laboratory
  • Preparation and management of qualtrics and electronic collection of teacher and parent reports
  • Assist with coding, entering, and analyzing interview and physiological data related to research study
  • Assist with the administration of interview and psychophysiological assessments to children and maintain equipment
  • Assist with management of database & website management
  • Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols and submissions
  • Assist with annual reports to funder and IRB
  • Assist with publication writing and presentation preparations

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Psychology
  • Minimum of 2 years research experience in social development field
  • Experience working with young children within a research setting
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Extensive knowledge of SPSS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with psychophysiological assessments with young children
  • Experience with structured interview assessments with young children
  • Experience with school-based research
  • Experience working with young children (3-5-year-olds) in a research setting
  • Honors thesis in Psychology (Developmental or Clinical Child Focus)
  • Independent Research Experience in Psychology (Developmental or Clinical Child Focus)
  • Knowledge of qualtrics and Mplus and basic website design

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