University of Rochester Research Assistant in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Clin & Social Psychology-MHFC

Schedule

VARIES; SOME WKENDS

Responsibilities

THIS POSITION HAS AN END DATE OF 4/30/23.

Position Summary:

The Research Assistant will collect psychological research data on a federally funded research investigation. Study participants are children between the ages of 3 and 7 years old and their mothers and fathers. The current study will examine how and why different types of interparental conflict are associated with children's mental health outcomes by exploring children's social and emotional skills and physiological functioning.

Research Assistant will:

Conduct a variety of assessments with children and parents, including: observational paradigms, semi structured and clinical interviews, survey administration, eye tracking and attention measures of their processing of emotions, and physiological functioning (e.g., cardiovascular and salivary stress indicators).

Contact participants and schedule visits; maintain good relations with participant families and address any questions or concerns.

Track and manage data. Maintain project spreadsheets indicating what data has been obtained and when; back-up data files, run analyses and prepare reports on recruitment and enrollment.

The position requires accuracy and attention to detail. Applicants must demonstrate strong interpersonal, oral communication, and writing skills. Familiarity and comfort with Excel, ACCESS, Qualtrics, and other databases (e.g., SPSS) are preferred.

Responsibilities:

Assist in the recruitment of participants for the study

Contact potential participants and explain participation in current study

Conduct research sessions with children and their mothers

Enter research information into database

All other tasks as assigned.

Requirements:

Associate's degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Prefer BA or BS in psychology and/or child development and experience with research.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Research Assistant

Location: The College

Job ID: 207724

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time