Full-time research assistant position at Adelphi University

The LEMPert (Linking Emotion & Memory to Preference) Lab (PI: Karolina Lempert) in the Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University is seeking a full-time research assistant/lab manager to conduct research on decision-making and aging, funded by the National Institute on Aging. Adelphi is located in Garden City, NY – just a few miles outside of New York City.

The research assistant / lab manager’s responsibilities will include:
-       Recruiting and testing participants for behavioral and neuroimaging studies. Participants will be adults of all ages, including older adults (aged 65+). Please note that the neuroimaging center is off-site (in New York City), so the applicant should be willing to travel between Adelphi and the testing site, and driving capability is a plus.
-       Managing and analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data
-       Developing and programming experimental paradigms
-       Doing administrative tasks, including: managing IRB protocols, organizing lab meetings, maintaining and ordering lab equipment, and training other lab members.

This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate who would like to gain research experience before applying to graduate school in psychology or neuroscience. A bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will have: excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, an interest in conducting cognitive neuroscience research (especially in an older adult population), and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Additional highly desired qualifications include: previous research experience (especially working with fMRI data), and strong statistical and programming skills.

The target start date for this position is Summer 2023, although the exact date is flexible. The initial appointment is for one year, but applicants who intend to spend two years in the position will be preferred. Application review will begin on April 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

The following materials are needed for the application, and you can apply here



-       A brief cover letter describing your research interests, your skills, your past research experience (if any), and why this position is right for you.
-       Your CV.
-       Contact information for two professional references (e.g., past research mentors, professors). There is no need to submit recommendation letters at this stage.