Henry Roediger & James Wertsch
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Department of Anthropology
Washington University in St. Louis
We are recruiting a full time Research Assistant with a start date in summer 2021. The position is to coordinate research on human memory, in particular collective memory. This topic represents a cross-disciplinary enterprise, and the project is supported by a grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation. The successful candidate will help to coordinate research across multiple universities in various disciplines, as well as helping conduct research at Washington University. The Research Assistant will play an important role in helping to develop research protocols. The position is ideally suited for some who is looking to gain experience in research before applying to graduate school.
The primary responsibilities will be the management of the various research components and communication with investigators at other universities. Responsibilities include helping to conduct research with the PIs, overseeing testing of participants, data processing and some statistical analyses, working with the PIs and postdoctoral fellow, overseeing undergraduate students, coordinating with researchers at other universities, and general administration of the grant.
- BA/BS in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or a related field.
- Previous research experience in social science research
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- At least 1-year experience working in a research lab
- Excellent computer skills and a willingness to develop further skills
- Courses in research methods and statistics
- Programming skills would be a plus
This is a fixed-term appointment funded for at least one year from date of hire with an option for a second- and third-year renewal. To apply for this job please upload a CV, cover letter, and the names/contact information of 2 professional references. All inquiries about the position can be sent to Dr. Henry Roediger at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. James Wertsch email@example.com Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
To apply, please follow this link: https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and search for Research Technician I or Research Technician II, and apply for the appropriate one based on your experience. Job postings 51021 and 51018.