RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR 1
|Req #: ||142412 |
|Department: ||PSYCHOLOGY |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Posting Date: ||02/13/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Closes On 03/13/2017 |
|Salary: ||$2805 - $3727 |
|Union Position: ||Yes |
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|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our 142website click here. |
The Research Study Coordinator position will be available to start in June 2017
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Our Psychology Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Study Coordinator 1.This individual will assist on a middle-stage project focusing on broadening participation in computer science. The project investigates whether changing the culture of computer science fields helps to recruit and retain more women in them.
A second project that is pending will investigate interminority relations. Racial groups are positioned not only by their perceived status, but also by the extent to which their members are considered foreigners, such that the four largest racial groups in the U.S. are positioned into four distinct quadrants: Whites are perceived as superior and American, African Americans perceived as inferior and American, Latinos perceived as inferior and foreign, and Asian Americans perceived as superior and foreign. We use this model to make novel predictions about when minority groups will come together to form coalitions.
The Research Study Coordinator will coordinate the operations of social psychological research studies involving human subjects.
The Research Study Coordinator will assist on a middle-stage project focusing on broadening participation in computer science. The project investigates whether women perceive social pressure from their peers to conceal an interest in the field. It further investigates how to alleviate this social pressure and increase women's participation in computer science.
A second project that is pending proposes that racial position is two- dimensional rather than simply hierarchical. Racial groups are positioned not only by their perceived status, but also by the extent to which their members are considered foreigners, such that the four largest racial groups in the U.S. are positioned into four distinct quadrants: Whites are perceived as superior and American, African Americans perceived as inferior and American, Latinos perceived as inferior and foreign, and Asian Americans perceived as superior and foreign. We use this model to make novel predictions about (1) Whites' perceptions of racial threat, (2) minorities' experiences of prejudice and discrimination, and (3) inter-minority relations.
Under general supervision, coordinate the operations of research studies involving human subjects; requiring the application of knowledge and skills specific to the experiments being run in lab. Coordinate, schedule and monitor research activities and subject participation. Recruit human subjects; coordinate schedules of lab activities, including meetings and daily schedules; interpret and apply protocol; conduct interviews and administer consent and study procedures; record observations; coordinate the management of study data; monitor and retrieve data; maintain quality control; assist in human subject protocols; summarize study results and prepare reports.
Recruit, interview and screen potential subjects and determine eligibility according to established criteria;
Maintain adherence to research protocols and verify accuracy of research study data;
Run experiments in a lab, on-campus, on-line, and school settings;
Collect pilot data in lab and on-campus;
Determine and maintain quarterly lab schedules of experiments and research assistants;
Consent human subjects and run them through study procedures;
Interpret and record subject behaviors using observation codes;
Record behavior of participants using sound and videotape equipment;
Conduct subject interviews and record observations;
Assist in modification of procedures for collecting and summarizing data;
Use statistical and database management programs to analyze data and prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts and illustrations;
Assist in the preparation of human subject's applications, consent forms and progress reports for institutional review board;
Perform related duties as required.
| Two years of college-level coursework in psychology and at least two of experience in a psychology lab as a research study assistant OR equivalent education/experience. At least 6 months experience in an experimental social psychology lab is required. |
Experience working with human subjects.
Proficient with WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, and SPSS
Experience preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication in psychology.
Experience managing research data.
Must be able to work independently as well as within a team environment.
Occasional weekend or evening work for lab and outreach events
| Experience working with human subject divisions |
Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field.
Mature, organized, detailed-oriented and able to work independently.
Ability to multi-task, have good problem-solving skills.
Ability to communicate with all levels of project staff from student volunteers to scientists and PIs.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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