The CMU Relationships Lab conducts scientific research on interpersonal relationships. The studies conducted in the lab are designed to help us learn about relationship dynamics, their predictors, and their consequences. An overarching goal of the lab is to investigate the ways in which relationships help people address life challenges and function to their full potential.
We are seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and professional lab manager to manage and assist in all aspects of research projects involving the investigation of relationship processes in adulthood. You will manage all aspects of a large, government-funded longitudinal project on marriage, and will manage all day-to-day activities in the CMU Relationships Lab.
Major responsibilities will include:
- Recruiting and scheduling research participants
- Taking a large sample of community participants/couples through sensitive research procedures
- Preparing materials for research studies
- Video-recording and physiological assessments, programming equipment for daily diary assessments, programming Qualtrics surveys
- Supervising and training of undergraduate research assistants
- Coding video data, managing data input and datasets emerging from the project, conducting data analysis, maintaining a filing system for incoming data and a tracking database for research participants
- Attending and organizing lab meetings
- Maintaining lab rooms/supplies/equipment
- Managing research funds (e.g., payment of participants)
- Maintaining the lab website, assisting with literature searches, and assisting with manuscript preparation
Because this position involves video recording, observational coding, and physiological assessments (measuring heart rate variability, blood pressure, etc.), experience in these areas is desired although not required. Attention to detail, organizational skills, honesty, reliability, writing and communication skills, and comfort/enjoyment interacting with diverse people in the community are important prerequisites. Knowledge of experimental methods in psychology, SPSS, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and maintenance of web pages is desirable. We are looking for a professional individual who works hard and takes initiative in managing the research project and lab.
- Bachelor's degree required
- At least 3-5 years experience in research, data collection and analysis, with knowledge of scientific research methods required
- Strong analytical, problem-solving, reasoning, oral/written communication skills
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