Laboratory Study Coordinator (Laboratory Research Assistant)
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

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Department

PSYCHOLOGICAL & BRAIN SCIENCES (BL-PSY-IUBLA)

Department Information

The Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Center (CCNC) seeks a Laboratory Manager to assist PI Dr. Alexandra Moussa-Tooks in the day-to-day activities of studies that examine sensorimotor, cognitive, and neural processes in psychosis spectrum disorders. The CCNC focuses on the psychosis spectrum, but the role of adversity and trauma in psychopathology and brain in adult and developmental samples. The center is within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington and is led by Drs. Alexandra Moussa-Tooks, William Hetrick, and Krista Wisner.

This team is vibrant and versatile, and this position will help conduct investigations of cerebellar contributions to behavioral alterations in cognitive processes (e.g., proprioception, motor coordination, learning, modeling and model updating, timing) and psychotic symptoms over time. Methodologies currently employed include self-reports, clinical interviews, cognitive testing, behavioral and motor tasks, computational modeling, and magnetic resonance imaging (structural MRI, functional MRI, diffusion-weighted imaging, resting state functional connectivity, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy).

The CCNC recognizes that scientific excellence is dependent on the diversity of the team, broadly construed, and therefore strongly welcomes applicants from individuals who add to the diversity of the CCNC. The Department and College of Arts and Sciences also values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core strength and essential element in the success of its educational mission. For full diversity statement from the College, click here.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Assesses symptoms and cognition.
  • Runs participants through experimental paradigms and/or neuroimaging protocols.
  • Maintains research databases and IRB protocols.
  • Recruits research participants.
  • Completes various forms of assessments/protocols with research participants.
  • Maintains research databases and IRB protocols.
  • Has interest in gaining hands-on experience and professional development before pursuing doctoral training in psychology, medicine, neuroscience, or a related field.
General Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the initiation, monitoring, completion, and reporting of routine to moderately complex research studies.
  • Organizes and implements data review and analysis.
  • Oversees the proper handling of laboratory specimens including processes, shipping, storage, and documentation and transfer to designated central laboratories.
  • Conducts data quality assurance practices.
  • Prepares research summaries and assists in progress report development.
  • Maintains laboratory work areas and supply inventory.

Qualifications

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.

EDUCATION

Required
  • Bachelor's degree in science or health-related discipline
WORK EXPERIENCE

Preferred
  • Some laboratory experience
  • Prior exposure to clinical psychopathology
  • Prior experience with research
SKILLS

Required
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Ability to work in and around 3 Tesla MRI
  • Familiarity with SPSS/R, Qualtrics/REDCap, Unix/C, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with symptoms associated with psychiatric presentations
  • Familiarity with semi-structured interviews (e.g., SCID) or cognitive testing (e.g., WAIS)
  • Familiarity with physiological assessment methods (MRI, EEG, EMG/ECG/EDA)

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information

This position requires the commitment to at least 1 year of employment, but 2 years of employment is preferred.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$17.00-$20.00 per hour

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Intermediate

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Laboratory Research

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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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