Assistant Project Scientist (exp. 5/6/22)


The Department of Psychology is currently hiring for an Assistant Project Scientist. For more information regarding the Project Scientist series, please refer to the Call Appendix 36: Project (e.g. Scientist) Series:

Candidate must have a PhD in psychology or equivalent. Job responsibilities include supporting the PI in the design and execution of multiple extramurally funded projects examining the effect of social relationships (e.g., social connection, loneliness) on fear learning. The candidate should have a strong background in fear conditioning methods and analytical techniques and should be able to design and carry out these studies. The candidate should also be able to write grants related to this work as well as publish manuscripts from the collected data. In addition, the project scientist will collaborate with postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as staff members while conducting research projects.

Responsibilities include assisting the PI in experimental design, execution of experiments, data analysis and interpretation, and manuscript preparation. The appointment will be for 100%.

To apply:

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