The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Social Science/Humanities Research Associate II - Lab Manager

Hiring department Psychology
Monthly salary $2,666+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 17-06-28-01-4008
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Basic schedule will involve standard office hours Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM. However, according to the testing schedule, hours may include some time "in lieu" on the weekends or evenings as participant schedules dictate.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Responsible for managing and coordinating clinical research studies occurring in the Child Study Lab at the Institute for Mental Health Research within the Department of Psychology. Position will involve both administrative and clinical duties.

Essential Functions

Coordinate the day-to-day operation and management of the research projects occuring in the Child Study Lab. Recruit, conduct phone screens, and schedule research study participants. Coordinate testing logistics and run sessions at participants' homes. Supervise and train research assistants to assist with study data collection including home sessions and video annotation. Manage study files, lab expenses, and departmental paperwork including IRB compliance documents. Maintain data quality control, including synchronization and assessment of ambulatory data from multiple sensors (video, motion, physiology). Attend weekly scientific meetings.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master's degree with major coursework in psychology or related field or Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field with two years of research experience in the field of psychology. i.e., undergraduate or post-bachelor research position. Ability to use effective time management to ensure the tasks and goals for multiple projects are completed in order of priority. Demonstrated attention to detail. Outstanding interpersonal communication. Current work eligibility in the United States. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred skills include experience and knowledge in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Experience with behavioral video coding. Familiarity with statistics software (R, SPSS), Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Basic programming experience or willingness to learn (Python, Matlab). Experience working with parents and infants. Ability to drive to sessions at participants' homes.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Biohazards: Collection of salivary samples from mother and infant.

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