Senior Research Assistant

Johns Hopkins University

Sr. Research Assistant

General summary/purpose:

This position is located in New York City (NY).

Senior Research Assistant Position will provide research assistance in ongoing research projects in cognitive neuroscience and learning theories in neurologically impaired populations, including those with severe developmental disorders (e.g., autism).

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include research testing using behavioral methods, event-related brain potentials and physiological monitoring, as well as stimulus production, data entry, analysis and participant recruitment. Other responsibilities include assistance with aspects of experimental design, literature search and review, assistance with manuscript preparation (including writing) and maintenance of an organized and efficient filing system and data back-up. This position will require independent thinking and self-directed management of all duties carried out on a daily basis. This position is located in New York City (NY) and requires ability to travel within the city, using public transportation, to various work and research locations. Job also requires occasional travel to Baltimore by train.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Requires bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field.

Three years of relevant experience required, including experience with human psychological research and EEG

Preferred qualifications:

Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology or related field preferred, and may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Significant computer skills (Microsoft Office, e-Prime, SPSS etc.) and experience working with low-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum are strongly preferred.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Experience with human psychological research and EEG.

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

Ability to travel within New York City, using public transportation, to various work and research locations throughout the day. Ability to lift and carry weights up to 20 lbs for short distances or up to 10 lbs across work and research locations, using public transportation or taxicabs.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Assistant
Working Title: Sr. Research Assistant ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $38,920 – $53,520
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: New York, New York
Department name: 10003516-SOM Neuro Cognitive Neurology
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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