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Project Staff Assistant, Psychology
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jan. 4, 2024
Title Project Staff Assistant, Psychology
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
The University at Buffalo, Department of Psychology is seeking a Research Technician. The incumbent will report to the principal investigator (Dr. Jamie Ostrov) and will assist the Project team with the coordination of the daily functions of the research project, while also supporting the in person (interview, observation, psychophysiology) data collection in local child care centers and the lab. This position will also involve data coding, entry, and management as well as supporting the Qualtrics electronic data collection platform and all psychophysiology data within the laboratory. This role may also assist with teacher coaching efforts. Incumbent must be able to work independently with moderate supervision, and willing to commit to at least 1 year in the position.

Specific duties will include:
  • Coordination of day-to-day functions such as supervision of undergraduate research assistants, lab scheduling, website management, and recruitment efforts
  • Assist with participant payments, reimbursements, annual reports, and grant management
  • Assist with Institutional Review Board protocols and submissions
  • Assist with the consent process of participants
  • Conduct structured interviews with children and families
  • Conduct behavioral observations in the classroom and on the playground
  • Preparation and management of Qualtrics and electronic collection of teacher and parent reports
  • Coding, entering, and analyzing interview and physiological data
  • Assist with the administration of interview, observational, and psychophysiological assessments to children and maintain equipment
  • Assist with preregistration process for the project related manuscripts
  • Publication/newsletter writing and presentation preparations

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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