Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-AIR_DUKE_ID [#21053, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research (non-exempt)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map]
Subject Area: Social Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/01/27, finished 2022/07/22)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Duke Identity and Diversity Lab, directed by Dr. Sarah Gaither at Duke University in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department seeks a full-time Associate in Research beginning July 2022 (flexible). The position is non-exempt and offers full benefits. The initial appointment would be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and funding. 

The Associate in Research (AiR) will manage all aspects of the research program investigating social identities, perceptions, and behavior with both adult and child populations. The AiR will also help manage a new NSF CAREER grant which will be testing multiple pathways that lead to adopting multiple identity mindsets. 

Responsibilities Include: 
  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations including participant recruitment 
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults 
  • coordinating, training, and proactively working with motivated undergraduate research assistants from underrepresented backgrounds 
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting and expenses for internal and external grants, website updates, undergraduate award applications, etc. 
  • assisting in planning lab events, social brown bag events, invited speakers, and trainings 

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline 
  • one or more years of research experience, preferably with children and/or underrepresented populations 
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently 
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills 
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence 
  • skills in Qualtrics, recruitment with online platforms like Cloud Services, SPSS or R for analysis 
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. Photoshop, Final Cut) 

This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The AiR will be involved with scientific presentations, manuscripts, and they will start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Gaither and her students and postdoctoral scholars. The Duke ID Lab believes in mentoring the next generation of diversity scholars. 

To Apply: Please upload your resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your fit for this position (two pages single-spaced max) including information for three references we may contact for letters. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 21st until filled.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
417 Chapel Drive
Box 90086
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0086