Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-AIR_WILBOURNLAB [#19075, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research (Exempt)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map]
Subject Area: Developmental Psychology
Appl Deadline:2021/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/07/30, listed until 2021/09/30)
Position Description:    

The Associate in Research will manage all aspects of infant study collaborations with Drs. Makeba Wilbourn and Reiko Mazuka investigating parental influences on infants/toddlers’ language acquisition. In addition, a small portion of this position entails aiding the PI in implementing a 10-week summer internship, funded by a National Science Foundation REU-grant that provides underrepresented scholars with an intensive, hands-on (10-week) summer research experience. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Managing the behavioral studies conducted by conferring with principal investigators to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments and make modifications to existing procedures.
  • Perform a variety of complex duties involved in conducting behavioral research experiments in order to collect, code, and assemble data sets from experimental results for analyses.
  • Review and create research protocols, manuals as well as review scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments. 
  • Hire, train, and supervise research assistants as well as recruit participants. 
  • Maintain the lab database and website, IRB protocols, and manage the lab budget and ordering of equipment.
  • Assist in data analysis, applying for extramural sources of funding, preparing posters and talks for presentations, and papers for publication. 
  • Initiate and implement NSF-REU recruiting strategy, application organization and management, collection of letters of recommendation, and coordinate communication with applicants throughout the application and selection process. 
  • Coordinate interns’ travel to and from campus, secure housing, transportation, parking passes, etc. Assist in coordinating with the co-PI’s respective lab staff regarding special accommodations, cross-lab project interests, dietary and/or housing restrictions, etc. 
  • Assist with budget management (e.g., housing payments, securing retreat sites, dinner reservations, outing tickets/fees) and be responsible for purchasing, coordinating reimbursements, dispersing stipends, etc. 
The job of Associate in Research requires someone with excellent organizational skills, a great disposition with children and families, an appreciation for the research, an ability to supervise many undergraduate students and someone with good computer skills.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • A bachelor's degree in social or developmental psychology or a related discipline 
  • One or more years of research experience, preferably with children and/or diverse populations 
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills 
  • Extremely efficient in email correspondence


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.


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

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