Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-AIR_CRAIGLAB [#24354]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, NorthCarolina 27708-0999, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Social Psychology
Appl Deadline:2023/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2023/02/17, finished 2023/12/22)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Associate in Research 
Diversity and Social Processes (DaSP) Lab at Duke / Dr. Maureen Craig 
Psychology & Neuroscience 


Dr. Maureen Craig is currently seeking a full-time Associate in Research to begin in July or August 2023. The Diversity and Social Processes lab conducts research seeking to understand how people perceive and navigate an increasingly diverse and often inequitable social landscape. The Associate in Research will work closely with Dr. Craig to manage and coordinate lab research. This position would be an excellent fit for an individual with research interests in diversity, intergroup relations, political psychology, or collective action who is looking to strengthen their research skills before applying to graduate school in psychology. 

For more information about the research conducted in the lab, please visit our current web site: https://wp.nyu.edu/craiglab/.

The Associate in Research will manage laboratory activities, such as: 
  • planning research events & meetings 
  • scheduling & recruiting participants 
  • maintaining the lab website 
  • interviewing, training, & supervising research assistants 
  • assisting in managing grants & IRB protocols 
  • preparing stimuli & programming experimental tasks 
  • cleaning & analyzing data 
  • collaborating with other researchers on community outreach & disseminating findings 

In addition, the Associate in Research will have opportunities to develop their own independent research projects, contribute to ongoing collaborative lab projects, and attend or present at scientific meetings. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the broader intellectual community at Duke and the Research Triangle more broadly. 

The position is an initial appointment for one year with renewal for a second year or more, contingent on positive performance. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as they come in. For full consideration, please submit materials by March 1. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, or a related discipline 
  • Skills in programs related to data analysis (e.g., R, SPSS, Stata) and experimental design (e.g., Qualtrics, MediaLab, DirectRT) 
  • Experience/interest in working with diverse populations 
  • Skills in proactively managing teams of undergraduate research assistants working on multiple research projects 
  • Previous experience conducting psychological research is highly desired (ideally experience with independent research, e.g., an honor’s thesis) 
  • The ideal candidate would be extremely conscientious, self-motivated, and highly organized, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

Application Instructions 

If you are interested, please upload your application through Academic Jobs Online. Only applicants that have applied through Academic Jobs Online will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are not able to upload your application materials or if letter writers would prefer to upload their letters directly, please complete your application and email those materials to Meghann Koffi at meghann.koffi@duke.edu to be uploaded manually. 

Please include the following with your application: 

1) 1-page cover letter describing qualifications for the position, relevant experience, and research/career interests 2) Your most recent CV or resume 
3) Name and contact information for one reference who can speak to your research and organizational skills (a letter will be requested for candidates on the short-list)

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