We are seeking a full-time post-baccalaureate research associate to supervise and coordinate data collection for a new NIMH R01, Acute Predictors of Long-term Post-trauma Outcomes in Youth Victims of Violence. The appointment is in the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, directed by Christine Larson, PhD. The research associate will work directly with the project coordinator under the supervision of Dr. Larson and Mike Levas, MD of the Medical College of Wisconsin Pediatric Emergency Department.
In this study youth (ages 10-16) victims of violence recruited from the Children’s Wisconsin Emergency Department. Data will be collected at 2 weeks, 3 months, and 12 months post-victimization and each time point will include structural and functional MRI, self-report and interview assessment, and additional cognitive and behavioral testing. The research associate will be responsible for managing all aspects of data collection with the youth and a parent, including training and supervising volunteer research assistants, programming tasks, maintaining and updating data collection protocols, assisting with data collection, overseeing management of collected data, assisting with data analysis, and other study and laboratory tasks as needed.
Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree at the time of application in a relevant academic field, experience conducting human subjects research, strong interpersonal skills, and ideally experience with neuroimaging and working with youth.
The position is set to start in early 2021, with a two year minimum commitment. UW-Milwaukee is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to send the following to Dr. Larson at email@example.com.
• Current CV
• Brief (250-500 word) statement of research experience, interests and career goals
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.