University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
and Pediatric Health Laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are
seeking to hire a research technician. This person will have the opportunity to
work across multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH)
funded projects focusing on the interplay between cognitive development
(particularly executive control), environmental factors, health behaviors and
health outcomes. The projects currently involve collecting data from
adolescents and young adults who have participated in an ongoing longitudinal
study since preschool. Adolescent health behaviors and outcomes of interest
include diet, physical activity, sleep, substance use, obesity risk and mental
health problems. Young adult data collection will include neuroimaging
paradigms with particular relevance to obesity risk. A variety of methodologies
are used across projects, including computer-based neuropsychological tasks;
actigraphy; online 24-hour dietary recalls; mapping of community environments;
interviews and standardized questionnaires; and fMRI.
Position involves conducting lab-based data
collection sessions, assisting with scheduling participants for sessions, and
assisting in the processing of data after sessions. Sessions for the adolescent
studies include administering computer-based tasks to adolescents,
administering questionnaires to adolescents and parents, and preparing participants
for out-of-session data collection procedures. Sessions for the young adult
study include assisting the MRI technologist with the neuroimaging data
collection protocol and administering questionnaires. Some evening and weekend
hours will be necessary for conducting data collection sessions. Opportunities
for involvement in research dissemination, such as national conference
presentations and peer-reviewed publications, are available based on interest.
Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree
in psychology, neuroscience, education, science, nursing or related health
field. Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary. Must be
organized, detail-oriented, and have ability to work as a part of a team.
Preferred qualifications include experience working with adolescents and/or
young adults, experience with research or with testing protocols, and training
and/or experience in neuroscience.
Please direct any inquiries about the position to the
project director, Timothy Nelson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 472-7707.
Review of applications will begin April 3 and continue until the position is
filled. Target start date is June 1, 2020. To be considered for the position,
please go to http://employment.unl.edu,
and click on “Apply to this job”.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA
employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with
disabilities to apply.