Full-Time Research Coordinator Position


Duke’s Motivated Cognition and Aging Brain Lab (PI: Greg Samanez-Larkin) is currently seeking to hire a full-time Research Coordinator beginning in Summer 2018. The position is a minimum of a one-year commitment (­­renewable).

Our lab’s research focuses identifying psychological and neurobiological strengths at all stages of adulthood that can be used to enhance everyday decision making. Please see https://www.mcablab.science/ for more information on our lab’s focus and ongoing projects.

Primary responsibilities for the Research Coordinator will include (1) assisting with the design and implementation of behavioral, eye-tracking, and fMRI experiments, (2) recruitment and testing of human subjects, (3) coordinating volunteer research assistants, and (4) preprocessing and analysis of experimental data. The Research Coordinator will work closely with our senior postdoc, Kendra Seaman, on project management. However, our lab is a highly cooperative environment and the research coordinator can anticipate collaborating with others in the laboratory.

Job qualifications include a BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, data science, or a related field. Strong applicants from other fields may be considered. Excellent organizational, time management, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Preferred qualifications include prior experience with experimental design, programming of behavioral tasks, human subject data collection, and data analysis. Technical skills (e.g. Python, R, Unix) are also highly desired, but not required. Prior experience managing teams of people and/or an interest in psychological and neurobiological changes across adulthood is also a plus.

Individuals from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science are strongly encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, please submit (1) a CV or resume and (2) a cover letter detailing research experience, interests, and technical expertise here by April 27, 2018.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Kendra Seaman (kendra.seaman@duke.edu).