Coordinator of Research Programs at University of Illinois (Post-Bacc RA)

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    Catharine Fairbairn

    A full-time (40 hours per week) academic hourly position in clinical psychology is available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beginning summer 2022. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a top-ranked research psychology program, and this position would be a good fit for a student seeking to gain additional research experience in preparation to apply for doctoral programs in clinical psychology, health psychology, or other related graduate programs. The position would include involvement with an interdisciplinary program of research exploring alcohol and substance use from both a psychosocial as well as a metabolic and neurocognitive standpoint. We are currently recruiting for a research coordinator to help take the lead in a large-scale study validating a continuous transdermal alcohol biosensor (the first “Fitbit for alcohol”). See below link for further information on our research program.

    Overview of lab research:
    Research Description
    Specific project:
    Alcohol Biosensor Study

    The Coordinator of Research Programs will be trained in research in clinical psychology and addiction research and will gain experience in study implementation, including participant interaction; data management; supervision of undergraduate research assistants; general research administration; and possibly assistance with the preparation of grants and manuscripts. Duties would include, but would not be limited to, the management of study data and equipment, and the recruitment, screening, and running of study participants.

    We are looking for applicants who have a passion for research, an eye towards detail, effective and flexible time management skills, a willingness to attempt novel and challenging tasks, and strong interpersonal skills. Other responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, data management, literature searching, preparing materials for the IRB, the reviewing of proofs, and the purchasing of lab supplies. Weekend and evening availability is required, as many of our study visits take place on weekends due to participant availability.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we encourage you to submit yours as soon as possible to ensure full consideration. A bachelor’s degree at the time of employment is required. A 2-year commitment to the position is requested. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, copy of academic transcript (unofficial or official), and at least one letter of reference to Dr. Catharine Fairbairn at
    with the subject line “Research Coordinator Job 2022.”

    Minorities, women, and other designated classes are encouraged to apply.

    The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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