We are recruiting full-time research coordinators to work in Dr. Michael Hallquist’s lab in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The person in this position will assist with the design, implementation, and administration of psychological research projects focusing on personality, neuroscience, and computational modeling. The position will focus primarily on implementing two NIMH-funded R01 studies of decision-making. These projects synthesize functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and associative learning theory to characterize neurobehavioral systems that contribute to maladaptive interpersonal behaviors and mood instability.
The lab also has ongoing projects examining dimensional models of personality dysfunction, emotion dysregulation, and impulsivity in teens and young adults. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to contribute to all aspects of research, including designing/programming experiments, participant recruitment, clinical interviewing, data management, supervising undergraduate students, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data. This is a one-year position with a strong possibility of renewal. The position is well-suited to those who intend to pursue graduate training in clinical psychology or cognitive neuroscience.
Responsibilities for the current position include, but are not limited to, assisting with research protocol development, data collection, clinical interviewing, participant recruitment and retention, lab administration, mentorship of undergraduate research assistants, and management and analysis of behavioral, physiological, and neuroimaging data. This position is responsible for carrying out human subjects-related research following established procedures. The individual must be able to effectively assist with the recruitment and data collection from participants, which includes helping with the consenting/assenting families, conducting imminent risk interviews, and applying basic standardized quality control.