An experienced, independent, and highly organized individual is sought for a full-time Staff Research Associate position in the Sumner Stress Lab at the UCLA Psychology Department, run by Jennifer Sumner, PhD. Our research examines how the experiences of stress and trauma relate to accelerated aging and risk for chronic disease. Most of our studies are focused on identifying the psychological and biological mechanisms linking stress and trauma with disease risk.
Under the supervision of Dr. Sumner, the research coordinator will be involved in managing an active research lab with several grants and participate in many aspects of the research process, including recruitment of research participants, development and maintenance of a database for participant recruitment and tracking, preparation and submission of IRB applications, data collection using a variety of modalities, supervision of volunteer assistants, and data management. These duties will primarily focus on a study examining key dimensions of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in trauma-exposed individuals and how they relate to early markers of cardiovascular risk. Data collection for this research involves acquisition of psychophysiology and eye tracking data, along with assessments of trauma exposure, mental health, and cardiovascular health and processing of biospecimens. Wet lab experience is required for this position.
More details for the position, along with how to apply, can be found here: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80539