The Cognition, Aging, Sleep, and Health (CASH) lab in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychological Sciences (Lab Director: Dr. Ashley Curtis) uses psychophysical, physiological, and behavioral paradigms to examine the relationship between sleep and cognition in older adults. The position will involve both administrative and research duties with the candidate conducting assessments of research participants, including (but not limited to) telephone and online screening, data collection (cognitive testing, heart rate monitoring, sleep assessments), data entry (e.g., using Excel, Qualtrics), literature searches (using PubMed, PsycINFO, etc.), IRB applications, and other responsibilities as needed. The candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to lab posters and manuscripts.
Applicants must be collaborative and able to work well both independently and as part of a team. Good time management skills are essential. Successful candidates will be able to prioritize and complete work on multiple projects with competing requirements in a timely manner. Moreover, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing are important.
Initial appointment is for 15-20 hours per week for 6 months. Extension of position dependent on satisfactory performance and/or availability of funds.
-- Dr. Curtis' faculty profile page: https://medicine.missouri.edu/faculty/ashley-f-curtis-phd
Applicants with a bachelor's degree (preferred), and experience in the field(s) of psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or another closely related field will be considered. Qualified candidates should have basic competencies in data entry, file manipulation, and familiarity with using Excel or other spreadsheet software. Previous experience with research involving clinical populations or older adults, is strongly preferred.
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