Candidates are being considered for a half-time Research Support Specialist position in Dr. Matthew Lerner’s Social Competence and Treatment Lab in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University.
This position is to support a NIMH R01-funded study of a multisite intervention study to support social functioning in children and teens with and without autism spectrum disorders.
For more information and to apply, please see here.
Additional information below:
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent or higher), in hand, or to be obtained on or before September 1, 2018. Experience in a research setting with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (work experience, internship, student, training, etc.). Experience demonstrating professional competence in research activities.
Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) in Psychology, or to be obtained on or before September 1, 2018. Experience with data collection with individuals with autism and/or their families. Experience with recruitment of and/or outreach to youth and families. Experience with EEG or other psychophysiological data collection. Experience interfacing with schools. Experience working with children and/or families. Research experience.
Brief Description of Duties:
To assist in a study examining interventions for teens with autism spectrum disorder, including effects on behavioral, electrophysiological, and peer-based outcomes. Opportunities to assist in a related study on how children with and without autism spectrum disorders process social information, and how this relates to their peer interactions and friendship-making may also be available. The successful incumbent will have excellent interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- Coordinating contact with schools & families to include outreach & recruitment
- Conducting research visits, including psychophysiology
- Assist with managing lab materials, ordering, and data
- Assist with IRB compliance, progress reports
- Other duties or projects as assigned.
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Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.
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Official Job Title: Research Support Specialist
Department/Hiring Area: Psychology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook