Full Time

Laboratory Research Assistant

Posted 4 weeks ago
Monroe CountyIN
Application ends: June 29, 2023
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Job Description

Department PSYCHOLOGICAL & BRAIN SCIENCES (BL-PSY-IUBLA) Department Information The Neuroscience of Mind and Behavior Lab (NiMBLe), located within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, research incorporates behavioral, cognitive, and neuroimaging (fMRI) research to identify the mechanisms by which social cognition changes over the lifespan in healthy and pathological aging. We are also interested in research related to stigma associated with mental al illness and addiction. Our research uses behavioral and social neuroscience approaches to understand social cognition (the manner in which people process, store, and apply information about others), and how it changes over the lifespan. Our current projects examine how healthy and pathological (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease) aging affect social cognition. The core mission of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington is to unlock the mysteries of the human brain and behavior, and to prepare students to apply that knowledge to improve the lives of people around the globe. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as core strengths and essential elements of research, teaching, and service; and we are committed to broadening interactions among students, faculty, and staff that allow us to learn from our differences and to reexamine deeply held assumptions about ourselves and the world. As a part of the College of Arts and Sciences (The College), we are a highly multidisciplinary department, with faculty and students carrying out research ranging from molecular neuroscience to artificial intelligence. We currently have over 70 full-time faculty, more than 30 department-serving staff members, 100 graduate students, 1800 undergraduate majors, 750 undergraduate minors, and offer nine different undergraduate credentials, including a BS / BA in Psychology, a BS in Neuroscience, a BS in Organizational and Business Psychology, and certificate in Clinical Science. More information about the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University may be found here. The College values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core strength and essential element in the success of its educational mission. For full diversity statement, click here. Job Summary Initiates, monitors, completes, and reports routine to moderately complex research studies. Organizes and implements data review and analysis. Oversees the proper handling of laboratory specimens including processes, shipping, storage, and documentation and transfer to designated central laboratories. Conducts data quality assurance practices. Prepares research summaries and assists in progress report development. Maintains laboratory work areas and supply inventory. Qualifications EDUCATION Required Bachelor’s degree in science or health-related discipline Preferred Bachelor’s degree in psychology or neuroscience WORK EXPERIENCE Preferred Laboratory experience SKILLS Required Proficient communication skills Maintains a high degree of professionalism Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills Demonstrates a high commitment to quality Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment Highly thorough and dependable Working Conditions / Demands The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation. Work Location Bloomington, Indiana Advertised Salary $15 – $17 per hour Benefits Overview For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including: Multiple plan options for medical insurance Dental insurance Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting Additional supplemental retirement plan options Tuition benefit for IU classes 10 paid holidays per year Generous Paid Time Off Paid Parental Leave Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure. Job Classification Career Level: Intermediate FLSA: Nonexempt Job Function: Research Job Family: Laboratory Research Click here to learn more about Indiana University’s Job Framework. Posting Disclaimer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date. If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments. 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