May 06, 2018 10:50 AM | Web Master (Administrator)
The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut seeks two highly independent and motivated full-time Research Coordinators (Research Assistant I, AAUP) to support a variety of research projects using neuroimaging and behavioral methods to study language, literacy, and cognition across the lifespan. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in federally and non-federally funded-research projects in the laboratories, gain experience in grant and manuscript writing and large-scale project management, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal neuroimaging data on language and literacy. This is a full-time, end-date position starting in July 2018, with a high likelihood of renewal contingent upon funding availability.


We are seeking full-time research assistants to run laboratory operations and manage research projects. The position would be situated at the UConn Storrs campus within the Department of Psychological Sciences. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are enthusiastic about learning new research skills, being involved in rapidly growing laboratories, and those considering going to graduate school. 

  • Lab/Project management including hiring, IRBs, grants, meetings, and outreach events.
  • Data collection and management 
  • Managing participant recruitment, outreach, advertising, and scheduling 
  • Independently analyzing data and writing up findings or publication and/or dissemination 
  • Other related duties as requested
Required Qualifications: 
  • BA/BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related field 
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to prioritize and work independently as well as collaboratively with local and remote collaborators
  • Technical skills such as programming, neuroimaging data collection and analyses
  • Flexibility with work hours and responsibilities
  • Ability to travel within the New England area for outreach and data collection
  • Prior research experience
If interested, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your interests and future goals to with "[RA Job (Your Full Name)]" in the subject line. Candidates will be directed to formally apply online as next steps. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Research assistants from our lab have gone onto a range of graduate schools and programs at institutions such as Stanford University, Harvard University, Columbia University and University of California Berkeley.

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