Research Assistant I Psychology Social Science
Michigan State University Department of Psychology Social Science
United States

Research Assistant I



Job no: 569725

Work type: Support Staff

Pay Grade: 11

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science

Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Administrative Professionals- AP, Research/Scientific, Union, Full Time (90-100%)


Position Summary


The Twin Study of Mood, Behavior, and Hormones at Michigan State University is seeking a full-time Research Assistant I. The Research Assistant I will oversee research projects conducted in Dr. Kelly Klump’s lab, including those funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), which explore the relationships between hormones and eating pathology in large samples of twins. The position will begin as early as May 2019 and will include a competitive salary and benefits.


Responsibilities include (1) overseeing graduate and undergraduate research assistants in their work on the project; (2) ensuring the smooth running of the lab, including overseeing purchases, managing the project's Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, and conducting general project administrative tasks; and (3) monitoring and assisting study recruiters.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills


Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or other related science fields; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements and performing analytical and research techniques in an area related to research being performed; may require software specific to the area of research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The position may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment.

Desired Qualifications


Excellent interpersonal and management skills; strong computer skills, including word processing; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and SPSS software; familiarity with the Internet and email; strong writing and proofreading skills; excellent organizational skills; including the ability to multi-task, excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills; strong verbal communication skills; ability to work independently and interdependently.

Required Application Materials


    A cover letter indicating why the candidate is interested in the position

    Resume or CV

    List of three references


Work Hours


8 to 5

Description of End Date


This is an off dated position funded for one year from the date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Bidding Eligibility Ends on 5/14/19 at 11:55 PM


Advertised: May 8, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: May 21, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

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