Research Associate – UT Austin

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate I – Research Associate I – Lab Manager

Hiring department Psychology
Monthly salary $1,875+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 30.00 Flexible from 800AM to 1000PM
Posting number 17-07-05-01-4009
Job Status Open
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

During heavy data collection periods, it will be necessary to shift some hours to the weekend.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Will coordinate the day-to-day activities of a developmental research lab. Under direction, this Research Associate will implement and supervise activities related to research projects requiring participation of young children and their families, as well as community organizations.

Essential Functions

Purchase lab materials and supplies. Confer with budget officials as needed to place and receive orders. Manage cash advances required for compensating research participants. Facilitate data collection. This task will involve both phone and in person interaction with families with infants and young children. In addition to collecting data in the laboratory, this task might occasionally require travel to offsite preschools and community centers. Supervise and direct student assistants in participant recruitment, scheduling, data collection, and data coding activities. Facilitate data processing. This task will involve viewing recorded experimental sessions and coding child participant responses. Preparation of spreadsheets and charts summarizing coded data will also be required.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Oversee Institutional Review Board compliance. Manage IRB submissions and revisions. Developing lab materials, constructing stimuli, and managing lab EndNote database. Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class “C” Operator’s Driver’s License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver’s License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Education, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years of experience working with young children, families and/or community groups. Experience managing projects and running subjects in a developmental research laboratory. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and an ability to gather, maintain, and summarize qualitative and quantitative information. Working knowledge of Word, Excel, EndNote, Asana, RedCap, and behavioral coding software. Familiarity with the greater Austin community.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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