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University of Rochester Lab Manager - 222354 in Rochester, New York

Lab Manager

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Psychology


8:30 AM-5:00 PM



To coordinate and oversee a series of research projects aimed at understanding and intervening upon social cognitive impairment and social dysfunction in psychopathology, particularly those at risk for and diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Primary responsibilities include data collection using interview, behavioral, and neuroimaging methods (e.g., fMRI), participant recruitment, administrative management of research studies, and assistance in the preparation of grants, presentations, and manuscripts. This position requires outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, comfort interacting with people of diverse backgrounds (including people with serious mental illness), and flexibility to work some evenings/weekends. This position is well suited for someone interested in pursuing graduate studies in clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or related fields. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.


  • Data collection using interview, behavioral, cognitive, and neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI) methods, and implementing related research protocols with adolescents, adults, and individuals with mental illness. (25%)

  • Overseeing and conducting participant recruitment, screening, scheduling, and retention, as well as acting as liaison to recruitment sources (e.g., hospitals) (25%)

  • Administrative management of lab and research studies including planning and developing research protocols, IRB materials, monitoring project budgets and participant payment, preparing study materials, conducting and monitoring data entry, and other administrative research duties. (25%)

  • Assisting with the development of experimental stimuli, stimulus presentation code, and data analysis pipelines. (15%)

  • Assisting with the preparation of grants, presentations, and manuscripts. (5%)

  • Managing, training, and supervising undergraduate research assistants. (5%)

  • Other lab duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field with at least 1-2 years of research experience; excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to multi-task and work independently; comfortable interacting with people of diverse backgrounds, including individuals with serious mental illness; flexibility to work some weeknights/weekends; programming, statistical, and/or web development skills (e.g., R, Matlab, Python, C/C++, shell scripting, Javascript). The following skills are highly preferred: experience collecting and analyzing functional/structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data; prior work with clinical populations (e.g., clinical interviewing) or in clinical settings.

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