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The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Dr. Sylvia Morelli) seeks a Research Associate I to assist her with conducting research, organizing and analyzing data, and preparing publications. She requires a research associate with strong skills in social psychology and neuroscience who can contribute to her research.

Research Associate is needed to assist with the following tasks:
•Conduct behavioral and neuroimaging experiments under the direction of Dr. Morelli
• Prepare data for analysis
•Organize and analyze data using statistical software
•Maintain detailed records of results and prepare written reports for submission to scientific journals
•Maintain and process required paperwork
•Maintain upkeep of laboratory equipment
•Order study supplies and maintain inventories
•Conduct literature searches
•Supervise undergraduate research assistants

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field required. Knowledge of fundamental research concepts, practices, and procedures. Entry level knowledge of research methods.

Competitive candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, and a proven ability to work independently. Candidates will need to electronically submit an online application at https://jobs.uic.edu (click on the job board and then click on the position) and upload a cover letter, CV, and provide the names and email addresses of three references within the online application. For full consideration, please submit an application by April 30, 2018. Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Sylvia Morelli(smorelli@uic.edu).

The University may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.


Dr. Morelli will accept new graduate students to join the lab in Fall 2019. Before applying, it is important to assess whether your research interests align with the ongoing projects in the lab and to think about how you might build and expand on the current lines of research. The lab is looking for applicants with a background in social, clinical, or developmental psychology; neuroscience; computer science; and/or economics. Ideal candidates will have expertise in fMRI data analysis, daily diary methodology, social network analyses, applied interventions, clinical assessments, and/or computing (e.g., programming in Matlab, Python, and R). If you are interested in applying to the lab, please e-mail Dr. Morelli your CV and a summary of your research interests.