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Pennsylvania State University Human Research Technologist 1 - Attention & Behavior Research Group in Hershey, Pennsylvania

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Human Research Technologist 1

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

The Attention and Behavior Research Group within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Penn State College of Medicine has an immediate need for a full-time Human Research Technologist to support research examining social functioning and youth with ADHD. In particular, we are hiring for an NIMH-funded project focused on examining neurophysiological correlates of social difficulties in adolescent girls with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), run by Dara Babinski, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator), with Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D., and Daniel Waschbusch, Ph.D., (Co-Investigators). Duties include recruiting/scheduling research participants, ordering supplies, administering study assessments, adhering to regulatory procedures, data entry and management, and assisting with manuscript preparation. Experience with EEG/ERP data collection is preferred, but not required. This is a 40-hour per week position (Monday-Friday), with some evening hours required. Work location is the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at 22 Northeast Drive, Hershey PA. Opportunities for involvement in other studies within the Attention and Behavior Research Group are also available.

Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher (Bachelor's degree preferred) plus 1 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to applicants with training and interest in youth mental health. Experience with neural assessments, including EEG/ERP, is desired but not required. Experience with programming software (e.g., E-prime) or MRI is also desired.

This is a limited-term position, funded for 1 year from date of hire, with anticipated renewal.

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The following clearances must be successfully completed for this position:

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check

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