Furman Sleep Lab Coordinator

South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Furman Sleep Lab Coordinator

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Job Title:
Furman Sleep Lab Coordinator

Job Family:

Full time

Compensation Grade:

Pay Type:

Psychology Lab Coordinator

Job Summary:
Under moderate supervision, the Sleep and Cognition Laboratory Coordinator provides support for the design, execution, and analysis of research studies. Approximately 50% time will be devoted to the collection of research data, including setting up new research studies, recruiting participants, and administering psychological and physiological testing (including EEG recordings). Other duties include assisting with supervision, instruction and training of undergraduate student researchers, making laboratory purchases, maintaining the laboratory, assisting with laboratory administration, and the management and analysis of study data.

Job Description:

Job Duties:

Collect research data including planning research, recruiting subjects, and testing subjects. Assist with laboratory administration including, but not limited to, institutional review board (IRB) submissions, grant submissions, manuscript submissions, and regulatory documentation. Train and supervise undergraduate students Enter and analyze data. Make purchases for the laboratory. Assist with general laboratory organization and maintenance including maintaining inventory and troubleshooting equipment issues. Perform other duties as assigned. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in this description.


Interacts with students for the purpose of training, supervision, and assisting with student research techniques and projects. May interact with other faculty or outside research collaborators for the purpose of assisting with collaborative research projects. Interacts with administrative personnel in other departments including purchasing, grants administration, and the institutional review board (IRB) via email, phone, or in-person contact related to administrative responsibilities. Assists Furman students with research projects, including instructing and training students in research techniques.

Responsibility for Final Decisions:

Tasks involve interpretation of data and/or procedures to address problems or situations that are not clearly defined. Work involves non-routine/diverse work not defined by procedures.

Conducting research involves daily use of problem-solving skills to creatively address roadblocks. Significant decisions occur in concert with the supervisor.

Error-checking systems prevent serious consequences of errors. Data are always checked, vetted, and analyzed by a team of researchers. Administrative errors are readily detected by supervisor, and typically have little impact.

Reports to: Associate Professor of Psychology

Work is performed independently on routine work; non-routine issues or questions are referred to the supervisor. Routinely recruits, screens, schedules and tests participants independently, except where problems and questions arise that require supervisor input. Supervisor reviews most completed work such as data collected from research studies.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related scientific discipline
  • 1 or more years prior experience conducting research (experience as an undergraduate student is acceptable)
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a research team
  • Interest in and aptitude for learning new technical skills
  • Organization, attention to detail, and communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completion of an undergraduate research thesis in a related area.
  • Prior experience with EEG (electroencephalography) and/or sleep research.
  • Experience with:
    • Data analysis and the use of R;
    • Preparation of manuscripts and/or grants;
    • Preparation of IRB (institutional review board) applications;
    • Using BrainProducts' EEG hardware and software;
    • Using MatLab or other scientific computing applications.

Work Conditions:

Normal office conditions. Some night and weekend hours will be required (50% or less).

Physical Requirements:
  • Reaching/handling <10lbs
  • Lifting/carrying <10lbs
  • Stooping/kneeling <10lbs

Education Requirements:
Bachelors: Psychology (Required)

Certification Requirements:

Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):

To apply, visit https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Furman-Sleep-Lab-Coordinator_R001243

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