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Research Associate (Intersectionality in the Social Mind Laboratory)

Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Full Time
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Haverford College invites applications to our available full time, fixed term, exempt, benefit eligible Research Associate position in the Intersectionality in the Social Mind Lab.

The research associate will assist on an NSF-funded project that takes an intersectional perspective on children's social categorization. This position is for an initial contract of one-year, with the possibility of two additional years pending positive performance. The preferred start date is June 1, 2022.

Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:

The research associate will primarily be responsible for all aspects of the funded research project, including interviewing adults, preschoolers, and school-aged children; collecting and analyzing data from large-scale surveys; creating and maintaining community partnerships; and designing testing instruments for both adults and children. Collecting and analyzing data from children will require weekend work, as well as some afternoons. In addition, the research associate will be responsible for training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, cultivating a team orientation, and fostering a high degree of professionalism among lab members. Other duties will include working with school and museum administrators, maintaining compliance with the University IRB, managing participant recruitment, maintaining the lab website, purchasing materials, developing and maintaining lab procedures, maintaining a participant calendar scheduling system, preparing presentations and materials for meetings, screening and prioritizing mail (including email), drafting correspondence and other documents, initiating and editing reports, and managing finances.

Line of Report: The research associate will report directly to the Principal Investigator (PI) of the lab.

Education, Training, & Experience:

This position requires a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field within cognitive science.

At least one year of relevant research experience, including research experience with children is highly preferred.

The ideal applicant will have excellent organizational skills, strong writing skills, and the ability to multi-task and work independently.

Proficiency with statistical analysis (especially in R) and prior experience providing support in a lab environment is also preferred.

Attention to detail is crucial.

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid U.S. Drivers' license and the ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check are required.

Ability to obtain and maintain PA Act 153 Child Abuse clearances is required

Covid-19 Vaccination:All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination (to include a booster dose when eligible), unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position:
  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
    • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds)Three to six hours
    • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds):Up to three hours
    • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds):Never
    • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds):Never
  • Pulling (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction):Up to three hours
  • Pushing (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction):Up to three hours
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body):Up to three hours
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body):Up to three hours
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position):Three to six hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position):Three to six hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees):Three to six hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees):Up to three hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground):Never
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces):Up to three hours
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary):Never
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.):Never
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., Gas anesthesia used during rodent surgery, Odorous histological chemicals used, Cold temperatures during Cryo-sectioning, handling rodents):Up to three hours
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply : Interested applicants are invited to complete an application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references by visiting . The review of applications will begin on April 18, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Failure to provide the required documents may result in a lack of consideration. Haverford College does not sponsor work visas.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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