Research Assistant - Psychology
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas

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Hourly Range:

$20.19 per hour

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University's entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world - and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU's relationship with Dallas - the dynamic center of one of the nation's fastest-growing regions - offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

The Research Assistant will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of an NIH-funded in clinical neuroscience. Tasks will include patient screening and recruitment, scheduling, patient assessments, team coordination, work with data bases, and general secretarial duties. Prior experience with study coordination in psychology and/or the neurosciences is preferable. The study is a collaboration with teams at University of Texas at Dallas and UTSW. The position is 100% NIH grant funded and dependent on renewals.

Essential Functions:

  • Recruitment of, establishing and maintaining rapport with, clinical and healthy populations. Participation in data analysis and writing up reports for publication.
  • Completes patient assessments, material preparation, data entry and checking.
  • Performs standard research protocols in the service of experiments and or experimental studies. Conducts research with human participants in research, adhering to disciplinary standards and ethical guidelines regarding such research.
  • Schedules assessments and team meetings; coordinates with study staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and investigators; compiles progress and adverse event reports.
  • General administrative office duties, including ordering of supplies, IRB applications and renewals, and archiving.
  • Trains and supervises undergraduate research students in routine tasks.
  • Occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be required.


Education and Experience:

A Bachelor's degree is required. A Bachelor's degree in Psychology or the neurosciences is preferred.

Prior experience of work as a research assistant or study coordinator, and experience with administration of human subject research is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

Intermediate level skills in SPSS is preferred.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Stand
Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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