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Project Coordinator

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Planning/Project Management, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
August 30, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references with your online application.

Department Summary
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon is a multidisciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. The PSI evolved from the Child and Family Center, which remains as a center within the PSI.

The core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well-being of at-risk children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan. The PSI is a research institute designed for collaboration between faculty across disciplines, including psychology, social and affective neuroscience, development, and education, and others who are interested in prevention.

The University of Oregon and the Prevention Science Institute are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

Position Summary
The Project Coordinator will conduct research in Dr. Elliot Berkman's Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab for a study of the effects of behavioral response training toward healthy food and away from cancer-promoting foods, a social norms intervention about peer valuations of cancer-promoting foods, or non–food inhibitory control training. The Project Coordinator works closely with Dr. Berkman to direct the design and implementation of the intervention. The Project Coordinator supervises and trains staff, including NTTF employees, coordinates and tracks recruitment and retention of subjects, runs assessment sessions including neuroimaging, conducts telephone interviews, manages and analyzes neuroimaging and behavioral data, acts as the liaison of the project to on- and off-campus organizations, and works closely with Dr. Berkman to achieve project goals. Ongoing interaction with the internal review board for human subjects protection is also expected.

Minimum Requirements
• BA degree in psychology, neuroscience, or biology.
• Experience with human subjects research studies, particularly clinical trials.
• Expertise in SPSS and MATLAB, R, and/or Python.
• Experience with team management.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent oral and written communications skills, highly detail oriented, organized, and efficient, and able to work independently while seeking supervision as necessary.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and creative problem solving are also critical.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and text messaging.

Preferred Qualifications
• MA degree in psychology, neuroscience, or biology.
• Experience with clinical participant recruitment.
• Experience conducting standardized clinical assessments.
• Neuroimaging acquisition and/or analysis experience, preferably fMRI.
• Experience with obese/overweight, early adversity samples and/or community populations, ideally in the context of a randomized controlled trial.
• Experience developing marketing and public relations strategies.
• Expertise in SPSS and MATLAB, R, and/or Python.
• Experience with team management.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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