Research Assistant - MacNamara

College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University

Job Title

Research Assistant - MacNamara


Texas A&M University



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College Station, Texas

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Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Department of Psychology is engaged in research that falls into all five graduate areas of specialization:

Behavioral and Cellular Neuroscience

Clinical Psychology

Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Social & Personality Psychology

In addition to the Department of Psychology's 5 areas of specialization, we have overlapping research interests that bridge traditional areas of psychology. These primary research themes include: Affective Science; Diversity Science; Neuroscience; Personality and Individual Differences. To learn more please visit our site at

What we want

The research assistant will be responsible for overseeing and managing NIMH- and internally funded projects focused on brain-based prediction and characterization of comorbidity load/worse outcomes in the anxiety disorders, and on the development and delivery of accessible (e.g., brief in-person and internet-delivered) positive-affect-based interventions for depression and anxiety. The position is ideal for someone looking to pursue graduate work in clinical psychology and/or neuroscience in 2-3 years, or for a career lab manager/project coordinator. The position will provide the opportunity to learn or further develop skills in: research project management, participant recruitment and retention, EEG and fMRI data collection and analysis, clinical assessment and grants administration. Opportunities to publish academic manuscripts and/or present at international conferences may also be available, depending on interest and skillset. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Salary Range: $12.00-$16.00 per hour

Grant Funded:This position is grant funded; future employment may be contingent upon future funding. Application review will begin July 15 and will be ongoing until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is summer or fall 2021, though this is flexible.

Cover Letter/CV/References: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter explaining your motivation for applying, your experience, and your fit for the position; a CV; and the names of three references.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M's COVID-19 response, please visit the University's COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19 website.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or related field (completed by Fall 2021) or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and be helpful, respectful, approachable, and team oriented
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Experience managing a lab and working on grant-funded projects
  • Prior experience in a human subjects research lab.
  • Prior experience managing grant-funded research projects.
  • Computer programming experience
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience working in a human subjects research lab, ideally using neurobiological methods (e.g., EEG, fMRI)
  • High level of organization and interpersonal skill
  • Clinical training or experience (e.g., assessments)
  • Manage participant selection (including clinical assessment) and retention for EEG and fMRI studies
  • Run fMRI and EEG experiments
  • Process data and other duties as assigned
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Posted: 01/28/2022