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Research Assistants

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

The Cognition, Affect, and Psychophysiology Lab (CAP Lab), College of Science at Virginia Tech, headed by Dr. Martha Ann Bell, is seeking 2 Research Assistants for the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study at Virginia Tech. The Research Assistants will be responsible for the day-to-day functioning of all HBCD research activities in the lab. Research Assistants will work as a team with CAP Lab HBCD Coordinator in data collection (EEG, questionnaires, behavioral observations) in our Blacksburg campus lab and at our satellite lab in Roanoke.

This is a limited-term appointment, funded for two years from date of hire after a 6-month probationary period, and with possibility for renewal beyond two years.

Required Qualifications

  • Previous research experience in a lab focused on infant and child participants
  • Willingness to participate in data collection on evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently as well as with a group
  • Detail oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to interact respectfully and comfortably with all individuals in a diverse, multicultural environment, exercising a high degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and exceptional time-management skills.
  • Ability to resolve issues in a timely manner and ensure smooth data collection appointments.
  • Have transportation available to travel between CAP Lab in Blacksburg and our satellite lab at the Roanoke Higher Education Center in Roanoke (42 miles away)

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Psychology, Human Development, or related field
  • Experience with mother and/or child behavioral coding
  • Experience with EEG data collection

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

October 3, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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