Professional Opportunity July 2019

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The University of Missouri

School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Senior Research Assistant – Research Lab manager


Position:  Senior Research Assistant – Research Lab Manager; full-time, benefit-eligible, one-year appointment with possibility of reappointment for a second year.


Primary Activities: The MizZzou Sleep Research Lab in the Department of Psychiatry uses neuroimaging, psychophysical, and behavioral paradigms to investigate the mechanisms associated with sleep and related disorders such as chronic pain, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Obesity, and Eating Disorders.

Applicants must be collaborative and able to work well both independently and as part of a team.  Good time management skills are essential.


Successful candidates will be able to prioritize and complete work on multiple projects with competing requirements in a timely manner. Moreover, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing are important.


Qualifications: Applicants with a master’s or bachelor’s degree, and experience in the field(s) of neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, cognitive science, or another closely related field will be considered. Qualified candidates should have basic competencies in data entry, file manipulation, and familiarity with using Excel or other spreadsheet software. Previous experience with research involving clinical populations, is strongly preferred.


Salary & Benefits: This position is full-time (40 hrs/week) benefit-eligible appointment at $13.27 to $22.73 per hour. Initial appointment will be for 1 year, with possibility of reappointment for a 2nd year.


To Apply: Submit CV and cover letter online (see link below). Also, e-mail CV and cover letter directly to: Christina S. McCrae, PhD; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Missouri School of Medicine at


Diversity Commitment: The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.


This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

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