RESEARCH ASSISTANT, CHEATHAM LAB

Please note that this position is located in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte), approximately 2 hours from Chapel Hill at the Nutrition Research Institute.

This position is part of the Cheatham Laboratory, which investigates how nutrition can improve children’s brain function. Specifically, her team studies the importance of nutrients for the development of memory and attention abilities. This position will be responsible for identifying and recruiting infants to participate in ongoing studies. This position will also run study sessions; collect and summarize data; maintain databases; and operate and maintain scientific equipment.

The position requires specific knowledge of developmental cognitive neuroscience research procedures. Experience with developmental cognitive neuroscience techniques is necessary. This position requires the identification of study populations and recruitment of participants, including infants, into ongoing studies. IRB and HIPAA training will be provided. Knowledge of the principles of informed consent required. Will have an active role in data collection. Large database management skills required.

Strong verbal skills, demonstrated ability to quickly build rapport with families, exceptional organization, and attention to detail are required. Must be able to talk easily on the phone and in person to people from all walks of life. Must be able to quickly acquire contacts within the community leadership (i.e. county and city leaders, medical professionals, pastors, and social service personnel) that would facilitate our recruiting efforts. Must be able to quickly familiarize self with the local metro area, and will need to drive personal vehicle locally to speaking engagements, and to deliver brochures and posters. Professionalism is a must. Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience required. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Familiarity with the EGI electrophysiology system as well as elicited imitation protocols is preferred. Must be able to lift infants and toddlers (up to 30 lbs) and to sit for extended periods of time.

Apply for this position at: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148024.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.