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Psych Dept opens search for Faculty Research Associate/Project Director Position

October 27, 2008

Faculty Research Associate/Project Director Advertisement  

Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology (pending budgetary decision) is hiring a Faculty Research Associate/Project Director for a study of processes of postpartum depression in Mexican American women and their infants. The study will interview and conduct interaction tasks with participating women and their babies. Participating women will be interviewed both at home and over the telephone in English or Spanish as needed at several time points over the course of 15 months. 

Description: The Project Director will coordinate/oversee all aspects of data collection and management  for this study including training/supervison of interviewers, recruiters, staff, undergraduate and graduate assistants, preparing reports and study documentation of all procedures and data files, perpare yearly progress and IRB reports, coordinating with other project and study staff for smooth functioning of data collection and management, maintaining good working relationships among project staff, families, and collaborating with faculty on the development of scientific publications.  

Required Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (Community, Clinical, Developmental, Health Psychology, or Public Health) and post-Master’s relevant experience. Bachelor’s Degree will be considered with exceptional experience in research, field surveys, and data collection for quantitative social science research. 

Desired Qualifications:  Experience working in applied research projects within community settings. Experience managing a project with a large staff and supervising others. Experience in research with Latino populations, children, and families. Background in applied or prevention research. Bilingual Eng/Span knowledge.  

To apply: Send a cover letter, vita and contact information for 3 references to Linda Luecken, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287-1104. 

Review of applicants will begin on November 28, 2008 or every two weeks after until filled.  This position is grant funded and the salary depends upon experience.  Arizona State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  In line with Arizona Board of Regents’ policy, a background check is required for employment.