Feb 28, 2023

Project Coordinator

  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • St Louis
Full time Abnormal Age-related Health Problems Aging Behavioral Behavioral Neuroscience Clinical Lifespan Psychopathology Research

Job Description

We are seeking a research project coordinator for an NIH-funded R01 project supervised by Drs. Renee Thompson and Tammy English (MPIs) and Todd Braver (Co-I) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The project (R01AG070139) examines the role of motivation and depressive psychopathology in age-related changes in emotion and emotion regulation across adulthood. It utilizes a multi-method approach that includes experience sampling, clinical interviews, behavioral measures, peripheral psychophysiological assessment, neuroimaging, and blood-based biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease risk.

This position will expose the individual to a wide array of theories and methods in affective science, neuroscience, and clinical psychology, providing a unique opportunity to develop research skills and engage in professional development with a large, collaborative team. It would be a good fit for a hard-working, detail-oriented, and highly motivated bachelors-level researcher who is aiming to gain research skills prior to graduate school.

Washington University in St. Louis was founded in 1853 and is an internationally recognized center of excellence. Its Danforth and Medical campuses are consistently ranked in the top 15th nationally and Washington University has the 10th largest private university endowment in the nation. The postdoctoral researcher will be well supported by a wealth of institutional resources on both campuses, including the opportunity to interact with faculty from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Department of Radiology, and the Joanne E. and Charles F. Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The St. Louis metropolitan area has a population of ~3 million individuals, with over 200 parks, access to ample outdoor recreation, and a modest cost of living.

Core Responsibilities

The emphasis of this position is on lab coordination and project management including the following:

• testing human subjects (questionnaires, interview, behavioral tasks, and neuroimaging)

• conducting data cleaning, management, and basic analyses

• recruiting and interfacing effectively with community members from diverse backgrounds and ages

• help with training and supervising undergraduate research assistants on study-related tasks

• completing administrative duties (e.g., maintain IRB applications, purchasing)

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field (upon job start date), basic knowledge of research and statistics, good communication and organization skills, works well in a team and independently 

Preferred Qualifications

1-2 years of relevant research and/or administrative experience, such as experience working with adult clinical samples and/or research assessing psychophysiology

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please navigate to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and search for job number JR72942. Interested applicants should also email their CV listing three references as well as a 1-page cover letter describing their interest in the position and relevant expertise to Drs. Tammy English (tenglish@wustl.edu) and Renee Thompson (renee.thompson@wustl.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 Our labs are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from candidates committed to contributing to this goal in addition to applicants from groups historically underrepresented in STEM.


Washington University in St. Louis


Psychological & Brain Sciences

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