Research Aide - Research Aide I - Department of Psychology | Cornell University Job at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • Cornell University
  • Ithaca, NY

Job Description

Research Aide - Research Aide I - Department of Psychology

The Person and Context (Pac) lab overseen by P.I. Zayas examines the relational mind - the ways that people automatically, effortlessly, unintentionally make sense of others and how these processes shape behavior and daily experience. The lab uses a variety of techniques from implicit measures, behavioral assessments, and neurophysiological tools.

The Social Perception and Intergroup (In)equality Lab (P.I. Krosch) investigates social and economic factors that amplify discrimination, and the basic social-cognitive, perceptual, and emotional processes through which this occurs. We take a multilevel approach to research, integrating ideas and methods from experimental social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral decision-making, and psychophysics.

While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.

The Research Aide supports the lab by assisting in gathering and organizing data in support of a variety of research projects; participant recruitment and scheduling, and administering protocols; helping to develop study materials (including developing surveys in Qualtrics); conducting web-based literature review or search for related research as directed; coding of data; scheduling interviews with potential research assistants; ordering supplies and maintaining lab equipment; providing information or instruction on policies/procedures to research assistants involved in conducting studies. The position is geared toward motivated individuals interested in pursuing an advanced degree or career in psychology in the future, as it will also offer the opportunity to develop independent research projects with the possibility of publication. This position will be split between both the PAC Lab and the (In)equality Lab.

This is a 12 month, full time position with possibility of extension depending on funding.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and up to one year of relevant experience, or equivalent combination.
  • Coursework in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science, statistics, or related fields.
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion , and wellbeing.
  • Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science, statistics, or related fields
  • Basic experience analyzing data (SPSS, R, Excel).
  • Basic background in programming surveys (e.g., Qualtrics) and computer programs (e.g., Matlab, Python, C/C++, Java, shell scripting, etc.)
  • Some experience collecting and analyzing data
  • Desire to pursue a career in psychology/neuroscience (and to manage independent research projects)

No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance provided

Your complicated application must include a resume and cover letter. We have found it most efficient to save as one document prior to attaching. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected for this position.

University Job Title:

Research Aide I

Job Family:

Academic Support



Pay Rate Type:


Pay Range:

$17.92 - $18.82

Remote Option Availability:




Contact Name:

Melissa West

Job Titles and Pay Ranges:

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Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position

  • Unique applicable skills

  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual's genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


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