The NRI and this position are in Kannapolis, NC, in the Charlotte region.

Position Summary

This position is part of the Cheatham Nutrition & Cognition Laboratory, in which they investigate how nutrition affects brain development and function across the lifespan. Specifically, this team studies the importance of nutrients for the development of memory and attention abilities. This position will be responsible for managing the day to day of the lab. The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the lab including but not limited to implementation of funded projects and programs (including identification and recruitment of study participants, running of study sessions, and summarizing of data), organization and planning of operations, human resources management, financial record-keeping, communication within the lab and to the public, training and supervision of research assistants and interns, maintain databases, and operate & maintain scientific equipment.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

  • Experience with developmental cognitive neuroscience research methods
  • Ability to move/lift infants and toddlers up to 30 pounds with or without accommodation
  • Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting
  • Ability to patiently and effectively manage teams comprised of scholars and staff from varying backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Thoughtful attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion with respect for all
  • 100% on-site position
  • Occasional early morning, evening, and weekend work required

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

  • Previous experience with event-related potentials (ERP) paradigms
  • Conversational Spanish is a plus
  • Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology or a related discipline or Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related discipline and two years of research/analysis, preferably with one year in a supervisory role

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Must be able to lift/move infants and toddlers (up to 30 lbs) with or without assistance and to sit for extended periods of time.

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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.