Research Assistant Position in Behavioral Science and Decision-Making

Professors Christopher Chabris and Michelle Meyer are seeking an outstanding researcher for a position as a Research Assistant at Geisinger Health System. The RA will assist members of the Meyer-Chabris Lab in conducting behavioral science research on decision-making within the contexts of healthcare, ethics, organizations, and policy. Specific research topics may include, but are not limited to:

The Research Assistant will report to Professors Chabris and Meyer, will interact closely with postdoctoral researchers in the lab and also with other researchers across disciplines at Geisinger, and will be based in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The RA will assist in planning and carrying out web-based experimental surveys, behavioral field studies, and archival research, and in analyzing general patterns of responses as well as individual differences. S/he will conduct tasks such as preparing IRB and other research ethics applications; recruiting study participants; collecting, processing, coding, entering, and managing data; reviewing scientific literature; helping to prepare presentations, manuscripts, and grant applications; and other functions in the lab group. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong statistical and/or computational skills.

Required qualifications:

In addition to the required qualifications listed above, the successful candidate will likely possess at least some of the following:

Duration: This is a one-year position with the expectation of renewal for additional years conditional on performance and funding.

Start Date: Summer 2018 (exact start date negotiable).

To apply: Please email and include: a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position in light of your past experience and your professional goals; your C.V./resume; up to two writing samples (preferably scientific writing); and the names, titles, and contact information for two references. Questions about the position may be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Geisinger Health System is a large, integrated health services organization that, through its 12 hospital campuses, serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania, and in southern New Jersey. As a learning health care system, Geisinger integrates research into all aspects of medicine and healthcare delivery. Research at Geisinger benefits from the system's 20+ years of electronic health records, its clinical data warehouse, and its rapidly growing biobank (more than 180,000 patient-participants consented for whole exome genetic sequencing, with over 92,000 exomes sequenced to date). Geisinger's location in Lewisburg, PA is located within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Lewisburg is home to Bucknell University and is about one hour east of Pennsylvania State University.

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