Research Associate

University of British Columbia


Job Category

Faculty Non Bargaining

Job Title

Research Associate


Research Kerns Department of Psychology (Connor Kerns)

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Dr. Connor Kerns, in collaboration with Dr. Daniela Palombo and Dr. Jim Enns, Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, is seeking to hire a part-time (50%) research associate to serve as lead coordinator and analyst of a study focus on social cognition, in particular socio-emotional attention and memory processes, autism spectrum disorder and mental health in young adults.
Qualified applicants will have a PhD in cognitive psychology or related field, as well as postdoctoral experience in social and cognitive research. The successful candidate will have extensive experience (4+ years) in designing, implementing, analyzing and translating experimental memory, as well as eye tracking technology with a particular focus on memory and social cognition. Experience with multi-level analytical models is preferred. Furthermore, the candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in Psychopy, Matlab, R, E-Prime and Tobii eye tracking systems.
The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. The position is for a 1-year term, and is renewable annually based on performance and contingent on available research grant support to the collaborators. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Connor Kerns,

, for more information.

Closing date for all applications is April 23, 2023. For further information about the UBC Department of Psychology, please visit:
The University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, views equity, diversity, and inclusion as essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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