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We currently are accepting applications for the following:

Technical Assistant III

Temporary, 3 year position with the possibility of renew dependent upon funding.

Seeking Data Manager / Analyst (75% time) for the Rudd Adoption Research Program in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst. The successful applicant will provide data management and analysis support for multiple complex data sets. Project responsibilities include the following:

  • keep multiple complex data sets up and running and clean
  • maintain excellent documentation of analyses
  • maintain project codebooks and data manuals
  • create smaller data sets for students or investigators as needed
  • run analyses as needed for papers and reports, with the understanding that there would be the opportunity to co-author, with an appropriate level of contribution to the paper
  • assist with preparation of tables and figures
  • maintain and trouble-shoot the computers in the Rudd lab
  • maintain data security and IRB protocols
  • consult with lab personnel as needed
  • supervise  undergraduate RA(s)  who could assist
  • learn new statistical procedures and software as needed for new projects

 Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, or related field is strongly preferred. Minimum entrance requirements include the following:

  • ability to manage large data sets successfully.
  • ability to run statistical analyses accurately and with appropriate documentation.
  • demonstrated ability to write and maintain codebooks and data manuals (writing samples required).
  • demonstrated proficiency with SPSS syntax writing and analysis.
  • ability to use statistical packages such as HLM and MPlus for complex multivariate procedures.
  • ability to work independently with little supervision and to work effectively as a team member.
  • understanding of multivariate procedures such as structural equation modeling and hierarchical linear modeling.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be a collaborator in research that will be presented at major conferences and published in major journals and will have the opportunity to learn new software for multivariate statistics.

Other Information:

Grade 15/Step 1,

Annual Salary at 75% time: $29,242.00.

Please apply online at and provide the following:

  • CV or resume
  • cover letter detailing how you meet the qualifications for the position
  • names and contact information for 3 references who can attest to your qualifications
  • writing samples – to include codebooks or data documentation you have developed and samples of SPSS syntax you have written.

The position reports to Harold D. Grotevant, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology. Review of applications will begin July 7th and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

 The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


Full-time LECTURER, non-tenure track position, beginning Fall 2014.

We are accepting application for a full-time, non-tenure track, Lecturer Position. The Lecture position involves teaching five or more courses per year including Methods and Junior Writing.  The successful candidate should have extensive experience in teaching large lecture sections, expertise in teaching fMRI methodology, and skills in advising neuroscience students.

 Candidates must have: a Ph.D. in psychology, evidence of proficiency in teaching, ability to work with diverse populations/students and one year of experience in teaching.  Candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and contact information for three references.  Materials should be submitted online to

 Visit for more information about our programs.  We will begin reviewing applications on May 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. 

 The University provides an intellectual environment committed to providing academic excellence and diversity including mentoring programs for faculty.  The College and Department are committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and the curriculum. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree and/or other experience with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds or perspectives. The University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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