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Social Science/Humanities Research Associate I


United States
Base Salary
32k-35k USD
The University of Texas at Austin

Job Description

Job Posting Title:

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate I


Hiring Department:

Department of Psychology


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until May 08, 2025





Job Details:

General Notes

Dr. Lee is recruiting a Research Associate who will be working on R01 funded projects on reducing cue-induced relapse in a rat model of alcohol dependence. This position is a one-year position to start with the chance to renew annually based on performance and/or continuation of grant funding.

Read more about the Lee Lab here. Our broad research interest is in understanding neural mechanisms of cognition such as attentional functions and learning and memory. We are currently focused on understanding individual differences in learned behavior and its implications for attenuating reward and drug related memories. Importantly, we operate on values and commitments towards ethical scientific conduct and a supportive work environment.

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Dr. Lee is recruiting a Research Associate who will be working on R01 funded projects on reducing cue-induced relapse in a rat model of alcohol dependence


  • Running behavioral experiments
  • Data collection, management, and analysis
  • Write up of protocols and research report such as manuscripts
  • Lab equipment and supply management

Required Qualifications

  • BA or BS in related fields such as neuroscience or psychology
  • Prior experience working with laboratory rats
  • Able to work during non-typical working hours (outside of 9-5 M-F) periodically

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills

Salary Range

$32,000 - $35,000

Working Conditions

  • Climbing of stairs
  • Lifting and moving
  • May work around biohazards
  • May work around chemical fumes
  • May work around chemicals
  • May work around mechanical and electrical hazards
  • May work around standard office conditions
  • May work in all weather conditions
  • May work in extreme temperatures
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment required (furnished)
  • Use of manual dexterity

Work Shift

Due to the nature of this position, the employee may be required to work during non-typical working hours (outside of 9-5 M-F) on occasion

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

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Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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May 26, 2024


32k-35k USD

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