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Study Coordinators
Undergraduate Research Assistants


Post-Doctoral Fellows

If you are interested in working with us as a postdoctoral fellow in social cognitive and affective neuroscience and psychopathology research, you can apply to the position here. Please contact Dr. Tso via email (ivy.tso@osumc.edu) to inquire about potential openings. Salary is based on NIH salaries for postdoctoral fellows. Benefits includes a standard Ohio State University benefits package (vacations, sick leave, health insurance) and annual funds for professional development. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Study Coordinators

Currently all of our study coordinator positions are filled. We anticipate that we will be hiring one study coordinator with a start date in late 2024. If you have questions please email Ms. Kelly Mathis kelly.mathis@osumc.edu. Below is a general description of that future opening.

Job Description Summary

This person in this position will assist and support scientific investigations of cognitive and brain basis of social processes in psychiatric disorders (e.g. psychosis, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, autism-spectrum disorders) directed by Dr. Ivy Tso in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health. The person will screen, assess, and schedule research participants for the project, administer neurocognitive and computerized assessments, and guide participants through research visits including fMRI, EEG, and eye tracking experiments. Responsibilities will also include data collection; maintenance of study records; data entry, maintenance, and upload to NIH databases; accurate completion of daily paperwork and administrative tasks; preparing assessment materials; various participant contact; adherence to all study protocols; assist with regulatory upkeep; and coordinating/attending weekly team meetings. The position requires a 2-year commitment and is renewable up to 5 years, depending on performance. It is an ideal steppingstone for those considering pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology or cognitive neuroscience.

Minimum Education and Skills/Experience Required/Desired

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline is required. Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility for work with diverse populations in diverse settings. 1-2 years of experience with research involving human subjects. Basic computer skills (word processing, internet searches, spreadsheets, elementary statistics). Experience in behavioral data acquisition is helpful but not required. Highly organized, detail-oriented with the ability to understand and follow research protocols. Technical skills with equipment and software – training is available, but candidate must be competent to learn to use specialized lab equipment and software interfaces. Valid driver’s license and willing to drive regularly between OSU campus and community mental health clinics within Columbus. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team member. The candidate must be able to work independently for extended periods of time while receiving feedback and guidance from lab manager and faculty investigators. The ability to adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines. Strong self-motivation and adaptability in order to meet goals and deadlines of the project. The ability to problem-solve, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. Flexibility in working hours is often required, depending on the scheduling needs of research participants, including weekends and evenings. Requires successful completion of a background check. Qualified candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.


Undergraduate Research Assistants

We are recruiting Undergraduate RA’s for the upcoming Fall 2024 semester. Undergraduates may sign up for course credit through PSYBHLH 4998. Undergraduate RAs are expected to complete 8 to 9 hours of work a week for the semester. To apply to be an undergraduate research assistant please download the application from below. Once you complete the application please email your application and most up to date CV to Ms. Kelly Mathis kelly.mathis@osumc.edu. All questions can be directed to that email as well. Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Ivy Tso Lab Undergraduate RA Application Form

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