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Research Assistant Position, 50%

I am looking for a highly motivated and skilled candidate who would like to help in developing and implementing a positive emotion regulation intervention for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as in typically developing individuals. In the context of the Ambizione grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the position is funded for 3 years, half time (50%; A2 assistant). The goal is to implement an online emotion regulation training that strongly focuses on positive emotions. Responsibilities of the research assistant include (but are not restricted to) helping in the development of the training, monitoring and coordinating the training (communication with participants), and managing data. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to help on other projects related to emotion reactivity and regulation including psychophysiological measures, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Diffusion Tensor Imaging.

The candidate obtained a Master in psychology, neuroscience or a related field, and ideally already has research experience. Some programming experiences (e.g., Matlab, Phython, or Eprime) are optimal. The candidate has a strong interest in conducting research, excellent writing and communication skills and a good command of French and English.

The position is available at the earliest from September 1, 2015 and the applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications should include:
- Cover letter (including motivation and research statement)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of the university marks (grade list)
- Names and contact information of two referees
For more information on the position, please contact Andrea Samson, PhD, andrea.samson@unige.ch
Campus Biotech
Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (CISA) – University of Geneva
Andrea Samson, PhD
9, Chemin des Mines
CH - 1202 Genève