Coordinator of Psychology
Tufts University
United States


The Department of Psychology at Tufts University conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of mental processes and behavior. The department’s primary approach is experimental, with researchers at the forefront of neuroscience; applied cognition; cognitive, clinical and affective neuroscience; social psychology; and developmental psychology.

What You'll Do

This Research Coordinator position is to support a project titled, Effects of Racism on Brain and Physiological Pathways to Health Disparities, funded by an NIH Transformative Award to Drs. Aerielle Allen, Lisa Shin, and Sam Sommers. In this research we aim to examine the brain, physiological, and psychological responses to the recollection of specific personal experiences with racism among participants who identify as Black or African American. The project will also use prospective smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methods to measure the frequency and severity of experiences with racism as they occur in daily life in real time, permitting the investigation of how these measures associate with brain, physiological, and health outcomes.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field
  • Previous research experience in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Experience and interest in working with diverse populations and studying research questions related to equity, racism, and health disparity
  • Ability to promote a positive working environment for all study staff and participants

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skills with software related to data analysis (e.g., R, SPSS) and data collection (e.g., Qualtrics, EMA platforms, BIOPAC’s AcqKnowledge)
  • Experience with proactively managing teams of undergraduate research assistants and coordinating laboratory activities/operations
  • Experience in an fMRI research setting

You are encouraged you to apply if you believe that you have the skills for this position, meet most of the criteria outlined above, and are passionate about joining a team conducting psychological research seeking to investigate and ameliorate the neural, physiological, and health-related consequences of anti-Black racism.


Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This position is expected to be in person 5 days per week with consideration for occasional remote work as approved by supervisor.

Pay Range

Minimum $19.80, Midpoint $23.55, Maximum $27.30

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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