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Research Assistant

Apply now Department: 3670020240 Psychological Sciences
Job no: 514891
Employment type: Temporary Part-time
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Social / Behavioral Sciences
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

Recruiting participants and scheduling their participation times.

Collecting data by running participants in human IRB-approved experiments. Will determine participant eligibility for research studies through screenings. 

Experiments involve completing computerized tasks (e.g., Physics learning module, pre- and post-tests of learning Physics, interviewing participants about their attention during learning, short questionnaires, measuring short-term memory) while collecting data using eye tracking, webcam, and egocentric head-mounted video camera, and computer mouse.  All experiments are non-invasive, minimal risk, and approved by the IRB. The condition is a normal office environment with no hazardous conditions.

Pre-processing data using supplied software, and post-processing of data (hand coding of data).

Storing participant data on hard drives and the cloud.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:


Worksite Options:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • >1 year lab experience with lab experience with human participants in-lab data collection for Psychological studies; experience with eye tracking data collection.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Licenses/Registrations/Certifications required:

  • CITI human participants research requirements, including for both in-person and online studies

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. 3 Professional References

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. 

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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