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Psychology Research Technician (Neuropsychological Assessments with Children)

We are seeking a highly motivated English-speaking psychologist to join a research team investigating the nature, causes and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The research technician will assist in data collection, including diagnostic and neuropsychological assessments with children participating in the research unit’s projects. The Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit encourages the professional growth of individual staff and continuing education opportunities are provided.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST: is a dynamic new graduate university in Okinawa, Japan. The campus is located on 85 hectares of protected tropical forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs ( English is the official language of the University, and the university community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented.


  1. Assist in the recruitment and assessment of English-speaking children (age 6-12) and their families.
  2. Scoring of assessment neuropsychological protocols.
  3. Data coding and entry. This may include, but not limited to, coding language/social interaction data, inputting assessment data into a database.
  4. Other unit research operations. This may include, but not limited to, assisting other unit data collection (e.g., control group data), unit presentations, and upkeep of assessment supplies and devices.


  1. Experience working with children and families.
  2. Advanced training in clinical psychology, school psychology or a closely related field.
  3. Experience with administering, scoring and interpreting neuropsychological assessment measures.
  4. Native-level spoken and written English.

Submission Documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining relevant experience
  2. University transcripts
  3. The names and contact information for 3 referees

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Starting date: May-Sep 2022 (negotiable).

The position is available for two years in the first instance and may be extended. Salary and benefits are competitive. Full relocation assistance provided.

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Questions/application to: Professor Gail Tripp (

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