Psychology Technician



The holder of this post will be responsible for the management of the Psychology Laboratory and associated resources within the department of Psychology, NCI.

The post holder will also have teaching responsibilities, namely the administration and management of the Psychology Labs Module for all full and part time students on the BA (Hons) Psychology programme. This includes instructing students on

  • Application of the scientific method to conduct both quantitative and qualitative studies in psychology
  • Conducting appropriate literature reviews to create laboratory reports
  • APA style
  • Writing up laboratory reports
  • Qualitative data collection: interviews and transcription
  • Qualitative data analysis: coding and thematic analysis
  • Quantitative data collection for experimental psychology
  • Quantitative analysis for experimental designs

It also involves being responsible for the setting, administration and grading of all assessments within the module, inclusive of giving written and verbal feedback, according to NCI QA standards, and of preparing documentation for second grading and externing.

Further details of what is required can be found in the section titled ‘Additional Information’

Reporting to:

Vice Dean of Undergraduate Studies, SoB

Key Responsibilities:

The job duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of the role. The duties and responsibilities, and the balance between the elements in the role, may change or vary over time, particularly throughout the academic year.

  • To support the efficient and safe running of the Psychology laboratories including Health and Safety protocols.
  • To assist in the development, programming and use of specialised equipment, software or processes in research and teaching. For example, eye tracking devices, observation and recording equipment, psychophysiology equipment, human-technology interaction, E-Prime, Qualtrics, SPSS, Inquisit, NVivo.
  • Supporting students in finding appropriate resources to carry out their dissertations, through individual/group consultations and a lecture delivered to final year students in semester 1.
  • Assisting students in the development of behavioural and cognitive tasks (i.e. coding of tasks).
  • Supporting faculty responsible for Applied Research Methods and Final Project modules.
  • To undertake or co-ordinate maintaining, upgrading, optimising, and integrating of laboratory equipment.
  • To develop systems and maintain records of laboratory and equipment bookings, equipment maintenance, and available psychometric tests.
  • To act as module coordinator for the Psychology Labs module.
  • Supervision and assessment of final year research projects.
  • To undertake any other tasks that may reasonably be requested by the Experimental Officer or Head of Department.

Organization National College of Ireland
Industry Production / Manufacturing
Occupational Category Psychology Technician
Job Location Dublin,Ireland
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Intermediate
Experience 2 Years
Posted at 2022-06-22 6:09 pm
Expires on 2022-08-06