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Laboratory Research Assistant in Consciousness Research

Position: Part-time near Petaluma, CA

Deadline for Application: October 8, 2017 (position open until filled)

The Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential. We conduct, advance, and broaden the science of what connects us, reaching new understandings about the nature of reality and our extended capacities. We conduct rigorous research on consciousness and the nature of our reality and publish our results in mainstream scientific journals. Our academic staff has joint appointment at major universities or institutions such as UCSD, OSU, and CPMC. From what we learn, we create real-world tools that empower people to apply conscious awareness in their personal lives, and in healthcare, education, and business. Our goal is to create a shift in consciousness worldwide—where people recognize that we are all part of an interconnected whole and are inspired to take action to help humanity and the planet thrive. At IONS, we strive to “walk our talk,” incorporating the direct experience of noetic practice into our daily lives.

Job Summary

The Research Assistant (RA) will join our dynamic, multidisciplinary science team engaging in frontier science of consciousness. The position will provide support for all aspects of research being conducted at IONS Earthrise Retreat Center, located in the hills south of Petaluma near the Marin-Sonoma county line. You will work closely with the science team, including the Director of Research & Evaluation, the principal investigator of each study, and other research assistants and interns. The job entails managing our psychophysiology laboratory, collecting physiological measurements from study participants, and managing the resulting data. You will also support other research assistants in other aspects of study completion. The successful candidate will be an excellent multi-tasker, naturally attend to details, be savvy with computers (PCs and Macs) and other types of delicate laboratory equipment, love working with people, and enjoy the process of exploring the far reaches of human capacities through laboratory experiments.

Reports to: Director of Research and Evaluation

Key Responsibilities

Your duties will consist of the following, with the support of the science team:

Primary duties:

  • Managing the IONS psychophysiology laboratory (maintaining organization, inventory, schedules, etc.).
  • Ensuring equipment is properly cleaned and stored.
  • Collecting physiological and psychometric data from human participants, including but not limited to high-density EEG, EKG, respiration, blood pressure, and skin conductance.
  • Management and some analysis of psychophysiological and psychometric data.
  • Administering neuropsychological, computerized, biological and other tests.
  • If interested, the RA may also become involved in co-authoring papers for publication in professional journals, and articles and blogs for the general public.

Secondary duties:

  • Preparing materials for submission to the IONS Institutional Review Board.
  • Recruiting, screening for eligibility and enrolling participants for various studies.
  • Creating questionnaires in SurveyMonkey or other online survey sites
  • Organizing and maintaining study materials, including questionnaires, computer-based tests, physiological data, biological samples, and informed consent sheets.
  • Communicating with participants via phone, email, and in person
  • Explaining study procedures to participants
  • Assisting participants, if necessary, in completing online questionnaires and computer tasks

Qualifications

Every position at IONS requires dependability, reliability, and integrity; excellent capacities for teamwork and collaboration; the ability to use good judgment, be proactive, work independently, and take initiative; excellent verbal and written communications skills; excellent time management skills; and technical capacities and proficiency. In addition, this position requires the following:

Required:

  • Strong interest in the noetic sciences or similar consciousness topics
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a scientific discipline
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Apple products, and various Google apps
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Superior capability managing details of multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated grace under pressure, ability to be flexible, good sense of humor
  • Extremely resourceful, detail-oriented, organized, and communicative
  • Open, curious and willing attitude to learn new things
  • Experience in clinical research settings a plus

Preferred:

  • Experience with human physiological data collection, data management and analysis, and laboratory management
  • Research Assistant experience

Compensation: This is a part-time contract position of 20 hours per week for $22,500. Also, organic lunch at worksite is included as benefit. Hours are flexible and will require some variable evening and weekend hours based on the IONS laboratory study schedules and demands. There is potential to increase hours and/or transition into full-time employee position as funding is secured for future studies.

To Apply: Send a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position, along with your resume to hwahbeh@noetic.org with “Laboratory Research Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls or recruiters please. Position is open until filled.

Marketing & Web Coordinator

Position: Full Time near Petaluma, CA

Deadline for Application: September 4, 2017 (position open until filled)

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) seeks an experienced, detail oriented, and creative individual with a positive attitude to join our communications team as a Marketing & Web Coordinator. We are looking for a candidate who will enjoy being part of a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential.

Job Summary

The Marketing & Web Coordinator joins a dynamic, fun, inspiring engagement team committed to sharing the message and impact of IONS. This position provides support for IONS’ marketing, communications, and fund development efforts. It involves writing, sourcing, and maintaining compelling content to be delivered in a variety of formats (web pages, social media, email newsletters, blogs, annual report, and other marketing and development collateral). It also includes making regular website updates and formatting content for email newsletters, as well as overseeing multiple websites and various social platforms. The successful candidate will embody a range of creative communication skills balanced with technical know-how.

Reports to: Director of Development & Communications

Key Responsibilities

Marketing and General:

  • With the Director of Development and Communications, create and execute a communications strategy, messaging platform, and branding
  • Work closely with key staff to refine and communicate messaging, and to develop the ongoing “conversation” with our constituents
  • Create, edit, and manage marketing and communications collateral across all channels (on and off-line)
  • Develop and enact communications pipelines for lead generation and to increase engagement with key audience targets
  • Nurture and grow our social media presence: Develop blogs, social media posts, and video scripts based on the work of our scientists and educators
  • Manage media partnerships and affiliate accounts

Digital Content Production and Management:

  • Web content updates supporting multiple websites, including HTML5 and CSS3 coding
  • Format and send news and marketing emails
  • Create and process digital graphics; convert and format audio, video files for web distribution
  • Ensure all content is consistent in terms of style and quality and optimized for search and user experience in all channels

Digital Communications Tools:

  • Maintain and administer multiple websites (both CMS and HTML-based)
  • Maintain and administer IONS social accounts: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
  • Maintain email lists for our target audiences; collaborate with Database Manager for accurate list management
  • Maintain and improve policies, procedures, and tools used in supporting digital/web content management, production, and distribution functions
  • Work closely with IT department to ensure web server maintenance is up-to-date
  • Respond to web-specific inquiries and re-direct other requests to appropriate staff
  • Provide regular metrics reports on website traffic, SEO analytics, social media interactions, and email campaign performance

Qualifications

Every position at IONS requires dependability, reliability, and integrity; excellent capacities for teamwork and collaboration; the ability to use good judgment, be proactive, work independently, and take initiative; excellent verbal and written communications skills; excellent time management skills; and technical capacities and proficiency. In addition, this position requires the following:

  • 3+ years of on-the-ground experience in:
    • communications and marketing
    • creating content for the web and social media
    • administering content management system-driven websites
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and proofreading skills
  • Experience with Google AdWords, SEO, and Google Analytics
  • Deep knowledge of email marketing systems
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage successful engagement pipelines
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office; online Google Tools, CRM applications, project management tools
  • Strong design sensibility
  • Superior capability managing details spanning multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated grace under pressure, ability to be flexible, good sense of humor
  • Extremely resourceful, detail-oriented, organized, and communicative
  • Strong interest in the noetic sciences or similar consciousness topics

Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time salaried position, in the $70k range, depending on experience. Position includes competitive vacation, paid holidays, and health, dental, basic life insurance and a 403b option.

To Apply: Send a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position, along with your resume to communications@noetic.org with “Marketing and Web Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls or recruiters please. Position is open until filled.

Research Assistant in Consciousness Research

Position: Part-time near Petaluma, CA

Deadline for Application: October 8 , 2017 (positions open until filled)

The Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, transformative learning, and engaging a global community in the realization of our human potential. We conduct, advance, and broaden the science of what connects us, reaching new understandings about the nature of reality and our extended capacities. We conduct rigorous research on consciousness and the nature of our reality and publish our results in mainstream scientific journals. Our academic staff has joint appointment at major universities or institutions such as UCSD, OSU, and CPMC. From what we learn, we create real-world tools that empower people to apply conscious awareness in their personal lives, and in healthcare, education, and business. Our goal is to create a shift in consciousness worldwide—where people recognize that we are all part of an interconnected whole and are inspired to take action to help humanity and the planet thrive. At IONS, we strive to “walk our talk,” incorporating the direct experience of noetic practice into our daily lives.

Job Summary

The Research Assistant will join our dynamic, multidisciplinary science team engaging in frontier science of consciousness. The position will provide support for all aspects of our research studies being conducted at IONS Earthrise Retreat Center, located in the hills south of Petaluma, near the Marin/Sonoma county line. You will work closely with the science team, including the Director of Research & Evaluation, the principal investigator of each study, other research assistants and interns. The job entails writing, editing, project management, and interacting with study participants. You will also support another research assistant in the management of our psychophysiology laboratory including data collection, management, and analysis. The successful candidate will be an excellent multi-tasker, project manager, with attention to detail who also love working with people.

Reports to: Director of Research and Evaluation

Key Responsibilities

Your duties will consist of the following, with the support of the science team:

Primary duties:

  • Preparing Institutional Review Board materials for submission
  • Recruiting, screening for eligibility and enrolling participants for various studies
  • Creating self-report questionnaires in SurveyMonkey
  • Organizing and maintaining study materials including questionnaires, computer-based tests, and physiological data.  
  • Communicating with participants via phone, email, and in-person
  • Greeting participants who come to the IONS Discovery lab (IDL)
  • Explaining study procedures for IDL
  • Assisting participants in completing online questionnaires and computer tasks for the IDL
  • Project management of all aspects of research studies
  • If interested, the RA may also be involved in being a co-author of papers intended for professional journals, and/or articles intended for the general public

Secondary duties:

  • Managing IONS psychophysiology laboratory (maintaining organization, inventory, schedule)
  • Ensuring equipment is properly cleaned and stored
  • Collecting physiological and psychometric data collection from participants including but not limited to EEG, EKG, respiration, blood pressure, skin conductance.
  • Data management and analysis of psychophysiological data
  • Administering neuropsychological, computerized, and other tests

Qualifications

Every position at IONS requires dependability, reliability, and integrity; excellent capacities for teamwork and collaboration; the ability to use good judgment, be proactive, work independently, and take initiative; excellent verbal and written communications skills; excellent time management skills; and technical capacities and proficiency. In addition, this position requires the following:

  • Strong interest in the noetic sciences or similar consciousness topics
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Apple products, and Google platform
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in customer service or other person-person activities
  • Superior capability managing details spanning multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated grace under pressure, ability to be flexible, good sense of humor
  • Extremely resourceful, detail-oriented, organized, and communicative
  • Open, curious and willing attitude in learning new things
  • Experience in clinical research settings a plus

Compensation: This is a part-time contract position of 20 hours per week for $22,500. Also, organic lunch at worksite is included as benefit. Hours are flexible and will require some variable evening and weekend hours based on IONS Discovery Lab study activities. There is great potential to increase hours and/or change to full-time employee position as funding is secured for future studies.

To Apply: Send a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position, along with your resume to hwahbeh@noetic.org with “Research Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls or recruiters please. Position is open until filled.

Reservations/Reception Agent in a Retreat Center Setting

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) owns and operates the majestic 194-acre EarthRise Transformative Learning and Retreat Center in southern Petaluma, CA, where over 5,000 guests and 120 groups each year engage in transformational programs and practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth. With six meeting rooms, 65 lodging rooms, and meals available for up to 100 people, we are an ideal venue for workshop leaders, organizations, and groups from around the world to host events and multi-day workshops.

Job Summary

Join a diverse and talented team at a one-of-a kind retreat center! This position is at the intersection between phone reservations, customer service, front-desk receptionist, and business development specialist. This is a full-time position and you must be available to work all shifts including mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Reservation Agent Job Responsibilities

  1. Take inbound call requests for personal and group retreats.
  2. Register guests in a proprietary software system and assign rooms.
  3. Inform guests about the amenities of the retreat center, directions, etc.
  4. Understand software utilized in creating room blocks, taking group and individual reservations, reporting, and upselling.

Reception Agent Job Responsibilities

  1. Greet guests and group leaders upon arrival at the retreat center
  2. Check in guests and direct them to their meeting and sleeping rooms
  3. Inform guests to the amenities of the retreat center, offer resources
  4. Understand software utilized in checking in guests and customer service requests during their stay.

Desired Skills and Experience

  1. The ideal candidate has reservations and/or front office experience. Experience in a customer service environment helpful (hotel, restaurant, reservation center, retreat center).
  2. Skilled in software systems in hotels, retreats or restaurants, can learn proprietary software system, run repots, and coordinate guest flow.
  3. Excellent computer skills, including: data entry, capable of taking high volumes of data and entering or converting into software system. Significant Word and Excel experience a must.
  4. A customer service background, and or significant face-to-face hospitality experience in the general public or private event space.
  5. Excellent English communication and Written Skills .
  6. Highly detail oriented with the ability to multi-task, doing more than one thing at a time, in a relaxed, mindful workplace.
  7. Problem-solving skills, maintains composure in high-pressure situations.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and a cover letter that describes your interest in working at EarthRise and your relevant experience to djonsson@noetic.org. No phone calls, please.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

About the Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering a transformation in consciousness through science, education, and community. We conduct, advance, and broaden the science of what connects us, reaching new understandings about the nature of reality and our extended capacities. From what we learn, we create real-world tools that empower people to apply conscious awareness in their personal lives, and in healthcare, education, and business. We host a vibrant community of explorers and change agents who are working together to make a difference in the world. We also own and operate the majestic 194-acre EarthRise Transformative Learning and Retreat Center in Petaluma, CA, where over 5000 guests each year engage in transformational programs and practices that foster self-reflection and personal growth.