Seeking transcriptionist/lab manager

Greetings all,

I am writing to invite applicants (please pass on to students, non-students, graduates, etc….) for a full-time lab transcriptionist/data entry/lab manager position in Saratoga Springs, NY (at Skidmore College); review of applications begins immediately, and the start date is ASAP (I am of course flexible with respect to the time needed to relocate etc…) To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter (specifications of the cover letter are in the job posting; please follow them for full consideration), and a list of three references to posting # 0001696 below:

careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58271

This position is funded by the NIH (for up to 2 years), and involves coordinating and executing the transcription and coding of a very large audio-visual dataset. The goal is for the audio-visual data, its metadata, and its partial transcription to be made freely available to other researchers via Databrary. My lab focuses on language and social development, and individuals who share these interests are especially encouraged to apply.

About the dataset: over the course of two years, we collected 3 hrs/wk of audio-visual data from head-mounted cameras worn by infants/children in their homes. We began recording at age 6-8 months, and ended recording around age 2.5 y; the dataset is longitudinal. We now have hundreds of hours of naturalistic in-home recordings from the infant’s/child’s perspective. We also collected cognitive, social, and linguistic data from the children on a monthly basis. This is an exceptionally rich dataset, and we are seeking applicants to help archive these data so that other researchers can access them.

About the position:
The primary responsibilities of this individual include:
– Transcribing large quantities of audio and visual content.
– Entering and organizing numerical, audio, and visual data.
– Light-touch editing of audio and visual data (bleeping, blurring).
– File organization.
– Ensuring compliance of transcriptions and audiovisual data with ethical guidelines.
– Creating and implementing protocols for data entry, transcription, and data storage.
– Management of student workers involved in the project.

Please contact me directly should you have any questions about the position or about the dataset.

Best wishes,
Jess Sullivan
jsulliv1@skidmore.edu
Assistant Professor
Skidmore College

Job Announcement – Recruitment Specialist with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

Thirty Million Words seeks a Recruitment Specialist to lead the final phase of participant recruitment for its longitudinal parent education home visiting study.  The ideal candidate is motivated, engaging, and able to connect easily with parents of many backgrounds.  This position plays a critical role in supporting a study that is at the heart of the Thirty Million Words Initiative.  The Recruitment Specialist will connect with families in health clinics and community centers, coordinate the study team’s weekly recruitment efforts, and monitor and report critical recruitment metrics.  Experienced, ambitious applicants with a passion for impacting young children’s health and development through evidence-based programming are encouraged to find out more!  If interested, follow this link to read the full job description and apply on UCJobs.

seeking project manager/research specialist at UPenn

START DATE: FALL 2017 (ASAP)
 

The Child Language and Learning Lab at the University of Pennsylvania (PI: Kathryn Schuler) is hiring a project manager/research specialist to begin this fall.  The project manager will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a new research lab studying language and pattern learning in infants, children, and adults. The project manager will also oversee the conduct of multiple simultaneous research projects, reporting to and working with the primary investigator on planning, execution, and completion of these studies.

Responsibilities include:
  • Participating in the design of experiments, especially creating stimuli and recruiting and running research participants.
  • Building partnerships with childcare organizations in the Philadelphia area so that the lab may conduct research at these centers.
  • Maintaining IRB protocols and ensuring compliance with lab documentation practices.
  • Supervising undergraduates who work part-time in the lab assisting with these tasks.
Required qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related field
  • Experience working with infants and children and their families
  • Experience working in a cognitive science research laboratory
  • Experience interacting with childcare organizations is preferred
This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Linguistics. The position is for two years, with additional years contingent on funding. The lab’s operating hours are Tuesday – Friday (9am-6pm) and Saturday (9am – 3pm).  The candidate must be available to work within these scheduled hours.
If interested, please submit the requested applications materials, including a cover letter and a CV with the names and contact information for 3 references to: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30483.
We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Research Coordinator Job Posting – U Virginia

****Position is Located in NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE***

The Connect Science Research Coordinator is responsible for scheduling and communicating the logistics around videotaping of classroom lessons, supervising the video tape technicians, and helping with the videotaping as needed. This is an at-will, hourly wage, part-time position that does not carry benefits. Must have reliable transportation for traveling between schools (mileage is reimbursed). Work is estimated to be about 10 hours per week from August to January.

A high school diploma is required. Some experience scheduling, coordinating, and organizing across multiple participants is required. An associate’s degree may substitute for experience. Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse position are essential. Knowledge of using a video camera and transferring videotaped files is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint) and use of the internet are also required. Some college coursework preferably in education is preferred. Experience working in an administrative or research role supporting a research project is strongly preferred.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0621391. Complete a job application online and attach a cover letter and resume.

For questions about the position or application process please contact Ted Keefe, Human Resources Generalist, at twk7b@virginia.edu.

The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Lab Manager position – Brannon Lab

LAB MANAGER  <https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/29850>

jobs.hr.upenn.edu

The Brannon Lab Manager will be directly involved in collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data with adults and children. The position requires knowledge of MatLab programming (or demonstrated ability to learn MatLab quickly), administering standardized tests and other assessments to children, and data analysis skills. The position requires supervising undergraduate research assistants and working closely with postdoctoral and graduate students’ research projects. S/he will coordinate all running of human subjects in the Brannon lab. S/he will oversee petty cash use to pay subjects, oversee all Brannon Lab purchasing, and coordinate IRB protocols. This position is to begin September 1, 2017.

https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/29850

Lab Manager Position @ Penn

LAB MANAGER

jobs.hr.upenn.edu

The Brannon Lab Manager will be directly involved in collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data with adults and children. The position requires knowledge of MatLab programming (or demonstrated ability to learn MatLab quickly), administering standardized tests and other assessments to children, and data analysis skills. The position requires supervising undergraduate research assistants and working closely with postdoctoral and graduate students’ research projects. S/he will coordinate all running of human subjects in the Brannon lab. S/he will oversee petty cash use to pay subjects, oversee all Brannon Lab purchasing, and coordinate IRB protocols. This position is to begin September 1, 2017.

Research assistant – Cambridge, UK

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Salary: £25,298-£29,301

We seek to appoint a Research Assistant (full-time) to work within the
Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning
(PEDaL) in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.  The
position is funded by the LEGO Foundation to provide research support
for a project to develop and empirically evaluate play-based approaches
to teaching science in early childhood classrooms.  Primary activities
include assistance in: recruiting teachers and children to participate
in the project; assessing classroom practice in Reception and Year 1 in
a variety of schools; developing and administering tests of children’s
problem-solving, help-seeking, executive function, and scientific reasoning.

The successful applicant will work as part of a team of researchers led
by Dr Sara Baker and Dr Audrey Kittredge, and so will receive support
and training. The applicant will, however, be expected to work
independently in liaising with schools and teachers and carrying out
office-based duties (e.g., collecting child and teacher data within a
school context, and supporting the entry, coding and analysis of data).
As the work entails multiple visits to schools, applicants must be
willing to travel.  Some overnight stays may be required.

For full details of the post and the person specification, please see
the Further Particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 22 June 2018 in
the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate
will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service
check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about
the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14496. This will
take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There
you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an
account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not
already) and log in before completing the online application form.

We hope to hold interviews in the week commencing 28 August 2017.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Sara Baker
(stb32@cam.ac.uk).

Closing date: 19 August 2017

Job Announcement: Special Projects Manager position with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

Thirty Million Words seeks a new Special Projects Manager.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of exceptional organizational skills, strong project management acumen, and the ability to engage with varying and diverse partners.  This critical and high-impact role works directly with Dr. Dana Suskind, TMW’s Principal Investigator, and TMW’s COO.  The Special Projects Manager will oversee the research and development of documents and reports for the PI, facilitate the creation of presentations and speeches by the PI, support the PI and other senior staff in meeting preparation and execution, and serve as an important ambassador for the PI, senior staff, and TMW generally.  The Special Projects Manager will also provide significant scheduling, logistical, and administrative support to the PI to ensure the ongoing functioning of the Thirty Million Words research lab.  Organized, hard-working, kind, and fun applicants who are passionate about educational and health equity and the role parents and caregivers play in young children’s development are encouraged to find out more!  If interested, please review the attached job description and contact Kristin Leffel at kleffel@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu.

Job Announcement – Manager of Lab and Research Operations position with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

Thirty Million Words seeks a new Manager of Lab and Research Operations.  The ideal candidate is motivated, highly organized, and has experience prioritizing work across multiple research protocols. This dynamic role will provide critical staffing, organizational, and administrative support to three active randomized controlled trials that are at the heart of the Thirty Million Words Initiative.  The Manager of Lab and Research Operations will manage IRB protocols and clinical trials registries for all active studies; recruit, hire, and manage Student Research Assistants; develop and support trainings; and provide other essential resource and administrative support to the director.  Experienced, ambitious applicants with a passion for the role of science in driving health and educational equity are encouraged to find out more!  If interested, follow this linkto read the full job description and apply on UCJobs.

Research staff position at the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab (https://medschool.vanderbilt. edu/music-cognition-lab/)  seeks to fulfill an open Research Analyst staff position. This Lab is a fast-paced and exciting environment that engages students from a wide range of Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate programs, and also plays a key role Program for Music, Mind & Society at Vanderbilt (https://www.vanderbilt.edu/ musicmindsociety/), a campus-wide initiative.

The Research Analyst-III will work under the supervision of Lab Director Reyna Gordon, PhD (Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center). This individual will be responsible for implementation, coordinating, troubleshooting, and data analysis of studies on rhythm and language skills in children and adults using behavioral assessments, neuroimaging (EEG), and genomic approaches. The RA-III will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI to carry out a series of ongoing studies and plan new studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech and test the impact of music training on language skills. Prior experience with music cognition, language development research, and experience with young children in a research setting preferred; prior experience with EEG and/or Genomic research a plus. This is an ideal position for an individual with a long-term interest in music cognition and language development research to get experience with a wide variety of methodologies. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills. Applications must be submitted online at:
https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/ careersection/.vu_cs/ jobdetail.ftl?job=1707320