Full-time Research Assistant
The Mathematical Cognition Lab at Wright State University directed by Dr. Jennifer Kaminski is seeking a full-time research assistant. The successful candidate will assist with research investigating mathematics learning and mathematical reasoning. Studies are conducted in area schools and on campus. Some studies may involve eye tracking. The lab currently has funding from the U.S. Department of Education (IES) to study mathematics learning by children. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in getting research experience in cognition and education! For more information about the research see Dr. Kaminski’s website http://mathcog.org/
Responsibilities will include recruiting research participants (5%); data collection (50%); data entry/ management (20%); monitoring of IRB compliance (5%); managing student research assistants (10%); and assisting with the development of study material (10%). Recruiting and data collection will involve interacting with school children, teachers, and university students. There is also a possibility of co-authoring manuscripts.
Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, mathematics (with an interest in mathematics learning and research), or a related field. The successful candidate will have prior research experience, experience working with children, skills in MS Office, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should be highly organized, articulate, detail-oriented, resourceful, professional, and comfortable working in school settings. Programming knowledge is a plus.
Individual will work on campus and off campus at area schools. He/she will need to use personal vehicle to perform job. He/ she must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass background check in order to work with children in area schools. Benefits are included. Minimum pay is $16/hour. Start date on or before September 5, 2017.
To apply for the position, submit (1) a cover letter; (2) your resume/ CV (include GPA) and (3) the names and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) of three references to https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/11373 In addition, email your material to firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled.