Research Coordinator Position at NYU Medical Center

Position Summary:

Research in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development in the Division of Health and Behavior in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine is aimed at developing and evaluating school and family based programs. Current efforts are focused on the evaluation of ParentCorps, an enhancement to Pre-Kindergarten programming that aims to promote positive achievement and behavioral outcomes for students attending high-poverty elementary schools.

We are looking for staff to coordinate and manage data activities related to professional learning and implementation of ParentCorps in early childhood settings, and the evaluation of ParentCorps implementation in NYC. We are seeking dynamic, dedicated, and team-oriented candidates with exemplary organizational skills. Candidates will have prior experience working with children and diverse populations, with human subjects’ research and proficiency with technology (e.g., online surveys, data entry in SPSS, PowerPoint). Ideally, candidates will also have experience in early childhood settings and experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions. Thorough training in all procedures, training content and ParentCorps will be provided.



  • Coordinate, oversee, track and enter ParentCorps implementation and Professional Learning data.
  • Conduct all aspects of data management for all implementation and outcome data, including tracking, clerking, cleaning and entering data.
  • Generate and present reports and visuals on progress of data collection, and implementation and Professional Learning data.
  • Coordinate and contribute to recruitment and consenting efforts for ParentCorps evaluation activities.
  • Create and update online surveys for data collection.
  • Coordinate and collect data from schools and early education sites (e.g., via observations, interviews, surveys, and assessments of Pre-Kindergarten children in schools) and public sources (e.g., NYC Department of Education website).
  • Conduct data collection as part of evaluation efforts (e.g., assessments with Pre-K children, interviewing parents, surveys with teachers, focus groups).
  • Model the ParentCorps Program for Students with early childhood educators using a manualized evidence-based program, as needed.
  • Conduct live observations of programming in sites, using manuals to code leaders’ adherence to the program manuals and skills of program implementation, as needed.
  • Manage logistics of and coordinate large Professional Learning days with NYC Department of Education site leaders (e.g., principals), early child educators (e.g., teachers) and social workers.
  • Maintain a master database of all evaluation data and measures for ParentCorps implementation.
  • Conduct literature searches and summaries in areas of prevention science and implementation science.
  • Contribute to the submission of IRB protocols and amendments.
  • Participate in center-wide trainings.
  • Participate in team meetings and supervision.


  • Bachelors in Psychology or Masters in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
  • At least one year experience in clinical, medical or school settings.
  • Prior experience with human subjects’ research or in a research setting.
  • Experience working with young children.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience with technology and statistical datasets (e.g., online surveys, PowerPoint, SPSS).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood education settings.
  • Experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions.
  • Professional, responsible, personable.
  • Dynamic, dedicated, motivated.
  • Detail-oriented, conscientious, with strong organizational skills.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to collaborate with community-based agencies and schools.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.


Interested Candidates:

Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Erin Lashua-Shriftman, MA: