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:
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.