Part-time Parent-Child Specialist Position in NYC (NYU School of Medicine)

Part-time Position: Project Assistant / Parent-Child Specialist (Harlem, New York, NY)

 

NYU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics – Video Interaction Project

 

We are seeking a part-time Spanish-English bilingual parent-child specialist to work for a parent intervention program and related behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. This program is designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations and is being administered in the context of a randomized controlled trial at NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue (Kips Bay, New York, NY) and a clinical program at NYC H+H/Woodhull (Brooklyn, NY), Children’s Aid Society (Harlem, New York, NY), and other sites in NYC to be determined.  The current position will likely be primarily based at the Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center.

 

About the position:

The parent-child specialist will administer a behavioral parenting program designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.  The program is a relationship-based intervention with parents and their children (birth-5) that takes place in the pediatric clinic, is offered for free to low-income parents, and at some sites is being studied as part of a research program.

 

Primary tasks:

  • Providing the parenting intervention program (Video Interaction Project) to parents of infants and young children, which involves:
    • Meeting with parents and children & providing structured guidance about child development
    • Providing structured tips to parents about reading, playing, and interacting with their child
    • Videotaping the parent and child playing together, then providing feedback and positive reinforcement to the parent about this video
    • Maintaining records of family participation in the program
    • Building rapport with families, including coordinating with parents and tracking/scheduling upcoming program visits
  • Overseeing operational aspects of the parenting program
  • Assistance with tasks related to the research study, including recruiting families, consenting families, and collecting participant data
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

Secondary tasks:

  • Assistance with other operational aspects of the parenting program

 

Requirements: 

  • Fluency in both English and Spanish
  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field
  • Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings
  • Previous research experience
  • Previous experience using databases; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs

Schedule and location: 

  • Tentative schedule will be 9 – 2pm on Mondays and Wednesdays (subject to change). Must have full availability during those times.
  • Position will primarily be based at the Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem, NY, with some travel required to other sites within NYC

 

This is a full time position with benefits. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Yuliya Gurevich (belle.jobs@gmail.com). Please write “Part-Time Parent-Child Specialist” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in the cover letter.

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Two RA positions at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

The Gaab Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for two full-time Research Assistants for a study that aims to validate a tablet-based early literacy screener. This includes subject recruitment which will include close interaction with pediatricians and public and private schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, administration of standardized assessments, scoring and interpretation of standardized assessments, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; data analyses and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). We are in particular looking for candidates who have experience with the administration of standardized (literacy) tests in young children (preschool/kindergarten age).

The position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) science, developmental psychology, education, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) helpful. Prior experience with working in a school environment would be very helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology, (special) education, speech and language pathology desired. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please note that the position is limited to 12 months. Please first apply to Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu with a cover letter and CV.

Museum Researcher @ Brown

The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (P.I. David Sobel) and Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) are seeking a Museum Researcher for a National Science Foundation-funded project investigating belief revision in early childhood and children’s learning processes. The Museum Researcher will engage in research related to the project as well as serve as a liaison between the Causality and Mind Lab and PCM. The Researcher will also contribute to other Museum-based research projects at PCM.

This is a full-time position at 37.5 hours/week, split between PCM and Brown University; 10 hours/week for PCM and 27.5 hours/week for Brown University.  Benefits are available through Brown University.

The Researcher will manage recruitment, administration and treatment of research participants in accordance with IRB protocols, organize recruiting efforts, research and prepare appropriate experimental materials, collaborate with P.I.s to create coding schemes, and coordinate implementation of coding schemes with project partners.  The Researcher will also liaise between PCM and Brown and communicate project goals and findings.  At PCM, the Museum Researcher will support the Museum’s research agenda, lead evaluation efforts in exhibits and programs, lend expertise to interdepartmental research projects, document research and assist in dissemination.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (required)/Advanced degree (preferred) or equivalent experience in developmental psychology, museum visitor studies, education, cognitive/learning sciences, or related field. Minimum of two years professional experience in informal learning institutions, preferably including children’s museums. Proven ability to apply research to practice. Experience working with statistical and coding software, such as SPSS and datavyu.

Applicants will be required to and are responsible for having a BCI check at the attorney general’s office and NSOPW background check online upon offer of a position. Brown University and Providence Children’s Museum are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The position is funded for two years with an anticipated start date in January 2018. A third year is contingent on funding.

To apply: All applicants must apply through the Brown University employment portal at:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/job/Metcalf-Research-Lab/Museum-Researcher_REQ140300-1. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references as part of your application. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Please Note: The job description on the Brown University employment page does not include the 10 hours worked at PCM. We recognize that this may be confusing. Please contact David Sobel at Dave_Sobel@Brown.edu with questions about this position.

New Research Assistant opportunity on the BRIGHT Gambia project

We are pleased to announce a new opportunity for a Research Assistant post on the BRIGHT project to be based in the UK with opportunities to travel to, and work in, the Gambia over the course of the funding.
Please see below the link to the advert: https://tinyurl.com/yd2v8au9
Research Assistant
Purpose and Main Duties

In collaboration with University College London, Kings College London and the MRC Unit The Gambia, we have been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct The Brain Imaging for Global Health (BRIGHT, http://globalfnirs.org) project. This prospective longitudinal study that aims to examine the link between early life risk factors, such as undernutrition and poverty, on infant neural and cognitive development. This is a multi-site project with researchers based in London (Birkbeck and UCL), Cambridge and the MRC unit in Keneba (in the Gambia). Infants in the Gambia and UK are tested on a range of measures including fNIRS, EEG, eye-tracking, and behavioural assessments from birth to the age of 24 months with the aim of developing “brain function for age reference curves” of development, exploring individual differences in infancy and investigating how these relate to early life risk factors.

Candidate Requirements

 

The research assistant will be responsible for the implementation and day to day management of new language measures in the Gambia and UK. This will include visiting participants’ homes to fit them with the recording devices, conducting interviews with caregivers, and general data management. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the general testing, quality control checks and analysis procedures that are conducted within the BRIGHT study.
The main site for the UK study is Cambridge, and so the post-holder will primarily be based at the University of Cambridge where Dr Sarah Lloyd-Fox is an Affiliated Lecturer. The post-holder will also be expected to regularly travel to the Gambia to oversee training and data collection at our second site.

Lab Manager, Project on Child Development (Waxman Lab), Northwestern University

We seek a full-time research study coordinator to manage a very active research program at the Project on Child Development (http://www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu/). Our research examines early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years, and this position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with a dynamic, interactive lab team that includes Professor Waxman, students (both undergraduate and PhD level), and postdocs in the lab.

The research coordinator will be responsible for conducting and helping to oversee experimental procedures, coding behavioral data, managing data files, and conducting analyses. The coordinator will be responsible for interacting with families and infants who visit the lab, conducting informed consent and debriefing procedures, and maintaining the laboratory’s established human subject procedures.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have a background in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and/or linguistics (with a specific interest in development), confidence with technology, confidence with writing, and experience with infants or toddlers. Also required are excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, and a friendly, team-leading personality.

Additional Qualifications: One year or more of psychology research work, ability to interact with infants and their parents, and familiarity with programming software (e.g., MATLAB, R) are all very relevant skills, but most can be learned on the job. Experience with eye tracking and EEG is strongly preferred. Strong writing skills are important, as the coordinator collaborates on publications and grant reports. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are also essential.

Additional Information: This is a one-year, grant-funded position with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits and a dynamic working environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and a list of 2-3 professional references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to j-woodring@northwestern.eduWe will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Half-Time Research Coordinator Position in Georgetown Psychology Lab

The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a half-time research coordinator for an NSF-funded study of concept development and reasoning in real-world high school STEM education. Primary responsibilities will include interfacing with students and families as well as teachers and school administrators. Depending on level of interest, the research coordinator will have substantial opportunity to engage with all aspects of the project, including collection and analysis of behavioral and brain-imaging data. This project seeks to contribute to bridging the gap between the real-world classroom and the cognitive neuroscience laboratory.

The preferred start range is mid-January through mid-February 2018.

For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.

To apply: 

Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experiences and career goals, a current resume/CV, a college transcript, and names and contact information of two people who can comment on the applicant’s skills relevant to this position to Nhi.Dinh@georgetown.edu.

Please send any questions to me at Nhi.Dinh@georgetown.edu.

Lab Manager Position – Language Learning Lab at Boston College

The Language Learning Laboratory at Boston College, directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, invites applications for full-time research assistants. Our research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific questions. This includes massive crowdsourcing efforts (our website, gameswithwords.org, has been visited by over 2,000,000 volunteer researchers).
The only requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in hand by start date), diligence, and the ability to work in teams. However, valuable skills and experiences include: prior research experience, training in linguistics, knowledge of non-English languages, computer programming or statistical skills, and experience with science outreach and public engagement. RAs will be engaged primarily in research or in administration and project management, depending on interests and abilities.
You can learn more about this position here  Interested applicants should use this form to apply. Review will begin on 11/15/2017 and continue until the position is filled. All questions can be directed to skorb@bc.edu.

Lab Manager Position at the University of Maryland

General Description:

The Social and Moral Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, supervised by Professor Melanie Killen, is recruiting a lab manager.  The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing research projects on topics related to morality, the development of fairness and equality concepts, prejudice and bias in childhood, intergroup friendships, mental state knowledge in the context of morality and intergroup relationships, and peer-based social inclusion and exclusion.

Responsibilities:

Data recruitment (contacting school administrators for participation agreements, obtaining consent forms, and managing compensations for school participants), data collection (administering protocols to children and adolescents), coordination of communication with the lab team, instrument development, submission of IRB protocol forms, management of the lab and the lab website, coordination with the university lab preschool research staff, and general maintenance of the lab, and assistance with execution of research projects.  The lab manager will work closely with the P.I., graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.

This position is a great opportunity for recent college graduates who would like full-time research experience prior to enrolling in a graduate program in developmental psychology, developmental science or related fields.  Collaborative research opportunities with the P.I. and the research team are part of this position.  University of Maryland is 25 minutes from Washington, D.C., affording research, educational, and cultural opportunities.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
  • Background in child development, developmental psychology, or related fields
  • Interest in an organizational position with responsibilities
  • Experience working with schools and/or teachers
  • Desire to learn about the topics studied by the lab group
  • Familiarity with research software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Power Point, Qualtrics)

If interested, please submit the following to moraldevelopment@gmail.com

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter detailing interest in the position and previous research experience
  3. Unofficial academic transcripts
  4. Contact information for three professional references

The position is currently open, and review of applications will begin immediately.  Start date is January 15, 2018, or sooner.For questions about the position, send an email to Professor Melanie Killen at mkillen@umd.edu.

Lab manager position, University of Maryland

We have an immediate opening for a lab manager/research assistant for the FluencyBank project, which is conducting a longitudinal study of fluency and language development in preschool children. This project is multi-year, and the position is renewable for 3 years.

Applicant must be fluent Spanish-English bilingual.  Job responsibilities include: experimental assessment of preschool participants, participant recruitment, tracking of participant data and transcription, organizing and assisting with weekly lab meetings.

The position, at either full- or half-time level conveys benefits. Salary is flexible depending upon the applicant’s qualifications; minimum commitment is 20 hrs/week. FTE salary for candidate with UG or BA qualifications ~$25,000-$30K/yr or equivalent base for part-time work. Graduate student candidate can receive University GA position, ~$21,000 and associated tuition benefits.
Interested candidates should send CV and unofficial transcript to nratner@umd.edu

Full-time research position at the University of Maryland

Position Announcement: Research Associate

The Learning to Talk Lab seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the UMD Toggle Talk Project. This is a 4-year project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance. Researchers in the Learning to Talk Lab at UMD are partnering with the Baltimore City Public Schools to study the efficacy of Toggle Talk, a language arts curriculum supplement. Toggle Talk provides young children with vocabulary and language structure awareness to become comfortable in switching between their home/informal language and classroom/formal language. Toggle Talk has been shown to improve standardized reading scores in pilot studies.

Research Associate Responsibilities

The UMD Toggle Talk project is seeking a full-time research associate to be involved in many aspects of the project, including testing students in Baltimore City elementary school and supervising undergraduate and graduate student examiners. The research associate will also be involved in planning and executing recruitment events, preparing materials for schools and parents, and scheduling student assessments and teacher observations. The position also involves maintaining a calendar and interacting with teachers and other school staff. The position empowers the individual to develop a strong portfolio of experience in working with children in the schools, educational research, community outreach, mentorship, and leadership.

The project requires an individual who is able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and timelines. This individual should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The successful applicant will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively and have the flexibility to grow, adapt and change as project needs change over the course of the project. The position also affords the research associate the opportunity to be involved in activities of the Language Science Center and the opportunity to be a co-author on presentations and publications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.A. degree in Hearing and Speech Science, Psychology, Human Development, Counseling, Education, or related field.
  • At least one year of prior research experience in a research laboratory that focuses on young children OR at least one year working in an elementary school setting.
  • Driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience giving standardized tests to young children.
  • Prior supervisory experience of undergraduate students.
  • Experience using Microsoft Publisher and/or Photoshop.

Benefits and Salary

Salary range: mid to high $30K, commensurate with experience

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: Cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current resume; and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. For best consideration, please submit all materials by 5:00 PM on September 22nd, 2017. All inquiries and applications should include the subject line “Toggle Talk Research Associate” and be sent to: toggletalk@umd.edu.

For more information about the Learning to Talk lab, go to learningtotalk.umd.edu andhttp://learningtotalk.umd.edu/toggletalk/.

The University of Maryland-College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.