Research Assistant-Data Collection

Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Language Development Project is a longitudinal research study that examines the growth of child language and reading skills from 14 months of age through elementary school. More information on the research may be found at This position is especially appropriate for candidates who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology and/or neuroscience.

Unit Job Summary: Research Assistant: Participate in a longitudinal project concerning the language and reading development of young children. Research will occur in the homes of young children and their families and in laboratory environments, including fMRI scanning facilities. Primary responsibilities are recruitment and scheduling of subjects, data collection, transcription and coding, and preliminary data analysis.

Unit Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in the social sciences or neuroscience preferred. Concentration in psychology, cognitive science, or linguistics preferred.

Unit Experience: One year of relevant research experience preferred. Prior experience working with children and in collecting experimental data preferred. Prior experience coding language and gesture from videotape preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Basic knowledge in relevant scientific field required. Problem-solving skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Ability to learn new research techniques or methods required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Analytical skills preferred. Verbal and written communication skills preferred.

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