Research Assistant

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Hyde Park Campus

23301 Psychology

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

  • The Research Assistant will participate in projects concerning the early mathematical development of young children. Research will occur in child care and preschool environments, as well as in a laboratory environment. Primary responsibilities are recruitment and scheduling of subjects, data collection, transcription and coding, and preliminary data analysis. This position is especially appropriate for candidates who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology or education.

  • Collect, enter, and assist in analyzing data.
  • Recruit and schedule research subjects.
  • Assist with development of data collection tools and manage data files.
  • Transcribe and code data.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports and manuscripts.
  • Maintain and orders supplies.
  • Provide general administrative support.

  • 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.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor's degree in the social sciences preferred; with a concentration in psychology preferred.

  • One year of relevant research experience preferred.
  • Prior experience working with children and in collecting experimental data preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.
  • Analytical skills preferred.
  • Oral and written communication skills preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • References (if requested)

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 3/28/2018
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