Child Narratives Lab Specialist

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  • School of Social Ecology - Psychology & Social Behavior


    Open August 2nd, 2018 through September 28th, 2018
    If you apply to this recruitment by September 28th, 2018, you will have until October 12th, 2018 to complete your application.


    Specialist Position (Junior or Assistant rank)
    Child Narratives Lab, PI: Klemfuss
    Department of Psychological Science
    University of California, Irvine

    The Child Narratives Lab in the Department of Psychological Science at UC Irvine, is currently recruiting a part-time academic specialist. This position entails supervision of ongoing projects and research assistants in coordination with our lab manager, launching and managing new projects, assistance with data collection as needed, data management and analysis, literature reviews, and grant and manuscript writing, in addition to other managerial and coordination tasks as needed. Publication opportunities will be available as well as opportunities for conducting independent research within the lab. The ideal candidate will conduct themselves professionally with all members of the lab and when representing the lab, will have exceptional writing and analytic skills, and will complete tasks in a timely and thorough manner.

    Research in the Child Narratives Lab focuses on how social context and individual differences influence children's reports about past events. More specifically, we address questions about how the conditions under which children experience events and the conditions in which they are asked to remember those events influence what and how they recall. Much of this research focuses on developing and refining methods for helping adults (e.g. forensic interviewers, clinicians, parents) elicit accurate and complete information from children about their past experiences in a supportive way. For more information about the lab and its ongoing projects, see our lab website:

    Position Details:

    Proposed academic title: -Specialist (Junior - Assistant)
    Area of academic emphasis: Developmental and Legal Psychology

    Minimum basic qualifications:
    -Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field
    -Training and experience collecting data with children aged 3-12 years
    -Proficiency with SPSS, Excel, Powerpoint
    -Experience with protecting confidential data
    -Record of successful academic writing

    Desired qualifications:
    -Ph.D. or equivalent granted or expected in Psychology or related field
    -Experience with coding written narratives for linguistic content and successfully attaining and calculating inter-rater reliability
    -Experience conducting independent research with children and families
    -Record of peer-reviewed publication
    -Record of attaining academic funding
    -Experience managing a large research team
    -Fluent in Spanish

    This position requires a minimum commitment of 17 hours/week starting January 7th, 2019. The position is currently offered through December 20th, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and arrange for two letters of reference all to be submitted through the AP Recruit system at Letters of reference should be confidential and submitted directly from the recommender. Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Diane Enriquez at [email protected].

    To ensure full consideration applications must be received by September 28th, 2018.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA

    More information about this recruitment:


    Document requirements
    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Writing Sample - Sample of academic writing.
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
    • Statement of Research (Optional)
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)

    Reference requirements
    • 2-3 letters of reference required


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    Posted: 8/3/2018
    Application Due: 9/30/2018
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