Research Project Coordinator

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Job TitlePROJECT COORDINATORPosition Number8300765Job CategoryUniversity StaffJob TypePart-TimeFLSA StatusExemptCampusRogers Park-Lake Shore CampusDepartment NamePSYCHOLOGYLocation CodePSYCHOLOGY (02119A)Is this split and/or fully grant funded? YesDuties and Responsibilities

The Research Project Coordinator manages daily operations of a federally-funded research project that that examines dual language development in Spanish-speaking Latino children. The project involves the recruitment of Spanish-speaking Latino families with toddlers to participate in the research. The project also involves the collection of data at families’ homes in the Chicagoland. This is an ideal position for someone who is interested in applying to graduate school or someone with interests in bilingual development and working with Spanish-speaking families.
Managing the daily operations of the research project, including:
-Recruiting families to participate in the research.
-Scheduling and coordinating data collection.
-Traveling to families’ homes in the Chicagoland area for data collection.
-Maintaining relationships with families and project staff.
-Training and supervising graduate and undergraduate research assistants.
-Transcribing, coding, and analyzing data.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related field and one-three years of related experience.


-Proficiency in Spanish
-Outstanding organization and communication skills
-Dependable, reliable and punctual
-Available to work evenings and weekends
-Access to a vehicle preferred


Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, Linguistics or related fields, and at least one year of research experience, preferably in a child development laboratory. Experience with language analysis and naturalistic observation methodology is a plus.

Computer Skills

Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with common statistical programs (e.g., SPSS).

Supervisory ResponsibilitiesYesRequired operation of university owned vehiclesNoDoes this position require direct animal or patient contact? NoPhysical DemandsCarrying, StandingWorking ConditionsIrregular HoursOpen DateClose DateSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Education, Linguistics or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year of research experience?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 5/24/2019
    Application Due: 7/23/2019
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