Research Program Coordinator, Department of Psychology - Georgetown College

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Research Program Coordinator, Department of Psychology - Georgetown College

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Established by Georgetown College in 1967, the Department of Psychology is an intellectually diverse community of scholars engaged in research addressing psychological processes and social issues. We strive for excellence in our scholarship and teaching, and we seek to cultivate in our students a dedication to the highest standards in their endeavors. We are committed to collaboration within and across disciplinary boundaries, and to sustaining professional links with relevant local, national, and global organizations.

The Department is seeking to identify a Research Program Coordinator (Research Affiliate -RA) who will be involved in recruiting and testing participants for an NSF funded study looking at learning in monolingual and bilingual young children. The RA will work with a team of undergraduates, graduate and other research personnel to visit families in the field to collect data, and to collate data in a timely manner. The RA will be directly supervised by the Principal Investigator (PI) on the project. The RA will be trained to run memory flexibility, memory interference and cognitive flexibility studies and collect data in the field and code data in the laboratory and will train other undergraduates to code data as well.

Additionally, the Research Affiliate will have significant coordination responsibilities; and will be required to organize lab meetings, coordinate with undergraduate students regarding their schedules, their GUROP/ REBL research status and with graduate students regarding coordination with their ongoing projects associated with implementation of the NSF funded grant. It would involve daily management and supervision tasks.

The RA will be closely supervised by the Principal Investigator (PI), and will work closely with the PI's current PhD student(s), other team members and members of the public, including young children during field visits. This project will involve a team and the RA will participate in team meetings and answer general questions from the team on a day-to-day basis. The RA will be required to work fifty percent of the time in the laboratory/office setting and fifty percent in the home where all visits will be conducted.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology preferred.
  • Prior research experience working with families required.
  • Two or more years' experience working in a lab and trained to work with infants and preschoolers.
  • Experience with handling administrative duties.
  • Must be team oriented with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills and the ability to maintain ongoing projects
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

This is an initial 1-year Term Employment position.

With your application, please upload the following (preferably in a single PDF):
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time