Professional Aide

Job description

Job no: 713563
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 05
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Human Development & Family Studies - Css 10038324
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: In State
Categories: On-Call
Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, science, medical, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period.

Unit Position Summary

The RADD lab (Research in Autism and Developmental Disabilities) at Michigan State University is looking for an individual to serve as a research assistant to support a large grant funded research project developing and testing a paraeducator/teacher training program to support preschool aged children with complex communication needs. Responsibilities include video coding data for paraeducator, teacher, and child behaviors. The research assistant is expected to have strong communication skills, and engage in regular meetings with other research assistants.

Desired Qualifications

The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of research experience in the area of education, human development and family studies, child development, disability studies, or related area. Additionally, the candidate should maintain professionalism in all interactions, possess strong communication and organizational skills, and follow all established research protocol for the project. The candidate should be competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, use of email, and video conferencing technology, and be competent or willing to learn Datavyu video coding. The candidate may also be expected to conduct literature reviews, support data management, organize participant materials, and prepare data for analysis - all under the direction of the Primary Investigator on the project.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Sarah N. Douglas, PhD [email protected]

Candidates are required to submit

  1. A cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position.
  2. A resume with relevant work and educational experience
  3. Contact information for at least professional references

Electronic submission is required and materials should be uploaded at The committee will begin reviewing applications as they arrive and the position will remain open until filled.

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Work Hours


Advertised: Jun 9, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 12, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time