Laboratory Coordinator (NENS)

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Job Title: Laboratory Coordinator (NENS)
Location: Gallaudet University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 216
Application Information SUMMARY:

The Lab Coordinator will assist the Director in running the lab activities to successfully accomplish the scientific goals of the project as well as NENS Lab translation activities; participates in various project management activities, including but not limited to developing and implementing experimental/study materials (paper and pencil or through programming with EPrime) as advised, recruiting participants in the nearby communities and through schools, testing child participants and their parents, interacting with parents and school directors, implementing accurate record-keep procedures for coding and storing participants’ data in compliance with IRB and Federal Grant regulations, managing the lab data back-up system; does management work such as training and coordinating work for graduate and undergraduate research assistants in the lab, submit to the director accurate timesheet for paid Research Assistants (RA) in the lab, interfacing with administrative and office personnel, purchasing off grant funds upon approval from the director, keeping records of lab expenses and participants’ compensation, and other related duties; works closely with the director in creating all grant related reports and IRB documents; possible traveling requirements within the country to collect data a few times a year; and collaborates on materials for publication and will be given the possibility to participate in presentations at meetings and conferences with the PI and other students


Assists with the creation of all materials for the NSF funded project.
Recruits and schedules participants; and ensures follow up visits are established.
Contacts schools for off-site testing and recruiting.
Tests children and parents, coding and scoring, as well as ensuring regular back-ups of data.
Performs record-keeping of protocols, raw data and progress.
Monitors study progress, data collection, recruitment and follow up.
Trains RA’s working on the project and ensuring appropriate implementation of task protocols.
Coordinates RA’s working times for participant testing.
Provides the Director with accurate timesheets for all RA’s.
Communicates and interfaces with University administration and other office personnel for duties such as purchases and participant’s compensation as well as other grant related reports.
Performs record keeping of expenses and participant’s compensation and ensuring all university and Federal Grant regulations are followed.
Works closely with the director in preparing all internal and external reports and IRB requests.
  • Serves as a mandatory Title IX reporter; and takes annual Title IX training as part of the compliance effort.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Minimum Qualifications (When the candidate’s resume meets these qualifications, it will be screened in.)

      Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a related field.A minimum of one year of experience in a cognitive or developmental research laboratory (college student work and/or internship experience will be considered). Experience working with children.Fluency in American Sign Language.

    Preferred Qualifications (While not required, it is an advantage for what the position needs.)

      Ability to work independently and lead small groups.Interest in, and knowledge of numerical cognition theories or theories in visual language acquisition, specifically through development.Experience working with children in research settings.Experience collecting and maintaining data from child participants.Experience with data analysis.Experience working specifically with children between the ages of 3-5.Experience with data management software.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Qualities that will help the incumbent be more successful in the position.)

      Proficiency with EPrime.
    • Ability to work independently and lead small groups.
    • Interest in, and knowledge of numerical cognition theories or theories in visual language acquisition, specifically through development.
    • Knowledge of at least one statistical programming environment (e.g., R, SPSS, Stata).
    • Proficiency with common office software (Excel, Power Point, Word or similar).
    • Knowledge and experience with video coding.
    Other Important Information:

      The position is funded by an NSF grant on the impact of language modality on numerical cognition in children. The Incumbent must be willing to work early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed for lab activities.If the incumbent has no knowledge of American Sign Language, the incumbent is expected to achieve an ASLPI score of 1.5 within two years of employment. If the incumbent is hired with some knowledge of American Sign Language, the incumbent is expected to achieve an ASLPI score of 2 within two years of employment. Failure to meet the requirement may lead to termination. The supervisor must ensure that the incumbent receives the necessary support to meet this goal.

    Level: 6
    Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
    FLSA: Non-exempt

    The successful candidate must have a valid authorization to work in the United States. The successful candidate will also undergo a background check that must be cleared prior to working at Gallaudet University.

    Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis. This policy is in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, and other applicable laws and applies to all procedures affecting applicants and employees including, but not necessarily limited to: recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, reassignment, reappointment, tenure, demotion, selection for training, layoff, furlough, and termination, compensation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.



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