Research Job Position for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The NYU Infant Cognition and Communication Lab, directed by Dr. Athena Vouloumanos at New York University, seeks a full-time research coordinator beginning June 2013. This NIH-funded project examines infants’ early voice and face processing to help identify young infants who have an increased risk for later social impairments typical of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Job duties include: (1) working with local organizations and researchers to recruit infant participants; (2) conducting experiments with infants and young children in a laboratory setting; (3) training and coordinating volunteers and research assistants, being a liaison to our second testing site in Calgary, and arranging weekly meetings with researchers; (4) administrative duties, including data management and budget maintenance.

Candidates should have: a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related scientific field such as cognitive science; one or more years of research experience; the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; excellent public relations skills; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong organization, computational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential. Experience working with infants and with eye-tracking methodology is preferred. A two-year commitment is required.

How to apply:  Please send the following to Casey Pitts (caseyp@nyu.edu) with the subject line “Research Coordinator Position.”

  1. 1.      A brief cover letter explaining your interest, research experience and career goals
  2. 2.      A current resume highlighting your research experience
  3. 3.      Unofficial college transcript
  4. 4.      Two reference letters from research supervisors

For best consideration, please apply by April 15th, 2013.

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