Paid Research Assistant Position (developmental disorders) – UConn

The Cognitive Science Program at UConn seeks to fill a full-time three-year end-date Research Assistant II, AAUP, position.  This position spans a number of labs in different departments, all of which focus on research involving child participants, both typically developing and those with neurodevelopmental or other disorders.  This position will receive undergraduate student support.  Anticipated start date is June 27, 2014.

Duties:   Participant recruitment in the community, including schools, preschools, libraries, doctors’ offices, etc.; participant recruitment via social media and other internet-based formats; assist in developing and coordinating a child participant database accessible to multiple labs that conduct research with children; training and coordination of volunteers and project research assistants; coordinate data collection at off-campus locations; assist with the delivery of workshops and other outreach activities for parents, teachers, and other study collaborators; enter and maintain accurate and confidential database records; some travel required, weekend and non-business hours occasionally as well; perform other related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor¹s degree in neurobiology, human development, allied health, speech and hearing sciences, psychology, linguistics, or a related discipline; additional experience of one or more years in the conduct of health or natural/social science research or equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including strengths in public relations; ability to work independently; some experience working with children and their families; must have valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:  Basic familiarity with database design and maintenance (ACCESS or similar); basic computer skills in web design and social media; at least one year of experience working with children and their families.

For full consideration, candidates should submit a letter of application, resume and the names of three references online using Husky Hire  Screening of applicants will begin immediately.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.  (2014543)



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