Full-time RA position at University of Connecticut Storrs

Dr. Marie Coppola at the University of Connecticut is hiring a Full-Time Research Assistant. ASL FLUENCY IS A MUST.  Deaf and Hard of Hearing applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

This position is part of a grant project investigating the relationship of language experience to number cognition in deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children. SEE JOB INFORMATION BELOW for more details.

1) Go to http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ and click on Staff Positions
2) On the popup window click on Search for Staff Positions
3) Search for job # 2016528 to see the qualifications. To apply online, please submit a letter of application, resume and a list of three names of professional references with contact information.
4) Email marie.coppola@uconn.edu oremily.carrigan@uconn.edu with questions

Job Information:

Duties and Responsibilities

Data collection with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children and adults, which may occur during nights and weekends on occasion

  1. Experimental design and development of stimuli
  2. Developing and applying coding schemes to the data
  3. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  4. Digitizing video data and maintaining the database
  5. Training and assisting undergraduate students working in the lab
  6. Literature searches and reviews on related topics
  7. Assisting with IRB protocols
  8. Website maintenance
  9. Other related research duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related major (e.g., cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, or human development) with two to three years of post-degree experience or an M.A. or M.S. with zero to one year of post-degree experience; equivalent specialized training and experience may be considered for those without the typical degree/experience combination; excellent production and comprehension of American Sign Language; experience collecting data from Deaf children and/or adults; experience coding behavioral data; ability to work at other locations within the U.S. for 1-2 week periods; the ability to work occasional nights and weekends; and familiarity with Macintosh OS

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to work independently; experience working with gesture and/or sign language data; experience with Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro; familiarity with capturing, digitizing and editing video materials; quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills; background in cognitive development, language acquisition, sign language structure; familiarity searching online databases of psychological and linguistic literature; Spanish language skills.

Appointment Terms

This is a grant-funded, annually renewable position. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience. The anticipated start date is summer 2016.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of application, resume and a list of three names and contact information for professional references. Screening of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016528)


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