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.
TO APPLY and/or LEARN MORE:
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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Duties and Responsibilities
Data collection with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children and adults, which may occur during nights and weekends on occasion
- Experimental design and development of stimuli
- Developing and applying coding schemes to the data
- Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
- Digitizing video data and maintaining the database
- Training and assisting undergraduate students working in the lab
- Literature searches and reviews on related topics
- Assisting with IRB protocols
- Website maintenance
- Other related research duties as requested
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
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.
This is a grant-funded, annually renewable position. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience. The anticipated start date is summer 2016.
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)