The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE)
New York University School of Medicine
We are seeking a Spanish-English bilingual project assistant to work on behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. We are examining parenting interventions designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations in the context of randomized controlled trials at Bellevue Hospital Center (Manhattan, NY) and a clinical program at Woodhull Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY). The candidate will be responsible for multiple project tasks, and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, and other child development professionals.
Specific Tasks may include:
- Recruit program/research participants and obtain informed consent
- Conduct interviews with parents about a range of topics, including screens for depression and questions about their child’s development and behaviors (interviews to be done in the lab and/or at the participants’ homes)
- Perform developmental assessments of infant, toddler, and preschool children’s development
- Meet with families to discuss parenting issues
- Videotape and transcribe parents and children interacting together
- Translate research-related documents
- Maintain databases and perform data entry
- Schedule and track visits with families
- Conduct literature reviews
- Assist with coordination of volunteers including scheduling
- Code videotapes (using micro-analytic coding techniques)
- Provide general support related to research tasks such as grant preparation, Institutional Review Board, literature reviews, and documentation
- Provide general administrative support for team members, including assisting with purchasing of supplies, scheduling, making copies, etc.
- Collaborate with multidisciplinary team of research, clinical, and hospital staff
- Fluency in both English and Spanish
- 2+ years research experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, human/child development, public health, or related field
- Previous experience with and continued interest in working with children and families
- Comfort with traveling within NYC to participants’ homes
- The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with families and can flexibly adjust to project demands
This is a full time position with benefits; however, there is a possibility that this may be available as a part-time position. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Note: NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Anne Seery, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please write “Project Assistant” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in the cover letter.