The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) was created in 1966 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support its mission in research, public service and teaching in the area of child and family development. The research mission is to create new knowledge to enhance the lives of young children and their families. Emphasis is on the study of vulnerable populations, such as those at risk for or who have disabilities and those who are disadvantaged. The public service mission is to establish effective communication with the public to inform the research agenda and to disseminate knowledge and practice related to supporting the healthy and productive lives of children and families. The teaching mission is to prepare professionals to contribute to this expanding knowledge base and to use it effectively to serve children and their families.
The Research Assistant will perform research related tasks across the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) projects related to early childhood and child welfare. The Research Assistant will assist the Project Principal Investigators’s perform all aspects of the projects including support of general project tasks, data collection, meeting and event coordination, presentation and product/resource development.
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