The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory (Directed by Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe) at Ambler is seeking a project coordinator to work with Dr. Hirsh-Pasek on a project investigating a vocabulary intervention in Head Start preschools. The position is grant-funded for 1 year, with the possibility of extending to 2 years. Preferred start date is July 2017.
The project, a collaboration with Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware and Dr. David Dickinson at Vanderbilt University, examines the effectiveness of teaching vocabulary through shared book-reading and guided play activities such as games, music, and sociodramatic play.
The project coordinator will be deeply involved in all aspects of this project. The project coordinator will work closely with post-doctoral fellows and graduate students to make decisions about study design, create materials, recruit and test participants, and work with teachers and administrators at our partner preschool. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in cutting-edge applied research in cognition and development.
Project Coordinator duties may include:
- Recruitment and scheduling of children in preschools and in the lab
- Design and creation of intervention materials and methods
- Observations of teachers implementing the intervention
- Data collection, entry, coding, and analysis
- Coordination with the research team at our partner universities (Vanderbilt University and University of Delaware) to coordinate multi-site grant project
- Presentation of findings at collaborative lab meetings and in federal grant reports
- Management of IRB protocols
- Research grants administration and accounting
- Training and supervising of research assistants
The project coordinator will also have the opportunity to collaborate in research that will be presented at conferences and published in journals.
- B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Education, or related field
- At least 6 months experience working in a research setting, preferably with children
- Experience with music composition and/or game design
- Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
- Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
- Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
- Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
- Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R
Please visit our website at www.temple.edu, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers @ Temple. Create or update your online profile. You must apply online in order to be considered for this position.
You may also send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab.