Project coordinator, U Mass Amherst

The Sleep Lab @ Umass (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is looking for a  project coordinator for an NIH-funded project examining the function of naps on learning and cognitive functions in preschool children.

We seek candidates with experience working with developmental populations. Experience working in a preschool classroom is preferred but not required. As the position will involve testing at various locations, access to transportation is essential (standard gas mileage is reimbursed).

Project Coordinator:  This person will manage recruiting and scheduling for the project.  This involves educating preschool directors, teachers, and parents as to the objectives of the project, scheduling and conducting testing sessions in the preschools, and helping manage data.  We will provide career development for this person according to their career goals, but this may include training in research methods and statistics and the opportunity to present and publish on the projects.

The Sleep Lab @ UMass has a new 3-bedroom sleep lab in the Institute of Applied Life Sciences for in-lab studies. We combine techniques including polysomnography (EEG, EOG, and EMG) and actigraphy to measure sleep and use an array of behavioral probes in populations from children to older adults.  UMass is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.

If interested, please send a CV with cover letter to Rebecca Spencer (rspencer@umass.edu).

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