Project Coordinator Position for the Preschool Shyness Study at the University of Maryland: College Park, MD
Full-Time Project Coordinator:
Drs. Kenneth Rubin and Andrea Chronis-Tuscano are seeking a full-time project coordinator to join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded project – “A Multi-Component Early Intervention for Socially Inhibited Preschool Children.” The primary aim of the project is to examine mediators and moderators of treatment response to a newly developed intervention (“The Turtle Project” https://sites.google.com/site/umdlittleturtles/umd-preschool-shyness-study). Outcome measures include parent and teacher ratings/questionnaires of child anxiety symptoms/disorders, temperament, and social functioning; observational measures of parenting and children’s social behaviors in the classroom; and heart rate physiology (a biological index of emotional reactivity and regulation). The successful candidate will work with Drs. Rubin and Chronis-Tuscano, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students studying multiple aspects of treatment effectiveness. Primary responsibilities will include working with participants to schedule study assessments; assisting with data collection and management; and general lab management and administrative duties (assisting with IRB protocols, supervising undergraduate RAs).
Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology, counseling, social work, education, or related areas, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Applicants must be comfortable interacting with parents and children from a variety of demographic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research (e.g., data collection, scheduling, and recruitment) or project management experience, although this is not a requirement.
This position is available beginning May 2018. Interested applicants should submit a CV and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Nicholas Wagner (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for submission of applications is March 31, 2018.
Kenneth H. Rubin, Ph.D.
University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar Teacher
Department of Human Development & Quantitative Methodology
Director, Center for Children, Relationships, & Culture
University of Maryland
3304 Benjamin Building
College Park, MD 20742
Web page: http://www.umdrubinlab.com/