Project Coordinator in Family Conflict and Children’s Coping Lab at University of Rochester

Full-Time Project Coordinator, Family Conflict and Children’s Coping and Adjustment

University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center

Principal Investigator: Patrick Davies, Ph.D.

Study Description:

The project coordinator will oversee a longitudinal study designed to examine why different forms of interparental and family conflict are associated with distinctive developmental outcomes for children as they transition from the preschool to the early elementary school years. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, this study will employ multiple methods (e.g., observations, semi-structured and clinical interviews, surveys) and levels of analysis (e.g., eye-tracking indices of attention to emotions, salivary and cardiac measures of stress reactivity, subjective and behavioral coping responses, computer assessments of reaction time) to assess family and child functioning.


● Managing the research team – including hiring, coordinating, and supervising full-time and part-time research assistants

● Organizing recruitment and scheduling of a diverse sample of young children and families through multiple community agencies

● Developing and revising measures and procedures for data collection

● Overseeing training and assisting with the implementation of data collection procedures involving observations, interviews, surveys, eye-tracking technology, and physiological assessments

● Developing and implementing data management and cleaning procedures

● Compiling progress reports for agencies and ethical review committees


Basic Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree in psychology or allied discipline (GPA: 3.4 or higher)

● At least one year of experience working in research labs in psychology, human development, or related field

● Comfort interacting with children and families from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds

● Ability to effective lead a research team

● Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

● High motivation and interest in family and child development

● Ability to successfully engage community agencies, young children, and families

● Attention to detail and outstanding tracking and record keeping skills

● Computer skills; including knowledge of PC operating systems, basic statistics software (e.g., Excel, SPSS), and data collection software (e.g., Medialab, Matlab)

● Availability for a two-year commitment starting in the Spring of 2018


Preferred Qualifications:

● One-year, post-bachelor experience in a research lab in psychology or related field

● Basic knowledge of eye-tracking, salivary, and psychophysiology (i.e., RSA, PEP) measures

● Experience with management and coordination of research studies

How to Apply:

Please apply by entering job opening “206530” in the search box at the University of Rochester job search website:


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