Project Coordinator for Early Literacy Project at Boston Children’s Hospital

Project Coordinator for early literacy milestone screener at Boston Children’s Hospital (postdocs are also highly encouraged to apply)

October, 2018

We are looking for a Program Administration Manager and/or postdoc to join the Gaab Lab and the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA;) as soon as possible. The successful candidate(s) will assist with day-to-day operations and functions related to the development of an online early literacy milestone screener ( which includes an evidence-based response to screening platform.   Furthermore, s/he will oversee a national validation study for the early literacy milestone screener. This includes recruitment of school districts and preschools/day cares nationwide; scheduling of school-based testing with administrative personnel in various U.S. based school districts; supervision, coordination, training of psychometric testers who will screen children in local school districts; overseeing data scoring and entry into online databases as well as database maintenance; management of project funds and administrative work (e.g. preparation of internal review board proposals, purchasing supplies). Postdocs will also be involved in the analyses of the validation data as and will be responsible for manuscript preparation and conference presentations related to the project.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, demonstrates excellent communication skills and has five years of experience coordinating projects within school districts or other educational settings. Additionally, having experience with psychometric assessments and knowledge of project management and database maintenance as well as advanced computer skills is highly desirable but not required. Bachelor’s Degree in education, psychology, child development, cognitive science, statistics or related field required and a Master’s degree in a related field (especially in education or statistics) is a plus. Postdocs need a PhD degree in one of the related fields (thesis defense before 10/15/2018).  We will also consider candidates with a background in speech and language pathology or reading specialists.

To apply for the role, please contact

About the Gaab Lab ( please see for more info)

About the Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator (

Through the creation of the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children’s reinforces a commitment to, and investment in pediatric innovation. We are a fifty-person team combining our data, clinical expertise, and health care technology development experience, with leading worldwide industry partners – including start-ups – to transform health care. We work to surface, support and accelerate Boston Children’s innovations for the purpose of improving pediatric care Until Every Child is Well.

About the Screener App ( see

Working at Boston Children’s

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Innovation organization and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

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Nadine Gaab, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School   

Department of Medicine/Division of Developmental Medicine

Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience

Mail stop code: BCH3178

1 Autumn Street (Office 643); Boston, MA 02115

phone: 857-218-3021

Twitter: Nadine Gaab (@GaabLab)


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