Project Coordinator for Every Day Learning Study at the University of Maryland

The UMD Family Involvement Lab, directed by Dr. Natasha Cabrera, is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to be a fulltime project coordinator for the Every Day Learning Study. This NSF-funded research project is looking at how 2- to 3-year-olds learn math through parent-child interactions at home and is a collaboration with New York University and University of Pittsburgh. The estimated starting date is January, 2019 or as soon as possible.
Full-Time Lab Coordinator: The Every Day Learning Study
We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to be the project manager for the Every Day Learning Study. It is an NSF-funded research project looking at how children learn math from parent-child interactions at home. We are particularly interested in working with 2- to 3-year-olds in low-socioeconomic status families. The study is being conducted in three locations (NYU, University of Pittsburg, and UMD). The lab coordinator will work side-by-side with research assistants, graduate students, and Dr. Natasha Cabrera, who is the principal investigator on this project at UMD. Starting date: January 2019 or as soon as possible.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Managing the day-to-day operations associated with the study, tracking progress against milestones and goals.
  • Maintaining documentation of training requirements for all key personnel.
  • Assisting in identifying potential study families and enrolling participants into research studies.
  • Preparing assessment materials and protocols for assessment.
  • Conducting home visits for data collection and managing data.
  • Assisting with data analysis.
  • Assisting with the preparation of publications, presentations, reports using data affiliated with the project.
  • Maintaining categorized budget costs for protocols.
  • Supervising undergraduate students who are working on the project.
  • Participating in the planning and development of future research protocols.
Educational requirements:
  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Child Development, Psychology, Education, or other related fields.
Experience/skills requirements:
  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills.
  • Experience conducting research and working in a laboratory setting preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS) and conducting data analyses preferred.
  • Excellent skills interacting with infants, children, and parents.
  • Fluency in Spanish is required.
  • Experience working with diverse populations preferred.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, a resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Tina Chen (
In addition, feel free to go on our lab website for more information about our research:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s