Project Coordinator for EveryDay Learning Study at the University of Maryland

Full-Time Project Coordinator: The EveryDay Learning Study

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to be the project manager for the Every Day Learning research project. It is an NSF-funded study about how children learn math from parent-child interactions at home. We are particularly interested in working with 24- to 36-month-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. We will interview applicants on a rolling basis till position is filled.

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:

·      Fluency in Spanish is required.

·      Excellent organizational and managerial skills.

·      Experience conducting research and working in a laboratory setting is preferred.

·      Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

·      Excellent skills interacting with infants, children, and parents.

·      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 (ychen189@terpmail.umd.edu).

Natasha J. Cabrera Ph.D.
Professor of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
Associate Editor, Child Development
Dept of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
3942 Campus Drive, Suite 3304
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1131 USA

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