We are seeking a Deafness or Blindness Research Subject Coordinator in the Neuroplasticity and Development Lab and will participate in research projects that investigate neuroplasticity and cognition in Deafness or Blindness. The lab may hire one or two Research Subject Coordinators. This position(s) is a casual position with a work schedule that may vary depending on the nature of the research.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for recruiting, screening, scheduling, and testing deaf and/or blind participants, and serving as liaison between the lab and the deaf and/or blind community.
Also expected to collaborate with lab personnel in stimulus design and preparation, ensuring accessibility of materials such as consent forms, lab website, internet surveys, and stimuli for deaf and/or blind participants.
Previous experience working in a research setting
Analytical and writing skills
Braille literacy preferred for working with blind participants
Deafness-related Research Subject Coordinator should be willing to attend participant testing sessions both during business hours as well as on weekends and in the evenings.
Special Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
For Working with Deaf Participants
Fluent or native speaker of ASL
Knowledge of Deaf community and culture; experience working with Deaf community
For Working with Blind Participants
Fluent knowledge of how to use screen readers
Understanding of accessibility issues pertaining to blindness
Knowledge of blind community
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong computer literacy skills (proficiency in MS Office suite and email software)
Ability to work primarily independently, but also as part of a group depending on the nature of the task
Excellent English reading and writing ability
Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize workflow
Must be accountable, reliable, motivated, and flexible
Classified Title: Research Subjects Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OE Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: as needed, approx 5-10 hrs per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Psychological and Brain Sciences Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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