We are seeking a Research Assistant who will be responsible for coordinating, managing, and implementing the research activities of the Child Development Lab. Following routine protocols under the supervision of faculty investigators and/or senior postdoctoral fellows, the Research Assistant performs some data analysis tasks, schedules and tests participants in experiments, maintains records of research participants, codes data, maintains equipment, assists other researchers in the lab (graduate students and post docs), and manages the general administration of the lab.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinate and implement recruitment efforts to obtain participants for research studies.
Schedule research participants for testing, and participate in running research experiments, including occasional testing of participants in off-campus locations.
Code behaviors of research participants.
Maintain subject database.
Input and analyze research data.
Maintain IRB documents, including consent forms for all research participants.
Hire, train, and supervise undergraduate research assistants.
Assist and support lab researchers in all aspects of research preparation, participant testing, and coding data.
Actively participate in lab group meetings.
Collaborate with lab members on current and ongoing projects.
Ensure that lab space is kept clean and organized.
Order supplies as necessary.
Liaise with administrative offices regarding financial- or facilities-oriented issues.
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related discipline.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Previous research experience, particularly working with human participants.
Supervisory experience, particularly supervising undergraduate research assistants.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a research team.
Strong interpersonal skills required to interact with research participants (infants and young children) and their families.
Knowledge of research protocols and SPSS helpful, but not required.
Fluency in Microsoft Office suite and web content management systems.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Psychological and Brain Sciences Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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