RA, Center for Early Childhood Research and Human Performance Lab, University of Chicago

Dr. Susan Levine and Dr. Sian Beilock anticipate hiring 2 full-time Research Assistants to work at The Center for Early Childhood Research and the Human Performance Lab at the University of Chicago.  The research assistants will work in a highly collaborative environment alongside graduate students and post-docs on an ongoing research project involving children’s development of early math attitudes and skills.

 

These positions are a wonderful opportunity for those interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology or related fields. The positions have a one-year minimum, with a possibility of extending to two or more years.

 

Research Duties:

Collects data on preschool and school-age children in schools, in the lab, and in homes (videotaping activities, one-on-one testing of children, group administration of research stimuli in the classroom). Assists in all aspects of participant recruitment, including calling principals and teachers to obtain their consent, distributing consent forms, maintaining accurate records of all contacts with schools, parents, teachers, and students. Performs data entry, coding and analysis, including coding of videotaped and audio recorded data, entry of testing data into databases and/or spreadsheets, statistical analysis of data using statistical software and Excel. 

 

Qualifications:

B.A. or equivalent degree in psychology, computer science, or a related field

Prior research experience preferred

Prior experience working in schools (or with children) preferred, either as an aide to teachers or as a researcher. 

Basic knowledge in relevant scientific field, problem-solving skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to learn new research techniques or methods, ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, analytical skills, verbal and written communication skills.

Experience developing iPad apps and/or working with data from apps is preferred.

 

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, CV/resume and names of two references to Talia Berkowitz at tberkowitz@uchicago.edu by March 1st, 2015.