Research Coordinator, Wesleyan University



Research Coordinator Psychology Department

The Cognitive Development lab headed by Anna Shusterman at Wesleyan University is seeking a full-time Research Coordinator to start in September 2015. The ideal candidate will have high integrity; knowledgeable in a relevant field; and confident working independently and with others in an active research environment.

Research duties will focus primarily on an NSF-funded project on early number acquisition. The Research Coordinator will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of the research process, from design to dissemination.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Data collection and subject recruitment; recruiting families and preschools; maintaining a participant database; managing human subjects protocols; supervising research assistants; conducting literature searches; analyzing data; assisting with manuscript editing and preparation; preparing conference presentations; assisting with expense and grant management; coordinating with collaborators in the US and abroad; and disseminating findings to scientific and lay audiences.

Travel will be required. The RC will work closely with the PI, a post-doc, and undergraduate assistants to carry out the central research project as well as other ongoing studies in the lab.

Funding for this grant funded position has been approved a period of one year with the potential for a second year dependent upon mutual agreement and continued grant funding.

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field Minimum one year of research experience (preferably in cognitive or language development)
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with children
Proficiency with basic computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, online research tools, and search databases)
Highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented
Able to take initiative and incorporate feedback
Able to manage multiple ongoing projects
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability and willingness to travel
Exceptional cultural sensitivity

Training in experimental design and statistical analysis Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.) Knowledge of Romance, Slavic, or Arabic language Willingness to work non-standard hours if needed

Action oriented, Organizational skills, Respects diversity, Teamwork/collaboration






More information can be found on the lab website.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information of three

references via

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