Position Available – Full-Time Lab Coordinator: The Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development, The Ohio State University

Position Available – Full-Time Lab Coordinator: The Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development, The Ohio State University

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to help build a new research program to investigate language, cognitive, and social development in deaf and hard-of-hearing infants who receive cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. The new laboratory represents a joint effort between The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital to develop a multidisciplinary translational research program that will improve outcomes in children with hearing loss.

The laboratory is located at the OSU Eye & Ear Institute in Columbus, Ohio. The lab coordinator will work side-by-side with the directors (Derek Houston, PhD and Irina Castellanos, PhD) to build and grow the research program. 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Managing the day-to-day operations associated with research studies, tracking progress against milestones and goals.
• Maintaining documentation of training requirements for all key personnel.
• Assisting in determining eligibility, recruiting, and enrolling participants into research studies.
• Preparing testing charts and protocols.
• Collecting and managing data; Assisting in analyzing data.
• Maintaining categorized budget costs for protocols.
• Supervising undergraduate and graduate students on research projects.
• Assisting in the preparation of publications, presentations, reports, and grant applications.
• Participating in the planning and development of future research protocols.

Educational requirements: 
• Bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Psychology, Linguistics or other relevant field.

Experience/skills requirements: 
• Excellent organizational and managerial skills. 
• Experience conducting clinical research and working in a human development laboratory preferred.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Experience with statistical software (SPSS) and conducting data analyses preferred. 
• Excellent skills interacting with infants, children, and parents.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Irina.Castellanos@osumc.edu.

Irina Castellanos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
Department of Otolaryngology
Eye & Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Rd, 
Columbus, OH 43212