University of Maryland Preschool Shyness Study

 

University of Maryland Preschool Shyness Study

 

                                     

  

            Position Announcement

 

Full-Time Project Coordinator

Drs. Kenneth Rubin and Andrea Chronis are seeking a full-time project coordinator to join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded project -- ‘A Multi-Component Early Intervention for Socially Inhibited Preschool Children.’  The primary aim of the project is to examine mediators and moderators of treatment response to a newly developed intervention (“The Turtle Project” -- https://sites.google.com/site/umdlittleturtles/umd-preschool-shyness-study). Outcome measures (collected at pre-treatment, mid-treatment, post-treatment, and one-year follow-up) include parent and teacher ratings/questionnaires of child anxiety symptoms/disorders, temperament, and social functioning; observational measures of parenting and children’s social behaviors in the classroom; and heart rate physiology (a biological index of emotional reactivity and regulation). The successful candidate will work with Drs. Rubin and Chronis-Tuscano, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students studying multiple aspects of treatment effectiveness. Primary responsibilities will include recruiting, screening, and scheduling participants; assisting with assessments, treatments, and data collection; managing and analyzing data; and general lab management and administrative duties (assisting with IRB protocols, supervising undergraduate RAs).

Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology, counseling, social work, education, or related areas, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Applicants must be comfortable interacting with parents and children from a variety of demographic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research (e.g., data collection, scheduling, and recruitment) or project management experience, although this is not a requirement. 

This position is available beginning January 2017. Interested applicants should submit a CV and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Nicholas Wagner (njwagner@umd.edu). Deadline for submission of applications is October 31, 2016.