Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: Crane Ctr for Early Childhood
Summary of Duties:
Research Assistant 1-Social
The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for a Research Assistant to join the team at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center!
Research Assistants will provide support within the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy on a federally-funded research project in the early childhood education setting. Research Assistants will spend the majority of their time engaged in data collection. Primary responsibilities include recruitment and consent activities, administration of child assessments and teacher interviews, and conducting classroom observations and follow-up assessments as needed.
In the first 60 to 90 days of employment, the successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
Conduct high quality work through proactive decision-making, commitment to quality, creativity, and thoughtful analysis
Develop a comprehensive understanding of college and department policies and procedures
Establish pivotal relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
Cultivates a culture of team engagement and collaboration in the CCEC/SFC
Additional Information for Applicants::
The College of Education and Human Ecology values learning as a lifelong process. The educators, researchers and professionals we help grow are critical to shaping academic success and health and wellness for generations to come. EHE embodies the mission and goals of OSU, and is committed to:
Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
Fostering a culture of engagement and service;
Understanding that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence. We are led by our core values of excellence; diversity in people and of ideas; inclusion; access and affordability; innovation; collaboration and multidisciplinary endeavor; and integrity, transparency and trust.
About the EHE Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center
All of us at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy are committed to improving children's learning and development at home, in school and in the community. This commitment is seen through the work of our renowned researchers and dedicated staff whose diverse skills improve the lives of children from birth to age five and their families, particularly those at risk.
As part of the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University, our partnership with The Schoenbaum Family Center is recognized for its potential to inspire young children through play as a means of discovering the joy of language and art. Our programs value each child's innate curiosity to understand their world and their place in it. Our research informs and shapes curriculum in our classrooms.
This mosaic of contributions includes speech-language pathology, psychology, reading, special education, education statistics and elementary education expertise.
This candidate selected for this position will be hired for years 1 through 3 of this project. Reporting to the Project Coordinator with a dotted-line reporting line to the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant will be required to travel to homes in Columbus on a regular basis. Reliable transportation is required.
This position is intermittent with work occurring during the data collection window in Fall (6 weeks) and Spring (6 weeks). The anticipated hours during these windows is 30 hours per week.
The candidate selected for the position must be comfortable working with children and families from diverse backgrounds. The work environment is fast-paced and requires someone comfortable working independently and within a group setting. The Research Assistant should be comfortable in a high change work environment. A health screening may be required.
This position has been reposted.
The successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
Bachelor's s level degree in Social Sciences or Education or equivalent education and experience
Experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds
Knowledge of developmental assessments
Ability to work as part of a team
Knowledge of desktop computing
Reliable transportation and willingness to travel for field work
Must be able to fulfill the state requirements to work with children (successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check).
Experience working with young children
Target Salary: $15.70 - $16.85 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.