The Child Development Lab investigates the development of attention, lapses in attention (particularly in formal learning environments), and ways in which we can help support children’s attention regulation in order to benefit all children’s learning outcomes.
The Child Development Lab investigates the development of attention, lapses in attention (particularly in formal learning environments), and ways in which we can help support children’s attention regulation in order to benefit all children’s learning outcomes. The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating projects related to an IES funded grant investigating interventions to help support attention regulation in elementary students as well as other related projects. The project manager’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) participant and school recruitment, data collection and data processing, database management, supervising and training research assistants, maintaining and coordinating testing schedule and equipment, collaborating with the PI and grad students on developing research materials, managing IRB submissions and monitoring adherence to human subjects protocols, assisting with reports for federal funding agencies, and contributing to dissemination efforts (e.g., conference submissions, presentations, and publications).
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field
Experience conducting research, particularly with children
Experience with experimental methods
Experience with observational research
Familiarity with eye tracking technology
Familiarity with Excel, SPSS (or R), Adobe Photoshop
Highly motivated with good attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Familiarity with experimental presentation software is a plus (e.g., Presentation, E-Prime, Matlab)
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest describing relevant skills and experience, CV, copy of unofficial college transcripts, and contact information for two-three references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by May 1, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Grant Funded, 12 month appointment (renewable based on performance and funding availability). Two year commitment preferred. NOTE: THIS POSITION IS GRANT-FUNDED, WHEREIN EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON THE RENEWAL OF THE GRANT
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Internal Number: 493337
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