POST-BACCALAUREATE PROJECT COORDINATOR UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA CHAMPAIGN

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POST-BACCALAUREATE PROJECT COORDINATOR UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA CHAMPAIGN

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POST-BACCALAUREATE PROJECT COORDINATOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Full-time (40 hours per week) academic hourly position in developmental psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beginning in June or July 2018. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a top-ranked research psychology program. The position is a great fit for someone interested in research to enhance children’s learning. It also provides excellent experience for someone considering graduate studies in psychology or education related fields. The position is at the Center for Parent-Child Studies working on the Early Math Learning Project. The project evaluates an intervention to help parents support their children’s math learning in the initial years of elementary school to create a foundation for later math learning.

The Project Coordinator is a critical member of our research team and will be responsible for overseeing the project. The Project Coordinator will work with school personnel to recruit families for the project and coordinate the scheduling of family visits, as well as data collection during these visits at multiple sites. The role will also involve hiring, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; coordinating data preparation and storage will be a key task as well. The Project Coordinator will be trained in behavioral coding and be part of a behavioral coding team. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, literature searching, preparing materials for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the purchasing of lab supplies.

We are looking for applicants with strong interpersonal skills who are able to interact effectively with children and adults from a variety of backgrounds. In addition, applicants must have effective organizational and managerial skills, with exceptional attention to detail. The ideal candidates can work independently as well as part of a team successfully. Flexibility and willingness to take on new and challenging responsibilities is also of importance. Experience with Word, Excel, and other programs is necessary. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

A bachelor’s degree at the time of employment is required. Research experience is essential. A two-year commitment to the position is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible to Eva Pomerantz at pomerntz@illinois.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit a letter of interest and resume. Letters of references may be requested at a later date.

Minorities, women, and other designated classes are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.