University of Delaware
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE Dr. Roberta M. Golinkoff · Postdoctoral Fellowship · Research Assistant – Recent college graduate · Laboratory Coordinator – Recent college graduate POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP Area: Cognitive Development Applications for a position are being accepted for a post-doctoral fellowship on an NIH-funded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project focusing on preschoolers’ knowledge of fundamental geometric forms and its relationship to mathematical knowledge upon school entry. The position requires someone with strong research training, statistical expertise, and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a closely related area. Ideally, the applicant would be an expert in the area of early mathematical or spatial development and have an interest in young children’s thinking. Experience in using an eye-tracker would be welcomed. Funding is available for one year with full benefits. Responsibilities: Data analysis, writing up results for presentation and publication, literature reviews, designing new studies, some data collection, and collaborative participation with our research team. Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter with statement of research interests, letters of recommendation, and evidence of scholarly publications to: Roberta M. Golinkoff, University of Delaware, School of Education, Willard Hall, Newark, DE 19716. If you are interested in the position, please immediately email your CV to Aimee Stahl at UDInfantLab@gmail.com. Start date can be as early as March 2010. FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT Hired as part of the project described above, funding is available for one year with full benefits. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or cognitive science and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. Experience working with young children is a plus as is a research background. Responsibilities: Working on all aspects of this longitudinal project including participant recruitment, data collection, data coding and analysis, writing conference abstracts and conducting literature reviews. Excellent social skills are essential as the applicant would be testing in schools and Head Starts, interacting with parents and teachers, and routinely interacting and cooperating with other members of the research team. Materials: Please submit a CV and a cover letter, and letters of recommendation to Aimee Stahl at UDInfantLab@gmail.com. Start date can be March 2010. FULL-TIME LABORATORY COORDINATOR The Infant Language Project at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, organized, and well-spoken individual to serve as a full-time laboratory coordinator. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or cognitive science and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal; former laboratory coordinators have gone on to the graduate schools of their choice. The laboratory is very active and highly collaborative with a focus on language acquisition and learning through play. The applicant must be excellent with young children and their parents as well as being able to supervise undergraduate research assistants. Responsibilities: Maintaining participant database, recruitment, all aspects of research design including data collection, coding, and analysis. Excellent writing skills are essential as additional duties include writing grant reports, conducting literature reviews, and collaborating on manuscripts and conference abstracts and presentations. The job offers full benefits and a dynamic working environment since laboratory coordinators are treated as colleagues. This position could begin in June, 2010. Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter, and letters of recommendation to the current lab coordinator, Aimee Stahl, at UDInfantLab@gmail.com.