Research Assistant – University of Maryland, College Park

Research Assistant – University of Maryland, College Park I am currently looking for a full-time Research Assistant/Lab Manager for my Language Development and Parenting Laboratory in the Department of Human Development at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Research Assistant’s duties will include: transcribing videos of parent-child interaction, developing and applying coding schemes to the transcripts, data entry, literature searches and reviews on related topics, assisting with IRB protocols, developing stimuli, and occasional data collection with toddlers and preschoolers. In addition, the Research Assistant will help to train and manage undergraduates working in the laboratory on various projects. Qualifications: The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with a related major (psychology, human development, speech and hearing sciences, education, or linguistics).  The position would be ideal for someone who wishes to go to on to graduate school but first desires some valuable research experience.  The ideal candidate will have experience with the Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES); will have some research experience and experience with young children; and will be organized and independent and willing to make an 18 month (minimum) commitment to the position.  This is a full-time job with excellent benefits and an anticipated start date in January 2010. To Apply: Interested applicants should send via email a cover letter detailing experience, a CV/Resume, and telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of two to three professional references to Dr. Meredith Rowe at Review of applications begins immediately, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. The University of Maryland is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to Apply.