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The Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time, Temporary Research Study Assistant. The RSA will perform both complex and routine procedures in the I-LABS Social Cognition Lab with responsibility for the smooth, continuous daily operations of a research study, and to obtain data for use in fundamental research as well as educational diagnostics of school readiness using the Preschool and Child Implicit Association Test (IAT). This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of an extension, determined by performance and other factors that will be assessed at the end of the first year.
The primary function of the Research Study Assistant will be to coordinate an existing research study in the Greater Seattle-area school districts. This includes the main jobs of recruiting and testing research participants at the schools and communicating with teachers, principals, and administrators. The job also includes the responsibilities listed below, as well as other related tasks. Additional work will be required at our lab on University of Washington's main Seattle campus and other sites within the community (local schools and science museums).
Responsibilities: -Travel to schools and other sites to recruit, test, and debrief research participants. -Coordinate with school and district staff to ensure the smooth execution of the research study. -Work with third party contractors to acquire goods and services vital to running the study. -Maintain very detailed and accurate records on paper and in a computer database. -Conduct data entry of sensitive subject information; maintain confidentiality of subject information. -Provide preliminary data analyses to lead researchers. -Present findings to families, teachers, and community members. -Write and modify Institutional Review Board applications. -Assist with other data collection and clerical tasks as needed. -Support other investigators with their respective studies as needed.
Requirements: -Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience. -Extensive experience with children (e.g., teaching, childcare, volunteering with children, etc.). -Strong computer skills, including fluency with Microsoft Office and business internet practices. -Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills. -Excellent flexibility, organizational skills, and attention to detail. -Ability to multitask and meet weekly deadlines. -Ability to work independently with limited supervision. -Ability to transport oneself to research sites (owning a vehicle is not a requirement). -Weekend availability may be required.
Desired skills and experience: -Strong statistics, mathematics, and logic skills. -Ability to manage other research assistants and student interns. -Experience with statistical analyses. -Experience with computer programming.
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A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
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