Senior Research Coordinator - Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development - (17001757)
This a grant funded limited-appointment position for one year with a possible second year based on funding. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development is a laboratory in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. The Institute helps build the knowledge base vital for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to foster positive development, improved life chances, and contributions of young people. This commitment is rooted in an evidence-based approach to action that emphasizes the strengths of youth and their families, schools, and communities.
Research activities will involve work on a project designed to promote ethical decision-making in early adolescents through an educational video game, Quandary (www.quandary.net). The project is designed to develop and evaluate resources for educators to apply Quandary tenets to classroom strategies, taking the game to an established program with the evidence and resources to support wider implementation and further refinement.
The Senior Research Coordinator will report to the Principal Investigator and is responsible for support with curriculum development, recruitment of schools and educators, management of incoming data, facilitating interviews and data collection, conducting qualitative coding and data analysis, and contributing to publications. Outreach to and ongoing communication with schools, teachers, and parents will be required. The person in this role will be responsible for keeping IRB approvals and consent forms up-to-date. This person will also coordinate data collection and oversee the organization of surveys and consent forms.
A Bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience in a research setting is required.
Seeking a candidate with positive communication skills, high attention to detail, and ability to take initiative and work autonomously.
Candidate must have a valid driver's license and access to a personal vehicle.
A Master's degree is preferred.
Experience working in schools and experience designing and implementing curriculum in grades 5-6 is highly preferred.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Local travel is required
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.