NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change
March 27, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
Seeking qualified applicant (with minimum of B.S., B.A. in psychology, neuroscience, human services, or related field) to work full-time as a Project Coordinator for Dr. Clancy Blair at the Neuroscience and Education Lab. We are looking to fill this position ASAP but no later than by May 1, 2018.
This position would be responsible for general lab management and project coordination for the Family Life Project. The Family Life Project (FLP) is an NIH-funded longitudinal study of child development in the context of rural poverty. Opportunities for involvement in paper publications and conferences are possible.
Under the supervision of Dr. Blair, create and pilot data collection protocols and procedures for administrative record collection; create manuals and train research assistants at partner sites
Coordinate, track, and oversee data collection activities and effort across sites; travel to sites (North Carolina and Pennsylvania) 1-4 times per year to ensure protocol fidelity
Draft yearly NIH progress reports; update and track project-related publications and presentations; track measures collected over time
Maintain lab-wide IRB approval status through protocol adjustments, amendment submissions, continuing reviews, and new submissions
Coordinate, execute, and oversee data use agreements and data sharing between institutions
Create and update measurement codebooks, run and present descriptives using SPSS; general oversight of data management activities
Assist with hiring and staffing needs; coordinate staff appointment paperwork; oversee intern responsibilities
Assist with budget projections for project-related expenses
General miscellaneous lab management, including coordinating lab meetings; facilities, maintenance, IT, and telecommunications requests; website maintenance
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related social science field. M.A. preferred. Former research experience on comparable projects and basic quantitative data analysis using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata) is required. Experience with research administration including IRB and grants management preferred. Candidates should be comfortable working in a fast-paced team-oriented environment and communicating with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the research team and the University. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required along with the ability to handle tasks with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to carry out complex research protocols to completion. We are looking for someone who is available for a two-year commitment with the possibility of additional years pending funding.
Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and a writing sample through Interfolio ASAP but no later than by April 15, 2018.
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About NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change
The Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) is the largest interdisciplinary institute on New York University (NYU)’s Washington Square campus. The Institute aims to break new ground through support for rigorous research and training across social, behavioral, educational, policy, and health sciences. We cultivate an intellectual community focused on issues related to poverty and inequality, education and child development, health and wellbeing, and social policy in local, national, and global contexts. A joint initiative of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Wagner School of Public Service, Faculty of Arts and Science, and Office of the Provost, IHDSC brings together over 70 faculty and hundreds of students and staff with the goals of knowledge creation (research), knowledge transmission (education), and knowledge utilization (policy and practice). Specifically, the Institute provides: 1) infrastructure for grants development and management; 2) interdisciplinary training of students; 3) support for faculty to launch new programs of inquiry; and 4) an intellectual community for substantive and methodological cross-fertilization acro...ss research efforts in key thematic areas. Through collaborative research and targeted dissemination, a central goal is to bridge the disconnect between the science of human development and policies and practices that affect children, youth, adults, and families in local and global contexts.