Research Aide

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS

15756BR

Bureau of Child Research


Position Overview

The Fragile X Research Lab is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Research Aide to assist with data collection in homes of research participants who live in various states across the country, to administer standardized tests and protocols to adolescents with fragile X syndrome, and to code video-taped mother-child interactions for behaviors.


Job Description

35% – Code individual behaviors during videotaped mother/child interactions using Noldus, a behavior coding software.

35% – Travel with a colleague to study participants’ homes across the country to collect data; this involves administering standardized tests of language and cognition, standardized protocols of narrative abilities, and video-taping mother-child interactions. Weekend travel needs vary month to month.

15% – Transcribe mother’s and child’s conversation and code for grammatical categories using the Systematic Analysis for Language Transcripts (SALT) software.

10% – Maintain databases to support data collection and analyses.

3% – Score standardized tests of language, cognition, and adaptive behavior.

2% – Attend meetings with PIs and other lab members.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology, child development, psychology, or related field.
  • Excellent written communication skills and attention to detail, as evidenced by the quality of application materials and writing sample.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel as evidenced by application materials.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with observational coding programs such as Noldus Observer, Multi-Option Observation System for Experimental Studies (MOOSES), or Observational Data Coding System (ODCS) as evidenced in application materials.
  • Previous experience with transcription and coding of language samples for grammatical features as evidenced in application materials.
  • Experience with children with communication delays and/or challenging behaviors.
  • Interest in fragile X syndrome.

  • Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete online application includes a resume/vitae, a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position, a writing sample and a list of three references with contact information.

    Application review begins on Oct 21st and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.


    Advertised Salary Range

    Starting at $31,000


    Application Review Begins

    21-Oct-2019


    Anticipated Start Date

    04-Nov-2019


    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence


    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff


    Work Schedule

    40 hours/week


    Conditions of Employment

    Contingent on Funding


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