Research Assistant 1

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Fort George G Meade, MARYLAND
Job Type: PartTime


Child Study Center - RD Development


University Job Title

Research Assistant 1 HSS

Bargaining Unit

L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Compensation Grade

Labor Grade C

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Work Week

Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Work Location

Medical School Campus

Worksite Address

350 George St

Position Focus:

This research project funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) is focused on understanding variation in response to reading remediation in reading disabled (RD) learners with dynamic brain/behavior tracking designed to yield novel insights into how remediation modifies brain organization for reading, and why it fails to do so adequately for some RD children. The individual will be involved in the behavioral testing of children recruited for the project. The testing will take place at 300 George Street, Suite 900 in the Gracco/Pugh Lab. The individual will be assisting the current lab manager/coordinator.

Essential Duties

1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments. 2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. 3. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. 4. Recruits study participants and ensures that subject recruitment and follow-up are completed per protocol procedures. 5. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May assist research and support staff. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability administering and scoring the Woodcock-Johnson reading test. Demonstrated ability administering and scoring the TOWRE reading test. Demonstrated ability administering and scoring the CTOPP phonological skill test.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability with neuroimaging analysis using FMRIPrep.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's degree in Psychology.

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Evening Hours Required?


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