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Job Opening: Research Assistant for Ready to Read

Posted: January 19, 2012

The Ready to Read department is looking for a Research Assistant to aid in the current study being conducted on reading development in young children. The position includes a variety of tasks that include interacting with parents and children as well as operating state-of-the-art technology. Additional activities may include coding data, data entry, calling parents to schedule appointments and making reminder phone calls for scheduled visits.

The position is about 10-20 hours a week depending on when the visits are scheduled each week.

For information about job responsibilities and qualifications, please click "Read More"...


*Maintain confidentiality of study and participant information
*Interacting with parents and young children during hour long visits to the School of Education
*Conducting interviews of parents
*Running experiments using computers and other technology
*Performing certain tasks with young children in one-on-one interactions
*Conducting phone calls to parents for scheduling visits
*Data collection, coding and entry (when needed)

Required Qualifications:

*Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
*Computer experience
*Excellent written and oral communication skills
*Previous work with young children (desired)
*Flexibility in weekly schedule to accommodate various lab visit schedules

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:
Robyn Lachman


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