The person in this position willwork on one or more of the externally funded social or educational researchprojects at the Peabody Research Office (PRO). We are looking forversatile individuals who are able to participate effectively in a range ofresearch-related activities on different projects and be capable of assistingin the development of new research projects.
We are seeking someone who takesinitiative and can collaborate across disciplines. One of the key projects in which the personin this position will work involves a collaboration between educationresearchers, community partners, and engineering students and professors. This NSF-funded 4-year project involves thedevelopment of a progressive web application to facilitate data collection andinstructional coaching in early education settings. We seek someone with experience working onteams with diverse backgrounds and levels of experience. The ideal candidate will have leadership/management experience, strong communication and problem-solving skills, and knowledge related to early education and child development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with engineers, community partners, and education researchers to create a progressive web application
Coordinate and lead project meetings with relevant parties
Will serve as liaison to the project's Advisory Board and will be responsible for coordinating/managing their consultant contracts
Assist in developing training materials associated with collecting observation data (e.g., programming of animated training videos/tutorials to be featured online)
Assist in developing dissemination/promotional materials targeting both researchers and practitioners
Add value to the work through taking initiative and bringing new ideas to the table
Carry out duties associated with other specialized research projects
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Master's degree in early childhood education, child development, or related field
Ability to think creatively and problem-solve in new situations
Strong written and oral communication skills
Experience prioritizing and managing multiple tasks
Experience conducting child observations in early education settings is preferred but not required
Experience in the Oracle system is preferred but not required
Familiarity with evaluation research methods (especially field experimentation and quasi-experimentation)
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