About the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences
Northwestern University’s Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci) brings together the rich and diverse community of scholars at Northwestern focused on how early development shapes lifespan health and wellbeing. DevSci provides a scientific platform for transdisciplinary research and training bridging NU’s biomedical and social sciences campuses. DevSci provides specialized infrastructure, resources, and training to over 150 faculty, students and staff from disciplines ranging from pediatrics, developmental psychopathology, prevention, developmental science, education, neuroscience, and population health. It also oversees the Neurodevelopmental Core at Northwestern University which enables the integration of state of the art developmentally-sensitive neuroimaging, physiologic and performance-based developmental assessment methods into diverse research programs.
The Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci) at Northwestern is seeking an individual with expertise in child psychology (or related fields). This is an hourly, full-time position for a person with experience/training in administering developmentally-based child assessments and coding of behavioral data who will work on sponsored research projects as well as within DevSci’s Neurodevelopmental Core. This position requires a combination of both clinical expertise as well as a strong administrative and organizational skills.
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working with young children administering standardized developmental assessments (for example., PAPA, Bayley, DAS,NIH Toolbox, Mullen), developing coding protocols and procedures, and behavioral coding, but will also receive on the job training, certification, and supervision. Importantly, the candidate will be comfortable both administering/coding these assessments and training other staff to follow the guidelines of these assessments.
We seek an enthusiastic, self-directed individual who is interested in a position that will offer flexibility (with a remote option but some in-person activity will be required). This position would require 40 hours per week and may include evening and weekend hours. This is an outstanding position for an individual with interest in growing developmental assessment skills within a dynamic research environment. Occasionaly travel to Evanston is required.
Expectations of the Senior Research Study Coordinator
The candidate should have experience working with children and conducting developmentally-based child assessments. The candidate should also have experience in coding and developing protocols and be comfortable with supervisory and/or administrative duties as assigned.
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