23-24 Paid Research Coordinator Position-Brain and Cognitive Dev. Lab


The Brain and Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking a qualified individual to work as a research coordinator.  The lab uses behavioral, electrophysiological (ERP), and optical imaging (fNIRS) techniques to study development in infants, children, and adults. Duties of the research coordinator include: overseeing data collection of studies of cognitive and brain development in infants, children, and adults, managing datasets of various types (neuroscience data, behavioral data, and a participant information database), supervising 5 to 10 undergraduate research assistants per semester, and working with others to recruit members of the community to participate in child development research.

You can receive 290 or 494 credit or be paid hourly. It would require around 15 hours of work per week in the actual lab, with at least a majority of work time being during the normal work week hours  (9 am to 5 pm).  The exact schedule is flexible, although there is a preference for morning and early afternoons and some weekend work.  Pay starts at 18.00 per hour but will be scaled higher with education and experience.  Start date is negotiable, but as soon as possible is preferred.  To apply, please send CV and a short statement of experience and interests to Dr. Daniel Hyde via email (dchyde@illinois.edu). Applications will be gathered until the position is filled.  

The candidate must be comfortable working with families and children, show evidence of experience managing or supervising other people, be comfortable with multiple computer systems and programs, and have experience with or interest in learning about cognitive and brain development research.  Some college coursework in a field related to the BCD Lab research (i.e., social or biological sciences) is required. Position could be filled by an undergraduate or graduate student if they meet these qualifications.  

The ideal candidate would also have several years of experience conducting human subjects research in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, or neuroscience, evidence of more formal management experience, experience with data management and IRBs, and substantial experience and/or expertise working with young children.  

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