Research Coordinator Position Available The Project on Language and Spatial Development (, PI: Dr. Shannon Pruden) and the Brain and Behavioral Development Lab (, PI: Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland) in Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families (CCF)<> and Department of Psychology<> are seeking to hire one (1) talented project/research coordinator for an NICHD-funded R01 grant examining the neuroscience of spatial development. The project will gather cross-sectional and longitudinal MRI and behavioral data on typically-developing 4- to 6-year-old children. Located within an international, multicultural urban setting, the Center for Children and Families, a Preeminent Program at FIU and the Department of Psychology, ranked 9th in the country for research funding, offers a stimulating research environment full of collaborative and networking opportunities.
Initial appointment will be for 1 year, with possibility of renewal (upon performance review); a minimum of a 2-year commitment is desired. The position is ideal for a candidate who wishes to gain additional research experience before applying to a doctoral and/or graduate program in Psychology or Neuroscience. There may be opportunities to develop independent projects, attend conferences, and co-author manuscripts.
Under the supervision of the PIs, the research coordinator will:
* manage participant recruitment, scheduling and completion of study visits, including but not limited to neuroimaging visits, behavioral data collection, and parent-child interviews. * Oversee team of research assistants as they assemble and administer research protocols, including the recruitment and training of research assistants, developing training/protocol manuals, assigning daily and long-term tasks, coordinate project meetings and cultivating a team-oriented, collaborative environment. * Participate in study maintenance, including but not limited to, ordering of supplies and equipment, and keeping inventory. * Oversee and manage project operations, including write and manage IRB protocols and grant-related progress reports, manage budget/disperse participant payments, website, and outreach to participants and local recruitment sites. * Manage typical participant registry database. * Compile data, record results, and statistical analysis of results for publication, grants, and presentations. * Other project-related tasks may include stimulus construction, audio/video editing, and conducting literature reviews.
Qualifications: Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree by appointment date. Experience with project and database management, working with human subjects in a research context, and working with parents and preschool- and elementary-aged children is desirable. Candidates who are bilingual English-Spanish are especially encouraged to apply. Ability to work some nights and weekends to collect data. Knowledge of MRI and/or eye-blink conditioning and/or desire to learn these techniques given their use for this project is desirable. Salary is $35,000/year plus benefits. Applications will be accepted until position is filled though preference will go to those applying by November 17, 2019. Start date of January 2020 is desired.
Interested applications should apply at: and enter job 519766
For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Shannon Pruden, <>
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.