Research Specialist Position in UofSC’s Early Social Development and Intervention Lab
The Early Social Development & Intervention (ESDI) Lab at the University of South Carolina is looking for a fulltime Research Specialist to assist with exciting NIH-funded research on early detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Using behavioral and eye-tracking experiments with infants, toddlers, and parents, research focuses on how early attention and motor systems influence the emergence of social communication and ASD red flags. The research specialist will work closely with the principal investigator, research staff, and graduate and undergraduate students on two longitudinal studies that follow infants from birth to two years of age. Responsibilities will include: participant recruitment, data collection and administration of experimental procedures (electrocardiogram, eye tracking, and behavioral measures), administration of behavioral assessments, electrocardiogram and eye tracking data post-processing, data entry, data analysis, and dissemination of research findings. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field, strong interpersonal skills, and research experience with toddlers and children with and without developmental disabilities.
Recent graduates encouraged to apply.