Soc/Clin Research Assistant

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

December 14, 2021


Posting Information Department FPG Child Development Inst - 631200

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 11/23/2021 Application Deadline 12/14/2021 Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA) Position Title Soc/Clin Research Assistant Position Number 20015189 Vacancy ID S018726 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Flexible- depending on needs of project, some evenings/weekends may be required. Full-Time (ongoing)

Position Location Hiring Range 14.00-20.00 Proposed Start Date 12/20/2021 Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is one of the nation's oldest and largest multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of children and their families. As one of the nation's leading child development research centers, we generate scientific evidence, inform policies, and support practices to promote positive developmental and educational outcomes for children of all backgrounds and abilities from infancy to adolescence.

FPG has a particular focus on the study of vulnerable populations and those who have special needs. In addition, FPG is committed to addressing the critical issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as the ways that educational inequality and barriers to inclusion impact children's well-being.

Approximately 280 researchers, implementation and technical assistance specialists, staff, and students work on more than 75 projects related to developmental disabilities; physical, social, and emotional health; early care and education; early intervention and special education, prevention science, and more to address important issues facing all children and families. Our work spans across disciplines from education and psychology to social work and public health.

We collaborate with researchers across campus and throughout the nation. At FPG, transdisciplinary collaboration is a way to leverage collective expertise for comprehensive and relevant research and outreach, and is embodied in our motto: Advancing knowledge to transform children's lives.

Position Summary

This Research Assistant position will work with Dr. Cathi Propper, her investigative teams, and research staff to provide support to assigned research activities with a primary focus on participant recruitment/retention, data collection, and data processing. Primary areas of responsibilities are: • Facilitating and conducting data collection with families and children. • Data entry, management, and preliminary analysis, as directed by the Dr. Propper or designated senior personnel. • Planning meetings, preparation of research materials, training, and support with reporting needs.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

• Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

• B.A. degree in psychology, education, or other social science is preferred. • Experience working with infants, children, and families; experience within a research environment, experience working with data collection and coding.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Optional and Required Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have experience working in a research environment.
  • yes
  • no
  • What is your experience working with infants and children?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have prior experience with data collection? If so, please explain.
  • (Open Ended Question)