Research Assistant - Data Collector (Part-Time)

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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/30/2016

Temple University Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA
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The Temple Infant & Child Lab is looking for data collectors for the Language for Reading project, a collaborative research study aiming to develop and test the use of book-reading and play activities to support vocabulary development in children from low-income families. Data collectors will be responsible for administering assessments (e.g., vocabulary tests) to individual preschool participants using standardized protocols. We are looking for dedicated, energetic individuals who could commit to up to 15 hours per week during certain weeks between mid August and May/June. We will also need data collectors for the 2017-2018 school year, with a preference for hiring the same individuals again.The position is grant-funded, starting in September 2016. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or higher in a related field. Experience working with young children (e.g., preschoolers). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

* Strong interpersonal skills.

* Proficient in oral and written English.

* Detail-oriented.

* Ability to travel to school sites.


* Experience in research and/or assessment.

* Experience working with minority populations.

* Coursework in a related field.

* Ability to drive own vehicle to school sites.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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