This position will manage and contribute to research on children's causal reasoning developing social cognition, parent-child interaction, and learning. The Research Assistant (RA) will participate in all facets of the research program. This includes: Developing and implementing study materials, helping in the design of online and lab experiments, recruiting and research participants, scheduling and testing participants, monitoring human subject compliance, programming and managing online experiments through Qualtrics, Matlab, and other software environments, operating and managing the lab's computer systems and apparatus for reach tracking. Further details include managing the lab web page and calendar, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, and supporting graduate and honors students in data collection and analysis.
This is a fixed-term position with an estimated end date of August 2022, with the possibility of renewal depending on the funding source.
Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education or a related field is required, and 1-2 years of related research experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Familiarity with Matlab or other program languages (e.g., Python, C++) is necessary.
Familiarity with Qualtrics and statistical programming such as ibex, SPSS, R, reach-tracker, physiological equipment is a plus.
Previous experience with developing experimental stimuli, design, planning, and execution of empirical studies.
Expertise in data analysis, presentation, and reporting.
Knowledge of research in cognitive development broadly construed.
Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.Â
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.
Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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Internal Number: REQ171221
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