The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of only 15 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio- manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.
The Language, Literacy, and Learning Lab (LangLitLearn Lab) is housed in the Waisman Center and directed by Rebecca Alper, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. Research in the LangLitLearn Lab focuses on family-centered early language and pre-literacy intervention for children with or at risk for communication disorders. This includes primarily families and children under 5 who speak English, Spanish, or both. The Clinical Behavioral Specialist will assist with the development, implementation, and dissemination of research in the Language, Literacy, and Learning Lab under Dr. Alper's supervision. This will include duties related to IRB submission and maintenance, recruitment, retention, stimulus design, data collection, data analysis, and preparation for publication/presentation.
||Develops, designs, and conducts one or more research projects and organizes daily operation of projects and specialized research areas to ensure work meets established objectives under moderate supervision.
- 20% Conducts research experiments according to established research protocols with moderate impact to the project(s). Collects data and monitors test results
- 10% Operates, cleans, and maintains organization of research equipment and research area. Tracks inventory levels and places replenishment orders
- 20% Reviews, analyzes, and interprets data and/or documents results for presentations and/or reporting to internal and external audiences
- 10% Participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of research methodology and materials
- 20% Provides operational guidance on day-to-day activities of unit or program staff and/or student workers
- 10% Performs literature reviews and writes reports
- 10% Assists with participant recruitment and outreach.
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A Bachelor's Degree is required. A degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Early Childhood Education, Psychology or closely related field is preferred.
A Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Early Childhood Education, Psychology or closely related field is preferred.
Qualified applicants will have the required following experience:
- Reading, writing, and speaking fluency in Spanish and English.
- Foundational computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, PDF editing, basic website management).
- Ability to drive independently to complete research-related tasks (e.g., home visits).
- Knowledge of early child development.
Well-qualified applicants will have the preferred following experience:
- Prior research experience.
- Experience working with families and children.
- Knowledge of early childhood language development and/or disorders.
- Experience working with families and children with developmental disabilities.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong quantitative skills.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
|Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
Weekend and after-hours work is occasionally required to meet family needs.
Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.
Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.
|How to Apply:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references including contact information.
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