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Wed Jun 25 2003

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Message 1: Spanish & Speech Pathology, Child Development, Child Language Acquisition: Researcher, Harvard, MA, USA

Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 11:50:20 +0000
From: bcollins <bcollinsjbcc.harvard.edu>
Subject: Spanish & Speech Pathology, Child Development, Child Language Acquisition: Researcher, Harvard, MA, USA



University or Organization: Harvard
Department: Judge Baker Children's Center
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition,
		 Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Psychology,
		 Speech Pathology, Child Development, Child Language
		 Acquisition
Required Language(s): Spanish (Code = SPN)


Description:

Native Spanish Speaking Volunteer Research Assistant
Harvard Project on Language and Child Psychiatry

- Volunteer position on a research project supported by a 5-year
 National Institute of Mental Health research grant.
- Bilingual research assistants conduct child and family evaluations;
 score, enter and analyze data; and assist in various tasks part of
 the project's daily operations. Research assistants work closely
 with research coordinator.
- Evaluations include testing (extensive child language assessment in
 both Spanish and English; cognitive and achievement testing),
 diagnostic psychiatric interviews, and administration of
 questionnaires/surveys (for emotional/behavioral problems, and
 sociodemographic, acculturation, immigration and other risk factors
 and variables). Training will be provided.
- Start date: early summer (flexible). 	
- One-year commitment minimum.
- Minimum 16 hours per week; higher availability is highly
 desirable. Schedule is generally flexible.

This position is ideal for someone: 	
- Strongly interested in research and possibly empirical publications
 (data available now).
- Interested in obtaining experience in developmental language and
 psychological/psychiatric research, planning to apply for graduate
 studies.


Requirements: 
- Enrolled in program for or obtained bachelor's degree in:
 psychology, speech pathology, child development, child language
 acquisition or related field (master's or doctoral degrees desirable
 but not required).
- Spanish/English bilingual, native Spanish speaker.
- Excellent computer skills. 

Preferred but not required:
- Experience with test administration (psychological, language), or in
 psychiatric, developmental and/or language research.
- Bachelor's degree or higher. 

We offer:
- Access to libraries, facilities and multiple
 opportunities at Harvard and Children's Hospital Boston
- Being part of a collegial research team in a major academic/research
 center
- Training and regular research meetings and supervision
- Support for research and study pre-doctoral and doctoral grant
 applications
- The chance to acquire or perfect highly sought-after Spanish
 research skills.

For more info about the project or Judge Baker Children's
Center click to view: 

Harvard Research: 

Child Language Development & Developmental Psychopathology
http://www.hmcnet.harvard.edu/psych/redbook/86.htm

Judge Baker Children's Center: Childhood Bilingualism and
Developmental Psychopathology
http://www.jbcc.harvard.edu/research/research1.htm#Bilingual
 
Judge Baker Children's Center/ Children's Hospital Academic
Teaching Conference 
http://www.jbcc.harvard.edu/lectures.htm

To apply: 

A. Please send:

Letter of interest and resume via email attachment to
bcollinsjbcc.harvard.edu; and,

B. Mail: 
1.) Letter of interest and resume (hard copies),
2.) Three references (actual letters may be received after interview), 
3.) Copy of college transcripts, 

To:
Claudio O. Toppelberg, MD
Principal Investigator, 
Project on Language and Child Psychiatry
Judge Baker Children's Center, 
Harvard Medical School
3 Blackfan Circle
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5794

For inquiries, please contact: 
Brian Collins at: 617 232 8390 x2634 
or by e-mail: bcollinsjbcc.harvard.edu 



Address for Applications:

	Attn: Brian Collins
	Judge Baker Children's Center, 
	Harvard Medical School
	3 Blackfan Circle
	Boston, MA 02115-5794
	United States of America 
 
	Applications are due by 10-Jul-2003


Contact Information:
	Brian Collins
	Email: bcollinsjbcc.harvard.edu
	Tel: 617 232 8390 x2634
	Website: http://www.jbcc.harvard.edu
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