LINGUIST List 14.2843

Fri Oct 17 2003

FYI: Spanish/Psycholing: Researcher, Harvard

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  1. bcollins, Spanish/Psycholing: Researcher, Harvard Med School/Judge Baker Center

Message 1: Spanish/Psycholing: Researcher, Harvard Med School/Judge Baker Center

Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 18:46:21 +0000
From: bcollins <>
Subject: Spanish/Psycholing: Researcher, Harvard Med School/Judge Baker Center

University or Organization: Harvard Medical School / Judge Baker Center
Department: Psychiatry
Rank of Job: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition,
 Psycholinguistics, Psychiatry
Required Language(s): Spanish (Code = SPN)


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

- Unpaid 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.
- One-year commitment minimum.
- Minimum 20 hours per week; Schedule is generally flexible.
- This position is ideal for someone who is:
 - 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.

- 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.
- 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
- Training and regular research meetings and supervision
- Support for research and study pre-doctoral and doctoral grant
- 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
 [ ]

- Judge Baker Children's Center: Childhood Bilingualism and
 Developmental Psychopathology
 [ ]

- Judge Baker Children's Center/ Children's Hospital Academic Teaching
 [ ]

To apply:

A. Please send:
 1.) Letter of interest and resume via email attachment to; and,
B. Mail:
 1.) Letter of interest and resume (hard copies),
 2.) Three references (actual letters may be received after
 3.) Copy of college transcripts,

Address for Applications:

 Attn: Dr. Claudio O. Toppelberg
 Judge Baker Children's Center
 3 Blackfan Circle
 Boston, MA 02115-5794
 United States of America

 Position is open until filled

Contact Information:
 Brian Collins
 Tel: 617 232 8390 ext.2345
 Fax: 617 232 8390 ext. 2634
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