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Mon Aug 2 2004

FYI: Volunteer Researcher Position at Harvard

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  1. bcollins, Lang Assessment Researcher Position, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

Message 1: Lang Assessment Researcher Position, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 12:54:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: bcollins <>
Subject: Lang Assessment Researcher Position, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

University or Organization: Harvard Medical School, Judge Baker
Children's Department: Psychiatry

Rank of Job: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics,

Required Language(s): Spanish 
Description: 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.
� 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 Cordinator. 
� 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 16 hours per week. 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

� 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).
� 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.
� Spanish/English bilingual, native Spanish speaker preferred.

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:
� 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

Address for Applications:
	Attn: Brian Collins
	Judge Baker Children's Center
	3 Blackfan Circle
	Boston, MA 02115
	United States of America

	Applications are due by 10-Oct-2004

Contact Information:
	Brian Collins
	Tel: 617-232-8390
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