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LINGUIST List 20.541

Fri Feb 20 2009

Jobs: General Ling: Project Manager/Assoc Research Specialist, U of ...

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        1.    Jan Edwards, General Linguistics: Project Manager -- Associate Research Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA


Message 1: General Linguistics: Project Manager -- Associate Research Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA
Date: 19-Feb-2009
From: Jan Edwards <jedwards2wisc.edu>
Subject: General Linguistics: Project Manager -- Associate Research Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA
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University or Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department: Waisman Center
Job Location: Wisconsin, USA
Job Rank: Project Manager -- Associate Research Specialist

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

Official title: Research Specialist (T16DN) or Associate Research
Specialist (T16FN)

Bachelor's degree required. A degree in psychology, communicative
disorders, or linguistics is preferred. Degree in related field considered.

A minimum of one year behavioral research experience in an academic setting
is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in
ethnically, economically, and racially diverse settings essential.
Background working with minority children in preschools or elementary
schools highly advantageous. The successful candidate will possess: 1)
Excellent oral and written communication skills 2) Organizational skills
and attention to detail 3) An ability to prioritize 4) Excellent
interpersonal skills 5) Knowledge of computers with an understanding of
common Microsoft programs. Experience with programming in R (or related
languages) is highly desirable.

This position involves the conduct of research on factors that affect
success in learning to read among minority, principally African American,
children. The position involves managing and coordinating activities among
the individuals (undergraduates, graduate students, post docs, research
assistants) conducting research at settings such as preschools and
elementary schools. This individual will schedule and coordinate
researchers in the field; training testers; collate and organize data, and
perform simple data analyses. The incumbent will also participate in
creating materials for behavioral studies involving Standard American
English and African American English. This individual will also manage the
lab on a day-to-day basis.

Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
- working with teachers and administrators at preschools and elementary schools
- scheduling testing at such settings
- coordinating schedules of field researchers
- training field researchers
- coordinating distribution and collection of consent forms
- collecting, checking, coding, and inputing research data
- R-scripting to analyze research data
- assist with management of research funds
- general laboratory maintenance

Must be available a minimum of 5 half days per week or 3 full days per
week, including Mondays. (50 to 100% position)

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

Email Address for Applications: .

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