Under general direction of faculty and/or senior research personnel, Research Coordinator employees support the development, design, and implementation of research projects according to plans. They operate with understanding of research goals and objectives but follow established protocols and guidelines. Employees seek instruction in areas of complexity.
The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, anticipates hiring a full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on Montessori education and play. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, interfacing with administrative personnel. Ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy, and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected.
· Help formulate research methods, suggest options for improving quality, identify potential problems, recommend solutions, and collaborate in the development of new techniques.
· Help develop protocol and criteria, determine interview procedures, and approve protocols.
· Independently operate equipment and perform laboratory techniques. May explain and demonstrate technology and equipment capabilities, operations, limitations, and outcomes.
· Collect, screen, and verify data. Conduct data analyses and interpret and implement research methodology based on outcomes of analyses.
· May help author material for publications. May participate in presentations with Principal Investigators (PIs) at meetings or conferences.
· May supervise non-exempt research or support staff and/or student workers.
· In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
This full-time position will remain open until filled.
This is a restricted position contingent on continued funding.
Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for “PSYC – Early Development Lab Project Coordinator”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “PSYC – Early Development Lab Project Coordinator”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Education: Associate’s degree in related field. Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
Experience: Equivalent experience/course work will be considered in lieu of degree.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.