We are hiring two full-time postdoctoral research scientists for the Baby’s First Years study, the first randomized controlled trial to test the impact of poverty reduction on early childhood development. These positions will be overseeing site-based data collection for our capstone wave of data collection when children in the study are approximately four years old. One position will be based in Omaha, Nebraska and the other in New Orleans, Louisiana, with close collaboration with both local lab supervisors and, remotely, with study leadership.

Responsibilities will include:

– Supervising a team of 2-3 research assistants in collecting cognitive and brain data in the university lab setting
– Overseeing scheduling and tracking of participants
– Overseeing quality control of local data collection
– Overseeing data management and data transfer  

To be considered, candidates must have research experience with administering standardized cognitive assessments to young children in the lab setting. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, have good leadership skills, be detail-oriented, and will be proficient at interacting with young children and families.  

Experience with administering EEG and/or collecting biological samples from young children is a strong plus. Familiarity with the Omaha and/or New Orleans community is a strong plus. Previous experience working with diverse and low-income communities of color is highly desirable. Bilingualism in Spanish is a strong plus for the Omaha position.  

If desired, candidates may work with the principal investigator team in data analysis and scientific dissemination. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to . Thank you!