Postdoctoral Project Coordinator

 

Organization

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development

 

Title

Postdoctoral Project Coordinator

 

Location

Remote, United States

 

About the Position

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development advances and supports

interdisciplinary research, nurtures human capital in the field, informs and educates the public,

and advocates for sound public policy for children growing up in the digital age.

Children and Screens seeks a highly-intelligent, experienced, self-motivated, and organized

individual to join our staff as a Postdoctoral Project Coordinator. This position is a dynamic

opportunity for a motivated professional to support Children and Screens’ mission to promote

rigorous, objective research and an evidence-based national dialogue on the impact of digital

media on children and adolescents.

The Postdoctoral Project Coordinator is accountable for the execution of Institute projects of

varying size and complexity involving interdisciplinary dialogue, research, and public information

within the field of media’s impact on child development. The scope bridges the medical,

neuroscientific, social science, education and academic communities. In addition to carrying out

important project tasks, the Postdoctoral Project Coordinator oversees five groups of interns

working in Marketing, Policy, Communicating Science and Advancement to ensure that projects

are being addressed and managed efficiently and in accordance with objectives set by the

President of Children and Screens.

 

Responsibilities

● Coordinating projects of different sizes (small/medium/large) through all project

phases, including coordinating scientific research workgroups

● Managing and mentoring Marketing, Policy, and Communicating Science interns and

guiding intern activities and responsibilities

● Collaborating with team members to ensure all pieces of the project adhere to the

defined project objectives

● Interfacing with various project stakeholders (clinicians, researchers, public health

experts, etc.) and project sponsors on work progress

● Researching scientific, medical, and educational literature relevant to Institute project

materials and resources

● Developing public information materials communicating project objectives

● Ensuring that project meetings are scheduled, timely, and goal-oriented, with outputs

documented, and keeping the projects moving on a day-to-day basis

● Maintaining and monitoring project schedules, materials, information, and resources

Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

● Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Psychology, Science Journalism, Public Health, Science

Policy or other related scientific fields required

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills

● Must be able to prioritize and multitask

● Possesses a strong attention to detail and is highly organized

● Must be able to work with a team and independently

● Ability to adapt and desire to continuously learn new skills

● Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; Google Suite; Mac OS

● Experience with WordPress and Video Editing is preferred though not required

 

To Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered,

applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. To apply, applicants must email the

following to :

● A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an

explanation of how this position will contribute to your professional goals;

● A resume, transcript and contact information for two academic or professional

references. Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references

are acceptable.

 

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an equal opportunity

employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.