Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is renewing our search for a highly intelligent, experienced, self-motivated, and organized individual to join our staff as a Postdoctoral Project Coordinator. This two-year position is a dynamic opportunity for a motivated professional to support Children and Screens’ mission to promote rigorous, objective research and 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 in support of the Institute’s mission. The scope of this work bridges the medical, neuroscience, social science, education, and academic communities.
In addition to managing important projects, the Postdoctoral Project Coordinator oversees volunteer interdisciplinary working groups as well as Institute Interns to ensure that projects are managed efficiently and in accordance with objectives set by the Directors of Children and Screens.
- Coordinating projects of different sizes (small/medium/large) through all project phases. Examples of these projects include:
- Organizing the Institute’s popular Ask the Experts webinar series and Tips for Parents columns
- Coordinating the 2023 Digital Media and Developing Minds Congress, and coinciding Tools and Methodologies Exposition, alongside interdisciplinary planning committees
- Supporting the Principal Investigator for a large grant to assist in funding the 2023 Digital Media and Developing Minds Congress
- Planning and organizing interdisciplinary research retreats as needed
- Overseeing the Institute’s seed grants program
- Assisting with the coordination of various digital media use survey projects
- 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
- Managing and mentoring interns and guiding intern activities and responsibilities
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Education, Pediatrics, Psychology, Science Journalism, Public Health, Science Policy, or other related scientific fields required
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong ability to prioritize and multitask
- Highly organized with strong attention to detail
- Ability to work with a team and independently
- Adaptive and desire to continuously learn new skills
- Proficiency with Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Mac OS
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.