As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for six consecutive years.The UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) Speech Research Laboratory has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Study Assistant. This individual will support studies of speech processing and cognitive development in infants, children, and adolescents using a variety of methods, both behavioral measures of language and cognition as well as brain imaging methods such as magnetoencephalography (MEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and electroencephalography (EEG). Under the supervision of a Research Coordinator, the primary responsibilities of this position will be to recruit and schedule of families with infants or children, obtain informed consent, assist in data collection, and assist in data management. The successful candidate will support Speech Research Laboratory faculty and staff in ongoing research activities. The position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to work on multiple projects, and availability to work evenings and weekends.RESPONSIBILITIES:Telephone, email, and in-person recruitment and scheduling of families as participants in studies.Contact with study participants; explain purpose of research study and protocols.Review and explain consent forms, questionnaires, and surveys with prospective subjects.Assist in the orientation of new participants.Enter the Magnetically Shielded Room to assist in MEG data collection.Enter the MRI scanning room to assist in MRI data collection.Run behavioral and intervention sessions with research participants.Provide administrative assistance for manuscript and book chapter submittals related to the project. Assist in preparation of manuscripts for publication using current American Psychological Association style requirements.Assist in the preparation of materials for disseminating research results such as scripts for seminars/webinars and newsletters.Maintain lab equipment and lab space. Adapt equipment and re-configure lab space as needed.Perform related duties as required.REQUIREMENTS:Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.Must be willing and able to work in the Magnetically Shielded Room to assist in MEG data collection. Certain implants, devices or objects may create magnetic interference and prevent some individuals from assisting during MEG data collection.Must be willing and able to work in the MRI scanning Room to assist in infant MRI data collection. Must pass Magnetic Resonance safety screening: certain implants, devices or objects may be hazardous in the MR environment.Fluent in English.Strong interpersonal skills.Experience working with infants, young children, and families.Proficiency with Microsoft Office.Must be willing and available to work weekends and evenings.DESIRED:Experience with recruiting families with infants/young children for research studies and obtaining informed consent.Experience in data collection and data management.Ability to work independently and as part of a team on multiple projects.Strong written/oral communication and organizational skills.Completed Human Subjects training.Previous experience in infant development research.Familiarity with child nutrition, postnatal stress reduction methods, and infant sleep patterns.CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:Must be willing and available to work weekends and evenings.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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