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Research Assistant - Cognition and Learning Lab

Position Deleted on 3/21/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Philadelphia, PA
  • Admin - Institutional Research and Planning
  • Admin - Laboratory and Research
Application Due:
Full Time

The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab is hiring a Research Assistant to start work in September 2013. This is a position presenting diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research. The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Professor Elizabeth Gunderson, conducts research on math and spatial learning, parent- and teacher-child interactions, and the development of academic anxieties and stereotypes.

The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process such as stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, and grant administration. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. Training and supervising undergraduate research volunteers is also part of the role. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office suite or similar spreadsheet,
database, word processing and presentation software.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, to complete quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
  • Prior research experience.
  • Experience working with preschool or elementary-school-age children as a researcher,
teacher, or caregiver.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills.
  • Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Some experience managing or monitoring the work of others.
  • Comfortable giving presentations to small groups.
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends to administer study protocols as necessary.
To apply for this position, and view other Temple opportunities, please visit our website at, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Careers at Temple. Please reference TU-16398. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.
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