|Job type||Full Time|
This position supports research conducted at the Institute of Child Development. Drs. Kathleen Thomas and Megan Gunnar jointly hold a grant to examine aspects of social buffering of responses to stress, including examining conditions under which buffering occurs and the neural mechanisms underlying the response. Dr. Gunnar also holds a grant to examine cardiovascular health in adolescents following early adversity. This position reports directly to Bonny Donzella who manages the Gunnar Lab. The candidate will assist in managing/coordinating various aspects of specific research studies. We are seeking someone with knowledge of child development theory and research with experience in an active laboratory setting collecting biological, neural, and behavioral measures. Responsibilities for this position include contacting families, describing the studies, scheduling appointments, reminder contacts, tracking data, obtaining informed consent, administering behavioral tasks and questionnaires, managing and training undergraduate research assistants, and assisting other lab staff in research tasks. To accommodate the needs of participating families, a portion of the work will occur in the afternoon, evenings, and on weekends. Portions of the work will be conducted in person, and others remotely using Zoom as a platform for both the consent process and the behavioral tasks.
We seek applicants with prior experience working with child or adolescent populations, with phone recruitment of research participants, with behavioral/clinical research experience, and experience conducting research with families online using HIPAA-compliant Zoom platform, Redcap, University Box, and in an MRI context.
Recruitment of child and adolescent participants (45%)
Data Collection (45%)
As a research professional 2, this position has a level of independent responsibility to design tools and processes to effectively collect data while adhering to the research protocol. This requires regular coordination with the project manager to verify adaptations and progress.
General Laboratory Support (10%)
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
About the Department
The Institute of Child Development (ICD) at the University of Minnesota has long been a premier center for scholarship, teaching, and outreach devoted to the understanding and fostering of child development. Founded in 1925, the Institute is one of the oldest departments studying children's development in the United States. From its inception, a key tenet of the department has been to "give away" child psychology. This philosophy has created an environment rich with collaborations, new ideas, and exciting interdisciplinary work. The ICD is housed within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and has an undergraduate program within the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
College of Education and Human Development Overview:
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is a world leader in discovering, creating, sharing, and applying principles and practices of multiculturalism and multidisciplinary scholarship to advance teaching and learning and to enhance the psychological, physical, and social development of children, youth, and adults across the lifespan in families, organizations, and communities. CEHD is the third largest college at the University of Minnesota, houses seven departments with ten undergraduate majors, over 30 graduate degree programs, and 25 centers and institutes. We are committed to diversity in our students, faculty and staff; 38.4% of our new first year students are students of color and more than 265 of our international students represent over 51 different countries. For further information: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/about/default.html.
At CEHD, diversity is necessary to doing our best work and fostering our humanity. That's why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment. We strive to weave these core values into the work of each department and all of programs. We are deeply engaged with our surrounding community, and our students, staff, and faculty are encouraged and empowered to enhance equity, inspire change, learn and grow personally, and prepare professionally to encounter and engage in systemic transformation. For more information, visit https://www.cehd.umn.edu/diversity/ .
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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
|Employer||University of Minnesota|