Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania (US)
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2019
Job Type
Research Related
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.

The new Language and Cognition Laboratory (Department of Linguistics) at the University of Pennsylvania has an opening for a full-time Research Coordinator position. The lab investigates how young children acquire language, how language interacts with early conceptual development, and how language is used and understood by more mature (adult) communicators.
The Research Coordinator will participate in all aspects of lab activities, including: initiating and maintaining contacts with schools, daycares, museums and other places where children will be recruited, designing and conducting experimental studies with children and adults, coding and analyzing data, performing library research, maintaining and ordering lab equipment and supplies, assisting with IRB procedures and reports, etc. He or she will also work closely with any undergraduate students in the lab and other lab members.

-B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
-Background and/or research experience in cognitive science, developmental psychology, or related fields
-Interest in an organizational position with responsibilities
-Desire to learn about the topics studied by the lab group
-Familiarity with research software and statistics (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Power Point, Qualtrics) preferred
-Maturity and willingness to work with young children

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.