Research Assistant I | Michigan State University Job at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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  • Michigan State University
  • East Lansing, MI

Job Description

Position Summary

The Developmental Speech Lab (DSL) in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University is seeking a part-time Research Coordinator. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work on a project funded by the National Institutes of Health to better understand how stuttering and its adverse impact develops in children  .

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to interact with our team of engaged and dynamic researchers, clinicians, and students to support aspects of our research projects, facilitate smooth operations, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal. 

Responsibilities

  • Interface with families participating in research studies: review screening forms, complete screening calls and schedule participants, email appointment reminders/directions, respond to questions/concerns
  • Data collection and management: Assist with data collection/experimental sessions, data entry, and data storage/backup
  • Participant recruitment: Assist with recruitment efforts: create and distribute fliers, contact speech-language pathologists and pediatrician offices, search for community sources for recruitment
  • Regulatory compliance: Help ensure compliance with the Institutional Review Board, secure FERPA/HIPAA forms from participants
  • Administrative support: Assist the team with research presentations, grant applications, and manuscript preparations
  • Help oversee student research assistants: Hire, train, and supervise student Research Assistants
  • Communication and collaboration: Help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a respectful and supportive environment

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or other related science fields; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements and performing analytical and research techniques in an area related to research being performed; may require software specific to the area of research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The position may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience working in a research laboratory setting, preferably in pediatrics or related fields.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Products, Canva)

Desired Qualifications

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS, R) and data visualization techniques
  • l skills, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Experience working with children
  • Attention to detail and dependability
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good phone etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Special Instructions

To apply for this position, please refer to posting # and complete an electronic submission through the Michigan State University Employment opportunities website,

Applicants should include: 1) resume and/or curriculum vitae; 2) a brief cover letter (no longer than 1 page doubled spaced) describing relevant skills and experiences; 3) the names and contact information for 2 references who can speak to the applicant’s expertise for the position.

Direct questions to: Bridget Walsh, Ph.D. CCC-SLP; Associate Professor CSD Department walshb16@msu.edu or Katelyn Gerwin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; gerwinka@msu.edu

Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5 Some weekends and evenings may be required.

Description of End Date

This is an off dated position funded for one year from the date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Website

Bidding eligibility ends on 5/28/2024 at 11:55 PM

About Michigan State University

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.Together, we tackle some of the world?s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better?from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.The nation?s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world?on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we?re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

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Job Tags

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