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Center Research Assistant

detail-oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the overall operations of
the center and to promote CECEI efforts focused on family and community outreach. This is a
one-year position, commencing in September 2017, with the possibility of renewal dependent
upon performance and funding. Applicants must be available to work onsite 20 hours per week,
Monday through Thursday.
 
Background on the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention
 
CECEI, based in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, is a joint initiative
between the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education and the
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. The mission of CECEI is to
conduct high-quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in
order to inform State and Federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs
and best practices, to build capacity in schools and communities, and to promote family
engagement in their children’s education.
 
CECEI Research Assistant Responsibilities and Qualifications
 
The Research Assistant will ensure that families, parents, teachers, and counselors have access
to resources and materials in order to inform their own policies and practices. In addition, the
Research Assistant will serve as a contact person when practitioners or community members
are in need of further resources or direction. Lastly, the Research Assistant will also support the
overall functioning of CECEI by focusing on communication, website development, social media
management, and supporting current projects.
 
Specific responsibilities include:
 
● Professional outreach in the form of assistance and potential leadership in the
development of white papers, blog posts, and other publications
● Disseminating relevant news, research reports, and topical discussions via social media
● Promoting family and community outreach (translation and application of research to
parenting/teaching) through social media
● Updating and maintaining the CECEI website and Twitter page
● Organizing meetings and CECEI professional development offerings
● Support the hiring of CECEI personnel (e.g., advertising, correspondence, interview
scheduling, etc.)
● Overall administrative support of CECEI
 
Minimum Qualifications
 
● Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education,
Human Development, Child Development or a related field
● Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills
● Evidence of exemplary interpersonal skills
● Evidence of strong organizational and analytical skills
● Evidence of technology skills (Google Drive, social media, and Microsoft Office)
 
Preferred Qualifications
 
● Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education,
Human Development, Child Development or a related field (Current Doctoral students
are encouraged to apply)
● Professional work experience
● Experience as a research assistant, notably with website/social media responsibilities
● Experience implementing school and community engagement initiatives
● Experience organizing professional development for small groups
 
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment
opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age,
sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
 
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically : Cover letter summarizing
qualifications; a current CV/resume; names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of
three individuals who may serve as references; and two writing samples (one formal, such as a
literature review, and one informal, such as an email to a colleague or a supervisor).
Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed.
 
For best consideration, please submit all materials by 11:00 PM on September 10th, 2017. All
inquiries and applications should include the subject line “Center Research Assistant” and be
sent to: CECEI@umd.edu.
 

UMD ADHD RA Position

The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning ASAP.  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has received funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. 
 
Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.
Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.
 
Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”
 

Faculty Assistant (Laboratory, Behavioral Neuroscience) 

The Glasper Lab, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park (UMD), is seeking a full time Faculty Assistant (i.e., Research Assistant) to join our team. This position includes performing pre-clinical research in the field of behavioral neuroscience with an emphasis on experience-dependent neuroplasticity. This position is a one-year appointment (to start on, or about, August 1, 2017) and is subject to renewal based on performance and funding. 
 
Essential functions of the position include: 
 
Performing scientific research using small rodents
Independently operating various laboratory equipment and apparatus used to assess animal behavior, including sociality, emotional reactivity, and cognition
Overseeing daily laboratory operations, including quality control and safety compliance, routine maintenance of equipment, and ordering supplies
Assembling and analyzing research data using various relevant computer software applications and discussing results with supervisor
Performing literature searches and participates in editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations, and computer graphics for publication
Contribution to the preparation of journal articles and grant proposals
Performing other duties as assigned
 
A Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, chemistry or a field of study related to the research of the laboratory is required. Prior experience working in a laboratory research setting is highly preferred; however, consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge, skills, and abilities of a preferred candidate include:
 
Ability to work with laboratory animals in a research setting 
Ability to perform immunohistochemical techniques, including preparing and working with mounted and free-floating tissue sections. 
Ability to perform laboratory assays such as RIAs, ELISAs, and quantitative PCR
Ability to organize information and maintain updated records
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts
Ability to work independently and willingness to learn new methods and procedures 
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. 
 
Please send your CV and the names of three references to Erica R. Glasper, eglasper@umd.edu, if you would like to apply.
 
UMD, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
 

Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Faculty Assistant:

Description: 
 
Following a period of initial training, the holder of this position will be responsible for independently performing routine tests in a behavioral neuroendocrine research laboratory, contributing to general maintenance of the laboratory equipment, ordering and replacement of supplies as well as the experimental animals and animal room husbandry. 
 
He/she will be expected to follow established procedures or protocols and perform laboratory tests and/or experiments which may include: immunohistochemistry, light and fluorescent microscopy, quantitative PCR, hormone assays, basic molecular biology, or other specialized histology and biological science techniques. Other duties will include the operation of basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, pH meters, and analytical balances. Will operate lab computers for data entry and maintain accurate data records. He/she will also maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment, (e.g. calibrating and integrating it into experimental protocols) as well as prepare solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures. Other duties include monitoring inventory levels and ordering materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
 
Qualifications: 
 
Bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience, biopsychology or related field required. Some research experience as an undergraduate and or related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.
 
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
 
Questions may be addressed to Farrah Madison, (301) 314-1960 (fmadison@umd.edu).
 

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