The Baby's First Years randomized control trial seeks to fill a full-time, one-year analyst and project manager position with likely renewal for multiple years. More about the Baby's First Years study can be found here. The position is located in Durham, NC.

Dr. Gennetian is looking for a candidate with data analytic and project management experience working with primary data collection, managing survey sample retention, familiarity with text-based data platforms, and data programming and processing skills. 

The individual will also help support overall study management and project coordination. Training  in field survey design, implementation and data processing, and expertise in R, STATA or comparable data programming is a plus. 

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Research assistant

The Baby's First Years study team seeks a Research Assistant (RA) with a BA in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field. This individual will pilot and subsequently run the lab-based visits in NYC at age 3. Will assist the postdoc in piloting and training others on the tasks.

Primary responsibilities include assisting with the development and pilot testing of study procedures, administering study visits, and assisting the Project Director with operational activities. Budget-related responsibilities include reconciling expenses to the correct grants and processing invoices. Individuals in this role may also train and manage research assistants, and have opportunities to assist with data analysis and conference/manuscript preparation. Duties may include light travel to study sites.

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The Baby's First Years study team seeks two full-time postdoctoral research scientists. These positions will be overseeing site-based data collection for our capstone wave of data collection when children in the study are approximately four years old. One position will be based in Omaha, Nebraska and the other in New Orleans, Louisiana, with close collaboration with both local lab supervisors and, remotely, with study leadership.

To be considered, candidates must have research experience with administering standardized cognitive assessments to young children in the lab setting. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, have good leadership skills, be detail-oriented, and will be proficient at interacting with young children and families.  

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