Department: Education & Social Policy Salary/Grade: EXS/5
The Culture, Brain, and Development Lab at Northwestern University, Evanston, directed by Dr. Yang Qu, is seeking applications for a full-time project coordinator with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021. The project aims to study sociocultural influences on adolescent brain development and psychological adjustment using survey and fMRI methods. This will be a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding. Opportunities for co-authoring in peer-reviewed journals will be available. The salary is based on Northwestern University’s salary scales.
Areas of responsibility
Budget & Financial
Please Note: The job requires flexible availability for data collection. Sometimes data collection may happen during evenings and weekends.
Manages design and development of program databases; compiles & analyzes data; prepares reports.
Budgets & Financial
Participates in budget preparation.
Maintains budget & associated analysis & reports.
Coordinates the collection, analysis & reporting of required information for surveys, review documents, public information documents, etc.
Analyzes evaluation data from instructors, students, participants, etc. to assist in program/project development and updates.
Recruit and screen adolescents and parents for the project.
Coordinate schedules for data collection.
Assist with preparation of surveys and fMRI tasks.
Run fMRI data collection sessions.
Organize, store, and backup data.
Monitor the progress of data collection and prepare bi-weekly reports.
Assist with recruiting and training undergraduate research assistants.
Reviews programs/projects to increase efficiencies to support growth.
Conducts literature reviews and assist with preparation of reports and manuscripts.
Ensures compliance with all necessary organizations.
Prepares documentation as required.
Contribute to administrative tasks such as managing lab meetings and IRB protocols.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
1 year program/project administration or other relevant experience.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Familiarity with survey and fMRI research methods.
Basic tech skills such as MS Office and Google Drive.
Experience of fMRI data collection.
Experience of recruiting participants for projects in a related field.
Prior experience in a research lab or setting conducting quantitative studies.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience of using statistical software (e.g., SPSS or R), survey platforms (e.g., Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey), and experiment design software (e.g., E-prime or PsycoPy).
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Strong academic writing skills.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40808
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.