Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Lab For Early Social Cognition Seeking Research Assistants

The Lab for Early Social Cognition, directed by Dr. Jonathan Beier, is looking for a motivated undergrad Research Assistant to aid in essential lab duties starting in the Fall 2016 semester. The individual chosen for this position will start as a recruiter and gradually work their way to running studies, coding data, and assisting with study design. The lab investigates social and cognitive development in infants and young children using methods such as eye tracking and live-action behavioral assessments. The lab also conducts studies with adults to examine social and cognitive processes over time. Visit socialkidslab.umd.edu to learn more about the research projects currently underway.

Responsibilities:
-2 semester commitment
-10 hours/week during school year
-Contacting families in the area to participate in studies
-Scheduling families to come into the lab
-Updating our database
-Assist in eye tracking and behavioral studies
-Code data
-Attend Lab Meetings

Qualifications:
-Strong academic standing
-Professionalism
-Strong communication skills
-Have taken PSYC100
-Interest in developmental psychology
-Computer science skills are a plus!

How To Apply:
If interested, please email Noor Qasmieh, the Lab Manager, at nqasmieh@umd.edu with completed
lab application and resume/CV. The lab application can be found at
http://socialkidslab.umd.edu/undergrad.html