Provides support for onboarding, training, scheduling and time tracking of field research assistants - lead the interview and onboarding process for new field research assistants; provide ongoing coaching to field research assistants to ensure high quality performance; review and approve research assistant time.
Supports recruitment of and communications with early childhood centers and other research partners - keep school and early childhood development center staff and administration apprised of research projects through email and phone calls; and support with relationship management between the BIP Lab and the centers/research sites.
Prepares and organizes research materials for preschools.
Translates and edits research protocol documents, including consent forms, text messages, and promotional materials to Spanish as needed.
Prints and restocks materials for on-site activities.
Downloads data from digital tablets, cleans returned tablets and organizes tablets for contactless re-distribution to research sites.
Provides technical support to preschool centers, research participants and research assistants - oversee day to day communication with research participants via texting platform; respond to inquiries from research sites about research activities; respond to technical questions from research assistants about research tools (Upscope, Signal Vine, Zoom etc.).
Supports project development of current and other ongoing research endeavors - support study design and preparation efforts such as coordination of survey development and editing; recruit research participants on site and via phone call/text messages; track and process payments for research participants per study and University protocol.
Contribute to the maintenance and integrity of the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Labâ™s research efforts and data collection - manage files according to IRB confidentiality guidelines and ensure the security of participant data.
Provide regular updates to supervisor and monitor the progress of research - draft reports about on-site activity and develop memos summarizing data collection.
Supports development of anticipated and other ongoing research endeavors; provides support for budget and timeline development in addition to determining personnel and other resource needs; transcribes, enters, and codes qualitative data for ongoing research projects; contributes to the development of communication materials.
Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted such as public policy, economics, psychology, education.
1 â“ 2 years of relevant research experience.
Managing student research assistants.
Prior experience working with low-income communities.
Driverâ™s license and willingness to travel to research sites. Ownership of a vehicle is not a requirement.
Organized, strong analytical skills, exhibit strong attention to detail, take initiative, and effective time management.
Excellent team player that is collaborative, reliable, ability to receive and give constructive feedback, flexible, and supportive.
Comfort working with remote collaboration tools (Asana, Zoom, Google Drive, Slack, Box Drive, Calendly etc).
Problem solve with minimal supervision, exercise good judgment, prioritize, make decisions, and work under pressure during high volume times.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Working knowledge with Qualtrics.
Working knowledge in Canva and Hootsuite.
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