Department: UIC Department of Pediatrics
Position Title: Research Assistant
Description: Applications are welcome for candidates interested in parent-child interactions and impacts of enhancing parenting behaviors to promote early child development. Research assistants will deliver a brief parent-directed intervention to parents while they wait for their child to be seen by his/her pediatrician at the University of Illinois Outpatient Care Clinic (1801 W. Taylor). Other responsibilities include assisting with recruitment, ordering supplies and intervention materials, management of study data, conducting phone assessments, scoring data entry of assessments, and other project-related activities as requested. Research assistants will gain experience in: (a) practice-based research involving parent-child communication in pediatric settings and patient outcomes and (b) manuscript writing.
Requirements: Undergraduate or recent graduates with a strong interest in early childhood development and/or pursuing an advanced degree from a program in psychology, public health, social work or medicine. Ability to speak in a public setting is required.
Qualifications/Experience: Experience working with parents and children ages 2-24 months
Application Instructions: Please email your resume/CV and statement of interest to Ashley Isaia (email@example.com)
Start Date: March/April 2017 (flexibility)
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours/week
Hiring Range: Dependent upon rank