15.2193, FYI: Volunteer Researcher Position at Harvard

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Subject: 15.2193, FYI: Volunteer Researcher Position at Harvard

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Date:  Mon, 19 Jul 2004 12:54:19 -0400 (EDT)
From:  bcollins at jbcc.harvard.edu
Subject:  Lang Assessment Researcher Position, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

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Date:  Mon, 19 Jul 2004 12:54:19 -0400 (EDT)
From:  bcollins at jbcc.harvard.edu
Subject:  Lang Assessment Researcher Position, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA


University or Organization: Harvard Medical School, Judge Baker
Children's Department: Psychiatry

Rank of Job: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics,
 		 Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish
Description: Volunteer Research Assistant
Harvard Project on Language and Child Psychiatry

· Unpaid volunteer position on a research project supported by a
  5-year National Institute of Mental Health research grant.
· Research assistants conduct child and family evaluations; score,
  enter and analyze data; and assist in various tasks part of the
  project's daily operations. Research assistants work closely with
  Research Cordinator.
· Evaluations include testing (extensive child language assessment
  in both Spanish and English; cognitive and achievement testing),
  diagnostic psychiatric interviews, and administration of
  questionnaires/surveys (for emotional/behavioral problems, and
  sociodemographic, acculturation, immigration and other risk
  factors and variables). Training will be provided.
· One-year commitment minimum.
· Minimum 16 hours per week. Schedule is generally flexible.

This position is ideal for someone:
· Strongly interested in research and possibly empirical publications
  (data available now).
· Interested in obtaining experience in developmental language and
  psychological/psychiatric research, planning to apply for graduate
  studies.

Requirements:
· Enrolled in program for or obtained bachelor's degree in:
  psychology, speech pathology, child development, child language
  acquisition or related field (master's or doctoral degrees desirable
  but not required).
· Excellent computer skills.

Preferred but not required:
· Experience with test administration (psychological, language), or in
  psychiatric, developmental and/or language research.
· Bachelor's degree or higher.
· Spanish/English bilingual, native Spanish speaker preferred.

We offer:
· Access to libraries, facilities and multiple opportunities at
  Harvard and Children's Hospital Boston
· Being part of a collegial research team in a major academic/research
  center
· Training and regular research meetings and supervision
· Support for research and study pre-doctoral and doctoral grant
  applications
· The chance to acquire or perfect highly sought-after Spanish
  research skills.

For more info about the project or Judge Baker Children's Center:
· Harvard Research: Child Language Development & Developmental
  Psychopathology
  http://www.hmcnet.harvard.edu/psych/redbook/86.htm
· Judge Baker Children's Center: Childhood Bilingualism and
  Developmental Psychopathology
  http://www.jbcc.harvard.edu/index_files/research/Research%20page%20links/research1.htm#Bilingual
· Judge Baker Children's Center/ Children's Hospital Academic Teaching
  Conference  	
  http://www.jbcc.harvard.edu/index_files/training/Training%20page%20links/current_atc.htm

Address for Applications:
	Attn: Brian Collins
	Judge Baker Children's Center
	3 Blackfan Circle
	Boston, MA 02115
	United States of America

	Applications are due by 10-Oct-2004

Contact Information:
	Brian Collins
	Email: bcollins at jbcc.harvard.edu
	Tel: 617-232-8390
	Website: http://www.jbcc.harvard.edu

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