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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 4, 2020.
Dr. Jason Okonofua is an applied social psychology researcher in the Psychology Department at University of California, Berkeley. The research lab focuses on designing and testing large-scale psychological interventions, according to experimental designs. The bulk of the interventions are geared at increasing the academic and life success of students from racially stigmatized (e.g., Black, Latino, low-SES, etc.). The research focuses on the non-cognitive factors that affect student achievement and partner with schools, colleges, and other organizations to improve student motivation and achievement on a large scale. The research mission is to improve the equity of learning outcomes by bridging the gap between cutting-edge research and implementation practices. We believe that properly scaling educational research can empower schools to reduce inequity and create better educational experiences. For more information, visit https://edens.berkeley.edu/index.html
We're looking for a highly motivated Project Coordinator (PC) who enjoys working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
The Project Coordinator will manage large-scale psychological interventions/experiments across many contexts (e.g., schools); these experiments are geared to improve outcomes for all parties involved (e.g., principals, teachers, and students) and will test treatments for improving the social climates and outcomes in these contexts.
Will independently be responsible for analyzing information and drafting correspondence related to recruitment of potential clients and participants across the United States.
Lead efforts of school data collection, organization, and analysis utilizing appropriate technology.
Analyze research data and create initial drafts of interventions and reports to stakeholders.
Coordinate with stakeholders and web developers to implement the intervention online, gather appropriate data, organize data, analyze large data sets (e.g., school records for +100,000 students), and construct reports on findings.
Based upon research project, collaborates with PI and external participant on all phases of the participant recruitment program.
Based upon available data, develop promotional, recruiting, and program implementation materials for our interventions.
Assess and determine research related tasks for various projects, such as writing up reference sections, proofreading, determining how to best set up and develop surveys, etc.
Oversee and train small unit of Research Assistants for lower-level tasks (e.g., transcribing audio data).
Support and provide guidance to graduate students (e.g., answering questions about data collection, analyses, and reports).
Strong analytical skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Former knowledge and/or strong interest in acquiring new technical skills, including statistical analysis software (R-programming, SPSS).
Effective problem solving skills.
Willingness and ability to learn quickly and take on a variety of projects with minimal supervision.
Familiarity with and/or a willingness to become proficient with survey software such as Qualtrics.
Ability to travel as necessary to various research sites.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Education, Communications, English, and/or equivalent experience/training.
Currently enrolled in, or recent graduate of, a 2 or 4 year graduate program, and/or equivalent experience/training.
Experience with data collection and statistical analysis.
Familiarity with the following software or willingness to learn how to use it: Google Drive, MS Office Suite, Qualtrics, R-programming, SPSS, Dropbox, Box.com, and Adobe.
Demonstrated interest in psychological and/or educational research.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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