We are seeking applicants for a full-time research associate to support ongoing studies for Dr. Soo-Eun Chang at the Rachel Upjohn Building in Ann Arbor. The position involves coordination of multiple ongoing research studies which use fMRI and EEG to investigate the neurophysiological bases of childhood brain development and speech disorders such as stuttering.
The candidate will work in 3 broadly defined areas on our research team
- Clinical and experimental data collection. The candidate will communicate with participants and families, develop, recommend, and implement improvements to testing procedures, supervise students on speech-language transcripts and testing. Collects experimental data on assigned projects and trains other staff on these procedures.
- Coordinate mobile research program. Schedule, plan, and provide general oversight of all mobile research activities (including staff and student supervision) with the study team?s research van. This includes community outreach (speech screenings for the public, in-services, community engagement/talks), and research data collection. Create and maintain protocols related to these procedures.
- Clinical and administrative data management. Assist in development and maintenance of study research databases (e.g., REDCap), maintains IRBs, supervises data entry, creates protocol documents, and ensures compliance with best practices in these areas.
- A Bachelor's Degree.
- at least 1 year experience with speech and language research is required.
- Experience working with children and previous experience on a research team is required.
- Experience with data collection and data management (e.g., REDCap, Qualtrics, or similar) is also required.
- The candidate must exhibit reliability, great attention to detail, ability to work well in a team and provide support to teammates, show excellent attendance and flexibility, be responsive and demonstrate ability to problem solve and take initiative; manage priorities independently; provide excellent customer-service and communication.
- Flexibility in schedule to accommodate study participant visits (often families with children) is important.
- A master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.
- Certification as a speech-language pathologist (clinical fellows who have completed their fellowship year and are awaiting certification are also desireable).
- 2+ years of research, experience with community outreach
Weekdays, some late afternoons on weekdays (approximately 3-8pm); some weekends.
Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI.
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