The Mathematical Cognition Lab at Wright State University directed by Dr. Jennifer Kaminski is seeking a full-time research assistant. The successful candidate will assist with research investigating mathematics learning and mathematical reasoning. The lab currently has funding from the U.S. Department of Education (IES) to study mathematics learning by children. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in getting research experience in cognition and education! For more information about the research, visit Research.
Responsibilities will include recruiting research participants (5%); data collection (50%); data entry/ management (20%); monitoring of IRB compliance (5%); managing student research assistants (10%); and assisting with the development of study material (10%). Recruiting and data collection will involve interacting with school children, teachers, and university students.
Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, mathematics (with an interest in mathematics learning and research), or a related field. The successful candidate will have experience working with children, intermediate skills in MS Office (including the ability to create, manipulate, and formulate spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations), and excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should be highly organized, articulate, detail-oriented, resourceful, professional, and comfortable working in school settings. Programming knowledge is a plus. Prior research experience is preferable, but not necessary.
Individual will work on campus and off campus at area schools. He/she will need to use personal vehicle to perform job. He/ she must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass background check in order to work with children in area schools. Benefits are included. This position is contingent upon performance, research needs, and funding availability. Start date on or before September 5, 2017.
To apply for the position, visit https://jobs.wright.edu and submit (1) a cover letter; (2) your resume or CV (include GPA); and (3) the names and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) of three references. Review of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled. To guarantee consideration, ALSO email your material to Dr. Kaminski at email@example.com.