Full Time

Research Project Assistant, School System Improvement at Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Fields: psychology, education, poverty, data analysis, SPSS

Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey

About the Organization: At the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), we provide the nation’s highest quality doctoral education and training, which develops outstanding practitioners and fosters personal leadership to advance the practice and field of professional psychology. Since the establishment of our Psychological Clinic in 1929 and the school’s founding in 1974, we have become the “gold standard” in the education and training of qualified and competent direct-service psychologists.

About the Position: This position assists with a federally funded grant and private foundation grant designed to examine the efficacy of instructional coaching models for elementary school teachers and paraprofessional aides in high poverty schools. The Research Project Assistant oversees data collection activities occurring within the lab and within schools. This position involves gathering data from school personnel, developing procedures for entering and tracking data, and helping train students to collect standardized observations of classroom practices. The position also requires supporting with IRB applications and ensuring compliance with IRB protocols, operational policies and procedures.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Must possess skills in excel and SPSS.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be competent in communicating with school personnel and recruit teachers and paraprofessionals to participate in the study.
  • Preferred:
    • Skilled in classroom observational tools such as the Classroom Strategies Assessment System, BOSS, and other approaches.
    • Experience working in the areas of education and/or psychology research.
    • Knowledge of working collaboratively with high poverty schools.
    • Experience working in a K-12 school system with school district administrators, principals, and general education teachers.
    • Experience with federally funded research projects.

Estimated Salary: $40,026 – $59,511 (mid-range is $49,768) + benefits

Deadline: ASAP / Not Given

Apply Here:
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University

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