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Senior Project Coordinator for Early Intervention Project

Available August-September, 2021

 

Pitt Parents and Children Laboratory

Department of Psychology

University of Pittsburgh

Director: Daniel Shaw, Ph.D.

 

An individual with a Ph.D. in child development, prevention science, or related field is sought to coordinate a multi-site, early intervention project aimed at promoting school readiness among low-income infants as part of an NICHD-funded, two-site study. Combining a universal (Video Interaction Project) with a selective intervention (Family Check-Up), the project is testing the effectiveness of using a tiered approach to promote school readiness in a sample of 400 infants and families at primary care centers in New York City and Pittsburgh.  Follow-up assessments at child ages 4 and 6 are ongoing for intervention that occurred from birth to age 3. A Senior Project Coordinator is sought to oversee the administration of the data collection site at the University of Pittsburgh, led by Dr. Daniel Shaw.  The Project Coordinator will also work closely with project coordinators at the data collection and data processing sites at New York University. 

Other responsibilities include supervision of assessment and therapist staff, training staff in data collection methods, analyzing data, and working on collaborative and 1st-authored publications. Importantly, one third of the Project Coordinator’s time will be dedicated to developing their own research interests using data from the ongoing study and other lab projects, as well as developing their future research projects through external funding.

The ideal candidate should have interests in prevention and child development, as well as strong methodological skills. Interested candidates should send a CV, a statement of interest, and three letters of recommendation ASAP to Daniel Shaw at casey@pitt.edu.  The ideal start date for the position is August-September, 2021.