Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Learning, Department of Pediatrics (Summer 2017) - Geor

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 19, 2017
Closes
Jun 14, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
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Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Learning, Department of Pediatrics (Summer 2017) - Georgetown University Medical Center

The goal of Georgetown's Center for the Study of Learning (CSL) is to conduct research that will shed light on the causes and effects of learning disorders, so that better programs for diagnosis and treatment can be developed. CSL's researchers have identified some of the important neurophysiological mechanisms of reading acquisition, disorders of reading and its education and remediation for a variety of cognitive skills. Through this work we hope to enhance the academic and social quality of life of children and adults affected by learning challenges.

The Research Assistant assists in the coordination and management of behavioral study neuropsychological evaluations of children. Reporting to the Center's Director, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Supports investigators at CSL in various aspects of the research, including data analysis.
  • Administers and scores psycho-educational testing to study reading, math, and related cognitive skills in children with learning disabilities (ages 8 to 12).
  • Interacts professionally with participating children and their families, and exemplifies guest and staff relations standards in all activities.
  • Respects the importance of accurate and timely data collection.
  • Scores and enters data, and assures data are double-scored and entered twice into the database. 
  • Performs administrative tasks, such as filing and creating PDFs of hard copy documents.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate degree leading to a Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in working with children; good interpersonal skills

Selected candidate will receive training in the administration of various tests.

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