The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Delaware is seeking a full-time Limited Term Researcher (i.e., lab manager/coordinator), under the supervision of Dr. Amanda Owen Van Horne. The successful candidate in Dr. Owen Van Horne’s lab will coordinate research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the University of Delaware. Dr. Owen Van Horne’s research is focused on language learning and language intervention with typically developing children, at-risk populations, and children with language impairments.
A significant proportion of duties involve supporting participant recruitment and retention efforts, including organizing outreach to the local community, administering and interpreting standardized and informal assessments, interacting with children, families, and schools and providing treatment to children with language impairment within an experimental protocol. The candidate will also be responsible for coordinating lab calendars and scheduling, training and supervising student research assistants; entering, coding, and analyzing data; submitting and renewing IRB protocols and ensuring that research is conducted in an ethical fashion. Depending on qualifications and interest, the candidate may also supervise graduate student clinicians who participate in treatment research and/or participate in the publication and grant writing process.
The successful candidate has excellent social skills, is organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and has the ability to multi-task. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and as part of a team and to be able to build and establish rapport with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills would also be an asset.
Required qualifications: A master’s degree, holder of ASHA CCC-SLP, and eligible for Delaware licensure. Preferred qualifications: a PhD in speech language pathology, education, linguistics, psychology or an allied field, interest and background working with young children; previous experience in a research lab; strong technical, statistical, and computer skills. The schedule is flexible, but travel within a 60-90 mile radius of UD (with mileage reimbursement) and some evening/weekend hours will be required to accommodate participant scheduling needs.
The budgeted salary range corresponds to 30E pay scale. The position is offered as a one-year contract renewable for up to 3 years due to the funding available. It offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and retirement contributions.
To apply for the position, email (1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals; (2) your CV as a PDF or Word document; and (3) have three letters of recommendation sent by your references to Dr. Amanda Owen Van Horne at email@example.com. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. The start date is flexible, but preference will be given to someone who could start before October 2017.