Laboratory TechnicianVirginia Tech
Acts as Laboratory Technician for a project examining maternal emotion socialization in the Social Development Lab in the Department of Psychology and reports to the Lab Director. Conducts behavioral coding of videotapes of mother-child interactions, trains and supervises undergraduate research assistants, organizes and maintains a variety of lab files to ensure protection of confidentiality and data security and rigorous research standards.
Bachelors’ degree in Psychology, Human Development, or a related major, and/or the equivalent level of training and experience. Experience with behavioral observation or behavioral coding. Knowledge of parenting styles and typical development from early childhood through middle childhood. Knowledge of ethical guidelines for research with children and families. Volunteer or work experience with preschool and/or elementary school age children.
Experience with both transcript-based and videotape-based behavioral coding. Knowledge of research on parental emotion socialization. Ability to effectively train and supervise less experienced research assistants. Ability to effectively organize and maintain data files, including transcriptions and interrater reliability spreadsheets.
August 28, 2019
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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