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Laboratory Technician

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on August 27, 2019

Job Description

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.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

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Review Date

August 28, 2019

Additional Information


The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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