Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, eager, and well- spoken individual to serve as a full-time project manager for an upcoming IES-funded project on the efficacy of different instructional techniques in teaching preschool children spatial skills.

The laboratory is extremely active and highly collaborative with projects focused on learning through play, spatial skills, and language acquisition. The role of the project manager will be the coordination and facilitation of all aspects of the research, taking place in preschools around northern Delaware.

A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal; former laboratory coordinators have gone on to the graduate schools of their choice. Strong writing skills are essential as the project coordinator collaborates on publications, writes grant reports, and presents at conferences. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are a must. Other duties will include working with preschool administrators, maintaining compliance with the University IRB, managing participant recruitment, and purchasing equipment and supplies.

The lab manager must also have excellent social skills. In addition to training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, the lab manager cultivates a team orientation, and fosters a high degree of professionalism among laboratory members. The applicant must be excellent with young children and the staff they interface with at the University and in the field.

The manager will coordinate closely with Dr. Golinkoff and a postdoctoral researcher working in the lab, but should be able to work independently. Taking an active role in all aspects of research is strongly encouraged, and there will be opportunity to develop independent projects and participate in reading groups and research seminars.

Appointments are for one year with renewal possible, contingent on funding and performance. The position offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and a dynamic and exciting working environment. Preferred start date is September 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as an exceptional candidate is found.

Please electronically submit a CV, cover letter, and have three letters of recommendation sent to the postdoctoral fellow working on the project, Dr. Brian Verdine, at verdine@udel.edu.