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Sep 12, 2017

Full-time Research Associate position with the Learning To Talk Lab! Great opportunity for a recent grad!

Full-time Research Associate
One Year Position
Learning To Talk Lab
University of Maryland
Full Position Description HERE

The Learning to Talk Lab seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the UMD Toggle Talk Project. This is a 4-year project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance. Researchers in the Learning to Talk Lab at UMD are partnering with the Baltimore City Public Schools to study the efficacy of Toggle Talk, a language arts curriculum supplement. Toggle Talk provides young children with vocabulary and language structure awareness to become comfortable in switching between their home/informal language and classroom/formal language. Toggle Talk has been shown to improve standardized reading scores in pilot studies.

Minimum Qualifications:
• B.A. degree in Hearing and Speech Science, Psychology, Human Development, Counseling, Education, or related field.
• At least one year of prior research experience in a research laboratory that focuses on young children OR at least one year working in an elementary school setting. • Driver’s license  

Preferred Qualifications:
 • Experience giving standardized tests to young children. • Prior supervisory experience of undergraduate students.
• Experience using Microsoft Publisher and/or Photoshop.