The Neurocognition, Early Experience, and Development (NEED) Lab, directed by Dr. Kimberly Noble, is a child development lab at Teachers College, Columbia University that studies how children’s early environments and experiences affect how they learn and grow. We are particularly interested in understanding how family contexts, such as socioeconomic status, influence brain and cognitive development throughout childhood.
The Research Assistant for the Baby’s First Years project will assist the project director with the management, coordination, and administration of the national Baby’s First Year Project, the first clinical trial on poverty reduction in the United States. Primary responsibilities include: leading a team of research assistants in video-coding parent-child interactions, managing study IRB protocols, overseeing and managing incoming data, scheduling and administering study visits, and overseeing the support phone line for participants. Individuals in this role may also train and manage research assistants, and have opportunities to assist with data analysis and conference/manuscript preparation.
Must be able to commit at least two years to the position
Must be fluent in English and Spanish
Must have bachelors degree
• Experience working with families
• Strong writing skills
• Experience using Office tools, such as Excel
• Understanding of Institutional Review Board operations
• Experienced in working with young children in research setting(s)
• Extremely detail-oriented and adept at multitasking
• Trained in basic research methods
• Proficient in statistical analysis (familiar with SPSS or similar)
• Must be fluent in English and Spanish