Submission Number: 903
Submission ID: 26698
Submission UUID: f8217431-50e4-4565-8bbd-5e82f9dca405

Created: Thu, 12/08/2022 - 14:15
Completed: Thu, 12/08/2022 - 14:21
Changed: Thu, 12/22/2022 - 11:43

Remote IP address: 2620:8d:8000:105c:64e6:3c94:fc37:6060
Submitted by: Anonymous
Language: English

Is draft: No

Company Information

Company Name: NTID/RIT


Job Information

Job Title: Research Assistant - NTID PLAY Lab

Job Type: Co-op

Co-op Term: Fall, Spring

Job Information:

Start Date: 08/01/2023

Start Date: Flexible

1545 St Paul St
Rochester, New York. 14621
United States

Job Description:
The NTID Perception, Language & Attention in Youth (PLAY) Lab is seeking two
undergraduate Research Assistants, to work on data collection from children
for grant-funded research projects.  The PLAY Lab’s aim is to study
cognitive development, using survey, behavioral, motion capture, and
eye-tracking techniques.  Broadly, our goal is to understand how early
sensory experiences shape our visual, cognitive, and language abilities later
in life.  To address this, we study and compare behaviors and abilities of
deaf and hearing people -- across all ages -- who use signed or spoken

The Research Assistant is expected to engage in cognitive-behavioral research
with children and parents and help administer questionnaire surveys and child
assessments.  Parents typically are scheduled to arrive at the lab with their
child.  Parent completes online questionnaires before or during their visit.
Child completes simple cognitive or language assessments, with an
experimenter.   Some of these experimental tasks record reaction time,
accuracy, reading or sign comprehension, or gaze patterns while watching
videos.   The RA is expected to help coordinate scheduling for these visits
and administer questionnaires and assessments, and help with data analysis.

Database management and/or computer programming skills (such as RedCap,
Matlab, Python, SPSS, ePrime, web design software, and/or R/Rstudio) are
desired, but not required.

This individual must also have an affinity to learn more about scientific
research.  The lab conducts most of its research in American Sign Language,
but not all.   If the individual is not familiar with American Sign Language,
must have a desire to learn some basic signs.

Individual should have reliable transportation to central Rochester and RIT.

•	Some prior experience doing research or working in a laboratory, broadly
•	Advanced familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)
•	Prior experience interacting with young children
•	Completed a course related to child development
•	Very good communication and organization skills
•	Ability to problem-solve independently
•	Current driver’s license

Resume Information

Applicants should submit the following:: Resume, Cover Letter

Majors Desired:: Computing, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Interpreting, Liberal Arts, Science

Degree levels accepted:: Associate, Bachelor, Graduate

Application Information

Email application materials to::

Additional Instructions:
1) a cover letter describing your qualifications, research interests and career goals, 2) a current resume/curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for 1 to 3 references who can provide letters upon request.