This is a grant-supported position with anticipated funding through August, 31 2020. The individual will be assigned to ‘Prenatal Tobacco and Cannabis Exposure: A Translational Study’ under the supervision of Rina Eiden, Ph.D. and Meghan Casey and will be an employee of The Research Foundation for SUNY.
This is a lab-based longitudinal study examining the effects of prenatal tobacco and cannabis exposure on child health and cognitive function. Incumbent will be responsible for conducting anthropometric measures, computerized measures of attention and memory, and a brief intelligence test with children ages (8-10). Data collection also involves conducting maternal interviews on sensitive topics, including substance use. In addition to conducting assessments, the incumbent will be involved in tasks such as checking data and assisting with administrative tasks such as project mailings, photocopying, and scheduling and tracking participants. Other project related tasks are assigned as needed.
Incumbent receives general direction for most activities. Incumbent receives more direct supervision when experimental or unusual processes are involved, and is expected to consult with their supervisor or Project Director as needed.
Associate’s degree or two years formal training in Psychology or related field and minimum of six months experience conducting research in social sciences required. Six months experience working with children and conducting interviews is also required. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, and strong written and verbal communication skills are integral to the position. Reliable transportation and availability to work evenings and weekends required.
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field preferred. Previous experience following research protocols and substantive interest in child development, cognitive testing, obesity risk, and substance use are highly desirable. Experience with Lotus Notes databases, Microsoft Word, and EndNote also highly desirable