1) Develop and manage comprehensive project plan for SPEAK CAT development with input from Primary Investigator, TMW Research Director, and other senior TMW Center leadership.
2) At the direction of the Principal Investigator, and in coordination with collaborating psychometricians and content experts, manage the development of the SPEAK CAT tool, including but not limited to: Creation and testing of new survey items and Identification of the testing and analysis needed to validate and norm the tool.
3) Recruit, coordinate, and manage the progress and quality of work outputs of collaborators and expert reviewers working to build and give feedback to the development of the SPEAK CAT.
4) Coordinate and lead regular meetings and convenings between collaborators, TMW Center senior leaders, and the SPEAK CAT team in service of development of the SPEAK CAT tool.
5) Serve as the primary liaison for external partners interested in using the SPEAK CAT.
6) Develop cognitive interviewing protocols to validate test items; consult with Research Ops Team to train TMW Center field staff to conduct cognitive interviews.
7) Conduct analysis related to the development and testing of the SPEAK CAT (including analyzing psychometrics), publish and present research findings in collaboration with Co-Directors.
8) Design protocol for testing the SPEAK CAT tool and work with others on TMW Center staff to ensure TMW Tech Platform can support SPEAK CAT.Â
9) Manage ongoing SPEAK CAT research agenda in collaboration with Principal Investigator.
10) Author scientific publications related to SPEAK CAT development in collaboration with the PI.
11) Present results from the SPEAK CAT at early childhood, education, and public health conferences and symposiums.
1) Excellent organizational, qualitative, and analytical skills with high-level of accuracy and sharp attention to detail.
2) Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse professional environment.
3) Ability to effectively manage a heavy workload, competing priorities, and tight deadlines.Â
4) A quick, self-learner with ability to initiate, organize, prioritize and complete multiple, high-level projects; and work effectively with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
5) Strong computer skills including ability to work with data sets and data visualization.
6) Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
7) Ability to communicate research findings clearly to multiple audiences through oral presentations and written work.
1) Ph.D. in Psychology, Child Development, or a related field.
1) Two or more years of relevant research experience.
2) Experience and expertise in child development, developmental psychology, and early childhood education.
Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Knowledge of SPSS, Stata, and/or R.
2) Knowledge of REDCap.
3) Expertise in Tableau or another data visualization tool.
2) Cover Letter (include earliest available start date)
3) Research Statement
1) Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit up to three published or unpublished research papers.
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