Research Post: UCD Geary Institute
The Early Childhood Research team in the UCD Geary Institute is seeking applications from motivated individuals with an interest in child development and developmental psychology to become the Preparing for Life (PFL) Research Coordinator starting June 2013. The post is initially for 7 months and may be extended for 2 years. The salary scale is €33,950 - €41,500 per annum. Candidates should have a PhD in psychology and experience working within and/or managing a research team and evidence of academic output. Preparing for Life is a 5-year school readiness intervention operating in disadvantaged areas of North Dublin. The Geary team is conducting an impact and process evaluation to assess the overall effectiveness of this programme which works with parents from the beginning of pregnancy until their children start school. The impact evaluation is being conducted using a longitudinal experimental design and collects data on parents, the home environment, and child development outcomes from birth through age 5. As a researcher on this project, you will engage with an international and interdisciplinary research team including Nobel laureate Professor James Heckman and world leading developmental psychologist, Professor Richard Tremblay, to conduct one of the first studies of this nature in Ireland.
The deadline for the post is May 19th and applications may be made through the UCD websitehttp://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/ (search for post number 005866).