Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Department:    Psychology
Position:    Research Assistant
Positions Available:    4
Duties:    Research Assistants (RAs) will assist the Lab Director and graduate students in the Culture, Child and Adolescent Development Laboratory on several research projects in the areas of child and adolescent development. RAs will be trained to conduct various research tasks, including literature reviews, participant recruitment for studies, managing databases, and coding of interviews. RAs will also assist with general office related tasks. There will be opportunities to learn valuable research skills and even participate in conference poster/presentations and publications.
Required skills:    We require highly motivated, responsible, hardworking, and conscientious (meticulous and detail-oriented) individuals. RAs need to possess excellent communication and computer skills, and be able to work well independently as well as part of a team. Prior research experience and/or a psychology major/minor are/is desirable but not necessary. Intensive training is provided, so students should be able to commit to two semesters. Background in Psychology is desirable, but not mandatory.
Start Date:    Fall 2014 semester
Hours per week:    10-15
Pay range:    $8-$10
Supervisor:    Dr. Charissa Cheah
Contact Person:    Dr. Charissa Cheah
Email:    ccheah@umbc.edu
Phone:    4104551059
Best time to contact:    Anytime VIA EMAIL
Last modified:    2014-08-12

Department:    Psychology
Position:    Psychology
Positions Available:    2
Duties:    Serve as initial contact for students, staff and campus community in person and by telephone in a fast-paced office environment. Responsibilities include: providing information regarding the department programs, applications process and deadlines; Answering the telephone; assisting and directing students who come into the office, relaying messages; exercising independent judgement and initiative where guidelines and procedures have been established, directing inquirers as appropriate, distributing departmental mail and materials; typing various documents; transporting courier deliveries throughout the campus; assisting with routine mailings; assisting with inventory control; and performing other duties as assigned.
Required skills:    Phone etiquette, ability to speak in a professional manner and tone. Ability to work in a fast pace office and multi-task.
Start Date:    Fall 2014
Hours per week:    10-20
Pay range:    $8/hr
Supervisor:    Beverly McDougall
Contact Person:    Beverly McDougall
Email:    bev2@umbc.edu
Phone:    410-455-2613 or 410-455-2567
Best time to contact:    8am - 4pm Mon-Fri
Last modified:    2014-07-01