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Job ID: 129505

Research Project Coordinator
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2019
Title Research Project Coordinator
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
Research Project Coordinator


Social Science & Policy Studies

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI


The Educational Psychology and Mathematics Learning Lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a full-time Project Coordinator starting October 2019.

The Project Coordinator will directly support three large research projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Science Foundation in Dr. Erin Ottmar's Educational Psychology and Mathematics Learning Lab. The lab designs and develops new dynamic technology-based tools for mathematics teaching and learning (Graspable Math and the Wearable Learning Cloud Platform) and conduct classroom-based research examining the effectiveness of these interventions.

The project coordinator will be responsible for a wide-range of administrative and analytic tasks, including: support for grant initiatives (e.g., reviews of literature, programs, policies, and webinars), data management (e.g., cleaning and coding quantitative and qualitative data), research support (e.g., help conducting experiments, conference presentations, manuscript preparation and review, grants management, IRB), communication and administration (e.g.,meeting and travel arrangements, training undergraduate research assistants, note taking). They will also help support recruitment and maintain relationships with teachers and their schools who participate in these projects, and help manage the creation and implementation of materials, content, and interventions for these teachers. They will also be asked to perform other related job duties as assigned.

The Project Coordinator will have the opportunity to engage with WPI Learning Sciences and Technology students, faculty and staff as well as researcher consultants and school districts across the country. The position offers early scholars an opportunity to learn hands-on how to develop, conduct, and disseminate interdisciplinary, education practice and policy-relevant research.

Successful candidates must have: (1) a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Human Development, Education, Statistics, or related field; (2) strong analytic, writing, and communication skills; (3) the ability to balance, prioritize, and follow-through with multiple tasks and attend to detail with a big-picture understanding of applied research; (4) an aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; and (5) interest in programs and interventions aimed at improving the education of children. The candidate should be highly organized, think critically, flexibly and analytically, and be able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience working in research conducted in K-12 classroom settings is a plus.

Please include a CV, a cover letter and at least three reference contacts (email and phone) with your application. The position is for two years.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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