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Research Assistant I (Full Time)


The Mathematical Cognition Lab directed by Dr. Jennifer Kaminski at Wright State University is seeking a full-time research assistant. The successful candidate will assist with research investigating mathematics learning and mathematical reasoning.  The lab currently has funding from the U.S. Department of Education (IES) to study mathematics learning by children. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in getting research experience in cognition and education!


Responsibilities will include recruiting research participants; interacting with children, parents, and teachers; data collection; data entry; data base management; monitoring of IRB compliance; managing student research assistants; and assisting with the development of mathematics instructional material. 


Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, mathematics (with an interest in mathematics learning and research), or a related field. The successful candidate will have experience working with children, intermediate skills in MS Office (including the ability to create, manipulate and formulate spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations), and good verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should be highly organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, professional, and comfortable working in school settings. Programming knowledge is a plus.  Prior research experience is preferable, but not necessary.  

Working Conditions:

Individual will work on campus and off campus at area schools. He/she will need to use personal vehicle to perform job. Benefits are included. This position is contingent upon performance, research needs, and funding availability. Employment will begin August 1, 2015.  

To Apply:

To apply for the position, submit (1) a cover letter; (2) your resume/ CV; and (3) the names and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) of three references to https://jobs.wright.edu/ by May 15, 2015 for first consideration.

Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities


The department often has job opportunities for students to work as lab assistants, graders, administrative assistants, and supplemental instruction leaders. When available, student employment jobs will be posted on the Career Services website in The Wright Search. Follow the instructions in the posting to submit your application.