Research Assistant at Family Involvement Laboratory, University of Maryland

Dr. Cabrera’s Family Involvement Lab in the department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology is currently conducting a large and exciting intervention study regarding reading in families with very young children (9 to 30 months of age). We will be recruiting families of first-time mothers and fathers who speak English or Spanish. We are interested in learning about how reading in families affects parents as well as children’s growth, health, and development. (See our website at www.babybooks2.com)

We are looking for a bilingual (Spanish/English) research assistant 40 hours/week to assist with the study. The research assistant will recruit parents; schedule visits; participate in data collection; and enter data. Local travel to recruitment sites and data collection will be required. This is an ideal position for someone interested in applying to graduate school or someone who is interested in working with families. DOE, opportunities may be available to collaborate on research publications and presentations.


Fluency in Spanish required
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, child development, public health, education, or related field, preferred but not required if candidate has relevant experience.
Effective communication skills and ability to interact well with study participants
Reliable and punctual
Available to work evenings and weekends
Research experience a plus
Access to a vehicle preferred

If interested, please send a resume and brief cover letter to Catherine Kuhns (ckuhns@umd.edu)

Application deadline: ASAP

Salary details: Paid. Full-time.

Contact name: Catherine Kuhns
Contact email: ckuhns@umd.edu