Postdoctoral Project Coordinator
Organization: Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development
Title: Postdoctoral Project Coordinator
Location: Remote, United States
About the Position: Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development advances and supports interdisciplinary research, nurtures human capital in the field, informs and educates the public, and advocates for sound public policy for children growing up in the digital age.
Children and Screens seeks a highly-intelligent, experienced, self-motivated, and organized individual to join our staff as a Postdoctoral Project Coordinator. This position is a dynamic opportunity for a motivated professional to support Children and Screens’ mission to promote rigorous, objective research and an evidence-based national dialogue on the impact of digital media on children and adolescents.
The Postdoctoral Project Coordinator is accountable for the execution of Institute projects of varying size and complexity involving interdisciplinary dialogue, research, and public information within the field of media’s impact on child development. The scope bridges the medical, neuroscientific, social science, education and academic communities. In addition to carrying out important project tasks, the Postdoctoral Project Coordinator oversees five groups of interns working in Marketing, Policy, Communicating Science and Advancement to ensure that projects are being addressed and managed efficiently and in accordance with objectives set by the President of Children and Screens.
- Coordinating projects of different sizes (small/medium/large) through all project phases, including coordinating scientific research workgroups
- Managing and mentoring Marketing, Policy, and Communicating Science interns and guiding intern activities and responsibilities
- Collaborating with team members to ensure all pieces of the project adhere to the defined project objectives
- Interfacing with various project stakeholders (clinicians, researchers, public health experts, etc.) and project sponsors on work progress
- Researching scientific, medical, and educational literature relevant to Institute project materials and resources
- Developing public information materials communicating project objectives
- Ensuring that project meetings are scheduled, timely, and goal-oriented, with outputs
documented, and keeping the projects moving on a day-to-day basis
- Maintaining and monitoring project schedules, materials, information, and resources
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Psychology, Science Journalism, Public Health, Science Policy or other related scientific fields required
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Must be able to prioritize and multitask
- Possesses a strong attention to detail and is highly organized
- Must be able to work with a team and independently
- Ability to adapt and desire to continuously learn new skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; Google Suite; Mac OS
- Experience with WordPress and Video Editing is preferred though not required
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. To apply, applicants must email the following to email@example.com:
● A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this position will contribute to your professional goals;
● A resume, transcript and contact information for two academic or professional references. Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.
Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.