The TransYouth Project
This project was expired on 01/29/2017';
To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:
|Contact name:||Gabrielle Lindquist|
Does faculty advisor meet with students?
|If yes, how often?||2-4 times per quarter|
Direct supervisor of students:
|Supervisor Title:||Lab Manager|
|Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project?||Yes|
Short Project Description
The TransYouth Project aims to help scientists, educators, parents, and children better understand the varieties of human gender development. Based out of the Social Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Washington, we are currently leading the first large-scale, national, longitudinal study of development in gender nonconforming, transgender, and gender variant youth . In addition to our primary goal of supporting the first major study of transgender children in the U.S., we are also conducting research about the origins of anti-transgender bias, and have plans for outreach projects in collaboration with some of our partner organizations. Our current research study is recruiting children aged 3–12 who are transgender, gender nonconforming, siblings of gender nonconforming children, as well as control participants (those who are gender conforming). We are recruiting families from across the country for this longitudinal study.
|Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work:||9.5|
|Times a student must bepresent/work:||Students work with the lab manager to create a 9.5 hr per week schedule that it convenient for them between the hours of 9am - 6pm on the weekdays. There will also be opportunities to fulfill some of the 9.5 hours per week with weekend hours, as we sometimes open the lab to run participants on either a Saturday or Sunday.|
|Student commitment:||We are currently in need of Research Assistants for winter quarter (and potentially spring as well). The commitment is 9.5 hours per week. Please email Gabrielle Lindquist at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply!|
|Working with Data||Working with Subjects||Working with Animals/physiology|
|60||% data entry||% video taping||% animal care|
|% database management||% interview subjects||% animal observation|
|% encoding data||30||% scheduling appt||% surgical techniques|
|% library research||% running subjects||% histology|
|% data collection||5||% child care||% laboratory protocols|
|5||% recruiting subjects|
Skills / Experience Preferred
Basic knowledge of excel, experience interacting with children ages 2-12, experience interacting with parents, and any past experience with phone-based participant recruitment is helpful. Importantly, we are seeking resourceful, hard-working individuals with a passion for (or interest in learning more about) research and the research process.