Student Hourly

Position Overview

The Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP; is seeking to hire a Student Hourly to assist with a newly funded NIH research project. We are seeking a student researcher for a study that aims to provide an intervention to preschool children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) attending local preschools.

We are seeking a Student Hourly Researcher to work 30 to 50% FTE (12 to 20 hours per week). The Student Hourly will work with guidance from the project Principal and Co-Investigators. Responsibilities will include assistance with behavioral coding, creating intervention materials, data entry and management, and team collaboration.

This position requires reliable transportation. It also requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with a team of professionals.

The position is at JGCP, located in downtown Kansas City, Kansas in the Children’s Campus of Kansas City building, 444 Minnesota Ave, Suite 300, Kansas City, KS 66101.

Job Description

75% Coding of behavioral data, data entry, and data management
10% Assist with programming iPad with voice output apps to be used as a communication device
10% Assist with preparation of research dissemination activities
5% Attend weekly research project meetings

Required Qualifications

  1. Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program at KU or KUMC with a course of study in speech language pathology, psychology, special education, applied behavioral sciences, or related field.
  2. Six months experience working with or observing young children with ASD or other developmental disorders in home, school, or community programs.
  3. Fluent in the use of Excel, office productivity applications and cloud-based applications such as Teams and SharePoint, and OneDrive.
  4. Effective organization skills as evidenced by application materials and interview process.
  5. Strong oral communication skills as determined through interview process and reference checks.
  6. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must:have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester orbe pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or be enrolled in summer session or be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Coursework in speech language pathology, psychology, special education, applied behavioral sciences, or related field.
  2. Experience collecting behavioral data on children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities.
  3. Six months experience with the conduct of research projects.
  4. Experience with data management systems such as REDCap
  5. Experience with graphic design, such as Adobe Creative Suite (Rush, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.).

Additional Candidate Instructions

For more information and to apply go to:

Please submit an online application, cover letter, resume/vitae and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications begins on April 26, 2023 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Thiemann-Bourque at
For questions about the application process, please contact Diana Skill at

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

We are seeking a Student Hourly Researcher to work 12 to 20 hours per week.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday May 8, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  24941BR
  • Department:  Bureau of Child Research
  • Primary Campus:  Juniper Gardens Area
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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