Temporary Transcriber, Thirty Million Words-1

The University of Chicago - Chicago, IL4.2

Part-time | TemporaryEstimated: $22,000 - $29,000 a year
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Job Summary:
The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health at the University of Chicago develops, tests, and implements evidence-based interventions designed to promote very young children’s cognitive and social-emotional development, with a priority placed on that of children living in poverty. TMW interventions are designed to be overlaid onto existing health, education, and social service systems working at scale in a given community in order to meet families where they already are. Our goal is to effect population-level change in children’s academic and developmental outcomes.

The primary goal of a Research Support Assistant is to transcribe videotaped parent-child play sessions recorded in a longitudinal randomized controlled trial (RCT). The transcripts prepared from these sessions serve as the basis for multiple analyses through which we will evaluate the effectiveness of our Thirty Million Words-Home Visiting curriculum. The position involves meticulous attention to detail, fluid use of multiple computer programs, and ability to maintain high accuracy of transcription of aural files over extended periods of time. This goal is in alignment with the Biological Science division’s mission is to discover and create new knowledge of living systems, to preserve and communicate knowledge through education, and to nurture and sustain a community of scholars.

This is a part-time, temporary position, working approximately 20 hours per week.

Prepare saved video files for transcription using Datavyu software for CLAN software analysis.
Prepare verbatim transcriptions of conversations between parents and young children using CHAT procedure.
Maintain high reliability with transcription team.
Save videos and transcripts according to TMW lab data organization methods.
Code transcripts according to TMW coding schemes.
Other duties as assigned.

Competencies :
Proficiency with computer programs required.
Ability to understand and process aural information with high accuracy required.
High attention to detail required.
Problem solving skills required.
Proven ability to function as a cooperative and supportive team member required.
Proven ability to work within prescribed timelines required.
Ability to learn and master technology and software programs required.
Ability to process, protect, and exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience with transcription and/or coding preferred
Background in Linguistics preferred.

Required Documents:
Contact information for at least three supervisory references
NOTE : When applying, all required materials MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

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