Internship & Job Opportunities

See below for current listings of internships, paid jobs, research, and professional development opportunities. The lists below are not exhaustive. Be be sure to make use of other resources like Linkedin®. To learn more about independent study and other research opportunities, click here.

Paid Research Assistant Position: Specialization in Digital Animation at UNC Chapel Hill

Posted on August 28, 2017
No closing date

Paid Research Assistant Position: Specialization in Digital Animation

Do you have experience with digital animation? Are you interested in linguistics and psychology?

Apply to work on an NSF-funded project on the comprehension of language and gestures.

We are currently developing a set of stimuli using Poser Pro.  

We are seeking applications from people with experience with digital animation generally, and specifically with Poser Pro and/or working with synchronizing speech and lip movements/ gestures.

This is a part-time job that requires about 10 hours per week.

Requirements: You must be currently enrolled as a college student at a US institution (not a graduate student), and not graduating before May 2018.

This research project is run by Dr. Jennifer Arnold at UNC Chapel Hill. It may be possible to work remotely.

To apply, fill out this application: /d/e/1FAIpQLSdY8dDOPURweM7h3FxrDwKJQPL8M5drS5dkuWTmfsNjX65x2w/viewform

Direct questions to jarnold@email.unc.edu.

Undergraduate Internships, Project Horseshoe Farm

Posted on September 20, 2017
No closing date

Project Horseshoe Farm is a 501(c)3  community based non-profit organization in Greensboro, Alabama.  Since its founding in 2007, Horseshoe Farm has grown to become a multifaceted service and leadership development organization dedicated to strengthening our community, improving the quality of life of our vulnerable neighbors, and preparing citizen service leaders for tomorrow's communities.

Horseshoe Farm has developed and runs innovative support programs for adults in our community including a Health Partners Program, Day Programs, and Enhanced Independent Living Housing Programs. We also support children through our comprehensive K-12 after school tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programs. 

Finally, Project Horseshoe Farm offers leadership development programs including a unique one year Fellowship for top recent college graduates interested in the intersection of Leadership, Community, and Service in Healthcare and Education.

As part of our mission to prepare future citizen service leaders, Horseshoe Farm offers internship and elective rotation opportunities to medical students, medical residents, health professions students, and other graduate and undergraduate students who have the potential to help see and build a better future with tomorrow's communities. Horseshoe Farm offers 8-10 week undergraduate internships in fall, winter, spring, and summer for students interested in future work in medicine, public and community health, psychology, education, and community service leadership. In addition, we offer a shorter, 3-4 week internship in January for interested students.

For more information or to apply, please email fellows@projecthsf.org. The application for the internship has a rolling deadline.  We suggest sending in your application at least two months prior to your desired start date because spaces are limited.

Student Intern, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

Posted on November 27, 2017
No closing date

The Faja and Nelson Labs at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital have a student intern position open to assist on a multisite project with 6- to 11-year-old children on the autism spectrum. Responsibilities will include assisting in study visits, behaviorally supporting children on the autism spectrum, collecting surveys from parents, data entry and lab maintenance. Students interns will have the opportunity to learn about electrophysiological data acquisition (EEG and eye tracking), clinical and cognitive assessments, neurodevelopmental disorders, research methodology, and attend seminars on topics such as professional development and atypical child development.

Requirements: Undergraduate student majoring in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a part- time spring commitment, with potential for continuing part or full-time in the summer Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school-aged children Previous experience with children Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail

Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording and/or eye-tracking measures
  • Previous experience with autism spectrum disorder
  • Previous experience working in a research setting
  • Experience with data entry and management
  • Knowledge of basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software

To apply, please submit: (1) Letter of interest; (2) CV/Resume to Aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 2-3 references. For further information please contact Aksheya Sridhar, aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu.

Research Assistant Computer Science at Duke

Posted on December 21, 2017
No closing date

Research Assistant Opportunity

Principal Investigators Drew Hilton and Genevieve Lipp, Computer Science

Project Manager: Kim Manturuk, Duke Learning Innovation

Job description:

  • Perform analyses of de-identified student course data using SAS or Stata including data file formatting, data cleaning and coding, and descriptive and inferential analysis
  • Document the procedures and methods used, taking precautionary steps to protect the integrity of the data, including documenting created variables
  • Assist with documenting results and key findings to present to Duke faculty
  • Undertake selected administrative tasks associated with the study wider goals of the project
  • Compensation is $14.60/hour and hours are flexible, estimated to be around 10 hours a week through the spring semester

Position begin: January 2018

Position end: May 2018

To apply, please send an email indicating your interest and briefly describing your qualifications to Dr. Kim Manturuk at kim.manturuk@duke.edu.

Volunteer Internship Opportunities in Research & Analysis

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

 

 

Volunteer Internship Opportunities in Research & Analysis

Graduate students and other volunteers who would like to gain work experience in research and analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts are invited to apply for an internship. Interns are accepted throughout the year in the NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis on a non-paid basis.

Research into the value and impact of the arts is a core function of the NEA. Through accurate, relevant, and timely analyses and reports, the NEA reveals the conditions and characteristics of the U.S. arts ecosystem and the impact of the arts on our everyday lives. In addition to receiving an overview of NEA activities across the country, interns support the NEA’s Research: Art Works grant program, evaluations of NEA programs and initiatives, and research on wide variety of topics, including artists in the workforce, arts and health, and the economic impact of the arts. Some interns also pursue an independent study as part of their internship experience. Past interns with the NEA's Office of Research & Analysis have gone on to positions within arts and cultural organizations, research jobs within other sectors, and advanced graduate training.

Interested individuals should send a resumé and cover letter detailing the time period they will be available (including days of the week, if not available for five days), interest areas, and whether they will be earning academic credit. Previous experience in social sciences research, statistics, and/or research in the arts should be described.

Letters of recommendation, references, and college transcripts are suggested, but not required.

To ensure sufficient time for proper consideration of your application, please send materials at least four to six weeks before the desired start date for the internship to:

Office of Human Resources

National Endowment for the Arts

400 7th Street, SW

Washington, DC 20506

OHRTraining@arts.gov

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Moore, Deputy Director, Research & Analysis, at shafferp@arts.gov

     

Yale Infant Cognition Center Summer 2018 Internship

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

Research: Our research broadly focuses on social cognition in infancy. We are running a number of studies with infants & toddlers ranging from birth to 5 years old. These studies are largely focused on discovering what infants think about various aspects of the social world.  Some of the topics we look at include examining infants' preferences for characters based on their social behavior or group membership and infants' reasoning about the natural world. More information about our research can be found at http://campuspress.yale.edu/infantlab/.  Internship Opportunity: Interns will work closely with lab researchers on new and ongoing studies, participating fully in all aspects of the research process. Interns will become familiar with experimental methods used in infant studies, and will immediately become involved in recruiting and testing participants, designing and setting up studies, and coding and analyzing results. They will also attend a weekly lab meeting where we discuss the theoretical motivation for our studies, experimental data, and relevant research findings from other labs. In addition, interns will have the chance to learn about and interact with other developmental psychology labs at Yale and attend sessions organized by professors and graduate students on topics such as applying to graduate school. Interns are encouraged to join graduate students and other researchers from across the department in fun activities such as barbecues, bowling, trivia karaoke nights, etc. Internship Requirements: The internship will involve a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Undergraduate students at all stages are welcome to apply. The internship is best suited to students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. This is a volunteer position, but it is encouraged to apply for outside funding from one's own university, and we are happy to support these applications.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the attached application form, submit a CV/resumé, and have 1 letter of recommendation sent directly to Clarise Ballesteros at yalebaby.manager@yale.edu

NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale

Posted on January 18, 2018
No closing date
NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale Dates: June 4- August 10, 2018   The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2018 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.   REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.   To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must: ·  be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident ·  be a full-time student (and be returning to school in the fall) ·  have experience or be comfortable working around dogs ·  commit to the full 40 hr/ week 9-week internship, which will include at least some weekends Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest.   For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email canine.cognition@yale.edu.

Summer Internship in the Cooperation Lab at Boston College

Posted on February 8, 2018
No closing date

The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.

Internship Description 

Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in an informal reading and research group and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by the Cooperation Lab’s director and lab manager.

Eligibility and requirements 

Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early as May 29th and as late as June 4th. Positions will last for 10-11 weeks. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions.

Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application * and send a CV or resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2018 Research Assistant Application”. There is no deadline for submission but we are eager to find motivated assistants as soon as possible and so we'll review applications as they come in.

*full link address:  https://goo.gl/forms/VBp3VHJoJlI7SGh32

Student Intern, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

Posted on February 8, 2018
No closing date

Student Intern, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

The Faja and Nelson Labs at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital have a student intern position open to assist on a multisite project with 6- to 11-year-old children on the autism spectrum. Responsibilities will include assisting in study visits, behaviorally supporting children on the autism spectrum, collecting surveys from parents, data entry and lab maintenance. Students interns will have the opportunity to learn about electrophysiological data acquisition (EEG and eye tracking), clinical and cognitive assessments, neurodevelopmental disorders, research methodology, and attend seminars on topics such as professional development and atypical child development.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student majoring in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a part- or full- time summer commitment, with potential for continuing part in the fall
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school-aged children
  • Previous experience with children
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail

Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording and/or eye-tracking measures
  • Previous experience with autism spectrum disorder
  • Previous experience working in a research setting
  • Experience with data entry and management
  • Knowledge of basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software

To apply, please submit: (1) Letter of interest; (2) CV/Resume to Aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 2-3 references.

For further information please contact Aksheya Sridhar, aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu.

Undergraduate Internship in Autism, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

Posted on February 8, 2018
No closing date

The Faja Lab at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital currently has a research internship opportunity to obtain specialized research skills with children on the autism spectrum. The student will contribute to NIH-funded research projects that examine relation between executive control and social-emotional function in children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. The project will use electrophysiological and behavioral measures to investigate these questions in 2- to 11-year-olds with autism and 7- to 11-year olds with ADHD. Broadly, the lab is focused on executive control, social cognition and social perception and, in particular, seeks to understand changes in these systems resulting from targeted interventions. Additionally, we seek to understand individual differences within individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

The undergraduate student will be involved in several aspects of the project including but not limited to data entry and scoring, literature reviews and recruitment. The students will also have the opportunity to observe, and once reliable conduct study visits. We encourage our students to explore their personal interests, and give them the opportunity to take on personal projects of their choosing as well.

The Faja Lab is part of a larger research network in the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience that includes a multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of child development and developmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders. As part of this vibrant environment, students enjoy a variety of additional professional development opportunities and lectures.

For further information please contact, susan.faja@childrens.harvard.edu.

Summer Internship at the Harvard Music Lab

Posted on February 8, 2018
No closing date

The Music Lab is the newest lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. We study the basic science of music in an effort to understand how and why humans produce and perceive music at all ages and across cultures. We are recruiting undergraduate research assistants in the fields of cognitive science, evolutionary biology, music theory, ethnomusicology, anthropology, linguistics, or computer science to spend their summer with us!

Summer RAs will be working on studies investigating universals in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, acoustics of music production in informal settings, studies of the impact of infant-directed song on infant affect and behavior, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. You can learn more about us and read our papers at themusiclab.org.

Here's a non-exhaustive list of example summer projects that summer RAs will help to run:

1. Expanding our diverse collection of audio recordings for the Natural History of Song Project. Ideal for students with interests in ethnomusicology, anthropology, music theory, and exploration of non-western music.

2. In-lab studies exploring the degree to which music can function as a tool for parents to use when their infants are upset. This project will utilize a variety of research technologies, including wearable devices to track real-time physiological data from infants, motion tracking, emotion recognition, pupillometry, and more. Ideal for students interested in getting hands-on research experience running infant subjects in a developmental laboratory.

3. Crowd-sourced online studies about music categorization and perception using both traditional study pools of online workers and "citizen science" approaches. Ideal for students with interests in programming surveys, designing stimuli, and working with large, data sets from online participants.

4. Studies examining the possibility of links between synchronous activity (music or otherwise) and cooperation, prosociality, and interpersonal affinity. Ideal for students interested in social cognition and developing robust, replicable methods for online data collection.

5. Mobile app-based data collection from parents of infants and young children concerning infant/child temperament, parenting behaviors, and their relations to one another. Ideal for students interested in developing technical skills (e.g., SQL, JavaScript), developing methods for ecological momentary assessment, and applications of psychological research to health outcomes.

To apply, please fill out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/iUR2mOltZieAxjZq1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Academic credit or stipends may be available. Please send us your questions at musiclab+summer@g.harvard.edu.

2018 Summer Opportunity through Story+ and The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education

Posted on February 8, 2018
No closing date

Announcing a 2018 Summer Opportunity through Story+ and

The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education

We are seeking a team of three Duke University students who want to make a difference in the lives of Appalachian girls and young women.

Skylar Shelton is growing up in a community in Appalachian North Carolina called Laurel.  She is being raised by her grandmother, who is an elderly woman struggling to make ends meet on social security.  Skylar is heir to a rich culture, but also to the intergenerational poverty that has also been an Appalachian legacy.  The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (‘PAGE’) was founded to help create ladders of opportunity for girls such as Skylar, living in distressed Appalachian communities.

PAGE’s mission is to inspire and empower rural girls through innovative education.

This PAGE 2018 opportunity will be part of Story+, a summer experience for undergraduates interested in humanities research and applications.  Our Story+ project is focused on empowering girls in Appalachia through digital humanities.  Our team will reside on the campus of Mars Hill University and work with girls in grades 6-9 from across this rural county.  Team members will receive training in digital storytelling and oral history methodology; facilitate the production of multi-media digital projects by Appalachian girls in grades 6-9; and engage in post-production work that helps create a wider audience for the stories and oral histories.  They will also help rural girls engage critically with literature and have leadership opportunities.

Requirements

  • Interest in public humanities;
  • Interest and/or previous experience in creating empowering education for girls;
  • Interest and/or previous experience/coursework in visual media and documentary work (E.g., digital storytelling, oral history, documentary work, photography, visual media);
  • Interest in getting to know rural North Carolina people and communities;
  • Commitment to working with rural people to create a truly collaborative project;
  • APPLY NOW for Summer 2018:  May 30 – July 31

    Applications are now being accepted through the Story+ application portal.  The deadline for priority consideration is February 5.  Applications will be considered until the team is filled.

    LEARN more about PAGE from:

    Our website: www.carolinapage.org

    An NPR radio series

    A photo essay by Mikalah, a PAGE high school intern

    CONTACT:

    For information about Story+, contact Christina Chia: christina.chia@duke.edu

    For information about PAGE, contact Deborah Hicks-Rogoff: dhicks@duke.edu

    Camp Akeela Summer Internship

    Posted on February 16, 2018
    No closing date

    Summer Internships in Vermont & Wisconsin, The Most Incredible, Life-Changing Summer Experience on the Planet!

    WHAT IS CAMP AKEELA? Camp Akeela is a fun, traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 -19. Our Vermont location is set on 400 acres in the Green Mountains and our Wisconsin location is on the campus of beautiful Lawrence University in Appleton. Lawrence also hosts Beyond Akeela, our pre-college program for older campers. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability. Others are undiagnosed but described as "quirky." All are very bright, charming well behaved boys and girls who struggle to connect with their peers.

    WHY WORK AT AKEELA? "Working at Akeela was defrnitely one of the most meaningful and fulfrlling jobs I've had and I loved every minute I was there."

    Akeela provides staff the opportunity to play an integral role in a community that changes kids' lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children, helping them develop social skills while forging life long friendships.

    CAMP DETAILS VERMONT June 18 - August 16, 2018 WISCONSIN June 12 - July 15, 2018 BEYOND AKEELA WI June 19 - August 5, 2018

    Compensation: Competitive salary package + travel allowance and meals/housing

    Akeela provides staff the opportunity to play an integral role in a community that changes kids' lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children, helping them develop social skills while forging life long friendships.

    READY TO APPLY? Please visit campakeela.com OR Contact us at staff@campakeela.com or 866-680-4744

     

    www.campakeela.com

    www.beyondakeela.com

    Counselor and Lead Counselor Summer Scholars, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

    Posted on March 1, 2018
    No closing date

    Children’s Mercy Hospital (located in the Kansas City metro area) announces summer scholar Counselor (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselor positions for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. 

    Counselors and Lead Counselors will receive approximately 260 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavior problems. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-15 children, with 5-6 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. There will be one Lead Counselor for each group. Lead Counselors will participate in counselor responsibilities in addition to overseeing the duties of the counselors in their group. 

    Activities take place outdoors and counselors will be involved in recreational activities throughout the day; this requires knowledge of rules/fundamentals of represented sports (soccer, softball, basketball, and kickball). Counselors will serve as Sport Leaders and will plan and implement skill drills to improve children’s performance. Previous experience in sports participation, refereeing, or coaching children is preferred.

    Counselors must be available to work from May 29, 2018 through July 27, 2018. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and memorizing some of the contents prior to beginning employment. 

    Counselor hours of employment are typically from 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Counselors also work until 8:30 PM one evening/week while parents participate in weekly parent training groups. Counselors and lead counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits commensurate with their experience and position requirements. 

    Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply. Experience gained at the STP may also be beneficial in preparation for careers in education, mental health, physical education, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, and counseling and can serve as an opportunity to obtain a recommendation for work or graduate school. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now and email Melynda Samson (msamson@cmh.edu) with any questions. 

    *Out of town applicants are encouraged to apply, summer housing is available!

    Follow the link below to apply for the Counselor Position: 

    https://www.healthcaresource.com/childrensmercy/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=10468381

    Follow the link below to apply for the Lead Counselor Position: 

    https://www.healthcaresource.com/childrensmercy/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=10468383  

    Summer Internships - The Center for Educational Improvement - Mindfulness

    Posted on March 18, 2018
    No closing date

    The Center for Educational Improvement is seeking virtual interns for Spring (start date around April 1) and Summer 2018 to assist with research related to our investigations  of the impact of mindfulness, yoga, and meditation on children and teachers. We are particularly interested in increasing educator understanding of the neurobiological impact of trauma and how mindfulness, yoga, and meditation enhance executive functioning, learning, and children’s well-being. We are also investigating four related areas: mindful school leadership, the relationship of mindfulness and student self-determination for students with disabilities, the implementation of STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, & Math)- Mindfulness/Yoga Play in early childhood education, and the use of an instrument we are currently validating to facilitate the development of compassionate school culture. Expectations: Interns participate for at least 3 months, assisting with conducting background research, writing articles, analyzing data, preparing workshops, posting blogs, and the development of upcoming books on these topics.  To apply send curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and 3 references to Dr. Christine Mason, Executive Director at cmason@edimprovement.org

     

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    Research Assistant - University of California, San Diego

    Posted on April 17, 2018
    Closes April 26, 2018

    Gregory Aarons, Ph.D. of the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) is currently seeking a research assistant to work on his research studies regarding implementation of evidence-based practice.  The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for individuals and families.  Identifying the factors that facilitate successful service implementation and the attainment of desired outcomes requires investigation into the characteristics of and inter-relationships between service delivery strategies, service recipients, service providers, and the organizations and systems within which they are embedded.     Our lab investigates what it takes to effectively implement and sustain clinical practices in community-based settings. Multiple ongoing research studies utilize quantitative and qualitative methods to develop detailed service assessments and improvement recommendations for behavioral health, substance use disorder treatment, and criminal justice service settings within San Diego County and throughout the State of California. Our studies aim to identify and support the organizational factors that improve evidence-based practice implementation and sustainability, including organizational culture, organizational climate, and leadership. Data sources include large administrative data sets as well as original data collected from mental health and social service agencies. Study participants include program executives, supervisors, direct service providers, and their clients. Under supervision, the incumbent will work as a Research Assistant for the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego.  The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the management of day-to-day operations of a NIH-funded research study using organizational and leadership strategies to improve the implementation and quality of evidence-based practices in substance use treatment programs.  The main duties and responsibilities will include: maintaining contact with research participants, coordinating participant retention and tracking, preparing and administering survey instruments, tracking and downloading data using web-based survey programs, managing data using SPSS and web-based data collection programs, conducting research data analysis, assisting with preparing reports and presentations, and compiling agency feedback reports.  Other duties will be assigned as needed. The ideal candidate will have completed college level coursework in psychology, psychiatry, sociology, or a related field or equivalent knowledge or experience, possess knowledge of public sector mental health and social service organizations, and have demonstrated experience managing survey data and performing basic descriptive analyses using SPSS software.     The position is full-time, starting salary ranging from $2,998 - $3,166 per month.  Full benefits available.  Preferred start date is as soon as possible and a two-year commitment is strongly preferred.   Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to jiphillips@ucsd.edu and apply using the following link: https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=92994    The application deadline is 4/26/18.  After that date, we will be unable to consider applications.

     

    Psycho-Educational Evaluator @ MIT

    Posted on August 28, 2017
    No closing date

    PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATOR, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to administer and score standardized cognitive and language assessments in children, adolescents, and adults; and train and supervise colleagues to administer and score selected tests. Responsibilities will include collaborating with clinical and basic science investigators to organize and implement research protocols; maintaining accurate paper and electronic records for subject evaluations; assisting with efforts to identify and recruit language- and reading-based learning impaired participants; and performing related duties as needed. 

    The position offers an opportunity to assist with the collection of clinical and basic science data, including human neuroimaging (MRI, EEG) and behavior.

    REQUIRED:  a bachelor's degree (master’s preferred) in psychology or other relevant area; and a minimum of two years’ clinical work experience working with children, adolescents, and their parents (clinical experience must be clear from the job application and from recommenders); proficiency with standard computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) and comfort learning new computer applications and tasks; strong analytical and research skills; detail orientation; ability to work independently; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Job #14728

    Application material should include a list of tests and associated level of expertise with them.  This may be included as part of the cover letter or resume.

    Full-Time RA position at Stony Brook, NY

    Posted on August 28, 2017
    No closing date

    Candidates are being considered for a full-time Research Support Specialist position in Dr. Matthew Lerner's Social Competence and Treatment Lab in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University.

    This position is to support a NIMH R01-funded study of social functioning in children and teens with and without autism spectrum disorders.

    For more information and to apply, please see here.

    Additional details below:Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in hand by August 31, 2017. Experience in a research setting with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (work experience, internship, student, training, etc.). Experience demonstrating professional competence in research activities. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree or higher in Psychology. Experience with EEG data collection. Experience interfacing with schools. Experience working with children and/or families. Research experience.

    Brief Description: To assist in a study examining how children with and without autism spectrum disorders process social information, and how this relates to their peer interactions and friendship-making. 

    • Scheduling
    • Coordinating contact with schools & families
    • Training and supervising
    • Conducting research visits
    • Assist with managing lab materials, ordering, and data
    • Assist with IRB compliance, progress reports
    • Other duties or projects as assigned

    Special Notes: This is a full time position. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation.  Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding.   FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

    Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

    About Stony Brook:

    Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North  Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

    matthew.lerner@stonybrook.edu

     

    Faculty

    Stony Brook Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic

    Dept. Site: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/psychology/faculty/faculty_bio_pages/mlerner.html

    Lab Site: http://www.lernerlab.com/

     

    College Transition Collaborative: Research Coordinator

    Posted on September 6, 2017
    No closing date

    The mission of the College Transition Collaborative (CTC) is to create higher education learning environments that foster equitable student outcomes, by bridging research and practice. The CTC:

    • Elevates students’ psychological experience of college as a central lens for postsecondary completion through an interdisciplinary approach, by acting as a bridge between research and practice
    • Works with the higher education community to develop and test evidence-based, scalable tools and practices
    • Partners with key intermediaries to scale these approaches and ensure adoption with fidelity across contexts

    Our work helps colleges and universities better understand how their students experience moments of transition or difficulty, and adopt psychologically-informed practices that convey to all students they are valued, respected, and can excel. CTC’s work has helped support greater engagement, retention, and completion for students at diverse colleges and universities across the United States, particularly for traditionally marginalized groups such as students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. To learn more, please visit our website.

    This is an exciting time for the CTC! We are growing fast and building our internal capacity to do better work for more students, more efficiently. Reporting to the Senior Research Manager, the Research Coordinator will play a key role in assisting in the coordination and development of our research practice partnerships. This includes: coordinating the general daily operation of our projects; the design and preparation of survey and intervention materials; working closely with our school partners to develop and coordinate the implementation of surveys and interventions; data collection and management (e.g., coordinating data pulls with schools, data cleaning); responding to questions and issues that arise at a school site.

    We are seeking a Research Coordinator who:

  • Is passionate about efforts to improve equity for marginalized and underrepresented populations, particularly through an educational and psychological lens.

  • Can work and learn both independently and with co-workers.

  • Has experience conducting research, particularly social science research with human subjects.

  • Has basic knowledge and/or awareness of social psychology or educational psychology.

  • Is comfortable with data management and basic data analyses.

  • Communicates clearly and professionally.

  • Is energized by the prospect of working for an early-stage organization with flexible roles in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Why work for CTC? Some perks include:

  • Contributing to mission-oriented work that strives to reduce educational inequality in the U.S.

  • Being involved in cutting-edge research with some of the most prominent social scientists and higher education changemakers in the field.

  • Helping build an early-stage organization with room for professional growth.

  • Joining a close-knit, friendly team that highly values diversity and inclusion.

  • Great benefits: CTC is part of Stanford University, meaning our employees are eligible for all Stanford Benefits & Rewards.

  • We welcome and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds who can bring unique perspectives to the table. The selected candidate must be willing to relocate to the Bay Area for this position.

    If you would like to apply for this position, please fill out this form. Please note that applications not submitted through the form will not be considered. If you have questions, please email ctc@collegetransitioncollaborative.org with the subject line "Hiring - RC Inquiry.”

    __________________________________________________________________________        

    Core Duties:

    • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.
    • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed. Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments.

    • Prepare, distribute, administer and process questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.

    • Apply formulas and calculations to research data using basic statistical programs. Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.

    • Other Clerical Duties: mass photocopying, mailings, and errands.                    

    Minimum Education and Experience Required

    • Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

    • A Four year college degree is preferred

    Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    •   General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
    • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.

    • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

    • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately. • Effective oral and written communication skills.

    • Ability to work with human study participants.

    Certificates and Licenses Required                 

    • None

    Physical Requirements

    • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.

    • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, and operates foot and/or hand controls.             

    Work Standards

    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/

    Working Conditions

    • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
    • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.

    Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

     Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.                                           

    Job: Research

    Location: School of Humanities and Sciences Schedule: Full-time

    Grade: D

    Job Code: 4185

     

    Full-time lab manager position at the University of Michigan (Prof. Felix Warneken)

    Posted on September 15, 2017
    No closing date

    Full-time lab manager position at the University of Michigan (Prof. Felix Warneken)

    Prof. Felix Warneken at the Department of Psychology of the University of Michigan is hiring a full-time Lab Manager to coordinate and conduct research on social cognition and cooperation in infants and children. The position entails subject recruitment and scheduling, testing in the lab and at schools, using advanced video coding technology, and active participation in research. The position also requires supervising undergraduate research assistants and working closely with postdoctoral and graduate students' research projects, as well as international collaborators to conduct cross-cultural comparisons. For more information on Prof. Warneken’s research and the lab, please visit the lab website: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/warneken/

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in applying, please click here: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/147391/lab_manager

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a two-year term-limited position with a possibility of extension.

    A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume/curriculum vitae. The cover letter should specify your research experience, interests, and career goals. In addition, please include contact information for 3 individuals who can provide letters of recommendation upon request. Note that all of your application materials must be combined into a single document. 

    For more information on Prof. Warneken’s research and the lab, please visit our website: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/warneken/

    If you have specific questions, you can reach us at warneken.labmanager@umich.edu.

    Research Assistant Position at BU Child Cognition Lab (Deb Kelemen)

    Posted on September 15, 2017
    No closing date

    The Child Cognition Lab (PI: Deb Kelemen) currently has an opening for a Research Assistant to begin Fall 2017.

    The Child Cognition Lab conducts research projects with children and adults. We are currently engaged in a large-scale, federally funded research project examining young children’s understanding and learning of complex biological concepts. We are seeking a highly motivated and research oriented Research Assistant to work on this project. The ideal candidate would be interested in how children learn, science education, and applied psychological research. The roles of the position include recruiting participants, processing data, and helping run participants both in lab and outside of lab settings. This paid position is for 20-30 hours a week from September to August, with the possibility of increased hours.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Positive, outgoing, and friendly demeanor
    • Intellectual curiosity and ability to learn quickly
    • Interest in developmental psychology research
    • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, intellectual environment
    • Strong organizational skills, detail-orientation and conscientiousness
    • Knowledge of experimental design
    • Experience working with children in some capacity
    • Afternoon hours available 3 or more days a week
    • Able to attend lab meetings: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
    • Not currently receiving BU funding

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working in a research lab
    • Interest in biological education
    • Familiarity with SPSS

    We are looking for the ideal candidate to begin immediately. Send your resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this post to Erin Doncaster, Lab Manager, at childlab@bu.edu

    Gap Year Fellowship, Project Horseshoe Farm

    Posted on September 20, 2017
    No closing date

    Project Horseshoe Farm offers an intensive 1 year (13 month) community-based gap year service and leadership development Fellowship.  It is geared to top recent college graduates from around the nation interested in community health and education, non-profit and organizational management, social entrepreneurship, and community service leadership.  

    The competitive Fellowship is a unique opportunity for high levels of responsibility and mentored hands on learning in a rapidly growing community based non-profit organization.  Its aim is preparing citizen service leaders needed for tomorrow's communities. 

    Fellows receive an educational grant of $600/month, free housing, and valuable experience through:

    • Front line service in and leadership of Horseshoe Farm's broad range of innovative community based programs for children and adults.
    • Administrative, management, and operations responsibilities in a grassroots non-profit organization.
    • Close work with a team of other talented Fellows.
    • "Community Engagement" work with other civic, business, non-profit, and governmental organizations throughout our community.
    • Weekly readings and discussions designed to promote contextual understanding and reflection on experiences.

    Fellows consistently go on to some of the top medical, nursing, public health, health management, and education programs in the nation and several have received the most prestigious scholarships and awards at their respective institutions.

    For more information about a typical week in the Fellowship, specific activities in the Fellowship, the educational grant provided to Fellows, living arrangements for Fellows, and more, please click the "Learn More" button below.

    To apply for the fellowship, please press the "Apply Now" button to download a copy of the application. Completed applications can be emailed to fellows@projecthsf.org.   

     

    Research Study Assistant, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

    Posted on September 27, 2017
    No closing date

    The Faja Lab within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a Research Assistant for a new NIMH-funded project examining the emergence of executive function difficulties in young children with ASD relative to children with developmental delays or no developmental concerns. Research in the LCN is generally dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders. Children’s Hospital of Boston is ranked as the top Children’s Hospital in the United States and is committed research and to building a diverse workforce. Applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged.

    The Research Assistant will work primarily on a project that will examine biological and behavioral markers associated with executive and social functioning in preschool aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delays, and no developmental concerns. The project will use electrophysiology, behavioral, clinical, and parent report measures in a group of children who are participating at multiple time points. Responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants, running experimental study sessions, administering EEG measures, behaviorally assisting children during visits, coordinating collection of surveys from parents, as well as data entry and management. This project is a longitudinal study that requires a high level of data integrity. The research assistant may also be responsible for coordinating and training research interns. Finally, the research assistant will contribute to data processing, scoring, and cleaning and will have the opportunity to assist with analysis.

    Requirements:

    • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
    • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits
    • Previous professional experience with children, including at least one year of experience working in a research setting
    • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software
    • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team; excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, organization, and attention todetail

    Preferred experience includes:

    • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording
    • Previous professional experience with autism spectrum disorder
    • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
    • Experience with administering and scoring standardized developmental measures

    Please apply for the position online (http://www.childrenshospital.org/careeropportunities/search-career-oppor...). Click ‘Search Openings’, and enter AutoReqId 44695BR. Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 3 professional references.

    Lab Manager Position, University of Maryland - Professor Killen's Social and Moral Development Laboratory

    Posted on October 11, 2017
    No closing date

    Lab Manager Position

    General Description:

    The Social and Moral Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, supervised by Professor Melanie Killen, is recruiting a lab manager.  The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing research projects on topics related to morality, the development of fairness and equality concepts, prejudice and bias in childhood, intergroup friendships, mental state knowledge in the context of morality and intergroup relationships, and peer-based social inclusion and exclusion.

    Responsibilities:

    Data recruitment (contacting school administrators for participation agreements, obtaining consent forms, and managing compensations for school participants), data collection (administering protocols to children and adolescents), coordination of communication with the lab team, instrument development, submission of IRB protocol forms, management of the lab and the lab website, coordination with the university lab preschool research staff, and general execution of research projects.  The lab manager will work closely with the P.I., graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.

    This position is a great opportunity for recent college graduates who would like full-time research experience prior to enrolling in a graduate program in developmental psychology, developmental science or related fields.  Collaborative research opportunities with the P.I. and the research team are part of this position. University of Maryland is 30 minutes from Washington D.C., affording research, educational, and cultural opportunities.

    Requirements:

    • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
    • Background in child development, developmental psychology, or related fields
    • Interest in an organizational position with responsibilities
    • Experience working with schools and/or teachers
    • Desire to learn about the topics studied by the lab group
    • Familiarity with research software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Power Point, Qualtrics)

    If interested, please submit the following to moraldevelopment@gmail.com

    1. Curriculum Vitae

    2. Cover letter detailing interest in the position and previous research experience

    3. Unofficial academic transcripts

    4. Contact information for three professional references

    The position is currently open, and review of applications will begin immediately.  Start date is January 15, 2018, or sooner. For questions about the position, send an email to Professor Melanie Killen at mkillen@umd.edu.

    Lab Manager Position, University of Maryland FluencyBank Project

    Posted on October 11, 2017
    No closing date

    We have an immediate opening for a lab manager/research assistant for the FluencyBank project, which is conducting a longitudinal study of fluency and language development in preschool children. This project is multi-year, and the position is renewable for 3 years.

    Applicant must be fluent Spanish-English bilingual.  Job responsibilities include: experimental assessment of preschool participants, participant recruitment, tracking of participant data and transcription, organizing and assisting with weekly lab meetings. 

    The position, at either full- or half-time level conveys benefits. Salary is flexible depending upon the applicant's qualifications; minimum commitment is 20 hrs/week. FTE salary for candidate with UG or BA qualifications ~$25,000-$30K/yr or equivalent base for part-time work. Graduate student candidate can receive University GA position, ~$21,000 and associated tuition benefits.

    Interested candidates should send CV and unofficial transcript to nratner@umd.edu

    Nan Bernstein Ratner, F-, H-ASHA, F-AAAS, ABCLD

    Professor

    Hearing and Speech Sciences

    University of Maryland

    0100 Lefrak Hall

    College Park, MD 20742

    nratner@umd.edu, 301-405-4217

    Co-director: FluencyBank (www.fluency.talkbank.org);  http://languagefluency.umd.edu/  

     

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    Lab Manager Position - University of Miami, Florida

    Posted on August 23, 2017
    Closes April 23, 2018

    The Social Cognition Lab at the University of Miami, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Simpson, is in search of a full-time Lab Manager to begin in the fall of 2017. The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can find out more about the lab by reading this project summary: http://www.as.miami.edu/news/news-archive/social-signals-in-infants.html.

    General Description: This Research Associate position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers including undergraduate and graduate students. This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in social, cognitive, or perceptual development. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design, authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in developmental science. Starting salary is $32,900.

    Specific Duties: The lab manager's duties may include any/all of the following, depending on the individual’s strengths and lab needs…

    * managing a team of student researchers, including recruiting, training, and monitoring

    * planning, developing, and maintaining, internal study procedures, policies, and quality control

    * recruiting and scheduling infants and their families

    * behavioral testing of infants, including eye-tracking, social, and cognitive assessments

    * maintaining databases

    * scoring behaviors from videos

    * overseeing purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and assisting with monitoring of lab budgets

    * organizing and leading research meetings

    * processing, analyzing, and interpreting data

    * contributing to conference presentations and written publications

    * participating in outreach to the local community

    * assisting with administrative support and miscellaneous lab upkeep

    Requirements:

    * BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field

    * previous research experience in a psychology research lab

    * at least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting

    * technical and computer skills

    * independent work ethic

    * ability to work both independently and as part of a team

    * leadership skills, including the ability to cultivate a collaborative team orientation

    * foster professionalism among lab members

    * organized, detail-oriented, and ability to proactively multi-task

    * manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment

    * interpersonal skills, comfort interacting professionally with research partners, including families and collaborators

    * resourceful, strong problem-solving/troubleshooting

    * flexibility that enables working in early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities

    * willing to drive self and other lab members to community events (have a car and driver’s license)

    Preferences: Desired but not required…

    * fluent in Spanish

    * coursework in psychology, especially research methods and statistics

    * experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation

    * basic programming skills (e.g. E-Prime),

    * experience interacting with young infants, toddlers, and families

    * eye-tracking experience (we have a Tobii TX300)

    * proficiency with common software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Redcap, Google applications, Dropbox, SPSS, R)

    When: The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who can start by October 2017. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension. Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits and an exciting working environment.

    Where: Department of Psychology, University of Miami: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida. The University of Miami is a research-focused private university located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community.  We’re also less than 3 miles from the beach.

    How to Apply:

    Applicants should attach application materials to an email and send to simpsone@miami.edu with the subject line "Simpson Lab Manager Position".

    1. Cover letter: Please make clear that you are applying to be Dr. Elizabeth Simpson’s Lab manager. Introduce yourself and why you want to work in the Social Cognition Lab, including your interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals. Describe a research problem you have tackled.

    2. CV: include GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references (contact information for three professional references)

    3. Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript

    4. References: One letter of reference speaking to your potential for developmental science research.

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and individuals who are the first in their family to attend college.  Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug test.

     

    Short-term, part-time Research Assistant Music Lab at Harvard University

    Posted on August 21, 2017
    Closes April 21, 2018

    If you are reading this message, you are probably doing so on a device that plays music. You are probably able to hear and perceive that music and you probably can also produce music of your own, even if you've never had music lessons. You are probably motivated to engage with music on a regular basis, regardless of your cultural background, location in the world, or socioeconomic status. You have probably been this way your whole life.

    In the Music Lab, we're figuring out why the human mind is designed in such a way that all of the above is true. We do basic science, running experiments with typically developing people of all ages and in populations with genetic conditions. We focus in particular on infancy and on people who live in isolated small-scale societies around the world. We also work on large corpus studies of ethnographies and field recordings from the Natural History of Song project and use those data in large-scale online experiments.

    The Music Lab is the newest lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. We collaborate domestically and internationally with cognitive scientists, musicians, evolutionary biologists, ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, linguists, and computer scientists. We are recruiting research assistants and students from all of these fields to work on a few key topics: universals in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, acoustics of music production in informal settings, studies of the impact of infant-directed song on infant affect and behavior, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. If you find any of this exciting, please get in touch, regardless of your academic background or career stage.

    We will be considering a wide variety of candidates for several positions. A few possibilities are detailed below but they may be combined with one another given the right candidate. The schedule for hiring is flexible, with positions starting on or after 1 September 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. To apply, contact us at musiclab+jobs@g.harvard.edu. Tell us why you are applying, what your research interests are, and which of the below positions you are most interested in. Include a CV and contact information for two references.

    ​The Music Lab is directed by Samuel Mehr and is funded by the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program at the National Institutes of Health and by the Harvard University Data Science Initiative.

    ​Positions

    ​1. Full-time, benefitted Research Assistant to develop and expand the Natural History of Song project's audio corpus. This person will track down rare field recordings of vocal music in small-scale societies, work with anthropologists and ethnomusicologists to collect new recordings, work with musicians to transcribe them, and work with collaborators in computer science to design and implement music information retrieval to better understand them. A 2-year commitment is desired but not required. Some work can be done remotely.

    Qualifications (not all are required): - background and interest in music - skill working in computer-based staff notation (especially Sibelius and ideally also using command-line tools such as Humdrum, music21, jSymbolic) - music analysis skills (e.g., training in music theory) - computational, statistical, and technical skills (especially Python, JavaScript, MATLAB) - experience conducting independent research and/or working in a lab

    - a bachelor's degree in music, cognitive science, anthropology, or related field

    2. Half-time, benefitted Research Assistant to work directly with parents, infants, and children in studies; design and implement studies of infants' responses to music; develop eye tracking, physiological monitoring, habituation, and violation-of-expectations methods; and collaborate with other lab members on studies online and at field sites worldwide. A 2-year commitment is desired but not required. This position will have the potential for an increase to full-time work, based on performance.

    Qualifications (not all are required): - background and interest in music - experience working in research settings with infants and parents (or educational or clinical settings) - computational, statistical, and technical skills (especially Stata, R, Python, MATLAB) - experience conducting independent research (e.g., an undergraduate thesis in psychology)

    - a bachelor's degree in cognitive science, education, psychology, or related field —

    ​3. Half-time, benefitted Research Assistant to lead technical aspects of our research, including software development for experiments (including mobile platforms), management of large online studies (on Turk or otherwise), web development, database management, and the like. This position will have the potential for an increase to full-time work, based on performance. Some work can be done remotely.

    Qualifications (not all are required): - background and interest in music - experience running online studies

    - experience with mobile app development (both Android and iOS)

    - strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., Stata, R, Python, MATLAB, Git) - experience working in a collaborative research environment - a bachelor's degree in cognitive science, computer science, linguistics, or related field —

    4. Short-term, part-time Research Assistants (paid hourly or by stipend, depending on work) at any career stage to contribute to the Natural History of Song project by annotating tracks with musical information, transcribing world music, and collecting new field recordings. To date a group of over fifty researchers from high school students to tenured faculty have contributed to the Natural History of Song. Short-term RAs will join this team to contribute their interpretations and annotations of NHS audio. *This work does not require residence in Cambridge, MA: it can be completed from anywhere in the world and has an entirely flexible schedule. Many contributors in this role do so outside of their usual employment, on an ad-hoc basis, and this is fine with us!*.

    Required qualification: expertise in musical analysis (either a degree or advanced coursework completed)

    We are in particular need of part-time RAs who have completed a PhD in music theory, ethnomusicology, arranging, music education, jazz studies, and/or a related field of music scholarship.

    Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland) Kansas State University

    Posted on August 21, 2017
    Closes April 21, 2018

    Date Posted Jun. 2, 2017

    Job Title

    • Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland)

    Department

    • Institution Kansas State University

      Manhattan, KS United States

    Application Deadline

    • Open until filled

    Position Start Date

    • Available immediately

      Apply Online Here http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501503/resea...

      Job Categories

      • Research Scientist/Associate

      Academic Fields

      • Research Methods/Data Analysis
      • Human Ecology
      • Human Development

      This position is a half-time research assistant position to work on site at Andrews AFB, Maryland on a USDA-funded Family Advocacy Program study. This person is the on-site administrator of the sponsored project to facilitate daily implementation of the research project by promoting the program, selecting research participants, designing and implementation database information and collaborating with the researchers at Kansas State University, Northern Illinois University and other Air Force bases involved in the project.

      Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, human ecology or business related field. Required experience is experience with and/or knowledge of military family support programs.

      Preferred Qualifications: General knowledge of administration and research methodology at academic institutions, experience in conducting research, knowledge of domestic violence, demonstrated ability to work with confidential materials, and computer competency.

      Transcriptionist/lab manager at Skidmore College

      Posted on August 16, 2017
      Closes April 16, 2018

      Full-time lab transcriptionist/data entry/lab manager position in Saratoga Springs, NY (at Skidmore College); review of applications begins immediately, and the start date is ASAP. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter (specifications of the cover letter are in the job posting; please follow them for full consideration), and a list of three references to posting # 0001696 below:

      careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58271  

      This position is funded by the NIH (for up to 2 years), and involves coordinating and executing the transcription and coding of a very large audio-visual dataset. The goal is for the audio-visual data, its metadata, and its partial transcription to be made freely available to other researchers via Databrary. My lab focuses on language and social development, and individuals who share these interests are especially encouraged to apply.

      About the dataset: over the course of two years, we collected 3 hrs/wk of audio-visual data from head-mounted cameras worn by infants/children in their homes. We began recording at age 6-8 months, and ended recording around age 2.5 y; the dataset is longitudinal. We now have hundreds of hours of naturalistic in-home recordings from the infant's/child's perspective. We also collected cognitive, social, and linguistic data from the children on a monthly basis. This is an exceptionally rich dataset, and we are seeking applicants to help archive these data so that other researchers can access them.

      About the position:

      The primary responsibilities of this individual include:  - Transcribing large quantities of audio and visual content.  - Entering and organizing numerical, audio, and visual data.  - Light-touch editing of audio and visual data (bleeping, blurring).  - File organization.  - Ensuring compliance of transcriptions and audiovisual data with ethical guidelines.  - Creating and implementing protocols for data entry, transcription, and data storage.  - Management of student workers involved in the project. 

      Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship Program 2018, UC Berkeley

      Posted on March 18, 2018
      Closes April 16, 2018

      The Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer research assistant internship. Interns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.

      This is an unpaid internship from approximately June 11 - August 3. Interns will be expected to work ~30 hours/week.

      Research interns will work with graduate students on multiple ongoing research projects and with the lab manager on administrative tasks. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively. 

      Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.

      Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Applying tab) for application instructions. The application deadline is Monday April 16 8:00 AM PST.

      Please direct any questions to Sarah de la Vega at gopniklabmanager@berkeley.edu.

      Project Manager/Research Specialist--Child Language and Learning Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

      Posted on August 14, 2017
      Closes April 14, 2018

      START DATE: FALL 2017 (ASAP)

      The Child Language and Learning Lab at the University of Pennsylvania (PI: Kathryn Schuler) is hiring a project manager/research specialist to begin this fall.  The project manager will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a new research lab studying language and pattern learning in infants, children, and adults. The project manager will also oversee the conduct of multiple simultaneous research projects, reporting to and working with the primary investigator on planning, execution, and completion of these studies.

      Responsibilities include:

      • Participating in the design of experiments, especially creating stimuli and recruiting and running research participants.
      • Building partnerships with childcare organizations in the Philadelphia area so that the lab may conduct research at these centers.
      • Maintaining IRB protocols and ensuring compliance with lab documentation practices.
      • Supervising undergraduates who work part-time in the lab assisting with these tasks.

      Required qualifications include:

      • Bachelor's degree in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related field
      • Experience working with infants and children and their families
      • Experience working in a cognitive science research laboratory
      • Experience interacting with childcare organizations is preferred

      This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Linguistics. The position is for two years, with additional years contingent on funding. The lab's operating hours are Tuesday - Friday (9am-6pm) and Saturday (9am - 3pm).  The candidate must be available to work within these scheduled hours.

      If interested, please submit the requested applications materials, including a cover letter and a CV with the names and contact information for 3 references to: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30483

      We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

      Paid Summer Internship at the University of Pittsburgh

      Posted on March 22, 2018
      Closes April 13, 2018

      The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Program, supported by a grant from the American Psychological Association. Interested undergraduate students can spend 8 weeks working with a faculty mentor in their laboratory to gain valuable research experience.

      Students may choose to work with one of the following faculty mentors:

      Julie Fiez

      Lauren Hallion

      Tristen Inagaki

      Jana Iverson

      Melissa Libertus

      Anna Marsland

      Edward Orehek

      Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal

      Aidan Wright

      The program will run from June 4 – July 27, 2018 (though some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible). Students will be hired as full-time, paid research assistants ($12/hour, minus taxes) in their mentor’s lab during the 8 weeks of the program.

      To be eligible for the SUPRE program, students must:

      · be enrolled at a U.S. institution (though they need not be students at the University of Pittsburgh or U.S. citizens)

      · have had little to no prior experience working in a psychology research lab

      · have completed at least their freshman year

      · have not yet have obtained a bachelor’s degree

      Students from underrepresented minority groups and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact the faculty coordinator, Dr. Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu).

      Applications are due by April 13, 2018 and should be completed at the following website: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esbuKjpU5gZwklL

      Lab Manager Position at UC Berkeley's Language and Cognitive Development Lab

      Posted on April 4, 2018
      Closes April 12, 2018

      The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology, directed by Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is seeking a full-time lab manager for a 1-2 year appointment beginning this June or July. Research in the lab addresses how linguistic, social, and cognitive abilities arise and interact with one another in human development and across cultures.

      Responsibilities for the position will include many research-related activities, such as recruiting and scheduling participants, designing and creating experimental stimuli, testing infants, toddlers, and adults, and assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication. The position will also include administrative duties, such as recruiting and training undergraduate assistants, coordinating with local daycare centers and museums, maintaining participant records, purchasing equipment, and preparing applications for human subjects approval. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate who would like to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school.

      Candidates should have a strong interest in language and cognitive development, and a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, including at least two years of coursework in experimental psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or other relevant fields. Candidates should also have had experience working with human subjects, especially children, in an academic research environment. A general fluency with computer software, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written) are also required. Experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, JMP, R), computer programming (e.g., Matlab), web design, and video editing are preferred.

      The minimum commitment is 1-2 years, and salary and benefits are commensurate with experience, according to the UCB Lab Assistant II pay scale. The position is scheduled to start between June and July 2018.

      For information about how to apply, please see posting #24767 on the Berkeley Jobs (https://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings). Please include a CV and cover letter detailing your interests and experience, and how they fit with the goals of the lab and requirements of the position. All questions about the position can be directed to Catherine Berner (catherineberner@berkeley.edu).

      Summer Internship Program, Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame

      Posted on March 18, 2018
      Closes April 8, 2018

      The Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame, under the direction of Dr. Jill Lany, is accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Intern Program. The goal of this unpaid internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Our lab employs behavioral methods such as Looking-While-Listening and the Head-Turn Preference procedure to investigate how infants learn languages and how they pick up patterns from the environment. We are also collecting measures of speech to infants using the LENA system. To learn more about our lab, please visit: ndinfantstudieslab.com. Preferred applicants should have a background in linguistics or psycholinguistics. Priority will be given to candidates who have had experience or exposure with language-analyzing software, or those who have programming knowledge (e.g. Praat, Python). Daily tasks might include working with corpus data and auditory speech analyses. Successful applicants will be mentored by senior researchers and will play an integral role in our ongoing projects.

      Past interns have gone on to graduate school in cognitive development, neuroscience, clinical psychology, and speech language pathology as well as medical school. All internships begin in June and are for a minimum of 20 hours/week for 9 - 10 weeks. To apply please send a resume, the contact information of two references, and a cover letter detailing relevant coursework and experience to our lab manager, Jayde Homer at jhomer1@nd.edu by April 8th, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

      Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE), Boston College Developmental Psychology Area

      Posted on March 26, 2018
      Closes April 6, 2018

      The Boston College Developmental Psychology Area is now accepting applications to our Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) program supported by the American Psychological Association.

      Applicants can apply to work in one of our three developmental psychology labs: the Infant and Child Cognition Lab (PI: Sara Cordes), the Language Learning Lab (PI: Josh Hartshorne) and/or the Cooperation Lab (PI: Katie McAuliffe).

      Successful applicants will work full-time for 10 weeks from June 4 - August 10 and will be paid $11/ hour.

      Eligibility requirements: Students who are from underrepresented minority groups or are first generation college students and who have had little or no research experience will be given priority. Additionally, applicants must be enrolled in an American undergraduate program and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior years.

      Please send applications (CV and cover letter) to lmcooperation@gmail.com by Friday, April 6th. Please indicate how you meet the eligibility criteria in your application.

      Note to people who have already applied to internships in our labs: If you are eligible for this position and have already applied to our program, please send us an email.  

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