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Summer Internship: University of Delaware Child's Play Lab

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The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for an unpaid summer internship! Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play. 

Interns will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. 

This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! Interested applicants should email the lab manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu, for the application, or check out our website at www.childsplay.udel.edu for more information.

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Lab manager position: Yale Computation and Development Lab

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The Computation and Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, is seeking a full-time lab manager to begin in Summer 2017. The lab uses developmental, cross-cultural, and computational approaches to study higher-level cognition (additional information: http://www.compdevlab.com).

This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology or cognitive science. The lab manager will participate in all aspects of the research process and have opportunities to work on a variety of exciting research projects. The ideal candidate will make intellectual contributions to the lab's research, which may result in opportunities to co-author manuscripts, and will benefit from the vibrant and collaborative scientific community at Yale.

Primary responsibilities include establishing and maintaining partnerships with local schools and museums; recruiting participants; acquiring behavioral data; managing and analyzing data; working with children and their parents in a research setting; assisting in experimental paradigm development; and managing the lab and performing administrative duties (e.g., assisting with IRB protocols and grants).

Requirements include experience testing human participants, ability to perform data analysis using statistical software (R/MATLAB/Python), and excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with both children and adults. Ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites near New Haven and a 2-year commitment are preferred.

Applicants should send a cover letter (describing research experiences, interests, and long-term goals), CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Julian Jara-Ettinger at julian.jara-ettinger@yale.edu. Applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

The position will ultimately be filled through Yale University's internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to Yale after an initial review. Women, LGBTQ and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Lab Coordinator at the University of Maryland, College Park

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The Lab for Early Social Cognition at the University of Maryland, College Park, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Beier, is seeking a new lab coordinator. The position will begin in May or early June 2017.

The successful applicant will coordinate the lab’s research investigating social cognitive development in infancy through early childhood. Our research focuses on children’s prosocial development and their understanding of social interactions and social relationships. We use a variety of research techniques, including both eye-tracking and more active measures of children’s social evaluations and behaviors.

This position offers a balance of organizational and research duties, including data collection and analysis, stimulus construction and research design, supervision of undergraduates, interacting with children and parents, lab and office management (e.g., budget, IRB, equipment purchases and maintenance, lab website, protocol updates, and more), and community engagement. This position is ideal for an individual seeking further research experience before applying to graduate school, and it includes opportunities for co-authorship on conference presentations and publications.

Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field within cognitive science, at least one year of relevant research experience, and excellent communication and computer skills. Candidates must be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, have strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, and be comfortable being silly with young children. Top candidates will have considerable research experience with children under 6 years, excellent writing ability, and proficiency with programming, data processing, statistics, and web and multimedia development. This is a one-year position, with a possibility of renewal depending on performance and the availability of funding.

The lab is part of a strong community of developmental scientists, both within the Department of Psychology and across many other departments on campus. The University of Maryland, College Park is part of the greater DC area, with easy access to downtown Washington by subway. We actively support a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your relevant background and goals, a resume, and an unofficial transcript to the current lab coordinator, Noor Qasmieh, at nqasmieh@umd.edu. Please also arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as an exceptional candidate is found.

 

Laboratory Coordinator Position—Mount Holyoke College

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The Relationships, Attachment, and Development Lab, directed by Dr. KC Haydon at the Mount Holyoke College Department of Psychology and Education, seeks a full-time lab coordinator.

The lab coordinator will assist with an NSF-funded study of links between self-regulation, conflict, and sleep disruption in adult couples. The lab uses behavioral observation, physiological, interview, survey, and experience sampling methods. Duties include assisting with participant recruitment, data collection, coding, and analysis. Administrative responsibilities include managing the data collection calendar, overseeing interview transcription, ordering supplies, assisting with annual reports and documentation, and coordinating undergraduate research assistant schedules. The lab coordinator may also attend conferences and contribute to preparation of scientific publications.

The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, family social science, or a related field who is seeking additional research experience before going on to graduate school. The position requires strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills; ability to work independently; emotional maturity and sound judgment; cultural competency; and interest in social contexts of stress and relationship science. Data collection will often occur on evenings and weekends; scheduling flexibility is a must. The lab coordinator should be comfortable facilitating conflict discussions with diverse adult community members, as well as working closely with undergraduate student research assistants. The position requires use of SPSS, R, and MPlus; expertise in at least one of these statistical packages and a willingness to learn others is a must.

Mount Holyoke is a private gender-inclusive women’s liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts. The College is about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is part of the Five College Consortium, along with Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mount Holyoke is committed to recruiting and supporting a broadly diverse faculty and staff who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.

The Psychology and Education department offers a vibrant, collaborative, and intellectually stimulating community of students, staff, and faculty. The position offers competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate must start in June 2017; a 2-year commitment is required.

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit via https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and contact information for three references. Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. Contact KC Haydon (kchaydon@mtholyoke.edu) with any questions.

Membership Associate at Society for Neuroscience

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http://sfncareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/558408-34181.html

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Membership Associate who wants to play a key role in the membership, chapters, and committee initiatives that are provided by the organization. The Associate will join a dynamic team that is committed to increasing the value, awareness, and engagement of SfN's dynamic, global membership. This position is ideal for someone who has experience at the assistant level and/or has had exposure to membership in an association setting.

Purpose:

The Associate assists in the development and implementation of initiatives related to committee management, member outreach and relations, and chapter communication.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains exceptional membership services by supporting members directly and serving as a project leader with external member services vendor.
  • Works closely with the technology team, as needed, to track and resolve recurring web errors and member questions unanswered by member services vendor and facilitation of online chapter administration portals.
  • Supports membership engagement efforts including copywriting and project support.
  • Assists with the adiminstration of programs to support individual members and promote membership, including:
    • Member recognition program
    • Onboarding programs for new reinstated members
    • Coordinating with other departments to enhance members-only offerings and segmentation on current and new initiatives
    • Helps promote SfN chapter events and memberhsip by coordinating emails to local neuroscience communities
  • Coordinates with the marketing team to assist with membership marketing.
  • Assists in staffing committee activities and meetings, including committee correspondence.
  • Coordinates logistics related to the committee meetings and committee conference calls.
  • Serves as staff liaison to subcommittees, as assigned.
  • Assists manager with the coordination and preparation of meeting materials, as needed.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for SfN chapter representatives and chapter-related inquiries from members.
  • Supports the building and implementing strategies that result in the development and growth of chapters, including the coordination of chapter petitions, awards and grants, as well as maintenance and monitoring of chapter-related trends, programs, and activities.
  • Ensures all chapters abide by their agreement with SfN.
  • Provides Finance with updated information on all chapter subordinates listed under SfN's group exemption on an annual basis.
  • Coordinates chapter-related events at the SfN annual meeting, and prepares all accompanying materials.
  • Updates content on chapters' page of SfN Web site and recommends content improvements.
  • Coordinates with technology and finance teams to implement regular membership database updates.
  • Prepares the database and website for annual renewals, and provides daily financial processing on membership check payments.
  • Provides support for individual and Institutional Program members as needed, including updates to the Web site and other administrative support as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience using an AMS daily (preferably Personify)
  • Minimum 1-2 years professional experience preferably in a non-profit or association setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be able to effectively write reports and business correspondence
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to work with outside vendors
  • Strong organizational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Experience with volunteer committees and basic chapter development
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs

If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements and a copy of your resume for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Our generous benefits package includes:  medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.

The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people.  We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.

 

Bilingual Parent-Child Specialist position at NYU School of Medicine

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We are seeking an Spanish-English bilingual parent-child specialist to work for a parent intervention program and related behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. This program is designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations and is being administered in the context of randomized controlled trials at Bellevue Hospital Center (Manhattan, NY) and in the context of a clinical program at Woodhull Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY), and other sites in NYC to be determined.

About the position:

The parent-child specialist will administer a behavioral parenting program designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.  The program is a relationship-based intervention with parents and their children (birth-5) that takes place in the pediatric clinic, is offered for free to low-income parents, and is being studied as part of a research program.

Specifically, this individual will be responsible for:

Primary tasks:

Providing the parenting intervention program (Video Interaction Project) to parents of infants and young children, which involves:

o   Meeting with parents and children

o   Providing structured guidance about child development

o   Providing structured tips to parents about reading, playing, and interacting with their child

o   Videotaping the parent and child playing together, then providing feedback and positive reinforcement to the parent about this video

o   Maintaining records of family participation in the program

o   Building rapport with families, including coordinating with parents and tracking/scheduling upcoming program visits

Overseeing operational aspects of the parenting program

Assistance with tasks related to the research study, including recruiting families, consenting families, and collecting participant data

Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

Secondary tasks:

 Assistance with other operational aspects of the research study and parenting program

Requirements:  

·         Fluency in both English and Spanish

·         Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field

·         Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings

·         Previous research experience

·         Previous experience using databases; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs

·         Willingness to travel between sites within NYC as needed 

This is a full time position with benefits. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Anne Seery, PhD (belle.jobs@gmail.com). Please write “Parent-Child Specialist” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in the cover letter.

Lab Manager Position in the Mind Perception and Morality Lab at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Dr. Kurt Gray is recruiting a full-time lab manager for the Mind Perception and Morality Lab, starting in Summer or Fall 2017.  The MPM lab studies how people see the minds of others, and how this "mind perception" underlies our most crucial moral judgments. This position is ideal for students interested in gaining more experience prior to applying to graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or similar fields.  

Responsibilities

The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily research and administrative tasks of the lab. The lab manager’s primary task will be overseeing a multi-year NSF funded project on ethics in the workplace. They will also take care of administrative duties such as completing IRBs, ordering supplies, managing RA schedules, and organizing participant payments. The lab manager will be encouraged to develop their own research lines related to mind perception and/or morality if they so desire.

Qualifications

Applicants must be conscientious and have good attention to detail. They must also like people - this is a social psychology lab, after all.  Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field of behavioral science or philosophy. They must also have experience with SPSS, Qualtrics, and Excel. Previous experience with running behavioral studies is a plus.

To apply, please send the following items in .pdf format to Amelia Goranson at agoranso@live.unc.edu: 1) Cover letter detailing research interest and past research experience; 2) CV; 3) contact information for two professional references; and 4) unofficial transcripts. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 20th and continuing until the position is filled. 

Laboratory Coordinator Position--Bauer Lab

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The Memory at Emory laboratory in the Department of Psychology, Emory University (http://Scholarblogs.emory.edu/bauerlab/), directed by Dr. Patricia Bauer, seeks a full-time laboratory coordinator.

 

The laboratory coordinator will assist with studies of the development of episodic and semantic memory, in preschool to school-age children, and young adults. The laboratory makes use of behavioral measures, eye tracking, and event-related potential (ERP) methods. Duties include contributing to study design, creating experimental stimuli, testing participants, managing data, and assisting with data analysis. There also are administrative duties including assisting with participant recruitment and training and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Coordinators also have the opportunity to attend and present the work of the laboratory at scientific conferences and to contribute to preparation of scientific publications.

 

The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate who has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (a) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (b) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The ideal candidate will have either (a) computer programming experience, preferably using R, Python, or Matlab; or (b) a strong desire to develop programming skills. The position will entail the use of both R and Excel to process and analyze large data sets. In addition, the applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

 

Emory University is a vibrant, research-centered private university, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The position offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate may start as early as May 2017 and no later than July 2017. A 2-year commitment is required. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Dr. Natalie Merrill (natalie.merrill@emory.edu). Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Dr. Patricia Bauer or Dr. Natalie Merrill (patricia.bauer@emory.edu or natalie.merrill@emory.edu).

 

Programmer for Computational Modelling of Reading Study

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Job offer: Programmer for Computational Modelling of Reading Study

The National Institute of Education (NIE) in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Software Programmer at the Education and Cognitive Development Lab for an 18-month contract, pending funding.

Project Title: Technology-based tools for teaching early literacy skills

Project Introduction:  The overall project objective is to investigate cognitive mechanisms related to learning early literacy skills, and to apply findings expressly to educational interventions for struggling learners. The project includes a multimethod approach through two studies: The first uses a class of machine learning computational methods (neural networks) to examine models of learning sound-symbol correspondence for the deep orthography of English. The second applies findings from study 1 to the teaching of letter-sound correspondences using technology-based tools with primary-1 students in a learning support program (LSP).

Study description:  This position involves programming the computational models for study 1.  The investigation includes running simulations with the models to simulate learning across different conditions, with varying input and model characteristics. Findings will contribute to our understanding of best methods for teaching early literacy skills to diverse learners. The study is headed by Dr. Beth O’Brien (ECD lab, NIE) and Dr. Luca Onnis (LEAP lab, NTU).

Requirements

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, cognitive science or related discipline
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Experience in modelling and simulation, machine learning
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Excellent organizational skills, task-oriented, attention to details and accuracy
  • Able to work within given deadlines

Preferred

  • Prior experience with neural network modelling
  • Background and/or interest in Cognitive Science

Responsibilities

  •        Setting up, programming and testing computational models under supervision of co-PIs
  •        Managing and maintaining research data
  •        Assisting with preparation of data output from modelling
  •        Assist in central research data backup and archiving operations and procedures
  •        Run tests to ensure programs and computer systems are working properly
  •        Identify faults in programs and find solutions

Application

Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:

-       Application form for Research Positions (http://www.nie.edu.sg/about-us/careers/#submit-an-application)

-       Cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position

-       Supporting documents as stated on the job application form

-       Names of 2 Character Referees

-       Other documents that demonstrate your qualifications

Please send your application to:

B.A. O’Brien, PhD, Senior Research Scientist

Education and Cognitive Development Lab

National Institute of Education

1 Nanyang Walk

Singapore 637616

Tel: (65) 6219-6252

Fax: (65) 6316-4787 

Email: beth.obrien@nie.edu.sg

**We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified**

Closing Date

Review of applicants will commence immediately upon receipt of applications.

 

RESEARCH TECH POSITION – OPHTHALMOLOGY, DUKEUNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

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The position is open in Dr. Glenn Jaffe's laboratory in the Department of Ophthalmology at Duke University.  Dr Jaffe is a Clinician Scientist who conducts clinically relevant basic research to determine the molecular and cell biological mechanisms responsible for macular degeneration (the leading cause of vision loss in individuals over 65 years old). 

Some of the specific techniques used in the laboratory include the following: Cell culture using ocular-derived human cells and other non-ocular cell types, immunofluorescence, immunocytochemistry, RNA purification, polymerase chain reaction, agarose and SDS gel electrophoresis, Western blot, plasmid preparation, and transfection, adenoviral-mediated gene transfer, apoptosis assays, and ELISAs. In addition, pre-clinical testing of drug delivery devices is performed.

Specific Job Responsibilities - The technician will perform a variety of complex technical duties to support Dr Jaffe’s research program.  Specifically, the technician will: conduct experiments, under Dr. Jaffe’s guidance, using techniques described above; compile and analyze data from these experiments, and will document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with Dr. Jaffe to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required; review laboratory methods manuals, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments; determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests; help organize and orchestrate in vivo studies, including pre-operative set-up and post-operative examinations; maintain a colony of transgenic mice;  obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examination; prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions; sustain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; ensure that expenditures are in-line with budget; clean and maintain laboratory equipment. 

Review work of lower level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above.

A Bachelor's degree in a science-related field is required

If interested in this exciting opportunity, send your cover letter of interest and resume via email attachment to:

Glenn Jaffe, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Glenn J Jaffe <jaffe001@mc.duke.edu>

Lab Manager Position at the University of Delaware-Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

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The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Delaware is seeking a full-time Limited Term Researcher (i.e., lab manager/coordinator), under the supervision of Drs. Giovanna Morini and Sayako Earle. The successful candidate will work jointly in the newly formed Speech Language Acquisition & Multilingualism (SLAM) and Memory & Perception of Speech (MAPS) labs.

The candidate will help with various aspects of our research including: training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; managing participant recruitment; coordinating lab calendars/scheduling, interacting with children, families, and schools; entering, coding, and analyzing data; purchasing and upkeep of equipment and supplies; reading relevant literature; organizing outreach to the local community; helping with conference presentations and manuscripts; submitting and renewing IRB protocols.

We are especially interested in someone who has excellent social skills, is organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and has the ability to multi-task. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and as part of a team. A bachelor's degree in speech language pathology, psychology, education, or a related field is required.  Preferred qualifications include: interest and background working with young children; previous research experience; strong technical and computer skills.

This is a great position for a recent college graduate who would like to gain further experience in an intensive research setting before applying to graduate school. The position offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment.

To apply for the position, email (1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals; (2) your CV; and (3) have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Giovanna Morini at: gmorini@udel.edu. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who could start before September 2017.

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Lab Coordinator for UCSD's Early Learning & Cognition Lab

Closes April 15, 2017

The Early Learning & Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of California San Diego, under the direction of Dr. Caren Walker, is seeking a lab coordinator to begin on or around July 1, 2017, for a two year period.

The lab conducts research on abstract thinking and causal inference in early childhood, investigating how mechanisms like exploration, explanation, and counterfactual reasoning may influence conceptual change. Duties include research and administrative responsibilities, such as recruiting child participants and their families, recruiting local preschools, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and maintaining the lab's IRB protocol. 

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field, as well as experience working with young children. Interested applicants should submit a CV or resume and a cover letter by April 15th to Andie Nishimi at elclab@ucsd.edu (Subject Line: Lab Coordinator Application) to be considered for the position. The position will begin at part time - between 20-30 hours/week (negotiable) with the possibility of moving to full time (40 hours/week) if desired, pending the availability of grant funding. This may therefore be an ideal position for someone interested in obtaining experience in a developmental research setting, while also having the opportunity to work at a second position, part time.

Please feel free to contact the current lab coordinator - Andie Nishimi - at elclab@ucsd.edu with any questions!

Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Closes April 14, 2017

The Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab (infantlanguagelab.utk.edu), under the direction of Dr. Jessica Hay, is currently looking for highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors to take part in our summer internship. The goal of this unpaid internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in developmental psychology, cognitive science, normal language acquisition, or a related field. This is our second summer internship and first intern pursued graduate school at her top graduate school.

We have recently received an NIH grant: Infant statistical learning: Resilience, longevity, and specificity. Our lab studies the computational mechanisms that support infants’ ability to acquire language. The current body of statistical learning research literature minimally addresses the complex challenges infants face when learning language. In the grant, we aim to explore statistical learning in a noisy, ecologically valid setting. Secondly, we aim to examine infant’s long term memory for newly learned words extracted from continuous speech. Lastly, we will examine how infants represent newly learned words and how this relates to subsequent language learning.

Applicants should have a background in psychology or related fields. The following skills are desirable but not necessary: computer programming, statistical analysis, experience with young children. The student’s responsibilities include: recruiting participants, running studies, collecting data from participants, and contributing to data analysis. Successful applicants will be mentored by a graduate student or the lab manager, and will play an integral role in our ongoing projects. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with other developmental labs, as our lab is part of the Child Development Research Group at UT (cdrg.utk.edu). The internship lasts 10 weeks and starts late May/early June.

To apply please send a resume, the contact information of two references, and a cover letter detailing relevant coursework and research experience to our lab manager, Rebecca Bauer (rbauer5@utk.edu) by April 14th.

Internship Massachusetts General Hospital

Closes April 7, 2017

Community Psychiatry, Program for Research in Implementation & Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (PRIDE) Department of Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School 70 Everett Ave., Suite 516 Chelsea, MA 02150 (617) 887-4063

Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation research lab that has a special focus on reducing mental health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse individuals. Much of our work takes place in the Chelsea community, which has significant immigrant, refugee and impoverished populations. The overarching mission of PRIDE is to bridge the gap between science and practice by bringing evidence-based treatments to the communities with the greatest need.

PRIDE exists at a unique intersection between research and practice. We are currently seeking a small team of volunteer research assistants for a 10-week internship program during summer 2017. As an intern, your work has the potential to support the reduction of health disparities across Massachusetts and beyond. You will work with Dr. Luana Marques, as well as with the clinical research team in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the lab. Intern activities include, but are not limited to:

• Conducting and summarizing extensive and ongoing literature reviews for project development • Bibliographical support for publications • Data entry and analysis using a variety of statistical software packages • Developing and utilizing analytic codebooks • Assisting with Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposals, including designing consent forms, information sheets, and other related project documents • Assisting with grant proposal preparation

Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology, psychiatry, or public health. Spanish-speaking applicants are encouraged. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Our program emphasizes mentorship, and opportunities for professional training and career development are integrated into the position.

This position requires a full-time commitment of 40 hours per week. Office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm. The start date of the internship is June 5, 2017 and will last 10 weeks, with the final day being August 11, 2017. The start date is NOT flexible. Interns will work as volunteers and must be able to travel to our office in Chelsea. To apply, please send a copy of your unofficial transcript, your resume/CV, and any questions to Kaylie Patrick, Program Manager (kpatrick6@mgh.harvard.edu) no later than April 7, 2017.

Junior Specialist (Lab Coordinator/RA) position in Developmental Psychology at UCSB

Closes April 5, 2017

The Social Cognitive Development Lab at University of California, Santa Barbara, directed by Dr. Zoe Liberman, has an open position for a Junior Specialist. We seek applicants with strong research experience in infancy and/or early childhood. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, previous work with children (research setting preferred), and excellent communication and computer skills. Candidates must be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, and have strong multi-tasking and organizational skills. Because the lab does research on campus and at local museums, applicants must be comfortable communicating and interacting with a wide variety of audiences including community members at partner institutions, administrators, teachers, parents, and young children. 

The successful candidate will engage in specialized research regarding testing infants, toddlers, and children in behavioral experiments. This will include working as part of a team to recruit study participants and working closely with graduate students to further their research projects. The position will also require assisting the PI with recruiting and training undergraduate student RAs by sharing specialized knowledge and expertise in early childhood and infant research. In addition, the Junior Specialist will contribute to administrative tasks of the lab, including managing IRB protocols and reviews, and ordering and maintaining lab supplies to assure all research projects and are executed properly. 

This position will allow growth as a researcher, with additional duties including study design, stimulus construction, audio and video editing, data management, statistical analysis, presentations at lab meetings and at developmental psychology conferences, and authorship on academic research articles. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funding. 

For primary consideration, application materials must be submitted by April 5, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.

Interested applicants must apply online via UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00978 

LRDC Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

Closes April 1, 2017

The Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking summer undergraduate interns to promote broader participation in training in the Learning Sciences. We aim to bring students to LRDC who embody the diversity of our nation, region, and city. LRDC interns would gain experience in the Learning Sciences (research on instruction and learning) by working on a project with a faculty member who specializes in this area. Interns may also work with advanced graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in the faculty members' labs.

Faculty have primary appointments in the Department of Psychology, and the Schools of Education, Law, and Computing and Information. For a list of potential faculty mentors and research topics, see: http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/ Diversity/faculty_mentors.cshtml. Although applications from all undergraduate students will be considered, these internships are most appropriate for students who will be entering the final year of undergraduate study. These internships will provide valuable experience for students who intend to apply for graduate programs, and will include professional development seminars run by the internship director and LRDC graduate students. 

The internship program will run from May 21-July 1, 2017 and all participants are expected to be in residence for the entire program. Room and board will be provided. A limited number of travel supplements are available to fund student travel to and from Pittsburgh. Eligibility requirements: Students should have a primary field of study in an area relevant to the learning sciences. GPA should be over 3.0; however promise can be demonstrated through other means, such as student letters of recommendation, student background, research experience, etc. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution. Women and members of under-represented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Email questions to the intern program director, Natasha Tokowicz, at Tokowicz@pitt.edu. Applications are due no later than April 1 and should be completed at the following website: https://form.jotform.com/70255962909162. Applicants will be informed of the decision by April 10. One or more letters of recommendation from a faculty member should be submitted on behalf of applicants directly to LRDCinterns@Pitt.edu by April 1. 

Summer Internship Program in Pittsburgh

Closes April 1, 2017

The Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program. Interested undergraduate students can select from a range of faculty mentors in the Learning Sciences (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/Diversity/faculty_mentors.cshtml) to gain valuable research experiences in preparation for graduate school.

The program will run from May 21-July 1st, 2017 and room and board will be provided. A limited number of travel supplements are available to fund travel to and from Pittsburgh.

For more information, please contact the intern program director, Natasha Tokowicz at tokowicz@pitt.edu

Applications are due no later than April 1, 2017 and should be completed at the following website: https://form.jotform.com/70255962909162

One or more letters of recommendation from a faculty member should be submitted on behalf of the applicant directly to LRDCinterns@pitt.edu by April 1, 2017

Applicants will be informed of the decision by April 10, 2017.

 

Lab Research Analyst II

Closes March 31, 2017

Intranet

Company Name: Duke University Position Title: Lab Research Analyst II Salary: $62,950.00 per year   Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Job Location: 2020 West Main Street, Suite 201, Durham, NC 27708                                                

Job Duties: Support the management of all aspects of a molecular genomic laboratory, including coordinating research projects. Develop and execute protocols for the analysis of genetic variation, gene expression, telomere erosion, and inflammatory cytokines within the Dunedin and E-Risk studies, and be responsible for coordinating harmonization of protocols and data delivery between the home site and collaborating sites at Duke University, United States of America and University of Otago, New Zealand. Maintain and safeguard the integrity of the Dunedin and E-Risk biobank, comply with current Human Tissue Authority and college legislation, and uphold high data quality. Meet with individual team members to develop research ideas, discuss results from laboratory investigations, and coordinate integration of different types of data. Respond to queries from collaborators and other interested researchers about study design and methodology. Liaise and consult with other researchers both in the UK and abroad. Participate in identifying appropriate methodologies and novel genomic techniques to facilitate research goals. Decide upon methods and processes for data collection, coordinating appropriate methodologies, and analysis of resultant data. Devise budgets and costings for research projects and equipment requirements. Develop teaching and training portfolios in theoretical and practical molecular biology for team members, colleagues, and cross-institutional scientists. Formulate policies for data production that fulfill the team's research strategy. Write scientific papers for publication.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field and five (5) years of experience as a Research Assistant, Research Scientist, or related role. Demonstrated experience in quantitative telomere measurement, and gene expression; cell culture and treatment; DNA sequencing and genotyping; electrophoresis fragment analysis; quadratic tests for assortative mating and allelic detection; testing for statistically significant differences between groups; and model fitting and calculation of samples values from absorbance units.   

To Apply: Send resume to: sharward@duke.edu, reference Lab Research Analyst II

THIS NOTICE IS BEING POSTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION.  ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE EMPLOYER. ANY PERSON MAY PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE BEARING ON THE APPLICATION TO THE REGIONAL CERTIFYING OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

U.S. Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration

233 Peachtree Street, N.E. Suite 410

Atlanta, GA  30303

2017 University of Washington Early Childhood Cognition Lab Summer Internship

Closes March 31, 2017

The Early Childhood Cognition Lab at the University of Washington is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to learn more about development psychology. Directed by Professor Jessica Sommerville, the lab conducts research on the development of children's sociomoral concerns (e.g., when and how do infants and children understand distributive fairness?), and their sociomoral behavior (e.g., what motivates infants' and children's prosocial behavior?). To investigate these topics, we use a combination of techniques that include behavioral approaches (e.g., infants' attention to social events, infants' active choices of social partners, infants' use of touch screens to evaluate events, etc.), and psychophysical approaches (e.g., EEG, ERP, pupil dilation, etc.).

Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will also be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow and will work together on a project. Interns will participate in professional development seminars throughout the summer. At the end of the internship, each intern will create and present a poster at a research symposium. The internship is unpaid; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions or other external sources. The program will take place over 10 weeks during the summer of 2017 (early June - mid August). Interns will work 35-40 hours per week.  Duties may include: - Recruiting and scheduling lab participants - Assisting with stimuli design and creation - Conducting studies with infants and children in the lab - Coding and analyzing data - Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

Required qualifications: - Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, or related field - Commitment to at least 35 hours per week for 10 weeks - Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office - Experience working with children

If interested, please send a resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, and completed application form to Rachel Horton, Lab Manager, at eccl@uw.edu. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 31st, 2017. Please visit our website (http://depts.washington.edu/eccl/) for more information about the lab.

UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2017 Summer Internship

Closes March 31, 2017

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for their summer internship. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to highly motivated students interested in language and the cognitive sciences.

Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social development interact in early childhood. Interns will work closely with the professor, lab coordinator, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, including reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, designing experiments, creating stimuli, recruiting participants, conducting studies, and synthesizing and analyzing data. Interns will have the opportunity to test participants at preschools and/or children's museums in the Bay Area. Lastly, interns will attend weekly lab meetings and reading groups to discuss the theory behind research studies, and will have the opportunity to present on the projects they are assigned at the beginning and end of the internship. We hope that interns will come away from these activities with an enriched understanding of language and cognitive development.

This internship is unpaid and will run from June 5th – August 4th and requires a minimum of 30 hours of work per week.  Please read more about applying on our website http://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ and submit all application materials (found on our website) by March 1st at 8:00 AM PST.  

Summer Research Assistant Opportunity, Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame

Closes March 26, 2017

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

Applicants should have a background in psychology or related fields. Past research experience and basic computer skills are preferred but not required. Daily tasks might include recruiting participants over the phone, coding recorded videos and audio, and aiding in collecting and processing data. Successful applicants will be mentored by a graduate student 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 on June 1st 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 March 26th, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

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