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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.

 

Research Manager and Academic Assistant Position at Swarthmore College

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The Psychology Department at Swarthmore College seeks an administrator to begin in mid-July 2017. The responsibilities of this person will fall into two major categories: (1) Act as a Research Manager in matters concerning the oversight and facilitation of student and faculty research throughout the year with emphasis on off-campus populations. (2) Assist the Department Chair primarily in matters concerning facilitating and monitoring student progress in the department including students in special majors such as neuroscience and psychology and education.

For more information about this position, including application instructions, see: http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/493390/research-manager-academic-asst

For more information about the Psychology Department’s research labs, see: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology/labs

This position starts in mid-July 2017.  The term of the position will be three years. During the first month (mid-July through mid-August 2017), the position will be full time to allow for training and overlap with the incumbent. After that, during each year, the position will be full-time from mid-August through mid-June and half-time from mid-June until mid-August. The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree. Experience conducting and managing research is highly desirable, as is experience with database management and web-based programming. Experience working in research, clinical, or educational settings with children, parents, and other community members is highly desirable.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Research Assistant

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POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant EMPLOYER: Innovation Research & Training LOCATION (City, State): Durham, NC WEBSITES: www.irtinc.us START DATE: Available immediately

JOB DESCRIPTION Innovation Research & Training (IRT) seeks a part- or full-time Research Assistant to work on qualitative and quantitative research, training and intervention development, and technical assistance projects in a variety of fields including adolescent sexual health, pediatric clinical research, mentoring, child assessment, and foster care. Job Description: Participate as a team member on research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance projects. Responsibilities include conducting scientific literature reviews; assisting with writing presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals; recruiting study participants; collecting, transcribing, coding, and entering qualitative data; maintaining meeting minutes; helping with developing and writing in-person and online training and intervention programs; and assisting with customer support and administrative work.

Requirements: 2 or more years of research experience in psychology or related field as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate. Must be able to work as a team member as well as independently; take initiative; be extremely attentive to detail; and have excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will need to be familiar with all Microsoft Office programs as well as have strong writing and verbal communication skills. Compensation: Salary is based upon education and previous work experience. We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes BCBS health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, PTO, an employer-matched SIMPLE IRA, and more. Drug-free, smoke-free work environment. No relocation assistance available. Company: iRT is a small behavioral science research and development firm located in Durham, North Carolina. IRT specializes in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and services to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and families. If interested, please submit a cover letter including your available start date, CV or resume, at least one scientific writing sample, and three references to Dr. Janis Kupersmidt at jkupersmidt@irtinc.us.

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism & the Developing Brain/The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology

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The Jones Lab (PI: Rebecca Jones Ph.D.) is currently seeking a full-time research assistant to work on studies examining behavior and neural changes across age in autism versus typical development. The lab is part of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, NY (https://www.sacklerinstitute.org/cornell) and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY (http://nyp.org/autism/index.html).

The lab is particularly interested in using fMRI to study how the brain changes across development in autism as well as using wearable technologies to measure behavior outside of the laboratory.

The RA's primary responsibilities include subject recruitment (toddlers, children, adolescents and adults), testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, acquiring brain imaging data, managing and analyzing datasets and preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. The RA will be working with individuals with autism some of whom will have limited language abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.  

Requirements: Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, experience working with developmental populations (children, adolescents), and statistical experience.

Additional highly desired qualifications include experience working with individuals with autism, familiarity with IRB protocol submissions, and neuroimaging experience.

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a single PDF document that includes a CV, names and contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Rebecca Jones at rej2004@med.cornell.edu.

Special Projects Manager position with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

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Thirty Million Words seeks a new Special Projects Manager.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of exceptional organizational skills, strong project management acumen, and the ability to engage with varying and diverse partners.  This critical and high-impact role works directly with Dr. Dana Suskind, TMW’s Principal Investigator, and TMW’s COO.  The Special Projects Manager will oversee the research and development of documents and reports for the PI, facilitate the creation of presentations and speeches by the PI, support the PI and other senior staff in meeting preparation and execution, and serve as an important ambassador for the PI, senior staff, and TMW generally.  The Special Projects Manager will also provide significant scheduling, logistical, and administrative support to the PI to ensure the ongoing functioning of the Thirty Million Words research lab.  Organized, hard-working, kind, and fun applicants who are passionate about educational and health equity and the role parents and caregivers play in young children’s development are encouraged to find out more!  If interested, please review the attached job description and contact Kristin Leffel at kleffel@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

Title: Research Specialist 2, Thirty Million Words Initiative

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer, PI, TMW Initiative

Background: The Thirty Million Words® (TMW) team at the University of Chicago conceptualizes, translates, builds, and delivers research-based programs that support parents, teachers, and other caregivers to effectively use Thirty Million Words curricula to enrich children’s early language environments. TMW implements its programs across health, early learning, and social service sectors in a public health approach to impacting early learning at a population level.

Summary: The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago is looking for a Research Specialist 2 to closely support the daily work of the Principal Investigator of the TMW research lab in the role of Special Projects Manager. This individual will work closely with the PI to provide logistical and administrative support for the PI’s research work, as well as work with the PI to develop content and conduct research for new and emerging lines of inquiry.

Responsibilities include:Presentation, Research, and Special Project Support o Conduct background research for emerging lines of inquiry, at the direction of the PI; produce draft documents, briefing papers, and reports o Facilitate creation of speeches and presentations for PI: track PI’s public speaking schedule, coordinate development of presentation materials with Communications team, facilitate strategy and content development sessions, and enforce internal deadlinesLogistical Support of PI and Research Lab o Schedule, organize, and facilitate logistics for internal and external meetings that PI and other senior leaders participate in or lead, as directed o Take notes to capture and disseminate action items from lab meetings and other meetings PI leads o Help prepare PI for meetings, including but not limited to gathering relevant notes and research, background information, previous meeting minutes, or other meeting materials o Meet and greet visitors, correspond and communicate with funders and partners as directed o Facilitate onboarding and off-boarding of new and departing staff members, in coordination with Manager of Lab and Research Operations and university administrative departments o Ensure maintenance of labScheduling Support o Manage PI’s calendar, including but not limited to scheduling diverse and complex appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements o Provide close, regular support to PI on email communications; field TMW-wide email inquiries o Coordinate logistics for public events and speaking engagements for PI o Track and submit travel expense reimbursements on behalf of PI

Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree required • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required • Superior organizational skills required including strong attention to detail required • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously required • Proven ability to establish and stick to timelines required • Problem-solving skills required, including a strong ability to prioritize required • Discretion with sensitive matters required • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required • Experience with Microsoft Office required

Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator, Seeking Child and Family Policy Northwestern University

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Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research invites applications for a full-time Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator starting May/June 2017. The position is offered jointly by the Institute for Policy Research and the School of Education and Social Policy.

The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will work on two interdisciplinary research studies conducted among young children, families, and schools. First, the Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will become an active and central member of the Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative (NU2Gen) which examines the implementation and effectiveness of two-generation interventions. Two-generation educational approaches, which represent an innovative anti-poverty strategy, link intensive, high-quality education, job training, and career-building programs for parents with early childhood education services for their young children. The Northwestern Two-Generation Research Initiative is led Dr. Teresa Eckrich Sommer, Research Associate Professor, Institute for Policy Research and by Dr. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Professor of Human Development, School of Education and Social Policy, and Associate Provost for Faculty, Northwestern University. NU2Gen is at the forefront of developing theory, programmatic design and implementation, and effectiveness studies of two-generation interventions.

The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will also contribute to a study funded by the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) led by Dr. Terri Sabol, Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, and is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Dana McCoy (Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education). In this project, we aim to build the early childhood education evidence base by identifying and understanding the conditions under which professional development programs are more versus less effective in improving early childhood classroom quality and child learning outcomes. In particular, the study is developing a new Systematic Social Observation (SSO) tool that allows researchers to take a virtual “walk” down the street using Google Street View which will be used to understand the effect of the intervention on teachers and children.

Qualifications: A successful candidate must have: (1) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, Economics, Statistics, Social Policy, or related field; (2) strong analytic, writing, and communication skills; (3) the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; (4) an aptitude for and interest in quantitative data management, measurement, and analysis and conducting applied research related to improving the well-being of children and families. The candidate should be highly organized and able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Responsibilities: The Research Data Analyst & Project Coordinator will be responsible for: 1. Data Management & Analysis, including: (a) coordinating with partnering programs and research institutions to manage data collection; (b) coding data using Stata statistical software and training Research Assistants to prepare data; (c) creating codebooks and user manuals to support current and future research efforts; (d) overseeing data preparation efforts across multiple sources and studies; and (e) conducting data analysis for formal reports, publications, and presentations.

2. Project Development, including survey development and programming; literature reviews for publications and presentations; measurement development; memoranda to guide study design and for other research-related seminars and events; and lab management, including hiring undergraduate RAs and overseeing their day-to-day activities.

The position allows for significant growth as a scholar and applied researcher, including the exploration of independent research interests and careers, and has led to successful graduate school pursuits and advanced employment opportunities for past coordinators. The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator interacts with a wide range of Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, and will report to Dr. Sommer (NU2Gen) and Dr. Sabol (IES grant). The coordinator will also engage with researchers and service providers from across the country who are expert in study design, analysis, and program implementation.

Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references to Amy Sanchez (amy.sanchez1@northwestern.edu) and Allie Cooperman (allie.cooperman@northwestern.edu).

Research Assistant Position, Early Math and Numeracy Lab

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The Early Math and Numeracy Lab at the University of Minnesota is hiring a full time research assistant to be involved in studies of early mathematics experiences and learning in children ages 4 to 8 years. This is a great opportunity for students who desire hands-on experience in early math or early cognitive development research including students who are considering applying to developmental science graduate programs in the future.

We seek a detailed oriented research assistant with a Bachelor's degree in child psychology or related field, someone who has research experience and experience working directly with children. This is a 2 year position.

For more information or to apply, use this link, and enter the job ID "317550" in the keywords box under Basic Search.

Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to:

 

Michèle Mazzocco, Ph.D.

Professor, Institute of Child Development

University of Minnesota

Mazzocco@umn.edu

lab website:   http://www.cehd.umn.edu/icd/research/MNL/default.html

Research Lab Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh

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The Kids' Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh (Director: Dr. Melissa Libertus) is looking for an energetic full-time research lab coordinator starting June 1st, 2017. Research in the lab focuses on the development of numerical cognition and math abilities using behavioral measures, eye tracking and EEG (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/kitlab/).

Primary responsibilities of the Research Lab Coordinator will be to help with recruitment of families, scheduling, preparing and running research participants; analyzing data; operating computer systems, maintaining databases; supervising undergraduate research assistants; maintaining paperwork; and contributing to research reports, proposals and presentations.

Qualifications include: B.A./B.S. and course work in psychology or related area; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; substantial research or work experience with young children; experience using software such as Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience or coursework in computer programming (especially for data analysis in Matlab and/or stimulus presentation in Matlab) are desirable, but not required.

This is a full-time position with benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding. This is an excellent opportunity for any college graduate who is planning on going to graduate school and wishes to obtain more research experience. To apply, please visit: 

https://www.pittsource.com/postings/131458

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Please contact Dr. Melissa Libertus (libertus@pitt.edu) with any questions!

Research Assistant position at University of Maryland

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The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time Technical Research Assistant (formal title: Faculty Assistant) beginning late Spring or early Summer 2017. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of typical and atypical development, with a focus on social cognition and social motivation in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our methods include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in cognitive, clinical, or developmental neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply.

The ideal applicant will have extensive experience collecting MRI data and be able to quickly become trained as an operator on our 3T Siemens scanner at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center. Additionally, ideal applicants will have experience with neuroimaging data analyses (e.g., AFNI, SPM, FSL, Freesurfer) and/or programming languages (e.g., python, matlab) and linux environments. Experience and interest in working with children and individuals with ASD is a plus.

Responsibilities will include data collection (as MRI operator) and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults. Additionally, the technical assistant will be responsible for development and maintenance of lab imaging analysis and stimulus presentation scripts and assist in supervising and training undergraduate research assistants. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications.

Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply please email your application to Sydney Maniscalco (sydneym@umd.edu). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.

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.

 

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Research Assistant/Coordinator Position-Brain and Cognitive Development Lab, University of Illinois

Closes April 15, 2017

Dr. Dan Hyde is looking to hire someone to oversee ongoing research in the Brain and Cognitive Development Lab housed within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Research in the lab investigates the neural basis of quantitative, spatial, and social cognition in infants, young children, and adults.  Duties will include data collection using brain (EEG/ERP, fNIRS) and behavioral measures, undergraduate staff supervision/organization, as well as some community relations and recruitment work.  Applicants should hold bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field, have experience working in a professional setting with parents and children, be fluent with both Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as have relevant research experience in cognition, development, and/or neuroscience.  Although not necessary, the ideal applicant will also have some experience with brain imaging/measures, basic computer programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python), and a solid understanding of statistics.  This is a one-year position with the possibility of a multiple-year renewal pending performance and funding.   This is an hourly position that will require 35-40 hours of work per week.  Start date is negotiable between April and July 2017, but there is a strong preference for earlier start date if possible.  Pay is also negotiable but commensurate on experience.  For more information on the type of research we do, see the lab website: http://labs.psychology.illinois.edu/BCDLab

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

If you are interested, send a CV and questions to Dan Hyde (dchyde@illinois.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be considered up until April 15th. 

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!

Clinical Research Assistant, PEDIATRIC ANXIETY RESEARCH CENTER, Bradley Hospital Brown Medical School

Closes April 15, 2017

The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital (located in East Providence, RI and affiliated with the Brown Medical School), is looking for two full-time clinical research assistants for several projects concerning obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Current research projects at PARC are focused on effective therapist behaviors and dissemination of exposure treatment for pediatric OCD and anxiety, neuropsychological functioning in OCD, and treatment outcome research in an intensive program for children and adolescents with OCD and anxiety. Administrative duties include scheduling study participants, tracking progress of the studies, data entry and analysis, collaboration with community partners, and preparing submissions to the Human Subjects Protection Committee and Office of Research Administration. Aiding in study recruitment and developing innovative recruitment strategies is an important role of the research assistant. Clinical responsibilities may include screening research participants, administering ratings scales, behavioral coding of exposure treatment sessions, and administering diagnostic interviews to study participants. Participation in multidisciplinary discussions regarding research design and implementation is expected. Mentorship from psychologists and opportunities to assist in writing scientific articles for publication and grant submissions are provided. A strong academic record is essential and past research experience is desirable. Frequent travel to research sites in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is required for at least one position and may be included in both positions. Flex work schedules would be considered given significant travel to the Greater Boston area.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* A bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, or related fields

* Excellent computer and communication (verbal and written) skills

* Past experience of hands-on involvement in a research project

* A career interest in clinical psychology or in psychiatry

* Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications

* Strong organizational skills

* Strong interpersonal skills

* The ability to work well with children and parents

* A willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner

* A strong sense of responsibility towards work

This position would begin in May/June of 2017, and would require a two-year commitment contingent upon grant funding and performance. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and two written recommendations (sent directly by your recommenders) to Chris Georgiadis no later than April 15, 2017. We prefer to receive applications via email, but if you or your recommenders would prefer to send us written correspondence, please use the address provided below. We will review applications as they are received and contact applicants to extend interview invitations.

Please send cover letter, resume/CV, and two letters of recommendation by April 15, 2017 to:

Christopher Georgiadis

Clinical Research Assistant Christopher.Georgiadis@Lifespan.org, 401-432-1469

For written correspondence:

Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic (PARC) Ruggles Building

Bradley Hospital

1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway

East Providence, RI 02915

Lab Manager at the University of Delaware

Closes April 15, 2017

The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, eager, and well-spoken individual to serve as a full-time laboratory manager and project coordinator for an IES-funded project to develop a language assessment for toddlers. 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. Former laboratory coordinators have accumulated paper presentations and publications and then gone on to the graduate schools of their choice.

The laboratory is extremely active and highly collaborative with a focus on language acquisition, spatial skills, and learning through play. Strong writing skills are essential as the lab manager collaborates on publications, writes grant reports, and presents at conferences. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are a must as the lab manager connects the lab to the University IRB office, manages participant recruitment, and oversees purchasing equipment and supplies. As the project coordinator for the IES language grant, the lab manager organizes meetings between the different sites, collects data at local preschools and daycares, and plays a strong role in the development of the assessment.

The lab manager must also have excellent social skills. In addition to training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, the lab manager cultivates a team orientation and fosters a high degree of professionalism among laboratory members. The applicant must be excellent with young children and their parents as well as with the staff they interface with at the University and in the field. Previous research experience in a psychology or related laboratory is required and an interest and background in how young children learn is desirable.

Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment. Preferred start date is June 1, 2017.

Materials: please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for your three recommenders to the current Laboratory Manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu.  Please also have your three recommenders send their letters there as well. Please submit all materials by April 15, 2017.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Lab Manager Position in the Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy Lab at the University of Chicago

Closes April 15, 2017

The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab, directed by Dr. Alex Shaw at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin July 1st, 2017. 

 

The job will include working on research related to the development of social cognition, being involved in all aspects of the research. The particular focus of this position will entail coordinating projects investigating social influences on children’s allocation decisions and their moral judgments about others.  Responsibilities include overseeing research activities, including but not limited to: participant recruitment both in the lab, at schools, and at museums, undergraduate research assistant supervision, stimuli creation, helping design studies, testing child participants, as well as coding and analyzing data.

The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, and be motivated, creative, and organized. The candidate must be willing to commit two years to the position. This position is particularly appropriate for individuals who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology. 

A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, as well as previous research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory, is highly preferred.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and names of two references on this webpage by April 15 (requisition number 102261) to be considered for the position. Please email (dibs.lab.manager@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this posting. 

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 

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.

 

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. 

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