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RA position at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Posted on November 28, 2017
No closing date

The Gaab Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for two full-time Research Assistants for a study that aims to validate a tablet-based early literacy screener. This includes subject recruitment which will include close interaction with pediatricians and public and private schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, administration of standardized assessments, scoring and interpretation of standardized assessments, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; data analyses and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). We are in particular looking for candidates who have experience with the administration of standardized (literacy) tests in young children (preschool/kindergarten age).

The position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) science, developmental psychology, education, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) helpful. Prior experience with working in a school environment would be very helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology, (special) education, speech and language pathology desired. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please note that the position is limited to 12 months. Please first apply to Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu with a cover letter and CV.

 

 

Part-time Parent-Child Specialist Position in NYC (NYU School of Medicine)

Posted on November 29, 2017
No closing date

Part-time Position: Project Assistant / Parent-Child Specialist (Harlem, New York, NY)

NYU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics – Video Interaction Project

We are seeking a part-time 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 a randomized controlled trial at NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue (Kips Bay, New York, NY) and a clinical program at NYC H+H/Woodhull (Brooklyn, NY), Children’s Aid Society (Harlem, New York, NY), and other sites in NYC to be determined.  The current position will likely be primarily based at the Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center.

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 at some sites is being studied as part of a research program.

Primary tasks:

  • Providing the parenting intervention program (Video Interaction Project) to parents of infants and young children, which involves:
  • Meeting with parents and children & providing structured guidance about child development
  • Providing structured tips to parents about reading, playing, and interacting with their child
  • Videotaping the parent and child playing together, then providing feedback and positive reinforcement to the parent about this video
  • Maintaining records of family participation in the program
  • 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 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

Schedule and location:  

Tentative schedule will be 9 – 2pm on Mondays and Wednesdays (subject to change). Must have full availability during those times.

Position will primarily be based at the Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem, NY, with some travel required to other sites within NYC

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 Yuliya Gurevich (belle.jobs@gmail.com). Please write “Part-Time Parent-Child Specialist” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in the cover letter.

 

Research Coordinator (Full-Time), The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston

Posted on December 6, 2017
No closing date

My name is Samantha Hellberg, and I currently work at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at the Massachusetts General Hospital. We are currently recruiting for a research coordinator position with a rolling start date, anticipated January 2018. I wanted to pass along the job description and our contact information for any December graduates or psychology majors that might be interested in applying to work in our clinic. Would you mind forwarding the attached job listing to the department and/or posting it to any relevant career bulletins? If any students have questions regarding the position, they should feel free to contact me. Thank you so much! Samantha Hellberg, Program CoordinatorThe Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital, One Bowdoin Square, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114 Phone: (617) 724-0666, Fax: (617) 643-0730 

The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is accepting applications for Research Coordinator positions. For more information about our program, please visit www.mghanxiety.com. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing studies focusing on the phenomenology, biology, and treatment of anxiety, grief, and stress-related disorders. Responsibilities include:

  • Study initiation and maintenance
  • Preparation and modification of ethics committee proposals
  • Recruitment, screening, and monitoring of patients involved in study protocols
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Measurement of vital signs, administration of ECG, and phlebotomy (no prior experience necessary)
  • Assistance with presentations and manuscript preparation

Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have relevant coursework, research experience, or prior (volunteer) work. These positions offer valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to graduate school in clinical psychology or medical school. To apply, 1. Go to this url: http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/viewall.aspx 2. Click “view and apply for open positions” under “External Applicants” 3. Under the Job Search tab, please type 3046872 in the “job number” search box. 4. Please select the position by clicking on the text “Clinical Research Coord. I” on the left. 5. Click “apply online.” You will then need to register and follow the application instructions. 6. Make sure to upload your CV, cover letter, and transcript

RA positions at Haskins Laboratories

Posted on December 13, 2017
No closing date

Haskins Laboratories is seeking qualified individuals to fill full-time and part-time Research Associate positions. Successful candidates will join a team of researchers investigating typical and atypical reading development and effects of reading intervention in children. These positions are an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain hands on experience working with clinical populations and cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques.

The primary responsibility for these positions will be behavioral testing and coordination. These positions will involve collection of behavioral and neuroimaging data, including standardized assessments, with young children and adolescents. Applicants for these positions must have experience working with children and some experience with administration of standardized assessments or computer based experiments. Additional requirements include: a BA or BS in Psychology, Education, Cognitive Science, Communication Disorders or related field.  Flexible work availability (evenings and weekends) is desirable. 

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Administrative Coordinator (ursini@haskins.yale.edu) with cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references. Please note “Job Posting 222001”, in the subject line of your email. This position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date in early Spring 2018. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

Haskins Laboratories (www.haskins.yale.edu) is a private, non-profit research institute with a primary focus on speech, language, reading, and their biological basis. Haskins has long-standing, formal affiliations with the University of Connecticut and Yale University. Haskins Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Assistant Position at Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins

Posted on December 13, 2017
No closing date

The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position.  

Our research: The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab investigates how experience shapes human cognition and brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures. We compare the minds and brains of populations with different development experiences e.g. congenitally blind, late blind and sighted individuals. The lab is specifically interested in the effects of experience on higher-order cognitive processes. A key research direction in the lab investigates the reorganization of visual cortex in blindness as a window into understanding the functional flexibility of human cortex. We also investigate the influence of sensory and non-sensory experience on the organization of conceptual systems and experience-based plasticity in higher-cognitive systems.

For more information about the Neuroplasticity & Development Lab please go to: 

http://pbs.jhu.edu/research/bedny/

Job Responsibilities: Assist in experimental design and implementation, behavioral aand fMRI data collection, neuroimaging data analysis and maintenance of fMRI analysis infrastructure. Administrative duties include: recruitment and scheduling of participants, preparation of IRB protocols and general lab management.

Job Requirements: An interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or cognitive psychology. The following are preferred: previous research experience, strong technical skills i.e. knowledge of Matlab and/or python, shell scripting. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organized and able to work independently. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important. 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit applications to the current Research Assistant Rashi Pant at rpant3@jhu.edu. Please include a letter of interest detailing their reasons for seeking the position. Describe career goals and interests and how these are relevant to the research of the NDL. Attach a CV, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible however, we prefer no later than July 1st, 2018. 

 

Research Assistant Positions at Penn State University: State College, PA

Posted on December 13, 2017
No closing date

Job #: 75940

Application Website: https://psu.jobs/

The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory at Penn State, headed by Dr. Koraly PÈrez-Edgar, anticipates hiring one to three full-time research assistants (http://www.catlabpsu.com). One position is to start early (January to February) 2018, and the second position is to start in May 2018. The third position is contingent on anticipated upcoming personnel transitions.The skills learned through this experience will be useful for individuals who intend to go to graduate school in psychology, neuroscience, or human development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on NIMH and PSU-funded studies investigating the developmental trajectories of early temperament and attention, with a focus on risk for anxiety. In doing so, the lab incorporates a number of techniques, including electrophysiology (EEG and ERP), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires. Our research also incorporates a large age range from infants through young adults. This work will take advantage of the Universityís broad resources, including the Child Study Center (http://csc.psych.psu.edu/) and the SLEIC Center (http://www.imaging.psu.edu/). In addition, the position(s) will involve working on an exciting three-site study examining the early emergence attention, emotion, and risk for anxiety. The successful candidate will be responsible for: Recruiting and maintaining contact with children and their families; Collecting, processing, and analyzing behavioral, psychophysiological, and/or eyetracking data; Aiding in human subject protocols, consent forms, and annual IRB approval; General lab management duties. The position will also involve overseeing a large and dynamic team of undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills related to data management and preparation of data for analysis. Experience processing data using relevant software programs (e.g., BeGaze, MindWare, EEGLab, MATLAB), programming experimental tasks (e.g., using E-prime, Presentation, Python), statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS, R) is also highly desired. Please highlight relevant skills in your cover letter. To apply, please upload a cover letter of interest, a CV, and a list of 2 or 3 references (and their contact information). Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field plus past experience in a lab that conducts behavioral coding, psychophysiology, and/or eye-tracking studies will be considered a strong plus. Research experience with children is highly desirable. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

Ophthalmic Image Analyst with the Duke Eye Center

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

The responsibilities of the Ophthalmic Image Analyst are to: -Grade ophthalmic images from multicenter clinical trials according to Duke Reading Center protocols  -Provide feedback to the Senior Ophthalmic Image analyst, Project Manager and study sites regarding the quality of images submitted.  -Help to certify study site imaging technicians and photographers.  -Perform technician and photographer evaluations and prepare evaluation reports.  -Help to develop and implement policies and procedures as needed.  -Assist with standard operating procedure updates as needed.  -Help the Senior Technical Analyst to develop and maintain electronic grading systems.  -Enhance and implement the Duke Reading Center Data Transmission Site (DTS), and train site technicians.  -Keep abreast of new developments and techniques in the field and recommend modifications to existing systems as necessary to improve quality and efficiency; and to adapt to specific requirements for clinical and research activities.  -Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Interested, contact Glenn J. Jaffe, MD, glenn.jaffe@duke.edu

 

Research Assistant Position: TReAD Lab, Emory University

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

Position Description:  A Research Assistant/Interviewer position will be available starting winter/early spring of 2018 in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Emory University. The Research Interviewer will assist with all aspects of the research process (designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data). This is an excellent position for anyone seeking research experience and training in clinical and cognitive neuroscience before applying to graduate programs.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor's degree or higher in cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, psychology, math, biology, or other related field. Strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB and/or Python) are required. Candidate should be self-motivated, independent, and reliable. Strong organizational and communication skills are also essential. Prior experience in human affective, clinical or cognitive neuroscience (e.g., conducting and analyzing fMRI or MRI studies), behavioral experiment administration, IRB management, or clinical interviewing experience will all be viewed positively, but are not required. A two-year commitment is required.

More information about current studies can be found at treadlab.org. To apply, please send letter of interest, CV/resume, and contact information of three references to brittany.devries@emory.edu.

Brittany DeVries

TReAD Lab | Emory University | Department of Psychology

36 Eagle Row - Rm 450B  Atlanta, GA  30322

404 727 7541 | C 502 432 4877 

brittany.devries@emory.edu | treadlab.org

Ecology of School Readiness Lab, School of Education, Boston University - Research position

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

Research Scientist (short-term position from January to May, 2018)

Ecology of School Readiness Lab, School of Education, Boston University

The Research Scientist will be responsible for conducting research on classroom conversations and the development of African American and/or Latino children’s discourse skills.  Tasks would include updating and maintaining a literature database and participant files, conducting literature searches, coding classroom observations, entering, analyzing and coding both qualitative and quantitative data, and writing/editing research-related materials.  Strong writing and analytic skills are a must as there will be opportunities to co-author peer-reviewed research articles. The scientist will also be responsible for maintaining a project website and an online professional development training.  The scientist needs to be an expert with SPSS, SAS, or STATA and very strong scholarly writer.  Must be willing to learn more programming and statistical techniques related to quantitative/qualitative data analysis. Bilingual skills in Spanish and/or prior teaching experience with ethnic or racial minority populations are a plus. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, public health, or child development is needed, but a master’s or doctorate degree is preferred. Those from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Interested applicants should send a resume, writing sample, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Stephanie M. Curenton at curenton@bu.edu.  Position would start January 2018 and continue until May 31, 2018.  Hours are flexible in timing and location but must equal approximately 25-30 per week.  Salary range is $20,000-$25,000 throughout the 5-month period.

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Stephanie M. Curenton, Ph.D. Associate Professor 

Director of Ecology of School Readiness Lab

Faculty Director of Early Childhood Community Initiatives

Boston University School of Education

(office) 617-353-7108, curenton@bu.edu

 

Research Coordinator, Project on Child Development (Waxman Lab), Northwestern University

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

We seek a full-time research study coordinator to manage a very active research program at the Project on Child Development (http://www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu/). Our research examines early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years, and this position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with a dynamic, interactive lab team that includes Professor Waxman, students (both undergraduate and PhD level), and postdocs in the lab.

The research coordinator will be responsible for conducting and helping to oversee experimental procedures, coding behavioral data, managing data files, and conducting analyses. The coordinator will be responsible for interacting with families and infants who visit the lab, conducting informed consent and debriefing procedures, and maintaining the laboratory’s established human subject procedures.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have a background in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and/or linguistics (with a specific interest in development), confidence with technology, confidence with writing, and experience with infants or toddlers. Also required are excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, and a friendly, team-leading personality.

Additional Qualifications: At least one year of experience (beyond the undergraduate years) in a research setting. In addition, an ability to interact with infants and their parents, and familiarity with programming software (e.g., MATLAB, R) and experience with eye tracking and/or EEG are all very relevant skills, but most can be learned on the job. Strong writing skills are important, as the coordinator collaborates on publications and grant reports. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are also essential.

Additional Information: This is a one-year, grant-funded position with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits and a dynamic working environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and a list of 2-3 professional references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to j-woodring@northwestern.eduWe will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

 

 

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Early Psychosis Study Coordinator, Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, UC Davis Medical Center

Posted on March 1, 2018
Closes March 30, 2018

Posted 03/01/2018

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 1st, 2018 Next review date: March 30th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: August 1st, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

 

Description

Broadly, the Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory studies the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness. This position is to serve as the study coordinator for the Understanding Early Psychosis project at UC Davis Medical Center.

DEGREE REQUIREMENT Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, psychobiology, neuroscience or a related field .

RESEARCH The incumbent will coordinate many aspects of the research study. The incumbent will use knowledge of mental health conditions to conduct phone evaluations to determine study eligibility of potential participants. The incumbent will also consent study participants and schedule all of their research appointments. The incumbent will conduct clinical interviews for research purposes under the supervision of a faculty member and will conduct behavioral testing sessions. The incumbent will manage the study IRB protocols, adhering strictly to privacy and confidentiality laws. The incumbent will also manage data collection and organization, including mentoring undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases.

Additionally, the laboratory is starting several new pilot projects focused on using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and the incumbent would have the opportunity to provide valuable input to the design and implementation of these studies at this early stage, gain exposure to development of ideas for grant proposals, and collect ongoing data for the projects over the next two years. Depending on their contribution and role in the lab the incumbent may have the opportunity to contribute to writing and review of relevant manuscripts.

Furthermore, the incumbent may have the opportunity to creatively contribute to the research project by proposing alternative analysis strategies, generate novel projects with existing data, and review literature for manuscript preparation. The incumbent will be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results with PI and others in the lab.

25% Clinical Interviewing

  • Use prior knowledge of mental health conditions (from college or graduate level education) and previous training in diagnostic assessments to complete phone evaluations with potential research participants and family members. Phone evaluations will examine mental health concerns and other psychosocial factors in order to determine if individual may be eligible for research.
  • Conduct in-person ratings of symptomatology for research purposes using structured interviews and under the supervision of faculty member.
  • Use knowledge of mental health conditions and available treatment options to provide referrals to consumers who are not eligible for research study.

20% Data Collection and Organization

  • Conduct behavioral assessments with research participants including computerized and paper-and-pencil tests of multiple apects of cognitive functioning.
  • Ensure biological samples (i.e., blood) are collected and stored appropriately. Transfer blood samples to other faculty responsible for processing in a timely manner.
  • Maintain databases of all study data, including demographic, symptom, and cognitive data.
  • Maintain organized records for all participants in locked filing cabinets.

10% IRB Protocol Maintenance

  • Maintain HIPAA and Consent documents for IRB, including adhering to required privacy laws
  • Maintain accurate enrollment counts
  • Calculate quarterly enrollment counts for submission to NIH
  • Ensure appropriate staff are maintained on IRB protocol

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help candidates develop their career goals. Additionally, the incumbent may also participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

The incumbent may have the opportunity to submit data for presentation relevant conferences, such as Society of Biological Psychiatry or Society for Neuroscience (if funding is available).

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

40% Project Coordination

  • Recruit and consent individuals to research study
  • Coordinate the scheduling of research appointments with other junior specialists on the project and track completion of all research appointments for the study.
  • Assign appropriate tasks and provide supervision to assistants and volunteers
  • Attend weekly meetings with clinic staff, track consensus diagnosis and reconcile research data with ongoing clinical developments
  • Coordinate advertising and recruitment of study participants using multiple methods (e.g., paper flyering, electronic postings).
  • Ensure an adequate supply of study materials (e.g., blood tubes, latex gloves, etc.)
  • Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE The incumbent will mentor undergraduate student assistants in the lab.

5% Service

  • Provide mentorship to undergraduate volunteers involved in data collection and input

TERM OF APPOINTMENT One year, with an additional year available based on performance and needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

Job location

Sacramento, CA

 

Requirements

Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Letters of Reference

References

2-3 references required (contact information only)

 

How to apply

  • Create an ApplicantID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • If any, provide required reference information
  • Get started: press Apply Now Applications can only be accepted via the UC Davis Recruit website.  For any additional questions about the positions, please contact Erika Steinbauer (esteinbauer@ucdavis.edu).

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

    Posted on July 27, 2017
    Closes March 27, 2018

    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

    Child's Play, Learning, & Development Lab Summer Internship at the University of Delaware

    Posted on February 8, 2018
    Closes March 23, 2018

    The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, invites graduating seniors and undergraduate students to apply for an unpaid summer internship. Our laboratory, funded by federal grants and foundations, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early spatial concepts, encounter and learn from media, and learn through play. We value our research assistants and their names often appear on our submissions. 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 few specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! 

    Why you should apply:

    Working at the Child’s Play Lab will allow you to experience, first hand, how research is conducted. You 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. You will leave the lab having gained a significant amount of knowledge in language acquisition, research methodology, child cognition, and how to dissect research papers. This new learning can help you in any field you enter and will be useful to you in your classes!

    Requirements:

    1.Some background in psychology or a related field.

    2.Basic computer skills.

    3.An eager and curious mind.

    4.Must be able to commit at least 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June and August.

    To Apply:

    Complete and send the attached application form along with your unofficial university transcript, CV, and a letter of recommendation to the Laboratory Coordinators, Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Lindsey Foster (lfoster@udel.edu) no later than 5PM on March 23, 2018.

    Questions?

    Please contact the Laboratory Coordinators Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Lindsey Foster (lfoster@udel.edu). Find us online at www.childsplay.udel.edu.

     

    Research Assistant - Developmental Psychology

    Posted on March 1, 2018
    Closes March 20, 2018

    Posted 03/01/2018

    Organisational Unit: School of Health Sciences

    Grade 6   Salary £27,285 - £31,604   Contract type Fixed Term   Duration of contract (state number of weeks or months) 36 months   Hours Full time   Closing date 20 Mar 2018   Location Main Salford Campus   Vacancy Details We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on an exciting ESRC funded Developmental Psychology project examining children’s language acquisition in the digital age. This project is a collaboration between the University of Salford and Lancaster University. This is an ideal opportunity for an early career researcher to make a valuable contribution to impactful research, and to develop high-level skills in the area of developmental research. The role will involve managing the day to day running of the project including both research and administrative tasks. The post-holder will be responsible for recruitment and data collection with 2-4 year old children both in the lab and at nurseries/preschools, and will contribute to data analysis and dissemination of the research findings to both academic and public communities.

    Please note that the successful candidate will be required to start before the 26th May 2018.

    Please note that this vacancy will close at 23:59pm on the date provided.

    The University of Salford is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all our employees and potential employees. Applications are therefore welcomed from individuals of all backgrounds as we strive to reflect a rich diversity throughout our organisation.

    Job risks/exposure None

     

    The Directorate of Psychology and Public Health at the University of Salford

    Our research theme is ‘Applied Psychology: Social, Physical and Technology Enabled Environments’ Our team is passionate about researching how people interact with their social, physical and technology-enabled environments across the lifespan.  In turn, we also strive to deliver research which aspires ‘to make a difference’ to users whilst also contributing original theoretical foundations. For this reason, we often devise research needs from user groups direct – for instance, in schools, family homes, urban areas, transport systems, retail outlets, archaeological digs, social media, therapeutic environments, laboratories and crowds. Our track record includes partnerships with authorities, policy-influencing organizations, companies and health-providers.

    Further information about the ‘Applied Psychology: Social, Physical and Technology Enabled Environments’ research group can be found via our website: https://www.salford.ac.uk/research/health-sciences/research-groups/psychology

    Role Detail

    Role Purpose

    To contribute to data collection and the day to day running of an ESRC funded project investigating children’s language acquisition in the digital age.

    Responsibilities

    • To conduct a series of studies with 2-4 year old children in the developmental lab and in nursery/preschool settings.
    • To manage participant recruitment and liaise with local nurseries/preschools.
    • To contribute to public engagement activities to support the impact agenda for the project.
    • To assist in the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
    • To contribute to research presentations at national and international conferences.
    • Such other duties as may be required from time to time by the Principal Investigator.
    • Comply with the personal health and safety responsibilities specified in the University Health and Safety policy
    • To engage with the University’s commitment to put our students first and deliver services which are customer orientated, represent value for money and contribute to the financial and environmental sustainability of the University when undertaking all duties and aspects of the role.
    • Promote equality and diversity for students and staff and sustain an inclusive and supportive study and work environment in accordance with University policy;
    • This role detail is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances. It does not form part of your Contract of Employment.

    Special Requirements:

    Appointment subject to satisfactory DBS clearance. 

    Data collection activities may involve traveling to nurseries and preschools around the Salford area.

     

    Research Assistant, University of Roehampton, London

    Posted on March 9, 2018
    Closes March 18, 2018

    Department: School of Education Job title: Research Assistant, part-time (0.5fte), fixed term Salary: £30,816 to £34,219 p.a. pro rata inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

    We are looking for a part-time, fixed term research assistant until 31 January 2019 to work on the project ‘Transition from primary to secondary school in children with neurodevelopmental disorders’, which is funded by the Baily Thomas Charitable Trust. The successful candidate will have a degree in psychology with experience in research and familiarity with working with children with special educational needs. The post-holder will work under the supervision of Dr Olympia Palikara (University of Roehampton) and Dr Jo Van Herwegen (Kingston University) and be responsible for participant recruitment, data entry using Qualtrics survey software, follow-up telephone interviews with parents and children, and data analysis.

    This is an exciting time for the University; our new £35m state-of-the art library has just opened and we are continuing to develop a number of external partnerships across the globe. We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas. ‘In the Complete University Guide 2018, Roehampton is the highest-ranked modern university in London. Modern, or new, universities are defined as those granted university status post-1992. Complete University Guide does not itself define modern universities and does not produce a separate league table in which these are ranked.’ The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of south-west London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching and working.

    To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

    http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Working-at-Roehampton/

    The closing date for completed applications is: Sunday 18 March 2018 It is expected that interviews will be held on: Thursday 29 March 2018

    The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.

    N.E.R.D. Lab Summer Internship in Educational Neuroscience, University of Alabama

    Posted on February 8, 2018
    Closes March 16, 2018

    Neuroscience of Education Research and Development (N.E.R.D. Lab; nerdlab.ua.edu)

    As part of the Educational Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Alabama (edneuro.ua.edu), our research examines how the brain supports learning across the lifespan, with a particular focus on the impact of gesture on typical and atypical language acquisition and processing. We use a variety of methods including functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), electroencephalography (EEG), and eyetracking to investigate how gesture affects the neural mechanisms of language processing and learning in populations including native English speakers, English language learners, and individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

    Under the mentorship of the PI, Dr. Laura Morett, summer interns in the N.E.R.D. Lab will receive hands-on experience with research, including participant recruitment, experiment development, data collection, and data entry and cleaning. Interns will attend and participate in lab meetings where cutting-edge research relevant to educational neuroscience will be discussed. By participating in these activities, interns will gain significant knowledge of research on gesture, language acquisition and processing, and the neural bases of learning; hone their ability to dissect research papers; and hands-on experience with behavioral and neural data collection techniques. The ideal candidate for this internship is enthusiastic, conscientious, and willing to learn technical skills necessary to conduct neuroscience research (although no prior experience with these skills is required). Candidates with interests in neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, communication sciences and disorders, or education who are considering careers in fields such as research, medicine, or speech pathology are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior research experience is a plus, but not a requirement. We value diversity and encourage applications from individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences, including individuals from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and those from other diverse populations or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

    Interns must be available for 10-20 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks during summer 2018.  Applicants may participate in the internship for course credit or as part of a program with funding through their college or university, or as volunteer interns.  Hourly compensation may be available, but is not guaranteed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for their own funding through relevant opportunities, and we are happy to suggest and support such applications.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and 1-2 letters of reference to nerdlab@ua.edu by 5pm on March 16.  The cover letter should describe your academic background and previous relevant work or research experience, interests in language, gesture, development, cognition, and/or neuroscience, and how this internship would contribute to your future goals.  Please direct any questions about the internship to nerdlab@ua.edu.  We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application!

    Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity: Berkeley Early Learning Lab

    Posted on February 8, 2018
    Closes March 16, 2018

    Dr. Fei Xu's Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), located on the main campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2018.  ​Description of the Program  The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains. In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects. ​Eligibility Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, basic computer skills (programming skills are highly desirable), and experience working with children.  ​Commitment This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 4 and July 27.​

    To apply 

    1. Please fill out the application questionnaire (https://goo.gl/forms/VE2wv4XyDeAn2srh1)

    2. In the application, you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter detailing relevant coursework, research experience, and reasons to apply. They must be in PDF format. 

    3. If any issues arise during the application process, please contact the lab manager, Harmonie Strohl at babylab@berkeley.edu.  

    The application deadline is March 16, 2018 11:59p.m. PST.

    If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

    Paid Undergraduate Research Opportunity at UAB

    Posted on March 9, 2018
    Closes March 16, 2018

    The psychology department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is recruiting undergraduate students for a paid, 10-week summer research program in child/adolescent health and injury prevention funded by the APA. Flyer is attached. Interested students can apply at http://tinyurl.com/scahip2018 by March 16. For any questions about the program, please contact Mary Frances Thetford at mthetford@uab.edu.

    Please share with any students who may be interested.

     

    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program

    Posted on March 1, 2018
    Closes March 16, 2018

    Posted 03/01/2018

    The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2018. 

    Descriptions of the Program  The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains.

    In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects.

    Eligibilities Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive science, and programming. Experience working with children is highly desirable. 

    Commitments This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 4 and July 27.

    To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 16, 2018 11:59p.m. PST.

    If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

    Lab Manager Position: Learning & Brain Development Lab, Tulane University

    Posted on March 1, 2018
    Closes March 15, 2018

    Posted 03/01/2018

    The Learning and Brain Development Lab at Tulane University (https://lbdlab.tulane.edu), directed by Dr. Julie Markant, is seeking a full-time research assistant/lab manager to coordinate and conduct research with infants, young children, and adults. The lab manager will be responsible for daily operations of the lab and will work closely with Dr. Markant and graduate and undergraduate students in the lab. 

    The lab manager will contribute to all aspects of multiple research projects examining the development of attention and memory. Primary responsibilities will include coordinating participant recruitment, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and collecting and analyzing data using a variety of techniques (e.g., eye tracking, genetics). The lab manager will also assist with administrative duties and have the opportunity to contribute to study design and manuscript preparation. 

    Necessary qualifications:

    - Demonstrated interest in developmental and/or cognitive neuroscience research

    - Bachelor’s degree in psychology, child development, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field

    - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially with families

    - Ability to work independently

    - Organized and detail-oriented

    - Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) and willingness to learn additional computer skills

    Preferred qualifications:

    - Previous experience in a developmental or cognitive neuroscience research lab

    - Advanced computer skills (e.g., knowledge of SPSS, Filemaker Pro, Matlab)

    A two-year commitment is preferred. Preferred start date is June 1, 2018. To apply please send a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV, and the names and contact information for two references to Dr. Markant (jmarkant@tulane.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2018. Applicants from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Julie Markant, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Psychology Tulane University

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