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Unit Administrator- Data Science, Rutgers University

No closing date

The position is excellent for someone who is interested in working in a highly interdisciplinary growing group where one can learn about advances in data science and relevance to cognition and cognitive development. The role will primarily support research in my lab and will assist and grow with our efforts to build out data science. In this sense it will be like a (more exciting!) lab manager position. 

Full information and application information can be found here:

https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/44285

Rutgers University-Newark, an urban, public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Unit Administrator- Data Science for the College of Arts and Sciences’ Math and Computer Science Department . The Unit Administrator- Data Science will be reporting directly to the Business Specialist Supervisor.

The Unit Administrator (UA) provides administrative support for Data Science in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark. The person in this role must provide timely and accurate information on the policies and procedures of the Department, FASN, Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N), and the Rutgers University (RU) system. The UA will work under direct supervision, with specific instructions on routine or semi-routine work and within established work parameters, work is usually reviewed upon completion. In addition, this role will perform professional work that requires knowledge of general administrative/office management practices as well as specific knowledge of University policies and procedures.

The Unit Administrator’s duties include, but not limited to: - Assisting with grant budget and management; tracking and reporting expenses and processing requisitions, as well as general office and event support. - Assists Administrative Assistant (AA) with day-to-day administrative operations and support of Department - Serving as first-level contact with University community, interacting extensively with students.

The Unit Administrator must be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment and complete work consistent with a basic understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of Data Science and the Department, and the tasks and responsibilities of the position in the achievement of these goals.

For more information on the College of Arts and Sciences’ Math and Computer Science Department; please visit:http://english-newark.rutgers.edu/math

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Requires up to two years relevant experience in an administrative function, good communication and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.

Experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of office administration, organization, coordination, facilitation, bookkeeping, and/or report writing.

Requires excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and interact successfully with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the University community.

 

Lab Manager

No closing date

Applications are invited for a lab manager position working under the supervision of Dr. Alia Crum within the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. The lab manager will work closely with members of the lab to help run the lab and to conduct research. The jobs will include taking care of general lab business, training undergraduate research assistants, recruiting & running subjects, developing stimuli and experiment protocols, data management, and data analysis. Salary is competitive. Preferred date is July 1, 2017.

Interested candidates should submit a resume/CV and a few paragraphs describing their interests and research experience (if any) to Erik Santoro esantoro@stanford.edu. Dr. Crum will be available to meet with interested applicants at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). 

Full-Time RA position at Stony Brook, NY

No closing date

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

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

For more information and to apply, please see here.

Additional details below:Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

About Stony Brook:

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

matthew.lerner@stonybrook.edu

 

Faculty

Stony Brook Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic

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

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

 

Data Technician 1, Institute for Medical Research, Durham VA Medical Center

No closing date

Position Title: Data Technician 1

Objective: The data technician is involved with the acquisition and maintenance of large amounts of clinical data and specimens. The work engages multiple skills and a wide-range of project knowledge. These multiple functions require a significant degree of flexibility to complete complex tasks.

Critical Element 1

  • Review electronic & paper medical records for medical data and enter into electronic database.

Critical Element 2

  • Assist in maintaining a vast quantity of patient oriented data used in support of analytical and/or research projects related to prostate cancer.

Critical Element 3

  • Work effectively with other team members as part of a team.

Non-critical Elements:

  • Troubleshoot and modify protocol implementation when necessary.
  • Recommend new methods for collection and documentation of data.
  • Assist other research personnel.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.

Benefits:

This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking a year or two off between degrees. This position gives an opportunity to work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MD’s, PhD’s, and research scientists. The candidate will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods and prostate cancer biology and urology. Data technicians may have the opportunity to shadow in the OR. Seminars and other learning opportunities may also be available.

Minimum Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree

Skills List:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Basic computer skills
  • Familiarity with MS Access and MS Excel

Supervisory Controls: The principal investigator and clinical research coordinator are responsible for the overall supervision of the work and workload of the data technician. The incumbent is expected to meet deadlines on routine duties and to use his/her own initiative in completing work. Work may be reviewed by any member of the principal investigator’s research team.

Scope and Effect: The major purpose of these assignments is to conduct VA-relevant clinical research projects as conceived and defined by the principal investigators. The work of the incumbent contributes to the local and national research mission of the VA hospital.

Employees work for the Institute for Medical Research and will have an appointment at the Durham VA Medical Center. Please visit www.imr.org for information about employee benefits. Multiple job vacancies are available. Expected start date in late spring or early summer. We do not sponsor applicants for work visas. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Please forward cover letter and resume to dt-job@searchdatabase.org citing “Data Tech 1 Job Application” in the subject line.

Research Assistant (mindfulness education), IRT, Durham, NC

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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 mindfulness education, substance use, and stress prevention. 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 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. Experience conducting research in schools is a plus.

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, Behavioral Medicine Program at Duke University Medical Center

No closing date

The Behavioral Medicine Program at Duke University Medical Center is seeking full-time research assistants beginning on or around June 1, 2017 to assist with several ongoing, NIH-funded research studies examining lifestyle changes in adults with hypertension and/ or cardiovascular disease. Specifically, these ongoing trials are investigating diet and exercise changes in adults with hypertension and the effect of aerobic exercise on anxiety symptoms among adults with heart disease. Responsibilities include patient recruitment, assisting with study assessments, data entry and management, and general administrative support.  Applicants must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and have excellent organizational and communication skills.  He/she will work closely with the study coordinator to ensure that study aims are met, and will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the study. 

Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Biology, Pre-Med, or related field; previous research experience and knowledge of Access and Excel preferred.  These positions offer a great opportunity to gain work experience before medical school or graduate training.  To apply, please e-mail resume, cover letter, and references to Stephanie Mabe, Stephanie.mabe@duke.edu

The Research Analyst-II, Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

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RA-II

The Research Analyst-II will work under the supervision of Dr. Miriam Lense, PhD (Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center). This individual will provide support for research in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab with a particular focus on music and social engagement in infants and children with and without autism. Responsibilities include recruitment of participants, data coordination and entry (Redcap), video preparation and coding, data analysis, and general study coordination/maintenance. The candidate will work directly with participants and their families to assist with study protocols including administering measures and questionnaires, eye-tracking, and video and acoustic analysis. According to experience, opportunities to contribute to study design, data interpretation, and analysis. Prior experience with child development research and/or working with children with autism is highly preferred. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills. Applications must be submitted online at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700570

Research Project Coordinator at Northwestern University (Start: September 1, 2017)

No closing date

Job Summary:

This full-time (37.5 hours per week over 12 months) position involves assistance with planning and implementing a research study on “Promoting Emotion Regulation to Enhance Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults” (funded by the Retirement Research Foundation) at the Life-Span Development Laboratory (Director: Dr. Claudia Haase) in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. The laboratory/research project manager will organize the Institutional Review Board submission; organize participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study sessions; organize measurement development; organize software programming for laboratory-based data collection (e-Prime, Biolab, Qualtrics); assist with data collection including collection of emotion regulation (i.e., physiological, self-report) and cognitive functioning data; supervise and train graduate and undergraduate research assistants to assist with data collection and physiological data processing; supervise cleaning, synthesizing, and merging of emotion, cognition, and questionnaire data; and supervise data management for the project. Effective communication with study participants and research team members and detail-oriented organization under minimal supervision are required.

This is a one-year term appointment. Manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders.  Monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols.  Assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards.  Develops, implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures.  Co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants.  Ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Specific Responsibilities:

Technical

  • Leads execution & control of a biomedical &/or social science project or research study.
  • Coordinates processing & analysis of data, conduct of experimental tests & procedures.
  • Develops new &/or revised research methodologies. 
  • Ensures completion of study activities per protocol including recruitment.
  • Ascertains pretreatment & eligibility requirements.
  • Obtains informed consent.
  • Registers participant with appropriate sponsor.
  • Interviews & obtains medical & social histories.

Administrative

  • Oversees & manages collection, maintenance, analysis & evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations & publications. 
  • Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.
  • Assists PI in reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, formatting, editing, & preparing tables, charts, graphs, progress & final reports, etc.
  • Coordinates between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations &/or other research &/or educational institutions. 
  • Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.

Finance

  • Manages lab/study budget & inventory including purchasing of supplies & services ensuring that they are necessary, reasonable & project related.
  • Orders & maintains inventory of study supplies.
  • Distributes intra-departmental charges. 
  • Negotiates with vendors, obtain quotes & arrange for demos of large equipment. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years' research study or other relevant experience required; OR
  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 1 year research study or other relevant experience.
  • Supervisory or project management experience required.
  • Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
  • Prior research experience, including experience with data collection.
  • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical software (e.g., Stata, SPSS, R).
  • Data management skills.
  • High level of computer and technological literacy.
  • Rapid learner of new software and technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to display attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure.
  • Ability to be a team player.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with experimental software (e.g., e-Prime).
  • Experience with psychophysiology equipment and software (e.g., Mindware).
  • Experience with online questionnaires (e.g., Qualtrics).

  As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Lab Manager/Research Assistant position at NYU, Lab for the Developing Mind

No closing date

The Lab for the Developing Mind (PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at NYU is seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Assistant to begin in the summer of 2017. Areas of investigation in the lab include mathematical cognition, spatial cognition, symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning, and pictorial and mental imagery.

Responsibilities for the position include experimental design and stimuli development, running behavioral experiments with infants, children, and adults (in the lab, in museums, and/or online), participant recruitment, management and analysis of data, and lab administration (e.g., managing IRB protocols and training other lab members).

A Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required. Previous research experience, especially with infants or children, is strongly preferred.

Additional highly desired qualifications include: - Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., in Matlab, R, Python) - A flexible schedule (for occasional weekend or evening hours) - Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to mdillon@fas.harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.      

Research Assistant at Tulane University

No closing date

The Child and Family Lab at Tulane University (PI: Dr. Sarah Gray) is seeking to hire a full-time clinical protocol / lab technician starting June 15 2017 through January 15 2019 (http://cfl.tulane.edu/), funded by NARSAD / Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.  Research in the lab focuses on developmental and physiological consequences of exposure to early life stress in young children and related risk and protective factors.  Current lab projects include opportunities for both child and adult assessment, experience with trauma-exposed populations, and psychophysiological data acquisition and analysis (heart rate, respiratory sinus arrhythmia, pre-ejection period and skin conductance collected from mothers and children).  The employee will work closely with the Principal Investigator, graduate students and undergraduates on all aspects of the research project. 

Primary responsibilities will be to help with recruitment of families, scheduling, preparing and running research visits with mothers and young children; analyzing data; operating computer systems, maintaining databases; coordinating undergraduate research assistants; maintaining paperwork; maintaining research visit and IRB protocols; and contributing to research reports, proposals and presentations. The lab coordinator will also be responsible for training all incoming students on data collection, data entry, and various lab tasks. There are also opportunities to facilitate relationships with local community partners for research and support services.

Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent; experience in lab-based research; exceptional flexibility, organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills; and general computing skills including Microsoft Office. Preferred qualifications include a degree in psychology in a related field, experience working with human participants, statistical software experience (SPSS) as well as intellectual interest in our research focus. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with both children and adults. Experience with psychophysiological data collection is preferred but training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. Ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites in New Orleans is recommended. Typical work week is 37.5 hours but candidate must be willing to have flexible hours outside of 9-5, as many research visits are conducted in the evenings and weekends. This is a full-time position with benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone planning on graduate school in psychology or related fields who wishes to obtain more research experience.

If interested, please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing interests, relevant experience, and future career goals, and (3) contact information for three references to Dr. Sarah Gray (sgray4@tulane.edu). Applicants may apply online formally at http://www2.tulane.edu/jobs/, Job Posting IRC 11383. 

 

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University of California, San Diego: Research and Evaluation Associate

Closes May 3, 2017

Gregory Aarons, Ph.D. of the UC San Diego Psychiatry Department is currently seeking a Research and Evaluation Associate to assist with research and evaluation studies examining novel service delivery strategies in behavioral health, criminal justice, and social service settings.

The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for individuals and families. Identifying the factors that facilitate successful service implementation and the attainment of desired outcomes requires investigation into the characteristics of and inter-relationships between service delivery strategies, service recipients, service providers, and the organizations and systems within which they are embedded. Multiple ongoing research and evaluation studies utilize quantitative and quantitative methods to develop detailed service assessments and improvement recommendations for behavioral health and criminal justice service settings within San Diego County and throughout the State of California. Data sources include large administrative data sets as well as original data collected from service recipients, service providers, and administrators.  

Under supervision, the incumbent will function as a Research and Evaluation Associate in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry who will provide support for all phases of the research and evaluation process for one or more studies involving behavioral health, physical health, and/or related social service and criminal justice organizations and systems. Under supervision, the incumbent will be an active member of the research team and assist in literature reviews, study design, measurement, data collection, data management, data analysis, and manuscript/report/presentation preparation as needed. The incumbent will also support study administration tasks such as preparing IRB documentation, coordinating and participating in meetings and assisting with other study responsibilities as needed.

The ideal candidate will have completed college level coursework in psychology, psychiatry, sociology, or a related field and/or have equivalent experience, possess knowledge of public sector mental health and social service organizations, and have demonstrated experience designing and conducting evaluation or research studies and prior utilization of SPSS, STATA, SAS and/or other software packages for data management and analysis. Candidates who also have any qualitative research experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position is full-time, starting salary ranging from $3,594.93 - $3,941.60 per month.  Full benefits are available.  Preferred start date is as soon as possible and a two-year commitment is strongly preferred.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to David Sommerfeld at dsommerfeld@ucsd.edu and apply using the following link: 

https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=87536

The deadline for application is 5/3/2017.  After that date, we will be unable to consider applications.

Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position - NYU Applied Psychology Department

Closes May 1, 2017

Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position – NYU Applied Psychology Department

Dr. Natalie H. Brito is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Lab Manager/Research Assistant to work on studies examining the development of language and memory during infancy and early childhood. The expected start data is August or September 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual who would like to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.

Responsibilities include: (1) conducting experiments with young children (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) processing and analyzing data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting literature searches and reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.

Recommended background and skills include: a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, the ability to work independently, keen attention to detail, and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.

Additional highly desired qualifications include:

  •         Fluency in Spanish
  •         Strong computational, statistical, or technical skills (e.g., Matlab, R, SPSS)
  •         Experience with EEG/ERP
  •         Research experience with infants and young children

A 2-year commitment is preferred, but 1-year commitments will be considered. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their interests and relevant experience, CV, and names and contact information of two references to Natalie H. Brito at natalie.brito@nyu.edu.  Please include all documents in a single PDF file.

Lab Manager Position at the SFU LangDev Lab

Closes April 30, 2017

The LangDev Lab at Simon Fraser University (www.sfu.ca/langdev) is seeking to fill the position of Lab Manager. This is a 1-year part- or full-time position with the possibility of a year or more extension, depending on grant funding. The start date is flexible, but preferably in June 2017. The ideal applicant will have a BA or BSc in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, or a related field, as well as research experience with infants or young children. Candidates must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or must hold a valid Canadian employment visa or work permit. Review of applications will begin on April 30th.

More details about this post (including how to apply) can be found at:https://t.co/MSf1qhvuVa

Student Research Summer Program in Miami, Florida

Closes April 24, 2017

Summer Research Mentoring Program in Developmental Science      

This summer, Dr. Elizabeth Simpson and her team will be leading a Summer Research Mentoring Program, funded by the National Science Foundation. Students will be compensated $1,800 to work 20 hours per week over the course of this of this 9-week program.

The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can read more about our research here: https://goo.gl/2lP2s8

Eligibility, Dates, and Location

  • High school seniors and undergraduate students are eligible. No prior research experience is required.
  • The program is from June 1st through August 4th, 2017.
  • The University of Miami is located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in research-focused students from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and students who are the first in their family to attend college.
  • Students are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation.

Components Students will lead projects, under Dr. Simpson’s guidance. This student mentoring program aims to (a) introduce students to the general scientific method and specific methods of investigating infant social cognitive development; (b) identify student training and career goals; (c) facilitate student support networks, including peer mentoring; and (d) lead students in community science education through outreach and the dissemination of research findings to both the scientific community and the broader public. The research experience includes:

  • 20 hours per week in the laboratory learning to measure social cognitive development in infants.
  • Weekly 1-hour face-to-face research meetings focused on the training and professional development.
  • Participating in a research conference to learn more broadly about developmental science and to network with other leading scientists. The South Florida Child Psychology Collaborative Research Conference is a student-focused conference held in Miami every summer.
  • Designing a summer collaborative outreach project. Students will be encouraged to be creative and develop a project to educate children or families in the community on a topic related to our research.
  • Pairing up with a graduate student to produce a tangible product summarizing research findings. At the end of the program, students will share their results through a paper or presentation.

Application

  • Materials must be received by April 24th, 2017 (midnight EST).
  • Please complete the online application: https://goo.gl/forms/HgGwkdAXefSjChQP2
  • Email Dr. Simpson (simpsone@miami.edu) your cover letter expressing why you are interested in this program and attach your CV or resume.

Contact Learn more about our lab: https://www.facebook.com/SocCogLab Questions can be directed to Dr. Simpson (simpsone@miami.edu).

PDF of this advertisement: UM 2017 Summer Research Program.pdf

 

University of Pittsburgh: Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience

Closes April 21, 2017

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

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

Julie Fiez (fiezlab.us)

Jana Iverson (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/jana-iverson-phd)

Melissa Libertus (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/people/researcher-detail.cshtml?id=530

Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/elizabeth-votruba-drzal- phd)

Aidan Wright (www.personalityprocesses.com)

The program will run from May 21-July 21, 2017 (though some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible). Students will be hired as full-time, paid research assistants in their mentor’s lab during the 8 weeks of the program.

To be eligible for the SUPRE program, students must:

  • be enrolled at a U.S. institution (though they need not be student at the University of

Pittsburgh or U.S. citizens)

  • have had little to no prior experience working in a psychology research lab
  • have completed at least their freshman year
  • have not yet have obtained a bachelor’s degree

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

Applications are due no later than April 21, 2017 and should be completed at the following website: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9S2b8B0EIVkLjaB

Applicants will be informed of the decision by May 1, 2017. 

Research Assistant, University of Chicago, The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab

Closes April 20, 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 link by April 20th to be considered for the position. Please email (dibs.lab.manager@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this posting.

Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship, UC Berkeley

Closes April 17, 2017

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

This is an unpaid internship from approximately June 5 - August 4. Interns will be expected to work 20-30 hours/week.

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

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

Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Students --> Volunteers) for application instructions. The application deadline is Monday April 17 8:00 AM PST.

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

Summer Research Internship in Computational Clinical Psychology with Qntfy (Part-Time, Remote)

Closes April 16, 2017

May 23rd, 2017 - August 15th, 2017 Application due: April 16th, 2017 Summer Research Internship in Computational Clinical Psychology Dr. Glen Coppersmith, Qntfy  

Qntfy is looking to recruit up to 10 psychology students interested to gain research experience in computational clinical psychology. Qntfy is a psychology and computer science startup that uses machine learning methods to quantify psychological phenomena, detect mental illness and prevent suicidality based on digital life data. Qntfy’s work has been featured in Scientific American, Mashable, and The Mighty. Qntfy routinely publishes its findings in peer-reviewed academic venues, some of which can be found here. Interns will spend 5 - 10 hrs per week working with a research associate to detect signs of psychological disorders and/or suicidality based on social media data. This internship is unpaid and educational in nature, and all tasks can be completed remotely.

Objectives & Responsibilities This program will equip interns with research skills unique to computational psychology. These include developing annotation schemes to detect psychological constructs from social media and annotating social media data, a key task in the development of machine learning models. Interns will also gain significant topic knowledge and engage with experts in computational psychology during weekly research meetings. Opportunities may also be available for interns to produce an academic paper and conduct an independent research project related to their current studies. Interns must dedicate 5 - 10 hrs per week to the internship over the course of 12 weeks.

Requirements Successful applicants will be graduate or undergraduate students of psychology with an interest in studying social media to detect psychological disorders and/or suicidality. Knowledge of clinical psychology diagnostics and psychometrics is useful. A background in computer science is useful, but not necessary.

To apply, please contact Kate via kate@qntfy.com with the following information: 1. Your name, degree program, institution, and anticipated graduation term 2. A cover letter outlining reasons for your interest in the position 3. Your resume or CV 4. An unofficial college transcript 5. Two references

Applications must be received by 11.59pm, Sunday April 16th, 2017.

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 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.

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