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Lab Manager Position at the University of Delaware

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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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

PT Temporary Research Support Assistant Position at Thirty Million Words, University of Chicago

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The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago is looking for a part-time Research Support Assistant to support the implementation of a randomized controlled trial in partnering health clinics across Chicago.  The individual selected for this position will work as part of a team of Research Support Assistants, each of whom will recruit, manage, and follow up with their own patient caseloads.  The position involves preparation, implementation, and follow-up related to regular study appointments conducted in the Chicagoland area.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as experience working with underserved populations and young children and a desire to work in a healthcare setting.  Proficiency in Spanish, including the ability to read, write, and speak Spanish, is required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit and gain informed consent from patients in partnering health clinic sites in coordination with other team members.
  • Monitor scheduled appointments of enrolled study participants and support timely study protocol delivery and follow up.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with program participants.
  • Maintain participant recruitment targets to ensure study completion.
  • Enter and organize participant data.
  • Remain in steady contact with Project Manager; prepare and submit regular, organized reports detailing recruitment, scheduling, data collection, protocol deviations.
  • Maintain clear and constant communication with PI, Project Manager, and Data Coordinator regarding all matters related to families and program. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Requirements

  • Proficiency in Spanish, including the ability to read, write, and speak Spanish, required
  • Flexible schedule required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Must have a flexible schedule, able to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Strong ability to relate to people from diverse gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds required
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability and willingness to work in clinics located in low-income communities required
  • Ability to function as a cooperative and supportive team member required
  • Ability to work within prescribed timelines required
  • Ability to learn and master technology and software programs required
  • Ability to process, protect, and exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with families, infants, toddlers, and young children preferred
  • Experience working with underserved populations preferred

To apply, please visit: jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=235392

 

Laboratory Coordinator Position--Bauer Lab

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

RESEARCH TECH POSITION – OPHTHALMOLOGY, DUKEUNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glenn Jaffe, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology

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

Research Coordinator, Children’s Learning Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

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Dr. Bethany Rittle-Johnson anticipates hiring a Research Coordinator in her Children’s Learning Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.

http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/Psychology_and_Human_Development/Research_Resources/Childrens_Learning_Lab.xml

Research Coordinator (Research Assistant II) Position

For grant-funded project on helping children learn mathematics

Full-time (40 hrs a week), starting June 2017 for 2 years

Job Summary:

Set up and conduct experiments on preschool children’s math and spatial skills. Primary responsibilities will be setting up and conducting experiments in local preschools, data management, coding and reporting, preparation of data collection materials and of materials for publications, and general lab management, including supervision of undergraduate students, under moderate supervision.  Research is funded by a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences. For additional information about the project, see:

http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/research/research_labs/childrens_learning_lab/early-mathematics-development.php

Requirements:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Education or a related field, and 2 years of employment in a related area. Requirements also include previous experience working with young children, experience conducting psychological research and working in schools, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills.  Previous research experience in tasks such as assessing children one-on-one, conducting literature reviews and data coding, and experience teaching or tutoring in school settings is highly desirable. Must be able to travel to data collection sites in the community.

Email questions and inquires to learninglab@vanderbilt.edu. Please include a resume, a brief description of your interest in the position and your main qualifications, and contact information for 2-3 professional references.  Additional details about formally applying to the position will be sent as soon as the link through Human Resources is available.

Transcriptionist/lab manager at Skidmore College

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

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

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

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

About the position:

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

Research Assistant position at UCLA

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There is an open research assistant position at UCLA. This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness (primarily schizophrenia) and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults.

This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and processing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers. More information about the lab can be found here: https://karlsgodtlab.psych.ucla.edu/

To apply, please go to UCLA Human Resources http://tinyurl.com/zalcwht and search for requisition number 25645.

Project Coordinator, Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab at the University of Oregon

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Position Summary – Project Coordinator, Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab

We are seeking a project coordinator to work with the Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab headed by Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer (http://dsn.uoregon.edu/), on an NIMH-funded prospective longitudinal study of risk for adolescent-emergent mental health problems in girls as they transition through puberty. In a community sample of 170 girls (initial age 10-13 years), the project will assess: i) levels of adrenal and gonadal hormones associated with pubertal development, as well as anthropometric data and secondary sex characteristics; ii) brain structure, anatomical connectivity (diffusion tensor imaging), and resting-state functional connectivity; iii) brain functioning and behavior related to social process (self-evaluation, mentalizing, and affiliation); and iv) mental health symptoms (particularly of depression, anxiety, and deliberate self-harm). These measures will be collected three times over five years (every 18 months). The rich multilevel dataset will be analyzed using advanced statistical modeling techniques to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between developmental patterns in each of these domains. The project coordinator will also interact extensively with Dr. Nick Allen, Co-I on the study and director of the Affective Development and Psychopathology Team (ADAPT). You can learn more about the project at: http://dsn.uoregon.edu/tag/. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help with this study and contribute to day-to-day operations of the lab. Candidates should be independent workers who are quick to learn new skills and have excellent organizational skills. Given the scope of the project, a combination of the following qualities, skills, and interests are highly desirable.

Minimum qualifications: ·      Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline. ·      Prior research experience, particularly collecting data with children and/or adolescents ·      Highly efficient and organized approach to work, with strong attention to detail and thoroughness. ·      Ability to manage multiple tasks; exceptional time management skills. ·      Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communicative skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader. ·      Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees. ·      Ability to learn quickly and work independently, with supervision as needed.

Preferred qualifications: ·      Some experience conducting research with clinical populations, particularly any experience with adolescent clinical populations or any experience with the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia; or strong desire to gain this experience in a research setting. ·      Some experience with acquiring, analysing, and interpreting MRI research (in at least one of the modalities listed above). ·      Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills and/or a willingness to learn (e.g., Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms). ·      Some experience in collecting and analyzing data relevant to pubertal development, which may include collecting biological samples for hormonal assays. ·      Interest in social cognition, self development, motivation, depression, and/or anxiety. ·      Interest in community outreach (primarily at schools).

The project coordinator appointment is an initial 12 month contract with potential to renew, depending on productivity and fit. Applicants desiring to stay for a minimum of two years are preferred. To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter, attention: Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer, describing research interests and expertise, including at least three references, and clearly identifying your interest in the particular position at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7706.   The ideal start date is between July 5, 2017 and August 1, 2017, but this is flexible for the right candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Grassroots Advocacy Specialist

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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Grassroots Advocacy Specialist to help execute efforts related to building and maintaining a robust network of grassroots advocates from SfN's membership. The Specialist will work with the Director of Advocacy and Training and SfN leadership to identify grassroots advocacy opportunities throughout the US (with the possibility of limited interaction with SfN's international partners), including coordination with related Federal Advocacy efforts. The Specialist's primary focus is on educating and engaging SfN members to serve as effective and consistent advocates for neuroscience and biomedical research.

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

  • Work with the Director of Advocacy and Training to develop and execute strategic grassroots campaign plans around SfN public policy priorities.
  • Direct SfN's member-focused grassroots efforts during federal campaigns; work closely with SfN colleagues to identify critical moments to engage volunteers in legislative tactics.
  • Continue to build and develop a volunteer program and structure that engages SfN members interested in advocacy:
    • develop the tools and processes to identify, recruit, manage, train and retain advocates;
    • ensure that the structure recognizes the different levels of volunteer engagement with SfN;
    • develop programs for engaging scientists in various settings and at different career stages; and
    • work with SfN colleagues to identify communities to prioritize for advocacy efforts.
  • Independently and in coordination with federal advocacy efforts, engage in regular and substantive communication with grassroots advocates concerning federal policies and Society priorities, including with SfN committees as appropriate.
  • As part of the full Advocacy team, draft, maintain and ensure dissemination of clear and compelling legislative fact sheets, training programs, and other advocacy-related material to support and promote grassroots advocacy efforts.
  • With the Federal Advocacy Manager help execute Capitol Hill Day.
  • Manage grassroots advocacy events at the annual meeting and support all annual meeting advocacy programming occurring in October or November each year.
  • With the Federal Advocacy Manager help implement the Early Career Policy Ambassador program.
  • Establish relationships and communications with SfN chapters and Neuroscience Departments and Programs.
  • Develop and execute training programs for all tiers/levels of SfN advocates.
  • Institute regular communications with top-level volunteers.
  • Work with departments across SfN to ensure proper social media and communications activities related to the organization's advocacy objectives.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four- year college or university required, a policy-based graduate degree is a plus.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in grassroots advocacy activities, including direct experience working on grassroots advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience working within health or scientific disciplines, knowledge of the federal appropriations process, and time spent with a professional society or other non-profit organization are strong pluses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity or experience with research policy and the grassroots advocacy work of a nonprofit or association.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, take initiative, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, as well as strong project management abilities.
  • Ability and judgment to work confidently around senior field leaders and support them in executing advocacy projects and priorities.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with supervisor to adjust priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Comfortable in personal interaction with Society members and VIPs at all career stages, Members of Congress, and Congressional staffs.

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

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

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

Lab manager position Georgetown Early Learning Project

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Research Assistant, Department of Psychology – Georgetown College

Georgetown’s Department of Psychology  is home to a diverse and collaborative community of scholars who conduct research in psychology, neuroscience, and public policy, and who teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Research by Faculty in the Department of Psychology - from basic science investigations of behavior and brain function to applications for public policy - is directed at Georgetown University’s goal of creating and communicating knowledge in the service of the common good. Our Undergraduate Program offers a Major and a Minor in Psychology and provides a variety of opportunities for scholarship and extracurricular enrichment. Our Graduate Program offers a five-year program of study in developmental science leading to a Ph.D. in Psychology, with concentrations in Human Development and Public Policy and Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as a dual degree combining a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master of Public Policy degree in collaboration with the McCourt School of Public Policy.

The Research Assistant provides administrative and research support to Georgetown’s Early Learning Project.  S/he assists with laboratory as well as with recruiting and testing of study participants. S/he will be trained to run memory flexibility, memory interference and cognitive flexibility studies and collect data in the field and code data in the laboratory. Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI) and working with a PhD student, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Participates in field visits to the participants’ homes to collect data.
  • Performs coding and collation of data – and trains team members on coding practice
  • Performs administrative duties – for example, preparation of materials for families, and maintenance of records. 
  • Participates in team meetings and answers logistical questions.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year  college
  • Preference for Spanish speaking skills
  • Current driver’s license
  • Preference for prior research experience working directly with young children

Please apply here:

https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Research-Assistant--Department-of-Psychology---Georgetown-College_JR01260-1

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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.

Lab Coordinator for UCSD's Early Learning & Cognition Lab

Closes April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Lab Manager at the University of Delaware

Closes April 15, 2017

The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, eager, and well-spoken individual to serve as a full-time laboratory manager and project coordinator for an IES-funded project to develop a language assessment for toddlers. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. Former laboratory coordinators have accumulated paper presentations and publications and then gone on to the graduate schools of their choice.

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

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

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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

Closes April 15, 2017

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

 

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

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

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

Post-Baccalaureate Research Internship

Closes April 15, 2017

OVERVIEW: UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential conducts rigorous research to identify the optimal ways to teach mindfulness. We use these insights to create scalable mindfulness training for youth, to train effective mindfulness teachers, and to lead innovative training programs that measure and maximize human potential. CMHP is currently inviting applicants for a 20 hour/week volunteer position designed to provide training in the psychological and brain sciences as well as exposure to the management and operation of an academic research center. Applicants can apply to assist with research through contributions in one of the following four areas. If more than one area looks relevant, please list and describe your areas of interest in order of priority.

Academic Research: Responsibilities can include running research experiments, designing research materials, conducting literature reviews, acting as a liaison to research participants, and managing/analyzing data. You will be involved in both the conceptual development and execution of research, allowing you to develop a discerning scientific eye and technical research skills.

Social Media & Community Outreach: Responsibilities can include managing an integrated social media strategy across multiple platforms, translating new scientific discoveries for general audiences, assisting with marketing campaigns, and cultivating community relationships. You will work at the intersection of scientific research and social media management, developing marketable experience in public relations.

Filming & Video Production: Responsibilities can include filming, editing, and producing content for online courses and social media. You will be supported and challenged to develop your technical and creative skills while producing a wide variety of video content that can build your personal portfolio.

Web development: Responsibilities can include the creation or extension of a web and app based online learning platform, as well as the development and refinement of CMHP’s web presence. You will collaborate with experienced software engineers to expand the center’s technological capacities.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Prior experience in your chosen areas of interest is preferred. The time commitment is 20 hours each week.

DURATION: This internship entails a one year commitment to ensure that everyone involved benefits from the collaboration. This engagement also allows us to provide strong letters of recommendation. There is flexibility in precise start and end dates.

AWARD: This internship includes a $3000 award that can be applied to a computer, software, and/or related expenses that will support your work at CMHP.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a single email to cmhp@psych.ucsb.edu with (1) a statement of interest that includes a description of relevant experience, (2) your resume, (3) a writing sample, and (4) a copy of your unofficial transcript. The application deadline is April 15, 2017. However, we will interview eligible candidates on a rolling basis as long as positions remain unfilled. Learn more about the UCSB Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential at www.cmhp.ucsb.edu

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

Closes April 15, 2017

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

* Excellent computer and communication (verbal and written) skills

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

* A career interest in clinical psychology or in psychiatry

* Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications

* Strong organizational skills

* Strong interpersonal skills

* The ability to work well with children and parents

* A willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner

* A strong sense of responsibility towards work

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

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

Christopher Georgiadis

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

For written correspondence:

Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic (PARC) Ruggles Building

Bradley Hospital

1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway

East Providence, RI 02915

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. 

Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Closes April 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

Internship Massachusetts General Hospital

Closes April 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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