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Full-time Research Technician Associate (Lab Manger)

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The Evolutionary Social Psychology and Psychology of Inequality Labs at the University of Michigan are recruiting a full-time Research Technician Associate (i.e., Lab Manager) to work jointly in both labs. 

The Evolutionary Social Psychology Lab, directed by Professor Joshua Ackerman, investigates a variety of psychological topics by asking not only what people do, but why and how our ancestral histories might have influenced such behaviors. Current work considers the impact of infectious disease and physiological immune system factors on decision-making and interpersonal behavior, as well as the influence of child and adult social settings on social cognition, self-control, risk-taking, and romantic relationships.

The Psychology of Inequality Lab, directed by Professor Arnold Ho, uses survey and experimental methods to examine the psychological underpinnings of social inequality. Current research in the lab examines how individual differences in (anti-)egalitarianism interacts with group membership (in high vs. low status groups) as well as the social environment (e.g., whether the social hierarchy seems unstable) to influence downstream intergroup attitudes and behaviors.

The lab manager will be responsible for working with Professors Ackerman and Ho, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates in both administrative and research capacities. This opportunity involves more than (but includes) typical Research Assistant capabilities, and thus will be most suited to applicants who have had prior experience conducting social psychological research and who have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or a related field.

See the associated UMICH Careers website for more information and to apply (all applications must be processed through this portal).

Research Specialist

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The Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab, directed by Diana Tamir, is seeking a full-time research specialist (i.e., lab manager/research assistant) to begin in Spring or Summer 2017. The lab uses functional neuroimaging, behavioral techniques, and machine learning to study the cognitive and neural basis of self-referential thought and social behaviors. To get a sense for this work, applicants can review our research here.

This position would be ideal for those interested in pursuing graduate school in psychology or neuroscience, as the research specialist will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, including (1) recruiting and testing human subjects, (2) assisting with the design and implementation of behavioral and fMRI experiments,(3) analyzing behavioral, web-scraped, and fMRI data, and (4) miscellaneous research support (e.g., literature searches, IRB management, general lab administration).

Essential qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Math, or related fields - Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills - Demonstrated interest or research experience in psychology or neuroscience - Undergraduate level statistics course and experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g. R, Matlab, SPSS, Excel, etc.) - Some exposure to one or more programming language (e.g. Matlab, Python, Javascript, shell scripting, C/C++, etc.)

Salary Range: $30,000 - $39,999

Preferred qualifications: - Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms). - Experience conducting independent research in social psychology - Strong programming, statistical, and/or web development skills

To apply for the position, please complete the application form here. Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis.

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 Position—Wharton People Analytics

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Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

This is an advertisement for a full-time research coordinator position at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (see posting here: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/25972). The start date for this position is June 2017.  This research coordinator will work with the faculty co-directors of Wharton People Analytics (Professors Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth, Cade Massey, Katherine Milkman, and Matthew Bidwell) on various research projects. The position is ideal for individuals with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in business, economics, or psychology seeking to gain greater familiarity and experience with research before applying to graduate schools.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • performing statistical analyses on large databases
  • designing and running experiments
  • managing large projects

 Familiarity with Stata and econometrics is preferred. 

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Research Assistant position at University of Maryland

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

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

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

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

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

Lab Manager

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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). 

Research Assistant, Behavioral Medicine Program at Duke University Medical Center

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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

Research Coordinator (Lab Manager), Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

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A full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases. The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such a EEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements for the position include: 1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field; 2) two years of research experience; 3) demonstrated organizational skills or experience with data management; 4) desire to succeed in a fastpacedresearch environment with multiple duties; 5) Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills; 6) Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, three references. Two letters of recommendation will be required of candidates under final consideration. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is the start of Summer 2017. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please apply at: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74154

Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be sent to: Christopher Anzalone Research Coordinator Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, VAachris2@vtc.vt.edu

Lab Manager/ Research Assistant, Evolutionary Psychology Laboratory, Harvard University

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Please submit your C.V. and statement of purpose here (select the EXTERNAL APPLICANT link, then apply for Requisition #41569BR ).    The Harvard Evolutionary Psychology Lab directed by Professor Max Krasnow is seeking a 28-hour per week research assistant/ lab manager to begin summer 2017. The Lab manager's duties will include supporting the research of graduate students and postdocs (e.g., mentoring research assistants, assisting in data collection and analysis), conducting original research, and handling administrative duties (e.g., obtaining human subjects approval, recruiting and scheduling subjects, and managing lab finances). This position is ideal for individuals interested in developing a strong research background before applying to graduate school. Applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, biology or a related field, by spring 2017. The successful applicant will possess excellent organizational and communication skills, must demonstrate the ability to work independently, will have a strong background in evolutionary and/or cognitive psychology, and previous independent research experience.  Proficiency with Word, Excel, Google docs/calendar, and Qualtrix is necessary for day-to-day functioning of the lab, as is familiarity with programs such as Eprime, SPSS, and/or R. The following experience is highly desired but not required: coursework or practical application of statistics; experience with IRB documentation, accounts management, programming. Start date is negotiable. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab

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The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring a full-time Research Assistants to start work by July 1, 2017. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is part of the NSF-funded project, “Spatial foundations of symbolic numeracy skills in young children.” This project will investigate the specific mechanisms through which children’s spatial skills impact their numerical development, using both longitudinal and experimental methods with children in pre-k to 4th grades.

The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process, including stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, grant administration, and training and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. In addition, the Research Assistant will organize Work Circles that bring together teachers and researchers, and will participate in outreach activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension.

How to Apply

The job will be posted on Temple's web site on THURSDAY MARCH 16th, 2017 by 12pm. Please apply as early as possible. The posting will only be available for a short time, and applications will be considered on a  first-come, first-served basis.To apply, visit our website at https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for job number 17000697. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

In addition to applying on Temple's web site, please email your CV to conner.black@temple.edu with the subject line "Full-time RA position". You may send your CV before March 16th. Please note that, to be considered for the position, you MUST apply on Temple's web site: https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

Required Education & Experience:

B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

 Required Skills & Abilities:

* Prior research experience in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field.

* Experience working with preschool or elementary-school-age children as a researcher or teacher.

* Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office suite or similar spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation software.

*Demonstrated experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, to complete quantitative and qualitative data analyses.

* Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills.

* Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.

* Some experience managing or monitoring the work of others.

* Comfortable giving presentations to small groups.

* Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation.

*Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to administer study protocols as necessary.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Director of STEM Policy, Afterschool Alliance

Closes March 1, 2017
Core Functions:  
  • Responsible for advancing federal, state and local policies to expand resources and activities that provide students with access to a rich science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum in their afterschool and summer learning programs.
  • Provide overall thought leadership and work with the STEM Manager in defining and advancing a strategic vision for afterschool STEM
  • Represent the Afterschool Alliance in meetings with allied organizations, congressional offices and national audiences.
Supervisor: Vice President, Policy   Classification: Exempt, Regular, Full-time Employee   Travel: 8-12 trips per year   Summary: Afterschool STEM programs are increasingly recognized as a crucial support for preparing all young people for their future. This position offers an experienced professional an excellent opportunity to build on the gains made to date in advancing afterschool STEM and cement the role of afterschool programs in national and state STEM education policies and initiatives. Working with the Vice President of Policy, the STEM Policy Director will lead the STEM policy work for the Afterschool Alliance and ensure that it is well supported by research and communications. Join a passionate DC-based staff in a fast-paced well-functioning team environment to expand access to quality STEM afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs for all children.   Responsibilities & Tasks:
  • Assume responsibility for the afterschool STEM policy work of the Afterschool Alliance. This includes developing the strategic priorities for the short-term and long-term efforts to advance policies that support afterschool STEM at both the federal and state levels.
  • Work with the STEM Manager to define an overall vision and strategy for advancing afterschool STEM programming.
  • Lead a project to advance state-level afterschool STEM policy working with the statewide afterschool networks and external STEM allies.
  • Support coordination between statewide afterschool networks and actors and stakeholders at the national, state and local levels, including providing guidance and support to state networks as they advance advocacy and communications goals.
  • Monitor state afterschool-related legislation and support statewide afterschool networks in their efforts to advance state level STEM policy agendas.
  • Coordinate with the rest of the policy team to identify synergies between afterschool STEM policy and other after school policy areas.
  • Work with the STEM Manager to support the Afterschool STEM Hub, a collaboration of afterschool leaders and stakeholders, who partner to produce research-based messaging and advocacy tools for the field.
  • Write blog posts, presentations, alerts or other communications on topics such as connecting policy and research to practice.
  • Represent the Afterschool Alliance with partner organizations and in public settings including Hill visits, coalition meetings, Congressional briefings and hearings and conferences.
  • Build and maintain relationships with state and national organizations with the goal of promoting STEM education after school.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to advocates and federal, state and local policymakers.
  • Help with fund-raising and funder relations for the STEM efforts at the Afterschool Alliance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Deep experience and expertise in STEM education policy
  • Deep experience with informal STEM learning, including afterschool and/or summer learning programs
  • Strong writing, research and analytical skills–including the ability to analyze technical information and data and to convey this information to a variety of audiences, including federal, state and local policymakers, researchers, advocates and the public
  • Technology savviness, fluent using Twitter, blogs, web, database and other information technology systems
  • Highly organized, accurate and responsible
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask, identify priorities and meet deadlines
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred in a STEM field, education, policy, or related field
  • 3 years experience with STEM education policy and informal learning environments
  • Strong passion and commitment to the out of school learning space and youth development
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Compensation and Terms:

Commensurate with experience. This position is supported with applicable self-funded employee benefits under 125 Cafeteria Plan provisions, including Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, 403(b) Savings Account, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Aflac plans, and SmarTrip Benefit Program. Organization provides paid leave and health benefit subsidies as listed in the employee handbook.   How to Apply:   To apply, send your cover letter detailing your interest in this position and your experience to assume the role, your resume, salary expectations, policy-related writing sample and three references to HR@AfterschoolAlliance.org by March 1, 2017.

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

Closes March 1, 2017

Western Kentucky University is hosting a Summer 2017 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in psychology. The theme of the program is Advancing Psychological Research with Technology. Through this program, 8 undergraduate students will complete a 10-week internship, where they will work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects. Students will also participate in developmental workshops and activities related to topics such as ethics, research methods, statistics, computer software, and presentation skills.

Program participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, free on-campus housing, reimbursement for travel to/from the program, and funds to travel to a national or international conference upon completion of the program. More information about the program can be found on the program website - http://www.wku.edu/psychological-sciences/reu/overview.php.

Please pass this message along to any undergraduate student who has an interest in psychology. Students enrolled at colleges or universities with limited research opportunities, first generation college students, racial minorities, and students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please email me at jenni.redifer@wku.edu.

Work study position: Web content writer for P&N website

Closes March 1, 2017

The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience (P&N) seeks a work study student with excellent writing skills to contribute content for the P&N website. The work study student will be writing a weekly feature called "P&Ner of the Week" which profiles a  P&N faculty, staff, student or alum. The student will also have the opportunity to write other original stories related to the website as time allows. Strong writing skills are important for this position;  a basic familiarity with web content management systems and image editing is also a plus, but not necessary.  The position pays $12/hr. for up to 10 hours of work a week. The student will be under the direct supervision of the IT and Communications manager for Psychology & Neuroscience. Interested applicants please send an e-mail to psychneuro@duke.edu with "web content position" in the headline, along with 2 writing samples.

 

2017 Summer Research Internship with Columbia Business School

Closes March 1, 2017

Columbia Business School (CBS) is seeking outstanding applicants for the 2017 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research.  Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science and Data Sciences.  Many have been selected to join CBS afterwards as full-time Research Associates.

Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, Decision Sciences, Operations, Accounting, and Data Analytics.

This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, are encouraged to apply. 

Prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

·         Enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity 

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics

·         Behavioral projects in Marketing or Management require knowledge of SPSS and prior experience in a psychology laboratory

·         Quantitative projects in Accounting, Decision, Risk, & Operations, Finance and Economics, Management, and Marketing require strong programming skills:

o   STATA required for projects in Finance, Economics, and Management

o   Matlab, R or Python required for projects in Marketing or DRO

o   SAS or STATA required for projects in Accounting

o   Experience in Python or C/C++ is a plus

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year and first-year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The program runs from May 30, 2017 – August 4, 2017 (tentative dates).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2017.  Apply early.  Applications will be reviewed beginning mid-January and positions may be filled on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply, please fill out the application form through the following website:http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty-research/research/job-opportunities/summer-research-internship

Research Specialist-Princeton Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Closes March 1, 2017

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist, under the supervision of Dr. Lauren Emberson in the Laboratory for Perception, Learning and Development and the Princeton Baby Lab.    

The ideal candidate will have a neuroscience/technical background and a demonstrated ability for successful communication and interaction with children and families. Candidates with advanced degrees will also be considered.  Start date is negotiable but will ideally start June 1, 2017. Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing academic and research goals, as well as technical and research experience.  Please also submit contact information for at least 2 references. Submissions can be made through the Princeton Careers website.  Contact Dr. Lauren Emberson (lauren.emberson@princeton.edu) for additional questions.

Application will be reviewed starting March 1, 2017. To receive full-consideration, be sure to submit all materials by this date on the Princeton Careers website: https://research-princeton.icims.com/jobs/7159/research-specialist-i/job

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of neuroimaging studies from programming experiments and data collection to data analysis.  The lab uses multiple imaging modalities (fMRI, fNIRS) with infants, children and adults. This is an exciting position as the successful candidate will be involved in developing new analyses for fNIRS and conduct neuroimaging recordings with infants in a clinical/hospital setting (e.g., NICU, maternity ward).

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications:

- A bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, physics, or math

- Evidence of serious interest in a career in cognitive neuroscience.

- Strong computer/math skills (e.g., MATLAB, R)

- Be able to get tasks done efficiently

- Be detail-oriented, motivated, organized and be able to work independently

- Be able to occasionally work non-standard hours (e.g., evenings, weekends), depending on subject availability

- Ability to communicate effectively with children and families

- The final candidate must successfully pass a background check and approval by Princeton Human Resources

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience conducting cognitive neuroscience research

- Experience with statistical software (e.g., R)

- Extensive programming experience, ideally with R, MATLAB and0 Psychtoolbox

- Prior experience working with infants, children or families in a research setting

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

 

 

Research Intern

Closes March 1, 2017

Columbia Business School (CBS) is seeking outstanding applicants for the 2017 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research.  Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science and Data Sciences.  Many have been selected to join CBS afterwards as full-time Research Associates.

Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, Decision Sciences, Operations, Accounting, and Data Analytics.

This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, are encouraged to apply. 

Prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics
  • Behavioral projects in Marketing or Management require knowledge of SPSS and prior experience in a psychology laboratory
  • Quantitative projects in Accounting, Decision, Risk, & Operations, Finance and Economics, Management, and Marketing require strong programming skills:
    • STATA required for projects in Finance, Economics, and Management
    • Matlab, R or Python required for projects in Marketing or DRO
    • SAS or STATA required for projects in Accounting
    • Experience in Python or C/C++ is a plus

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year and first-year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The program runs from May 30, 2017 – August 4, 2017 (tentative dates).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2017.  Apply early.  Applications will be reviewed beginning mid-January and positions may be filled on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply, please fill out the application form through the following website: http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty-research/research/job-opportunities/summer-research-internship

Volunteer Research Assistant

Closes March 1, 2017

Daniel Gilbert's lab at Harvard University is accepting applications for volunteer research assistants for the summer. The ideal candidate is a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with a keen interest in social psychology. Research experience is an asset but not a necessity. Research relates to topics such as affective forecasting, conversation and social interaction, the role of shared experience, altruism, advice, and judgment and decision-making. Interns work approximately 35 hours a week; this includes study preparation, data collection (in the lab and in the field), statistical analyses, and lab meetings. This opportunity is for summer 2017, early June through mid-August. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application no later than March 1st. To apply: please send a CV, unofficial grade report, a brief cover letter that explains your interest in the program, and your availability between June and August to gilbertlab.summer@gmail.com.

Canine Cognition Center at Yale Summer Internship

Closes February 28, 2017

Duration: June 5-July 28, 2017

The Canine Cognition Center at Yale (under the directorship of Dr. Laurie Santos) is seeking curious and motivated college students or recent graduates for our Summer Internship program. Our center studies the cognitive abilities of dogs to better understand the origins of human social cognition.  Interns will aid in planning and carrying out studies with a team of other students while working directly with dogs. They will also work on coding projects and analysis of data, all while having the opportunity to learn new statistical software and video-editing procedures. Interns will also participate in a weekly lab meeting seminar where they can learn more about canine cognition and cognitive development.

Interns will also have several direct opportunities for mentorship and professional development. All interns will collaborate closely with graduate student mentors. Summer interns will also participate in a Professional Development series led by Dr. Santos. These weekly workshops are aimed at helping students prepare for graduate school. Interns will gain practice writing personal statements and learn about graduate applications more broadly.

Requirements:   *   Commitment of up to 40 hours a week for 8 weeks   *   Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Office   *   Comfort and experience with dogs in any setting   *   Previous psychology research experience is strongly preferred

For more information and our application, visit http://doglab.yale.edu/summer-internship. For other questions, please contact canine.cognition@yale.edu.

Research Assistant

Closes February 25, 2017

Salaried summer internship in language acquisition:

http://l3atbc.org/RA_Announcement.html  

Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2017. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here.

About us:

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC) opened in January of 2016. Our research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific questions. Methodologically, the lab uses a number of well-established methods, such as judgment studies, eye-tracking, and ERPs. However, we are particularly interested in exploring and exploiting new and emerging methods. One such method is testing tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults over the Internet, and in doing so being able to study questions that were previously out of reach.

Internship Highlights

  • Hands-on experience running studies with children of varying ages
  • Running studies in a variety of settings, including the lab, museums and schools
  • Opportunities to directly contribute to ongoing studies through study design and participant recruitment and management
  • Additional responsibilities include scientific outreach, participant recruitment, instrument design, study design and participating in our online experiments.

Internship details

  • The program will last 10 weeks (May 29 - August 11, with a week-long vacation June 26 - June 30).
  • The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
  • The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.

Eligibility

  • Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology or a related field.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.

Please contact the lab manager with any questions.

Lab Manager, Saxelab at MIT

Closes February 22, 2017

The Saxelab, a cognitive neuroscience research lab at MIT is hiring a new lab manager. This position requires strong technical skills and an eagerness and willingness to learn. It is ideally suited for graduating seniors that are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in a related field. Interested applicants read more about the position and apply here:

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=9313&localeCode=en-us

Job Description

LAB MANAGER (TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I), Brain and Cognitive Sciences-Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, to assist with all phases of studies of social cognitive neuroscience research. This includes design and implementation of experiments; participant outreach and recruitment; operation of fMRI scanner; implementation and maintenance of new analysis software; technical support for lab personnel; participation in reading groups and research seminars; and performing basic administrative duties including ordering equipment, tracking supplies, etc.  

Will also be encouraged to take an active role in scientific research, including independent projects, making the job ideal for individuals considering future graduate study in cognitive science or neuroscience.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in biology, physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, neuroscience, or psychology; a minimum of two years’ lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate; a demonstrable interest in cognitive science, social psychology, and/or cognitive development; experience programming and familiarity with MATLAB; initiative; flexibility; and the ability to develop and maintain organizational systems.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a Linux environment and have additional experience with one or more of the following: Python, Bash, MySQL, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and implementation of (simple) web sites. Experience performing data analysis and relevant experience in similar research will be considered. fMRI data analysis involves heavy use of statistics so knowledge of statistics or a willingness to learn statistical methods is required.  The work will involve lab-specific training so the most important attributes that the lab is looking for are willingness to and enthusiasm about the prospect of learning new skills, along with the flexibility necessary to work in a dynamic environment.  Job #14402

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