Internship & Job Opportunities

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Undergraduate Internship in Autism, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

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The Faja Lab at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital currently has a research internship opportunity to obtain specialized research skills with children on the autism spectrum. The student will contribute to NIH-funded research projects that examine relation between executive control and social-emotional function in children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. The project will use electrophysiological and behavioral measures to investigate these questions in 2- to 11-year-olds with autism and 7- to 11-year olds with ADHD. Broadly, the lab is focused on executive control, social cognition and social perception and, in particular, seeks to understand changes in these systems resulting from targeted interventions. Additionally, we seek to understand individual differences within individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

The undergraduate student will be involved in several aspects of the project including but not limited to data entry and scoring, literature reviews and recruitment. The students will also have the opportunity to observe, and once reliable conduct study visits. We encourage our students to explore their personal interests, and give them the opportunity to take on personal projects of their choosing as well.

The Faja Lab is part of a larger research network in the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience that includes a multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of child development and developmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders. As part of this vibrant environment, students enjoy a variety of additional professional development opportunities and lectures.

For further information please contact, susan.faja@childrens.harvard.edu.

City Internship Global Explorer Program

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Global Explorer Program (8 weeks).

An immersive eight-week internship with a leading company in your chosen industry. You’ll attend Career Navigator and Future Leaders Series classes and workshops and enjoy group activities and travel.

Students may apply via https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__city-2Dinternships.com_apply_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=3v-1s7tc3wsOnL1-R8UJaw&m=djmdtieIhSb8H9bpLq_IaO0cQ0gJGcPcgVhwzz5SYnw&s=MUIWAgkYZVihWd_dBpUasiczlAwJ3BeyahHn5jPzs7Q&e=

CIty Internships Global Accelerator Program

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Global Accelerator Program (8 weeks).

Two weeks of intensive industry-specific class-based training, followed by a high-impact six-week internship. Otherwise identical to the Global Explorer Program. Choose an intensive training course and accompanying internship in:  Investment Banking,  Digital Marketing,  Coding & Design  or  Business Development.

Students may apply via https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__city-2Dinternships.com_apply_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=3v-1s7tc3wsOnL1-R8UJaw&m=djmdtieIhSb8H9bpLq_IaO0cQ0gJGcPcgVhwzz5SYnw&s=MUIWAgkYZVihWd_dBpUasiczlAwJ3BeyahHn5jPzs7Q&e=

NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale

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NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale Dates: June 4- August 10, 2018   The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2018 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.   REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.   To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must: ·  be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident ·  be a full-time student (and be returning to school in the fall) ·  have experience or be comfortable working around dogs ·  commit to the full 40 hr/ week 9-week internship, which will include at least some weekends Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest.   For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email canine.cognition@yale.edu.

Paid summer research internship: Child Development Lab, College of Staten Island

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The Child Development Lab at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, directed by Dr. Sarah Berger, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for PAID NSF-funded internships for Summer 2017.

Students will work on a program of research investigating the role of sleep in infants’ locomotor problem-solving and learn about a variety of projects investigating the interaction between cognitive and motor development in infancy and early childhood.

Opportunities include:

  • • hands-on experience running data collections;
  • • working directly with families in their homes or in the lab;
  • • learning data collection, coding, and analysis technologies;
  • • collaborating with fantastic undergraduate and graduate students;
  • • spending the summer in New York City!!!
  • Learn more about the lab and apply here: https://csivc.csi.cuny.edu/Sarah.Berger/files/Lab/Summer_Internship.html 

    Camp Akeela Summer Internship

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    Summer Internships in Vermont & Wisconsin, The Most Incredible, Life-Changing Summer Experience on the Planet!

    WHAT IS CAMP AKEELA? Camp Akeela is a fun, traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 -19. Our Vermont location is set on 400 acres in the Green Mountains and our Wisconsin location is on the campus of beautiful Lawrence University in Appleton. Lawrence also hosts Beyond Akeela, our pre-college program for older campers. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability. Others are undiagnosed but described as "quirky." All are very bright, charming well behaved boys and girls who struggle to connect with their peers.

    WHY WORK AT AKEELA? "Working at Akeela was defrnitely one of the most meaningful and fulfrlling jobs I've had and I loved every minute I was there."

    Akeela provides staff the opportunity to play an integral role in a community that changes kids' lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children, helping them develop social skills while forging life long friendships.

    CAMP DETAILS VERMONT June 18 - August 16, 2018 WISCONSIN June 12 - July 15, 2018 BEYOND AKEELA WI June 19 - August 5, 2018

    Compensation: Competitive salary package + travel allowance and meals/housing

    Akeela provides staff the opportunity to play an integral role in a community that changes kids' lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children, helping them develop social skills while forging life long friendships.

    READY TO APPLY? Please visit campakeela.com OR Contact us at staff@campakeela.com or 866-680-4744

     

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    Summer Internship: University of Delaware Child's Play Lab

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    The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for an unpaid summer internship! Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play. 

    Interns will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. 

    This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! Interested applicants should email the lab manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu, for the application, or check out our website at www.childsplay.udel.edu for more information.

    Neuroscience Research Internship, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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    A paid summer research internship is available for a highly motivated undergraduate interested in exploring the neural circuitry of attentional control over actions in the context of Parkinson’s disease. Successful applicants can expect to gain experience with several modern neuroscience approaches, including:

    • Optogenetics
    • Chemogenetics
    • Fiber photometry
    • Fast scan cyclic voltammetry
    • Operant mouse behavior
    • Electrophysiology

    We seek a goal- and detail-oriented self-starter that can work well with a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians in an exciting and dynamic work environment in the heart of downtown Baltimore.

    Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to:bmathur@som.umaryland.edu

    Summer Internship at the Harvard Music Lab

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    The Music Lab is the newest lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. We study the basic science of music in an effort to understand how and why humans produce and perceive music at all ages and across cultures. We are recruiting undergraduate research assistants in the fields of cognitive science, evolutionary biology, music theory, ethnomusicology, anthropology, linguistics, or computer science to spend their summer with us!

    Summer RAs will be working on studies investigating universals in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, acoustics of music production in informal settings, studies of the impact of infant-directed song on infant affect and behavior, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. You can learn more about us and read our papers at themusiclab.org.

    Here's a non-exhaustive list of example summer projects that summer RAs will help to run:

    1. Expanding our diverse collection of audio recordings for the Natural History of Song Project. Ideal for students with interests in ethnomusicology, anthropology, music theory, and exploration of non-western music.

    2. In-lab studies exploring the degree to which music can function as a tool for parents to use when their infants are upset. This project will utilize a variety of research technologies, including wearable devices to track real-time physiological data from infants, motion tracking, emotion recognition, pupillometry, and more. Ideal for students interested in getting hands-on research experience running infant subjects in a developmental laboratory.

    3. Crowd-sourced online studies about music categorization and perception using both traditional study pools of online workers and "citizen science" approaches. Ideal for students with interests in programming surveys, designing stimuli, and working with large, data sets from online participants.

    4. Studies examining the possibility of links between synchronous activity (music or otherwise) and cooperation, prosociality, and interpersonal affinity. Ideal for students interested in social cognition and developing robust, replicable methods for online data collection.

    5. Mobile app-based data collection from parents of infants and young children concerning infant/child temperament, parenting behaviors, and their relations to one another. Ideal for students interested in developing technical skills (e.g., SQL, JavaScript), developing methods for ecological momentary assessment, and applications of psychological research to health outcomes.

    To apply, please fill out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/iUR2mOltZieAxjZq1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Academic credit or stipends may be available. Please send us your questions at musiclab+summer@g.harvard.edu.

    Summer Internship with Camp Akeela

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    Be Part of the Most Incredible, Life-Changing Summer Experience on the Planet!

    Camp Akeela is a fun, traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 - 18. Our Vermont location is set on 400 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and our Wisconsin location is on the campus of beautiful Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability. Others are undiagnosed but described as “quirky.” All are very bright, charming well behaved boys and girls who struggle to connect with their peers. Akeela provides staff the opportunity to play an integral role in a community that changes kids’ lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children, helping them develop social skills while forging life long friendships.

    CAMP DETAILS VERMONT 2017 Staff Dates: June 19th—August 17th Staff live in newly renovated cabins with 7-8 campers and 2-3 co-counselors

    WISCONSIN 2017 Staff Dates: June 19th—July 22nd Staff live in a comfortable and modern college dorm setting, with 8-10 campers for every 3-4 staff

    Staff Compensation: $1,300 (WI) - 1,950 (VT) + travel allowance + housing/meals

    Positions Available: Cabin Counselors: Male & Female Activity Specialists: Archery, Art, Boating, Ceramics, Computer Programming, Drama, Farm, Fencing, Golf, Martial Arts, Photography, Rocketry, Ropes course, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Woodshop

    CHECK US OUT LIVE! Curious to learn more about Akeela? We’re putting on a short presentation and Q & A about the integral role you’ll play in our community this summer on YouTube Live! Come with questions and get the scoop on why Akeela is the summer job you’ve been looking for.

    The Details: When: Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30pm EST Where: You can watch from anywhere! Follow this link to the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQS72mc8mz8&feature=youtu.be

    Winter: 314 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 | Summer: One Thoreau Way, Thetford Center, VT 05075

    www.campakeela.com | staff@campakeela.com | toll free: 866-680-4744

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    Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator

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

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

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

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

    Responsibilities: The Research Data Analyst & Project Coordinator will be responsible for:

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

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

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

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

    Clinical Research Specialist (Research Assistant), DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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    We are seeking a full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) to work on several NIH-fundedstudies that examine neurobehavioral outcomes in HIV infection and drug use. All studies are in active data collection. The research assistant will conduct activities to support data collection, and will have the opportunity to engage in a wide array of research methods relevant to patient-oriented research. The research assistant will devote a substantial portion of their effort to recruitment, assessment (including facilitation of MRI scans, administration of structured interviews, neuropsychological testing, and urine drug screening), and data processing. This position is ideal for individuals interested in gaining clinical research experience before pursuing graduate training in clinical psychology, public health, or medicine.

    Work Performed

    Responsibilities include: recruitment, scheduling, and tracking of participants (20%); data collection (60%); data processing (10%); and other relevant administrative tasks (10%). The proposed start date is May 2017. We are looking for a candidate who is able to make a 2-3 year commitment to the position. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with additional funding conditional upon satisfactory performance. The position is located at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

    Education & Experience

    Bachelor’s Degree and some previous clinical research experience are required. A background in psychology, neuroscience, and/or biology is preferred.

    Key Skills

    Successful applicants must be motivated, reliable, and mature, able to multi-task and learn new tasks quickly, and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Most importantly, they must be highly respectful of and feel comfortable working with diverse populations, including active drug abusers, gay men and women, ethnic minorities, and individuals with criminal histories. The research assistant will be expected to complete tasks independently and to work closely as part of our research team. Proficiency in Word and Excel is required. Experience with MATLAB is ideal.

    To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, and names of three references to ryan.bell@duke.edu.

    For more information about our lab, please see our website: http://sites.duke.edu/harp/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

    Research Analyst-III, Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

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    RA-III

    The Research Analyst-III will work under the supervision of Lab Director Reyna Gordon, PhD (Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center). This individual will be responsible for implementation, coordinating, troubleshooting, and data analysis of studies on rhythm and language skills in children and adults using behavioral assessments, neuroimaging (EEG), and genomic approaches. The RA-III will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI to carry out a series of ongoing studies and plan new studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech and test the impact of music training on language skills. Prior experience with music cognition or language development research preferred; prior experience with EEG and/or Genomic research a plus. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills. Applications must be submitted online at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1703649

    Research Tech Position – Ophthalmology Duke University Medical Center

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    RESEARCH TECH POSITION - OPHTHALMOLOGY

    DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

    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>

    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

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

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

    Title: Research Specialist 2, Thirty Million Words Initiative

    Reports to: Chief Operating Officer, PI, TMW Initiative

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

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

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

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

    Research Assistant Position at BU Child Cognition Lab (Deb Kelemen)

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    The Child Cognition Lab (PI: Deb Kelemen) currently has an opening for a Research Assistant to begin Fall 2017.

    The Child Cognition Lab conducts research projects with children and adults. We are currently engaged in a large-scale, federally funded research project examining young children’s understanding and learning of complex biological concepts. We are seeking a highly motivated and research oriented Research Assistant to work on this project. The ideal candidate would be interested in how children learn, science education, and applied psychological research. The roles of the position include recruiting participants, processing data, and helping run participants both in lab and outside of lab settings. This paid position is for 20-30 hours a week from September to August, with the possibility of increased hours.

    Necessary Qualifications:

    • Positive, outgoing, and friendly demeanor
    • Intellectual curiosity and ability to learn quickly
    • Interest in developmental psychology research
    • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, intellectual environment
    • Strong organizational skills, detail-orientation and conscientiousness
    • Knowledge of experimental design
    • Experience working with children in some capacity
    • Afternoon hours available 3 or more days a week
    • Able to attend lab meetings: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
    • Not currently receiving BU funding

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working in a research lab
    • Interest in biological education
    • Familiarity with SPSS

    We are looking for the ideal candidate to begin immediately. Send your resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this post to Erin Doncaster, Lab Manager, at childlab@bu.edu

    Research Coordinator/Lab Manager Position in the Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University

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    The Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University, directed by Dr. Anna Shusterman, is seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Coordinator to start on or around July 1, 2017. The Lab Manager will be responsible for closely managing a variety of projects related to an NSF-funded grant on early number acquisition, as well as other projects including preschool mathematics, socio-emotional development, and research-to-practice translation in early childhood settings. The Research Coordinator will work closely with the PI, a post-doc, and undergraduate research assistants to carry out research. 

    Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Data collection, subject recruitment, and managing human subjects protocols; Supervising research assistants, analyzing data, assisting with manuscript editing and preparation, and preparing conference presentations; Assisting with expense and grant management, coordinating with collaborators in the US and abroad, and disseminating findings to non-science audiences.

    Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field. Minimum one year of research experience (preferably in cognitive or language development). Demonstrated ability to work effectively with children. Proficiency with basic computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, online research tools, and search databases). Highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented. Able to take initiative and incorporate feedback. Exceptional cultural sensitivity. Excellent writing and communication skills. Able & willing to travel. Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

    Preferred qualifications include training in experimental design and statistical analysis, and proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.). The ideal candidate will be self-directed and confident working both independently and with others in an active research environment.

    This is a one-year grant-funded position. Continuation of this position is dependent upon continued grant funding. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references to Maddy Barclay (mbarclay@wesleyan.edu). In addition, please submit your application to https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5776.

    Part-Time RA position with the Thirty Million Words Initiative at The University of Chicago

    No closing date

    Application link: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Research-Support-Assistant-1_JR00150

    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.

     

    Clinical Research Assistant Position at The Ohio State University Medical Center

    No closing date

    The BabyTalk Project (PI: Derek Houston, PhD) at the Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development in the department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Medical Center seeks a curious, motivated, and organized individual to serve as a full-time research assistant for an NIH-funded project studying the language development of children with hearing loss. An ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate who majored in Psychology or a related field and is looking for additional research experience before applying to graduate school.

    The BabyTalk Project examines the role of input in children’s speech and language outcomes using a variety of methodologies and experimental designs. The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and scheduling our normal-hearing participants, some of whom will participate longitudinally. She or he also will coordinate these families’ visits with other team members, including speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Consequently, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Because this individual will assist with data collection using both video studies and behavioral paradigms, she or he should have prior experience working with children and families. To learn more, please visit our lab's website: go.osu.edu/babytalk 

    The research assistant will work directly with the project manager to train undergraduate research volunteers and establish and maintain laboratory protocols. Strong time management skills are therefore essential. The ideal candidate will be poised and comfortable balancing various responsibilities at a time. He or she will be patient, eager to learn, and resourceful.

    The start day is flexible, although we prefer someone who could start this summer (July, 2017).

    To apply: please send a CV and cover letter to the project manager, Jessa Reed, Ph.D. at Jessica.Reed2@osumc.edu. Please also have three letters of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to Jessa as well. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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    Mentor/Coach for sweet and energetic ten-year old girl

    Closes October 22, 2017

    Family description

    We are a loving family of four living in Chapel Hill.  Dad is a professor at Duke University and mom is currently responsible for the children’s education and development.  Our ten-year old daughter was adopted at the age of two. Bright and enthusiastic, she is homeschooled and attends a three-hour afternoon academic program during the school year.  Our son is a senior in high school and attends a traditional independent school in Durham. Our summers are mostly spent here with occasional travels. 

    Job description

    You will join a team of dedicated parents and experienced occupational and family therapists to help provide a secure, positive environment for our delightful and talented daughter. This unique opportunity involves more than simply providing child care.  You will receive hands-on training in child development and education and the challenges associated with international adoption and ADHD. You will be responsible for transportation to and from school, sports, and community activities, oversee and coach homework and music practice, and implement household structure and rules in collaboration with parents and a professional team. Household duties like light meal preparation and running errands may be required as time permits.  You will enjoy the opportunity to engage fully by attending family therapy sessions to insure consistency as we work together toward our goal for our daughter – to grow toward a happy, principled, and productive teen and adult life.

    Job requirements

    Our ideal candidate is someone who is interested in pursuing a career in child development, occupational or speech therapy, or education. The candidate must be:

    • Caring
    • Responsible and reliable
    • Flexible
    • Fun, creative, and enthusiastic
    • Organized and detail oriented
    • A team player who is willing to take instruction and collaborate in parenting efforts
    • A non-smoker
    • A good driver with reliable and safe transportation

    Hours and Compensation

    This is a full-time job with paid vacation. 40 hours per week is guaranteed with some flexibility given the evolving schedule of a homeschooled child. Vacation weeks will be included and scheduled according to the overall family calendar. 

    You will receive reimbursement for gas and other expenses (such as parking fees, museum admission) in addition to the agreed upon, competitive salary.  Details to be discussed during the interview process.  

    Contact information

    Please send a resume to brandtshahfamily@gmail.com. Qualified candidates will first be interviewed by phone.  All inquiries are welcome.    

    Research Assistant Position on Interoception, LAB @ RHUL, University of London

    Closes September 27, 2017

    The Lab of Action and Body (http://www.pc.rhul.ac.uk/sites/lab/), led by Prof Manos Tsakiris, at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, is recruiting for a Research Assistant Position. The successful candidate will work with Prof Manos Tsakiris and Dr Ruben Azevedo on a project that will use brain stimulation to investigate the role of interoception in social cognition.

    Applicants should have a good BSc in Psychology or related discipline (minimum required degree classification of 2:1) and proven research experience in quantitative data collection as part of psychological or cognitive neuroscience experiments. Experience in social cognitive neuroscience and/or psychophysiology and brain stimulation are highly desirable.

    The position is highly suitable for applicants who wish to obtain substantial research experience before commencing a PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience.

    Details for this job can be found in http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEB346/research-assistant

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to manos.tsakiris@rhul.ac.uk

    Deadline : Midnight, 27 September 2017

    Full-time research position at the University of Maryland

    Closes September 22, 2017

    The Learning to Talk Lab seeks an energetic, detail-­‐oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the UMD Toggle Talk Project.  This is a 4-­‐year project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education. This is a one-­‐year position with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance. Researchers in the Learning to Talk Lab at UMD are partnering with the Baltimore City Public Schools to study the efficacy of Toggle Talk, a language arts curriculum supplement. Toggle Talk provides young children with vocabulary and language structure awareness to become comfortable in switching between their home/informal language and classroom/formal language. Toggle Talk has been shown to improve standardized reading scores in pilot studies.

    Research Associate Responsibilities

    The UMD Toggle Talk project is seeking a full-­‐time research associate to be involved in many aspects of the project, including testing students in Baltimore City elementary school and supervising undergraduate and graduate student examiners. The research associate will also be involved in planning and executing recruitment events, preparing materials for schools and parents, and scheduling student assessments and teacher observations. The position also involves maintaining a calendar and interacting with teachers and other school staff. The position empowers the individual to develop a strong portfolio of experience in working with children in the schools, educational research, community outreach, mentorship, and leadership.

    The project requires an individual who is able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and timelines. This individual should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The successful applicant will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively and have the flexibility to grow, adapt and change as project needs change over the course of the project. The position also affords the research associate the opportunity to be involved in activities of the Language Science Center and the opportunity to be a co-­‐author on presentations and publications.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • B.A. degree in Hearing and Speech Science, Psychology, Human Development, Counseling, Education, or related field.
    • At least one year of prior research experience in a research laboratory that focuses on young children OR at least one year working in an elementary school setting.
    • Driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience giving standardized tests to young children.
    • Prior supervisory experience of undergraduate students.
    • Experience using Microsoft Publisher and/or Photoshop.

    Benefits and Salary

    Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: Cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current resume; and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. For best consideration, please submit all materials by 5:00 PM on September 22nd, 2017. All inquiries and applications should include the subject line “Toggle Talk Research Associate” and be sent to: toggletalk@umd.edu.

    For more information about the Learning to Talk lab, go to learningtotalk.umd.edu and http://learningtotalk.umd.edu/toggletalk/.

    The University of Maryland-­‐College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

    Research staff position at the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

    Closes August 23, 2017
    The Research Analyst-III in the Music Cognition Lab (PI, Reyna Gordon) in the Department of Otolaryngology (VUMC) is responsible for implementation, coordinating, troubleshooting, and data analysis of studies on rhythm and language skills in children and adults using behavioral assessments, neuroimaging (EEG), and genomic approaches. The Lab is a fast-paced and exciting environment that engages students from a wide range of Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate programs, and also serves as the hub of the Program for Music, Mind & Society at Vanderbilt, a campus-wide initiative. The RA-III will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI to carry out a series of ongoing studies and plan new studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech and test the impact of music training on language skills. Prior experience with music cognition or language development research preferred; prior experience with EEG and/or Genomic research a plus. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Plan, conduct, and evaluate investigations relating to research studies
    • Interpret and analyze data appropriately
    • Prepare progress reports requiring in-depth analysis, recommendations, and/or conclusions.
    • Establish research protocols and select data sources
    • Define goals for recruitment of study participants
    • Set parameters to conduct interviews
    • Create database files
    • Record information
    • Serve as primary contact with principal investigator
    • Assist in developing plans for research studies
    • Discuss interpretation of results
    • Prepare manuscripts for publication
    • Make oral and/or written presentation of study concepts
    • Presentation are completed in a professional manner according to accepted practices
    • Keep abreast of trends in field of study
    • Read professional journals and attend meetings and/or seminars
    • Supervise Research Analyst I and II, technical support staff and student assistants and post doctoral fellows
    • Plan and assign work
    • Train and develop as appropriate

    Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree and 4 years experience

    Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:  

    Movement

    • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
    • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
    • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

    Sensory

    • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
    • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
    • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
    • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
    • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
    • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
    • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

     

    Research assistant - Cambridge, UK

    Closes August 19, 2017

    Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

    Salary: £25,298-£29,301

    We seek to appoint a Research Assistant (full-time) to work within the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDaL) in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. The position is funded by the LEGO Foundation to provide research support  for a project to develop and empirically evaluate play-based approaches to teaching science in early childhood classrooms.  

    Primary activities include assistance in:

    • recruiting teachers and children to participate in the project;
    • assessing classroom practice in Reception and Year 1 in a variety of schools;
    • developing and administering tests of children's oblem-solving, help-seeking, executive function, and scientific reasoning.

    The successful applicant will work as part of a team of researchers led by Dr Sara Baker and Dr Audrey Kittredge, and so will receive support and training. The applicant will, however, be expected to work independently in liaising with schools and teachers and carrying out office-based duties (e.g., collecting child and teacher data within a school context, and supporting the entry, coding and analysis of data). As the work entails multiple visits to schools, applicants must be willing to travel.  Some overnight stays may be required.

    For full details of the post and the person specification, please see the Further Particulars.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 22 June 2018 in the first instance.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

    To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14496. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

    We hope to hold interviews in the week commencing 28 August 2017.

    For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Sara Baker (stb32@cam.ac.uk).

    Closing date: 19 August 2017

    Research Assistant, Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention, University of Maryland

    Closes August 4, 2017
    Position Announcement: Research Assistant The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the overall operations of the center and to promote CECEI efforts focused on family and community outreach. This is a one year position, commencing in early September 2017, with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance and funding. Applicants must be available to work onsite 20 hours per week, Monday through Thursday.   Background on the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention CECEI: based in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, is a joint initiative between the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education and the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. The mission of CECEI is to conduct high-quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform State and Federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs engagement in their children’s education.   CECEI Research Assistant Responsibilities and Qualifications The Research Assistant will support the overall functioning of the Center by focusing on communication, website development, social media management, and supporting current projects. The Research Assistant will ensure that families, parents, teachers, and counselors have access to resources and materials to help inform their own policies and practices. In addition, the Research Assistant will serve as the person to contact when practitioners or community members are in need of further resources or direction.   Additional responsibilities include: • Overall administrative support of the Center • Updating and maintaining the Center website and Twitter page • Support the hiring of CECEI personnel (e.g., advertising, correspondence, interview scheduling, etc.) • Disseminating relevant news, research reports, and topical discussions via social media • Promoting family and community outreach (translation and application of research to parenting/teaching) through social media • Organizing meetings and CECEI professional development offerings   Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development, Child Development or a related field • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills • Evidence of exemplary interpersonal skills • Evidence of strong analytical and organizational skills • Evidence of technology skills (Google Drive, social media, and Microsoft Office)   Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development, Child Development or a related field (Current Doctoral students are also encouraged to apply) • Experience in Early Childhood General or Special Education • Experience organizing professional development for small groups • Experience as a research assistant, notably with website/social media responsibilities • Experience implementing school and community engagement initiatives   The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.   Applicants should submit the following materials electronically:   Cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current curriculum vitae/resume; names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references; and two writing samples (one formal, such as a literature review, and one informal, such as an email to a colleague or a supervisor). Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. For best consideration, please submit all materials by 5:00 PM on August 4th, 2017. All inquiries, nominations and applications should include the subject line “CECEI Fall 2017 Research Assistant” and be sent to: CECEI@umd.edu

    Project Coordinator - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Closes July 28, 2017

    We seek candidates with experience working with developmental populations. Experience working in a preschool classroom is preferred but not required. As both involve testing at various locations, access to transportation is essential (standard gas mileage is reimbursed).

    Project Coordinator:  This person will manage recruiting and scheduling for the project.  This involves educating preschool directors, teachers, and parents as to the objectives of the project, scheduling and conducting testing sessions in the preschools, and helping manage data.  We will provide career development for this person according to their career goals, but this may include training in research methods and statistics and the opportunity to present and publish on the projects.

    The Sleep Lab @ UMass has a new 3-bedroom sleep lab in the Institute of Applied Life Sciences for in-lab studies. We combine techniques including polysomnography (EEG, EOG, and EMG) and actigraphy to measure sleep and use an array of behavioral probes in populations from children to older adults.  UMass is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.

    If interested, please send a CV with cover letter to Rebecca Spencer (rspencer@umass.edu).

    Research Assistant, Institute of Education Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill

    Closes July 27, 2017

    http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/124653

    This position is assigned to the Center for Developmental Science (CDS), an advanced institute for interdisciplinary and collaborative studies in human development. The CDS is inter-institutional and its faculty consists primarily of scientists from Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Meredith College, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Selected researchers from other national and international institutions collaborate in research initiated by the Center.

    The Center has five specific aims: to advance the frontiers of behavioral, biological, and social science by supporting interdisciplinary research on the bio-behavioral development of individuals over the life span and across generations; serve society by establishing linkages between the University of North Carolina, the state, and the nation through research related to promotion of healthy behaviors in individuals, families, schools, and communities; enhance teaching by providing an advanced interdisciplinary studies program in developmental science for doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and faculty members; promote and support faculty scholarship and research collaboration across disciplines, departments, schools, and universities in the study of developmental processes, and foster cross-institutional cooperation in developmental studies at component campuses of the University of North Carolina and private universities in North Carolina.

    The CDS has a variety of research and training programs such as the Behavioral Science Research Division (BSRD), the Social Development and Intervention Research Program (SDIRP), the Developmental Methodology Core, the Health Risk Behaviors Core, and the Carolina Consortium on Human Development (CCHD). There are more than 16 funded research projects that are conducted by the Center faculty. Most of these projects have been funded by federal agencies, but there are also state funded contracts, private foundation grants, sub-contractual agreements, and internal awards.

    This full-time research position is time-limited for a 3-year period and is assigned to projects that are affiliated with the Behavioral Science Research Division at the Center for Developmental Science.

    This position is designed to serve as a Research Assistant (RA) for newly-funded projects of the Behavioral Research Science Division at the Center for Developmental Science. The RA will work with principal investigators and other research staff to provide support to assigned research activities with a focus on participant recruitment, data collection, and data processing. Primary areas of responsibilities are:

    •Approximately 50% time is involved in facilitating and conducting data collection in families’ homes and in local schools. •Approximately 25% time will be spent coding and scoring these data using established coding schemes and data management systems. •Approximately 15% time is involved in the entry, management, and analysis of these data in various ways, as directed by the Project Co-PIs. •Approximately 10% time is involved with other research activities such as planning meetings, preparation of research materials, training, and support with reporting needs.

    Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.ntracts, private foundation grants, sub-contractual agreements, and internal awards.

    It is essential that this position have flexibility with work schedule to ensure optimal data collection periods.

    Previous experience with social science research is preferred. Previous experience is desired with cognitive, developmental, or educational research.

    Fall internship at the Brookings Institute

    Closes July 7, 2017

    We are now recruiting for an internship for Fall 2017.  It is a paid internship, which will run from September 11 through December 8.  We are looking for applicants who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in psychology, experience with assessment and evaluation, strong writing skills, and the ability to work independently.  Applications are currently being accepted.  Here is a link to the position description:

    https://interns-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1492/fall-2017%2c-21st-century-skills-research-internship%2c-center-for-universal-education/job

    The deadline for application is July 7th

     

    Research Coordinator Position at UCLA

    Closes July 1, 2017

    Research Coordinator Position at UCLA  Applications due July 1st (or as soon as possible!) 

    We are hiring a full-time research coordinator to assist in the conduct of two collaborative community-based studies of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in children’s mental health and school settings.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Anna Lau, the coordinator will work on the 4KEEPS Project focused on “Identifying Quality Indicators within Multiple EBP Delivery in Child Mental Health Services” and the TEAMS Study focused on "Translating Evidence-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD): A Multi-Level Implementation Strategy”.

    About 4KEEPS

    This is a two-site (UCLA and UCSD) NIMH-funded project focused on community therapists implementation of multiple evidence-based practices for children’s mental health within a system-driven reform in Los Angeles County. The aims of the new study are to develop a pragmatic quality assessment tool to assess therapist delivery of EBP strategies associated with positive client outcomes.  This study is being conducted by Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee and Anna Lau.

    About TEAMS

    This is a set of two coordinated NIMH-funded studies that will test ways to support community providers in their learning and delivery of treatments for ASD.  TEAMS is being carried out in three-sites (UCLA, UC Davis and UCSD) under the direction of Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Aubyn Stahmer and Anna Lau.

    Responsibilities:

    • Data collection with study participants in community mental health agencies and public schools 
    • Training and management of research assistants
    • Observational coding of recordings of EBP delivery in the community
    • General project tasks including data tracking and management and analyses, preparing study materials, literature searches, report and manuscript preparation.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or related field
    • Experience with data entry/management programs (e.g., SPSS)
    • Observational coding experience
    • Research methods coursework, mentored research experience, or equivalent 

    To apply send CV and letter of interest to Dr. Anna Lau alau@psych.ucla.edu.

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