Internship & Job Opportunities

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Yale Infant Cognition Center Summer 2018 Internship

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Research: Our research broadly focuses on social cognition in infancy. We are running a number of studies with infants & toddlers ranging from birth to 5 years old. These studies are largely focused on discovering what infants think about various aspects of the social world.  Some of the topics we look at include examining infants' preferences for characters based on their social behavior or group membership and infants' reasoning about the natural world. More information about our research can be found at http://campuspress.yale.edu/infantlab/.  Internship Opportunity: Interns will work closely with lab researchers on new and ongoing studies, participating fully in all aspects of the research process. Interns will become familiar with experimental methods used in infant studies, and will immediately become involved in recruiting and testing participants, designing and setting up studies, and coding and analyzing results. They will also attend a weekly lab meeting where we discuss the theoretical motivation for our studies, experimental data, and relevant research findings from other labs. In addition, interns will have the chance to learn about and interact with other developmental psychology labs at Yale and attend sessions organized by professors and graduate students on topics such as applying to graduate school. Interns are encouraged to join graduate students and other researchers from across the department in fun activities such as barbecues, bowling, trivia karaoke nights, etc. Internship Requirements: The internship will involve a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Undergraduate students at all stages are welcome to apply. The internship is best suited to students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. This is a volunteer position, but it is encouraged to apply for outside funding from one's own university, and we are happy to support these applications.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the attached application form, submit a CV/resumé, and have 1 letter of recommendation sent directly to Clarise Ballesteros at yalebaby.manager@yale.edu

Student Intern, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

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Student Intern, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

The Faja and Nelson Labs at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital have a student intern position open to assist on a multisite project with 6- to 11-year-old children on the autism spectrum. Responsibilities will include assisting in study visits, behaviorally supporting children on the autism spectrum, collecting surveys from parents, data entry and lab maintenance. Students interns will have the opportunity to learn about electrophysiological data acquisition (EEG and eye tracking), clinical and cognitive assessments, neurodevelopmental disorders, research methodology, and attend seminars on topics such as professional development and atypical child development.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student majoring in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a part- or full- time summer commitment, with potential for continuing part in the fall
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school-aged children
  • Previous experience with children
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail

Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording and/or eye-tracking measures
  • Previous experience with autism spectrum disorder
  • Previous experience working in a research setting
  • Experience with data entry and management
  • Knowledge of basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software

To apply, please submit: (1) Letter of interest; (2) CV/Resume to Aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 2-3 references.

For further information please contact Aksheya Sridhar, aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu.

City Internships

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Each CI program combines theoretical training with practical application and centers around an internship placement with a leading company in either:

Banking & Financial Services;  Marketing, Advertising & PR;  Consulting & Professional Services;  Technology & Engineering;  Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship;  Entertainment, Media & Journalism;  Law & Politics;  Art, Fashion & Design;  Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

CI partners with leading companies in 12 cities and 9 industries globally. A selection of newly released internship placements are described below.

- Banking & Financial Services, Hedge Fund

One of Europe’s top five alternative asset management firms. You’ll rotate through the investor relations, fundamental research and portfolio management teams, gaining exposure fundamental investment strategies in equities, bonds and derivatives. Location: London.

- Banking & Financial Services, Commodities Trading

Among New York’s largest trading houses. You’ll shadow analysts, brokers and traders in the firm’s proprietary research, institutional sales and trading divisions, gaining exposure to both exchange and OTC markets. Location: New York.

- Banking & Financial Services, Investment Banking

The west coast’s leading financial advisory firm. Rotate through the firm’s equity capital markets, debt capital markets and mergers & acquisitions departments in based in the entrepreneurial capital of the world. Location: Los Angeles.

- Marketing, Advertising & PR, Multimedia Advertising

An award-winning advertising agency, regarded most highly for their creative originality, and crucially, widely successful campaigns. You’ll learn the campaign lifecycle from ideation to execution, shadowing both the agency’s account and execution divisions. Location: Miami

- Consulting & Professional Services, International Strategy & Policy Consulting

A global player in international private and public sector consulting. Rotate through the firm’s management, strategy and policy divisions dividing your time between the private and public specialist client teams. Location: Washington.

Students should 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=

    

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 

    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.

    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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    Laboratory Coordinator Spatial Cognition Laboratory at Temple University

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    Lab Coordinator: Research in Spatial Cognition

    The Research in Spatial Cognition Laboratory at Temple University is hiring a laboratory coordinator, a position presenting diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge cognitive research. The Research in Spatial Cognition Lab, directed by Professors Thomas Shipley and Nora Newcombe, conducts research on spatial learning and cognition.The position has a 1-year minimum, with the possibility of extending to 2 years.

    Lab Coordinator duties may include:

    • Management of day-to-day lab operations
    • Recruitment of study participants
    • Stimuli design and creation
    • Data collection, coding, and analysis
    • Management of IRB protocols
    • Research grants administration and accounting
    • Hiring, training and supervising of research assistants

    Lab Coordinators also have the opportunity to collaborate in research that will be presented at conferences and published in journals.

    Required qualifications:

    • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology  or related field
    • At least 6 months experience working in a research setting

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
    • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
    • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
    • Proficiency with SPSS

    If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Julia Erlanger, Program Coordinator (mskite@temple.edu). Please visit our website (sites.temple.edu/risc) for more information about the lab.

    For a PDF version of this advertisement, please click here.

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

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

    Responsibilities include:

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

    Requirements

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

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

     

    Laboratory Coordinator Position--Bauer Lab

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    RA positions at Haskins Laboratories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Research Coordinator (Research Assistant II) Position

    For grant-funded project on helping children learn mathematics

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

    Job Summary:

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

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

    Requirements:

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

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

    Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland) Kansas State University

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    Date Posted Jun. 2, 2017

    Job Title

    • Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland)

    Department

    • Institution Kansas State University

      Manhattan, KS United States

    Application Deadline

    • Open until filled

    Position Start Date

    • Available immediately

      Apply Online Here http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501503/resea...

      Job Categories

      • Research Scientist/Associate

      Academic Fields

      • Research Methods/Data Analysis
      • Human Ecology
      • Human Development

      This position is a half-time research assistant position to work on site at Andrews AFB, Maryland on a USDA-funded Family Advocacy Program study. This person is the on-site administrator of the sponsored project to facilitate daily implementation of the research project by promoting the program, selecting research participants, designing and implementation database information and collaborating with the researchers at Kansas State University, Northern Illinois University and other Air Force bases involved in the project.

      Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, human ecology or business related field. Required experience is experience with and/or knowledge of military family support programs.

      Preferred Qualifications: General knowledge of administration and research methodology at academic institutions, experience in conducting research, knowledge of domestic violence, demonstrated ability to work with confidential materials, and computer competency.

      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>

      CLINICAL TRIALS ASSISTANT, INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER

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      INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER CLINICAL TRIALS ASSISTANT PI: Dr. Stephen Freedland

      OVERVIEW: The Clinical Trials Assistant is involved with the implementation and execution of a variety of clinical research projects including the recruitment and enrollment of research study patients, specimen collection, and data collection from medical records, interviews, and questionnaires. These multiple functions require a significant degree of flexibility and independence to complete complex tasks.

      This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking time off between degrees. In this position, you will work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MDs, PhDs, and research scientists at a high-tier medical institution. The Clinical Trials Assistant will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods, prostate cancer biology, and urology. Clinical Trials Assistants will have the opportunity to shadow in clinic and in the OR. Seminars and other learning opportunities are also available.

      RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following: • Recruit and consent research participants for various clinical trials and research projects • Coordinate and administer the logistical aspects of clinical trials • Review CPRS (Computerized Patient Record System) patient charts to screen for possible subjects and to compile data for specific studies • Trouble-shoot and modify protocol implementation when necessary • Assist in the collection and shipment of specimens • Attend phlebotomy training courses in order to perform blood drawings/procedures as directed by the study protocol • Assist in the collection and management of clinical data and collection of source documents • Maintain study databases and other study-related spreadsheets • Work effectively with Veteran populations • Maintain patient confidentiality • Work effectively as part of a team • Adhere to safety and compliance regulations

      QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Requires an organized, task oriented, deadline-sensitive individual with a Bachelor’s degree. Must deal diplomatically and professionally with administration, faculty, clinical and lab personnel, and subjects. Demonstrated leadership, professional initiative and teamwork abilities are required. Prior experience with clinical research, lab work (specifically DNA extraction), FDA regulations, HIPAA considerations and consenting process is preferred.

      TO APPLY: Please apply with cover letter and resume at: https://freedlandlab.recruitee.com/o/clinical-trials-assistant-durham.

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

      Clinical Research Coordinator position at the Child Trauma Research Program, UCSF/Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

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      Clinical Research Coordinator

      Psychiatry

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      48581BR

      Job Summary

      JOB OVERVIEW The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) position is with the Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP). CTRP is nationally recognized for its leadership in developing effective, family-centered interventions for children aged birth through five who experience traumatic events. Our team of multi-cultural, multi-lingual staff is dedicated to helping young children and their families heal from trauma. We develop and evaluate effective treatment models, provide training across settings and disciplines, and offer direct service to children and their families. Since 2001, CTRP has been the lead program of the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a center of the federally- funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Five randomized trials support the efficacy of Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), our intervention for children aged 0-five who have experienced at least one traumatic event (e.g. maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence). As a result, many organizations across the country and internationally are seeking training in CPP.

      CTRP is funded to conduct clinical research on Child Parent Psychotherapy and other related early childhood trauma informed interventions; research support is critical for the functioning of CTRP. There are currently approximately 15 research protocols at CTRP approved by the Committee for Human Research at UCSF.

      The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will manage and coordinate the data collection of several concurrent clinical research studies. The CRC will work independently under the direction of the Principal Investigators (PIs), Associate Research Director/Director of Dissemination, and the Associate Director to Community Programs. Duties will include, but are not limited to, creating, cleaning, updating, and managing databases, coordinating research support staff and volunteers, training new staff members and clinical interns (pre-doctoral interns, post- doctoral fellows, and pre- and post-masters-level graduate students) in research procedures, developing procedures to ensure data quality (including meeting with clinical staff to review data collection procedures and protocol adherence), tracking participants in clinical research studies, coordinating and administering relevant parts of the assessment protocols to caregivers and children, working with the Committee on Human Research (CHR) online systems to submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications for new studies as well as for renewals and modifications, reporting study progress to investigators, writing up study reports, purchasing assessment measures from manufacturers, and collaborating on the development of new study protocols.

      DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY SFGH SFGH is dedicated to providing services that integrates medical, psychiatric, and addiction treatment. SFGH is the largest provider of acute psychiatric care and the only San Francisco provider of psychiatric emergency care.

      ABOUT UCSF The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

      Required Qualifications

      • HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities • Science or research background • Prior experience working in and managing a clinical research environment • Prior experience coordinating data collection and abstraction and experience with implementing research protocols • Experience working with research volunteers • Experience with database entry • Experience using data analysis software like SPSS • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite • In-depth knowledge of IRB/CHR requirements • Experience administering neuropsychology assessments • Excellent communication skills • Excellent organizational skills and careful attention to detail • Ability to work independently • Attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills; excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with subjects, team members, other departments and outside institutions; and the ability to multi- task in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse subject population • Able to work with multiple deadlines and adjust priorities as needed • Proven ability to collaborate with people of different professional levels • Ability to work effectively with interruptions and simultaneous tasks while under the pressure of deadlines • Ability to work with a sensitive population of patients (trauma-exposed children and their caregivers) • Attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills; excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with subjects, team members, other departments and outside institutions; and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse subject population • Ability to work well independently, complete projects in a timely manner, and prioritize multiple projects to ensure the completion of essential tasks by deadlines

      Please Note: Physical/health screening, fingerprinting and background check required.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Bachelor's level graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities • Ability to assess participants bilingually in English and Spanish • Previous experience in a clinical research lab and data management experience • Prior analytical and writing skills in a science/research environment • Fluency in the usage of Committee of Human Research (CHR) online iMEDris system for submission, renewal, and modification of protocols through this system • Understanding of patient population to create rapport and a relationship, while also giving insight to what is realistic and appropriate for patient participation • Experience with electronic medical records • Knowledge of UCSF and departmental policies for dealing with reimbursement, guidelines for research, confidentiality and HIPPA regulations, following the UCSF mission statement and purpose for research, and a clear understanding of policies and procedures on patient safety and confidentiality (electronic and hard copy medical records, patient charts, communication, etc.) • Knowledge of medical terminology, research policies and guidelines, guidelines for packing/shipping infectious substances, database building/analysis, and data management within some of the following: Access, Stata, SASS/ SPSS, and Teleform programming platforms • Knowledge of research policies and guidelines, database building/analysis, and data management within some of the following: Access, REDCap, SPSS programming platforms • Experience applying the following regulations and guidelines: • Good Clinical Practice Guidelines • Health Information and Accountability Act (HIPAA) • The Protection of Human Research Subjects • CHR regulations for recruitment and consent of research subjects • Effective Cash Handling Procedures • Environmental Health and Safety Training • Fire Safety Training

      Location

      ZSFG

      License/Certification

      n/a

      Job Code and Payroll Title

      9335 Clinical Research Coordinator

      Organization

      Campus

      Work Days

      Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Shift

      Days

      Shift Length

      8 Hours

      Percentage

      100%

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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

      No closing date

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

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

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

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

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

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      Developmental Neuroimaging Lab Research Assistant Position, Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey

      Closes June 15, 2017

      A research assistant position is available in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. The Mathematics, Reasoning and Learning Lab (mrlab.rutgers.edu) studies the cognitive neuroscience of mathematics learning, with applications to typical and atypical development, such as mathematical learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. A key feature of our research is combining functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with outside-the-scanner training paradigms.

      Responsibilities will include data collection from child and adult research participants in a behavioral and functional brain imaging setting, contacting and scheduling research participants and their families, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, and data analysis.

      Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English; a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, mathematics education, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, biology, or a related field; and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in cognitive neuroscience research with human participants, are proficient with the Linux computing environment, have used presentation software such as E-prime or PsychoPy, and can program in a scripting language such as Matlab or Python. Prior experience with children, including children with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders, is desired.

      Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, and its Newark campus is in the state’s largest city. Newark is only minutes from Manhattan by train, and is undergoing a renaissance of its own. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a deadline of June 15th. Please send application to Nermine Ghazy at mrlabrutgers@gmail.com and include a 1) cover letter detailing research interests and career plans, 2) resume or CV, 3) transcript (unofficial acceptable) and 4) contact information for 3 references.

      18-month RA for LuCiD project in Lancaster

      Closes June 7, 2017

      We invite applications for an 18-month Research Associate position in child language acquisition, to work with Dr. Silke Brandt (Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University) and Professor Anna Theakston (Division of Human Communication, Development & Hearing, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester).

      The role involves conducting experimental studies of language acquisition and cognitive development with young children, and arranging outreach events for parents and practitioners in the wider community. The project is on children’s implicit and explicit understanding of false belief and their acquisition of epistemic markers. We are looking for a highly-motivated person with an undergraduate degree, and preferably also a postgraduate degree, in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related subject; with experience in conducting experimental studies with young children and their caregivers; with excellent communication and organisational skills; and with experience in ethical issues in psychological research with children. Experience with eye-tracking would be a plus.

      You will have the opportunity to join a large and thriving developmental psychology and language research group in the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester, along with several international partners, http://www.lucid.ac.uk

      Closing date: 7 June 2017.

      This is a full time fixed term post to begin on or soon after 1 September 2017.

      Further details can be found here: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1839

      And you can contact me: s.brandt@lancaster.ac.uk

      Research Assistant in the Behavioral Ethics Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

      Closes May 31, 2017

      The Behavioral Ethics Lab (BeLab), led by Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, is seeking to hire a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time research assistant beginning in the summer of 2017. Dr. Bicchieri is an expert in social norms and conducts research at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and psychology. Our group includes behavioral economists, psychologists, network analysts, game theorists, applied mathematicians, and philosophers. This is an excellent position for those who are seeking to be exposed to a vibrant research environment, for example in preparation of a graduate degree or a research career in the private sector. The research specialist would help out with many elements of our lab's research activity. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) programming lab and online economics experiments and surveys, collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data, as well as writing up results.

      Please apply before May 31, 2017. The position would start in the summer of 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Highly motivated and qualified applicants should submit a CV/resume and a cover letter that outlines research interests, skills, and experience. Be ready to supply at least 2 letters of recommendation upon request.

      Qualifications

      -B.S. or B.A. in social or cognitive sciences with a strong quantitative background (minor or higher in economics preferred) and 0 year to 1 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

      -Experience programming (i.e., zTree, Python, etc). -Proficiency in statistical methods and software (e.g., R, STATA, etc). -Excellent writing skills. -Flexible and independent thinking, self-organization, and the ability to self-motivate. -Strong interpersonal skills.

      The link to the application can be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jobs.hr.upenn.edu_po...

      Professional Research Assistant position, CU Boulder

      Closes May 29, 2017

      The Cognitive Development Center (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment and www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter), directed by Yuko Munakata at the University of Colorado Boulder, is seeking a full-time Professional Research Assistant to begin July 2017. The lab studies the development of executive functioning, investigating how children learn to achieve goals by planning ahead, stopping themselves from doing things they shouldn’t do, flexibly switching from one activity to another, and solving problems. The lab also explores social and contextual factors that shape the development of executive function, and implications for intervention.

      Responsibilities include:

      * Managing an active lab of 15-20 undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral researchers

      * Assisting and training new lab members on interacting with families, running experiments, coding videotapes, etc.

      * Recruiting families and new personnel* Maintaining and upgrading experimental, computer, and a/v equipment

      * Overseeing purchases and participant funds* Managing lab database and website

      * Assisting with preparation of publications and grant proposalsOpportunities to gain research experience in developmental cognitive neuroscience are also available.

      Preferred Qualifications Include:

      *Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field*Leadership or managerial experience, particularly with peers or more senior individuals

      *Experience with children*Strong writing and communication skills*Statistical analysis skills

      *Experience in any aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience*Prior experience working in a lab/research setting

      We are particularly interested in bright self-starters who are motivated, organized, conscientious, resourceful, and flexible, and who work well both independently and as part of a team.Salary is competitive and benefits are included.

      To apply, please follow these steps

      :1) Go to this link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_kqah26e&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=Onb-8PlInKfNHQqh6SPRFg&m=rRPOq80wXTulxzLfvhmbohTXIzAz_lpiUYN8pK1NoOE&s=uAWtsLgdEdDUrLoABr9cCbx3M3qkICR9ySbrPxdziXQ&e=  and click "Apply Online"

      2) Login, or Create a new account if you don't have one

      3) Upload the requested materials: cover letter, resume, transcript/proof of highest degree earned

      4) Ask for 3 confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly by letter-writers to cogdevctr@colorado.edu

      In addition to providing an exciting research environment, the Boulder and greater Denver area offers an exceptional quality of life. Spectacularly situated at the eastern edge of the Rockies, this area provides a wide variety of extraordinary outdoor activities, and an average of 330 sunny days per year, and also affords a broad range of cultural activities.

      Review of applications begins May 29th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

      THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT. THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER CONDUCTS BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL FINAL APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT. Questions? Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu or call 303-492-6389

      Spanish-English bilingual RA position in reading research ---Boston Children's Hospital

      Closes May 28, 2017

      The Gaab Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for a Research Assistant for a number of new projects examining language and reading development from infancy to adolescence. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies (for English and Spanish speaking families) which will include close interaction with pediatricians in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and structural/functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). We are in particular looking for someone who is bilingual (English-Spanish) and who has experience with the administration of standardized tests (in English and Spanish).

      The position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, developmental psychology, education, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful. Prior experience with infants and children would be very helpful. Excellent/Native Spanish language knowledge is required. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology/ cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy, statistics or machine learning helpful. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please send a cover letter and CV to Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu before May 28th.

      Graduate Research Assistant in Developmental Psychology and Preschool Education - University of Oxford

      Closes May 16, 2017

      We are seeking a graduate researcher to join a new project investigating cognitive and educational foundations of preschool mathematics skills. The position will involve employing standardised assessments and experimental measures with young children, their parents and preschool providers in Oxfordshire.

      The post is funded by the Nuffield Foundation until 31 January 2019, and it involves an exciting collaboration between the Department of Experimental Psychology, the Department of Education and expert advisors in Early Years Education.

      The postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the research project and contribute to wider project planning, and knowledge exchange activities involving local teachers and childcare providers. As this post involves travel to local preschools to collect data this would be facilitated by having access to own reliable transport.

      You will hold a good undergraduate degree and have a keen interest in developmental psychology and early education. As well as experience of data analysis and the use of basic statistical packages, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage your own research and administrative activities.

      The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 16 May 2017 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 23 May.

      You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, as well as a CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

       

      Contact Person :  

      Gaia.scerif@psy.ox.ac.uk

      Vacancy ID :

      128556

      Contact Phone :

      01865 271346

      Closing Date :

      16-May-2017

      Contact Email :

      applications@psy.ox.ac.uk

         

      Research Assistant, Brain Development Laboratory, Vanderbilt University

      Closes May 15, 2017

      Research Assistant II position is available in the Brain Development Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University Peabody College. We are broadly interested in how the brain changes over development and in individual differences (including disability) in brain organization. Research in the lab is focused on the neural basis of (1) reading and language, (2) mathematical cognition, (3) scientific reasoning and (4) cross-cultural differences. This position involves implementing experiments, participant recruitment, cognitive testing, collecting neuroimaging data, data management and analysis, supervision of undergraduate assistants and/or administrative duties. Job requires a Bachelor's degree with 2 years of research experience or the equivalent, and will require some evening and weekend hours. We are looking for an independent, motivated, responsible, detail-oriented and organized person with good communication and interpersonal skills to be a part of an interdisciplinary and dynamic research team. We prefer candidates who are able to make more than a one year commitment. If you are interested, you can find more information and apply at the following portal:

      https://vanderuniv.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700629&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WPqFvBP1m6k.mailto

      Please apply before May 15th and position start date is after August 16th. For questions, please feel free to contact: Dr. James R. Booth (james.booth@vanderbilt.edu), Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience.

      University of California, San Diego: Research and Evaluation Associate

      Closes May 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position - NYU Applied Psychology Department

      Closes May 1, 2017

      Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position – NYU Applied Psychology Department

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

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

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

      Additional highly desired qualifications include:

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

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

      Lab Manager Position at the SFU LangDev Lab

      Closes April 30, 2017

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

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

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