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Lab manager position Georgetown Early Learning Project

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Research Assistant, Department of Psychology – Georgetown College

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

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

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

Requirements

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

Please apply here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Specialist

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Weill Cornell Medicine)

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The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Director: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.) is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on a research study on children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (PI; Dr. So Hyun "Sophy" Kim).  The RA's primary responsibilities include subject recruitment, testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, managing and analyzing datasets, preparing and maintaining IRB protocols, and running ERP/EEG tasks. The RA will be working with individuals with autism with varying levels of language and cognitive abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017. See below for more details. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.  

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Sophy Kim (sok2015@med.cornell.edu).

Position Activities

  • Recruits subjects for research studies based on study recruitment criteria.
  •  Maintains paper and electronic research and clinical records in accordance with Medical College policies and procedures.
  • Organizes, schedules, and conducts clinical research assessments using specialized interviews and psychological assessment measures.
  • Conducts literature searches and provides manuscript preparation support.
  •  Assists with preparation of grant proposals and IRB applications and amendments.
  •  Collects and updates data sets including test scores, demographics, and training records. Enters data into databases. Carries out and prepares written reports of simple statistical analyses.
  •  Prepares PowerPoint presentations.
  • Run ERP/EEG sessions with young children.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field and related experience.
  • Transportation required for local travel.

 Highly Desired Requirements

  •  Experience with autism or with children and families with developmental disabilities or mental health issues preferred.
  •  Previous research experience and experience with ERP/EEG experiments.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

 Skills and Abilities

  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with software including EPrime, R, SPSS, MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
  • Must be able to coordinate a large data set with accuracy and provide timely dissemination of information arising from it.

Note: No relocation assistance is provided for this position.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

Contact: Please send cover letters and resumes to Sophy Kim sok2015@med.cornell.edu.

Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

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Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

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

Job responsibilities will include:

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

 Familiarity with Stata and econometrics is preferred. 

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

 

Mentor/Coach for sweet and energetic nine-year old girl in Chapel Hill

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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 nine-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 junior 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 Data Analyst Lead, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

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Research Data Analyst Lead, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

Northwestern University is developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan to coordinate research, teaching, and service activities in local school systems in Evanston and Chicago and in other community agencies operating in the PreK-20+ space. We seek a research analyst with strong technical and interpersonal skills to serve in the dual role of administrator of the Northwestern University PK-20+ Engagement Initiative and research/data coordinator for the Chicago Public Schools portion of this initiative.

In the first role, this individual will work with the working group of education leaders at Northwestern to develop a set of priorities for University activities and functions in the local PK-20+ space.

In the second role, this individual will serve as the principal liaison with CPS and Evanston research and data staff; will be responsible for maintaining confidential databases at Northwestern; will prepare anonymized extracts for Northwestern researchers for approved projects; and will carry out data analysis in service of joint objectives of Northwestern and the school districts.

The position offers the opportunity to work closely with leading education and social policy researchers; to interact with research and data leaders at one of the largest and most diverse school systems in the United States; and to engage in the strategic thinking of one of the world’s leading research universities.

Click here for the full position description and for information on how to apply.

Neuroscience Research Assistant Position, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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A full-time research assistant position is available for a highly motivated individual interested in exploring the neural circuitry of attentional control over actions in the context of Parkinson’s disease. The successful applicant 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

Research Coordinator for the Autism and Neurobehavioral Development Research Program at the University of Kansas

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The Neurobehavioral Development Research lab of Dr. Matthew Mosconi (https://clchild.ku.edu/matt-mosconi) is seeking one Research Coordinator to help lead our studies of brain and behavior development in individuals with autism spectrum (ASD) and related developmental disorders (Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome). These clinical research projects are conducted through the Clinical Child Psychology Program (https://clchild.ku.edu/) and the Life Span Institute (http://www.lsi.ku.edu/) at the University of Kansas and in collaboration with the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (KCART: http://kcart.ku.edu/ ), the Center for Child Health and Development (CCHD; http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/cchd.html ),  and the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/hoglund-brain-imaging-center.html ), providing diverse research and clinical training opportunities.

Responsibilities for the position include administering neuropsychological, eye movement, MRI and EEG testing, scoring cognitive and sensorimotor test data, data entry, preparing  Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports, and participating in meetings reviewing and interpreting data, preparing manuscripts, and planning future studies. This position provides the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with clinical populations, developing skills in psychological and neuropsychological testing, and participating in each phase of the research process within large-scale, NIH funded research studies. The majority of previous RAs in these positions have successfully gone on to pursue training in medical school, clinical psychology programs, and cognitive neuroscience programs.  

Applicants should have a BA or BS in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related pre-health field. Interested persons are asked to make at least a 2 year commitment due to the extensive training required.

Interested individuals should send a resume or CV and a brief cover letter stating your career goals to ndrlab@ku.edu.  

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Lab Manager / Research Assistant at University of Delaware

Closes March 15, 2017

The Language Acquisition & Brain Lab at the University of Delaware (QLAB), directed by Dr. Zhenghan Qi, seeks a highly capable and motivated individual to serve as a full time Limited Term Researcher (LTR).  LTR’s are appointed for a one-year term, with reappointment possible based on performance and funding for two additional years. The QLAB utilizes cutting-edge technology (eye-tracking, EEG, and fMRI) to probe the cognitive and neural mechanisms of language development in both the healthy population and children with developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, and language impairment). This candidate will serve as a research assistant and laboratory manager.

Job Description:

The candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of experiments; conducting behavioral and neuroimaging experiments; data analysis; and performing basic administrative duties, including maintaining compliance with the University IRB, purchasing materials, and managing participant outreach and recruitment.

The candidate will work directly with the PI and will have opportunities to participate in reading groups and research seminars; attend conferences; collaborate on publications; and supervise undergraduate researchers. The candidate may also participate in a number of ongoing collaborative projects with faculty at other universities including MIT, Harvard Medical School, Boston University, and the University of Sydney.

This position is ideally suited for individuals who are interested in pursuing a doctorate degree in the fields of medicine, communication sciences and disorders, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and education.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, biology, physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field is required. Prior research experience in developmental psychology or neuroimaging labs is desired. Proficiency in programming languages (e.g. MATLAB, Python, or BASH) is strongly preferred. The candidate must be self-motivated, mature, and able to interact with children and families.

The position offers excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and a dynamic and exciting working environment. A review of applications will begin on 15 March 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date for the position is Fall 2017 (August or September).

Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and contact information of three references sent to Dr. Zhenghan Qi, at zqi@udel.edu.

Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP)

Closes March 15, 2017

University of Florida Department of Neuroscience is hosting a 10 week paid research internship from May 30 – August 4, 2017.  All students interested in a research career that have not been accepted for post-graduate training are encouraged to apply.

We provide students with housing and a $400 per week stipend.  Preference will be given to students majoring in a biomedical-related discipline (for example: psychology, biology, engineering, chemistry, pharmacology, genetics).  No previous research training is required.

How to Apply

The deadline for the Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP) is March 15, 2017.  However, we will begin reviewing applications January 15, 2017.  Applications not completed by March 15, 2017 will not be considered.

Please submit the following items to the program email address: SNIP@neuroscience.ufl.edu

  • SNIP Application Form
  • <1 page personal statement in .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Transcripts from each college/university attended
  • Copy of SAT, ACT, GRE and MCAT scores (whatever is applicable)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation emailed directly from Professors to SNIP@neuroscience.ufl.edu
  • SNIP research-related activities include:

    • A research project mentored by experienced investigators
    • A weekly seminar by Neuroscience faculty and post docs
    • Training in scientific communication (written and spoken) and scientific ethics
    • A seminar and interview about applying for postgraduate training
    • The SNIP Professional Development Symposium

    Project Manager at Rutgers University—Newark

    Closes March 15, 2017

    The Child Study Center at Rutgers University-Newark, (http://www.childstudycenter-rutgers.com/) directed by Dr. Vanessa LoBue seeks a full time project manager for a federally funded NIH grant. Start date on or before July 1, 2017 is highly desirable.  

    The project manager will have the opportunity to work on a 5-year NIMH-funded study investigating the developmental trajectories of early temperament and attention in infancy, with a focus on risk for anxiety. The study will have three data collection sites—Penn State, University Park (PI Koraly Perez-Edgar); Penn State-PACT in Harrisburg, PA (PI Kristin Buss); and the Child Study Center at Rutgers University, Newark led by PI Vanessa LoBue. The project manager will be responsible for recruitment and data collection at Rutgers-Newark, but will interact extensively with personnel at all three sites. The study will incorporate a number of techniques, including electrophysiology (EEG & ERP), psychophysiology (RSA), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires.

    The project manager will primarily be responsible for recruiting and scheduling infant participants, participating in data collections, coding behavioral data, and for data management. Other duties will include working with research assistants, graduate students, and undergraduates associated with the project.

    Requirements are a bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and especially with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is not required, but a plus.

    To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

    Lab Manager Position at Columbia University

    Closes March 15, 2017

    Under the supervision of Larisa Heiphetz, the lab manager will provide assistance with research in Columbia’s Social and Moral Cognition Lab. Studies in our lab focus on children’s and adults’ religious and moral cognition, the development of intergroup attitudes, and perceptions of the criminal justice system. The lab manager will assist with research and perform administrative duties. Typical research responsibilities include creating stimuli, recruiting participants, collecting data, and entering/coding results. Typical administrative responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a participant database, ordering supplies, and facilitating the preparation of forms and reports (e.g., IRB documentation). In addition to assisting with on-going projects, the lab manager will have an opportunity to develop his or her own studies. This is a one-year position with the strong expectation of renewal for a second year and possibility of further renewals for additional years. Start date can be arranged with the PI and is expected to be sometime between May 1st, 2017, and September 1st, 2017. Review of applications will begin March 15th, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.  

    Minimum qualifications (applicant MUST meet these minimum qualification to be considered an applicant): Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, or related discipline (degree must be received by the start date) Eligibility to work in the United States  

    Preferred qualifications: Research interests in social cognitive development, religious cognition, moral cognition, intergroup attitudes, and/or the criminal justice system Prior research experience   Compensation/benefits: Salary will be based on Columbia University’s guidelines. The lab manager will also be eligible for benefits; see http://hr.columbia.edu/benefits.    To apply, please e-mail the following items in one PDF to lah2201@columbia.edu: A cover letter (1-2 pages) describing research interests and past research experience CV Phone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3 professional references Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)    

    Lab manager position @ the University of Washington (Cheryan lab)

    Closes March 13, 2017

    Dr. Sapna Cheryan is recruiting a full-time Lab Manager/Research Coordinator to start in the summer of 2017 at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in social psychology or other related fields are encouraged to apply.

    Job duties coordinating the daily tasks of research activities involving human subjects, including coordinating and monitoring subject participation, working with 8-15 research assistants, coordinating schedules of studies and other lab activities, coordinating the management of study data, and maintaining quality control.

    The position is salaried, includes University of Washington benefits, and $1000 for relocation (if applicable).

    Requirements include:

    -At least 6 months in an experimental social psychology lab.

    -Proficiency in Excel, Word, Qualtrics, and SPSS preferred.

    -Candidates must be organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.

    -Candidates must be good communicators and respond to day-to-day email communication promptly and efficiently.

    -Occasional weekend or evening work for lab and outreach events. 

    To submit the application, click here and search for req 142412. Please clearly indicate previous research experience in social psychology and related fields. Deadline to apply is March 13th, 2017.

    For more information about the lab, please visit: http://depts.washington.edu/sibl/

    Summer Internship at the Temple Infant & Child Lab

    Closes March 13, 2017

    The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. Directed by Professors Nora Newcombe and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, the lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, play, and the arts in children ages 5 months to 9 years.

    Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will also be paired with graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentors who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. The internship is unpaid and will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2017.

    Duties may include:

    • Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
    • Assisting with stimuli design and creation
    • Conducting studies with children in the lab or in local preschools
    • Coding and analyzing data
    • Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

    Required qualifications:

    • Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or related field
    • Commitment to at least 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
    • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
    • Experience working with children

    If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 13th, 2017. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab.

    Lab Manager Position - NYU Hartley Lab

    Closes March 11, 2017

    The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Assistant to work on studies examining affective learning and decision-making across development. 

    The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017 (ideally May or June).  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual who would like to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.  Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

    The Lab Manager/RA's primary responsibilities include: (1) Participant recruitment and testing (behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging studies). Because we do developmental work, this will involve interfacing with parents and children and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends)(2) Management and analysis of datasets(3) Experimental paradigm development(4) Lab administration including managing IRB protocols and training other lab members

    Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

    Additional highly desired qualifications include: - Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions- Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, R)- Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms)- Interest and/or experience in cognitive neuroscience research, particularly in developmental populations (children, adolescents)

    Interested applicants should send a CV, undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), contact information for two references, and a brief description of your interests and relevant experience to Catherine Hartley at cah369@nyu.edu.

    Summer internship opportunity in NYC (BELLE Project)

    Closes March 10, 2017

    The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE Project) in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine is a team that examines parenting interventions designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations. 

    We currently have openings for summer interns (unpaid) to join our teams at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue in Manhattan and NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull in Brooklyn.  This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to be involved in research or healthcare.  Openings for undergraduate and graduate students are available.

    At Bellevue: You will be part of Smart Beginnings, a randomized controlled trial of parenting interventions taking place in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt and the University of Pittsburgh.  In particular, you will have the opportunity to participate in assessments with infant / parent dyads that take place in the hospital as well as in participants’ homes.  You must be willing to travel to participants’ homes across NYC. Spanish proficiency is beneficial but not required.

    At Woodhull: You will be part of the Video Interaction Project (VIP) team at Woodhull.  VIP is a parent education program that is offered as part of well-child pediatric care at Woodhull.  You will have the opportunity to help with recruitment into the program; to conduct outreach with hospital staff, patients, and the community about the program; and to learn about the research studies at this site. Spanish proficiency is required in order to be placed at Woodhull.

    At both sites, you will have the opportunity to learn about developmental/pediatric research, to learn about the intervention programs being offered, and to interact with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinical staff.  In addition your responsibilities will include: providing childcare during assessments and intervention sessions; preparing materials for assessments and sessions; administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and videotape copying; scheduling and tracking participants; video coding; transcribing; assistance with other operational aspects of study.

    Candidates must:

    •         Have some background in psychology, child development, education, medicine/pre-medicine, public health, or other related field
    •         Have computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
    •         Be comfortable in a collaborative environment, yet able to work independently
    •         Be extremely detail-oriented and organized
    •         Be able to work responsibly and competently with sensitive patient information
    •         At Bellevue, you must be willing to participate in home visits with participants across NYC; you must be comfortable providing childcare to young children and toddlers
    •         At Woodhull, you must be proficient in Spanish

    Notes about this opportunity:

    •         For summer interns: a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for 8 weeks is required (hours must be on weekdays between 9 and 5).
    •         Preference is given to candidates who wish to continue involvement additional semesters or summers.
    •         Please indicate your location preference in your application, note that we cannot guarantee this site and that you may be expected to occasionally visit the other site.

    If interested, please e-mail your resume or CV to Anne Seery, Ph.D., at belle.jobs@gmail.com.  Please include "BELLE volunteering" in the subject line. 

    Applications for the summer are due by March 10.  Applications received after this date will only be considered on a rolling basis.  For more information about our work: www.belle.med.nyu.edu

    Research Assistant Position – UNC Chapel Hill

    Closes March 6, 2017

    Opening available for a research assistant in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill. The research assistant will contribute to ongoing studies within the Biobehavioral Research on Addiction and Emotion (BRANE) lab, with an emphasis on a NIDA grant examining how the neural correlates of reward sensitivity predict substance use treatment engagement and outcomes. They will also have the option to hold a joint research assistant position in the Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences Lab (CIRCLE Lab), with a focus on adolescent brain development and risk for suicidality. The holder of this position will be responsible for overall neuroimaging study coordination in one or both labs (e.g., maintaining study files, training undergraduate research assistants, interfacing with the various personnel involved in the study, writing and submitting IRB modifications and renewals). Additional responsibilities include (1) recruitment and scheduling of potential research participants, including treatment seeking substance users and/or adolescents (ages 9-14 years), (2) administering the study battery to participants at off site locations throughout the Triangle area, including self-report, interview, behavioral measures, as well as conducting fMRI scans at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), (3) data management and analysis using SPSS and neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., FSL, FreeSurfer and/or AFNI) that requires programming experience in languages commonly used for neuroimaging analysis (e.g., Linux shell scripting, Python, and/or Matlab). Preference will be given to candidates with experience recruiting and working with clinical populations, as well as those interested in serving a joint position across the BRANE and CIRCLE labs. A detailed description of the BRANE and CIRCLE lab research studies can be found at http://daughters.web.unc.edu/ and http://circlelab.unc.edu/. Please submit an application to http://unc.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/115340 by March 6, 2017.

    Summer Internship Yale Social Cognitive Development Lab

    Closes March 3, 2017

    The Social Cognitive Development Lab at Yale University is now accepting applications for our undergraduate summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates can apply to help us uncover how children and adults think and reason about social groups and intergroup experiences. Summer interns will be involved in many aspects of the research process, including participant recruitment and scheduling, study design, experiment facilitation, data entry and more. Interns will also attend and present at weekly lab meetings to discuss relevant research.

    The program is 8-weeks from June 5 – July 28, 2017full time (35-40 hours/week), with some weekend hours required. Eligible applicants are currently enrolled undergraduates and recent college graduates from US institutions.

    These positions are unpaid; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions and other external funding sources for summer scholarships and grants.

    To apply please send:

  •     A résumé/CV
  •     Completed application form
  •     An unofficial transcript
  •     Two letters of recommendation (sent separately to helena.wippick@yale.edu)
  • Applications are due on March 3, 2017, send all applications to: helena.wippick [at] yale [dot] edu in one email with subject line “[YOUR NAME] 2017 Summer Internship Application.” Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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