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Training & Policy Associate, Society for Neuroscience

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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Training & Policy Associate who will provide support for SfN's scientific training and neuroscience workforce development training programs. This will include, but is not limited to, in-person and online training events.

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

  • Assists in planning and executing multiple scientific training programs at SfN's annual meetings, including, but not limited to: Short Courses, Professional Development Workshops, the Graduate School Fair, Meet the Experts sessions, and the Local Leaders Reception.
  • Assists in planning and executing online, year-round scientific training programming hosted on Neuronline, including, but not limited to: webcasts; written articles; virtual events, such as conferences and town-hall meetings; and other events, as developed.
  • Provides year-round committee support and assists in planning and executing bi-annual meetings of the Neuroscience Training Committee and an annual meeting of the Neurobiology of Disease Workshop Advisory Committee.
  • Coordinates the interaction between SfN, the Neuroscience Training Committee, and external neuroscience department and program (Institutional Program, or IP) members on issues related to membership approvals and renewals. Maintains accurate membership records for IP members in SfN's membership management system.
  • Monitors developments in biomedical workforce and training policy, and assists the Training team identify potential opportunities for SfN engagement with and membership communication related to neuroscience workforce and training opportunities and policies.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a science related field. Neuroscience background, and/or graduate education is a plus.
  • 1 -2 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in administering scientific training programs preferred.
  • Familiarity with scientific education and research training preferred.
  • Project management and/or event planning experience preferred.
  • Ability to organize multiple projects, with sometimes competing deadlines.
  • Ability to interface with members of the scientific community at all career stages.

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

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

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

Research Assistant Position at Ohio State

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Research Assistant Position Available Cognitive Development Laboratory Ohio State University. The Cognitive Development Laboratory at Ohio State University directed by Dr. Vladimir Sloutsky is seeking a full-time research assistant to start in Summer 2017. This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of conducting research.  The lab conducts research on cognitive development, with specific focus on conceptual development and category learning. We are particularly interested in how people learn categories, retain them over time, and generalize learning to new situations, how they allocate attention during category learning, how language affects these processes, how these processes and effects change in the course of development, and how the brain systems sub-serving categorization come online. We employ looking-time, eye-tracking, behavioral, and electrophysiological methods with infants, young children and adults. For more information about the lab see: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cogdev.osu.edu&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=Onb-8PlInKfNHQqh6SPRFg&m=r_OxzQUSB1RN1odbjrkNC_qgyL2VV5AX1bG8N_y8WvI&s=qbFjAORVcbJ7XN8k2Wt55O6UWx8brBVf0rTGpYxX9MI&e

We seek a recent college graduate who has majored in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (1) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (2) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity.Duties include creating stimuli, programming experiments, recruiting and scheduling participants, and testing infant, child, and adult subjects, using behavioral, eye tracking, ERP, and heart rate methodologies. There is the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication. There are also administrative duties that include recruiting and training undergraduate volunteers research assistants and maintaining IRB protocols. This job offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The review of applications will start immediately and the successful candidate may start as early as in May 2017, with flexibility to begin up to a month earlier or later. A 1-2-year commitment is required. The Ohio State University is a vibrant, research-centered public university, located in Columbus, Ohio.

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 Alicia Scimeca (alicia.scimeca@gmail.com). Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Vladimir Sloutsky (Sloutsky.1@osu.edu).Specific

Responsibilities:·     

  • Recruiting study participants.    
  • Maintaining participant database.
  • Maintaining IRB protocols.     
  • Managing participant scheduling.    
  • Supervising and training undergraduate students.     
  • Administering experiments to infants, children, and adults, data management and analysis.     
  • Additional administrative duties may include requisition of new equipment and materials, and hardware/software maintenance.

Required Experience/Qualifications:     

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, natural science, or a technical field.     
  • Experience working with infants, children, and parents, preferably in a research setting or a minimum of one year of experience working in a lab, and demonstrated interest in behavioral or developmental research.     
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills (including writing skills).     
  • Self-motivated and able to troubleshoot problems independently     
  • Excellent skills interacting with infants and children as well as teachers and parents, and must be able to supervise undergraduate research assistants.   
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and some familiarity with SPSS, R, or equivalent statistical package and willingness to learn E-Prime, Experiment Builder, Matlab, Adobe Director, and File Maker Pro.     
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and teachers.    
  • Experience with eye-tracking and/or ERP data acquisition and data analysis is a plus but not required.     
  • Experience with database management (such as FileMaker software) is preferred but not required.

Vladimir Sloutsky--Vladimir M. Sloutsky, Professor Department of Psychology, 247 Psychology Building 1835 Neil Ave., The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210, Office: (614)-247-4449, Lab: (614)-688-1235

Home Page: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cogdev.osu.edu&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=Onb-8PlInKfNHQqh6SPRFg&m=r_OxzQUSB1RN1odbjrkNC_qgyL2VV5AX1bG8N_y8WvI&s=qbFjAORVcbJ7XN8k2Wt55O6UWx8brBVf0rTGpYxX9MI&e=

Reseach Fellow/Project Manager, Harvard University

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Professor Jennifer S. Lerner, Harvard University, seeks a full-time research fellow/project manager. Drawing on psychology, economics, and neuroscience, our lab uses interdisciplinary methods to examine how people make judgments and decisions. We especially seek to understand and illuminate social and emotional underpinnings of decision processes.

Across all areas, our work aims to expand the evidentiary base for designing public policies that maximize human wellbeing. Applicants can find out more about our research here and here.

The fellow will manage multiple aspects of the research process, including (1) recruiting and testing human subjects; (2) assisting with the design, programming, and administration of experiments; (3) conducting data analyses; (4) fulfilling administrative tasks (e.g. IRB submissions and revisions); (5) organizing lab meetings; and (6) helping fellow members of the lab. Prior research fellows have also co-authored manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.

The position can begin as soon as Spring 2017 and must be filled by July 1, 2017. Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis.

Required qualifications:

o Outstanding academic record and bachelor's degree in Psychology, Decision Science, Cognitive Science, Economics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Math, or related fields;

o Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; o Demonstrated interest or research experience in psychology;

o Undergraduate level statistics course and skill with statistical analysis packages (e.g. Matlab, SPSS, R, Excel, etc.);

o Ability to create accurate charts and graphs in MS Power Point; o Strong work ethic.

Preferred qualifications:

o Master’s degree in Psychology, Decision Science, Cognitive Science, Economics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Math, or related fields

o Experience conducting independent research in psychology, behavioral economics, or a related field;

o Strong computer programming skills.

Application Guidelines: Prepare one PDF document containing all of these: (a) a resume; (b) an unofficial college transcript; and (c) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Jennifer Lerner. Send the PDF document to Ms. Klara Kabadian at the following address: Klara_Kabadian@hks.harvard.edu.

The Research Analyst-II, Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

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RA-II

The Research Analyst-II will work under the supervision of Dr. Miriam Lense, PhD (Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center). This individual will provide support for research in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab with a particular focus on music and social engagement in infants and children with and without autism. Responsibilities include recruitment of participants, data coordination and entry (Redcap), video preparation and coding, data analysis, and general study coordination/maintenance. The candidate will work directly with participants and their families to assist with study protocols including administering measures and questionnaires, eye-tracking, and video and acoustic analysis. According to experience, opportunities to contribute to study design, data interpretation, and analysis. Prior experience with child development research and/or working with children with autism is highly preferred. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills. Applications must be submitted online at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700570

Research Coordinator Position in Psychiatric Neuroimaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Martinos Center of Harvard Medical School

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http://nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/manoachlab/   We are looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full time research coordinator for several projects investigating. This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine.  The primary line of investigation focuses on the contribution of abnormal sleep to impaired memory consolidation in schizophrenia and autism. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephaolography), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).   The coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, lab mates, and collaborators on all aspects of the research projects. Training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided.  Responsibilities are varied and include managing patient studies, recruitment, screening and characterization of participants, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications. The candidate must be willing to conduct overnight sleep studies. Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience are an asset, as is a high level of comfort with novel computer applications and environments. A background in psychology, statistics, and neuroscience is an asset.  A mentored research project is encouraged.  The candidate must be mature and responsible with excellent organizational, interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills.  S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, feel comfortable working with clinical and non-clinical study populations, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. A two-year commitment is required.  Please submit a resume, writing sample, college transcript (unofficial is fine) and contact information for three references to Bengi Baran bbaran@mgh.harvard.edu.

Project Coordinator - Language for Reading: Temple University Infant and Child Lab

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The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory (Directed by Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe) at Ambler is seeking a project coordinator to work with Dr. Hirsh-Pasek on a project investigating a vocabulary intervention in Head Start preschools. The position is grant-funded for 1 year, with the possibility of extending to 2 years. Preferred start date is July 2017.

The project, a collaboration with Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware and Dr. David Dickinson at Vanderbilt University, examines the effectiveness of teaching vocabulary through shared book-reading and guided play activities such as games, music, and sociodramatic play.

The project coordinator will be deeply involved in all aspects of this project. The project coordinator will work closely with post-doctoral fellows and graduate students to make decisions about study design, create materials, recruit and test participants, and work with teachers and administrators at our partner preschool. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in cutting-edge applied research in cognition and development.

Project Coordinator duties may include:

  • Recruitment and scheduling of children in preschools and in the lab
  • Design and creation of intervention materials and methods
  • Observations of teachers implementing the intervention
  • Data collection, entry, coding, and analysis
  • Coordination with the research team at our partner universities (Vanderbilt University and University of Delaware) to coordinate multi-site grant project
  • Presentation of findings at collaborative lab meetings and in federal grant reports
  • Management of IRB protocols
  • Research grants administration and accounting
  • Training and supervising of research assistants

The project coordinator will 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, Neuroscience, Education, or related field
  • At least 6 months experience working in a research setting, preferably with children

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with music composition and/or game design
  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
  • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R

Please visit our website at www.temple.edu, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers @ Temple.  Create or update your online profile. You must apply online in order to be considered for this position.

You may also send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab.

 

Research Assistant

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POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant EMPLOYER: Innovation Research & Training LOCATION (City, State): Durham, NC WEBSITES: www.irtinc.us START DATE: Available immediately

JOB DESCRIPTION Innovation Research & Training (IRT) seeks a part- or full-time Research Assistant to work on qualitative and quantitative research, training and intervention development, and technical assistance projects in a variety of fields including adolescent sexual health, pediatric clinical research, mentoring, child assessment, and foster care. Job Description: Participate as a team member on research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance projects. Responsibilities include conducting scientific literature reviews; assisting with writing presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals; recruiting study participants; collecting, transcribing, coding, and entering qualitative data; maintaining meeting minutes; helping with developing and writing in-person and online training and intervention programs; and assisting with customer support and administrative work.

Requirements: 2 or more years of research experience in psychology or related field as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate. Must be able to work as a team member as well as independently; take initiative; be extremely attentive to detail; and have excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will need to be familiar with all Microsoft Office programs as well as have strong writing and verbal communication skills. Compensation: Salary is based upon education and previous work experience. We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes BCBS health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, PTO, an employer-matched SIMPLE IRA, and more. Drug-free, smoke-free work environment. No relocation assistance available. Company: iRT is a small behavioral science research and development firm located in Durham, North Carolina. IRT specializes in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and services to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and families. If interested, please submit a cover letter including your available start date, CV or resume, at least one scientific writing sample, and three references to Dr. Janis Kupersmidt at jkupersmidt@irtinc.us.

Lab manager position, University of Oregon Learning Lab

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The University of Oregon Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Caitlin Fausey, is looking to hire a lab manager. Many kinds of junior scientists would be an excellent fit for this opportunity.

Who: Highly organized, curious go-getter with a BA/BS in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, or related discipline. Experience working with infants and/or big data is essential preparation.

What: The full-time UO Learning Lab manager will be responsible for any/all of the following, depending on their strengths and lab needs: developing and maintaining lab documentation including human subjects protocols; recruiting infants and families to participate in studies; collecting data from infants during behavioral tasks in the lab; collecting data from infants during everyday experiences at home; coding audiovisual data captured from infants' first-person perspective; programming data pre-processing scripts; analyzing data and contributing to written publications. 

When: 12-month appointment, starting June 1 2017 (start date flexible)

Whereuolearninglab.com; Eugene OR

Why: Because you want to contribute to cutting-edge developmental science discoveries.

The University of Oregon Psychology Department uses one general application pool for candidates to apply for lab managers, research assistants/associates, and post-doctoral scholars. Please note that the materials listed on the general website may differ from what is requested for this position. Please submit the following materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7706 

-Cover letter: Introduce yourself and why you want to work in the UO Learning Lab. Please make clear that you are applying to be Dr. Caitlin Fausey's UO Learning Lab manager. -Statement: One-page statement describing a research problem you have tackled.  -CV: Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript (Note that website says CV; please submit your transcript) -References: One letter of reference speaking to your potential for developmental science research.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator, Seeking Child and Family Policy Northwestern University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research Analyst-III, Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

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RA-III

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

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Volunteer Research Assistant

Closes March 1, 2017

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

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

Closes March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Research Specialist-Princeton Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Closes March 1, 2017

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications:

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

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

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

- Be able to get tasks done efficiently

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

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

- Ability to communicate effectively with children and families

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

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience conducting cognitive neuroscience research

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

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

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

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

 

 

Director of STEM Policy, Afterschool Alliance

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

Compensation and Terms:

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

Research Intern

Closes March 1, 2017

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

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

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

Prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Summer Research Internship with Columbia Business School

Closes March 1, 2017

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

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

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

Prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

·         Enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity 

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics

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

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

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

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

o   SAS or STATA required for projects in Accounting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closes March 1, 2017

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

 

Canine Cognition Center at Yale Summer Internship

Closes February 28, 2017

Duration: June 5-July 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

Research Assistant

Closes February 25, 2017

Salaried summer internship in language acquisition:

http://l3atbc.org/RA_Announcement.html  

Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

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

About us:

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

Internship Highlights

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

Internship details

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

Eligibility

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

Please contact the lab manager with any questions.

Lab coordinator, Language and Development Lab at UCSD (La Jolla, California)

Closes February 22, 2017

The Language and Development Lab at UCSD (La Jolla, California) is hiring a lab coordinator to start July 1, 2017. The lab conducts research on language and concept acquisition using a variety of methods, including behavioral assessments, cross-linguistic comparisons, and eye-tracking. Duties include research and administrative responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have a background in experimental psychology, linguistics, or cognitive science, plus experience working with young children. Previous lab coordinators have gone on to top PhD programs of their choice.

More details to be found here: www.ladlab.com/blog/hiringlabcoordinator2017

Please direct inquiries to Junyi Chu at ladlab.coord@gmail.com

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