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Re-post:Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Brown University

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Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island JOB DESCRIPTION:

Research assistant position for the newly established Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (HCHII) at Brown University, specifically regarding the Autism, a Precision Medicine Approach Initiative. Under the general supervision of Co-Directors of the Autism Initiative within HCHII, Dr. Eric Morrow, MD PhD and Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf, PhD, and the program Research Coordinator, assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects.  Interview participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent.  Prepare and maintain study records.  Learn electronic database (i.e., REDCap), enter data, and perform quality control procedures. Check all questionnaires and study materials for completeness. Participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in first draft preparation of manuscripts.  Review relevant literature to gather information.  Assist in recruiting efforts to procure participants (e.g., contact providers, attend fundraising efforts of partners). Also, provide general support for ongoing Developmental Disorders Genetics Research Program (DDGRP) studies at Bradley Hospital. These projects are affiliated with the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment and the growing portfolio of autism research at Brown University.  The successful applicant would enter as part of a strong interdisciplinary team.

Requirements:  

A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Behavioral Sciences or related area. Courses in research methodologies and statistics preferred.  Minimum of six months of undergraduate or post-graduate experience including experience with computer-based data entry and common computer programs (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Work with individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders preferred.   Experience recruiting and consenting research participants is highly desired.  Occasional evening and weekend work required for recruitment events and enrollment appointments. Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates desired.

Interested applicants should contact Carrie Best, RI-CART Project Coordinator, at CBest@lifespan.org . Please be sure to include a cover letter and CV/resume. Please also be prepared to arrange for letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.

Project Manager/Research Specialist--Child Language and Learning Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

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START DATE: FALL 2017 (ASAP)

The Child Language and Learning Lab at the University of Pennsylvania (PI: Kathryn Schuler) is hiring a project manager/research specialist to begin this fall.  The project manager will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a new research lab studying language and pattern learning in infants, children, and adults. The project manager will also oversee the conduct of multiple simultaneous research projects, reporting to and working with the primary investigator on planning, execution, and completion of these studies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the design of experiments, especially creating stimuli and recruiting and running research participants.
  • Building partnerships with childcare organizations in the Philadelphia area so that the lab may conduct research at these centers.
  • Maintaining IRB protocols and ensuring compliance with lab documentation practices.
  • Supervising undergraduates who work part-time in the lab assisting with these tasks.

Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related field
  • Experience working with infants and children and their families
  • Experience working in a cognitive science research laboratory
  • Experience interacting with childcare organizations is preferred

This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Linguistics. The position is for two years, with additional years contingent on funding. The lab's operating hours are Tuesday - Friday (9am-6pm) and Saturday (9am - 3pm).  The candidate must be available to work within these scheduled hours.

If interested, please submit the requested applications materials, including a cover letter and a CV with the names and contact information for 3 references to: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30483

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

Research Assistant Position available at Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Position description: Our research seeks to evaluate the relationship between prenatal exposures and maternal health behaviors during pregnancy and child developmental outcomes. The projects draw upon a longitudinal birth cohort recruited as part of the Newborn Epigenetic STudy (NEST). The NEST sample is composed of a diverse population of women and their children who are now between the ages of 4-12. We are currently conducting two follow-up studies with women and children from the NEST sample. The first is focused on the relationship between tobacco exposure during pregnancy and child behavioral (e.g., ADHD symptoms) and executive functioning; the other is examining pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain in relation to child cognitive outcomes and eating behavior. Working closely with other study members, the person hired for this position would be responsible for administering tests of cognitive functioning, laboratory tasks assessing eating behavior, and computer-based questionnaires with parents and children. Other job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with recruitment and retention activities; managing IRB amendments; assisting with specimen collection; and processing participant payments. The person hired will be expected to present information about daily study related activities in weekly lab meetings with the PIs and communicate regularly with direct supervisor. Interested, email Dr. Julia Schechter, julia.schechter@duke.edu.

Lab Manager Position at the University of Delaware-Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

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The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Delaware is seeking a full-time Limited Term Researcher (i.e., lab manager/coordinator), under the supervision of Drs. Giovanna Morini and Sayako Earle. The successful candidate will work jointly in the newly formed Speech Language Acquisition & Multilingualism (SLAM) and Memory & Perception of Speech (MAPS) labs.

The candidate will help with various aspects of our research including: training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; managing participant recruitment; coordinating lab calendars/scheduling, interacting with children, families, and schools; entering, coding, and analyzing data; purchasing and upkeep of equipment and supplies; reading relevant literature; organizing outreach to the local community; helping with conference presentations and manuscripts; submitting and renewing IRB protocols.

We are especially interested in someone who has excellent social skills, is organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and has the ability to multi-task. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and as part of a team. A bachelor's degree in speech language pathology, psychology, education, or a related field is required.  Preferred qualifications include: interest and background working with young children; previous research experience; strong technical and computer skills.

This is a great position for a recent college graduate who would like to gain further experience in an intensive research setting before applying to graduate school. The position offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment.

To apply for the position, email (1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals; (2) your CV; and (3) have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Giovanna Morini at: gmorini@udel.edu. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who could start before September 2017.

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.

Research Study Assistant, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

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The Faja Lab within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a Research Assistant for a new NIMH-funded project examining the emergence of executive function difficulties in young children with ASD relative to children with developmental delays or no developmental concerns. Research in the LCN is generally dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders. Children’s Hospital of Boston is ranked as the top Children’s Hospital in the United States and is committed research and to building a diverse workforce. Applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged.

The Research Assistant will work primarily on a project that will examine biological and behavioral markers associated with executive and social functioning in preschool aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delays, and no developmental concerns. The project will use electrophysiology, behavioral, clinical, and parent report measures in a group of children who are participating at multiple time points. Responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants, running experimental study sessions, administering EEG measures, behaviorally assisting children during visits, coordinating collection of surveys from parents, as well as data entry and management. This project is a longitudinal study that requires a high level of data integrity. The research assistant may also be responsible for coordinating and training research interns. Finally, the research assistant will contribute to data processing, scoring, and cleaning and will have the opportunity to assist with analysis.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits
  • Previous professional experience with children, including at least one year of experience working in a research setting
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team; excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, organization, and attention todetail

Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording
  • Previous professional experience with autism spectrum disorder
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
  • Experience with administering and scoring standardized developmental measures

Please apply for the position online (http://www.childrenshospital.org/careeropportunities/search-career-oppor...). Click ‘Search Openings’, and enter AutoReqId 44695BR. Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 3 professional references.

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.

 

Lab Manager Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition

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The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a full-time lab manager to coordinate and conduct research on learning, reasoning, and creativity in high school students and young adults. The lab manager will contribute to ongoing large-scale grant-funded projects and help in development of new projects. The preferred start date is mid-June 2018. For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Collection of brain-imaging data (primarily fMRI), as well as behavioral and survey data

- Recruitment of study participants

- Coordination of lab members to conduct ongoing projects

- Organization professional and informal lab activities

- Administration of grant budgets for multiple ongoing and developing projects - Many other duties as needed and depending on interest/motivation, including direct involvement with planning research projects and analysis of collected data

Required Skills and Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree

- One or more years of undergraduate or post-graduate research experience, ideally in the biological or psychological sciences

- Willingness to learn new skills and enthusiastically take on new projects and responsibilities

- Attention to detail, high level of self-motivation, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills - Strong computer skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

- Experience gathering and analyzing fMRI data

- One or more years of leadership experience

- Programming experience (e.g., E-Prime, MATLAB, Python)

To apply for this position:

Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two or more people who can readily comment on the applicant’s qualifications to cnglab@georgetown.edu.

Please address any questions to Nhi Dinh at nd501@georgetown.edu.

Lab Manager Position at University of Rochester

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Lab Manager (full time) Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester Supervised By: Dr. Laura Elenbaas

The lab manager will coordinate and oversee a series of research projects on social cognition, intergroup attitudes, and morality in childhood and adolescence. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment, data collection, team member training, and administrative management of research studies. This position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design and presentations at professional conferences. This position would be especially well suited for someone with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in developmental psychology, human development, or a related field.

Required Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
  • At least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting
  • Ability to proactively multi-task, work independently, and lead small groups
  • Comfort interacting professionally with research partners including teachers, administrators, and parents
  • Willingness to travel to data collection sites not accessible by public transit
  • Willingness to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency with common software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Word, Power Point, MediaLab, Qualtrics)

Specific Responsibilities

  • Participant Recruitment: Coordinate with research partners (e.g., schools, community centers, museums, families) regarding participation in studies on- and off-campus; coordinate compensation for participating sites/individuals; maintain participant database; maintain positive ongoing relationships with research partners through external communications
  • Data Collection: Coordinate participant consent and assent; administer individual interviews, surveys, experimental, and observational protocols on- and off-campus with children and adolescents
  • Team Member Training: Recruit, train, schedule, and monitor teams of Research Assistants engaged in data collection, data entry, transcriptions, protocol development, and other administrative tasks
  • Study Development: Assist with the development of research protocols for children and adolescents including stimuli creation, audio and video editing, use of MediaLab and Qualtrics, literature reviews; some assistance with statistical analyses and presentation, manuscript, and grant preparations
  • Lab Administration: Assist with monitoring project budgets; maintain and order lab equipment and supplies; assist with preparation of IRB documents and monitor research ethics compliance; troubleshoot any challenges that arise in day-to-day lab activities
  • Other lab duties as assigned

Application Materials

Please submit the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals
  • Unofficial academic transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Submit all materials through the University of Rochester careers site. Link to the posting for this position (Job ID 201576): https://ps.its.rochester.edu/psp/PSApplyOnline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=201576&PostingSeq=1

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Preferred start date is August 1st, 2017.

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    Student Research Summer Program in Miami, Florida

    Closes April 24, 2017

    Summer Research Mentoring Program in Developmental Science      

    This summer, Dr. Elizabeth Simpson and her team will be leading a Summer Research Mentoring Program, funded by the National Science Foundation. Students will be compensated $1,800 to work 20 hours per week over the course of this of this 9-week program.

    The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can read more about our research here: https://goo.gl/2lP2s8

    Eligibility, Dates, and Location

    • High school seniors and undergraduate students are eligible. No prior research experience is required.
    • The program is from June 1st through August 4th, 2017.
    • The University of Miami is located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in research-focused students from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and students who are the first in their family to attend college.
    • Students are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation.

    Components Students will lead projects, under Dr. Simpson’s guidance. This student mentoring program aims to (a) introduce students to the general scientific method and specific methods of investigating infant social cognitive development; (b) identify student training and career goals; (c) facilitate student support networks, including peer mentoring; and (d) lead students in community science education through outreach and the dissemination of research findings to both the scientific community and the broader public. The research experience includes:

    • 20 hours per week in the laboratory learning to measure social cognitive development in infants.
    • Weekly 1-hour face-to-face research meetings focused on the training and professional development.
    • Participating in a research conference to learn more broadly about developmental science and to network with other leading scientists. The South Florida Child Psychology Collaborative Research Conference is a student-focused conference held in Miami every summer.
    • Designing a summer collaborative outreach project. Students will be encouraged to be creative and develop a project to educate children or families in the community on a topic related to our research.
    • Pairing up with a graduate student to produce a tangible product summarizing research findings. At the end of the program, students will share their results through a paper or presentation.

    Application

    • Materials must be received by April 24th, 2017 (midnight EST).
    • Please complete the online application: https://goo.gl/forms/HgGwkdAXefSjChQP2
    • Email Dr. Simpson (simpsone@miami.edu) your cover letter expressing why you are interested in this program and attach your CV or resume.

    Contact Learn more about our lab: https://www.facebook.com/SocCogLab Questions can be directed to Dr. Simpson (simpsone@miami.edu).

    PDF of this advertisement: UM 2017 Summer Research Program.pdf

     

    University of Pittsburgh: Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience

    Closes April 21, 2017

    The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Program, supported by a grant from the American Psychological Association. Interested undergraduate students can spend 8 weeks working with a faculty mentor in their laboratory to gain valuable research experience.

    Students may choose to work with one of the following faculty mentors:

    Julie Fiez (fiezlab.us)

    Jana Iverson (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/jana-iverson-phd)

    Melissa Libertus (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/people/researcher-detail.cshtml?id=530

    Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/elizabeth-votruba-drzal- phd)

    Aidan Wright (www.personalityprocesses.com)

    The program will run from May 21-July 21, 2017 (though some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible). Students will be hired as full-time, paid research assistants in their mentor’s lab during the 8 weeks of the program.

    To be eligible for the SUPRE program, students must:

    • be enrolled at a U.S. institution (though they need not be student at the University of

    Pittsburgh or U.S. citizens)

    • have had little to no prior experience working in a psychology research lab
    • have completed at least their freshman year
    • have not yet have obtained a bachelor’s degree

    Students from underrepresented minority groups and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact the faculty coordinator, Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu).

    Applications are due no later than April 21, 2017 and should be completed at the following website: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9S2b8B0EIVkLjaB

    Applicants will be informed of the decision by May 1, 2017. 

    Research Assistant, University of Chicago, The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab

    Closes April 20, 2017

    The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab, directed by Dr. Alex Shaw at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin July 1st, 2017. 

    The job will include working on research related to the development of social cognition, being involved in all aspects of the research. The particular focus of this position will entail coordinating projects investigating social influences on children’s allocation decisions and their moral judgments about others.  Responsibilities include overseeing research activities, including but not limited to: participant recruitment both in the lab, at schools, and at museums, undergraduate research assistant supervision, stimuli creation, helping design studies, testing child participants, as well as coding and analyzing data.

    The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, and be motivated, creative, and organized. The candidate must be willing to commit two years to the position. This position is particularly appropriate for individuals who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology. 

    A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, as well as previous research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory, is highly preferred.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and names of two references link by April 20th to be considered for the position. Please email (dibs.lab.manager@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this posting.

    Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship, UC Berkeley

    Closes April 17, 2017

    The Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer research assistant internship. Interns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.

    This is an unpaid internship from approximately June 5 - August 4. Interns will be expected to work 20-30 hours/week.

    Research interns will work with graduate students and the lab manager on multiple ongoing research projects. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively.

    Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.

    Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Students --> Volunteers) for application instructions. The application deadline is Monday April 17 8:00 AM PST.

    Please direct any questions to Sarah de la Vega at gopniklabmanager@berkeley.edu

    Summer Research Internship in Computational Clinical Psychology with Qntfy (Part-Time, Remote)

    Closes April 16, 2017

    May 23rd, 2017 - August 15th, 2017 Application due: April 16th, 2017 Summer Research Internship in Computational Clinical Psychology Dr. Glen Coppersmith, Qntfy  

    Qntfy is looking to recruit up to 10 psychology students interested to gain research experience in computational clinical psychology. Qntfy is a psychology and computer science startup that uses machine learning methods to quantify psychological phenomena, detect mental illness and prevent suicidality based on digital life data. Qntfy’s work has been featured in Scientific American, Mashable, and The Mighty. Qntfy routinely publishes its findings in peer-reviewed academic venues, some of which can be found here. Interns will spend 5 - 10 hrs per week working with a research associate to detect signs of psychological disorders and/or suicidality based on social media data. This internship is unpaid and educational in nature, and all tasks can be completed remotely.

    Objectives & Responsibilities This program will equip interns with research skills unique to computational psychology. These include developing annotation schemes to detect psychological constructs from social media and annotating social media data, a key task in the development of machine learning models. Interns will also gain significant topic knowledge and engage with experts in computational psychology during weekly research meetings. Opportunities may also be available for interns to produce an academic paper and conduct an independent research project related to their current studies. Interns must dedicate 5 - 10 hrs per week to the internship over the course of 12 weeks.

    Requirements Successful applicants will be graduate or undergraduate students of psychology with an interest in studying social media to detect psychological disorders and/or suicidality. Knowledge of clinical psychology diagnostics and psychometrics is useful. A background in computer science is useful, but not necessary.

    To apply, please contact Kate via kate@qntfy.com with the following information: 1. Your name, degree program, institution, and anticipated graduation term 2. A cover letter outlining reasons for your interest in the position 3. Your resume or CV 4. An unofficial college transcript 5. Two references

    Applications must be received by 11.59pm, Sunday April 16th, 2017.

    Lab Coordinator for UCSD's Early Learning & Cognition Lab

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Early Learning & Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of California San Diego, under the direction of Dr. Caren Walker, is seeking a lab coordinator to begin on or around July 1, 2017, for a two year period.

    The lab conducts research on abstract thinking and causal inference in early childhood, investigating how mechanisms like exploration, explanation, and counterfactual reasoning may influence conceptual change. Duties include research and administrative responsibilities, such as recruiting child participants and their families, recruiting local preschools, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and maintaining the lab's IRB protocol. 

    The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field, as well as experience working with young children. Interested applicants should submit a CV or resume and a cover letter by April 15th to Andie Nishimi at elclab@ucsd.edu (Subject Line: Lab Coordinator Application) to be considered for the position. The position will begin at part time - between 20-30 hours/week (negotiable) with the possibility of moving to full time (40 hours/week) if desired, pending the availability of grant funding. This may therefore be an ideal position for someone interested in obtaining experience in a developmental research setting, while also having the opportunity to work at a second position, part time.

    Please feel free to contact the current lab coordinator - Andie Nishimi - at elclab@ucsd.edu with any questions!

    Clinical Research Assistant, PEDIATRIC ANXIETY RESEARCH CENTER, Bradley Hospital Brown Medical School

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital (located in East Providence, RI and affiliated with the Brown Medical School), is looking for two full-time clinical research assistants for several projects concerning obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Current research projects at PARC are focused on effective therapist behaviors and dissemination of exposure treatment for pediatric OCD and anxiety, neuropsychological functioning in OCD, and treatment outcome research in an intensive program for children and adolescents with OCD and anxiety. Administrative duties include scheduling study participants, tracking progress of the studies, data entry and analysis, collaboration with community partners, and preparing submissions to the Human Subjects Protection Committee and Office of Research Administration. Aiding in study recruitment and developing innovative recruitment strategies is an important role of the research assistant. Clinical responsibilities may include screening research participants, administering ratings scales, behavioral coding of exposure treatment sessions, and administering diagnostic interviews to study participants. Participation in multidisciplinary discussions regarding research design and implementation is expected. Mentorship from psychologists and opportunities to assist in writing scientific articles for publication and grant submissions are provided. A strong academic record is essential and past research experience is desirable. Frequent travel to research sites in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is required for at least one position and may be included in both positions. Flex work schedules would be considered given significant travel to the Greater Boston area.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    * A bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, or related fields

    * Excellent computer and communication (verbal and written) skills

    * Past experience of hands-on involvement in a research project

    * A career interest in clinical psychology or in psychiatry

    * Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications

    * Strong organizational skills

    * Strong interpersonal skills

    * The ability to work well with children and parents

    * A willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner

    * A strong sense of responsibility towards work

    This position would begin in May/June of 2017, and would require a two-year commitment contingent upon grant funding and performance. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and two written recommendations (sent directly by your recommenders) to Chris Georgiadis no later than April 15, 2017. We prefer to receive applications via email, but if you or your recommenders would prefer to send us written correspondence, please use the address provided below. We will review applications as they are received and contact applicants to extend interview invitations.

    Please send cover letter, resume/CV, and two letters of recommendation by April 15, 2017 to:

    Christopher Georgiadis

    Clinical Research Assistant Christopher.Georgiadis@Lifespan.org, 401-432-1469

    For written correspondence:

    Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic (PARC) Ruggles Building

    Bradley Hospital

    1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway

    East Providence, RI 02915

    Lab Manager Position in the Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy Lab at the University of Chicago

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab, directed by Dr. Alex Shaw at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin July 1st, 2017. 

     

    The job will include working on research related to the development of social cognition, being involved in all aspects of the research. The particular focus of this position will entail coordinating projects investigating social influences on children’s allocation decisions and their moral judgments about others.  Responsibilities include overseeing research activities, including but not limited to: participant recruitment both in the lab, at schools, and at museums, undergraduate research assistant supervision, stimuli creation, helping design studies, testing child participants, as well as coding and analyzing data.

    The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, and be motivated, creative, and organized. The candidate must be willing to commit two years to the position. This position is particularly appropriate for individuals who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology. 

    A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, as well as previous research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory, is highly preferred.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and names of two references on this webpage by April 15 (requisition number 102261) to be considered for the position. Please email (dibs.lab.manager@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this posting. 

    Lab Manager at the University of Delaware

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, eager, and well-spoken individual to serve as a full-time laboratory manager and project coordinator for an IES-funded project to develop a language assessment for toddlers. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. Former laboratory coordinators have accumulated paper presentations and publications and then gone on to the graduate schools of their choice.

    The laboratory is extremely active and highly collaborative with a focus on language acquisition, spatial skills, and learning through play. Strong writing skills are essential as the lab manager collaborates on publications, writes grant reports, and presents at conferences. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are a must as the lab manager connects the lab to the University IRB office, manages participant recruitment, and oversees purchasing equipment and supplies. As the project coordinator for the IES language grant, the lab manager organizes meetings between the different sites, collects data at local preschools and daycares, and plays a strong role in the development of the assessment.

    The lab manager must also have excellent social skills. In addition to training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, the lab manager cultivates a team orientation and fosters a high degree of professionalism among laboratory members. The applicant must be excellent with young children and their parents as well as with the staff they interface with at the University and in the field. Previous research experience in a psychology or related laboratory is required and an interest and background in how young children learn is desirable.

    Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment. Preferred start date is June 1, 2017.

    Materials: please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for your three recommenders to the current Laboratory Manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu.  Please also have your three recommenders send their letters there as well. Please submit all materials by April 15, 2017.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

    Research Assistant/Coordinator Position-Brain and Cognitive Development Lab, University of Illinois

    Closes April 15, 2017

    Dr. Dan Hyde is looking to hire someone to oversee ongoing research in the Brain and Cognitive Development Lab housed within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Research in the lab investigates the neural basis of quantitative, spatial, and social cognition in infants, young children, and adults.  Duties will include data collection using brain (EEG/ERP, fNIRS) and behavioral measures, undergraduate staff supervision/organization, as well as some community relations and recruitment work.  Applicants should hold bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field, have experience working in a professional setting with parents and children, be fluent with both Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as have relevant research experience in cognition, development, and/or neuroscience.  Although not necessary, the ideal applicant will also have some experience with brain imaging/measures, basic computer programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python), and a solid understanding of statistics.  This is a one-year position with the possibility of a multiple-year renewal pending performance and funding.   This is an hourly position that will require 35-40 hours of work per week.  Start date is negotiable between April and July 2017, but there is a strong preference for earlier start date if possible.  Pay is also negotiable but commensurate on experience.  For more information on the type of research we do, see the lab website: http://labs.psychology.illinois.edu/BCDLab

    Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

    If you are interested, send a CV and questions to Dan Hyde (dchyde@illinois.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be considered up until April 15th. 

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