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RESEARCH TECH POSITION – OPHTHALMOLOGY, DUKEUNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

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The position is open in Dr. Glenn Jaffe's laboratory in the Department of Ophthalmology at Duke University.  Dr Jaffe is a Clinician Scientist who conducts clinically relevant basic research to determine the molecular and cell biological mechanisms responsible for macular degeneration (the leading cause of vision loss in individuals over 65 years old). 

Some of the specific techniques used in the laboratory include the following: Cell culture using ocular-derived human cells and other non-ocular cell types, immunofluorescence, immunocytochemistry, RNA purification, polymerase chain reaction, agarose and SDS gel electrophoresis, Western blot, plasmid preparation, and transfection, adenoviral-mediated gene transfer, apoptosis assays, and ELISAs. In addition, pre-clinical testing of drug delivery devices is performed.

Specific Job Responsibilities - The technician will perform a variety of complex technical duties to support Dr Jaffe’s research program.  Specifically, the technician will: conduct experiments, under Dr. Jaffe’s guidance, using techniques described above; compile and analyze data from these experiments, and will document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with Dr. Jaffe to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required; review laboratory methods manuals, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments; determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests; help organize and orchestrate in vivo studies, including pre-operative set-up and post-operative examinations; maintain a colony of transgenic mice;  obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examination; prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions; sustain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; ensure that expenditures are in-line with budget; clean and maintain laboratory equipment. 

Review work of lower level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above.

A Bachelor's degree in a science-related field is required

If interested in this exciting opportunity, send your cover letter of interest and resume via email attachment to:

Glenn Jaffe, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Glenn J Jaffe <jaffe001@mc.duke.edu>

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

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

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

Research Coordinator (Research Assistant II) Position

For grant-funded project on helping children learn mathematics

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

Job Summary:

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

Transcriptionist/lab manager at Skidmore College

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Full-time lab transcriptionist/data entry/lab manager position in Saratoga Springs, NY (at Skidmore College); review of applications begins immediately, and the start date is ASAP. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter (specifications of the cover letter are in the job posting; please follow them for full consideration), and a list of three references to posting # 0001696 below:

careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58271  

This position is funded by the NIH (for up to 2 years), and involves coordinating and executing the transcription and coding of a very large audio-visual dataset. The goal is for the audio-visual data, its metadata, and its partial transcription to be made freely available to other researchers via Databrary. My lab focuses on language and social development, and individuals who share these interests are especially encouraged to apply.

About the dataset: over the course of two years, we collected 3 hrs/wk of audio-visual data from head-mounted cameras worn by infants/children in their homes. We began recording at age 6-8 months, and ended recording around age 2.5 y; the dataset is longitudinal. We now have hundreds of hours of naturalistic in-home recordings from the infant's/child's perspective. We also collected cognitive, social, and linguistic data from the children on a monthly basis. This is an exceptionally rich dataset, and we are seeking applicants to help archive these data so that other researchers can access them.

About the position:

The primary responsibilities of this individual include:  - Transcribing large quantities of audio and visual content.  - Entering and organizing numerical, audio, and visual data.  - Light-touch editing of audio and visual data (bleeping, blurring).  - File organization.  - Ensuring compliance of transcriptions and audiovisual data with ethical guidelines.  - Creating and implementing protocols for data entry, transcription, and data storage.  - Management of student workers involved in the project. 

Research Assistant position at UCLA

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There is an open research assistant position at UCLA. This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness (primarily schizophrenia) and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults.

This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and processing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers. More information about the lab can be found here: https://karlsgodtlab.psych.ucla.edu/

To apply, please go to UCLA Human Resources http://tinyurl.com/zalcwht and search for requisition number 25645.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grassroots Advocacy Specialist

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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Grassroots Advocacy Specialist to help execute efforts related to building and maintaining a robust network of grassroots advocates from SfN's membership. The Specialist will work with the Director of Advocacy and Training and SfN leadership to identify grassroots advocacy opportunities throughout the US (with the possibility of limited interaction with SfN's international partners), including coordination with related Federal Advocacy efforts. The Specialist's primary focus is on educating and engaging SfN members to serve as effective and consistent advocates for neuroscience and biomedical research.

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

  • Work with the Director of Advocacy and Training to develop and execute strategic grassroots campaign plans around SfN public policy priorities.
  • Direct SfN's member-focused grassroots efforts during federal campaigns; work closely with SfN colleagues to identify critical moments to engage volunteers in legislative tactics.
  • Continue to build and develop a volunteer program and structure that engages SfN members interested in advocacy:
    • develop the tools and processes to identify, recruit, manage, train and retain advocates;
    • ensure that the structure recognizes the different levels of volunteer engagement with SfN;
    • develop programs for engaging scientists in various settings and at different career stages; and
    • work with SfN colleagues to identify communities to prioritize for advocacy efforts.
  • Independently and in coordination with federal advocacy efforts, engage in regular and substantive communication with grassroots advocates concerning federal policies and Society priorities, including with SfN committees as appropriate.
  • As part of the full Advocacy team, draft, maintain and ensure dissemination of clear and compelling legislative fact sheets, training programs, and other advocacy-related material to support and promote grassroots advocacy efforts.
  • With the Federal Advocacy Manager help execute Capitol Hill Day.
  • Manage grassroots advocacy events at the annual meeting and support all annual meeting advocacy programming occurring in October or November each year.
  • With the Federal Advocacy Manager help implement the Early Career Policy Ambassador program.
  • Establish relationships and communications with SfN chapters and Neuroscience Departments and Programs.
  • Develop and execute training programs for all tiers/levels of SfN advocates.
  • Institute regular communications with top-level volunteers.
  • Work with departments across SfN to ensure proper social media and communications activities related to the organization's advocacy objectives.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four- year college or university required, a policy-based graduate degree is a plus.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in grassroots advocacy activities, including direct experience working on grassroots advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience working within health or scientific disciplines, knowledge of the federal appropriations process, and time spent with a professional society or other non-profit organization are strong pluses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity or experience with research policy and the grassroots advocacy work of a nonprofit or association.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, take initiative, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, as well as strong project management abilities.
  • Ability and judgment to work confidently around senior field leaders and support them in executing advocacy projects and priorities.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with supervisor to adjust priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Comfortable in personal interaction with Society members and VIPs at all career stages, Members of Congress, and Congressional staffs.

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.

Lab manager position Georgetown Early Learning Project

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Research Assistant, Department of Psychology – Georgetown College

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

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

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

Requirements

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

Please apply here:

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

PT Research Support Assistant - Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

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The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago is looking for a Research Support Assistant to transcribe videotaped parent-child play sessions recorded in our longitudinal randomized controlled trial (RCT).  The transcripts prepared from these sessions serve as the basis for multiple analyses through which we will evaluate the effectiveness of our Thirty Million Words-Home Visiting curriculum.  The position involves meticulous attention to detail, fluid use of multiple computer programs, and ability to maintain high accuracy of transcription of aural files over extended periods of time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare saved video files for transcription using Datavyu software for CLAN software analysis.
  • Prepare verbatim transcriptions of conversations between parents and young children using CHAT procedure.
  • Maintain high reliability with transcription team.
  • Save videos and transcripts according to TMW lab data organization methods.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with transcription and/or coding preferred.
  • Background in Linguistics preferred.
  • Proficiency with computer programs required.
  • Ability to understand and process aural information with high accuracy required.

To apply, please submit an application at jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=235487

Full-time Research Assistant, Stanford Graduate School of Business Behavioral Lab

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The Stanford Graduate School of Business Behavioral Lab is looking to hire two (2) full-time Research Assistants for a commitment through 7/31/18, with the possibility of a 2nd year renewal. Start date would be early July 2017. This is a perfect position for those looking towards graduate school in organizational behavior, marketing, social psychology, and related fields.     The research assistant (RA) provides direct research support to the organizational behavior and behavioral marketing faculty and PhD students at the GSB Behavioral Lab.  Research support, about 80+% of time, may consist of running experiment sessions, programming computer-based studies, data coding and entry, and gathering field data. 

The research assistant must be and independent self-starter who can take initiative, see projects through to completion, and understand the unique priorities and demands of lab-based experimentation. Excellent communication and computer skills (word, excel, helpful to know html, etc.) are essential; statistics ability desirable. An ability to balance multiple, competing projects working with multiple faculty and doctoral students is a must. A mature personality is also a must.

The RA is responsible for maintaining a consistent and constant presence in the lab.  The RA may also have opportunities to sit in on lab meetings, and seminars. Supervision may be minimal or intensive, depending on the project; the successful candidate should be able to work well with both styles.

Please do not contact the director.  Please apply online: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=74100

Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab

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The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring a full-time Research Assistants to start work by July 1, 2017. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is part of the NSF-funded project, “Spatial foundations of symbolic numeracy skills in young children.” This project will investigate the specific mechanisms through which children’s spatial skills impact their numerical development, using both longitudinal and experimental methods with children in pre-k to 4th grades.

The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process, including stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, grant administration, and training and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. In addition, the Research Assistant will organize Work Circles that bring together teachers and researchers, and will participate in outreach activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension.

How to Apply

The job will be posted on Temple's web site on THURSDAY MARCH 16th, 2017 by 12pm. Please apply as early as possible. The posting will only be available for a short time, and applications will be considered on a  first-come, first-served basis.To apply, visit our website at https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for job number 17000697. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

In addition to applying on Temple's web site, please email your CV to conner.black@temple.edu with the subject line "Full-time RA position". You may send your CV before March 16th. Please note that, to be considered for the position, you MUST apply on Temple's web site: https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

Required Education & Experience:

B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

 Required Skills & Abilities:

* Prior research experience in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field.

* Experience working with preschool or elementary-school-age children as a researcher or teacher.

* Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office suite or similar spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation software.

*Demonstrated experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, to complete quantitative and qualitative data analyses.

* Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills.

* Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.

* Some experience managing or monitoring the work of others.

* Comfortable giving presentations to small groups.

* Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation.

*Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to administer study protocols as necessary.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Research Assistant

Closes March 17, 2017

The Center for Social and Cultural Psychology (CSCP) at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium is accepting applications from undergraduates interested in social psychological research for our summer internship program. We have two sessions available. The first session starts May 29th 2017 and ends on July 7th 2017; the second session starts July 31st 2017 and ends on September 8th 2017. A selection process will select the most promising candidates from the applicants for the sessions.

The University of Leuven is a strong research university in the heart of Europe, two hours from Paris, four hours from London. It is located in the center of the historic town of Leuven, home to the university since 1425. The center includes approx. 17 post docs and Ph.D. students. Full professors in the center are Vera Hoorens, Colette van Laar, Batja Mesquita, Agnes Moors, and Karen Phalet. The research themes in the center include socio-cultural processes of social identity, social inequality and intergroup relations, emotion, motivation and regulatory processes, ethnicity and gender, and diversity in school and work organizations. The Center has an excellent international reputation and extensive international research collaborations with social and cultural psychology groups. The center provides excellent research facilities, including a state-of-the-art psycho-physiological lab. Center website: http://ppw.kuleuven.be/home/english/research/cscp.

The CSCP summer internship is open to students who are interested in gaining familiarity with and executing social psychological research. Interns will spend approximately 30 hours per week working in close contact with CSCP researchers. Work includes conducting studies with CSCP researchers in the lab and field, literature review, and (basic) data analysis.

Interns will be provided with access to university facilities, but will be responsible for all other costs (e.g., transportation, travel, and meals). Note that for students from Europe there are also opportunities to come as part of Erasmus+ Traineeships (for internship of minimally 2 months (see http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/traineeships_en.htm). Students can also come via any other existing exchange program from their home university (please check with coordinator at your home university).

Applicants can send in materials any time before Friday March 17th, 2017.  For Erasmus students we can make a decision before Monday March 6th if needed. All applicants must commit to attending an entire session of the program (starting May 29th 2017 and departing on July 7th 2017; or starting July 31st 2017 and departing on September 8th 2017). Applicants who cannot attend an entire session of the program will automatically be removed from consideration (please check your calendar and final exam schedule in advance before submitting an application).

Applications should include:

1. A one-page cover letter describing your research experience and interests. Please explain why you would like to attend the program, as well as whether you intend to pursue a PhD in a related field. This letter should also describe all previous research experience (including work in a lab or field, using existing data, and any work for your thesis). This letter should end with a declaration that you can attend at least one of the sessions of the program in its entirety, and for which session you are available (you can indicate both if available for both, and can indicate a preference if you like).

2. A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your university, major field of study, relevant courses in social psychology, intergroup relations, research methods and statistics (and grades if completed), relevant research experience, experience with data analysis, literature review, research programs (e.g. inquisit, medialab, authorware, limesurvey, qualtrics), statistical software (SPSS, EQS, Mplus, R etc), your average grade (GPA), expected graduation date, email address, languages you speak (of special interest are English, Dutch, Turkish, Japanese, French) and a working telephone number.

3. A reference letter from an academic colleague. Please provide ONE reference letter from your academic community (ex. a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or professor) who can describe your academic works and/or your personal qualities. Please send the reference letter directly to Karine Dens by email (karine.dens@kuleuven.be).

Applications should be submitted by March 17th  to the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology research coordinator, Karine Dens, by email (karine.dens@kuleuven.be). Applicants will be notified in April. Candidates who need confirmation before this or by a certain date because of fellowships: please indicate this clearly in your application materials and in the email to Karine Dens so that a decision can be made earlier.

Contact Name: Karine Dens

Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program

Closes March 17, 2017

The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2017. 

Descriptions of the Program  The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains.

In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects.

Eligibilities Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive science, and programming. Experience working with children is highly desirable. 

Commitments This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 5 and August 4.

To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 17, 2017 11:59p.m. PST.

If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computational Neuroscience

Closes March 15, 2017

University of Missouri, 9-week NSF REU program for undergraduates in the area of computational neuroscience. We will enroll students from Biological Sciences, Psychological Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Physics and Mathematics. Details about the program can be found at the site -  http://engineering.missouri.edu/neuroreu/

Currently seeking applications for a Summer 2017

§  Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. §  A 9 week research experience from Wed, May 31 to Friday, July 28, 2017 (travel days of Tue, May 30 and Saturday, July 29) §  A stipend of $4,500 in addition to travel, tuition, air-conditioned campus dorm housing and full meal plan §  An opportunity to assist graduate students with important research led by leading faculty with a wide range of expertise spanning 4 different colleges. This REU will have a computational component, and two undergraduates could       be assigned to a research team. §  1 hr credit for a course in “Computational Neuroscience” (meets 1 hour a week). §  Opportunity to join approximately 50+ other undergrad research students in a Research Symposium wherein each student prepares a poster presentation and writes a 1 page abstract for publication in a symposium handbook. §  A full series of evening workshops and brown bag lunches with 50+ other undergraduate researchers will give students information about research, career preparation and options, in addition to scientific ethics. §  Nationally acclaimed speakers will discuss specialty areas relevant to the summer research program. §  Social activities will be planned with input from participants guiding the agenda. §  Opportunity to enhance resumes and prepare for graduate school.

§  Students from underrepresented groups and from non-PhD granting institutions are encouraged to apply.

 

Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP)

Closes March 15, 2017

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

    Project Manager at Rutgers University—Newark

    Closes March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Lab Manager / Research Assistant at University of Delaware

    Closes March 15, 2017

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

    Job Description:

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

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

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

    Job Requirements:

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

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

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

    Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain at the University of Pennsylvania

    Closes March 15, 2017

    We are now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, scheduled June 4-17, 2017. This year's topics are (1) Social and Decision Sciences and (2) Computational Neuroscience. Participants will attend lectures from distinguished researchers these fields, participate in labs and lab tours involving some of the latest technologies and research methods, and attend panel discussions on the future of interdisciplinary mind and brain studies as well as career and professional development in these fields.

    Students with a strong interest in social and decision sciences and/or computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Summer Workshop participants will receive free room and board on campus, plus a travel stipend.

    Applications are due March 15th. For more information, please see our

    website: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/cogsci/summer/

    If you have any questions, please contact us at:

    IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

    Full-time Research Assistant Position at the University of Maryland, Neurocognitive Development Lab

    Closes March 15, 2017

    Dr. Tracy Riggins and the Neurocognitive Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Research Assistant beginning approximately May 15, 2017.  The focus of the research project is the development of memory in early childhood using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cognitive electrophysiology (EEG/ERPs). See www.ncdl.umd.edu for more details about the lab.

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

    Qualifications: Recommended background and skills include: a bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience); previous research experience with human participants (preferably with children and/or using fMRI or EEG); the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong computational, organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.

    A 2-year commitment is preferred. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lisa Cox at lmcox@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

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

     

    Summer Research Internship for Underrepresented Students in Psychology at Duke University

    Closes March 15, 2017

    The Wilbourn Infant Lab at Duke University is excited to announce the third year of our summer research program for underrepresented students in Psychology. 

    We are offering three paid summer internships for undergraduates interested in research in Developmental Psychology. Interns will gain hands-on experience conducting research with infants, children, and adults. We are seeking highly motivated undergraduates who are interested in attending graduate school in Psychology. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend, free on-campus housing, travel reimbursement to/from the program, and funds to travel to a conference to present research completed during the program. 

    Applicants must be US citizens and from one of these underrepresented or minority groups: First generation college student, Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, Asian/Asian American, current/eligible recipient of need-based financial aid, or from colleges/universities with limited research opportunities. 

    This internship is ideal for rising juniors (rising sophomores, seniors, terminal Master’s students will be considered) who are highly organized, reliable, and driven. Please forward the attached flyer to interested students fitting these qualifications. 

    Applications submitted before March 15th will be given priority. We will continue accepting applications until the positions are filled.

    More information can be found on our website: wild.psych.duke.edu/summerinternship.html

    For questions not addressed on the website, contact: DukeWilbournLab@gmail.com

    Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program

    Closes March 15, 2017

    We are currently accepting applications for the summer 2017 Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program, and encourage applications from non-Davidson students.

    The Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program is a collaboration between Davidson College and Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. The program combines advanced coursework in abnormal psychology with opportunities to observe inpatient treatment programs in a range of settings (e.g., adult admissions, adult extended treatment services, and specialty services including adolescent, geropsychiatry and medical units). The program is open to current undergraduate students who have completed introductory and abnormal psychology.

    Information for Prospective Students:

    The Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program is now accepting applications for the summer 2017 program. This 8-week program is a collaboration between Davidson College and Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. Participants work with hospital professionals as observers and assistants in patient treatment programs. Participants also receive course credit and academic instruction. This year’s program will be held from June 5 through July 28.

    The program is open to students enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university. High school students, rising college freshmen, graduating college seniors and graduate students are not eligible. Applicants are required to have completed introductory psychology and abnormal psychology (or a similar course) by the program start date. 

    Further information about the program is available online at http://www.davidson.edu/academics/psychology/davidson-broughton

    Applications are accepted online through March 15, 2017. Applicants should ensure that all materials are ready to submit before beginning their application, including:

    • A copy of the applicant’s resume/CV
    • A personal statement (2-3 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in the program, academic and other experiences that have prepared them for the program, and relevance of the program to their future career plans.
    • An unofficial copy of the applicant’s undergraduate transcript.
    • A copy of the syllabus from the applicant’s abnormal psychology course (required only for non-Davidson students).
    • Contact information for an individual who will submit a recommendation and letter of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf. The individual the applicant selects should be able to speak to the applicant’s academic  preparation for advanced coursework in abnormal psychology and capacity for ethical and professional conduct in the context of a mental health treatment facility. References will be contacted directly after the applicant submits the application.

    The application can be accessed online at http://webapps.davidson.edu/academics/psychology/broughton/

    If you have questions about the Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Laura Sockol, at lasockol@davidson.edu

    If you have questions about the application process, please contact the program assistant, Ms. Rachael Murdock, at ramurdock@davidson.edu

     

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