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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I/LAB COORDINATOR, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Early Childhood Cognition Lab, Dr. Laura Schulz, MIT

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Job Description: TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I/LAB COORDINATOR, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), to join the Early Childhood Cognition Lab under the direction of Dr. Laura Schulz.  The lab investigates the origins of children's early commonsense understanding of the world.  It is broadly interested in factors that affect children's curiosity, exploration, and learning.  Will be responsible for testing toddlers and preschool children on research protocols; involving parents and children in research; managing and maintaining materials for participant recruitment, including consent forms, human subject material, etc.; supporting the lab's relationship with the broader community, particularly its partners at the Boston Children's Museum; and supporting faculty, graduate students, and postdocs in research, including training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, coding data, maintaining video files and databases, maintaining the lab webpage, and assisting with grant submissions.

Job Requirements: REQUIRED:  at least one year of experience; demonstrated interest in behavioral or developmental research; experience working with young children, parents, and the community, preferably in a research setting; administrative and managerial experience; basic computer skills; organizational skills; initiative and ability to work independently; flexibility; and excellent communication skills.  A bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or related field and experience with database management and web design are preferred.  Job #15564

To be considered for this position, your application material must include a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for two to three references (names, positions, emails).  The contact information may be included as part of the cover letter. Please send to karyrich@mit.edu, Kary Rich, Lab Manager.

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Lab Manager Early Childhood Cognition (Schulz) Lab Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT, 46-4013 617-324-4859http://eccl.mit.edu/

The position will start in Summer 2018. Please also use the MIT system to apply: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=11789&localeCode=en-us

Research Coordinator, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program at Massachusetts General Hospital

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Research Coordinator (Full-Time) The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program (CATSD) at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is accepting applications for a Program Coordinator position. The center conducts state-of-the-art research aimed at improving the standard of care for people suffering from anxiety disorders. Our faculty and staff of psychiatrists and psychologists explore the mechanisms and treatment of anxiety, stress, and grief related disorders, including Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Complicated Grief (for more information see: www.mghanxiety.com). The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing studies focused on the phenomenology, biology, and treatment of anxiety, grief, and stress related disorders at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders (CATSD). As part of typical research duties and responsibilities, the CRC:

  • Collects & organizes patient data
  • Maintains records and databases
  • Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports
  • Assists with recruiting patients for clinical trials
  • Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc.
  • Conducts library searches
  • Verifies accuracy of study forms
  • Updates study forms per protocol
  • Documents patient visits and procedures
  • Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
  • Assists with interviewing study subjects
  • Administers and scores questionnaires
  • Provides basic explanation of study and in some cases obtains informed consent from subjects
  • Performs study procedures, which may include phlebotomy.
  • Assists with study regulatory submissions
  • Writes consent forms
  • Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Performs administrative support duties as required

Applicants should be available to start the position in late May/early June 2018. Qualified applicants must have achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field. One year prior relevant coursework, research experience, and/or volunteer work is strongly preferred. To apply, 1. Go to this url: http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/viewall.aspx 2. Click “view and apply for open positions” under “External Applicants” 3. Under the Job Search tab, please type 3055719 in the “job number” search box. 4. Please select the position by clicking on the text “Clinical Research Coord. I” on the left. 5. Click “apply online.” You will then need to register and follow the application instructions. 6. Make sure to upload your CV, cover letter, and transcript

Samantha Hellberg, Program Coordinator, The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital  One Bowdoin Square, 6th Floor  Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 724-0666  Email: shellberg@mgh.harvard.edu

Full-time Lab Manager/Research Technician, Northwestern University

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http://www.sciplab.com/joinus  

The SCIP (social cognition & intergroup processes) Lab, directed by Dr. Sylvia Perry at Northwestern University in the Department of Psychology seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning August or September 2017.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab manager/research technician will work closely with the PI and lab group to set up the new lab, and to kick-start a research program investigating how social contexts and attitudes affect behavioral and physiological outcomes within intergroup interactions in both adult and child populations.  

Responsibilities include:

  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults
  • coordinating, training, and proactively working with undergraduate research assistants 
  • participant recruitment and scheduling, and the development of a participant database
  • coordinating school visits
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc.
  • assisting in planning lab events and meetings

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline
  • research experience in a social and/or developmental psychology lab
  • ·one or more years of research experience with children and/or racially diverse populations
  • experience in a psychophysiological or dyadic interactions lab (e.g., experience working with autonomic nervous system data and/or coding verbal and non-verbal data)
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence
  • programming skills in Qualtrics, Inquisit, and Mechanical Turk, and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R, etc.)
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g., Photoshop, Final Cut)

 

This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The lab manager/research technician will be involved with scientific presentations at conferences, the writing of journal manuscripts, and the ability to start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Perry and her research lab.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Perry at nusciplab@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “lab manager position” in your email.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Sylvia Perry.

Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

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Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

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

Job responsibilities will include:

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

 Familiarity with Stata and econometrics is preferred. 

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

 

Lab Manager, Project on Child Development (Waxman Lab), Northwestern University

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Lab manager, Project on Child Development (Waxman Lab),

Northwestern University

We seek a full-time research study coordinator to manage a very active research program at the Project on Child Development (http://www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu/). Our research examines early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years, and this position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with a dynamic, interactive lab team that includes Professor Waxman, students (both undergraduate and PhD level), and postdocs in the lab.

The research coordinator will be responsible for conducting and helping to oversee experimental procedures, coding behavioral data, managing data files, and conducting analyses. The coordinator will be responsible for interacting with families and infants who visit the lab, conducting informed consent and debriefing procedures, and maintaining the laboratory’s established human subject procedures.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have a background in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and/or linguistics (with a specific interest in development), confidence with technology, confidence with writing, and experience with infants or toddlers. Also required are excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, and a friendly, team-leading personality.

Additional Qualifications: One year or more of psychology research work, ability to interact with infants and their parents, and familiarity with programming software (e.g., MATLAB, R) are all very relevant skills, but most can be learned on the job. Experience with eye tracking and EEG is strongly preferred. Strong writing skills are important, as the coordinator collaborates on publications and grant reports. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are also essential.

Additional Information: This is a one-year, grant-funded position with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits and a dynamic working environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and a list of 2-3 professional references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to j-woodring@northwestern.eduWe will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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Family description

We are a loving family of four living in Chapel Hill.  Dad is a professor at Duke University and mom is currently responsible for the children’s education and development.  Our nine-year old daughter was adopted at the age of two. Bright and enthusiastic, she is homeschooled and attends a three-hour afternoon academic program during the school year.  Our son is a junior in high school and attends a traditional independent school in Durham. Our summers are mostly spent here with occasional travels. 

Job description

You will join a team of dedicated parents and experienced occupational and family therapists to help provide a secure, positive environment for our delightful and talented daughter. This unique opportunity involves more than simply providing child care.  You will receive hands-on training in child development and education and the challenges associated with international adoption and ADHD. You will be responsible for transportation to and from school, sports, and community activities, oversee and coach homework and music practice, and implement household structure and rules in collaboration with parents and a professional team. Household duties like light meal preparation and running errands may be required as time permits.  You will enjoy the opportunity to engage fully by attending family therapy sessions to insure consistency as we work together toward our goal for our daughter – to grow toward a happy, principled, and productive teen and adult life.

Job requirements

Our ideal candidate is someone who is interested in pursuing a career in child development, occupational or speech therapy, or education. The candidate must be:

  • Caring
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Flexible
  • Fun, creative, and enthusiastic
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • A team player who is willing to take instruction and collaborate in parenting efforts
  • A non-smoker
  • A good driver with reliable and safe transportation

Hours and Compensation

This is a full-time job with paid vacation. 40 hours per week is guaranteed with some flexibility given the evolving schedule of a homeschooled child. Vacation weeks will be included and scheduled according to the overall family calendar. 

You will receive reimbursement for gas and other expenses (such as parking fees, museum admission) in addition to the agreed upon, competitive salary.  Details to be discussed during the interview process.  

Contact information

Please send a resume to brandtshahfamily@gmail.com. Qualified candidates will first be interviewed by phone.  All inquiries are welcome.    

Temporary Research Specialist: University of Chicago/Thirty Million Words

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The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago seeks a part-time Research Specialist to assist with statistical analyses of TMW studies. At the direction of the Research Director for the lab, the individual will manage and clean data sets, conduct statistical analysis, write up study findings, and perform other data-related tasks as assigned. The candidate must be a team player who is highly organized, analytic, detail-oriented, and possesses a strong ability to problem-solve.

Responsibilities Include:  - Manage and maintain organized data sets for active and complete studies  - Prepare data sets for statistical analysis  - Conduct statistical analyses on data sets at the direction of the Research Director  - Clearly communicate analytic findings with Research Director and research team  - Prepare written reports of statistical analyses and findings in clear, concise, and timely manner  - Other duties as assigned  

Requirements and Competencies:

- Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required. Master's degree preferred.  

- Experience with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, or STATA) required.

- Demonstrated ability to conduct analyses to examine the effectiveness of longitudinal RCT studies, for example but not limited to, multiple regressions (mediations/moderations), linear mixed model, required.

- A minimum of one year of relevant research experience preferred.  

-Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines required.  -Ability to manage data from multiple projects required.  -High attention to detail required.  -Ability to work independently and take initiative required.  -Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.  -Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.  -Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.  -Analytical skills required.  -Problem-solving skills required.  -Organizational skills required.  -Verbal and written communication skills required.  -Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.  

To apply, please submit your application materials here: jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=234505  

R&D Manager, Behavioral Science, LenddoEFL

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R&D Manager Company: LenddoEFL Department: Behavioral Science

 

Job Website: https://efl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=59 Description:

About LenddoEFL

At LenddoEFL, our vision is to provide life-changing financial products to more than one billion underserved individuals around the world. We believe that financial inclusion isn't simply about access to financial products, but about access to fast, affordable, and convenient financial products. And we believe in empowering people to use their digital profiles and personality traits to increase their financial options. 

We offer leading alternative credit scoring, identity verification and insights products to financial institutions in more than 20 emerging markets. To date, LenddoEFL has allowed more than 50 financial institutions to run over 6 million assessments for people with limited information, allowing them to disburse over $2 billion USD in credit. We are already changing the world, but we are just getting started. Will you join us for our next chapter of growth?  LenddoEFL is the result of the merger of Lenddo and EFL. Learn more at Include1Billion.com.

What is the R&D Manager's role?

As R&D Manager, you will be responsible for the entire lifecycle of behavioral and psychometric data collection in the LenddoEFL application, including feature engineering, usability and UX design, and other advancements in LenddoEFL’s use of its proprietary data for prediction purposes. You will manage a small team of specialists – in behavioral science and psychometrics research, quantitative data analysis/programming, and design – driving the next generation of features that advance LenddoEFL’s prediction capabilities. You will also own LenddoEFL’s external research partnerships with leading advisors in the field. These relationships provide a platform for incubating new R&D ideas and translating them into usable modules that generate features that predict credit risk.

Primary responsibilities:

Advance the role of applied behavioral science research in LenddoEFL’s product development

  • Deepen and initiate relationships with third-party behavioral science and psychometrics researchers.
  • Identify, select, and recruit independent consultants for tactical engagements to validate behavioral and psychometric concepts and methodologies.
  • Manage ideation, design, and development of field-based validation of new module prototypes; write technical documentation on new modules and features to hand off to Product and Engineering teams. Co-manage new module development timelines with product team leaders.

Manage the R&D Team

  • Manage daily tasks, goal setting, performance, and professional development of all members of R&D Team; foster collaborative environment among team members and develop their strengths.
  • Work with Chief Analytics Officer and rest of executive leadership team on behavioral science and psychometrics roadmapping/planning and in new module and feature development; own execution of team goals against R&D roadmap.

Lead R&D data analytics

  • Design and manage collaboration between members of R&D team to develop and validate predictive features (variables, indices, and traits) in LenddoEFL datasets based on expert knowledge of the behavioral science behind user interactions with LenddoEFL’s modules.
  • Design and implement a strategy to make Feature Engineering a repeatable, efficient team function; manage development roadmap of LenddoEFL Score Confidence system to protect data quality via real-time flagging system.
  • Prioritize and manage ad-hoc exploratory analyses on new data sets for trends and potential predictive power, in accordance with business objectives and R&D roadmap.

Advance and maintain behavioral module definitions

  • Continue to standardize LenddoEFL application design decisions; provide critical input and materials to Global Delivery Team to determine behavioral module design for new and existing partner launches.
  • Ensure timely and accurate communication of technical specifications of new behavioral content modules, definition of raw data structure and terminology to Product, Engineering, Global Delivery, and Marketing teams.

Who’s a good fit?

We are looking for a highly motivated person seeking a challenge. Thoughtful and curious, but at the same time responsible and conscious about what he/she is doing, and how his/her work affects others. Be passionate about your work, take responsibility and learn. We work as a team all the time, so being a team player is required. Moreover, emerging markets, our customers, and our business are continuously changing. LenddoEFL has a fast-paced environment, and the right person should be flexible and adaptable to change.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, statistics, economics, psychology, behavioral science, mathematics, or similar quantitative discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing end-to-end research and development processes, preferably in behavioral science and/or predictive analytics.
  • Proven experience in data manipulation. Some level of expertise in a statistical package such as R (desired), SAS, Octave, NumPy, Modelbuilder, SPSS, Matlab, Stata, etc.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. You will need to interact well with many EFL stakeholders, at all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD research and coursework, or equivalent work experience, in a relevant area of study (economics, psychology, behavioral science, judgment and decision making, etc.).
  • Team and people management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in UI/UX and interaction design, and an appreciation of the range of usability challenges faced by individuals in emerging markets. 
  • Passionate about the positive impact that EFL can have in the lives of entrepreneurs and consumers in emerging markets. 
To apply: Please apply on our website

Research Assistant, Language Assessment, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C.

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Send questions and resumes to jobs@cal.org.

 

Research Assistant, Language Assessment

CAL Classification: Research Assistant IProgram Area: World Languages and Venture AssessmentsDivision: Language Assessment DivisionHours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk (full-time) Position Available: Immediately

OVERVIEW

The Research Assistant provides research and development support for project-specific tasks and activities, and is responsible for carrying out language assessment project activities as assigned, contributing to the completion of project tasks and deliverables.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with development of item writing and review procedures and processes.
  • Coordinate recruiting and hiring of consultants and track their performance.
  • Contribute to development and review of language assessment items.
  • Assist with test scoring and the compilation of scorer training materials.
  • Create meeting agendas and take and disseminate meeting notes.
  • Write and edit proposals, research reports, articles, conference presentations, and other project-related products.
  • Deliver professional development workshops and conference presentations.
  • Communicate with partners and external colleagues.
  • Responsible for cleaning data, creating data tables, coding open-ended survey responses, updating the text of reports following a pre-existing format, and proofreading reports.
  • Conduct library and Internet searches and other research activities.
  • Coordinate project tasks and timelines.
  • Assist with other administrative duties as needed.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four years of related work experience; or
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field.
  • Experience working with test development and item writing and/or English language teaching.
  • Experience or formal coursework in language assessment, research methods, quantitative analysis, second/foreign language acquisition/learning/teaching.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal, editing, oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English.
  • Proficient in the use of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Acute attention to detail and strong work ethic.

IF INTERESTED, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER:

Mail: Center for Applied Linguistics 4646 40th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20016-1859 ATTN: Human Resources, Recruitment 17-12 Research Assistant, Language Assessment

Electronically:jobs@cal.org Attn: Recruitment 17-12 Research Assistant, Language Assessment

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

CAL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.

CAL provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CAL complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

CAL expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CAL employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Neuroscience Research Assistant Position, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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A full-time research assistant position is available for a highly motivated individual interested in exploring the neural circuitry of attentional control over actions in the context of Parkinson’s disease. The successful applicant can expect to gain experience with several modern neuroscience approaches, including:

  • Optogenetics
  • Chemogenetics
  • Fiber photometry
  • Fast scan cyclic voltammetry
  • Operant mouse behavior
  • Electrophysiology

We seek a goal- and detail-oriented self-starter that can work well with a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians in an exciting and dynamic work environment in the heart of downtown Baltimore.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to:bmathur@som.umaryland.edu

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