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Lab Manager position - Brannon Lab - University of Pennsylvania

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The Brannon Lab Manager will be directly involved in collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data with adults and children. The position requires knowledge of MatLab programming (or demonstrated ability to learn MatLab quickly), administering standardized tests and other assessments to children, and data analysis skills. The position requires supervising undergraduate research assistants and working closely with postdoctoral and graduate students' research projects. S/he will coordinate all running of human subjects in the Brannon lab. S/he will oversee petty cash use to pay subjects, oversee all Brannon Lab purchasing, and coordinate IRB protocols. This position is to begin September 1, 2017.

Reference Number 02-26334 Posted Job Title LAB MANAGER School Name School of Arts and Sciences Org Psychology Posted to the Web 07/18/2017 Posted Job/Salary Grade 024 Employment Type Exempt Hours 35.00 Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 9:00-5:00 Months 12 Position Length Contingent Upon Funding Position End Date   University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/

Duties

The Brannon Lab Manager will be directly involved in collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data with adults and children. The position requires knowledge of MatLab programming (or demonstrated ability to learn MatLab quickly), administering standardized tests and other assessments to children, and data analysis skills. The position requires supervising undergraduate research assistants and working closely with postdoctoral and graduate students’ research projects. S/he will coordinate all running of human subjects in the Brannon lab. S/he will oversee petty cash use to pay subjects, oversee all Brannon Lab purchasing, and coordinate IRB protocols. This position is to begin September 1, 2017.

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in a field related to psychology, child development, or neuroscience. Coursework and interest in cognitive development and statistics.Experience interacting with children in labs, schools or child programs (after school, day care, preschools, etc.) Prior successful experience working in a research laboratory in psychology or related fields.Excellent communication and writing skills. Must be able work independently. *Please note that applicants will be asked to do a variety of things from testing children to transcribing and coding data; thus, applicants with a wide range of abilities and experiences are preferred.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job. Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/29850

Research Assistant with the Connect Lab at Wayne State University

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The Connect lab (www.connectlab.wayne.edu) headed by Dr. Jessica Damoiseaux at Wayne State University is inviting applications for a full-time Research Assistant position, starting July 2017. The research focus of the lab is to examine changes in functional and structural brain connectivity, using MRI, and cognitive function in normal and abnormal aging. The position involves all stages of the research process, from planning a project to writing up the results, but the main focus is on data collection, management, and analysis. This position provides an opportunity to be involved incutting-edge neuroimaging research, and the launch of a longitudinal aging study.

The successful applicant has excellent organizational skills, is detail-oriented, reliable, and has good communication and inter-personal skills. Experience with structural and functional MRI data analysis, neuropsychological testing, older research participants and/or patients with neurodegenerative diseases, is preferred but not required. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as: Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, etc. Course work in psychology or cognitive neuroscience is preferred, as well as familiarity with UNIX operating systems, Matlab, SPSS, ePrime and Photoshop.

Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest, CV, and contact information or three references to damoiseaux@wayne.edu.

UMD ADHD program seeking an RA with fMRI experience

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The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible).  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has been recommended for funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. This position is contingent upon official funding from the agency.

Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”

Teacher Positions at Private and Independent Schools

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Southern Teachers Agency

  • STA is the oldest placement service in America and the only agency dedicated to working with private & independent schools in the South. As a result, southern school administrators have long recognized STA as an outstanding source of candidates for their schools. Our director, Dr. Carey Goodman, has been affiliated with STA for more than 25 years and has personal relationships with key decision-makers in schools around the South. It is no wonder, therefore, that STA has placed more candidates in the South than any other agency.
  • Our placement counselors are all experienced independent-school teachers and administrators who know the profession and know the job-seeking process. We interview every single candidate we work with, and your counselor stays with you from start to finish, helping you to assemble a compelling credentials file, to prepare for interviews, and to discern the best opportunities for you. Our goal is not simply to place you, but to help you find a position where you can succeed and further your career and personal goals.
  • School administrators understand that we take the time to know our candidates and that we have very high standards—quite simply, they trust STA.  And here at STA, we know that our reputation is on the line with every single candidate that we present. As a result, when the file of an STA candidate lands on an administrator’s desk, it comes with an endorsement unavailable anywhere else.  Of course you can look for jobs on your own, but wouldn't you rather have STA as an advocate for your candidacy?

Research Assistant Position at BU Child Cognition Lab (Deb Kelemen)

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The Child Cognition Lab (PI: Deb Kelemen) currently has an opening for a Research Assistant to begin Fall 2017.

The Child Cognition Lab conducts research projects with children and adults. We are currently engaged in a large-scale, federally funded research project examining young children’s understanding and learning of complex biological concepts. We are seeking a highly motivated and research oriented Research Assistant to work on this project. The ideal candidate would be interested in how children learn, science education, and applied psychological research. The roles of the position include recruiting participants, processing data, and helping run participants both in lab and outside of lab settings. This paid position is for 20-30 hours a week from September to August, with the possibility of increased hours.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Positive, outgoing, and friendly demeanor
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to learn quickly
  • Interest in developmental psychology research
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, intellectual environment
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-orientation and conscientiousness
  • Knowledge of experimental design
  • Experience working with children in some capacity
  • Afternoon hours available 3 or more days a week
  • Able to attend lab meetings: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
  • Not currently receiving BU funding

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a research lab
  • Interest in biological education
  • Familiarity with SPSS

We are looking for the ideal candidate to begin immediately. Send your resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this post to Erin Doncaster, Lab Manager, at childlab@bu.edu

RA position at UNC in the CIRCLE Lab with Dr. Margaret Sheridan

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Dr. Margaret Sheridan is seeking a full-time research assistant to join the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill starting immediately (start date is flexible). The research assistant will primarily contribute to ongoing studies in the Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences Lab (CIRCLE Lab), with a focus on early childhood brain development and exposure to adversity. The holder of this position will be responsible for overall neuroimaging study coordination (e.g., maintaining study files, training undergraduate research assistants, interfacing with the various personnel involved in the study, writing and submitting IRB modifications and renewals). Additional responsibilities include (1) recruitment and scheduling of potential research participants, including parents of young children ages 4-7 years and adolescents (ages 9-14 years), (2) administering the study battery to participants at off site locations throughout the Triangle area, including self-report, interview, behavioral measures, as well as conducting fMRI scans at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), (3) data management and analysis using SPSS and neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., FSL, FreeSurfer) that requires programming experience in languages commonly used for neuroimaging analysis (e.g., Linux shell scripting, Python, and/or Matlab). Preference will be given to candidates with experience recruiting and working with families. A detailed description of the CIRCLE lab research studies can be found at http://circlelab.unc.edu/

Please apply here: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/116319

Lab manager position, University of Oregon Learning Lab

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

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

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

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

Whereuolearninglab.com; Eugene OR

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

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

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

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

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.

Training & Policy Associate, Society for Neuroscience

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

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

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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