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Research Coordinator (Lab Manager), Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

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A full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases. The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such a EEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements for the position include: 1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field; 2) two years of research experience; 3) demonstrated organizational skills or experience with data management; 4) desire to succeed in a fastpacedresearch environment with multiple duties; 5) Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills; 6) Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, three references. Two letters of recommendation will be required of candidates under final consideration. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is the start of Summer 2017. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please apply at: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74154

Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be sent to: Christopher Anzalone Research Coordinator Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, VAachris2@vtc.vt.edu

Research Assistant/Lab Manager Position Davachi Memory Lab at NYU

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The Davachi Memory Lab is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Assistant/Lab Manager position. Located in the Department of Psychology at New York University, the lab specializes in human behavioral and neuroimaging studies of memory and cognition. 

The Research Assistant/Laboratory Manager will be responsible for the maintenance of research activities in the lab, communication with the Institutional Review Board, coordination and scheduling of experimental participants, providing informed consent, and engaging in collection and analysis of neuroimaging data (fMRI and/or MEG). Specific responsibilities include: a) maintaining and updating all IRB applications and consent forms; b) managing petty cash funds; c) conducting literature reviews; d) conducting behavioral experiments, e) statistical analysis; f) assisted as well as independent fMRI data collection, g) fMRI data analysis and secondary statistical analyses of fMRI data; h) recruiting of subjects for behavioral and neuroimaging studies in the lab, i) organization of lab meetings and journal clubs. 

Competitive applicants for this position will be detail-oriented, have good managerial skills and be professional. Experience in some of the following areas: neuroimaging, neuroscience, psychology and/or computer science is recommended but not required. Recent graduates with a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience are preferred. A minimum 2-year commitment is expected. 

If interested, please send a CV to Lila Davachi (lila.davachi@nyu.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Research Specialist

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The Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab, directed by Diana Tamir, is seeking a full-time research specialist (i.e., lab manager/research assistant) to begin in Spring or Summer 2017. The lab uses functional neuroimaging, behavioral techniques, and machine learning to study the cognitive and neural basis of self-referential thought and social behaviors. To get a sense for this work, applicants can review our research here.

This position would be ideal for those interested in pursuing graduate school in psychology or neuroscience, as the research specialist will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, including (1) recruiting and testing human subjects, (2) assisting with the design and implementation of behavioral and fMRI experiments,(3) analyzing behavioral, web-scraped, and fMRI data, and (4) miscellaneous research support (e.g., literature searches, IRB management, general lab administration).

Essential qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Math, or related fields - Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills - Demonstrated interest or research experience in psychology or neuroscience - Undergraduate level statistics course and experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g. R, Matlab, SPSS, Excel, etc.) - Some exposure to one or more programming language (e.g. Matlab, Python, Javascript, shell scripting, C/C++, etc.)

Salary Range: $30,000 - $39,999

Preferred qualifications: - Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms). - Experience conducting independent research in social psychology - Strong programming, statistical, and/or web development skills

To apply for the position, please complete the application form here. Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis.

Lab Manager Position - University of Miami, Florida

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The Social Cognition Lab at the University of Miami, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Simpson, is in search of a full-time Lab Manager to begin in the fall of 2017. The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can find out more about the lab by reading this project summary: http://www.as.miami.edu/news/news-archive/social-signals-in-infants.html.

General Description: This Research Associate position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers including undergraduate and graduate students. This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in social, cognitive, or perceptual development. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design, authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in developmental science. Starting salary is $32,900.

Specific Duties: The lab manager's duties may include any/all of the following, depending on the individual’s strengths and lab needs…

* managing a team of student researchers, including recruiting, training, and monitoring

* planning, developing, and maintaining, internal study procedures, policies, and quality control

* recruiting and scheduling infants and their families

* behavioral testing of infants, including eye-tracking, social, and cognitive assessments

* maintaining databases

* scoring behaviors from videos

* overseeing purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and assisting with monitoring of lab budgets

* organizing and leading research meetings

* processing, analyzing, and interpreting data

* contributing to conference presentations and written publications

* participating in outreach to the local community

* assisting with administrative support and miscellaneous lab upkeep

Requirements:

* BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field

* previous research experience in a psychology research lab

* at least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting

* technical and computer skills

* independent work ethic

* ability to work both independently and as part of a team

* leadership skills, including the ability to cultivate a collaborative team orientation

* foster professionalism among lab members

* organized, detail-oriented, and ability to proactively multi-task

* manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment

* interpersonal skills, comfort interacting professionally with research partners, including families and collaborators

* resourceful, strong problem-solving/troubleshooting

* flexibility that enables working in early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities

* willing to drive self and other lab members to community events (have a car and driver’s license)

Preferences: Desired but not required…

* fluent in Spanish

* coursework in psychology, especially research methods and statistics

* experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation

* basic programming skills (e.g. E-Prime),

* experience interacting with young infants, toddlers, and families

* eye-tracking experience (we have a Tobii TX300)

* proficiency with common software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Redcap, Google applications, Dropbox, SPSS, R)

When: The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who can start by October 2017. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension. Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits and an exciting working environment.

Where: Department of Psychology, University of Miami: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida. The University of Miami is a research-focused private university located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community.  We’re also less than 3 miles from the beach.

How to Apply:

Applicants should attach application materials to an email and send to simpsone@miami.edu with the subject line "Simpson Lab Manager Position".

1. Cover letter: Please make clear that you are applying to be Dr. Elizabeth Simpson’s Lab manager. Introduce yourself and why you want to work in the Social Cognition Lab, including your interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals. Describe a research problem you have tackled.

2. CV: include GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references (contact information for three professional references)

3. Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript

4. References: One letter of reference speaking to your potential for developmental science research.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and individuals who are the first in their family to attend college.  Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug test.

 

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Weill Cornell Medicine)

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The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Director: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.) is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on a research study on children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (PI; Dr. So Hyun "Sophy" Kim).  The RA's primary responsibilities include subject recruitment, testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, managing and analyzing datasets, preparing and maintaining IRB protocols, and running ERP/EEG tasks. The RA will be working with individuals with autism with varying levels of language and cognitive abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017. See below for more details. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.  

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Sophy Kim (sok2015@med.cornell.edu).

Position Activities

  • Recruits subjects for research studies based on study recruitment criteria.
  •  Maintains paper and electronic research and clinical records in accordance with Medical College policies and procedures.
  • Organizes, schedules, and conducts clinical research assessments using specialized interviews and psychological assessment measures.
  • Conducts literature searches and provides manuscript preparation support.
  •  Assists with preparation of grant proposals and IRB applications and amendments.
  •  Collects and updates data sets including test scores, demographics, and training records. Enters data into databases. Carries out and prepares written reports of simple statistical analyses.
  •  Prepares PowerPoint presentations.
  • Run ERP/EEG sessions with young children.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field and related experience.
  • Transportation required for local travel.

 Highly Desired Requirements

  •  Experience with autism or with children and families with developmental disabilities or mental health issues preferred.
  •  Previous research experience and experience with ERP/EEG experiments.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

 Skills and Abilities

  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with software including EPrime, R, SPSS, MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
  • Must be able to coordinate a large data set with accuracy and provide timely dissemination of information arising from it.

Note: No relocation assistance is provided for this position.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

Contact: Please send cover letters and resumes to Sophy Kim sok2015@med.cornell.edu.

Full-time Lab Manager/Research Technician, Northwestern University

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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.

 

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.    

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