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Research Assistant at Tulane University

Posted on March 17, 2017
Closes November 17, 2017

The Child and Family Lab at Tulane University (PI: Dr. Sarah Gray) is seeking to hire a full-time clinical protocol / lab technician starting June 15 2017 through January 15 2019 (http://cfl.tulane.edu/), funded by NARSAD / Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.  Research in the lab focuses on developmental and physiological consequences of exposure to early life stress in young children and related risk and protective factors.  Current lab projects include opportunities for both child and adult assessment, experience with trauma-exposed populations, and psychophysiological data acquisition and analysis (heart rate, respiratory sinus arrhythmia, pre-ejection period and skin conductance collected from mothers and children).  The employee will work closely with the Principal Investigator, graduate students and undergraduates on all aspects of the research project. 

Primary responsibilities will be to help with recruitment of families, scheduling, preparing and running research visits with mothers and young children; analyzing data; operating computer systems, maintaining databases; coordinating undergraduate research assistants; maintaining paperwork; maintaining research visit and IRB protocols; and contributing to research reports, proposals and presentations. The lab coordinator will also be responsible for training all incoming students on data collection, data entry, and various lab tasks. There are also opportunities to facilitate relationships with local community partners for research and support services.

Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent; experience in lab-based research; exceptional flexibility, organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills; and general computing skills including Microsoft Office. Preferred qualifications include a degree in psychology in a related field, experience working with human participants, statistical software experience (SPSS) as well as intellectual interest in our research focus. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with both children and adults. Experience with psychophysiological data collection is preferred but training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. Ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites in New Orleans is recommended. Typical work week is 37.5 hours but candidate must be willing to have flexible hours outside of 9-5, as many research visits are conducted in the evenings and weekends. This is a full-time position with benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone planning on graduate school in psychology or related fields who wishes to obtain more research experience.

If interested, please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing interests, relevant experience, and future career goals, and (3) contact information for three references to Dr. Sarah Gray (sgray4@tulane.edu). Applicants may apply online formally at http://www2.tulane.edu/jobs/, Job Posting IRC 11383. 

 

Research Coordinator, Duke Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Center

Posted on March 16, 2017
Closes November 17, 2017

The Duke Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Center has an opening for a research coordinator for studies utilizing TMS to improve cognitive and clinical outcomes. He/she will help coordinate and conduct research programs in the Center addressing cognitive training, motor learning, and clinical parings of TMS with psychiatric therapy. Studies involve combinations of TMS, psychometrics, brain imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), so knowledge in these fields is desired. The main responsibilities of this position will be to lead the coordination and implementation of these TMS protocols, including; recruitment, scheduling and screening, administration of TMS, collection of neuro-behavioral data, and management of protocols for IRB compliance.

Bachelors or graduate degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field is preferred. A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR COMMITMENT to the project is required.  Applicants will gain on-job TMS training and certification. Must be located in Durham NC, or the surrounding area. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is now open as we would like to encourage as much overlap with our outgoing coordinator as possible, but the job start date is flexible. OR The position is now open in order to begin training with our outgoing coordinator, but the job start date is flexible. 

Send CV and references to Dr. Greg Appelbaum at the Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology Division, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC 27710. E-mail: greg@duke.edu 

Research Assistant at Northeastern University

Posted on March 14, 2017
Closes November 17, 2017

The Communication Development Lab (https://www.northeastern.edu/cdl/), directed by Dr. David J. Lewkowicz, in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Northeastern University in Boston, is seeking a full-time research assistant to start as soon as possible. This is a benefits-earning position that requires a minimum 1-year commitment. The research assistant’s duties include recruitment and scheduling of infants and young children, testing, coding, database maintenance, supervision of student research assistants, and some administrative responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, or related field, experience working in a research lab (preferably with infants and/or young children), and computer, statistical, and strong managerial skills. In addition, the successful candidate will be highly attentive to details, have excellent interpersonal skills, be capable of working independently as well as with others in a complex, demanding, and exciting, research environment, and enjoy interacting with children and their parents.

You may apply for this position at https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/46871. Please include a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV, and contact information for two references. Also, please contact the lab director at d.lewkowicz@northeastern.edu to express an interest in the position. Applications will be reviewed immediately and review will continue until a successful candidate is identified.

Lab Manager Position - Language Learning Lab at Boston College

Posted on November 27, 2017
Closes November 15, 2017

Lab Manager Position - Language Learning Lab at Boston College

The Language Learning Laboratory at Boston College, directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, invites applications for full-time research assistants. Our research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific questions. This includes massive crowdsourcing efforts (our website, gameswithwords.org, has been visited by over 2,000,000 volunteer researchers). 

The only requirements for this position are a bachelor's degree or equivalent (in hand by start date), diligence, and the ability to work in teams. However, valuable skills and experiences include: prior research experience, training in linguistics, knowledge of non-English languages, computer programming or statistical skills, and experience with science outreach and public engagement. Lab managers will be engaged primarily in research or in administration and project management, depending on interests and abilities.

You can learn more about this position here. Interested applicants should use this form to apply. Review will begin on 11/15/2017 and continue until the position is filled. All questions can be directed to info@l3atbc.org.

Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab

Posted on March 9, 2017
Closes November 9, 2017

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.

RESEARCH TECH POSITION – OPHTHALMOLOGY, DUKEUNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Posted on March 9, 2017
Closes November 9, 2017

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>

Laboratory Coordinator Position—Mount Holyoke College

Posted on March 8, 2017
Closes November 8, 2017

The Relationships, Attachment, and Development Lab, directed by Dr. KC Haydon at the Mount Holyoke College Department of Psychology and Education, seeks a full-time lab coordinator.

The lab coordinator will assist with an NSF-funded study of links between self-regulation, conflict, and sleep disruption in adult couples. The lab uses behavioral observation, physiological, interview, survey, and experience sampling methods. Duties include assisting with participant recruitment, data collection, coding, and analysis. Administrative responsibilities include managing the data collection calendar, overseeing interview transcription, ordering supplies, assisting with annual reports and documentation, and coordinating undergraduate research assistant schedules. The lab coordinator may also attend conferences and contribute to preparation of scientific publications.

The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, family social science, or a related field who is seeking additional research experience before going on to graduate school. The position requires strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills; ability to work independently; emotional maturity and sound judgment; cultural competency; and interest in social contexts of stress and relationship science. Data collection will often occur on evenings and weekends; scheduling flexibility is a must. The lab coordinator should be comfortable facilitating conflict discussions with diverse adult community members, as well as working closely with undergraduate student research assistants. The position requires use of SPSS, R, and MPlus; expertise in at least one of these statistical packages and a willingness to learn others is a must.

Mount Holyoke is a private gender-inclusive women’s liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts. The College is about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is part of the Five College Consortium, along with Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mount Holyoke is committed to recruiting and supporting a broadly diverse faculty and staff who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.

The Psychology and Education department offers a vibrant, collaborative, and intellectually stimulating community of students, staff, and faculty. The position offers competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate must start in June 2017; a 2-year commitment is required.

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit via https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and contact information for three references. Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. Contact KC Haydon (kchaydon@mtholyoke.edu) with any questions.

Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator, Seeking Child and Family Policy Northwestern University

Posted on March 7, 2017
Closes November 7, 2017

Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research invites applications for a full-time Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator starting May/June 2017. The position is offered jointly by the Institute for Policy Research and the School of Education and Social Policy.

The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will work on two interdisciplinary research studies conducted among young children, families, and schools. First, the Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will become an active and central member of the Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative (NU2Gen) which examines the implementation and effectiveness of two-generation interventions. Two-generation educational approaches, which represent an innovative anti-poverty strategy, link intensive, high-quality education, job training, and career-building programs for parents with early childhood education services for their young children. The Northwestern Two-Generation Research Initiative is led Dr. Teresa Eckrich Sommer, Research Associate Professor, Institute for Policy Research and by Dr. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Professor of Human Development, School of Education and Social Policy, and Associate Provost for Faculty, Northwestern University. NU2Gen is at the forefront of developing theory, programmatic design and implementation, and effectiveness studies of two-generation interventions.

The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will also contribute to a study funded by the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) led by Dr. Terri Sabol, Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, and is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Dana McCoy (Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education). In this project, we aim to build the early childhood education evidence base by identifying and understanding the conditions under which professional development programs are more versus less effective in improving early childhood classroom quality and child learning outcomes. In particular, the study is developing a new Systematic Social Observation (SSO) tool that allows researchers to take a virtual “walk” down the street using Google Street View which will be used to understand the effect of the intervention on teachers and children.

Qualifications: A successful candidate must have: (1) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, Economics, Statistics, Social Policy, or related field; (2) strong analytic, writing, and communication skills; (3) the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; (4) an aptitude for and interest in quantitative data management, measurement, and analysis and conducting applied research related to improving the well-being of children and families. The candidate should be highly organized and able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Responsibilities: The Research Data Analyst & Project Coordinator will be responsible for: 1. Data Management & Analysis, including: (a) coordinating with partnering programs and research institutions to manage data collection; (b) coding data using Stata statistical software and training Research Assistants to prepare data; (c) creating codebooks and user manuals to support current and future research efforts; (d) overseeing data preparation efforts across multiple sources and studies; and (e) conducting data analysis for formal reports, publications, and presentations.

2. Project Development, including survey development and programming; literature reviews for publications and presentations; measurement development; memoranda to guide study design and for other research-related seminars and events; and lab management, including hiring undergraduate RAs and overseeing their day-to-day activities.

The position allows for significant growth as a scholar and applied researcher, including the exploration of independent research interests and careers, and has led to successful graduate school pursuits and advanced employment opportunities for past coordinators. The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator interacts with a wide range of Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, and will report to Dr. Sommer (NU2Gen) and Dr. Sabol (IES grant). The coordinator will also engage with researchers and service providers from across the country who are expert in study design, analysis, and program implementation.

Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references to Amy Sanchez (amy.sanchez1@northwestern.edu) and Allie Cooperman (allie.cooperman@northwestern.edu).

Reseach Fellow/Project Manager, Harvard University

Posted on March 6, 2017
Closes November 6, 2017

Professor Jennifer S. Lerner, Harvard University, seeks a full-time research fellow/project manager. Drawing on psychology, economics, and neuroscience, our lab uses interdisciplinary methods to examine how people make judgments and decisions. We especially seek to understand and illuminate social and emotional underpinnings of decision processes.

Across all areas, our work aims to expand the evidentiary base for designing public policies that maximize human wellbeing. Applicants can find out more about our research here and here.

The fellow will manage multiple aspects of the research process, including (1) recruiting and testing human subjects; (2) assisting with the design, programming, and administration of experiments; (3) conducting data analyses; (4) fulfilling administrative tasks (e.g. IRB submissions and revisions); (5) organizing lab meetings; and (6) helping fellow members of the lab. Prior research fellows have also co-authored manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.

The position can begin as soon as Spring 2017 and must be filled by July 1, 2017. Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis.

Required qualifications:

o Outstanding academic record and bachelor's degree in Psychology, Decision Science, Cognitive Science, Economics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Math, or related fields;

o Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; o Demonstrated interest or research experience in psychology;

o Undergraduate level statistics course and skill with statistical analysis packages (e.g. Matlab, SPSS, R, Excel, etc.);

o Ability to create accurate charts and graphs in MS Power Point; o Strong work ethic.

Preferred qualifications:

o Master’s degree in Psychology, Decision Science, Cognitive Science, Economics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Math, or related fields

o Experience conducting independent research in psychology, behavioral economics, or a related field;

o Strong computer programming skills.

Application Guidelines: Prepare one PDF document containing all of these: (a) a resume; (b) an unofficial college transcript; and (c) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Jennifer Lerner. Send the PDF document to Ms. Klara Kabadian at the following address: Klara_Kabadian@hks.harvard.edu.

Summer Internship with Camp Akeela

Posted on March 6, 2017
Closes November 6, 2017

Be Part of the Most Incredible, Life-Changing Summer Experience on the Planet!

Camp Akeela is a fun, traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 - 18. Our Vermont location is set on 400 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and our Wisconsin location is on the campus of beautiful Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability. Others are undiagnosed but described as “quirky.” All are very bright, charming well behaved boys and girls who struggle to connect with their peers. Akeela provides staff the opportunity to play an integral role in a community that changes kids’ lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children, helping them develop social skills while forging life long friendships.

CAMP DETAILS VERMONT 2017 Staff Dates: June 19th—August 17th Staff live in newly renovated cabins with 7-8 campers and 2-3 co-counselors

WISCONSIN 2017 Staff Dates: June 19th—July 22nd Staff live in a comfortable and modern college dorm setting, with 8-10 campers for every 3-4 staff

Staff Compensation: $1,300 (WI) - 1,950 (VT) + travel allowance + housing/meals

Positions Available: Cabin Counselors: Male & Female Activity Specialists: Archery, Art, Boating, Ceramics, Computer Programming, Drama, Farm, Fencing, Golf, Martial Arts, Photography, Rocketry, Ropes course, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Woodshop

CHECK US OUT LIVE! Curious to learn more about Akeela? We’re putting on a short presentation and Q & A about the integral role you’ll play in our community this summer on YouTube Live! Come with questions and get the scoop on why Akeela is the summer job you’ve been looking for.

The Details: When: Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30pm EST Where: You can watch from anywhere! Follow this link to the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQS72mc8mz8&feature=youtu.be

Winter: 314 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 | Summer: One Thoreau Way, Thetford Center, VT 05075

www.campakeela.com | staff@campakeela.com | toll free: 866-680-4744

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