Internship & Job Opportunities

See below for current listings of internships, paid jobs, research, and professional development opportunities. The lists below are not exhaustive. Be be sure to make use of other resources like Linkedin®. To learn more about independent study and other research opportunities, click here.

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Camp Akeela Summer Internship

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Summer Internships in Vermont & Wisconsin, The Most Incredible, Life-Changing Summer Experience on the Planet!

WHAT IS CAMP AKEELA? Camp Akeela is a fun, traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 -19. Our Vermont location is set on 400 acres in the Green Mountains and our Wisconsin location is on the campus of beautiful Lawrence University in Appleton. Lawrence also hosts Beyond Akeela, our pre-college program for older campers. 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.

WHY WORK AT AKEELA? "Working at Akeela was defrnitely one of the most meaningful and fulfrlling jobs I've had and I loved every minute I was there."

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 June 18 - August 16, 2018 WISCONSIN June 12 - July 15, 2018 BEYOND AKEELA WI June 19 - August 5, 2018

Compensation: Competitive salary package + travel allowance and meals/housing

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.

READY TO APPLY? Please visit campakeela.com OR Contact us at staff@campakeela.com or 866-680-4744

 

www.campakeela.com

www.beyondakeela.com

Summer Internship: University of Delaware Child's Play Lab

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The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for an unpaid summer internship! Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play. 

Interns will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. 

This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! Interested applicants should email the lab manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu, for the application, or check out our website at www.childsplay.udel.edu for more information.

Neuroscience Research Internship, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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A paid summer research internship is available for a highly motivated undergraduate interested in exploring the neural circuitry of attentional control over actions in the context of Parkinson’s disease. Successful applicants 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

Summer Internship at the Harvard Music Lab

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The Music Lab is the newest lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. We study the basic science of music in an effort to understand how and why humans produce and perceive music at all ages and across cultures. We are recruiting undergraduate research assistants in the fields of cognitive science, evolutionary biology, music theory, ethnomusicology, anthropology, linguistics, or computer science to spend their summer with us!

Summer RAs will be working on studies investigating universals in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, acoustics of music production in informal settings, studies of the impact of infant-directed song on infant affect and behavior, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. You can learn more about us and read our papers at themusiclab.org.

Here's a non-exhaustive list of example summer projects that summer RAs will help to run:

1. Expanding our diverse collection of audio recordings for the Natural History of Song Project. Ideal for students with interests in ethnomusicology, anthropology, music theory, and exploration of non-western music.

2. In-lab studies exploring the degree to which music can function as a tool for parents to use when their infants are upset. This project will utilize a variety of research technologies, including wearable devices to track real-time physiological data from infants, motion tracking, emotion recognition, pupillometry, and more. Ideal for students interested in getting hands-on research experience running infant subjects in a developmental laboratory.

3. Crowd-sourced online studies about music categorization and perception using both traditional study pools of online workers and "citizen science" approaches. Ideal for students with interests in programming surveys, designing stimuli, and working with large, data sets from online participants.

4. Studies examining the possibility of links between synchronous activity (music or otherwise) and cooperation, prosociality, and interpersonal affinity. Ideal for students interested in social cognition and developing robust, replicable methods for online data collection.

5. Mobile app-based data collection from parents of infants and young children concerning infant/child temperament, parenting behaviors, and their relations to one another. Ideal for students interested in developing technical skills (e.g., SQL, JavaScript), developing methods for ecological momentary assessment, and applications of psychological research to health outcomes.

To apply, please fill out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/iUR2mOltZieAxjZq1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Academic credit or stipends may be available. Please send us your questions at musiclab+summer@g.harvard.edu.

Summer Internship with Camp Akeela

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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

Summer Internship-Center for Educational Improvement

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The Center for Educational Improvement is a non-profit organization in VA that conducts research and professional development to improve schools. We are seeking interns for the summer to assist with 6 areas: heart centered learning (mindfulness, compassion and social emotional development), executive functioning, trauma, poverty, reducing text anxiety, and improving school disciplinary policies. We are interested in the relationship between improving children’s executive functions and their well-being and improvement in academic achievement. We also focus on practical application in schools and consider the role of school administrators as well as teachers and ancillary staff. 

The internships can be virtual, or if you live in the DC area, we meet weekly. Most interns work 15-20 hours a week for at least 9-12 weeks.  Interns assist with conducting literature reviews, preparing presentations, analyzing data, writing proposals, and writing blog posts and eNewsletter articles. You are given a byline for articles you write, and we post bios on our website. Our monthly eNewsletter is distributed directly to over 6,000 principals and school leaders and through a relationship with the National Association of Elementary School Principals we reach another 22,000 educational leaders. Preferable: Currently enrolled in a graduate program in education or cognitive or developmental psychology.

Please visit our website (www.edimprovement.org) and send your resume, a letter of inquiry, 2-3 references, and a 2-3 page writing sample.

Anticipated start date for summer internship: June 5---however, we are flexible. 

 

Research Assistant

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Salaried summer internship in language acquisition: http://l3atbc.org/RA_Announcement.html  

Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2017. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here.

About us:

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC) opened in January of 2016. 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. Methodologically, the lab uses a number of well-established methods, such as judgment studies, eye-tracking, and ERPs. However, we are particularly interested in exploring and exploiting new and emerging methods. One such method is testing tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults over the Internet, and in doing so being able to study questions that were previously out of reach.

Internship Highlights

  • Hands-on experience running studies with children of varying ages
  • Running studies in a variety of settings, including the lab, museums and schools
  • Opportunities to directly contribute to ongoing studies through study design and participant recruitment and management
  • Additional responsibilities include scientific outreach, participant recruitment, instrument design, study design and participating in our online experiments.

Internship details

  • The program will last 10 weeks (May 29 - August 11, with a week-long vacation June 26 - June 30).
  • The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
  • The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.

Eligibility

  • Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology or a related field.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.

Please contact the lab manager with any questions.

 

National Black Child Development Institute Internship

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Title: Office Assistant (Unpaid Position)

Reports to: Danielle Adamson, Programs Manager

Organizational Overview: For more than 47 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and families. We are a trusted partner in delivering culturally relevant resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children around issues, including early childhood education, health, child welfare, literacy, and family engagement. With the support of our Affiliate network in communities across the country, we are committed to our mission “to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy.”

Summary: The Office Assistant will perform various administrative tasks for the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI). These tasks may include data entry and other duties, as assigned. This position will support the effective operation of the National office.

Requirements The ideal candidate will:

  • Be self-directed and detail-oriented when completing tasks;
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of NBCDI’s Affiliates and partners;
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; and
  • Be responsive to assignments based on his/her skillset.

o Communications: Administrative Tasks o Policy: Research Assistance o Programs: Research Assistance, Administrative Tasks, Project Assistance and Support

Time Commitment

Flexible Hours: Weekdays (9 AM – 5:30 PM)

  • Immediate start date is available and preferred.

Benefits If successful, the Office Assistant will receive valuable nonprofit work experience at the national level.

If interested, please contact Danielle Adamson at (202) 640-6555 or dadamson@nbcdi.org. **The National office is Metro-accessible on the Red Line (Silver Spring Station).

2018 Summer Opportunity through Story+ and The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education

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Announcing a 2018 Summer Opportunity through Story+ and

The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education

We are seeking a team of three Duke University students who want to make a difference in the lives of Appalachian girls and young women.

Skylar Shelton is growing up in a community in Appalachian North Carolina called Laurel.  She is being raised by her grandmother, who is an elderly woman struggling to make ends meet on social security.  Skylar is heir to a rich culture, but also to the intergenerational poverty that has also been an Appalachian legacy.  The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (‘PAGE’) was founded to help create ladders of opportunity for girls such as Skylar, living in distressed Appalachian communities.

PAGE’s mission is to inspire and empower rural girls through innovative education.

This PAGE 2018 opportunity will be part of Story+, a summer experience for undergraduates interested in humanities research and applications.  Our Story+ project is focused on empowering girls in Appalachia through digital humanities.  Our team will reside on the campus of Mars Hill University and work with girls in grades 6-9 from across this rural county.  Team members will receive training in digital storytelling and oral history methodology; facilitate the production of multi-media digital projects by Appalachian girls in grades 6-9; and engage in post-production work that helps create a wider audience for the stories and oral histories.  They will also help rural girls engage critically with literature and have leadership opportunities.

Requirements

  • Interest in public humanities;
  • Interest and/or previous experience in creating empowering education for girls;
  • Interest and/or previous experience/coursework in visual media and documentary work (E.g., digital storytelling, oral history, documentary work, photography, visual media);
  • Interest in getting to know rural North Carolina people and communities;
  • Commitment to working with rural people to create a truly collaborative project;
  • APPLY NOW for Summer 2018:  May 30 – July 31

    Applications are now being accepted through the Story+ application portal.  The deadline for priority consideration is February 5.  Applications will be considered until the team is filled.

    LEARN more about PAGE from:

    Our website: www.carolinapage.org

    An NPR radio series

    A photo essay by Mikalah, a PAGE high school intern

    CONTACT:

    For information about Story+, contact Christina Chia: christina.chia@duke.edu

    For information about PAGE, contact Deborah Hicks-Rogoff: dhicks@duke.edu

    Summer Research Assistant

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    The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.

    Internship Description 

    Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in an informal reading and research group and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by the Cooperation Lab’s director and lab manager.

    In addition to gaining experience with all aspects of our research, the lab will be hosting a high school summer internship program and assistants will have the opportunity to mentor high school students in the latter part of their internship.

    Eligibility and requirements 

    Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The internship will be 10-11 weeks starting around the beginning of June. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions.

    Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application and send a CV or resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2017 Research Assistant Application”. There is no deadline for submission but we are eager to find motivated assistants as soon as possible and so we'll review applications as they come in.

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    Research Coordinator, Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition

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    The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a half-time research coordinator for an NSF-funded study of concept development and reasoning in real-world high school STEM education. Primary responsibilities will include outreach to students and families as well as teachers and school administrators. Depending on level of interest, the research coordinator will have substantial opportunity to engage with all aspects of the project, including collection and analysis of behavioral and brain-imaging data. This project seeks to contribute to bridging the gap between the real-world classroom and the cognitive neuroscience laboratory.

    The preferred start date is July 2018.

    For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.

    To apply:

    Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two people who can comment on the applicant’s skills relevant to this position to cnglab@georgetown.edu.

    Please send any questions to the lab manager, Nhi Dinh, at Nhi.Dinh@georgetown.edu.

    Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.

    Research Assistant Position, Early Math and Numeracy Lab

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    The Early Math and Numeracy Lab at the University of Minnesota is hiring a full time research assistant to be involved in studies of early mathematics experiences and learning in children ages 4 to 8 years. This is a great opportunity for students who desire hands-on experience in early math or early cognitive development research including students who are considering applying to developmental science graduate programs in the future.

    We seek a detailed oriented research assistant with a Bachelor's degree in child psychology or related field, someone who has research experience and experience working directly with children. This is a 2 year position.

    For more information or to apply, use this link, and enter the job ID "317550" in the keywords box under Basic Search.

    Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

    Questions can be directed to:

     

    Michèle Mazzocco, Ph.D.

    Professor, Institute of Child Development

    University of Minnesota

    Mazzocco@umn.edu

    lab website:   http://www.cehd.umn.edu/icd/research/MNL/default.html

    Research Lab Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh

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    The Kids' Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh (Director: Dr. Melissa Libertus) is looking for an energetic full-time research lab coordinator starting June 1st, 2017. Research in the lab focuses on the development of numerical cognition and math abilities using behavioral measures, eye tracking and EEG (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/kitlab/).

    Primary responsibilities of the Research Lab Coordinator will be to help with recruitment of families, scheduling, preparing and running research participants; analyzing data; operating computer systems, maintaining databases; supervising undergraduate research assistants; maintaining paperwork; and contributing to research reports, proposals and presentations.

    Qualifications include: B.A./B.S. and course work in psychology or related area; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; substantial research or work experience with young children; experience using software such as Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience or coursework in computer programming (especially for data analysis in Matlab and/or stimulus presentation in Matlab) are desirable, but not required.

    This is a full-time position with benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding. This is an excellent opportunity for any college graduate who is planning on going to graduate school and wishes to obtain more research experience. To apply, please visit: 

    https://www.pittsource.com/postings/131458

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

    Please contact Dr. Melissa Libertus (libertus@pitt.edu) with any questions!

    Lab Manager Position, University of Maryland - Professor Killen's Social and Moral Development Laboratory

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    Lab Manager Position

    General Description:

    The Social and Moral Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, supervised by Professor Melanie Killen, is recruiting a lab manager.  The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing research projects on topics related to morality, the development of fairness and equality concepts, prejudice and bias in childhood, intergroup friendships, mental state knowledge in the context of morality and intergroup relationships, and peer-based social inclusion and exclusion.

    Responsibilities:

    Data recruitment (contacting school administrators for participation agreements, obtaining consent forms, and managing compensations for school participants), data collection (administering protocols to children and adolescents), coordination of communication with the lab team, instrument development, submission of IRB protocol forms, management of the lab and the lab website, coordination with the university lab preschool research staff, and general execution of research projects.  The lab manager will work closely with the P.I., graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.

    This position is a great opportunity for recent college graduates who would like full-time research experience prior to enrolling in a graduate program in developmental psychology, developmental science or related fields.  Collaborative research opportunities with the P.I. and the research team are part of this position. University of Maryland is 30 minutes from Washington D.C., affording research, educational, and cultural opportunities.

    Requirements:

    • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
    • Background in child development, developmental psychology, or related fields
    • Interest in an organizational position with responsibilities
    • Experience working with schools and/or teachers
    • Desire to learn about the topics studied by the lab group
    • Familiarity with research software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Power Point, Qualtrics)

    If interested, please submit the following to moraldevelopment@gmail.com

    1. Curriculum Vitae

    2. Cover letter detailing interest in the position and previous research experience

    3. Unofficial academic transcripts

    4. Contact information for three professional references

    The position is currently open, and review of applications will begin immediately.  Start date is January 15, 2018, or sooner. For questions about the position, send an email to Professor Melanie Killen at mkillen@umd.edu.

    Research Coordinator (Full-Time), The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston

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    My name is Samantha Hellberg, and I currently work at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at the Massachusetts General Hospital. We are currently recruiting for a research coordinator position with a rolling start date, anticipated January 2018. I wanted to pass along the job description and our contact information for any December graduates or psychology majors that might be interested in applying to work in our clinic. Would you mind forwarding the attached job listing to the department and/or posting it to any relevant career bulletins? If any students have questions regarding the position, they should feel free to contact me. Thank you so much! Samantha Hellberg, Program CoordinatorThe Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital, One Bowdoin Square, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114 Phone: (617) 724-0666, Fax: (617) 643-0730 

    The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is accepting applications for Research Coordinator positions. For more information about our program, please visit www.mghanxiety.com. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing studies focusing on the phenomenology, biology, and treatment of anxiety, grief, and stress-related disorders. Responsibilities include:

    • Study initiation and maintenance
    • Preparation and modification of ethics committee proposals
    • Recruitment, screening, and monitoring of patients involved in study protocols
    • Data entry and analysis
    • Measurement of vital signs, administration of ECG, and phlebotomy (no prior experience necessary)
    • Assistance with presentations and manuscript preparation

    Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have relevant coursework, research experience, or prior (volunteer) work. These positions offer valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to graduate school in clinical psychology or medical school. 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 3046872 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

    Programmer for Computational Modelling of Reading Study

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    Job offer: Programmer for Computational Modelling of Reading Study

    The National Institute of Education (NIE) in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Software Programmer at the Education and Cognitive Development Lab for an 18-month contract, pending funding.

    Project Title: Technology-based tools for teaching early literacy skills

    Project Introduction:  The overall project objective is to investigate cognitive mechanisms related to learning early literacy skills, and to apply findings expressly to educational interventions for struggling learners. The project includes a multimethod approach through two studies: The first uses a class of machine learning computational methods (neural networks) to examine models of learning sound-symbol correspondence for the deep orthography of English. The second applies findings from study 1 to the teaching of letter-sound correspondences using technology-based tools with primary-1 students in a learning support program (LSP).

    Study description:  This position involves programming the computational models for study 1.  The investigation includes running simulations with the models to simulate learning across different conditions, with varying input and model characteristics. Findings will contribute to our understanding of best methods for teaching early literacy skills to diverse learners. The study is headed by Dr. Beth O’Brien (ECD lab, NIE) and Dr. Luca Onnis (LEAP lab, NTU).

    Requirements

    Essential

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, cognitive science or related discipline
    • Excellent programming skills
    • Experience in modelling and simulation, machine learning
    • Ability to work independently and as a team player
    • Excellent organizational skills, task-oriented, attention to details and accuracy
    • Able to work within given deadlines

    Preferred

    • Prior experience with neural network modelling
    • Background and/or interest in Cognitive Science

    Responsibilities

    •        Setting up, programming and testing computational models under supervision of co-PIs
    •        Managing and maintaining research data
    •        Assisting with preparation of data output from modelling
    •        Assist in central research data backup and archiving operations and procedures
    •        Run tests to ensure programs and computer systems are working properly
    •        Identify faults in programs and find solutions

    Application

    Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:

    -       Application form for Research Positions (http://www.nie.edu.sg/about-us/careers/#submit-an-application)

    -       Cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position

    -       Supporting documents as stated on the job application form

    -       Names of 2 Character Referees

    -       Other documents that demonstrate your qualifications

    Please send your application to:

    B.A. O’Brien, PhD, Senior Research Scientist

    Education and Cognitive Development Lab

    National Institute of Education

    1 Nanyang Walk

    Singapore 637616

    Tel: (65) 6219-6252

    Fax: (65) 6316-4787 

    Email: beth.obrien@nie.edu.sg

    **We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified**

    Closing Date

    Review of applicants will commence immediately upon receipt of applications.

     

    Research Assistant, Early Childhood Innovation Network – Georgetown University Medical Center

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    Research Assistant, Early Childhood Innovation Network – Georgetown University Medical Center

    Led by long-time collaborators MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the Children’s National Health System, the Department of Psychiatry’s Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN) brings together public, private, and philanthropic partners in pediatric primary care, early childhood education, family support and services, research and evaluation, and advocacy and policy.

    The Research Assistant assists in the basic conduct of research related to behavioral, scientific, statistical, technical, or social/public policy issues. Reporting to a Research Associate, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

    • Manages study logistics and processes.
    • Conducts literature searches, reviews and syntheses of various topical areas in children’s mental health, home, and community-based services and support.
    • Organizes and maintains research and evaluation resources/library/references.
    • Assists in developing framework to organize existing community resources, conducting the necessary research.
    • Creates a database to organize existing community resources. 
    • Assists with organizing and writing Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, progress and evaluation reports, and research articles.
    • Develops and revises evaluation instruments, training, presentation, and dissemination materials.
    • Conducts data collection, entry, management, and analysis for research and evaluation studies, either quantitative or qualitative.
    • Participates in ECIN team meetings and attends all relevant project-related activities.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, public health, or other relevant field
    • 1 year of experience in a research setting with knowledge of library and web-related research
    • Basic knowledge of the principles, processes, and methods of social science research through reading literature and/or experience in the field
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with an interest in early childhood
    • Working knowledge of quantitative or qualitative statistical software (SPSS, STATA, Atlas.ti) and/or mapping software (ArcGIS)
    • Preference for experience conducting literature reviews and working in community settings

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    Need Assistance:

    If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

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    EEO Statement:

    Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Lab Coordinator Position, the Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University

    No closing date

    The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/causality-and-mind, PI: David Sobel) is seeking a lab coordinator for NSF-funded projects on children's belief revision, social learning, and exploration in both laboratory and informal learning environments. This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. 

    The lab coordinator will be part of several projects in the lab, including laboratory-based measures of children's belief revision, scientific reasoning, and social learning, 3D motion tracking of children’s responses to examine mechanisms of cognitive control and social cognitive development, and onsite investigation of parent-child interaction and exploration at in museum settings. In addition to lab manager duties, opportunities exist for development of independent research and publication. The position is for two years, with a third year possible, contingent on funding.

    The lab coordinator will work with the PI, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to engage in data collection, coding, and data analysis. Other responsibilities will include supervising and training undergraduate research assistants, coordinating coding of large-scale data projects, maintaining IRB paperwork for research compliance, coordinating testing schedules and logistics, and maintaining laboratory website.

    Required qualifications include

    -B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a field related to cognitive development

    -Experience working with preschool- or elementary-school aged children in a laboratory setting

    -Proficiency in interacting with children, families, and the general public

    -Ability to manage time and goals on multiple projects.

    -Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, and Qualtrics

    -Experience with Matlab and behavioral video coding is preferred.

    If interested, please submit application materials, including CV, a cover letter documenting interest in the position and previous experience, academic transcript (unofficial is fine), and contact information from three professional references to Brown Workday at the URL Below

    https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/Metcalf-Research-Lab/Laboratory-Manager_REQ135313

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Lab manager position: Yale Computation and Development Lab

    No closing date

    The Computation and Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, is seeking a full-time lab manager to begin in Summer 2017. The lab uses developmental, cross-cultural, and computational approaches to study higher-level cognition (additional information: http://www.compdevlab.com).

    This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology or cognitive science. The lab manager will participate in all aspects of the research process and have opportunities to work on a variety of exciting research projects. The ideal candidate will make intellectual contributions to the lab's research, which may result in opportunities to co-author manuscripts, and will benefit from the vibrant and collaborative scientific community at Yale.

    Primary responsibilities include establishing and maintaining partnerships with local schools and museums; recruiting participants; acquiring behavioral data; managing and analyzing data; working with children and their parents in a research setting; assisting in experimental paradigm development; and managing the lab and performing administrative duties (e.g., assisting with IRB protocols and grants).

    Requirements include experience testing human participants, ability to perform data analysis using statistical software (R/MATLAB/Python), and excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with both children and adults. Ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites near New Haven and a 2-year commitment are preferred.

    Applicants should send a cover letter (describing research experiences, interests, and long-term goals), CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Julian Jara-Ettinger at julian.jara-ettinger@yale.edu. Applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

    The position will ultimately be filled through Yale University's internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to Yale after an initial review. Women, LGBTQ and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

     

    Laboratory Coordinator Position—Mount Holyoke College

    No closing date

    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.

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    Mentor/Coach for sweet and energetic ten-year old girl

    Closes October 22, 2017

    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 ten-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 senior 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.    

    Research Assistant Position on Interoception, LAB @ RHUL, University of London

    Closes September 27, 2017

    The Lab of Action and Body (http://www.pc.rhul.ac.uk/sites/lab/), led by Prof Manos Tsakiris, at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, is recruiting for a Research Assistant Position. The successful candidate will work with Prof Manos Tsakiris and Dr Ruben Azevedo on a project that will use brain stimulation to investigate the role of interoception in social cognition.

    Applicants should have a good BSc in Psychology or related discipline (minimum required degree classification of 2:1) and proven research experience in quantitative data collection as part of psychological or cognitive neuroscience experiments. Experience in social cognitive neuroscience and/or psychophysiology and brain stimulation are highly desirable.

    The position is highly suitable for applicants who wish to obtain substantial research experience before commencing a PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience.

    Details for this job can be found in http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEB346/research-assistant

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to manos.tsakiris@rhul.ac.uk

    Deadline : Midnight, 27 September 2017

    Full-time research position at the University of Maryland

    Closes September 22, 2017

    The Learning to Talk Lab seeks an energetic, detail-­‐oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the UMD Toggle Talk Project.  This is a 4-­‐year project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education. This is a one-­‐year position with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance. Researchers in the Learning to Talk Lab at UMD are partnering with the Baltimore City Public Schools to study the efficacy of Toggle Talk, a language arts curriculum supplement. Toggle Talk provides young children with vocabulary and language structure awareness to become comfortable in switching between their home/informal language and classroom/formal language. Toggle Talk has been shown to improve standardized reading scores in pilot studies.

    Research Associate Responsibilities

    The UMD Toggle Talk project is seeking a full-­‐time research associate to be involved in many aspects of the project, including testing students in Baltimore City elementary school and supervising undergraduate and graduate student examiners. The research associate will also be involved in planning and executing recruitment events, preparing materials for schools and parents, and scheduling student assessments and teacher observations. The position also involves maintaining a calendar and interacting with teachers and other school staff. The position empowers the individual to develop a strong portfolio of experience in working with children in the schools, educational research, community outreach, mentorship, and leadership.

    The project requires an individual who is able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and timelines. This individual should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The successful applicant will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively and have the flexibility to grow, adapt and change as project needs change over the course of the project. The position also affords the research associate the opportunity to be involved in activities of the Language Science Center and the opportunity to be a co-­‐author on presentations and publications.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • B.A. degree in Hearing and Speech Science, Psychology, Human Development, Counseling, Education, or related field.
    • At least one year of prior research experience in a research laboratory that focuses on young children OR at least one year working in an elementary school setting.
    • Driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience giving standardized tests to young children.
    • Prior supervisory experience of undergraduate students.
    • Experience using Microsoft Publisher and/or Photoshop.

    Benefits and Salary

    Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: Cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current resume; and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. For best consideration, please submit all materials by 5:00 PM on September 22nd, 2017. All inquiries and applications should include the subject line “Toggle Talk Research Associate” and be sent to: toggletalk@umd.edu.

    For more information about the Learning to Talk lab, go to learningtotalk.umd.edu and http://learningtotalk.umd.edu/toggletalk/.

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

    Research staff position at the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

    Closes August 23, 2017
    The Research Analyst-III in the Music Cognition Lab (PI, Reyna Gordon) in the Department of Otolaryngology (VUMC) is responsible for implementation, coordinating, troubleshooting, and data analysis of studies on rhythm and language skills in children and adults using behavioral assessments, neuroimaging (EEG), and genomic approaches. The Lab is a fast-paced and exciting environment that engages students from a wide range of Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate programs, and also serves as the hub of the Program for Music, Mind & Society at Vanderbilt, a campus-wide initiative. The RA-III will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI to carry out a series of ongoing studies and plan new studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech and test the impact of music training on language skills. Prior experience with music cognition or language development research preferred; prior experience with EEG and/or Genomic research a plus. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Plan, conduct, and evaluate investigations relating to research studies
    • Interpret and analyze data appropriately
    • Prepare progress reports requiring in-depth analysis, recommendations, and/or conclusions.
    • Establish research protocols and select data sources
    • Define goals for recruitment of study participants
    • Set parameters to conduct interviews
    • Create database files
    • Record information
    • Serve as primary contact with principal investigator
    • Assist in developing plans for research studies
    • Discuss interpretation of results
    • Prepare manuscripts for publication
    • Make oral and/or written presentation of study concepts
    • Presentation are completed in a professional manner according to accepted practices
    • Keep abreast of trends in field of study
    • Read professional journals and attend meetings and/or seminars
    • Supervise Research Analyst I and II, technical support staff and student assistants and post doctoral fellows
    • Plan and assign work
    • Train and develop as appropriate

    Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree and 4 years experience

    Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:  

    Movement

    • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
    • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
    • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

    Sensory

    • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
    • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
    • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
    • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
    • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
    • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
    • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

     

    Research assistant - Cambridge, UK

    Closes August 19, 2017

    Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

    Salary: £25,298-£29,301

    We seek to appoint a Research Assistant (full-time) to work within the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDaL) in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. The position is funded by the LEGO Foundation to provide research support  for a project to develop and empirically evaluate play-based approaches to teaching science in early childhood classrooms.  

    Primary activities include assistance in:

    • recruiting teachers and children to participate in the project;
    • assessing classroom practice in Reception and Year 1 in a variety of schools;
    • developing and administering tests of children's oblem-solving, help-seeking, executive function, and scientific reasoning.

    The successful applicant will work as part of a team of researchers led by Dr Sara Baker and Dr Audrey Kittredge, and so will receive support and training. The applicant will, however, be expected to work independently in liaising with schools and teachers and carrying out office-based duties (e.g., collecting child and teacher data within a school context, and supporting the entry, coding and analysis of data). As the work entails multiple visits to schools, applicants must be willing to travel.  Some overnight stays may be required.

    For full details of the post and the person specification, please see the Further Particulars.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 22 June 2018 in the first instance.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

    To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14496. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

    We hope to hold interviews in the week commencing 28 August 2017.

    For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Sara Baker (stb32@cam.ac.uk).

    Closing date: 19 August 2017

    Research Assistant, Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention, University of Maryland

    Closes August 4, 2017
    Position Announcement: Research Assistant The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the overall operations of the center and to promote CECEI efforts focused on family and community outreach. This is a one year position, commencing in early September 2017, with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance and funding. Applicants must be available to work onsite 20 hours per week, Monday through Thursday.   Background on the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention CECEI: based in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, is a joint initiative between the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education and the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. The mission of CECEI is to conduct high-quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform State and Federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs engagement in their children’s education.   CECEI Research Assistant Responsibilities and Qualifications The Research Assistant will support the overall functioning of the Center by focusing on communication, website development, social media management, and supporting current projects. The Research Assistant will ensure that families, parents, teachers, and counselors have access to resources and materials to help inform their own policies and practices. In addition, the Research Assistant will serve as the person to contact when practitioners or community members are in need of further resources or direction.   Additional responsibilities include: • Overall administrative support of the Center • Updating and maintaining the Center website and Twitter page • Support the hiring of CECEI personnel (e.g., advertising, correspondence, interview scheduling, etc.) • Disseminating relevant news, research reports, and topical discussions via social media • Promoting family and community outreach (translation and application of research to parenting/teaching) through social media • Organizing meetings and CECEI professional development offerings   Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development, Child Development or a related field • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills • Evidence of exemplary interpersonal skills • Evidence of strong analytical and organizational skills • Evidence of technology skills (Google Drive, social media, and Microsoft Office)   Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development, Child Development or a related field (Current Doctoral students are also encouraged to apply) • Experience in Early Childhood General or Special Education • Experience organizing professional development for small groups • Experience as a research assistant, notably with website/social media responsibilities • Experience implementing school and community engagement initiatives   The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.   Applicants should submit the following materials electronically:   Cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current curriculum vitae/resume; names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references; and two writing samples (one formal, such as a literature review, and one informal, such as an email to a colleague or a supervisor). Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. For best consideration, please submit all materials by 5:00 PM on August 4th, 2017. All inquiries, nominations and applications should include the subject line “CECEI Fall 2017 Research Assistant” and be sent to: CECEI@umd.edu

    Project Coordinator - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Closes July 28, 2017

    We seek candidates with experience working with developmental populations. Experience working in a preschool classroom is preferred but not required. As both involve testing at various locations, access to transportation is essential (standard gas mileage is reimbursed).

    Project Coordinator:  This person will manage recruiting and scheduling for the project.  This involves educating preschool directors, teachers, and parents as to the objectives of the project, scheduling and conducting testing sessions in the preschools, and helping manage data.  We will provide career development for this person according to their career goals, but this may include training in research methods and statistics and the opportunity to present and publish on the projects.

    The Sleep Lab @ UMass has a new 3-bedroom sleep lab in the Institute of Applied Life Sciences for in-lab studies. We combine techniques including polysomnography (EEG, EOG, and EMG) and actigraphy to measure sleep and use an array of behavioral probes in populations from children to older adults.  UMass is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.

    If interested, please send a CV with cover letter to Rebecca Spencer (rspencer@umass.edu).

    Research Assistant, Institute of Education Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill

    Closes July 27, 2017

    http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/124653

    This position is assigned to the Center for Developmental Science (CDS), an advanced institute for interdisciplinary and collaborative studies in human development. The CDS is inter-institutional and its faculty consists primarily of scientists from Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Meredith College, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Selected researchers from other national and international institutions collaborate in research initiated by the Center.

    The Center has five specific aims: to advance the frontiers of behavioral, biological, and social science by supporting interdisciplinary research on the bio-behavioral development of individuals over the life span and across generations; serve society by establishing linkages between the University of North Carolina, the state, and the nation through research related to promotion of healthy behaviors in individuals, families, schools, and communities; enhance teaching by providing an advanced interdisciplinary studies program in developmental science for doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and faculty members; promote and support faculty scholarship and research collaboration across disciplines, departments, schools, and universities in the study of developmental processes, and foster cross-institutional cooperation in developmental studies at component campuses of the University of North Carolina and private universities in North Carolina.

    The CDS has a variety of research and training programs such as the Behavioral Science Research Division (BSRD), the Social Development and Intervention Research Program (SDIRP), the Developmental Methodology Core, the Health Risk Behaviors Core, and the Carolina Consortium on Human Development (CCHD). There are more than 16 funded research projects that are conducted by the Center faculty. Most of these projects have been funded by federal agencies, but there are also state funded contracts, private foundation grants, sub-contractual agreements, and internal awards.

    This full-time research position is time-limited for a 3-year period and is assigned to projects that are affiliated with the Behavioral Science Research Division at the Center for Developmental Science.

    This position is designed to serve as a Research Assistant (RA) for newly-funded projects of the Behavioral Research Science Division at the Center for Developmental Science. The RA will work with principal investigators and other research staff to provide support to assigned research activities with a focus on participant recruitment, data collection, and data processing. Primary areas of responsibilities are:

    •Approximately 50% time is involved in facilitating and conducting data collection in families’ homes and in local schools. •Approximately 25% time will be spent coding and scoring these data using established coding schemes and data management systems. •Approximately 15% time is involved in the entry, management, and analysis of these data in various ways, as directed by the Project Co-PIs. •Approximately 10% time is involved with other research activities such as planning meetings, preparation of research materials, training, and support with reporting needs.

    Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.ntracts, private foundation grants, sub-contractual agreements, and internal awards.

    It is essential that this position have flexibility with work schedule to ensure optimal data collection periods.

    Previous experience with social science research is preferred. Previous experience is desired with cognitive, developmental, or educational research.

    Fall internship at the Brookings Institute

    Closes July 7, 2017

    We are now recruiting for an internship for Fall 2017.  It is a paid internship, which will run from September 11 through December 8.  We are looking for applicants who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in psychology, experience with assessment and evaluation, strong writing skills, and the ability to work independently.  Applications are currently being accepted.  Here is a link to the position description:

    https://interns-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1492/fall-2017%2c-21st-century-skills-research-internship%2c-center-for-universal-education/job

    The deadline for application is July 7th

     

    Research Coordinator Position at UCLA

    Closes July 1, 2017

    Research Coordinator Position at UCLA  Applications due July 1st (or as soon as possible!) 

    We are hiring a full-time research coordinator to assist in the conduct of two collaborative community-based studies of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in children’s mental health and school settings.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Anna Lau, the coordinator will work on the 4KEEPS Project focused on “Identifying Quality Indicators within Multiple EBP Delivery in Child Mental Health Services” and the TEAMS Study focused on "Translating Evidence-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD): A Multi-Level Implementation Strategy”.

    About 4KEEPS

    This is a two-site (UCLA and UCSD) NIMH-funded project focused on community therapists implementation of multiple evidence-based practices for children’s mental health within a system-driven reform in Los Angeles County. The aims of the new study are to develop a pragmatic quality assessment tool to assess therapist delivery of EBP strategies associated with positive client outcomes.  This study is being conducted by Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee and Anna Lau.

    About TEAMS

    This is a set of two coordinated NIMH-funded studies that will test ways to support community providers in their learning and delivery of treatments for ASD.  TEAMS is being carried out in three-sites (UCLA, UC Davis and UCSD) under the direction of Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Aubyn Stahmer and Anna Lau.

    Responsibilities:

    • Data collection with study participants in community mental health agencies and public schools 
    • Training and management of research assistants
    • Observational coding of recordings of EBP delivery in the community
    • General project tasks including data tracking and management and analyses, preparing study materials, literature searches, report and manuscript preparation.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or related field
    • Experience with data entry/management programs (e.g., SPSS)
    • Observational coding experience
    • Research methods coursework, mentored research experience, or equivalent 

    To apply send CV and letter of interest to Dr. Anna Lau alau@psych.ucla.edu.

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