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Research Assistant at Tulane University

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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. 

 

Re-post: Laboratory Coordinator Postition-Charlottesville (Angeline LIllard's laboratory)

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The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, has been cleared to search for a new full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on Montessori education and on play. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students and post-docs, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on.

Important credentials are the ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized and detail-oriented. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. To overlap several weeks with the current coordinator, we would like the new hire to begin the week of July 17.

More information about our laboratory’s research can be found at: http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/home.html

To apply, please to go

https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1497905499335

click on "University Staff" and search for Job #: 0621088.

We are beginning to review applications now and will review until the position is filled.  

Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator

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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).

Lab manager position at Notre Dame

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The Cognition Learning and Development (CLAD) Lab at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a lab manager to begin in summer 2017. Members of the lab study various aspects of children's mathematical thinking, with a primary focus on mathematical concepts children construct in the preschool and elementary school years. You can find out more about the lab by visiting our website: http://www.nd.edu/~nmcneil

The lab manager will help our team with all aspects of our research. Some duties include: interacting with children, families, and schools; helping to mentor and manage undergraduate students; helping to design and administer mathematics lessons and activities for children; entering, coding, and analyzing data; maintaining databases; purchasing and upkeep of equipment; reading relevant literature; writing a lab newsletter for parents and teachers; organizing outreach to the local community; helping with conference presentations and manuscripts.

We are especially interested in someone who is sociable, organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team is a must. Minimum bachelor's degree required. Preferred qualifications include: coursework in psychology, education, and/or mathematics; experience working with children in preschool and/or elementary school; previous research experience; and strong technical and computer skills.

To apply for the position, email (1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals; (2) your resume; and (3) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Nicole McNeil <nmcneil@nd.edu>. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who could start before July 2017.

Research Project Coordinator at Northwestern University (Start: September 1, 2017)

No closing date

Job Summary:

This full-time (37.5 hours per week over 12 months) position involves assistance with planning and implementing a research study on “Promoting Emotion Regulation to Enhance Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults” (funded by the Retirement Research Foundation) at the Life-Span Development Laboratory (Director: Dr. Claudia Haase) in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. The laboratory/research project manager will organize the Institutional Review Board submission; organize participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study sessions; organize measurement development; organize software programming for laboratory-based data collection (e-Prime, Biolab, Qualtrics); assist with data collection including collection of emotion regulation (i.e., physiological, self-report) and cognitive functioning data; supervise and train graduate and undergraduate research assistants to assist with data collection and physiological data processing; supervise cleaning, synthesizing, and merging of emotion, cognition, and questionnaire data; and supervise data management for the project. Effective communication with study participants and research team members and detail-oriented organization under minimal supervision are required.

This is a one-year term appointment. Manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders.  Monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols.  Assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards.  Develops, implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures.  Co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants.  Ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Specific Responsibilities:

Technical

  • Leads execution & control of a biomedical &/or social science project or research study.
  • Coordinates processing & analysis of data, conduct of experimental tests & procedures.
  • Develops new &/or revised research methodologies. 
  • Ensures completion of study activities per protocol including recruitment.
  • Ascertains pretreatment & eligibility requirements.
  • Obtains informed consent.
  • Registers participant with appropriate sponsor.
  • Interviews & obtains medical & social histories.

Administrative

  • Oversees & manages collection, maintenance, analysis & evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations & publications. 
  • Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.
  • Assists PI in reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, formatting, editing, & preparing tables, charts, graphs, progress & final reports, etc.
  • Coordinates between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations &/or other research &/or educational institutions. 
  • Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.

Finance

  • Manages lab/study budget & inventory including purchasing of supplies & services ensuring that they are necessary, reasonable & project related.
  • Orders & maintains inventory of study supplies.
  • Distributes intra-departmental charges. 
  • Negotiates with vendors, obtain quotes & arrange for demos of large equipment. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years' research study or other relevant experience required; OR
  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 1 year research study or other relevant experience.
  • Supervisory or project management experience required.
  • Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
  • Prior research experience, including experience with data collection.
  • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical software (e.g., Stata, SPSS, R).
  • Data management skills.
  • High level of computer and technological literacy.
  • Rapid learner of new software and technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to display attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure.
  • Ability to be a team player.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with experimental software (e.g., e-Prime).
  • Experience with psychophysiology equipment and software (e.g., Mindware).
  • Experience with online questionnaires (e.g., Qualtrics).

  As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Clinical Research Specialist (Research Assistant), DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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We are seeking a full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) to work on several NIH-fundedstudies that examine neurobehavioral outcomes in HIV infection and drug use. All studies are in active data collection. The research assistant will conduct activities to support data collection, and will have the opportunity to engage in a wide array of research methods relevant to patient-oriented research. The research assistant will devote a substantial portion of their effort to recruitment, assessment (including facilitation of MRI scans, administration of structured interviews, neuropsychological testing, and urine drug screening), and data processing. This position is ideal for individuals interested in gaining clinical research experience before pursuing graduate training in clinical psychology, public health, or medicine.

Work Performed

Responsibilities include: recruitment, scheduling, and tracking of participants (20%); data collection (60%); data processing (10%); and other relevant administrative tasks (10%). The proposed start date is May 2017. We are looking for a candidate who is able to make a 2-3 year commitment to the position. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with additional funding conditional upon satisfactory performance. The position is located at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and some previous clinical research experience are required. A background in psychology, neuroscience, and/or biology is preferred.

Key Skills

Successful applicants must be motivated, reliable, and mature, able to multi-task and learn new tasks quickly, and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Most importantly, they must be highly respectful of and feel comfortable working with diverse populations, including active drug abusers, gay men and women, ethnic minorities, and individuals with criminal histories. The research assistant will be expected to complete tasks independently and to work closely as part of our research team. Proficiency in Word and Excel is required. Experience with MATLAB is ideal.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, and names of three references to ryan.bell@duke.edu.

For more information about our lab, please see our website: http://sites.duke.edu/harp/.

Research Analyst-III, Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

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RA-III

The Research Analyst-III will work under the supervision of Lab Director Reyna Gordon, PhD (Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center). This individual will be 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 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. Applications must be submitted online at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1703649

Clinical Research Assistant Position at The Ohio State University Medical Center

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The BabyTalk Project (PI: Derek Houston, PhD) at the Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development in the department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Medical Center seeks a curious, motivated, and organized individual to serve as a full-time research assistant for an NIH-funded project studying the language development of children with hearing loss. An ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate who majored in Psychology or a related field and is looking for additional research experience before applying to graduate school.

The BabyTalk Project examines the role of input in children’s speech and language outcomes using a variety of methodologies and experimental designs. The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and scheduling our normal-hearing participants, some of whom will participate longitudinally. She or he also will coordinate these families’ visits with other team members, including speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Consequently, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Because this individual will assist with data collection using both video studies and behavioral paradigms, she or he should have prior experience working with children and families. To learn more, please visit our lab's website: go.osu.edu/babytalk 

The research assistant will work directly with the project manager to train undergraduate research volunteers and establish and maintain laboratory protocols. Strong time management skills are therefore essential. The ideal candidate will be poised and comfortable balancing various responsibilities at a time. He or she will be patient, eager to learn, and resourceful.

The start day is flexible, although we prefer someone who could start this summer (July, 2017).

To apply: please send a CV and cover letter to the project manager, Jessa Reed, Ph.D. at Jessica.Reed2@osumc.edu. Please also have three letters of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to Jessa as well. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Lab Coordinator, Cognitive Development Lab and Reasoning & Decision Making Lab Wesleyan University

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The Cognitive Development Lab, directed by Dr. Hilary Barth, and the Reasoning & Decision Making Lab, directed by Dr. Andrea Patalano, both at Wesleyan University, announce a full-time lab coordinator position starting September 2017. The lab coordinator’s duties will be split 80:20 across the two labs. The lab coordinator will assist with studies on the development of numerical/spatial thinking and decision making in preschool and school-aged children and adults, as well as other general duties in the labs.

Duties include coordinating relationships with local research sites such as schools and children’s museums; hiring and supervision of undergraduate research assistants; recruiting and scheduling participants; maintaining a participant database; data entry and record keeping; running participants through studies; literature searches; and assisting with the preparation of conference abstracts, manuscripts, and grants. The lab coordinator will have the opportunity to be directly involved in research, earn authorship on a paper, and attend research conferences.

Key qualifications include a BA in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field; prior research experience (experimental child development experience preferred); exceptional flexibility, organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail; general computer skills and statistical software experience (Microsoft Office suite; SPSS); and intellectual interest in our research areas. Programming experience preferred but not required. This position is for 1 year, pending funding for a possible second year.

Apply through the Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site at https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5738. In addition, 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 Alexandra Zax (azax@wesleyan.edu).

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860-685-4771, afarias@wesleyan.edu.

College Transition Collaborative: Research Coordinator

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The mission of the College Transition Collaborative (CTC) is to create higher education learning environments that foster equitable student outcomes, by bridging research and practice. The CTC:

  • Elevates students’ psychological experience of college as a central lens for postsecondary completion through an interdisciplinary approach, by acting as a bridge between research and practice
  • Works with the higher education community to develop and test evidence-based, scalable tools and practices
  • Partners with key intermediaries to scale these approaches and ensure adoption with fidelity across contexts

Our work helps colleges and universities better understand how their students experience moments of transition or difficulty, and adopt psychologically-informed practices that convey to all students they are valued, respected, and can excel. CTC’s work has helped support greater engagement, retention, and completion for students at diverse colleges and universities across the United States, particularly for traditionally marginalized groups such as students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. To learn more, please visit our website.

This is an exciting time for the CTC! We are growing fast and building our internal capacity to do better work for more students, more efficiently. Reporting to the Senior Research Manager, the Research Coordinator will play a key role in assisting in the coordination and development of our research practice partnerships. This includes: coordinating the general daily operation of our projects; the design and preparation of survey and intervention materials; working closely with our school partners to develop and coordinate the implementation of surveys and interventions; data collection and management (e.g., coordinating data pulls with schools, data cleaning); responding to questions and issues that arise at a school site.

We are seeking a Research Coordinator who:

  • Is passionate about efforts to improve equity for marginalized and underrepresented populations, particularly through an educational and psychological lens.

  • Can work and learn both independently and with co-workers.

  • Has experience conducting research, particularly social science research with human subjects.

  • Has basic knowledge and/or awareness of social psychology or educational psychology.

  • Is comfortable with data management and basic data analyses.

  • Communicates clearly and professionally.

  • Is energized by the prospect of working for an early-stage organization with flexible roles in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Why work for CTC? Some perks include:

  • Contributing to mission-oriented work that strives to reduce educational inequality in the U.S.

  • Being involved in cutting-edge research with some of the most prominent social scientists and higher education changemakers in the field.

  • Helping build an early-stage organization with room for professional growth.

  • Joining a close-knit, friendly team that highly values diversity and inclusion.

  • Great benefits: CTC is part of Stanford University, meaning our employees are eligible for all Stanford Benefits & Rewards.

  • We welcome and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds who can bring unique perspectives to the table. The selected candidate must be willing to relocate to the Bay Area for this position.

    If you would like to apply for this position, please fill out this form. Please note that applications not submitted through the form will not be considered. If you have questions, please email ctc@collegetransitioncollaborative.org with the subject line "Hiring - RC Inquiry.”

    __________________________________________________________________________        

    Core Duties:

    • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.
    • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed. Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments.

    • Prepare, distribute, administer and process questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.

    • Apply formulas and calculations to research data using basic statistical programs. Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.

    • Other Clerical Duties: mass photocopying, mailings, and errands.                    

    Minimum Education and Experience Required

    • Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

    • A Four year college degree is preferred

    Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    •   General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
    • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.

    • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

    • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately. • Effective oral and written communication skills.

    • Ability to work with human study participants.

    Certificates and Licenses Required                 

    • None

    Physical Requirements

    • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.

    • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, and operates foot and/or hand controls.             

    Work Standards

    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/

    Working Conditions

    • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
    • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.

    Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

     Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.                                           

    Job: Research

    Location: School of Humanities and Sciences Schedule: Full-time

    Grade: D

    Job Code: 4185

     

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    Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship, UC Berkeley

    Closes April 17, 2017

    The Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer research assistant internship. Interns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.

    This is an unpaid internship from approximately June 5 - August 4. Interns will be expected to work 20-30 hours/week.

    Research interns will work with graduate students and the lab manager on multiple ongoing research projects. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively.

    Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.

    Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Students --> Volunteers) for application instructions. The application deadline is Monday April 17 8:00 AM PST.

    Please direct any questions to Sarah de la Vega at gopniklabmanager@berkeley.edu

    Summer Research Internship in Computational Clinical Psychology with Qntfy (Part-Time, Remote)

    Closes April 16, 2017

    May 23rd, 2017 - August 15th, 2017 Application due: April 16th, 2017 Summer Research Internship in Computational Clinical Psychology Dr. Glen Coppersmith, Qntfy  

    Qntfy is looking to recruit up to 10 psychology students interested to gain research experience in computational clinical psychology. Qntfy is a psychology and computer science startup that uses machine learning methods to quantify psychological phenomena, detect mental illness and prevent suicidality based on digital life data. Qntfy’s work has been featured in Scientific American, Mashable, and The Mighty. Qntfy routinely publishes its findings in peer-reviewed academic venues, some of which can be found here. Interns will spend 5 - 10 hrs per week working with a research associate to detect signs of psychological disorders and/or suicidality based on social media data. This internship is unpaid and educational in nature, and all tasks can be completed remotely.

    Objectives & Responsibilities This program will equip interns with research skills unique to computational psychology. These include developing annotation schemes to detect psychological constructs from social media and annotating social media data, a key task in the development of machine learning models. Interns will also gain significant topic knowledge and engage with experts in computational psychology during weekly research meetings. Opportunities may also be available for interns to produce an academic paper and conduct an independent research project related to their current studies. Interns must dedicate 5 - 10 hrs per week to the internship over the course of 12 weeks.

    Requirements Successful applicants will be graduate or undergraduate students of psychology with an interest in studying social media to detect psychological disorders and/or suicidality. Knowledge of clinical psychology diagnostics and psychometrics is useful. A background in computer science is useful, but not necessary.

    To apply, please contact Kate via kate@qntfy.com with the following information: 1. Your name, degree program, institution, and anticipated graduation term 2. A cover letter outlining reasons for your interest in the position 3. Your resume or CV 4. An unofficial college transcript 5. Two references

    Applications must be received by 11.59pm, Sunday April 16th, 2017.

    Lab Coordinator for UCSD's Early Learning & Cognition Lab

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Early Learning & Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of California San Diego, under the direction of Dr. Caren Walker, is seeking a lab coordinator to begin on or around July 1, 2017, for a two year period.

    The lab conducts research on abstract thinking and causal inference in early childhood, investigating how mechanisms like exploration, explanation, and counterfactual reasoning may influence conceptual change. Duties include research and administrative responsibilities, such as recruiting child participants and their families, recruiting local preschools, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and maintaining the lab's IRB protocol. 

    The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field, as well as experience working with young children. Interested applicants should submit a CV or resume and a cover letter by April 15th to Andie Nishimi at elclab@ucsd.edu (Subject Line: Lab Coordinator Application) to be considered for the position. The position will begin at part time - between 20-30 hours/week (negotiable) with the possibility of moving to full time (40 hours/week) if desired, pending the availability of grant funding. This may therefore be an ideal position for someone interested in obtaining experience in a developmental research setting, while also having the opportunity to work at a second position, part time.

    Please feel free to contact the current lab coordinator - Andie Nishimi - at elclab@ucsd.edu with any questions!

    Lab Manager at the University of Delaware

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, eager, and well-spoken individual to serve as a full-time laboratory manager and project coordinator for an IES-funded project to develop a language assessment for toddlers. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. Former laboratory coordinators have accumulated paper presentations and publications and then gone on to the graduate schools of their choice.

    The laboratory is extremely active and highly collaborative with a focus on language acquisition, spatial skills, and learning through play. Strong writing skills are essential as the lab manager collaborates on publications, writes grant reports, and presents at conferences. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are a must as the lab manager connects the lab to the University IRB office, manages participant recruitment, and oversees purchasing equipment and supplies. As the project coordinator for the IES language grant, the lab manager organizes meetings between the different sites, collects data at local preschools and daycares, and plays a strong role in the development of the assessment.

    The lab manager must also have excellent social skills. In addition to training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, the lab manager cultivates a team orientation and fosters a high degree of professionalism among laboratory members. The applicant must be excellent with young children and their parents as well as with the staff they interface with at the University and in the field. Previous research experience in a psychology or related laboratory is required and an interest and background in how young children learn is desirable.

    Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment. Preferred start date is June 1, 2017.

    Materials: please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for your three recommenders to the current Laboratory Manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu.  Please also have your three recommenders send their letters there as well. Please submit all materials by April 15, 2017.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

    Lab Manager Position in the Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy Lab at the University of Chicago

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab, directed by Dr. Alex Shaw at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin July 1st, 2017. 

     

    The job will include working on research related to the development of social cognition, being involved in all aspects of the research. The particular focus of this position will entail coordinating projects investigating social influences on children’s allocation decisions and their moral judgments about others.  Responsibilities include overseeing research activities, including but not limited to: participant recruitment both in the lab, at schools, and at museums, undergraduate research assistant supervision, stimuli creation, helping design studies, testing child participants, as well as coding and analyzing data.

    The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, and be motivated, creative, and organized. The candidate must be willing to commit two years to the position. This position is particularly appropriate for individuals who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology. 

    A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, as well as previous research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory, is highly preferred.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and names of two references on this webpage by April 15 (requisition number 102261) to be considered for the position. Please email (dibs.lab.manager@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this posting. 

    Post-Baccalaureate Research Internship

    Closes April 15, 2017

    OVERVIEW: UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential conducts rigorous research to identify the optimal ways to teach mindfulness. We use these insights to create scalable mindfulness training for youth, to train effective mindfulness teachers, and to lead innovative training programs that measure and maximize human potential. CMHP is currently inviting applicants for a 20 hour/week volunteer position designed to provide training in the psychological and brain sciences as well as exposure to the management and operation of an academic research center. Applicants can apply to assist with research through contributions in one of the following four areas. If more than one area looks relevant, please list and describe your areas of interest in order of priority.

    Academic Research: Responsibilities can include running research experiments, designing research materials, conducting literature reviews, acting as a liaison to research participants, and managing/analyzing data. You will be involved in both the conceptual development and execution of research, allowing you to develop a discerning scientific eye and technical research skills.

    Social Media & Community Outreach: Responsibilities can include managing an integrated social media strategy across multiple platforms, translating new scientific discoveries for general audiences, assisting with marketing campaigns, and cultivating community relationships. You will work at the intersection of scientific research and social media management, developing marketable experience in public relations.

    Filming & Video Production: Responsibilities can include filming, editing, and producing content for online courses and social media. You will be supported and challenged to develop your technical and creative skills while producing a wide variety of video content that can build your personal portfolio.

    Web development: Responsibilities can include the creation or extension of a web and app based online learning platform, as well as the development and refinement of CMHP’s web presence. You will collaborate with experienced software engineers to expand the center’s technological capacities.

    REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Prior experience in your chosen areas of interest is preferred. The time commitment is 20 hours each week.

    DURATION: This internship entails a one year commitment to ensure that everyone involved benefits from the collaboration. This engagement also allows us to provide strong letters of recommendation. There is flexibility in precise start and end dates.

    AWARD: This internship includes a $3000 award that can be applied to a computer, software, and/or related expenses that will support your work at CMHP.

    HOW TO APPLY: Please send a single email to cmhp@psych.ucsb.edu with (1) a statement of interest that includes a description of relevant experience, (2) your resume, (3) a writing sample, and (4) a copy of your unofficial transcript. The application deadline is April 15, 2017. However, we will interview eligible candidates on a rolling basis as long as positions remain unfilled. Learn more about the UCSB Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential at www.cmhp.ucsb.edu

    Clinical Research Assistant, PEDIATRIC ANXIETY RESEARCH CENTER, Bradley Hospital Brown Medical School

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital (located in East Providence, RI and affiliated with the Brown Medical School), is looking for two full-time clinical research assistants for several projects concerning obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Current research projects at PARC are focused on effective therapist behaviors and dissemination of exposure treatment for pediatric OCD and anxiety, neuropsychological functioning in OCD, and treatment outcome research in an intensive program for children and adolescents with OCD and anxiety. Administrative duties include scheduling study participants, tracking progress of the studies, data entry and analysis, collaboration with community partners, and preparing submissions to the Human Subjects Protection Committee and Office of Research Administration. Aiding in study recruitment and developing innovative recruitment strategies is an important role of the research assistant. Clinical responsibilities may include screening research participants, administering ratings scales, behavioral coding of exposure treatment sessions, and administering diagnostic interviews to study participants. Participation in multidisciplinary discussions regarding research design and implementation is expected. Mentorship from psychologists and opportunities to assist in writing scientific articles for publication and grant submissions are provided. A strong academic record is essential and past research experience is desirable. Frequent travel to research sites in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is required for at least one position and may be included in both positions. Flex work schedules would be considered given significant travel to the Greater Boston area.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    * A bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, or related fields

    * Excellent computer and communication (verbal and written) skills

    * Past experience of hands-on involvement in a research project

    * A career interest in clinical psychology or in psychiatry

    * Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications

    * Strong organizational skills

    * Strong interpersonal skills

    * The ability to work well with children and parents

    * A willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner

    * A strong sense of responsibility towards work

    This position would begin in May/June of 2017, and would require a two-year commitment contingent upon grant funding and performance. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and two written recommendations (sent directly by your recommenders) to Chris Georgiadis no later than April 15, 2017. We prefer to receive applications via email, but if you or your recommenders would prefer to send us written correspondence, please use the address provided below. We will review applications as they are received and contact applicants to extend interview invitations.

    Please send cover letter, resume/CV, and two letters of recommendation by April 15, 2017 to:

    Christopher Georgiadis

    Clinical Research Assistant Christopher.Georgiadis@Lifespan.org, 401-432-1469

    For written correspondence:

    Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic (PARC) Ruggles Building

    Bradley Hospital

    1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway

    East Providence, RI 02915

    Research Assistant/Coordinator Position-Brain and Cognitive Development Lab, University of Illinois

    Closes April 15, 2017

    Dr. Dan Hyde is looking to hire someone to oversee ongoing research in the Brain and Cognitive Development Lab housed within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Research in the lab investigates the neural basis of quantitative, spatial, and social cognition in infants, young children, and adults.  Duties will include data collection using brain (EEG/ERP, fNIRS) and behavioral measures, undergraduate staff supervision/organization, as well as some community relations and recruitment work.  Applicants should hold bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field, have experience working in a professional setting with parents and children, be fluent with both Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as have relevant research experience in cognition, development, and/or neuroscience.  Although not necessary, the ideal applicant will also have some experience with brain imaging/measures, basic computer programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python), and a solid understanding of statistics.  This is a one-year position with the possibility of a multiple-year renewal pending performance and funding.   This is an hourly position that will require 35-40 hours of work per week.  Start date is negotiable between April and July 2017, but there is a strong preference for earlier start date if possible.  Pay is also negotiable but commensurate on experience.  For more information on the type of research we do, see the lab website: http://labs.psychology.illinois.edu/BCDLab

    Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

    If you are interested, send a CV and questions to Dan Hyde (dchyde@illinois.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be considered up until April 15th. 

    Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab, University of Tennessee Knoxville

    Closes April 14, 2017

    The Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab (infantlanguagelab.utk.edu), under the direction of Dr. Jessica Hay, is currently looking for highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors to take part in our summer internship. The goal of this unpaid internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in developmental psychology, cognitive science, normal language acquisition, or a related field. This is our second summer internship and first intern pursued graduate school at her top graduate school.

    We have recently received an NIH grant: Infant statistical learning: Resilience, longevity, and specificity. Our lab studies the computational mechanisms that support infants’ ability to acquire language. The current body of statistical learning research literature minimally addresses the complex challenges infants face when learning language. In the grant, we aim to explore statistical learning in a noisy, ecologically valid setting. Secondly, we aim to examine infant’s long term memory for newly learned words extracted from continuous speech. Lastly, we will examine how infants represent newly learned words and how this relates to subsequent language learning.

    Applicants should have a background in psychology or related fields. The following skills are desirable but not necessary: computer programming, statistical analysis, experience with young children. The student’s responsibilities include: recruiting participants, running studies, collecting data from participants, and contributing to data analysis. Successful applicants will be mentored by a graduate student or the lab manager, and will play an integral role in our ongoing projects. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with other developmental labs, as our lab is part of the Child Development Research Group at UT (cdrg.utk.edu). The internship lasts 10 weeks and starts late May/early June.

    To apply please send a resume, the contact information of two references, and a cover letter detailing relevant coursework and research experience to our lab manager, Rebecca Bauer (rbauer5@utk.edu) by April 14th.

    Internship Massachusetts General Hospital

    Closes April 7, 2017

    Community Psychiatry, Program for Research in Implementation & Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (PRIDE) Department of Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School 70 Everett Ave., Suite 516 Chelsea, MA 02150 (617) 887-4063

    Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation research lab that has a special focus on reducing mental health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse individuals. Much of our work takes place in the Chelsea community, which has significant immigrant, refugee and impoverished populations. The overarching mission of PRIDE is to bridge the gap between science and practice by bringing evidence-based treatments to the communities with the greatest need.

    PRIDE exists at a unique intersection between research and practice. We are currently seeking a small team of volunteer research assistants for a 10-week internship program during summer 2017. As an intern, your work has the potential to support the reduction of health disparities across Massachusetts and beyond. You will work with Dr. Luana Marques, as well as with the clinical research team in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the lab. Intern activities include, but are not limited to:

    • Conducting and summarizing extensive and ongoing literature reviews for project development • Bibliographical support for publications • Data entry and analysis using a variety of statistical software packages • Developing and utilizing analytic codebooks • Assisting with Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposals, including designing consent forms, information sheets, and other related project documents • Assisting with grant proposal preparation

    Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology, psychiatry, or public health. Spanish-speaking applicants are encouraged. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Our program emphasizes mentorship, and opportunities for professional training and career development are integrated into the position.

    This position requires a full-time commitment of 40 hours per week. Office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm. The start date of the internship is June 5, 2017 and will last 10 weeks, with the final day being August 11, 2017. The start date is NOT flexible. Interns will work as volunteers and must be able to travel to our office in Chelsea. To apply, please send a copy of your unofficial transcript, your resume/CV, and any questions to Kaylie Patrick, Program Manager (kpatrick6@mgh.harvard.edu) no later than April 7, 2017.

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