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Research Manager and Academic Assistant Position at Swarthmore College

No closing date

The Psychology Department at Swarthmore College seeks an administrator to begin in mid-July 2017. The responsibilities of this person will fall into two major categories: (1) Act as a Research Manager in matters concerning the oversight and facilitation of student and faculty research throughout the year with emphasis on off-campus populations. (2) Assist the Department Chair primarily in matters concerning facilitating and monitoring student progress in the department including students in special majors such as neuroscience and psychology and education.

For more information about this position, including application instructions, see: http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/493390/research-manager-academic-asst

For more information about the Psychology Department’s research labs, see: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology/labs

This position starts in mid-July 2017.  The term of the position will be three years. During the first month (mid-July through mid-August 2017), the position will be full time to allow for training and overlap with the incumbent. After that, during each year, the position will be full-time from mid-August through mid-June and half-time from mid-June until mid-August. The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree. Experience conducting and managing research is highly desirable, as is experience with database management and web-based programming. Experience working in research, clinical, or educational settings with children, parents, and other community members is highly desirable.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

No closing date

The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, anticipates hiring a 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 pretend play, and Montessori education. 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.

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 are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. To overlap several weeks with the current coordinator, the new hire will begin work in late July.

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

To apply, please send a cover letter describing the reason for your interest in the position and your main qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to Angeline Lillard at: earlydevlabcoordinator@gmail.com

Please name all files beginning with your last name.your first name.and whether it is the cover letter or CV. Thank you.

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.

Psycho-educational Evaluator at MIT

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Join our team! New position available as a psycho-educational evaluator at MIT working with Dr. John Gabrieli and Dr. Joanna Christodoulou

Apply here: http://bit.ly/2rg1460

PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATOR, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to administer and score standardized cognitive and language assessments in children, adolescents, and adults; and train and supervise colleagues to administer and score selected tests. Responsibilities will include collaborating with clinical and basic science investigators to organize and implement research protocols; maintaining accurate paper and electronic records for subject evaluations; assisting with efforts to identify and recruit language- and reading-based learning impaired participants; and performing related duties as needed.  The position offers an opportunity to assist with the collection of clinical and basic science data, including human neuroimaging (MRI, EEG) and behavior.

Job Requirements 

REQUIRED:  a bachelor's degree (master’s preferred) in psychology or other relevant area; and a minimum of two years’ clinical work experience working with children, adolescents, and their parents (clinical experience must be clear from the job application and from recommenders); proficiency with standard computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) and comfort learning new computer applications and tasks; strong analytical and research skills; detail orientation; ability to work independently; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Job #14728

Application material should include a list of tests and associated level of expertise with them.  This may be included as part of the cover letter or resume. 

Bilingual Parent-Child Specialist position at NYU School of Medicine

No closing date

We are seeking an Spanish-English bilingual parent-child specialist to work for a parent intervention program and related behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. This program is designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations and is being administered in the context of randomized controlled trials at Bellevue Hospital Center (Manhattan, NY) and in the context of a clinical program at Woodhull Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY), and other sites in NYC to be determined.

About the position:

The parent-child specialist will administer a behavioral parenting program designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.  The program is a relationship-based intervention with parents and their children (birth-5) that takes place in the pediatric clinic, is offered for free to low-income parents, and is being studied as part of a research program.

Specifically, this individual will be responsible for:

Primary tasks:

Providing the parenting intervention program (Video Interaction Project) to parents of infants and young children, which involves:

o   Meeting with parents and children

o   Providing structured guidance about child development

o   Providing structured tips to parents about reading, playing, and interacting with their child

o   Videotaping the parent and child playing together, then providing feedback and positive reinforcement to the parent about this video

o   Maintaining records of family participation in the program

o   Building rapport with families, including coordinating with parents and tracking/scheduling upcoming program visits

Overseeing operational aspects of the parenting program

Assistance with tasks related to the research study, including recruiting families, consenting families, and collecting participant data

Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

Secondary tasks:

 Assistance with other operational aspects of the research study and parenting program

Requirements:  

·         Fluency in both English and Spanish

·         Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field

·         Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings

·         Previous research experience

·         Previous experience using databases; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs

·         Willingness to travel between sites within NYC as needed 

This is a full time position with benefits. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Anne Seery, PhD (belle.jobs@gmail.com). Please write “Parent-Child Specialist” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in the cover letter.

Lab Manager Position in the Mind Perception and Morality Lab at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

No closing date

Dr. Kurt Gray is recruiting a full-time lab manager for the Mind Perception and Morality Lab, starting in Summer or Fall 2017.  The MPM lab studies how people see the minds of others, and how this "mind perception" underlies our most crucial moral judgments. This position is ideal for students interested in gaining more experience prior to applying to graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or similar fields.  

Responsibilities

The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily research and administrative tasks of the lab. The lab manager’s primary task will be overseeing a multi-year NSF funded project on ethics in the workplace. They will also take care of administrative duties such as completing IRBs, ordering supplies, managing RA schedules, and organizing participant payments. The lab manager will be encouraged to develop their own research lines related to mind perception and/or morality if they so desire.

Qualifications

Applicants must be conscientious and have good attention to detail. They must also like people - this is a social psychology lab, after all.  Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field of behavioral science or philosophy. They must also have experience with SPSS, Qualtrics, and Excel. Previous experience with running behavioral studies is a plus.

To apply, please send the following items in .pdf format to Amelia Goranson at agoranso@live.unc.edu: 1) Cover letter detailing research interest and past research experience; 2) CV; 3) contact information for two professional references; and 4) unofficial transcripts. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 20th and continuing until the position is filled. 

Laboratory Coordinator Position--Bauer Lab

No closing date

The Memory at Emory laboratory in the Department of Psychology, Emory University (http://Scholarblogs.emory.edu/bauerlab/), directed by Dr. Patricia Bauer, seeks a full-time laboratory coordinator.

 

The laboratory coordinator will assist with studies of the development of episodic and semantic memory, in preschool to school-age children, and young adults. The laboratory makes use of behavioral measures, eye tracking, and event-related potential (ERP) methods. Duties include contributing to study design, creating experimental stimuli, testing participants, managing data, and assisting with data analysis. There also are administrative duties including assisting with participant recruitment and training and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Coordinators also have the opportunity to attend and present the work of the laboratory at scientific conferences and to contribute to preparation of scientific publications.

 

The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate who has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (a) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (b) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The ideal candidate will have either (a) computer programming experience, preferably using R, Python, or Matlab; or (b) a strong desire to develop programming skills. The position will entail the use of both R and Excel to process and analyze large data sets. In addition, the applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

 

Emory University is a vibrant, research-centered private university, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The position offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate may start as early as May 2017 and no later than July 2017. A 2-year commitment is required. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Dr. Natalie Merrill (natalie.merrill@emory.edu). Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Dr. Patricia Bauer or Dr. Natalie Merrill (patricia.bauer@emory.edu or natalie.merrill@emory.edu).

 

Lab Manager Position at the University of Delaware

No closing date

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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Minority Students @ CMU

Closes March 20, 2017

Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER) at CMU is pleased to announce its 2017 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).

PIER-REU is designed to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in graduate training programs by providing undergraduate students (mainly juniors and seniors) with research experience during summer. This program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at CMU.  Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $3,000 and apartment-style housing will be provided. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by a faculty member as well as, in some cases, a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student.  Admitted students will also participate in the Go Research! Summer Program at CMU. This program brings undergraduate researchers from across departments together in apartment-style dorms with resident assistants to facilitate community building, manage housing, and provide programming.   A Summer Seminar Series is provided for all students to help prepare for graduate education and research careers.

Applications are due via email by March 20, 2017.

Additional information and a link to the application are available on the program website.

Fellowship Opportunity, Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab

Closes March 17, 2017

Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab at Seattle Children’s Research Institute/Autism Center is interested in recruiting highly qualified students from Duke University for a 2-year pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors. The position will commence the summer of 2017.

Successful applicants will be involved in a training program with opportunities to use eye-tracking and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to examine gaze and brain activity patterns. They will also be involved in developing innovative technologies, such as mobile apps, video games, robots, smart toys and virtual reality. Fellows will be responsible for assisting in a variety of research activities in the lab that include, but not limited to, completing experimental protocols with young children and their families, organizing projects from the point of designing through data analysis and publication of results. More information about our lab can be found on our website: www.seattlechildrens.org/scitl.

Interested students should submit their materials no later than March 17th, 2017 in order to be considered for the position. Additional information and application requirements can be found in our official job posting here: https://www3.apply2jobs.com/seattlechildrens/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=14168&CurrentPage=1#

Questions regarding the Seattle Children’s Autism Research Fellowship may be sent to scitl@seattlechildrens.org.

Research Technician Associate with the The Evolutionary Social Psychology and Psychology of Inequality Labs, University of Michigan

Closes March 17, 2017

Job Summary

The Evolutionary Social Psychology and Psychology of Inequality Labs at the University of Michigan are recruiting a full-time Research Technician Associate (i.e., Lab Manager) to work jointly in both labs. 

The Evolutionary Social Psychology Lab, directed by Professor Joshua Ackerman, investigates a variety of psychological topics by asking not only what people do, but why and how our ancestral histories might have influenced such behaviors. Current work considers the impact of infectious disease and physiological immune system factors on decision-making and interpersonal behavior, as well as the influence of child and adult social settings on social cognition, self-control, risk-taking, and romantic relationships.

The Psychology of Inequality Lab, directed by Professor Arnold Ho, uses survey and experimental methods to examine the psychological underpinnings of social inequality. Current research in the lab examines how individual differences in (anti-)egalitarianism interacts with group membership (in high vs. low status groups) as well as the social environment (e.g., whether the social hierarchy seems unstable) to influence downstream intergroup attitudes and behaviors.

The Research Technician Associate will be responsible for working with Professors Ackerman and Ho, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates in both administrative and research capacities. This opportunity involves more than (but includes) typical Research Assistant capabilities, and thus will be most suited to applicants who have had prior experience conducting social psychological research and who have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or a related field.

Responsibilities*

  • Scheduling of study sessions, meetings, etc.
  • General project management
  • Data collection in the lab and elsewhere
  • Programming using research and recruitment software (Medialab, DirectRT, Qualtrics, MTurk)
  • Creating study materials
  • Training and supervising undergraduate research assistants
  • Managing online databases and lab supplies, maintaining experimental records
  • Developing new methods of recruiting research participants and advertising participation opportunities
  • Writing and amending IRB proposals
  • Statistical analysis
  • Assisting with manuscript preparation
  • Maintaining reliable and regular contact with faculty

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or Associate’s degree
  • Experience with experimental human research (at least one-year preferred)
  • Good knowledge of experimental design
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and managerial abilities
  • Experience with both PC and Mac platforms
  • Ability to function effectively in a dynamic workplace (tasks will vary frequently)
  • Ability to work independently

Applicants should be extremely conscientious, have excellent organizational skills and enjoy the challenges of a demanding work load involving simultaneous involvement in multiple research projects with multiple Research Assistants conducted in multiple locations including the laboratory, online, and public areas. 

Desired Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, organizational behavior or related field.

Additional Information

This 1-year position will begin in late summer (exact start date negotiable). Continuation for a second year is a possibility pending availability of funding and successful review at the end of the first year.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

All applications for this position must be received by Friday, March 17.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Research Assistant

Closes March 17, 2017

The Center for Social and Cultural Psychology (CSCP) at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium is accepting applications from undergraduates interested in social psychological research for our summer internship program. We have two sessions available. The first session starts May 29th 2017 and ends on July 7th 2017; the second session starts July 31st 2017 and ends on September 8th 2017. A selection process will select the most promising candidates from the applicants for the sessions.

The University of Leuven is a strong research university in the heart of Europe, two hours from Paris, four hours from London. It is located in the center of the historic town of Leuven, home to the university since 1425. The center includes approx. 17 post docs and Ph.D. students. Full professors in the center are Vera Hoorens, Colette van Laar, Batja Mesquita, Agnes Moors, and Karen Phalet. The research themes in the center include socio-cultural processes of social identity, social inequality and intergroup relations, emotion, motivation and regulatory processes, ethnicity and gender, and diversity in school and work organizations. The Center has an excellent international reputation and extensive international research collaborations with social and cultural psychology groups. The center provides excellent research facilities, including a state-of-the-art psycho-physiological lab. Center website: http://ppw.kuleuven.be/home/english/research/cscp.

The CSCP summer internship is open to students who are interested in gaining familiarity with and executing social psychological research. Interns will spend approximately 30 hours per week working in close contact with CSCP researchers. Work includes conducting studies with CSCP researchers in the lab and field, literature review, and (basic) data analysis.

Interns will be provided with access to university facilities, but will be responsible for all other costs (e.g., transportation, travel, and meals). Note that for students from Europe there are also opportunities to come as part of Erasmus+ Traineeships (for internship of minimally 2 months (see http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/traineeships_en.htm). Students can also come via any other existing exchange program from their home university (please check with coordinator at your home university).

Applicants can send in materials any time before Friday March 17th, 2017.  For Erasmus students we can make a decision before Monday March 6th if needed. All applicants must commit to attending an entire session of the program (starting May 29th 2017 and departing on July 7th 2017; or starting July 31st 2017 and departing on September 8th 2017). Applicants who cannot attend an entire session of the program will automatically be removed from consideration (please check your calendar and final exam schedule in advance before submitting an application).

Applications should include:

1. A one-page cover letter describing your research experience and interests. Please explain why you would like to attend the program, as well as whether you intend to pursue a PhD in a related field. This letter should also describe all previous research experience (including work in a lab or field, using existing data, and any work for your thesis). This letter should end with a declaration that you can attend at least one of the sessions of the program in its entirety, and for which session you are available (you can indicate both if available for both, and can indicate a preference if you like).

2. A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your university, major field of study, relevant courses in social psychology, intergroup relations, research methods and statistics (and grades if completed), relevant research experience, experience with data analysis, literature review, research programs (e.g. inquisit, medialab, authorware, limesurvey, qualtrics), statistical software (SPSS, EQS, Mplus, R etc), your average grade (GPA), expected graduation date, email address, languages you speak (of special interest are English, Dutch, Turkish, Japanese, French) and a working telephone number.

3. A reference letter from an academic colleague. Please provide ONE reference letter from your academic community (ex. a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or professor) who can describe your academic works and/or your personal qualities. Please send the reference letter directly to Karine Dens by email (karine.dens@kuleuven.be).

Applications should be submitted by March 17th  to the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology research coordinator, Karine Dens, by email (karine.dens@kuleuven.be). Applicants will be notified in April. Candidates who need confirmation before this or by a certain date because of fellowships: please indicate this clearly in your application materials and in the email to Karine Dens so that a decision can be made earlier.

Contact Name: Karine Dens

Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program

Closes March 17, 2017

The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2017. 

Descriptions of the Program  The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains.

In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects.

Eligibilities Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive science, and programming. Experience working with children is highly desirable. 

Commitments This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 5 and August 4.

To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 17, 2017 11:59p.m. PST.

If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computational Neuroscience

Closes March 15, 2017

University of Missouri, 9-week NSF REU program for undergraduates in the area of computational neuroscience. We will enroll students from Biological Sciences, Psychological Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Physics and Mathematics. Details about the program can be found at the site -  http://engineering.missouri.edu/neuroreu/

Currently seeking applications for a Summer 2017

§  Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. §  A 9 week research experience from Wed, May 31 to Friday, July 28, 2017 (travel days of Tue, May 30 and Saturday, July 29) §  A stipend of $4,500 in addition to travel, tuition, air-conditioned campus dorm housing and full meal plan §  An opportunity to assist graduate students with important research led by leading faculty with a wide range of expertise spanning 4 different colleges. This REU will have a computational component, and two undergraduates could       be assigned to a research team. §  1 hr credit for a course in “Computational Neuroscience” (meets 1 hour a week). §  Opportunity to join approximately 50+ other undergrad research students in a Research Symposium wherein each student prepares a poster presentation and writes a 1 page abstract for publication in a symposium handbook. §  A full series of evening workshops and brown bag lunches with 50+ other undergraduate researchers will give students information about research, career preparation and options, in addition to scientific ethics. §  Nationally acclaimed speakers will discuss specialty areas relevant to the summer research program. §  Social activities will be planned with input from participants guiding the agenda. §  Opportunity to enhance resumes and prepare for graduate school.

§  Students from underrepresented groups and from non-PhD granting institutions are encouraged to apply.

 

Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP)

Closes March 15, 2017

University of Florida Department of Neuroscience is hosting a 10 week paid research internship from May 30 – August 4, 2017.  All students interested in a research career that have not been accepted for post-graduate training are encouraged to apply.

We provide students with housing and a $400 per week stipend.  Preference will be given to students majoring in a biomedical-related discipline (for example: psychology, biology, engineering, chemistry, pharmacology, genetics).  No previous research training is required.

How to Apply

The deadline for the Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP) is March 15, 2017.  However, we will begin reviewing applications January 15, 2017.  Applications not completed by March 15, 2017 will not be considered.

Please submit the following items to the program email address: SNIP@neuroscience.ufl.edu

  • SNIP Application Form
  • <1 page personal statement in .doc, .docx, or .pdf
  • Transcripts from each college/university attended
  • Copy of SAT, ACT, GRE and MCAT scores (whatever is applicable)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation emailed directly from Professors to SNIP@neuroscience.ufl.edu
  • SNIP research-related activities include:

    • A research project mentored by experienced investigators
    • A weekly seminar by Neuroscience faculty and post docs
    • Training in scientific communication (written and spoken) and scientific ethics
    • A seminar and interview about applying for postgraduate training
    • The SNIP Professional Development Symposium

    Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program

    Closes March 15, 2017

    We are currently accepting applications for the summer 2017 Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program, and encourage applications from non-Davidson students.

    The Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program is a collaboration between Davidson College and Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. The program combines advanced coursework in abnormal psychology with opportunities to observe inpatient treatment programs in a range of settings (e.g., adult admissions, adult extended treatment services, and specialty services including adolescent, geropsychiatry and medical units). The program is open to current undergraduate students who have completed introductory and abnormal psychology.

    Information for Prospective Students:

    The Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program is now accepting applications for the summer 2017 program. This 8-week program is a collaboration between Davidson College and Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. Participants work with hospital professionals as observers and assistants in patient treatment programs. Participants also receive course credit and academic instruction. This year’s program will be held from June 5 through July 28.

    The program is open to students enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university. High school students, rising college freshmen, graduating college seniors and graduate students are not eligible. Applicants are required to have completed introductory psychology and abnormal psychology (or a similar course) by the program start date. 

    Further information about the program is available online at http://www.davidson.edu/academics/psychology/davidson-broughton

    Applications are accepted online through March 15, 2017. Applicants should ensure that all materials are ready to submit before beginning their application, including:

    • A copy of the applicant’s resume/CV
    • A personal statement (2-3 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in the program, academic and other experiences that have prepared them for the program, and relevance of the program to their future career plans.
    • An unofficial copy of the applicant’s undergraduate transcript.
    • A copy of the syllabus from the applicant’s abnormal psychology course (required only for non-Davidson students).
    • Contact information for an individual who will submit a recommendation and letter of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf. The individual the applicant selects should be able to speak to the applicant’s academic  preparation for advanced coursework in abnormal psychology and capacity for ethical and professional conduct in the context of a mental health treatment facility. References will be contacted directly after the applicant submits the application.

    The application can be accessed online at http://webapps.davidson.edu/academics/psychology/broughton/

    If you have questions about the Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Laura Sockol, at lasockol@davidson.edu

    If you have questions about the application process, please contact the program assistant, Ms. Rachael Murdock, at ramurdock@davidson.edu

     

    Full-time Research Assistant Position at the University of Maryland, Neurocognitive Development Lab

    Closes March 15, 2017

    Dr. Tracy Riggins and the Neurocognitive Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Research Assistant beginning approximately May 15, 2017.  The focus of the research project is the development of memory in early childhood using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cognitive electrophysiology (EEG/ERPs). See www.ncdl.umd.edu for more details about the lab.

    Responsibilities include: (1) conducting experiments with young children and adults (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) preprocessing and analyzing data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting library searches and literature reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI and other researchers in the laboratory including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.

    Qualifications: Recommended background and skills include: a bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience); previous research experience with human participants (preferably with children and/or using fMRI or EEG); the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong computational, organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.

    A 2-year commitment is preferred. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lisa Cox at lmcox@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

    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, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

     

    Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain at the University of Pennsylvania

    Closes March 15, 2017

    We are now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, scheduled June 4-17, 2017. This year's topics are (1) Social and Decision Sciences and (2) Computational Neuroscience. Participants will attend lectures from distinguished researchers these fields, participate in labs and lab tours involving some of the latest technologies and research methods, and attend panel discussions on the future of interdisciplinary mind and brain studies as well as career and professional development in these fields.

    Students with a strong interest in social and decision sciences and/or computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Summer Workshop participants will receive free room and board on campus, plus a travel stipend.

    Applications are due March 15th. For more information, please see our

    website: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/cogsci/summer/

    If you have any questions, please contact us at:

    IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

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