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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.”

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    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

     

    Research Coordinator/Lab Manager Position in the Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University

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    The Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University, directed by Dr. Anna Shusterman, is seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Coordinator to start on or around July 1, 2017. The Lab Manager will be responsible for closely managing a variety of projects related to an NSF-funded grant on early number acquisition, as well as other projects including preschool mathematics, socio-emotional development, and research-to-practice translation in early childhood settings. The Research Coordinator will work closely with the PI, a post-doc, and undergraduate research assistants to carry out research. 

    Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Data collection, subject recruitment, and managing human subjects protocols; Supervising research assistants, analyzing data, assisting with manuscript editing and preparation, and preparing conference presentations; Assisting with expense and grant management, coordinating with collaborators in the US and abroad, and disseminating findings to non-science audiences.

    Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field. Minimum one year of research experience (preferably in cognitive or language development). Demonstrated ability to work effectively with children. Proficiency with basic computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, online research tools, and search databases). Highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented. Able to take initiative and incorporate feedback. Exceptional cultural sensitivity. Excellent writing and communication skills. Able & willing to travel. Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

    Preferred qualifications include training in experimental design and statistical analysis, and proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.). The ideal candidate will be self-directed and confident working both independently and with others in an active research environment.

    This is a one-year grant-funded position. Continuation of this position is dependent upon continued grant funding. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references to Maddy Barclay (mbarclay@wesleyan.edu). In addition, please submit your application to https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5776.

    Clinical Research Manager Position at Northwestern University

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    Clinical Research Manager Position

    Developmental Mechanisms Program,

    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine

    Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

    This position entails project coordination across the multiple funded studies of the Developmental Mechanisms Program. The position will manage all activities for multiple, inter-related research studies on early childhood psychopathology with particular focus on the W2W and MAPs Studies. This clinical research manager position requires a dynamic and highly motivated individual with a strong attention to detail who can also consider the big picture and help to improve current systems. Looking for a team player who prefers open and direct communication and is willing to take initiative and learn a variety of responsibilities. Individual needs to be comfortable with managing a multi-disciplinary team and communicating with people from a variety of backgrounds, including investigators, research staff, and diverse child and parent participants. Flexibility, ability to think on your feet, and a capacity to lead energetically and by example are key. Flexibility in hours is required including evening and weekend hours, and may include off-site activities.  Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback are essential.  The manager will work closely with the investigative team in ensuring that studies achieve their objectives. A BA in psychology or a related field and experience managing research are desired. To apply please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to Laura Sudec (laura.sudec@northwestern.edu).

    Positions to start asap, start dates flexible. (For detailed descriptions of the specific positions, see (https://careers.northwestern.edu/psp/hr92prod_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1) and type in “30848” as keyword.

    Research Technician Associate (i.e., Lab Manager/Research Coordinator)

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    Drs. Joshua Ackerman and Arnold Ho at the University of Michigan are seeking a full-time Research Technician Associate (i.e., Lab Manager/Research Coordinator) to work jointly in both labs beginning in summer 2017.

    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.

    To apply, applicants should follow this link: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/137845/research_technician_associate

    Research Assistant Position at Ohio State

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    Research Assistant Position Available Cognitive Development Laboratory Ohio State University. The Cognitive Development Laboratory at Ohio State University directed by Dr. Vladimir Sloutsky is seeking a full-time research assistant to start in Summer 2017. This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of conducting research.  The lab conducts research on cognitive development, with specific focus on conceptual development and category learning. We are particularly interested in how people learn categories, retain them over time, and generalize learning to new situations, how they allocate attention during category learning, how language affects these processes, how these processes and effects change in the course of development, and how the brain systems sub-serving categorization come online. We employ looking-time, eye-tracking, behavioral, and electrophysiological methods with infants, young children and adults. For more information about the lab see: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cogdev.osu.edu&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=Onb-8PlInKfNHQqh6SPRFg&m=r_OxzQUSB1RN1odbjrkNC_qgyL2VV5AX1bG8N_y8WvI&s=qbFjAORVcbJ7XN8k2Wt55O6UWx8brBVf0rTGpYxX9MI&e

    We seek a recent college graduate who has majored in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (1) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (2) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity.Duties include creating stimuli, programming experiments, recruiting and scheduling participants, and testing infant, child, and adult subjects, using behavioral, eye tracking, ERP, and heart rate methodologies. There is the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication. There are also administrative duties that include recruiting and training undergraduate volunteers research assistants and maintaining IRB protocols. This job offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The review of applications will start immediately and the successful candidate may start as early as in May 2017, with flexibility to begin up to a month earlier or later. A 1-2-year commitment is required. The Ohio State University is a vibrant, research-centered public university, located in Columbus, Ohio.

    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 Alicia Scimeca (alicia.scimeca@gmail.com). Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Vladimir Sloutsky (Sloutsky.1@osu.edu).Specific

    Responsibilities:·     

    • Recruiting study participants.    
    • Maintaining participant database.
    • Maintaining IRB protocols.     
    • Managing participant scheduling.    
    • Supervising and training undergraduate students.     
    • Administering experiments to infants, children, and adults, data management and analysis.     
    • Additional administrative duties may include requisition of new equipment and materials, and hardware/software maintenance.

    Required Experience/Qualifications:     

    • Bachelors degree or equivalent in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, natural science, or a technical field.     
    • Experience working with infants, children, and parents, preferably in a research setting or a minimum of one year of experience working in a lab, and demonstrated interest in behavioral or developmental research.     
    • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills (including writing skills).     
    • Self-motivated and able to troubleshoot problems independently     
    • Excellent skills interacting with infants and children as well as teachers and parents, and must be able to supervise undergraduate research assistants.   
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and some familiarity with SPSS, R, or equivalent statistical package and willingness to learn E-Prime, Experiment Builder, Matlab, Adobe Director, and File Maker Pro.     
    • Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and teachers.    
    • Experience with eye-tracking and/or ERP data acquisition and data analysis is a plus but not required.     
    • Experience with database management (such as FileMaker software) is preferred but not required.

    Vladimir Sloutsky--Vladimir M. Sloutsky, Professor Department of Psychology, 247 Psychology Building 1835 Neil Ave., The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210, Office: (614)-247-4449, Lab: (614)-688-1235

    Home Page: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cogdev.osu.edu&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=Onb-8PlInKfNHQqh6SPRFg&m=r_OxzQUSB1RN1odbjrkNC_qgyL2VV5AX1bG8N_y8WvI&s=qbFjAORVcbJ7XN8k2Wt55O6UWx8brBVf0rTGpYxX9MI&e=

    Special Projects Manager position with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

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    Thirty Million Words seeks a new Special Projects Manager.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of exceptional organizational skills, strong project management acumen, and the ability to engage with varying and diverse partners.  This critical and high-impact role works directly with Dr. Dana Suskind, TMW’s Principal Investigator, and TMW’s COO.  The Special Projects Manager will oversee the research and development of documents and reports for the PI, facilitate the creation of presentations and speeches by the PI, support the PI and other senior staff in meeting preparation and execution, and serve as an important ambassador for the PI, senior staff, and TMW generally.  The Special Projects Manager will also provide significant scheduling, logistical, and administrative support to the PI to ensure the ongoing functioning of the Thirty Million Words research lab.  Organized, hard-working, kind, and fun applicants who are passionate about educational and health equity and the role parents and caregivers play in young children’s development are encouraged to find out more!  If interested, please review the attached job description and contact Kristin Leffel at kleffel@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

    Title: Research Specialist 2, Thirty Million Words Initiative

    Reports to: Chief Operating Officer, PI, TMW Initiative

    Background: The Thirty Million Words® (TMW) team at the University of Chicago conceptualizes, translates, builds, and delivers research-based programs that support parents, teachers, and other caregivers to effectively use Thirty Million Words curricula to enrich children’s early language environments. TMW implements its programs across health, early learning, and social service sectors in a public health approach to impacting early learning at a population level.

    Summary: The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago is looking for a Research Specialist 2 to closely support the daily work of the Principal Investigator of the TMW research lab in the role of Special Projects Manager. This individual will work closely with the PI to provide logistical and administrative support for the PI’s research work, as well as work with the PI to develop content and conduct research for new and emerging lines of inquiry.

    Responsibilities include:Presentation, Research, and Special Project Support o Conduct background research for emerging lines of inquiry, at the direction of the PI; produce draft documents, briefing papers, and reports o Facilitate creation of speeches and presentations for PI: track PI’s public speaking schedule, coordinate development of presentation materials with Communications team, facilitate strategy and content development sessions, and enforce internal deadlinesLogistical Support of PI and Research Lab o Schedule, organize, and facilitate logistics for internal and external meetings that PI and other senior leaders participate in or lead, as directed o Take notes to capture and disseminate action items from lab meetings and other meetings PI leads o Help prepare PI for meetings, including but not limited to gathering relevant notes and research, background information, previous meeting minutes, or other meeting materials o Meet and greet visitors, correspond and communicate with funders and partners as directed o Facilitate onboarding and off-boarding of new and departing staff members, in coordination with Manager of Lab and Research Operations and university administrative departments o Ensure maintenance of labScheduling Support o Manage PI’s calendar, including but not limited to scheduling diverse and complex appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements o Provide close, regular support to PI on email communications; field TMW-wide email inquiries o Coordinate logistics for public events and speaking engagements for PI o Track and submit travel expense reimbursements on behalf of PI

    Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree required • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required • Superior organizational skills required including strong attention to detail required • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously required • Proven ability to establish and stick to timelines required • Problem-solving skills required, including a strong ability to prioritize required • Discretion with sensitive matters required • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required • Experience with Microsoft Office required

    Research Assistant with the Connect Lab at Wayne State University

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    The Connect lab (www.connectlab.wayne.edu) headed by Dr. Jessica Damoiseaux at Wayne State University is inviting applications for a full-time Research Assistant position, starting July 2017. The research focus of the lab is to examine changes in functional and structural brain connectivity, using MRI, and cognitive function in normal and abnormal aging. The position involves all stages of the research process, from planning a project to writing up the results, but the main focus is on data collection, management, and analysis. This position provides an opportunity to be involved incutting-edge neuroimaging research, and the launch of a longitudinal aging study.

    The successful applicant has excellent organizational skills, is detail-oriented, reliable, and has good communication and inter-personal skills. Experience with structural and functional MRI data analysis, neuropsychological testing, older research participants and/or patients with neurodegenerative diseases, is preferred but not required. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as: Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, etc. Course work in psychology or cognitive neuroscience is preferred, as well as familiarity with UNIX operating systems, Matlab, SPSS, ePrime and Photoshop.

    Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest, CV, and contact information or three references to damoiseaux@wayne.edu.

    Membership Associate at Society for Neuroscience

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    http://sfncareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/558408-34181.html

    The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Membership Associate who wants to play a key role in the membership, chapters, and committee initiatives that are provided by the organization. The Associate will join a dynamic team that is committed to increasing the value, awareness, and engagement of SfN's dynamic, global membership. This position is ideal for someone who has experience at the assistant level and/or has had exposure to membership in an association setting.

    Purpose:

    The Associate assists in the development and implementation of initiatives related to committee management, member outreach and relations, and chapter communication.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Maintains exceptional membership services by supporting members directly and serving as a project leader with external member services vendor.
    • Works closely with the technology team, as needed, to track and resolve recurring web errors and member questions unanswered by member services vendor and facilitation of online chapter administration portals.
    • Supports membership engagement efforts including copywriting and project support.
    • Assists with the adiminstration of programs to support individual members and promote membership, including:
      • Member recognition program
      • Onboarding programs for new reinstated members
      • Coordinating with other departments to enhance members-only offerings and segmentation on current and new initiatives
      • Helps promote SfN chapter events and memberhsip by coordinating emails to local neuroscience communities
    • Coordinates with the marketing team to assist with membership marketing.
    • Assists in staffing committee activities and meetings, including committee correspondence.
    • Coordinates logistics related to the committee meetings and committee conference calls.
    • Serves as staff liaison to subcommittees, as assigned.
    • Assists manager with the coordination and preparation of meeting materials, as needed.
    • Serves as the main point of contact for SfN chapter representatives and chapter-related inquiries from members.
    • Supports the building and implementing strategies that result in the development and growth of chapters, including the coordination of chapter petitions, awards and grants, as well as maintenance and monitoring of chapter-related trends, programs, and activities.
    • Ensures all chapters abide by their agreement with SfN.
    • Provides Finance with updated information on all chapter subordinates listed under SfN's group exemption on an annual basis.
    • Coordinates chapter-related events at the SfN annual meeting, and prepares all accompanying materials.
    • Updates content on chapters' page of SfN Web site and recommends content improvements.
    • Coordinates with technology and finance teams to implement regular membership database updates.
    • Prepares the database and website for annual renewals, and provides daily financial processing on membership check payments.
    • Provides support for individual and Institutional Program members as needed, including updates to the Web site and other administrative support as needed.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Experience using an AMS daily (preferably Personify)
    • Minimum 1-2 years professional experience preferably in a non-profit or association setting

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Must be able to effectively write reports and business correspondence
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Strong research skills
    • Strong customer service skills and ability to work with outside vendors
    • Strong organizational skills with a high attention to detail
    • Experience with volunteer committees and basic chapter development
    • Ability to multi-task and set priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs

    If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements and a copy of your resume for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

    Our generous benefits package includes:  medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.

    The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people.  We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.

     

    UMD ADHD program seeking an RA with fMRI experience

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    The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible).  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has been recommended for funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. This position is contingent upon official funding from the agency.

    Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.

    Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.

    Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”

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    Junior Specialist (Lab Coordinator/RA) position in Developmental Psychology at UCSB

    Closes April 5, 2017

    The Social Cognitive Development Lab at University of California, Santa Barbara, directed by Dr. Zoe Liberman, has an open position for a Junior Specialist. We seek applicants with strong research experience in infancy and/or early childhood. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, previous work with children (research setting preferred), and excellent communication and computer skills. Candidates must be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, and have strong multi-tasking and organizational skills. Because the lab does research on campus and at local museums, applicants must be comfortable communicating and interacting with a wide variety of audiences including community members at partner institutions, administrators, teachers, parents, and young children. 

    The successful candidate will engage in specialized research regarding testing infants, toddlers, and children in behavioral experiments. This will include working as part of a team to recruit study participants and working closely with graduate students to further their research projects. The position will also require assisting the PI with recruiting and training undergraduate student RAs by sharing specialized knowledge and expertise in early childhood and infant research. In addition, the Junior Specialist will contribute to administrative tasks of the lab, including managing IRB protocols and reviews, and ordering and maintaining lab supplies to assure all research projects and are executed properly. 

    This position will allow growth as a researcher, with additional duties including study design, stimulus construction, audio and video editing, data management, statistical analysis, presentations at lab meetings and at developmental psychology conferences, and authorship on academic research articles. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funding. 

    For primary consideration, application materials must be submitted by April 5, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.

    Interested applicants must apply online via UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00978 

    Summer Internship Program in Pittsburgh

    Closes April 1, 2017

    The Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program. Interested undergraduate students can select from a range of faculty mentors in the Learning Sciences (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/Diversity/faculty_mentors.cshtml) to gain valuable research experiences in preparation for graduate school.

    The program will run from May 21-July 1st, 2017 and room and board will be provided. A limited number of travel supplements are available to fund travel to and from Pittsburgh.

    For more information, please contact the intern program director, Natasha Tokowicz at tokowicz@pitt.edu

    Applications are due no later than April 1, 2017 and should be completed at the following website: https://form.jotform.com/70255962909162

    One or more letters of recommendation from a faculty member should be submitted on behalf of the applicant directly to LRDCinterns@pitt.edu by April 1, 2017

    Applicants will be informed of the decision by April 10, 2017.

     

    LRDC Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

    Closes April 1, 2017

    The Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking summer undergraduate interns to promote broader participation in training in the Learning Sciences. We aim to bring students to LRDC who embody the diversity of our nation, region, and city. LRDC interns would gain experience in the Learning Sciences (research on instruction and learning) by working on a project with a faculty member who specializes in this area. Interns may also work with advanced graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in the faculty members' labs.

    Faculty have primary appointments in the Department of Psychology, and the Schools of Education, Law, and Computing and Information. For a list of potential faculty mentors and research topics, see: http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/ Diversity/faculty_mentors.cshtml. Although applications from all undergraduate students will be considered, these internships are most appropriate for students who will be entering the final year of undergraduate study. These internships will provide valuable experience for students who intend to apply for graduate programs, and will include professional development seminars run by the internship director and LRDC graduate students. 

    The internship program will run from May 21-July 1, 2017 and all participants are expected to be in residence for the entire program. Room and board will be provided. A limited number of travel supplements are available to fund student travel to and from Pittsburgh. Eligibility requirements: Students should have a primary field of study in an area relevant to the learning sciences. GPA should be over 3.0; however promise can be demonstrated through other means, such as student letters of recommendation, student background, research experience, etc. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution. Women and members of under-represented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

    Email questions to the intern program director, Natasha Tokowicz, at Tokowicz@pitt.edu. Applications are due no later than April 1 and should be completed at the following website: https://form.jotform.com/70255962909162. Applicants will be informed of the decision by April 10. One or more letters of recommendation from a faculty member should be submitted on behalf of applicants directly to LRDCinterns@Pitt.edu by April 1. 

    Lab Research Analyst II

    Closes March 31, 2017

    Intranet

    Company Name: Duke University Position Title: Lab Research Analyst II Salary: $62,950.00 per year   Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Job Location: 2020 West Main Street, Suite 201, Durham, NC 27708                                                

    Job Duties: Support the management of all aspects of a molecular genomic laboratory, including coordinating research projects. Develop and execute protocols for the analysis of genetic variation, gene expression, telomere erosion, and inflammatory cytokines within the Dunedin and E-Risk studies, and be responsible for coordinating harmonization of protocols and data delivery between the home site and collaborating sites at Duke University, United States of America and University of Otago, New Zealand. Maintain and safeguard the integrity of the Dunedin and E-Risk biobank, comply with current Human Tissue Authority and college legislation, and uphold high data quality. Meet with individual team members to develop research ideas, discuss results from laboratory investigations, and coordinate integration of different types of data. Respond to queries from collaborators and other interested researchers about study design and methodology. Liaise and consult with other researchers both in the UK and abroad. Participate in identifying appropriate methodologies and novel genomic techniques to facilitate research goals. Decide upon methods and processes for data collection, coordinating appropriate methodologies, and analysis of resultant data. Devise budgets and costings for research projects and equipment requirements. Develop teaching and training portfolios in theoretical and practical molecular biology for team members, colleagues, and cross-institutional scientists. Formulate policies for data production that fulfill the team's research strategy. Write scientific papers for publication.

    Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field and five (5) years of experience as a Research Assistant, Research Scientist, or related role. Demonstrated experience in quantitative telomere measurement, and gene expression; cell culture and treatment; DNA sequencing and genotyping; electrophoresis fragment analysis; quadratic tests for assortative mating and allelic detection; testing for statistically significant differences between groups; and model fitting and calculation of samples values from absorbance units.   

    To Apply: Send resume to: sharward@duke.edu, reference Lab Research Analyst II

    THIS NOTICE IS BEING POSTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION.  ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE EMPLOYER. ANY PERSON MAY PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE BEARING ON THE APPLICATION TO THE REGIONAL CERTIFYING OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

    U.S. Department of Labor

    Employment and Training Administration

    233 Peachtree Street, N.E. Suite 410

    Atlanta, GA  30303

    UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2017 Summer Internship

    Closes March 31, 2017

    The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for their summer internship. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to highly motivated students interested in language and the cognitive sciences.

    Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social development interact in early childhood. Interns will work closely with the professor, lab coordinator, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, including reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, designing experiments, creating stimuli, recruiting participants, conducting studies, and synthesizing and analyzing data. Interns will have the opportunity to test participants at preschools and/or children's museums in the Bay Area. Lastly, interns will attend weekly lab meetings and reading groups to discuss the theory behind research studies, and will have the opportunity to present on the projects they are assigned at the beginning and end of the internship. We hope that interns will come away from these activities with an enriched understanding of language and cognitive development.

    This internship is unpaid and will run from June 5th – August 4th and requires a minimum of 30 hours of work per week.  Please read more about applying on our website http://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ and submit all application materials (found on our website) by March 1st at 8:00 AM PST.  

    2017 University of Washington Early Childhood Cognition Lab Summer Internship

    Closes March 31, 2017

    The Early Childhood Cognition Lab at the University of Washington is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to learn more about development psychology. Directed by Professor Jessica Sommerville, the lab conducts research on the development of children's sociomoral concerns (e.g., when and how do infants and children understand distributive fairness?), and their sociomoral behavior (e.g., what motivates infants' and children's prosocial behavior?). To investigate these topics, we use a combination of techniques that include behavioral approaches (e.g., infants' attention to social events, infants' active choices of social partners, infants' use of touch screens to evaluate events, etc.), and psychophysical approaches (e.g., EEG, ERP, pupil dilation, etc.).

    Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will also be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow and will work together on a project. Interns will participate in professional development seminars throughout the summer. At the end of the internship, each intern will create and present a poster at a research symposium. The internship is unpaid; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions or other external sources. The program will take place over 10 weeks during the summer of 2017 (early June - mid August). Interns will work 35-40 hours per week.  Duties may include: - Recruiting and scheduling lab participants - Assisting with stimuli design and creation - Conducting studies with infants and children in the lab - Coding and analyzing data - Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

    Required qualifications: - Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, or related field - Commitment to at least 35 hours per week for 10 weeks - Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office - Experience working with children

    If interested, please send a resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, and completed application form to Rachel Horton, Lab Manager, at eccl@uw.edu. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 31st, 2017. Please visit our website (http://depts.washington.edu/eccl/) for more information about the lab.

    Summer Research Assistant Opportunity, Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame

    Closes March 26, 2017

    The Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame, under the direction of Dr. Jill Lany, is accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Intern Program. The goal of this unpaid internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Our lab employs behavioral methods such as Looking-While-Listening and the Head-Turn Preference procedure to investigate how infants learn languages and how they pick up patterns from the environment. We are also collecting measures of speech to infants using the LENA system. To learn more about our lab, please visit: ndinfantstudieslab.com

    Applicants should have a background in psychology or related fields. Past research experience and basic computer skills are preferred but not required. Daily tasks might include recruiting participants over the phone, coding recorded videos and audio, and aiding in collecting and processing data. Successful applicants will be mentored by a graduate student and will play an integral role in our ongoing projects.

    Past interns have gone on to graduate school in cognitive development, neuroscience, clinical psychology, and speech language pathology as well as medical school.

    All internships begin on June 1st and are for a minimum of 20 hours/week for 9 - 10 weeks. To apply please send a resume, the contact information of two references, and a cover letter detailing relevant coursework and experience to our lab manager, Jayde Homer, at jhomer1@nd.edu by March 26th, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

     

    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.

    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.

    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.

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