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Grassroots Advocacy Specialist

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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Grassroots Advocacy Specialist to help execute efforts related to building and maintaining a robust network of grassroots advocates from SfN's membership. The Specialist will work with the Director of Advocacy and Training and SfN leadership to identify grassroots advocacy opportunities throughout the US (with the possibility of limited interaction with SfN's international partners), including coordination with related Federal Advocacy efforts. The Specialist's primary focus is on educating and engaging SfN members to serve as effective and consistent advocates for neuroscience and biomedical research.

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

  • Work with the Director of Advocacy and Training to develop and execute strategic grassroots campaign plans around SfN public policy priorities.
  • Direct SfN's member-focused grassroots efforts during federal campaigns; work closely with SfN colleagues to identify critical moments to engage volunteers in legislative tactics.
  • Continue to build and develop a volunteer program and structure that engages SfN members interested in advocacy:
    • develop the tools and processes to identify, recruit, manage, train and retain advocates;
    • ensure that the structure recognizes the different levels of volunteer engagement with SfN;
    • develop programs for engaging scientists in various settings and at different career stages; and
    • work with SfN colleagues to identify communities to prioritize for advocacy efforts.
  • Independently and in coordination with federal advocacy efforts, engage in regular and substantive communication with grassroots advocates concerning federal policies and Society priorities, including with SfN committees as appropriate.
  • As part of the full Advocacy team, draft, maintain and ensure dissemination of clear and compelling legislative fact sheets, training programs, and other advocacy-related material to support and promote grassroots advocacy efforts.
  • With the Federal Advocacy Manager help execute Capitol Hill Day.
  • Manage grassroots advocacy events at the annual meeting and support all annual meeting advocacy programming occurring in October or November each year.
  • With the Federal Advocacy Manager help implement the Early Career Policy Ambassador program.
  • Establish relationships and communications with SfN chapters and Neuroscience Departments and Programs.
  • Develop and execute training programs for all tiers/levels of SfN advocates.
  • Institute regular communications with top-level volunteers.
  • Work with departments across SfN to ensure proper social media and communications activities related to the organization's advocacy objectives.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four- year college or university required, a policy-based graduate degree is a plus.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in grassroots advocacy activities, including direct experience working on grassroots advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience working within health or scientific disciplines, knowledge of the federal appropriations process, and time spent with a professional society or other non-profit organization are strong pluses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity or experience with research policy and the grassroots advocacy work of a nonprofit or association.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, take initiative, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, as well as strong project management abilities.
  • Ability and judgment to work confidently around senior field leaders and support them in executing advocacy projects and priorities.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with supervisor to adjust priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Comfortable in personal interaction with Society members and VIPs at all career stages, Members of Congress, and Congressional staffs.

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.

Vilardaga Lab in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Duke’s Center for Addiction Science Technology (CfAST), Full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS)

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COMPENSATION: $18.52-20/hr

DEPARTMENT: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

REPORTS TO: Principal Investigators (PI), Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

The Vilardaga Lab in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Duke’s Center for Addiction Science Technology (CfAST) is looking to hire a full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) to work on a research study evaluating the feasibility and usability of smoking cessation smartphone apps for those with serious mental illness.

JOB PURPOSE: The CRS is responsible for conducting study procedures in human subjects in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and assisting other research members to meet study goals.

EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE: • Adheres to Duke’s Policies and Procedures • Performs duties as workload necessitates • Maintains a positive, respectful, and courteous attitude • Communicates regularly with PI and supervisor about study and/or lab issues • Acts as a role model within and outside Duke • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position • Meets Department productivity standards

DESCRIPTION: The lab’s core vision is expanding the effectiveness and reach of behavioral health for those in most need by creating meaningful technologies for behavior change. The work sits at the intersection of several content areas, primarily mindfulness and acceptance-based behavior change interventions, mental health and addiction. To address those content areas, the lab applies a range of methods, including user-centered design of mHealth interventions, single case design methods and clinical trials methodology.

At present, the lab’s primary research project is the ‘Quit on the Go’ Trial which is currently evaluating two smoking cessation apps, Learn to Quit and NCI QuitGuide, in an expected sample of 90 subjects with serious mental illness (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar, and recurring depressive disorders). Over the course of 4-months, enrolled subjects use each assigned app, receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), technical coaching and attend follow-up appointments. Data collection comes from different sources, including diagnostic assessments, biometrics, self-report surveys, Google Analytics and User Experience (UX) interviews.

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• (35%) Participant Management - Recruitment, screening, participant tracking, phone calls, scheduling appointments, dispensing and recording compensation, provider and clinic outreach

• (35%) Study Activities - Consenting, administering psychometric (psychiatric diagnosis, cognitive functioning, psychological functioning, mental status exam) and biometric (CO, urine pregnancy test) assessments, phone and app orientation and set-up, conducting qualitative interviews and coaching sessions (in-person and phone calls), administering study drug/smoking cessation products, monitoring and documenting adverse events

• (15%) Data Management – Entering and managing participant information in Microsoft Access, entering data into REDCap, recording and storing audio from interviews/coaching sessions, assist transcribing interviews and conducting thematic analysis from interviews

• (10%) Scientific Reporting and Grant Writing – Copy-editing, conducting literature reviews, create and present poster presentations, possible co-authoring opportunities on publications, assist in preparing presentations for various audiences

• (5%) Administrative - Take meeting minutes, managing paper files, keeping study and lab binders well stocked, inventorying office and lab supplies, advise on file system (e.g. shared drive) organization

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to social and/or behavioral sciences

EXPERIENCE: Two or more years of experience working in a research lab interacting with human subjects, including consent and conducting research interviews.

Any relevant work/volunteer experience with underserved populations, especially those with mental health disorders. Previous clinical experience in mental health settings is a plus.

Familiarity with psychometric assessments including diagnostic interviews.

Proficiency using software applications including MS Access, REDCap, Bibliographic software (Zotero).

Experience in data management and statistical analysis (e.g., R language).

If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter and resume to roger.vilardaga@duke.edu

Research Assistant position at UCLA

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There is an open research assistant position at UCLA. This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness (primarily schizophrenia) and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults.

This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and processing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers. More information about the lab can be found here: https://karlsgodtlab.psych.ucla.edu/

To apply, please go to UCLA Human Resources http://tinyurl.com/zalcwht and search for requisition number 25645.

Lab manager position Georgetown Early Learning Project

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Research Assistant, Department of Psychology – Georgetown College

Georgetown’s Department of Psychology  is home to a diverse and collaborative community of scholars who conduct research in psychology, neuroscience, and public policy, and who teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Research by Faculty in the Department of Psychology - from basic science investigations of behavior and brain function to applications for public policy - is directed at Georgetown University’s goal of creating and communicating knowledge in the service of the common good. Our Undergraduate Program offers a Major and a Minor in Psychology and provides a variety of opportunities for scholarship and extracurricular enrichment. Our Graduate Program offers a five-year program of study in developmental science leading to a Ph.D. in Psychology, with concentrations in Human Development and Public Policy and Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as a dual degree combining a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master of Public Policy degree in collaboration with the McCourt School of Public Policy.

The Research Assistant provides administrative and research support to Georgetown’s Early Learning Project.  S/he assists with laboratory as well as with recruiting and testing of study participants. S/he will be trained to run memory flexibility, memory interference and cognitive flexibility studies and collect data in the field and code data in the laboratory. Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI) and working with a PhD student, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Participates in field visits to the participants’ homes to collect data.
  • Performs coding and collation of data – and trains team members on coding practice
  • Performs administrative duties – for example, preparation of materials for families, and maintenance of records. 
  • Participates in team meetings and answers logistical questions.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year  college
  • Preference for Spanish speaking skills
  • Current driver’s license
  • Preference for prior research experience working directly with young children

Please apply here:

https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Research-Assistant--Department-of-Psychology---Georgetown-College_JR01260-1

Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland

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The Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland is searching for a person to fill the position of Research Assistant. The successful applicant will work on a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, called the Temperament Over Time Study. This large, longitudinal study examines the effects of infant temperament on later social and cognitive development and examines trajectories of development that may result in the emergence of psychopathology in adolescence.  The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health. RAs work with clinical psychologists, developmental and cognitive neuroscientists, and brain imagers involved in the project. The position involves recruiting, scheduling, and assessing adolescents and their families and will involve seeing subjects on week-ends.

A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience, or a social science related field is required. The position requires attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills.  Experience working or completing research with children, families or adolescents is preferred. The position can begin as early as June 1, 2018 and requires a two-year commitment.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of two references to Dr. Nathan A. Fox at fox@umd.edu and Dr. Kaylee Seddio at kseddio@umd.edu.  

PT Research Support Assistant - Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

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The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago is looking for a Research Support Assistant to transcribe videotaped parent-child play sessions recorded in our longitudinal randomized controlled trial (RCT).  The transcripts prepared from these sessions serve as the basis for multiple analyses through which we will evaluate the effectiveness of our Thirty Million Words-Home Visiting curriculum.  The position involves meticulous attention to detail, fluid use of multiple computer programs, and ability to maintain high accuracy of transcription of aural files over extended periods of time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare saved video files for transcription using Datavyu software for CLAN software analysis.
  • Prepare verbatim transcriptions of conversations between parents and young children using CHAT procedure.
  • Maintain high reliability with transcription team.
  • Save videos and transcripts according to TMW lab data organization methods.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with transcription and/or coding preferred.
  • Background in Linguistics preferred.
  • Proficiency with computer programs required.
  • Ability to understand and process aural information with high accuracy required.

To apply, please submit an application at jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=235487

Full-time Research Assistant, Stanford Graduate School of Business Behavioral Lab

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The Stanford Graduate School of Business Behavioral Lab is looking to hire two (2) full-time Research Assistants for a commitment through 7/31/18, with the possibility of a 2nd year renewal. Start date would be early July 2017. This is a perfect position for those looking towards graduate school in organizational behavior, marketing, social psychology, and related fields.     The research assistant (RA) provides direct research support to the organizational behavior and behavioral marketing faculty and PhD students at the GSB Behavioral Lab.  Research support, about 80+% of time, may consist of running experiment sessions, programming computer-based studies, data coding and entry, and gathering field data. 

The research assistant must be and independent self-starter who can take initiative, see projects through to completion, and understand the unique priorities and demands of lab-based experimentation. Excellent communication and computer skills (word, excel, helpful to know html, etc.) are essential; statistics ability desirable. An ability to balance multiple, competing projects working with multiple faculty and doctoral students is a must. A mature personality is also a must.

The RA is responsible for maintaining a consistent and constant presence in the lab.  The RA may also have opportunities to sit in on lab meetings, and seminars. Supervision may be minimal or intensive, depending on the project; the successful candidate should be able to work well with both styles.

Please do not contact the director.  Please apply online: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=74100

Research Assistant Position at Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins

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The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position.  

Our research: The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab investigates how experience shapes human cognition and brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures. We compare the minds and brains of populations with different development experiences e.g. congenitally blind, late blind and sighted individuals. The lab is specifically interested in the effects of experience on higher-order cognitive processes. A key research direction in the lab investigates the reorganization of visual cortex in blindness as a window into understanding the functional flexibility of human cortex. We also investigate the influence of sensory and non-sensory experience on the organization of conceptual systems and experience-based plasticity in higher-cognitive systems.

For more information about the Neuroplasticity & Development Lab please go to: 

http://pbs.jhu.edu/research/bedny/

Job Responsibilities: Assist in experimental design and implementation, behavioral aand fMRI data collection, neuroimaging data analysis and maintenance of fMRI analysis infrastructure. Administrative duties include: recruitment and scheduling of participants, preparation of IRB protocols and general lab management.

Job Requirements: An interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or cognitive psychology. The following are preferred: previous research experience, strong technical skills i.e. knowledge of Matlab and/or python, shell scripting. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organized and able to work independently. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important. 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit applications to the current Research Assistant Rashi Pant at rpant3@jhu.edu. Please include a letter of interest detailing their reasons for seeking the position. Describe career goals and interests and how these are relevant to the research of the NDL. Attach a CV, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible however, we prefer no later than July 1st, 2018. 

 

Research Coordinator for the Autism and Neurobehavioral Development Research Program at the University of Kansas

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The Neurobehavioral Development Research lab of Dr. Matthew Mosconi (https://clchild.ku.edu/matt-mosconi) is seeking one Research Coordinator to help lead our studies of brain and behavior development in individuals with autism spectrum (ASD) and related developmental disorders (Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome). These clinical research projects are conducted through the Clinical Child Psychology Program (https://clchild.ku.edu/) and the Life Span Institute (http://www.lsi.ku.edu/) at the University of Kansas and in collaboration with the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (KCART: http://kcart.ku.edu/ ), the Center for Child Health and Development (CCHD; http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/cchd.html ),  and the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/hoglund-brain-imaging-center.html ), providing diverse research and clinical training opportunities.

Responsibilities for the position include administering neuropsychological, eye movement, MRI and EEG testing, scoring cognitive and sensorimotor test data, data entry, preparing  Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports, and participating in meetings reviewing and interpreting data, preparing manuscripts, and planning future studies. This position provides the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with clinical populations, developing skills in psychological and neuropsychological testing, and participating in each phase of the research process within large-scale, NIH funded research studies. The majority of previous RAs in these positions have successfully gone on to pursue training in medical school, clinical psychology programs, and cognitive neuroscience programs.  

Applicants should have a BA or BS in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related pre-health field. Interested persons are asked to make at least a 2 year commitment due to the extensive training required.

Interested individuals should send a resume or CV and a brief cover letter stating your career goals to ndrlab@ku.edu.  

Research Assistant

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Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant Position

Stanford University invites applications for a Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (http://scsnl.stanford.edu). This is an exciting opportunity to work on brain imaging studies of cognitive function and dysfunction, cognitive development and learning disabilities. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in the lab, including: acquisition and analysis of functional and structural brain imaging data, assembling, administering, and scoring neuropsychological assessments, screening and recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, scheduling participants for testing, tracking progress of the study and behavioral data, verifying data and entering pertinent information into database for statistical analysis, conducting statistical analyses, and assisting with manuscript preparation. A minimum commitment of two years is required. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to : scsnl.stanford+researchassistant@gmail.com

Qualifications:

Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or related fields as well as one to two years of research experience. A strong academic record is essential. Past research experience in cognitive neuroscience is highly desirable. Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: brain imaging data acquisition, MRI data analysis, neuropsychological assessments, computer programming, MATLAB, signal processing, and statistical analysis. The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with children; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.

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Student Research Summer Program in Miami, Florida

Closes April 24, 2017

Summer Research Mentoring Program in Developmental Science      

This summer, Dr. Elizabeth Simpson and her team will be leading a Summer Research Mentoring Program, funded by the National Science Foundation. Students will be compensated $1,800 to work 20 hours per week over the course of this of this 9-week program.

The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can read more about our research here: https://goo.gl/2lP2s8

Eligibility, Dates, and Location

  • High school seniors and undergraduate students are eligible. No prior research experience is required.
  • The program is from June 1st through August 4th, 2017.
  • The University of Miami is located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in research-focused students from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and students who are the first in their family to attend college.
  • Students are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation.

Components Students will lead projects, under Dr. Simpson’s guidance. This student mentoring program aims to (a) introduce students to the general scientific method and specific methods of investigating infant social cognitive development; (b) identify student training and career goals; (c) facilitate student support networks, including peer mentoring; and (d) lead students in community science education through outreach and the dissemination of research findings to both the scientific community and the broader public. The research experience includes:

  • 20 hours per week in the laboratory learning to measure social cognitive development in infants.
  • Weekly 1-hour face-to-face research meetings focused on the training and professional development.
  • Participating in a research conference to learn more broadly about developmental science and to network with other leading scientists. The South Florida Child Psychology Collaborative Research Conference is a student-focused conference held in Miami every summer.
  • Designing a summer collaborative outreach project. Students will be encouraged to be creative and develop a project to educate children or families in the community on a topic related to our research.
  • Pairing up with a graduate student to produce a tangible product summarizing research findings. At the end of the program, students will share their results through a paper or presentation.

Application

  • Materials must be received by April 24th, 2017 (midnight EST).
  • Please complete the online application: https://goo.gl/forms/HgGwkdAXefSjChQP2
  • Email Dr. Simpson (simpsone@miami.edu) your cover letter expressing why you are interested in this program and attach your CV or resume.

Contact Learn more about our lab: https://www.facebook.com/SocCogLab Questions can be directed to Dr. Simpson (simpsone@miami.edu).

PDF of this advertisement: UM 2017 Summer Research Program.pdf

 

University of Pittsburgh: Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience

Closes April 21, 2017

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Program, supported by a grant from the American Psychological Association. Interested undergraduate students can spend 8 weeks working with a faculty mentor in their laboratory to gain valuable research experience.

Students may choose to work with one of the following faculty mentors:

Julie Fiez (fiezlab.us)

Jana Iverson (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/jana-iverson-phd)

Melissa Libertus (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/people/researcher-detail.cshtml?id=530

Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/elizabeth-votruba-drzal- phd)

Aidan Wright (www.personalityprocesses.com)

The program will run from May 21-July 21, 2017 (though some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible). Students will be hired as full-time, paid research assistants in their mentor’s lab during the 8 weeks of the program.

To be eligible for the SUPRE program, students must:

  • be enrolled at a U.S. institution (though they need not be student at the University of

Pittsburgh or U.S. citizens)

  • have had little to no prior experience working in a psychology research lab
  • have completed at least their freshman year
  • have not yet have obtained a bachelor’s degree

Students from underrepresented minority groups and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact the faculty coordinator, Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu).

Applications are due no later than April 21, 2017 and should be completed at the following website: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9S2b8B0EIVkLjaB

Applicants will be informed of the decision by May 1, 2017. 

Research Assistant, University of Chicago, The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab

Closes April 20, 2017

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

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

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

A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, as well as previous research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory, is highly preferred.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and names of two references link by April 20th to be considered for the position. Please email (dibs.lab.manager@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this posting.

Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship, UC Berkeley

Closes April 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closes April 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lab Coordinator for UCSD's Early Learning & Cognition Lab

Closes April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Closes April 15, 2017

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

* Excellent computer and communication (verbal and written) skills

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

* A career interest in clinical psychology or in psychiatry

* Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications

* Strong organizational skills

* Strong interpersonal skills

* The ability to work well with children and parents

* A willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner

* A strong sense of responsibility towards work

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

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

Christopher Georgiadis

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

For written correspondence:

Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic (PARC) Ruggles Building

Bradley Hospital

1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway

East Providence, RI 02915

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

Closes April 15, 2017

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

 

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

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

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

Lab Manager at the University of Delaware

Closes April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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

Closes April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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