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Family Recruitment Specialist position at UMD

No closing date

The Infant and Child Studies Consortium at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking a Recruitment Specialist to enhance recruitment of area families for research participation. This one-year position will begin in May or early June 2017. This is a full-time position with benefits. 

The ICS Consortium is a group of labs conducting research in developmental science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Individual labs are housed in the Psychology, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, Linguistics, and Hearing and Speech Sciences departments. For more information, see http://childstudies.umd.edu/

The successful applicant will supervise the ICS Consortium’s ongoing outreach efforts, review our strategy for connecting with area families, and create new programs to further these goals. New programs will increase the range of community events that the Consortium attends, establish educational partnerships with local organizations, and expand our online presence, among other aims. 

Top candidates will have training and/or experience in marketing or public relations; most importantly, applicants should be prepared to think creatively about ways to increase family signups for research participation. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and they must feel equally comfortable interacting with heads of area organizations, parents, and small children. Experience with website design, multimedia development, and database management is a plus. Research experience or studies in developmental science or related fields would be ideal, but these are not required. The minimum educational requirement is a Bachelor’s degree.

The University of Maryland, College Park is part of the greater DC area, with easy access to downtown Washington by subway. We actively support a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your relevant background and goals, a resume, and an unofficial transcript to Noor Qasmieh, at nqasmieh@umd.edu. Please also arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as an exceptional candidate is found.

An online record of this listing can be found at: 

http://umdpsyc.blogspot.com/2017/04/full-time-recruitment-specialist.html

Please note- this position is distinct from the Lab Coordinator position I recently shared:

http://umdpsyc.blogspot.com/2017/04/need-more-research-experience-before.html

Research Coordinator (Lab Manager), Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

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A full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases. The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such a EEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements for the position include: 1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field; 2) two years of research experience; 3) demonstrated organizational skills or experience with data management; 4) desire to succeed in a fastpacedresearch environment with multiple duties; 5) Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills; 6) Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, three references. Two letters of recommendation will be required of candidates under final consideration. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is the start of Summer 2017. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please apply at: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74154

Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be sent to: Christopher Anzalone Research Coordinator Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, VAachris2@vtc.vt.edu

Research Assistant/Lab Manager Position Davachi Memory Lab at NYU

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The Davachi Memory Lab is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Assistant/Lab Manager position. Located in the Department of Psychology at New York University, the lab specializes in human behavioral and neuroimaging studies of memory and cognition. 

The Research Assistant/Laboratory Manager will be responsible for the maintenance of research activities in the lab, communication with the Institutional Review Board, coordination and scheduling of experimental participants, providing informed consent, and engaging in collection and analysis of neuroimaging data (fMRI and/or MEG). Specific responsibilities include: a) maintaining and updating all IRB applications and consent forms; b) managing petty cash funds; c) conducting literature reviews; d) conducting behavioral experiments, e) statistical analysis; f) assisted as well as independent fMRI data collection, g) fMRI data analysis and secondary statistical analyses of fMRI data; h) recruiting of subjects for behavioral and neuroimaging studies in the lab, i) organization of lab meetings and journal clubs. 

Competitive applicants for this position will be detail-oriented, have good managerial skills and be professional. Experience in some of the following areas: neuroimaging, neuroscience, psychology and/or computer science is recommended but not required. Recent graduates with a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience are preferred. A minimum 2-year commitment is expected. 

If interested, please send a CV to Lila Davachi (lila.davachi@nyu.edu). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Research Specialist

No closing date

The Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab, directed by Diana Tamir, is seeking a full-time research specialist (i.e., lab manager/research assistant) to begin in Spring or Summer 2017. The lab uses functional neuroimaging, behavioral techniques, and machine learning to study the cognitive and neural basis of self-referential thought and social behaviors. To get a sense for this work, applicants can review our research here.

This position would be ideal for those interested in pursuing graduate school in psychology or neuroscience, as the research specialist will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, including (1) recruiting and testing human subjects, (2) assisting with the design and implementation of behavioral and fMRI experiments,(3) analyzing behavioral, web-scraped, and fMRI data, and (4) miscellaneous research support (e.g., literature searches, IRB management, general lab administration).

Essential qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Math, or related fields - Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills - Demonstrated interest or research experience in psychology or neuroscience - Undergraduate level statistics course and experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g. R, Matlab, SPSS, Excel, etc.) - Some exposure to one or more programming language (e.g. Matlab, Python, Javascript, shell scripting, C/C++, etc.)

Salary Range: $30,000 - $39,999

Preferred qualifications: - Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms). - Experience conducting independent research in social psychology - Strong programming, statistical, and/or web development skills

To apply for the position, please complete the application form here. Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis.

Lab Manager Position - University of Miami, Florida

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The Social Cognition Lab at the University of Miami, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Simpson, is in search of a full-time Lab Manager to begin in the fall of 2017. 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 find out more about the lab by reading this project summary: http://www.as.miami.edu/news/news-archive/social-signals-in-infants.html.

General Description: This Research Associate position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers including undergraduate and graduate students. This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in social, cognitive, or perceptual development. 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. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design, authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in developmental science. Starting salary is $32,900.

Specific Duties: The lab manager's duties may include any/all of the following, depending on the individual’s strengths and lab needs…

* managing a team of student researchers, including recruiting, training, and monitoring

* planning, developing, and maintaining, internal study procedures, policies, and quality control

* recruiting and scheduling infants and their families

* behavioral testing of infants, including eye-tracking, social, and cognitive assessments

* maintaining databases

* scoring behaviors from videos

* overseeing purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and assisting with monitoring of lab budgets

* organizing and leading research meetings

* processing, analyzing, and interpreting data

* contributing to conference presentations and written publications

* participating in outreach to the local community

* assisting with administrative support and miscellaneous lab upkeep

Requirements:

* BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field

* previous research experience in a psychology research lab

* at least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting

* technical and computer skills

* independent work ethic

* ability to work both independently and as part of a team

* leadership skills, including the ability to cultivate a collaborative team orientation

* foster professionalism among lab members

* organized, detail-oriented, and ability to proactively multi-task

* manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment

* interpersonal skills, comfort interacting professionally with research partners, including families and collaborators

* resourceful, strong problem-solving/troubleshooting

* flexibility that enables working in early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities

* willing to drive self and other lab members to community events (have a car and driver’s license)

Preferences: Desired but not required…

* fluent in Spanish

* coursework in psychology, especially research methods and statistics

* experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation

* basic programming skills (e.g. E-Prime),

* experience interacting with young infants, toddlers, and families

* eye-tracking experience (we have a Tobii TX300)

* proficiency with common software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Redcap, Google applications, Dropbox, SPSS, R)

When: The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who can start by October 2017. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension. Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits and an exciting working environment.

Where: Department of Psychology, University of Miami: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida. The University of Miami is a research-focused private university located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community.  We’re also less than 3 miles from the beach.

How to Apply:

Applicants should attach application materials to an email and send to simpsone@miami.edu with the subject line "Simpson Lab Manager Position".

1. Cover letter: Please make clear that you are applying to be Dr. Elizabeth Simpson’s Lab manager. Introduce yourself and why you want to work in the Social Cognition Lab, including your interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals. Describe a research problem you have tackled.

2. CV: include GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references (contact information for three professional references)

3. Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript

4. References: One letter of reference speaking to your potential for developmental science research.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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 applicants from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and individuals who are the first in their family to attend college.  Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug test.

 

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Weill Cornell Medicine)

No closing date

The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Director: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.) is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on a research study on children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (PI; Dr. So Hyun "Sophy" Kim).  The RA's primary responsibilities include subject recruitment, testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, managing and analyzing datasets, preparing and maintaining IRB protocols, and running ERP/EEG tasks. The RA will be working with individuals with autism with varying levels of language and cognitive abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017. See below for more details. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.  

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Sophy Kim (sok2015@med.cornell.edu).

Position Activities

  • Recruits subjects for research studies based on study recruitment criteria.
  •  Maintains paper and electronic research and clinical records in accordance with Medical College policies and procedures.
  • Organizes, schedules, and conducts clinical research assessments using specialized interviews and psychological assessment measures.
  • Conducts literature searches and provides manuscript preparation support.
  •  Assists with preparation of grant proposals and IRB applications and amendments.
  •  Collects and updates data sets including test scores, demographics, and training records. Enters data into databases. Carries out and prepares written reports of simple statistical analyses.
  •  Prepares PowerPoint presentations.
  • Run ERP/EEG sessions with young children.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field and related experience.
  • Transportation required for local travel.

 Highly Desired Requirements

  •  Experience with autism or with children and families with developmental disabilities or mental health issues preferred.
  •  Previous research experience and experience with ERP/EEG experiments.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

 Skills and Abilities

  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with software including EPrime, R, SPSS, MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
  • Must be able to coordinate a large data set with accuracy and provide timely dissemination of information arising from it.

Note: No relocation assistance is provided for this position.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

Contact: Please send cover letters and resumes to Sophy Kim sok2015@med.cornell.edu.

Mentor/Coach for sweet and energetic nine-year old girl in Chapel Hill

No closing date

Family description

We are a loving family of four living in Chapel Hill.  Dad is a professor at Duke University and mom is currently responsible for the children’s education and development.  Our nine-year old daughter was adopted at the age of two. Bright and enthusiastic, she is homeschooled and attends a three-hour afternoon academic program during the school year.  Our son is a junior in high school and attends a traditional independent school in Durham. Our summers are mostly spent here with occasional travels. 

Job description

You will join a team of dedicated parents and experienced occupational and family therapists to help provide a secure, positive environment for our delightful and talented daughter. This unique opportunity involves more than simply providing child care.  You will receive hands-on training in child development and education and the challenges associated with international adoption and ADHD. You will be responsible for transportation to and from school, sports, and community activities, oversee and coach homework and music practice, and implement household structure and rules in collaboration with parents and a professional team. Household duties like light meal preparation and running errands may be required as time permits.  You will enjoy the opportunity to engage fully by attending family therapy sessions to insure consistency as we work together toward our goal for our daughter – to grow toward a happy, principled, and productive teen and adult life.

Job requirements

Our ideal candidate is someone who is interested in pursuing a career in child development, occupational or speech therapy, or education. The candidate must be:

  • Caring
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Flexible
  • Fun, creative, and enthusiastic
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • A team player who is willing to take instruction and collaborate in parenting efforts
  • A non-smoker
  • A good driver with reliable and safe transportation

Hours and Compensation

This is a full-time job with paid vacation. 40 hours per week is guaranteed with some flexibility given the evolving schedule of a homeschooled child. Vacation weeks will be included and scheduled according to the overall family calendar. 

You will receive reimbursement for gas and other expenses (such as parking fees, museum admission) in addition to the agreed upon, competitive salary.  Details to be discussed during the interview process.  

Contact information

Please send a resume to brandtshahfamily@gmail.com. Qualified candidates will first be interviewed by phone.  All inquiries are welcome.    

Full-time Lab Manager/Research Technician, Northwestern University

No closing date
http://www.sciplab.com/joinus  

The SCIP (social cognition & intergroup processes) Lab, directed by Dr. Sylvia Perry at Northwestern University in the Department of Psychology seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning August or September 2017.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab manager/research technician will work closely with the PI and lab group to set up the new lab, and to kick-start a research program investigating how social contexts and attitudes affect behavioral and physiological outcomes within intergroup interactions in both adult and child populations.  

Responsibilities include:

  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults
  • coordinating, training, and proactively working with undergraduate research assistants 
  • participant recruitment and scheduling, and the development of a participant database
  • coordinating school visits
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc.
  • assisting in planning lab events and meetings

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline
  • research experience in a social and/or developmental psychology lab
  • ·one or more years of research experience with children and/or racially diverse populations
  • experience in a psychophysiological or dyadic interactions lab (e.g., experience working with autonomic nervous system data and/or coding verbal and non-verbal data)
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence
  • programming skills in Qualtrics, Inquisit, and Mechanical Turk, and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R, etc.)
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g., Photoshop, Final Cut)

 

This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The lab manager/research technician will be involved with scientific presentations at conferences, the writing of journal manuscripts, and the ability to start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Perry and her research lab.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Perry at nusciplab@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “lab manager position” in your email.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Sylvia Perry.

Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

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Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

This is an advertisement for a full-time research coordinator position at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (see posting here: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/25972). The start date for this position is June 2017.  This research coordinator will work with the faculty co-directors of Wharton People Analytics (Professors Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth, Cade Massey, Katherine Milkman, and Matthew Bidwell) on various research projects. The position is ideal for individuals with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in business, economics, or psychology seeking to gain greater familiarity and experience with research before applying to graduate schools.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • performing statistical analyses on large databases
  • designing and running experiments
  • managing large projects

 Familiarity with Stata and econometrics is preferred. 

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Temporary Research Specialist: University of Chicago/Thirty Million Words

No closing date

The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago seeks a part-time Research Specialist to assist with statistical analyses of TMW studies. At the direction of the Research Director for the lab, the individual will manage and clean data sets, conduct statistical analysis, write up study findings, and perform other data-related tasks as assigned. The candidate must be a team player who is highly organized, analytic, detail-oriented, and possesses a strong ability to problem-solve.

Responsibilities Include:  - Manage and maintain organized data sets for active and complete studies  - Prepare data sets for statistical analysis  - Conduct statistical analyses on data sets at the direction of the Research Director  - Clearly communicate analytic findings with Research Director and research team  - Prepare written reports of statistical analyses and findings in clear, concise, and timely manner  - Other duties as assigned  

Requirements and Competencies:

- Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required. Master's degree preferred.  

- Experience with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, or STATA) required.

- Demonstrated ability to conduct analyses to examine the effectiveness of longitudinal RCT studies, for example but not limited to, multiple regressions (mediations/moderations), linear mixed model, required.

- A minimum of one year of relevant research experience preferred.  

-Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines required.  -Ability to manage data from multiple projects required.  -High attention to detail required.  -Ability to work independently and take initiative required.  -Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.  -Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.  -Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.  -Analytical skills required.  -Problem-solving skills required.  -Organizational skills required.  -Verbal and written communication skills required.  -Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.  

To apply, please submit your application materials here: jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=234505  

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Research Assistant

Closes March 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Applications should include:

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

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

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

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

Contact Name: Karine Dens

Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program

Closes March 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computational Neuroscience

Closes March 15, 2017

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

Currently seeking applications for a Summer 2017

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

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

 

Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP)

Closes March 15, 2017

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

    Project Manager at Rutgers University—Newark

    Closes March 15, 2017

    The Child Study Center at Rutgers University-Newark, (http://www.childstudycenter-rutgers.com/) directed by Dr. Vanessa LoBue seeks a full time project manager for a federally funded NIH grant. Start date on or before July 1, 2017 is highly desirable.  

    The project manager will have the opportunity to work on a 5-year NIMH-funded study investigating the developmental trajectories of early temperament and attention in infancy, with a focus on risk for anxiety. The study will have three data collection sites—Penn State, University Park (PI Koraly Perez-Edgar); Penn State-PACT in Harrisburg, PA (PI Kristin Buss); and the Child Study Center at Rutgers University, Newark led by PI Vanessa LoBue. The project manager will be responsible for recruitment and data collection at Rutgers-Newark, but will interact extensively with personnel at all three sites. The study will incorporate a number of techniques, including electrophysiology (EEG & ERP), psychophysiology (RSA), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires.

    The project manager will primarily be responsible for recruiting and scheduling infant participants, participating in data collections, coding behavioral data, and for data management. Other duties will include working with research assistants, graduate students, and undergraduates associated with the project.

    Requirements are a bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and especially with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is not required, but a plus.

    To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

    Lab Manager / Research Assistant at University of Delaware

    Closes March 15, 2017

    The Language Acquisition & Brain Lab at the University of Delaware (QLAB), directed by Dr. Zhenghan Qi, seeks a highly capable and motivated individual to serve as a full time Limited Term Researcher (LTR).  LTR’s are appointed for a one-year term, with reappointment possible based on performance and funding for two additional years. The QLAB utilizes cutting-edge technology (eye-tracking, EEG, and fMRI) to probe the cognitive and neural mechanisms of language development in both the healthy population and children with developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, and language impairment). This candidate will serve as a research assistant and laboratory manager.

    Job Description:

    The candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of experiments; conducting behavioral and neuroimaging experiments; data analysis; and performing basic administrative duties, including maintaining compliance with the University IRB, purchasing materials, and managing participant outreach and recruitment.

    The candidate will work directly with the PI and will have opportunities to participate in reading groups and research seminars; attend conferences; collaborate on publications; and supervise undergraduate researchers. The candidate may also participate in a number of ongoing collaborative projects with faculty at other universities including MIT, Harvard Medical School, Boston University, and the University of Sydney.

    This position is ideally suited for individuals who are interested in pursuing a doctorate degree in the fields of medicine, communication sciences and disorders, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and education.

    Job Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, biology, physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field is required. Prior research experience in developmental psychology or neuroimaging labs is desired. Proficiency in programming languages (e.g. MATLAB, Python, or BASH) is strongly preferred. The candidate must be self-motivated, mature, and able to interact with children and families.

    The position offers excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and a dynamic and exciting working environment. A review of applications will begin on 15 March 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date for the position is Fall 2017 (August or September).

    Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and contact information of three references sent to Dr. Zhenghan Qi, at zqi@udel.edu.

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

    Closes March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

    If you have any questions, please contact us at:

    IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

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

    Closes March 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Summer Research Internship for Underrepresented Students in Psychology at Duke University

    Closes March 15, 2017

    The Wilbourn Infant Lab at Duke University is excited to announce the third year of our summer research program for underrepresented students in Psychology. 

    We are offering three paid summer internships for undergraduates interested in research in Developmental Psychology. Interns will gain hands-on experience conducting research with infants, children, and adults. We are seeking highly motivated undergraduates who are interested in attending graduate school in Psychology. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend, free on-campus housing, travel reimbursement to/from the program, and funds to travel to a conference to present research completed during the program. 

    Applicants must be US citizens and from one of these underrepresented or minority groups: First generation college student, Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, Asian/Asian American, current/eligible recipient of need-based financial aid, or from colleges/universities with limited research opportunities. 

    This internship is ideal for rising juniors (rising sophomores, seniors, terminal Master’s students will be considered) who are highly organized, reliable, and driven. Please forward the attached flyer to interested students fitting these qualifications. 

    Applications submitted before March 15th will be given priority. We will continue accepting applications until the positions are filled.

    More information can be found on our website: wild.psych.duke.edu/summerinternship.html

    For questions not addressed on the website, contact: DukeWilbournLab@gmail.com

    Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program

    Closes March 15, 2017

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

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

    Information for Prospective Students:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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