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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.

Lab Manager Position, University of Maryland - Professor Killen's Social and Moral Development Laboratory

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Lab Manager Position

General Description:

The Social and Moral Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, supervised by Professor Melanie Killen, is recruiting a lab manager.  The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing research projects on topics related to morality, the development of fairness and equality concepts, prejudice and bias in childhood, intergroup friendships, mental state knowledge in the context of morality and intergroup relationships, and peer-based social inclusion and exclusion.

Responsibilities:

Data recruitment (contacting school administrators for participation agreements, obtaining consent forms, and managing compensations for school participants), data collection (administering protocols to children and adolescents), coordination of communication with the lab team, instrument development, submission of IRB protocol forms, management of the lab and the lab website, coordination with the university lab preschool research staff, and general execution of research projects.  The lab manager will work closely with the P.I., graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.

This position is a great opportunity for recent college graduates who would like full-time research experience prior to enrolling in a graduate program in developmental psychology, developmental science or related fields.  Collaborative research opportunities with the P.I. and the research team are part of this position. University of Maryland is 30 minutes from Washington D.C., affording research, educational, and cultural opportunities.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
  • Background in child development, developmental psychology, or related fields
  • Interest in an organizational position with responsibilities
  • Experience working with schools and/or teachers
  • Desire to learn about the topics studied by the lab group
  • Familiarity with research software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Power Point, Qualtrics)

If interested, please submit the following to moraldevelopment@gmail.com

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover letter detailing interest in the position and previous research experience

3. Unofficial academic transcripts

4. Contact information for three professional references

The position is currently open, and review of applications will begin immediately.  Start date is January 15, 2018, or sooner. For questions about the position, send an email to Professor Melanie Killen at mkillen@umd.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.

Project Coordinator, Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab at the University of Oregon

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Position Summary – Project Coordinator, Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab

We are seeking a project coordinator to work with the Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab headed by Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer (http://dsn.uoregon.edu/), on an NIMH-funded prospective longitudinal study of risk for adolescent-emergent mental health problems in girls as they transition through puberty. In a community sample of 170 girls (initial age 10-13 years), the project will assess: i) levels of adrenal and gonadal hormones associated with pubertal development, as well as anthropometric data and secondary sex characteristics; ii) brain structure, anatomical connectivity (diffusion tensor imaging), and resting-state functional connectivity; iii) brain functioning and behavior related to social process (self-evaluation, mentalizing, and affiliation); and iv) mental health symptoms (particularly of depression, anxiety, and deliberate self-harm). These measures will be collected three times over five years (every 18 months). The rich multilevel dataset will be analyzed using advanced statistical modeling techniques to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between developmental patterns in each of these domains. The project coordinator will also interact extensively with Dr. Nick Allen, Co-I on the study and director of the Affective Development and Psychopathology Team (ADAPT). You can learn more about the project at: http://dsn.uoregon.edu/tag/. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help with this study and contribute to day-to-day operations of the lab. Candidates should be independent workers who are quick to learn new skills and have excellent organizational skills. Given the scope of the project, a combination of the following qualities, skills, and interests are highly desirable.

Minimum qualifications: ·      Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline. ·      Prior research experience, particularly collecting data with children and/or adolescents ·      Highly efficient and organized approach to work, with strong attention to detail and thoroughness. ·      Ability to manage multiple tasks; exceptional time management skills. ·      Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communicative skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader. ·      Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees. ·      Ability to learn quickly and work independently, with supervision as needed.

Preferred qualifications: ·      Some experience conducting research with clinical populations, particularly any experience with adolescent clinical populations or any experience with the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia; or strong desire to gain this experience in a research setting. ·      Some experience with acquiring, analysing, and interpreting MRI research (in at least one of the modalities listed above). ·      Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills and/or a willingness to learn (e.g., Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms). ·      Some experience in collecting and analyzing data relevant to pubertal development, which may include collecting biological samples for hormonal assays. ·      Interest in social cognition, self development, motivation, depression, and/or anxiety. ·      Interest in community outreach (primarily at schools).

The project coordinator appointment is an initial 12 month contract with potential to renew, depending on productivity and fit. Applicants desiring to stay for a minimum of two years are preferred. To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter, attention: Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer, describing research interests and expertise, including at least three references, and clearly identifying your interest in the particular position at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7706.   The ideal start date is between July 5, 2017 and August 1, 2017, but this is flexible for the right candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland) Kansas State University

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Date Posted Jun. 2, 2017

Job Title

  • Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland)

Department

  • Institution Kansas State University

    Manhattan, KS United States

Application Deadline

  • Open until filled

Position Start Date

  • Available immediately

    Apply Online Here http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501503/resea...

    Job Categories

    • Research Scientist/Associate

    Academic Fields

    • Research Methods/Data Analysis
    • Human Ecology
    • Human Development

    This position is a half-time research assistant position to work on site at Andrews AFB, Maryland on a USDA-funded Family Advocacy Program study. This person is the on-site administrator of the sponsored project to facilitate daily implementation of the research project by promoting the program, selecting research participants, designing and implementation database information and collaborating with the researchers at Kansas State University, Northern Illinois University and other Air Force bases involved in the project.

    Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, human ecology or business related field. Required experience is experience with and/or knowledge of military family support programs.

    Preferred Qualifications: General knowledge of administration and research methodology at academic institutions, experience in conducting research, knowledge of domestic violence, demonstrated ability to work with confidential materials, and computer competency.

    Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab

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    The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring a full-time Research Assistants to start work by July 1, 2017. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is part of the NSF-funded project, “Spatial foundations of symbolic numeracy skills in young children.” This project will investigate the specific mechanisms through which children’s spatial skills impact their numerical development, using both longitudinal and experimental methods with children in pre-k to 4th grades.

    The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process, including stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, grant administration, and training and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. In addition, the Research Assistant will organize Work Circles that bring together teachers and researchers, and will participate in outreach activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

    This is a grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension.

    How to Apply

    The job will be posted on Temple's web site on THURSDAY MARCH 16th, 2017 by 12pm. Please apply as early as possible. The posting will only be available for a short time, and applications will be considered on a  first-come, first-served basis.To apply, visit our website at https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for job number 17000697. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

    In addition to applying on Temple's web site, please email your CV to conner.black@temple.edu with the subject line "Full-time RA position". You may send your CV before March 16th. Please note that, to be considered for the position, you MUST apply on Temple's web site: https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

    Required Education & Experience:

    B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

     Required Skills & Abilities:

    * Prior research experience in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field.

    * Experience working with preschool or elementary-school-age children as a researcher or teacher.

    * Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office suite or similar spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation software.

    *Demonstrated experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, to complete quantitative and qualitative data analyses.

    * Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills.

    * Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.

    * Some experience managing or monitoring the work of others.

    * Comfortable giving presentations to small groups.

    * Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation.

    *Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to administer study protocols as necessary.

    Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

    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.  

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    2017 University of Washington Early Childhood Cognition Lab Summer Internship

    Closes March 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Lab Research Analyst II

    Closes March 31, 2017

    Intranet

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

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

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

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

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

    U.S. Department of Labor

    Employment and Training Administration

    233 Peachtree Street, N.E. Suite 410

    Atlanta, GA  30303

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

    Closes March 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

     

    Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Minority Students @ CMU

    Closes March 20, 2017

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

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

    Applications are due via email by March 20, 2017.

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

    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.

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

    Closes March 17, 2017

    Job Summary

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

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

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

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

    Responsibilities*

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

    Required Qualifications*

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

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

    Desired Qualifications*

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

    Additional Information

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

    Background Screening

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

    Mission Statement

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

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

    Application Deadline

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

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

    Research Assistant

    Closes March 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Applications should include:

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

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

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

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

    Contact Name: Karine Dens

    Fellowship Opportunity, Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab

    Closes March 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

    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 Position at Columbia University

    Closes March 15, 2017

    Under the supervision of Larisa Heiphetz, the lab manager will provide assistance with research in Columbia’s Social and Moral Cognition Lab. Studies in our lab focus on children’s and adults’ religious and moral cognition, the development of intergroup attitudes, and perceptions of the criminal justice system. The lab manager will assist with research and perform administrative duties. Typical research responsibilities include creating stimuli, recruiting participants, collecting data, and entering/coding results. Typical administrative responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a participant database, ordering supplies, and facilitating the preparation of forms and reports (e.g., IRB documentation). In addition to assisting with on-going projects, the lab manager will have an opportunity to develop his or her own studies. This is a one-year position with the strong expectation of renewal for a second year and possibility of further renewals for additional years. Start date can be arranged with the PI and is expected to be sometime between May 1st, 2017, and September 1st, 2017. Review of applications will begin March 15th, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.  

    Minimum qualifications (applicant MUST meet these minimum qualification to be considered an applicant): Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, or related discipline (degree must be received by the start date) Eligibility to work in the United States  

    Preferred qualifications: Research interests in social cognitive development, religious cognition, moral cognition, intergroup attitudes, and/or the criminal justice system Prior research experience   Compensation/benefits: Salary will be based on Columbia University’s guidelines. The lab manager will also be eligible for benefits; see http://hr.columbia.edu/benefits.    To apply, please e-mail the following items in one PDF to lah2201@columbia.edu: A cover letter (1-2 pages) describing research interests and past research experience CV Phone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3 professional references Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)    

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