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Research lab coordinator position at the University of Iowa

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The Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Iowa (Director: Dr. Isaac Petersen) is looking for a research lab coordinator to assist in research studies examining the mechanisms in the development of externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, conduct problems), self-regulation, and school readiness in young children, with special emphasis on neural mechanisms (EEG/ERP).  Responsibilities include participant recruitment, scheduling, conducting batteries of neural and behavioral testing with children, data management and analysis, coordination of research assistants, and performing other research tasks as coordinator of the research team.  Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline, substantial research or work experience with young children, and experience using software such as Microsoft Word and Excel.  Experience with EEG/ERP is highly desirable but not required.  Experience with computer software such as REDCap, R, and E-Prime is desirable but not required.  The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in Summer 2018, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.

To apply, please email 1) a copy of your resume/CV, 2) a letter of interest with a description of your relevant experiences, and 3) have two letters of recommendation sent to isaac-t-petersen@uiowa.edu.

For more information about the position, see the attached job posting (https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/temp/view.php?job=111040), or contact Dr. Isaac Petersen (isaac-t-petersen@uiowa.edu).

Psycho-educational Evaluator at MIT

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

Apply here: http://bit.ly/2rg1460

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

Job Requirements 

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

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

Bilingual Parent-Child Specialist position at NYU School of Medicine

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

About the position:

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

Specifically, this individual will be responsible for:

Primary tasks:

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

o   Meeting with parents and children

o   Providing structured guidance about child development

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

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

o   Maintaining records of family participation in the program

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

Overseeing operational aspects of the parenting program

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

Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

Secondary tasks:

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

Requirements:  

·         Fluency in both English and Spanish

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

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

·         Previous research experience

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

·         Willingness to travel between sites within NYC as needed 

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

Laboratory Coordinator Position--Bauer Lab

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Part-time Parent-Child Specialist Position in NYC (NYU School of Medicine)

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Part-time Position: Project Assistant / Parent-Child Specialist (Harlem, New York, NY)

NYU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics – Video Interaction Project

We are seeking a part-time Spanish-English bilingual parent-child specialist to work for a parent intervention program and related behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. This program is designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations and is being administered in the context of a randomized controlled trial at NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue (Kips Bay, New York, NY) and a clinical program at NYC H+H/Woodhull (Brooklyn, NY), Children’s Aid Society (Harlem, New York, NY), and other sites in NYC to be determined.  The current position will likely be primarily based at the Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center.

About the position:

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

Primary tasks:

  • Providing the parenting intervention program (Video Interaction Project) to parents of infants and young children, which involves:
  • Meeting with parents and children & providing structured guidance about child development
  • Providing structured tips to parents about reading, playing, and interacting with their child
  • Videotaping the parent and child playing together, then providing feedback and positive reinforcement to the parent about this video
  • Maintaining records of family participation in the program
  • Building rapport with families, including coordinating with parents and tracking/scheduling upcoming program visits
  • Overseeing operational aspects of the parenting program
  • Assistance with tasks related to the research study, including recruiting families, consenting families, and collecting participant data
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

Secondary tasks:

  • Assistance with other operational aspects of the parenting program

Requirements:  

  • Fluency in both English and Spanish
  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field
  • Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings
  • Previous research experience
  • Previous experience using databases; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs

Schedule and location:  

Tentative schedule will be 9 – 2pm on Mondays and Wednesdays (subject to change). Must have full availability during those times.

Position will primarily be based at the Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem, NY, with some travel required to other sites within NYC

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

 

Lab Manager Position at the University of Delaware

No closing date

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

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

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

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

Materials: please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for your three recommenders to the current Laboratory Manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu.  Please also have your three recommenders send their letters there as well. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

PT Temporary Research Support Assistant Position at Thirty Million Words, University of Chicago

No closing date

The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago is looking for a part-time Research Support Assistant to support the implementation of a randomized controlled trial in partnering health clinics across Chicago.  The individual selected for this position will work as part of a team of Research Support Assistants, each of whom will recruit, manage, and follow up with their own patient caseloads.  The position involves preparation, implementation, and follow-up related to regular study appointments conducted in the Chicagoland area.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as experience working with underserved populations and young children and a desire to work in a healthcare setting.  Proficiency in Spanish, including the ability to read, write, and speak Spanish, is required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit and gain informed consent from patients in partnering health clinic sites in coordination with other team members.
  • Monitor scheduled appointments of enrolled study participants and support timely study protocol delivery and follow up.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with program participants.
  • Maintain participant recruitment targets to ensure study completion.
  • Enter and organize participant data.
  • Remain in steady contact with Project Manager; prepare and submit regular, organized reports detailing recruitment, scheduling, data collection, protocol deviations.
  • Maintain clear and constant communication with PI, Project Manager, and Data Coordinator regarding all matters related to families and program. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Requirements

  • Proficiency in Spanish, including the ability to read, write, and speak Spanish, required
  • Flexible schedule required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Must have a flexible schedule, able to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Strong ability to relate to people from diverse gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds required
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability and willingness to work in clinics located in low-income communities required
  • Ability to function as a cooperative and supportive team member required
  • Ability to work within prescribed timelines required
  • Ability to learn and master technology and software programs required
  • Ability to process, protect, and exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with families, infants, toddlers, and young children preferred
  • Experience working with underserved populations preferred

To apply, please visit: jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=235392

 

Short-term, part-time Research Assistant Music Lab at Harvard University

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If you are reading this message, you are probably doing so on a device that plays music. You are probably able to hear and perceive that music and you probably can also produce music of your own, even if you've never had music lessons. You are probably motivated to engage with music on a regular basis, regardless of your cultural background, location in the world, or socioeconomic status. You have probably been this way your whole life.

In the Music Lab, we're figuring out why the human mind is designed in such a way that all of the above is true. We do basic science, running experiments with typically developing people of all ages and in populations with genetic conditions. We focus in particular on infancy and on people who live in isolated small-scale societies around the world. We also work on large corpus studies of ethnographies and field recordings from the Natural History of Song project and use those data in large-scale online experiments.

The Music Lab is the newest lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. We collaborate domestically and internationally with cognitive scientists, musicians, evolutionary biologists, ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, linguists, and computer scientists. We are recruiting research assistants and students from all of these fields to work on a few key topics: universals in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, acoustics of music production in informal settings, studies of the impact of infant-directed song on infant affect and behavior, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. If you find any of this exciting, please get in touch, regardless of your academic background or career stage.

We will be considering a wide variety of candidates for several positions. A few possibilities are detailed below but they may be combined with one another given the right candidate. The schedule for hiring is flexible, with positions starting on or after 1 September 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. To apply, contact us at musiclab+jobs@g.harvard.edu. Tell us why you are applying, what your research interests are, and which of the below positions you are most interested in. Include a CV and contact information for two references.

​The Music Lab is directed by Samuel Mehr and is funded by the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program at the National Institutes of Health and by the Harvard University Data Science Initiative.

​Positions

​1. Full-time, benefitted Research Assistant to develop and expand the Natural History of Song project's audio corpus. This person will track down rare field recordings of vocal music in small-scale societies, work with anthropologists and ethnomusicologists to collect new recordings, work with musicians to transcribe them, and work with collaborators in computer science to design and implement music information retrieval to better understand them. A 2-year commitment is desired but not required. Some work can be done remotely.

Qualifications (not all are required): - background and interest in music - skill working in computer-based staff notation (especially Sibelius and ideally also using command-line tools such as Humdrum, music21, jSymbolic) - music analysis skills (e.g., training in music theory) - computational, statistical, and technical skills (especially Python, JavaScript, MATLAB) - experience conducting independent research and/or working in a lab

- a bachelor's degree in music, cognitive science, anthropology, or related field

2. Half-time, benefitted Research Assistant to work directly with parents, infants, and children in studies; design and implement studies of infants' responses to music; develop eye tracking, physiological monitoring, habituation, and violation-of-expectations methods; and collaborate with other lab members on studies online and at field sites worldwide. A 2-year commitment is desired but not required. This position will have the potential for an increase to full-time work, based on performance.

Qualifications (not all are required): - background and interest in music - experience working in research settings with infants and parents (or educational or clinical settings) - computational, statistical, and technical skills (especially Stata, R, Python, MATLAB) - experience conducting independent research (e.g., an undergraduate thesis in psychology)

- a bachelor's degree in cognitive science, education, psychology, or related field —

​3. Half-time, benefitted Research Assistant to lead technical aspects of our research, including software development for experiments (including mobile platforms), management of large online studies (on Turk or otherwise), web development, database management, and the like. This position will have the potential for an increase to full-time work, based on performance. Some work can be done remotely.

Qualifications (not all are required): - background and interest in music - experience running online studies

- experience with mobile app development (both Android and iOS)

- strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., Stata, R, Python, MATLAB, Git) - experience working in a collaborative research environment - a bachelor's degree in cognitive science, computer science, linguistics, or related field —

4. Short-term, part-time Research Assistants (paid hourly or by stipend, depending on work) at any career stage to contribute to the Natural History of Song project by annotating tracks with musical information, transcribing world music, and collecting new field recordings. To date a group of over fifty researchers from high school students to tenured faculty have contributed to the Natural History of Song. Short-term RAs will join this team to contribute their interpretations and annotations of NHS audio. *This work does not require residence in Cambridge, MA: it can be completed from anywhere in the world and has an entirely flexible schedule. Many contributors in this role do so outside of their usual employment, on an ad-hoc basis, and this is fine with us!*.

Required qualification: expertise in musical analysis (either a degree or advanced coursework completed)

We are in particular need of part-time RAs who have completed a PhD in music theory, ethnomusicology, arranging, music education, jazz studies, and/or a related field of music scholarship.

RESEARCH TECH POSITION – OPHTHALMOLOGY, DUKEUNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

No closing date

The position is open in Dr. Glenn Jaffe's laboratory in the Department of Ophthalmology at Duke University.  Dr Jaffe is a Clinician Scientist who conducts clinically relevant basic research to determine the molecular and cell biological mechanisms responsible for macular degeneration (the leading cause of vision loss in individuals over 65 years old). 

Some of the specific techniques used in the laboratory include the following: Cell culture using ocular-derived human cells and other non-ocular cell types, immunofluorescence, immunocytochemistry, RNA purification, polymerase chain reaction, agarose and SDS gel electrophoresis, Western blot, plasmid preparation, and transfection, adenoviral-mediated gene transfer, apoptosis assays, and ELISAs. In addition, pre-clinical testing of drug delivery devices is performed.

Specific Job Responsibilities - The technician will perform a variety of complex technical duties to support Dr Jaffe’s research program.  Specifically, the technician will: conduct experiments, under Dr. Jaffe’s guidance, using techniques described above; compile and analyze data from these experiments, and will document and draw tentative conclusions from experimental results. Confer with Dr. Jaffe to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required; review laboratory methods manuals, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments; determine and set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate laboratory equipment required for specific tests; help organize and orchestrate in vivo studies, including pre-operative set-up and post-operative examinations; maintain a colony of transgenic mice;  obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examination; prepare culture media, chemicals, reagents and solutions; sustain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; ensure that expenditures are in-line with budget; clean and maintain laboratory equipment. 

Review work of lower level laboratory personnel within designated areas and assist in training new personnel. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above.

A Bachelor's degree in a science-related field is required

If interested in this exciting opportunity, send your cover letter of interest and resume via email attachment to:

Glenn Jaffe, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Glenn J Jaffe <jaffe001@mc.duke.edu>

Research Assistant Position available at Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

No closing date

Position description: Our research seeks to evaluate the relationship between prenatal exposures and maternal health behaviors during pregnancy and child developmental outcomes. The projects draw upon a longitudinal birth cohort recruited as part of the Newborn Epigenetic STudy (NEST). The NEST sample is composed of a diverse population of women and their children who are now between the ages of 4-12. We are currently conducting two follow-up studies with women and children from the NEST sample. The first is focused on the relationship between tobacco exposure during pregnancy and child behavioral (e.g., ADHD symptoms) and executive functioning; the other is examining pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain in relation to child cognitive outcomes and eating behavior. Working closely with other study members, the person hired for this position would be responsible for administering tests of cognitive functioning, laboratory tasks assessing eating behavior, and computer-based questionnaires with parents and children. Other job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with recruitment and retention activities; managing IRB amendments; assisting with specimen collection; and processing participant payments. The person hired will be expected to present information about daily study related activities in weekly lab meetings with the PIs and communicate regularly with direct supervisor. Interested, email Dr. Julia Schechter, julia.schechter@duke.edu.

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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.

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.

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)    

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.

 

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

 

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

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

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