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Clinical Research Specialist I, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders.

The Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) will work on a collaborative project between Boston Children’s Hospital (PI Charles Nelson) and Boston University (PI Helen Tager-Flusberg) that is investigating the early development of infants who have an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder, infants displaying delays at their 12 month well-baby visit, and infants with no developmental concerns. Our goal is to find signs that suggest risk for this disorder between infants with an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder, and those displaying developmental concern, based on early differences detected on a screening tool. The project will use electrophysiology, eye tracking and behavioral measures in a group of 3- to 36-month-old children who are participating in a longitudinal study. Responsibilities include working with, and coordinating a team of undergraduate students, postdocs, and research staff associated with the research project in addition to IRB management and preparing progress reports. The CRS will be responsible for administering electrophysiological and eye tracking lab protocols, and perform standardized diagnostic and developmental assessments. Furthermore, the CRS will oversee data management, as well as contribute to running the day-to-day operations for research protocols under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Program Manager.

Eligible candidates have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
  • At least two years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects
  • Experience working with infants or children in a research setting, preferably using behavioral or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, EEG, or ERP
  • Previous experience working with children with an autism spectrum disorder
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
  • Experience with administering and scoring standardized measures of autism symptoms (e.g., the ADOS, MSEL)
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends

To apply, please complete the online lab application form (https://redcap.tch.harvard.edu/redcap_edc/surveys/?s=V6UudY) and upload a CV and letter of interest. Contact Alissa Westerlund with any questions, Alissa.Westerlund@childrens.harvard.edu

Clinical Research Specialist I, Emotion Project, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders.

The Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) will join the Emotion Project team in the Nelson Lab. The CRS will coordinate day-to day operations and functions for a longitudinal study investigating the neural bases of emotion processing in typically developing young children. The project uses electrophysiology, functional near infrared spectroscopy, physiology, eye tracking, and behavioral measures in a cohort of children being followed from infancy to 7 years of age. Responsibilities include working with, and coordinating a team of undergraduate students, postdocs, and research staff associated with the research project in addition to IRB management and preparing progress reports. Furthermore, the CRS will work closely with team members on the development, coordination, and implementation of research procedures, and will contribute to running the day-to-day operations for research protocols in the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Program Manager.

Eligible candidates have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
  • Experience working with infants or children in a research setting, preferably using physiological, behavioral or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, heart rate, EEG, or ERP
  • At least two years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software (e.g. Excel, SPSS), and basic experimental presentation and collection software (e.g., ePrime, Redcap, Matlab)
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail

To apply, please complete the online lab application form (https://redcap.tch.harvard.edu/redcap_edc/surveys/?s=V6UudY) and upload a CV and letter of interest. Contact Alissa Westerlund with any questions, Alissa.Westerlund@childrens.harvard.edu.

Clinical Research Coordinator II (CRCII)- Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Neuroscience, Sleep and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

The Clinical Research Coordinator II (CRC II) will work closely with the PI, Post-Doctoral Fellow and a second CRC II on an NIMH-funded project studying sleep and brain activity among individuals who have recently experienced psychological trauma. The CRC II will recruit potential research subjects, conduct ambulatory polysomnography (PSG) studies, participate in fMRI scanning, organize and analyze fMRI, psychophysiological and self-report data, organize and submit IRB amendments, and perform biannual NIMH data-sharing tasks.

Requirement of this job include:

1. Undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field

2. Good interpersonal skills

3. Willingness to work evening hours several days per week

4. Willingness to make a 2-year commitment

5. Prior experience with or the ability to rapidly master technical and analytic skills including ambulatory PSG, psychophysiological measurements, operation of  3T MRI scanner, fMRI analyses using SPM.

At least 1 year of related research and /or clinical experience is preferable. Preference will also be given to those with advanced statistical knowledge or prior experience in relevant research techniques such as Matlab programming, MRI analytic software (e.g., SPM, FSL, Freesurfer), resting state functional connectivity, DTI analyses, or quantitative EEG.

 

If interested, or if you would like to learn more about this position, please contact:

Edward F. Pace-Schott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital - East

CNY 149 13th Street Room 2605

Charlestown, MA 02129

Phone: 508-523-4288

Fax: 617-726-4078

Email: epace-schott@mgh.harvard.edu

Research Assistant Position in the NeuroCognition Lab at Tufts University

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

START DATE: April 2018 - Summer 2018.

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW: We are seeking a full time Research Assistant to assist with all aspects of our cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistic research. Our lab is interested in where and when the brain is activated during language processing in healthy individuals and in patients with schizophrenia. For more information about what we do, see: http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/kuperberglab/. The responsibilities of this position are varied and involve the coordination of all aspects of research projects, including collecting and analyzing neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, ERP) data, statistical analysis, scientific manuscript writing, and maintaining the day-to-day operations of the lab.

In addition to the intellectual reward, the position would give the holder experience of research in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, clinical applications, as well as database and program management. This is an ideal research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics or cognitive psychology. Our lab has sites at both Tufts University (Medford, MA) and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Charlestown, MA), both of which are easily accessible from Boston, MA.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

(1)          B.A., B.Sc. degree in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, computer science, or a closely related field.

(2)          Strong interest in how language is processed in the brain.

(3)          Very strong quantitative and analytic skills and comfort with programs such as Excel and Powerpoint.

(4)          Some research experience with statistics and familiarity with statistical analysis software such as SPSS or R.

(5)          Very strong organizational skills: Must be self-motivated, resourceful, very organized; able to multi-task and prioritize.

(6)          Strong computational skills and some programming experience (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB) and familiarity with Linux/Unix environments and bash/shell scripting.

(7)          Ability to work well in teams, with strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.

(8)          A two-year time commitment is requested.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Previous experience on ERP data collection and analysis

OTHER:

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Tufts University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Full-time employees receive full benefits.

TO APPLY:

Please complete our online application, link: https://tufts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVGFWPmGGPnsovj

CONTACT:

Please direct any technical questions regarding the application to Lena Warnke at lena.warnke@tufts.edu

All other questions regarding the application should be sent to Dr. Gina Kuperberg at GKuperberg@mgh.harvard.edLab website: http://kuperberglab.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/

Project Coordinator, Family Conflict and Children’s Coping and Adjustment University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center Principal Investigator: Patrick Davies, Ph.D.

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Study Description:

The project coordinator will oversee a longitudinal study designed to examine why different forms of interparental and family conflict are associated with distinctive developmental outcomes for children as they transition from the preschool to the early elementary school years. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, this study will employ multiple methods (e.g., observations, semi-structured and clinical interviews, surveys) and levels of analysis (e.g., eye-tracking indices of attention to emotions, salivary and cardiac measures of stress reactivity, subjective and behavioral coping responses, computer assessments of reaction time) to assess family and child functioning.

Responsibilities:

● Managing the research team – including hiring, coordinating, and supervising full-time and part-time research assistants

● Organizing recruitment and scheduling of a diverse sample of young children and families through multiple community agencies

● Developing and revising measures and procedures for data collection

● Overseeing training and assisting with the implementation of data collection procedures involving observations, interviews, surveys, eye-tracking technology, and physiological assessments

● Developing and implementing data management and cleaning procedures

● Compiling progress reports for agencies and ethical review committees

Basic Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree in psychology or allied discipline (GPA: 3.4 or higher)

● At least one year of experience working in research labs in psychology, human development, or related field

● Comfort interacting with children and families from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds

● Ability to effective lead a research team

● Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

● High motivation and interest in family and child development

● Ability to successfully engage community agencies, young children, and families

● Attention to detail and outstanding tracking and record keeping skills

● Computer skills; including knowledge of PC operating systems, basic statistics software (e.g., Excel, SPSS), and data collection software (e.g., Medialab, Matlab)

● Availability for a two-year commitment starting in the Spring of 2018

Preferred Qualifications:

● One-year, post-bachelor experience in a research lab in psychology or related field

● Basic knowledge of eye-tracking, salivary, and psychophysiology (i.e., RSA, PEP) measures

● Experience with management and coordination of research studies

How to Apply:

Please apply by entering job opening “206530” in the search box at the University of Rochester job search website: https://ps.its.rochester.edu/psp/PSApplyOnline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

 

Clinical Research Interviewer/Coordinator: Substance use during pregnancy and infant development Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a project coordinator to conduct clinical interviews and coordinate operations for longitudinal studies investigating maternal substance use during pregnancy and fetal/infant neurobehavior.

The Interviewer/Coordinator will work closely with PI, Dr. Laura Stroud (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lstroud), and other members of the leadership team. Primary responsibilities involve clinical interviews of pregnant mothers, consenting, scheduling, and screening participants. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills preferred. Experience with clinical and/or diagnostic interviewing and longitudinal studies desirable. Experience with electronic data capture/REDCap also desirable but not required. Position involves working in a fast-paced environment within a multidisciplinary research team. Potential need for schedule flexibility to accommodate participant visits. Personal transportation required.

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University is directed by Michael Carey, PhD, has a history of over 25 years of conducting innovative research involving interdisciplinary, behavioral approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease.

The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. Applications from women and minority members are encouraged. To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Carrie Best: cbest@lifespan.org

 

Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant: Infant Development & Data Management Focus Brown Alpert Medical School & The Miriam Hospital

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

BA/BS Required

This is a full-time research position involving a longitudinal study of substance use during pregnancy and infant behavior, brain development, and biology in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Stroud (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lstroud).

Position also involves the opportunity to be uniquely trained in developmental examinations in newborns in the hospital and through home visits in the Providence area and to be trained in placenta collection. The research assistant would also be involved with dataset management, data entry, and data analysis. Additional responsibilities include assistance with recruitment and screening. Research experience, background in statistics/SPSS and REDCap data entry is an asset. Evening and weekend availability and reliable transportation are required. 

Many opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to conferences, prepare papers for publication.  

Applications from women and minority members are encouraged. To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Carrie Best: cbest@lifespan.org

Research Assistant position: Boston Children's Hospital/pediatric MRI

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

The Gaab Lab in collaboration with the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for a Research Assistant to assist with all study phases of a NICHD funded longitudinal project which assesses functional and structural brain development from infancy to early elementary school age. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies which will include close interaction with nurseries, child care centers and elementary schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and structural/functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). These positions are ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, developmental psychology, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful. Prior experience with infants and children would be very helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology/ cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy, statistics or machine learning helpful. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please first apply to Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu with a cover letter and CV.

Teaching Positions at Independent Schools - Southern Teachers

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

 

 

To everything there is a season, and now is the season for good teachers to find great jobs at intriguing independent schools in the South! Southern Teachers can help graduates make that happen. We currently have 1235 openings for teachers of all subjects. If you value close relationships, innovation, collaboration, inspiration, and a focus on student learning rather than standardized testing, you should consider teaching at an independent school.

Our schools seek teachers with academic excellence and subject-area expertise enthusiastic about working with children and teenagers—what’s important is a gift for connecting with and caring for kids. Selection is based on academic performance and experience working with children in wide-ranging capacities and certification is typically not required (except in elementary grades and specialty areas).

Southern Teachers has focused on matching great candidates with schools in the South for over a century, taking the time to interview candidates, connect with references, and know the person, not just the resumé. The result:  placements that help teachers, schools, and students thrive.

Why choose Southern Teachers?

·        Services are free for talented educators committed to independent schools.

·        Placement counselors are an advocate and resource throughout the process. 

·        Reputation as the South’s most established teacher placement agency, serving nearly 600 southern schools.

Why wait? To apply, go to SouthernTeachers.com, submit the application, along with your resume and a cover letter. If you have questions about Southern Teachers, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Change the future: Teach!

Best wishes,

Michele

Michele Jarman | Director of College Recruitment

434-295-9122 | SouthernTeachers.com

       

 

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Research Analyst Vanderbilt Computational Memory lab

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date
About Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

About the Position and Responsibilities:

Vanderbilt Computational Memory lab (Sean Polyn, PI) The Computational Memory Lab at Vanderbilt University is looking for a full-time Research Analyst I, to assist in the study of the neural foundations of human memory.  Our research focuses on the neural and cognitive mechanisms supporting the formation and retrieval of memories.  We use recording techniques such as fMRI, scalp EEG, and intracranial recordings to characterize the neural dynamics of the human memory system as participants perform behavioral memory tasks.  The behavioral and neural data collected in these studies is used to inform the development of computational models of memory.

The primary function of this position is to help design, program, and run experimental studies of human memory, and to analyze data from these studies using Matlab. These experiments will primarily be carried out using fMRI recordings, and the person in this position is also responsible for recording and collecting the fMRI data during testing sessions.  Other job responsibilities include (but are not limited to) subject recruitment, assistance with administrative and IT tasks, routine laboratory maintenance, development of written documentation of laboratory procedures, and meticulous record keeping.  This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology or cognitive neuroscience.

Applicants must have a BS/BA degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science or a related field, an outstanding academic record, and one to two years of research experience, some of which may be pre-degree experience.  Strong computer skills (Mac and Unix), experience with computer programming, and prior experience with data analysis are desirable.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work as part of a team.  A two-year commitment is required.

This position is expected to start by the summer of 2018.

More information regarding the lab is available at http://memory.psy.vanderbilt.edu

Benefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview

 

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Clinical Research Manager Position at Northwestern University

Posted on June 21, 2017
Closes February 26, 2018

Clinical Research Manager Position

Developmental Mechanisms Program,

Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

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

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

Re-post: Laboratory Coordinator Postition-Charlottesville (Angeline LIllard's laboratory)

Posted on June 21, 2017
Closes February 26, 2018

The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, has been cleared to search for a new full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on Montessori education and on play. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students and post-docs, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on.

Important credentials are the ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized and detail-oriented. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. To overlap several weeks with the current coordinator, we would like the new hire to begin the week of July 17.

More information about our laboratory’s research can be found at: http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/home.html

To apply, please to go

https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1497905499335

click on "University Staff" and search for Job #: 0621088.

We are beginning to review applications now and will review until the position is filled.  

Re-post:Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Brown University

Posted on June 22, 2017
Closes February 26, 2018

Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island JOB DESCRIPTION:

Research assistant position for the newly established Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (HCHII) at Brown University, specifically regarding the Autism, a Precision Medicine Approach Initiative. Under the general supervision of Co-Directors of the Autism Initiative within HCHII, Dr. Eric Morrow, MD PhD and Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf, PhD, and the program Research Coordinator, assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects.  Interview participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent.  Prepare and maintain study records.  Learn electronic database (i.e., REDCap), enter data, and perform quality control procedures. Check all questionnaires and study materials for completeness. Participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in first draft preparation of manuscripts.  Review relevant literature to gather information.  Assist in recruiting efforts to procure participants (e.g., contact providers, attend fundraising efforts of partners). Also, provide general support for ongoing Developmental Disorders Genetics Research Program (DDGRP) studies at Bradley Hospital. These projects are affiliated with the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment and the growing portfolio of autism research at Brown University.  The successful applicant would enter as part of a strong interdisciplinary team.

Requirements:  

A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Behavioral Sciences or related area. Courses in research methodologies and statistics preferred.  Minimum of six months of undergraduate or post-graduate experience including experience with computer-based data entry and common computer programs (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Work with individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders preferred.   Experience recruiting and consenting research participants is highly desired.  Occasional evening and weekend work required for recruitment events and enrollment appointments. Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates desired.

Interested applicants should contact Carrie Best, RI-CART Project Coordinator, at CBest@lifespan.org . Please be sure to include a cover letter and CV/resume. Please also be prepared to arrange for letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.

Research Manager and Academic Assistant Position at Swarthmore College

Posted on June 22, 2017
Closes February 26, 2018

The Psychology Department at Swarthmore College seeks an administrator to begin in mid-July 2017. The responsibilities of this person will fall into two major categories: (1) Act as a Research Manager in matters concerning the oversight and facilitation of student and faculty research throughout the year with emphasis on off-campus populations. (2) Assist the Department Chair primarily in matters concerning facilitating and monitoring student progress in the department including students in special majors such as neuroscience and psychology and education.

For more information about this position, including application instructions, see: http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/493390/research-manager-academic-asst

For more information about the Psychology Department’s research labs, see: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology/labs

This position starts in mid-July 2017.  The term of the position will be three years. During the first month (mid-July through mid-August 2017), the position will be full time to allow for training and overlap with the incumbent. After that, during each year, the position will be full-time from mid-August through mid-June and half-time from mid-June until mid-August. The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree. Experience conducting and managing research is highly desirable, as is experience with database management and web-based programming. Experience working in research, clinical, or educational settings with children, parents, and other community members is highly desirable.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Lab Coordinator Position, the Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University

Posted on June 26, 2017
Closes February 26, 2018

The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/causality-and-mind, PI: David Sobel) is seeking a lab coordinator for NSF-funded projects on children's belief revision, social learning, and exploration in both laboratory and informal learning environments. This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. 

The lab coordinator will be part of several projects in the lab, including laboratory-based measures of children's belief revision, scientific reasoning, and social learning, 3D motion tracking of children’s responses to examine mechanisms of cognitive control and social cognitive development, and onsite investigation of parent-child interaction and exploration at in museum settings. In addition to lab manager duties, opportunities exist for development of independent research and publication. The position is for two years, with a third year possible, contingent on funding.

The lab coordinator will work with the PI, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to engage in data collection, coding, and data analysis. Other responsibilities will include supervising and training undergraduate research assistants, coordinating coding of large-scale data projects, maintaining IRB paperwork for research compliance, coordinating testing schedules and logistics, and maintaining laboratory website.

Required qualifications include

-B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a field related to cognitive development

-Experience working with preschool- or elementary-school aged children in a laboratory setting

-Proficiency in interacting with children, families, and the general public

-Ability to manage time and goals on multiple projects.

-Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, and Qualtrics

-Experience with Matlab and behavioral video coding is preferred.

If interested, please submit application materials, including CV, a cover letter documenting interest in the position and previous experience, academic transcript (unofficial is fine), and contact information from three professional references to Brown Workday at the URL Below

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/Metcalf-Research-Lab/Laboratory-Manager_REQ135313

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

Posted on June 30, 2017
Closes February 26, 2018

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

 

2018 Summer Internship at Johns Hopkins Lab for Child Development

Posted on January 18, 2018
Closes February 23, 2018
WANT RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT? Announcing the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development Summer Internship Program   Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program.  Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research.  Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.   Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results.  Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development.  Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  2018 will be the 13th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.   Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others.  Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record.  Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.   The 2018 Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and will end on Friday, July 27 and will be full-time (roughly 9AM to 5PM, with some flexibility).  Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend.   To apply, please email a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation to:  jhulcdapplications@gmail.com   The deadline for applications is Friday February 23, 2018.  Candidates will be notified of decisions at the end of March. Inquiries can be directed to Alex Silver, Lab Manager: jhulcdapplications@gmail.com. Information can also be found on the lab website: http://www.psy.jhu.edu/~labforchilddevelopment/

Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute

Posted on March 1, 2018
Closes February 23, 2018

Posted 03/01/2018

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 9th, 2018

Next review date: February 23rd, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute.

RECRUITMENT DESCRIPTION:

The candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary studies investigating the behavioral and developmental characteristics of autism spectrum disorder in children, adolescents, and young adults. This position will be integral for the daily operation of a clinical cognitive neuroscience laboratory. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. This candidate will work closely with Marie Krug, PhD (Assistant Project Scientist) and Marjorie Solomon, PhD (PI).

General responsibilities include:

RESEARCH ACTIVITY • Subject recruitment and scheduling • Conducting research visits for several projects, including Cognitive Control in Autism (CoCoA), Autism Phenome Project (APP), The Higher Cognition, Emotional Development, and Language Processing Study (HELP), and Specifying and Treating Anxiety in Autism Research (STAAR) • Collection of behavioral, questionnaire, and MRI data from typically developing individuals and individuals with autism spectrum disorder • Scoring of questionnaires and assessments, data entry and database maintenance • Preparing and maintaining documentation for review by the Institutional Review Board Review (IRB). • After training, the candidate will be expected to assist in all daily operations of laboratory research, and participate in several research projects simultaneously • Research participation will result in opportunities to present at scientific conferences and potential co-authorship on peer-reviewed articles if criteria for authorship are met

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY • Attendance and active participation in weekly lab meetings and research-related discussions by providing feedback on implementation of research visits, which will aid in study design and improvements to the experimental protocol, presenting data, and engaging in interpretation of study findings • Assisting with preparation and analysis of data for presentations, conference abstracts, posters, publications, and grants • Literature reviews of journal articles on topics including but not limited to cognitive control, decision-making, and emotion processing in autism, to assist with data presentations, conference abstracts, posters, publications, and grants

SERVICE ACTIVITY • Participate in the University by volunteering at special events for children with autism that participate in research studies at the MIND Institute • Engage in recruitment and outreach activities in the community • Provide interpretation of study measures to participants and their families, including summarizing behavioral assessment results and preparing results letters

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, human development, neurobiology, physiology, and behavior (NPB), biological sciences, or a related field by hiring date (students graduating in spring of 2018 are encouraged to apply) • GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher • Experience in a clinical, psychology, or neuroscience research laboratory • Experience working with children, experience working with children/adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, and/or a strong desire to work with and learn more about individuals with autism spectrum disorder

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey information and work effectively with lab members • Excellent social skills to facilitate communication with children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and their families • Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines • Tracking and record-keeping skills • Writing skills including accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation sufficient to create and edit documents

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience with data analysis in psychology and/or neuroscience • Experience with SPSS, R, SAS, or neuroimaging software • Programming experience (Matlab, C, python)

For more details and to apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02035

Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute

Posted on February 16, 2018
Closes February 23, 2018

Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 9th, 2018

Next review date: February 23rd, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. These are paid positions with vacation and sick days, medical/dental/vision benefits as well.

 

Description

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute.

RECRUITMENT DESCRIPTION:

The candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary studies investigating the behavioral and developmental characteristics of autism spectrum disorder in children, adolescents, and young adults. This position will be integral for the daily operation of a clinical cognitive neuroscience laboratory. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. This candidate will work closely with Marie Krug, PhD (Assistant Project Scientist) and Marjorie Solomon, PhD (PI).

General responsibilities include:

RESEARCH ACTIVITY • Subject recruitment and scheduling • Conducting research visits for several projects, including Cognitive Control in Autism (CoCoA), Autism Phenome Project (APP), The Higher Cognition, Emotional Development, and Language Processing Study (HELP), and Specifying and Treating Anxiety in Autism Research (STAAR) • Collection of behavioral, questionnaire, and MRI data from typically developing individuals and individuals with autism spectrum disorder • Scoring of questionnaires and assessments, data entry and database maintenance • Preparing and maintaining documentation for review by the Institutional Review Board Review (IRB). • After training, the candidate will be expected to assist in all daily operations of laboratory research, and participate in several research projects simultaneously • Research participation will result in opportunities to present at scientific conferences and potential co-authorship on peer-reviewed articles if criteria for authorship are met

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY • Attendance and active participation in weekly lab meetings and research-related discussions by providing feedback on implementation of research visits, which will aid in study design and improvements to the experimental protocol, presenting data, and engaging in interpretation of study findings • Assisting with preparation and analysis of data for presentations, conference abstracts, posters, publications, and grants • Literature reviews of journal articles on topics including but not limited to cognitive control, decision-making, and emotion processing in autism, to assist with data presentations, conference abstracts, posters, publications, and grants

SERVICE ACTIVITY • Participate in the University by volunteering at special events for children with autism that participate in research studies at the MIND Institute • Engage in recruitment and outreach activities in the community • Provide interpretation of study measures to participants and their families, including summarizing behavioral assessment results and preparing results letters

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, human development, neurobiology, physiology, and behavior (NPB), biological sciences, or a related field by hiring date (students graduating in spring of 2018 are encouraged to apply) • GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher • Experience in a clinical, psychology, or neuroscience research laboratory • Experience working with children, experience working with children/adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, and/or a strong desire to work with and learn more about individuals with autism spectrum disorder

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey information and work effectively with lab members • Excellent social skills to facilitate communication with children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and their families • Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines • Tracking and record-keeping skills • Writing skills including accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation sufficient to create and edit documents

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience with data analysis in psychology and/or neuroscience • Experience with SPSS, R, SAS, or neuroimaging software • Programming experience (Matlab, C, python)

For more details and to apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02035

 

2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development Summer Internship

Posted on February 8, 2018
Closes February 23, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program.  Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research.  Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results.  Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development.  Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

2018 will be the 13th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.

Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others.  Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record.  Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.

The 2018 Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and will end on Friday, July 27 and will be full-time (roughly 9AM to 5PM, with some flexibility).  Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend.

To apply, please email a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation to:  jhulcdapplications@gmail.com <mailto:jhulcdapplications@gmail.com>

The deadline for applications is Friday February 23, 2018.  Candidates will be notified of decisions at the end of March.

Inquiries can be directed to Alex Silver, Lab Manager: jhulcdapplications@gmail.com <mailto:jhulcdapplications@gmail.com> .

Information can also be found on the lab website:

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