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Data Technician 1, Institute for Medical Research, Durham VA Medical Center

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Position Title: Data Technician 1

Objective: The data technician is involved with the acquisition and maintenance of large amounts of clinical data and specimens. The work engages multiple skills and a wide-range of project knowledge. These multiple functions require a significant degree of flexibility to complete complex tasks.

Critical Element 1

  • Review electronic & paper medical records for medical data and enter into electronic database.

Critical Element 2

  • Assist in maintaining a vast quantity of patient oriented data used in support of analytical and/or research projects related to prostate cancer.

Critical Element 3

  • Work effectively with other team members as part of a team.

Non-critical Elements:

  • Troubleshoot and modify protocol implementation when necessary.
  • Recommend new methods for collection and documentation of data.
  • Assist other research personnel.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.

Benefits:

This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking a year or two off between degrees. This position gives an opportunity to work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MD’s, PhD’s, and research scientists. The candidate will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods and prostate cancer biology and urology. Data technicians may have the opportunity to shadow in the OR. Seminars and other learning opportunities may also be available.

Minimum Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree

Skills List:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Basic computer skills
  • Familiarity with MS Access and MS Excel

Supervisory Controls: The principal investigator and clinical research coordinator are responsible for the overall supervision of the work and workload of the data technician. The incumbent is expected to meet deadlines on routine duties and to use his/her own initiative in completing work. Work may be reviewed by any member of the principal investigator’s research team.

Scope and Effect: The major purpose of these assignments is to conduct VA-relevant clinical research projects as conceived and defined by the principal investigators. The work of the incumbent contributes to the local and national research mission of the VA hospital.

Employees work for the Institute for Medical Research and will have an appointment at the Durham VA Medical Center. Please visit www.imr.org for information about employee benefits. Multiple job vacancies are available. Expected start date in late spring or early summer. We do not sponsor applicants for work visas. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Please forward cover letter and resume to dt-job@searchdatabase.org citing “Data Tech 1 Job Application” in the subject line.

The Research Analyst-II, Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

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RA-II

The Research Analyst-II will work under the supervision of Dr. Miriam Lense, PhD (Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center). This individual will provide support for research in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab with a particular focus on music and social engagement in infants and children with and without autism. Responsibilities include recruitment of participants, data coordination and entry (Redcap), video preparation and coding, data analysis, and general study coordination/maintenance. The candidate will work directly with participants and their families to assist with study protocols including administering measures and questionnaires, eye-tracking, and video and acoustic analysis. According to experience, opportunities to contribute to study design, data interpretation, and analysis. Prior experience with child development research and/or working with children with autism is highly preferred. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills. Applications must be submitted online at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700570

Research Project Coordinator at Northwestern University (Start: September 1, 2017)

No closing date

Job Summary:

This full-time (37.5 hours per week over 12 months) position involves assistance with planning and implementing a research study on “Promoting Emotion Regulation to Enhance Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults” (funded by the Retirement Research Foundation) at the Life-Span Development Laboratory (Director: Dr. Claudia Haase) in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. The laboratory/research project manager will organize the Institutional Review Board submission; organize participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study sessions; organize measurement development; organize software programming for laboratory-based data collection (e-Prime, Biolab, Qualtrics); assist with data collection including collection of emotion regulation (i.e., physiological, self-report) and cognitive functioning data; supervise and train graduate and undergraduate research assistants to assist with data collection and physiological data processing; supervise cleaning, synthesizing, and merging of emotion, cognition, and questionnaire data; and supervise data management for the project. Effective communication with study participants and research team members and detail-oriented organization under minimal supervision are required.

This is a one-year term appointment. Manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders.  Monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols.  Assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards.  Develops, implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures.  Co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants.  Ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Specific Responsibilities:

Technical

  • Leads execution & control of a biomedical &/or social science project or research study.
  • Coordinates processing & analysis of data, conduct of experimental tests & procedures.
  • Develops new &/or revised research methodologies. 
  • Ensures completion of study activities per protocol including recruitment.
  • Ascertains pretreatment & eligibility requirements.
  • Obtains informed consent.
  • Registers participant with appropriate sponsor.
  • Interviews & obtains medical & social histories.

Administrative

  • Oversees & manages collection, maintenance, analysis & evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations & publications. 
  • Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.
  • Assists PI in reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, formatting, editing, & preparing tables, charts, graphs, progress & final reports, etc.
  • Coordinates between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations &/or other research &/or educational institutions. 
  • Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.

Finance

  • Manages lab/study budget & inventory including purchasing of supplies & services ensuring that they are necessary, reasonable & project related.
  • Orders & maintains inventory of study supplies.
  • Distributes intra-departmental charges. 
  • Negotiates with vendors, obtain quotes & arrange for demos of large equipment. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years' research study or other relevant experience required; OR
  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 1 year research study or other relevant experience.
  • Supervisory or project management experience required.
  • Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
  • Prior research experience, including experience with data collection.
  • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical software (e.g., Stata, SPSS, R).
  • Data management skills.
  • High level of computer and technological literacy.
  • Rapid learner of new software and technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to display attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure.
  • Ability to be a team player.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with experimental software (e.g., e-Prime).
  • Experience with psychophysiology equipment and software (e.g., Mindware).
  • Experience with online questionnaires (e.g., Qualtrics).

  As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Lab Manager/Research Assistant position at NYU, Lab for the Developing Mind

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The Lab for the Developing Mind (PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at NYU is seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Assistant to begin in the summer of 2017. Areas of investigation in the lab include mathematical cognition, spatial cognition, symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning, and pictorial and mental imagery.

Responsibilities for the position include experimental design and stimuli development, running behavioral experiments with infants, children, and adults (in the lab, in museums, and/or online), participant recruitment, management and analysis of data, and lab administration (e.g., managing IRB protocols and training other lab members).

A Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required. Previous research experience, especially with infants or children, is strongly preferred.

Additional highly desired qualifications include: - Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., in Matlab, R, Python) - A flexible schedule (for occasional weekend or evening hours) - Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to mdillon@fas.harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.      

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

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Position Title:  Research Aide

Department: Psychiatry

Division: Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

Supervisor: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

The expected start date for the position is Spring-Summer 2018. Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Gabrielle Ranger-Murdock (gar2013@med.cornell.edu).

Position Summary

Under supervision, responsible for the recruitment of participants (including medical professionals and children with autism) to participate in a federally-funded research project.  Maintains accurate and timely documentation and communication with investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors, and other research related entities.  This position is based at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) located at the Westchester Division in White Plains, NY.

Position Activities

  • Travels frequently to meet in person with local health care providers to educate them on the project and to enroll them.
  • Participates in the ongoing informed consent process, ensuring that participants, their families, and other health care providers clearly understand what is expected of and from them in the course of participating in this research project.
  • Works collaboratively with study participants and other staff in safely and accurately performing study procedures such as assessing participant eligibility and recruitment, arranging necessary schedules and procedures, conducting interviews, etc.
  • Assists providers with scheduling of training and access to project websites, assists families in completing parent-report screening and diagnostic measures, and discusses screening results with families.
  • Prepares and processes IRB research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse event reports according to institutional and departmental policies and procedures and federal regulations.
    • Records data from source documentation and/or participant interaction with awareness and attention to the requirements for accuracy, completeness and timeliness. Attends to query resolution in a timely manner. Assures research information is collected and stored in a manner that is compliant with regulations/policies and good clinical practice.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, business/marketing, or related field and related experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Transportation required for local travel.

Highly Desired Requirements

  • Spanish speaking
  • Experience with use of social media
  • Previous experience working with medical professionals, underrepresented/low-income populations, children with autism spectrum or other developmental disorders as well as with their families.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent attention to detail, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to work well with medical professionals as well as children and their families.
  • Familiarity with software including MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Endnote, and SPSS. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.

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

Gabrielle Ranger-Murdock

Autism Navigator Outreach Coordinator

Healthy Brain Network Site Coordinator

Research Assistant

Weill Cornell Medicine

Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

21 Bloomingdale Road

White Plains, NY 10605

O: 914.997.4357

M: 203.529.5217

F: 914.997.5572

gar2013@med.cornell.edu

Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Brown University

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The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART) is looking for a highly organized and energetic person to serve as a research assistant. The RA will assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects. Duties will include interviewing participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent, and other day-to-day study activities. There will be opportunities to participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in preparation of manuscripts. An important part of the position will be to assist in recruiting efforts (e.g., contact providers, attending local events, and coordinating recruitment from affiliated clinical programs). RI-CART is an exciting and unique state-wide research consortium and patient registry effort. Since its inception in 2013, RI-CART has enrolled 1,400 individuals into the patient registry, and has developed strong partnerships with community providers and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as part of a growing multidisciplinary team. More information about RI-CART can be found at www.AutismRI.org .

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: - Bachelor's degree or equivalent in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field - Minimum 1-2 years of research experience (preferably in a clinical research setting) - Experience working with patient populations - Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity and/or willingness to learn SPSS or equivalent statistical package, stimulus presentation programs (e.g., E-Prime), database systems (Access; REDCap). - Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and clinical providers - Strong organization and writing skills - Must have own transportation

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Training in experimental design and statistical analysis - Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.)

- Spanish language proficiency a plus

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.

 

Lab Manager/ Research Assistant, Evolutionary Psychology Laboratory, Harvard University

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Please submit your C.V. and statement of purpose here (select the EXTERNAL APPLICANT link, then apply for Requisition #41569BR ).    The Harvard Evolutionary Psychology Lab directed by Professor Max Krasnow is seeking a 28-hour per week research assistant/ lab manager to begin summer 2017. The Lab manager's duties will include supporting the research of graduate students and postdocs (e.g., mentoring research assistants, assisting in data collection and analysis), conducting original research, and handling administrative duties (e.g., obtaining human subjects approval, recruiting and scheduling subjects, and managing lab finances). This position is ideal for individuals interested in developing a strong research background before applying to graduate school. Applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, biology or a related field, by spring 2017. The successful applicant will possess excellent organizational and communication skills, must demonstrate the ability to work independently, will have a strong background in evolutionary and/or cognitive psychology, and previous independent research experience.  Proficiency with Word, Excel, Google docs/calendar, and Qualtrix is necessary for day-to-day functioning of the lab, as is familiarity with programs such as Eprime, SPSS, and/or R. The following experience is highly desired but not required: coursework or practical application of statistics; experience with IRB documentation, accounts management, programming. Start date is negotiable. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.  

College Transition Collaborative: Research Coordinator

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The mission of the College Transition Collaborative (CTC) is to create higher education learning environments that foster equitable student outcomes, by bridging research and practice. The CTC:

  • Elevates students’ psychological experience of college as a central lens for postsecondary completion through an interdisciplinary approach, by acting as a bridge between research and practice
  • Works with the higher education community to develop and test evidence-based, scalable tools and practices
  • Partners with key intermediaries to scale these approaches and ensure adoption with fidelity across contexts

Our work helps colleges and universities better understand how their students experience moments of transition or difficulty, and adopt psychologically-informed practices that convey to all students they are valued, respected, and can excel. CTC’s work has helped support greater engagement, retention, and completion for students at diverse colleges and universities across the United States, particularly for traditionally marginalized groups such as students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. To learn more, please visit our website.

This is an exciting time for the CTC! We are growing fast and building our internal capacity to do better work for more students, more efficiently. Reporting to the Senior Research Manager, the Research Coordinator will play a key role in assisting in the coordination and development of our research practice partnerships. This includes: coordinating the general daily operation of our projects; the design and preparation of survey and intervention materials; working closely with our school partners to develop and coordinate the implementation of surveys and interventions; data collection and management (e.g., coordinating data pulls with schools, data cleaning); responding to questions and issues that arise at a school site.

We are seeking a Research Coordinator who:

  • Is passionate about efforts to improve equity for marginalized and underrepresented populations, particularly through an educational and psychological lens.

  • Can work and learn both independently and with co-workers.

  • Has experience conducting research, particularly social science research with human subjects.

  • Has basic knowledge and/or awareness of social psychology or educational psychology.

  • Is comfortable with data management and basic data analyses.

  • Communicates clearly and professionally.

  • Is energized by the prospect of working for an early-stage organization with flexible roles in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Why work for CTC? Some perks include:

  • Contributing to mission-oriented work that strives to reduce educational inequality in the U.S.

  • Being involved in cutting-edge research with some of the most prominent social scientists and higher education changemakers in the field.

  • Helping build an early-stage organization with room for professional growth.

  • Joining a close-knit, friendly team that highly values diversity and inclusion.

  • Great benefits: CTC is part of Stanford University, meaning our employees are eligible for all Stanford Benefits & Rewards.

  • We welcome and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds who can bring unique perspectives to the table. The selected candidate must be willing to relocate to the Bay Area for this position.

    If you would like to apply for this position, please fill out this form. Please note that applications not submitted through the form will not be considered. If you have questions, please email ctc@collegetransitioncollaborative.org with the subject line "Hiring - RC Inquiry.”

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    Core Duties:

    • Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.
    • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed. Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments.

    • Prepare, distribute, administer and process questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.

    • Apply formulas and calculations to research data using basic statistical programs. Review and verify accuracy of database information and assist in making necessary corrections according to specific guidelines.

    • Other Clerical Duties: mass photocopying, mailings, and errands.                    

    Minimum Education and Experience Required

    • Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

    • A Four year college degree is preferred

    Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    •   General understanding of scientific theory and methods.
    • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.

    • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

    • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately. • Effective oral and written communication skills.

    • Ability to work with human study participants.

    Certificates and Licenses Required                 

    • None

    Physical Requirements

    • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.

    • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, and operates foot and/or hand controls.             

    Work Standards

    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/

    Working Conditions

    • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
    • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.

    Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

     Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.                                           

    Job: Research

    Location: School of Humanities and Sciences Schedule: Full-time

    Grade: D

    Job Code: 4185

     

    Research Assistant at Tulane University

    No closing date

    The Child and Family Lab at Tulane University (PI: Dr. Sarah Gray) is seeking to hire a full-time clinical protocol / lab technician starting June 15 2017 through January 15 2019 (http://cfl.tulane.edu/), funded by NARSAD / Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.  Research in the lab focuses on developmental and physiological consequences of exposure to early life stress in young children and related risk and protective factors.  Current lab projects include opportunities for both child and adult assessment, experience with trauma-exposed populations, and psychophysiological data acquisition and analysis (heart rate, respiratory sinus arrhythmia, pre-ejection period and skin conductance collected from mothers and children).  The employee will work closely with the Principal Investigator, graduate students and undergraduates on all aspects of the research project. 

    Primary responsibilities will be to help with recruitment of families, scheduling, preparing and running research visits with mothers and young children; analyzing data; operating computer systems, maintaining databases; coordinating undergraduate research assistants; maintaining paperwork; maintaining research visit and IRB protocols; and contributing to research reports, proposals and presentations. The lab coordinator will also be responsible for training all incoming students on data collection, data entry, and various lab tasks. There are also opportunities to facilitate relationships with local community partners for research and support services.

    Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent; experience in lab-based research; exceptional flexibility, organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills; and general computing skills including Microsoft Office. Preferred qualifications include a degree in psychology in a related field, experience working with human participants, statistical software experience (SPSS) as well as intellectual interest in our research focus. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with both children and adults. Experience with psychophysiological data collection is preferred but training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. Ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites in New Orleans is recommended. Typical work week is 37.5 hours but candidate must be willing to have flexible hours outside of 9-5, as many research visits are conducted in the evenings and weekends. This is a full-time position with benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone planning on graduate school in psychology or related fields who wishes to obtain more research experience.

    If interested, please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing interests, relevant experience, and future career goals, and (3) contact information for three references to Dr. Sarah Gray (sgray4@tulane.edu). Applicants may apply online formally at http://www2.tulane.edu/jobs/, Job Posting IRC 11383. 

     

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

    No closing date

    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.  

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    Summer Internship at the Temple Infant & Child Lab

    Closes March 13, 2017

    The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. Directed by Professors Nora Newcombe and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, the lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, play, and the arts in children ages 5 months to 9 years.

    Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will also be paired with graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentors who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. The internship is unpaid and will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2017.

    Duties may include:

    • Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
    • Assisting with stimuli design and creation
    • Conducting studies with children in the lab or in local preschools
    • Coding and analyzing data
    • Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

    Required qualifications:

    • Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or related field
    • Commitment to at least 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
    • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
    • Experience working with children

    If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 13th, 2017. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab.

    Lab manager position @ the University of Washington (Cheryan lab)

    Closes March 13, 2017

    Dr. Sapna Cheryan is recruiting a full-time Lab Manager/Research Coordinator to start in the summer of 2017 at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in social psychology or other related fields are encouraged to apply.

    Job duties coordinating the daily tasks of research activities involving human subjects, including coordinating and monitoring subject participation, working with 8-15 research assistants, coordinating schedules of studies and other lab activities, coordinating the management of study data, and maintaining quality control.

    The position is salaried, includes University of Washington benefits, and $1000 for relocation (if applicable).

    Requirements include:

    -At least 6 months in an experimental social psychology lab.

    -Proficiency in Excel, Word, Qualtrics, and SPSS preferred.

    -Candidates must be organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.

    -Candidates must be good communicators and respond to day-to-day email communication promptly and efficiently.

    -Occasional weekend or evening work for lab and outreach events. 

    To submit the application, click here and search for req 142412. Please clearly indicate previous research experience in social psychology and related fields. Deadline to apply is March 13th, 2017.

    For more information about the lab, please visit: http://depts.washington.edu/sibl/

    Lab Manager Position - NYU Hartley Lab

    Closes March 11, 2017

    The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Assistant to work on studies examining affective learning and decision-making across development. 

    The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017 (ideally May or June).  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual who would like to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.  Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

    The Lab Manager/RA's primary responsibilities include: (1) Participant recruitment and testing (behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging studies). Because we do developmental work, this will involve interfacing with parents and children and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends)(2) Management and analysis of datasets(3) Experimental paradigm development(4) Lab administration including managing IRB protocols and training other lab members

    Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

    Additional highly desired qualifications include: - Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions- Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, R)- Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms)- Interest and/or experience in cognitive neuroscience research, particularly in developmental populations (children, adolescents)

    Interested applicants should send a CV, undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), contact information for two references, and a brief description of your interests and relevant experience to Catherine Hartley at cah369@nyu.edu.

    Summer internship opportunity in NYC (BELLE Project)

    Closes March 10, 2017

    The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE Project) in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine is a team that examines parenting interventions designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations. 

    We currently have openings for summer interns (unpaid) to join our teams at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue in Manhattan and NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull in Brooklyn.  This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to be involved in research or healthcare.  Openings for undergraduate and graduate students are available.

    At Bellevue: You will be part of Smart Beginnings, a randomized controlled trial of parenting interventions taking place in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt and the University of Pittsburgh.  In particular, you will have the opportunity to participate in assessments with infant / parent dyads that take place in the hospital as well as in participants’ homes.  You must be willing to travel to participants’ homes across NYC. Spanish proficiency is beneficial but not required.

    At Woodhull: You will be part of the Video Interaction Project (VIP) team at Woodhull.  VIP is a parent education program that is offered as part of well-child pediatric care at Woodhull.  You will have the opportunity to help with recruitment into the program; to conduct outreach with hospital staff, patients, and the community about the program; and to learn about the research studies at this site. Spanish proficiency is required in order to be placed at Woodhull.

    At both sites, you will have the opportunity to learn about developmental/pediatric research, to learn about the intervention programs being offered, and to interact with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinical staff.  In addition your responsibilities will include: providing childcare during assessments and intervention sessions; preparing materials for assessments and sessions; administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and videotape copying; scheduling and tracking participants; video coding; transcribing; assistance with other operational aspects of study.

    Candidates must:

    •         Have some background in psychology, child development, education, medicine/pre-medicine, public health, or other related field
    •         Have computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
    •         Be comfortable in a collaborative environment, yet able to work independently
    •         Be extremely detail-oriented and organized
    •         Be able to work responsibly and competently with sensitive patient information
    •         At Bellevue, you must be willing to participate in home visits with participants across NYC; you must be comfortable providing childcare to young children and toddlers
    •         At Woodhull, you must be proficient in Spanish

    Notes about this opportunity:

    •         For summer interns: a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for 8 weeks is required (hours must be on weekdays between 9 and 5).
    •         Preference is given to candidates who wish to continue involvement additional semesters or summers.
    •         Please indicate your location preference in your application, note that we cannot guarantee this site and that you may be expected to occasionally visit the other site.

    If interested, please e-mail your resume or CV to Anne Seery, Ph.D., at belle.jobs@gmail.com.  Please include "BELLE volunteering" in the subject line. 

    Applications for the summer are due by March 10.  Applications received after this date will only be considered on a rolling basis.  For more information about our work: www.belle.med.nyu.edu

    Research Assistant Position – UNC Chapel Hill

    Closes March 6, 2017

    Opening available for a research assistant in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill. The research assistant will contribute to ongoing studies within the Biobehavioral Research on Addiction and Emotion (BRANE) lab, with an emphasis on a NIDA grant examining how the neural correlates of reward sensitivity predict substance use treatment engagement and outcomes. They will also have the option to hold a joint research assistant position in the Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences Lab (CIRCLE Lab), with a focus on adolescent brain development and risk for suicidality. The holder of this position will be responsible for overall neuroimaging study coordination in one or both labs (e.g., maintaining study files, training undergraduate research assistants, interfacing with the various personnel involved in the study, writing and submitting IRB modifications and renewals). Additional responsibilities include (1) recruitment and scheduling of potential research participants, including treatment seeking substance users and/or adolescents (ages 9-14 years), (2) administering the study battery to participants at off site locations throughout the Triangle area, including self-report, interview, behavioral measures, as well as conducting fMRI scans at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), (3) data management and analysis using SPSS and neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., FSL, FreeSurfer and/or AFNI) that requires programming experience in languages commonly used for neuroimaging analysis (e.g., Linux shell scripting, Python, and/or Matlab). Preference will be given to candidates with experience recruiting and working with clinical populations, as well as those interested in serving a joint position across the BRANE and CIRCLE labs. A detailed description of the BRANE and CIRCLE lab research studies can be found at http://daughters.web.unc.edu/ and http://circlelab.unc.edu/. Please submit an application to http://unc.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/115340 by March 6, 2017.

    Summer Internship Yale Social Cognitive Development Lab

    Closes March 3, 2017

    The Social Cognitive Development Lab at Yale University is now accepting applications for our undergraduate summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates can apply to help us uncover how children and adults think and reason about social groups and intergroup experiences. Summer interns will be involved in many aspects of the research process, including participant recruitment and scheduling, study design, experiment facilitation, data entry and more. Interns will also attend and present at weekly lab meetings to discuss relevant research.

    The program is 8-weeks from June 5 – July 28, 2017full time (35-40 hours/week), with some weekend hours required. Eligible applicants are currently enrolled undergraduates and recent college graduates from US institutions.

    These positions are unpaid; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions and other external funding sources for summer scholarships and grants.

    To apply please send:

  •     A résumé/CV
  •     Completed application form
  •     An unofficial transcript
  •     Two letters of recommendation (sent separately to helena.wippick@yale.edu)
  • Applications are due on March 3, 2017, send all applications to: helena.wippick [at] yale [dot] edu in one email with subject line “[YOUR NAME] 2017 Summer Internship Application.” Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Director of STEM Policy, Afterschool Alliance

    Closes March 1, 2017
    Core Functions:  
    • Responsible for advancing federal, state and local policies to expand resources and activities that provide students with access to a rich science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum in their afterschool and summer learning programs.
    • Provide overall thought leadership and work with the STEM Manager in defining and advancing a strategic vision for afterschool STEM
    • Represent the Afterschool Alliance in meetings with allied organizations, congressional offices and national audiences.
    Supervisor: Vice President, Policy   Classification: Exempt, Regular, Full-time Employee   Travel: 8-12 trips per year   Summary: Afterschool STEM programs are increasingly recognized as a crucial support for preparing all young people for their future. This position offers an experienced professional an excellent opportunity to build on the gains made to date in advancing afterschool STEM and cement the role of afterschool programs in national and state STEM education policies and initiatives. Working with the Vice President of Policy, the STEM Policy Director will lead the STEM policy work for the Afterschool Alliance and ensure that it is well supported by research and communications. Join a passionate DC-based staff in a fast-paced well-functioning team environment to expand access to quality STEM afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs for all children.   Responsibilities & Tasks:
    • Assume responsibility for the afterschool STEM policy work of the Afterschool Alliance. This includes developing the strategic priorities for the short-term and long-term efforts to advance policies that support afterschool STEM at both the federal and state levels.
    • Work with the STEM Manager to define an overall vision and strategy for advancing afterschool STEM programming.
    • Lead a project to advance state-level afterschool STEM policy working with the statewide afterschool networks and external STEM allies.
    • Support coordination between statewide afterschool networks and actors and stakeholders at the national, state and local levels, including providing guidance and support to state networks as they advance advocacy and communications goals.
    • Monitor state afterschool-related legislation and support statewide afterschool networks in their efforts to advance state level STEM policy agendas.
    • Coordinate with the rest of the policy team to identify synergies between afterschool STEM policy and other after school policy areas.
    • Work with the STEM Manager to support the Afterschool STEM Hub, a collaboration of afterschool leaders and stakeholders, who partner to produce research-based messaging and advocacy tools for the field.
    • Write blog posts, presentations, alerts or other communications on topics such as connecting policy and research to practice.
    • Represent the Afterschool Alliance with partner organizations and in public settings including Hill visits, coalition meetings, Congressional briefings and hearings and conferences.
    • Build and maintain relationships with state and national organizations with the goal of promoting STEM education after school.
    • Provide consultation and technical assistance to advocates and federal, state and local policymakers.
    • Help with fund-raising and funder relations for the STEM efforts at the Afterschool Alliance.
    • Other duties as assigned.
      Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    • Deep experience and expertise in STEM education policy
    • Deep experience with informal STEM learning, including afterschool and/or summer learning programs
    • Strong writing, research and analytical skills–including the ability to analyze technical information and data and to convey this information to a variety of audiences, including federal, state and local policymakers, researchers, advocates and the public
    • Technology savviness, fluent using Twitter, blogs, web, database and other information technology systems
    • Highly organized, accurate and responsible
    • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to multitask, identify priorities and meet deadlines
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred in a STEM field, education, policy, or related field
    • 3 years experience with STEM education policy and informal learning environments
    • Strong passion and commitment to the out of school learning space and youth development
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

    Compensation and Terms:

    Commensurate with experience. This position is supported with applicable self-funded employee benefits under 125 Cafeteria Plan provisions, including Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, 403(b) Savings Account, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Aflac plans, and SmarTrip Benefit Program. Organization provides paid leave and health benefit subsidies as listed in the employee handbook.   How to Apply:   To apply, send your cover letter detailing your interest in this position and your experience to assume the role, your resume, salary expectations, policy-related writing sample and three references to HR@AfterschoolAlliance.org by March 1, 2017.

    Volunteer Research Assistant

    Closes March 1, 2017

    Daniel Gilbert's lab at Harvard University is accepting applications for volunteer research assistants for the summer. The ideal candidate is a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with a keen interest in social psychology. Research experience is an asset but not a necessity. Research relates to topics such as affective forecasting, conversation and social interaction, the role of shared experience, altruism, advice, and judgment and decision-making. Interns work approximately 35 hours a week; this includes study preparation, data collection (in the lab and in the field), statistical analyses, and lab meetings. This opportunity is for summer 2017, early June through mid-August. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application no later than March 1st. To apply: please send a CV, unofficial grade report, a brief cover letter that explains your interest in the program, and your availability between June and August to gilbertlab.summer@gmail.com.

    Research Intern

    Closes March 1, 2017

    Columbia Business School (CBS) is seeking outstanding applicants for the 2017 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research.  Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science and Data Sciences.  Many have been selected to join CBS afterwards as full-time Research Associates.

    Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, Decision Sciences, Operations, Accounting, and Data Analytics.

    This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, are encouraged to apply. 

    Prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

    • Enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity 
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics
    • Behavioral projects in Marketing or Management require knowledge of SPSS and prior experience in a psychology laboratory
    • Quantitative projects in Accounting, Decision, Risk, & Operations, Finance and Economics, Management, and Marketing require strong programming skills:
      • STATA required for projects in Finance, Economics, and Management
      • Matlab, R or Python required for projects in Marketing or DRO
      • SAS or STATA required for projects in Accounting
      • Experience in Python or C/C++ is a plus

    The internship program is designed for undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year and first-year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    The program runs from May 30, 2017 – August 4, 2017 (tentative dates).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

    The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2017.  Apply early.  Applications will be reviewed beginning mid-January and positions may be filled on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    To apply, please fill out the application form through the following website: http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty-research/research/job-opportunities/summer-research-internship

    NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

    Closes March 1, 2017

    Western Kentucky University is hosting a Summer 2017 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in psychology. The theme of the program is Advancing Psychological Research with Technology. Through this program, 8 undergraduate students will complete a 10-week internship, where they will work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects. Students will also participate in developmental workshops and activities related to topics such as ethics, research methods, statistics, computer software, and presentation skills.

    Program participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, free on-campus housing, reimbursement for travel to/from the program, and funds to travel to a national or international conference upon completion of the program. More information about the program can be found on the program website - http://www.wku.edu/psychological-sciences/reu/overview.php.

    Please pass this message along to any undergraduate student who has an interest in psychology. Students enrolled at colleges or universities with limited research opportunities, first generation college students, racial minorities, and students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

    If you have any questions, please email me at jenni.redifer@wku.edu.

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