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Research Assistant position Brown University

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The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Brown University, directed by Dr. Dima Amso, will hire a research assistant beginning Summer 2017. 

Please see: http://research.clps.brown.edu/dcnl/

The RA will participate in all aspects of research with infants and children including recruitment, data collection, management, and processing. 

Experience working with infants and children is a plus, as is experience with eye tracking and/or NIRS. Strong statistical, computer, and computational modeling skills are very desirable.  The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in developmental psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field.  

Interested applicants should please send a cover letter describing your research experience, CV, and the names of two reference to Kelley Gunther (kelley_gunther@brown.edu).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family Recruitment Specialist position at UMD

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

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

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

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

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

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

An online record of this listing can be found at: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Activities

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

 Minimum Requirements

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

 Highly Desired Requirements

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

 Skills and Abilities

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

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

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

Research Assistant/Lab Manager Position Davachi Memory Lab at NYU

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

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

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

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

Research Specialist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Family description

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

Job description

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

Job requirements

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

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

Hours and Compensation

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

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

Contact information

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

Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow, Kellogg Research Support, Evanston, Illinois

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https://careers.northwestern.edu/psp/hr92prod_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRA...

The Research Assistant will work on experimental behavioral research projects for faculty and PhD students at the Kellogg School of Management. The position’s responsibilities will include recruiting subjects and running experiments for a number of new and ongoing projects, and experiments might take place in either a laboratory or an online setting. 

Candidates should have an interest in applying for a Ph.D. program in one of the social sciences and pursuing an academic research career. The ideal candidate will have: (i) a strong interest in social psychology or a similar discipline; (ii) experience working with the software tools commonly used in psychology experiments; (iii) past experience with research, including independent work (such as an undergrad thesis) or work as a research assistant.

Potential research duties vary, but may include assisting in experimental design, programming surveys, testing experiments prior to deployment, scheduling and running studies, analyzing experimental results, creating/modifying IRB proposals, and/or editing manuscripts.

Candidates should have completed at least bachelor’s degree by the employment start date. The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, with the ability to renew for one year based on performance. 

Interested candidates should include a cover letter briefly describing your career or academic goals, your experience as research assistant or other experience with economic research (e.g., senior thesis), a resume, and your most recent official or unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts in single document as part of your uploaded resume

Specific Responsibilities:

Research Project Management

  • Creates or modifies IRB proposals.
  • Schedules studies and recruits subjects for studies.
  • Set up the laboratory environment for experimental session, monitor session progress, and debrief participants as needed.
  • Manage consent and compensation documentation for participants.

Experimental Design and Analysis

  • Collaborate with faculty, PhD students, and Research Support staff to understand the experimental conditions, sampling, and measurements necessary for each research project.
  • As necessary, assist researchers with experimental design and pre-testing.
  • Program computer-based experiments using tools such as DirectRT, Qualtrics, etc.
  • Perform statistical analyses on the experimental data, and produce tables, figures, or other similar research outputs.
  • Might assist in drafting or revising sections of manuscripts.

Miscellaneous

  • 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.

Minimum Competencies:

  • Knowledge of human subjects research methods.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Experience using software packages for behavioral experiments – such as Qualtrics, DirectRT, Inquisit, and/or z-Tree.
  • The ability to work independently to solve problems.
  • A long-term interest in pursuing research in social psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, sociology, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working as a research assistant or conducting one’s own original research.

Preferred Competencies:

  • Experience recruiting subjects for online studies using a platform such as Mechanical Turk.
  • Experience using statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, etc.

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.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

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Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

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

Job responsibilities will include:

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

 Familiarity with Stata and econometrics is preferred. 

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

 

Neuroscience Research Assistant Position, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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A full-time research assistant position is available for a highly motivated individual interested in exploring the neural circuitry of attentional control over actions in the context of Parkinson’s disease. The successful applicant can expect to gain experience with several modern neuroscience approaches, including:

  • Optogenetics
  • Chemogenetics
  • Fiber photometry
  • Fast scan cyclic voltammetry
  • Operant mouse behavior
  • Electrophysiology

We seek a goal- and detail-oriented self-starter that can work well with a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians in an exciting and dynamic work environment in the heart of downtown Baltimore.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to:bmathur@som.umaryland.edu

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