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Lab manager position, University of Oregon Learning Lab

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The University of Oregon Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Caitlin Fausey, is looking to hire a lab manager. Many kinds of junior scientists would be an excellent fit for this opportunity.

Who: Highly organized, curious go-getter with a BA/BS in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, or related discipline. Experience working with infants and/or big data is essential preparation.

What: The full-time UO Learning Lab manager will be responsible for any/all of the following, depending on their strengths and lab needs: developing and maintaining lab documentation including human subjects protocols; recruiting infants and families to participate in studies; collecting data from infants during behavioral tasks in the lab; collecting data from infants during everyday experiences at home; coding audiovisual data captured from infants' first-person perspective; programming data pre-processing scripts; analyzing data and contributing to written publications. 

When: 12-month appointment, starting June 1 2017 (start date flexible)

Whereuolearninglab.com; Eugene OR

Why: Because you want to contribute to cutting-edge developmental science discoveries.

The University of Oregon Psychology Department uses one general application pool for candidates to apply for lab managers, research assistants/associates, and post-doctoral scholars. Please note that the materials listed on the general website may differ from what is requested for this position. Please submit the following materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7706 

-Cover letter: Introduce yourself and why you want to work in the UO Learning Lab. Please make clear that you are applying to be Dr. Caitlin Fausey's UO Learning Lab manager. -Statement: One-page statement describing a research problem you have tackled.  -CV: Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript (Note that website says CV; please submit your transcript) -References: One letter of reference speaking to your potential for developmental science research.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Reseach Fellow/Project Manager, Harvard University

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Professor Jennifer S. Lerner, Harvard University, seeks a full-time research fellow/project manager. Drawing on psychology, economics, and neuroscience, our lab uses interdisciplinary methods to examine how people make judgments and decisions. We especially seek to understand and illuminate social and emotional underpinnings of decision processes.

Across all areas, our work aims to expand the evidentiary base for designing public policies that maximize human wellbeing. Applicants can find out more about our research here and here.

The fellow will manage multiple aspects of the research process, including (1) recruiting and testing human subjects; (2) assisting with the design, programming, and administration of experiments; (3) conducting data analyses; (4) fulfilling administrative tasks (e.g. IRB submissions and revisions); (5) organizing lab meetings; and (6) helping fellow members of the lab. Prior research fellows have also co-authored manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.

The position can begin as soon as Spring 2017 and must be filled by July 1, 2017. Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis.

Required qualifications:

o Outstanding academic record and bachelor's degree in Psychology, Decision Science, Cognitive Science, Economics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Math, or related fields;

o Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; o Demonstrated interest or research experience in psychology;

o Undergraduate level statistics course and skill with statistical analysis packages (e.g. Matlab, SPSS, R, Excel, etc.);

o Ability to create accurate charts and graphs in MS Power Point; o Strong work ethic.

Preferred qualifications:

o Master’s degree in Psychology, Decision Science, Cognitive Science, Economics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Math, or related fields

o Experience conducting independent research in psychology, behavioral economics, or a related field;

o Strong computer programming skills.

Application Guidelines: Prepare one PDF document containing all of these: (a) a resume; (b) an unofficial college transcript; and (c) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Jennifer Lerner. Send the PDF document to Ms. Klara Kabadian at the following address: Klara_Kabadian@hks.harvard.edu.

Lab Manager Position at the University of Delaware-Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

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The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Delaware is seeking a full-time Limited Term Researcher (i.e., lab manager/coordinator), under the supervision of Drs. Giovanna Morini and Sayako Earle. The successful candidate will work jointly in the newly formed Speech Language Acquisition & Multilingualism (SLAM) and Memory & Perception of Speech (MAPS) labs.

The candidate will help with various aspects of our research including: training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; managing participant recruitment; coordinating lab calendars/scheduling, interacting with children, families, and schools; entering, coding, and analyzing data; purchasing and upkeep of equipment and supplies; reading relevant literature; organizing outreach to the local community; helping with conference presentations and manuscripts; submitting and renewing IRB protocols.

We are especially interested in someone who has excellent social skills, is organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and has the ability to multi-task. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and as part of a team. A bachelor's degree in speech language pathology, psychology, education, or a related field is required.  Preferred qualifications include: interest and background working with young children; previous research experience; strong technical and computer skills.

This is a great position for a recent college graduate who would like to gain further experience in an intensive research setting before applying to graduate school. The position offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment.

To apply for the position, email (1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals; (2) your CV; and (3) have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Giovanna Morini at: gmorini@udel.edu. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who could start before September 2017.

Research Coordinator Position in Psychiatric Neuroimaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Martinos Center of Harvard Medical School

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http://nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/manoachlab/   We are looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full time research coordinator for several projects investigating. This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine.  The primary line of investigation focuses on the contribution of abnormal sleep to impaired memory consolidation in schizophrenia and autism. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephaolography), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).   The coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, lab mates, and collaborators on all aspects of the research projects. Training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided.  Responsibilities are varied and include managing patient studies, recruitment, screening and characterization of participants, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications. The candidate must be willing to conduct overnight sleep studies. Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience are an asset, as is a high level of comfort with novel computer applications and environments. A background in psychology, statistics, and neuroscience is an asset.  A mentored research project is encouraged.  The candidate must be mature and responsible with excellent organizational, interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills.  S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, feel comfortable working with clinical and non-clinical study populations, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. A two-year commitment is required.  Please submit a resume, writing sample, college transcript (unofficial is fine) and contact information for three references to Bengi Baran bbaran@mgh.harvard.edu.

Project Coordinator - Language for Reading: Temple University Infant and Child Lab

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The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory (Directed by Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe) at Ambler is seeking a project coordinator to work with Dr. Hirsh-Pasek on a project investigating a vocabulary intervention in Head Start preschools. The position is grant-funded for 1 year, with the possibility of extending to 2 years. Preferred start date is July 2017.

The project, a collaboration with Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware and Dr. David Dickinson at Vanderbilt University, examines the effectiveness of teaching vocabulary through shared book-reading and guided play activities such as games, music, and sociodramatic play.

The project coordinator will be deeply involved in all aspects of this project. The project coordinator will work closely with post-doctoral fellows and graduate students to make decisions about study design, create materials, recruit and test participants, and work with teachers and administrators at our partner preschool. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in cutting-edge applied research in cognition and development.

Project Coordinator duties may include:

  • Recruitment and scheduling of children in preschools and in the lab
  • Design and creation of intervention materials and methods
  • Observations of teachers implementing the intervention
  • Data collection, entry, coding, and analysis
  • Coordination with the research team at our partner universities (Vanderbilt University and University of Delaware) to coordinate multi-site grant project
  • Presentation of findings at collaborative lab meetings and in federal grant reports
  • Management of IRB protocols
  • Research grants administration and accounting
  • Training and supervising of research assistants

The project coordinator will also have the opportunity to collaborate in research that will be presented at conferences and published in journals.

Required qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Education, or related field
  • At least 6 months experience working in a research setting, preferably with children

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with music composition and/or game design
  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
  • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R

Please visit our website at www.temple.edu, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers @ Temple.  Create or update your online profile. You must apply online in order to be considered for this position.

You may also send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab.

 

Lab Manager Position at University of Rochester

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Lab Manager (full time) Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester Supervised By: Dr. Laura Elenbaas

The lab manager will coordinate and oversee a series of research projects on social cognition, intergroup attitudes, and morality in childhood and adolescence. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment, data collection, team member training, and administrative management of research studies. This position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design and presentations at professional conferences. This position would be especially well suited for someone with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in developmental psychology, human development, or a related field.

Required Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
  • At least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting
  • Ability to proactively multi-task, work independently, and lead small groups
  • Comfort interacting professionally with research partners including teachers, administrators, and parents
  • Willingness to travel to data collection sites not accessible by public transit
  • Willingness to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency with common software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Word, Power Point, MediaLab, Qualtrics)

Specific Responsibilities

  • Participant Recruitment: Coordinate with research partners (e.g., schools, community centers, museums, families) regarding participation in studies on- and off-campus; coordinate compensation for participating sites/individuals; maintain participant database; maintain positive ongoing relationships with research partners through external communications
  • Data Collection: Coordinate participant consent and assent; administer individual interviews, surveys, experimental, and observational protocols on- and off-campus with children and adolescents
  • Team Member Training: Recruit, train, schedule, and monitor teams of Research Assistants engaged in data collection, data entry, transcriptions, protocol development, and other administrative tasks
  • Study Development: Assist with the development of research protocols for children and adolescents including stimuli creation, audio and video editing, use of MediaLab and Qualtrics, literature reviews; some assistance with statistical analyses and presentation, manuscript, and grant preparations
  • Lab Administration: Assist with monitoring project budgets; maintain and order lab equipment and supplies; assist with preparation of IRB documents and monitor research ethics compliance; troubleshoot any challenges that arise in day-to-day lab activities
  • Other lab duties as assigned

Application Materials

Please submit the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals
  • Unofficial academic transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Submit all materials through the University of Rochester careers site. Link to the posting for this position (Job ID 201576): https://ps.its.rochester.edu/psp/PSApplyOnline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=201576&PostingSeq=1

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Preferred start date is August 1st, 2017.

    Research Manager and Academic Assistant Position at Swarthmore College

    No closing date

    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.

     

    Research Assistant

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    POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant EMPLOYER: Innovation Research & Training LOCATION (City, State): Durham, NC WEBSITES: www.irtinc.us START DATE: Available immediately

    JOB DESCRIPTION Innovation Research & Training (IRT) seeks a part- or full-time Research Assistant to work on qualitative and quantitative research, training and intervention development, and technical assistance projects in a variety of fields including adolescent sexual health, pediatric clinical research, mentoring, child assessment, and foster care. Job Description: Participate as a team member on research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance projects. Responsibilities include conducting scientific literature reviews; assisting with writing presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals; recruiting study participants; collecting, transcribing, coding, and entering qualitative data; maintaining meeting minutes; helping with developing and writing in-person and online training and intervention programs; and assisting with customer support and administrative work.

    Requirements: 2 or more years of research experience in psychology or related field as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate. Must be able to work as a team member as well as independently; take initiative; be extremely attentive to detail; and have excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will need to be familiar with all Microsoft Office programs as well as have strong writing and verbal communication skills. Compensation: Salary is based upon education and previous work experience. We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes BCBS health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, PTO, an employer-matched SIMPLE IRA, and more. Drug-free, smoke-free work environment. No relocation assistance available. Company: iRT is a small behavioral science research and development firm located in Durham, North Carolina. IRT specializes in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and services to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and families. If interested, please submit a cover letter including your available start date, CV or resume, at least one scientific writing sample, and three references to Dr. Janis Kupersmidt at jkupersmidt@irtinc.us.

    Lab Coordinator at the University of Maryland, College Park

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    The Lab for Early Social Cognition at the University of Maryland, College Park, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Beier, is seeking a new lab coordinator. The position will begin in May or early June 2017.

    The successful applicant will coordinate the lab’s research investigating social cognitive development in infancy through early childhood. Our research focuses on children’s prosocial development and their understanding of social interactions and social relationships. We use a variety of research techniques, including both eye-tracking and more active measures of children’s social evaluations and behaviors.

    This position offers a balance of organizational and research duties, including data collection and analysis, stimulus construction and research design, supervision of undergraduates, interacting with children and parents, lab and office management (e.g., budget, IRB, equipment purchases and maintenance, lab website, protocol updates, and more), and community engagement. This position is ideal for an individual seeking further research experience before applying to graduate school, and it includes opportunities for co-authorship on conference presentations and publications.

    Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field within cognitive science, at least one year of relevant research experience, and excellent communication and computer skills. Candidates must be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, have strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, and be comfortable being silly with young children. Top candidates will have considerable research experience with children under 6 years, excellent writing ability, and proficiency with programming, data processing, statistics, and web and multimedia development. This is a one-year position, with a possibility of renewal depending on performance and the availability of funding.

    The lab is part of a strong community of developmental scientists, both within the Department of Psychology and across many other departments on campus. 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 the current lab coordinator, 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.

     

    Project Manager/Research Specialist--Child Language and Learning Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

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    START DATE: FALL 2017 (ASAP)

    The Child Language and Learning Lab at the University of Pennsylvania (PI: Kathryn Schuler) is hiring a project manager/research specialist to begin this fall.  The project manager will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a new research lab studying language and pattern learning in infants, children, and adults. The project manager will also oversee the conduct of multiple simultaneous research projects, reporting to and working with the primary investigator on planning, execution, and completion of these studies.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Participating in the design of experiments, especially creating stimuli and recruiting and running research participants.
    • Building partnerships with childcare organizations in the Philadelphia area so that the lab may conduct research at these centers.
    • Maintaining IRB protocols and ensuring compliance with lab documentation practices.
    • Supervising undergraduates who work part-time in the lab assisting with these tasks.

    Required qualifications include:

    • Bachelor's degree in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related field
    • Experience working with infants and children and their families
    • Experience working in a cognitive science research laboratory
    • Experience interacting with childcare organizations is preferred

    This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Linguistics. The position is for two years, with additional years contingent on funding. The lab's operating hours are Tuesday - Friday (9am-6pm) and Saturday (9am - 3pm).  The candidate must be available to work within these scheduled hours.

    If interested, please submit the requested applications materials, including a cover letter and a CV with the names and contact information for 3 references to: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30483

    We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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    Canine Cognition Center at Yale Summer Internship

    Closes February 28, 2017

    Duration: June 5-July 28, 2017

    The Canine Cognition Center at Yale (under the directorship of Dr. Laurie Santos) is seeking curious and motivated college students or recent graduates for our Summer Internship program. Our center studies the cognitive abilities of dogs to better understand the origins of human social cognition.  Interns will aid in planning and carrying out studies with a team of other students while working directly with dogs. They will also work on coding projects and analysis of data, all while having the opportunity to learn new statistical software and video-editing procedures. Interns will also participate in a weekly lab meeting seminar where they can learn more about canine cognition and cognitive development.

    Interns will also have several direct opportunities for mentorship and professional development. All interns will collaborate closely with graduate student mentors. Summer interns will also participate in a Professional Development series led by Dr. Santos. These weekly workshops are aimed at helping students prepare for graduate school. Interns will gain practice writing personal statements and learn about graduate applications more broadly.

    Requirements:   *   Commitment of up to 40 hours a week for 8 weeks   *   Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Office   *   Comfort and experience with dogs in any setting   *   Previous psychology research experience is strongly preferred

    For more information and our application, visit http://doglab.yale.edu/summer-internship. For other questions, please contact canine.cognition@yale.edu.

    Research Assistant

    Closes February 25, 2017

    Salaried summer internship in language acquisition:

    http://l3atbc.org/RA_Announcement.html  

    Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

    The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2017. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here.

    About us:

    The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC) opened in January of 2016. Our research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific questions. Methodologically, the lab uses a number of well-established methods, such as judgment studies, eye-tracking, and ERPs. However, we are particularly interested in exploring and exploiting new and emerging methods. One such method is testing tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults over the Internet, and in doing so being able to study questions that were previously out of reach.

    Internship Highlights

    • Hands-on experience running studies with children of varying ages
    • Running studies in a variety of settings, including the lab, museums and schools
    • Opportunities to directly contribute to ongoing studies through study design and participant recruitment and management
    • Additional responsibilities include scientific outreach, participant recruitment, instrument design, study design and participating in our online experiments.

    Internship details

    • The program will last 10 weeks (May 29 - August 11, with a week-long vacation June 26 - June 30).
    • The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
    • The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.

    Eligibility

    • Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology or a related field.
    • Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.

    Please contact the lab manager with any questions.

    Lab coordinator, Language and Development Lab at UCSD (La Jolla, California)

    Closes February 22, 2017

    The Language and Development Lab at UCSD (La Jolla, California) is hiring a lab coordinator to start July 1, 2017. The lab conducts research on language and concept acquisition using a variety of methods, including behavioral assessments, cross-linguistic comparisons, and eye-tracking. Duties include research and administrative responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have a background in experimental psychology, linguistics, or cognitive science, plus experience working with young children. Previous lab coordinators have gone on to top PhD programs of their choice.

    More details to be found here: www.ladlab.com/blog/hiringlabcoordinator2017

    Please direct inquiries to Junyi Chu at ladlab.coord@gmail.com

    Lab Manager, Saxelab at MIT

    Closes February 22, 2017

    The Saxelab, a cognitive neuroscience research lab at MIT is hiring a new lab manager. This position requires strong technical skills and an eagerness and willingness to learn. It is ideally suited for graduating seniors that are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in a related field. Interested applicants read more about the position and apply here:

    https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=9313&localeCode=en-us

    Job Description

    LAB MANAGER (TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I), Brain and Cognitive Sciences-Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, to assist with all phases of studies of social cognitive neuroscience research. This includes design and implementation of experiments; participant outreach and recruitment; operation of fMRI scanner; implementation and maintenance of new analysis software; technical support for lab personnel; participation in reading groups and research seminars; and performing basic administrative duties including ordering equipment, tracking supplies, etc.  

    Will also be encouraged to take an active role in scientific research, including independent projects, making the job ideal for individuals considering future graduate study in cognitive science or neuroscience.

    Job Requirements

    REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in biology, physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, neuroscience, or psychology; a minimum of two years’ lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate; a demonstrable interest in cognitive science, social psychology, and/or cognitive development; experience programming and familiarity with MATLAB; initiative; flexibility; and the ability to develop and maintain organizational systems.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a Linux environment and have additional experience with one or more of the following: Python, Bash, MySQL, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and implementation of (simple) web sites. Experience performing data analysis and relevant experience in similar research will be considered. fMRI data analysis involves heavy use of statistics so knowledge of statistics or a willingness to learn statistical methods is required.  The work will involve lab-specific training so the most important attributes that the lab is looking for are willingness to and enthusiasm about the prospect of learning new skills, along with the flexibility necessary to work in a dynamic environment.  Job #14402

    Project Assistant

    Closes December 30, 2016

    The Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking to hire a project assistant to work on an NIH funded study examining social contexts and adolescents’ neurodevelopment.

    Our lab examines how social contexts, such as the family and peers, influence adolescent decision making. We use diverse methodological tools, including daily experience sampling, diurnal cortisol, and fMRI. Responsibilities will include overseeing participant recruitment and participant follow-ups, as well as assisting in data collection and data management. Participant recruitment will be in both English and Spanish speaking populations. The project assistant will also be responsible for training and overseeing undergraduate research assistants. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing a PhD in a related field as well as professionals looking to work on cutting edge research with interesting populations. For information about the exceptional resources at UNC, see the BRIC (http://www.med.unc.edu/bric), human neuroimaging group (http://hngpsych.web.unc.edu/people/), and Center for Developmental Science (http://cds.web.unc.edu/).

    To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your interests, your CV, and the contact information of 3 individuals who could be asked for a recommendation to Dr. Eva Telzer, email address: ehtelzer@unc.edu.

    http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/111372

    Bergelson Lab seeking undergraduate research assistants

    Closes December 19, 2016

    General RA

    The Bergelson Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants. The lab (PI Elika Bergelson) studies infant word learning in the context of other aspects of language and cognitive development. RAs will help annotate video and audio recordings of infants in their homes (from the SEEDLingS project), and help schedule and run in-lab visits with families.

    Ideal RAs would be good students who are detail oriented, responsible, have taken relevant coursework, and have an interest in cognitive development. Experience with computer programming and statistical analysis is a plus! (R, python, etc). Sophomores and juniors preferred. Yearlong commitment preferred.

    Students will be considered for practica and work-study positions. Time commitment is 10 hours a week between 9-5 M-F. Possibilities for independent study and grad with distinctions in future semesters available.

    Programming RA

    In addition to undergraduate research assistants (see other ad), the Bergelson Lab is also looking to hire several RAs with programming background to get involved with our server-based apps, data analysis and coordination, audio/video processing algorithms, machine learning, and ASR. The lab (PI Elika Bergelson) studies infant word learning in the context of other aspects of language and cognitive development.

    Ideal RAs for this position would be well-versed in a subset of the following: python, R, C++, ruby, github, command line tools, and interested in research experience working with audio, video, and eyetracking data.

    Students will be considered for practica and work-study positions. Time commitment is 10 hours a week between 9-5 M-F. Possibilities for independent study and grad with distinctions in future semesters available.

    Website: https://sites.google.com/site/bergelsonlabduke/

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    The Bergelson Lab is a research lab at Duke University. Our research examines word learning in infants using eye-tracking and corpus analysis.

    Post-bac research assistants / project coordinator jobs

    Closes December 3, 2016
    The Motivated Cognition and Aging Brain Lab (PI: Samanez-Larkin) is moving from Yale to Duke University in summer 2017 and is seeking 1-2 post-bacc research assistants / project coordinators to begin around August 2017.

    Research in the lab is focused on characterizing individual differences across adulthood in the motivational and cognitive processes that support decision making (mcablab.org). Our work combines several disciplines including psychology, behavioral economics/finance, neuroscience, and public health. We use a wide variety of methods including behavioral studies, experience sampling in everyday life, structural and functional MRI, and dopamine PET imaging. We will arrive at Duke with several multimodal imaging data sets that include fMRI and PET so there will be opportunities to get started on data analysis and manuscript preparation right away. 

    Responsibilities include subject recruitment, data collection (including behavioral and neuroimaging sessions), data management and analysis, and coordinating lab activities (e.g., schedule lab meetings and social activities, update website). One of these positions may also allocate a small percentage of their time to the coordination of events for three new NIA-funded initiatives: (1) an annual Summer School in Neuroeconomics and Social Neuroscience, (2) the Scientific Research Network on Decision Neuroscience and Aging (srndna.org), and (3) a joint project between the Duke Institute for Brain Science and the Stanford Center on Longevity to connect traditional laboratory research with private sector partners in financial services and health care.

    Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about a science or medical career, self-motivated, independent, creative, and have interests in decision neuroscience and/or life-span development and aging. Individuals with programming (Python preferred) and computational modeling experience will be given high priority but these skills are not required.

    Feel free to send questions about the positions directly to Dr. Samanez-Larkin: g.samanezlarkin@yale.edu   

      Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance (2016/2017) University of Miami School of Business Assistant Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science Yale University (on sabbatical 2016) Assistant Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience Duke University (starting 2017) http://www.mcablab.org/gregoryrsl

    Administrative Work-Study in the Psychology Department

    Closes September 25, 2016

    The Office of Undergraduate Study in Psychology seeks applications for students interested in hourly administrative positions. Students will work with the program assistant in several projects related to the psychology major. We are also interested in learning about students interested in doing administrative work for various faculty members. We are looking for students with great communication and organization skills. If you are interested, please send us your resume and letter of interest at ns134@duke.edu.

    The New Identity and Diversity Lab Led by Dr. Sarah Gaither is Looking for Undergraduate Research Assistants

    Closes September 25, 2016

    We're looking for diverse undergrads to work 6-10 hours a week during the fall semester with a preference for undergrads who can make a two-semester commitment. Ideal applicants should be detail-oriented, responsible, reliable, and have an interest in studying diversity issues, cross-race and cross-group interactions and perceptions, and some of our research will also involve young children. Experience with psychology research methods and programming and statistical analysis (SPSS, Qualtrics, Excel, etc.) is a plus! Possibilities for independent study and grad with distinction in future semesters available; sophomores and juniors preferred. Interested students should email Lab Manager Terri Frasca (teresa.frasca@duke.edu) with their CV and a few sentences describing their interest in the lab.

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