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Lab Manager Position at the University of Delaware

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

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

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

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

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

Laboratory Coordinator Spatial Cognition Laboratory at Temple University

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Lab Coordinator: Research in Spatial Cognition

The Research in Spatial Cognition Laboratory at Temple University is hiring a laboratory coordinator, a position presenting diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge cognitive research. The Research in Spatial Cognition Lab, directed by Professors Thomas Shipley and Nora Newcombe, conducts research on spatial learning and cognition.The position has a 1-year minimum, with the possibility of extending to 2 years.

Lab Coordinator duties may include:

  • Management of day-to-day lab operations
  • Recruitment of study participants
  • Stimuli design and creation
  • Data collection, coding, and analysis
  • Management of IRB protocols
  • Research grants administration and accounting
  • Hiring, training and supervising of research assistants

Lab Coordinators 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  or related field
  • At least 6 months experience working in a research setting

Preferred qualifications:

  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
  • Proficiency with SPSS

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Julia Erlanger, Program Coordinator (mskite@temple.edu). Please visit our website (sites.temple.edu/risc) for more information about the lab.

For a PDF version of this advertisement, please click here.

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Requirements

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

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

 

Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland) Kansas State University

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Date Posted Jun. 2, 2017

Job Title

  • Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland)

Department

  • Institution Kansas State University

    Manhattan, KS United States

Application Deadline

  • Open until filled

Position Start Date

  • Available immediately

    Apply Online Here http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501503/resea...

    Job Categories

    • Research Scientist/Associate

    Academic Fields

    • Research Methods/Data Analysis
    • Human Ecology
    • Human Development

    This position is a half-time research assistant position to work on site at Andrews AFB, Maryland on a USDA-funded Family Advocacy Program study. This person is the on-site administrator of the sponsored project to facilitate daily implementation of the research project by promoting the program, selecting research participants, designing and implementation database information and collaborating with the researchers at Kansas State University, Northern Illinois University and other Air Force bases involved in the project.

    Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, human ecology or business related field. Required experience is experience with and/or knowledge of military family support programs.

    Preferred Qualifications: General knowledge of administration and research methodology at academic institutions, experience in conducting research, knowledge of domestic violence, demonstrated ability to work with confidential materials, and computer competency.

    RESEARCH TECH POSITION – OPHTHALMOLOGY, DUKEUNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

    No closing date

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Glenn Jaffe, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology

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

    CLINICAL TRIALS ASSISTANT, INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER

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    INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER CLINICAL TRIALS ASSISTANT PI: Dr. Stephen Freedland

    OVERVIEW: The Clinical Trials Assistant is involved with the implementation and execution of a variety of clinical research projects including the recruitment and enrollment of research study patients, specimen collection, and data collection from medical records, interviews, and questionnaires. These multiple functions require a significant degree of flexibility and independence to complete complex tasks.

    This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking time off between degrees. In this position, you will work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MDs, PhDs, and research scientists at a high-tier medical institution. The Clinical Trials Assistant will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods, prostate cancer biology, and urology. Clinical Trials Assistants will have the opportunity to shadow in clinic and in the OR. Seminars and other learning opportunities are also available.

    RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following: • Recruit and consent research participants for various clinical trials and research projects • Coordinate and administer the logistical aspects of clinical trials • Review CPRS (Computerized Patient Record System) patient charts to screen for possible subjects and to compile data for specific studies • Trouble-shoot and modify protocol implementation when necessary • Assist in the collection and shipment of specimens • Attend phlebotomy training courses in order to perform blood drawings/procedures as directed by the study protocol • Assist in the collection and management of clinical data and collection of source documents • Maintain study databases and other study-related spreadsheets • Work effectively with Veteran populations • Maintain patient confidentiality • Work effectively as part of a team • Adhere to safety and compliance regulations

    QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Requires an organized, task oriented, deadline-sensitive individual with a Bachelor’s degree. Must deal diplomatically and professionally with administration, faculty, clinical and lab personnel, and subjects. Demonstrated leadership, professional initiative and teamwork abilities are required. Prior experience with clinical research, lab work (specifically DNA extraction), FDA regulations, HIPAA considerations and consenting process is preferred.

    TO APPLY: Please apply with cover letter and resume at: https://freedlandlab.recruitee.com/o/clinical-trials-assistant-durham.

    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.

    Research Coordinator, Children’s Learning Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

    No closing date

    Dr. Bethany Rittle-Johnson anticipates hiring a Research Coordinator in her Children’s Learning Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.

    http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/Psychology_and_Human_Development/Research_Resources/Childrens_Learning_Lab.xml

    Research Coordinator (Research Assistant II) Position

    For grant-funded project on helping children learn mathematics

    Full-time (40 hrs a week), starting June 2017 for 2 years

    Job Summary:

    Set up and conduct experiments on preschool children’s math and spatial skills. Primary responsibilities will be setting up and conducting experiments in local preschools, data management, coding and reporting, preparation of data collection materials and of materials for publications, and general lab management, including supervision of undergraduate students, under moderate supervision.  Research is funded by a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences. For additional information about the project, see:

    http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/research/research_labs/childrens_learning_lab/early-mathematics-development.php

    Requirements:

    This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Education or a related field, and 2 years of employment in a related area. Requirements also include previous experience working with young children, experience conducting psychological research and working in schools, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills.  Previous research experience in tasks such as assessing children one-on-one, conducting literature reviews and data coding, and experience teaching or tutoring in school settings is highly desirable. Must be able to travel to data collection sites in the community.

    Email questions and inquires to learninglab@vanderbilt.edu. Please include a resume, a brief description of your interest in the position and your main qualifications, and contact information for 2-3 professional references.  Additional details about formally applying to the position will be sent as soon as the link through Human Resources is available.

    Grassroots Advocacy Specialist

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    The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Grassroots Advocacy Specialist to help execute efforts related to building and maintaining a robust network of grassroots advocates from SfN's membership. The Specialist will work with the Director of Advocacy and Training and SfN leadership to identify grassroots advocacy opportunities throughout the US (with the possibility of limited interaction with SfN's international partners), including coordination with related Federal Advocacy efforts. The Specialist's primary focus is on educating and engaging SfN members to serve as effective and consistent advocates for neuroscience and biomedical research.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Work with the Director of Advocacy and Training to develop and execute strategic grassroots campaign plans around SfN public policy priorities.
    • Direct SfN's member-focused grassroots efforts during federal campaigns; work closely with SfN colleagues to identify critical moments to engage volunteers in legislative tactics.
    • Continue to build and develop a volunteer program and structure that engages SfN members interested in advocacy:
      • develop the tools and processes to identify, recruit, manage, train and retain advocates;
      • ensure that the structure recognizes the different levels of volunteer engagement with SfN;
      • develop programs for engaging scientists in various settings and at different career stages; and
      • work with SfN colleagues to identify communities to prioritize for advocacy efforts.
    • Independently and in coordination with federal advocacy efforts, engage in regular and substantive communication with grassroots advocates concerning federal policies and Society priorities, including with SfN committees as appropriate.
    • As part of the full Advocacy team, draft, maintain and ensure dissemination of clear and compelling legislative fact sheets, training programs, and other advocacy-related material to support and promote grassroots advocacy efforts.
    • With the Federal Advocacy Manager help execute Capitol Hill Day.
    • Manage grassroots advocacy events at the annual meeting and support all annual meeting advocacy programming occurring in October or November each year.
    • With the Federal Advocacy Manager help implement the Early Career Policy Ambassador program.
    • Establish relationships and communications with SfN chapters and Neuroscience Departments and Programs.
    • Develop and execute training programs for all tiers/levels of SfN advocates.
    • Institute regular communications with top-level volunteers.
    • Work with departments across SfN to ensure proper social media and communications activities related to the organization's advocacy objectives.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree from a four- year college or university required, a policy-based graduate degree is a plus.
    • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in grassroots advocacy activities, including direct experience working on grassroots advocacy campaigns.
    • Experience working within health or scientific disciplines, knowledge of the federal appropriations process, and time spent with a professional society or other non-profit organization are strong pluses.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity or experience with research policy and the grassroots advocacy work of a nonprofit or association.
    • Proven ability to set priorities, take initiative, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills, as well as strong project management abilities.
    • Ability and judgment to work confidently around senior field leaders and support them in executing advocacy projects and priorities.
    • Ability to multi-task and work with supervisor to adjust priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs.
    • Strong research skills.
    • Comfortable in personal interaction with Society members and VIPs at all career stages, Members of Congress, and Congressional staffs.

    If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements and a copy of your resume for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

    Our generous benefits package includes:  medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.

    The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people.  We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.

    Vilardaga Lab in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Duke’s Center for Addiction Science Technology (CfAST), Full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS)

    No closing date

    COMPENSATION: $18.52-20/hr

    DEPARTMENT: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

    REPORTS TO: Principal Investigators (PI), Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

    The Vilardaga Lab in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Duke’s Center for Addiction Science Technology (CfAST) is looking to hire a full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) to work on a research study evaluating the feasibility and usability of smoking cessation smartphone apps for those with serious mental illness.

    JOB PURPOSE: The CRS is responsible for conducting study procedures in human subjects in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and assisting other research members to meet study goals.

    EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE: • Adheres to Duke’s Policies and Procedures • Performs duties as workload necessitates • Maintains a positive, respectful, and courteous attitude • Communicates regularly with PI and supervisor about study and/or lab issues • Acts as a role model within and outside Duke • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position • Meets Department productivity standards

    DESCRIPTION: The lab’s core vision is expanding the effectiveness and reach of behavioral health for those in most need by creating meaningful technologies for behavior change. The work sits at the intersection of several content areas, primarily mindfulness and acceptance-based behavior change interventions, mental health and addiction. To address those content areas, the lab applies a range of methods, including user-centered design of mHealth interventions, single case design methods and clinical trials methodology.

    At present, the lab’s primary research project is the ‘Quit on the Go’ Trial which is currently evaluating two smoking cessation apps, Learn to Quit and NCI QuitGuide, in an expected sample of 90 subjects with serious mental illness (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar, and recurring depressive disorders). Over the course of 4-months, enrolled subjects use each assigned app, receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), technical coaching and attend follow-up appointments. Data collection comes from different sources, including diagnostic assessments, biometrics, self-report surveys, Google Analytics and User Experience (UX) interviews.

    TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • (35%) Participant Management - Recruitment, screening, participant tracking, phone calls, scheduling appointments, dispensing and recording compensation, provider and clinic outreach

    • (35%) Study Activities - Consenting, administering psychometric (psychiatric diagnosis, cognitive functioning, psychological functioning, mental status exam) and biometric (CO, urine pregnancy test) assessments, phone and app orientation and set-up, conducting qualitative interviews and coaching sessions (in-person and phone calls), administering study drug/smoking cessation products, monitoring and documenting adverse events

    • (15%) Data Management – Entering and managing participant information in Microsoft Access, entering data into REDCap, recording and storing audio from interviews/coaching sessions, assist transcribing interviews and conducting thematic analysis from interviews

    • (10%) Scientific Reporting and Grant Writing – Copy-editing, conducting literature reviews, create and present poster presentations, possible co-authoring opportunities on publications, assist in preparing presentations for various audiences

    • (5%) Administrative - Take meeting minutes, managing paper files, keeping study and lab binders well stocked, inventorying office and lab supplies, advise on file system (e.g. shared drive) organization

    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to social and/or behavioral sciences

    EXPERIENCE: Two or more years of experience working in a research lab interacting with human subjects, including consent and conducting research interviews.

    Any relevant work/volunteer experience with underserved populations, especially those with mental health disorders. Previous clinical experience in mental health settings is a plus.

    Familiarity with psychometric assessments including diagnostic interviews.

    Proficiency using software applications including MS Access, REDCap, Bibliographic software (Zotero).

    Experience in data management and statistical analysis (e.g., R language).

    If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter and resume to roger.vilardaga@duke.edu

    Research Assistant position at UCLA

    No closing date

    There is an open research assistant position at UCLA. This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness (primarily schizophrenia) and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults.

    This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and processing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers. More information about the lab can be found here: https://karlsgodtlab.psych.ucla.edu/

    To apply, please go to UCLA Human Resources http://tinyurl.com/zalcwht and search for requisition number 25645.

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    Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain at the University of Pennsylvania

    Closes March 15, 2017

    We are now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, scheduled June 4-17, 2017. This year's topics are (1) Social and Decision Sciences and (2) Computational Neuroscience. Participants will attend lectures from distinguished researchers these fields, participate in labs and lab tours involving some of the latest technologies and research methods, and attend panel discussions on the future of interdisciplinary mind and brain studies as well as career and professional development in these fields.

    Students with a strong interest in social and decision sciences and/or computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Summer Workshop participants will receive free room and board on campus, plus a travel stipend.

    Applications are due March 15th. For more information, please see our

    website: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/cogsci/summer/

    If you have any questions, please contact us at:

    IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

    Summer Research Internship for Underrepresented Students in Psychology at Duke University

    Closes March 15, 2017

    The Wilbourn Infant Lab at Duke University is excited to announce the third year of our summer research program for underrepresented students in Psychology. 

    We are offering three paid summer internships for undergraduates interested in research in Developmental Psychology. Interns will gain hands-on experience conducting research with infants, children, and adults. We are seeking highly motivated undergraduates who are interested in attending graduate school in Psychology. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend, free on-campus housing, travel reimbursement to/from the program, and funds to travel to a conference to present research completed during the program. 

    Applicants must be US citizens and from one of these underrepresented or minority groups: First generation college student, Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, Asian/Asian American, current/eligible recipient of need-based financial aid, or from colleges/universities with limited research opportunities. 

    This internship is ideal for rising juniors (rising sophomores, seniors, terminal Master’s students will be considered) who are highly organized, reliable, and driven. Please forward the attached flyer to interested students fitting these qualifications. 

    Applications submitted before March 15th will be given priority. We will continue accepting applications until the positions are filled.

    More information can be found on our website: wild.psych.duke.edu/summerinternship.html

    For questions not addressed on the website, contact: DukeWilbournLab@gmail.com

    Full-time Research Assistant Position at the University of Maryland, Neurocognitive Development Lab

    Closes March 15, 2017

    Dr. Tracy Riggins and the Neurocognitive Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Research Assistant beginning approximately May 15, 2017.  The focus of the research project is the development of memory in early childhood using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cognitive electrophysiology (EEG/ERPs). See www.ncdl.umd.edu for more details about the lab.

    Responsibilities include: (1) conducting experiments with young children and adults (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) preprocessing and analyzing data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting library searches and literature reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI and other researchers in the laboratory including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.

    Qualifications: Recommended background and skills include: a bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience); previous research experience with human participants (preferably with children and/or using fMRI or EEG); the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong computational, organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.

    A 2-year commitment is preferred. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lisa Cox at lmcox@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

    The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

     

    Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program

    Closes March 15, 2017

    We are currently accepting applications for the summer 2017 Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program, and encourage applications from non-Davidson students.

    The Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program is a collaboration between Davidson College and Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. The program combines advanced coursework in abnormal psychology with opportunities to observe inpatient treatment programs in a range of settings (e.g., adult admissions, adult extended treatment services, and specialty services including adolescent, geropsychiatry and medical units). The program is open to current undergraduate students who have completed introductory and abnormal psychology.

    Information for Prospective Students:

    The Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program is now accepting applications for the summer 2017 program. This 8-week program is a collaboration between Davidson College and Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. Participants work with hospital professionals as observers and assistants in patient treatment programs. Participants also receive course credit and academic instruction. This year’s program will be held from June 5 through July 28.

    The program is open to students enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university. High school students, rising college freshmen, graduating college seniors and graduate students are not eligible. Applicants are required to have completed introductory psychology and abnormal psychology (or a similar course) by the program start date. 

    Further information about the program is available online at http://www.davidson.edu/academics/psychology/davidson-broughton

    Applications are accepted online through March 15, 2017. Applicants should ensure that all materials are ready to submit before beginning their application, including:

    • A copy of the applicant’s resume/CV
    • A personal statement (2-3 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in the program, academic and other experiences that have prepared them for the program, and relevance of the program to their future career plans.
    • An unofficial copy of the applicant’s undergraduate transcript.
    • A copy of the syllabus from the applicant’s abnormal psychology course (required only for non-Davidson students).
    • Contact information for an individual who will submit a recommendation and letter of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf. The individual the applicant selects should be able to speak to the applicant’s academic  preparation for advanced coursework in abnormal psychology and capacity for ethical and professional conduct in the context of a mental health treatment facility. References will be contacted directly after the applicant submits the application.

    The application can be accessed online at http://webapps.davidson.edu/academics/psychology/broughton/

    If you have questions about the Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Laura Sockol, at lasockol@davidson.edu

    If you have questions about the application process, please contact the program assistant, Ms. Rachael Murdock, at ramurdock@davidson.edu

     

    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/

    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 - 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.

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