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Clinical Research Manager Position at Northwestern University

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Clinical Research Manager Position

Developmental Mechanisms Program,

Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

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

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

Research Technician Associate (i.e., Lab Manager/Research Coordinator)

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Drs. Joshua Ackerman and Arnold Ho at the University of Michigan are seeking a full-time Research Technician Associate (i.e., Lab Manager/Research Coordinator) to work jointly in both labs beginning in summer 2017.

The Research Technician Associate will be responsible for working with Professors Ackerman and Ho, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates in both administrative and research capacities. This opportunity involves more than (but includes) typical Research Assistant capabilities, and thus will be most suited to applicants who have had prior experience conducting social psychological research and who have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or a related field.

To apply, applicants should follow this link: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/137845/research_technician_associate

Research Assistant with the Connect Lab at Wayne State University

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The Connect lab (www.connectlab.wayne.edu) headed by Dr. Jessica Damoiseaux at Wayne State University is inviting applications for a full-time Research Assistant position, starting July 2017. The research focus of the lab is to examine changes in functional and structural brain connectivity, using MRI, and cognitive function in normal and abnormal aging. The position involves all stages of the research process, from planning a project to writing up the results, but the main focus is on data collection, management, and analysis. This position provides an opportunity to be involved incutting-edge neuroimaging research, and the launch of a longitudinal aging study.

The successful applicant has excellent organizational skills, is detail-oriented, reliable, and has good communication and inter-personal skills. Experience with structural and functional MRI data analysis, neuropsychological testing, older research participants and/or patients with neurodegenerative diseases, is preferred but not required. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as: Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, etc. Course work in psychology or cognitive neuroscience is preferred, as well as familiarity with UNIX operating systems, Matlab, SPSS, ePrime and Photoshop.

Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest, CV, and contact information or three references to damoiseaux@wayne.edu.

Membership Associate at Society for Neuroscience

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http://sfncareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/558408-34181.html

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Membership Associate who wants to play a key role in the membership, chapters, and committee initiatives that are provided by the organization. The Associate will join a dynamic team that is committed to increasing the value, awareness, and engagement of SfN's dynamic, global membership. This position is ideal for someone who has experience at the assistant level and/or has had exposure to membership in an association setting.

Purpose:

The Associate assists in the development and implementation of initiatives related to committee management, member outreach and relations, and chapter communication.

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

  • Maintains exceptional membership services by supporting members directly and serving as a project leader with external member services vendor.
  • Works closely with the technology team, as needed, to track and resolve recurring web errors and member questions unanswered by member services vendor and facilitation of online chapter administration portals.
  • Supports membership engagement efforts including copywriting and project support.
  • Assists with the adiminstration of programs to support individual members and promote membership, including:
    • Member recognition program
    • Onboarding programs for new reinstated members
    • Coordinating with other departments to enhance members-only offerings and segmentation on current and new initiatives
    • Helps promote SfN chapter events and memberhsip by coordinating emails to local neuroscience communities
  • Coordinates with the marketing team to assist with membership marketing.
  • Assists in staffing committee activities and meetings, including committee correspondence.
  • Coordinates logistics related to the committee meetings and committee conference calls.
  • Serves as staff liaison to subcommittees, as assigned.
  • Assists manager with the coordination and preparation of meeting materials, as needed.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for SfN chapter representatives and chapter-related inquiries from members.
  • Supports the building and implementing strategies that result in the development and growth of chapters, including the coordination of chapter petitions, awards and grants, as well as maintenance and monitoring of chapter-related trends, programs, and activities.
  • Ensures all chapters abide by their agreement with SfN.
  • Provides Finance with updated information on all chapter subordinates listed under SfN's group exemption on an annual basis.
  • Coordinates chapter-related events at the SfN annual meeting, and prepares all accompanying materials.
  • Updates content on chapters' page of SfN Web site and recommends content improvements.
  • Coordinates with technology and finance teams to implement regular membership database updates.
  • Prepares the database and website for annual renewals, and provides daily financial processing on membership check payments.
  • Provides support for individual and Institutional Program members as needed, including updates to the Web site and other administrative support as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience using an AMS daily (preferably Personify)
  • Minimum 1-2 years professional experience preferably in a non-profit or association setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be able to effectively write reports and business correspondence
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to work with outside vendors
  • Strong organizational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Experience with volunteer committees and basic chapter development
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs

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.

 

Special Projects Manager position with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

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Thirty Million Words seeks a new Special Projects Manager.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of exceptional organizational skills, strong project management acumen, and the ability to engage with varying and diverse partners.  This critical and high-impact role works directly with Dr. Dana Suskind, TMW’s Principal Investigator, and TMW’s COO.  The Special Projects Manager will oversee the research and development of documents and reports for the PI, facilitate the creation of presentations and speeches by the PI, support the PI and other senior staff in meeting preparation and execution, and serve as an important ambassador for the PI, senior staff, and TMW generally.  The Special Projects Manager will also provide significant scheduling, logistical, and administrative support to the PI to ensure the ongoing functioning of the Thirty Million Words research lab.  Organized, hard-working, kind, and fun applicants who are passionate about educational and health equity and the role parents and caregivers play in young children’s development are encouraged to find out more!  If interested, please review the attached job description and contact Kristin Leffel at kleffel@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

Title: Research Specialist 2, Thirty Million Words Initiative

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer, PI, TMW Initiative

Background: The Thirty Million Words® (TMW) team at the University of Chicago conceptualizes, translates, builds, and delivers research-based programs that support parents, teachers, and other caregivers to effectively use Thirty Million Words curricula to enrich children’s early language environments. TMW implements its programs across health, early learning, and social service sectors in a public health approach to impacting early learning at a population level.

Summary: The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago is looking for a Research Specialist 2 to closely support the daily work of the Principal Investigator of the TMW research lab in the role of Special Projects Manager. This individual will work closely with the PI to provide logistical and administrative support for the PI’s research work, as well as work with the PI to develop content and conduct research for new and emerging lines of inquiry.

Responsibilities include:Presentation, Research, and Special Project Support o Conduct background research for emerging lines of inquiry, at the direction of the PI; produce draft documents, briefing papers, and reports o Facilitate creation of speeches and presentations for PI: track PI’s public speaking schedule, coordinate development of presentation materials with Communications team, facilitate strategy and content development sessions, and enforce internal deadlinesLogistical Support of PI and Research Lab o Schedule, organize, and facilitate logistics for internal and external meetings that PI and other senior leaders participate in or lead, as directed o Take notes to capture and disseminate action items from lab meetings and other meetings PI leads o Help prepare PI for meetings, including but not limited to gathering relevant notes and research, background information, previous meeting minutes, or other meeting materials o Meet and greet visitors, correspond and communicate with funders and partners as directed o Facilitate onboarding and off-boarding of new and departing staff members, in coordination with Manager of Lab and Research Operations and university administrative departments o Ensure maintenance of labScheduling Support o Manage PI’s calendar, including but not limited to scheduling diverse and complex appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements o Provide close, regular support to PI on email communications; field TMW-wide email inquiries o Coordinate logistics for public events and speaking engagements for PI o Track and submit travel expense reimbursements on behalf of PI

Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree required • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required • Superior organizational skills required including strong attention to detail required • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously required • Proven ability to establish and stick to timelines required • Problem-solving skills required, including a strong ability to prioritize required • Discretion with sensitive matters required • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required • Experience with Microsoft Office required

RA position at UNC in the CIRCLE Lab with Dr. Margaret Sheridan

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Dr. Margaret Sheridan is seeking a full-time research assistant to join the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill starting immediately (start date is flexible). The research assistant will primarily contribute to ongoing studies in the Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences Lab (CIRCLE Lab), with a focus on early childhood brain development and exposure to adversity. The holder of this position will be responsible for overall neuroimaging study coordination (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 parents of young children ages 4-7 years and 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) 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 families. A detailed description of the CIRCLE lab research studies can be found at http://circlelab.unc.edu/

Please apply here: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/116319

UMD ADHD program seeking an RA with fMRI experience

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The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible).  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has been recommended for funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. This position is contingent upon official funding from the agency.

Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”

Teacher Positions at Private and Independent Schools

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Southern Teachers Agency

  • STA is the oldest placement service in America and the only agency dedicated to working with private & independent schools in the South. As a result, southern school administrators have long recognized STA as an outstanding source of candidates for their schools. Our director, Dr. Carey Goodman, has been affiliated with STA for more than 25 years and has personal relationships with key decision-makers in schools around the South. It is no wonder, therefore, that STA has placed more candidates in the South than any other agency.
  • Our placement counselors are all experienced independent-school teachers and administrators who know the profession and know the job-seeking process. We interview every single candidate we work with, and your counselor stays with you from start to finish, helping you to assemble a compelling credentials file, to prepare for interviews, and to discern the best opportunities for you. Our goal is not simply to place you, but to help you find a position where you can succeed and further your career and personal goals.
  • School administrators understand that we take the time to know our candidates and that we have very high standards—quite simply, they trust STA.  And here at STA, we know that our reputation is on the line with every single candidate that we present. As a result, when the file of an STA candidate lands on an administrator’s desk, it comes with an endorsement unavailable anywhere else.  Of course you can look for jobs on your own, but wouldn't you rather have STA as an advocate for your candidacy?

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.

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

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

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

Requirements:  

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

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

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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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