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

No closing date

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.

    Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab

    No closing date

    The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring a full-time Research Assistants to start work by July 1, 2017. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is part of the NSF-funded project, “Spatial foundations of symbolic numeracy skills in young children.” This project will investigate the specific mechanisms through which children’s spatial skills impact their numerical development, using both longitudinal and experimental methods with children in pre-k to 4th grades.

    The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process, including stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, grant administration, and training and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. In addition, the Research Assistant will organize Work Circles that bring together teachers and researchers, and will participate in outreach activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

    This is a grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension.

    How to Apply

    The job will be posted on Temple's web site on THURSDAY MARCH 16th, 2017 by 12pm. Please apply as early as possible. The posting will only be available for a short time, and applications will be considered on a  first-come, first-served basis.To apply, visit our website at https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for job number 17000697. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

    In addition to applying on Temple's web site, please email your CV to conner.black@temple.edu with the subject line "Full-time RA position". You may send your CV before March 16th. Please note that, to be considered for the position, you MUST apply on Temple's web site: https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

    Required Education & Experience:

    B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

     Required Skills & Abilities:

    * Prior research experience in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field.

    * Experience working with preschool or elementary-school-age children as a researcher or teacher.

    * Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office suite or similar spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation software.

    *Demonstrated experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, to complete quantitative and qualitative data analyses.

    * Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills.

    * Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.

    * Some experience managing or monitoring the work of others.

    * Comfortable giving presentations to small groups.

    * Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation.

    *Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to administer study protocols as necessary.

    Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

    Data Technician, Institute for Medical Research and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

    No closing date

    INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER DATA TECHNICIAN 1 PI: Dr. Stephen Freedland

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

    This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking time off between degrees. This position is an opportunity to work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MD’s, PhD’s, and research scientists. The candidate will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods and of the field of urology, particularly with regards to prostate cancer. Data technicians may have the opportunity to shadow in the OR, attend seminars and engage in other learning opportunities such as manuscript writing in the second year.

    Critical Element 1 • Review electronic & paper medical records for medical information and conduct electronic database entry.

    Critical Element 2 • Assist in maintaining a vast quantity of patient oriented data used in support of analytical and/or research projects related to prostate cancer.

    Critical Element 3 • Work effectively with other team members as part of a team.

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

    Qualifications/Experience: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree. They should possess strong interpersonal skills and be organized, detail oriented and reliable. Basic computer skills are required and familiarity with MS Excel and MS Excel are preferred.

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

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

    To Apply: Please go to https://freedlandlab.recruitee.com/ and select “Apply for this Job” under the Data Technician description.

    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 more information about employee benefits. Expected start date is relatively flexible but is typically scheduled for the late spring or early summer. We do not sponsor applicants for work visas. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

    Research Coordinator for the Autism and Neurobehavioral Development Research Program at the University of Kansas

    No closing date

    The Neurobehavioral Development Research lab of Dr. Matthew Mosconi (https://clchild.ku.edu/matt-mosconi) is seeking one Research Coordinator to help lead our studies of brain and behavior development in individuals with autism spectrum (ASD) and related developmental disorders (Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome). These clinical research projects are conducted through the Clinical Child Psychology Program (https://clchild.ku.edu/) and the Life Span Institute (http://www.lsi.ku.edu/) at the University of Kansas and in collaboration with the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (KCART: http://kcart.ku.edu/ ), the Center for Child Health and Development (CCHD; http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/cchd.html ),  and the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/hoglund-brain-imaging-center.html ), providing diverse research and clinical training opportunities.

    Responsibilities for the position include administering neuropsychological, eye movement, MRI and EEG testing, scoring cognitive and sensorimotor test data, data entry, preparing  Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports, and participating in meetings reviewing and interpreting data, preparing manuscripts, and planning future studies. This position provides the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with clinical populations, developing skills in psychological and neuropsychological testing, and participating in each phase of the research process within large-scale, NIH funded research studies. The majority of previous RAs in these positions have successfully gone on to pursue training in medical school, clinical psychology programs, and cognitive neuroscience programs.  

    Applicants should have a BA or BS in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related pre-health field. Interested persons are asked to make at least a 2 year commitment due to the extensive training required.

    Interested individuals should send a resume or CV and a brief cover letter stating your career goals to ndrlab@ku.edu.  

    Lab Coordinator @Barner Lab UCSD

    No closing date

    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 Position, University of Maryland FluencyBank Project

    No closing date

    We have an immediate opening for a lab manager/research assistant for the FluencyBank project, which is conducting a longitudinal study of fluency and language development in preschool children. This project is multi-year, and the position is renewable for 3 years.

    Applicant must be fluent Spanish-English bilingual.  Job responsibilities include: experimental assessment of preschool participants, participant recruitment, tracking of participant data and transcription, organizing and assisting with weekly lab meetings. 

    The position, at either full- or half-time level conveys benefits. Salary is flexible depending upon the applicant's qualifications; minimum commitment is 20 hrs/week. FTE salary for candidate with UG or BA qualifications ~$25,000-$30K/yr or equivalent base for part-time work. Graduate student candidate can receive University GA position, ~$21,000 and associated tuition benefits.

    Interested candidates should send CV and unofficial transcript to nratner@umd.edu

    Nan Bernstein Ratner, F-, H-ASHA, F-AAAS, ABCLD

    Professor

    Hearing and Speech Sciences

    University of Maryland

    0100 Lefrak Hall

    College Park, MD 20742

    nratner@umd.edu, 301-405-4217

    Co-director: FluencyBank (www.fluency.talkbank.org);  http://languagefluency.umd.edu/  

     

    Coordinator for Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention (SEDI-Lab) – University of Toronto: Mississauga, ON

    No closing date

    The Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention at the University of Toronto (PI: Tina Malti; see www.tinamalti.com) is seeking a research coordinator. The coordinator will work closely with the PI, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to support ongoing research activities and ensure all work is completed on time. Interested candidates should send their CV and a letter of inquiry to the PI Dr. Malti at tina.malti@utoronto.ca

    The position will begin in July 2017.

    Description of position:

    - Coordinating PIís and lab schedules

    - Managing subject contact and pool

    - Administrating budget

    - Overseeing development of contracts

    - Coordinating participant recruitment and data collections

    - Communicating with collaborators and practitioners

    - Helping with grant applications

    - Overseeing and coordinating activities of knowledge

    POSITION TYPE

    50%-80%

    DESIRED MAJOR(S)

    Developmental psychology; clinical psychology, health sciences/medicine, education 

    DESIRED DEGREE LEVEL

    BA, MA, or PhD

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Training in developmental psychology, clinical psychology, education, or mental health

    Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Outstanding organizational skills

    Administrative experience

    Experience with database management

    Multilingual an asset

    JOB START DATE

    July 2017 

    SALARY DETAILS

    According to qualifications--------------------

    Research Coordinator, Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition

    No closing date

    The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a half-time research coordinator for an NSF-funded study of concept development and reasoning in real-world high school STEM education. Primary responsibilities will include outreach to students and families as well as teachers and school administrators. Depending on level of interest, the research coordinator will have substantial opportunity to engage with all aspects of the project, including collection and analysis of behavioral and brain-imaging data. This project seeks to contribute to bridging the gap between the real-world classroom and the cognitive neuroscience laboratory.

    The preferred start date is July 2018.

    For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.

    To apply:

    Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two people who can comment on the applicant’s skills relevant to this position to cnglab@georgetown.edu.

    Please send any questions to the lab manager, Nhi Dinh, at Nhi.Dinh@georgetown.edu.

    Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.

    Lab Manager Position at Boston University, Social Learning Lab

    No closing date

    The Social Learning Lab at Boston University (http://www.bu.edu/learninglab/) is hiring a resourceful and enthusiastic Lab Coordinator. This will be a full-time paid position. The Lab Coordinator will be responsible for managing the administration of a number of studies including but not limited to:

    -Collaborations with local educators and the Museum of Science to examine the effectiveness of scientific inquiry to improve children’s understanding and acquisition of scientific concepts, funded by the National Science Foundation.

    -Examinations of guided learning as a model for adult-child learning interactions, funded by the National Science Foundation.

    -Explorations of parents’ and children’s conceptions of religious and scientific entities and events, funded by the Templeton Foundation.

    Responsibilities will include: supervising and training research assistants, facilitating partnerships with schools and other local institutions, recruiting participants, coordinating testing logistics and scheduling, assisting with paperwork for IRB compliance, and managing lab expenses.

    Required Qualifications -B.A or B.S. in Psychology, Child Development, or a related field.

    -Minimum of one year of research experience in related fields, preferably with children.

    - Proficiency in interacting with children, families, educators, and school/museum administrators.

    -Ability to use effective time management to ensure the tasks and goals for multiple projects are completed in order of priority.

    -Excellent cultural and emotional sensitivity.

    -Ability to use, learn, and/or troubleshoot essential software such as the Microsoft Office suite, SPSS, Qualtrics, etc.

    -Current work eligibility in the United States

    Preferred Qualifications

    -Understanding of data entry procedures and statistical methods

    -Experience with verbal and behavioral video coding

    -Prior experience managing personnel in research or other contexts

    Please submit the following materials to learnlab@bu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

  • CV
  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals
  • Unofficial academic transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
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    Clinical Research Coordinator II, The Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) in the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Main Campus (Boston)

    No closing date

    Clinical Research Coordinator II:  We are seeking a Research Coordinator to perform a variety of tasks that support the day-to-day operations of the lab.  Responsibilities will include: conducting literature searches, drafting IRB-related documents, participating in data management and data analysis tasks, helping with grant submissions, assisting with peer-reviewed journal submissions, developing materials for conference presentations, and performing other administrative support duties as required.  Candidates must be mature, and have a BA/BS, 1-2 years of experience, strong attention to detail, good quantitative skills, an ability to work well in a collaborative environment, fluency with all modes of communication in English, and strong writing skills.  Interest in psychiatric disorders and adversity/traumatic stress is a must.  Candidates will gain valuable experience and knowledge working in all phases of the research process, ranging from study design to analysis and interpretation of results.  Opportunities to co-author manuscripts and present study results at conferences will be available.  This position is ideal for someone wishing to pursue graduate study in the fields of public health, psychology, or medicine.  Apply for this position by visiting: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3042554&lang=en   

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    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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