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Research Assistant Position at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology/Center for Autism & the Developing Brain

Posted on March 9, 2018
No closing date

Posted 3/9/2018

The Jones Lab (PI: Rebecca Jones Ph.D.) is currently seeking a full-time research assistant to work on studies examining behavior and neural changes across age in autism and typical development. The lab is part of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, NY (https://www.sacklerinstitute.org/cornell) and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY (http://nyp.org/autism/index.html).

The lab is particularly interested in using fMRI to study how the brain changes across development in autism as well as using wearable technologies to measure behavior outside of the laboratory.The RA's primary responsibilities include subject recruitment (toddlers, children, adolescents and adults), testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, acquiring brain imaging data, managing and analyzing datasets and preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. The RA will be working with individuals with autism, some of whom will have limited language abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2018 and a two-year commitment is preferred.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.  

Requirements: Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, experience working with developmental populations (children, adolescents), and statistical experience.

Additional highly desired qualifications include experience working with individuals with autism, familiarity with IRB protocol submissions, and/or neuroimaging experience.

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send the following information as a single PDF document to Benjamin Silver at bes2037@med.cornell.edu: Cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals, a CV, and names and contact information for 3 references.

Clinical Research Assistant, Behavioral Medicine Program at Duke University Medical Center

Posted on March 9, 2018
No closing date

Posted 3/9/2018

The Behavioral Medicine Program at Duke University Medical Center is seeking a full-time clinical research assistant beginning on or around June 1, 2018 to assist with an NIH-funded clinical trial examining the effect of aerobic exercise on anxiety symptoms among adults with heart disease.

Responsibilities include patient recruitment, assisting with study assessments, data entry and management, and general administrative support.  Applicants must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, and have excellent phone and in-person communication skills.  He/she will work closely with the study coordinator to ensure that study aims are met, and will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the study. 

Qualifications include B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Biology, Pre-Med, or related field; previous research experience and knowledge of Access and Excel preferred.  These positions offer a great opportunity to gain work experience before medical school or graduate training.  To apply, please e-mail resume, cover letter, and references to Bryan Feger, PhD at bryan.feger@duke.edu.

 

Research Assistant Position(s) in Suicide and Depression Research at Brown University

Posted on March 16, 2018
No closing date

We are seeking 1 to 2 full-time Research Assistants (RAs) to assist with our ongoing and upcoming studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

These include three NIMH-funded studies: (i) examining the interrelationship between life stress and impulsivity in accounting for recurrent suicidal behavior in adolescent inpatients within a multi-wave, prospective design; (ii) evaluating whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may modulate impulsive cognition and behavior in adolescent suicide attempters, within a three-group randomized design, through specific neural pathways, as assessed with electroencephalography (EEG)/event-related potentials (ERPs); and (iii) neurocognitive processes underlying short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents. We also have a fourth study focused on delineating the pathophysiology underlying the relation between dysregulation of the gut microbiome (dysbiosis) and depression in young adults.

Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; and IRB submissions and modifications. RAs who perform exceptionally well will have opportunities for training/involvement in conducting independent research, submitting presentations to national conferences, and preparing manuscripts for publication. This position is particularly suited for individuals interested in gaining research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field, be very detail oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime are preferred but not required.

The RA(s) will work under the mentorship of Drs. Anthony Spirito and Richard Liu. The position(s) will begin this summer. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and CV to: teenmoodandbehavior@brown.edu

Lab Manager: Woodward Lab at the University of Chicago

Posted on March 18, 2018
No closing date

About the Unit​

Consistently ranked among the top ten social science research universities in the world, the Division of Social Sciences is at the vanguard of inquiry and impact. Whether through the field-defining scholarship of the Chicago Schools in Sociology and Economics, the path-breaking impact of the first graduate international affairs program in the U.S., the creation of interdisciplinary programs in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, or many other pivotal milestones, the Division has repeatedly transformed the social sciences since its founding in 1930. The Division offers PhD degrees in nine disciplines and Master of Arts degrees in five interdisciplinary fields. The Division also offers a number of joint degrees, and these collaborative initiatives uniquely position the Division to pioneer creative modes of thinking about society’s most complex issues.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Research Assistant will be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of the Infant Learning & Development Lab. This position is especially appropriate for candidates who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental psychology.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to inquiries from interested families and schedule appointments for study participants.
  • Interact with families and children who visit the lab, conduct informed consent and debriefing procedures, and maintain the laboratory’s established human subject, hygiene and safety procedures.
  • Assist with laboratory experimental procedures using eye-tracking and EEG methods, and controlled behavioral paradigms.
  • Code behavioral data using a digital coding interface manage data files, and conduct data analyses.
  • Hire and supervise undergraduate research assistants, and work both independently and as part of a team with post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students and undergraduate research assistants.
  • Manage the lab’s petty cash account/participant payments.

Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Basic knowledge in relevant scientific field
  • Problem-solving, organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Ability to learn new research techniques or methods required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team comprised of other research assistants, post-docs, graduate students, administrators, and faculty required.

Additional Requirements​​

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social, biological or cognitive sciences preferred.

Experience:

  • One year of relevant research experience preferred.
  • Experience working with infants and children strongly preferred.

Technical knowledge:

  • Proficiency in standard office computer applications (Word, Excel), and basic understanding of computing systems platforms required.
  • Familiarity with EEG useful.

Requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

To apply, please use the link below.  

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Research-Assistant_JR00729-1

Benefit Eligibility​

Yes

Pay Frequency​

Hourly

Pay Range

Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours​

37.5

Union​

Non-Union

Job is Exempt?​

No

Drug Test Required?​​

No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?​

No

Health Screen Required?​​

No

Posting Date​

2018-03-08-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before​

2018-09-08-07:00

Posting Statement:​​

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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Lab coordinator position at the Austin Thought Lab

Posted on March 18, 2018
No closing date

The Austin Thought Lab at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a full-time lab manager/coordinator to start in August 2018. Under the direction of Katharine Tillman, the lab studies interactions between language, perception, and culture in the mind, including how young children acquire abstract concepts that go beyond what they can directly observe in the world. This position involves coordinating data collection and subject recruitment, designing and running studies with children and adults, developing and maintaining administrative systems, supervising undergraduate research assistants, scheduling and record-keeping, maintaining study protocols and communicating with the Institutional Review Board, community outreach online and in person, and more. The lab coordinator will also have opportunities to conduct their own projects, and to be involved with conference presentations and journal articles. This position is particularly appropriate to candidates hoping to increase their research training prior to applying to graduate school.

Necessary qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, computer science, or a related field. - Previous research experience - Experience and comfort communicating with children (2 – 10 years old), families, and other members of the community - Ability to write clearly for any audience - Ability to get tasks done efficiently and independently, and to show initiative in doing so - Organized and detail-oriented

Additional preferred qualifications: - Experience with research methods in developmental science - Programming skills in R, Python, Matlab, and/or JavaScript/HTML/CSS - Experience with Qualtrics and/or Amazon Mechanical Turk - Statistical knowledge - Experience with or interest in open science best practices (e.g., version control and data sharing with Git/Github; study pre-registration on Open Science Framework; writing reproducible research reports in RMarkdown) - Experience with audio/video editing programs - Ability to speak multiple languages

For more information, please visit http://www.austinthought.org. Please contact ktillman@utexas.edu with any questions, and, to apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references.

Research Coordinator Position at UCLA, 4KEEPS Project

Posted on March 18, 2018
No closing date

Applications due as soon as possible!

We are hiring a full-time research coordinator to assist in the conduct of two collaborative community-based studies of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in children’s mental health and school settings.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Anna Lau, the coordinator will work on the 4KEEPS Project focused on “Identifying Quality Indicators within Multiple EBP Delivery in Child Mental Health Services” and the TEAMS Study focused on "Translating Evidence-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD): A Multi-Level Implementation Strategy”.

About 4KEEPS

This is a two-site (UCLA and UCSD) NIMH-funded project focused on community therapists implementation of multiple evidence-based practices for children’s mental health within a system-driven reform in Los Angeles County. The aims of the new study are to develop a pragmatic quality assessment tool to assess therapist delivery of EBP strategies associated with positive client outcomes.  This study is being conducted by Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee and Anna Lau.

About TEAMS

This is a set of two coordinated NIMH-funded studies that will test ways to support community providers in their learning and delivery of treatments for ASD.  TEAMS is being carried out in three-sites (UCLA, UC Davis and UCSD) under the direction of Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Aubyn Stahmer and Anna Lau.

Responsibilities:

  • Data collection with study participants in community mental health agencies and public schools 
  • Training and management of research assistants
  • Observational coding of recordings of EBP delivery in the community
  • General project tasks including data tracking and management and analyses, preparing study materials, literature searches, report and manuscript preparation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or related field
  • Experience with data entry/management programs (e.g., SPSS)
  • Observational coding experience
  • Research methods coursework, mentored research experience, or equivalent 

To apply send CV and letter of interest to 4keeps@psych.ucla.edu.

 

Lab Manager Position, Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies

Posted on March 18, 2018
No closing date

Duties & Responsibilities

The Laboratory for Developmental Studies in the Department of Psychology has a position open for a full-time research assistant in Dr. Elizabeth Spelke's lab. Research in the lab is focused on exploring the cognitive development of infants and toddlers, with an emphasis on perception and knowledge of objects and people. Other projects in the lab focus on the development of numerical and geometrical abilities in preschool- and elementary school-aged children, with a focus on testing interventions to enhance the readiness of disadvantaged children for learning school mathematics. The candidate will report directly to the P.I., a Professor of Developmental Psychology, and will be responsible for managing and overseeing the daily activities of two lab spaces dedicated to running research studies with infants, toddlers, and children. Responsibilities including hiring and supervising undergraduate research assistants, coordinating testing spaces and study schedules, assisting with preparation of grant applications and progress reports, maintaining the lab manual, executing specific research experiments, and assisting in the collection of data. In addition, the candidate will act as the primary liaison between the lab and both the Psychology Business Office and the Harvard IRB, coordinating all lab purchases as well as applications for human subjects research approval. Further, the candidate will work actively with the Open Science Framework to register studies, methodology, and data. The candidate will perform related duties as requested.

This is a two-year position.

Basic Qualifications

  • At least one year equivalent work experience (relevant course work in psychology, linguistics, or cognitive science may count towards experience).
  • Experience with Word, Excel and Google docs/calendar required, for day-to-day functioning of the lab, as is familiarity with online research tools and search databases.

Additional Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in psychology and will embrace the challenges of a demanding workload involving multiple research projects.
  • At least one year related experience is required, preferably in a lab that conducts research with infants and children.
  • Highly desirable:  experience conducting infant studies, experience with training studies for school-aged children, knowledge about field studies.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to pay close attention to detail and should possess excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be confident working both independently as well as with others in a high-paced research environment.

Additional Information

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

This is a two-year, grant-funded term position, starting April-May timeframe, with renewal dependent upon continuation of grant funding.

Interested applicants should apply as an external candidate, for Requisition # 45016BR via the following link:  https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

Please upload both a cover letter and CV.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Research Assistant Position(s) in Suicide and Depression Research at Brown University

Posted on March 18, 2018
No closing date

We are seeking 1 to 2 full-time Research Assistants (RAs) to assist with our ongoing and upcoming studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. These include three NIMH-funded studies: (i) examining the interrelationship between life stress and impulsivity in accounting for recurrent suicidal behavior in adolescent inpatients within a multi-wave, prospective design; (ii) evaluating whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may modulate impulsive cognition and behavior in adolescent suicide attempters, within a three-group randomized design, through specific neural pathways, as assessed with electroencephalography (EEG)/event-related potentials (ERPs); and (iii) neurocognitive processes underlying short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents. We also have a fourth study focused on delineating the pathophysiology underlying the relation between dysregulation of the gut microbiome (dysbiosis) and depression in young adults.

Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; and IRB submissions and modifications. RAs who perform exceptionally well will have opportunities for training/involvement in conducting independent research, submitting presentations to national conferences, and preparing manuscripts for publication. This position is particularly suited for individuals interested in gaining research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field, be very detail oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime are preferred but not required.

The RA(s) will work under the mentorship of Drs. Anthony Spirito and Richard Liu. The position(s) will begin this summer. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and CV to: teenmoodandbehavior@brown.edu

Research Assistant, Dr. Morey’s Lab, Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University

Posted on March 18, 2018
No closing date

We are seeking applicants for a full time research assistant in the laboratory of Raj Morey, M.D. Dr. Morey’s lab https://sites.duke.edu/moreylab/ is affiliated with the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University and also the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center at the Durham VA Medical Center. The lab is conducting research in several areas including (i) functional and structural brain changes in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), (ii) genetic effects on brain function in PTSD, and (iii) structural brain changes in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our research uses advanced neuroimaging methods such as functional MRI to visualize brain activity.

Candidates who like interacting with patients, working in an academic research environment, and have future career goals involving neuroscience research are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities of the research assistant will include recruitment and enrollment of patients into research studies, administering research procedures such as MRI scans, administering behavioral studies, and psychiatric assessments. Candidates should have experience with research instruments for diagnostic assessment of psychiatric disorders such as PTSD. Other research related activities will include collecting and recording research data, maintaining data integrity, performing data analysis with basic statistical methods, and developing experimental procedures. The candidate should be able to search scientific literature, create figures and tables from experimental data for manuscripts and grants.

Applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in neuroscience, biology, psychology, statistics or other related scientific fields. Prior research experience in a clinical setting with clinical patients is desirable but not essential. Strong interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication, teamwork, and independent work are required. Technical skills including basic statistical knowledge, computer programming, and cognitive neuroscience are important. Candidates should be available for a two year commitment. Interested candidates should send a copy of their resume’ to Rachel Phillips at rachel.phillips@duke.edu .

Lab manager, Communication and Learning Lab at U Chicago

Posted on March 22, 2018
No closing date

The Communication and Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Daniel Yurovsky at the University of Chicago, seeks a full-time lab manager beginning July 2018. The lab manager will work closely with the PI and other researchers in the lab on empirical and computational analyses investigating how children and their parents co-construct early language learning. The lab manager will have opportunities for scientific involvement in conference presentations and journal articles.

Required qualifications:

- a bachelor's degree (psychology, cognitive science, or a related discipline preferred)

- one or more years of research experience (experience with children or infants preferred)

Preferred qualifications:

- excellent organizational and communication skills

- proficient programming skills, ideally in R, Python, or MATLAB

- experience with web design in JavaScript/HTML/CSS

- working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. in Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut)

Apply here:

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Lab-Manager_JR00846-1

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Recruitment Specialist with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

Posted on August 14, 2017
Closes February 8, 2018

Thirty Million Words seeks a Recruitment Specialist to lead the final phase of participant recruitment for its longitudinal parent education home visiting study.  The ideal candidate is motivated, engaging, and able to connect easily with parents of many backgrounds.  This position plays a critical role in supporting a study that is at the heart of the Thirty Million Words Initiative.  The Recruitment Specialist will connect with families in health clinics and community centers, coordinate the study team’s weekly recruitment efforts, and monitor and report critical recruitment metrics.  Experienced, ambitious applicants with a passion for impacting young children’s health and development through evidence-based programming are encouraged to find out more!  If interested, follow this link to read the full job description and apply on UCJobs.

Project Coordinator, Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab at the University of Oregon

Posted on June 5, 2017
Closes February 5, 2018

Position Summary – Project Coordinator, Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab

We are seeking a project coordinator to work with the Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab headed by Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer (http://dsn.uoregon.edu/), on an NIMH-funded prospective longitudinal study of risk for adolescent-emergent mental health problems in girls as they transition through puberty. In a community sample of 170 girls (initial age 10-13 years), the project will assess: i) levels of adrenal and gonadal hormones associated with pubertal development, as well as anthropometric data and secondary sex characteristics; ii) brain structure, anatomical connectivity (diffusion tensor imaging), and resting-state functional connectivity; iii) brain functioning and behavior related to social process (self-evaluation, mentalizing, and affiliation); and iv) mental health symptoms (particularly of depression, anxiety, and deliberate self-harm). These measures will be collected three times over five years (every 18 months). The rich multilevel dataset will be analyzed using advanced statistical modeling techniques to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between developmental patterns in each of these domains. The project coordinator will also interact extensively with Dr. Nick Allen, Co-I on the study and director of the Affective Development and Psychopathology Team (ADAPT). You can learn more about the project at: http://dsn.uoregon.edu/tag/. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help with this study and contribute to day-to-day operations of the lab. Candidates should be independent workers who are quick to learn new skills and have excellent organizational skills. Given the scope of the project, a combination of the following qualities, skills, and interests are highly desirable.

Minimum qualifications: ·      Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline. ·      Prior research experience, particularly collecting data with children and/or adolescents ·      Highly efficient and organized approach to work, with strong attention to detail and thoroughness. ·      Ability to manage multiple tasks; exceptional time management skills. ·      Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communicative skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader. ·      Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees. ·      Ability to learn quickly and work independently, with supervision as needed.

Preferred qualifications: ·      Some experience conducting research with clinical populations, particularly any experience with adolescent clinical populations or any experience with the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia; or strong desire to gain this experience in a research setting. ·      Some experience with acquiring, analysing, and interpreting MRI research (in at least one of the modalities listed above). ·      Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills and/or a willingness to learn (e.g., Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms). ·      Some experience in collecting and analyzing data relevant to pubertal development, which may include collecting biological samples for hormonal assays. ·      Interest in social cognition, self development, motivation, depression, and/or anxiety. ·      Interest in community outreach (primarily at schools).

The project coordinator appointment is an initial 12 month contract with potential to renew, depending on productivity and fit. Applicants desiring to stay for a minimum of two years are preferred. To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter, attention: Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer, describing research interests and expertise, including at least three references, and clearly identifying your interest in the particular position at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7706.   The ideal start date is between July 5, 2017 and August 1, 2017, but this is flexible for the right candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Teachers Wanted! -Southern Teachers Agency

Posted on September 20, 2017
Closes February 3, 2018

Southern Teachers has already begun recruiting your brightest and best seniors to teach the next generation of students! Southern Teachers is the premier teacher placement agency for private schools in the South. Hundreds of schools around the South will list about 3,000 jobs with us for the next school year. Our services are completely free to candidates!

Candidates should apply now to start their job search. In addition, all of our active candidates are eligible (and encouraged!) to attend our Job Fair in Atlanta Super Bowl Saturday, February 3, 2018

This is the single most important recruiting event for private/independent schools in the South and active candidate registration begins November 1.

Complete the online application today!

Summer Internship at Language Learning Lab

Posted on November 27, 2017
Closes February 1, 2018

Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here. Application deadlines is February 1, 2018.

Internship details:

·The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 - August 17).

·The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).

·The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.

·This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the summer ($11/hour).

Eligibility:

·Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field.

·Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.

You can find more information about the position here. Please contact the lab manager with any questions. 

Home Base Clinical Research Coordinator Position

Posted on December 21, 2017
Closes February 1, 2018

Home Base Clinical Research Coordinator Position (Full-Time)

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is accepting applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator position. Home Base is dedicated to healing the Invisible Wounds of War for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families through clinical care, wellness-based programs, community outreach, education, and research. For more information about our program, please visit our website at www.homebase.org.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing outcomes assessments for clinical and educational programming at Home Base, as well as supporting a range of studies focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other service-related disorders frequently found in a veteran population or issues faced by military families. S/he may also be responsible for program oversight and related administrative duties, including grant preparation and hiring.

Duties and responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to): • Study initiation and maintenance • Assistance with the development and execution of reportable clinical and educational program outcome measures and associated report preparation • Data collection, entry, cleaning, preparation, and analysis • Assistance with presentations, posters, and manuscript preparation • Preparation and modification of human research committee proposals • Recruitment, screening, and monitoring of participants involved in study protocols or educational/clinical programming services • Administrative and managerial tasks involved with the conduct of research

Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have prior research experience. Applicants are advised to apply by February 1, 2018. If the position remains available, we will review applications submitted after that date. This position offers valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to medical school or graduate school in clinical psychology, public health, or a related field. Applicants must be available to start in early June.

To apply: 1. Go to this URL: http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/viewall.aspx 2. Click “View and Apply for Open Positions” under “External Applicants” 3. Under the Job Search tab, please type 3054134 in the “Job Number” search box 4. Please select the position by clicking on the text “Clinical Research Coordinator” on the left 5. Click “apply online.” You will then need to register and follow the application instructions.

Psycho-educational Evaluator at MIT

Posted on May 31, 2017
Closes January 31, 2018

Join our team! New position available as a psycho-educational evaluator at MIT working with Dr. John Gabrieli and Dr. Joanna Christodoulou

Apply here: http://bit.ly/2rg1460

PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATOR, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to administer and score standardized cognitive and language assessments in children, adolescents, and adults; and train and supervise colleagues to administer and score selected tests. Responsibilities will include collaborating with clinical and basic science investigators to organize and implement research protocols; maintaining accurate paper and electronic records for subject evaluations; assisting with efforts to identify and recruit language- and reading-based learning impaired participants; and performing related duties as needed.  The position offers an opportunity to assist with the collection of clinical and basic science data, including human neuroimaging (MRI, EEG) and behavior.

Job Requirements 

REQUIRED:  a bachelor's degree (master’s preferred) in psychology or other relevant area; and a minimum of two years’ clinical work experience working with children, adolescents, and their parents (clinical experience must be clear from the job application and from recommenders); proficiency with standard computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) and comfort learning new computer applications and tasks; strong analytical and research skills; detail orientation; ability to work independently; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Job #14728

Application material should include a list of tests and associated level of expertise with them.  This may be included as part of the cover letter or resume. 

Research Assistant Position, Early Math and Numeracy Lab

Posted on May 30, 2017
Closes January 30, 2018

The Early Math and Numeracy Lab at the University of Minnesota is hiring a full time research assistant to be involved in studies of early mathematics experiences and learning in children ages 4 to 8 years. This is a great opportunity for students who desire hands-on experience in early math or early cognitive development research including students who are considering applying to developmental science graduate programs in the future.

We seek a detailed oriented research assistant with a Bachelor's degree in child psychology or related field, someone who has research experience and experience working directly with children. This is a 2 year position.

For more information or to apply, use this link, and enter the job ID "317550" in the keywords box under Basic Search.

Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to:

 

Michèle Mazzocco, Ph.D.

Professor, Institute of Child Development

University of Minnesota

Mazzocco@umn.edu

lab website:   http://www.cehd.umn.edu/icd/research/MNL/default.html

Lab Manager Position at University of Rochester

Posted on May 26, 2017
Closes January 26, 2018

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

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

Required Qualifications

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

Specific Responsibilities

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

Application Materials

Please submit the following:

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

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

    Undergraduate research assistants, Empathy Development Lab

    Posted on November 29, 2017
    Closes January 23, 2018

    The Empathy Development Lab (PI: Dr. Rita Svetlova) is looking for undergraduate research assistants.  Our research focuses on children's developing abilities to understand others' emotions and beliefs.  In the Spring 2018, we will offer Practicum and Independent Study positions (students will earn course credit), as well as Volunteer positions.  Responsibilities include scheduling and testing children, working with data, and possibly participating in designing and running a new project.  

    We are looking for students who are reliable, motivated, and comfortable interacting with parents and children. For the Independent Study position, prior research experience is required.  Sophomores and juniors preferred. 

    If you are interested, please email our lab manager, Paige Scarbrough, at paige.scarbrough@duke.edu . Include information about your relevant experience and coursework, and your anticipated schedule for the Spring semester. 

     

    Graphic Design/Communications/Research Positions in P&N

    Posted on September 13, 2017
    Closes January 23, 2018

    2+ Positions in Psych and Neuro: Graphic Design / Communications / Research

    • Posted Monday, Dec 04 '17 11:57 a.m. Federal Work-Study
    • Psychology and Neuroscience
    Psychology and Neuroscience is hiring 2 or more students to do some combination of the following (or similar) responsibilities:

    Graphic Design: - Taking photos and creating graphics for P&N website - Data visualizations to represent dept. statistics

    Communications: - Interviewing students, faculty and alumni to feature in a "P&Ner of the Week" story - Writing Stories for P&N website - Advertising and writing about P&N events

    Research: - Collect institutional data from public websites - Use excel to find patterns in data

    Preferred Software Knowledge: - Excel - Powerpoint - Adobe Photoshop or equivalent - Web Content Management systems (e.g., drupal)

    Applicants need not have skills from all three areas; the responsibilities will be split across positions. Number of hours per week is flexible, and could range from 5 - 15 depending on the candidate's availability.

    The positions will involve working directly with IT Team Lead Matt Mielke (mielke@duke.edu) and/or Associate Chair Professor Elizabeth Marsh (emarsh@psych.duke.edu).

    Interested applicants should submit a resume, unofficial transcript, contact information for at least two references, and a sample of work when relevant (i.e., a writing or graphic sample if you are interested in those responsibilities). Email inquiries should refer to "PsychNeuro Job" in the subject line.

    * Federal work study is preferred but not required. Hourly rate will be determined based on candidate's experience *

           

       

       

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