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Full-time lab manager position at the University of Michigan (Prof. Felix Warneken)

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Full-time lab manager position at the University of Michigan (Prof. Felix Warneken)

Prof. Felix Warneken at the Department of Psychology of the University of Michigan is hiring a full-time Lab Manager to coordinate and conduct research on social cognition and cooperation in infants and children. The position entails subject recruitment and scheduling, testing in the lab and at schools, using advanced video coding technology, and active participation in research. The position also requires supervising undergraduate research assistants and working closely with postdoctoral and graduate students' research projects, as well as international collaborators to conduct cross-cultural comparisons. For more information on Prof. Warneken’s research and the lab, please visit the lab website: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/warneken/

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please click here: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/147391/lab_manager

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a two-year term-limited position with a possibility of extension.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume/curriculum vitae. The cover letter should specify your research experience, interests, and career goals. In addition, please include contact information for 3 individuals who can provide letters of recommendation upon request. Note that all of your application materials must be combined into a single document. 

For more information on Prof. Warneken’s research and the lab, please visit our website: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/warneken/

If you have specific questions, you can reach us at warneken.labmanager@umich.edu.

Research Assistant at Tulane University

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The Child and Family Lab at Tulane University (PI: Dr. Sarah Gray) is seeking to hire a full-time clinical protocol / lab technician starting June 15 2017 through January 15 2019 (http://cfl.tulane.edu/), funded by NARSAD / Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.  Research in the lab focuses on developmental and physiological consequences of exposure to early life stress in young children and related risk and protective factors.  Current lab projects include opportunities for both child and adult assessment, experience with trauma-exposed populations, and psychophysiological data acquisition and analysis (heart rate, respiratory sinus arrhythmia, pre-ejection period and skin conductance collected from mothers and children).  The employee will work closely with the Principal Investigator, graduate students and undergraduates on all aspects of the research project. 

Primary responsibilities will be to help with recruitment of families, scheduling, preparing and running research visits with mothers and young children; analyzing data; operating computer systems, maintaining databases; coordinating undergraduate research assistants; maintaining paperwork; maintaining research visit and IRB protocols; and contributing to research reports, proposals and presentations. The lab coordinator will also be responsible for training all incoming students on data collection, data entry, and various lab tasks. There are also opportunities to facilitate relationships with local community partners for research and support services.

Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent; experience in lab-based research; exceptional flexibility, organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills; and general computing skills including Microsoft Office. Preferred qualifications include a degree in psychology in a related field, experience working with human participants, statistical software experience (SPSS) as well as intellectual interest in our research focus. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with both children and adults. Experience with psychophysiological data collection is preferred but training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. Ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites in New Orleans is recommended. Typical work week is 37.5 hours but candidate must be willing to have flexible hours outside of 9-5, as many research visits are conducted in the evenings and weekends. This is a full-time position with benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone planning on graduate school in psychology or related fields who wishes to obtain more research experience.

If interested, please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing interests, relevant experience, and future career goals, and (3) contact information for three references to Dr. Sarah Gray (sgray4@tulane.edu). Applicants may apply online formally at http://www2.tulane.edu/jobs/, Job Posting IRC 11383. 

 

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I/LAB COORDINATOR, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)

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Job Description:

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I/LAB COORDINATOR, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), to join the Early Childhood Cognition Lab under the direction of Dr. Laura Schulz.  The lab investigates the origins of children's early commonsense understanding of the world.  It is broadly interested in factors that affect children's curiosity, exploration, and learning.  Will be responsible for testing toddlers and preschool children on research protocols; involving parents and children in research; managing and maintaining materials for participant recruitment, including consent forms, human subject material, etc.; supporting the lab's relationship with the broader community, particularly its partners at the Boston Children's Museum; and supporting faculty, graduate students, and postdocs in research, including training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, coding data, maintaining video files and databases, maintaining the lab webpage, and assisting with grant submissions.

Job Requirements: REQUIRED:  at least one year of experience; demonstrated interest in behavioral or developmental research; experience working with young children, parents, and the community, preferably in a research setting; administrative and managerial experience; basic computer skills; organizational skills; initiative and ability to work independently; flexibility; and excellent communication skills.  A bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or related field and experience with database management and web design are preferred.  Job #15564

To be considered for this position, your application material must include a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for two to three references (names, positions, emails).  The contact information may be included as part of the cover letter. Please send to karyrich@mit.edu

The position will start in Summer 2018. Please also use the MIT system to apply: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=11789&localeCode=en-us

Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Brown University

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The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART) is looking for a highly organized and energetic person to serve as a research assistant. The RA will assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects. Duties will include interviewing participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent, and other day-to-day study activities. There will be opportunities to participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in preparation of manuscripts. An important part of the position will be to assist in recruiting efforts (e.g., contact providers, attending local events, and coordinating recruitment from affiliated clinical programs). RI-CART is an exciting and unique state-wide research consortium and patient registry effort. Since its inception in 2013, RI-CART has enrolled 1,400 individuals into the patient registry, and has developed strong partnerships with community providers and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as part of a growing multidisciplinary team. More information about RI-CART can be found at www.AutismRI.org .

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: - Bachelor's degree or equivalent in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field - Minimum 1-2 years of research experience (preferably in a clinical research setting) - Experience working with patient populations - Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity and/or willingness to learn SPSS or equivalent statistical package, stimulus presentation programs (e.g., E-Prime), database systems (Access; REDCap). - Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and clinical providers - Strong organization and writing skills - Must have own transportation

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Training in experimental design and statistical analysis - Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.)

- Spanish language proficiency a plus

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.

 

Lab Manager/ Research Assistant, Evolutionary Psychology Laboratory, Harvard University

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Please submit your C.V. and statement of purpose here (select the EXTERNAL APPLICANT link, then apply for Requisition #41569BR ).    The Harvard Evolutionary Psychology Lab directed by Professor Max Krasnow is seeking a 28-hour per week research assistant/ lab manager to begin summer 2017. The Lab manager's duties will include supporting the research of graduate students and postdocs (e.g., mentoring research assistants, assisting in data collection and analysis), conducting original research, and handling administrative duties (e.g., obtaining human subjects approval, recruiting and scheduling subjects, and managing lab finances). This position is ideal for individuals interested in developing a strong research background before applying to graduate school. Applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, biology or a related field, by spring 2017. The successful applicant will possess excellent organizational and communication skills, must demonstrate the ability to work independently, will have a strong background in evolutionary and/or cognitive psychology, and previous independent research experience.  Proficiency with Word, Excel, Google docs/calendar, and Qualtrix is necessary for day-to-day functioning of the lab, as is familiarity with programs such as Eprime, SPSS, and/or R. The following experience is highly desired but not required: coursework or practical application of statistics; experience with IRB documentation, accounts management, programming. Start date is negotiable. 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 Data Analyst and Project Coordinator

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Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research invites applications for a full-time Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator starting May/June 2017. The position is offered jointly by the Institute for Policy Research and the School of Education and Social Policy.

The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will work on two interdisciplinary research studies conducted among young children, families, and schools. First, the Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will become an active and central member of the Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative (NU2Gen) which examines the implementation and effectiveness of two-generation interventions. Two-generation educational approaches, which represent an innovative anti-poverty strategy, link intensive, high-quality education, job training, and career-building programs for parents with early childhood education services for their young children. The Northwestern Two-Generation Research Initiative is led Dr. Teresa Eckrich Sommer, Research Associate Professor, Institute for Policy Research and by Dr. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Professor of Human Development, School of Education and Social Policy, and Associate Provost for Faculty, Northwestern University. NU2Gen is at the forefront of developing theory, programmatic design and implementation, and effectiveness studies of two-generation interventions.

The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will also contribute to a study funded by the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) led by Dr. Terri Sabol, Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, and is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Dana McCoy (Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education). In this project, we aim to build the early childhood education evidence base by identifying and understanding the conditions under which professional development programs are more versus less effective in improving early childhood classroom quality and child learning outcomes. In particular, the study is developing a new Systematic Social Observation (SSO) tool that allows researchers to take a virtual “walk” down the street using Google Street View which will be used to understand the effect of the intervention on teachers and children.

Qualifications: A successful candidate must have: (1) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, Economics, Statistics, Social Policy, or related field; (2) strong analytic, writing, and communication skills; (3) the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; (4) an aptitude for and interest in quantitative data management, measurement, and analysis and conducting applied research related to improving the well-being of children and families. The candidate should be highly organized and able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Responsibilities: The Research Data Analyst & Project Coordinator will be responsible for:

1. Data Management & Analysis, including: (a) coordinating with partnering programs and research institutions to manage data collection; (b) coding data using Stata statistical software and training Research Assistants to prepare data; (c) creating codebooks and user manuals to support current and future research efforts; (d) overseeing data preparation efforts across multiple sources and studies; and (e) conducting data analysis for formal reports, publications, and presentations.

2. Project Development, including survey development and programming; literature reviews for publications and presentations; measurement development; memoranda to guide study design and for other research-related seminars and events; and lab management, including hiring undergraduate RAs and overseeing their day-to-day activities.

The position allows for significant growth as a scholar and applied researcher, including the exploration of independent research interests and careers, and has led to successful graduate school pursuits and advanced employment opportunities for past coordinators. The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator interacts with a wide range of Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, and will report to Dr. Sommer (NU2Gen) and Dr. Sabol (IES grant). The coordinator will also engage with researchers and service providers from across the country who are expert in study design, analysis, and program implementation.

Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references to Amy Sanchez (amy.sanchez1@northwestern.edu) and Allie Cooperman (allie.cooperman@northwestern.edu).

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Project Officer (Research Assistant)

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The BLIP Lab and the LEAP Lab at NTU are hiring! Join us while we grow our team!

With four official languages, the linguistic environment of Singapore is globally unique, with rich, inter-generational bilingualism in diverse languages, with diverse writing systems. This landscape provides unique advantages for Singapore’s progress in an increasingly globalised world. It also presents unique challenges in education, as teaching practices established in monolingual communities (like the US, the UK and Australia) may be poorly suited to the needs of Singapore’s bilingual learners. This research will evaluate how different patterns of exposure influence bilingual and biliterate language development in three research streams. We will record language spoken around infants and toddlers in the home, and evaluate patterns of language used in the homes of Singaporean caregivers from birth to 2 years; We will investigate how different language mixes contribute to the sensitivity, flexibility, and speed of toddlers’ aural-language skills; and we will investigate the link between early language skills and learning to read, in a group of children evaluated for their early aural and pre-reading skills pre-kindergarten, and their reading and brain network connectivity after school entry. The jobs advertised here relate to the Infancy research stream and a battery of tests of aural language skills for use with infants, toddlers and pre-readers.

Project officer

Successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the day to day operations of research projects
  • Coordinating project meetings, facilitating communication among project personnel
  • Overseeing purchase and installation of audio/visual/computing and technical equipment
  • Developing and maintaining project operational procedures, training materials, and documents
  • Recruiting subjects on campus and off campus, running experimental procedures
  • Coordinating data collection, including and working with young children and families
  • Learning and performing experimental data pre-processing and analysis
  • Managing and maintaining project records
  • Assisting in the preparation and writing of progress reports, scientific presentations, abstracts, manuscripts and publications, including outputs aimed at the general public.
  • Creating visual materials for experimental work and for public communications
  • Performing other ad hoc administrative duties to support the research projects
  • Event planning (from time to time)

Candidates should highlight relevant previous experiences in a cover-letter, where they are encouraged to note their particular experience in a research environment (e.g., a lab) and any of the following domains:

  • Event planning
  • Graphic design/photography/video production
  • Web design/game design/app design
  • Social media/advertising/public broadcasting
  • Audio recording (experience with mics, amps, speakers, audio processing software)
  • Translation/transcription/language teaching/linguistics
  • Working with infants/young children/families in the community

This position requires:

  • At least a 2nd upper Class Honors degree in Psychology, Linguistics, or related discipline.
  • A friendly manner, excellent communication (verbal & written English) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with young children and families.
  • High degree of responsibility and maturity
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Flexibility in responding to fluid situations
  • Ability to communicate in another language of either Chinese, Tamil or Malay will be a required aspect for the position, as the project involves bilingualism research
  • Experiences in cognitive or psycholinguistics research and/or experience in linguistics and language acquisition in Singapore are highly desirable
  • Competence in SPSS/R/Excel, knowledge of Eprime/Presentation/Habit X and Matlab would be an advantage.
  • Task-orientation, excellent organizational skills, attention to details and accuracy

Candidates should highlight relevant previous experiences in a cover-letter, where they are encouraged to note their particular experience in a research environment (e.g., a lab) and any of the following domains:

  • Event planning
  • Graphic design/photography/video production
  • Web design/game design/app design
  • Social media/advertising/public broadcasting
  • Audio recording (experience with mics, amps, speakers, audio processing software)
  • Translation/transcription/language teaching/linguistics
  • Working with infants/young children/families in the community

Singaporeans/PRs from minority groups and unconventional backgrounds (e.g., first in family to University) are encouraged to apply.

For other job listings in Oct 2017, see here.

The official job announcements will go live shortly, but please send questions or early bird expressions of interest jointly to bliplab@ntu.edu.sg

Lab manager position at Notre Dame

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The Cognition Learning and Development (CLAD) Lab at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a lab manager to begin in summer 2017. Members of the lab study various aspects of children's mathematical thinking, with a primary focus on mathematical concepts children construct in the preschool and elementary school years. You can find out more about the lab by visiting our website: http://www.nd.edu/~nmcneil

The lab manager will help our team with all aspects of our research. Some duties include: interacting with children, families, and schools; helping to mentor and manage undergraduate students; helping to design and administer mathematics lessons and activities for children; entering, coding, and analyzing data; maintaining databases; purchasing and upkeep of equipment; reading relevant literature; writing a lab newsletter for parents and teachers; organizing outreach to the local community; helping with conference presentations and manuscripts.

We are especially interested in someone who is sociable, organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team is a must. Minimum bachelor's degree required. Preferred qualifications include: coursework in psychology, education, and/or mathematics; experience working with children in preschool and/or elementary school; previous research experience; and strong technical and computer skills.

To apply for the position, email (1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals; (2) your resume; and (3) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Nicole McNeil <nmcneil@nd.edu>. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who could start before July 2017.

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

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JOB DESCRIPTION: The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART) is looking for a highly organized and energetic person to serve as a research assistant. The RA will assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects. Duties will include interviewing participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent, and other day-to-day study activities. There will be opportunities to participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in first draft preparation of manuscripts. An important part of the position will be to assist in recruiting efforts (e.g., contact providers, attending local events, and coordinating recruitment from affiliated clinical programs). RI-CART is an exciting and unique state-wide research consortium and patient registry effort. Since its inception in 2013, RI-CART has enrolled over 1,500 individuals into the patient registry, and has developed strong partnerships with community providers and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as part of a growing multidisciplinary team. More information about RI-CART can be found at www.AutismRI.org.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field
  • Minimum 1-2 years of research experience (preferably in a clinical research setting)
  • Experience working with patient populations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity and/or willingness to learn SPSS or equivalent statistical package, stimulus presentation programs (e.g., E-Prime), database systems (Access; REDCap).
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and clinical providers
  • Strong organization and writing skills
  • Must have own transportation

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Training in experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Experience with eye tracking methodologies, including experimental programming and analysis, and/or experience with signal processing methods
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.)
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates strongly preferred

    Anticipated start date: Summer 2018

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 three letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.

Re-post: Laboratory Coordinator Postition-Charlottesville (Angeline LIllard's laboratory)

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The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, has been cleared to search for a new full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on Montessori education and on play. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students and post-docs, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on.

Important credentials are the ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized and detail-oriented. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. To overlap several weeks with the current coordinator, we would like the new hire to begin the week of July 17.

More information about our laboratory’s research can be found at: http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/home.html

To apply, please to go

https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1497905499335

click on "University Staff" and search for Job #: 0621088.

We are beginning to review applications now and will review until the position is filled.  

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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.

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