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CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER

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

Overview: The Clinical Research Associate is involved with the implementation and execution of several clinical research projects including: acquisition and maintenance of large amounts of clinical data from medical records, interviews, and questionnaires; specimen collection; and the recruitment and enrollment of research study patients. These multiple functions require a significant degree of flexibility and independence to complete complex tasks. The work engages multiple skills and a wide-range of project knowledge.

This position is ideal for a highly-motivated individual who may be taking time off between degrees, preferably for two years, and is interested in gaining experience in clinical research. In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MDs, PhDs, basic and clinical research scientists, and biostatisticians. The Clinical Research Associate will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods and urology, specifically knowledge related to interstitial cystitis and prostate cancer. Clinical Research Associates may have some opportunity to shadow in clinic and in the OR. Seminars and other learning opportunities including manuscript writing in the second year are also available.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following: • Review electronic & paper medical records for medical data and enter into electronic database • Assist in the collection and management of clinical data and source documents for support of analytical and/or research projects related to interstitial cystitis and prostate cancer • Work in compliance with study protocols • Recruit and consent study participants over the phone for research projects • Execute the logistical aspects of research projects • Trouble-shoot and modify protocol implementation when necessary • Assist in the collection and shipment of specimens • Work effectively with Veteran populations • Maintain patient confidentiality • Work effectively as part of a team • Adhere to safety and compliance regulations

Qualifications/Experience: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. They must be detail oriented, organized, and reliable with good communication skills. Basic computer skills are required, with experience using MS Access and MS Excel preferred. Demonstrated leadership, professional initiative and teamwork abilities are required. Prior experience with clinical research, lab work, FDA regulations, HIPAA considerations and consenting process is preferred. Applicants must deal diplomatically and professionally with administration, faculty, clinical and lab personnel, and subjects.

To Apply: Please go to https://freedlandlab.recruitee.com/ and select “Apply for this Job” under the clinical research associate 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 information about employee benefits. Multiple job vacancies are available. Expected start date is flexible but expected in late spring or early summer. We do not sponsor applicants for work visas. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Lab Manager: Berkeley Early Learning Lab directed by Professor Fei Xu, Psychology, UC Berkeley

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We have a 1-year position opening for Lab Manager (~30 hours a week) starting in June 2017. The position entails recruiting and scheduling participants for our studies (ages 12 months to 12 years), aiding in the testing of infants, coding data, overseeing undergraduate research assistants, monitoring and ordering lab supplies, working with local schools and children’s museums, and working in a collaborative fashion with Dr. Xu, graduate students and post-docs to maintain the ongoing smooth functioning of the lab's activities. Applicants should be very motivated, highly organized, enjoy interacting with parents and young children, and get along well with graduate students, undergraduates and post-docs in a cooperative group situation. 

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field 
  • Previous research experience and previous experience working with children 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and organizational skills that are essential for interacting with parents, researchers, and department administrators

Preferred Experiences

  • Managing participant database
  • Preparing IRB and CPHS protocols
  • Experience with data analysis

Please contact Phyllis Lun (babylab@berkeley.edu) and Prof. Fei Xu by email (fei_xu@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in the position. Please include a cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

Computational Neuroscience Research Assistant

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Stanford University has an opening for talented and enthusiastic candidates with strong computational and programming skills in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (http://scsnl.stanford.edu). This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team on a wide range of studies of human brain function and dysfunction. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging data analysis and data organization and management. Successful candidates will have opportunities to develop and apply novel multimodal data analysis techniques and to co-author research publications. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. A minimum committment of two-years is required. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to scsnl.stanford+quantitative@gmail.com 

Qualifications:

Bachelors or Masters in Science degree required. Strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects is required. Experience with Matlab, Python, R, signal and image processing, machine learning, statistics, databases, Linux, and shell scripting is required. Experience in neuroimaging/neural data analysis is desired. Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills are required.  

Lab Manager Position - University of Miami, Florida

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The Social Cognition Lab at the University of Miami, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Simpson, is in search of a full-time Lab Manager to begin in the fall of 2017. The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can find out more about the lab by reading this project summary: http://www.as.miami.edu/news/news-archive/social-signals-in-infants.html.

General Description: This Research Associate position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers including undergraduate and graduate students. This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in social, cognitive, or perceptual development. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design, authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in developmental science. Starting salary is $32,900.

Specific Duties: The lab manager's duties may include any/all of the following, depending on the individual’s strengths and lab needs…

* managing a team of student researchers, including recruiting, training, and monitoring

* planning, developing, and maintaining, internal study procedures, policies, and quality control

* recruiting and scheduling infants and their families

* behavioral testing of infants, including eye-tracking, social, and cognitive assessments

* maintaining databases

* scoring behaviors from videos

* overseeing purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and assisting with monitoring of lab budgets

* organizing and leading research meetings

* processing, analyzing, and interpreting data

* contributing to conference presentations and written publications

* participating in outreach to the local community

* assisting with administrative support and miscellaneous lab upkeep

Requirements:

* BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field

* previous research experience in a psychology research lab

* at least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting

* technical and computer skills

* independent work ethic

* ability to work both independently and as part of a team

* leadership skills, including the ability to cultivate a collaborative team orientation

* foster professionalism among lab members

* organized, detail-oriented, and ability to proactively multi-task

* manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment

* interpersonal skills, comfort interacting professionally with research partners, including families and collaborators

* resourceful, strong problem-solving/troubleshooting

* flexibility that enables working in early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities

* willing to drive self and other lab members to community events (have a car and driver’s license)

Preferences: Desired but not required…

* fluent in Spanish

* coursework in psychology, especially research methods and statistics

* experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation

* basic programming skills (e.g. E-Prime),

* experience interacting with young infants, toddlers, and families

* eye-tracking experience (we have a Tobii TX300)

* proficiency with common software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Redcap, Google applications, Dropbox, SPSS, R)

When: The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who can start by October 2017. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension. Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits and an exciting working environment.

Where: Department of Psychology, University of Miami: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida. The University of Miami is a research-focused private university located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community.  We’re also less than 3 miles from the beach.

How to Apply:

Applicants should attach application materials to an email and send to simpsone@miami.edu with the subject line "Simpson Lab Manager Position".

1. Cover letter: Please make clear that you are applying to be Dr. Elizabeth Simpson’s Lab manager. Introduce yourself and why you want to work in the Social Cognition Lab, including your interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals. Describe a research problem you have tackled.

2. CV: include GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references (contact information for three professional references)

3. Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript

4. References: One letter of reference speaking to your potential for developmental science research.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and individuals who are the first in their family to attend college.  Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug test.

 

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

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COMPENSATION: $18.52-20/hr

DEPARTMENT: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Familiarity with psychometric assessments including diagnostic interviews.

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

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

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

Lab Manager Position, Bergelson Lab@Duke

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The Bergelson Lab at Duke, an NIH and NEH funded lab in Duke's Psychology & Neuroscience department, is looking to hire an excited, competent, and detail-oriented recent graduate to be an active member of our research team as lab manager. The lab's focus is on language development, and in particular, on how word learning interfaces with other levels of linguistic representation, and other dimensions of cognitive and social development. We are part of Duke CHILD Studies.

The lab manager position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers from the undergraduate to postdoctoral level. 

The lab manager's duties will include:

* managing a team of RAs in various annotation-related tasks for the home recordings in the SEEDLingS Corpus,

* scheduling and running in-lab eyetracking and discrimination experiments with infants and adults,

* data processing, coding, and analysis,

* vocabulary assessment and other cognitive development measures, 

* miscellaneous aspects of project and lab upkeep.

This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in visual, environmental, social, and linguistic aspects of cognitive development. 

The lab manager's contribution would potentially lead to authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers published from the results of these data, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in cognitive development.

Requirements:

* BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or a related field * strong independent work ethic

* previous research experience in a psych, cogsci, linguistics, or related research lab 

* Ability to manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment

* Feeling comfortable interacting with infants and families

* Ability to troubleshoot and learn software and scripting methods on-the-job

Other desiderata:

* experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation

* basic programming skills (e.g. Python and R),

* experience interacting with infants and families

* eyetracking experience (desired but not required)

The position begins June or July 2017. This is a one year position, with the possibility of extension. 

Applicants should send a CV (which includes GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references) and a cover letter to elika.bergelson@duke.edu with the title "Bergelson Lab Manager Position".

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring the best candidate by the end of May if not sooner.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow, Kellogg Research Support, Evanston, Illinois

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https://careers.northwestern.edu/psp/hr92prod_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRA...

The Research Assistant will work on experimental behavioral research projects for faculty and PhD students at the Kellogg School of Management. The position’s responsibilities will include recruiting subjects and running experiments for a number of new and ongoing projects, and experiments might take place in either a laboratory or an online setting. 

Candidates should have an interest in applying for a Ph.D. program in one of the social sciences and pursuing an academic research career. The ideal candidate will have: (i) a strong interest in social psychology or a similar discipline; (ii) experience working with the software tools commonly used in psychology experiments; (iii) past experience with research, including independent work (such as an undergrad thesis) or work as a research assistant.

Potential research duties vary, but may include assisting in experimental design, programming surveys, testing experiments prior to deployment, scheduling and running studies, analyzing experimental results, creating/modifying IRB proposals, and/or editing manuscripts.

Candidates should have completed at least bachelor’s degree by the employment start date. The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, with the ability to renew for one year based on performance. 

Interested candidates should include a cover letter briefly describing your career or academic goals, your experience as research assistant or other experience with economic research (e.g., senior thesis), a resume, and your most recent official or unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts in single document as part of your uploaded resume

Specific Responsibilities:

Research Project Management

  • Creates or modifies IRB proposals.
  • Schedules studies and recruits subjects for studies.
  • Set up the laboratory environment for experimental session, monitor session progress, and debrief participants as needed.
  • Manage consent and compensation documentation for participants.

Experimental Design and Analysis

  • Collaborate with faculty, PhD students, and Research Support staff to understand the experimental conditions, sampling, and measurements necessary for each research project.
  • As necessary, assist researchers with experimental design and pre-testing.
  • Program computer-based experiments using tools such as DirectRT, Qualtrics, etc.
  • Perform statistical analyses on the experimental data, and produce tables, figures, or other similar research outputs.
  • Might assist in drafting or revising sections of manuscripts.

Miscellaneous

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree.

Minimum Competencies:

  • Knowledge of human subjects research methods.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Experience using software packages for behavioral experiments – such as Qualtrics, DirectRT, Inquisit, and/or z-Tree.
  • The ability to work independently to solve problems.
  • A long-term interest in pursuing research in social psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, sociology, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working as a research assistant or conducting one’s own original research.

Preferred Competencies:

  • Experience recruiting subjects for online studies using a platform such as Mechanical Turk.
  • Experience using statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, etc.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Research Assistant position Brown University

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The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Brown University, directed by Dr. Dima Amso, will hire a research assistant beginning Summer 2017. 

Please see: http://research.clps.brown.edu/dcnl/

The RA will participate in all aspects of research with infants and children including recruitment, data collection, management, and processing. 

Experience working with infants and children is a plus, as is experience with eye tracking and/or NIRS. Strong statistical, computer, and computational modeling skills are very desirable.  The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in developmental psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field.  

Interested applicants should please send a cover letter describing your research experience, CV, and the names of two reference to Kelley Gunther (kelley_gunther@brown.edu).

Research Coordinator (Lab Manager), Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

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A full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases. The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such a EEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements for the position include: 1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field; 2) two years of research experience; 3) demonstrated organizational skills or experience with data management; 4) desire to succeed in a fastpacedresearch environment with multiple duties; 5) Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills; 6) Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, three references. Two letters of recommendation will be required of candidates under final consideration. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is the start of Summer 2017. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please apply at: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74154

Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be sent to: Christopher Anzalone Research Coordinator Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, VAachris2@vtc.vt.edu

Research Assistant Position at Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins

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The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position.  

Our research: The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab investigates how experience shapes human cognition and brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures. We compare the minds and brains of populations with different development experiences e.g. congenitally blind, late blind and sighted individuals. The lab is specifically interested in the effects of experience on higher-order cognitive processes. A key research direction in the lab investigates the reorganization of visual cortex in blindness as a window into understanding the functional flexibility of human cortex. We also investigate the influence of sensory and non-sensory experience on the organization of conceptual systems and experience-based plasticity in higher-cognitive systems.

For more information about the Neuroplasticity & Development Lab please go to: 

http://pbs.jhu.edu/research/bedny/

Job Responsibilities: Assist in experimental design and implementation, behavioral aand fMRI data collection, neuroimaging data analysis and maintenance of fMRI analysis infrastructure. Administrative duties include: recruitment and scheduling of participants, preparation of IRB protocols and general lab management.

Job Requirements: An interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or cognitive psychology. The following are preferred: previous research experience, strong technical skills i.e. knowledge of Matlab and/or python, shell scripting. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organized and able to work independently. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important. 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit applications to the current Research Assistant Rashi Pant at rpant3@jhu.edu. Please include a letter of interest detailing their reasons for seeking the position. Describe career goals and interests and how these are relevant to the research of the NDL. Attach a CV, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible however, we prefer no later than July 1st, 2018. 

 

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