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RA positions at Haskins Laboratories

Posted on December 13, 2017
No closing date

Haskins Laboratories is seeking qualified individuals to fill full-time and part-time Research Associate positions. Successful candidates will join a team of researchers investigating typical and atypical reading development and effects of reading intervention in children. These positions are an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain hands on experience working with clinical populations and cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques.

The primary responsibility for these positions will be behavioral testing and coordination. These positions will involve collection of behavioral and neuroimaging data, including standardized assessments, with young children and adolescents. Applicants for these positions must have experience working with children and some experience with administration of standardized assessments or computer based experiments. Additional requirements include: a BA or BS in Psychology, Education, Cognitive Science, Communication Disorders or related field.  Flexible work availability (evenings and weekends) is desirable. 

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Administrative Coordinator (ursini@haskins.yale.edu) with cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references. Please note “Job Posting 222001”, in the subject line of your email. This position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date in early Spring 2018. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

Haskins Laboratories (www.haskins.yale.edu) is a private, non-profit research institute with a primary focus on speech, language, reading, and their biological basis. Haskins has long-standing, formal affiliations with the University of Connecticut and Yale University. Haskins Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Assistant Position at Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins

Posted on December 13, 2017
No closing date

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. 

 

Research Assistant Positions at Penn State University: State College, PA

Posted on December 13, 2017
No closing date

Job #: 75940

Application Website: https://psu.jobs/

The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory at Penn State, headed by Dr. Koraly PÈrez-Edgar, anticipates hiring one to three full-time research assistants (http://www.catlabpsu.com). One position is to start early (January to February) 2018, and the second position is to start in May 2018. The third position is contingent on anticipated upcoming personnel transitions.The skills learned through this experience will be useful for individuals who intend to go to graduate school in psychology, neuroscience, or human development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on NIMH and PSU-funded studies investigating the developmental trajectories of early temperament and attention, with a focus on risk for anxiety. In doing so, the lab incorporates a number of techniques, including electrophysiology (EEG and ERP), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires. Our research also incorporates a large age range from infants through young adults. This work will take advantage of the Universityís broad resources, including the Child Study Center (http://csc.psych.psu.edu/) and the SLEIC Center (http://www.imaging.psu.edu/). In addition, the position(s) will involve working on an exciting three-site study examining the early emergence attention, emotion, and risk for anxiety. The successful candidate will be responsible for: Recruiting and maintaining contact with children and their families; Collecting, processing, and analyzing behavioral, psychophysiological, and/or eyetracking data; Aiding in human subject protocols, consent forms, and annual IRB approval; General lab management duties. The position will also involve overseeing a large and dynamic team of undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills related to data management and preparation of data for analysis. Experience processing data using relevant software programs (e.g., BeGaze, MindWare, EEGLab, MATLAB), programming experimental tasks (e.g., using E-prime, Presentation, Python), statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS, R) is also highly desired. Please highlight relevant skills in your cover letter. To apply, please upload a cover letter of interest, a CV, and a list of 2 or 3 references (and their contact information). Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field plus past experience in a lab that conducts behavioral coding, psychophysiology, and/or eye-tracking studies will be considered a strong plus. Research experience with children is highly desirable. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

Ophthalmic Image Analyst with the Duke Eye Center

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

The responsibilities of the Ophthalmic Image Analyst are to: -Grade ophthalmic images from multicenter clinical trials according to Duke Reading Center protocols  -Provide feedback to the Senior Ophthalmic Image analyst, Project Manager and study sites regarding the quality of images submitted.  -Help to certify study site imaging technicians and photographers.  -Perform technician and photographer evaluations and prepare evaluation reports.  -Help to develop and implement policies and procedures as needed.  -Assist with standard operating procedure updates as needed.  -Help the Senior Technical Analyst to develop and maintain electronic grading systems.  -Enhance and implement the Duke Reading Center Data Transmission Site (DTS), and train site technicians.  -Keep abreast of new developments and techniques in the field and recommend modifications to existing systems as necessary to improve quality and efficiency; and to adapt to specific requirements for clinical and research activities.  -Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Interested, contact Glenn J. Jaffe, MD, glenn.jaffe@duke.edu

 

Research Assistant Position: TReAD Lab, Emory University

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

Position Description:  A Research Assistant/Interviewer position will be available starting winter/early spring of 2018 in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Emory University. The Research Interviewer will assist with all aspects of the research process (designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data). This is an excellent position for anyone seeking research experience and training in clinical and cognitive neuroscience before applying to graduate programs.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor's degree or higher in cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, psychology, math, biology, or other related field. Strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB and/or Python) are required. Candidate should be self-motivated, independent, and reliable. Strong organizational and communication skills are also essential. Prior experience in human affective, clinical or cognitive neuroscience (e.g., conducting and analyzing fMRI or MRI studies), behavioral experiment administration, IRB management, or clinical interviewing experience will all be viewed positively, but are not required. A two-year commitment is required.

More information about current studies can be found at treadlab.org. To apply, please send letter of interest, CV/resume, and contact information of three references to brittany.devries@emory.edu.

Brittany DeVries

TReAD Lab | Emory University | Department of Psychology

36 Eagle Row - Rm 450B  Atlanta, GA  30322

404 727 7541 | C 502 432 4877 

brittany.devries@emory.edu | treadlab.org

Ecology of School Readiness Lab, School of Education, Boston University - Research position

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

Research Scientist (short-term position from January to May, 2018)

Ecology of School Readiness Lab, School of Education, Boston University

The Research Scientist will be responsible for conducting research on classroom conversations and the development of African American and/or Latino children’s discourse skills.  Tasks would include updating and maintaining a literature database and participant files, conducting literature searches, coding classroom observations, entering, analyzing and coding both qualitative and quantitative data, and writing/editing research-related materials.  Strong writing and analytic skills are a must as there will be opportunities to co-author peer-reviewed research articles. The scientist will also be responsible for maintaining a project website and an online professional development training.  The scientist needs to be an expert with SPSS, SAS, or STATA and very strong scholarly writer.  Must be willing to learn more programming and statistical techniques related to quantitative/qualitative data analysis. Bilingual skills in Spanish and/or prior teaching experience with ethnic or racial minority populations are a plus. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, public health, or child development is needed, but a master’s or doctorate degree is preferred. Those from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Interested applicants should send a resume, writing sample, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Stephanie M. Curenton at curenton@bu.edu.  Position would start January 2018 and continue until May 31, 2018.  Hours are flexible in timing and location but must equal approximately 25-30 per week.  Salary range is $20,000-$25,000 throughout the 5-month period.

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Stephanie M. Curenton, Ph.D. Associate Professor 

Director of Ecology of School Readiness Lab

Faculty Director of Early Childhood Community Initiatives

Boston University School of Education

(office) 617-353-7108, curenton@bu.edu

 

Research Coordinator, Project on Child Development (Waxman Lab), Northwestern University

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

We seek a full-time research study coordinator to manage a very active research program at the Project on Child Development (http://www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu/). Our research examines early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years, and this position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with a dynamic, interactive lab team that includes Professor Waxman, students (both undergraduate and PhD level), and postdocs in the lab.

The research coordinator will be responsible for conducting and helping to oversee experimental procedures, coding behavioral data, managing data files, and conducting analyses. The coordinator will be responsible for interacting with families and infants who visit the lab, conducting informed consent and debriefing procedures, and maintaining the laboratory’s established human subject procedures.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have a background in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and/or linguistics (with a specific interest in development), confidence with technology, confidence with writing, and experience with infants or toddlers. Also required are excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, and a friendly, team-leading personality.

Additional Qualifications: At least one year of experience (beyond the undergraduate years) in a research setting. In addition, an ability to interact with infants and their parents, and familiarity with programming software (e.g., MATLAB, R) and experience with eye tracking and/or EEG are all very relevant skills, but most can be learned on the job. Strong writing skills are important, as the coordinator collaborates on publications and grant reports. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are also essential.

Additional Information: This is a one-year, grant-funded position with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits and a dynamic working environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and a list of 2-3 professional references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to j-woodring@northwestern.eduWe will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern 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 on eligibility to work in the United States.

 

 

Clinical Research Coordinators at Massachusetts General Hospital

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation Clinical Research Coordinator Position

The Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation (formerly the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program) is seeking applicants for a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) position. The aim of the program is to evaluate psychiatric and psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorder, to learn more about the causes and general course of this disorder, and to investigate the pathophysiology of the condition with neuroimaging and other biological markers. Our program participates in large-scale, multi-site, NIMH, industry, and privately-sponsored initiatives.

The CRC will manage and conduct a full range of research and clinical activities within the program. The CRC will assist in conducting clinical studies with the clinical and research staff. Responsibilities include structured patient interviews, patient recruitment, data collection and management, grant preparation, Institutional Review Board correspondence, phlebotomy (drawing blood), as well as other key administrative tasks. The CRC will also be offered the opportunity to assist with data analysis and preparation of poster presentations, symposiums, and manuscripts. The CRC will also answer triage phone calls, conduct phone screens, participate in case reviews to determine patient’s eligibility and make referrals. A key component of the position includes assisting in grant proposals for future clinical trials. The CRC will liaise with Research Management at Massachusetts General Hospital, the funding agency, as well as help prepare aspects of the proposal.

The primary research projects the CRC will work on may include, but are not limited to psychosocial interventions (e.g., mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral, lifestyle changes), medication-based trials (e.g., new medications, dose-response, examination of side effects), online and mobile phone based studies, as well as a transcranial laser therapy study pilot testing a near infrared LED device. Currently, a major project within our program is developing the MoodNetwork (www.moodnetwork.org), a patient-centered online initiative aimed at building a community of 50,000 individuals with mood disorders to conduct comparative effectiveness studies. Thus, if you have an interest and/or special expertise in web interventions (e.g., website development, design, online assessment and recruitment, use of social media), please mention this in your cover letter. Please note that interest and expertise in managing web content and social media outlets is a plus, but not a requirement or necessary for this position.

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior research, statistical, and/or clinical experience is strongly recommended. The CRC will collaborate with other members of the research team, faculty and staff of the Dauten Family Center, but will also be expected to take initiative and work well independently. Excellent attention to detail, organization, strong interpersonal skills, great writing skills and being able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously is a must. Candidates should have knowledge of basic statistical methods. Due to the deadline sensitive nature of many projects, the pace of work may be demanding at times and requires prioritization.

This position provides valuable experience for candidates interested in applying to graduate schools in clinical psychology or medical school. This is a paid full-time position (40 hours per week); a two-year commitment is preferred. Applications are being accepted for positions with either May or June start dates. To learn more about our program and to read more about the ongoing studies at the Dauten Family Center, please visit us online at www.dautenfamilycenter.org. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Qualified candidates will be contacted as early as February 5, 2018. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to: bdavis21@mgh.harvard.edu or ATTN: Mr. Brett Davis Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation 50 Staniford Street, Suite 580 Boston, MA 02114

Research Assistant Position available at Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

Position description: Our research seeks to evaluate the relationship between prenatal exposures and maternal health behaviors during pregnancy and child developmental outcomes. The projects draw upon a longitudinal birth cohort recruited as part of the Newborn Epigenetic STudy (NEST). The NEST sample is composed of a diverse population of women and their children who are now between the ages of 4-12. We are currently conducting two follow-up studies with women and children from the NEST sample. The first is focused on the relationship between tobacco exposure during pregnancy and child behavioral (e.g., ADHD symptoms) and executive functioning; the other is examining pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain in relation to child cognitive outcomes and eating behavior. Working closely with other study members, the person hired for this position would be responsible for administering tests of cognitive functioning, laboratory tasks assessing eating behavior, and computer-based questionnaires with parents and children. Other job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with recruitment and retention activities; managing IRB amendments; assisting with specimen collection; and processing participant payments. The person hired will be expected to present information about daily study related activities in weekly lab meetings with the PIs and communicate regularly with direct supervisor. Interested, email Dr. Julia Schechter, julia.schechter@duke.edu.

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

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employees work for the Institute for Medical Research and will have an appointment at the Durham VA Medical Center. Please visit www.imr.org for more information about employee benefits. Expected start date is relatively flexible but is typically scheduled for the late spring or early summer. We do not sponsor applicants for work visas. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

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Internship In Cape Town, South Africa, TraumaClinic

Posted on March 1, 2018
Closes March 31, 2018

Posted 03/01/2018

INTERNSHIPS IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA TraumaClinic once again has internship/practicum positions available in Cape Town for students in Psychology and Social Work in 2018. TraumaClinic offers a unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of psychological trauma. Cape Town has a well-developed service delivery infrastructure and a strong academic tradition. Our interns and students work mainly on projects in disadvantaged communities and schools. They will gain experience dealing with the realities of continuous trauma on a large scale, where conventional approaches are often not viable. The practical experience is balanced by theoretical input and regular supervision from our experienced team of trauma psychologists. Placements are available for periods between three and ten months.

Our website is www.traumaclinic.co.za if you require more information. Enquiries and applications can be directed to sofia.traumaclinicfoundation@gmail.com.

Early Psychosis Study Coordinator, Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, UC Davis Medical Center

Posted on March 1, 2018
Closes March 30, 2018

Posted 03/01/2018

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 1st, 2018 Next review date: March 30th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: August 1st, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

 

Description

Broadly, the Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory studies the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness. This position is to serve as the study coordinator for the Understanding Early Psychosis project at UC Davis Medical Center.

DEGREE REQUIREMENT Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, psychobiology, neuroscience or a related field .

RESEARCH The incumbent will coordinate many aspects of the research study. The incumbent will use knowledge of mental health conditions to conduct phone evaluations to determine study eligibility of potential participants. The incumbent will also consent study participants and schedule all of their research appointments. The incumbent will conduct clinical interviews for research purposes under the supervision of a faculty member and will conduct behavioral testing sessions. The incumbent will manage the study IRB protocols, adhering strictly to privacy and confidentiality laws. The incumbent will also manage data collection and organization, including mentoring undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases.

Additionally, the laboratory is starting several new pilot projects focused on using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and the incumbent would have the opportunity to provide valuable input to the design and implementation of these studies at this early stage, gain exposure to development of ideas for grant proposals, and collect ongoing data for the projects over the next two years. Depending on their contribution and role in the lab the incumbent may have the opportunity to contribute to writing and review of relevant manuscripts.

Furthermore, the incumbent may have the opportunity to creatively contribute to the research project by proposing alternative analysis strategies, generate novel projects with existing data, and review literature for manuscript preparation. The incumbent will be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results with PI and others in the lab.

25% Clinical Interviewing

  • Use prior knowledge of mental health conditions (from college or graduate level education) and previous training in diagnostic assessments to complete phone evaluations with potential research participants and family members. Phone evaluations will examine mental health concerns and other psychosocial factors in order to determine if individual may be eligible for research.
  • Conduct in-person ratings of symptomatology for research purposes using structured interviews and under the supervision of faculty member.
  • Use knowledge of mental health conditions and available treatment options to provide referrals to consumers who are not eligible for research study.

20% Data Collection and Organization

  • Conduct behavioral assessments with research participants including computerized and paper-and-pencil tests of multiple apects of cognitive functioning.
  • Ensure biological samples (i.e., blood) are collected and stored appropriately. Transfer blood samples to other faculty responsible for processing in a timely manner.
  • Maintain databases of all study data, including demographic, symptom, and cognitive data.
  • Maintain organized records for all participants in locked filing cabinets.

10% IRB Protocol Maintenance

  • Maintain HIPAA and Consent documents for IRB, including adhering to required privacy laws
  • Maintain accurate enrollment counts
  • Calculate quarterly enrollment counts for submission to NIH
  • Ensure appropriate staff are maintained on IRB protocol

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help candidates develop their career goals. Additionally, the incumbent may also participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

The incumbent may have the opportunity to submit data for presentation relevant conferences, such as Society of Biological Psychiatry or Society for Neuroscience (if funding is available).

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

40% Project Coordination

  • Recruit and consent individuals to research study
  • Coordinate the scheduling of research appointments with other junior specialists on the project and track completion of all research appointments for the study.
  • Assign appropriate tasks and provide supervision to assistants and volunteers
  • Attend weekly meetings with clinic staff, track consensus diagnosis and reconcile research data with ongoing clinical developments
  • Coordinate advertising and recruitment of study participants using multiple methods (e.g., paper flyering, electronic postings).
  • Ensure an adequate supply of study materials (e.g., blood tubes, latex gloves, etc.)
  • Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE The incumbent will mentor undergraduate student assistants in the lab.

5% Service

  • Provide mentorship to undergraduate volunteers involved in data collection and input

TERM OF APPOINTMENT One year, with an additional year available based on performance and needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

Job location

Sacramento, CA

 

Requirements

Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Letters of Reference

References

2-3 references required (contact information only)

 

How to apply

  • Create an ApplicantID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • If any, provide required reference information
  • Get started: press Apply Now Applications can only be accepted via the UC Davis Recruit website.  For any additional questions about the positions, please contact Erika Steinbauer (esteinbauer@ucdavis.edu).

    Duration of Untreated Psychosis Specialist, Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, UC Davis Medical Center

    Posted on March 1, 2018
    Closes March 30, 2018

    Posted 03/01/2018

    Recruitment Period

    Open date: March 1st, 2018 Next review date: March 30th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: August 1st, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

     

    Description

    The EDAPT Clinic and Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory have complementary goals to clinically intervene as early as possible and study the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness. The TCAN lab is recruiting for two positions to serve as junior specialists at the UC Davis Medical Center for the Reducing Duration of Untreated Psychosis study. This study tests the effectiveness of using electronic screening and telemedicine approaches to rapidly identify and treat individuals who present with psychosis to a variety of community sites (e.g., schools, emergency rooms, behavioral health clinics).

    DEGREE REQUIREMENT Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, psychobiology, neuroscience or a related field .

    RESEARCH The incumbent will be trained to use knowledge of mental health conditions to conduct phone evaluations to determine study eligibility of potential participants. The incumbent will also consent study participants and schedule all of their research appointments. The incumbent will conduct clinical interviews for research purposes under the supervision of a faculty member and will conduct behavioral testing sessions. The incumbent will manage the study IRB protocols, adhering strictly to privacy and confidentiality laws. The incumbent will also manage data collection and organization, including mentoring undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases.

    The current study will be entering a new piloting phase starting Summer 2018, which will allow the incumbent to meaningfully contribute to Phase 2 study design and revisions. Depending on their contribution and role in the lab, the incumbent may have the opportunity assist in study design and analysis as well as writing and review of relevant manuscripts. The incumbent may have the opportunity to creatively contribute to the research project by proposing alternative analysis strategies, generate novel projects with existing data and review literature for manuscript preparation.

    The incumbent will be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results with PI and others in the lab.

    35% Clinical Interviewing

    • Use prior knowledge of mental health conditions (from college or graduate level education) and provided training in diagnostic assessments to complete phone evaluations with potential research participants and family members. Phone evaluations will examine mental health concerns and other psychosocial factors in order to determine if individual may be eligible for research.
    • Conduct in-person ratings of symptomatology for research purposes using structured interviews and under the supervision of faculty member.
    • Use knowledge of mental health conditions and available treatment options to provide referrals to consumers who are not eligible for research study.

    20% Data Collection and Organization

    • Conduct behavioral assessments with research participants including computerized and paper-and-pencil tests of multiple aspects of cognitive functioning.
    • Maintain databases of all study data, including demographic, symptom, and cognitive data.
    • Oversee individuals at clinics and schools who are participating in our study to ensure adherence to study protocol (i.e., correct use of electronic tablets and referral information).
    • Maintain organized records for all participants in locked filing cabinets

    10% IRB Protocol Maintenance

    • Maintain HIPAA and Consent documents for IRB, including adhering to required privacy laws
    • Maintain accurate enrollment counts
    • Calculate quarterly enrollment counts for submission to NIH
    • Ensure appropriate staff are maintained on IRB protocol

    PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help candidates develop their career goals. Additionally, the incumbent may also participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

    The incumbent may have the opportunity to submit data for presentation relevant conferences, such as Society of Biological Psychiatry or Society for Neuroscience (if funding is available).

    The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

    30% Project Coordination

    • Recruit and consent individuals to research study
    • Coordinate the scheduling of research appointments with other junior specialists on the project and track completion of all research appointments for the study.
    • Assign appropriate tasks and provide mentorship to undergraduates and volunteers
    • Attend weekly meetings with clinic staff, track consensus diagnosis and reconcile research data with ongoing clinical developments
    • Coordinate advertising and recruitment of study participants using multiple methods (e.g., paper flyering, electronic postings).
    • Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

    UNIVERSITY SERVICE The incumbent will mentor undergraduate student assistants in the lab.

    5% Service

    • Provide mentorship to undergraduate research assistants

    TERM OF APPOINTMENT One year, with an additional year available based on performance and needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

    Job location

    Sacramento, CA

     

    Requirements

    Documents

    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

    • Cover Letter

    • Letters of Reference

    References

    2-3 references required (contact information only)

     

    How to apply

  • Create an ApplicantID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • If any, provide required reference information
  • Get started: press Apply Now

    Applications can only be accepted via the UC Davis Recruit website.  For any additional questions about the positions, please contact Erika Steinbauer (esteinbauer@ucdavis.edu).

    Early Psychosis Technical Specialist, Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, UC Davis Medical Center

    Posted on March 1, 2018
    Closes March 30, 2018

    Recruitment Period

    Open date: March 1st, 2018 Next review date: March 30th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: August 1st, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

     

    Description

    Broadly, the Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory studies the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness. This position is to serve as a technically-oriented junior specialist for the Understanding Early Psychosis study at the UC Davis Medical Center.

    DEGREE REQUIREMENT Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, psychobiology, neuroscience or a related field .

    RESEARCH The incumbent will be responsible for many aspects of data collection and analysis, and consequently will benefit from having experience or interest in neuroimaging and programming as well as strong interpersonal skills. The incumbent will become proficient in operating all MRI and EEG hardware at the Imaging Research Center and will be responsible for collecting, organizing, and analyzing neuroimaging data (including diffusion MRI, fMRI, EEG/ERP, and PET). The incumbent will use programming expertise to generate and maintain computer code used in organizing and analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data. Finally, the incumbent will manage data collection and organization of behavioral data, including mentoring undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases.

    Additionally, the laboratory is starting several new pilot projects focused on using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and the incumbent would have the opportunity to provide valuable input to the design and implementation of these studies at this early stage, gain exposure to development of ideas for grant proposals, and collect ongoing data for the projects over the next two years.

    Furthermore, the incumbent may have the opportunity to creatively contribute to the research project by proposing alternative analysis strategies, generate novel projects with existing data, and review literature for manuscript preparation. The incumbent will be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results with PI and others in the lab.

    48% Neuroimaging Data Collection, Organization, and Analysis

    • Operate 1.5T and 3T MRI as well as EEG and tDCS hardware in a manner consistent with all safety protocols.
    • Transfer and organize all neuroimaging data in server databases.
    • Generate, modify, and maintain in-house software used to analyze neuroimaging data, including shell scripts, Matlab scripts, and other widely available neuroimaging software.
    • Analyze multiple forms of neuroimaging data, including diffusion MRI, spectroscopy, PET, and functional MRI.
    • Maintain detailed records of quality control procedures in data analysis pipeline.

    42% Behavioral Data Collection and Organization

    • Conduct behavioral assessments with research participants including computerized and paper-and-pencil tests of multiple apects of cognitive functioning.
    • Ensure biological samples (i.e., blood) are collected and stored appropriately. Transfer blood samples to other faculty responsible for processing in a timely manner.
    • Maintain databases of all study data, including demographic, symptom, and cognitive data.
    • Maintain organized records for all participants in locked filing cabinets.

    PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help candidates develop their career goals. Additionally, the incumbent may also participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

    The incumbent may have the opportunity to submit data for presentation relevant conferences, such as Society of Biological Psychiatry or Society for Neuroscience (if funding is available).

    The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

    5 % Professional Development

    • Actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops
    • Participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.

    UNIVERSITY SERVICE The incumbent will mentor undergraduate student assistants in the lab.

    5% Service

    • Provide mentorship to undergraduate volunteers involved in data collection and input.

    TERM OF APPOINTMENT One year, with an additional year available based on performance and needs of the research project. Appointments may be made up to 100%.

    Job location

    Davis, CA

     

    Requirements

    Documents

    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

    • Cover Letter

    • Letters of Reference

    References

    2-3 references required (contact information only)

     

    How to apply

  • Create an ApplicantID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • If any, provide required reference information
  • Get started: press Apply Now   Applications can only be accepted via the UC Davis Recruit website.  For any additional questions about the positions, please contact Erika Steinbauer (esteinbauer@ucdavis.edu).

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

    Posted on July 27, 2017
    Closes March 27, 2018

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

    Title: Research Specialist 2, Thirty Million Words Initiative

    Reports to: Chief Operating Officer, PI, TMW Initiative

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

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

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

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

    Child's Play, Learning, & Development Lab Summer Internship at the University of Delaware

    Posted on February 8, 2018
    Closes March 23, 2018

    The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, invites graduating seniors and undergraduate students to apply for an unpaid summer internship. Our laboratory, funded by federal grants and foundations, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early spatial concepts, encounter and learn from media, and learn through play. We value our research assistants and their names often appear on our submissions. This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are few specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! 

    Why you should apply:

    Working at the Child’s Play Lab will allow you to experience, first hand, how research is conducted. You will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. You will leave the lab having gained a significant amount of knowledge in language acquisition, research methodology, child cognition, and how to dissect research papers. This new learning can help you in any field you enter and will be useful to you in your classes!

    Requirements:

    1.Some background in psychology or a related field.

    2.Basic computer skills.

    3.An eager and curious mind.

    4.Must be able to commit at least 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June and August.

    To Apply:

    Complete and send the attached application form along with your unofficial university transcript, CV, and a letter of recommendation to the Laboratory Coordinators, Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Lindsey Foster (lfoster@udel.edu) no later than 5PM on March 23, 2018.

    Questions?

    Please contact the Laboratory Coordinators Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Lindsey Foster (lfoster@udel.edu). Find us online at www.childsplay.udel.edu.

     

    Research Assistant - Developmental Psychology

    Posted on March 1, 2018
    Closes March 20, 2018

    Posted 03/01/2018

    Organisational Unit: School of Health Sciences

    Grade 6   Salary £27,285 - £31,604   Contract type Fixed Term   Duration of contract (state number of weeks or months) 36 months   Hours Full time   Closing date 20 Mar 2018   Location Main Salford Campus   Vacancy Details We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on an exciting ESRC funded Developmental Psychology project examining children’s language acquisition in the digital age. This project is a collaboration between the University of Salford and Lancaster University. This is an ideal opportunity for an early career researcher to make a valuable contribution to impactful research, and to develop high-level skills in the area of developmental research. The role will involve managing the day to day running of the project including both research and administrative tasks. The post-holder will be responsible for recruitment and data collection with 2-4 year old children both in the lab and at nurseries/preschools, and will contribute to data analysis and dissemination of the research findings to both academic and public communities.

    Please note that the successful candidate will be required to start before the 26th May 2018.

    Please note that this vacancy will close at 23:59pm on the date provided.

    The University of Salford is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all our employees and potential employees. Applications are therefore welcomed from individuals of all backgrounds as we strive to reflect a rich diversity throughout our organisation.

    Job risks/exposure None

     

    The Directorate of Psychology and Public Health at the University of Salford

    Our research theme is ‘Applied Psychology: Social, Physical and Technology Enabled Environments’ Our team is passionate about researching how people interact with their social, physical and technology-enabled environments across the lifespan.  In turn, we also strive to deliver research which aspires ‘to make a difference’ to users whilst also contributing original theoretical foundations. For this reason, we often devise research needs from user groups direct – for instance, in schools, family homes, urban areas, transport systems, retail outlets, archaeological digs, social media, therapeutic environments, laboratories and crowds. Our track record includes partnerships with authorities, policy-influencing organizations, companies and health-providers.

    Further information about the ‘Applied Psychology: Social, Physical and Technology Enabled Environments’ research group can be found via our website: https://www.salford.ac.uk/research/health-sciences/research-groups/psychology

    Role Detail

    Role Purpose

    To contribute to data collection and the day to day running of an ESRC funded project investigating children’s language acquisition in the digital age.

    Responsibilities

    • To conduct a series of studies with 2-4 year old children in the developmental lab and in nursery/preschool settings.
    • To manage participant recruitment and liaise with local nurseries/preschools.
    • To contribute to public engagement activities to support the impact agenda for the project.
    • To assist in the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
    • To contribute to research presentations at national and international conferences.
    • Such other duties as may be required from time to time by the Principal Investigator.
    • Comply with the personal health and safety responsibilities specified in the University Health and Safety policy
    • To engage with the University’s commitment to put our students first and deliver services which are customer orientated, represent value for money and contribute to the financial and environmental sustainability of the University when undertaking all duties and aspects of the role.
    • Promote equality and diversity for students and staff and sustain an inclusive and supportive study and work environment in accordance with University policy;
    • This role detail is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances. It does not form part of your Contract of Employment.

    Special Requirements:

    Appointment subject to satisfactory DBS clearance. 

    Data collection activities may involve traveling to nurseries and preschools around the Salford area.

     

    Research Assistant, University of Roehampton, London

    Posted on March 9, 2018
    Closes March 18, 2018

    Department: School of Education Job title: Research Assistant, part-time (0.5fte), fixed term Salary: £30,816 to £34,219 p.a. pro rata inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

    We are looking for a part-time, fixed term research assistant until 31 January 2019 to work on the project ‘Transition from primary to secondary school in children with neurodevelopmental disorders’, which is funded by the Baily Thomas Charitable Trust. The successful candidate will have a degree in psychology with experience in research and familiarity with working with children with special educational needs. The post-holder will work under the supervision of Dr Olympia Palikara (University of Roehampton) and Dr Jo Van Herwegen (Kingston University) and be responsible for participant recruitment, data entry using Qualtrics survey software, follow-up telephone interviews with parents and children, and data analysis.

    This is an exciting time for the University; our new £35m state-of-the art library has just opened and we are continuing to develop a number of external partnerships across the globe. We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas. ‘In the Complete University Guide 2018, Roehampton is the highest-ranked modern university in London. Modern, or new, universities are defined as those granted university status post-1992. Complete University Guide does not itself define modern universities and does not produce a separate league table in which these are ranked.’ The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of south-west London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching and working.

    To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

    http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Working-at-Roehampton/

    The closing date for completed applications is: Sunday 18 March 2018 It is expected that interviews will be held on: Thursday 29 March 2018

    The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.

    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program

    Posted on March 1, 2018
    Closes March 16, 2018

    Posted 03/01/2018

    The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2018. 

    Descriptions of the Program  The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains.

    In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects.

    Eligibilities Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive science, and programming. Experience working with children is highly desirable. 

    Commitments This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 4 and July 27.

    To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 16, 2018 11:59p.m. PST.

    If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

    Summer 2018 Internship Opportunity: Berkeley Early Learning Lab

    Posted on February 8, 2018
    Closes March 16, 2018

    Dr. Fei Xu's Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), located on the main campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2018.  ​Description of the Program  The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains. In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects. ​Eligibility Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, basic computer skills (programming skills are highly desirable), and experience working with children.  ​Commitment This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 4 and July 27.​

    To apply 

    1. Please fill out the application questionnaire (https://goo.gl/forms/VE2wv4XyDeAn2srh1)

    2. In the application, you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter detailing relevant coursework, research experience, and reasons to apply. They must be in PDF format. 

    3. If any issues arise during the application process, please contact the lab manager, Harmonie Strohl at babylab@berkeley.edu.  

    The application deadline is March 16, 2018 11:59p.m. PST.

    If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

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