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Lab Manager/Research Assistant - Concepts, Actions, and Objects Lab at the University of Rochester/Carnegie Mellon

Posted on April 10, 2018
No closing date

Professor Jessica Cantlon is seeking a full-time research assistant and lab manager for the Concepts, Actions, and Objects Lab at the University of Rochester/Carnegie Mellon (http://caoslab.bcs.rochester.edu).  The position will offer the opportunity to engage in a wide array of research methods converging on the topic of conceptual thought.  The research focuses on the organization of concepts and categories (e.g., numbers, letters, faces, tools) in the adult and developing brain.  Techniques include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cognitive testing with adults, children, and neuropsychological patients.   Responsibilities will include designing and programming stimulus materials, and data collection and analysis.  Additional responsibilities include participant recruiting, IRB protocol maintenance, and other managerial duties (e.g., supervising undergraduates).  The ideal candidate will have basic programming experience with MATLAB and/or fMRI software (e.g., SPM, BrainVoyager, FSL). Experience testing children in cognitive paradigms is also desired.   Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to kidneurolab@gmail.com

Lab manager position at the University of Notre Dame

Posted on April 10, 2018
No closing date

The Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame seeks a full-time Project Coordinator. The start date of this position is as early as possible, but ideally no later than June 1, 2018. Note that the appointment is relatively short-term – through December 2018.    The lab is directed by Dr. Jill Lany, and its members consist of a hardworking team of graduate and undergraduate students. More about the lab can be found at ndinfantstudieslab.com   The Project Coordinator will aid in carrying out NSF funded research projects on the development of early language skills. Managing the project includes diverse responsibilities, including scheduling and supervising other researchers and research assistants; recruiting participants; data collection, coding, and preparation for analyses; maintaining computers and data collection equipment. We are seeking applicants with the following qualifications:   ·      A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field ·      One or more years of significant experience working in a research laboratory ·      Good computer skills (e.g., proficiency with Word and Excel are essential; proficiency with one or more other packages (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab, etc.) is desirable) ·      Experience and comfort with working with digital audio files, pictures and movies, as well as interfaces between software and hardware for creating and displaying such stimuli ·      Experience working with infants and/or children and their parents    The following qualities are also essential to the position:   ·      Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills ·      Attention to detail ·      Ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple tasks and projects ·       Willingness to learn new skills and acquire new responsibilities ·      Self-motivation ·      The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively   Compensation is based on Notre Dame pay scales, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The compensation package includes benefits.   Please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing interests, relevant experience, and future educational or career goals, and (3) contact information for three references to: Jayde Homer jhomer1@nd.edu.    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

Research Coordinator - Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston, MA

Posted on April 12, 2018
No closing date

www.brazeltontouchpoints.org

Position Overview: The Research Coordinator manages and organizes research and evaluation projects and collaborates in study execution and presentation of findings as part of the Research and Evaluation Team.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 1. Coordinates daily operations of research studies. Trains contract personnel in collaboration with Project Director and Principal Investigator. Develops and maintains systems for data collection, tracking, management, and entry. 2. Designs study measures including interviews and surveys. 3. Transcribes interviews and enters and/or supervises entry of qualitative and quantitative data from surveys and other data collection instruments. 4. Develops research protocols in collaboration with the other members of the evaluation team. Assists in preparation of IRB application(s). 5. Develops databases, tracks study data and forms, and implements systems for quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Manages and files qualitative and quantitative data. 6. Conducts and/or coordinates qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis for research and evaluation projects. Develops codebooks and analyzes data using a variety of statistical packages. Codes and analyzes qualitative data. Prepares datasets for both internal and external use. 7. Conducts literature reviews and collaborates in the development of products for dissemination, including evaluation and research reports for funders and participants, articles for journal publication, briefs, monographs, curricula, web-based materials, and posters and presentations for scientific conferences. 8. Assists Project Directors and Principal Investigators in preparing new applications for research funding.

Required and Preferred Knowledge and Skills 1. Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Public Health, or a closely related field plus at least several years of previous project coordination, data management, and data analysis experience. Master's degree or higher preferred 2. Strong analytical, communication, and writing skills 3. Strong quantitative analysis skills with experience in SPSS, Stata, and/or R 4. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to think outside the box. 5. Knowledge of screenings and assessments for children and families 6. Ability to travel up to 25% of time 7. Interest in in-depth, detailed narrative research on child trauma and maltreatment 8. Strong qualitative coding skills 9. Some experience working with tribal communities 10. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 11. Authorization to work in the United States.

Contact Information Please send Cover Letter and Resume/CV to Jordan Manchester, Manager, Research Operations, Research and Evaluation, jordan.manchester@childrens.harvard.edu and Dr. Elisa Vele-Tabaddor, Assistant Director, Research and Evaluation, elisa.vele-tabaddor@childrens.harvard.edu.

Two Research Position in the Faja Lab within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Posted on April 12, 2018
No closing date

The Faja Lab within the LCN is seeking a Research Study Coordinator for a new NIMH-funded project examining the emergence of executive function difficulties in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) relative to children with developmental delays or no developmental concerns. The project will use electrophysiology, behavioral, clinical, and parent report measures in a group of children who are participating at multiple time points. Responsibilities will include oversight of day-to-day operations of the project as well as coordination for a lab with research focused on autism spectrum disorders. This involves working with a diverse team of undergraduate students, graduate students, fellows, and staff members. Additional duties include grant preparation, preparing progress reports, and IRB management. The coordinator will perform standardized developmental, cognitive and physiological assessments. Finally, the coordinator will contribute to processing, scoring, and cleaning data with the opportunity to analyze and present research results at conferences and in manuscripts.

Requirements: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position 
  • At least 2 years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects, ideally including professional experience with autism
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends 
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board 

High level of motivation; ability to work independently in a leadership role and as part of a diverse team; excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, organization, and attention to detail. To apply, please submit: (1) Letter of interest in IDEA Research Study Coordinator; (2) CV/Resume to rachel.gilbert@childrens.harvard.edu

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In addition, the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a Research Assistant to work primarily on a project that examines biological markers associated with social functioning in school aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This project is a collaboration between the Nelson and Faja labs and part of an NIH-funded multisite consortium. Responsibilities will include administering EEG and eye-tracking measures, behaviorally assisting children on the autism spectrum during visits, and coordinating collection of surveys from parents. The research assistant may also be responsible for coordinating and training research interns. Opportunities to analyze and present research results at conferences and in manuscripts are also available to research assistants in the LCN.

Requirements: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field
  • Availability for flexible scheduling to facilitate visits with school-aged children
  • Previous professional experience with children, including at least one year of experience working in a research setting
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail 

To apply, please submit: (1) Letter of interest in ABCCT Research Assistant; (2) CV/Resume to aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu

Research Coordinator Position at NYU Medical Center

Posted on April 12, 2018
No closing date

Position Summary:  

Research in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development in the Division of Health and Behavior in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine is aimed at developing and evaluating school and family based programs. Current efforts are focused on the evaluation of ParentCorps, an enhancement to Pre-Kindergarten programming that aims to promote positive achievement and behavioral outcomes for students attending high-poverty elementary schools. 

We are looking for staff to coordinate and manage data activities related to professional learning and implementation of ParentCorps in early childhood settings, and the evaluation of ParentCorps implementation in NYC. We are seeking dynamic, dedicated, and team-oriented candidates with exemplary organizational skills. Candidates will have prior experience working with children and diverse populations, with human subjects’ research and proficiency with technology (e.g., online surveys, data entry in SPSS, PowerPoint). Ideally, candidates will also have experience in early childhood settings and experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions. Thorough training in all procedures, training content and ParentCorps will be provided. 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, oversee, track and enter ParentCorps implementation and Professional Learning data.
  • Conduct all aspects of data management for all implementation and outcome data, including tracking, clerking, cleaning and entering data. 
  • Generate and present reports and visuals on progress of data collection, and implementation and Professional Learning data.
  • Coordinate and contribute to recruitment and consenting efforts for ParentCorps evaluation activities.
  • Create and update online surveys for data collection. 
  • Coordinate and collect data from schools and early education sites (e.g., via observations, interviews, surveys, and assessments of Pre-Kindergarten children in schools) and public sources (e.g., NYC Department of Education website). 
  • Conduct data collection as part of evaluation efforts (e.g., assessments with Pre-K children, interviewing parents, surveys with teachers, focus groups). 
  • Model the ParentCorps Program for Students with early childhood educators using a manualized evidence-based program, as needed.  
  • Conduct live observations of programming in sites, using manuals to code leaders’ adherence to the program manuals and skills of program implementation, as needed. 
  • Manage logistics of and coordinate large Professional Learning days with NYC Department of Education site leaders (e.g., principals), early child educators (e.g., teachers) and social workers.
  • Maintain a master database of all evaluation data and measures for ParentCorps implementation. 
  • Conduct literature searches and summaries in areas of prevention science and implementation science. 
  • Contribute to the submission of IRB protocols and amendments. 
  • Participate in center-wide trainings. 
  • Participate in team meetings and supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Psychology or Masters in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
  • At least one year experience in clinical, medical or school settings.
  • Prior experience with human subjects’ research or in a research setting.
  • Experience working with young children. 
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience with technology and statistical datasets (e.g., online surveys, PowerPoint, SPSS).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood education settings.
  • Experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions.
  • Professional, responsible, personable.
  • Dynamic, dedicated, motivated.
  • Detail-oriented, conscientious, with strong organizational skills.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.  
  • Ability to collaborate with community-based agencies and schools.
  • Strong verbal communication skills. 

Interested Candidates:  Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Erin Lashua-Shriftman, MA, Erin.Lashua-Shriftman@nyumc.org.

 

Lab Tech in Bergelson Lab@Duke, summer 2018 start

Posted on April 13, 2018
No closing date

The Bergelson Lab at Duke, an NIH and NEH funded lab in Duke's Psychology & Neuroscience department, is seeking a lab technician with excellent programming skills for a summer start date.     The Bergelson Lab studies language acquisition, with a focus on early word learning. Research projects in the lab investigate both the relation between word learning and other aspects of linguistic representation (phonetics, syntax, prosody) and the interface between word learning and socio-cognitive development writ large.   Research in the lab centers around corpus methods, used to analyze the SEEDLingS Corpus (a rich longitudinal audio/video/comprehension/production corpus), and behavioral methods (e.g. eye-tracking, discrimination, and production studies) to query infant language development.   The lab technician will also have the opportunity to be part of an international collaborative project, ACLEW, involving speech-technology, computational modeling, and naturalistic recordings.   The lab technician will work alongside a full-time lab manager, PhD students, postdocs, undergrads, and the PI to maintain our codebase (Bergelson Lab GitHub repo, SEEDLingS GitHub repo), create and document new scripts and workflows (Bergelson Lab OSF Wiki, SEEDLingS OSF wiki), help manage our website, and provide support for working with experimental and naturalistic data in the lab. There are often 1-2 undergraduate RAs directly supervised by the lab technician in this role.    Our lab staff typically go on to excellent research positions and/or PhDs (n=5) at top institutions and have taken advantage of opportunities to co-author research publications and presentations in their own areas of interest and in ongoing projects in the lab.  Desiderata include: * strong programming background (python along with some combination of matlab, R, ruby, bash, html, Go, C++, java, and latex) * experience with Python's scientific libraries (Pandas, NumPy, SciPy, IPython Notebooks)  * experience with R's tidyverse. experience with RStudio's Shiny application framework is a plus. * high skill level and comfort with Github * experience with Linux is a plus  * experience with backend server development in Go is a plus * familiarity with relevant software (e.g. Praat, Python, Audacity, Datavyu, R, FFmpeg) * coursework and research experience in algorithms and data structures, data science, machine learning, human research design and implementation (cognition and/or developmental psych, cogsci, linguistics, and related fields)   Duke Psychology and Neuroscience has a strong community of researchers (see primary faculty here). Colleagues with highly relevant research in the department notably include Drs. Michael Tomasello, Rita Svetlova, and Makeba Wilbourne. We are part of Duke CHILD Studies.   To apply, please send an email to elika.bergelson@gmail.com with the subject line  "Bergelson Lab Technician Position" and the following items: a)     current CV (including contact details of 3 references) b)     sample code (and/or its resulting products) that you’ve written from scratch c)     letter of Interest highlighting how your background complements the labs' needs and interests.  Applications will be reviewed beginning April 16th and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected in May.  Start date will be early summer. This is a one year position with possibility of renewal.   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.

 

Two Research Analyst Positions – Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab, Nashville, TN

Posted on April 17, 2018
No closing date

The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab in Nashville, Tennessee has two staff openings, for a Research Analyst-I (new position) and a Research Analyst-II (posted recently).

RESEARCH ANALYST-I: Rhythm & Grammar in Children (new position)

The Research Analyst-I in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) is responsible for implementation and coordination of studies on rhythm and language skills in children using behavioral assessments. The Lab is a fast-paced and exciting environment that engages students from a wide range of Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate programs, and also serves as the hub of the Program for Music, Mind & Society at Vanderbilt, a campus-wide initiative. The RA-I will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI (Reyna Gordon, PhD) to carry out a series of ongoing NIH-funded studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech.

Prior experience with language development research or music cognition research strongly preferred; prior experience with Genomic and/or EEG research a plus. This position requires high attention to detail, contact with families and recruitment in the community, willingness to learn new methods, and basic data analysis knowledge. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills.

Apply here: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1803043

RESEARCH ANALYST-II: Social Engagement, Language Development, and Music in Infants and Young Children (recruitment is continuing)

Under supervision, the Research Analyst-II will provide support for research in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab with a particular focus on social engagement, language development, and music in infants and children with and without autism. Current studies are focused on infant development and parent-child social musical experiences including a parent-child music class study. Responsibilities include recruitment of participants, assessments and data collection, data coordination and entry (Redcap), video preparation and coding, data analysis, and general study coordination/maintenance. The candidate will work directly with participants and their families to assist with study protocols including administering measures and questionnaires. The candidate will have opportunity to train in assessment, eye-tracking, behavior coding, acoustic coding, and/or signal processing according to experience. According to experience, opportunities to contribute to study design, data interpretation, and analysis.

https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1802853

Project Manager/Interviewer Position, Brown Medical School, Providence RI

Posted on April 17, 2018
No closing date

Project Manager/Clinical Interviewer: Substance use during pregnancy and infant development Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital   The Maternal Infant Studies Laboratory at the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a project manager/interviewer to oversee daily operations and assist with clinical interviews for longitudinal studies investigating maternal substance use during pregnancy and infant behavior. In particular, our laboratory is interested in the pathways/mechanisms through which prenatal substance use impacts neurobehavioral development in the next generation, as well as novel phenotypic markers of disruptions to fetal and infant neurobehavioral development.   The Project Manager/Interviewer will work closely with PI, Dr. Laura Stroud (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lstroud) and other members of the study team. Primary responsibilities involve managing daily operations including staff supervision and conducting clinical interviews. Strong organizational, supervisory and interpersonal skills preferred. Experience with project coordination and IRB/grant submissions desirable. Position involves working in a fast-paced environment within a multidisciplinary research team. Potential need for schedule flexibility to accommodate participant visits. Personal transportation required.  Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS and at least two years of prior full-time experience with clinical research is required. The position requires attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities and excellent interpersonal skills. The individual in this position will be working on several projects simultaneously.   To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Laura Stroud, PhD: Laura_Stroud@brown.edu

 

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Summer Internship-Center for Educational Improvement

Posted on April 19, 2017
Closes December 19, 2017

The Center for Educational Improvement is a non-profit organization in VA that conducts research and professional development to improve schools. We are seeking interns for the summer to assist with 6 areas: heart centered learning (mindfulness, compassion and social emotional development), executive functioning, trauma, poverty, reducing text anxiety, and improving school disciplinary policies. We are interested in the relationship between improving children’s executive functions and their well-being and improvement in academic achievement. We also focus on practical application in schools and consider the role of school administrators as well as teachers and ancillary staff. 

The internships can be virtual, or if you live in the DC area, we meet weekly. Most interns work 15-20 hours a week for at least 9-12 weeks.  Interns assist with conducting literature reviews, preparing presentations, analyzing data, writing proposals, and writing blog posts and eNewsletter articles. You are given a byline for articles you write, and we post bios on our website. Our monthly eNewsletter is distributed directly to over 6,000 principals and school leaders and through a relationship with the National Association of Elementary School Principals we reach another 22,000 educational leaders. Preferable: Currently enrolled in a graduate program in education or cognitive or developmental psychology.

Please visit our website (www.edimprovement.org) and send your resume, a letter of inquiry, 2-3 references, and a 2-3 page writing sample.

Anticipated start date for summer internship: June 5---however, we are flexible. 

 

Family Recruitment Specialist position at UMD

Posted on April 19, 2017
Closes December 19, 2017

The Infant and Child Studies Consortium at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking a Recruitment Specialist to enhance recruitment of area families for research participation. This one-year position will begin in May or early June 2017. This is a full-time position with benefits. 

The ICS Consortium is a group of labs conducting research in developmental science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Individual labs are housed in the Psychology, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, Linguistics, and Hearing and Speech Sciences departments. For more information, see http://childstudies.umd.edu/

The successful applicant will supervise the ICS Consortium’s ongoing outreach efforts, review our strategy for connecting with area families, and create new programs to further these goals. New programs will increase the range of community events that the Consortium attends, establish educational partnerships with local organizations, and expand our online presence, among other aims. 

Top candidates will have training and/or experience in marketing or public relations; most importantly, applicants should be prepared to think creatively about ways to increase family signups for research participation. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and they must feel equally comfortable interacting with heads of area organizations, parents, and small children. Experience with website design, multimedia development, and database management is a plus. Research experience or studies in developmental science or related fields would be ideal, but these are not required. The minimum educational requirement is a Bachelor’s degree.

The University of Maryland, College Park is part of the greater DC area, with easy access to downtown Washington by subway. We actively support a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your relevant background and goals, a resume, and an unofficial transcript to Noor Qasmieh, at nqasmieh@umd.edu. Please also arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as an exceptional candidate is found.

An online record of this listing can be found at: 

http://umdpsyc.blogspot.com/2017/04/full-time-recruitment-specialist.html

Please note- this position is distinct from the Lab Coordinator position I recently shared:

http://umdpsyc.blogspot.com/2017/04/need-more-research-experience-before.html

Lab manager position, University of Oregon Learning Lab

Posted on April 11, 2017
Closes December 19, 2017

The University of Oregon Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Caitlin Fausey, is looking to hire a lab manager. Many kinds of junior scientists would be an excellent fit for this opportunity.

Who: Highly organized, curious go-getter with a BA/BS in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, or related discipline. Experience working with infants and/or big data is essential preparation.

What: The full-time UO Learning Lab manager will be responsible for any/all of the following, depending on their strengths and lab needs: developing and maintaining lab documentation including human subjects protocols; recruiting infants and families to participate in studies; collecting data from infants during behavioral tasks in the lab; collecting data from infants during everyday experiences at home; coding audiovisual data captured from infants' first-person perspective; programming data pre-processing scripts; analyzing data and contributing to written publications. 

When: 12-month appointment, starting June 1 2017 (start date flexible)

Whereuolearninglab.com; Eugene OR

Why: Because you want to contribute to cutting-edge developmental science discoveries.

The University of Oregon Psychology Department uses one general application pool for candidates to apply for lab managers, research assistants/associates, and post-doctoral scholars. Please note that the materials listed on the general website may differ from what is requested for this position. Please submit the following materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7706 

-Cover letter: Introduce yourself and why you want to work in the UO Learning Lab. Please make clear that you are applying to be Dr. Caitlin Fausey's UO Learning Lab manager. -Statement: One-page statement describing a research problem you have tackled.  -CV: Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript (Note that website says CV; please submit your transcript) -References: One letter of reference speaking to your potential for developmental science research.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Lab Manager Position, Bergelson Lab@Duke

Posted on April 4, 2017
Closes December 6, 2017

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.

 

Research Assistant position at UCLA

Posted on April 3, 2017
Closes December 6, 2017

There is an open research assistant position at UCLA. This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness (primarily schizophrenia) and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults.

This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and processing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers. More information about the lab can be found here: https://karlsgodtlab.psych.ucla.edu/

To apply, please go to UCLA Human Resources http://tinyurl.com/zalcwht and search for requisition number 25645.

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

Posted on April 3, 2017
Closes December 6, 2017

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

The position will begin in July 2017.

Description of position:

- Coordinating PIís and lab schedules

- Managing subject contact and pool

- Administrating budget

- Overseeing development of contracts

- Coordinating participant recruitment and data collections

- Communicating with collaborators and practitioners

- Helping with grant applications

- Overseeing and coordinating activities of knowledge

POSITION TYPE

50%-80%

DESIRED MAJOR(S)

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

DESIRED DEGREE LEVEL

BA, MA, or PhD

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Outstanding organizational skills

Administrative experience

Experience with database management

Multilingual an asset

JOB START DATE

July 2017 

SALARY DETAILS

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

Mentor/Coach for sweet and energetic nine-year old girl in Chapel Hill

Posted on April 4, 2017
Closes December 6, 2017

Family description

We are a loving family of four living in Chapel Hill.  Dad is a professor at Duke University and mom is currently responsible for the children’s education and development.  Our nine-year old daughter was adopted at the age of two. Bright and enthusiastic, she is homeschooled and attends a three-hour afternoon academic program during the school year.  Our son is a junior in high school and attends a traditional independent school in Durham. Our summers are mostly spent here with occasional travels. 

Job description

You will join a team of dedicated parents and experienced occupational and family therapists to help provide a secure, positive environment for our delightful and talented daughter. This unique opportunity involves more than simply providing child care.  You will receive hands-on training in child development and education and the challenges associated with international adoption and ADHD. You will be responsible for transportation to and from school, sports, and community activities, oversee and coach homework and music practice, and implement household structure and rules in collaboration with parents and a professional team. Household duties like light meal preparation and running errands may be required as time permits.  You will enjoy the opportunity to engage fully by attending family therapy sessions to insure consistency as we work together toward our goal for our daughter – to grow toward a happy, principled, and productive teen and adult life.

Job requirements

Our ideal candidate is someone who is interested in pursuing a career in child development, occupational or speech therapy, or education. The candidate must be:

  • Caring
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Flexible
  • Fun, creative, and enthusiastic
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • A team player who is willing to take instruction and collaborate in parenting efforts
  • A non-smoker
  • A good driver with reliable and safe transportation

Hours and Compensation

This is a full-time job with paid vacation. 40 hours per week is guaranteed with some flexibility given the evolving schedule of a homeschooled child. Vacation weeks will be included and scheduled according to the overall family calendar. 

You will receive reimbursement for gas and other expenses (such as parking fees, museum admission) in addition to the agreed upon, competitive salary.  Details to be discussed during the interview process.  

Contact information

Please send a resume to brandtshahfamily@gmail.com. Qualified candidates will first be interviewed by phone.  All inquiries are welcome.    

Research Assistant Position at Ohio State

Posted on April 6, 2017
Closes December 6, 2017

Research Assistant Position Available Cognitive Development Laboratory Ohio State University. The Cognitive Development Laboratory at Ohio State University directed by Dr. Vladimir Sloutsky is seeking a full-time research assistant to start in Summer 2017. This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of conducting research.  The lab conducts research on cognitive development, with specific focus on conceptual development and category learning. We are particularly interested in how people learn categories, retain them over time, and generalize learning to new situations, how they allocate attention during category learning, how language affects these processes, how these processes and effects change in the course of development, and how the brain systems sub-serving categorization come online. We employ looking-time, eye-tracking, behavioral, and electrophysiological methods with infants, young children and adults. For more information about the lab see: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cogdev.osu.edu&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=Onb-8PlInKfNHQqh6SPRFg&m=r_OxzQUSB1RN1odbjrkNC_qgyL2VV5AX1bG8N_y8WvI&s=qbFjAORVcbJ7XN8k2Wt55O6UWx8brBVf0rTGpYxX9MI&e

We seek a recent college graduate who has majored in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (1) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (2) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity.Duties include creating stimuli, programming experiments, recruiting and scheduling participants, and testing infant, child, and adult subjects, using behavioral, eye tracking, ERP, and heart rate methodologies. There is the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication. There are also administrative duties that include recruiting and training undergraduate volunteers research assistants and maintaining IRB protocols. This job offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The review of applications will start immediately and the successful candidate may start as early as in May 2017, with flexibility to begin up to a month earlier or later. A 1-2-year commitment is required. The Ohio State University is a vibrant, research-centered public university, located in Columbus, Ohio.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Alicia Scimeca (alicia.scimeca@gmail.com). Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Vladimir Sloutsky (Sloutsky.1@osu.edu).Specific

Responsibilities:·     

  • Recruiting study participants.    
  • Maintaining participant database.
  • Maintaining IRB protocols.     
  • Managing participant scheduling.    
  • Supervising and training undergraduate students.     
  • Administering experiments to infants, children, and adults, data management and analysis.     
  • Additional administrative duties may include requisition of new equipment and materials, and hardware/software maintenance.

Required Experience/Qualifications:     

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, natural science, or a technical field.     
  • Experience working with infants, children, and parents, preferably in a research setting or a minimum of one year of experience working in a lab, and demonstrated interest in behavioral or developmental research.     
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills (including writing skills).     
  • Self-motivated and able to troubleshoot problems independently     
  • Excellent skills interacting with infants and children as well as teachers and parents, and must be able to supervise undergraduate research assistants.   
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and some familiarity with SPSS, R, or equivalent statistical package and willingness to learn E-Prime, Experiment Builder, Matlab, Adobe Director, and File Maker Pro.     
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and teachers.    
  • Experience with eye-tracking and/or ERP data acquisition and data analysis is a plus but not required.     
  • Experience with database management (such as FileMaker software) is preferred but not required.

Vladimir Sloutsky--Vladimir M. Sloutsky, Professor Department of Psychology, 247 Psychology Building 1835 Neil Ave., The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210, Office: (614)-247-4449, Lab: (614)-688-1235

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Data Technician 1, Institute for Medical Research, Durham VA Medical Center

Posted on April 5, 2017
Closes December 6, 2017

Position Title: Data Technician 1

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.

Critical Element 1

  • Review electronic & paper medical records for medical data and enter into electronic database.

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 collection and documentation of data.
  • Assist other research personnel.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.

Benefits:

This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking a year or two off between degrees. This position gives 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 prostate cancer biology and urology. Data technicians may have the opportunity to shadow in the OR. Seminars and other learning opportunities may also be available.

Minimum Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree

Skills List:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Basic computer skills
  • Familiarity with MS Access and MS Excel

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.

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 in late spring or early summer. We do not sponsor applicants for work visas. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Please forward cover letter and resume to dt-job@searchdatabase.org citing “Data Tech 1 Job Application” in the subject line.

Lab manager position at Notre Dame

Posted on April 5, 2017
Closes December 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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