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

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLINICAL TRIALS ASSISTANT, INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER

Posted on January 3, 2018
No closing date

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

OVERVIEW: The Clinical Trials Assistant is involved with the implementation and execution of a variety of clinical research projects including the recruitment and enrollment of research study patients, specimen collection, and data collection from medical records, interviews, and questionnaires. These multiple functions require a significant degree of flexibility and independence to complete complex tasks.

This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking time off between degrees. In this position, you will work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MDs, PhDs, and research scientists at a high-tier medical institution. The Clinical Trials Assistant will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods, prostate cancer biology, and urology. Clinical Trials Assistants will have the opportunity to shadow in clinic and in the OR. Seminars and other learning opportunities are also available.

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following: • Recruit and consent research participants for various clinical trials and research projects • Coordinate and administer the logistical aspects of clinical trials • Review CPRS (Computerized Patient Record System) patient charts to screen for possible subjects and to compile data for specific studies • Trouble-shoot and modify protocol implementation when necessary • Assist in the collection and shipment of specimens • Attend phlebotomy training courses in order to perform blood drawings/procedures as directed by the study protocol • Assist in the collection and management of clinical data and collection of source documents • Maintain study databases and other study-related spreadsheets • Work effectively with Veteran populations • Maintain patient confidentiality • Work effectively as part of a team • Adhere to safety and compliance regulations

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Requires an organized, task oriented, deadline-sensitive individual with a Bachelor’s degree. Must deal diplomatically and professionally with administration, faculty, clinical and lab personnel, and subjects. Demonstrated leadership, professional initiative and teamwork abilities are required. Prior experience with clinical research, lab work (specifically DNA extraction), FDA regulations, HIPAA considerations and consenting process is preferred.

TO APPLY: Please apply with cover letter and resume at: https://freedlandlab.recruitee.com/o/clinical-trials-assistant-durham.

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.

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rockville, MD

Posted on January 10, 2018
No closing date

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National Health System is seeking applications for a full-time Research Assistant.

Our research program focuses on improving the lives of youth with autism through a range of initiatives related to: gender and autism, health-disparities, and non-social cognitive differences (especially executive function). We develop and test new evaluation methods and cognitive behavioral interventions for autistic youth, and our studies aim to determine which interventions create changes in key outcomes such as classroom behavior and in brain functioning. Our research is interdisciplinary including behavioral, diagnostic, genetic, neuroimaging and endocrine-related methods.

Research Assistants at CASD work collaboratively on a variety of research projects with primary research faculty members, including Dr. Lauren Kenworthy, Dr. John Strang, Dr. Cara Pugliese and Dr. Allison Ratto, the Clinical Research Program Lead, Dr. Alyssa Verbalis, and Outreach Coordinator, Yetta Myrick. All CASD faculty and staff work closely with research assistants to provide supervision on individual projects and mentorship for career goals. Opportunities are provided for authorship of presentations and papers as well as clinical experiences, which can be useful for those intending to apply to graduate school. General responsibilities include child testing, parent interviews, participant recruitment, data collection and management, IRB protocol management, grant preparation, data analysis, and preparation of manuscripts. Applicants for this position will need their own car as our research occurs at multiple locations that are not always easily accessible with public transportation. A strong focus of the current position will be our projects involving neuroimaging, in collaboration with our colleagues at Georgetown University.

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior experience with research, statistics, and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended. Experience with neuroimaging techniques is beneficial. This position provides valuable experience and publication opportunities for candidates interested in pursuing degrees in psychology or medicine.

Applications are being accepted for immediate review and start date. We require at least a one-year commitment. Salary is competitive. Please visit us on the web at http://www.childrensnational.org/CASD

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to averbali@childrensnational.org

Alyssa Verbalis, Ph.D. and Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D. Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology Children’s National Health System 15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 350 Rockville, MD 20850 ; ph - 301-765-5485

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

Posted on January 10, 2018
No closing date

Position Title:  Research Aide

Department: Psychiatry

Division: Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

Supervisor: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

The expected start date for the position is Spring-Summer 2018. Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Gabrielle Ranger-Murdock (gar2013@med.cornell.edu).

Position Summary

Under supervision, responsible for the recruitment of participants (including medical professionals and children with autism) to participate in a federally-funded research project.  Maintains accurate and timely documentation and communication with investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors, and other research related entities.  This position is based at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) located at the Westchester Division in White Plains, NY.

Position Activities

  • Travels frequently to meet in person with local health care providers to educate them on the project and to enroll them.
  • Participates in the ongoing informed consent process, ensuring that participants, their families, and other health care providers clearly understand what is expected of and from them in the course of participating in this research project.
  • Works collaboratively with study participants and other staff in safely and accurately performing study procedures such as assessing participant eligibility and recruitment, arranging necessary schedules and procedures, conducting interviews, etc.
  • Assists providers with scheduling of training and access to project websites, assists families in completing parent-report screening and diagnostic measures, and discusses screening results with families.
  • Prepares and processes IRB research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse event reports according to institutional and departmental policies and procedures and federal regulations.
    • Records data from source documentation and/or participant interaction with awareness and attention to the requirements for accuracy, completeness and timeliness. Attends to query resolution in a timely manner. Assures research information is collected and stored in a manner that is compliant with regulations/policies and good clinical practice.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, business/marketing, or related field and related experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Transportation required for local travel.

Highly Desired Requirements

  • Spanish speaking
  • Experience with use of social media
  • Previous experience working with medical professionals, underrepresented/low-income populations, children with autism spectrum or other developmental disorders as well as with their families.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent attention to detail, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to work well with medical professionals as well as children and their families.
  • Familiarity with software including MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Endnote, and SPSS. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.

Note: This position is located in Westchester, NY.  No relocation assistance is provided for this position.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Gabrielle Ranger-Murdock

Autism Navigator Outreach Coordinator

Healthy Brain Network Site Coordinator

Research Assistant

Weill Cornell Medicine

Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

21 Bloomingdale Road

White Plains, NY 10605

O: 914.997.4357

M: 203.529.5217

F: 914.997.5572

gar2013@med.cornell.edu

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I/LAB COORDINATOR, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Early Childhood Cognition Lab, Dr. Laura Schulz, MIT

Posted on January 10, 2018
No closing date

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

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

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

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Lab Manager Early Childhood Cognition (Schulz) Lab Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT, 46-4013 617-324-4859http://eccl.mit.edu/

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

PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATOR, McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Posted on January 18, 2018
No closing date

PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATOR, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to administer and score standardized cognitive and language assessments in children, adolescents, and adults; and train and supervise colleagues to administer and score selected tests. Responsibilities will include collaborating with clinical and basic science investigators to organize and implement research protocols; maintaining accurate paper and electronic records for subject evaluations; assisting with efforts to identify and recruit language- and reading-based learning impaired participants; and performing related duties as needed. 

The position offers an opportunity to assist with the collection of clinical and basic science data, including human neuroimaging (MRI, EEG) and behavior.

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

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

Applications are accepted through this website: http://bit.ly/2rg1460.

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

Posted on January 18, 2018
No closing date

Job Description:

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

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

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

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

Part-Time RA position with the Thirty Million Words Initiative at The University of Chicago

Posted on January 18, 2018
No closing date

Application link: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Research-Support-Assistant-1_JR00150

The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago is looking for a part-time Research Support Assistant to support the implementation of a randomized controlled trial in partnering health clinics across Chicago.  The individual selected for this position will work as part of a team of Research Support Assistants, each of whom will recruit, manage, and follow up with their own patient caseloads. The position involves preparation, implementation, and follow-up related to regular study appointments conducted in the Chicagoland area.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as experience working with underserved populations and young children and a desire to work in a healthcare setting.  Proficiency in Spanish, including the ability to read, write, and speak Spanish, is required.

 

Research lab coordinator position at the University of Iowa

Posted on January 18, 2018
No closing date

The Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Iowa (Director: Dr. Isaac Petersen) is looking for a research lab coordinator to assist in research studies examining the mechanisms in the development of externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, conduct problems), self-regulation, and school readiness in young children, with special emphasis on neural mechanisms (EEG/ERP).  Responsibilities include participant recruitment, scheduling, conducting batteries of neural and behavioral testing with children, data management and analysis, coordination of research assistants, and performing other research tasks as coordinator of the research team.  Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline, substantial research or work experience with young children, and experience using software such as Microsoft Word and Excel.  Experience with EEG/ERP is highly desirable but not required.  Experience with computer software such as REDCap, R, and E-Prime is desirable but not required.  The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in Summer 2018, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.

To apply, please email 1) a copy of your resume/CV, 2) a letter of interest with a description of your relevant experiences, and 3) have two letters of recommendation sent to isaac-t-petersen@uiowa.edu.

For more information about the position, see the attached job posting (https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/temp/view.php?job=111040), or contact Dr. Isaac Petersen (isaac-t-petersen@uiowa.edu).

Lab Manager Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition

Posted on January 18, 2018
No closing date

The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a full-time lab manager to coordinate and conduct research on learning, reasoning, and creativity in high school students and young adults. The lab manager will contribute to ongoing large-scale grant-funded projects and help in development of new projects. The preferred start date is mid-June 2018. For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Collection of brain-imaging data (primarily fMRI), as well as behavioral and survey data

- Recruitment of study participants

- Coordination of lab members to conduct ongoing projects

- Organization professional and informal lab activities

- Administration of grant budgets for multiple ongoing and developing projects - Many other duties as needed and depending on interest/motivation, including direct involvement with planning research projects and analysis of collected data

Required Skills and Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree

- One or more years of undergraduate or post-graduate research experience, ideally in the biological or psychological sciences

- Willingness to learn new skills and enthusiastically take on new projects and responsibilities

- Attention to detail, high level of self-motivation, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills - Strong computer skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

- Experience gathering and analyzing fMRI data

- One or more years of leadership experience

- Programming experience (e.g., E-Prime, MATLAB, Python)

To apply for this position:

Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two or more people who can readily comment on the applicant’s qualifications to cnglab@georgetown.edu.

Please address any questions to Nhi Dinh at nd501@georgetown.edu.

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Paid Undergraduate Research Opportunity at UAB

Posted on March 9, 2018
Closes March 16, 2018

The psychology department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is recruiting undergraduate students for a paid, 10-week summer research program in child/adolescent health and injury prevention funded by the APA. Flyer is attached. Interested students can apply at http://tinyurl.com/scahip2018 by March 16. For any questions about the program, please contact Mary Frances Thetford at mthetford@uab.edu.

Please share with any students who may be interested.

 

N.E.R.D. Lab Summer Internship in Educational Neuroscience, University of Alabama

Posted on February 8, 2018
Closes March 16, 2018

Neuroscience of Education Research and Development (N.E.R.D. Lab; nerdlab.ua.edu)

As part of the Educational Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Alabama (edneuro.ua.edu), our research examines how the brain supports learning across the lifespan, with a particular focus on the impact of gesture on typical and atypical language acquisition and processing. We use a variety of methods including functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), electroencephalography (EEG), and eyetracking to investigate how gesture affects the neural mechanisms of language processing and learning in populations including native English speakers, English language learners, and individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Under the mentorship of the PI, Dr. Laura Morett, summer interns in the N.E.R.D. Lab will receive hands-on experience with research, including participant recruitment, experiment development, data collection, and data entry and cleaning. Interns will attend and participate in lab meetings where cutting-edge research relevant to educational neuroscience will be discussed. By participating in these activities, interns will gain significant knowledge of research on gesture, language acquisition and processing, and the neural bases of learning; hone their ability to dissect research papers; and hands-on experience with behavioral and neural data collection techniques. The ideal candidate for this internship is enthusiastic, conscientious, and willing to learn technical skills necessary to conduct neuroscience research (although no prior experience with these skills is required). Candidates with interests in neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, communication sciences and disorders, or education who are considering careers in fields such as research, medicine, or speech pathology are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior research experience is a plus, but not a requirement. We value diversity and encourage applications from individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences, including individuals from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and those from other diverse populations or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Interns must be available for 10-20 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks during summer 2018.  Applicants may participate in the internship for course credit or as part of a program with funding through their college or university, or as volunteer interns.  Hourly compensation may be available, but is not guaranteed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for their own funding through relevant opportunities, and we are happy to suggest and support such applications.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and 1-2 letters of reference to nerdlab@ua.edu by 5pm on March 16.  The cover letter should describe your academic background and previous relevant work or research experience, interests in language, gesture, development, cognition, and/or neuroscience, and how this internship would contribute to your future goals.  Please direct any questions about the internship to nerdlab@ua.edu.  We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application!

Lab Manager Position: Learning & Brain Development Lab, Tulane University

Posted on March 1, 2018
Closes March 15, 2018

Posted 03/01/2018

The Learning and Brain Development Lab at Tulane University (https://lbdlab.tulane.edu), directed by Dr. Julie Markant, is seeking a full-time research assistant/lab manager to coordinate and conduct research with infants, young children, and adults. The lab manager will be responsible for daily operations of the lab and will work closely with Dr. Markant and graduate and undergraduate students in the lab. 

The lab manager will contribute to all aspects of multiple research projects examining the development of attention and memory. Primary responsibilities will include coordinating participant recruitment, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and collecting and analyzing data using a variety of techniques (e.g., eye tracking, genetics). The lab manager will also assist with administrative duties and have the opportunity to contribute to study design and manuscript preparation. 

Necessary qualifications:

- Demonstrated interest in developmental and/or cognitive neuroscience research

- Bachelor’s degree in psychology, child development, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially with families

- Ability to work independently

- Organized and detail-oriented

- Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) and willingness to learn additional computer skills

Preferred qualifications:

- Previous experience in a developmental or cognitive neuroscience research lab

- Advanced computer skills (e.g., knowledge of SPSS, Filemaker Pro, Matlab)

A two-year commitment is preferred. Preferred start date is June 1, 2018. To apply please send a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV, and the names and contact information for two references to Dr. Markant (jmarkant@tulane.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2018. Applicants from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Julie Markant, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Psychology Tulane University

Summer Research Assistant Internship at George Mason University - Dr. Thalia Goldstein's Social Skills, Imagination and Theater (SSIT) Lab

Posted on March 1, 2018
Closes March 15, 2018

Posted 03/01/2018

The Social Skills, Imagination and Theater (SSIT) Lab in the Applied Developmental Psychology Group at George Mason University (PI: Dr. Thalia Goldstein) is seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social-emotional development and play. Research in the lab focuses on the development of children's imaginative abilities, their social emotional skills, and their involvement in the arts, particularly theatre. We work with children and adolescents, with current studies spanning ages 3-15 years old.

Internship Description

Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry, and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in weekly lab meetings, an informal reading group, and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by Dr. Goldstein. Stipends of approximately $1000 are available, and research assistants are encouraged to seek additional funding through their home universities. Dependent on the requirements of interns’ home institution, academic credit may be available.

Eligibility and requirements

Research assistants are asked to commit either part time (20 hours per week) or full time (40 hours per week) to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early June 4th and the internship continues through August 3.

Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application *.  Applications will be reviewed as they come in, with a final review occurring after March 15.

*full link address:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckpI7YMp-cTL7K3OxnR6V5Gb0Zmm_qVV8KPLBdlQK3nmkOuQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Lab Manager, University of Maryland, The Culture Lab

Posted on February 16, 2018
Closes March 15, 2018

The Culture Lab at the University of Maryland is seeking a full-time lab manager to assist Dr. Michele J. Gelfand (http://www.gelfand.umd.edu/) coordinate and conduct studies. The lab focuses on cross-cultural research on the strength of norms, conflict, negotiation, revenge, and forgiveness using experimental, field, neuroscience, and computational methods, with a focus on the U.S., Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and manage research assistants and lab schedule
  • Recruit and schedule community samples and participants from the department pool
  • Assist in administrative duties (e.g., human subjects protocols, purchasing, participants and vendor payments, payments to overseas research teams, composing research reports for funding agencies)
  • Update and maintain lab website and manual
  • Contribute ideas to research projects and designs
  • Design and run studies
  • Coordinate data entry and analyze data
  • Assist in manuscript preparation and literature reviews
  • Attend lab meetings
  • Coordinate meetings for members of the lab and visiting scholars

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in psychology or related fields
  • Experience in running experiments with human participants
  • Interest in qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of using Microsoft office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent analytical and writing ability
  • Good interpersonal skills

Desirable qualities

  • Interest in cross-cultural psychology, negotiation, conflict, and related areas and in going to graduate school for a PhD
  • Proficient in other languages (e.g. Arabic, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese)
  • An interest and/or knowledge of other (particularly Middle East) cultures
  • Experience with SPSS, R, Qualtrics, EEG, LIWC, qualitative coding, and/or other research software or coding
  • Experience with HTML and CSS, and with website design

The position will begin in the month of July 2018. The position is advertised as one year. However, the position could be extended for two years, and renewal would be contingent on performance. To apply, please send a resume, one-page cover letter, and names and contact information of two references via email to Michele Gelfand at gelfandlab2018@gmail.com. You may also send emails to this address with any questions about the position.

 

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. For best consideration, please contact before March 15, 2018.

 

UMD, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Contact Name: Michele Gelfand Email: gelfandlab2018@gmail.com

Full-time Lab Manager Culture Lab at the University of Maryland

Posted on March 9, 2018
Closes March 15, 2018
Posted 3/9/2018   Lab Manager University of Maryland

Salary Range:

$30,000 - $39,999

The Culture Lab at the University of Maryland is seeking a full-time lab manager to assist Dr. Michele J. Gelfand (http://www.gelfand.umd.edu/) coordinate and conduct studies. The lab focuses on cross-cultural research on the strength of norms, conflict, negotiation, revenge, and forgiveness using experimental, field, neuroscience, and computational methods, with a focus on the U.S., Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and manage research assistants and lab schedule
  • Recruit and schedule community samples and participants from the department pool
  • Assist in administrative duties (e.g., human subjects protocols, purchasing, participants and vendor payments, payments to overseas research teams, composing research reports for funding agencies)
  • Update and maintain lab website and manual
  • Contribute ideas to research projects and designs
  • Design and run studies
  • Coordinate data entry and analyze data
  • Assist in manuscript preparation and literature reviews
  • Attend lab meetings
  • Coordinate meetings for members of the lab and visiting scholars

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in psychology or related fields
  • Experience in running experiments with human participants
  • Interest in qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of using Microsoft office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent analytical and writing ability
  • Good interpersonal skills

Desirable qualities

  • Interest in cross-cultural psychology, negotiation, conflict, and related areas and in going to graduate school for a PhD
  • Proficient in other languages (e.g. Arabic, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese)
  • An interest and/or knowledge of other (particularly Middle East) cultures
  • Experience with SPSS, R, Qualtrics, EEG, LIWC, qualitative coding, and/or other research software or coding
  • Experience with HTML and CSS, and with website design

The position will begin in the month of July 2018. The position is advertised as one year. However, the position could be extended for two years, and renewal would be contingent on performance. To apply, please send a resume, one-page cover letter, and names and contact information of two references via email to Michele Gelfand at gelfandlab2018@gmail.com. You may also send emails to this address with any questions about the position.

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. For best consideration, please contact before March 15, 2018.

UMD, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Contact Name: Michele Gelfand Email: gelfandlab2018@gmail.com

Summer Internship at George Mason University

Posted on February 16, 2018
Closes March 15, 2018

The Social Skills, Imagination and Theater (SSIT) Lab in the Applied Developmental Psychology Group at George Mason University (PI: Dr. Thalia Goldstein) is seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social-emotional development and play. Research in the lab focuses on the development of children's imaginative abilities, their social emotional skills, and their involvement in the arts, particularly theatre. We work with children and adolescents, with current studies spanning ages 3-15 years old.

Internship Description

Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry, and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in weekly lab meetings, an informal reading group, and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by Dr. Goldstein. Stipends of approximately $1000 are available, and research assistants are encouraged to seek additional funding through their home universities. Dependent on the requirements of interns’ home institution, academic credit may be available.

Eligibility and requirements

Research assistants are asked to commit either part time (20 hours per week) or full time (40 hours per week) to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early June 4th and the internship continues through August 3.

Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application *.  Applications will be reviewed as they come in, with a final review occurring after March 15.

*full link address:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckpI7YMp-cTL7K3OxnR6V5Gb0Zmm_qVV8KPLBdlQK3nmkOuQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Research Assistant, Language Assessment, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C.

Posted on July 13, 2017
Closes March 13, 2018

Send questions and resumes to jobs@cal.org.

 

Research Assistant, Language Assessment

CAL Classification: Research Assistant IProgram Area: World Languages and Venture AssessmentsDivision: Language Assessment DivisionHours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk (full-time) Position Available: Immediately

OVERVIEW

The Research Assistant provides research and development support for project-specific tasks and activities, and is responsible for carrying out language assessment project activities as assigned, contributing to the completion of project tasks and deliverables.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with development of item writing and review procedures and processes.
  • Coordinate recruiting and hiring of consultants and track their performance.
  • Contribute to development and review of language assessment items.
  • Assist with test scoring and the compilation of scorer training materials.
  • Create meeting agendas and take and disseminate meeting notes.
  • Write and edit proposals, research reports, articles, conference presentations, and other project-related products.
  • Deliver professional development workshops and conference presentations.
  • Communicate with partners and external colleagues.
  • Responsible for cleaning data, creating data tables, coding open-ended survey responses, updating the text of reports following a pre-existing format, and proofreading reports.
  • Conduct library and Internet searches and other research activities.
  • Coordinate project tasks and timelines.
  • Assist with other administrative duties as needed.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four years of related work experience; or
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field.
  • Experience working with test development and item writing and/or English language teaching.
  • Experience or formal coursework in language assessment, research methods, quantitative analysis, second/foreign language acquisition/learning/teaching.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal, editing, oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English.
  • Proficient in the use of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Acute attention to detail and strong work ethic.

IF INTERESTED, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER:

Mail: Center for Applied Linguistics 4646 40th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20016-1859 ATTN: Human Resources, Recruitment 17-12 Research Assistant, Language Assessment

Electronically:jobs@cal.org Attn: Recruitment 17-12 Research Assistant, Language Assessment

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

CAL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.

CAL provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CAL complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

CAL expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CAL employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Research Project Coordinator at Northwestern University (Start: September 1, 2017)

Posted on July 13, 2017
Closes March 13, 2018

Job Summary:

This full-time (37.5 hours per week over 12 months) position involves assistance with planning and implementing a research study on “Promoting Emotion Regulation to Enhance Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults” (funded by the Retirement Research Foundation) at the Life-Span Development Laboratory (Director: Dr. Claudia Haase) in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. The laboratory/research project manager will organize the Institutional Review Board submission; organize participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study sessions; organize measurement development; organize software programming for laboratory-based data collection (e-Prime, Biolab, Qualtrics); assist with data collection including collection of emotion regulation (i.e., physiological, self-report) and cognitive functioning data; supervise and train graduate and undergraduate research assistants to assist with data collection and physiological data processing; supervise cleaning, synthesizing, and merging of emotion, cognition, and questionnaire data; and supervise data management for the project. Effective communication with study participants and research team members and detail-oriented organization under minimal supervision are required.

This is a one-year term appointment. Manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders.  Monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols.  Assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards.  Develops, implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures.  Co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants.  Ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Specific Responsibilities:

Technical

  • Leads execution & control of a biomedical &/or social science project or research study.
  • Coordinates processing & analysis of data, conduct of experimental tests & procedures.
  • Develops new &/or revised research methodologies. 
  • Ensures completion of study activities per protocol including recruitment.
  • Ascertains pretreatment & eligibility requirements.
  • Obtains informed consent.
  • Registers participant with appropriate sponsor.
  • Interviews & obtains medical & social histories.

Administrative

  • Oversees & manages collection, maintenance, analysis & evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations & publications. 
  • Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.
  • Assists PI in reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, formatting, editing, & preparing tables, charts, graphs, progress & final reports, etc.
  • Coordinates between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations &/or other research &/or educational institutions. 
  • Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws & research protocols are completed in a timely manner.

Finance

  • Manages lab/study budget & inventory including purchasing of supplies & services ensuring that they are necessary, reasonable & project related.
  • Orders & maintains inventory of study supplies.
  • Distributes intra-departmental charges. 
  • Negotiates with vendors, obtain quotes & arrange for demos of large equipment. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years' research study or other relevant experience required; OR
  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 1 year research study or other relevant experience.
  • Supervisory or project management experience required.
  • Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
  • Prior research experience, including experience with data collection.
  • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical software (e.g., Stata, SPSS, R).
  • Data management skills.
  • High level of computer and technological literacy.
  • Rapid learner of new software and technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to display attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure.
  • Ability to be a team player.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with experimental software (e.g., e-Prime).
  • Experience with psychophysiology equipment and software (e.g., Mindware).
  • Experience with online questionnaires (e.g., Qualtrics).

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

Clinical Research Coordinator II, The Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) in the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Main Campus (Boston)

Posted on July 10, 2017
Closes March 11, 2018

Clinical Research Coordinator II:  We are seeking a Research Coordinator to perform a variety of tasks that support the day-to-day operations of the lab.  Responsibilities will include: conducting literature searches, drafting IRB-related documents, participating in data management and data analysis tasks, helping with grant submissions, assisting with peer-reviewed journal submissions, developing materials for conference presentations, and performing other administrative support duties as required.  Candidates must be mature, and have a BA/BS, 1-2 years of experience, strong attention to detail, good quantitative skills, an ability to work well in a collaborative environment, fluency with all modes of communication in English, and strong writing skills.  Interest in psychiatric disorders and adversity/traumatic stress is a must.  Candidates will gain valuable experience and knowledge working in all phases of the research process, ranging from study design to analysis and interpretation of results.  Opportunities to co-author manuscripts and present study results at conferences will be available.  This position is ideal for someone wishing to pursue graduate study in the fields of public health, psychology, or medicine.  Apply for this position by visiting: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3042554&lang=en   

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