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Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lab Manager, Project on Child Development (Waxman Lab), Northwestern University

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Lab manager, Project on Child Development (Waxman Lab),

Northwestern University

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

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

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

Additional Qualifications: One year or more of psychology research work, ability to interact with infants and their parents, and familiarity with programming software (e.g., MATLAB, R) are all very relevant skills, but most can be learned on the job. Experience with eye tracking and EEG is strongly preferred. Strong writing skills are important, as the coordinator collaborates on publications and grant reports. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are also essential.

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

Lab manager position at Notre Dame

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title: Research Specialist 2, Thirty Million Words Initiative

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer, PI, TMW Initiative

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

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

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

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

Clinical Research Specialist (Research Assistant), DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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We are seeking a full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) to work on several NIH-fundedstudies that examine neurobehavioral outcomes in HIV infection and drug use. All studies are in active data collection. The research assistant will conduct activities to support data collection, and will have the opportunity to engage in a wide array of research methods relevant to patient-oriented research. The research assistant will devote a substantial portion of their effort to recruitment, assessment (including facilitation of MRI scans, administration of structured interviews, neuropsychological testing, and urine drug screening), and data processing. This position is ideal for individuals interested in gaining clinical research experience before pursuing graduate training in clinical psychology, public health, or medicine.

Work Performed

Responsibilities include: recruitment, scheduling, and tracking of participants (20%); data collection (60%); data processing (10%); and other relevant administrative tasks (10%). The proposed start date is May 2017. We are looking for a candidate who is able to make a 2-3 year commitment to the position. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with additional funding conditional upon satisfactory performance. The position is located at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and some previous clinical research experience are required. A background in psychology, neuroscience, and/or biology is preferred.

Key Skills

Successful applicants must be motivated, reliable, and mature, able to multi-task and learn new tasks quickly, and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Most importantly, they must be highly respectful of and feel comfortable working with diverse populations, including active drug abusers, gay men and women, ethnic minorities, and individuals with criminal histories. The research assistant will be expected to complete tasks independently and to work closely as part of our research team. Proficiency in Word and Excel is required. Experience with MATLAB is ideal.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, and names of three references to ryan.bell@duke.edu.

For more information about our lab, please see our website: http://sites.duke.edu/harp/.

Ophthalmic Image Analyst with the Duke Eye Center

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

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

 

Research Analyst-III, Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

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RA-III

The Research Analyst-III will work under the supervision of Lab Director Reyna Gordon, PhD (Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center). This individual will be responsible for implementation, coordinating, troubleshooting, and data analysis of studies on rhythm and language skills in children and adults using behavioral assessments, neuroimaging (EEG), and genomic approaches. The RA-III will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI to carry out a series of ongoing studies and plan new studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech and test the impact of music training on language skills. Prior experience with music cognition or language development research preferred; prior experience with EEG and/or Genomic research a plus. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills. Applications must be submitted online at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1703649

Lab Coordinator, Cognitive Development Lab and Reasoning & Decision Making Lab Wesleyan University

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The Cognitive Development Lab, directed by Dr. Hilary Barth, and the Reasoning & Decision Making Lab, directed by Dr. Andrea Patalano, both at Wesleyan University, announce a full-time lab coordinator position starting September 2017. The lab coordinator’s duties will be split 80:20 across the two labs. The lab coordinator will assist with studies on the development of numerical/spatial thinking and decision making in preschool and school-aged children and adults, as well as other general duties in the labs.

Duties include coordinating relationships with local research sites such as schools and children’s museums; hiring and supervision of undergraduate research assistants; recruiting and scheduling participants; maintaining a participant database; data entry and record keeping; running participants through studies; literature searches; and assisting with the preparation of conference abstracts, manuscripts, and grants. The lab coordinator will have the opportunity to be directly involved in research, earn authorship on a paper, and attend research conferences.

Key qualifications include a BA in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field; prior research experience (experimental child development experience preferred); exceptional flexibility, organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail; general computer skills and statistical software experience (Microsoft Office suite; SPSS); and intellectual interest in our research areas. Programming experience preferred but not required. This position is for 1 year, pending funding for a possible second year.

Apply through the Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site at https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5738. In addition, please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing interests, relevant experience, and future career goals, and (3) contact information for three references to Alexandra Zax (azax@wesleyan.edu).

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860-685-4771, afarias@wesleyan.edu.

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

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

Research Coordinator/Lab Manager Position in the Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University

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The Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University, directed by Dr. Anna Shusterman, is seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Coordinator to start on or around July 1, 2017. The Lab Manager will be responsible for closely managing a variety of projects related to an NSF-funded grant on early number acquisition, as well as other projects including preschool mathematics, socio-emotional development, and research-to-practice translation in early childhood settings. The Research Coordinator will work closely with the PI, a post-doc, and undergraduate research assistants to carry out research. 

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Data collection, subject recruitment, and managing human subjects protocols; Supervising research assistants, analyzing data, assisting with manuscript editing and preparation, and preparing conference presentations; Assisting with expense and grant management, coordinating with collaborators in the US and abroad, and disseminating findings to non-science audiences.

Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field. Minimum one year of research experience (preferably in cognitive or language development). Demonstrated ability to work effectively with children. Proficiency with basic computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, online research tools, and search databases). Highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented. Able to take initiative and incorporate feedback. Exceptional cultural sensitivity. Excellent writing and communication skills. Able & willing to travel. Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

Preferred qualifications include training in experimental design and statistical analysis, and proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.). The ideal candidate will be self-directed and confident working both independently and with others in an active research environment.

This is a one-year grant-funded position. Continuation of this position is dependent upon continued grant funding. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references to Maddy Barclay (mbarclay@wesleyan.edu). In addition, please submit your application to https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5776.

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2017 Summer Research Internship with Columbia Business School

Closes March 1, 2017

Columbia Business School (CBS) is seeking outstanding applicants for the 2017 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research.  Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science and Data Sciences.  Many have been selected to join CBS afterwards as full-time Research Associates.

Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, Decision Sciences, Operations, Accounting, and Data Analytics.

This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, are encouraged to apply. 

Prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

·         Enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity 

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics

·         Behavioral projects in Marketing or Management require knowledge of SPSS and prior experience in a psychology laboratory

·         Quantitative projects in Accounting, Decision, Risk, & Operations, Finance and Economics, Management, and Marketing require strong programming skills:

o   STATA required for projects in Finance, Economics, and Management

o   Matlab, R or Python required for projects in Marketing or DRO

o   SAS or STATA required for projects in Accounting

o   Experience in Python or C/C++ is a plus

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year and first-year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The program runs from May 30, 2017 – August 4, 2017 (tentative dates).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2017.  Apply early.  Applications will be reviewed beginning mid-January and positions may be filled on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply, please fill out the application form through the following website:http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty-research/research/job-opportunities/summer-research-internship

Research Specialist-Princeton Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Closes March 1, 2017

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist, under the supervision of Dr. Lauren Emberson in the Laboratory for Perception, Learning and Development and the Princeton Baby Lab.    

The ideal candidate will have a neuroscience/technical background and a demonstrated ability for successful communication and interaction with children and families. Candidates with advanced degrees will also be considered.  Start date is negotiable but will ideally start June 1, 2017. Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing academic and research goals, as well as technical and research experience.  Please also submit contact information for at least 2 references. Submissions can be made through the Princeton Careers website.  Contact Dr. Lauren Emberson (lauren.emberson@princeton.edu) for additional questions.

Application will be reviewed starting March 1, 2017. To receive full-consideration, be sure to submit all materials by this date on the Princeton Careers website: https://research-princeton.icims.com/jobs/7159/research-specialist-i/job

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of neuroimaging studies from programming experiments and data collection to data analysis.  The lab uses multiple imaging modalities (fMRI, fNIRS) with infants, children and adults. This is an exciting position as the successful candidate will be involved in developing new analyses for fNIRS and conduct neuroimaging recordings with infants in a clinical/hospital setting (e.g., NICU, maternity ward).

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications:

- A bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, physics, or math

- Evidence of serious interest in a career in cognitive neuroscience.

- Strong computer/math skills (e.g., MATLAB, R)

- Be able to get tasks done efficiently

- Be detail-oriented, motivated, organized and be able to work independently

- Be able to occasionally work non-standard hours (e.g., evenings, weekends), depending on subject availability

- Ability to communicate effectively with children and families

- The final candidate must successfully pass a background check and approval by Princeton Human Resources

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience conducting cognitive neuroscience research

- Experience with statistical software (e.g., R)

- Extensive programming experience, ideally with R, MATLAB and0 Psychtoolbox

- Prior experience working with infants, children or families in a research setting

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

 

 

Work study position: Web content writer for P&N website

Closes March 1, 2017

The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience (P&N) seeks a work study student with excellent writing skills to contribute content for the P&N website. The work study student will be writing a weekly feature called "P&Ner of the Week" which profiles a  P&N faculty, staff, student or alum. The student will also have the opportunity to write other original stories related to the website as time allows. Strong writing skills are important for this position;  a basic familiarity with web content management systems and image editing is also a plus, but not necessary.  The position pays $12/hr. for up to 10 hours of work a week. The student will be under the direct supervision of the IT and Communications manager for Psychology & Neuroscience. Interested applicants please send an e-mail to psychneuro@duke.edu with "web content position" in the headline, along with 2 writing samples.

 

Canine Cognition Center at Yale Summer Internship

Closes February 28, 2017

Duration: June 5-July 28, 2017

The Canine Cognition Center at Yale (under the directorship of Dr. Laurie Santos) is seeking curious and motivated college students or recent graduates for our Summer Internship program. Our center studies the cognitive abilities of dogs to better understand the origins of human social cognition.  Interns will aid in planning and carrying out studies with a team of other students while working directly with dogs. They will also work on coding projects and analysis of data, all while having the opportunity to learn new statistical software and video-editing procedures. Interns will also participate in a weekly lab meeting seminar where they can learn more about canine cognition and cognitive development.

Interns will also have several direct opportunities for mentorship and professional development. All interns will collaborate closely with graduate student mentors. Summer interns will also participate in a Professional Development series led by Dr. Santos. These weekly workshops are aimed at helping students prepare for graduate school. Interns will gain practice writing personal statements and learn about graduate applications more broadly.

Requirements:   *   Commitment of up to 40 hours a week for 8 weeks   *   Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Office   *   Comfort and experience with dogs in any setting   *   Previous psychology research experience is strongly preferred

For more information and our application, visit http://doglab.yale.edu/summer-internship. For other questions, please contact canine.cognition@yale.edu.

Research Assistant

Closes February 25, 2017

Salaried summer internship in language acquisition:

http://l3atbc.org/RA_Announcement.html  

Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2017. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here.

About us:

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC) opened in January of 2016. Our research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific questions. Methodologically, the lab uses a number of well-established methods, such as judgment studies, eye-tracking, and ERPs. However, we are particularly interested in exploring and exploiting new and emerging methods. One such method is testing tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults over the Internet, and in doing so being able to study questions that were previously out of reach.

Internship Highlights

  • Hands-on experience running studies with children of varying ages
  • Running studies in a variety of settings, including the lab, museums and schools
  • Opportunities to directly contribute to ongoing studies through study design and participant recruitment and management
  • Additional responsibilities include scientific outreach, participant recruitment, instrument design, study design and participating in our online experiments.

Internship details

  • The program will last 10 weeks (May 29 - August 11, with a week-long vacation June 26 - June 30).
  • The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
  • The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.

Eligibility

  • Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology or a related field.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.

Please contact the lab manager with any questions.

Lab Manager, Saxelab at MIT

Closes February 22, 2017

The Saxelab, a cognitive neuroscience research lab at MIT is hiring a new lab manager. This position requires strong technical skills and an eagerness and willingness to learn. It is ideally suited for graduating seniors that are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in a related field. Interested applicants read more about the position and apply here:

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=9313&localeCode=en-us

Job Description

LAB MANAGER (TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I), Brain and Cognitive Sciences-Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, to assist with all phases of studies of social cognitive neuroscience research. This includes design and implementation of experiments; participant outreach and recruitment; operation of fMRI scanner; implementation and maintenance of new analysis software; technical support for lab personnel; participation in reading groups and research seminars; and performing basic administrative duties including ordering equipment, tracking supplies, etc.  

Will also be encouraged to take an active role in scientific research, including independent projects, making the job ideal for individuals considering future graduate study in cognitive science or neuroscience.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in biology, physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, neuroscience, or psychology; a minimum of two years’ lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate; a demonstrable interest in cognitive science, social psychology, and/or cognitive development; experience programming and familiarity with MATLAB; initiative; flexibility; and the ability to develop and maintain organizational systems.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a Linux environment and have additional experience with one or more of the following: Python, Bash, MySQL, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and implementation of (simple) web sites. Experience performing data analysis and relevant experience in similar research will be considered. fMRI data analysis involves heavy use of statistics so knowledge of statistics or a willingness to learn statistical methods is required.  The work will involve lab-specific training so the most important attributes that the lab is looking for are willingness to and enthusiasm about the prospect of learning new skills, along with the flexibility necessary to work in a dynamic environment.  Job #14402

Lab coordinator, Language and Development Lab at UCSD (La Jolla, California)

Closes February 22, 2017

The Language and Development Lab at UCSD (La Jolla, California) is hiring a lab coordinator to start July 1, 2017. The lab conducts research on language and concept acquisition using a variety of methods, including behavioral assessments, cross-linguistic comparisons, and eye-tracking. Duties include research and administrative responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have a background in experimental psychology, linguistics, or cognitive science, plus experience working with young children. Previous lab coordinators have gone on to top PhD programs of their choice.

More details to be found here: www.ladlab.com/blog/hiringlabcoordinator2017

Please direct inquiries to Junyi Chu at ladlab.coord@gmail.com

Project Assistant

Closes December 30, 2016

The Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking to hire a project assistant to work on an NIH funded study examining social contexts and adolescents’ neurodevelopment.

Our lab examines how social contexts, such as the family and peers, influence adolescent decision making. We use diverse methodological tools, including daily experience sampling, diurnal cortisol, and fMRI. Responsibilities will include overseeing participant recruitment and participant follow-ups, as well as assisting in data collection and data management. Participant recruitment will be in both English and Spanish speaking populations. The project assistant will also be responsible for training and overseeing undergraduate research assistants. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing a PhD in a related field as well as professionals looking to work on cutting edge research with interesting populations. For information about the exceptional resources at UNC, see the BRIC (http://www.med.unc.edu/bric), human neuroimaging group (http://hngpsych.web.unc.edu/people/), and Center for Developmental Science (http://cds.web.unc.edu/).

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your interests, your CV, and the contact information of 3 individuals who could be asked for a recommendation to Dr. Eva Telzer, email address: ehtelzer@unc.edu.

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/111372

Bergelson Lab seeking undergraduate research assistants

Closes December 19, 2016

General RA

The Bergelson Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants. The lab (PI Elika Bergelson) studies infant word learning in the context of other aspects of language and cognitive development. RAs will help annotate video and audio recordings of infants in their homes (from the SEEDLingS project), and help schedule and run in-lab visits with families.

Ideal RAs would be good students who are detail oriented, responsible, have taken relevant coursework, and have an interest in cognitive development. Experience with computer programming and statistical analysis is a plus! (R, python, etc). Sophomores and juniors preferred. Yearlong commitment preferred.

Students will be considered for practica and work-study positions. Time commitment is 10 hours a week between 9-5 M-F. Possibilities for independent study and grad with distinctions in future semesters available.

Programming RA

In addition to undergraduate research assistants (see other ad), the Bergelson Lab is also looking to hire several RAs with programming background to get involved with our server-based apps, data analysis and coordination, audio/video processing algorithms, machine learning, and ASR. The lab (PI Elika Bergelson) studies infant word learning in the context of other aspects of language and cognitive development.

Ideal RAs for this position would be well-versed in a subset of the following: python, R, C++, ruby, github, command line tools, and interested in research experience working with audio, video, and eyetracking data.

Students will be considered for practica and work-study positions. Time commitment is 10 hours a week between 9-5 M-F. Possibilities for independent study and grad with distinctions in future semesters available.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/bergelsonlabduke/

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The Bergelson Lab is a research lab at Duke University. Our research examines word learning in infants using eye-tracking and corpus analysis.

Post-bac research assistants / project coordinator jobs

Closes December 3, 2016
The Motivated Cognition and Aging Brain Lab (PI: Samanez-Larkin) is moving from Yale to Duke University in summer 2017 and is seeking 1-2 post-bacc research assistants / project coordinators to begin around August 2017.

Research in the lab is focused on characterizing individual differences across adulthood in the motivational and cognitive processes that support decision making (mcablab.org). Our work combines several disciplines including psychology, behavioral economics/finance, neuroscience, and public health. We use a wide variety of methods including behavioral studies, experience sampling in everyday life, structural and functional MRI, and dopamine PET imaging. We will arrive at Duke with several multimodal imaging data sets that include fMRI and PET so there will be opportunities to get started on data analysis and manuscript preparation right away. 

Responsibilities include subject recruitment, data collection (including behavioral and neuroimaging sessions), data management and analysis, and coordinating lab activities (e.g., schedule lab meetings and social activities, update website). One of these positions may also allocate a small percentage of their time to the coordination of events for three new NIA-funded initiatives: (1) an annual Summer School in Neuroeconomics and Social Neuroscience, (2) the Scientific Research Network on Decision Neuroscience and Aging (srndna.org), and (3) a joint project between the Duke Institute for Brain Science and the Stanford Center on Longevity to connect traditional laboratory research with private sector partners in financial services and health care.

Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about a science or medical career, self-motivated, independent, creative, and have interests in decision neuroscience and/or life-span development and aging. Individuals with programming (Python preferred) and computational modeling experience will be given high priority but these skills are not required.

Feel free to send questions about the positions directly to Dr. Samanez-Larkin: g.samanezlarkin@yale.edu   

  Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance (2016/2017) University of Miami School of Business Assistant Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science Yale University (on sabbatical 2016) Assistant Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience Duke University (starting 2017) http://www.mcablab.org/gregoryrsl

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