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Research Assistant position: Boston Children's Hospital/pediatric MRI

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

The Gaab Lab in collaboration with the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for a Research Assistant to assist with all study phases of a NICHD funded longitudinal project which assesses functional and structural brain development from infancy to early elementary school age. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies which will include close interaction with nurseries, child care centers and elementary schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and structural/functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). These positions are ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, developmental psychology, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful. Prior experience with infants and children would be very helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology/ cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy, statistics or machine learning helpful. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please first apply to Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu with a cover letter and CV.

Teaching Positions at Independent Schools - Southern Teachers

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

 

 

To everything there is a season, and now is the season for good teachers to find great jobs at intriguing independent schools in the South! Southern Teachers can help graduates make that happen. We currently have 1235 openings for teachers of all subjects. If you value close relationships, innovation, collaboration, inspiration, and a focus on student learning rather than standardized testing, you should consider teaching at an independent school.

Our schools seek teachers with academic excellence and subject-area expertise enthusiastic about working with children and teenagers—what’s important is a gift for connecting with and caring for kids. Selection is based on academic performance and experience working with children in wide-ranging capacities and certification is typically not required (except in elementary grades and specialty areas).

Southern Teachers has focused on matching great candidates with schools in the South for over a century, taking the time to interview candidates, connect with references, and know the person, not just the resumé. The result:  placements that help teachers, schools, and students thrive.

Why choose Southern Teachers?

·        Services are free for talented educators committed to independent schools.

·        Placement counselors are an advocate and resource throughout the process. 

·        Reputation as the South’s most established teacher placement agency, serving nearly 600 southern schools.

Why wait? To apply, go to SouthernTeachers.com, submit the application, along with your resume and a cover letter. If you have questions about Southern Teachers, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Change the future: Teach!

Best wishes,

Michele

Michele Jarman | Director of College Recruitment

434-295-9122 | SouthernTeachers.com

       

 

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Research Analyst Vanderbilt Computational Memory lab

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date
About Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

About the Position and Responsibilities:

Vanderbilt Computational Memory lab (Sean Polyn, PI) The Computational Memory Lab at Vanderbilt University is looking for a full-time Research Analyst I, to assist in the study of the neural foundations of human memory.  Our research focuses on the neural and cognitive mechanisms supporting the formation and retrieval of memories.  We use recording techniques such as fMRI, scalp EEG, and intracranial recordings to characterize the neural dynamics of the human memory system as participants perform behavioral memory tasks.  The behavioral and neural data collected in these studies is used to inform the development of computational models of memory.

The primary function of this position is to help design, program, and run experimental studies of human memory, and to analyze data from these studies using Matlab. These experiments will primarily be carried out using fMRI recordings, and the person in this position is also responsible for recording and collecting the fMRI data during testing sessions.  Other job responsibilities include (but are not limited to) subject recruitment, assistance with administrative and IT tasks, routine laboratory maintenance, development of written documentation of laboratory procedures, and meticulous record keeping.  This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology or cognitive neuroscience.

Applicants must have a BS/BA degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science or a related field, an outstanding academic record, and one to two years of research experience, some of which may be pre-degree experience.  Strong computer skills (Mac and Unix), experience with computer programming, and prior experience with data analysis are desirable.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work as part of a team.  A two-year commitment is required.

This position is expected to start by the summer of 2018.

More information regarding the lab is available at http://memory.psy.vanderbilt.edu

Benefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview

 

Half-Time Research Coordinator Position in the Georgetown Lab for Relational Cognition

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a half-time research coordinator for an NSF-funded study of concept development and reasoning in real-world high school STEM education. Primary responsibilities will include interfacing with students and families as well as teachers and school administrators. Depending on level of interest, the research coordinator will have substantial opportunity to engage with all aspects of the project, including collection and analysis of behavioral and brain-imaging data. This project seeks to contribute to bridging the gap between the real-world classroom and the cognitive neuroscience laboratory.

The preferred start range is July 2018.

For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.

To apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experiences and career goals, a current resume/CV, a college transcript, and names and contact information of two people who can comment on the applicant’s skills relevant to this position to cnglab@georgetown.edu.

Please send any questions to me at Nhi.Dinh@georgetown.edu.

Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see the Georgetown website for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798. This position requires a criminal background check performed by Human Resources.

Lab Manager, Trueswell/Gleitman Lab, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

LAB MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE:

Language Processing and Language Development Lab

Institute for Research in Cognitive Science

Department of Psychology

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA  USA

The research labs of Dr. John Trueswell and Dr. Lila Gleitman are hiring a full-time research assistant (i.e., lab manager/coordinator) to help conduct language processing studies with children and adults. In many of these studies we will be recording the eye movements of participants as they respond to spoken instructions. The successful candidate will have frequent contact with postdocs, graduate students, research assistants, and will have plenty of opportunities for scientific involvement in all aspects of research projects in the lab including journal articles and conference presentations. Thus, this position is an excellent stepping stone for someone planning to go to graduate school in psycholinguistics — individuals previously employed in this position are now star graduate students, postdocs and even professors within psychology and linguistics.

Primary responsibilities include:

  •        Assisting lab members and the PIs in the running of experiments
  •        Designing, running and analyzing experiments with infants, children, and adults
  •        Developing experimental materials, and data management/analysis.
  •        Recruiting participants
  •        Coordinating and training undergraduate research assistants
  •        Assisting in planning lab events and meetings
  •        Additional duties include management of human subject information, assisting in the reporting of information to funding institutions and Penn’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), and lab scheduling.

Essential qualifications:

  •        A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, or Cognitive Science
  •        0-1 year of research experience, preferably with children or infants (an equivalent combination of education and experience can be considered).
  •        Excellent organizational and communication skills (especially with young children and families).
  •        Be detail-oriented, motivated, creative, organized, and able to work independently
  •        Experience is required in Microsoft Excel and statistical analysis software (preferably R, SPSS and/or MatLab).
  •        Be able to jump from low- to high-level amount of work smoothly and work under pressure when deadlines are approaching

Preferred qualifications:

  •        Prior experience in psychology research and/or computational modeling.
  •        Proficient programming skills, ideally in Python, R and Matlab.
  •        Flexible work availability (including evenings and weekends) is desirable. 

The position can begin as early as March of 2018 -- but we will also consider later start dates, as late as May or June of 2018.

To Apply:

Please visit   http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/34827 

Please include a resume and at least two reference contacts (email and phone) with your application.

Note that although the posting may say that the position end date is one year from hire, this is not correct. The position may last up to two or three years, contingent on funding.

Please apply as soon as possible because we will begin reviewing applications immediately. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Research Technician, The Dynamics of Self-Regulation Project, Penn State: University Park, PA

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

The Dynamics of Self-Regulation Project at The Pennsylvania State University, headed by Drs. Pamela Cole and Nilam Ram, has an opening for a full-time research technician to assist in Phase II of a federally funded study of young children.  The position will start immediately. 

The skills acquired through this position will be particularly useful for individuals who are interested in attending graduate school in child psychology or human development. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, investigating the development of self-regulation as a dynamic process that changes across the first 5 years of life.  The person filling the position will interact with young children and their parents as part of the data collection.  Data collection includes observational, questionnaire, and autonomic nervous system measurement with children ages 30 through 60 months and their parents.  The position also includes assisting in data reduction (scoring and coding) and preliminary data analysis.  The research technician serves as a member of a collaborative team of faculty members from Psychology (Clinical and Developmental) and Human Development and Family Studies, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students from those programs, and the Project Coordinator who assists in supervising research technicians and undergraduate volunteer research assistants. This project is a collaboration and bridge between the Child Study Center (http://csc.psych.psu.edu) and the Quantitative Developmental Systems Methodology group (http://quantdev.ssri.psu.edu). 

Skills  Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Human Development or a related field and experience with child development research preferred. The successful candidate will also have skills in relating to very young children and their parents, basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, basic statistical skills, using programs like SPSS and R), and high motivation to learn additional skills related to data collection, processing, and analysis. Please highlight relevant skills in your cover letter. 

Interested applicants should upload (1) a letter of recommendation indicating research interests, career goals, and relevant experience, (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) two or more letters of reference.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Fixed term statement  This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. 

Please apply at Penn State Jobs: https://psu.jobs/job/76305

Project Manager, UCLA Developmental Neuroscience

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

Research Associate II-Nonexempt

Summary InformationPosting Category: ResearchWork Location: US – Los Angeles, CAUCLA Title: Staff Res Assoc II-NonexemptJob #: H94936Work Hours: Job Type: CareerDuration: Indef.Salary Range: $22.57 / $3927 – $36.32 / $6320Layoff Referral Deadline: 3/1/2018Bargaining Unit: RXPosted Date: February 22, 2018

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The Adolescent Development Laboratory in the Semel Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles is seeking a full-time lab manager and project coordinator. We investigate brain changes across the transition from childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging (fMRI), and clinical approaches to address our research questions. The position will involve coordinating ongoing projects in healthy adolescents and in youth. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies (e.g., healthy adults, typically developing children, children with anxiety), data collection (MRI and behavioral), data processing (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI), IRB correspondence, and general management of lab operations. In addition to these activities, there are several existing cross sectional and longitudinal data sets that provide opportunities for independent research, including poster presentations and/or authorship on a manuscript.

Qualifications Successful candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and enjoy working in a collaborative team atmosphere. In addition, they will have demonstrated ability to multi-task efficiently and to coordinate activities across different research labs and investigators. Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field preferred 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) at least some experience with unix, python, matlab or another programming language; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Two Research Assistant Positions –– Mormino and Wagner Labs, Stanford University

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

The Mormino and Wagner labs are seeking applicants for two full-time Research Assistant openings for a collaborative multimodal study examining age-related memory decline.  The Research Assistants will be responsible for the recruitment of healthy older adult participants from the community, the coordination and scheduling of participant visits, providing informed consent, conducting visits in the clinical environment with healthy volunteers, administering and scoring neuropsychological testing for those volunteers, and engaging in collection and analysis of structural MRI (at 7T), functional MRI (at 3T), and tau PET imaging data.

Graduates (BA, BS, MA) with a strong interest in cognitive/clinical neuroscience and aging research are preferred. Competitive applicants will have experience in three or more of the following areas: Neuroimaging, geriatric care, database management, telephone correspondence, neuroscience or psychology research, clinical research, or office administration. Experience with Matlab, Python, and/or R is a plus. Due to requirements for neuropsychological test administration, applicants must speak English natively.  A minimum 2-year commitment is expected.

If interested, please send a CV to Anthony Wagner (awagner@stanford.edu) and Elizabeth Mormino (bmormino@stanford.edu).

 

Research Assistant in Neuropsychology, Framingham Heart Study, Anatomy & Neurobiology and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Posted 03/01/2018

Job Title: Research Assistant

Location: Framingham, MA

Job Summary:

Research assistant in neuropsychology with the renowned Framingham Heart Study. Our offices are located in Framingham, MA but we are part of the departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, dynamic environment with little supervision. The primary responsibility will be testing subjects with ages ranging from 25-100+. Testing will take place primarily in clinic, however, research assistants are expected to make home visits as well. Applicants will assist with a new project that requires repeated testing of assigned participants over the course of a year. The research assistant will be responsible for the well-being of their participants during the one year they are enrolled in this study. This includes, but is not limited to, going to the person’s home to conduct neuropsychological testing, accompanying the participant to and from MRI/PET imaging appointments, and spending quality time with the participant to ensure they are comfortable throughout the testing period. Research assistants will additionally score neuropsychological test responses, enter and clean data, prepare case reports for diagnostic meetings and conduct literature searches. Additionally, applicants are expected to assist with a wide range of research projects. These include studies about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and neuropathology, among others. Travel throughout New England and other states is required. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field, some experience in research, a willingness to work non-traditional hours and a car. This position is ideal for those who plan to apply to graduate or medical school. Only those available for on-site interviews will be considered. Benefits include those offered to all full-time Boston University employees (see http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/why-work-at-bu/benefits-summary/ for details).

Hours: Full Time

To be considered, please send resumes and cover letters to Spencer Hardy at fhsneuropsy@gmail.com

Research Coordinator in Neuropsychology, Framingham Heart Study, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Posted on March 1, 2018
No closing date

Job Title: Research Coordinator

Location: Framingham, MA

Job Summary:

Research coordinator in neuropsychology with the renowned Framingham Heart Study. Our offices are located in Framingham, MA but we are part of the departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, non-traditional, dynamically evolving research environment with little supervision. In order to be considered, applicants must have clinical research experience with direct patient/participant interaction and some evidence of management capabilities. Familiarity with neuropsychology and interest in cognitive aging, dementia/Alzheimer’s disease and brain imaging is also required. The applicant should be comfortable managing teams, have strong written/verbal communication skills and a willingness to work non- traditional hours.

Research responsibilities will include administering neuropsychology tests to participants age 25-100+, preparing case reports for dementia diagnostic meetings and conducting literature searches, data entry and cleaning, and managing numerous project details with a focus on ensuring data integrity and accuracy. Example of some project topics are Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), technology integration into research methods, and neuropathology, with more underway and in the pipeline. Management responsibilities include helping to supervise a team of ~10 research assistants, delegating work appropriately, communicating research goals, evaluating performance, and running the summer internship program.

Only those available for on-site interviews will be considered. Benefits include those offered to full-time Boston University employees (see http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/why-work-at-bu/benefits-summary/ for details).

If interested, please send resumes and cover letters to Spencer Hardy (fhsneuropsy@gmail.com)

Minimum Qualifications: - 2 years clinical research experience - Interest in the field of brain aging/dementia - Strong written and verbal communication skills - Strong attention to detail - Ability to meet tight deadlines - Direct patient/participant interaction - Project management skills - Experience as a direct supervisor - Must have a car

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Research Assistant (mindfulness education), IRT, Durham, NC

Posted on June 19, 2017
Closes February 19, 2018

POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant EMPLOYER: Innovation Research & Training LOCATION (City, State): Durham, NC WEBSITES: www.irtinc.us START DATE: Available immediately

JOB DESCRIPTION Innovation Research & Training (IRT) seeks a part- or full-time Research Assistant to work on qualitative and quantitative research, training and intervention development, and technical assistance projects in a variety of fields including mindfulness education, substance use, and stress prevention. Job Description: Participate as a team member on research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance projects. Responsibilities include conducting scientific literature reviews; assisting with writing presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals; recruiting study participants; collecting, transcribing, coding, and entering data; maintaining meeting minutes; helping with developing and writing in-person and online training and intervention programs; and assisting with customer support and administrative work. Experience conducting research in schools is a plus.

Requirements: 2 or more years of research experience in psychology or related field as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate. Must be able to work as a team member as well as independently; take initiative; be extremely attentive to detail; and have excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will need to be familiar with all Microsoft Office programs as well as have strong writing and verbal communication skills. Compensation: Salary is based upon education and previous work experience. We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes BCBS health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, PTO, an employer-matched SIMPLE IRA, and more. Drug-free, smoke-free work environment. No relocation assistance available. Company: iRT is a small behavioral science research and development firm located in Durham, North Carolina. IRT specializes in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and services to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and families.

If interested, please submit a cover letter including your available start date, CV or resume, at least one scientific writing sample, and three references to Dr. Janis Kupersmidt at jkupersmidt@irtinc.us.

Full-time Lab Manager/Research Technician, Northwestern University

Posted on June 16, 2017
Closes February 19, 2018
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The SCIP (social cognition & intergroup processes) Lab, directed by Dr. Sylvia Perry at Northwestern University in the Department of Psychology seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning August or September 2017.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab manager/research technician will work closely with the PI and lab group to set up the new lab, and to kick-start a research program investigating how social contexts and attitudes affect behavioral and physiological outcomes within intergroup interactions in both adult and child populations.  

Responsibilities include:

  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults
  • coordinating, training, and proactively working with undergraduate research assistants 
  • participant recruitment and scheduling, and the development of a participant database
  • coordinating school visits
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc.
  • assisting in planning lab events and meetings

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline
  • research experience in a social and/or developmental psychology lab
  • ·one or more years of research experience with children and/or racially diverse populations
  • experience in a psychophysiological or dyadic interactions lab (e.g., experience working with autonomic nervous system data and/or coding verbal and non-verbal data)
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence
  • programming skills in Qualtrics, Inquisit, and Mechanical Turk, and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R, etc.)
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g., Photoshop, Final Cut)

 

This position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The lab manager/research technician will be involved with scientific presentations at conferences, the writing of journal manuscripts, and the ability to start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Perry and her research lab.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Perry at nusciplab@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “lab manager position” in your email.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Sylvia Perry.

Stanford CSLI Summer Program 2018

Posted on January 3, 2018
Closes February 16, 2018

***** STANFORD CSLI SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2018 *****

Join us at Stanford for an interdisciplinary summer research experience program in the cognitive sciences!

At the Center for the Study of Language and Information, interns will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. In addition to their individual projects, interns will attend weekly mentorship meetings and seminars with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to data analysis, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience. Accepted students will receive on-campus room and board, and a stipend to cover travel, and other expenses.

The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from cognitive science departments across Stanford, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy.

The program is 8 weeks, from 6/25/18 - 8/17/18, and is primarily intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors, though we will consider other applicants as well. Applications are due by midnight on February 16, 2018. One goal of the internship is to increase the diversity of the graduate school pipeline, and we therefore especially encourage applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in research careers, such as Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, and first-generation college students. We also welcome applications from students without prior research experience and from non-research institutions. For more information and an application form, please see https://www-csli.stanford.edu/csli-summer-internship-program-2018.  The CSLI Internship Program is supported in part by the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (award #1659585).

Research Assistant at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Posted on February 8, 2018
Closes February 12, 2018

Research Assistant (Lab Manager) position available Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, Virginia

A full-time research assistant (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King-Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu). Projects in the labs combine methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics with functional neuroimaging to investigate decision-making in healthy and clinical populations (focusing on adults with mood, anxiety, personality, or substance-use disorders, and at-risk youth). The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and assessing research participants, implementing all aspects of study protocols, and maintaining positive communication with research participants and collaborators. Data collection involves various modalities including: behavior, fMRI, clinical interviews, genetic samples. Additional duties include managing participant databases, organizing project funds, and preparing and tracking IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of all lab projects and managing day-to-day logistics of ongoing lab projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. For motivated individuals, there are many opportunities to be involved with data analysis. This is an excellent position for candidates interested in graduate school in cognitive or clinical psychology, neuroscience, and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements include:

1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field;

2) two years of research experience;

3) ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

4) demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail;

5) demonstrated ability and desire to succeed in a fast-paced research environment with multiple concurrent duties;

6) excellent written and oral communication skills;

7) proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

Other information:

MA/MS candidates with clinical (clinical psychology, psychiatry) training will be considered; salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates with data analysis and/or computer programming experience will be considered favorably.

Required application materials:

Cover letter including statement of interest, CV/Resume, list ofreferences. Two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration.

Consideration of applications will begin February 12, 2018, and will end when the position is filled.

Expected start date is late Spring/early Summer 2018.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please apply at: http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting # SW0180031 https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/83465.

Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be emailed to:

Brennan Delattre, bdelattr@vtc.vt.edu Lab Manager for Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King-Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte Virginia Tech Carilion

Lab Manager Position at Boston University, Social Learning Lab

Posted on June 12, 2017
Closes February 12, 2018

The Social Learning Lab at Boston University (http://www.bu.edu/learninglab/) is hiring a resourceful and enthusiastic Lab Coordinator. This will be a full-time paid position. The Lab Coordinator will be responsible for managing the administration of a number of studies including but not limited to:

-Collaborations with local educators and the Museum of Science to examine the effectiveness of scientific inquiry to improve children’s understanding and acquisition of scientific concepts, funded by the National Science Foundation.

-Examinations of guided learning as a model for adult-child learning interactions, funded by the National Science Foundation.

-Explorations of parents’ and children’s conceptions of religious and scientific entities and events, funded by the Templeton Foundation.

Responsibilities will include: supervising and training research assistants, facilitating partnerships with schools and other local institutions, recruiting participants, coordinating testing logistics and scheduling, assisting with paperwork for IRB compliance, and managing lab expenses.

Required Qualifications -B.A or B.S. in Psychology, Child Development, or a related field.

-Minimum of one year of research experience in related fields, preferably with children.

- Proficiency in interacting with children, families, educators, and school/museum administrators.

-Ability to use effective time management to ensure the tasks and goals for multiple projects are completed in order of priority.

-Excellent cultural and emotional sensitivity.

-Ability to use, learn, and/or troubleshoot essential software such as the Microsoft Office suite, SPSS, Qualtrics, etc.

-Current work eligibility in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

-Understanding of data entry procedures and statistical methods

-Experience with verbal and behavioral video coding

-Prior experience managing personnel in research or other contexts

Please submit the following materials to learnlab@bu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

  • CV
  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals
  • Unofficial academic transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
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    Yale Computation and Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship 2018

    Posted on January 18, 2018
    Closes February 12, 2018
    The Computation and Cognitive Development Lab (CCDL), run by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, studies the cognitive building blocks of our ability to make sense of and navigate the social and physical world. Previous and current research in the lab has examined topics such as children’s understanding of fairness, luck, and knowledge. More information about our research can be found at http://www.compdevlab.com   We are seeking undergraduate interns to participate first hand in our research studies. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process, and will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, and code and analyze results. In addition, interns will have the chance to attend lab meetings, participate in reading groups, and join graduate students, interns, and other researchers in the Yale psychology department for social activities including bowling, trivia nights, and dinners.    Interns will work 30-40 hours per week. This internship is best suited for students interested in or studying developmental or cognitive psychology, or cognitive sciences. Students are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institution, but internal funding is available on a need basis. The internship will run from early June through the end of July.   If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form found here, and submit the application, a CV/Resumé, and a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) as a PDF with subject line “[YOUR LAST NAME] CCDL Internship 2018" to madison.flowers@yale.edu. Additionally, please have one letter of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to the lab manager at madison.flowers@yale.edu. We will begin reviewing applications in mid-February. 

    Recruitment Specialist with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

    Posted on August 14, 2017
    Closes February 8, 2018

    Thirty Million Words seeks a Recruitment Specialist to lead the final phase of participant recruitment for its longitudinal parent education home visiting study.  The ideal candidate is motivated, engaging, and able to connect easily with parents of many backgrounds.  This position plays a critical role in supporting a study that is at the heart of the Thirty Million Words Initiative.  The Recruitment Specialist will connect with families in health clinics and community centers, coordinate the study team’s weekly recruitment efforts, and monitor and report critical recruitment metrics.  Experienced, ambitious applicants with a passion for impacting young children’s health and development through evidence-based programming are encouraged to find out more!  If interested, follow this link to read the full job description and apply on UCJobs.

    Project Coordinator, Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab at the University of Oregon

    Posted on June 5, 2017
    Closes February 5, 2018

    Position Summary – Project Coordinator, Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab

    We are seeking a project coordinator to work with the Developmental Social Neuroscience (DSN) Lab headed by Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer (http://dsn.uoregon.edu/), on an NIMH-funded prospective longitudinal study of risk for adolescent-emergent mental health problems in girls as they transition through puberty. In a community sample of 170 girls (initial age 10-13 years), the project will assess: i) levels of adrenal and gonadal hormones associated with pubertal development, as well as anthropometric data and secondary sex characteristics; ii) brain structure, anatomical connectivity (diffusion tensor imaging), and resting-state functional connectivity; iii) brain functioning and behavior related to social process (self-evaluation, mentalizing, and affiliation); and iv) mental health symptoms (particularly of depression, anxiety, and deliberate self-harm). These measures will be collected three times over five years (every 18 months). The rich multilevel dataset will be analyzed using advanced statistical modeling techniques to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between developmental patterns in each of these domains. The project coordinator will also interact extensively with Dr. Nick Allen, Co-I on the study and director of the Affective Development and Psychopathology Team (ADAPT). You can learn more about the project at: http://dsn.uoregon.edu/tag/. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help with this study and contribute to day-to-day operations of the lab. Candidates should be independent workers who are quick to learn new skills and have excellent organizational skills. Given the scope of the project, a combination of the following qualities, skills, and interests are highly desirable.

    Minimum qualifications: ·      Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline. ·      Prior research experience, particularly collecting data with children and/or adolescents ·      Highly efficient and organized approach to work, with strong attention to detail and thoroughness. ·      Ability to manage multiple tasks; exceptional time management skills. ·      Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communicative skills, including the ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader. ·      Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees. ·      Ability to learn quickly and work independently, with supervision as needed.

    Preferred qualifications: ·      Some experience conducting research with clinical populations, particularly any experience with adolescent clinical populations or any experience with the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia; or strong desire to gain this experience in a research setting. ·      Some experience with acquiring, analysing, and interpreting MRI research (in at least one of the modalities listed above). ·      Strong computer, statistical, and technical skills and/or a willingness to learn (e.g., Matlab, Python, R, SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms). ·      Some experience in collecting and analyzing data relevant to pubertal development, which may include collecting biological samples for hormonal assays. ·      Interest in social cognition, self development, motivation, depression, and/or anxiety. ·      Interest in community outreach (primarily at schools).

    The project coordinator appointment is an initial 12 month contract with potential to renew, depending on productivity and fit. Applicants desiring to stay for a minimum of two years are preferred. To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter, attention: Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer, describing research interests and expertise, including at least three references, and clearly identifying your interest in the particular position at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7706.   The ideal start date is between July 5, 2017 and August 1, 2017, but this is flexible for the right candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Teachers Wanted! -Southern Teachers Agency

    Posted on September 20, 2017
    Closes February 3, 2018

    Southern Teachers has already begun recruiting your brightest and best seniors to teach the next generation of students! Southern Teachers is the premier teacher placement agency for private schools in the South. Hundreds of schools around the South will list about 3,000 jobs with us for the next school year. Our services are completely free to candidates!

    Candidates should apply now to start their job search. In addition, all of our active candidates are eligible (and encouraged!) to attend our Job Fair in Atlanta Super Bowl Saturday, February 3, 2018

    This is the single most important recruiting event for private/independent schools in the South and active candidate registration begins November 1.

    Complete the online application today!

    Home Base Clinical Research Coordinator Position

    Posted on December 21, 2017
    Closes February 1, 2018

    Home Base Clinical Research Coordinator Position (Full-Time)

    Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is accepting applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator position. Home Base is dedicated to healing the Invisible Wounds of War for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families through clinical care, wellness-based programs, community outreach, education, and research. For more information about our program, please visit our website at www.homebase.org.

    The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing outcomes assessments for clinical and educational programming at Home Base, as well as supporting a range of studies focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other service-related disorders frequently found in a veteran population or issues faced by military families. S/he may also be responsible for program oversight and related administrative duties, including grant preparation and hiring.

    Duties and responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to): • Study initiation and maintenance • Assistance with the development and execution of reportable clinical and educational program outcome measures and associated report preparation • Data collection, entry, cleaning, preparation, and analysis • Assistance with presentations, posters, and manuscript preparation • Preparation and modification of human research committee proposals • Recruitment, screening, and monitoring of participants involved in study protocols or educational/clinical programming services • Administrative and managerial tasks involved with the conduct of research

    Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have prior research experience. Applicants are advised to apply by February 1, 2018. If the position remains available, we will review applications submitted after that date. This position offers valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to medical school or graduate school in clinical psychology, public health, or a related field. Applicants must be available to start in early June.

    To apply: 1. Go to this URL: http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/viewall.aspx 2. Click “View and Apply for Open Positions” under “External Applicants” 3. Under the Job Search tab, please type 3054134 in the “Job Number” search box 4. Please select the position by clicking on the text “Clinical Research Coordinator” on the left 5. Click “apply online.” You will then need to register and follow the application instructions.

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