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Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Weill Cornell Medicine)

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The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Director: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.) is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on a research study on children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (PI; Dr. So Hyun "Sophy" Kim).  The RA's primary responsibilities include subject recruitment, testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, managing and analyzing datasets, preparing and maintaining IRB protocols, and running ERP/EEG tasks. The RA will be working with individuals with autism with varying levels of language and cognitive abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017. See below for more details. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.  

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Sophy Kim (sok2015@med.cornell.edu).

Position Activities

  • Recruits subjects for research studies based on study recruitment criteria.
  •  Maintains paper and electronic research and clinical records in accordance with Medical College policies and procedures.
  • Organizes, schedules, and conducts clinical research assessments using specialized interviews and psychological assessment measures.
  • Conducts literature searches and provides manuscript preparation support.
  •  Assists with preparation of grant proposals and IRB applications and amendments.
  •  Collects and updates data sets including test scores, demographics, and training records. Enters data into databases. Carries out and prepares written reports of simple statistical analyses.
  •  Prepares PowerPoint presentations.
  • Run ERP/EEG sessions with young children.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field and related experience.
  • Transportation required for local travel.

 Highly Desired Requirements

  •  Experience with autism or with children and families with developmental disabilities or mental health issues preferred.
  •  Previous research experience and experience with ERP/EEG experiments.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

 Skills and Abilities

  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with software including EPrime, R, SPSS, MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
  • Must be able to coordinate a large data set with accuracy and provide timely dissemination of information arising from it.

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

Contact: Please send cover letters and resumes to Sophy Kim sok2015@med.cornell.edu.

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

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Family description

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

Job description

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

Job requirements

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

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

Hours and Compensation

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

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

Contact information

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

Full-time Lab Manager/Research Technician, Northwestern University

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http://www.sciplab.com/joinus  

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.

Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

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Research Coordinator Position—Wharton People Analytics

This is an advertisement for a full-time research coordinator position at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (see posting here: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/25972). The start date for this position is June 2017.  This research coordinator will work with the faculty co-directors of Wharton People Analytics (Professors Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth, Cade Massey, Katherine Milkman, and Matthew Bidwell) on various research projects. The position is ideal for individuals with an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in business, economics, or psychology seeking to gain greater familiarity and experience with research before applying to graduate schools.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • performing statistical analyses on large databases
  • designing and running experiments
  • managing large projects

 Familiarity with Stata and econometrics is preferred. 

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University and Providence Children’s Museum Researcher

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The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (P.I. David Sobel) and Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) are seeking a Museum Researcher for a National Science Foundation-funded project investigating belief revision in early childhood and children's learning processes. The Museum Researcher will engage in research related to the project as well as serve as a liaison between the Causality and Mind Lab and PCM. The Researcher will also contribute to other Museum-based research projects at PCM.

This is a full-time position at 37.5 hours/week, split between PCM and Brown University; 10 hours/week for PCM and 27.5 hours/week for Brown University.  Benefits are available through Brown University.

The Researcher will manage recruitment, administration and treatment of research participants in accordance with IRB protocols, organize recruiting efforts, research and prepare appropriate experimental materials, collaborate with P.I.s to create coding schemes, and coordinate implementation of coding schemes with project partners.  The Researcher will also liaise between PCM and Brown and communicate project goals and findings.  At PCM, the Museum Researcher will support the Museum’s research agenda, lead evaluation efforts in exhibits and programs, lend expertise to interdepartmental research projects, document research and assist in dissemination.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (required)/Advanced degree (preferred) or equivalent experience in developmental psychology, museum visitor studies, education, cognitive/learning sciences, or related field. Minimum of two years professional experience in informal learning institutions, preferably including children’s museums. Proven ability to apply research to practice. Experience working with statistical and coding software, such as SPSS and datavyu.

Applicants will be required to and are responsible for having a BCI check at the attorney general's office and NSOPW background check online upon offer of a position. Brown University and Providence Children’s Museum are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The position is funded for two years with an anticipated start date in January 2018. A third year is contingent on funding.

To apply: All applicants must apply through the Brown University employment portal at:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/job/Metcalf-Research-Lab/Museum-Researcher_REQ140300-1. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references as part of your application. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Please Note: The job description on the Brown University employment page does not include the 10 hours worked at PCM. We recognize that this may be confusing. Please contact David Sobel at Dave_Sobel@Brown.edu with questions about this position.

Temporary Research Specialist: University of Chicago/Thirty Million Words

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The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago seeks a part-time Research Specialist to assist with statistical analyses of TMW studies. At the direction of the Research Director for the lab, the individual will manage and clean data sets, conduct statistical analysis, write up study findings, and perform other data-related tasks as assigned. The candidate must be a team player who is highly organized, analytic, detail-oriented, and possesses a strong ability to problem-solve.

Responsibilities Include:  - Manage and maintain organized data sets for active and complete studies  - Prepare data sets for statistical analysis  - Conduct statistical analyses on data sets at the direction of the Research Director  - Clearly communicate analytic findings with Research Director and research team  - Prepare written reports of statistical analyses and findings in clear, concise, and timely manner  - Other duties as assigned  

Requirements and Competencies:

- Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required. Master's degree preferred.  

- Experience with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, or STATA) required.

- Demonstrated ability to conduct analyses to examine the effectiveness of longitudinal RCT studies, for example but not limited to, multiple regressions (mediations/moderations), linear mixed model, required.

- A minimum of one year of relevant research experience preferred.  

-Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines required.  -Ability to manage data from multiple projects required.  -High attention to detail required.  -Ability to work independently and take initiative required.  -Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.  -Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.  -Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.  -Analytical skills required.  -Problem-solving skills required.  -Organizational skills required.  -Verbal and written communication skills required.  -Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.  

To apply, please submit your application materials here: jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=234505  

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

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Send questions and resumes to jobs@cal.org.

 

Research Assistant, Language Assessment

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

OVERVIEW

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

IF INTERESTED, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neuroscience Research Assistant Position, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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A full-time research assistant position is available for a highly motivated individual interested in exploring the neural circuitry of attentional control over actions in the context of Parkinson’s disease. The successful applicant can expect to gain experience with several modern neuroscience approaches, including:

  • Optogenetics
  • Chemogenetics
  • Fiber photometry
  • Fast scan cyclic voltammetry
  • Operant mouse behavior
  • Electrophysiology

We seek a goal- and detail-oriented self-starter that can work well with a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians in an exciting and dynamic work environment in the heart of downtown Baltimore.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to:bmathur@som.umaryland.edu

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

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Job #: 75940

Application Website: https://psu.jobs/

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

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

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Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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