Research Opportunities & Jobs

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Internships at APA

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Are you a student searching for a psychology enriched internship program? Have you considered the impact, visibility and marketability of an enriched internship from the renowned American Psychological Association (APA)? If you answered yes, please continue reading.

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. The mission of APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. The APA headquarters is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., close to Union Station.

The APA Internal Internship Program (IIP) is coordinated through the APA Education Directorate. The Education directorate enhances the quality of teaching and learning outcomes, encounters the demands of a multiracial society through education and training, and seeks to increase financial and policy support for education and training.

The American Psychological Association’s IIP will change your perspective on the science of psychology and enhance your high school, undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate experience through academic training and development. Students looking for doctoral internships should search programs accredited by APA. Internships through the APA IIP are not APA accredited nor will interns be involved in facility based therapy.

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City Internship Global Explorer Program

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Global Explorer Program (8 weeks).

An immersive eight-week internship with a leading company in your chosen industry. You’ll attend Career Navigator and Future Leaders Series classes and workshops and enjoy group activities and travel.

Students may apply via https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__city-2Dinternships.com_apply_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=3v-1s7tc3wsOnL1-R8UJaw&m=djmdtieIhSb8H9bpLq_IaO0cQ0gJGcPcgVhwzz5SYnw&s=MUIWAgkYZVihWd_dBpUasiczlAwJ3BeyahHn5jPzs7Q&e=

CIty Internships Global Accelerator Program

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Global Accelerator Program (8 weeks).

Two weeks of intensive industry-specific class-based training, followed by a high-impact six-week internship. Otherwise identical to the Global Explorer Program. Choose an intensive training course and accompanying internship in:  Investment Banking,  Digital Marketing,  Coding & Design  or  Business Development.

Students may apply via https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__city-2Dinternships.com_apply_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=3v-1s7tc3wsOnL1-R8UJaw&m=djmdtieIhSb8H9bpLq_IaO0cQ0gJGcPcgVhwzz5SYnw&s=MUIWAgkYZVihWd_dBpUasiczlAwJ3BeyahHn5jPzs7Q&e=

Paid summer research internship: Child Development Lab, College of Staten Island

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The Child Development Lab at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, directed by Dr. Sarah Berger, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for PAID NSF-funded internships for Summer 2017.

Students will work on a program of research investigating the role of sleep in infants’ locomotor problem-solving and learn about a variety of projects investigating the interaction between cognitive and motor development in infancy and early childhood.

Opportunities include:

  • • hands-on experience running data collections;
  • • working directly with families in their homes or in the lab;
  • • learning data collection, coding, and analysis technologies;
  • • collaborating with fantastic undergraduate and graduate students;
  • • spending the summer in New York City!!!
  • Learn more about the lab and apply here: https://csivc.csi.cuny.edu/Sarah.Berger/files/Lab/Summer_Internship.html 

    Summer Internship: University of Delaware Child's Play Lab

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    The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for an unpaid summer internship! Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play. 

    Interns will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. 

    This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! Interested applicants should email the lab manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu, for the application, or check out our website at www.childsplay.udel.edu for more information.

    Neuroscience Research Internship, University of Maryland School of Medicine

    No closing date

    A paid summer research internship is available for a highly motivated undergraduate interested in exploring the neural circuitry of attentional control over actions in the context of Parkinson’s disease. Successful applicants 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

    Summer Internship with Camp Akeela

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    Be Part of the Most Incredible, Life-Changing Summer Experience on the Planet!

    Camp Akeela is a fun, traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 - 18. Our Vermont location is set on 400 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and our Wisconsin location is on the campus of beautiful Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability. Others are undiagnosed but described as “quirky.” All are very bright, charming well behaved boys and girls who struggle to connect with their peers. Akeela provides staff the opportunity to play an integral role in a community that changes kids’ lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children, helping them develop social skills while forging life long friendships.

    CAMP DETAILS VERMONT 2017 Staff Dates: June 19th—August 17th Staff live in newly renovated cabins with 7-8 campers and 2-3 co-counselors

    WISCONSIN 2017 Staff Dates: June 19th—July 22nd Staff live in a comfortable and modern college dorm setting, with 8-10 campers for every 3-4 staff

    Staff Compensation: $1,300 (WI) - 1,950 (VT) + travel allowance + housing/meals

    Positions Available: Cabin Counselors: Male & Female Activity Specialists: Archery, Art, Boating, Ceramics, Computer Programming, Drama, Farm, Fencing, Golf, Martial Arts, Photography, Rocketry, Ropes course, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Woodshop

    CHECK US OUT LIVE! Curious to learn more about Akeela? We’re putting on a short presentation and Q & A about the integral role you’ll play in our community this summer on YouTube Live! Come with questions and get the scoop on why Akeela is the summer job you’ve been looking for.

    The Details: When: Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30pm EST Where: You can watch from anywhere! Follow this link to the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQS72mc8mz8&feature=youtu.be

    Winter: 314 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 | Summer: One Thoreau Way, Thetford Center, VT 05075

    www.campakeela.com | staff@campakeela.com | toll free: 866-680-4744

    Summer Internship-Center for Educational Improvement

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

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

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

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

     

    Research Assistant

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    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.

     

    National Black Child Development Institute Internship

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    Title: Office Assistant (Unpaid Position)

    Reports to: Danielle Adamson, Programs Manager

    Organizational Overview: For more than 47 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and families. We are a trusted partner in delivering culturally relevant resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children around issues, including early childhood education, health, child welfare, literacy, and family engagement. With the support of our Affiliate network in communities across the country, we are committed to our mission “to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy.”

    Summary: The Office Assistant will perform various administrative tasks for the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI). These tasks may include data entry and other duties, as assigned. This position will support the effective operation of the National office.

    Requirements The ideal candidate will:

    • Be self-directed and detail-oriented when completing tasks;
    • Respect and maintain confidentiality of NBCDI’s Affiliates and partners;
    • Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; and
    • Be responsive to assignments based on his/her skillset.

    o Communications: Administrative Tasks o Policy: Research Assistance o Programs: Research Assistance, Administrative Tasks, Project Assistance and Support

    Time Commitment

    Flexible Hours: Weekdays (9 AM – 5:30 PM)

    • Immediate start date is available and preferred.

    Benefits If successful, the Office Assistant will receive valuable nonprofit work experience at the national level.

    If interested, please contact Danielle Adamson at (202) 640-6555 or dadamson@nbcdi.org. **The National office is Metro-accessible on the Red Line (Silver Spring Station).

    Summer Research Assistant

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    The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.

    Internship Description 

    Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in an informal reading and research group and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by the Cooperation Lab’s director and lab manager.

    In addition to gaining experience with all aspects of our research, the lab will be hosting a high school summer internship program and assistants will have the opportunity to mentor high school students in the latter part of their internship.

    Eligibility and requirements 

    Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The internship will be 10-11 weeks starting around the beginning of June. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions.

    Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application and send a CV or resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2017 Research Assistant Application”. There is no deadline for submission but we are eager to find motivated assistants as soon as possible and so we'll review applications as they come in.

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    Spanish-English bilingual RA position in reading research ---Boston Children's Hospital

    Closes May 28, 2017

    The Gaab Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for a Research Assistant for a number of new projects examining language and reading development from infancy to adolescence. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies (for English and Spanish speaking families) which will include close interaction with pediatricians 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). We are in particular looking for someone who is bilingual (English-Spanish) and who has experience with the administration of standardized tests (in English and Spanish).

    The position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, developmental psychology, education, 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. Excellent/Native Spanish language knowledge is required. 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 send a cover letter and CV to Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu before May 28th.

    Professional Research Assistant position, CU Boulder

    Closes May 29, 2017

    The Cognitive Development Center (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment and www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter), directed by Yuko Munakata at the University of Colorado Boulder, is seeking a full-time Professional Research Assistant to begin July 2017. The lab studies the development of executive functioning, investigating how children learn to achieve goals by planning ahead, stopping themselves from doing things they shouldn’t do, flexibly switching from one activity to another, and solving problems. The lab also explores social and contextual factors that shape the development of executive function, and implications for intervention.

    Responsibilities include:

    * Managing an active lab of 15-20 undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral researchers

    * Assisting and training new lab members on interacting with families, running experiments, coding videotapes, etc.

    * Recruiting families and new personnel* Maintaining and upgrading experimental, computer, and a/v equipment

    * Overseeing purchases and participant funds* Managing lab database and website

    * Assisting with preparation of publications and grant proposalsOpportunities to gain research experience in developmental cognitive neuroscience are also available.

    Preferred Qualifications Include:

    *Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field*Leadership or managerial experience, particularly with peers or more senior individuals

    *Experience with children*Strong writing and communication skills*Statistical analysis skills

    *Experience in any aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience*Prior experience working in a lab/research setting

    We are particularly interested in bright self-starters who are motivated, organized, conscientious, resourceful, and flexible, and who work well both independently and as part of a team.Salary is competitive and benefits are included.

    To apply, please follow these steps

    :1) Go to this link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_kqah26e&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=Onb-8PlInKfNHQqh6SPRFg&m=rRPOq80wXTulxzLfvhmbohTXIzAz_lpiUYN8pK1NoOE&s=uAWtsLgdEdDUrLoABr9cCbx3M3qkICR9ySbrPxdziXQ&e=  and click "Apply Online"

    2) Login, or Create a new account if you don't have one

    3) Upload the requested materials: cover letter, resume, transcript/proof of highest degree earned

    4) Ask for 3 confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly by letter-writers to cogdevctr@colorado.edu

    In addition to providing an exciting research environment, the Boulder and greater Denver area offers an exceptional quality of life. Spectacularly situated at the eastern edge of the Rockies, this area provides a wide variety of extraordinary outdoor activities, and an average of 330 sunny days per year, and also affords a broad range of cultural activities.

    Review of applications begins May 29th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT. THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER CONDUCTS BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL FINAL APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT. Questions? Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu or call 303-492-6389

    Research Assistant in the Behavioral Ethics Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

    Closes May 31, 2017

    The Behavioral Ethics Lab (BeLab), led by Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, is seeking to hire a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time research assistant beginning in the summer of 2017. Dr. Bicchieri is an expert in social norms and conducts research at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and psychology. Our group includes behavioral economists, psychologists, network analysts, game theorists, applied mathematicians, and philosophers. This is an excellent position for those who are seeking to be exposed to a vibrant research environment, for example in preparation of a graduate degree or a research career in the private sector. The research specialist would help out with many elements of our lab's research activity. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) programming lab and online economics experiments and surveys, collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data, as well as writing up results.

    Please apply before May 31, 2017. The position would start in the summer of 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Highly motivated and qualified applicants should submit a CV/resume and a cover letter that outlines research interests, skills, and experience. Be ready to supply at least 2 letters of recommendation upon request.

    Qualifications

    -B.S. or B.A. in social or cognitive sciences with a strong quantitative background (minor or higher in economics preferred) and 0 year to 1 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

    -Experience programming (i.e., zTree, Python, etc). -Proficiency in statistical methods and software (e.g., R, STATA, etc). -Excellent writing skills. -Flexible and independent thinking, self-organization, and the ability to self-motivate. -Strong interpersonal skills.

    The link to the application can be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jobs.hr.upenn.edu_po...

    18-month RA for LuCiD project in Lancaster

    Closes June 7, 2017

    We invite applications for an 18-month Research Associate position in child language acquisition, to work with Dr. Silke Brandt (Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University) and Professor Anna Theakston (Division of Human Communication, Development & Hearing, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester).

    The role involves conducting experimental studies of language acquisition and cognitive development with young children, and arranging outreach events for parents and practitioners in the wider community. The project is on children’s implicit and explicit understanding of false belief and their acquisition of epistemic markers. We are looking for a highly-motivated person with an undergraduate degree, and preferably also a postgraduate degree, in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related subject; with experience in conducting experimental studies with young children and their caregivers; with excellent communication and organisational skills; and with experience in ethical issues in psychological research with children. Experience with eye-tracking would be a plus.

    You will have the opportunity to join a large and thriving developmental psychology and language research group in the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester, along with several international partners, http://www.lucid.ac.uk

    Closing date: 7 June 2017.

    This is a full time fixed term post to begin on or soon after 1 September 2017.

    Further details can be found here: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1839

    And you can contact me: s.brandt@lancaster.ac.uk

    Developmental Neuroimaging Lab Research Assistant Position, Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey

    Closes June 15, 2017

    A research assistant position is available in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. The Mathematics, Reasoning and Learning Lab (mrlab.rutgers.edu) studies the cognitive neuroscience of mathematics learning, with applications to typical and atypical development, such as mathematical learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. A key feature of our research is combining functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with outside-the-scanner training paradigms.

    Responsibilities will include data collection from child and adult research participants in a behavioral and functional brain imaging setting, contacting and scheduling research participants and their families, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, and data analysis.

    Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English; a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, mathematics education, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, biology, or a related field; and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in cognitive neuroscience research with human participants, are proficient with the Linux computing environment, have used presentation software such as E-prime or PsychoPy, and can program in a scripting language such as Matlab or Python. Prior experience with children, including children with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders, is desired.

    Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, and its Newark campus is in the state’s largest city. Newark is only minutes from Manhattan by train, and is undergoing a renaissance of its own. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a deadline of June 15th. Please send application to Nermine Ghazy at mrlabrutgers@gmail.com and include a 1) cover letter detailing research interests and career plans, 2) resume or CV, 3) transcript (unofficial acceptable) and 4) contact information for 3 references.

    Research Assistant at Tulane University

    No closing date

    The Child and Family Lab at Tulane University (PI: Dr. Sarah Gray) is seeking to hire a full-time clinical protocol / lab technician starting June 15 2017 through January 15 2019 (http://cfl.tulane.edu/), funded by NARSAD / Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.  Research in the lab focuses on developmental and physiological consequences of exposure to early life stress in young children and related risk and protective factors.  Current lab projects include opportunities for both child and adult assessment, experience with trauma-exposed populations, and psychophysiological data acquisition and analysis (heart rate, respiratory sinus arrhythmia, pre-ejection period and skin conductance collected from mothers and children).  The employee will work closely with the Principal Investigator, graduate students and undergraduates on all aspects of the research project. 

    Primary responsibilities will be to help with recruitment of families, scheduling, preparing and running research visits with mothers and young children; analyzing data; operating computer systems, maintaining databases; coordinating undergraduate research assistants; maintaining paperwork; maintaining research visit and IRB protocols; and contributing to research reports, proposals and presentations. The lab coordinator will also be responsible for training all incoming students on data collection, data entry, and various lab tasks. There are also opportunities to facilitate relationships with local community partners for research and support services.

    Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent; experience in lab-based research; exceptional flexibility, organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills; and general computing skills including Microsoft Office. Preferred qualifications include a degree in psychology in a related field, experience working with human participants, statistical software experience (SPSS) as well as intellectual interest in our research focus. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with both children and adults. Experience with psychophysiological data collection is preferred but training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. Ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites in New Orleans is recommended. Typical work week is 37.5 hours but candidate must be willing to have flexible hours outside of 9-5, as many research visits are conducted in the evenings and weekends. This is a full-time position with benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone planning on graduate school in psychology or related fields who wishes to obtain more research experience.

    If interested, 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 Dr. Sarah Gray (sgray4@tulane.edu). Applicants may apply online formally at http://www2.tulane.edu/jobs/, Job Posting IRC 11383. 

     

    Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Brown University

    No closing date

    The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART) is looking for a highly organized and energetic person to serve as a research assistant. The RA will assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects. Duties will include interviewing participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent, and other day-to-day study activities. There will be opportunities to participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in preparation of manuscripts. An important part of the position will be to assist in recruiting efforts (e.g., contact providers, attending local events, and coordinating recruitment from affiliated clinical programs). RI-CART is an exciting and unique state-wide research consortium and patient registry effort. Since its inception in 2013, RI-CART has enrolled 1,400 individuals into the patient registry, and has developed strong partnerships with community providers and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as part of a growing multidisciplinary team. More information about RI-CART can be found at www.AutismRI.org .

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: - Bachelor's degree or equivalent in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field - Minimum 1-2 years of research experience (preferably in a clinical research setting) - Experience working with patient populations - Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity and/or willingness to learn SPSS or equivalent statistical package, stimulus presentation programs (e.g., E-Prime), database systems (Access; REDCap). - Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and clinical providers - Strong organization and writing skills - Must have own transportation

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Training in experimental design and statistical analysis - Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.)

    - Spanish language proficiency a plus

    Interested applicants should contact Carrie Best, RI-CART Project Coordinator, at CBest@lifespan.org . Please be sure to include a cover letter and CV/resume. Please also be prepared to arrange for letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.

     

    Lab Manager/ Research Assistant, Evolutionary Psychology Laboratory, Harvard University

    No closing date
    Please submit your C.V. and statement of purpose here (select the EXTERNAL APPLICANT link, then apply for Requisition #41569BR ).    The Harvard Evolutionary Psychology Lab directed by Professor Max Krasnow is seeking a 28-hour per week research assistant/ lab manager to begin summer 2017. The Lab manager's duties will include supporting the research of graduate students and postdocs (e.g., mentoring research assistants, assisting in data collection and analysis), conducting original research, and handling administrative duties (e.g., obtaining human subjects approval, recruiting and scheduling subjects, and managing lab finances). This position is ideal for individuals interested in developing a strong research background before applying to graduate school. Applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, biology or a related field, by spring 2017. The successful applicant will possess excellent organizational and communication skills, must demonstrate the ability to work independently, will have a strong background in evolutionary and/or cognitive psychology, and previous independent research experience.  Proficiency with Word, Excel, Google docs/calendar, and Qualtrix is necessary for day-to-day functioning of the lab, as is familiarity with programs such as Eprime, SPSS, and/or R. The following experience is highly desired but not required: coursework or practical application of statistics; experience with IRB documentation, accounts management, programming. Start date is negotiable. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.  

    Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator

    No closing date

    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 position at Notre Dame

    No closing date

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

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

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

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

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    Graduate Research Assistant in Developmental Psychology and Preschool Education - University of Oxford

    Closes May 16, 2017

    We are seeking a graduate researcher to join a new project investigating cognitive and educational foundations of preschool mathematics skills. The position will involve employing standardised assessments and experimental measures with young children, their parents and preschool providers in Oxfordshire.

    The post is funded by the Nuffield Foundation until 31 January 2019, and it involves an exciting collaboration between the Department of Experimental Psychology, the Department of Education and expert advisors in Early Years Education.

    The postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the research project and contribute to wider project planning, and knowledge exchange activities involving local teachers and childcare providers. As this post involves travel to local preschools to collect data this would be facilitated by having access to own reliable transport.

    You will hold a good undergraduate degree and have a keen interest in developmental psychology and early education. As well as experience of data analysis and the use of basic statistical packages, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage your own research and administrative activities.

    The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 16 May 2017 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 23 May.

    You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, as well as a CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

     

    Contact Person :  

    Gaia.scerif@psy.ox.ac.uk

    Vacancy ID :

    128556

    Contact Phone :

    01865 271346

    Closing Date :

    16-May-2017

    Contact Email :

    applications@psy.ox.ac.uk

       

    Research Assistant, Brain Development Laboratory, Vanderbilt University

    Closes May 15, 2017

    Research Assistant II position is available in the Brain Development Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University Peabody College. We are broadly interested in how the brain changes over development and in individual differences (including disability) in brain organization. Research in the lab is focused on the neural basis of (1) reading and language, (2) mathematical cognition, (3) scientific reasoning and (4) cross-cultural differences. This position involves implementing experiments, participant recruitment, cognitive testing, collecting neuroimaging data, data management and analysis, supervision of undergraduate assistants and/or administrative duties. Job requires a Bachelor's degree with 2 years of research experience or the equivalent, and will require some evening and weekend hours. We are looking for an independent, motivated, responsible, detail-oriented and organized person with good communication and interpersonal skills to be a part of an interdisciplinary and dynamic research team. We prefer candidates who are able to make more than a one year commitment. If you are interested, you can find more information and apply at the following portal:

    https://vanderuniv.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700629&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WPqFvBP1m6k.mailto

    Please apply before May 15th and position start date is after August 16th. For questions, please feel free to contact: Dr. James R. Booth (james.booth@vanderbilt.edu), Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience.

    University of California, San Diego: Research and Evaluation Associate

    Closes May 3, 2017

    Gregory Aarons, Ph.D. of the UC San Diego Psychiatry Department is currently seeking a Research and Evaluation Associate to assist with research and evaluation studies examining novel service delivery strategies in behavioral health, criminal justice, and social service settings.

    The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for individuals and families. Identifying the factors that facilitate successful service implementation and the attainment of desired outcomes requires investigation into the characteristics of and inter-relationships between service delivery strategies, service recipients, service providers, and the organizations and systems within which they are embedded. Multiple ongoing research and evaluation studies utilize quantitative and quantitative methods to develop detailed service assessments and improvement recommendations for behavioral health and criminal justice service settings within San Diego County and throughout the State of California. Data sources include large administrative data sets as well as original data collected from service recipients, service providers, and administrators.  

    Under supervision, the incumbent will function as a Research and Evaluation Associate in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry who will provide support for all phases of the research and evaluation process for one or more studies involving behavioral health, physical health, and/or related social service and criminal justice organizations and systems. Under supervision, the incumbent will be an active member of the research team and assist in literature reviews, study design, measurement, data collection, data management, data analysis, and manuscript/report/presentation preparation as needed. The incumbent will also support study administration tasks such as preparing IRB documentation, coordinating and participating in meetings and assisting with other study responsibilities as needed.

    The ideal candidate will have completed college level coursework in psychology, psychiatry, sociology, or a related field and/or have equivalent experience, possess knowledge of public sector mental health and social service organizations, and have demonstrated experience designing and conducting evaluation or research studies and prior utilization of SPSS, STATA, SAS and/or other software packages for data management and analysis. Candidates who also have any qualitative research experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position is full-time, starting salary ranging from $3,594.93 - $3,941.60 per month.  Full benefits are available.  Preferred start date is as soon as possible and a two-year commitment is strongly preferred.

    Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to David Sommerfeld at dsommerfeld@ucsd.edu and apply using the following link: 

    https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=87536

    The deadline for application is 5/3/2017.  After that date, we will be unable to consider applications.

    Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position - NYU Applied Psychology Department

    Closes May 1, 2017

    Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position – NYU Applied Psychology Department

    Dr. Natalie H. Brito is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Lab Manager/Research Assistant to work on studies examining the development of language and memory during infancy and early childhood. The expected start data is August or September 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual who would like to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.

    Responsibilities include: (1) conducting experiments with young children (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) processing and analyzing data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting literature searches and reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.

    Recommended background and skills include: a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, the ability to work independently, keen attention to detail, and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.

    Additional highly desired qualifications include:

    •         Fluency in Spanish
    •         Strong computational, statistical, or technical skills (e.g., Matlab, R, SPSS)
    •         Experience with EEG/ERP
    •         Research experience with infants and young children

    A 2-year commitment is preferred, but 1-year commitments will be considered. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their interests and relevant experience, CV, and names and contact information of two references to Natalie H. Brito at natalie.brito@nyu.edu.  Please include all documents in a single PDF file.

    Lab Manager Position at the SFU LangDev Lab

    Closes April 30, 2017

    The LangDev Lab at Simon Fraser University (www.sfu.ca/langdev) is seeking to fill the position of Lab Manager. This is a 1-year part- or full-time position with the possibility of a year or more extension, depending on grant funding. The start date is flexible, but preferably in June 2017. The ideal applicant will have a BA or BSc in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, or a related field, as well as research experience with infants or young children. Candidates must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or must hold a valid Canadian employment visa or work permit. Review of applications will begin on April 30th.

    More details about this post (including how to apply) can be found at:https://t.co/MSf1qhvuVa

    Student Research Summer Program in Miami, Florida

    Closes April 24, 2017

    Summer Research Mentoring Program in Developmental Science      

    This summer, Dr. Elizabeth Simpson and her team will be leading a Summer Research Mentoring Program, funded by the National Science Foundation. Students will be compensated $1,800 to work 20 hours per week over the course of this of this 9-week program.

    The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can read more about our research here: https://goo.gl/2lP2s8

    Eligibility, Dates, and Location

    • High school seniors and undergraduate students are eligible. No prior research experience is required.
    • The program is from June 1st through August 4th, 2017.
    • The University of Miami is located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in research-focused students from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and students who are the first in their family to attend college.
    • Students are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation.

    Components Students will lead projects, under Dr. Simpson’s guidance. This student mentoring program aims to (a) introduce students to the general scientific method and specific methods of investigating infant social cognitive development; (b) identify student training and career goals; (c) facilitate student support networks, including peer mentoring; and (d) lead students in community science education through outreach and the dissemination of research findings to both the scientific community and the broader public. The research experience includes:

    • 20 hours per week in the laboratory learning to measure social cognitive development in infants.
    • Weekly 1-hour face-to-face research meetings focused on the training and professional development.
    • Participating in a research conference to learn more broadly about developmental science and to network with other leading scientists. The South Florida Child Psychology Collaborative Research Conference is a student-focused conference held in Miami every summer.
    • Designing a summer collaborative outreach project. Students will be encouraged to be creative and develop a project to educate children or families in the community on a topic related to our research.
    • Pairing up with a graduate student to produce a tangible product summarizing research findings. At the end of the program, students will share their results through a paper or presentation.

    Application

    • Materials must be received by April 24th, 2017 (midnight EST).
    • Please complete the online application: https://goo.gl/forms/HgGwkdAXefSjChQP2
    • Email Dr. Simpson (simpsone@miami.edu) your cover letter expressing why you are interested in this program and attach your CV or resume.

    Contact Learn more about our lab: https://www.facebook.com/SocCogLab Questions can be directed to Dr. Simpson (simpsone@miami.edu).

    PDF of this advertisement: UM 2017 Summer Research Program.pdf

     

    University of Pittsburgh: Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience

    Closes April 21, 2017

    The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Program, supported by a grant from the American Psychological Association. Interested undergraduate students can spend 8 weeks working with a faculty mentor in their laboratory to gain valuable research experience.

    Students may choose to work with one of the following faculty mentors:

    Julie Fiez (fiezlab.us)

    Jana Iverson (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/jana-iverson-phd)

    Melissa Libertus (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/people/researcher-detail.cshtml?id=530

    Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/elizabeth-votruba-drzal- phd)

    Aidan Wright (www.personalityprocesses.com)

    The program will run from May 21-July 21, 2017 (though some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible). Students will be hired as full-time, paid research assistants in their mentor’s lab during the 8 weeks of the program.

    To be eligible for the SUPRE program, students must:

    • be enrolled at a U.S. institution (though they need not be student at the University of

    Pittsburgh or U.S. citizens)

    • have had little to no prior experience working in a psychology research lab
    • have completed at least their freshman year
    • have not yet have obtained a bachelor’s degree

    Students from underrepresented minority groups and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact the faculty coordinator, Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu).

    Applications are due no later than April 21, 2017 and should be completed at the following website: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9S2b8B0EIVkLjaB

    Applicants will be informed of the decision by May 1, 2017. 

    Research Assistant, University of Chicago, The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab

    Closes April 20, 2017

    The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab, directed by Dr. Alex Shaw at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin July 1st, 2017. 

    The job will include working on research related to the development of social cognition, being involved in all aspects of the research. The particular focus of this position will entail coordinating projects investigating social influences on children’s allocation decisions and their moral judgments about others.  Responsibilities include overseeing research activities, including but not limited to: participant recruitment both in the lab, at schools, and at museums, undergraduate research assistant supervision, stimuli creation, helping design studies, testing child participants, as well as coding and analyzing data.

    The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, and be motivated, creative, and organized. The candidate must be willing to commit two years to the position. This position is particularly appropriate for individuals who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology. 

    A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, as well as previous research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory, is highly preferred.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and names of two references link by April 20th to be considered for the position. Please email (dibs.lab.manager@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this posting.

    Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship, UC Berkeley

    Closes April 17, 2017

    The Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer research assistant internship. Interns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.

    This is an unpaid internship from approximately June 5 - August 4. Interns will be expected to work 20-30 hours/week.

    Research interns will work with graduate students and the lab manager on multiple ongoing research projects. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively.

    Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.

    Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Students --> Volunteers) for application instructions. The application deadline is Monday April 17 8:00 AM PST.

    Please direct any questions to Sarah de la Vega at gopniklabmanager@berkeley.edu

    Summer Research Internship in Computational Clinical Psychology with Qntfy (Part-Time, Remote)

    Closes April 16, 2017

    May 23rd, 2017 - August 15th, 2017 Application due: April 16th, 2017 Summer Research Internship in Computational Clinical Psychology Dr. Glen Coppersmith, Qntfy  

    Qntfy is looking to recruit up to 10 psychology students interested to gain research experience in computational clinical psychology. Qntfy is a psychology and computer science startup that uses machine learning methods to quantify psychological phenomena, detect mental illness and prevent suicidality based on digital life data. Qntfy’s work has been featured in Scientific American, Mashable, and The Mighty. Qntfy routinely publishes its findings in peer-reviewed academic venues, some of which can be found here. Interns will spend 5 - 10 hrs per week working with a research associate to detect signs of psychological disorders and/or suicidality based on social media data. This internship is unpaid and educational in nature, and all tasks can be completed remotely.

    Objectives & Responsibilities This program will equip interns with research skills unique to computational psychology. These include developing annotation schemes to detect psychological constructs from social media and annotating social media data, a key task in the development of machine learning models. Interns will also gain significant topic knowledge and engage with experts in computational psychology during weekly research meetings. Opportunities may also be available for interns to produce an academic paper and conduct an independent research project related to their current studies. Interns must dedicate 5 - 10 hrs per week to the internship over the course of 12 weeks.

    Requirements Successful applicants will be graduate or undergraduate students of psychology with an interest in studying social media to detect psychological disorders and/or suicidality. Knowledge of clinical psychology diagnostics and psychometrics is useful. A background in computer science is useful, but not necessary.

    To apply, please contact Kate via kate@qntfy.com with the following information: 1. Your name, degree program, institution, and anticipated graduation term 2. A cover letter outlining reasons for your interest in the position 3. Your resume or CV 4. An unofficial college transcript 5. Two references

    Applications must be received by 11.59pm, Sunday April 16th, 2017.

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