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Research Coordinator Position at NYU Medical Center

Posted on April 12, 2018
No closing date

Position Summary:  

Research in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development in the Division of Health and Behavior in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine is aimed at developing and evaluating school and family based programs. Current efforts are focused on the evaluation of ParentCorps, an enhancement to Pre-Kindergarten programming that aims to promote positive achievement and behavioral outcomes for students attending high-poverty elementary schools. 

We are looking for staff to coordinate and manage data activities related to professional learning and implementation of ParentCorps in early childhood settings, and the evaluation of ParentCorps implementation in NYC. We are seeking dynamic, dedicated, and team-oriented candidates with exemplary organizational skills. Candidates will have prior experience working with children and diverse populations, with human subjects’ research and proficiency with technology (e.g., online surveys, data entry in SPSS, PowerPoint). Ideally, candidates will also have experience in early childhood settings and experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions. Thorough training in all procedures, training content and ParentCorps will be provided. 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, oversee, track and enter ParentCorps implementation and Professional Learning data.
  • Conduct all aspects of data management for all implementation and outcome data, including tracking, clerking, cleaning and entering data. 
  • Generate and present reports and visuals on progress of data collection, and implementation and Professional Learning data.
  • Coordinate and contribute to recruitment and consenting efforts for ParentCorps evaluation activities.
  • Create and update online surveys for data collection. 
  • Coordinate and collect data from schools and early education sites (e.g., via observations, interviews, surveys, and assessments of Pre-Kindergarten children in schools) and public sources (e.g., NYC Department of Education website). 
  • Conduct data collection as part of evaluation efforts (e.g., assessments with Pre-K children, interviewing parents, surveys with teachers, focus groups). 
  • Model the ParentCorps Program for Students with early childhood educators using a manualized evidence-based program, as needed.  
  • Conduct live observations of programming in sites, using manuals to code leaders’ adherence to the program manuals and skills of program implementation, as needed. 
  • Manage logistics of and coordinate large Professional Learning days with NYC Department of Education site leaders (e.g., principals), early child educators (e.g., teachers) and social workers.
  • Maintain a master database of all evaluation data and measures for ParentCorps implementation. 
  • Conduct literature searches and summaries in areas of prevention science and implementation science. 
  • Contribute to the submission of IRB protocols and amendments. 
  • Participate in center-wide trainings. 
  • Participate in team meetings and supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Psychology or Masters in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
  • At least one year experience in clinical, medical or school settings.
  • Prior experience with human subjects’ research or in a research setting.
  • Experience working with young children. 
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience with technology and statistical datasets (e.g., online surveys, PowerPoint, SPSS).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood education settings.
  • Experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions.
  • Professional, responsible, personable.
  • Dynamic, dedicated, motivated.
  • Detail-oriented, conscientious, with strong organizational skills.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.  
  • Ability to collaborate with community-based agencies and schools.
  • Strong verbal communication skills. 

Interested Candidates:  Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Erin Lashua-Shriftman, MA, Erin.Lashua-Shriftman@nyumc.org.

 

Lab Tech in Bergelson Lab@Duke, summer 2018 start

Posted on April 13, 2018
No closing date

The Bergelson Lab at Duke, an NIH and NEH funded lab in Duke's Psychology & Neuroscience department, is seeking a lab technician with excellent programming skills for a summer start date.     The Bergelson Lab studies language acquisition, with a focus on early word learning. Research projects in the lab investigate both the relation between word learning and other aspects of linguistic representation (phonetics, syntax, prosody) and the interface between word learning and socio-cognitive development writ large.   Research in the lab centers around corpus methods, used to analyze the SEEDLingS Corpus (a rich longitudinal audio/video/comprehension/production corpus), and behavioral methods (e.g. eye-tracking, discrimination, and production studies) to query infant language development.   The lab technician will also have the opportunity to be part of an international collaborative project, ACLEW, involving speech-technology, computational modeling, and naturalistic recordings.   The lab technician will work alongside a full-time lab manager, PhD students, postdocs, undergrads, and the PI to maintain our codebase (Bergelson Lab GitHub repo, SEEDLingS GitHub repo), create and document new scripts and workflows (Bergelson Lab OSF Wiki, SEEDLingS OSF wiki), help manage our website, and provide support for working with experimental and naturalistic data in the lab. There are often 1-2 undergraduate RAs directly supervised by the lab technician in this role.    Our lab staff typically go on to excellent research positions and/or PhDs (n=5) at top institutions and have taken advantage of opportunities to co-author research publications and presentations in their own areas of interest and in ongoing projects in the lab.  Desiderata include: * strong programming background (python along with some combination of matlab, R, ruby, bash, html, Go, C++, java, and latex) * experience with Python's scientific libraries (Pandas, NumPy, SciPy, IPython Notebooks)  * experience with R's tidyverse. experience with RStudio's Shiny application framework is a plus. * high skill level and comfort with Github * experience with Linux is a plus  * experience with backend server development in Go is a plus * familiarity with relevant software (e.g. Praat, Python, Audacity, Datavyu, R, FFmpeg) * coursework and research experience in algorithms and data structures, data science, machine learning, human research design and implementation (cognition and/or developmental psych, cogsci, linguistics, and related fields)   Duke Psychology and Neuroscience has a strong community of researchers (see primary faculty here). Colleagues with highly relevant research in the department notably include Drs. Michael Tomasello, Rita Svetlova, and Makeba Wilbourne. We are part of Duke CHILD Studies.   To apply, please send an email to elika.bergelson@gmail.com with the subject line  "Bergelson Lab Technician Position" and the following items: a)     current CV (including contact details of 3 references) b)     sample code (and/or its resulting products) that you’ve written from scratch c)     letter of Interest highlighting how your background complements the labs' needs and interests.  Applications will be reviewed beginning April 16th and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected in May.  Start date will be early summer. This is a one year position with possibility of renewal.   Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.

 

Two Research Analyst Positions – Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab, Nashville, TN

Posted on April 17, 2018
No closing date

The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab in Nashville, Tennessee has two staff openings, for a Research Analyst-I (new position) and a Research Analyst-II (posted recently).

RESEARCH ANALYST-I: Rhythm & Grammar in Children (new position)

The Research Analyst-I in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) is responsible for implementation and coordination of studies on rhythm and language skills in children using behavioral assessments. The Lab is a fast-paced and exciting environment that engages students from a wide range of Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate programs, and also serves as the hub of the Program for Music, Mind & Society at Vanderbilt, a campus-wide initiative. The RA-I will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI (Reyna Gordon, PhD) to carry out a series of ongoing NIH-funded studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech.

Prior experience with language development research or music cognition research strongly preferred; prior experience with Genomic and/or EEG research a plus. This position requires high attention to detail, contact with families and recruitment in the community, willingness to learn new methods, and basic data analysis knowledge. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills.

Apply here: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1803043

RESEARCH ANALYST-II: Social Engagement, Language Development, and Music in Infants and Young Children (recruitment is continuing)

Under supervision, the Research Analyst-II will provide support for research in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab with a particular focus on social engagement, language development, and music in infants and children with and without autism. Current studies are focused on infant development and parent-child social musical experiences including a parent-child music class study. Responsibilities include recruitment of participants, assessments and data collection, data coordination and entry (Redcap), video preparation and coding, data analysis, and general study coordination/maintenance. The candidate will work directly with participants and their families to assist with study protocols including administering measures and questionnaires. The candidate will have opportunity to train in assessment, eye-tracking, behavior coding, acoustic coding, and/or signal processing according to experience. According to experience, opportunities to contribute to study design, data interpretation, and analysis.

https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1802853

Project Manager/Interviewer Position, Brown Medical School, Providence RI

Posted on April 17, 2018
No closing date

Project Manager/Clinical Interviewer: Substance use during pregnancy and infant development Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital   The Maternal Infant Studies Laboratory at the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a project manager/interviewer to oversee daily operations and assist with clinical interviews for longitudinal studies investigating maternal substance use during pregnancy and infant behavior. In particular, our laboratory is interested in the pathways/mechanisms through which prenatal substance use impacts neurobehavioral development in the next generation, as well as novel phenotypic markers of disruptions to fetal and infant neurobehavioral development.   The Project Manager/Interviewer will work closely with PI, Dr. Laura Stroud (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lstroud) and other members of the study team. Primary responsibilities involve managing daily operations including staff supervision and conducting clinical interviews. Strong organizational, supervisory and interpersonal skills preferred. Experience with project coordination and IRB/grant submissions desirable. Position involves working in a fast-paced environment within a multidisciplinary research team. Potential need for schedule flexibility to accommodate participant visits. Personal transportation required.  Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS and at least two years of prior full-time experience with clinical research is required. The position requires attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities and excellent interpersonal skills. The individual in this position will be working on several projects simultaneously.   To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Laura Stroud, PhD: Laura_Stroud@brown.edu

 

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Summer Internship-Center for Educational Improvement

Posted on April 19, 2017
Closes December 19, 2017

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 Data Analyst Lead, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

Posted on April 14, 2017
Closes December 19, 2017

Research Data Analyst Lead, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

Northwestern University is developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan to coordinate research, teaching, and service activities in local school systems in Evanston and Chicago and in other community agencies operating in the PreK-20+ space. We seek a research analyst with strong technical and interpersonal skills to serve in the dual role of administrator of the Northwestern University PK-20+ Engagement Initiative and research/data coordinator for the Chicago Public Schools portion of this initiative.

In the first role, this individual will work with the working group of education leaders at Northwestern to develop a set of priorities for University activities and functions in the local PK-20+ space.

In the second role, this individual will serve as the principal liaison with CPS and Evanston research and data staff; will be responsible for maintaining confidential databases at Northwestern; will prepare anonymized extracts for Northwestern researchers for approved projects; and will carry out data analysis in service of joint objectives of Northwestern and the school districts.

The position offers the opportunity to work closely with leading education and social policy researchers; to interact with research and data leaders at one of the largest and most diverse school systems in the United States; and to engage in the strategic thinking of one of the world’s leading research universities.

Click here for the full position description and for information on how to apply.

Lab manager position Georgetown Early Learning Project

Posted on April 14, 2017
Closes December 19, 2017

Research Assistant, Department of Psychology – Georgetown College

Georgetown’s Department of Psychology  is home to a diverse and collaborative community of scholars who conduct research in psychology, neuroscience, and public policy, and who teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Research by Faculty in the Department of Psychology - from basic science investigations of behavior and brain function to applications for public policy - is directed at Georgetown University’s goal of creating and communicating knowledge in the service of the common good. Our Undergraduate Program offers a Major and a Minor in Psychology and provides a variety of opportunities for scholarship and extracurricular enrichment. Our Graduate Program offers a five-year program of study in developmental science leading to a Ph.D. in Psychology, with concentrations in Human Development and Public Policy and Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as a dual degree combining a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master of Public Policy degree in collaboration with the McCourt School of Public Policy.

The Research Assistant provides administrative and research support to Georgetown’s Early Learning Project.  S/he assists with laboratory as well as with recruiting and testing of study participants. S/he will be trained to run memory flexibility, memory interference and cognitive flexibility studies and collect data in the field and code data in the laboratory. Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI) and working with a PhD student, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Participates in field visits to the participants’ homes to collect data.
  • Performs coding and collation of data – and trains team members on coding practice
  • Performs administrative duties – for example, preparation of materials for families, and maintenance of records. 
  • Participates in team meetings and answers logistical questions.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year  college
  • Preference for Spanish speaking skills
  • Current driver’s license
  • Preference for prior research experience working directly with young children

Please apply here:

https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Research-Assistant--Department-of-Psychology---Georgetown-College_JR01260-1

Lab Manager Position at the University of Delaware

Posted on April 12, 2017
Closes December 19, 2017

The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, eager, and well-spoken individual to serve as a full-time laboratory manager and project coordinator for an IES-funded project to develop a language assessment for toddlers. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. Former laboratory coordinators have accumulated paper presentations and publications and then gone on to the graduate schools of their choice.

The laboratory is extremely active and highly collaborative with a focus on language acquisition, spatial skills, and learning through play. Strong writing skills are essential as the lab manager collaborates on publications, writes grant reports, and presents at conferences. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are a must as the lab manager connects the lab to the University IRB office, manages participant recruitment, and oversees purchasing equipment and supplies. As the project coordinator for the IES language grant, the lab manager organizes meetings between the different sites, collects data at local preschools and daycares, and plays a strong role in the development of the assessment.

The lab manager must also have excellent social skills. In addition to training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, the lab manager cultivates a team orientation and fosters a high degree of professionalism among laboratory members. The applicant must be excellent with young children and their parents as well as with the staff they interface with at the University and in the field. Previous research experience in a psychology or related laboratory is required and an interest and background in how young children learn is desirable.

Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment. Preferred start date is June 1, 2017.

Materials: please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for your three recommenders to the current Laboratory Manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu.  Please also have your three recommenders send their letters there as well. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Programmer for Computational Modelling of Reading Study

Posted on April 12, 2017
Closes December 19, 2017

Job offer: Programmer for Computational Modelling of Reading Study

The National Institute of Education (NIE) in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Software Programmer at the Education and Cognitive Development Lab for an 18-month contract, pending funding.

Project Title: Technology-based tools for teaching early literacy skills

Project Introduction:  The overall project objective is to investigate cognitive mechanisms related to learning early literacy skills, and to apply findings expressly to educational interventions for struggling learners. The project includes a multimethod approach through two studies: The first uses a class of machine learning computational methods (neural networks) to examine models of learning sound-symbol correspondence for the deep orthography of English. The second applies findings from study 1 to the teaching of letter-sound correspondences using technology-based tools with primary-1 students in a learning support program (LSP).

Study description:  This position involves programming the computational models for study 1.  The investigation includes running simulations with the models to simulate learning across different conditions, with varying input and model characteristics. Findings will contribute to our understanding of best methods for teaching early literacy skills to diverse learners. The study is headed by Dr. Beth O’Brien (ECD lab, NIE) and Dr. Luca Onnis (LEAP lab, NTU).

Requirements

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, cognitive science or related discipline
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Experience in modelling and simulation, machine learning
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Excellent organizational skills, task-oriented, attention to details and accuracy
  • Able to work within given deadlines

Preferred

  • Prior experience with neural network modelling
  • Background and/or interest in Cognitive Science

Responsibilities

  •        Setting up, programming and testing computational models under supervision of co-PIs
  •        Managing and maintaining research data
  •        Assisting with preparation of data output from modelling
  •        Assist in central research data backup and archiving operations and procedures
  •        Run tests to ensure programs and computer systems are working properly
  •        Identify faults in programs and find solutions

Application

Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:

-       Application form for Research Positions (http://www.nie.edu.sg/about-us/careers/#submit-an-application)

-       Cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position

-       Supporting documents as stated on the job application form

-       Names of 2 Character Referees

-       Other documents that demonstrate your qualifications

Please send your application to:

B.A. O’Brien, PhD, Senior Research Scientist

Education and Cognitive Development Lab

National Institute of Education

1 Nanyang Walk

Singapore 637616

Tel: (65) 6219-6252

Fax: (65) 6316-4787 

Email: beth.obrien@nie.edu.sg

**We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified**

Closing Date

Review of applicants will commence immediately upon receipt of applications.

 

Lab Coordinator at the University of Maryland, College Park

Posted on April 12, 2017
Closes December 19, 2017

The Lab for Early Social Cognition at the University of Maryland, College Park, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Beier, is seeking a new lab coordinator. The position will begin in May or early June 2017.

The successful applicant will coordinate the lab’s research investigating social cognitive development in infancy through early childhood. Our research focuses on children’s prosocial development and their understanding of social interactions and social relationships. We use a variety of research techniques, including both eye-tracking and more active measures of children’s social evaluations and behaviors.

This position offers a balance of organizational and research duties, including data collection and analysis, stimulus construction and research design, supervision of undergraduates, interacting with children and parents, lab and office management (e.g., budget, IRB, equipment purchases and maintenance, lab website, protocol updates, and more), and community engagement. This position is ideal for an individual seeking further research experience before applying to graduate school, and it includes opportunities for co-authorship on conference presentations and publications.

Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field within cognitive science, at least one year of relevant research experience, and excellent communication and computer skills. Candidates must be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, have strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, and be comfortable being silly with young children. Top candidates will have considerable research experience with children under 6 years, excellent writing ability, and proficiency with programming, data processing, statistics, and web and multimedia development. This is a one-year position, with a possibility of renewal depending on performance and the availability of funding.

The lab is part of a strong community of developmental scientists, both within the Department of Psychology and across many other departments on campus. The University of Maryland, College Park is part of the greater DC area, with easy access to downtown Washington by subway. We actively support a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your relevant background and goals, a resume, and an unofficial transcript to the current lab coordinator, Noor Qasmieh, at nqasmieh@umd.edu. Please also arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as an exceptional candidate is found.

 

Lab manager position, University of Oregon Learning Lab

Posted on April 11, 2017
Closes December 19, 2017

The University of Oregon Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Caitlin Fausey, is looking to hire a lab manager. Many kinds of junior scientists would be an excellent fit for this opportunity.

Who: Highly organized, curious go-getter with a BA/BS in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, or related discipline. Experience working with infants and/or big data is essential preparation.

What: The full-time UO Learning Lab manager will be responsible for any/all of the following, depending on their strengths and lab needs: developing and maintaining lab documentation including human subjects protocols; recruiting infants and families to participate in studies; collecting data from infants during behavioral tasks in the lab; collecting data from infants during everyday experiences at home; coding audiovisual data captured from infants' first-person perspective; programming data pre-processing scripts; analyzing data and contributing to written publications. 

When: 12-month appointment, starting June 1 2017 (start date flexible)

Whereuolearninglab.com; Eugene OR

Why: Because you want to contribute to cutting-edge developmental science discoveries.

The University of Oregon Psychology Department uses one general application pool for candidates to apply for lab managers, research assistants/associates, and post-doctoral scholars. Please note that the materials listed on the general website may differ from what is requested for this position. Please submit the following materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7706 

-Cover letter: Introduce yourself and why you want to work in the UO Learning Lab. Please make clear that you are applying to be Dr. Caitlin Fausey's UO Learning Lab manager. -Statement: One-page statement describing a research problem you have tackled.  -CV: Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript (Note that website says CV; please submit your transcript) -References: One letter of reference speaking to your potential for developmental science research.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Research Assistant Position at Ohio State

Posted on April 6, 2017
Closes December 6, 2017

Research Assistant Position Available Cognitive Development Laboratory Ohio State University. The Cognitive Development Laboratory at Ohio State University directed by Dr. Vladimir Sloutsky is seeking a full-time research assistant to start in Summer 2017. This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of conducting research.  The lab conducts research on cognitive development, with specific focus on conceptual development and category learning. We are particularly interested in how people learn categories, retain them over time, and generalize learning to new situations, how they allocate attention during category learning, how language affects these processes, how these processes and effects change in the course of development, and how the brain systems sub-serving categorization come online. We employ looking-time, eye-tracking, behavioral, and electrophysiological methods with infants, young children and adults. For more information about the lab see: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cogdev.osu.edu&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=Onb-8PlInKfNHQqh6SPRFg&m=r_OxzQUSB1RN1odbjrkNC_qgyL2VV5AX1bG8N_y8WvI&s=qbFjAORVcbJ7XN8k2Wt55O6UWx8brBVf0rTGpYxX9MI&e

We seek a recent college graduate who has majored in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (1) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (2) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity.Duties include creating stimuli, programming experiments, recruiting and scheduling participants, and testing infant, child, and adult subjects, using behavioral, eye tracking, ERP, and heart rate methodologies. There is the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication. There are also administrative duties that include recruiting and training undergraduate volunteers research assistants and maintaining IRB protocols. This job offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The review of applications will start immediately and the successful candidate may start as early as in May 2017, with flexibility to begin up to a month earlier or later. A 1-2-year commitment is required. The Ohio State University is a vibrant, research-centered public university, located in Columbus, Ohio.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Alicia Scimeca (alicia.scimeca@gmail.com). Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Vladimir Sloutsky (Sloutsky.1@osu.edu).Specific

Responsibilities:·     

  • Recruiting study participants.    
  • Maintaining participant database.
  • Maintaining IRB protocols.     
  • Managing participant scheduling.    
  • Supervising and training undergraduate students.     
  • Administering experiments to infants, children, and adults, data management and analysis.     
  • Additional administrative duties may include requisition of new equipment and materials, and hardware/software maintenance.

Required Experience/Qualifications:     

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, natural science, or a technical field.     
  • Experience working with infants, children, and parents, preferably in a research setting or a minimum of one year of experience working in a lab, and demonstrated interest in behavioral or developmental research.     
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills (including writing skills).     
  • Self-motivated and able to troubleshoot problems independently     
  • Excellent skills interacting with infants and children as well as teachers and parents, and must be able to supervise undergraduate research assistants.   
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and some familiarity with SPSS, R, or equivalent statistical package and willingness to learn E-Prime, Experiment Builder, Matlab, Adobe Director, and File Maker Pro.     
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and teachers.    
  • Experience with eye-tracking and/or ERP data acquisition and data analysis is a plus but not required.     
  • Experience with database management (such as FileMaker software) is preferred but not required.

Vladimir Sloutsky--Vladimir M. Sloutsky, Professor Department of Psychology, 247 Psychology Building 1835 Neil Ave., The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210, Office: (614)-247-4449, Lab: (614)-688-1235

Home Page: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cogdev.osu.edu&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=Onb-8PlInKfNHQqh6SPRFg&m=r_OxzQUSB1RN1odbjrkNC_qgyL2VV5AX1bG8N_y8WvI&s=qbFjAORVcbJ7XN8k2Wt55O6UWx8brBVf0rTGpYxX9MI&e=

Research Assistant position at UCLA

Posted on April 3, 2017
Closes December 6, 2017

There is an open research assistant position at UCLA. This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness (primarily schizophrenia) and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults.

This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and processing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers. More information about the lab can be found here: https://karlsgodtlab.psych.ucla.edu/

To apply, please go to UCLA Human Resources http://tinyurl.com/zalcwht and search for requisition number 25645.

Lab Manager Position, Bergelson Lab@Duke

Posted on April 4, 2017
Closes December 6, 2017

The Bergelson Lab at Duke, an NIH and NEH funded lab in Duke's Psychology & Neuroscience department, is looking to hire an excited, competent, and detail-oriented recent graduate to be an active member of our research team as lab manager. The lab's focus is on language development, and in particular, on how word learning interfaces with other levels of linguistic representation, and other dimensions of cognitive and social development. We are part of Duke CHILD Studies.

The lab manager position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers from the undergraduate to postdoctoral level. 

The lab manager's duties will include:

* managing a team of RAs in various annotation-related tasks for the home recordings in the SEEDLingS Corpus,

* scheduling and running in-lab eyetracking and discrimination experiments with infants and adults,

* data processing, coding, and analysis,

* vocabulary assessment and other cognitive development measures, 

* miscellaneous aspects of project and lab upkeep.

This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in visual, environmental, social, and linguistic aspects of cognitive development. 

The lab manager's contribution would potentially lead to authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers published from the results of these data, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in cognitive development.

Requirements:

* BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or a related field * strong independent work ethic

* previous research experience in a psych, cogsci, linguistics, or related research lab 

* Ability to manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment

* Feeling comfortable interacting with infants and families

* Ability to troubleshoot and learn software and scripting methods on-the-job

Other desiderata:

* experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation

* basic programming skills (e.g. Python and R),

* experience interacting with infants and families

* eyetracking experience (desired but not required)

The position begins June or July 2017. This is a one year position, with the possibility of extension. 

Applicants should send a CV (which includes GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references) and a cover letter to elika.bergelson@duke.edu with the title "Bergelson Lab Manager Position".

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring the best candidate by the end of May if not sooner.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.

 

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