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Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab

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The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring a full-time Research Assistants to start work by July 1, 2017. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is part of the NSF-funded project, “Spatial foundations of symbolic numeracy skills in young children.” This project will investigate the specific mechanisms through which children’s spatial skills impact their numerical development, using both longitudinal and experimental methods with children in pre-k to 4th grades.

The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process, including stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, grant administration, and training and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. In addition, the Research Assistant will organize Work Circles that bring together teachers and researchers, and will participate in outreach activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension.

How to Apply

The job will be posted on Temple's web site on THURSDAY MARCH 16th, 2017 by 12pm. Please apply as early as possible. The posting will only be available for a short time, and applications will be considered on a  first-come, first-served basis.To apply, visit our website at https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for job number 17000697. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

In addition to applying on Temple's web site, please email your CV to conner.black@temple.edu with the subject line "Full-time RA position". You may send your CV before March 16th. Please note that, to be considered for the position, you MUST apply on Temple's web site: https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

Required Education & Experience:

B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

 Required Skills & Abilities:

* Prior research experience in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field.

* Experience working with preschool or elementary-school-age children as a researcher or teacher.

* Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office suite or similar spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation software.

*Demonstrated experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, to complete quantitative and qualitative data analyses.

* Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills.

* Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.

* Some experience managing or monitoring the work of others.

* Comfortable giving presentations to small groups.

* Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation.

*Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to administer study protocols as necessary.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

Data Technician, Institute for Medical Research and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER DATA TECHNICIAN 1 PI: Dr. Stephen Freedland

Objective: The data technician is involved with the acquisition and maintenance of large amounts of clinical data and specimens. The work engages multiple skills and a wide-range of project knowledge. These multiple functions require a significant degree of flexibility to complete complex tasks.

This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking time off between degrees. This position is an opportunity to work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MD’s, PhD’s, and research scientists. The candidate will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods and of the field of urology, particularly with regards to prostate cancer. Data technicians may have the opportunity to shadow in the OR, attend seminars and engage in other learning opportunities such as manuscript writing in the second year.

Critical Element 1 • Review electronic & paper medical records for medical information and conduct electronic database entry.

Critical Element 2 • Assist in maintaining a vast quantity of patient oriented data used in support of analytical and/or research projects related to prostate cancer.

Critical Element 3 • Work effectively with other team members as part of a team.

Non-critical Elements • Troubleshoot and modify protocol implementation when necessary. • Recommend new methods for data collection and documentation. • Assist other research personnel. • Maintain patient confidentiality.

Qualifications/Experience: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree. They should possess strong interpersonal skills and be organized, detail oriented and reliable. Basic computer skills are required and familiarity with MS Excel and MS Excel are preferred.

Supervisory Controls: The principal investigator and clinical research coordinator are responsible for the overall supervision of the work and workload of the data technician. The incumbent is expected to meet deadlines on routine duties and to use his/her own initiative in completing work. Work may be reviewed by any member of the principal investigator’s research team.

Scope and Effect: The major purpose of these assignments is to conduct VA-relevant clinical research projects as conceived and defined by the principal investigators. The work of the incumbent contributes to the local and national research mission of the VA hospital.

To Apply: Please go to https://freedlandlab.recruitee.com/ and select “Apply for this Job” under the Data Technician description.

Employees work for the Institute for Medical Research and will have an appointment at the Durham VA Medical Center. Please visit www.imr.org for more information about employee benefits. Expected start date is relatively flexible but is typically scheduled for the late spring or early summer. We do not sponsor applicants for work visas. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Research Coordinator for the Autism and Neurobehavioral Development Research Program at the University of Kansas

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The Neurobehavioral Development Research lab of Dr. Matthew Mosconi (https://clchild.ku.edu/matt-mosconi) is seeking one Research Coordinator to help lead our studies of brain and behavior development in individuals with autism spectrum (ASD) and related developmental disorders (Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome). These clinical research projects are conducted through the Clinical Child Psychology Program (https://clchild.ku.edu/) and the Life Span Institute (http://www.lsi.ku.edu/) at the University of Kansas and in collaboration with the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (KCART: http://kcart.ku.edu/ ), the Center for Child Health and Development (CCHD; http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/cchd.html ),  and the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/hoglund-brain-imaging-center.html ), providing diverse research and clinical training opportunities.

Responsibilities for the position include administering neuropsychological, eye movement, MRI and EEG testing, scoring cognitive and sensorimotor test data, data entry, preparing  Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports, and participating in meetings reviewing and interpreting data, preparing manuscripts, and planning future studies. This position provides the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with clinical populations, developing skills in psychological and neuropsychological testing, and participating in each phase of the research process within large-scale, NIH funded research studies. The majority of previous RAs in these positions have successfully gone on to pursue training in medical school, clinical psychology programs, and cognitive neuroscience programs.  

Applicants should have a BA or BS in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related pre-health field. Interested persons are asked to make at least a 2 year commitment due to the extensive training required.

Interested individuals should send a resume or CV and a brief cover letter stating your career goals to ndrlab@ku.edu.  

Research Assistant

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Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant Position

Stanford University invites applications for a Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (http://scsnl.stanford.edu). This is an exciting opportunity to work on brain imaging studies of cognitive function and dysfunction, cognitive development and learning disabilities. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in the lab, including: acquisition and analysis of functional and structural brain imaging data, assembling, administering, and scoring neuropsychological assessments, screening and recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, scheduling participants for testing, tracking progress of the study and behavioral data, verifying data and entering pertinent information into database for statistical analysis, conducting statistical analyses, and assisting with manuscript preparation. A minimum commitment of two years is required. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to : scsnl.stanford+researchassistant@gmail.com

Qualifications:

Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or related fields as well as one to two years of research experience. A strong academic record is essential. Past research experience in cognitive neuroscience is highly desirable. Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: brain imaging data acquisition, MRI data analysis, neuropsychological assessments, computer programming, MATLAB, signal processing, and statistical analysis. The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with children; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.

Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland) Kansas State University

No closing date

Date Posted Jun. 2, 2017

Job Title

  • Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland)

Department

  • Institution Kansas State University

    Manhattan, KS United States

Application Deadline

  • Open until filled

Position Start Date

  • Available immediately

    Apply Online Here http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501503/resea...

    Job Categories

    • Research Scientist/Associate

    Academic Fields

    • Research Methods/Data Analysis
    • Human Ecology
    • Human Development

    This position is a half-time research assistant position to work on site at Andrews AFB, Maryland on a USDA-funded Family Advocacy Program study. This person is the on-site administrator of the sponsored project to facilitate daily implementation of the research project by promoting the program, selecting research participants, designing and implementation database information and collaborating with the researchers at Kansas State University, Northern Illinois University and other Air Force bases involved in the project.

    Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, human ecology or business related field. Required experience is experience with and/or knowledge of military family support programs.

    Preferred Qualifications: General knowledge of administration and research methodology at academic institutions, experience in conducting research, knowledge of domestic violence, demonstrated ability to work with confidential materials, and computer competency.

    Lab Manager Position, University of Maryland FluencyBank Project

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    We have an immediate opening for a lab manager/research assistant for the FluencyBank project, which is conducting a longitudinal study of fluency and language development in preschool children. This project is multi-year, and the position is renewable for 3 years.

    Applicant must be fluent Spanish-English bilingual.  Job responsibilities include: experimental assessment of preschool participants, participant recruitment, tracking of participant data and transcription, organizing and assisting with weekly lab meetings. 

    The position, at either full- or half-time level conveys benefits. Salary is flexible depending upon the applicant's qualifications; minimum commitment is 20 hrs/week. FTE salary for candidate with UG or BA qualifications ~$25,000-$30K/yr or equivalent base for part-time work. Graduate student candidate can receive University GA position, ~$21,000 and associated tuition benefits.

    Interested candidates should send CV and unofficial transcript to nratner@umd.edu

    Nan Bernstein Ratner, F-, H-ASHA, F-AAAS, ABCLD

    Professor

    Hearing and Speech Sciences

    University of Maryland

    0100 Lefrak Hall

    College Park, MD 20742

    nratner@umd.edu, 301-405-4217

    Co-director: FluencyBank (www.fluency.talkbank.org);  http://languagefluency.umd.edu/  

     

    Coordinator for Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention (SEDI-Lab) – University of Toronto: Mississauga, ON

    No closing date

    The Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention at the University of Toronto (PI: Tina Malti; see www.tinamalti.com) is seeking a research coordinator. The coordinator will work closely with the PI, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to support ongoing research activities and ensure all work is completed on time. Interested candidates should send their CV and a letter of inquiry to the PI Dr. Malti at tina.malti@utoronto.ca

    The position will begin in July 2017.

    Description of position:

    - Coordinating PIís and lab schedules

    - Managing subject contact and pool

    - Administrating budget

    - Overseeing development of contracts

    - Coordinating participant recruitment and data collections

    - Communicating with collaborators and practitioners

    - Helping with grant applications

    - Overseeing and coordinating activities of knowledge

    POSITION TYPE

    50%-80%

    DESIRED MAJOR(S)

    Developmental psychology; clinical psychology, health sciences/medicine, education 

    DESIRED DEGREE LEVEL

    BA, MA, or PhD

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Training in developmental psychology, clinical psychology, education, or mental health

    Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Outstanding organizational skills

    Administrative experience

    Experience with database management

    Multilingual an asset

    JOB START DATE

    July 2017 

    SALARY DETAILS

    According to qualifications--------------------

    Research Coordinator, Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition

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

    The preferred start date is July 2018.

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

    To apply:

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

    Please send any questions to the lab manager, Nhi Dinh, at Nhi.Dinh@georgetown.edu.

    Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.

    Lab Manager Position at Boston University, Social Learning Lab

    No closing date

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    -Excellent cultural and emotional sensitivity.

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

    -Current work eligibility in the United States

    Preferred Qualifications

    -Understanding of data entry procedures and statistical methods

    -Experience with verbal and behavioral video coding

    -Prior experience managing personnel in research or other contexts

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

  • CV
  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals
  • Unofficial academic transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
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    Lab Coordinator @Barner Lab UCSD

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

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

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

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    2017 Summer Research Internship with Columbia Business School

    Closes March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

    ·         Enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity 

    ·         Excellent communication skills

    ·         Basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics

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

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

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

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

    o   SAS or STATA required for projects in Accounting

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

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

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

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

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

    Research Specialist-Princeton Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

    Closes March 1, 2017

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

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

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

    Responsibilities

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

    Qualifications

    Essential Qualifications:

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

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

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

    - Be able to get tasks done efficiently

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

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

    - Ability to communicate effectively with children and families

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

    Preferred Qualifications:

    - Experience conducting cognitive neuroscience research

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

    Closes March 1, 2017

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

     

    Canine Cognition Center at Yale Summer Internship

    Closes February 28, 2017

    Duration: June 5-July 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Research Assistant

    Closes February 25, 2017

    Salaried summer internship in language acquisition:

    http://l3atbc.org/RA_Announcement.html  

    Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

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

    About us:

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

    Internship Highlights

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

    Internship details

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

    Eligibility

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

    Please contact the lab manager with any questions.

    Lab Manager, Saxelab at MIT

    Closes February 22, 2017

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

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

    Job Description

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

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

    Job Requirements

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

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

    Closes February 22, 2017

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

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

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

    Project Assistant

    Closes December 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

    Bergelson Lab seeking undergraduate research assistants

    Closes December 19, 2016

    General RA

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

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

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

    Programming RA

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

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

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

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

    Bergelson Lab - sites.google.com

     

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

    Post-bac research assistants / project coordinator jobs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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