Internship & Job Opportunities

See below for current listings of internships, paid jobs, research, and professional development opportunities. The lists below are not exhaustive. Be be sure to make use of other resources like Linkedin®. To learn more about independent study and other research opportunities, click here.

Mentor/Coach for sweet and energetic ten-year old girl

Closes October 22, 2017

Family description

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

Job description

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

Job requirements

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

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

Hours and Compensation

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

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

Contact information

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

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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Paid Research Assistant Position: Specialization in Digital Animation at UNC Chapel Hill

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Paid Research Assistant Position: Specialization in Digital Animation

Do you have experience with digital animation? Are you interested in linguistics and psychology?

Apply to work on an NSF-funded project on the comprehension of language and gestures.

We are currently developing a set of stimuli using Poser Pro.  

We are seeking applications from people with experience with digital animation generally, and specifically with Poser Pro and/or working with synchronizing speech and lip movements/ gestures.

This is a part-time job that requires about 10 hours per week.

Requirements: You must be currently enrolled as a college student at a US institution (not a graduate student), and not graduating before May 2018.

This research project is run by Dr. Jennifer Arnold at UNC Chapel Hill. It may be possible to work remotely.

To apply, fill out this application: /d/e/1FAIpQLSdY8dDOPURweM7h3FxrDwKJQPL8M5drS5dkuWTmfsNjX65x2w/viewform

Direct questions to jarnold@email.unc.edu.

Undergraduate Internships, Project Horseshoe Farm

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Project Horseshoe Farm is a 501(c)3  community based non-profit organization in Greensboro, Alabama.  Since its founding in 2007, Horseshoe Farm has grown to become a multifaceted service and leadership development organization dedicated to strengthening our community, improving the quality of life of our vulnerable neighbors, and preparing citizen service leaders for tomorrow's communities.

Horseshoe Farm has developed and runs innovative support programs for adults in our community including a Health Partners Program, Day Programs, and Enhanced Independent Living Housing Programs. We also support children through our comprehensive K-12 after school tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programs. 

Finally, Project Horseshoe Farm offers leadership development programs including a unique one year Fellowship for top recent college graduates interested in the intersection of Leadership, Community, and Service in Healthcare and Education.

As part of our mission to prepare future citizen service leaders, Horseshoe Farm offers internship and elective rotation opportunities to medical students, medical residents, health professions students, and other graduate and undergraduate students who have the potential to help see and build a better future with tomorrow's communities. Horseshoe Farm offers 8-10 week undergraduate internships in fall, winter, spring, and summer for students interested in future work in medicine, public and community health, psychology, education, and community service leadership. In addition, we offer a shorter, 3-4 week internship in January for interested students.

For more information or to apply, please email fellows@projecthsf.org. The application for the internship has a rolling deadline.  We suggest sending in your application at least two months prior to your desired start date because spaces are limited.

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

No closing date

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.

Summer Scholar Counselor at Children’s Mercy

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Children’s Mercy (located in the Kansas City metro area) announces summer scholar Counselor (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselor positions for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and associates. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. The Children’s Mercy STP is directed by Children’s Mercy ADHD Specialty Clinic Director of Psychological Services, Carla Counts Allan, Ph.D., and co-directed by Children’s Mercy Psychologists, Trista Perez Crawford, Ph.D. and Simone Sherman Moody, Ph.D. 

Counselors and Lead Counselors will receive approximately 360 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavior problems. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-15 children, with 4-5 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures for sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. There will be one Lead Counselor for each group. Lead Counselors will participate in counselor responsibilities in addition to overseeing the duties of the counselors in their group.

Activities take place outdoors and counselors will be involved in recreational activities throughout the day; this requires knowledge of rules/fundamentals of represented sports. Counselors will serve as Sport Leaders and will plan and implement skill drills to improve children’s performance. Previous experience in sports participation, refereeing, or coaching children is preferred.

Counselors must be available to work from May 25, 2017 through July 28, 2017. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and being familiar with its contents prior to beginning employment.

Counselor hours of employment are from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Counselors also work until 8:30 PM one evening/week while parents participate in weekly parent training groups. Counselors and lead counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits commensurate with their experience and position requirements.

Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply. Experience gained at the STP may also be beneficial in preparation for careers in education, mental health, physical education, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, and counseling and can serve as an opportunity to obtain a recommendation for work or graduate school. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now and email Melynda Samson (msamson@cmh.edu) with any questions.

*Out of town applicants are encouraged to apply, summer housing is available!

Follow the link below to apply for the Counselor Position: https://www.healthcaresource.com/childrensmercy/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=10465015

Follow the link below to apply for the Lead Counselor Position: https://www.healthcaresource.com/childrensmercy/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=10465016

City Internships

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Each CI program combines theoretical training with practical application and centers around an internship placement with a leading company in either:

Banking & Financial Services;  Marketing, Advertising & PR;  Consulting & Professional Services;  Technology & Engineering;  Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship;  Entertainment, Media & Journalism;  Law & Politics;  Art, Fashion & Design;  Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

CI partners with leading companies in 12 cities and 9 industries globally. A selection of newly released internship placements are described below.

- Banking & Financial Services, Hedge Fund

One of Europe’s top five alternative asset management firms. You’ll rotate through the investor relations, fundamental research and portfolio management teams, gaining exposure fundamental investment strategies in equities, bonds and derivatives. Location: London.

- Banking & Financial Services, Commodities Trading

Among New York’s largest trading houses. You’ll shadow analysts, brokers and traders in the firm’s proprietary research, institutional sales and trading divisions, gaining exposure to both exchange and OTC markets. Location: New York.

- Banking & Financial Services, Investment Banking

The west coast’s leading financial advisory firm. Rotate through the firm’s equity capital markets, debt capital markets and mergers & acquisitions departments in based in the entrepreneurial capital of the world. Location: Los Angeles.

- Marketing, Advertising & PR, Multimedia Advertising

An award-winning advertising agency, regarded most highly for their creative originality, and crucially, widely successful campaigns. You’ll learn the campaign lifecycle from ideation to execution, shadowing both the agency’s account and execution divisions. Location: Miami

- Consulting & Professional Services, International Strategy & Policy Consulting

A global player in international private and public sector consulting. Rotate through the firm’s management, strategy and policy divisions dividing your time between the private and public specialist client teams. Location: Washington.

Students should 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 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.

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    JR Specialist Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Closes October 31, 2017

    Recruitment Period

    Open date: January 23rd, 2017 Last review date: June 9th, 2017 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: October 31st, 2017Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

     

    Description

    The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at The University of California, Santa Barbara is composed of 28 faculty who carry out leading edge research in several core areas of experimental psychology, including cognition and the perceptual sciences, development and evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and behavior, and social psychology.

    Psychological & Brain Sciences is actively JR Specialists to collaborate with faculty and other researchers in the department. This is a large, pooled recruitment covering many areas and research foci within Psychology. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed through October 31, 2017. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. The use of a pooled recruitment does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. Positions may range from 0% (without salary) to 100%.

    Appointees to JR Specialist engage in specialized research, professional activity, and University and/or public service. JR Specialist use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise of the University and to achieve recognition in the professional and scientific community. JR Specialist may participate in University and/or public service depending upon funding sources and duties of the position. Qualified applicants must possess, at minimum, baccalaureate degree at the time of initial appointment. Preferred qualifications: previous research experience in psychology or relevant field. Interested applicant should submit their CV and statement of interest to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00910. Submit a completed application by 2/6/2017 for primary consideration.

    The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job location

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Requirements

    Documents

    • Resume/CV - Your most recently updated C.V.

    • Statement of Interest

    How to apply

  • Create an ApplicantID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/922/account_and_contact  

    Clinical Research Coordinator I, Community Psychiatry PRIDE at the Massachusetts General Hospital

    Closes November 17, 2017

    The Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (Community Psychiatry PRIDE) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) / Harvard Medical School is accepting applications for a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator I position. Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation psychiatry research center that focuses on reducing disparities in mental health in the communities across Massachusetts (PI and Director: Luana Marques, PhD). The overarching mission of Community Psychiatry PRIDE is to bridge the gap between science and practice by bringing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) to communities. Specifically, the program is designed to study the process by which EBTs can be effectively disseminated to community organizations, which in turn leads to increased access and quality of care across a wide range of psychiatric disorders. The Clinical Research Coordinator I will be responsible for managing research studies related to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments in low-income, diverse settings. The anticipated start date for the Clinical Research Coordinator is July 1, 2018.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assisting with the coordination of study visits, trainings, and implementation efforts.
    • Monitoring new research and data and incorporating into scientific manuscripts.
    • Assistance with associated dissemination activities for current studies.
    • Overseeing daily activities of undergraduate research assistants, co-ops, and other volunteers.
    • Educating staff as new projects are launched, preparedness to speak and explain projects in a meeting setting.
    • Acting as a general resource for staff.
    • Maintaining and overseeing regulatory documentation for research studies
    • Preparing, submitting and monitoring IRB proposals.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree (required), preferably in psychology.

    SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

    • Careful attention to details.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Ability to work independently and self-manage time.
    • Excellent command of the English language.
    • High degree of motivation.
    • Several months experience with SPSS or other similar software.
    • Knowledge of the research process.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Excellent communication skills both orally and written to provide the appropriate level of advocacy for funds and grant applications.
    • Ability to proactively identify issues/projects and initiate plans to address them.
    • Demonstrated forthrightness and integrity. Ability to develop a common vision for diverse constituents, communicates effectively, and takes ownership and responsibility for activities.
    • High proficiency in Spanish strongly preferred (reading, writing, and speaking; level C1 or C2 of the Common European Framework).

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Normal office conditions.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible for assisting with overseeing the day-to-day activities of volunteers and undergraduate research assistants.

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: N/A.

    APPROVAL: Department Manager: Simona Anderson Title: Workforce Operations Manager Date: September 2017

    ***To apply, please send your resume/CV, a cover letter, and a copy of your unofficial transcript to Kaylie Patrick at kpatrick6@mgh.harvard.edu by November 17. Initial interviews will be held November 27 - December 15***

    Teachers Wanted! -Southern Teachers Agency

    Closes February 3, 2018

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

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

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

    Complete the online application today!

    Recruitment Specialist with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

    Closes February 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Grassroots Advocacy Specialist

    No closing date

    The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Grassroots Advocacy Specialist to help execute efforts related to building and maintaining a robust network of grassroots advocates from SfN's membership. The Specialist will work with the Director of Advocacy and Training and SfN leadership to identify grassroots advocacy opportunities throughout the US (with the possibility of limited interaction with SfN's international partners), including coordination with related Federal Advocacy efforts. The Specialist's primary focus is on educating and engaging SfN members to serve as effective and consistent advocates for neuroscience and biomedical research.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Work with the Director of Advocacy and Training to develop and execute strategic grassroots campaign plans around SfN public policy priorities.
    • Direct SfN's member-focused grassroots efforts during federal campaigns; work closely with SfN colleagues to identify critical moments to engage volunteers in legislative tactics.
    • Continue to build and develop a volunteer program and structure that engages SfN members interested in advocacy:
      • develop the tools and processes to identify, recruit, manage, train and retain advocates;
      • ensure that the structure recognizes the different levels of volunteer engagement with SfN;
      • develop programs for engaging scientists in various settings and at different career stages; and
      • work with SfN colleagues to identify communities to prioritize for advocacy efforts.
    • Independently and in coordination with federal advocacy efforts, engage in regular and substantive communication with grassroots advocates concerning federal policies and Society priorities, including with SfN committees as appropriate.
    • As part of the full Advocacy team, draft, maintain and ensure dissemination of clear and compelling legislative fact sheets, training programs, and other advocacy-related material to support and promote grassroots advocacy efforts.
    • With the Federal Advocacy Manager help execute Capitol Hill Day.
    • Manage grassroots advocacy events at the annual meeting and support all annual meeting advocacy programming occurring in October or November each year.
    • With the Federal Advocacy Manager help implement the Early Career Policy Ambassador program.
    • Establish relationships and communications with SfN chapters and Neuroscience Departments and Programs.
    • Develop and execute training programs for all tiers/levels of SfN advocates.
    • Institute regular communications with top-level volunteers.
    • Work with departments across SfN to ensure proper social media and communications activities related to the organization's advocacy objectives.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree from a four- year college or university required, a policy-based graduate degree is a plus.
    • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in grassroots advocacy activities, including direct experience working on grassroots advocacy campaigns.
    • Experience working within health or scientific disciplines, knowledge of the federal appropriations process, and time spent with a professional society or other non-profit organization are strong pluses.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity or experience with research policy and the grassroots advocacy work of a nonprofit or association.
    • Proven ability to set priorities, take initiative, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills, as well as strong project management abilities.
    • Ability and judgment to work confidently around senior field leaders and support them in executing advocacy projects and priorities.
    • Ability to multi-task and work with supervisor to adjust priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs.
    • Strong research skills.
    • Comfortable in personal interaction with Society members and VIPs at all career stages, Members of Congress, and Congressional staffs.

    If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements and a copy of your resume for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

    Our generous benefits package includes:  medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.

    The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people.  We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.

    Gap Year Fellowship, Project Horseshoe Farm

    No closing date

    Project Horseshoe Farm offers an intensive 1 year (13 month) community-based gap year service and leadership development Fellowship.  It is geared to top recent college graduates from around the nation interested in community health and education, non-profit and organizational management, social entrepreneurship, and community service leadership.  

    The competitive Fellowship is a unique opportunity for high levels of responsibility and mentored hands on learning in a rapidly growing community based non-profit organization.  Its aim is preparing citizen service leaders needed for tomorrow's communities. 

    Fellows receive an educational grant of $600/month, free housing, and valuable experience through:

    • Front line service in and leadership of Horseshoe Farm's broad range of innovative community based programs for children and adults.
    • Administrative, management, and operations responsibilities in a grassroots non-profit organization.
    • Close work with a team of other talented Fellows.
    • "Community Engagement" work with other civic, business, non-profit, and governmental organizations throughout our community.
    • Weekly readings and discussions designed to promote contextual understanding and reflection on experiences.

    Fellows consistently go on to some of the top medical, nursing, public health, health management, and education programs in the nation and several have received the most prestigious scholarships and awards at their respective institutions.

    For more information about a typical week in the Fellowship, specific activities in the Fellowship, the educational grant provided to Fellows, living arrangements for Fellows, and more, please click the "Learn More" button below.

    To apply for the fellowship, please press the "Apply Now" button to download a copy of the application. Completed applications can be emailed to fellows@projecthsf.org.   

     

    Research Assistant position at UCLA

    No closing date

    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.

    PT Research Support Assistant - Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

    No closing date

    The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago is looking for a Research Support Assistant to transcribe videotaped parent-child play sessions recorded in our longitudinal randomized controlled trial (RCT).  The transcripts prepared from these sessions serve as the basis for multiple analyses through which we will evaluate the effectiveness of our Thirty Million Words-Home Visiting curriculum.  The position involves meticulous attention to detail, fluid use of multiple computer programs, and ability to maintain high accuracy of transcription of aural files over extended periods of time.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Prepare saved video files for transcription using Datavyu software for CLAN software analysis.
    • Prepare verbatim transcriptions of conversations between parents and young children using CHAT procedure.
    • Maintain high reliability with transcription team.
    • Save videos and transcripts according to TMW lab data organization methods.
    • Other duties as assigned. 

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Experience with transcription and/or coding preferred.
    • Background in Linguistics preferred.
    • Proficiency with computer programs required.
    • Ability to understand and process aural information with high accuracy required.

    To apply, please submit an application at jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=235487

    Full-time Research Assistant, Stanford Graduate School of Business Behavioral Lab

    No closing date
    The Stanford Graduate School of Business Behavioral Lab is looking to hire two (2) full-time Research Assistants for a commitment through 7/31/18, with the possibility of a 2nd year renewal. Start date would be early July 2017. This is a perfect position for those looking towards graduate school in organizational behavior, marketing, social psychology, and related fields.     The research assistant (RA) provides direct research support to the organizational behavior and behavioral marketing faculty and PhD students at the GSB Behavioral Lab.  Research support, about 80+% of time, may consist of running experiment sessions, programming computer-based studies, data coding and entry, and gathering field data. 

    The research assistant must be and independent self-starter who can take initiative, see projects through to completion, and understand the unique priorities and demands of lab-based experimentation. Excellent communication and computer skills (word, excel, helpful to know html, etc.) are essential; statistics ability desirable. An ability to balance multiple, competing projects working with multiple faculty and doctoral students is a must. A mature personality is also a must.

    The RA is responsible for maintaining a consistent and constant presence in the lab.  The RA may also have opportunities to sit in on lab meetings, and seminars. Supervision may be minimal or intensive, depending on the project; the successful candidate should be able to work well with both styles.

    Please do not contact the director.  Please apply online: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=74100

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    Graphic Design/Communications/Research Positions in P&N

    Closes October 13, 2017

    2+ Positions in Psych and Neuro: Graphic Design / Communications / Research

    • Posted Friday, Sep 08 '17 11:57am Federal Work-Study
    • Psychology and Neuroscience
    Psychology and Neuroscience is hiring 2 or more students to do some combination of the following (or similar) responsibilities:

    Graphic Design: - Taking photos and creating graphics for P&N website - Data visualizations to represent dept. statistics

    Communications: - Interviewing students, faculty and alumni to feature in a "P&Ner of the Week" story - Writing Stories for P&N website - Advertising and writing about P&N events

    Research: - Collect institutional data from public websites - Use excel to find patterns in data

    Preferred Software Knowledge: - Excel - Powerpoint - Adobe Photoshop or equivalent - Web Content Management systems (e.g., drupal)

    Applicants need not have skills from all three areas; the responsibilities will be split across positions. Number of hours per week is flexible, and could range from 5 - 15 depending on the candidate's availability.

    The positions will involve working directly with IT Team Lead Matt Mielke (mielke@duke.edu) and/or Associate Chair Professor Elizabeth Marsh (emarsh@psych.duke.edu).

    Interested applicants should submit a resume, unofficial transcript, contact information for at least two references, and a sample of work when relevant (i.e., a writing or graphic sample if you are interested in those responsibilities). Email inquiries should refer to "PsychNeuro Job" in the subject line.

    * Federal work study is preferred but not required. Hourly rate will be determined based on candidate's experience *

           

       

       

      Research Assistant Position on Interoception, LAB @ RHUL, University of London

      Closes September 27, 2017

      The Lab of Action and Body (http://www.pc.rhul.ac.uk/sites/lab/), led by Prof Manos Tsakiris, at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, is recruiting for a Research Assistant Position. The successful candidate will work with Prof Manos Tsakiris and Dr Ruben Azevedo on a project that will use brain stimulation to investigate the role of interoception in social cognition.

      Applicants should have a good BSc in Psychology or related discipline (minimum required degree classification of 2:1) and proven research experience in quantitative data collection as part of psychological or cognitive neuroscience experiments. Experience in social cognitive neuroscience and/or psychophysiology and brain stimulation are highly desirable.

      The position is highly suitable for applicants who wish to obtain substantial research experience before commencing a PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience.

      Details for this job can be found in http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEB346/research-assistant

      Informal enquiries can be addressed to manos.tsakiris@rhul.ac.uk

      Deadline : Midnight, 27 September 2017

      Full-time research position at the University of Maryland

      Closes September 22, 2017

      The Learning to Talk Lab seeks an energetic, detail-­‐oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the UMD Toggle Talk Project.  This is a 4-­‐year project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education. This is a one-­‐year position with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance. Researchers in the Learning to Talk Lab at UMD are partnering with the Baltimore City Public Schools to study the efficacy of Toggle Talk, a language arts curriculum supplement. Toggle Talk provides young children with vocabulary and language structure awareness to become comfortable in switching between their home/informal language and classroom/formal language. Toggle Talk has been shown to improve standardized reading scores in pilot studies.

      Research Associate Responsibilities

      The UMD Toggle Talk project is seeking a full-­‐time research associate to be involved in many aspects of the project, including testing students in Baltimore City elementary school and supervising undergraduate and graduate student examiners. The research associate will also be involved in planning and executing recruitment events, preparing materials for schools and parents, and scheduling student assessments and teacher observations. The position also involves maintaining a calendar and interacting with teachers and other school staff. The position empowers the individual to develop a strong portfolio of experience in working with children in the schools, educational research, community outreach, mentorship, and leadership.

      The project requires an individual who is able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and timelines. This individual should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The successful applicant will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively and have the flexibility to grow, adapt and change as project needs change over the course of the project. The position also affords the research associate the opportunity to be involved in activities of the Language Science Center and the opportunity to be a co-­‐author on presentations and publications.

      Minimum Qualifications

      • B.A. degree in Hearing and Speech Science, Psychology, Human Development, Counseling, Education, or related field.
      • At least one year of prior research experience in a research laboratory that focuses on young children OR at least one year working in an elementary school setting.
      • Driver’s license

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience giving standardized tests to young children.
      • Prior supervisory experience of undergraduate students.
      • Experience using Microsoft Publisher and/or Photoshop.

      Benefits and Salary

      Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: Cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current resume; and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. For best consideration, please submit all materials by 5:00 PM on September 22nd, 2017. All inquiries and applications should include the subject line “Toggle Talk Research Associate” and be sent to: toggletalk@umd.edu.

      For more information about the Learning to Talk lab, go to learningtotalk.umd.edu and http://learningtotalk.umd.edu/toggletalk/.

      The University of Maryland-­‐College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

      Research staff position at the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

      Closes August 23, 2017
      The Research Analyst-III in the Music Cognition Lab (PI, Reyna Gordon) in the Department of Otolaryngology (VUMC) is responsible for implementation, coordinating, troubleshooting, and data analysis of studies on rhythm and language skills in children and adults using behavioral assessments, neuroimaging (EEG), and genomic approaches. 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-III will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI to carry out a series of ongoing studies and plan new studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech and test the impact of music training on language skills. Prior experience with music cognition or language development research preferred; prior experience with EEG and/or Genomic research a plus. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills.

      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Plan, conduct, and evaluate investigations relating to research studies
      • Interpret and analyze data appropriately
      • Prepare progress reports requiring in-depth analysis, recommendations, and/or conclusions.
      • Establish research protocols and select data sources
      • Define goals for recruitment of study participants
      • Set parameters to conduct interviews
      • Create database files
      • Record information
      • Serve as primary contact with principal investigator
      • Assist in developing plans for research studies
      • Discuss interpretation of results
      • Prepare manuscripts for publication
      • Make oral and/or written presentation of study concepts
      • Presentation are completed in a professional manner according to accepted practices
      • Keep abreast of trends in field of study
      • Read professional journals and attend meetings and/or seminars
      • Supervise Research Analyst I and II, technical support staff and student assistants and post doctoral fellows
      • Plan and assign work
      • Train and develop as appropriate

      Basic Qualifications

      Bachelor's Degree and 4 years experience

      Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:  

      Movement

      • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
      • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
      • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

      Sensory

      • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
      • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
      • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
      • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
      • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
      • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
      • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

       

      Research assistant - Cambridge, UK

      Closes August 19, 2017

      Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

      Salary: £25,298-£29,301

      We seek to appoint a Research Assistant (full-time) to work within the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDaL) in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. The position is funded by the LEGO Foundation to provide research support  for a project to develop and empirically evaluate play-based approaches to teaching science in early childhood classrooms.  

      Primary activities include assistance in:

      • recruiting teachers and children to participate in the project;
      • assessing classroom practice in Reception and Year 1 in a variety of schools;
      • developing and administering tests of children's oblem-solving, help-seeking, executive function, and scientific reasoning.

      The successful applicant will work as part of a team of researchers led by Dr Sara Baker and Dr Audrey Kittredge, and so will receive support and training. The applicant will, however, be expected to work independently in liaising with schools and teachers and carrying out office-based duties (e.g., collecting child and teacher data within a school context, and supporting the entry, coding and analysis of data). As the work entails multiple visits to schools, applicants must be willing to travel.  Some overnight stays may be required.

      For full details of the post and the person specification, please see the Further Particulars.

      Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 22 June 2018 in the first instance.

      Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

      To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14496. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

      We hope to hold interviews in the week commencing 28 August 2017.

      For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Sara Baker (stb32@cam.ac.uk).

      Closing date: 19 August 2017

      Research Assistant, Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention, University of Maryland

      Closes August 4, 2017
      Position Announcement: Research Assistant The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the overall operations of the center and to promote CECEI efforts focused on family and community outreach. This is a one year position, commencing in early September 2017, with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance and funding. Applicants must be available to work onsite 20 hours per week, Monday through Thursday.   Background on the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention CECEI: based in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, is a joint initiative between the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education and the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. The mission of CECEI is to conduct high-quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform State and Federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs engagement in their children’s education.   CECEI Research Assistant Responsibilities and Qualifications The Research Assistant will support the overall functioning of the Center by focusing on communication, website development, social media management, and supporting current projects. The Research Assistant will ensure that families, parents, teachers, and counselors have access to resources and materials to help inform their own policies and practices. In addition, the Research Assistant will serve as the person to contact when practitioners or community members are in need of further resources or direction.   Additional responsibilities include: • Overall administrative support of the Center • Updating and maintaining the Center website and Twitter page • Support the hiring of CECEI personnel (e.g., advertising, correspondence, interview scheduling, etc.) • Disseminating relevant news, research reports, and topical discussions via social media • Promoting family and community outreach (translation and application of research to parenting/teaching) through social media • Organizing meetings and CECEI professional development offerings   Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development, Child Development or a related field • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills • Evidence of exemplary interpersonal skills • Evidence of strong analytical and organizational skills • Evidence of technology skills (Google Drive, social media, and Microsoft Office)   Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development, Child Development or a related field (Current Doctoral students are also encouraged to apply) • Experience in Early Childhood General or Special Education • Experience organizing professional development for small groups • Experience as a research assistant, notably with website/social media responsibilities • Experience implementing school and community engagement initiatives   The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.   Applicants should submit the following materials electronically:   Cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current curriculum vitae/resume; names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references; and two writing samples (one formal, such as a literature review, and one informal, such as an email to a colleague or a supervisor). Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. For best consideration, please submit all materials by 5:00 PM on August 4th, 2017. All inquiries, nominations and applications should include the subject line “CECEI Fall 2017 Research Assistant” and be sent to: CECEI@umd.edu

      Project Coordinator - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

      Closes July 28, 2017

      We seek candidates with experience working with developmental populations. Experience working in a preschool classroom is preferred but not required. As both involve testing at various locations, access to transportation is essential (standard gas mileage is reimbursed).

      Project Coordinator:  This person will manage recruiting and scheduling for the project.  This involves educating preschool directors, teachers, and parents as to the objectives of the project, scheduling and conducting testing sessions in the preschools, and helping manage data.  We will provide career development for this person according to their career goals, but this may include training in research methods and statistics and the opportunity to present and publish on the projects.

      The Sleep Lab @ UMass has a new 3-bedroom sleep lab in the Institute of Applied Life Sciences for in-lab studies. We combine techniques including polysomnography (EEG, EOG, and EMG) and actigraphy to measure sleep and use an array of behavioral probes in populations from children to older adults.  UMass is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.

      If interested, please send a CV with cover letter to Rebecca Spencer (rspencer@umass.edu).

      Research Assistant, Institute of Education Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill

      Closes July 27, 2017

      http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/124653

      This position is assigned to the Center for Developmental Science (CDS), an advanced institute for interdisciplinary and collaborative studies in human development. The CDS is inter-institutional and its faculty consists primarily of scientists from Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Meredith College, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Selected researchers from other national and international institutions collaborate in research initiated by the Center.

      The Center has five specific aims: to advance the frontiers of behavioral, biological, and social science by supporting interdisciplinary research on the bio-behavioral development of individuals over the life span and across generations; serve society by establishing linkages between the University of North Carolina, the state, and the nation through research related to promotion of healthy behaviors in individuals, families, schools, and communities; enhance teaching by providing an advanced interdisciplinary studies program in developmental science for doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and faculty members; promote and support faculty scholarship and research collaboration across disciplines, departments, schools, and universities in the study of developmental processes, and foster cross-institutional cooperation in developmental studies at component campuses of the University of North Carolina and private universities in North Carolina.

      The CDS has a variety of research and training programs such as the Behavioral Science Research Division (BSRD), the Social Development and Intervention Research Program (SDIRP), the Developmental Methodology Core, the Health Risk Behaviors Core, and the Carolina Consortium on Human Development (CCHD). There are more than 16 funded research projects that are conducted by the Center faculty. Most of these projects have been funded by federal agencies, but there are also state funded contracts, private foundation grants, sub-contractual agreements, and internal awards.

      This full-time research position is time-limited for a 3-year period and is assigned to projects that are affiliated with the Behavioral Science Research Division at the Center for Developmental Science.

      This position is designed to serve as a Research Assistant (RA) for newly-funded projects of the Behavioral Research Science Division at the Center for Developmental Science. The RA will work with principal investigators and other research staff to provide support to assigned research activities with a focus on participant recruitment, data collection, and data processing. Primary areas of responsibilities are:

      •Approximately 50% time is involved in facilitating and conducting data collection in families’ homes and in local schools. •Approximately 25% time will be spent coding and scoring these data using established coding schemes and data management systems. •Approximately 15% time is involved in the entry, management, and analysis of these data in various ways, as directed by the Project Co-PIs. •Approximately 10% time is involved with other research activities such as planning meetings, preparation of research materials, training, and support with reporting needs.

      Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.ntracts, private foundation grants, sub-contractual agreements, and internal awards.

      It is essential that this position have flexibility with work schedule to ensure optimal data collection periods.

      Previous experience with social science research is preferred. Previous experience is desired with cognitive, developmental, or educational research.

      Fall internship at the Brookings Institute

      Closes July 7, 2017

      We are now recruiting for an internship for Fall 2017.  It is a paid internship, which will run from September 11 through December 8.  We are looking for applicants who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in psychology, experience with assessment and evaluation, strong writing skills, and the ability to work independently.  Applications are currently being accepted.  Here is a link to the position description:

      https://interns-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1492/fall-2017%2c-21st-century-skills-research-internship%2c-center-for-universal-education/job

      The deadline for application is July 7th

       

      Research Coordinator Position at UCLA

      Closes July 1, 2017

      Research Coordinator Position at UCLA  Applications due July 1st (or as soon as possible!) 

      We are hiring a full-time research coordinator to assist in the conduct of two collaborative community-based studies of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in children’s mental health and school settings.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Anna Lau, the coordinator will work on the 4KEEPS Project focused on “Identifying Quality Indicators within Multiple EBP Delivery in Child Mental Health Services” and the TEAMS Study focused on "Translating Evidence-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD): A Multi-Level Implementation Strategy”.

      About 4KEEPS

      This is a two-site (UCLA and UCSD) NIMH-funded project focused on community therapists implementation of multiple evidence-based practices for children’s mental health within a system-driven reform in Los Angeles County. The aims of the new study are to develop a pragmatic quality assessment tool to assess therapist delivery of EBP strategies associated with positive client outcomes.  This study is being conducted by Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee and Anna Lau.

      About TEAMS

      This is a set of two coordinated NIMH-funded studies that will test ways to support community providers in their learning and delivery of treatments for ASD.  TEAMS is being carried out in three-sites (UCLA, UC Davis and UCSD) under the direction of Drs. Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Aubyn Stahmer and Anna Lau.

      Responsibilities:

      • Data collection with study participants in community mental health agencies and public schools 
      • Training and management of research assistants
      • Observational coding of recordings of EBP delivery in the community
      • General project tasks including data tracking and management and analyses, preparing study materials, literature searches, report and manuscript preparation.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or related field
      • Experience with data entry/management programs (e.g., SPSS)
      • Observational coding experience
      • Research methods coursework, mentored research experience, or equivalent 

      To apply send CV and letter of interest to Dr. Anna Lau alau@psych.ucla.edu.

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