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NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale
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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.
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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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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 email@example.com. **The National office is Metro-accessible on the Red Line (Silver Spring Station).
Summer Research Assistant
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The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) 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
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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=
Yale Infant Cognition Center Summer 2018 Internship
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Research: Our research broadly focuses on social cognition in infancy. We are running a number of studies with infants & toddlers ranging from birth to 5 years old. These studies are largely focused on discovering what infants think about various aspects of the social world. Some of the topics we look at include examining infants' preferences for characters based on their social behavior or group membership and infants' reasoning about the natural world. More information about our research can be found at http://campuspress.yale.edu/infantlab/. Internship Opportunity: Interns will work closely with lab researchers on new and ongoing studies, participating fully in all aspects of the research process. Interns will become familiar with experimental methods used in infant studies, and will immediately become involved in recruiting and testing participants, designing and setting up studies, and coding and analyzing results. They will also attend a weekly lab meeting where we discuss the theoretical motivation for our studies, experimental data, and relevant research findings from other labs. In addition, interns will have the chance to learn about and interact with other developmental psychology labs at Yale and attend sessions organized by professors and graduate students on topics such as applying to graduate school. Interns are encouraged to join graduate students and other researchers from across the department in fun activities such as barbecues, bowling, trivia karaoke nights, etc. Internship Requirements: The internship will involve a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Undergraduate students at all stages are welcome to apply. The internship is best suited to students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. This is a volunteer position, but it is encouraged to apply for outside funding from one's own university, and we are happy to support these applications.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the attached application form, submit a CV/resumé, and have 1 letter of recommendation sent directly to Clarise Ballesteros at firstname.lastname@example.org
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=
Programmer for Computational Modelling of Reading Study
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Job offer: Programmer for Computational Modelling of Reading Study
The National Institute of Education (NIE) in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Software Programmer at the Education and Cognitive Development Lab for an 18-month contract, pending funding.
Project Title: Technology-based tools for teaching early literacy skills
Project Introduction: The overall project objective is to investigate cognitive mechanisms related to learning early literacy skills, and to apply findings expressly to educational interventions for struggling learners. The project includes a multimethod approach through two studies: The first uses a class of machine learning computational methods (neural networks) to examine models of learning sound-symbol correspondence for the deep orthography of English. The second applies findings from study 1 to the teaching of letter-sound correspondences using technology-based tools with primary-1 students in a learning support program (LSP).
Study description: This position involves programming the computational models for study 1. The investigation includes running simulations with the models to simulate learning across different conditions, with varying input and model characteristics. Findings will contribute to our understanding of best methods for teaching early literacy skills to diverse learners. The study is headed by Dr. Beth O’Brien (ECD lab, NIE) and Dr. Luca Onnis (LEAP lab, NTU).
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, cognitive science or related discipline
- Excellent programming skills
- Experience in modelling and simulation, machine learning
- Ability to work independently and as a team player
- Excellent organizational skills, task-oriented, attention to details and accuracy
- Able to work within given deadlines
- Prior experience with neural network modelling
- Background and/or interest in Cognitive Science
- Setting up, programming and testing computational models under supervision of co-PIs
- Managing and maintaining research data
- Assisting with preparation of data output from modelling
- Assist in central research data backup and archiving operations and procedures
- Run tests to ensure programs and computer systems are working properly
- Identify faults in programs and find solutions
Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:
- Cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position
- Supporting documents as stated on the job application form
- Names of 2 Character Referees
- Other documents that demonstrate your qualifications
Please send your application to:
B.A. O’Brien, PhD, Senior Research Scientist
Education and Cognitive Development Lab
National Institute of Education
1 Nanyang Walk
Tel: (65) 6219-6252
Fax: (65) 6316-4787
**We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified**
Review of applicants will commence immediately upon receipt of applications.
Lab Coordinator Position, the Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University
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The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/causality-and-mind, PI: David Sobel) is seeking a lab coordinator for NSF-funded projects on children's belief revision, social learning, and exploration in both laboratory and informal learning environments. This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University.
The lab coordinator will be part of several projects in the lab, including laboratory-based measures of children's belief revision, scientific reasoning, and social learning, 3D motion tracking of children’s responses to examine mechanisms of cognitive control and social cognitive development, and onsite investigation of parent-child interaction and exploration at in museum settings. In addition to lab manager duties, opportunities exist for development of independent research and publication. The position is for two years, with a third year possible, contingent on funding.
The lab coordinator will work with the PI, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to engage in data collection, coding, and data analysis. Other responsibilities will include supervising and training undergraduate research assistants, coordinating coding of large-scale data projects, maintaining IRB paperwork for research compliance, coordinating testing schedules and logistics, and maintaining laboratory website.
Required qualifications include
-B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a field related to cognitive development
-Experience working with preschool- or elementary-school aged children in a laboratory setting
-Proficiency in interacting with children, families, and the general public
-Ability to manage time and goals on multiple projects.
-Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, and Qualtrics
-Experience with Matlab and behavioral video coding is preferred.
If interested, please submit application materials, including CV, a cover letter documenting interest in the position and previous experience, academic transcript (unofficial is fine), and contact information from three professional references to Brown Workday at the URL Below
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Transcriptionist/lab manager at Skidmore College
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Full-time lab transcriptionist/data entry/lab manager position in Saratoga Springs, NY (at Skidmore College); review of applications begins immediately, and the start date is ASAP. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter (specifications of the cover letter are in the job posting; please follow them for full consideration), and a list of three references to posting # 0001696 below:
This position is funded by the NIH (for up to 2 years), and involves coordinating and executing the transcription and coding of a very large audio-visual dataset. The goal is for the audio-visual data, its metadata, and its partial transcription to be made freely available to other researchers via Databrary. My lab focuses on language and social development, and individuals who share these interests are especially encouraged to apply.
About the dataset: over the course of two years, we collected 3 hrs/wk of audio-visual data from head-mounted cameras worn by infants/children in their homes. We began recording at age 6-8 months, and ended recording around age 2.5 y; the dataset is longitudinal. We now have hundreds of hours of naturalistic in-home recordings from the infant's/child's perspective. We also collected cognitive, social, and linguistic data from the children on a monthly basis. This is an exceptionally rich dataset, and we are seeking applicants to help archive these data so that other researchers can access them.
About the position:
The primary responsibilities of this individual include: - Transcribing large quantities of audio and visual content. - Entering and organizing numerical, audio, and visual data. - Light-touch editing of audio and visual data (bleeping, blurring). - File organization. - Ensuring compliance of transcriptions and audiovisual data with ethical guidelines. - Creating and implementing protocols for data entry, transcription, and data storage. - Management of student workers involved in the project.
Laboratory Coordinator Position—Mount Holyoke College
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The Relationships, Attachment, and Development Lab, directed by Dr. KC Haydon at the Mount Holyoke College Department of Psychology and Education, seeks a full-time lab coordinator.
The lab coordinator will assist with an NSF-funded study of links between self-regulation, conflict, and sleep disruption in adult couples. The lab uses behavioral observation, physiological, interview, survey, and experience sampling methods. Duties include assisting with participant recruitment, data collection, coding, and analysis. Administrative responsibilities include managing the data collection calendar, overseeing interview transcription, ordering supplies, assisting with annual reports and documentation, and coordinating undergraduate research assistant schedules. The lab coordinator may also attend conferences and contribute to preparation of scientific publications.
The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, family social science, or a related field who is seeking additional research experience before going on to graduate school. The position requires strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills; ability to work independently; emotional maturity and sound judgment; cultural competency; and interest in social contexts of stress and relationship science. Data collection will often occur on evenings and weekends; scheduling flexibility is a must. The lab coordinator should be comfortable facilitating conflict discussions with diverse adult community members, as well as working closely with undergraduate student research assistants. The position requires use of SPSS, R, and MPlus; expertise in at least one of these statistical packages and a willingness to learn others is a must.
Mount Holyoke is a private gender-inclusive women’s liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts. The College is about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is part of the Five College Consortium, along with Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mount Holyoke is committed to recruiting and supporting a broadly diverse faculty and staff who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.
The Psychology and Education department offers a vibrant, collaborative, and intellectually stimulating community of students, staff, and faculty. The position offers competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate must start in June 2017; a 2-year commitment is required.
Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit via https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and contact information for three references. Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. Contact KC Haydon (email@example.com) with any questions.
Clinical Research Coordinators at Massachusetts General Hospital
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Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation Clinical Research Coordinator Position
The Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation (formerly the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program) is seeking applicants for a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) position. The aim of the program is to evaluate psychiatric and psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorder, to learn more about the causes and general course of this disorder, and to investigate the pathophysiology of the condition with neuroimaging and other biological markers. Our program participates in large-scale, multi-site, NIMH, industry, and privately-sponsored initiatives.
The CRC will manage and conduct a full range of research and clinical activities within the program. The CRC will assist in conducting clinical studies with the clinical and research staff. Responsibilities include structured patient interviews, patient recruitment, data collection and management, grant preparation, Institutional Review Board correspondence, phlebotomy (drawing blood), as well as other key administrative tasks. The CRC will also be offered the opportunity to assist with data analysis and preparation of poster presentations, symposiums, and manuscripts. The CRC will also answer triage phone calls, conduct phone screens, participate in case reviews to determine patient’s eligibility and make referrals. A key component of the position includes assisting in grant proposals for future clinical trials. The CRC will liaise with Research Management at Massachusetts General Hospital, the funding agency, as well as help prepare aspects of the proposal.
The primary research projects the CRC will work on may include, but are not limited to psychosocial interventions (e.g., mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral, lifestyle changes), medication-based trials (e.g., new medications, dose-response, examination of side effects), online and mobile phone based studies, as well as a transcranial laser therapy study pilot testing a near infrared LED device. Currently, a major project within our program is developing the MoodNetwork (www.moodnetwork.org), a patient-centered online initiative aimed at building a community of 50,000 individuals with mood disorders to conduct comparative effectiveness studies. Thus, if you have an interest and/or special expertise in web interventions (e.g., website development, design, online assessment and recruitment, use of social media), please mention this in your cover letter. Please note that interest and expertise in managing web content and social media outlets is a plus, but not a requirement or necessary for this position.
A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior research, statistical, and/or clinical experience is strongly recommended. The CRC will collaborate with other members of the research team, faculty and staff of the Dauten Family Center, but will also be expected to take initiative and work well independently. Excellent attention to detail, organization, strong interpersonal skills, great writing skills and being able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously is a must. Candidates should have knowledge of basic statistical methods. Due to the deadline sensitive nature of many projects, the pace of work may be demanding at times and requires prioritization.
This position provides valuable experience for candidates interested in applying to graduate schools in clinical psychology or medical school. This is a paid full-time position (40 hours per week); a two-year commitment is preferred. Applications are being accepted for positions with either May or June start dates. To learn more about our program and to read more about the ongoing studies at the Dauten Family Center, please visit us online at www.dautenfamilycenter.org. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Qualified candidates will be contacted as early as February 5, 2018. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or ATTN: Mr. Brett Davis Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation 50 Staniford Street, Suite 580 Boston, MA 02114
Laboratory Coordinator Postition-Charlottesville (Angeline LIllard's laboratory)
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The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, anticipates hiring a full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on pretend play, and Montessori education. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students and post-docs, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on.
Ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized and detail-oriented are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. To overlap several weeks with the current coordinator, the new hire will begin work in late July.
More information about our laboratory’s research can be found at: http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/home.html
To apply, please send a cover letter describing the reason for your interest in the position and your main qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to Angeline Lillard at: email@example.com
Please name all files beginning with your last name.your first name.and whether it is the cover letter or CV. Thank you.
Research Study Assistant, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine
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The Faja Lab within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a Research Assistant for a new NIMH-funded project examining the emergence of executive function difficulties in young children with ASD relative to children with developmental delays or no developmental concerns. Research in the LCN is generally dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders. Children’s Hospital of Boston is ranked as the top Children’s Hospital in the United States and is committed research and to building a diverse workforce. Applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged.
The Research Assistant will work primarily on a project that will examine biological and behavioral markers associated with executive and social functioning in preschool aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delays, and no developmental concerns. The project will use electrophysiology, behavioral, clinical, and parent report measures in a group of children who are participating at multiple time points. Responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants, running experimental study sessions, administering EEG measures, behaviorally assisting children during visits, coordinating collection of surveys from parents, as well as data entry and management. This project is a longitudinal study that requires a high level of data integrity. The research assistant may also be responsible for coordinating and training research interns. Finally, the research assistant will contribute to data processing, scoring, and cleaning and will have the opportunity to assist with analysis.
- A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
- Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits
- Previous professional experience with children, including at least one year of experience working in a research setting
- Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software
- High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team; excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, organization, and attention todetail
Preferred experience includes:
- Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording
- Previous professional experience with autism spectrum disorder
- Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
- Experience with administering and scoring standardized developmental measures
Please apply for the position online (http://www.childrenshospital.org/careeropportunities/search-career-oppor...). Click ‘Search Openings’, and enter AutoReqId 44695BR. Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 3 professional references.
Lab Manager Position in the Mind Perception and Morality Lab at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Dr. Kurt Gray is recruiting a full-time lab manager for the Mind Perception and Morality Lab, starting in Summer or Fall 2017. The MPM lab studies how people see the minds of others, and how this "mind perception" underlies our most crucial moral judgments. This position is ideal for students interested in gaining more experience prior to applying to graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or similar fields.
The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily research and administrative tasks of the lab. The lab manager’s primary task will be overseeing a multi-year NSF funded project on ethics in the workplace. They will also take care of administrative duties such as completing IRBs, ordering supplies, managing RA schedules, and organizing participant payments. The lab manager will be encouraged to develop their own research lines related to mind perception and/or morality if they so desire.
Applicants must be conscientious and have good attention to detail. They must also like people - this is a social psychology lab, after all. Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field of behavioral science or philosophy. They must also have experience with SPSS, Qualtrics, and Excel. Previous experience with running behavioral studies is a plus.
To apply, please send the following items in .pdf format to Amelia Goranson at firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) Cover letter detailing research interest and past research experience; 2) CV; 3) contact information for two professional references; and 4) unofficial transcripts.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 20th and continuing until the position is filled.
Research lab coordinator position at the University of Iowa
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The Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Iowa (Director: Dr. Isaac Petersen) is looking for a research lab coordinator to assist in research studies examining the mechanisms in the development of externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, conduct problems), self-regulation, and school readiness in young children, with special emphasis on neural mechanisms (EEG/ERP). Responsibilities include participant recruitment, scheduling, conducting batteries of neural and behavioral testing with children, data management and analysis, coordination of research assistants, and performing other research tasks as coordinator of the research team. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline, substantial research or work experience with young children, and experience using software such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with EEG/ERP is highly desirable but not required. Experience with computer software such as REDCap, R, and E-Prime is desirable but not required. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in Summer 2018, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.To apply, please email 1) a copy of your resume/CV, 2) a letter of interest with a description of your relevant experiences, and 3) have two letters of recommendation sent to email@example.com.
For more information about the position, see the attached job posting (https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/temp/view.php?job=111040), or contact Dr. Isaac Petersen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Psycho-educational Evaluator at MIT
No closing date
Join our team! New position available as a psycho-educational evaluator at MIT working with Dr. John Gabrieli and Dr. Joanna Christodoulou
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2rg1460
PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATOR, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to administer and score standardized cognitive and language assessments in children, adolescents, and adults; and train and supervise colleagues to administer and score selected tests. Responsibilities will include collaborating with clinical and basic science investigators to organize and implement research protocols; maintaining accurate paper and electronic records for subject evaluations; assisting with efforts to identify and recruit language- and reading-based learning impaired participants; and performing related duties as needed. The position offers an opportunity to assist with the collection of clinical and basic science data, including human neuroimaging (MRI, EEG) and behavior.
REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree (master’s preferred) in psychology or other relevant area; and a minimum of two years’ clinical work experience working with children, adolescents, and their parents (clinical experience must be clear from the job application and from recommenders); proficiency with standard computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) and comfort learning new computer applications and tasks; strong analytical and research skills; detail orientation; ability to work independently; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Job #14728
Application material should include a list of tests and associated level of expertise with them. This may be included as part of the cover letter or resume.
Research assistant - Cambridge, UK
Closes August 19, 2017
Research Assistant (Fixed Term)
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 (email@example.com).
Closing date: 19 August 2017
Research Assistant, Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention, University of Maryland
Closes August 4, 2017
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Research Assistant, Institute of Education Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill
Closes July 27, 2017
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:
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”.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com.
Developmental Neuroimaging Lab Research Assistant Position, Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey
Closes June 15, 2017
A research assistant position is available in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. The Mathematics, Reasoning and Learning Lab (mrlab.rutgers.edu) studies the cognitive neuroscience of mathematics learning, with applications to typical and atypical development, such as mathematical learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. A key feature of our research is combining functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with outside-the-scanner training paradigms.
Responsibilities will include data collection from child and adult research participants in a behavioral and functional brain imaging setting, contacting and scheduling research participants and their families, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, and data analysis.
Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English; a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, mathematics education, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, biology, or a related field; and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in cognitive neuroscience research with human participants, are proficient with the Linux computing environment, have used presentation software such as E-prime or PsychoPy, and can program in a scripting language such as Matlab or Python. Prior experience with children, including children with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders, is desired.
Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, and its Newark campus is in the state’s largest city. Newark is only minutes from Manhattan by train, and is undergoing a renaissance of its own. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a deadline of June 15th. Please send application to Nermine Ghazy at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a 1) cover letter detailing research interests and career plans, 2) resume or CV, 3) transcript (unofficial acceptable) and 4) contact information for 3 references.
18-month RA for LuCiD project in Lancaster
Closes June 7, 2017
We invite applications for an 18-month Research Associate position in child language acquisition, to work with Dr. Silke Brandt (Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University) and Professor Anna Theakston (Division of Human Communication, Development & Hearing, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester).
The role involves conducting experimental studies of language acquisition and cognitive development with young children, and arranging outreach events for parents and practitioners in the wider community. The project is on children’s implicit and explicit understanding of false belief and their acquisition of epistemic markers. We are looking for a highly-motivated person with an undergraduate degree, and preferably also a postgraduate degree, in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related subject; with experience in conducting experimental studies with young children and their caregivers; with excellent communication and organisational skills; and with experience in ethical issues in psychological research with children. Experience with eye-tracking would be a plus.
You will have the opportunity to join a large and thriving developmental psychology and language research group in the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester, along with several international partners, http://www.lucid.ac.uk
Closing date: 7 June 2017.
This is a full time fixed term post to begin on or soon after 1 September 2017.
Further details can be found here: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1839
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Research Assistant in the Behavioral Ethics Lab at the University of Pennsylvania
Closes May 31, 2017
The Behavioral Ethics Lab (BeLab), led by Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, is seeking to hire a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time research assistant beginning in the summer of 2017. Dr. Bicchieri is an expert in social norms and conducts research at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and psychology. Our group includes behavioral economists, psychologists, network analysts, game theorists, applied mathematicians, and philosophers. This is an excellent position for those who are seeking to be exposed to a vibrant research environment, for example in preparation of a graduate degree or a research career in the private sector. The research specialist would help out with many elements of our lab's research activity. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) programming lab and online economics experiments and surveys, collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data, as well as writing up results.
Please apply before May 31, 2017. The position would start in the summer of 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Highly motivated and qualified applicants should submit a CV/resume and a cover letter that outlines research interests, skills, and experience. Be ready to supply at least 2 letters of recommendation upon request.
-B.S. or B.A. in social or cognitive sciences with a strong quantitative background (minor or higher in economics preferred) and 0 year to 1 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
-Experience programming (i.e., zTree, Python, etc). -Proficiency in statistical methods and software (e.g., R, STATA, etc). -Excellent writing skills. -Flexible and independent thinking, self-organization, and the ability to self-motivate. -Strong interpersonal skills.
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Professional Research Assistant position, CU Boulder
Closes May 29, 2017
The Cognitive Development Center (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment and www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter), directed by Yuko Munakata at the University of Colorado Boulder, is seeking a full-time Professional Research Assistant to begin July 2017. The lab studies the development of executive functioning, investigating how children learn to achieve goals by planning ahead, stopping themselves from doing things they shouldn’t do, flexibly switching from one activity to another, and solving problems. The lab also explores social and contextual factors that shape the development of executive function, and implications for intervention.
* Managing an active lab of 15-20 undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral researchers
* Assisting and training new lab members on interacting with families, running experiments, coding videotapes, etc.
* Recruiting families and new personnel* Maintaining and upgrading experimental, computer, and a/v equipment
* Overseeing purchases and participant funds* Managing lab database and website
* Assisting with preparation of publications and grant proposalsOpportunities to gain research experience in developmental cognitive neuroscience are also available.
Preferred Qualifications Include:
*Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field*Leadership or managerial experience, particularly with peers or more senior individuals
*Experience with children*Strong writing and communication skills*Statistical analysis skills
*Experience in any aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience*Prior experience working in a lab/research setting
We are particularly interested in bright self-starters who are motivated, organized, conscientious, resourceful, and flexible, and who work well both independently and as part of a team.Salary is competitive and benefits are included.
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In addition to providing an exciting research environment, the Boulder and greater Denver area offers an exceptional quality of life. Spectacularly situated at the eastern edge of the Rockies, this area provides a wide variety of extraordinary outdoor activities, and an average of 330 sunny days per year, and also affords a broad range of cultural activities.
Review of applications begins May 29th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
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