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Full-Time RA position at Stony Brook, NY

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Candidates are being considered for a full-time Research Support Specialist position in Dr. Matthew Lerner's Social Competence and Treatment Lab in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University.

This position is to support a NIMH R01-funded study of social functioning in children and teens with and without autism spectrum disorders.

For more information and to apply, please see here.

Additional details below:Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in hand by August 31, 2017. Experience in a research setting with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (work experience, internship, student, training, etc.). Experience demonstrating professional competence in research activities. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in Psychology. Experience with EEG data collection. Experience interfacing with schools. Experience working with children and/or families. Research experience.

Brief Description: To assist in a study examining how children with and without autism spectrum disorders process social information, and how this relates to their peer interactions and friendship-making. 

  • Scheduling
  • Coordinating contact with schools & families
  • Training and supervising
  • Conducting research visits
  • Assist with managing lab materials, ordering, and data
  • Assist with IRB compliance, progress reports
  • Other duties or projects as assigned

Special Notes: This is a full time position. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation.  Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding.   FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North  Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

matthew.lerner@stonybrook.edu

 

Faculty

Stony Brook Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic

Dept. Site: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/psychology/faculty/faculty_bio_pages/mlerner.html

Lab Site: http://www.lernerlab.com/

 

Research Coordinator, Duke Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Center

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The Duke Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Center has an opening for a research coordinator for studies utilizing TMS to improve cognitive and clinical outcomes. He/she will help coordinate and conduct research programs in the Center addressing cognitive training, motor learning, and clinical parings of TMS with psychiatric therapy. Studies involve combinations of TMS, psychometrics, brain imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), so knowledge in these fields is desired. The main responsibilities of this position will be to lead the coordination and implementation of these TMS protocols, including; recruitment, scheduling and screening, administration of TMS, collection of neuro-behavioral data, and management of protocols for IRB compliance.

Bachelors or graduate degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field is preferred. A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR COMMITMENT to the project is required.  Applicants will gain on-job TMS training and certification. Must be located in Durham NC, or the surrounding area. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is now open as we would like to encourage as much overlap with our outgoing coordinator as possible, but the job start date is flexible. OR The position is now open in order to begin training with our outgoing coordinator, but the job start date is flexible. 

Send CV and references to Dr. Greg Appelbaum at the Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology Division, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC 27710. E-mail: greg@duke.edu 

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rockville, MD

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Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National Health System is seeking applications for a full-time Research Assistant.

Our research program focuses on improving the lives of youth with autism through a range of initiatives related to: gender and autism, health-disparities, and non-social cognitive differences (especially executive function). We develop and test new evaluation methods and cognitive behavioral interventions for autistic youth, and our studies aim to determine which interventions create changes in key outcomes such as classroom behavior and in brain functioning. Our research is interdisciplinary including behavioral, diagnostic, genetic, neuroimaging and endocrine-related methods.

Research Assistants at CASD work collaboratively on a variety of research projects with primary research faculty members, including Dr. Lauren Kenworthy, Dr. John Strang, Dr. Cara Pugliese and Dr. Allison Ratto, the Clinical Research Program Lead, Dr. Alyssa Verbalis, and Outreach Coordinator, Yetta Myrick. All CASD faculty and staff work closely with research assistants to provide supervision on individual projects and mentorship for career goals. Opportunities are provided for authorship of presentations and papers as well as clinical experiences, which can be useful for those intending to apply to graduate school. General responsibilities include child testing, parent interviews, participant recruitment, data collection and management, IRB protocol management, grant preparation, data analysis, and preparation of manuscripts. Applicants for this position will need their own car as our research occurs at multiple locations that are not always easily accessible with public transportation. A strong focus of the current position will be our projects involving neuroimaging, in collaboration with our colleagues at Georgetown University.

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior experience with research, statistics, and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended. Experience with neuroimaging techniques is beneficial. This position provides valuable experience and publication opportunities for candidates interested in pursuing degrees in psychology or medicine.

Applications are being accepted for immediate review and start date. We require at least a one-year commitment. Salary is competitive. Please visit us on the web at http://www.childrensnational.org/CASD

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to averbali@childrensnational.org

Alyssa Verbalis, Ph.D. and Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D. Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology Children’s National Health System 15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 350 Rockville, MD 20850 ; ph - 301-765-5485

Unit Administrator- Data Science, Rutgers University

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The position is excellent for someone who is interested in working in a highly interdisciplinary growing group where one can learn about advances in data science and relevance to cognition and cognitive development. The role will primarily support research in my lab and will assist and grow with our efforts to build out data science. In this sense it will be like a (more exciting!) lab manager position. 

Full information and application information can be found here:

https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/44285

Rutgers University-Newark, an urban, public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Unit Administrator- Data Science for the College of Arts and Sciences’ Math and Computer Science Department . The Unit Administrator- Data Science will be reporting directly to the Business Specialist Supervisor.

The Unit Administrator (UA) provides administrative support for Data Science in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark. The person in this role must provide timely and accurate information on the policies and procedures of the Department, FASN, Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N), and the Rutgers University (RU) system. The UA will work under direct supervision, with specific instructions on routine or semi-routine work and within established work parameters, work is usually reviewed upon completion. In addition, this role will perform professional work that requires knowledge of general administrative/office management practices as well as specific knowledge of University policies and procedures.

The Unit Administrator’s duties include, but not limited to: - Assisting with grant budget and management; tracking and reporting expenses and processing requisitions, as well as general office and event support. - Assists Administrative Assistant (AA) with day-to-day administrative operations and support of Department - Serving as first-level contact with University community, interacting extensively with students.

The Unit Administrator must be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment and complete work consistent with a basic understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of Data Science and the Department, and the tasks and responsibilities of the position in the achievement of these goals.

For more information on the College of Arts and Sciences’ Math and Computer Science Department; please visit:http://english-newark.rutgers.edu/math

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Requires up to two years relevant experience in an administrative function, good communication and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.

Experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of office administration, organization, coordination, facilitation, bookkeeping, and/or report writing.

Requires excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and interact successfully with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the University community.

 

Lab Manager

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Applications are invited for a lab manager position working under the supervision of Dr. Alia Crum within the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. The lab manager will work closely with members of the lab to help run the lab and to conduct research. The jobs will include taking care of general lab business, training undergraduate research assistants, recruiting & running subjects, developing stimuli and experiment protocols, data management, and data analysis. Salary is competitive. Preferred date is July 1, 2017.

Interested candidates should submit a resume/CV and a few paragraphs describing their interests and research experience (if any) to Erik Santoro esantoro@stanford.edu. Dr. Crum will be available to meet with interested applicants at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). 

Research Assistant, Behavioral Medicine Program at Duke University Medical Center

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The Behavioral Medicine Program at Duke University Medical Center is seeking full-time research assistants beginning on or around June 1, 2017 to assist with several ongoing, NIH-funded research studies examining lifestyle changes in adults with hypertension and/ or cardiovascular disease. Specifically, these ongoing trials are investigating diet and exercise changes in adults with hypertension and the effect of aerobic exercise on anxiety symptoms among adults with heart disease. Responsibilities include patient recruitment, assisting with study assessments, data entry and management, and general administrative support.  Applicants must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and have excellent organizational and communication skills.  He/she will work closely with the study coordinator to ensure that study aims are met, and will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the study. 

Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Biology, Pre-Med, or related field; previous research experience and knowledge of Access and Excel preferred.  These positions offer a great opportunity to gain work experience before medical school or graduate training.  To apply, please e-mail resume, cover letter, and references to Stephanie Mabe, Stephanie.mabe@duke.edu

Research Assistant opportunity on the BRIGHT Gambia project

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We are pleased to announce a new opportunity for a Research Assistant post on the BRIGHT project to be based in the UK with opportunities to travel to, and work in, the Gambia over the course of the funding.

Please see below the link to the advert: https://tinyurl.com/yd2v8au9

Research Assistant

Purpose and Main Duties

In collaboration with University College London, Kings College London and the MRC Unit The Gambia, we have been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct The Brain Imaging for Global Health (BRIGHT, http://globalfnirs.org) project. This prospective longitudinal study that aims to examine the link between early life risk factors, such as undernutrition and poverty, on infant neural and cognitive development. This is a multi-site project with researchers based in London (Birkbeck and UCL), Cambridge and the MRC unit in Keneba (in the Gambia). Infants in the Gambia and UK are tested on a range of measures including fNIRS, EEG, eye-tracking, and behavioural assessments from birth to the age of 24 months with the aim of developing “brain function for age reference curves” of development, exploring individual differences in infancy and investigating how these relate to early life risk factors.

Candidate Requirements

The research assistant will be responsible for the implementation and day to day management of new language measures in the Gambia and UK. This will include visiting participants’ homes to fit them with the recording devices, conducting interviews with caregivers, and general data management. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the general testing, quality control checks and analysis procedures that are conducted within the BRIGHT study.

The main site for the UK study is Cambridge, and so the post-holder will primarily be based at the University of Cambridge where Dr Sarah Lloyd-Fox is an Affiliated Lecturer. The post-holder will also be expected to regularly travel to the Gambia to oversee training and data collection at our second site.

Many thanks,

Sarah

Dr Sarah Lloyd-Fox

Co-Investigator and Lead Psychologist on the Brain Imaging for Global Health Study (BRIGHT)

             https://twitter.com/bright_project?lang=en            

Head of NIRS Lab, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London London

Tel: +0044 207 079 0764

 

Please note I work on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays

Data Technician 1, Institute for Medical Research, Durham VA Medical Center

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Position Title: Data Technician 1

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

Critical Element 1

  • Review electronic & paper medical records for medical data and enter into electronic database.

Critical Element 2

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

Critical Element 3

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

Non-critical Elements:

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

Benefits:

This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking a year or two off between degrees. This position gives an opportunity to work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MD’s, PhD’s, and research scientists. The candidate will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods and prostate cancer biology and urology. Data technicians may have the opportunity to shadow in the OR. Seminars and other learning opportunities may also be available.

Minimum Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree

Skills List:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Basic computer skills
  • Familiarity with MS Access and MS Excel

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

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

Employees work for the Institute for Medical Research and will have an appointment at the Durham VA Medical Center. Please visit www.imr.org for information about employee benefits. Multiple job vacancies are available. Expected start date in late spring or early summer. We do not sponsor applicants for work visas. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Please forward cover letter and resume to dt-job@searchdatabase.org citing “Data Tech 1 Job Application” in the subject line.

Research Assistant (mindfulness education), IRT, Durham, NC

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POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant EMPLOYER: Innovation Research & Training LOCATION (City, State): Durham, NC WEBSITES: www.irtinc.us START DATE: Available immediately

JOB DESCRIPTION Innovation Research & Training (IRT) seeks a part- or full-time Research Assistant to work on qualitative and quantitative research, training and intervention development, and technical assistance projects in a variety of fields including mindfulness education, substance use, and stress prevention. Job Description: Participate as a team member on research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance projects. Responsibilities include conducting scientific literature reviews; assisting with writing presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals; recruiting study participants; collecting, transcribing, coding, and entering data; maintaining meeting minutes; helping with developing and writing in-person and online training and intervention programs; and assisting with customer support and administrative work. Experience conducting research in schools is a plus.

Requirements: 2 or more years of research experience in psychology or related field as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate. Must be able to work as a team member as well as independently; take initiative; be extremely attentive to detail; and have excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will need to be familiar with all Microsoft Office programs as well as have strong writing and verbal communication skills. Compensation: Salary is based upon education and previous work experience. We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes BCBS health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, PTO, an employer-matched SIMPLE IRA, and more. Drug-free, smoke-free work environment. No relocation assistance available. Company: iRT is a small behavioral science research and development firm located in Durham, North Carolina. IRT specializes in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and services to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and families.

If interested, please submit a cover letter including your available start date, CV or resume, at least one scientific writing sample, and three references to Dr. Janis Kupersmidt at jkupersmidt@irtinc.us.

Lab Manager/Research Assistant position at NYU, Lab for the Developing Mind

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The Lab for the Developing Mind (PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at NYU is seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Assistant to begin in the summer of 2017. Areas of investigation in the lab include mathematical cognition, spatial cognition, symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning, and pictorial and mental imagery.

Responsibilities for the position include experimental design and stimuli development, running behavioral experiments with infants, children, and adults (in the lab, in museums, and/or online), participant recruitment, management and analysis of data, and lab administration (e.g., managing IRB protocols and training other lab members).

A Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required. Previous research experience, especially with infants or children, is strongly preferred.

Additional highly desired qualifications include: - Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., in Matlab, R, Python) - A flexible schedule (for occasional weekend or evening hours) - Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to mdillon@fas.harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.      

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