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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.
Computational Neuroscience Research Assistant
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Stanford University has an opening for talented and enthusiastic candidates with strong computational and programming skills in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (http://scsnl.stanford.edu). This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team on a wide range of studies of human brain function and dysfunction. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging data analysis and data organization and management. Successful candidates will have opportunities to develop and apply novel multimodal data analysis techniques and to co-author research publications. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. A minimum committment of two-years is required. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelors or Masters in Science degree required. Strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects is required. Experience with Matlab, Python, R, signal and image processing, machine learning, statistics, databases, Linux, and shell scripting is required. Experience in neuroimaging/neural data analysis is desired. Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills are required.
Lab Manager Position - University of Miami, Florida
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The Social Cognition Lab at the University of Miami, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Simpson, is in search of a full-time Lab Manager to begin in the fall of 2017. The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can find out more about the lab by reading this project summary: http://www.as.miami.edu/news/news-archive/social-signals-in-infants.html.
General Description: This Research Associate position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers including undergraduate and graduate students. This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in social, cognitive, or perceptual development. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design, authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in developmental science. Starting salary is $32,900.
Specific Duties: The lab manager's duties may include any/all of the following, depending on the individual’s strengths and lab needs…
* managing a team of student researchers, including recruiting, training, and monitoring
* planning, developing, and maintaining, internal study procedures, policies, and quality control
* recruiting and scheduling infants and their families
* behavioral testing of infants, including eye-tracking, social, and cognitive assessments
* maintaining databases
* scoring behaviors from videos
* overseeing purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and assisting with monitoring of lab budgets
* organizing and leading research meetings
* processing, analyzing, and interpreting data
* contributing to conference presentations and written publications
* participating in outreach to the local community
* assisting with administrative support and miscellaneous lab upkeep
* BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
* previous research experience in a psychology research lab
* at least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting
* technical and computer skills
* independent work ethic
* ability to work both independently and as part of a team
* leadership skills, including the ability to cultivate a collaborative team orientation
* foster professionalism among lab members
* organized, detail-oriented, and ability to proactively multi-task
* manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment
* interpersonal skills, comfort interacting professionally with research partners, including families and collaborators
* resourceful, strong problem-solving/troubleshooting
* flexibility that enables working in early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities
* willing to drive self and other lab members to community events (have a car and driver’s license)
Preferences: Desired but not required…
* fluent in Spanish
* coursework in psychology, especially research methods and statistics
* experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation
* basic programming skills (e.g. E-Prime),
* experience interacting with young infants, toddlers, and families
* eye-tracking experience (we have a Tobii TX300)
* proficiency with common software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Redcap, Google applications, Dropbox, SPSS, R)
When: The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who can start by October 2017. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension. Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits and an exciting working environment.
Where: Department of Psychology, University of Miami: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida. The University of Miami is a research-focused private university located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community. We’re also less than 3 miles from the beach.
How to Apply:
Applicants should attach application materials to an email and send to email@example.com with the subject line "Simpson Lab Manager Position".
1. Cover letter: Please make clear that you are applying to be Dr. Elizabeth Simpson’s Lab manager. Introduce yourself and why you want to work in the Social Cognition Lab, including your interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals. Describe a research problem you have tackled.
2. CV: include GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references (contact information for three professional references)
3. Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript
4. References: One letter of reference speaking to your potential for developmental science research.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and individuals who are the first in their family to attend college. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug test.
Vilardaga Lab in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Duke’s Center for Addiction Science Technology (CfAST), Full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS)
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DEPARTMENT: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
REPORTS TO: Principal Investigators (PI), Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)
The Vilardaga Lab in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Duke’s Center for Addiction Science Technology (CfAST) is looking to hire a full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) to work on a research study evaluating the feasibility and usability of smoking cessation smartphone apps for those with serious mental illness.
JOB PURPOSE: The CRS is responsible for conducting study procedures in human subjects in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and assisting other research members to meet study goals.
EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE: • Adheres to Duke’s Policies and Procedures • Performs duties as workload necessitates • Maintains a positive, respectful, and courteous attitude • Communicates regularly with PI and supervisor about study and/or lab issues • Acts as a role model within and outside Duke • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position • Meets Department productivity standards
DESCRIPTION: The lab’s core vision is expanding the effectiveness and reach of behavioral health for those in most need by creating meaningful technologies for behavior change. The work sits at the intersection of several content areas, primarily mindfulness and acceptance-based behavior change interventions, mental health and addiction. To address those content areas, the lab applies a range of methods, including user-centered design of mHealth interventions, single case design methods and clinical trials methodology.
At present, the lab’s primary research project is the ‘Quit on the Go’ Trial which is currently evaluating two smoking cessation apps, Learn to Quit and NCI QuitGuide, in an expected sample of 90 subjects with serious mental illness (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar, and recurring depressive disorders). Over the course of 4-months, enrolled subjects use each assigned app, receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), technical coaching and attend follow-up appointments. Data collection comes from different sources, including diagnostic assessments, biometrics, self-report surveys, Google Analytics and User Experience (UX) interviews.
TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• (35%) Participant Management - Recruitment, screening, participant tracking, phone calls, scheduling appointments, dispensing and recording compensation, provider and clinic outreach
• (35%) Study Activities - Consenting, administering psychometric (psychiatric diagnosis, cognitive functioning, psychological functioning, mental status exam) and biometric (CO, urine pregnancy test) assessments, phone and app orientation and set-up, conducting qualitative interviews and coaching sessions (in-person and phone calls), administering study drug/smoking cessation products, monitoring and documenting adverse events
• (15%) Data Management – Entering and managing participant information in Microsoft Access, entering data into REDCap, recording and storing audio from interviews/coaching sessions, assist transcribing interviews and conducting thematic analysis from interviews
• (10%) Scientific Reporting and Grant Writing – Copy-editing, conducting literature reviews, create and present poster presentations, possible co-authoring opportunities on publications, assist in preparing presentations for various audiences
• (5%) Administrative - Take meeting minutes, managing paper files, keeping study and lab binders well stocked, inventorying office and lab supplies, advise on file system (e.g. shared drive) organization
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to social and/or behavioral sciences
EXPERIENCE: Two or more years of experience working in a research lab interacting with human subjects, including consent and conducting research interviews.
Any relevant work/volunteer experience with underserved populations, especially those with mental health disorders. Previous clinical experience in mental health settings is a plus.
Familiarity with psychometric assessments including diagnostic interviews.
Proficiency using software applications including MS Access, REDCap, Bibliographic software (Zotero).
Experience in data management and statistical analysis (e.g., R language).
If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lab Manager Position, Bergelson Lab@Duke
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The Bergelson Lab at Duke, an NIH and NEH funded lab in Duke's Psychology & Neuroscience department, is looking to hire an excited, competent, and detail-oriented recent graduate to be an active member of our research team as lab manager. The lab's focus is on language development, and in particular, on how word learning interfaces with other levels of linguistic representation, and other dimensions of cognitive and social development. We are part of Duke CHILD Studies.
The lab manager position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers from the undergraduate to postdoctoral level.
The lab manager's duties will include:
* managing a team of RAs in various annotation-related tasks for the home recordings in the SEEDLingS Corpus,
* scheduling and running in-lab eyetracking and discrimination experiments with infants and adults,
* data processing, coding, and analysis,
* vocabulary assessment and other cognitive development measures,
* miscellaneous aspects of project and lab upkeep.
This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in visual, environmental, social, and linguistic aspects of cognitive development.
The lab manager's contribution would potentially lead to authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers published from the results of these data, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in cognitive development.
* BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or a related field * strong independent work ethic
* previous research experience in a psych, cogsci, linguistics, or related research lab
* Ability to manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment
* Feeling comfortable interacting with infants and families
* Ability to troubleshoot and learn software and scripting methods on-the-job
* experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation
* basic programming skills (e.g. Python and R),
* experience interacting with infants and families
* eyetracking experience (desired but not required)
The position begins June or July 2017. This is a one year position, with the possibility of extension.
Applicants should send a CV (which includes GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references) and a cover letter to email@example.com with the title "Bergelson Lab Manager Position".
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring the best candidate by the end of May if not sooner.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.
Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow, Kellogg Research Support, Evanston, Illinois
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The Research Assistant will work on experimental behavioral research projects for faculty and PhD students at the Kellogg School of Management. The position’s responsibilities will include recruiting subjects and running experiments for a number of new and ongoing projects, and experiments might take place in either a laboratory or an online setting.
Candidates should have an interest in applying for a Ph.D. program in one of the social sciences and pursuing an academic research career. The ideal candidate will have: (i) a strong interest in social psychology or a similar discipline; (ii) experience working with the software tools commonly used in psychology experiments; (iii) past experience with research, including independent work (such as an undergrad thesis) or work as a research assistant.
Potential research duties vary, but may include assisting in experimental design, programming surveys, testing experiments prior to deployment, scheduling and running studies, analyzing experimental results, creating/modifying IRB proposals, and/or editing manuscripts.
Candidates should have completed at least bachelor’s degree by the employment start date. The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, with the ability to renew for one year based on performance.
Interested candidates should include a cover letter briefly describing your career or academic goals, your experience as research assistant or other experience with economic research (e.g., senior thesis), a resume, and your most recent official or unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts in single document as part of your uploaded resume
Research Project Management
- Creates or modifies IRB proposals.
- Schedules studies and recruits subjects for studies.
- Set up the laboratory environment for experimental session, monitor session progress, and debrief participants as needed.
- Manage consent and compensation documentation for participants.
Experimental Design and Analysis
- Collaborate with faculty, PhD students, and Research Support staff to understand the experimental conditions, sampling, and measurements necessary for each research project.
- As necessary, assist researchers with experimental design and pre-testing.
- Program computer-based experiments using tools such as DirectRT, Qualtrics, etc.
- Perform statistical analyses on the experimental data, and produce tables, figures, or other similar research outputs.
- Might assist in drafting or revising sections of manuscripts.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree.
- Knowledge of human subjects research methods.
- Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Experience using software packages for behavioral experiments – such as Qualtrics, DirectRT, Inquisit, and/or z-Tree.
- The ability to work independently to solve problems.
- A long-term interest in pursuing research in social psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, sociology, or a related field.
- Prior experience working as a research assistant or conducting one’s own original research.
- Experience recruiting subjects for online studies using a platform such as Mechanical Turk.
- Experience using statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, etc.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Research Assistant position Brown University
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The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Brown University, directed by Dr. Dima Amso, will hire a research assistant beginning Summer 2017.
Please see: http://research.clps.brown.edu/dcnl/
The RA will participate in all aspects of research with infants and children including recruitment, data collection, management, and processing.
Experience working with infants and children is a plus, as is experience with eye tracking and/or NIRS. Strong statistical, computer, and computational modeling skills are very desirable. The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in developmental psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field.
Interested applicants should please send a cover letter describing your research experience, CV, and the names of two reference to Kelley Gunther (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Research Coordinator (Lab Manager), Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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A full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases. The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such a EEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.
Minimum requirements for the position include: 1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field; 2) two years of research experience; 3) demonstrated organizational skills or experience with data management; 4) desire to succeed in a fastpacedresearch environment with multiple duties; 5) Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills; 6) Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.
Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, three references. Two letters of recommendation will be required of candidates under final consideration. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is the start of Summer 2017. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Please apply at: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74154
Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be sent to: Christopher Anzalone Research Coordinator Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, VAachris2@vtc.vt.edu
Research Assistant Position at Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins
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The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position.
Our research: The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab investigates how experience shapes human cognition and brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures. We compare the minds and brains of populations with different development experiences e.g. congenitally blind, late blind and sighted individuals. The lab is specifically interested in the effects of experience on higher-order cognitive processes. A key research direction in the lab investigates the reorganization of visual cortex in blindness as a window into understanding the functional flexibility of human cortex. We also investigate the influence of sensory and non-sensory experience on the organization of conceptual systems and experience-based plasticity in higher-cognitive systems.
For more information about the Neuroplasticity & Development Lab please go to:
Job Responsibilities: Assist in experimental design and implementation, behavioral aand fMRI data collection, neuroimaging data analysis and maintenance of fMRI analysis infrastructure. Administrative duties include: recruitment and scheduling of participants, preparation of IRB protocols and general lab management.
Job Requirements: An interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or cognitive psychology. The following are preferred: previous research experience, strong technical skills i.e. knowledge of Matlab and/or python, shell scripting. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organized and able to work independently. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit applications to the current Research Assistant Rashi Pant at email@example.com. Please include a letter of interest detailing their reasons for seeking the position. Describe career goals and interests and how these are relevant to the research of the NDL. Attach a CV, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible however, we prefer no later than July 1st, 2018.
Family Recruitment Specialist position at UMD
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The Infant and Child Studies Consortium at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking a Recruitment Specialist to enhance recruitment of area families for research participation. This one-year position will begin in May or early June 2017. This is a full-time position with benefits.
The ICS Consortium is a group of labs conducting research in developmental science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Individual labs are housed in the Psychology, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, Linguistics, and Hearing and Speech Sciences departments. For more information, see http://childstudies.umd.edu/
The successful applicant will supervise the ICS Consortium’s ongoing outreach efforts, review our strategy for connecting with area families, and create new programs to further these goals. New programs will increase the range of community events that the Consortium attends, establish educational partnerships with local organizations, and expand our online presence, among other aims.
Top candidates will have training and/or experience in marketing or public relations; most importantly, applicants should be prepared to think creatively about ways to increase family signups for research participation. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and they must feel equally comfortable interacting with heads of area organizations, parents, and small children. Experience with website design, multimedia development, and database management is a plus. Research experience or studies in developmental science or related fields would be ideal, but these are not required. The minimum educational requirement is a Bachelor’s degree.
The University of Maryland, College Park is part of the greater DC area, with easy access to downtown Washington by subway. We actively support a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your relevant background and goals, a resume, and an unofficial transcript to Noor Qasmieh, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as an exceptional candidate is found.
An online record of this listing can be found at:
Please note- this position is distinct from the Lab Coordinator position I recently shared:
Research Project Coordinator at Northwestern University
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This full-time (37.5 hours per week over 12 months) position involves assistance with planning and implementing a research study on “Promoting Emotion Regulation to Enhance Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults” (funded by the Retirement Research Foundation) at the Life-Span Development Laboratory (Director: Dr. Claudia Haase) in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. The laboratory/research project manager will organize the Institutional Review Board submission; organize participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study sessions; organize measurement development; organize software programming for laboratory-based data collection (e-Prime, Biolab, Qualtrics); assist with data collection including collection of emotion regulation (i.e., physiological, self-report) and cognitive functioning data; supervise and train graduate and undergraduate research assistants to assist with data collection and physiological data processing; supervise cleaning, synthesizing, and merging of emotion, cognition, and questionnaire data; and supervise data management for the project. Effective communication with study participants and research team members and detail-oriented organization under minimal supervision are required.
Contact: Claudia Haase (email@example.com)
Find out more about our lab here: https://haaselab.sesp.northwestern.edu
Find the complete job advertisement and apply here: https://tinyurl.com/y9jorm4m
Spanish-English bilingual RA position in reading research ---Boston Children's Hospital
Closes May 28, 2017
The Gaab Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for a Research Assistant for a number of new projects examining language and reading development from infancy to adolescence. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies (for English and Spanish speaking families) which will include close interaction with pediatricians in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and structural/functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). We are in particular looking for someone who is bilingual (English-Spanish) and who has experience with the administration of standardized tests (in English and Spanish).
The position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, developmental psychology, education, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful. Prior experience with infants and children would be very helpful. Excellent/Native Spanish language knowledge is required. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology/ cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy, statistics or machine learning helpful. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please send a cover letter and CV to Nadine.firstname.lastname@example.org before May 28th.
Graduate Research Assistant in Developmental Psychology and Preschool Education - University of Oxford
Closes May 16, 2017
We are seeking a graduate researcher to join a new project investigating cognitive and educational foundations of preschool mathematics skills. The position will involve employing standardised assessments and experimental measures with young children, their parents and preschool providers in Oxfordshire.
The post is funded by the Nuffield Foundation until 31 January 2019, and it involves an exciting collaboration between the Department of Experimental Psychology, the Department of Education and expert advisors in Early Years Education.
The postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the research project and contribute to wider project planning, and knowledge exchange activities involving local teachers and childcare providers. As this post involves travel to local preschools to collect data this would be facilitated by having access to own reliable transport.
You will hold a good undergraduate degree and have a keen interest in developmental psychology and early education. As well as experience of data analysis and the use of basic statistical packages, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage your own research and administrative activities.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 16 May 2017 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 23 May.
You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, as well as a CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.
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Research Assistant, Brain Development Laboratory, Vanderbilt University
Closes May 15, 2017
Research Assistant II position is available in the Brain Development Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University Peabody College. We are broadly interested in how the brain changes over development and in individual differences (including disability) in brain organization. Research in the lab is focused on the neural basis of (1) reading and language, (2) mathematical cognition, (3) scientific reasoning and (4) cross-cultural differences. This position involves implementing experiments, participant recruitment, cognitive testing, collecting neuroimaging data, data management and analysis, supervision of undergraduate assistants and/or administrative duties. Job requires a Bachelor's degree with 2 years of research experience or the equivalent, and will require some evening and weekend hours. We are looking for an independent, motivated, responsible, detail-oriented and organized person with good communication and interpersonal skills to be a part of an interdisciplinary and dynamic research team. We prefer candidates who are able to make more than a one year commitment. If you are interested, you can find more information and apply at the following portal:
Please apply before May 15th and position start date is after August 16th. For questions, please feel free to contact: Dr. James R. Booth (email@example.com), Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience.
University of California, San Diego: Research and Evaluation Associate
Closes May 3, 2017
Gregory Aarons, Ph.D. of the UC San Diego Psychiatry Department is currently seeking a Research and Evaluation Associate to assist with research and evaluation studies examining novel service delivery strategies in behavioral health, criminal justice, and social service settings.
The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for individuals and families. Identifying the factors that facilitate successful service implementation and the attainment of desired outcomes requires investigation into the characteristics of and inter-relationships between service delivery strategies, service recipients, service providers, and the organizations and systems within which they are embedded. Multiple ongoing research and evaluation studies utilize quantitative and quantitative methods to develop detailed service assessments and improvement recommendations for behavioral health and criminal justice service settings within San Diego County and throughout the State of California. Data sources include large administrative data sets as well as original data collected from service recipients, service providers, and administrators.
Under supervision, the incumbent will function as a Research and Evaluation Associate in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry who will provide support for all phases of the research and evaluation process for one or more studies involving behavioral health, physical health, and/or related social service and criminal justice organizations and systems. Under supervision, the incumbent will be an active member of the research team and assist in literature reviews, study design, measurement, data collection, data management, data analysis, and manuscript/report/presentation preparation as needed. The incumbent will also support study administration tasks such as preparing IRB documentation, coordinating and participating in meetings and assisting with other study responsibilities as needed.
The ideal candidate will have completed college level coursework in psychology, psychiatry, sociology, or a related field and/or have equivalent experience, possess knowledge of public sector mental health and social service organizations, and have demonstrated experience designing and conducting evaluation or research studies and prior utilization of SPSS, STATA, SAS and/or other software packages for data management and analysis. Candidates who also have any qualitative research experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position is full-time, starting salary ranging from $3,594.93 - $3,941.60 per month. Full benefits are available. Preferred start date is as soon as possible and a two-year commitment is strongly preferred.
Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to David Sommerfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org and apply using the following link:
The deadline for application is 5/3/2017. After that date, we will be unable to consider applications.
Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position - NYU Applied Psychology Department
Closes May 1, 2017
Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position – NYU Applied Psychology Department
Dr. Natalie H. Brito is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Lab Manager/Research Assistant to work on studies examining the development of language and memory during infancy and early childhood. The expected start data is August or September 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual who would like to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.
Responsibilities include: (1) conducting experiments with young children (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) processing and analyzing data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting literature searches and reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.
Recommended background and skills include: a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, the ability to work independently, keen attention to detail, and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.
Additional highly desired qualifications include:
- Fluency in Spanish
- Strong computational, statistical, or technical skills (e.g., Matlab, R, SPSS)
- Experience with EEG/ERP
- Research experience with infants and young children
A 2-year commitment is preferred, but 1-year commitments will be considered. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their interests and relevant experience, CV, and names and contact information of two references to Natalie H. Brito at email@example.com. Please include all documents in a single PDF file.
Lab Manager Position at the SFU LangDev Lab
Closes April 30, 2017
The LangDev Lab at Simon Fraser University (www.sfu.ca/langdev) is seeking to fill the position of Lab Manager. This is a 1-year part- or full-time position with the possibility of a year or more extension, depending on grant funding. The start date is flexible, but preferably in June 2017. The ideal applicant will have a BA or BSc in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, or a related field, as well as research experience with infants or young children. Candidates must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or must hold a valid Canadian employment visa or work permit. Review of applications will begin on April 30th.
More details about this post (including how to apply) can be found at:https://t.co/MSf1qhvuVa
Student Research Summer Program in Miami, Florida
Closes April 24, 2017
Summer Research Mentoring Program in Developmental Science
This summer, Dr. Elizabeth Simpson and her team will be leading a Summer Research Mentoring Program, funded by the National Science Foundation. Students will be compensated $1,800 to work 20 hours per week over the course of this of this 9-week program.
The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can read more about our research here: https://goo.gl/2lP2s8
Eligibility, Dates, and Location
- High school seniors and undergraduate students are eligible. No prior research experience is required.
- The program is from June 1st through August 4th, 2017.
- The University of Miami is located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in research-focused students from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and students who are the first in their family to attend college.
- Students are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation.
Components Students will lead projects, under Dr. Simpson’s guidance. This student mentoring program aims to (a) introduce students to the general scientific method and specific methods of investigating infant social cognitive development; (b) identify student training and career goals; (c) facilitate student support networks, including peer mentoring; and (d) lead students in community science education through outreach and the dissemination of research findings to both the scientific community and the broader public. The research experience includes:
- 20 hours per week in the laboratory learning to measure social cognitive development in infants.
- Weekly 1-hour face-to-face research meetings focused on the training and professional development.
- Participating in a research conference to learn more broadly about developmental science and to network with other leading scientists. The South Florida Child Psychology Collaborative Research Conference is a student-focused conference held in Miami every summer.
- Designing a summer collaborative outreach project. Students will be encouraged to be creative and develop a project to educate children or families in the community on a topic related to our research.
- Pairing up with a graduate student to produce a tangible product summarizing research findings. At the end of the program, students will share their results through a paper or presentation.
- Materials must be received by April 24th, 2017 (midnight EST).
- Please complete the online application: https://goo.gl/forms/HgGwkdAXefSjChQP2
- Email Dr. Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org) your cover letter expressing why you are interested in this program and attach your CV or resume.
PDF of this advertisement: UM 2017 Summer Research Program.pdf
University of Pittsburgh: Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience
Closes April 21, 2017
The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Program, supported by a grant from the American Psychological Association. Interested undergraduate students can spend 8 weeks working with a faculty mentor in their laboratory to gain valuable research experience.
Students may choose to work with one of the following faculty mentors:
Julie Fiez (fiezlab.us)
Jana Iverson (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/jana-iverson-phd)
Melissa Libertus (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/people/researcher-detail.cshtml?id=530)
Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/elizabeth-votruba-drzal- phd)
Aidan Wright (www.personalityprocesses.com)
The program will run from May 21-July 21, 2017 (though some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible). Students will be hired as full-time, paid research assistants in their mentor’s lab during the 8 weeks of the program.
To be eligible for the SUPRE program, students must:
- be enrolled at a U.S. institution (though they need not be student at the University of
Pittsburgh or U.S. citizens)
- have had little to no prior experience working in a psychology research lab
- have completed at least their freshman year
- have not yet have obtained a bachelor’s degree
Students from underrepresented minority groups and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact the faculty coordinator, Jana Iverson (email@example.com).
Applications are due no later than April 21, 2017 and should be completed at the following website: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9S2b8B0EIVkLjaB
Applicants will be informed of the decision by May 1, 2017.
Research Assistant, University of Chicago, The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab
Closes April 20, 2017
The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab, directed by Dr. Alex Shaw at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin July 1st, 2017.
The job will include working on research related to the development of social cognition, being involved in all aspects of the research. The particular focus of this position will entail coordinating projects investigating social influences on children’s allocation decisions and their moral judgments about others. Responsibilities include overseeing research activities, including but not limited to: participant recruitment both in the lab, at schools, and at museums, undergraduate research assistant supervision, stimuli creation, helping design studies, testing child participants, as well as coding and analyzing data.
The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, and be motivated, creative, and organized. The candidate must be willing to commit two years to the position. This position is particularly appropriate for individuals who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology.
A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, as well as previous research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory, is highly preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and names of two references link by April 20th to be considered for the position. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about this posting.
Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship, UC Berkeley
Closes April 17, 2017
The Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer research assistant internship. Interns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.
This is an unpaid internship from approximately June 5 - August 4. Interns will be expected to work 20-30 hours/week.
Research interns will work with graduate students and the lab manager on multiple ongoing research projects. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively.
Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.
Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Students --> Volunteers) for application instructions. The application deadline is Monday April 17 8:00 AM PST.
Please direct any questions to Sarah de la Vega at email@example.com
- American Psychological Association
- Asian American Psychological Association
- Association of Black Psychologists
- Association for Psychological Science
- International Congress on Infant Studies
- National Latina/o Psychological Association
- Society of Indian Psychologists
- Society for Neuroscience
- Society for Research in Child Development
- Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, jobs webpage is by login
- International Society for Developmental Psychology
- Psychonomic Society
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology