Internship & Job Opportunities

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

Internships at APA

No closing date

Are you a student searching for a psychology enriched internship program? Have you considered the impact, visibility and marketability of an enriched internship from the renowned American Psychological Association (APA)? If you answered yes, please continue reading.

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. The mission of APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. The APA headquarters is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., close to Union Station.

The APA Internal Internship Program (IIP) is coordinated through the APA Education Directorate. The Education directorate enhances the quality of teaching and learning outcomes, encounters the demands of a multiracial society through education and training, and seeks to increase financial and policy support for education and training.

The American Psychological Association’s IIP will change your perspective on the science of psychology and enhance your high school, undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate experience through academic training and development. Students looking for doctoral internships should search programs accredited by APA. Internships through the APA IIP are not APA accredited nor will interns be involved in facility based therapy.

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

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Paid Research Assistant Position: Specialization in Digital Animation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct questions to jarnold@email.unc.edu.

Undergraduate Internships, Project Horseshoe Farm

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

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

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

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

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

Student Intern, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

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The Faja and Nelson Labs at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital have a student intern position open to assist on a multisite project with 6- to 11-year-old children on the autism spectrum. Responsibilities will include assisting in study visits, behaviorally supporting children on the autism spectrum, collecting surveys from parents, data entry and lab maintenance. Students interns will have the opportunity to learn about electrophysiological data acquisition (EEG and eye tracking), clinical and cognitive assessments, neurodevelopmental disorders, research methodology, and attend seminars on topics such as professional development and atypical child development.

Requirements: Undergraduate student majoring in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a part- time spring commitment, with potential for continuing part or full-time in the summer Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school-aged children Previous experience with children Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail

Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording and/or eye-tracking measures
  • Previous experience with autism spectrum disorder
  • Previous experience working in a research setting
  • Experience with data entry and management
  • Knowledge of basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software

To apply, please submit: (1) Letter of interest; (2) CV/Resume to Aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 2-3 references. For further information please contact Aksheya Sridhar, aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu.

Research Assistant Computer Science at Duke

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Research Assistant Opportunity

Principal Investigators Drew Hilton and Genevieve Lipp, Computer Science

Project Manager: Kim Manturuk, Duke Learning Innovation

Job description:

  • Perform analyses of de-identified student course data using SAS or Stata including data file formatting, data cleaning and coding, and descriptive and inferential analysis
  • Document the procedures and methods used, taking precautionary steps to protect the integrity of the data, including documenting created variables
  • Assist with documenting results and key findings to present to Duke faculty
  • Undertake selected administrative tasks associated with the study wider goals of the project
  • Compensation is $14.60/hour and hours are flexible, estimated to be around 10 hours a week through the spring semester

Position begin: January 2018

Position end: May 2018

To apply, please send an email indicating your interest and briefly describing your qualifications to Dr. Kim Manturuk at kim.manturuk@duke.edu.

Summer Internship: Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia

Closes February 28, 2018
The Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, invites applications for a summer internship program for undergraduate students. This internship has been designed to afford interested and motivated undergraduates an opportunity to gain research experience in a child development lab.    Applications will be accepted now through February 28th and the program will run from June 6th through July 31st. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a 4-year institution.    More information can be found at http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/internship.html.    For questions not addressed on the website, contact edl.internship@gmail.com

2018 Summer Shadow and Service Programs, Cross World Metrics

Closes February 28, 2018

Cross World Medics is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Shadow and Service Programs. We are offering 1-8 week Medical, Nursing, Midwifery, and Veterinary programs in South Africa!

As a World Cross Medics Intern you will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Shadow health professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Distinguish yourself as an applicant to medical/graduate school
  • Immerse yourself in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Enhance health care skills in real-world environments

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2018 Application

Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018

Learn more about our Health Program here.

Columbia Business School 2018 Summer Internship

Closes March 1, 2018

Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2018 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply. 

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Master Students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, and Data Sciences.  Many been selected to join CBS full-time as a full-time Research Associates.

All prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills
  • The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects

Skills for Quantitative Projects

  • Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:
  • Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics
  • The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R
  • Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:
  • Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
  • Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)
  • Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms

Skills for Behavioral projects in Management or Marketing

  • Interest in behavioral experiments – background or major in Psychology
  • Knowledge of SPSS, some projects may require knowledge of Python or R

The program runs from May 27, 2018 – July 28 or August 4, 2018 (final dates to be determined).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website: https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/doctoral-program/research/summer-research-internship  The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

2018 Summer Internship at the Boston University Developing Minds Lab

Closes March 1, 2018

The Developing Minds Lab at Boston University, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Kibbe, is seeking excellent undergraduates for our summer internship program. Research in the Developing Minds Lab focuses on the the development of object, numerical, and social cognition in infants, children, and adults. 

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from scheduling participants to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present their work in lab meetings. Interns will gain valuable research experience in a dynamic (and fun!) lab environment.

The program begins the first week of June and runs through the end of July (with the option to extend through August). Interns will work 35-40 hours/week. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should send the following to devmind@bu.edu with the subject line 2018 Summer Internship Program by March 1, 2018:

  • a CV
  • A cover letter (2 pages max) addressing:
    • Your interest in research
    • Previous relevant experience
    • Any relevant coursework
    • What you hope to get out of the internship
  • two letters of reference (to be sent separately to devmind@bu.edu)

The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions. Applicants from primarily teaching-focused universities are especially encouraged to apply. Intern positions are volunteer positions; applicants are encourage to apply for funding from their home institutions.

The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of six labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/developing-minds-lab/. More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/.

Summer Research Opportunity in Dan Gilbert's Lab at Harvard University

Closes March 1, 2018

Daniel Gilbert's lab at Harvard University is accepting applications for volunteer research assistants for summer 2018. The program provides hands-on experience in all aspects of the research process, including idea generation and development, study design, data collection, and statistical analysis. Ongoing research in the lab currently focuses on affective forecasting, altruism, advice, judgment and decision-making, and biases and errors in conversation and social interaction. 

Interns work approximately 35 hours per week from early June to mid-August. The ideal candidate is a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with a keen interest in social psychology. Previous research experience is an asset, but not a requirement. 

To apply: send a CV, unofficial grade report, a brief cover letter that explains your interest in the program, and your availability between June and August to gilbertlab.summer@gmail.com. Applications are due March 1st. 

https://psychology.fas.harvard.edu/people/daniel-gilbert

Summer Internship: Temple University Infant & Child Lab

Closes March 1, 2018

The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. Directed by Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe, the lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, and playful learning in children aged 5 months to 8 years.

Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will work on one or two research projects and will be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentor who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. Summer interns will receive a stipend of $1000. The internship will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2018.

Duties may include:

  • Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
  • Assisting with stimuli design and creation
  • Conducting studies with children in the lab or in local preschools
  • Coding and analyzing data
  • Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

Required qualifications:

  • Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or related field
  • Commitment to at least 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience working with children

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 1st, 2018. Please visit our website (http://www.templeinfantlab.com/) for more information about the lab.

Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Closes March 1, 2018

The human capacity for complex language is unique within the animal kingdom, and psychologists have long appreciated how the languages we learn can shape our patterns of thought in subtle ways. Language science fosters collaboration between researchers in cognitive science, computer linguistics, psycholinguistics, and phonetics to drive research in language acquisition and use. This research aims to develop and improve language and speech technologies (e.g., automatic speech recognition, translation, and transcription). In addition, this research can develop computational tools to learn more about how the human brain works and how science understands social groups.

A related question at the interface of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities is whether an understanding of the mind at the individual level will lead to a deeper understanding of the behaviors of a group. Research about social behavior and decision-making provides an important source of insight into the philosophical questions of mind, identity, and social organization. The development of new analytical, computational, and experimental tools is enhancing our understandings of individuals, societies, and their creations. These newest scientific frontiers seek to understand the nature of human intelligence in its broadest sense.

In this year’s Undergraduate Summer Workshop, lectures will focus on Language Science and Technology (one week) and Social and Behavioral Science (one week). Social and Decision Science topics are likely to include cultural and evolutionary behavior, economic preferences and biases, social choices and decision-making, and reflective and intuitive thinking. Language Science topics may include how children learn the meanings of words and the grammar of their language, how language and dialects change over time, and how the mind represents language.

Summer Workshop participants will receive free room and board, plus a travel stipend.

As a participant, you can:

  • Hear lectures from distinguished researchers in social and decision sciences and language science and technology
  • Participate in labs and lab tours involving some of the latest technologies and research methods
  • Participate in panel discussions on the future of interdisciplinary mind and brain studies, as well as career and professional development in these fields.

You should apply if:

  • You have a strong interest in social and decision sciences and/or language science
  • You are currently an enrolled undergraduate at any university or college
  • You are thinking about applying to graduate school
  • You are available to attend the entire program

 

Relevant course experience is desired, but not required. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Non-US citizens are eligible for our program, but US visa regulations apply for all non-citizens.

Questions? Please e-mail us: IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

 

Click here to apply to the 2018 Workshop!

We require a resume, transcript, and short personal statement, as well as 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants are asked to contact their referees to request their letters of recommendation.

The deadline for applications and reference letters is March 1, 2018.

The IMB Summer Workshop is sponsored by MindCORE, Penn’s hub for the integrative study of the mind.

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UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2018 Summer Internship

Closes March 1, 2018

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for their summer internship. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to highly motivated students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science.

Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development. A central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another. Interns will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other, and will meet with professor Srinivasan on a regular basis. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to test participants at preschools or children's museums in the Bay Area. Lastly, interns will attend weekly lab meetings and reading groups to discuss the theory behind research projects, and will have the opportunity to present on the projects they are assigned at during the internship. We hope that interns will come away from these activities with an enriched understanding of language and cognitive development.

This internship is unpaid and will run from June 11th – August 10th and requires 30 hours of work per week.  For more information, please see our website http://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ Please submit all application materials (found on our website) by March 1st at 8:00 AM PST. 

 

Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies 2018 Summer Internship

Closes March 1, 2018

Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker

The Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies, under the direction of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for our 2018 summer internship program. Current research projects focus on causality, kind representations, executive function and conceptual change, the development and acquisition of language, and the relationship between syntactic and semantic representations of language.

The internship will start on 6/11/2018 and run through 8/17/2018. This full time internship position is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with psychology research. A stipend of $1500 may be awarded for a full time commitment, but applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from external sources.

Because of the nature of the internship, it is essential that interns be mature, articulate, and comfortable with parents and children. They should also be highly organized and reliable. Desirable background experience would include the following: coursework in developmental or experimental psychology or linguistics, basic computer skills and previous research and/or experience with children.

For more information about this opportunity or to find out how to apply, please visit our website:

http://harvardlds.org/summer-internship-2017/

The application deadline is January 1st, 2018* for international applicants and March 1st, 2018 for domestic applicants.

*Please note that the international deadline is ONLY for those who will need a visa sponsored by Harvard. International students attending US universities should apply by the March 1st deadline.

Internship at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Closes March 1, 2018

Summer Internship at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Students will be immersed in an environment of rigorous scientific research and training. As interns at CAR, students will contribute to ongoing scientific efforts focused on quantitative approaches to language, social cognition, and communication (including transcription), gain exposure to a rich array of projects across multiple areas of autism research, and attend lectures and training sessions. Summer interns will work under the supervision of Dr. Julia Parish-Morris and the Motor-Language Lab Research Assistants. The Lab collects, codes, and analyzes data from clinical research participants, with the following goals: identify linguistic markers of ASD; quantify ASD-specific patterns of movement; develop improved screening and treatment tools using advanced behavioral imaging.

The ideal candidate is energetic, diligent, and self-motivated. Applicants with experience in psychology, child development, speech-language pathology, clinical research, computer science, or linguistics are encouraged to apply, as well as applicants from other backgrounds with interest in these areas. The Center for Autism Research values diversity, and encourages applications from individuals that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, including individuals from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and those from other diverse populations or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Applicants are invited to participate in an internship at CAR as part of an undergraduate course or thesis project, as part of a program with funding through their college or university, and as volunteer interns. Internships are available for year, summer, or academic year intervals. Interns must be available for 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 10 weeks in the summer and a minimum of 10 hours per week for 2 semesters in the school year. Accepted interns will need to be able to complete the CHOP Non-traditional Personnel clearance process, including background checks, FBI fingerprinting, and occupational health screen prior to their start date. Information on how to complete the process will be provided to those selected. Projected summer internship start date is Tuesday, May 29th.

To apply for a summer position, please send your CV and cover letter to Leila Bateman at batemanl@chop.edu by March 1st, 2018. In your cover letter, detail your academic background and previous work experience, interest in language and autism research, and describe how this experience would contribute to your future goals. Students selected for the second round of consideration will be contacted for a phone or in-person interview.

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Lab Manager, University of Maryland, The Culture Lab

Closes March 15, 2018

The Culture Lab at the University of Maryland is seeking a full-time lab manager to assist Dr. Michele J. Gelfand (http://www.gelfand.umd.edu/) coordinate and conduct studies. The lab focuses on cross-cultural research on the strength of norms, conflict, negotiation, revenge, and forgiveness using experimental, field, neuroscience, and computational methods, with a focus on the U.S., Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and manage research assistants and lab schedule
  • Recruit and schedule community samples and participants from the department pool
  • Assist in administrative duties (e.g., human subjects protocols, purchasing, participants and vendor payments, payments to overseas research teams, composing research reports for funding agencies)
  • Update and maintain lab website and manual
  • Contribute ideas to research projects and designs
  • Design and run studies
  • Coordinate data entry and analyze data
  • Assist in manuscript preparation and literature reviews
  • Attend lab meetings
  • Coordinate meetings for members of the lab and visiting scholars

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in psychology or related fields
  • Experience in running experiments with human participants
  • Interest in qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of using Microsoft office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent analytical and writing ability
  • Good interpersonal skills

Desirable qualities

  • Interest in cross-cultural psychology, negotiation, conflict, and related areas and in going to graduate school for a PhD
  • Proficient in other languages (e.g. Arabic, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese)
  • An interest and/or knowledge of other (particularly Middle East) cultures
  • Experience with SPSS, R, Qualtrics, EEG, LIWC, qualitative coding, and/or other research software or coding
  • Experience with HTML and CSS, and with website design

The position will begin in the month of July 2018. The position is advertised as one year. However, the position could be extended for two years, and renewal would be contingent on performance. To apply, please send a resume, one-page cover letter, and names and contact information of two references via email to Michele Gelfand at gelfandlab2018@gmail.com. You may also send emails to this address with any questions about the position.

 

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. For best consideration, please contact before March 15, 2018.

 

UMD, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Contact Name: Michele Gelfand Email: gelfandlab2018@gmail.com

UMD ADHD program seeking an RA with fMRI experience

No closing date

The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible).  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has been recommended for funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. This position is contingent upon official funding from the agency.

Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”

Teacher Positions at Private and Independent Schools

No closing date

Southern Teachers Agency

  • STA is the oldest placement service in America and the only agency dedicated to working with private & independent schools in the South. As a result, southern school administrators have long recognized STA as an outstanding source of candidates for their schools. Our director, Dr. Carey Goodman, has been affiliated with STA for more than 25 years and has personal relationships with key decision-makers in schools around the South. It is no wonder, therefore, that STA has placed more candidates in the South than any other agency.
  • Our placement counselors are all experienced independent-school teachers and administrators who know the profession and know the job-seeking process. We interview every single candidate we work with, and your counselor stays with you from start to finish, helping you to assemble a compelling credentials file, to prepare for interviews, and to discern the best opportunities for you. Our goal is not simply to place you, but to help you find a position where you can succeed and further your career and personal goals.
  • School administrators understand that we take the time to know our candidates and that we have very high standards—quite simply, they trust STA.  And here at STA, we know that our reputation is on the line with every single candidate that we present. As a result, when the file of an STA candidate lands on an administrator’s desk, it comes with an endorsement unavailable anywhere else.  Of course you can look for jobs on your own, but wouldn't you rather have STA as an advocate for your candidacy?

Gap Year Fellowship, Project Horseshoe Farm

No closing date

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

RA position at UNC in the CIRCLE Lab with Dr. Margaret Sheridan

No closing date

Dr. Margaret Sheridan is seeking a full-time research assistant to join the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill starting immediately (start date is flexible). The research assistant will primarily contribute to ongoing studies in the Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences Lab (CIRCLE Lab), with a focus on early childhood brain development and exposure to adversity. The holder of this position will be responsible for overall neuroimaging study coordination (e.g., maintaining study files, training undergraduate research assistants, interfacing with the various personnel involved in the study, writing and submitting IRB modifications and renewals). Additional responsibilities include (1) recruitment and scheduling of potential research participants, including parents of young children ages 4-7 years and adolescents (ages 9-14 years), (2) administering the study battery to participants at off site locations throughout the Triangle area, including self-report, interview, behavioral measures, as well as conducting fMRI scans at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), (3) data management and analysis using SPSS and neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., FSL, FreeSurfer) that requires programming experience in languages commonly used for neuroimaging analysis (e.g., Linux shell scripting, Python, and/or Matlab). Preference will be given to candidates with experience recruiting and working with families. A detailed description of the CIRCLE lab research studies can be found at http://circlelab.unc.edu/

Please apply here: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/116319

Research lab coordinator position at the University of Iowa

No closing date

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 isaac-t-petersen@uiowa.edu.

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 (isaac-t-petersen@uiowa.edu).

Research Study Coordinator, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

No closing date

The Faja Lab within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a Research Study Coordinator 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 Study Coordinator 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 oversight of day-to-day operations of the project as well as coordination for a lab with research focused on autism spectrum disorders within the LCN. This includes working with and coordinating a team of undergraduate students, graduate students, fellows, and staff members associated with the research project. In addition, duties will include grant preparation, preparing progress reports, and IRB management. The coordinator will work to develop and oversee a database that includes physiological, behavioral, clinical, and parent report data across time points and coordinate data sharing with NIMH. The Research Coordinator will perform standardized developmental, cognitive and physiological assessments. Finally, the Research Coordinator will contribute to data processing, scoring, and cleaning and will have the opportunity to assist with analysis.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
  • At least 2 years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits
  • Previous professional experience with children with autism spectrum disorders
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software (e.g. Excel, SPSS), and basic experimental presentation and collection software (e.g., ePrime, Redcap, Matlab)
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team; excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, organization, and attention to detail

Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording measures
  • Experience with administering and scoring standardized measures of autism symptoms (e.g., the ADOS, ADI)
  • A master’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field

Please apply for the position online (http://www.childrenshospital.org/career-opportunities/searchcareer-oppor...). Click ‘Search Openings’, and enter AutoReqId 44692BR. Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 3 professional references.

Re-post:Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Brown University

No closing date

Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island JOB DESCRIPTION:

Research assistant position for the newly established Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (HCHII) at Brown University, specifically regarding the Autism, a Precision Medicine Approach Initiative. Under the general supervision of Co-Directors of the Autism Initiative within HCHII, Dr. Eric Morrow, MD PhD and Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf, PhD, and the program Research Coordinator, assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects.  Interview participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent.  Prepare and maintain study records.  Learn electronic database (i.e., REDCap), enter data, and perform quality control procedures. Check all questionnaires and study materials for completeness. Participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in first draft preparation of manuscripts.  Review relevant literature to gather information.  Assist in recruiting efforts to procure participants (e.g., contact providers, attend fundraising efforts of partners). Also, provide general support for ongoing Developmental Disorders Genetics Research Program (DDGRP) studies at Bradley Hospital. These projects are affiliated with the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment and the growing portfolio of autism research at Brown University.  The successful applicant would enter as part of a strong interdisciplinary team.

Requirements:  

A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Behavioral Sciences or related area. Courses in research methodologies and statistics preferred.  Minimum of six months of undergraduate or post-graduate experience including experience with computer-based data entry and common computer programs (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Work with individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders preferred.   Experience recruiting and consenting research participants is highly desired.  Occasional evening and weekend work required for recruitment events and enrollment appointments. Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates desired.

Interested applicants should contact Carrie Best, RI-CART Project Coordinator, at CBest@lifespan.org . Please be sure to include a cover letter and CV/resume. Please also be prepared to arrange for letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.

Training & Policy Associate, Society for Neuroscience

No closing date

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Training & Policy Associate who will provide support for SfN's scientific training and neuroscience workforce development training programs. This will include, but is not limited to, in-person and online training events.

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

  • Assists in planning and executing multiple scientific training programs at SfN's annual meetings, including, but not limited to: Short Courses, Professional Development Workshops, the Graduate School Fair, Meet the Experts sessions, and the Local Leaders Reception.
  • Assists in planning and executing online, year-round scientific training programming hosted on Neuronline, including, but not limited to: webcasts; written articles; virtual events, such as conferences and town-hall meetings; and other events, as developed.
  • Provides year-round committee support and assists in planning and executing bi-annual meetings of the Neuroscience Training Committee and an annual meeting of the Neurobiology of Disease Workshop Advisory Committee.
  • Coordinates the interaction between SfN, the Neuroscience Training Committee, and external neuroscience department and program (Institutional Program, or IP) members on issues related to membership approvals and renewals. Maintains accurate membership records for IP members in SfN's membership management system.
  • Monitors developments in biomedical workforce and training policy, and assists the Training team identify potential opportunities for SfN engagement with and membership communication related to neuroscience workforce and training opportunities and policies.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a science related field. Neuroscience background, and/or graduate education is a plus.
  • 1 -2 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in administering scientific training programs preferred.
  • Familiarity with scientific education and research training preferred.
  • Project management and/or event planning experience preferred.
  • Ability to organize multiple projects, with sometimes competing deadlines.
  • Ability to interface with members of the scientific community at all career stages.

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

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

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

RA position at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

No closing date

The Gaab Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for two full-time Research Assistants for a study that aims to validate a tablet-based early literacy screener. This includes subject recruitment which will include close interaction with pediatricians and public and private schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, administration of standardized assessments, scoring and interpretation of standardized assessments, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; data analyses and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). We are in particular looking for candidates who have experience with the administration of standardized (literacy) tests in young children (preschool/kindergarten age).

The position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) science, 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) preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) helpful. Prior experience with working in a school environment would be very helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology, (special) education, speech and language pathology desired. 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 note that the position is limited to 12 months. Please first apply to Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu with a cover letter and CV.

 

 

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2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development Summer Internship

Closes February 23, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program.  Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research.  Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results.  Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development.  Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

2018 will be the 13th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.

Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others.  Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record.  Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.

The 2018 Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and will end on Friday, July 27 and will be full-time (roughly 9AM to 5PM, with some flexibility).  Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend.

To apply, please email a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation to:  jhulcdapplications@gmail.com <mailto:jhulcdapplications@gmail.com>

The deadline for applications is Friday February 23, 2018.  Candidates will be notified of decisions at the end of March.

Inquiries can be directed to Alex Silver, Lab Manager: jhulcdapplications@gmail.com <mailto:jhulcdapplications@gmail.com> .

Information can also be found on the lab website:

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NC Early Childhood Collaborative Part-time Project Manager Position

Closes February 23, 2018

North Carolina Early Childhood Funders Collaborative Project Manager

Title: Project Manager Reports To: N.C. Early Childhood Funders Collaborative Schedule/Location: Flexible Status: -Independent Contractor, Approx. 20 hours/week, One year grant funded Rate: Approximately $45+ per hour; negotiable based on experience Anticipated Start Date: March 2018

About the N.C. Early Childhood Funders Collaborative The Collaborative is a group of N.C.-based funders who bring the collective voice and resources of philanthropy together to promote the development and sustainability of a comprehensive early childhood system that benefits all children, families, the workforce and communities in North Carolina. The Collaborative envisions a future where North Carolina’s children arrive to kindergarten healthy and ready for school and succeeding by the end of third grade.

Role of the Project Manager and Key Responsibilities The Collaborative is seeking a part-time contractor to serve as Project Manager. The Project Manager will act as staff to the group and will be guided by a steering committee. Following are initial responsibilities of the Project Manager: • Collect and share the following with the Collaborative: Literature, research, state and federal legislative or policy actions, and other events of interest to the early childhood grantmaking field. • Facilitate goal-setting for the Collaborative and report progress toward those goals. • Design and facilitate meetings of the Collaborative and the Steering Committee. This includes logistics, such as meeting scheduling, invitations, securing venues, organizing catering, compiling and circulating minutes/notes. • Plan programs for the Collaborative, including meeting design, facilitation, securing guest speakers, etc. Membership meetings should include an educational component based on member feedback. • Manage administrative functions, including record keeping and expense tracking. • Facilitate the connection of collaborative members to one another, and to relevant individuals and entities with common policy, research, funding and advocacy priorities.

Key Skills The Collaborative is seeking an individual with the experience and professionalism required to coordinate and manage a diverse group of foundation executives, while also managing the logistical and administrative details associated with meeting and program planning. These skills include: • Proven project management expertise, including management of administrative/logistical details. • Convening and group/meeting-facilitation skills. • Strong communication skills: Written/oral/presentation, as well as data collection/dissemination/storage. • MS Office proficiency; Website management skills preferred. • Understanding of the early childhood landscape (key systems and players) is preferred.

Initial Activities and Work Products The Project Manager will work with the Steering Committee to produce the following initial deliverables: • Governance and membership structure for the Collaborative. • Develop an inventory of early childhood practitioners and funders in North Carolina. • Develop goals for the Collaborative based on funding and advocacy interests, as well as needs in the field. • Plan/implement/facilitate quarterly knowledge-sharing and networking meetings of the Collaborative’s members. • Create communication processes and channels for Collaborative members. • Create a catalog of relevant research and resources.

To Apply Submit a cover letter and resume to applications@ncgrantmakers.org by Feb. 23, 2018. No calls please.

Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute

Closes February 23, 2018

Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 9th, 2018

Next review date: February 23rd, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. These are paid positions with vacation and sick days, medical/dental/vision benefits as well.

 

Description

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute.

RECRUITMENT DESCRIPTION:

The candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary studies investigating the behavioral and developmental characteristics of autism spectrum disorder in children, adolescents, and young adults. This position will be integral for the daily operation of a clinical cognitive neuroscience laboratory. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. This candidate will work closely with Marie Krug, PhD (Assistant Project Scientist) and Marjorie Solomon, PhD (PI).

General responsibilities include:

RESEARCH ACTIVITY • Subject recruitment and scheduling • Conducting research visits for several projects, including Cognitive Control in Autism (CoCoA), Autism Phenome Project (APP), The Higher Cognition, Emotional Development, and Language Processing Study (HELP), and Specifying and Treating Anxiety in Autism Research (STAAR) • Collection of behavioral, questionnaire, and MRI data from typically developing individuals and individuals with autism spectrum disorder • Scoring of questionnaires and assessments, data entry and database maintenance • Preparing and maintaining documentation for review by the Institutional Review Board Review (IRB). • After training, the candidate will be expected to assist in all daily operations of laboratory research, and participate in several research projects simultaneously • Research participation will result in opportunities to present at scientific conferences and potential co-authorship on peer-reviewed articles if criteria for authorship are met

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY • Attendance and active participation in weekly lab meetings and research-related discussions by providing feedback on implementation of research visits, which will aid in study design and improvements to the experimental protocol, presenting data, and engaging in interpretation of study findings • Assisting with preparation and analysis of data for presentations, conference abstracts, posters, publications, and grants • Literature reviews of journal articles on topics including but not limited to cognitive control, decision-making, and emotion processing in autism, to assist with data presentations, conference abstracts, posters, publications, and grants

SERVICE ACTIVITY • Participate in the University by volunteering at special events for children with autism that participate in research studies at the MIND Institute • Engage in recruitment and outreach activities in the community • Provide interpretation of study measures to participants and their families, including summarizing behavioral assessment results and preparing results letters

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, human development, neurobiology, physiology, and behavior (NPB), biological sciences, or a related field by hiring date (students graduating in spring of 2018 are encouraged to apply) • GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher • Experience in a clinical, psychology, or neuroscience research laboratory • Experience working with children, experience working with children/adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, and/or a strong desire to work with and learn more about individuals with autism spectrum disorder

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey information and work effectively with lab members • Excellent social skills to facilitate communication with children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and their families • Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines • Tracking and record-keeping skills • Writing skills including accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation sufficient to create and edit documents

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience with data analysis in psychology and/or neuroscience • Experience with SPSS, R, SAS, or neuroimaging software • Programming experience (Matlab, C, python)

For more details and to apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02035

 

2018 Summer Internship at Johns Hopkins Lab for Child Development

Closes February 23, 2018
WANT RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT? Announcing the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development Summer Internship Program   Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program.  Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research.  Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.   Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children’s testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results.  Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development.  Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  2018 will be the 13th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.   Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others.  Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record.  Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.   The 2018 Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and will end on Friday, July 27 and will be full-time (roughly 9AM to 5PM, with some flexibility).  Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend.   To apply, please email a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation to:  jhulcdapplications@gmail.com   The deadline for applications is Friday February 23, 2018.  Candidates will be notified of decisions at the end of March. Inquiries can be directed to Alex Silver, Lab Manager: jhulcdapplications@gmail.com. Information can also be found on the lab website: http://www.psy.jhu.edu/~labforchilddevelopment/

Research Specialist (i.e., lab manager/coordinator) Princeton Baby Lab

Closes February 20, 2018

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist (i.e., lab manager/coordinator) to work in the Princeton Baby Lab under the supervision of Dr. Casey Lew-Williams. The successful candidate will have frequent contact with postdocs, graduate students, senior thesis students, and research assistants, as well as Dr. Lauren Emberson, Dr. Adele Goldberg, and Dr. Uri Hasson. Targeted start date is June 1, 2018 (but mid/late June is possible).

Responsibilities:

The research specialist will participate in all aspects of projects on early learning in infants and toddlers, with a particular focus on language. Participants in our studies include typically developing children, Spanish/English bilingual children, and children growing up in low-income households. 90% of work will take place on Princeton’s campus, and 10% of work will take place in our community lab in nearby Trenton, NJ. Primary responsibilities will include:

- Testing young children using various research methods, such as eye tracking and fNIRS

- Coordinating participant recruitment in Princeton and Trenton

- Developing stimuli for experiments

- Mentoring undergraduates

- Setting up and maintaining operations of the lab through general administrative duties

- Conducting a study of your own (or two!)

Essential qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, communication sciences and disorders, or related cognitive science fields

- Have a demonstrated interest in cognitive science

- Be able to write very clearly for any audience

- Be able to jump from low- to high-level work, and back again

- Get along well with other people

- Have excellent communication skills with young children and families

- Be able to get tasks done efficiently

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

Preferred qualifications: - Experience with research methods in developmental science - Experience with R, Matlab, Excel, or other software - Experience with audio/video editing programs - Spanish speaker (desired, but not at all required)

Note that Dr. Lauren Emberson is also seeking a Research Specialist / Lab Coordinator right now, but this is a separate position. Candidates are welcome to apply for both should their interests afford.

This is a one-year appointment with a high likelihood of renewal, pending satisfactory performance. Please apply to requisition #2018-8437 at https://careers.princeton.edu. Include a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV, and contact information for two references. For more information, please email Casey Lew-Williams (caseylw@princeton.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 20, 2018.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Stanford CSLI Summer Program 2018

Closes February 16, 2018

***** STANFORD CSLI SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2018 *****

Join us at Stanford for an interdisciplinary summer research experience program in the cognitive sciences!

At the Center for the Study of Language and Information, interns will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. In addition to their individual projects, interns will attend weekly mentorship meetings and seminars with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to data analysis, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience. Accepted students will receive on-campus room and board, and a stipend to cover travel, and other expenses.

The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from cognitive science departments across Stanford, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy.

The program is 8 weeks, from 6/25/18 - 8/17/18, and is primarily intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors, though we will consider other applicants as well. Applications are due by midnight on February 16, 2018. One goal of the internship is to increase the diversity of the graduate school pipeline, and we therefore especially encourage applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in research careers, such as Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, and first-generation college students. We also welcome applications from students without prior research experience and from non-research institutions. For more information and an application form, please see https://www-csli.stanford.edu/csli-summer-internship-program-2018.  The CSLI Internship Program is supported in part by the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (award #1659585).

Yale Computation and Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship 2018

Closes February 12, 2018
The Computation and Cognitive Development Lab (CCDL), run by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, studies the cognitive building blocks of our ability to make sense of and navigate the social and physical world. Previous and current research in the lab has examined topics such as children’s understanding of fairness, luck, and knowledge. More information about our research can be found at http://www.compdevlab.com   We are seeking undergraduate interns to participate first hand in our research studies. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process, and will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, and code and analyze results. In addition, interns will have the chance to attend lab meetings, participate in reading groups, and join graduate students, interns, and other researchers in the Yale psychology department for social activities including bowling, trivia nights, and dinners.    Interns will work 30-40 hours per week. This internship is best suited for students interested in or studying developmental or cognitive psychology, or cognitive sciences. Students are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institution, but internal funding is available on a need basis. The internship will run from early June through the end of July.   If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form found here, and submit the application, a CV/Resumé, and a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) as a PDF with subject line “[YOUR LAST NAME] CCDL Internship 2018" to madison.flowers@yale.edu. Additionally, please have one letter of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to the lab manager at madison.flowers@yale.edu. We will begin reviewing applications in mid-February. 

Research Assistant at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Closes February 12, 2018

Research Assistant (Lab Manager) position available Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, Virginia

A full-time research assistant (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King-Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu). Projects in the labs combine methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics with functional neuroimaging to investigate decision-making in healthy and clinical populations (focusing on adults with mood, anxiety, personality, or substance-use disorders, and at-risk youth). The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and assessing research participants, implementing all aspects of study protocols, and maintaining positive communication with research participants and collaborators. Data collection involves various modalities including: behavior, fMRI, clinical interviews, genetic samples. Additional duties include managing participant databases, organizing project funds, and preparing and tracking IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of all lab projects and managing day-to-day logistics of ongoing lab projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. For motivated individuals, there are many opportunities to be involved with data analysis. This is an excellent position for candidates interested in graduate school in cognitive or clinical psychology, neuroscience, and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements include:

1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field;

2) two years of research experience;

3) ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

4) demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail;

5) demonstrated ability and desire to succeed in a fast-paced research environment with multiple concurrent duties;

6) excellent written and oral communication skills;

7) proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

Other information:

MA/MS candidates with clinical (clinical psychology, psychiatry) training will be considered; salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates with data analysis and/or computer programming experience will be considered favorably.

Required application materials:

Cover letter including statement of interest, CV/Resume, list ofreferences. Two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration.

Consideration of applications will begin February 12, 2018, and will end when the position is filled.

Expected start date is late Spring/early Summer 2018.

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://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting # SW0180031 https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/83465.

Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be emailed to:

Brennan Delattre, bdelattr@vtc.vt.edu Lab Manager for Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King-Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte Virginia Tech Carilion

Recruitment Specialist with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

Closes February 8, 2018

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

Teachers Wanted! -Southern Teachers Agency

Closes February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Complete the online application today!

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