Internship & Job Opportunities

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Paid summer research internship: Child Development Lab, College of Staten Island

No closing date

The Child Development Lab at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, directed by Dr. Sarah Berger, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for PAID NSF-funded internships for Summer 2017.

Students will work on a program of research investigating the role of sleep in infants’ locomotor problem-solving and learn about a variety of projects investigating the interaction between cognitive and motor development in infancy and early childhood.

Opportunities include:

  • • hands-on experience running data collections;
  • • working directly with families in their homes or in the lab;
  • • learning data collection, coding, and analysis technologies;
  • • collaborating with fantastic undergraduate and graduate students;
  • • spending the summer in New York City!!!
  • Learn more about the lab and apply here: https://csivc.csi.cuny.edu/Sarah.Berger/files/Lab/Summer_Internship.html 

    Summer Internship: University of Delaware Child's Play Lab

    No closing date

    The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for an unpaid summer internship! Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play. 

    Interns will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. 

    This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! Interested applicants should email the lab manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu, for the application, or check out our website at www.childsplay.udel.edu for more information.

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    Research Assistant position at University of Maryland

    No closing date

    The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time Technical Research Assistant (formal title: Faculty Assistant) beginning late Spring or early Summer 2017. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of typical and atypical development, with a focus on social cognition and social motivation in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our methods include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in cognitive, clinical, or developmental neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply.

    The ideal applicant will have extensive experience collecting MRI data and be able to quickly become trained as an operator on our 3T Siemens scanner at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center. Additionally, ideal applicants will have experience with neuroimaging data analyses (e.g., AFNI, SPM, FSL, Freesurfer) and/or programming languages (e.g., python, matlab) and linux environments. Experience and interest in working with children and individuals with ASD is a plus.

    Responsibilities will include data collection (as MRI operator) and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults. Additionally, the technical assistant will be responsible for development and maintenance of lab imaging analysis and stimulus presentation scripts and assist in supervising and training undergraduate research assistants. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications.

    Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    To apply please email your application to Sydney Maniscalco (sydneym@umd.edu). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.

    Research Assistant Position, Early Math and Numeracy Lab

    No closing date

    The Early Math and Numeracy Lab at the University of Minnesota is hiring a full time research assistant to be involved in studies of early mathematics experiences and learning in children ages 4 to 8 years. This is a great opportunity for students who desire hands-on experience in early math or early cognitive development research including students who are considering applying to developmental science graduate programs in the future.

    We seek a detailed oriented research assistant with a Bachelor's degree in child psychology or related field, someone who has research experience and experience working directly with children. This is a 2 year position.

    For more information or to apply, use this link, and enter the job ID "317550" in the keywords box under Basic Search.

    Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

    Questions can be directed to:

     

    Michèle Mazzocco, Ph.D.

    Professor, Institute of Child Development

    University of Minnesota

    Mazzocco@umn.edu

    lab website:   http://www.cehd.umn.edu/icd/research/MNL/default.html

    Lab manager position: Yale Computation and Development Lab

    No closing date

    The Computation and Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, is seeking a full-time lab manager to begin in Summer 2017. The lab uses developmental, cross-cultural, and computational approaches to study higher-level cognition (additional information: http://www.compdevlab.com).

    This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology or cognitive science. The lab manager will participate in all aspects of the research process and have opportunities to work on a variety of exciting research projects. The ideal candidate will make intellectual contributions to the lab's research, which may result in opportunities to co-author manuscripts, and will benefit from the vibrant and collaborative scientific community at Yale.

    Primary responsibilities include establishing and maintaining partnerships with local schools and museums; recruiting participants; acquiring behavioral data; managing and analyzing data; working with children and their parents in a research setting; assisting in experimental paradigm development; and managing the lab and performing administrative duties (e.g., assisting with IRB protocols and grants).

    Requirements include experience testing human participants, ability to perform data analysis using statistical software (R/MATLAB/Python), and excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with both children and adults. Ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites near New Haven and a 2-year commitment are preferred.

    Applicants should send a cover letter (describing research experiences, interests, and long-term goals), CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Julian Jara-Ettinger at julian.jara-ettinger@yale.edu. Applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

    The position will ultimately be filled through Yale University's internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to Yale after an initial review. Women, LGBTQ and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

     

    Programmer for Computational Modelling of Reading Study

    No closing date

    Job offer: Programmer for Computational Modelling of Reading Study

    The National Institute of Education (NIE) in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Software Programmer at the Education and Cognitive Development Lab for an 18-month contract, pending funding.

    Project Title: Technology-based tools for teaching early literacy skills

    Project Introduction:  The overall project objective is to investigate cognitive mechanisms related to learning early literacy skills, and to apply findings expressly to educational interventions for struggling learners. The project includes a multimethod approach through two studies: The first uses a class of machine learning computational methods (neural networks) to examine models of learning sound-symbol correspondence for the deep orthography of English. The second applies findings from study 1 to the teaching of letter-sound correspondences using technology-based tools with primary-1 students in a learning support program (LSP).

    Study description:  This position involves programming the computational models for study 1.  The investigation includes running simulations with the models to simulate learning across different conditions, with varying input and model characteristics. Findings will contribute to our understanding of best methods for teaching early literacy skills to diverse learners. The study is headed by Dr. Beth O’Brien (ECD lab, NIE) and Dr. Luca Onnis (LEAP lab, NTU).

    Requirements

    Essential

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, cognitive science or related discipline
    • Excellent programming skills
    • Experience in modelling and simulation, machine learning
    • Ability to work independently and as a team player
    • Excellent organizational skills, task-oriented, attention to details and accuracy
    • Able to work within given deadlines

    Preferred

    • Prior experience with neural network modelling
    • Background and/or interest in Cognitive Science

    Responsibilities

    •        Setting up, programming and testing computational models under supervision of co-PIs
    •        Managing and maintaining research data
    •        Assisting with preparation of data output from modelling
    •        Assist in central research data backup and archiving operations and procedures
    •        Run tests to ensure programs and computer systems are working properly
    •        Identify faults in programs and find solutions

    Application

    Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:

    -       Application form for Research Positions (http://www.nie.edu.sg/about-us/careers/#submit-an-application)

    -       Cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position

    -       Supporting documents as stated on the job application form

    -       Names of 2 Character Referees

    -       Other documents that demonstrate your qualifications

    Please send your application to:

    B.A. O’Brien, PhD, Senior Research Scientist

    Education and Cognitive Development Lab

    National Institute of Education

    1 Nanyang Walk

    Singapore 637616

    Tel: (65) 6219-6252

    Fax: (65) 6316-4787 

    Email: beth.obrien@nie.edu.sg

    **We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified**

    Closing Date

    Review of applicants will commence immediately upon receipt of applications.

     

    Lab Coordinator Position, the Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University

    No closing date

    The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/causality-and-mind, PI: David Sobel) is seeking a lab coordinator for NSF-funded projects on children's belief revision, social learning, and exploration in both laboratory and informal learning environments. This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. 

    The lab coordinator will be part of several projects in the lab, including laboratory-based measures of children's belief revision, scientific reasoning, and social learning, 3D motion tracking of children’s responses to examine mechanisms of cognitive control and social cognitive development, and onsite investigation of parent-child interaction and exploration at in museum settings. In addition to lab manager duties, opportunities exist for development of independent research and publication. The position is for two years, with a third year possible, contingent on funding.

    The lab coordinator will work with the PI, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to engage in data collection, coding, and data analysis. Other responsibilities will include supervising and training undergraduate research assistants, coordinating coding of large-scale data projects, maintaining IRB paperwork for research compliance, coordinating testing schedules and logistics, and maintaining laboratory website.

    Required qualifications include

    -B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a field related to cognitive development

    -Experience working with preschool- or elementary-school aged children in a laboratory setting

    -Proficiency in interacting with children, families, and the general public

    -Ability to manage time and goals on multiple projects.

    -Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, and Qualtrics

    -Experience with Matlab and behavioral video coding is preferred.

    If interested, please submit application materials, including CV, a cover letter documenting interest in the position and previous experience, academic transcript (unofficial is fine), and contact information from three professional references to Brown Workday at the URL Below

    https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/Metcalf-Research-Lab/Laboratory-Manager_REQ135313

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Transcriptionist/lab manager at Skidmore College

    No closing date

    Full-time lab transcriptionist/data entry/lab manager position in Saratoga Springs, NY (at Skidmore College); review of applications begins immediately, and the start date is ASAP. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter (specifications of the cover letter are in the job posting; please follow them for full consideration), and a list of three references to posting # 0001696 below:

    careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58271  

    This position is funded by the NIH (for up to 2 years), and involves coordinating and executing the transcription and coding of a very large audio-visual dataset. The goal is for the audio-visual data, its metadata, and its partial transcription to be made freely available to other researchers via Databrary. My lab focuses on language and social development, and individuals who share these interests are especially encouraged to apply.

    About the dataset: over the course of two years, we collected 3 hrs/wk of audio-visual data from head-mounted cameras worn by infants/children in their homes. We began recording at age 6-8 months, and ended recording around age 2.5 y; the dataset is longitudinal. We now have hundreds of hours of naturalistic in-home recordings from the infant's/child's perspective. We also collected cognitive, social, and linguistic data from the children on a monthly basis. This is an exceptionally rich dataset, and we are seeking applicants to help archive these data so that other researchers can access them.

    About the position:

    The primary responsibilities of this individual include:  - Transcribing large quantities of audio and visual content.  - Entering and organizing numerical, audio, and visual data.  - Light-touch editing of audio and visual data (bleeping, blurring).  - File organization.  - Ensuring compliance of transcriptions and audiovisual data with ethical guidelines.  - Creating and implementing protocols for data entry, transcription, and data storage.  - Management of student workers involved in the project. 

    Laboratory Coordinator Position—Mount Holyoke College

    No closing date

    The Relationships, Attachment, and Development Lab, directed by Dr. KC Haydon at the Mount Holyoke College Department of Psychology and Education, seeks a full-time lab coordinator.

    The lab coordinator will assist with an NSF-funded study of links between self-regulation, conflict, and sleep disruption in adult couples. The lab uses behavioral observation, physiological, interview, survey, and experience sampling methods. Duties include assisting with participant recruitment, data collection, coding, and analysis. Administrative responsibilities include managing the data collection calendar, overseeing interview transcription, ordering supplies, assisting with annual reports and documentation, and coordinating undergraduate research assistant schedules. The lab coordinator may also attend conferences and contribute to preparation of scientific publications.

    The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, family social science, or a related field who is seeking additional research experience before going on to graduate school. The position requires strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills; ability to work independently; emotional maturity and sound judgment; cultural competency; and interest in social contexts of stress and relationship science. Data collection will often occur on evenings and weekends; scheduling flexibility is a must. The lab coordinator should be comfortable facilitating conflict discussions with diverse adult community members, as well as working closely with undergraduate student research assistants. The position requires use of SPSS, R, and MPlus; expertise in at least one of these statistical packages and a willingness to learn others is a must.

    Mount Holyoke is a private gender-inclusive women’s liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts. The College is about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is part of the Five College Consortium, along with Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mount Holyoke is committed to recruiting and supporting a broadly diverse faculty and staff who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.

    The Psychology and Education department offers a vibrant, collaborative, and intellectually stimulating community of students, staff, and faculty. The position offers competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate must start in June 2017; a 2-year commitment is required.

    Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit via https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and contact information for three references. Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. Contact KC Haydon (kchaydon@mtholyoke.edu) with any questions.

    Laboratory Coordinator Postition-Charlottesville (Angeline LIllard's laboratory)

    No closing date

    The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, anticipates hiring a full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on pretend play, and Montessori education. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students and post-docs, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on.

    Ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized and detail-oriented are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. To overlap several weeks with the current coordinator, the new hire will begin work in late July.

    More information about our laboratory’s research can be found at: http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/home.html

    To apply, please send a cover letter describing the reason for your interest in the position and your main qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to Angeline Lillard at: earlydevlabcoordinator@gmail.com

    Please name all files beginning with your last name.your first name.and whether it is the cover letter or CV. Thank you.

    Bilingual Parent-Child Specialist position at NYU School of Medicine

    No closing date

    We are seeking an Spanish-English bilingual parent-child specialist to work for a parent intervention program and related behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. This program is designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations and is being administered in the context of randomized controlled trials at Bellevue Hospital Center (Manhattan, NY) and in the context of a clinical program at Woodhull Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY), and other sites in NYC to be determined.

    About the position:

    The parent-child specialist will administer a behavioral parenting program designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.  The program is a relationship-based intervention with parents and their children (birth-5) that takes place in the pediatric clinic, is offered for free to low-income parents, and is being studied as part of a research program.

    Specifically, this individual will be responsible for:

    Primary tasks:

    Providing the parenting intervention program (Video Interaction Project) to parents of infants and young children, which involves:

    o   Meeting with parents and children

    o   Providing structured guidance about child development

    o   Providing structured tips to parents about reading, playing, and interacting with their child

    o   Videotaping the parent and child playing together, then providing feedback and positive reinforcement to the parent about this video

    o   Maintaining records of family participation in the program

    o   Building rapport with families, including coordinating with parents and tracking/scheduling upcoming program visits

    Overseeing operational aspects of the parenting program

    Assistance with tasks related to the research study, including recruiting families, consenting families, and collecting participant data

    Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

    Secondary tasks:

     Assistance with other operational aspects of the research study and parenting program

    Requirements:  

    ·         Fluency in both English and Spanish

    ·         Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field

    ·         Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings

    ·         Previous research experience

    ·         Previous experience using databases; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs

    ·         Willingness to travel between sites within NYC as needed 

    This is a full time position with benefits. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Anne Seery, PhD (belle.jobs@gmail.com). Please write “Parent-Child Specialist” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in the cover letter.

    Research Study Assistant, 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 Assistant for a new NIMH-funded project examining the emergence of executive function difficulties in young children with ASD relative to children with developmental delays or no developmental concerns. Research in the LCN is generally dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders. Children’s Hospital of Boston is ranked as the top Children’s Hospital in the United States and is committed research and to building a diverse workforce. Applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged.

    The Research Assistant will work primarily on a project that will examine biological and behavioral markers associated with executive and social functioning in preschool aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delays, and no developmental concerns. The project will use electrophysiology, behavioral, clinical, and parent report measures in a group of children who are participating at multiple time points. Responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants, running experimental study sessions, administering EEG measures, behaviorally assisting children during visits, coordinating collection of surveys from parents, as well as data entry and management. This project is a longitudinal study that requires a high level of data integrity. The research assistant may also be responsible for coordinating and training research interns. Finally, the research assistant will contribute to data processing, scoring, and cleaning and will have the opportunity to assist with analysis.

    Requirements:

    • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
    • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits
    • Previous professional experience with children, including at least one year of experience working in a research setting
    • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software
    • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team; excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, organization, and attention todetail

    Preferred experience includes:

    • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording
    • Previous professional experience with autism spectrum disorder
    • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
    • Experience with administering and scoring standardized developmental measures

    Please apply for the position online (http://www.childrenshospital.org/careeropportunities/search-career-oppor...). Click ‘Search Openings’, and enter AutoReqId 44695BR. Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 3 professional references.

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    Research Assistant, Institute of Education Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill

    Closes July 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Fall internship at the Brookings Institute

    Closes July 7, 2017

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

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

    The deadline for application is July 7th

     

    Research Coordinator Position at UCLA

    Closes July 1, 2017

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

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

    About 4KEEPS

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

    About TEAMS

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

    Responsibilities:

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

    Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

    Developmental Neuroimaging Lab Research Assistant Position, Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey

    Closes June 15, 2017

    A research assistant position is available in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. The Mathematics, Reasoning and Learning Lab (mrlab.rutgers.edu) studies the cognitive neuroscience of mathematics learning, with applications to typical and atypical development, such as mathematical learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. A key feature of our research is combining functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with outside-the-scanner training paradigms.

    Responsibilities will include data collection from child and adult research participants in a behavioral and functional brain imaging setting, contacting and scheduling research participants and their families, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, and data analysis.

    Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English; a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, mathematics education, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, biology, or a related field; and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in cognitive neuroscience research with human participants, are proficient with the Linux computing environment, have used presentation software such as E-prime or PsychoPy, and can program in a scripting language such as Matlab or Python. Prior experience with children, including children with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders, is desired.

    Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, and its Newark campus is in the state’s largest city. Newark is only minutes from Manhattan by train, and is undergoing a renaissance of its own. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a deadline of June 15th. Please send application to Nermine Ghazy at mrlabrutgers@gmail.com and include a 1) cover letter detailing research interests and career plans, 2) resume or CV, 3) transcript (unofficial acceptable) and 4) contact information for 3 references.

    18-month RA for LuCiD project in Lancaster

    Closes June 7, 2017

    We invite applications for an 18-month Research Associate position in child language acquisition, to work with Dr. Silke Brandt (Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University) and Professor Anna Theakston (Division of Human Communication, Development & Hearing, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester).

    The role involves conducting experimental studies of language acquisition and cognitive development with young children, and arranging outreach events for parents and practitioners in the wider community. The project is on children’s implicit and explicit understanding of false belief and their acquisition of epistemic markers. We are looking for a highly-motivated person with an undergraduate degree, and preferably also a postgraduate degree, in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related subject; with experience in conducting experimental studies with young children and their caregivers; with excellent communication and organisational skills; and with experience in ethical issues in psychological research with children. Experience with eye-tracking would be a plus.

    You will have the opportunity to join a large and thriving developmental psychology and language research group in the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester, along with several international partners, http://www.lucid.ac.uk

    Closing date: 7 June 2017.

    This is a full time fixed term post to begin on or soon after 1 September 2017.

    Further details can be found here: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1839

    And you can contact me: s.brandt@lancaster.ac.uk

    Research Assistant in the Behavioral Ethics Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

    Closes May 31, 2017

    The Behavioral Ethics Lab (BeLab), led by Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, is seeking to hire a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time research assistant beginning in the summer of 2017. Dr. Bicchieri is an expert in social norms and conducts research at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and psychology. Our group includes behavioral economists, psychologists, network analysts, game theorists, applied mathematicians, and philosophers. This is an excellent position for those who are seeking to be exposed to a vibrant research environment, for example in preparation of a graduate degree or a research career in the private sector. The research specialist would help out with many elements of our lab's research activity. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) programming lab and online economics experiments and surveys, collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data, as well as writing up results.

    Please apply before May 31, 2017. The position would start in the summer of 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Highly motivated and qualified applicants should submit a CV/resume and a cover letter that outlines research interests, skills, and experience. Be ready to supply at least 2 letters of recommendation upon request.

    Qualifications

    -B.S. or B.A. in social or cognitive sciences with a strong quantitative background (minor or higher in economics preferred) and 0 year to 1 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

    -Experience programming (i.e., zTree, Python, etc). -Proficiency in statistical methods and software (e.g., R, STATA, etc). -Excellent writing skills. -Flexible and independent thinking, self-organization, and the ability to self-motivate. -Strong interpersonal skills.

    The link to the application can be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jobs.hr.upenn.edu_po...

    Professional Research Assistant position, CU Boulder

    Closes May 29, 2017

    The Cognitive Development Center (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment and www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter), directed by Yuko Munakata at the University of Colorado Boulder, is seeking a full-time Professional Research Assistant to begin July 2017. The lab studies the development of executive functioning, investigating how children learn to achieve goals by planning ahead, stopping themselves from doing things they shouldn’t do, flexibly switching from one activity to another, and solving problems. The lab also explores social and contextual factors that shape the development of executive function, and implications for intervention.

    Responsibilities include:

    * Managing an active lab of 15-20 undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral researchers

    * Assisting and training new lab members on interacting with families, running experiments, coding videotapes, etc.

    * Recruiting families and new personnel* Maintaining and upgrading experimental, computer, and a/v equipment

    * Overseeing purchases and participant funds* Managing lab database and website

    * Assisting with preparation of publications and grant proposalsOpportunities to gain research experience in developmental cognitive neuroscience are also available.

    Preferred Qualifications Include:

    *Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field*Leadership or managerial experience, particularly with peers or more senior individuals

    *Experience with children*Strong writing and communication skills*Statistical analysis skills

    *Experience in any aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience*Prior experience working in a lab/research setting

    We are particularly interested in bright self-starters who are motivated, organized, conscientious, resourceful, and flexible, and who work well both independently and as part of a team.Salary is competitive and benefits are included.

    To apply, please follow these steps

    :1) Go to this link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_kqah26e&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=Onb-8PlInKfNHQqh6SPRFg&m=rRPOq80wXTulxzLfvhmbohTXIzAz_lpiUYN8pK1NoOE&s=uAWtsLgdEdDUrLoABr9cCbx3M3qkICR9ySbrPxdziXQ&e=  and click "Apply Online"

    2) Login, or Create a new account if you don't have one

    3) Upload the requested materials: cover letter, resume, transcript/proof of highest degree earned

    4) Ask for 3 confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly by letter-writers to cogdevctr@colorado.edu

    In addition to providing an exciting research environment, the Boulder and greater Denver area offers an exceptional quality of life. Spectacularly situated at the eastern edge of the Rockies, this area provides a wide variety of extraordinary outdoor activities, and an average of 330 sunny days per year, and also affords a broad range of cultural activities.

    Review of applications begins May 29th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT. THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER CONDUCTS BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL FINAL APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT. Questions? Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu or call 303-492-6389

    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.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu 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.

     

    Contact Person :  

    Gaia.scerif@psy.ox.ac.uk

    Vacancy ID :

    128556

    Contact Phone :

    01865 271346

    Closing Date :

    16-May-2017

    Contact Email :

    applications@psy.ox.ac.uk

       

    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:

    https://vanderuniv.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700629&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WPqFvBP1m6k.mailto

    Please apply before May 15th and position start date is after August 16th. For questions, please feel free to contact: Dr. James R. Booth (james.booth@vanderbilt.edu), Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience.

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