Internship & Job Opportunities

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Neuroscience Research Internship, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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A paid summer research internship is available for a highly motivated undergraduate interested in exploring the neural circuitry of attentional control over actions in the context of Parkinson’s disease. Successful applicants can expect to gain experience with several modern neuroscience approaches, including:

  • Optogenetics
  • Chemogenetics
  • Fiber photometry
  • Fast scan cyclic voltammetry
  • Operant mouse behavior
  • Electrophysiology

We seek a goal- and detail-oriented self-starter that can work well with a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians in an exciting and dynamic work environment in the heart of downtown Baltimore.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to:bmathur@som.umaryland.edu

Summer Internship at the Harvard Music Lab

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The Music Lab is the newest lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. We study the basic science of music in an effort to understand how and why humans produce and perceive music at all ages and across cultures. We are recruiting undergraduate research assistants in the fields of cognitive science, evolutionary biology, music theory, ethnomusicology, anthropology, linguistics, or computer science to spend their summer with us!

Summer RAs will be working on studies investigating universals in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, acoustics of music production in informal settings, studies of the impact of infant-directed song on infant affect and behavior, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. You can learn more about us and read our papers at themusiclab.org.

Here's a non-exhaustive list of example summer projects that summer RAs will help to run:

1. Expanding our diverse collection of audio recordings for the Natural History of Song Project. Ideal for students with interests in ethnomusicology, anthropology, music theory, and exploration of non-western music.

2. In-lab studies exploring the degree to which music can function as a tool for parents to use when their infants are upset. This project will utilize a variety of research technologies, including wearable devices to track real-time physiological data from infants, motion tracking, emotion recognition, pupillometry, and more. Ideal for students interested in getting hands-on research experience running infant subjects in a developmental laboratory.

3. Crowd-sourced online studies about music categorization and perception using both traditional study pools of online workers and "citizen science" approaches. Ideal for students with interests in programming surveys, designing stimuli, and working with large, data sets from online participants.

4. Studies examining the possibility of links between synchronous activity (music or otherwise) and cooperation, prosociality, and interpersonal affinity. Ideal for students interested in social cognition and developing robust, replicable methods for online data collection.

5. Mobile app-based data collection from parents of infants and young children concerning infant/child temperament, parenting behaviors, and their relations to one another. Ideal for students interested in developing technical skills (e.g., SQL, JavaScript), developing methods for ecological momentary assessment, and applications of psychological research to health outcomes.

To apply, please fill out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/iUR2mOltZieAxjZq1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Academic credit or stipends may be available. Please send us your questions at musiclab+summer@g.harvard.edu.

Summer Internship with Camp Akeela

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Be Part of the Most Incredible, Life-Changing Summer Experience on the Planet!

Camp Akeela is a fun, traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 - 18. Our Vermont location is set on 400 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and our Wisconsin location is on the campus of beautiful Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability. Others are undiagnosed but described as “quirky.” All are very bright, charming well behaved boys and girls who struggle to connect with their peers. Akeela provides staff the opportunity to play an integral role in a community that changes kids’ lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children, helping them develop social skills while forging life long friendships.

CAMP DETAILS VERMONT 2017 Staff Dates: June 19th—August 17th Staff live in newly renovated cabins with 7-8 campers and 2-3 co-counselors

WISCONSIN 2017 Staff Dates: June 19th—July 22nd Staff live in a comfortable and modern college dorm setting, with 8-10 campers for every 3-4 staff

Staff Compensation: $1,300 (WI) - 1,950 (VT) + travel allowance + housing/meals

Positions Available: Cabin Counselors: Male & Female Activity Specialists: Archery, Art, Boating, Ceramics, Computer Programming, Drama, Farm, Fencing, Golf, Martial Arts, Photography, Rocketry, Ropes course, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Woodshop

CHECK US OUT LIVE! Curious to learn more about Akeela? We’re putting on a short presentation and Q & A about the integral role you’ll play in our community this summer on YouTube Live! Come with questions and get the scoop on why Akeela is the summer job you’ve been looking for.

The Details: When: Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30pm EST Where: You can watch from anywhere! Follow this link to the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQS72mc8mz8&feature=youtu.be

Winter: 314 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 | Summer: One Thoreau Way, Thetford Center, VT 05075

www.campakeela.com | staff@campakeela.com | toll free: 866-680-4744

Summer Internship-Center for Educational Improvement

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The Center for Educational Improvement is a non-profit organization in VA that conducts research and professional development to improve schools. We are seeking interns for the summer to assist with 6 areas: heart centered learning (mindfulness, compassion and social emotional development), executive functioning, trauma, poverty, reducing text anxiety, and improving school disciplinary policies. We are interested in the relationship between improving children’s executive functions and their well-being and improvement in academic achievement. We also focus on practical application in schools and consider the role of school administrators as well as teachers and ancillary staff. 

The internships can be virtual, or if you live in the DC area, we meet weekly. Most interns work 15-20 hours a week for at least 9-12 weeks.  Interns assist with conducting literature reviews, preparing presentations, analyzing data, writing proposals, and writing blog posts and eNewsletter articles. You are given a byline for articles you write, and we post bios on our website. Our monthly eNewsletter is distributed directly to over 6,000 principals and school leaders and through a relationship with the National Association of Elementary School Principals we reach another 22,000 educational leaders. Preferable: Currently enrolled in a graduate program in education or cognitive or developmental psychology.

Please visit our website (www.edimprovement.org) and send your resume, a letter of inquiry, 2-3 references, and a 2-3 page writing sample.

Anticipated start date for summer internship: June 5---however, we are flexible. 

 

Research Assistant

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Salaried summer internship in language acquisition: http://l3atbc.org/RA_Announcement.html  

Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2017. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here.

About us:

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC) opened in January of 2016. Our research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific questions. Methodologically, the lab uses a number of well-established methods, such as judgment studies, eye-tracking, and ERPs. However, we are particularly interested in exploring and exploiting new and emerging methods. One such method is testing tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults over the Internet, and in doing so being able to study questions that were previously out of reach.

Internship Highlights

  • Hands-on experience running studies with children of varying ages
  • Running studies in a variety of settings, including the lab, museums and schools
  • Opportunities to directly contribute to ongoing studies through study design and participant recruitment and management
  • Additional responsibilities include scientific outreach, participant recruitment, instrument design, study design and participating in our online experiments.

Internship details

  • The program will last 10 weeks (May 29 - August 11, with a week-long vacation June 26 - June 30).
  • The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
  • The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.

Eligibility

  • Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology or a related field.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.

Please contact the lab manager with any questions.

 

National Black Child Development Institute Internship

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Title: Office Assistant (Unpaid Position)

Reports to: Danielle Adamson, Programs Manager

Organizational Overview: For more than 47 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and families. We are a trusted partner in delivering culturally relevant resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children around issues, including early childhood education, health, child welfare, literacy, and family engagement. With the support of our Affiliate network in communities across the country, we are committed to our mission “to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy.”

Summary: The Office Assistant will perform various administrative tasks for the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI). These tasks may include data entry and other duties, as assigned. This position will support the effective operation of the National office.

Requirements The ideal candidate will:

  • Be self-directed and detail-oriented when completing tasks;
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of NBCDI’s Affiliates and partners;
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; and
  • Be responsive to assignments based on his/her skillset.

o Communications: Administrative Tasks o Policy: Research Assistance o Programs: Research Assistance, Administrative Tasks, Project Assistance and Support

Time Commitment

Flexible Hours: Weekdays (9 AM – 5:30 PM)

  • Immediate start date is available and preferred.

Benefits If successful, the Office Assistant will receive valuable nonprofit work experience at the national level.

If interested, please contact Danielle Adamson at (202) 640-6555 or dadamson@nbcdi.org. **The National office is Metro-accessible on the Red Line (Silver Spring Station).

2018 Summer Opportunity through Story+ and The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education

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Announcing a 2018 Summer Opportunity through Story+ and

The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education

We are seeking a team of three Duke University students who want to make a difference in the lives of Appalachian girls and young women.

Skylar Shelton is growing up in a community in Appalachian North Carolina called Laurel.  She is being raised by her grandmother, who is an elderly woman struggling to make ends meet on social security.  Skylar is heir to a rich culture, but also to the intergenerational poverty that has also been an Appalachian legacy.  The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (‘PAGE’) was founded to help create ladders of opportunity for girls such as Skylar, living in distressed Appalachian communities.

PAGE’s mission is to inspire and empower rural girls through innovative education.

This PAGE 2018 opportunity will be part of Story+, a summer experience for undergraduates interested in humanities research and applications.  Our Story+ project is focused on empowering girls in Appalachia through digital humanities.  Our team will reside on the campus of Mars Hill University and work with girls in grades 6-9 from across this rural county.  Team members will receive training in digital storytelling and oral history methodology; facilitate the production of multi-media digital projects by Appalachian girls in grades 6-9; and engage in post-production work that helps create a wider audience for the stories and oral histories.  They will also help rural girls engage critically with literature and have leadership opportunities.

Requirements

  • Interest in public humanities;
  • Interest and/or previous experience in creating empowering education for girls;
  • Interest and/or previous experience/coursework in visual media and documentary work (E.g., digital storytelling, oral history, documentary work, photography, visual media);
  • Interest in getting to know rural North Carolina people and communities;
  • Commitment to working with rural people to create a truly collaborative project;
  • APPLY NOW for Summer 2018:  May 30 – July 31

    Applications are now being accepted through the Story+ application portal.  The deadline for priority consideration is February 5.  Applications will be considered until the team is filled.

    LEARN more about PAGE from:

    Our website: www.carolinapage.org

    An NPR radio series

    A photo essay by Mikalah, a PAGE high school intern

    CONTACT:

    For information about Story+, contact Christina Chia: christina.chia@duke.edu

    For information about PAGE, contact Deborah Hicks-Rogoff: dhicks@duke.edu

    Summer Research Assistant

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    The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.

    Internship Description 

    Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in an informal reading and research group and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by the Cooperation Lab’s director and lab manager.

    In addition to gaining experience with all aspects of our research, the lab will be hosting a high school summer internship program and assistants will have the opportunity to mentor high school students in the latter part of their internship.

    Eligibility and requirements 

    Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The internship will be 10-11 weeks starting around the beginning of June. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions.

    Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application and send a CV or resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2017 Research Assistant Application”. There is no deadline for submission but we are eager to find motivated assistants as soon as possible and so we'll review applications as they come in.

    Summer Internship in the Cooperation Lab at Boston College

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    The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.

    Internship Description 

    Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in an informal reading and research group and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by the Cooperation Lab’s director and lab manager.

    Eligibility and requirements 

    Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early as May 29th and as late as June 4th. Positions will last for 10-11 weeks. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions.

    Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application * and send a CV or resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2018 Research Assistant Application”. There is no deadline for submission but we are eager to find motivated assistants as soon as possible and so we'll review applications as they come in.

    *full link address:  https://goo.gl/forms/VBp3VHJoJlI7SGh32

    Summer Scholar Counselor at Children’s Mercy

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    Children’s Mercy (located in the Kansas City metro area) announces summer scholar Counselor (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselor positions for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and associates. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. The Children’s Mercy STP is directed by Children’s Mercy ADHD Specialty Clinic Director of Psychological Services, Carla Counts Allan, Ph.D., and co-directed by Children’s Mercy Psychologists, Trista Perez Crawford, Ph.D. and Simone Sherman Moody, Ph.D. 

    Counselors and Lead Counselors will receive approximately 360 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related behavior problems. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-15 children, with 4-5 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures for sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision. There will be one Lead Counselor for each group. Lead Counselors will participate in counselor responsibilities in addition to overseeing the duties of the counselors in their group.

    Activities take place outdoors and counselors will be involved in recreational activities throughout the day; this requires knowledge of rules/fundamentals of represented sports. Counselors will serve as Sport Leaders and will plan and implement skill drills to improve children’s performance. Previous experience in sports participation, refereeing, or coaching children is preferred.

    Counselors must be available to work from May 25, 2017 through July 28, 2017. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and being familiar with its contents prior to beginning employment.

    Counselor hours of employment are from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Counselors also work until 8:30 PM one evening/week while parents participate in weekly parent training groups. Counselors and lead counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits commensurate with their experience and position requirements.

    Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply. Experience gained at the STP may also be beneficial in preparation for careers in education, mental health, physical education, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, and counseling and can serve as an opportunity to obtain a recommendation for work or graduate school. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now and email Melynda Samson (msamson@cmh.edu) with any questions.

    *Out of town applicants are encouraged to apply, summer housing is available!

    Follow the link below to apply for the Counselor Position: https://www.healthcaresource.com/childrensmercy/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=10465015

    Follow the link below to apply for the Lead Counselor Position: https://www.healthcaresource.com/childrensmercy/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=10465016

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    Short-term, part-time Research Assistant Music Lab at Harvard University

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    If you are reading this message, you are probably doing so on a device that plays music. You are probably able to hear and perceive that music and you probably can also produce music of your own, even if you've never had music lessons. You are probably motivated to engage with music on a regular basis, regardless of your cultural background, location in the world, or socioeconomic status. You have probably been this way your whole life.

    In the Music Lab, we're figuring out why the human mind is designed in such a way that all of the above is true. We do basic science, running experiments with typically developing people of all ages and in populations with genetic conditions. We focus in particular on infancy and on people who live in isolated small-scale societies around the world. We also work on large corpus studies of ethnographies and field recordings from the Natural History of Song project and use those data in large-scale online experiments.

    The Music Lab is the newest lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. We collaborate domestically and internationally with cognitive scientists, musicians, evolutionary biologists, ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, linguists, and computer scientists. We are recruiting research assistants and students from all of these fields to work on a few key topics: universals in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, acoustics of music production in informal settings, studies of the impact of infant-directed song on infant affect and behavior, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. If you find any of this exciting, please get in touch, regardless of your academic background or career stage.

    We will be considering a wide variety of candidates for several positions. A few possibilities are detailed below but they may be combined with one another given the right candidate. The schedule for hiring is flexible, with positions starting on or after 1 September 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. To apply, contact us at musiclab+jobs@g.harvard.edu. Tell us why you are applying, what your research interests are, and which of the below positions you are most interested in. Include a CV and contact information for two references.

    ​The Music Lab is directed by Samuel Mehr and is funded by the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program at the National Institutes of Health and by the Harvard University Data Science Initiative.

    ​Positions

    ​1. Full-time, benefitted Research Assistant to develop and expand the Natural History of Song project's audio corpus. This person will track down rare field recordings of vocal music in small-scale societies, work with anthropologists and ethnomusicologists to collect new recordings, work with musicians to transcribe them, and work with collaborators in computer science to design and implement music information retrieval to better understand them. A 2-year commitment is desired but not required. Some work can be done remotely.

    Qualifications (not all are required): - background and interest in music - skill working in computer-based staff notation (especially Sibelius and ideally also using command-line tools such as Humdrum, music21, jSymbolic) - music analysis skills (e.g., training in music theory) - computational, statistical, and technical skills (especially Python, JavaScript, MATLAB) - experience conducting independent research and/or working in a lab

    - a bachelor's degree in music, cognitive science, anthropology, or related field

    2. Half-time, benefitted Research Assistant to work directly with parents, infants, and children in studies; design and implement studies of infants' responses to music; develop eye tracking, physiological monitoring, habituation, and violation-of-expectations methods; and collaborate with other lab members on studies online and at field sites worldwide. A 2-year commitment is desired but not required. This position will have the potential for an increase to full-time work, based on performance.

    Qualifications (not all are required): - background and interest in music - experience working in research settings with infants and parents (or educational or clinical settings) - computational, statistical, and technical skills (especially Stata, R, Python, MATLAB) - experience conducting independent research (e.g., an undergraduate thesis in psychology)

    - a bachelor's degree in cognitive science, education, psychology, or related field —

    ​3. Half-time, benefitted Research Assistant to lead technical aspects of our research, including software development for experiments (including mobile platforms), management of large online studies (on Turk or otherwise), web development, database management, and the like. This position will have the potential for an increase to full-time work, based on performance. Some work can be done remotely.

    Qualifications (not all are required): - background and interest in music - experience running online studies

    - experience with mobile app development (both Android and iOS)

    - strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., Stata, R, Python, MATLAB, Git) - experience working in a collaborative research environment - a bachelor's degree in cognitive science, computer science, linguistics, or related field —

    4. Short-term, part-time Research Assistants (paid hourly or by stipend, depending on work) at any career stage to contribute to the Natural History of Song project by annotating tracks with musical information, transcribing world music, and collecting new field recordings. To date a group of over fifty researchers from high school students to tenured faculty have contributed to the Natural History of Song. Short-term RAs will join this team to contribute their interpretations and annotations of NHS audio. *This work does not require residence in Cambridge, MA: it can be completed from anywhere in the world and has an entirely flexible schedule. Many contributors in this role do so outside of their usual employment, on an ad-hoc basis, and this is fine with us!*.

    Required qualification: expertise in musical analysis (either a degree or advanced coursework completed)

    We are in particular need of part-time RAs who have completed a PhD in music theory, ethnomusicology, arranging, music education, jazz studies, and/or a related field of music scholarship.

    Laboratory Coordinator Position—Mount Holyoke College

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

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

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

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

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

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

    CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER

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    INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AT THE DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PI: Dr. Stephen Freedland

    Overview: The Clinical Research Associate is involved with the implementation and execution of several clinical research projects including: acquisition and maintenance of large amounts of clinical data from medical records, interviews, and questionnaires; specimen collection; and the recruitment and enrollment of research study patients. These multiple functions require a significant degree of flexibility and independence to complete complex tasks. The work engages multiple skills and a wide-range of project knowledge.

    This position is ideal for a highly-motivated individual who may be taking time off between degrees, preferably for two years, and is interested in gaining experience in clinical research. In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with a highly productive and dynamic team of MDs, PhDs, basic and clinical research scientists, and biostatisticians. The Clinical Research Associate will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods and urology, specifically knowledge related to interstitial cystitis and prostate cancer. Clinical Research Associates may have some opportunity to shadow in clinic and in the OR. Seminars and other learning opportunities including manuscript writing in the second year are also available.

    RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following: • Review electronic & paper medical records for medical data and enter into electronic database • Assist in the collection and management of clinical data and source documents for support of analytical and/or research projects related to interstitial cystitis and prostate cancer • Work in compliance with study protocols • Recruit and consent study participants over the phone for research projects • Execute the logistical aspects of research projects • Trouble-shoot and modify protocol implementation when necessary • Assist in the collection and shipment of specimens • Work effectively with Veteran populations • Maintain patient confidentiality • Work effectively as part of a team • Adhere to safety and compliance regulations

    Qualifications/Experience: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. They must be detail oriented, organized, and reliable with good communication skills. Basic computer skills are required, with experience using MS Access and MS Excel preferred. Demonstrated leadership, professional initiative and teamwork abilities are required. Prior experience with clinical research, lab work, FDA regulations, HIPAA considerations and consenting process is preferred. Applicants must deal diplomatically and professionally with administration, faculty, clinical and lab personnel, and subjects.

    To Apply: Please go to https://freedlandlab.recruitee.com/ and select “Apply for this Job” under the clinical research associate description.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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.

    Lab Manager Position, University of Maryland FluencyBank Project

    No closing date

    We have an immediate opening for a lab manager/research assistant for the FluencyBank project, which is conducting a longitudinal study of fluency and language development in preschool children. This project is multi-year, and the position is renewable for 3 years.

    Applicant must be fluent Spanish-English bilingual.  Job responsibilities include: experimental assessment of preschool participants, participant recruitment, tracking of participant data and transcription, organizing and assisting with weekly lab meetings. 

    The position, at either full- or half-time level conveys benefits. Salary is flexible depending upon the applicant's qualifications; minimum commitment is 20 hrs/week. FTE salary for candidate with UG or BA qualifications ~$25,000-$30K/yr or equivalent base for part-time work. Graduate student candidate can receive University GA position, ~$21,000 and associated tuition benefits.

    Interested candidates should send CV and unofficial transcript to nratner@umd.edu

    Nan Bernstein Ratner, F-, H-ASHA, F-AAAS, ABCLD

    Professor

    Hearing and Speech Sciences

    University of Maryland

    0100 Lefrak Hall

    College Park, MD 20742

    nratner@umd.edu, 301-405-4217

    Co-director: FluencyBank (www.fluency.talkbank.org);  http://languagefluency.umd.edu/  

     

    Lab Manager Position in the Mind Perception and Morality Lab at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    No closing date

    Dr. Kurt Gray is recruiting a full-time lab manager for the Mind Perception and Morality Lab, starting in Summer or Fall 2017.  The MPM lab studies how people see the minds of others, and how this "mind perception" underlies our most crucial moral judgments. This position is ideal for students interested in gaining more experience prior to applying to graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or similar fields.  

    Responsibilities

    The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily research and administrative tasks of the lab. The lab manager’s primary task will be overseeing a multi-year NSF funded project on ethics in the workplace. They will also take care of administrative duties such as completing IRBs, ordering supplies, managing RA schedules, and organizing participant payments. The lab manager will be encouraged to develop their own research lines related to mind perception and/or morality if they so desire.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must be conscientious and have good attention to detail. They must also like people - this is a social psychology lab, after all.  Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field of behavioral science or philosophy. They must also have experience with SPSS, Qualtrics, and Excel. Previous experience with running behavioral studies is a plus.

    To apply, please send the following items in .pdf format to Amelia Goranson at agoranso@live.unc.edu: 1) Cover letter detailing research interest and past research experience; 2) CV; 3) contact information for two professional references; and 4) unofficial transcripts. 

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting March 20th and continuing until the position is filled. 

    Lab Manager, Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at UNC Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Eva Telzer

    No closing date

    The Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at UNC Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Eva Telzer, is seeking to hire a lab manager. Our lab examines how social contexts, such as the family and peers, influence adolescent decision making. We use diverse methodological tools, including daily experience sampling, diurnal cortisol, and fMRI.

    Responsibilities for the current position include, but are not limited to, overseeing all administrative aspects of the lab, including IRB preparation and submission, oversight of all human subjects-related research, managing the budget, assisting with grant applications and progress reports, training and overseeing undergraduate research assistants, managing all personnel in the lab, and overseeing research activities in the lab including protocol development, participant retention, data collection, and data management. The lab manager must be able to effectively collect fMRI data from child and adolescent participants, which includes consenting/assenting families, putting children in the scanner, and applying basic standardized quality control. This individual is responsible for overseeing projects and independently conducting research with minimal oversight and is expected to take the initiative to improve study protocols and adapt procedures to suit lab objectives. The position will have a start date around June 2018.

    The ideal applicant will have a B.S. or B.A. and have a background in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing a PhD in a related field as well as professionals looking to work on cutting edge research with adolescent populations.

    Applicant should submit a cover letter, CV, and list of references who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation. Please submit these materials at  http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/133824.

    For more information about our research, see http://dsnlab.web.unc.edu/

    Other exceptional resources available to the postdoc:

    http://cds.web.unc.edu/

    http://www.med.unc.edu/bric

    http://hngpsych.web.unc.edu/

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

    Psycho-educational Evaluator at MIT

    No closing date

    Join our team! New position available as a psycho-educational evaluator at MIT working with Dr. John Gabrieli and Dr. Joanna Christodoulou

    Apply here: http://bit.ly/2rg1460

    PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATOR, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to administer and score standardized cognitive and language assessments in children, adolescents, and adults; and train and supervise colleagues to administer and score selected tests. Responsibilities will include collaborating with clinical and basic science investigators to organize and implement research protocols; maintaining accurate paper and electronic records for subject evaluations; assisting with efforts to identify and recruit language- and reading-based learning impaired participants; and performing related duties as needed.  The position offers an opportunity to assist with the collection of clinical and basic science data, including human neuroimaging (MRI, EEG) and behavior.

    Job Requirements 

    REQUIRED:  a bachelor's degree (master’s preferred) in psychology or other relevant area; and a minimum of two years’ clinical work experience working with children, adolescents, and their parents (clinical experience must be clear from the job application and from recommenders); proficiency with standard computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) and comfort learning new computer applications and tasks; strong analytical and research skills; detail orientation; ability to work independently; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Job #14728

    Application material should include a list of tests and associated level of expertise with them.  This may be included as part of the cover letter or resume. 

    Laboratory Coordinator Position--Bauer Lab

    No closing date

    The Memory at Emory laboratory in the Department of Psychology, Emory University (http://Scholarblogs.emory.edu/bauerlab/), directed by Dr. Patricia Bauer, seeks a full-time laboratory coordinator.

     

    The laboratory coordinator will assist with studies of the development of episodic and semantic memory, in preschool to school-age children, and young adults. The laboratory makes use of behavioral measures, eye tracking, and event-related potential (ERP) methods. Duties include contributing to study design, creating experimental stimuli, testing participants, managing data, and assisting with data analysis. There also are administrative duties including assisting with participant recruitment and training and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Coordinators also have the opportunity to attend and present the work of the laboratory at scientific conferences and to contribute to preparation of scientific publications.

     

    The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate who has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (a) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (b) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The ideal candidate will have either (a) computer programming experience, preferably using R, Python, or Matlab; or (b) a strong desire to develop programming skills. The position will entail the use of both R and Excel to process and analyze large data sets. In addition, the applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

     

    Emory University is a vibrant, research-centered private university, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The position offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate may start as early as May 2017 and no later than July 2017. A 2-year commitment is required. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Dr. Natalie Merrill (natalie.merrill@emory.edu). Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Dr. Patricia Bauer or Dr. Natalie Merrill (patricia.bauer@emory.edu or natalie.merrill@emory.edu).

     

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    Mentor/Coach for sweet and energetic ten-year old girl

    Closes October 22, 2017

    Family description

    We are a loving family of four living in Chapel Hill.  Dad is a professor at Duke University and mom is currently responsible for the children’s education and development.  Our ten-year old daughter was adopted at the age of two. Bright and enthusiastic, she is homeschooled and attends a three-hour afternoon academic program during the school year.  Our son is a senior in high school and attends a traditional independent school in Durham. Our summers are mostly spent here with occasional travels. 

    Job description

    You will join a team of dedicated parents and experienced occupational and family therapists to help provide a secure, positive environment for our delightful and talented daughter. This unique opportunity involves more than simply providing child care.  You will receive hands-on training in child development and education and the challenges associated with international adoption and ADHD. You will be responsible for transportation to and from school, sports, and community activities, oversee and coach homework and music practice, and implement household structure and rules in collaboration with parents and a professional team. Household duties like light meal preparation and running errands may be required as time permits.  You will enjoy the opportunity to engage fully by attending family therapy sessions to insure consistency as we work together toward our goal for our daughter – to grow toward a happy, principled, and productive teen and adult life.

    Job requirements

    Our ideal candidate is someone who is interested in pursuing a career in child development, occupational or speech therapy, or education. The candidate must be:

    • Caring
    • Responsible and reliable
    • Flexible
    • Fun, creative, and enthusiastic
    • Organized and detail oriented
    • A team player who is willing to take instruction and collaborate in parenting efforts
    • A non-smoker
    • A good driver with reliable and safe transportation

    Hours and Compensation

    This is a full-time job with paid vacation. 40 hours per week is guaranteed with some flexibility given the evolving schedule of a homeschooled child. Vacation weeks will be included and scheduled according to the overall family calendar. 

    You will receive reimbursement for gas and other expenses (such as parking fees, museum admission) in addition to the agreed upon, competitive salary.  Details to be discussed during the interview process.  

    Contact information

    Please send a resume to brandtshahfamily@gmail.com. Qualified candidates will first be interviewed by phone.  All inquiries are welcome.    

    Research Assistant Position on Interoception, LAB @ RHUL, University of London

    Closes September 27, 2017

    The Lab of Action and Body (http://www.pc.rhul.ac.uk/sites/lab/), led by Prof Manos Tsakiris, at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, is recruiting for a Research Assistant Position. The successful candidate will work with Prof Manos Tsakiris and Dr Ruben Azevedo on a project that will use brain stimulation to investigate the role of interoception in social cognition.

    Applicants should have a good BSc in Psychology or related discipline (minimum required degree classification of 2:1) and proven research experience in quantitative data collection as part of psychological or cognitive neuroscience experiments. Experience in social cognitive neuroscience and/or psychophysiology and brain stimulation are highly desirable.

    The position is highly suitable for applicants who wish to obtain substantial research experience before commencing a PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience.

    Details for this job can be found in http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEB346/research-assistant

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to manos.tsakiris@rhul.ac.uk

    Deadline : Midnight, 27 September 2017

    Full-time research position at the University of Maryland

    Closes September 22, 2017

    The Learning to Talk Lab seeks an energetic, detail-­‐oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the UMD Toggle Talk Project.  This is a 4-­‐year project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education. This is a one-­‐year position with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance. Researchers in the Learning to Talk Lab at UMD are partnering with the Baltimore City Public Schools to study the efficacy of Toggle Talk, a language arts curriculum supplement. Toggle Talk provides young children with vocabulary and language structure awareness to become comfortable in switching between their home/informal language and classroom/formal language. Toggle Talk has been shown to improve standardized reading scores in pilot studies.

    Research Associate Responsibilities

    The UMD Toggle Talk project is seeking a full-­‐time research associate to be involved in many aspects of the project, including testing students in Baltimore City elementary school and supervising undergraduate and graduate student examiners. The research associate will also be involved in planning and executing recruitment events, preparing materials for schools and parents, and scheduling student assessments and teacher observations. The position also involves maintaining a calendar and interacting with teachers and other school staff. The position empowers the individual to develop a strong portfolio of experience in working with children in the schools, educational research, community outreach, mentorship, and leadership.

    The project requires an individual who is able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and timelines. This individual should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The successful applicant will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively and have the flexibility to grow, adapt and change as project needs change over the course of the project. The position also affords the research associate the opportunity to be involved in activities of the Language Science Center and the opportunity to be a co-­‐author on presentations and publications.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • B.A. degree in Hearing and Speech Science, Psychology, Human Development, Counseling, Education, or related field.
    • At least one year of prior research experience in a research laboratory that focuses on young children OR at least one year working in an elementary school setting.
    • Driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience giving standardized tests to young children.
    • Prior supervisory experience of undergraduate students.
    • Experience using Microsoft Publisher and/or Photoshop.

    Benefits and Salary

    Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: Cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current resume; and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. For best consideration, please submit all materials by 5:00 PM on September 22nd, 2017. All inquiries and applications should include the subject line “Toggle Talk Research Associate” and be sent to: toggletalk@umd.edu.

    For more information about the Learning to Talk lab, go to learningtotalk.umd.edu and http://learningtotalk.umd.edu/toggletalk/.

    The University of Maryland-­‐College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

    Research staff position at the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

    Closes August 23, 2017
    The Research Analyst-III in the Music Cognition Lab (PI, Reyna Gordon) in the Department of Otolaryngology (VUMC) is responsible for implementation, coordinating, troubleshooting, and data analysis of studies on rhythm and language skills in children and adults using behavioral assessments, neuroimaging (EEG), and genomic approaches. The Lab is a fast-paced and exciting environment that engages students from a wide range of Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate programs, and also serves as the hub of the Program for Music, Mind & Society at Vanderbilt, a campus-wide initiative. The RA-III will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI to carry out a series of ongoing studies and plan new studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech and test the impact of music training on language skills. Prior experience with music cognition or language development research preferred; prior experience with EEG and/or Genomic research a plus. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Plan, conduct, and evaluate investigations relating to research studies
    • Interpret and analyze data appropriately
    • Prepare progress reports requiring in-depth analysis, recommendations, and/or conclusions.
    • Establish research protocols and select data sources
    • Define goals for recruitment of study participants
    • Set parameters to conduct interviews
    • Create database files
    • Record information
    • Serve as primary contact with principal investigator
    • Assist in developing plans for research studies
    • Discuss interpretation of results
    • Prepare manuscripts for publication
    • Make oral and/or written presentation of study concepts
    • Presentation are completed in a professional manner according to accepted practices
    • Keep abreast of trends in field of study
    • Read professional journals and attend meetings and/or seminars
    • Supervise Research Analyst I and II, technical support staff and student assistants and post doctoral fellows
    • Plan and assign work
    • Train and develop as appropriate

    Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree and 4 years experience

    Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:  

    Movement

    • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
    • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
    • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

    Sensory

    • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
    • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
    • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
    • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
    • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
    • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
    • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

     

    Research assistant - Cambridge, UK

    Closes August 19, 2017

    Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

    Salary: £25,298-£29,301

    We seek to appoint a Research Assistant (full-time) to work within the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDaL) in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. The position is funded by the LEGO Foundation to provide research support  for a project to develop and empirically evaluate play-based approaches to teaching science in early childhood classrooms.  

    Primary activities include assistance in:

    • recruiting teachers and children to participate in the project;
    • assessing classroom practice in Reception and Year 1 in a variety of schools;
    • developing and administering tests of children's oblem-solving, help-seeking, executive function, and scientific reasoning.

    The successful applicant will work as part of a team of researchers led by Dr Sara Baker and Dr Audrey Kittredge, and so will receive support and training. The applicant will, however, be expected to work independently in liaising with schools and teachers and carrying out office-based duties (e.g., collecting child and teacher data within a school context, and supporting the entry, coding and analysis of data). As the work entails multiple visits to schools, applicants must be willing to travel.  Some overnight stays may be required.

    For full details of the post and the person specification, please see the Further Particulars.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 22 June 2018 in the first instance.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

    To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14496. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

    We hope to hold interviews in the week commencing 28 August 2017.

    For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Sara Baker (stb32@cam.ac.uk).

    Closing date: 19 August 2017

    Research Assistant, Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention, University of Maryland

    Closes August 4, 2017
    Position Announcement: Research Assistant The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the overall operations of the center and to promote CECEI efforts focused on family and community outreach. This is a one year position, commencing in early September 2017, with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance and funding. Applicants must be available to work onsite 20 hours per week, Monday through Thursday.   Background on the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention CECEI: based in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, is a joint initiative between the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education and the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. The mission of CECEI is to conduct high-quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform State and Federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs engagement in their children’s education.   CECEI Research Assistant Responsibilities and Qualifications The Research Assistant will support the overall functioning of the Center by focusing on communication, website development, social media management, and supporting current projects. The Research Assistant will ensure that families, parents, teachers, and counselors have access to resources and materials to help inform their own policies and practices. In addition, the Research Assistant will serve as the person to contact when practitioners or community members are in need of further resources or direction.   Additional responsibilities include: • Overall administrative support of the Center • Updating and maintaining the Center website and Twitter page • Support the hiring of CECEI personnel (e.g., advertising, correspondence, interview scheduling, etc.) • Disseminating relevant news, research reports, and topical discussions via social media • Promoting family and community outreach (translation and application of research to parenting/teaching) through social media • Organizing meetings and CECEI professional development offerings   Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development, Child Development or a related field • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills • Evidence of exemplary interpersonal skills • Evidence of strong analytical and organizational skills • Evidence of technology skills (Google Drive, social media, and Microsoft Office)   Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development, Child Development or a related field (Current Doctoral students are also encouraged to apply) • Experience in Early Childhood General or Special Education • Experience organizing professional development for small groups • Experience as a research assistant, notably with website/social media responsibilities • Experience implementing school and community engagement initiatives   The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.   Applicants should submit the following materials electronically:   Cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current curriculum vitae/resume; names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references; and two writing samples (one formal, such as a literature review, and one informal, such as an email to a colleague or a supervisor). Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. For best consideration, please submit all materials by 5:00 PM on August 4th, 2017. All inquiries, nominations and applications should include the subject line “CECEI Fall 2017 Research Assistant” and be sent to: CECEI@umd.edu

    Project Coordinator - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Closes July 28, 2017

    We seek candidates with experience working with developmental populations. Experience working in a preschool classroom is preferred but not required. As both involve testing at various locations, access to transportation is essential (standard gas mileage is reimbursed).

    Project Coordinator:  This person will manage recruiting and scheduling for the project.  This involves educating preschool directors, teachers, and parents as to the objectives of the project, scheduling and conducting testing sessions in the preschools, and helping manage data.  We will provide career development for this person according to their career goals, but this may include training in research methods and statistics and the opportunity to present and publish on the projects.

    The Sleep Lab @ UMass has a new 3-bedroom sleep lab in the Institute of Applied Life Sciences for in-lab studies. We combine techniques including polysomnography (EEG, EOG, and EMG) and actigraphy to measure sleep and use an array of behavioral probes in populations from children to older adults.  UMass is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.

    If interested, please send a CV with cover letter to Rebecca Spencer (rspencer@umass.edu).

    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.

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