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Lab Manager Position at the University of Delaware-Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

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The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Delaware is seeking a full-time Limited Term Researcher (i.e., lab manager/coordinator), under the supervision of Drs. Giovanna Morini and Sayako Earle. The successful candidate will work jointly in the newly formed Speech Language Acquisition & Multilingualism (SLAM) and Memory & Perception of Speech (MAPS) labs.

The candidate will help with various aspects of our research including: training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; managing participant recruitment; coordinating lab calendars/scheduling, interacting with children, families, and schools; entering, coding, and analyzing data; purchasing and upkeep of equipment and supplies; reading relevant literature; organizing outreach to the local community; helping with conference presentations and manuscripts; submitting and renewing IRB protocols.

We are especially interested in someone who has excellent social skills, is organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and has the ability to multi-task. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and as part of a team. A bachelor's degree in speech language pathology, psychology, education, or a related field is required.  Preferred qualifications include: interest and background working with young children; previous research experience; strong technical and computer skills.

This is a great position for a recent college graduate who would like to gain further experience in an intensive research setting before applying to graduate school. The position offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment.

To apply for the position, email (1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals; (2) your CV; and (3) have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Giovanna Morini at: gmorini@udel.edu. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who could start before September 2017.

Research Coordinator Position in Psychiatric Neuroimaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Martinos Center of Harvard Medical School

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http://nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/manoachlab/   We are looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full time research coordinator for several projects investigating. This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine.  The primary line of investigation focuses on the contribution of abnormal sleep to impaired memory consolidation in schizophrenia and autism. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephaolography), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).   The coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, lab mates, and collaborators on all aspects of the research projects. Training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided.  Responsibilities are varied and include managing patient studies, recruitment, screening and characterization of participants, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications. The candidate must be willing to conduct overnight sleep studies. Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience are an asset, as is a high level of comfort with novel computer applications and environments. A background in psychology, statistics, and neuroscience is an asset.  A mentored research project is encouraged.  The candidate must be mature and responsible with excellent organizational, interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills.  S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, feel comfortable working with clinical and non-clinical study populations, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. A two-year commitment is required.  Please submit a resume, writing sample, college transcript (unofficial is fine) and contact information for three references to Bengi Baran bbaran@mgh.harvard.edu.

Project Coordinator - Language for Reading: Temple University Infant and Child Lab

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The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory (Directed by Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe) at Ambler is seeking a project coordinator to work with Dr. Hirsh-Pasek on a project investigating a vocabulary intervention in Head Start preschools. The position is grant-funded for 1 year, with the possibility of extending to 2 years. Preferred start date is July 2017.

The project, a collaboration with Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware and Dr. David Dickinson at Vanderbilt University, examines the effectiveness of teaching vocabulary through shared book-reading and guided play activities such as games, music, and sociodramatic play.

The project coordinator will be deeply involved in all aspects of this project. The project coordinator will work closely with post-doctoral fellows and graduate students to make decisions about study design, create materials, recruit and test participants, and work with teachers and administrators at our partner preschool. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in cutting-edge applied research in cognition and development.

Project Coordinator duties may include:

  • Recruitment and scheduling of children in preschools and in the lab
  • Design and creation of intervention materials and methods
  • Observations of teachers implementing the intervention
  • Data collection, entry, coding, and analysis
  • Coordination with the research team at our partner universities (Vanderbilt University and University of Delaware) to coordinate multi-site grant project
  • Presentation of findings at collaborative lab meetings and in federal grant reports
  • Management of IRB protocols
  • Research grants administration and accounting
  • Training and supervising of research assistants

The project coordinator will also have the opportunity to collaborate in research that will be presented at conferences and published in journals.

Required qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Education, or related field
  • At least 6 months experience working in a research setting, preferably with children

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with music composition and/or game design
  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
  • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R

Please visit our website at www.temple.edu, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers @ Temple.  Create or update your online profile. You must apply online in order to be considered for this position.

You may also send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab.

 

Lab Manager Position at University of Rochester

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Lab Manager (full time) Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester Supervised By: Dr. Laura Elenbaas

The lab manager will coordinate and oversee a series of research projects on social cognition, intergroup attitudes, and morality in childhood and adolescence. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment, data collection, team member training, and administrative management of research studies. This position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design and presentations at professional conferences. This position would be especially well suited for someone with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in developmental psychology, human development, or a related field.

Required Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
  • At least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting
  • Ability to proactively multi-task, work independently, and lead small groups
  • Comfort interacting professionally with research partners including teachers, administrators, and parents
  • Willingness to travel to data collection sites not accessible by public transit
  • Willingness to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency with common software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Word, Power Point, MediaLab, Qualtrics)

Specific Responsibilities

  • Participant Recruitment: Coordinate with research partners (e.g., schools, community centers, museums, families) regarding participation in studies on- and off-campus; coordinate compensation for participating sites/individuals; maintain participant database; maintain positive ongoing relationships with research partners through external communications
  • Data Collection: Coordinate participant consent and assent; administer individual interviews, surveys, experimental, and observational protocols on- and off-campus with children and adolescents
  • Team Member Training: Recruit, train, schedule, and monitor teams of Research Assistants engaged in data collection, data entry, transcriptions, protocol development, and other administrative tasks
  • Study Development: Assist with the development of research protocols for children and adolescents including stimuli creation, audio and video editing, use of MediaLab and Qualtrics, literature reviews; some assistance with statistical analyses and presentation, manuscript, and grant preparations
  • Lab Administration: Assist with monitoring project budgets; maintain and order lab equipment and supplies; assist with preparation of IRB documents and monitor research ethics compliance; troubleshoot any challenges that arise in day-to-day lab activities
  • Other lab duties as assigned

Application Materials

Please submit the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals
  • Unofficial academic transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Submit all materials through the University of Rochester careers site. Link to the posting for this position (Job ID 201576): https://ps.its.rochester.edu/psp/PSApplyOnline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=201576&PostingSeq=1

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Preferred start date is August 1st, 2017.

    Research Assistant

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

    JOB DESCRIPTION Innovation Research & Training (IRT) seeks a part- or full-time Research Assistant to work on qualitative and quantitative research, training and intervention development, and technical assistance projects in a variety of fields including adolescent sexual health, pediatric clinical research, mentoring, child assessment, and foster care. Job Description: Participate as a team member on research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance projects. Responsibilities include conducting scientific literature reviews; assisting with writing presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals; recruiting study participants; collecting, transcribing, coding, and entering qualitative data; maintaining meeting minutes; helping with developing and writing in-person and online training and intervention programs; and assisting with customer support and administrative work.

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

    Lab Coordinator at the University of Maryland, College Park

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    The Lab for Early Social Cognition at the University of Maryland, College Park, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Beier, is seeking a new lab coordinator. The position will begin in May or early June 2017.

    The successful applicant will coordinate the lab’s research investigating social cognitive development in infancy through early childhood. Our research focuses on children’s prosocial development and their understanding of social interactions and social relationships. We use a variety of research techniques, including both eye-tracking and more active measures of children’s social evaluations and behaviors.

    This position offers a balance of organizational and research duties, including data collection and analysis, stimulus construction and research design, supervision of undergraduates, interacting with children and parents, lab and office management (e.g., budget, IRB, equipment purchases and maintenance, lab website, protocol updates, and more), and community engagement. This position is ideal for an individual seeking further research experience before applying to graduate school, and it includes opportunities for co-authorship on conference presentations and publications.

    Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field within cognitive science, at least one year of relevant research experience, and excellent communication and computer skills. Candidates must be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, have strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, and be comfortable being silly with young children. Top candidates will have considerable research experience with children under 6 years, excellent writing ability, and proficiency with programming, data processing, statistics, and web and multimedia development. This is a one-year position, with a possibility of renewal depending on performance and the availability of funding.

    The lab is part of a strong community of developmental scientists, both within the Department of Psychology and across many other departments on campus. The University of Maryland, College Park is part of the greater DC area, with easy access to downtown Washington by subway. We actively support a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

    To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your relevant background and goals, a resume, and an unofficial transcript to the current lab coordinator, Noor Qasmieh, at nqasmieh@umd.edu. Please also arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as an exceptional candidate is found.

     

    Research Manager and Academic Assistant Position at Swarthmore College

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    The Psychology Department at Swarthmore College seeks an administrator to begin in mid-July 2017. The responsibilities of this person will fall into two major categories: (1) Act as a Research Manager in matters concerning the oversight and facilitation of student and faculty research throughout the year with emphasis on off-campus populations. (2) Assist the Department Chair primarily in matters concerning facilitating and monitoring student progress in the department including students in special majors such as neuroscience and psychology and education.

    For more information about this position, including application instructions, see: http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/493390/research-manager-academic-asst

    For more information about the Psychology Department’s research labs, see: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology/labs

    This position starts in mid-July 2017.  The term of the position will be three years. During the first month (mid-July through mid-August 2017), the position will be full time to allow for training and overlap with the incumbent. After that, during each year, the position will be full-time from mid-August through mid-June and half-time from mid-June until mid-August. The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree. Experience conducting and managing research is highly desirable, as is experience with database management and web-based programming. Experience working in research, clinical, or educational settings with children, parents, and other community members is highly desirable.

    Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

     

    Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator, Seeking Child and Family Policy Northwestern University

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    Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research invites applications for a full-time Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator starting May/June 2017. The position is offered jointly by the Institute for Policy Research and the School of Education and Social Policy.

    The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will work on two interdisciplinary research studies conducted among young children, families, and schools. First, the Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will become an active and central member of the Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative (NU2Gen) which examines the implementation and effectiveness of two-generation interventions. Two-generation educational approaches, which represent an innovative anti-poverty strategy, link intensive, high-quality education, job training, and career-building programs for parents with early childhood education services for their young children. The Northwestern Two-Generation Research Initiative is led Dr. Teresa Eckrich Sommer, Research Associate Professor, Institute for Policy Research and by Dr. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Professor of Human Development, School of Education and Social Policy, and Associate Provost for Faculty, Northwestern University. NU2Gen is at the forefront of developing theory, programmatic design and implementation, and effectiveness studies of two-generation interventions.

    The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator will also contribute to a study funded by the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) led by Dr. Terri Sabol, Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, and is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Dana McCoy (Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education). In this project, we aim to build the early childhood education evidence base by identifying and understanding the conditions under which professional development programs are more versus less effective in improving early childhood classroom quality and child learning outcomes. In particular, the study is developing a new Systematic Social Observation (SSO) tool that allows researchers to take a virtual “walk” down the street using Google Street View which will be used to understand the effect of the intervention on teachers and children.

    Qualifications: A successful candidate must have: (1) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, Economics, Statistics, Social Policy, or related field; (2) strong analytic, writing, and communication skills; (3) the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; (4) an aptitude for and interest in quantitative data management, measurement, and analysis and conducting applied research related to improving the well-being of children and families. The candidate should be highly organized and able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

    Responsibilities: The Research Data Analyst & Project Coordinator will be responsible for: 1. Data Management & Analysis, including: (a) coordinating with partnering programs and research institutions to manage data collection; (b) coding data using Stata statistical software and training Research Assistants to prepare data; (c) creating codebooks and user manuals to support current and future research efforts; (d) overseeing data preparation efforts across multiple sources and studies; and (e) conducting data analysis for formal reports, publications, and presentations.

    2. Project Development, including survey development and programming; literature reviews for publications and presentations; measurement development; memoranda to guide study design and for other research-related seminars and events; and lab management, including hiring undergraduate RAs and overseeing their day-to-day activities.

    The position allows for significant growth as a scholar and applied researcher, including the exploration of independent research interests and careers, and has led to successful graduate school pursuits and advanced employment opportunities for past coordinators. The Research Data Analyst and Project Coordinator interacts with a wide range of Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, and will report to Dr. Sommer (NU2Gen) and Dr. Sabol (IES grant). The coordinator will also engage with researchers and service providers from across the country who are expert in study design, analysis, and program implementation.

    Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references to Amy Sanchez (amy.sanchez1@northwestern.edu) and Allie Cooperman (allie.cooperman@northwestern.edu).

    Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism & the Developing Brain/The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology

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    The Jones Lab (PI: Rebecca Jones Ph.D.) is currently seeking a full-time research assistant to work on studies examining behavior and neural changes across age in autism versus typical development. The lab is part of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, NY (https://www.sacklerinstitute.org/cornell) and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY (http://nyp.org/autism/index.html).

    The lab is particularly interested in using fMRI to study how the brain changes across development in autism as well as using wearable technologies to measure behavior outside of the laboratory.

    The RA's primary responsibilities include subject recruitment (toddlers, children, adolescents and adults), testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, acquiring brain imaging data, managing and analyzing datasets and preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. The RA will be working with individuals with autism some of whom will have limited language abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.  

    Requirements: Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, experience working with developmental populations (children, adolescents), and statistical experience.

    Additional highly desired qualifications include experience working with individuals with autism, familiarity with IRB protocol submissions, and neuroimaging experience.

    Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a single PDF document that includes a CV, names and contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Rebecca Jones at rej2004@med.cornell.edu.

    Research Lab Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh

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    The Kids' Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh (Director: Dr. Melissa Libertus) is looking for an energetic full-time research lab coordinator starting June 1st, 2017. Research in the lab focuses on the development of numerical cognition and math abilities using behavioral measures, eye tracking and EEG (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/kitlab/).

    Primary responsibilities of the Research Lab Coordinator will be to help with recruitment of families, scheduling, preparing and running research participants; analyzing data; operating computer systems, maintaining databases; supervising undergraduate research assistants; maintaining paperwork; and contributing to research reports, proposals and presentations.

    Qualifications include: B.A./B.S. and course work in psychology or related area; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; substantial research or work experience with young children; experience using software such as Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience or coursework in computer programming (especially for data analysis in Matlab and/or stimulus presentation in Matlab) are desirable, but not required.

    This is a full-time position with benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding. This is an excellent opportunity for any college graduate who is planning on going to graduate school and wishes to obtain more research experience. To apply, please visit: 

    https://www.pittsource.com/postings/131458

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

    Please contact Dr. Melissa Libertus (libertus@pitt.edu) with any questions!

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    Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship, UC Berkeley

    Closes April 17, 2017

    The Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer research assistant internship. Interns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.

    This is an unpaid internship from approximately June 5 - August 4. Interns will be expected to work 20-30 hours/week.

    Research interns will work with graduate students and the lab manager on multiple ongoing research projects. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively.

    Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.

    Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Students --> Volunteers) for application instructions. The application deadline is Monday April 17 8:00 AM PST.

    Please direct any questions to Sarah de la Vega at gopniklabmanager@berkeley.edu

    Summer Research Internship in Computational Clinical Psychology with Qntfy (Part-Time, Remote)

    Closes April 16, 2017

    May 23rd, 2017 - August 15th, 2017 Application due: April 16th, 2017 Summer Research Internship in Computational Clinical Psychology Dr. Glen Coppersmith, Qntfy  

    Qntfy is looking to recruit up to 10 psychology students interested to gain research experience in computational clinical psychology. Qntfy is a psychology and computer science startup that uses machine learning methods to quantify psychological phenomena, detect mental illness and prevent suicidality based on digital life data. Qntfy’s work has been featured in Scientific American, Mashable, and The Mighty. Qntfy routinely publishes its findings in peer-reviewed academic venues, some of which can be found here. Interns will spend 5 - 10 hrs per week working with a research associate to detect signs of psychological disorders and/or suicidality based on social media data. This internship is unpaid and educational in nature, and all tasks can be completed remotely.

    Objectives & Responsibilities This program will equip interns with research skills unique to computational psychology. These include developing annotation schemes to detect psychological constructs from social media and annotating social media data, a key task in the development of machine learning models. Interns will also gain significant topic knowledge and engage with experts in computational psychology during weekly research meetings. Opportunities may also be available for interns to produce an academic paper and conduct an independent research project related to their current studies. Interns must dedicate 5 - 10 hrs per week to the internship over the course of 12 weeks.

    Requirements Successful applicants will be graduate or undergraduate students of psychology with an interest in studying social media to detect psychological disorders and/or suicidality. Knowledge of clinical psychology diagnostics and psychometrics is useful. A background in computer science is useful, but not necessary.

    To apply, please contact Kate via kate@qntfy.com with the following information: 1. Your name, degree program, institution, and anticipated graduation term 2. A cover letter outlining reasons for your interest in the position 3. Your resume or CV 4. An unofficial college transcript 5. Two references

    Applications must be received by 11.59pm, Sunday April 16th, 2017.

    Lab Coordinator for UCSD's Early Learning & Cognition Lab

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Early Learning & Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of California San Diego, under the direction of Dr. Caren Walker, is seeking a lab coordinator to begin on or around July 1, 2017, for a two year period.

    The lab conducts research on abstract thinking and causal inference in early childhood, investigating how mechanisms like exploration, explanation, and counterfactual reasoning may influence conceptual change. Duties include research and administrative responsibilities, such as recruiting child participants and their families, recruiting local preschools, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and maintaining the lab's IRB protocol. 

    The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field, as well as experience working with young children. Interested applicants should submit a CV or resume and a cover letter by April 15th to Andie Nishimi at elclab@ucsd.edu (Subject Line: Lab Coordinator Application) to be considered for the position. The position will begin at part time - between 20-30 hours/week (negotiable) with the possibility of moving to full time (40 hours/week) if desired, pending the availability of grant funding. This may therefore be an ideal position for someone interested in obtaining experience in a developmental research setting, while also having the opportunity to work at a second position, part time.

    Please feel free to contact the current lab coordinator - Andie Nishimi - at elclab@ucsd.edu with any questions!

    Lab Manager at the University of Delaware

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, eager, and well-spoken individual to serve as a full-time laboratory manager and project coordinator for an IES-funded project to develop a language assessment for toddlers. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. Former laboratory coordinators have accumulated paper presentations and publications and then gone on to the graduate schools of their choice.

    The laboratory is extremely active and highly collaborative with a focus on language acquisition, spatial skills, and learning through play. Strong writing skills are essential as the lab manager collaborates on publications, writes grant reports, and presents at conferences. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are a must as the lab manager connects the lab to the University IRB office, manages participant recruitment, and oversees purchasing equipment and supplies. As the project coordinator for the IES language grant, the lab manager organizes meetings between the different sites, collects data at local preschools and daycares, and plays a strong role in the development of the assessment.

    The lab manager must also have excellent social skills. In addition to training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, the lab manager cultivates a team orientation and fosters a high degree of professionalism among laboratory members. The applicant must be excellent with young children and their parents as well as with the staff they interface with at the University and in the field. Previous research experience in a psychology or related laboratory is required and an interest and background in how young children learn is desirable.

    Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment. Preferred start date is June 1, 2017.

    Materials: please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for your three recommenders to the current Laboratory Manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu.  Please also have your three recommenders send their letters there as well. Please submit all materials by April 15, 2017.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

    Lab Manager Position in the Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy Lab at the University of Chicago

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Developmental Investigations of Behavior and Strategy (DIBS) Lab, directed by Dr. Alex Shaw at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin July 1st, 2017. 

     

    The job will include working on research related to the development of social cognition, being involved in all aspects of the research. The particular focus of this position will entail coordinating projects investigating social influences on children’s allocation decisions and their moral judgments about others.  Responsibilities include overseeing research activities, including but not limited to: participant recruitment both in the lab, at schools, and at museums, undergraduate research assistant supervision, stimuli creation, helping design studies, testing child participants, as well as coding and analyzing data.

    The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, and be motivated, creative, and organized. The candidate must be willing to commit two years to the position. This position is particularly appropriate for individuals who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology. 

    A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, as well as previous research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory, is highly preferred.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and names of two references on this webpage by April 15 (requisition number 102261) to be considered for the position. Please email (dibs.lab.manager@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this posting. 

    Post-Baccalaureate Research Internship

    Closes April 15, 2017

    OVERVIEW: UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential conducts rigorous research to identify the optimal ways to teach mindfulness. We use these insights to create scalable mindfulness training for youth, to train effective mindfulness teachers, and to lead innovative training programs that measure and maximize human potential. CMHP is currently inviting applicants for a 20 hour/week volunteer position designed to provide training in the psychological and brain sciences as well as exposure to the management and operation of an academic research center. Applicants can apply to assist with research through contributions in one of the following four areas. If more than one area looks relevant, please list and describe your areas of interest in order of priority.

    Academic Research: Responsibilities can include running research experiments, designing research materials, conducting literature reviews, acting as a liaison to research participants, and managing/analyzing data. You will be involved in both the conceptual development and execution of research, allowing you to develop a discerning scientific eye and technical research skills.

    Social Media & Community Outreach: Responsibilities can include managing an integrated social media strategy across multiple platforms, translating new scientific discoveries for general audiences, assisting with marketing campaigns, and cultivating community relationships. You will work at the intersection of scientific research and social media management, developing marketable experience in public relations.

    Filming & Video Production: Responsibilities can include filming, editing, and producing content for online courses and social media. You will be supported and challenged to develop your technical and creative skills while producing a wide variety of video content that can build your personal portfolio.

    Web development: Responsibilities can include the creation or extension of a web and app based online learning platform, as well as the development and refinement of CMHP’s web presence. You will collaborate with experienced software engineers to expand the center’s technological capacities.

    REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Prior experience in your chosen areas of interest is preferred. The time commitment is 20 hours each week.

    DURATION: This internship entails a one year commitment to ensure that everyone involved benefits from the collaboration. This engagement also allows us to provide strong letters of recommendation. There is flexibility in precise start and end dates.

    AWARD: This internship includes a $3000 award that can be applied to a computer, software, and/or related expenses that will support your work at CMHP.

    HOW TO APPLY: Please send a single email to cmhp@psych.ucsb.edu with (1) a statement of interest that includes a description of relevant experience, (2) your resume, (3) a writing sample, and (4) a copy of your unofficial transcript. The application deadline is April 15, 2017. However, we will interview eligible candidates on a rolling basis as long as positions remain unfilled. Learn more about the UCSB Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential at www.cmhp.ucsb.edu

    Clinical Research Assistant, PEDIATRIC ANXIETY RESEARCH CENTER, Bradley Hospital Brown Medical School

    Closes April 15, 2017

    The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital (located in East Providence, RI and affiliated with the Brown Medical School), is looking for two full-time clinical research assistants for several projects concerning obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Current research projects at PARC are focused on effective therapist behaviors and dissemination of exposure treatment for pediatric OCD and anxiety, neuropsychological functioning in OCD, and treatment outcome research in an intensive program for children and adolescents with OCD and anxiety. Administrative duties include scheduling study participants, tracking progress of the studies, data entry and analysis, collaboration with community partners, and preparing submissions to the Human Subjects Protection Committee and Office of Research Administration. Aiding in study recruitment and developing innovative recruitment strategies is an important role of the research assistant. Clinical responsibilities may include screening research participants, administering ratings scales, behavioral coding of exposure treatment sessions, and administering diagnostic interviews to study participants. Participation in multidisciplinary discussions regarding research design and implementation is expected. Mentorship from psychologists and opportunities to assist in writing scientific articles for publication and grant submissions are provided. A strong academic record is essential and past research experience is desirable. Frequent travel to research sites in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is required for at least one position and may be included in both positions. Flex work schedules would be considered given significant travel to the Greater Boston area.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    * A bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, or related fields

    * Excellent computer and communication (verbal and written) skills

    * Past experience of hands-on involvement in a research project

    * A career interest in clinical psychology or in psychiatry

    * Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications

    * Strong organizational skills

    * Strong interpersonal skills

    * The ability to work well with children and parents

    * A willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner

    * A strong sense of responsibility towards work

    This position would begin in May/June of 2017, and would require a two-year commitment contingent upon grant funding and performance. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and two written recommendations (sent directly by your recommenders) to Chris Georgiadis no later than April 15, 2017. We prefer to receive applications via email, but if you or your recommenders would prefer to send us written correspondence, please use the address provided below. We will review applications as they are received and contact applicants to extend interview invitations.

    Please send cover letter, resume/CV, and two letters of recommendation by April 15, 2017 to:

    Christopher Georgiadis

    Clinical Research Assistant Christopher.Georgiadis@Lifespan.org, 401-432-1469

    For written correspondence:

    Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic (PARC) Ruggles Building

    Bradley Hospital

    1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway

    East Providence, RI 02915

    Research Assistant/Coordinator Position-Brain and Cognitive Development Lab, University of Illinois

    Closes April 15, 2017

    Dr. Dan Hyde is looking to hire someone to oversee ongoing research in the Brain and Cognitive Development Lab housed within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Research in the lab investigates the neural basis of quantitative, spatial, and social cognition in infants, young children, and adults.  Duties will include data collection using brain (EEG/ERP, fNIRS) and behavioral measures, undergraduate staff supervision/organization, as well as some community relations and recruitment work.  Applicants should hold bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field, have experience working in a professional setting with parents and children, be fluent with both Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as have relevant research experience in cognition, development, and/or neuroscience.  Although not necessary, the ideal applicant will also have some experience with brain imaging/measures, basic computer programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python), and a solid understanding of statistics.  This is a one-year position with the possibility of a multiple-year renewal pending performance and funding.   This is an hourly position that will require 35-40 hours of work per week.  Start date is negotiable between April and July 2017, but there is a strong preference for earlier start date if possible.  Pay is also negotiable but commensurate on experience.  For more information on the type of research we do, see the lab website: http://labs.psychology.illinois.edu/BCDLab

    Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

    If you are interested, send a CV and questions to Dan Hyde (dchyde@illinois.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be considered up until April 15th. 

    Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab, University of Tennessee Knoxville

    Closes April 14, 2017

    The Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab (infantlanguagelab.utk.edu), under the direction of Dr. Jessica Hay, is currently looking for highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors to take part in our summer internship. The goal of this unpaid internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in developmental psychology, cognitive science, normal language acquisition, or a related field. This is our second summer internship and first intern pursued graduate school at her top graduate school.

    We have recently received an NIH grant: Infant statistical learning: Resilience, longevity, and specificity. Our lab studies the computational mechanisms that support infants’ ability to acquire language. The current body of statistical learning research literature minimally addresses the complex challenges infants face when learning language. In the grant, we aim to explore statistical learning in a noisy, ecologically valid setting. Secondly, we aim to examine infant’s long term memory for newly learned words extracted from continuous speech. Lastly, we will examine how infants represent newly learned words and how this relates to subsequent language learning.

    Applicants should have a background in psychology or related fields. The following skills are desirable but not necessary: computer programming, statistical analysis, experience with young children. The student’s responsibilities include: recruiting participants, running studies, collecting data from participants, and contributing to data analysis. Successful applicants will be mentored by a graduate student or the lab manager, and will play an integral role in our ongoing projects. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with other developmental labs, as our lab is part of the Child Development Research Group at UT (cdrg.utk.edu). The internship lasts 10 weeks and starts late May/early June.

    To apply please send a resume, the contact information of two references, and a cover letter detailing relevant coursework and research experience to our lab manager, Rebecca Bauer (rbauer5@utk.edu) by April 14th.

    Internship Massachusetts General Hospital

    Closes April 7, 2017

    Community Psychiatry, Program for Research in Implementation & Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (PRIDE) Department of Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School 70 Everett Ave., Suite 516 Chelsea, MA 02150 (617) 887-4063

    Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation research lab that has a special focus on reducing mental health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse individuals. Much of our work takes place in the Chelsea community, which has significant immigrant, refugee and impoverished populations. The overarching mission of PRIDE is to bridge the gap between science and practice by bringing evidence-based treatments to the communities with the greatest need.

    PRIDE exists at a unique intersection between research and practice. We are currently seeking a small team of volunteer research assistants for a 10-week internship program during summer 2017. As an intern, your work has the potential to support the reduction of health disparities across Massachusetts and beyond. You will work with Dr. Luana Marques, as well as with the clinical research team in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the lab. Intern activities include, but are not limited to:

    • Conducting and summarizing extensive and ongoing literature reviews for project development • Bibliographical support for publications • Data entry and analysis using a variety of statistical software packages • Developing and utilizing analytic codebooks • Assisting with Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposals, including designing consent forms, information sheets, and other related project documents • Assisting with grant proposal preparation

    Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology, psychiatry, or public health. Spanish-speaking applicants are encouraged. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Our program emphasizes mentorship, and opportunities for professional training and career development are integrated into the position.

    This position requires a full-time commitment of 40 hours per week. Office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm. The start date of the internship is June 5, 2017 and will last 10 weeks, with the final day being August 11, 2017. The start date is NOT flexible. Interns will work as volunteers and must be able to travel to our office in Chelsea. To apply, please send a copy of your unofficial transcript, your resume/CV, and any questions to Kaylie Patrick, Program Manager (kpatrick6@mgh.harvard.edu) no later than April 7, 2017.

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