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Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab

No closing date

The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring a full-time Research Assistants to start work by July 1, 2017. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is part of the NSF-funded project, “Spatial foundations of symbolic numeracy skills in young children.” This project will investigate the specific mechanisms through which children’s spatial skills impact their numerical development, using both longitudinal and experimental methods with children in pre-k to 4th grades.

The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process, including stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, grant administration, and training and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. In addition, the Research Assistant will organize Work Circles that bring together teachers and researchers, and will participate in outreach activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension.

How to Apply

The job will be posted on Temple's web site on THURSDAY MARCH 16th, 2017 by 12pm. Please apply as early as possible. The posting will only be available for a short time, and applications will be considered on a  first-come, first-served basis.To apply, visit our website at https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for job number 17000697. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

In addition to applying on Temple's web site, please email your CV to conner.black@temple.edu with the subject line "Full-time RA position". You may send your CV before March 16th. Please note that, to be considered for the position, you MUST apply on Temple's web site: https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

Required Education & Experience:

B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

 Required Skills & Abilities:

* Prior research experience in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field.

* Experience working with preschool or elementary-school-age children as a researcher or teacher.

* Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office suite or similar spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation software.

*Demonstrated experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, to complete quantitative and qualitative data analyses.

* Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills.

* Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.

* Some experience managing or monitoring the work of others.

* Comfortable giving presentations to small groups.

* Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation.

*Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to administer study protocols as necessary.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

Lab Manager Position at Boston University, Social Learning Lab

No closing date

The Social Learning Lab at Boston University (http://www.bu.edu/learninglab/) is hiring a resourceful and enthusiastic Lab Coordinator. This will be a full-time paid position. The Lab Coordinator will be responsible for managing the administration of a number of studies including but not limited to:

-Collaborations with local educators and the Museum of Science to examine the effectiveness of scientific inquiry to improve children’s understanding and acquisition of scientific concepts, funded by the National Science Foundation.

-Examinations of guided learning as a model for adult-child learning interactions, funded by the National Science Foundation.

-Explorations of parents’ and children’s conceptions of religious and scientific entities and events, funded by the Templeton Foundation.

Responsibilities will include: supervising and training research assistants, facilitating partnerships with schools and other local institutions, recruiting participants, coordinating testing logistics and scheduling, assisting with paperwork for IRB compliance, and managing lab expenses.

Required Qualifications -B.A or B.S. in Psychology, Child Development, or a related field.

-Minimum of one year of research experience in related fields, preferably with children.

- Proficiency in interacting with children, families, educators, and school/museum administrators.

-Ability to use effective time management to ensure the tasks and goals for multiple projects are completed in order of priority.

-Excellent cultural and emotional sensitivity.

-Ability to use, learn, and/or troubleshoot essential software such as the Microsoft Office suite, SPSS, Qualtrics, etc.

-Current work eligibility in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

-Understanding of data entry procedures and statistical methods

-Experience with verbal and behavioral video coding

-Prior experience managing personnel in research or other contexts

Please submit the following materials to learnlab@bu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

  • CV
  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals
  • Unofficial academic transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
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    Lab Coordinator @Barner Lab UCSD

    No closing date

    The Language and Development Lab at UCSD (La Jolla, California) is hiring a lab coordinator to start July 1, 2017. The lab conducts research on language and concept acquisition using a variety of methods, including behavioral assessments, cross-linguistic comparisons, and eye-tracking. Duties include research and administrative responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have a background in experimental psychology, linguistics, or cognitive science, plus experience working with young children. Previous lab coordinators have gone on to top PhD programs of their choice.

    More details to be found here: www.ladlab.com/blog/hiringlabcoordinator2017

    Please direct inquiries to Junyi Chu at ladlab.coord@gmail.com

    Coordinator for Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention (SEDI-Lab) – University of Toronto: Mississauga, ON

    No closing date

    The Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention at the University of Toronto (PI: Tina Malti; see www.tinamalti.com) is seeking a research coordinator. The coordinator will work closely with the PI, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to support ongoing research activities and ensure all work is completed on time. Interested candidates should send their CV and a letter of inquiry to the PI Dr. Malti at tina.malti@utoronto.ca

    The position will begin in July 2017.

    Description of position:

    - Coordinating PIís and lab schedules

    - Managing subject contact and pool

    - Administrating budget

    - Overseeing development of contracts

    - Coordinating participant recruitment and data collections

    - Communicating with collaborators and practitioners

    - Helping with grant applications

    - Overseeing and coordinating activities of knowledge

    POSITION TYPE

    50%-80%

    DESIRED MAJOR(S)

    Developmental psychology; clinical psychology, health sciences/medicine, education 

    DESIRED DEGREE LEVEL

    BA, MA, or PhD

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Training in developmental psychology, clinical psychology, education, or mental health

    Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Outstanding organizational skills

    Administrative experience

    Experience with database management

    Multilingual an asset

    JOB START DATE

    July 2017 

    SALARY DETAILS

    According to qualifications--------------------

    Clinical Research Coordinator II, The Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) in the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Main Campus (Boston)

    No closing date

    Clinical Research Coordinator II:  We are seeking a Research Coordinator to perform a variety of tasks that support the day-to-day operations of the lab.  Responsibilities will include: conducting literature searches, drafting IRB-related documents, participating in data management and data analysis tasks, helping with grant submissions, assisting with peer-reviewed journal submissions, developing materials for conference presentations, and performing other administrative support duties as required.  Candidates must be mature, and have a BA/BS, 1-2 years of experience, strong attention to detail, good quantitative skills, an ability to work well in a collaborative environment, fluency with all modes of communication in English, and strong writing skills.  Interest in psychiatric disorders and adversity/traumatic stress is a must.  Candidates will gain valuable experience and knowledge working in all phases of the research process, ranging from study design to analysis and interpretation of results.  Opportunities to co-author manuscripts and present study results at conferences will be available.  This position is ideal for someone wishing to pursue graduate study in the fields of public health, psychology, or medicine.  Apply for this position by visiting: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3042554&lang=en   

    Full-time Research Technician Associate (Lab Manger)

    No closing date

    The Evolutionary Social Psychology and Psychology of Inequality Labs at the University of Michigan are recruiting a full-time Research Technician Associate (i.e., Lab Manager) to work jointly in both labs. 

    The Evolutionary Social Psychology Lab, directed by Professor Joshua Ackerman, investigates a variety of psychological topics by asking not only what people do, but why and how our ancestral histories might have influenced such behaviors. Current work considers the impact of infectious disease and physiological immune system factors on decision-making and interpersonal behavior, as well as the influence of child and adult social settings on social cognition, self-control, risk-taking, and romantic relationships.

    The Psychology of Inequality Lab, directed by Professor Arnold Ho, uses survey and experimental methods to examine the psychological underpinnings of social inequality. Current research in the lab examines how individual differences in (anti-)egalitarianism interacts with group membership (in high vs. low status groups) as well as the social environment (e.g., whether the social hierarchy seems unstable) to influence downstream intergroup attitudes and behaviors.

    The lab manager will be responsible for working with Professors Ackerman and Ho, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates in both administrative and research capacities. This opportunity involves more than (but includes) typical Research Assistant capabilities, and thus will be most suited to applicants who have had prior experience conducting social psychological research and who have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or a related field.

    See the associated UMICH Careers website for more information and to apply (all applications must be processed through this portal).

    Research Data Analyst Lead, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

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    Research Data Analyst Lead, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

    Northwestern University is developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan to coordinate research, teaching, and service activities in local school systems in Evanston and Chicago and in other community agencies operating in the PreK-20+ space. We seek a research analyst with strong technical and interpersonal skills to serve in the dual role of administrator of the Northwestern University PK-20+ Engagement Initiative and research/data coordinator for the Chicago Public Schools portion of this initiative.

    In the first role, this individual will work with the working group of education leaders at Northwestern to develop a set of priorities for University activities and functions in the local PK-20+ space.

    In the second role, this individual will serve as the principal liaison with CPS and Evanston research and data staff; will be responsible for maintaining confidential databases at Northwestern; will prepare anonymized extracts for Northwestern researchers for approved projects; and will carry out data analysis in service of joint objectives of Northwestern and the school districts.

    The position offers the opportunity to work closely with leading education and social policy researchers; to interact with research and data leaders at one of the largest and most diverse school systems in the United States; and to engage in the strategic thinking of one of the world’s leading research universities.

    Click here for the full position description and for information on how to apply.

    Lab Manager: Berkeley Early Learning Lab directed by Professor Fei Xu, Psychology, UC Berkeley

    No closing date

    We have a 1-year position opening for Lab Manager (~30 hours a week) starting in June 2017. The position entails recruiting and scheduling participants for our studies (ages 12 months to 12 years), aiding in the testing of infants, coding data, overseeing undergraduate research assistants, monitoring and ordering lab supplies, working with local schools and children’s museums, and working in a collaborative fashion with Dr. Xu, graduate students and post-docs to maintain the ongoing smooth functioning of the lab's activities. Applicants should be very motivated, highly organized, enjoy interacting with parents and young children, and get along well with graduate students, undergraduates and post-docs in a cooperative group situation. 

     Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field 
    • Previous research experience and previous experience working with children 
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and organizational skills that are essential for interacting with parents, researchers, and department administrators

    Preferred Experiences

    • Managing participant database
    • Preparing IRB and CPHS protocols
    • Experience with data analysis

    Please contact Phyllis Lun (babylab@berkeley.edu) and Prof. Fei Xu by email (fei_xu@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in the position. Please include a cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

    Computational Neuroscience Research Assistant

    No closing date

    Stanford University has an opening for talented and enthusiastic candidates with strong computational and programming skills in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (http://scsnl.stanford.edu). This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team on a wide range of studies of human brain function and dysfunction. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging data analysis and data organization and management. Successful candidates will have opportunities to develop and apply novel multimodal data analysis techniques and to co-author research publications. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. A minimum committment of two-years is required. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to scsnl.stanford+quantitative@gmail.com 

    Qualifications:

    Bachelors or Masters in Science degree required. Strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects is required. Experience with Matlab, Python, R, signal and image processing, machine learning, statistics, databases, Linux, and shell scripting is required. Experience in neuroimaging/neural data analysis is desired. Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills are required.  

    Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland) Kansas State University

    No closing date

    Date Posted Jun. 2, 2017

    Job Title

    • Research Assistant / Crisis Counselor (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland)

    Department

    • Institution Kansas State University

      Manhattan, KS United States

    Application Deadline

    • Open until filled

    Position Start Date

    • Available immediately

      Apply Online Here http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501503/resea...

      Job Categories

      • Research Scientist/Associate

      Academic Fields

      • Research Methods/Data Analysis
      • Human Ecology
      • Human Development

      This position is a half-time research assistant position to work on site at Andrews AFB, Maryland on a USDA-funded Family Advocacy Program study. This person is the on-site administrator of the sponsored project to facilitate daily implementation of the research project by promoting the program, selecting research participants, designing and implementation database information and collaborating with the researchers at Kansas State University, Northern Illinois University and other Air Force bases involved in the project.

      Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, human ecology or business related field. Required experience is experience with and/or knowledge of military family support programs.

      Preferred Qualifications: General knowledge of administration and research methodology at academic institutions, experience in conducting research, knowledge of domestic violence, demonstrated ability to work with confidential materials, and computer competency.

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      Research Assistant

      Closes March 17, 2017

      The Center for Social and Cultural Psychology (CSCP) at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium is accepting applications from undergraduates interested in social psychological research for our summer internship program. We have two sessions available. The first session starts May 29th 2017 and ends on July 7th 2017; the second session starts July 31st 2017 and ends on September 8th 2017. A selection process will select the most promising candidates from the applicants for the sessions.

      The University of Leuven is a strong research university in the heart of Europe, two hours from Paris, four hours from London. It is located in the center of the historic town of Leuven, home to the university since 1425. The center includes approx. 17 post docs and Ph.D. students. Full professors in the center are Vera Hoorens, Colette van Laar, Batja Mesquita, Agnes Moors, and Karen Phalet. The research themes in the center include socio-cultural processes of social identity, social inequality and intergroup relations, emotion, motivation and regulatory processes, ethnicity and gender, and diversity in school and work organizations. The Center has an excellent international reputation and extensive international research collaborations with social and cultural psychology groups. The center provides excellent research facilities, including a state-of-the-art psycho-physiological lab. Center website: http://ppw.kuleuven.be/home/english/research/cscp.

      The CSCP summer internship is open to students who are interested in gaining familiarity with and executing social psychological research. Interns will spend approximately 30 hours per week working in close contact with CSCP researchers. Work includes conducting studies with CSCP researchers in the lab and field, literature review, and (basic) data analysis.

      Interns will be provided with access to university facilities, but will be responsible for all other costs (e.g., transportation, travel, and meals). Note that for students from Europe there are also opportunities to come as part of Erasmus+ Traineeships (for internship of minimally 2 months (see http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/traineeships_en.htm). Students can also come via any other existing exchange program from their home university (please check with coordinator at your home university).

      Applicants can send in materials any time before Friday March 17th, 2017.  For Erasmus students we can make a decision before Monday March 6th if needed. All applicants must commit to attending an entire session of the program (starting May 29th 2017 and departing on July 7th 2017; or starting July 31st 2017 and departing on September 8th 2017). Applicants who cannot attend an entire session of the program will automatically be removed from consideration (please check your calendar and final exam schedule in advance before submitting an application).

      Applications should include:

      1. A one-page cover letter describing your research experience and interests. Please explain why you would like to attend the program, as well as whether you intend to pursue a PhD in a related field. This letter should also describe all previous research experience (including work in a lab or field, using existing data, and any work for your thesis). This letter should end with a declaration that you can attend at least one of the sessions of the program in its entirety, and for which session you are available (you can indicate both if available for both, and can indicate a preference if you like).

      2. A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your university, major field of study, relevant courses in social psychology, intergroup relations, research methods and statistics (and grades if completed), relevant research experience, experience with data analysis, literature review, research programs (e.g. inquisit, medialab, authorware, limesurvey, qualtrics), statistical software (SPSS, EQS, Mplus, R etc), your average grade (GPA), expected graduation date, email address, languages you speak (of special interest are English, Dutch, Turkish, Japanese, French) and a working telephone number.

      3. A reference letter from an academic colleague. Please provide ONE reference letter from your academic community (ex. a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or professor) who can describe your academic works and/or your personal qualities. Please send the reference letter directly to Karine Dens by email (karine.dens@kuleuven.be).

      Applications should be submitted by March 17th  to the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology research coordinator, Karine Dens, by email (karine.dens@kuleuven.be). Applicants will be notified in April. Candidates who need confirmation before this or by a certain date because of fellowships: please indicate this clearly in your application materials and in the email to Karine Dens so that a decision can be made earlier.

      Contact Name: Karine Dens

      Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program

      Closes March 17, 2017

      The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2017. 

      Descriptions of the Program  The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains.

      In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects.

      Eligibilities Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive science, and programming. Experience working with children is highly desirable. 

      Commitments This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 5 and August 4.

      To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 17, 2017 11:59p.m. PST.

      If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

      NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computational Neuroscience

      Closes March 15, 2017

      University of Missouri, 9-week NSF REU program for undergraduates in the area of computational neuroscience. We will enroll students from Biological Sciences, Psychological Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Physics and Mathematics. Details about the program can be found at the site -  http://engineering.missouri.edu/neuroreu/

      Currently seeking applications for a Summer 2017

      §  Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. §  A 9 week research experience from Wed, May 31 to Friday, July 28, 2017 (travel days of Tue, May 30 and Saturday, July 29) §  A stipend of $4,500 in addition to travel, tuition, air-conditioned campus dorm housing and full meal plan §  An opportunity to assist graduate students with important research led by leading faculty with a wide range of expertise spanning 4 different colleges. This REU will have a computational component, and two undergraduates could       be assigned to a research team. §  1 hr credit for a course in “Computational Neuroscience” (meets 1 hour a week). §  Opportunity to join approximately 50+ other undergrad research students in a Research Symposium wherein each student prepares a poster presentation and writes a 1 page abstract for publication in a symposium handbook. §  A full series of evening workshops and brown bag lunches with 50+ other undergraduate researchers will give students information about research, career preparation and options, in addition to scientific ethics. §  Nationally acclaimed speakers will discuss specialty areas relevant to the summer research program. §  Social activities will be planned with input from participants guiding the agenda. §  Opportunity to enhance resumes and prepare for graduate school.

      §  Students from underrepresented groups and from non-PhD granting institutions are encouraged to apply.

       

      Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP)

      Closes March 15, 2017

      University of Florida Department of Neuroscience is hosting a 10 week paid research internship from May 30 – August 4, 2017.  All students interested in a research career that have not been accepted for post-graduate training are encouraged to apply.

      We provide students with housing and a $400 per week stipend.  Preference will be given to students majoring in a biomedical-related discipline (for example: psychology, biology, engineering, chemistry, pharmacology, genetics).  No previous research training is required.

      How to Apply

      The deadline for the Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP) is March 15, 2017.  However, we will begin reviewing applications January 15, 2017.  Applications not completed by March 15, 2017 will not be considered.

      Please submit the following items to the program email address: SNIP@neuroscience.ufl.edu

    • SNIP Application Form
    • <1 page personal statement in .doc, .docx, or .pdf
    • Transcripts from each college/university attended
    • Copy of SAT, ACT, GRE and MCAT scores (whatever is applicable)
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation emailed directly from Professors to SNIP@neuroscience.ufl.edu
    • SNIP research-related activities include:

      • A research project mentored by experienced investigators
      • A weekly seminar by Neuroscience faculty and post docs
      • Training in scientific communication (written and spoken) and scientific ethics
      • A seminar and interview about applying for postgraduate training
      • The SNIP Professional Development Symposium

      Project Manager at Rutgers University—Newark

      Closes March 15, 2017

      The Child Study Center at Rutgers University-Newark, (http://www.childstudycenter-rutgers.com/) directed by Dr. Vanessa LoBue seeks a full time project manager for a federally funded NIH grant. Start date on or before July 1, 2017 is highly desirable.  

      The project manager will have the opportunity to work on a 5-year NIMH-funded study investigating the developmental trajectories of early temperament and attention in infancy, with a focus on risk for anxiety. The study will have three data collection sites—Penn State, University Park (PI Koraly Perez-Edgar); Penn State-PACT in Harrisburg, PA (PI Kristin Buss); and the Child Study Center at Rutgers University, Newark led by PI Vanessa LoBue. The project manager will be responsible for recruitment and data collection at Rutgers-Newark, but will interact extensively with personnel at all three sites. The study will incorporate a number of techniques, including electrophysiology (EEG & ERP), psychophysiology (RSA), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires.

      The project manager will primarily be responsible for recruiting and scheduling infant participants, participating in data collections, coding behavioral data, and for data management. Other duties will include working with research assistants, graduate students, and undergraduates associated with the project.

      Requirements are a bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and especially with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is not required, but a plus.

      To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

      Lab Manager / Research Assistant at University of Delaware

      Closes March 15, 2017

      The Language Acquisition & Brain Lab at the University of Delaware (QLAB), directed by Dr. Zhenghan Qi, seeks a highly capable and motivated individual to serve as a full time Limited Term Researcher (LTR).  LTR’s are appointed for a one-year term, with reappointment possible based on performance and funding for two additional years. The QLAB utilizes cutting-edge technology (eye-tracking, EEG, and fMRI) to probe the cognitive and neural mechanisms of language development in both the healthy population and children with developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, and language impairment). This candidate will serve as a research assistant and laboratory manager.

      Job Description:

      The candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of experiments; conducting behavioral and neuroimaging experiments; data analysis; and performing basic administrative duties, including maintaining compliance with the University IRB, purchasing materials, and managing participant outreach and recruitment.

      The candidate will work directly with the PI and will have opportunities to participate in reading groups and research seminars; attend conferences; collaborate on publications; and supervise undergraduate researchers. The candidate may also participate in a number of ongoing collaborative projects with faculty at other universities including MIT, Harvard Medical School, Boston University, and the University of Sydney.

      This position is ideally suited for individuals who are interested in pursuing a doctorate degree in the fields of medicine, communication sciences and disorders, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and education.

      Job Requirements:

      Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, biology, physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field is required. Prior research experience in developmental psychology or neuroimaging labs is desired. Proficiency in programming languages (e.g. MATLAB, Python, or BASH) is strongly preferred. The candidate must be self-motivated, mature, and able to interact with children and families.

      The position offers excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and a dynamic and exciting working environment. A review of applications will begin on 15 March 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date for the position is Fall 2017 (August or September).

      Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and contact information of three references sent to Dr. Zhenghan Qi, at zqi@udel.edu.

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

      Closes March 15, 2017

      We are now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, scheduled June 4-17, 2017. This year's topics are (1) Social and Decision Sciences and (2) Computational Neuroscience. Participants will attend lectures from distinguished researchers these fields, participate in labs and lab tours involving some of the latest technologies and research methods, and attend panel discussions on the future of interdisciplinary mind and brain studies as well as career and professional development in these fields.

      Students with a strong interest in social and decision sciences and/or computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Summer Workshop participants will receive free room and board on campus, plus a travel stipend.

      Applications are due March 15th. For more information, please see our

      website: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/cogsci/summer/

      If you have any questions, please contact us at:

      IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

      Full-time Research Assistant Position at the University of Maryland, Neurocognitive Development Lab

      Closes March 15, 2017

      Dr. Tracy Riggins and the Neurocognitive Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Research Assistant beginning approximately May 15, 2017.  The focus of the research project is the development of memory in early childhood using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cognitive electrophysiology (EEG/ERPs). See www.ncdl.umd.edu for more details about the lab.

      Responsibilities include: (1) conducting experiments with young children and adults (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) preprocessing and analyzing data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting library searches and literature reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI and other researchers in the laboratory including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.

      Qualifications: Recommended background and skills include: a bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience); previous research experience with human participants (preferably with children and/or using fMRI or EEG); the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong computational, organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.

      A 2-year commitment is preferred. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lisa Cox at lmcox@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

      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, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

       

      Summer Research Internship for Underrepresented Students in Psychology at Duke University

      Closes March 15, 2017

      The Wilbourn Infant Lab at Duke University is excited to announce the third year of our summer research program for underrepresented students in Psychology. 

      We are offering three paid summer internships for undergraduates interested in research in Developmental Psychology. Interns will gain hands-on experience conducting research with infants, children, and adults. We are seeking highly motivated undergraduates who are interested in attending graduate school in Psychology. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend, free on-campus housing, travel reimbursement to/from the program, and funds to travel to a conference to present research completed during the program. 

      Applicants must be US citizens and from one of these underrepresented or minority groups: First generation college student, Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, Asian/Asian American, current/eligible recipient of need-based financial aid, or from colleges/universities with limited research opportunities. 

      This internship is ideal for rising juniors (rising sophomores, seniors, terminal Master’s students will be considered) who are highly organized, reliable, and driven. Please forward the attached flyer to interested students fitting these qualifications. 

      Applications submitted before March 15th will be given priority. We will continue accepting applications until the positions are filled.

      More information can be found on our website: wild.psych.duke.edu/summerinternship.html

      For questions not addressed on the website, contact: DukeWilbournLab@gmail.com

      Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program

      Closes March 15, 2017

      We are currently accepting applications for the summer 2017 Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program, and encourage applications from non-Davidson students.

      The Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program is a collaboration between Davidson College and Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. The program combines advanced coursework in abnormal psychology with opportunities to observe inpatient treatment programs in a range of settings (e.g., adult admissions, adult extended treatment services, and specialty services including adolescent, geropsychiatry and medical units). The program is open to current undergraduate students who have completed introductory and abnormal psychology.

      Information for Prospective Students:

      The Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program is now accepting applications for the summer 2017 program. This 8-week program is a collaboration between Davidson College and Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric facility serving western North Carolina. Participants work with hospital professionals as observers and assistants in patient treatment programs. Participants also receive course credit and academic instruction. This year’s program will be held from June 5 through July 28.

      The program is open to students enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university. High school students, rising college freshmen, graduating college seniors and graduate students are not eligible. Applicants are required to have completed introductory psychology and abnormal psychology (or a similar course) by the program start date. 

      Further information about the program is available online at http://www.davidson.edu/academics/psychology/davidson-broughton

      Applications are accepted online through March 15, 2017. Applicants should ensure that all materials are ready to submit before beginning their application, including:

      • A copy of the applicant’s resume/CV
      • A personal statement (2-3 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in the program, academic and other experiences that have prepared them for the program, and relevance of the program to their future career plans.
      • An unofficial copy of the applicant’s undergraduate transcript.
      • A copy of the syllabus from the applicant’s abnormal psychology course (required only for non-Davidson students).
      • Contact information for an individual who will submit a recommendation and letter of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf. The individual the applicant selects should be able to speak to the applicant’s academic  preparation for advanced coursework in abnormal psychology and capacity for ethical and professional conduct in the context of a mental health treatment facility. References will be contacted directly after the applicant submits the application.

      The application can be accessed online at http://webapps.davidson.edu/academics/psychology/broughton/

      If you have questions about the Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Laura Sockol, at lasockol@davidson.edu

      If you have questions about the application process, please contact the program assistant, Ms. Rachael Murdock, at ramurdock@davidson.edu

       

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