Internship & Job Opportunities

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

Undergraduate Internships, Project Horseshoe Farm

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

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

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

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

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

Internships at APA

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

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

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

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

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

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Paid Research Assistant Position: Specialization in Digital Animation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct questions to jarnold@email.unc.edu.

Summer Scholar Counselor at Children’s Mercy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City Internships

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Each CI program combines theoretical training with practical application and centers around an internship placement with a leading company in either:

Banking & Financial Services;  Marketing, Advertising & PR;  Consulting & Professional Services;  Technology & Engineering;  Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship;  Entertainment, Media & Journalism;  Law & Politics;  Art, Fashion & Design;  Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

CI partners with leading companies in 12 cities and 9 industries globally. A selection of newly released internship placements are described below.

- Banking & Financial Services, Hedge Fund

One of Europe’s top five alternative asset management firms. You’ll rotate through the investor relations, fundamental research and portfolio management teams, gaining exposure fundamental investment strategies in equities, bonds and derivatives. Location: London.

- Banking & Financial Services, Commodities Trading

Among New York’s largest trading houses. You’ll shadow analysts, brokers and traders in the firm’s proprietary research, institutional sales and trading divisions, gaining exposure to both exchange and OTC markets. Location: New York.

- Banking & Financial Services, Investment Banking

The west coast’s leading financial advisory firm. Rotate through the firm’s equity capital markets, debt capital markets and mergers & acquisitions departments in based in the entrepreneurial capital of the world. Location: Los Angeles.

- Marketing, Advertising & PR, Multimedia Advertising

An award-winning advertising agency, regarded most highly for their creative originality, and crucially, widely successful campaigns. You’ll learn the campaign lifecycle from ideation to execution, shadowing both the agency’s account and execution divisions. Location: Miami

- Consulting & Professional Services, International Strategy & Policy Consulting

A global player in international private and public sector consulting. Rotate through the firm’s management, strategy and policy divisions dividing your time between the private and public specialist client teams. Location: Washington.

Students should apply via https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__city-2Dinternships.com_apply_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=3v-1s7tc3wsOnL1-R8UJaw&m=djmdtieIhSb8H9bpLq_IaO0cQ0gJGcPcgVhwzz5SYnw&s=MUIWAgkYZVihWd_dBpUasiczlAwJ3BeyahHn5jPzs7Q&e=

    

City Internship Global Explorer Program

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Global Explorer Program (8 weeks).

An immersive eight-week internship with a leading company in your chosen industry. You’ll attend Career Navigator and Future Leaders Series classes and workshops and enjoy group activities and travel.

Students may apply via https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__city-2Dinternships.com_apply_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=3v-1s7tc3wsOnL1-R8UJaw&m=djmdtieIhSb8H9bpLq_IaO0cQ0gJGcPcgVhwzz5SYnw&s=MUIWAgkYZVihWd_dBpUasiczlAwJ3BeyahHn5jPzs7Q&e=

CIty Internships Global Accelerator Program

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Global Accelerator Program (8 weeks).

Two weeks of intensive industry-specific class-based training, followed by a high-impact six-week internship. Otherwise identical to the Global Explorer Program. Choose an intensive training course and accompanying internship in:  Investment Banking,  Digital Marketing,  Coding & Design  or  Business Development.

Students may apply via https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__city-2Dinternships.com_apply_&d=CwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=3v-1s7tc3wsOnL1-R8UJaw&m=djmdtieIhSb8H9bpLq_IaO0cQ0gJGcPcgVhwzz5SYnw&s=MUIWAgkYZVihWd_dBpUasiczlAwJ3BeyahHn5jPzs7Q&e=

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

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

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

Opportunities include:

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

    Summer Internship: University of Delaware Child's Play Lab

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

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

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

    Neuroscience Research Internship, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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

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

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

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

    Summer Internship with Camp Akeela

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Summer Internship-Center for Educational Improvement

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

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

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

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

     

    Research Assistant

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

    Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

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

    About us:

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

    Internship Highlights

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

    Internship details

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

    Eligibility

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

    Please contact the lab manager with any questions.

     

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    Teachers Wanted! -Southern Teachers Agency

    Closes February 3, 2018

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

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

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

    Complete the online application today!

    Recruitment Specialist with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

    Closes February 8, 2018

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

    Research Assistant position Brown University

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    The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Brown University, directed by Dr. Dima Amso, will hire a research assistant beginning Summer 2017. 

    Please see: http://research.clps.brown.edu/dcnl/

    The RA will participate in all aspects of research with infants and children including recruitment, data collection, management, and processing. 

    Experience working with infants and children is a plus, as is experience with eye tracking and/or NIRS. Strong statistical, computer, and computational modeling skills are very desirable.  The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in developmental psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field.  

    Interested applicants should please send a cover letter describing your research experience, CV, and the names of two reference to Kelley Gunther (kelley_gunther@brown.edu).

    Vilardaga Lab in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Duke’s Center for Addiction Science Technology (CfAST), Full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS)

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    COMPENSATION: $18.52-20/hr

    DEPARTMENT: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

    REPORTS TO: Principal Investigators (PI), Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

    The Vilardaga Lab in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Duke’s Center for Addiction Science Technology (CfAST) is looking to hire a full-time Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) to work on a research study evaluating the feasibility and usability of smoking cessation smartphone apps for those with serious mental illness.

    JOB PURPOSE: The CRS is responsible for conducting study procedures in human subjects in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and assisting other research members to meet study goals.

    EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE: • Adheres to Duke’s Policies and Procedures • Performs duties as workload necessitates • Maintains a positive, respectful, and courteous attitude • Communicates regularly with PI and supervisor about study and/or lab issues • Acts as a role model within and outside Duke • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position • Meets Department productivity standards

    DESCRIPTION: The lab’s core vision is expanding the effectiveness and reach of behavioral health for those in most need by creating meaningful technologies for behavior change. The work sits at the intersection of several content areas, primarily mindfulness and acceptance-based behavior change interventions, mental health and addiction. To address those content areas, the lab applies a range of methods, including user-centered design of mHealth interventions, single case design methods and clinical trials methodology.

    At present, the lab’s primary research project is the ‘Quit on the Go’ Trial which is currently evaluating two smoking cessation apps, Learn to Quit and NCI QuitGuide, in an expected sample of 90 subjects with serious mental illness (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar, and recurring depressive disorders). Over the course of 4-months, enrolled subjects use each assigned app, receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), technical coaching and attend follow-up appointments. Data collection comes from different sources, including diagnostic assessments, biometrics, self-report surveys, Google Analytics and User Experience (UX) interviews.

    TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • (35%) Participant Management - Recruitment, screening, participant tracking, phone calls, scheduling appointments, dispensing and recording compensation, provider and clinic outreach

    • (35%) Study Activities - Consenting, administering psychometric (psychiatric diagnosis, cognitive functioning, psychological functioning, mental status exam) and biometric (CO, urine pregnancy test) assessments, phone and app orientation and set-up, conducting qualitative interviews and coaching sessions (in-person and phone calls), administering study drug/smoking cessation products, monitoring and documenting adverse events

    • (15%) Data Management – Entering and managing participant information in Microsoft Access, entering data into REDCap, recording and storing audio from interviews/coaching sessions, assist transcribing interviews and conducting thematic analysis from interviews

    • (10%) Scientific Reporting and Grant Writing – Copy-editing, conducting literature reviews, create and present poster presentations, possible co-authoring opportunities on publications, assist in preparing presentations for various audiences

    • (5%) Administrative - Take meeting minutes, managing paper files, keeping study and lab binders well stocked, inventorying office and lab supplies, advise on file system (e.g. shared drive) organization

    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to social and/or behavioral sciences

    EXPERIENCE: Two or more years of experience working in a research lab interacting with human subjects, including consent and conducting research interviews.

    Any relevant work/volunteer experience with underserved populations, especially those with mental health disorders. Previous clinical experience in mental health settings is a plus.

    Familiarity with psychometric assessments including diagnostic interviews.

    Proficiency using software applications including MS Access, REDCap, Bibliographic software (Zotero).

    Experience in data management and statistical analysis (e.g., R language).

    If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter and resume to roger.vilardaga@duke.edu

    Lab Manager Position, Bergelson Lab@Duke

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    The Bergelson Lab at Duke, an NIH and NEH funded lab in Duke's Psychology & Neuroscience department, is looking to hire an excited, competent, and detail-oriented recent graduate to be an active member of our research team as lab manager. The lab's focus is on language development, and in particular, on how word learning interfaces with other levels of linguistic representation, and other dimensions of cognitive and social development. We are part of Duke CHILD Studies.

    The lab manager position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers from the undergraduate to postdoctoral level. 

    The lab manager's duties will include:

    * managing a team of RAs in various annotation-related tasks for the home recordings in the SEEDLingS Corpus,

    * scheduling and running in-lab eyetracking and discrimination experiments with infants and adults,

    * data processing, coding, and analysis,

    * vocabulary assessment and other cognitive development measures, 

    * miscellaneous aspects of project and lab upkeep.

    This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in visual, environmental, social, and linguistic aspects of cognitive development. 

    The lab manager's contribution would potentially lead to authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers published from the results of these data, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in cognitive development.

    Requirements:

    * BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or a related field * strong independent work ethic

    * previous research experience in a psych, cogsci, linguistics, or related research lab 

    * Ability to manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment

    * Feeling comfortable interacting with infants and families

    * Ability to troubleshoot and learn software and scripting methods on-the-job

    Other desiderata:

    * experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation

    * basic programming skills (e.g. Python and R),

    * experience interacting with infants and families

    * eyetracking experience (desired but not required)

    The position begins June or July 2017. This is a one year position, with the possibility of extension. 

    Applicants should send a CV (which includes GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references) and a cover letter to elika.bergelson@duke.edu with the title "Bergelson Lab Manager Position".

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring the best candidate by the end of May if not sooner.

    Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.

     

    Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow, Kellogg Research Support, Evanston, Illinois

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    https://careers.northwestern.edu/psp/hr92prod_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRA...

    The Research Assistant will work on experimental behavioral research projects for faculty and PhD students at the Kellogg School of Management. The position’s responsibilities will include recruiting subjects and running experiments for a number of new and ongoing projects, and experiments might take place in either a laboratory or an online setting. 

    Candidates should have an interest in applying for a Ph.D. program in one of the social sciences and pursuing an academic research career. The ideal candidate will have: (i) a strong interest in social psychology or a similar discipline; (ii) experience working with the software tools commonly used in psychology experiments; (iii) past experience with research, including independent work (such as an undergrad thesis) or work as a research assistant.

    Potential research duties vary, but may include assisting in experimental design, programming surveys, testing experiments prior to deployment, scheduling and running studies, analyzing experimental results, creating/modifying IRB proposals, and/or editing manuscripts.

    Candidates should have completed at least bachelor’s degree by the employment start date. The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, with the ability to renew for one year based on performance. 

    Interested candidates should include a cover letter briefly describing your career or academic goals, your experience as research assistant or other experience with economic research (e.g., senior thesis), a resume, and your most recent official or unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts in single document as part of your uploaded resume

    Specific Responsibilities:

    Research Project Management

    • Creates or modifies IRB proposals.
    • Schedules studies and recruits subjects for studies.
    • Set up the laboratory environment for experimental session, monitor session progress, and debrief participants as needed.
    • Manage consent and compensation documentation for participants.

    Experimental Design and Analysis

    • Collaborate with faculty, PhD students, and Research Support staff to understand the experimental conditions, sampling, and measurements necessary for each research project.
    • As necessary, assist researchers with experimental design and pre-testing.
    • Program computer-based experiments using tools such as DirectRT, Qualtrics, etc.
    • Perform statistical analyses on the experimental data, and produce tables, figures, or other similar research outputs.
    • Might assist in drafting or revising sections of manuscripts.

    Miscellaneous

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree.

    Minimum Competencies:

    • Knowledge of human subjects research methods.
    • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills.
    • Experience using software packages for behavioral experiments – such as Qualtrics, DirectRT, Inquisit, and/or z-Tree.
    • The ability to work independently to solve problems.
    • A long-term interest in pursuing research in social psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, sociology, or a related field.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Prior experience working as a research assistant or conducting one’s own original research.

    Preferred Competencies:

    • Experience recruiting subjects for online studies using a platform such as Mechanical Turk.
    • Experience using statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, etc.

    As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

    Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

    Research Coordinator (Lab Manager), Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

    No closing date

    A full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases. The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such a EEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

    Minimum requirements for the position include: 1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field; 2) two years of research experience; 3) demonstrated organizational skills or experience with data management; 4) desire to succeed in a fastpacedresearch environment with multiple duties; 5) Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills; 6) Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

    Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, three references. Two letters of recommendation will be required of candidates under final consideration. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is the start of Summer 2017. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Please apply at: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74154

    Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be sent to: Christopher Anzalone Research Coordinator Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, VAachris2@vtc.vt.edu

    Family Recruitment Specialist position at UMD

    No closing date

    The Infant and Child Studies Consortium at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking a Recruitment Specialist to enhance recruitment of area families for research participation. This one-year position will begin in May or early June 2017. This is a full-time position with benefits. 

    The ICS Consortium is a group of labs conducting research in developmental science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Individual labs are housed in the Psychology, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, Linguistics, and Hearing and Speech Sciences departments. For more information, see http://childstudies.umd.edu/

    The successful applicant will supervise the ICS Consortium’s ongoing outreach efforts, review our strategy for connecting with area families, and create new programs to further these goals. New programs will increase the range of community events that the Consortium attends, establish educational partnerships with local organizations, and expand our online presence, among other aims. 

    Top candidates will have training and/or experience in marketing or public relations; most importantly, applicants should be prepared to think creatively about ways to increase family signups for research participation. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and they must feel equally comfortable interacting with heads of area organizations, parents, and small children. Experience with website design, multimedia development, and database management is a plus. Research experience or studies in developmental science or related fields would be ideal, but these are not required. The minimum educational requirement is a Bachelor’s degree.

    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 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.

    An online record of this listing can be found at: 

    http://umdpsyc.blogspot.com/2017/04/full-time-recruitment-specialist.html

    Please note- this position is distinct from the Lab Coordinator position I recently shared:

    http://umdpsyc.blogspot.com/2017/04/need-more-research-experience-before.html

    Research Project Coordinator at Northwestern University

    No closing date

    This full-time (37.5 hours per week over 12 months) position involves assistance with planning and implementing a research study on “Promoting Emotion Regulation to Enhance Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults” (funded by the Retirement Research Foundation) at the Life-Span Development Laboratory (Director: Dr. Claudia Haase) in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. The laboratory/research project manager will organize the Institutional Review Board submission; organize participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study sessions; organize measurement development; organize software programming for laboratory-based data collection (e-Prime, Biolab, Qualtrics); assist with data collection including collection of emotion regulation (i.e., physiological, self-report) and cognitive functioning data; supervise and train graduate and undergraduate research assistants to assist with data collection and physiological data processing; supervise cleaning, synthesizing, and merging of emotion, cognition, and questionnaire data; and supervise data management for the project. Effective communication with study participants and research team members and detail-oriented organization under minimal supervision are required.

    Contact: Claudia Haase (claudia.haase@northwestern.edu)

    Find out more about our lab here: https://haaselab.sesp.northwestern.edu

    Find the complete job advertisement and apply here: https://tinyurl.com/y9jorm4m    

    Psycho-Educational Evaluator @ MIT

    No closing date

    PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATOR, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to administer and score standardized cognitive and language assessments in children, adolescents, and adults; and train and supervise colleagues to administer and score selected tests. Responsibilities will include collaborating with clinical and basic science investigators to organize and implement research protocols; maintaining accurate paper and electronic records for subject evaluations; assisting with efforts to identify and recruit language- and reading-based learning impaired participants; and performing related duties as needed. 

    The position offers an opportunity to assist with the collection of clinical and basic science data, including human neuroimaging (MRI, EEG) and behavior.

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

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

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    Clinical Research Coordinator I, Community Psychiatry PRIDE at the Massachusetts General Hospital

    Closes November 17, 2017

    The Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (Community Psychiatry PRIDE) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) / Harvard Medical School is accepting applications for a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator I position. Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation psychiatry research center that focuses on reducing disparities in mental health in the communities across Massachusetts (PI and Director: Luana Marques, PhD). The overarching mission of Community Psychiatry PRIDE is to bridge the gap between science and practice by bringing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) to communities. Specifically, the program is designed to study the process by which EBTs can be effectively disseminated to community organizations, which in turn leads to increased access and quality of care across a wide range of psychiatric disorders. The Clinical Research Coordinator I will be responsible for managing research studies related to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments in low-income, diverse settings. The anticipated start date for the Clinical Research Coordinator is July 1, 2018.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assisting with the coordination of study visits, trainings, and implementation efforts.
    • Monitoring new research and data and incorporating into scientific manuscripts.
    • Assistance with associated dissemination activities for current studies.
    • Overseeing daily activities of undergraduate research assistants, co-ops, and other volunteers.
    • Educating staff as new projects are launched, preparedness to speak and explain projects in a meeting setting.
    • Acting as a general resource for staff.
    • Maintaining and overseeing regulatory documentation for research studies
    • Preparing, submitting and monitoring IRB proposals.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree (required), preferably in psychology.

    SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

    • Careful attention to details.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Ability to work independently and self-manage time.
    • Excellent command of the English language.
    • High degree of motivation.
    • Several months experience with SPSS or other similar software.
    • Knowledge of the research process.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Excellent communication skills both orally and written to provide the appropriate level of advocacy for funds and grant applications.
    • Ability to proactively identify issues/projects and initiate plans to address them.
    • Demonstrated forthrightness and integrity. Ability to develop a common vision for diverse constituents, communicates effectively, and takes ownership and responsibility for activities.
    • High proficiency in Spanish strongly preferred (reading, writing, and speaking; level C1 or C2 of the Common European Framework).

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Normal office conditions.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible for assisting with overseeing the day-to-day activities of volunteers and undergraduate research assistants.

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: N/A.

    APPROVAL: Department Manager: Simona Anderson Title: Workforce Operations Manager Date: September 2017

    ***To apply, please send your resume/CV, a cover letter, and a copy of your unofficial transcript to Kaylie Patrick at kpatrick6@mgh.harvard.edu by November 17. Initial interviews will be held November 27 - December 15***

    JR Specialist Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Closes October 31, 2017

    Recruitment Period

    Open date: January 23rd, 2017 Last review date: June 9th, 2017 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: October 31st, 2017Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

     

    Description

    The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at The University of California, Santa Barbara is composed of 28 faculty who carry out leading edge research in several core areas of experimental psychology, including cognition and the perceptual sciences, development and evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and behavior, and social psychology.

    Psychological & Brain Sciences is actively JR Specialists to collaborate with faculty and other researchers in the department. This is a large, pooled recruitment covering many areas and research foci within Psychology. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed through October 31, 2017. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. The use of a pooled recruitment does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. Positions may range from 0% (without salary) to 100%.

    Appointees to JR Specialist engage in specialized research, professional activity, and University and/or public service. JR Specialist use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise of the University and to achieve recognition in the professional and scientific community. JR Specialist may participate in University and/or public service depending upon funding sources and duties of the position. Qualified applicants must possess, at minimum, baccalaureate degree at the time of initial appointment. Preferred qualifications: previous research experience in psychology or relevant field. Interested applicant should submit their CV and statement of interest to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00910. Submit a completed application by 2/6/2017 for primary consideration.

    The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job location

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Requirements

    Documents

    • Resume/CV - Your most recently updated C.V.

    • Statement of Interest

    How to apply

  • Create an ApplicantID
  • Provide required information and documents
  • https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/922/account_and_contact  

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

    Closes October 22, 2017

    Family description

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

    Job description

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

    Job requirements

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

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

    Hours and Compensation

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

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

    Contact information

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

    Graphic Design/Communications/Research Positions in P&N

    Closes October 13, 2017

    2+ Positions in Psych and Neuro: Graphic Design / Communications / Research

    • Posted Friday, Sep 08 '17 11:57am Federal Work-Study
    • Psychology and Neuroscience
    Psychology and Neuroscience is hiring 2 or more students to do some combination of the following (or similar) responsibilities:

    Graphic Design: - Taking photos and creating graphics for P&N website - Data visualizations to represent dept. statistics

    Communications: - Interviewing students, faculty and alumni to feature in a "P&Ner of the Week" story - Writing Stories for P&N website - Advertising and writing about P&N events

    Research: - Collect institutional data from public websites - Use excel to find patterns in data

    Preferred Software Knowledge: - Excel - Powerpoint - Adobe Photoshop or equivalent - Web Content Management systems (e.g., drupal)

    Applicants need not have skills from all three areas; the responsibilities will be split across positions. Number of hours per week is flexible, and could range from 5 - 15 depending on the candidate's availability.

    The positions will involve working directly with IT Team Lead Matt Mielke (mielke@duke.edu) and/or Associate Chair Professor Elizabeth Marsh (emarsh@psych.duke.edu).

    Interested applicants should submit a resume, unofficial transcript, contact information for at least two references, and a sample of work when relevant (i.e., a writing or graphic sample if you are interested in those responsibilities). Email inquiries should refer to "PsychNeuro Job" in the subject line.

    * Federal work study is preferred but not required. Hourly rate will be determined based on candidate's experience *

           

       

       

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

      Closes September 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

      Deadline : Midnight, 27 September 2017

      Full-time research position at the University of Maryland

      Closes September 22, 2017

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

      Research Associate Responsibilities

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

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

      Minimum Qualifications

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

      Preferred Qualifications

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

      Benefits and Salary

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

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

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

      Research staff position at the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

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

      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

      Basic Qualifications

      Bachelor's Degree and 4 years experience

      Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:  

      Movement

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

      Sensory

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

       

      Research assistant - Cambridge, UK

      Closes August 19, 2017

      Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

      Salary: £25,298-£29,301

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

      Primary activities include assistance in:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Closing date: 19 August 2017

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

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

      Project Coordinator - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

      Closes July 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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