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.

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.

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.

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.

     

    National Black Child Development Institute Internship

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    Title: Office Assistant (Unpaid Position)

    Reports to: Danielle Adamson, Programs Manager

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

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

    Requirements The ideal candidate will:

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

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

    Time Commitment

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

    • Immediate start date is available and preferred.

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

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

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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.

    Temporary Research Specialist: University of Chicago/Thirty Million Words

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    The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago seeks a part-time Research Specialist to assist with statistical analyses of TMW studies. At the direction of the Research Director for the lab, the individual will manage and clean data sets, conduct statistical analysis, write up study findings, and perform other data-related tasks as assigned. The candidate must be a team player who is highly organized, analytic, detail-oriented, and possesses a strong ability to problem-solve.

    Responsibilities Include:  - Manage and maintain organized data sets for active and complete studies  - Prepare data sets for statistical analysis  - Conduct statistical analyses on data sets at the direction of the Research Director  - Clearly communicate analytic findings with Research Director and research team  - Prepare written reports of statistical analyses and findings in clear, concise, and timely manner  - Other duties as assigned  

    Requirements and Competencies:

    - Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required. Master's degree preferred.  

    - Experience with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, or STATA) required.

    - Demonstrated ability to conduct analyses to examine the effectiveness of longitudinal RCT studies, for example but not limited to, multiple regressions (mediations/moderations), linear mixed model, required.

    - A minimum of one year of relevant research experience preferred.  

    -Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines required.  -Ability to manage data from multiple projects required.  -High attention to detail required.  -Ability to work independently and take initiative required.  -Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.  -Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.  -Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.  -Analytical skills required.  -Problem-solving skills required.  -Organizational skills required.  -Verbal and written communication skills required.  -Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.  

    To apply, please submit your application materials here: jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=234505  

    Research Assistant, Language Assessment, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C.

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    Send questions and resumes to jobs@cal.org.

     

    Research Assistant, Language Assessment

    CAL Classification: Research Assistant IProgram Area: World Languages and Venture AssessmentsDivision: Language Assessment DivisionHours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk (full-time) Position Available: Immediately

    OVERVIEW

    The Research Assistant provides research and development support for project-specific tasks and activities, and is responsible for carrying out language assessment project activities as assigned, contributing to the completion of project tasks and deliverables.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assist with development of item writing and review procedures and processes.
    • Coordinate recruiting and hiring of consultants and track their performance.
    • Contribute to development and review of language assessment items.
    • Assist with test scoring and the compilation of scorer training materials.
    • Create meeting agendas and take and disseminate meeting notes.
    • Write and edit proposals, research reports, articles, conference presentations, and other project-related products.
    • Deliver professional development workshops and conference presentations.
    • Communicate with partners and external colleagues.
    • Responsible for cleaning data, creating data tables, coding open-ended survey responses, updating the text of reports following a pre-existing format, and proofreading reports.
    • Conduct library and Internet searches and other research activities.
    • Coordinate project tasks and timelines.
    • Assist with other administrative duties as needed.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four years of related work experience; or
    • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field.
    • Experience working with test development and item writing and/or English language teaching.
    • Experience or formal coursework in language assessment, research methods, quantitative analysis, second/foreign language acquisition/learning/teaching.

    Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Excellent interpersonal, editing, oral and written communication skills in English.
    • Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively in a fast-paced team environment.
    • Proficiency in a language other than English.
    • Proficient in the use of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
    • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
    • Acute attention to detail and strong work ethic.

    IF INTERESTED, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER:

    Mail: Center for Applied Linguistics 4646 40th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20016-1859 ATTN: Human Resources, Recruitment 17-12 Research Assistant, Language Assessment

    Electronically:jobs@cal.org Attn: Recruitment 17-12 Research Assistant, Language Assessment

    In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.

    The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

    This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

    CAL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.

    CAL provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CAL complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    CAL expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CAL employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

    Neuroscience Research Assistant Position, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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    A full-time research assistant position is available for a highly motivated individual interested in exploring the neural circuitry of attentional control over actions in the context of Parkinson’s disease. The successful applicant 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

    Unit Administrator- Data Science, Rutgers University

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    The position is excellent for someone who is interested in working in a highly interdisciplinary growing group where one can learn about advances in data science and relevance to cognition and cognitive development. The role will primarily support research in my lab and will assist and grow with our efforts to build out data science. In this sense it will be like a (more exciting!) lab manager position. 

    Full information and application information can be found here:

    https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/44285

    Rutgers University-Newark, an urban, public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Unit Administrator- Data Science for the College of Arts and Sciences’ Math and Computer Science Department . The Unit Administrator- Data Science will be reporting directly to the Business Specialist Supervisor.

    The Unit Administrator (UA) provides administrative support for Data Science in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark. The person in this role must provide timely and accurate information on the policies and procedures of the Department, FASN, Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N), and the Rutgers University (RU) system. The UA will work under direct supervision, with specific instructions on routine or semi-routine work and within established work parameters, work is usually reviewed upon completion. In addition, this role will perform professional work that requires knowledge of general administrative/office management practices as well as specific knowledge of University policies and procedures.

    The Unit Administrator’s duties include, but not limited to: - Assisting with grant budget and management; tracking and reporting expenses and processing requisitions, as well as general office and event support. - Assists Administrative Assistant (AA) with day-to-day administrative operations and support of Department - Serving as first-level contact with University community, interacting extensively with students.

    The Unit Administrator must be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment and complete work consistent with a basic understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of Data Science and the Department, and the tasks and responsibilities of the position in the achievement of these goals.

    For more information on the College of Arts and Sciences’ Math and Computer Science Department; please visit:http://english-newark.rutgers.edu/math

    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Requires up to two years relevant experience in an administrative function, good communication and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.

    Experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of office administration, organization, coordination, facilitation, bookkeeping, and/or report writing.

    Requires excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and interact successfully with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the University community.

     

    Lab Manager

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    Applications are invited for a lab manager position working under the supervision of Dr. Alia Crum within the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. The lab manager will work closely with members of the lab to help run the lab and to conduct research. The jobs will include taking care of general lab business, training undergraduate research assistants, recruiting & running subjects, developing stimuli and experiment protocols, data management, and data analysis. Salary is competitive. Preferred date is July 1, 2017.

    Interested candidates should submit a resume/CV and a few paragraphs describing their interests and research experience (if any) to Erik Santoro esantoro@stanford.edu. Dr. Crum will be available to meet with interested applicants at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). 

    Full-Time RA position at Stony Brook, NY

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    Candidates are being considered for a full-time Research Support Specialist position in Dr. Matthew Lerner's Social Competence and Treatment Lab in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University.

    This position is to support a NIMH R01-funded study of social functioning in children and teens with and without autism spectrum disorders.

    For more information and to apply, please see here.

    Additional details below:Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in hand by August 31, 2017. Experience in a research setting with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (work experience, internship, student, training, etc.). Experience demonstrating professional competence in research activities. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree or higher in Psychology. Experience with EEG data collection. Experience interfacing with schools. Experience working with children and/or families. Research experience.

    Brief Description: To assist in a study examining how children with and without autism spectrum disorders process social information, and how this relates to their peer interactions and friendship-making. 

    • Scheduling
    • Coordinating contact with schools & families
    • Training and supervising
    • Conducting research visits
    • Assist with managing lab materials, ordering, and data
    • Assist with IRB compliance, progress reports
    • Other duties or projects as assigned

    Special Notes: This is a full time position. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation.  Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding.   FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

    Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

    About Stony Brook:

    Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North  Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

    matthew.lerner@stonybrook.edu

     

    Faculty

    Stony Brook Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic

    Dept. Site: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/psychology/faculty/faculty_bio_pages/mlerner.html

    Lab Site: http://www.lernerlab.com/

     

    Research Coordinator, Duke Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Center

    No closing date

    The Duke Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Center has an opening for a research coordinator for studies utilizing TMS to improve cognitive and clinical outcomes. He/she will help coordinate and conduct research programs in the Center addressing cognitive training, motor learning, and clinical parings of TMS with psychiatric therapy. Studies involve combinations of TMS, psychometrics, brain imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), so knowledge in these fields is desired. The main responsibilities of this position will be to lead the coordination and implementation of these TMS protocols, including; recruitment, scheduling and screening, administration of TMS, collection of neuro-behavioral data, and management of protocols for IRB compliance.

    Bachelors or graduate degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field is preferred. A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR COMMITMENT to the project is required.  Applicants will gain on-job TMS training and certification. Must be located in Durham NC, or the surrounding area. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is now open as we would like to encourage as much overlap with our outgoing coordinator as possible, but the job start date is flexible. OR The position is now open in order to begin training with our outgoing coordinator, but the job start date is flexible. 

    Send CV and references to Dr. Greg Appelbaum at the Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology Division, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC 27710. E-mail: greg@duke.edu 

    Research Assistant (mindfulness education), IRT, Durham, NC

    No closing date

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

    JOB DESCRIPTION Innovation Research & Training (IRT) seeks a part- or full-time Research Assistant to work on qualitative and quantitative research, training and intervention development, and technical assistance projects in a variety of fields including mindfulness education, substance use, and stress prevention. Job Description: Participate as a team member on research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance projects. Responsibilities include conducting scientific literature reviews; assisting with writing presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals; recruiting study participants; collecting, transcribing, coding, and entering data; maintaining meeting minutes; helping with developing and writing in-person and online training and intervention programs; and assisting with customer support and administrative work. Experience conducting research in schools is a plus.

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

    If interested, please submit a cover letter including your available start date, CV or resume, at least one scientific writing sample, and three references to Dr. Janis Kupersmidt at jkupersmidt@irtinc.us.

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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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