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Posted April 21, 2021


Project Coordinator and Data Analyst in Child and Family Policy Institute for Policy Research Northwestern University

The Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University (IPR) invites applications for a full- time Project Coordinator and Data Analyst starting Summer 2021. The Project Coordinator and Data Analyst will serve as an integral member of the Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative (NU2Gen). NU2Gen examines the implementation and effectiveness of two- generation interventions, which link education and career training for low-income parents with educational programming for their children and youth. The central focus is evidence-based approaches to increasing family economic mobility. Our research is at the intersection of theories and empirics from developmental science, economics, and sociology. We specialize in program design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative education strategies that build on families’ strengths and address typical barriers to success.

Responsibilities: The Project Coordinator and Data Analyst will:

  1. Project Development: contribute to study design; develop and program surveys; conduct literature reviews; create project manuals.
  2. Data Management & Analysis: coordinate with nonprofits and schools to manage data collection; code data using Stata statistical software and train undergraduate Research Assistants to prepare data; create codebooks; oversee data preparation efforts across multiple sources and studies; conduct data analysis for formal reports, publications, and presentations.
  3. Research Support: prepare conference presentations; review and copy edit manuscripts and grant submissions; assist with grants management, project funding, and Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  4. Communication and Administration: arrange meetings and travel for team members; schedule meetings and Zoom invitations; take notes and minutes; manage and support the research team (e.g., hire Research Assistants, oversee day-to-day activities, order supplies).

Qualifications: A successful candidate must have: (1) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, Economics, Statistics, Social or Public Policy, or related field; (2) strong analytic, writing, and communication skills; (3) the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; (4) an aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; and (5) interest in programs and policies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families. The candidate should be highly organized and able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The position offers early career professionals an opportunity to learn hands-on how to develop, conduct, and disseminate interdisciplinary policy-relevant research. The Project Coordinator and Data Analyst interacts with a wide range of Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, and will report to Drs. Teresa Eckrich Sommer and Lauren Tighe.

Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references to Atiya Addie (atiya.addie@northwestern.edu) by June 1, 2021.

Details: The first year will be a combination of remote and in-person (Evanston campus) based on Center for Disease Control and Northwestern University guidelines. There is an option for a second year contingent on performance and funding. Ideally, this position will begin Summer 2021. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

Posted April 14, 2021


The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, anticipates hiring a full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on Montessori education, play, and executive function. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management including IRBs, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on. Additionally, the laboratory coordinator will assist with the activities of the Montessori Science program in underserved communities. Our past lab managers have authored papers on lab work and moved straight into top PhD programs.

Ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy, a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. Start date: August 15, 2021 or possibly earlier.

More information about our laboratory’s research can be found at: https://uva.theopenscholar.com/early-development-lab

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

Please name all files beginning with "yourlast name.yourfirstname".

The position will be posted on the UVa website soon, and applicants will be asked to also upload application materials there.

 

Posted April 13, 2021


Cognitive Development Lab at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under the direction of Dr. Anna Fisher is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (RA) to facilitate research on semantic development, attention, and learning in formal & informal settings. Responsibilities include recruitment of families and children for studies in the lab, maintaining existing community partnerships, collecting behavioral and eye tracking data, maintaining the lab’s IRB protocols, helping design new studies, coding data, and assisting in data analysis. The selected candidate will work in a vibrant and collaborative environment with many opportunities for growth and learning, and will have access to excellent resources at CMU.

Required Qualifications

  • BA, BS, MA or MS in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field.
  • Evidence of interest in cognitive and/or developmental research (e.g., coursework in these fields).
  • At least one semester of research experience in a lab that conducts cognitive or developmental research with human participants.
  • Skills in collecting and working with research data.
  • Programming skills (e.g. MATLAB, Python, or R).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some background in working with children younger than age 7 is highly desirable. Both teaching and research activities with children count as qualifications.
  • Experience with designing experiments in professional software (e.g., Eprime, Psych Toolbox) and remote data collection platforms (e.g., Qualtrics, lab.js, jsPsych, MTurk, Prolific) is a plus.
  • Some knowledge of statistical analysis is preferred but not required.
  • Experience with collection and analysis of eye tracking data is desirable.
  • Duration of the position: Guaranteed funding is available for one year, with possibility of continuing the position pending satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Starting date: Summer 2021

Application materials

  • CV must include information about the candidate’s field of study, graduation date, college GPA, relevant coursework (e.g., courses on cognition, neuroscience, statistical analysis, etc.), a brief summary of research activities (e.g., PI’s name, nature and duration of responsibilities in a lab), publications (if any), scientific presentations (include local presentations, e.g., Honors seminars), and additional qualifications in bullet points (e.g., knowledge of statistical analysis in R, etc.)
  • CV should include names of two individuals willing to provide a reference about the applicant’s academic and/or research performance.
  • Candidates can optionally include a statement of purpose. A statement of purpose (if included) should be a 1-page document stating (1) why this position is of interest to the candidate, and (2) what qualifications make them a suitable candidate for this position.
  • Candidates can optionally include a diversity statement. A diversity statement (if included) should be a 1-page document describing the candidate’s activities and commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in academia.

How to Apply: Interested individuals should apply online to positon #2016133

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

 

Posted April 13, 2021


The Boston Attention and Learning Lab is looking to hire a full-time research assistant for a project characterizing the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying trauma-related conditions in Post-9/11 Veterans, with a start date in summer 2021. Please see attached flyer for further details, and direct any questions to Dr. Joseph DeGutis (degutis@hms.harvard.edu) and Dr. Michael Esterman (esterman@bu.edu).

Objectives: 1) To characterize differences in clinical, functional, cognitive, and neural trajectories in a large database of post-9/11 Veterans. 2) To use fMRI to better characterize trauma-related cognitive impairments and clinical disorders, such as PTSD and suicidality. 3) To collect data characterizing inhibitory control ability using emotional and non-emotional stimuli and examine how this relates to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal thoughts and behaviors, sleep, and traumatic brain injury.

Description: This position will entail being an integral team member in a large, comprehensive longitudinal project, the Translational Research Center for TBI and Stress Disorders (https://heartbrain.hms.harvard.edu/TRACTS.Participate). This project has involved over 900 post-9/11 Veterans across multiple time points over the last 13 years. In particular, the research assistant will perform behavioral analyses to help better understand the long-term consequences of combat exposure and identify vulnerability or protective factors related to poor clinical/functional outcomes. They will also work with task-based and resting-state fMRI data also collected in this longitudinal sample of Veterans, to answer questions about how brain function can reveal subtypes of PTSD, as well as predict treatment outcomes, symptom chronicity, risk for suicide, and disability. Besides data analysis, this position will also involve running Veteran participants through a clinical and cognitive battery to better characterize the role of inhibitory control mechanisms (using hot/emotional and cold/non-emotional stimuli) in PTSD, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, sleep, and traumatic brain injury. Notably, the RA will have chances to author papers and present their work at local and national conferences. This position will be based at VA Boston Healthcare System in Jamaica Plain. The position will provide an excellent opportunity for training in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, and neuropsychology, and will uniquely prepare the individual for clinical, cognitive, or neuroscience graduate school programs.

Background required: College degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field and interest in making a career in such a field. Previous research experience.

Skills required: The candidate must be highly organized and have excellent people skills. Technical skills such as knowledge of statistical methods and programming are also a plus.

Start date: We are looking for someone who can start in the summer of 2021 and commit to two years.

Salary: $39,268 plus full benefits

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2021

If interested, please contact Dr. Joe DeGutis (degutis@hms.harvard.edu) and Dr. Michael Esterman (esterman@bu.edu). 

 

Posted April 13, 2021


Full-Time Research Assistant Position, University of Michigan

 

The Michigan Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (MiSCAN) Lab is seeking applicants for a full-time study coordinator position in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The person in this position will serve as the study coordinator primarily for two research projects funded by NIH and the Depression Center led by Dr. Ivy Tso and Dr. Takakuni Suzuki, aiming to investigate the neurobiology of psychosis and bipolar disorder using electroencephalogram (EEG) and daily questionnaires. The person will work under the oversight of Drs. Tso and Suzuki and their senior research staff to recruit participants and collection data for the project. The position requires a 2-year commitment and may be renewable, depending on performance and availability of funding.

 

This individual will screen, assess, and schedule patients for the projects. They will administer computerized assessments with research participants, set up EEG electrodes/cap and run EEG experiments, and assist with EEG data processing. Responsibilities will also include maintenance of study records; data entry, maintenance; accurate completion of daily paperwork and administrative tasks; preparing assessment materials; various participant contact; adherence to all study protocols; and coordinating/attending weekly team meetings.

 

This position offers an excellent opportunity for developing research skills in clinical science and neuroscience. Dr. Tso is committed to (and has a track record of) mentoring post-bac research assistants in research and academic career development. This position is an ideal stepping stone for those considering to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology or cognitive neuroscience.

 

See this link for more information about the MiSCAN Lab: https://tso.lab.medicine.umich.edu

 

See this link for more information about one of the research grants funding this position:

https://www.depressioncenter.org/newsroom/article/?article_id=2806

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·       Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related STEM discipline.

·       Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility for work with diverse populations in diverse settings.

·       1-2 years of experience with research involving human subjects.

·       Basic computer skills - word processing, internet searches, spreadsheets, elementary statistics.

·       Highly organized, detail-oriented with the ability to understand/follow research protocols

·       Technical skills with equipment and software – training is available, but candidate must be competent to learn to use specialized lab equipment and software interfaces

·       Valid driver's license. Willing to drive regularly between UM campuses within Ann Arbor.

·       The ability to work both independently AND within a team. The candidate must be able to work independently for extended periods of time while receiving feedback and guidance from lab manager and faculty supervisors.

·       The ability to adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines.

·       Strong self-motivation and adaptability in order to meet goals/deadlines of the project; so, the ability to problem-solve, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines are needed.

·       Flexibility in working hours is often required, depending on the scheduling needs of study participants, including weekends and evenings.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·       Experience working with patients with psychiatric disorders

·       Experience with behavioral and EEG data acquisition and processing is strongly preferred

·       Familiarity with programming/scripting languages (MATLAB, ePrime, Presentation, Python, R, VBA, Bash, shell scripting)

·       Previous experience working as a member of an inter-disciplinary team is preferred.

·       Strong interest in conducting research involving psychiatric populations and developing technical research skills (e.g. programming, data processing/analysis, learning about electrophysiology research) is a plus.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply through the UM career website (job ID: 196442): https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/196442/research_assistant. Include your CV (including names of 2-3 referees) and a cover letter describing your research interests, training & experience, and career goals. We especially invite and encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, including but not limited to racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, and students from low-SES background. Review of applications will start immediately. Please email Carly Lasagna (Lab Manager) at clasagna@med.umich.edu if you have any questions about these positions.

 

Posted April 12, 2021


This is for a lab technician in Duke's Psychology & Neuroscience department, starting summer 2021.

https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-RESEARCH-TECHNICIAN-II%2C-PSYCHOLOGY-&-NEUROSCIENCE-NC-27710/728919500/

The Bergelson Lab at Duke, a federally funded lab in Duke's Psychology & Neuroscience department, is seeking a Research Technician II (i.e. a lab tech) with excellent programming skills for a summer start date.  Applications will be reviewed beginning in April and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected (likely in May). 

 

Start date will be early summer (e.g. June 1). This is a one year grant funded position with possibility of renewal.

 

The Bergelson Lab studies language acquisition, with a focus on early word learning. Research projects in the lab investigate both the relation between word learning and other aspects of linguistic representation (phonetics, syntax, prosody) and the interface between word learning and socio-cognitive development writ large.

 

Research in the lab centers around corpus methods, used to analyze the SEEDLingS Corpus (a rich longitudinal audio/video/comprehension/production corpus), behavioral methods (e.g. eye-tracking, discrimination, and production studies), and neuroscientific methods (EEG) to query infant language development.

 

The Research Technician II will also have the opportunity to be part of international collaborative projects, involving speech-technology, computational modeling, and naturalistic recordings.

 

The Research Technician II will work alongside full-time lab staff, PhD students, postdocs, undergrads, and the PI to maintain our existing codebases (Bergelson Lab GitHub repo, SEEDLingS GitHub repo), create and document new scripts and workflows (Bergelson Lab GitBook), and provide support for working with experimental and naturalistic data in the lab. There are often 1-2 undergraduate RAs directly supervised by the Research Technician II in this role.

 

Our lab staff typically go on to excellent research positions and/or PhDs (n=5) at top institutions and have taken advantage of opportunities to co-author research publications and presentations in their own areas of interest and in ongoing projects in the lab.

 

Desiderata include:

* strong programming background (python along with some combination of R, matlab, ruby, bash, html, Go, C++, java, and LaTeX)

* experience with Python's scientific libraries (Pandas, NumPy, SciPy) and  IPython Notebooks

* experience with R's tidyverse. experience with RStudio's Shiny application framework is a plus.

* high skill level and comfort with Github

* command line chops (Linux, Linux subsystem for Windows, or other POSIX-compatible shell)

* familiarity with basic IT (networks, VPNs, basic hardware knowledge)

* familiarity with relevant software (e.g. Praat, Python, Audacity, Datavyu, R, FFmpeg)

* coursework and research experience in algorithms and data structures, data science, machine learning, human research design and implementation (cognition and/or developmental psych, cogsci, linguistics, and related fields)

 

Duke Psychology and Neuroscience has a strong community of researchers (see primary faculty here). Colleagues with highly relevant research in the department notably include Drs. Michael Tomasello, Rita Svetlova, and Makeba Wilbourne. We are part of Duke CHILD Studies.

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

 

Posted 4/9/2021


The full job description and application can be found here. The close date for this position is 4/26/21.

 

The Emerging Minds Lab at Arizona State University, directed by Dr. Kelsey Lucca, is recruiting a full-time lab manager to begin in June 2021. The lab’s research explores early cognitive development and learning across infancy and early childhood. Active lines of research include: curiosity-driven learning, decision making and problem solving, social cognition, and communication. The lab manager will be involved in the lab’s research, and work closely with the lab director and other lab members to assist in all aspects of running the lab. There may be opportunities to develop independent projects, attend conferences, and co-author manuscripts. This is an ideal position for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual looking to gain more research experience on topics related to cognition, communication, and development before pursuing a PhD in a related field.

 

Essential Duties

-  Assist with all aspects of the research process: design experiments; create and program stimuli; conduct literature reviews; write protocols; lead and oversee recruitment efforts; interact with families and young children; run experiments; code, process, and analyze data; assist with grant applications, manuscript preparations, conference presentations

-  Oversee and manage daily lab operations: purchase and set up lab equipment; manage budgets, IRB protocols, participant database, website, social media, newsletters; establish and coordinate field site visits (e.g. libraries, museums, schools)

 

-  Lead a team of undergraduate research assistants: recruit and interview undergraduate research assistants; develop training manuals and provide training; assign daily and long-term tasks; supervise research assistant progress; coordinate lab meetings and events; cultivate a team-oriented and collaborative environment

Minimum Qualifications: Three years related laboratory or field research experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:

-       Bachelor’s degree (in psychology, cognitive science, or a related field)

-       1-2 years of research experience (with infants or children preferred)

-       Exceptional organizational, time management, and leadership skills

-       Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills

-       Self-motivated to learn new skills and solve problems independently, attentive to detail, and comfortable juggling multiple tasks

-       Familiarity with diverse research methodologies, training in experimental design, and statistical analysis

-       Proficiency (or willingness to learn) R, Qualtrics, Photoshop; expertise with Microsoft office (Word, Excel)

-       Creativity and/or a design background (to help with stimuli creation, recruitment, newsletters)

-       Computer programming, or web development skills would be a plus 

Working Environment: Working in this position will require daily use of a computer and frequent interaction with families, young children, and student research assistants. The primary location of work will be in the Psychology Building at ASU. The workspace has desks, phones, and desktop computers. There may be some travel to local field sites (e.g., libraries, museums). 

Department Statement: The Department of Psychology is among the largest and most popular departments on the ASU Tempe campus. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares undergraduates to take their place in the world, more effective for what they have learned with us; graduates to conduct innovative psychological research and pursue careers that use those skills to the benefit of their community; and faculty to grow in expertise both in teaching and scholarship. Six basic areas of Graduate specialization form the core of our department: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, and Social Psychology. Interactions among faculty and students across these areas are central to a variety of ongoing research and educational programs in the department. Faculty and students are also actively involved with a number of other centers, institutes, and research groups on campus that promote trans disciplinary approaches to issues of local and national significance, affording outstanding research and training experiences that extend beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries

ASU Statement: Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated. 
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

 

Posted 4/7/2021


Position Description – Research Associate

      The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), one of the fastest growing companies in America, is seeking a part-time Research Associate to support the firm’s Federal Government client on a time-limited research project in a collaborative, positive and fast-paced work environment. This position will play a critical role in a qualitative public health research assignment specific to issues impacting diverse populations across the United States.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with a Principal Investigator, Project Director, and the qualitative research team on a Federal contract research project
  • Take clear, detailed, and accurate notes during in-depth interviews (IDIs) with research participants
  • Develop customized coding schematic using NVivo (or similar CAQDAS tools), including inductive and deductive approaches to generate variables to be used in inferential analysis
  • Organize and enter IDI notes into NVivo to strategically analyze data, identity themes, and garner insights
  • Analyze IDI outputs, identify trends, and write detailed reports to include charts, diagrams, tables, and other data visualization assets
  • Identify issues during data collection and analysis, and propose solutions

Required Skills:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with federal clients, particularly the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or other health and public health agencies
  • Experience working in a management consulting firm or agency (preferred)
  • Previous health, public health, and/or social sciences research experience (preferred)
  • At least two years of experience in a research environment, including demonstrated experience with NVivo (or similar CAQDAS tools) to code and analyze qualitative data
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to engage and work with diverse populations
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment, both independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy in analysis and writing
  • Demonstrated skill in project management, time management, and problem-solving
  • Experience using virtual platforms (e.g., Zoom, MS Teams, Webex, RingCentral)
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Statistics coursework (preferred)

Other Duties as Assigned:

This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employer evaluations.

 

Posted 4/7/2021


It’s raining psychosis and psychosis-risk research training opportunities! We are recruiting for a full-time Research Specialist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Research Specialist will serve as the primary point-of contact and phone screener for research participants (adolescents and young adults at clinical high-risk for psychosis) in 4 NIMH-funded research studies and will join the Youth Emotions, Thoughts, and Interactions (YETI) Lab under the supervision of Dr. Leslie Horton.

The person in this role will also conduct clinical interviews (with supervision and training) to assess clinical high-risk for psychosis syndromes, learn and administer a variety of clinical and neuroscience tasks, manage databases for screening and participant tracking, and will monitor long-term follow up and scheduling.

Good candidates should be personable, self-motivated and very detail-oriented. This position offers an excellent opportunity for recent soon-to-be graduates for developing research skills in psychology and clinical science. It is well-suited for those considering a graduate degree in clinical psychology, social work, or medicine; particularly for those with an interest in psychosis and psychosis risk.

 

To apply, go to the link : https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/6469534-research-specialist.

 

Posted 4/7/2021


The SCIP (social cognition & intergroup processes) Lab, directed by Dr. Sylvia Perry at Northwestern University in the Department of Psychology seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning the Summer or Fall of 2021.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab manager will work closely with the PI and lab group on a research program investigating how social contexts and attitudes affect behavioral and physiological outcomes within intergroup interactions in both adult and child populations.
 

Responsibilities include:

·      overseeing day-to-day lab operations

·      designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults

·      hiring, coordinating, training, and proactively working with undergraduate research assistants 

·      data management

·      participant recruitment and scheduling

·      development and maintenance of a participant database

·      coordinating school visits

·      maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc.

·      assisting in planning lab events and meetings

 

Preferred qualifications:

·      a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline

·      research experience in a social and/or developmental psychology lab

·      one or more years of research experience with children and/or racially diverse populations

·      experience in a psychophysiological or dyadic interactions lab [e.g., experience working with, cleaning, and analyzing autonomic nervous system data (using AcqKnowledge and/or MindWare software), coding verbal and non-verbal data, and/or creating dictionaries in LIWC] 

·      excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently

·      strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills

·      extremely efficient in email correspondence

·      programming skills in Qualtrics, Inquisit, Prolific, and Mechanical Turk; and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite

·      strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R, etc.)

·      working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g., Photoshop, Final Cut)

 

SCIP lab members have been accepted into competitive Social, Community, and Clinical Psychology PhD programs, thus this position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The lab manager/research technician will be involved with scientific presentations at conferences, the writing of journal manuscripts, and the ability to start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Perry and her research lab.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Perry at nusciplab@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “lab manager position” in your email, and have your letter writers use the subject line “letter of recommendation for [your name] for lab manager position”. If this ad is still available on the website, the position is still available.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but we encourage applicants to submit their materials by April 30, 2021. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Sylvia Perry at Sylvia.perry@northwestern.edu.

 

Posted 4/7/2021


Research Assistant Positions in the Growth And Resilience across Development (GARD) Lab

University of Maryland, College Park

 

Dr. Arianna Gard and the GARD Lab (http://gardlab.umd.edu/) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park is hiring two full-time post-baccalaureate research assistants (title Faculty Specialist or Faculty Assistant). The GARD Lab investigates how environmental risk and protective factors shape brain and behavioral development in children and adolescents. The lab employs a variety of biosocial approaches – survey data, observations of the neighborhood context and parent-child interactions, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), genetics and epigenetics, and physiological function. The primary focus of these positions is to coordinate a new large-scale study investigating neighborhood effects on health and wellbeing in the DC Metro area.

 

Both positions will start summer 2021; flexible start date. Review of applications will begin

immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Arianna Gard at arigard@umd.edu. Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name and the position to which you are applying in the filename (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

 

Data Manager: The data manager position will coordinate data management on multiple projects in the lab. Duties for this position include organizing, processing and analyzing data across multiple modalities including survey/questionnaire, MRI, biospecimens (e.g., DNA/RNA, cortisol, markers of physical health), and observational data. Specific responsibilities will include:

(1)    Designing a web-based survey for a large population-based study of families in the DC region

(2)    Developing data cleaning & analytic pipelines for incoming data

(3)    Harmonizing administrative contextual data (e.g., area-level crime statistics, air pollution estimates of fine-particulate matter) with participant-level data from multiple studies

(4)    Constructing spatial maps of neighborhood characteristics using ArcGIS

(5)    Generating and testing statistical replication packages for empirical papers pre-publication

(6)    Programming behavioral tasks in Matlab and PsychoPy

(7)    Preprocessing and analysis of publicly-available fMRI data

(8)    General administrative duties - maintenance of the lab website, Github account, and linux server

(9)    Training and supervising undergraduate research assistants

 

The data manager position could fit multiple different types of applicants. Ideal applicants will have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a field related to neuroscience, computer science, biostatistics, mathematics, or psychology and have previous experiences with these types of data modalities. Required experience and/or training in one or more programming languages: R, linux bash, Matlab, Python. Applicants will more advanced degrees (e.g., M.S., PhD) will be considered and would have additional opportunities (e.g., publishing, grant-writing); pay will be commensurate with experience.

 

Project Coordinator: The project coordinator position will primarily be responsible for launching the DC Area Neighborhood Study. This study adopts a community-based participatory research framework to engage community organizations and members in understanding neighborhood effects on children’s health and wellbeing. Specific responsibilities include:

(1)    Coordinate outreach activities – designing and publicizing events, interfacing with local non-profits, and managing undergraduate RAs

(2)    Designing accessible recruitment materials

(3)    Managing participant recruitment

(4)    Working with the data manager to design the online survey platform

(5)    Coordinating teams of undergraduate and graduate students to execute neighborhood observation protocols

(6)    Developing in-house training protocols on topics such as: cultural humility training, history of DC neighborhoods, interacting with families, etc.

 

The recruitment coordinator position is designed for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in sociology, social work, public health, psychology, or a related field. Applicants with extensive community organizing experience with an Associates degree will also be considered under the title Faculty Assistant Required experience in community organizing and working with human subjects. Desire qualifications: familiarity with the DC Metro region and local nonprofits, phlebotomy certified or willingness to become certified. Applicants with an MSW will also be considered and would have additional opportunities (e.g., publishing, clinical interviews); pay will be commensurate with experience.

 

The University of Maryland is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. The GARD Lab at UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting individuals underrepresented in higher education and STEM fields; racial-ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Please direct all questions to Dr. Arianna Gard at arigard@umd.edu

 

Posted 4/5/2021


The Lab for the Developing Mind (https://www.labdevelopingmind.com/, PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is seeking a full-time Junior Laboratory Associate to begin around June 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until April 30.
Areas of investigation in the lab include early emerging knowledge domains, symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning, pictorial and mental imagery, mathematical cognition, and spatial cognition. The lab uses behavioral and computational approaches and tests participants ranging in age from infants through adults. The Department of Psychology at New York University offers a rich intellectual community in the developmental and cognitive sciences.

Responsibilities for the position include experimental design and stimuli development, running behavioral experiments with infants, children, and adults (in the lab, in museums, and/or online), participant recruitment, management and analysis of data, and lab administration (e.g., managing IRB protocols and training other lab members).

A Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required. Flexible working hours are also required. Previous research experience, especially with infants or children, is strongly preferred.

Additional highly desired qualifications include:
- Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., in Matlab, R, Python)
- Strong artistic skills, including university-level coursework in the fine arts or facility with design software (e.g., Blender, the Adobe Suite)
- Experience with scientific outreach
- Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions

Interested candidates should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. The application is available at: https://apply.interfolio.com/85963

 

Posted 4/1/2021


Full-Time Research Assistant: Temple Cognition & Learning Lab 
The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring one full-time Research Assistant with a preferred start date of July 1, 2021. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is funded by the National Science Foundation “Developing STEM Achievement and Motivation: The Role of Spatial Skills and Parent-Child Interactions” and by the James S McDonnell Foundation, “Developing Mathematical Skills and Motivation.” These projects will investigate the inter-relations between spatial and numerical thinking in childhood, how parent interactions influence the development of these cognitive skills, and how cognitive and motivational factors work together to influence children’s trajectories in STEM.

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

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

How to Apply
To apply, visit our website at https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for job number 21000550. Please also send your CV via email to tucl@temple.edu with the email subject line "Full-time RA application". AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Prior research experience in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field.
* Experience working with preschool or elementary-school-age children as a researcher or teacher.
* Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office suite or similar spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation software.
* Experience with computer programming is preferred (e.g., JavaScript, Python, C++, Ruby, R).
* Demonstrated experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, to complete quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
* Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills.
* Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.
* Some experience managing or monitoring the work of others.
* Comfortable giving presentations to small groups.
* Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation.
* Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to administer study protocols as necessary.

This is a grant funded position.
This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.  

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-report

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

 

Posted 4/1/2021


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is recruiting a full-time research assistant (RA) position with our early psychosis clinical and research group (supervised by Dr William Stone). The RA would join our large, active, multidisciplinary clinical research team, which focuses on early signs of risk for developing schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses.  
 
We are seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented recent graduates/soon-to-be graduates. This position provides valuable learning opportunities for individuals who are considering applying to graduate school (i.e., clinical psychology) or to medical school, especially those who are interested in research on the development of psychosis. 
 
I have included a more detailed description of the position below. We ask interested applicants to send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to my email sbravo@bidmc.harvard.edu. We will be reviewing applications and interviewing approximately over the next month. 
 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Of course, feel free to forward this email to anyone that you think would be interested.
 
Research Assistant I (Recruiter)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for working with other team members to locate, recruit and assess subjects at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis as part of a multi-site and multi-national research study aimed at identifying biomarkers for development of psychosis.  Tasks include coordinating with project director and recruiter to access potential subjects; administering screening interviews; scheduling research subjects and healthy controls (HC) for clinical evaluation by the diagnostician; obtaining medical records; administering neuropsychological tests (training provided), assisting in electrophysiological assessments (training provided), scheduling neuroimaging and drawing blood samples for genetic analysis (training will be provided). Working with team members to coordinate flow of subjects and help maintain study files. Participating in weekly meetings with investigators to review ongoing progress of the study. Episodic participation in academic activities such as literature reviews, production of slides, and other scientific materials.

Required Education and Background Skills:

Academic background in behavioral sciences strongly preferred. Minimum college graduate. Resourceful individual with excellent communication and social skills. Must be self-motivated and responsible. A keen sense of organization and attention to detail is essential. Must be able to work autonomously and as a member of a geographically diverse team in and around the Boston area. Ability to maintain highly confidential information is critical. Knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses is helpful. Good computer skills.


To Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Sara Bravo at sbravo@bidmc.harvard.edu.

 

Posted 4/1/2021


Project Coordinator and Data Analyst in Child and Family Policy Institute for Policy Research Northwestern University

The Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University (IPR) invites applications for a full- time Project Coordinator and Data Analyst starting Summer 2021. The Project Coordinator and Data Analyst will serve as an integral member of the Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative (NU2Gen). NU2Gen examines the implementation and effectiveness of two- generation interventions, which link education and career training for low-income parents with educational programming for their children and youth. The central focus is evidence-based approaches to increasing family economic mobility. Our research is at the intersection of theories and empirics from developmental science, economics, and sociology. We specialize in program design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative education strategies that build on families’ strengths and address typical barriers to success.

Responsibilities: The Project Coordinator and Data Analyst will:

  1. Project Development: contribute to study design; develop and program surveys; conduct literature reviews; create project manuals.
  2. Data Management & Analysis: coordinate with nonprofits and schools to manage data collection; code data using Stata statistical software and train undergraduate Research Assistants to prepare data; create codebooks; oversee data preparation efforts across multiple sources and studies; conduct data analysis for formal reports, publications, and presentations.
  3. Research Support: prepare conference presentations; review and copy edit manuscripts and grant submissions; assist with grants management, project funding, and Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  4. Communication and Administration: arrange meetings and travel for team members; schedule meetings and Zoom invitations; take notes and minutes; manage and support the research team (e.g., hire Research Assistants, oversee day-to-day activities, order supplies).

Qualifications: A successful candidate must have: (1) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, Economics, Statistics, Social or Public Policy, or related field; (2) strong analytic, writing, and communication skills; (3) the ability to balance attention to detail with a big-picture understanding of research endeavors; (4) an aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; and (5) interest in programs and policies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families. The candidate should be highly organized and able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The position offers early career professionals an opportunity to learn hands-on how to develop, conduct, and disseminate interdisciplinary policy-relevant research. The Project Coordinator and Data Analyst interacts with a wide range of Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, and will report to Drs. Teresa Eckrich Sommer and Lauren Tighe.

Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, writing sample, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references to Atiya Addie (atiya.addie@northwestern.edu) by June 1, 2021.

Details: The first year will be a combination of remote and in-person (Evanston campus) based on Center for Disease Control and Northwestern University guidelines. There is an option for a second year contingent on performance and funding. Ideally, this position will begin Summer 2021. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

Posted 4/1/2021


Two post-bacc positions open at the DSCN lab (UMD)
 
Research Assistant position open at UMD:
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (formal title: Faculty Specialist) beginning Summer 2021. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of typical and atypical development, with a focus on social cognition and social motivation. Our methods include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in cognitive, clinical, or developmental neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply.
 
Responsibilities will include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications. The ideal applicant will have experience with behavioral and neuroimaging data collection and analyses and/or programming languages (e.g., python, matlab) and linux environments.
 
Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 1-year position with the possibility for renewal contingent on performance and funding. To apply please email your application to Deena Shariq (dshariq@umd.edu). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

 
 
Research Coordinator position open at UMD:
 
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time Research Coordinator (formal title: Faculty Specialist) beginning Summer 2021. This position is supported by a new grant examining biopsychosocial predictors of loneliness in typically-developing and autistic adolescents. Our methods include functional and structural MRI, behavioral measures, and experience sampling methods. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in psychology or clinical or developmental neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, human development, communication, or related to apply.
 
Responsibilities will include management and coordination of aspects of large-scale longitudinal projects including participant recruitment, data collection, and data management. The ideal applicant will have experience with data management tools (e.g., redcap), excellent organizational, interpersonal, and multi-tasking abilities, and experience working with families and children with autism. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications.
 
Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 2-year position. To apply please email your application to Elizabeth Giacobbe (giacobbe@umd.edu). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.
 

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected

 

Posted 4/1/2021


The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position.  

Our research: The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab investigates the contributions of nature and nurture to human cognition. Areas of interest include the origins of conceptual representations, the contribution of linguistic and sensory experience to knowledge and the neurocognitive basis of cultural skills (e.g., reading, programming). We use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures to investigate these questions. One line of research in the lab compares the minds and brains of populations with different visual experiences e.g., congenitally blind, late blind and sighted individuals. Working with people who are blind enables disentangling the contributions of sensory and linguistic experience to conceptual representations. We investigate visual cortex plasticity in blindness as a window into the mechanisms and timing of neural specialization in humans. 

For more information about the Neuroplasticity & Development Lab please go to: 

http://bednylab.com/

Job Responsibilities: Assist in experimental design and implementation, data collection, neuroimaging data analysis and maintenance of fMRI analysis infrastructure. Administrative duties include: recruitment and scheduling of participants, preparation of IRB protocols and general lab management. 

Job Requirements: An interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or cognitive psychology. Strong technical skills are preferred e.g., knowledge of Python, shell scripting, Matlab and/or Java, C++. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organized and able to work independently. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important. 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email the lab director marina.bedny@jhu.edu. The email should include a letter of interest describing academic interests and career goals, and how working in the Neuroplasticity and Development Lab would facilitate these goals. Please include a CV, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible however, we prefer no later than July 1st, 2021. 

 

Posted 3/29/2021


Professor Sandra Waxman of Northwestern University is currently seeking a full-time research study coordinator for research project on infant language and cognitive development. 

 

We seek a full-time research study coordinator to manage a very active research program at the Project on Child Development (http://www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu/). Our research is designed to examine early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years. Our work includes eyetracking and EEG.  The position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with Professor Waxman and her Project Coordinator.

 

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, experience in research with infants or young children, confidence with office technology, websites and social media platforms, and a friendly, team-leading personality. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are a must.

 

Additional Qualifications: One year or more of research or administrative work. Expertise with software (e.g., MatLab, Filemaker Pro, R) is a very relevant skill, some of which can be learned on the job. Strong writing skills are essential to communicate with collaborators and with community/national organizations.

 

Additional Information: This is one-year, grant-funded position, starting June or July 2021, with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits and a dynamic working environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and a list of 2-3 professional references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to lisa.renaud@northwestern.edu We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Posted 3/25/2021


The University of Alabama

Post-Bachelor's Research Assistant

The Research Assistant - 512626 will be part of the Cognition and Intellectual Disabilities lab in the Psychology Department at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The position is to assist with a 5-year NICHD-funded study investigating longitudinal cognitive changes in teens and young adults with Down syndrome. The lab and study are directed by Dr. Fran Conners. Responsibilities of the position include participant recruitment, participant testing, data management, and training/supervision of undergraduate researchers. This position is ideal for a candidate who is looking for significant research experience before applying to graduate school and/or for a candidate who is looking for a multi-year research position. 

Application deadline is April 21, 2021. Visit UA’s employment website (https://staffjobs.ua.edu/en-us/job/512626/research-assistant-512626) for more information and to apply. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities. 

 

Posted 3/25/2021


University of Connecticut – Department of Psychological Sciences

Lab Manager / Research Assistant

 

The Communication and Development Laboratory (https://comdev.uconn.edu/, PI: Dr. Umay Suanda) in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut is seeking a full-time lab manager and research assistant. The successful candidate will play an important role in all facets of the laboratory’s research, including (but not limited to): study design, subject recruitment, data collection and analysis, conference submissions and presentations, manuscript preparation and lab managerial duties (e.g., supervising undergraduate research assistants). Research in the laboratory lies at the intersection of cognitive, socio-cognitive, and language development. The laboratory’s research involves observational, experimental, and eye-tracking studies with infants, young children, and adults.

 

For complete information on the position, responsibilities, and how to apply, please see the full job posting here: https://jobs.hr.uconn.edu/en-us/job/495143/research-assistant-2  

 

The position is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated individuals preparing for a graduate career in Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Science or related field.

 

This position is a full time (40-hour week), 12-month appointment (annually renewable based on performance and funding availability).  A two-year commitment is preferred.  Start Date for the position is July 2021. To receive full consideration, please apply by April 30.

 

Please direct any questions to Dr. Umay Suanda (s.suanda@uconn.edu)  

 

Posted 3/25/2021


The Morality Lab at Boston College, led by Liane Young, is seeking a full-time Research Analyst, with a two-year commitment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled, with the position starting as early as May 2021 and no later than July 2021. The Research Analyst will work in tandem with a full-time lab manager, who will hold more administrative duties. We expect that the position will be remote until September 2021, after which the RA will be asked to work in person in Boston.

Graduate students and postdocs in the Morality Lab research diverse topics related to social and moral cognition: for example, the role of reasoning in moral thought and action, the involvement of theory of mind across social and relational contexts (e.g., cooperation vs competition), social learning and prediction error, the tradeoff between principles of moral obligation and impartiality, and the impact of social norms on virtuous behavior. The lab uses behavioral methods (e.g., online data collection), fMRI, TMS, and computational modeling, in both typical and atypical populations, adults and children. Learn more by visiting http://moralitylab.bc.edu/.
 
Job responsibilities will include:
-  Assisting graduate students and postdocs in all lines of research (e.g. recruiting participants, collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data, mentoring and training undergraduate research assistants and senior lab members)
 
-  Ensuring that the lab is active in supporting the best practices of open and reproducible science (e.g. pre-registering studies, making datasets and analysis scripts publicly available, etc.)
 
-  Maintaining and updating lab analysis scripts (particularly fMRI scripts) to be in line with current and emerging practices; maintaining detailed and comprehensible documentation of lab scripts/practices
 
The Research Analyst will also have opportunities to design, conduct, publish and present original research projects. This position is ideal for individuals who are interested in applying to graduate school.
 
Candidates should have a B.A./B.S. in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field. Candidates should have prior research experience, as well as knowledge of the statistical methods and experimental designs that are commonly used in psychological research. Candidates should also have a strong background in programming (see below). Finally, candidates should have strong organizational abilities, be independent and eager to learn new skills on their own, and be able to work well with others, as effective and patient communicators.
 
Preferred qualifications include (1) proficiency in Matlab, Python, R, and/or JavaScript; (2) experience analyzing neuroimaging data, (3) a desire to improve upon existing analytical techniques currently used in the lab.
 
To apply, please email Aditi Kodipady (kodipady@bc.edu), Kevin Jiang (kevin.jiang@bc.edu), and Liane Young (liane.young@bc.edu) with a CV (titled as ‘LastName_CV’) and a statement explaining current and future research interests as well as specific interests in joining the Morality Lab. Please also provide contact information for two references and include “Morality Lab Research Analyst Application” in the subject line of any correspondence.

Review of applications will start immediately and proceed until the position is filled. Women, LGBTQ and under-represented minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Boston College is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In addition to comprehensive health and dental insurance plans, Boston College offers many other benefits, including various types of insurance coverage, tuition remission opportunities, a 401(k) plan match, and a significant number of paid holidays and vacation days.

 

Posted 3/24/2021


Dr. Laura Germine's laboratory at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School is hiring two full-time research assistants to join our digital neuropsychology program (start date flexible, but aiming for June 2021).  Please share with your students or anyone who might be interested!  
 
 
 

Posted 3/24/2021


Clinically Oriented Research Assistant in the Vanderbilt Psychotic Disorders Program

Full time research assistant needed to join a laboratory within the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital focused on the study of psychotic disorders. Under direct supervision, the research assistant will be responsible for recruiting research subjects into various clinical research studies and assisting investigators in the collection and analysis of study data. 

In particular, the research assistant with help conduct a longitudinal study of delusions. This will require a desire to work directly with individuals who experience psychosis as well as excellent organizational and data management skills. The research assistant will also assist with a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) of a psychotherapy intervention for persecutory delusions, conducted within the psychotic disorders program. The research assistant will be responsible for performing psychiatric symptom interviews, administering cognitive tests, and carrying out neuroimaging study protocols.

The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities.  It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology (or related field). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree in psychology or a related field (e.g. neuroscience, human development).  Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable.  Training in diagnostic interviewing methods, cognitive testing, and data analysis will be provided. This position is a 2-year commitment. Please send resume and cover letter to: Julia.sheffield@vumc.org 

 

Posted 3/23/2021


        The Advanced MRI Section (AMRI) in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland is seeking postbaccalaureate fellow candidates for its all-night EEG-fMRI sleep study.  The fellow will assist with everything from participant scheduling to data collection and analysis.  Candidates must be willing and able to work night shifts and in the MRI environment.  The start date will be no later than 7 June 2021.
        In addition to developing unique methods for white matter imaging, ultra-low and ultra-high field imaging, and perfusion imaging, the Section is interested in studying the brain with fMRI during sleep.  This encompasses the characterization of both neuronal and autonomic activity changes across the full range of arousal states during overnight sleep. After a successful pilot study, AMRI recently started a main study that is currently in full swing. Early analysis of the pilot data has revealed novel interactions between autonomic and neural activity that will be further investigated with advanced analysis techniques. It is anticipated that further development of analysis approaches will be important for proper analysis and interpretation of the data.
        As part of the NIH intramural program, AMRI has access to unique imaging and computational resources, including access to 3T and 7T MRI scanners, EEG and MEG systems, and a large (currently 107,000-core) computational cluster. In addition, it has expertise in state-of-the-art MRI imaging techniques and data analysis tools, and a dedicated group of researchers including MRI physicists and sleep neuroscientists.

Minimum Qualifications:
1)      College graduates who received their bachelor's degrees less than THREE years prior to the date they begin the program; OR individuals who are more than 3 years past the receipt of their bachelor's degree but received a master's degree less than SIX MONTHS before they begin the program; OR individuals who meet one or both of the above and who have been accepted into graduate, other doctoral, or medical school programs and who have written permission from their school to delay entrance for up to one year to pursue a biomedical research project at the NIH
2)      U.S. citizen or permanent resident
3)      Candidates must intend to apply to graduate or professional school during their tenure at the NIH (if they have not already been accepted)
4)      Willingness and ability to work night shifts
5)      Willingness and ability to work in the MRI environment
Desirable Qualifications:
1)      A strong desire to learn or continue to learn homeostasis, consciousness, sleep, circadian, and/or ultradian neuroscience
2)      Strong quantitative data analysis skills in advanced statistics, signal processing, and/or scientific computer programming

Applicants are requested to send curriculum vitae to Dante Picchioni, PhD at:
dante.picchioni@nih.gov
It is encouraged to include contact information for three references from mentors and/or colleagues.

For more information on the NIH Intramural Research Training Award, see:
https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta
For more information on the laboratory, see:
https://amri.ninds.nih.gov
Please note that you must be willing and able to work night shifts and in the MRI environment.  You cannot perform these essential functions if you ever had a seizure; if you ever had a psychotic, depressive, or bipolar disorder; or if you have a contraindication for MRI.  This will be verified by a physical.

 

Posted 3/22/2021


The Purdue Language Learning and Meaning Acquisition (LLAMA) Laboratory is hiring a research project coordinator / technician for a NIH-funded project titled “Lexico-semantic abilities in language growth and delay.”  Start date can range from May to July.  This position could be a great fit either for someone with scientific interests in language development who seeks to enhance their research profile before attending graduate school, *or* for an individual with more research experience who is seeking a longer-term research-oriented post.  Compensation will be scaled to the candidate's skills and experience.  The candidate will contribute to the initial phase of a longitudinal project, therefore, individuals who can make a multiple-year commitment to the position will receive stronger consideration.

Dr. Arielle Borovsky and the LLAMA lab are committed to enhancing, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the scientific community.  We encourage individuals from backgrounds that are traditionally under-represented in science to apply for this position.  Our commitment to equity is similarly woven into the scientific aims of this project, which seeks to engage families with diverse backgrounds. Applicants are encouraged to share their own commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their cover letter, along with a brief description of their goals, talents, and qualifications.      

Review of applications will begin on 3/29/21 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please direct specific inquiries to Dr. Borovsky at aborovsky@purdue.edu  

Position summary

The successful candidate will provide research coordination, management, and technical support for a NIH-funded longitudinal project on early language development. The position will be based in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Department at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana. The position involves occasional duties outside of the laboratory (2-4 x per month), which may include travel to our community laboratory in Indianapolis, and participation in community recruitment and outreach activities.

Training potential

Dr. Borovsky is committed to the further development of the candidate’s research skills and potential, and prior laboratory coordinators and students have an excellent track record of gaining entry into graduate programs in a variety of fields. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their research interests and technical skills. The research assistant will join a collegial community of researchers who study language development and disorders, and will have the opportunity to interact with other faculty, graduate students, research associates, and speech-language pathologists.

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in communication disorders, cognitive science, psychology, linguistics or related field
  • Experience in a research setting involving development, language or health.
  • Demonstrated interest in language development research
  • Meticulous attention to detail, well-organized, and ability to work independently and
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize priorities among multiple tasks
  • Strong technical troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Comfort in interacting with young children and their caregivers in a research setting

Must have additionally have experience in at least one of the following

  • Developing / running studies using eye-tracking and/or ERP methods
  • Scripting / programming experience
  • Ability to create and edit multiple audio, video and image file formats
  • Ability to develop/code psycholinguistics experiments Experience with statistical analysis and data visualization
  • Experience with data management tools

Click here to apply.       

 

Posted 3/21/2021


The Language Acquisition Lab at the Department of Linguistics at MIT is seeking a motivated and intellectually-engaged Research Assistant/Lab Manager for research on language acquisition in typically developing children. The RA/Lab Manager will be responsible for managing and coordinating projects related to a collaborative NSF-funded grant on semantic acquisition, as well as other projects relating to syntactic, semantic and pragmatic development.

Responsibilities of the RA include: preparing stimuli, being a liaison between the lab and families, preschools and museums, testing participants, assisting with data analysis, training undergraduate research assistants, maintaining and coordinating use of equipment and space.

Applicants should provide a letter of interest, a CV, and names and emails of three references via the online application.

 
Review of applications will begin immediately for a flexible start date between June 15th and July 1st, 2021. Applications received by April 15th will receive best consideration. 
 
 
 

Posted 3/19/2021


The Lombrozo and Griffiths Labs at Princeton University are seeking a full-time lab manager to begin July 2021 (start date somewhat flexible). You can apply here. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 15 until the position is filled.

The labs focus on cognitive science research that spans cognitive psychology, cognitive development, computer science, and philosophy, with a focus on topics in high-level cognition, such as learning, reasoning, and decision-making.

Overview

The Department of Psychology is looking for a Research Specialist to manage the laboratories of Professors Tania Lombrozo and Tom Griffiths. The successful applicant will handle lab administration and data management for the labs as well as interact with students (both graduate and undergraduate), postdoctoral fellows and other individuals who are part of the lab. 

Responsibilities

Aspects of lab administration that the individual will be responsible for include but are not limited to organizing/scheduling lab meetings and lab events, overseeing research assistant training, creating and maintaining paper and electronic record-keeping systems, adhering to and monitoring adherence to human subject protocols, ordering and organizing lab supplies, managing reimbursements, managing subject payments, maintaining lab networks and printers, creating and maintaining lab web sites, and updating lab documents and file systems. The Research Specialist will also play a role in ongoing research projects, including helping with literature reviews, data collection and coding, and data analysis. More independent research may be possible as time permits.

To find out more and submit an application, please visit:

 

Posted 3/19/2021


The Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Lab is directed by Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt and is based at the University of California, Los Angeles. We are hiring a lab manager starting this summer.
This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults. This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., purchasing, IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and preprocessing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers.  
 
To view the details of job description and to apply for the position, please visit: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1616093938587.
 
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy
 

Posted 3/18/2021


Research Lab Coordinator
LRDC - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
- (21001660)

This position is at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), a multi-disciplinary center for research to advance the science of learning by bringing together leading researchers in the cognitive, social, and educational sciences. The lab manager will help coordinate the work of a developmental neuroscience lab, studying how life experiences influence reward and emotion brain circuitry. The lab uses behavioral studies and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to understand (a) how children and adolescents learn about different aspects of their environment, (b) how brain circuits responsible for learning are shaped by exposure to stress, and (c) why neural changes due to stress confer risks for negative outcomes during development. B.A. or B.S. in psychology, social work, cognitive science, neuroscience, biology, computer science or related fields. Experience with research. Familiarity with Microsoft Office. Experience with (and/or a working knowledge of) computer coding (basic Linux knowledge, stimulus presentation in Matlab or Python, and/or data analysis in R statistical software) is required.

Posted 3/17/2021


Clinical Research Coordinator - (3147993)

 Massachusetts General Hospital

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT

A full-time Research Coordinator position is available in the Resilience and Prevention Program (RAP) and the Holt Emotion and Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Daphne Holt at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and the MGH Psychiatry Department. The RAP program focuses on both the use of manualized psychosocial interventions in those at risk for severe mental illnesses and utilizing neuroimaging to determine possible markers of prevention. These studies are conducted with both adolescents and college students at risk for a mental illness. The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of specific psychosocial and neuroscience research studies.

They will be responsible for acquiring and analyzing research data (behavioral, physiological and fMRI), as well as IRB submissions, recruiting and characterizing eligible subjects, administering and scoring interviews/questionnaires, maintaining regulatory and source documentation, timely data entry and quality assurance. The CRC will report directly to both Dr. DeTore (lab manager) and Dr. Holt and will also work closely with other members of the research team, including faculty investigators, research fellows, clinicians, other research coordinators and student interns.

A full-time Research Coordinator position is available in the Resilience and Prevention Program (RAP) directed by Dr. Daphne Holt at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and the MGH Psychiatry Department. The RAP program focuses on both the use of manualized psychosocial interventions in those at risk for severe mental illnesses and utilizing neuroimaging, and psychological data to determine possible markers of prevention. These studies are conducted with both adolescents and college students at risk for a mental illness. The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of specific psychosocial and imaging research studies.

They will be responsible for acquiring and analyzing research data (behavioral, physiological and fMRI), as well as IRB submissions, recruiting and characterizing eligible subjects, administering and scoring interviews/questionnaires, maintaining regulatory and source documentation, timely data entry and quality assurance. The CRC will report directly to both Dr. DeTore and Dr. Holt and will also work closely with other members of the research team, including faculty investigators, research fellows, clinicians, other research coordinators and student interns.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participant recruitment: identify and compile lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters; contact potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol; develop and implement diverse recruitment strategies; conduct, record, and evaluate face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with potential subjects
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of clinical research studies, from IRB submissions, recruitment, scheduling research visits, conducting assessments and interviews, collecting data, data entry, subject reminder calls, remuneration and follow-up as necessary
  • Administer and score cognitive tests, clinical rating scales and self-report measures
  • Maintain Clinical Research Folders and Master Binders in accordance with IRB and HIPAA guidelines
  • Schedule and conduct behavioral and MRI data collection procedures as needed
  • Perform quality assurance of all collected data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follows up with subjects to resolve problems, address queries or clarify data collected
  • Timely, accurate data entry
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned, such as literature searches, equipment inventory, and purchasing
  • Contribute to database development and maintenance
  • Prepare submissions to the IRB, including initial applications, continuing reviews, amendments and adverse events.  
  • Maintain accurate study records and regulatory documentation, including source documents, case report forms, study logs, IRB correspondence, adverse event reports, progress reports and any other documentation that may be required to meet local and/or federal regulations 
  • Track and order study equipment, supplies and materials
  • Assist with the analysis of clinical, cognitive/behavioral and imaging data as needed
  • Prepare presentations of data and study findings for lab meetings, posters, grant submissions and publications

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

The candidate must be well-organized, self-motivated, and attentive to detail. They must be able to multi-task, problem-solve, and manage time/work-load with minimal supervision. Superior communication skills are needed to effectively interact with a multidisciplinary team and research participants. They must have a prior working knowledge of research protocols, some experience conducting clinical research and have excellent computer and quantitative skills (see below). Candidates must also have the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and maturity, particularly with respect to maintaining confidentiality, safety and comfort of all research participants throughout all research procedures.

Candidates must be proficient in the use of administrative software (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint), data analysis software (SPSS, R), electronic data capture systems (EDC). Also some knowledge of FreeSurfer, MATLAB or UNIX is desirable and previous experience with neuroimaging or similar types of data is preferred but not required.

EDUCATION: 

  • Undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related fields. 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Clinical Research Coordinator I position outlined above.   

 EEO STATEMENT:

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. 

Click HERE to apply

 

Posted 3/17/2021


Job Announcement: Research Coordinator

University of Chicago

TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

Director: Dr. Dana Suskind

 

To apply, please follow this link: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Research-Coordinator_JR10352-1

 

We are seeking a Research Coordinator to work on a project that aims to create the next iteration of a tool, the Scale of Parent/Provider Expectations And Knowledge (SPEAK), that has been developed and validated at the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. The SPEAK is a clinical and research tool that fills a critical, previously unmet need in the early childhood field. Given the pivotal role that parents and caregivers play in shaping young children’s cognitive and language development, it is necessary to assess what they know and believe about that process. As part of the TMW Center’s commitment to investing in cutting-edge R&D to develop scalable, evidence-based interventions and tools, the TMW Center is developing a version of the SPEAK that uses computer-adaptive testing, called the SPEAK CAT. This version will streamline assessment by adapting to the individual responding to the questions and issuing new questions based on the level of knowledge they’ve displayed. The results of the SPEAK CAT will provide a more complete and useful picture of respondents’ knowledge and beliefs about child language and cognitive development, which can be used to more precisely target information and interventions for maximal individual and population-level impact.

 

Responsibilities

Cognitive Interviewing

  • Recruit participants and coordinate schedules for testing survey items.
  • Create and manage REDCap surveys.
  • Perform cognitive testing of survey items.
  • Summarize statements from interviews relevant to item interpretation.
  • Draft revisions of survey items based on cognitive testing.
  • Maintain organization, formatting, and backup of documents including literature reviews and survey item trackers in Google Drive, Zotero, and TMW Server.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports.
  • Manage consultant contracts.
  • Monitor project work plan and schedule.

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
  • Analyzes and maintains data.
  • Conducts literature reviews, assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents
  • Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications
Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience:

  • Prior experience in a research lab or setting conducting qualitative interviews

 

Preferred Competencies

  • Familiarity with survey research methods
  • Has general awareness in research techniques or methods and relevant scientific knowledge
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible availability for data collection

 

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

 

To apply, please follow this link: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Re…

 

 

 

Posted 3/16/2021


Lab Manager Position at UCLA Psychology Department
Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Lab
The Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Lab at UCLA is hiring for a full time lab manager position to start this summer. Work in the lab is focused on neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults. 
 
This position is to serve as a lab manager, providing research and administrative support for neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illness and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults. This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions, running MRI scans), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., purchasing, IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and preprocessing of neuroimaging data and potentially analysis), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers. 

If you have any questions about the position, please don’t hesitate to email (kkarlsgo@ucla.edu). 

If interested, please apply through the UCLA jobs portal: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80059
 
 

Posted 3/16/2021


Job Announcement, March 2021: Lab Manager (Research Associate)

Haskins Laboratories, 300 George Street, Suite 900, New Haven CT 06511

Project Directors: Dr. Richard Aslin and Dr. David Lewkowicz

 

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for one (or possibly two) full-time Lab Manager (Research Associate) position(s) at Haskins Laboratories (https://haskinslabs.org). The successful candidate will join the Language-Learning and Multisensory Brain (LLAMB) lab of Professors Richard Aslin and David Lewkowicz (https://llamblab.haskins.yale.edu/), which investigates the cognitive and neural bases of language learning and development using behavioral (eye-tracking) and neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG and fNIRS) techniques in typically developing infants, children and adults. Professor Aslin conducts research on statistical language learning (supported by NIH grant HD-037082, joint with Professor Elissa Newport at Georgetown), language processing (supported by NIH grant DC-017596, joint with Professor Bob McMurry at Iowa), and neural coding (supported by a Gates Foundation grant, joint with Professor Lauren Emberson at Princeton).  Professor Lewkowicz conducts research on auditory-visual integration in infants and children using eye-tracking measures (supported by NSF grant BCS-1946115) and covert attention using EEG frequency-tagging (supported by NIH grant HD-103931).

 

The successful candidate will work with Professors Aslin and Lewkowicz, their postdoctoral fellows, and other staff members to plan and execute data collection investigating the following questions:

1) Behavioral testing of attention to auditory-visual stimuli or of grammar learning. These experiments involve eye-tracking and web-based measures of attention to audio-visual speech/face stimuli in infants and children as well as in-person and on-line judgments of grammatical rules embedded in auditory or visual sequences obtained from children and adults. 

2) EEG signals during on-line spoken word recognition and covert attention. These experiments use arrays of 32-128 scalp electrodes to gather signals from adults, children, and infants as they listen to auditory and/or visual stimuli. 

3) fNIRS signals during natural viewing and statistical learning. These experiments use an optical imaging technique that samples a metabolic correlate of neural activity from infants, children, and adults as they listen to language or view natural visual scenes. 

 

In addition to data collection, the position involves subject recruitment (infants and children) via the Yale Baby School (https://babyschool.yale.edu/), in collaboration with the Yale Child Study Center (Professor Linda Mayes) and the Yale Psychology Department (Professor Nicholas Turk-Browne).

 

Requirements include:

BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field

 

Additional relevant skills include:

Experience with human research, particularly with infants or children

• Experience with eye-tracking devices (Eye-Link, Tobii)

Experience with neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, or fNIRS)

Experience with experimental presentation software packages (e.g., E-Prime, Presentation, PsychoPy)

• Experience with on-line data collection platforms (MTurk, Prolific, LookIt)

Experience with statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab) 

Experience with data management software (e.g., FileMakerPro, REDCap, Qualtrics)

 

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Administrative Coordinator (ursini@haskins.yale.edu) with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references.  Please note “LLAMB Lab”, in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin on April 15 and the position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021 (a later start date is possible).  Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

 

Haskins Laboratories is a private, non-profit research institute with a primary focus on speech, language, reading, and their biological basis.  Haskins has long-standing, formal affiliations with Yale University and the University of Connecticut.  Haskins Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

 

Posted 3/14/2021


I'm looking to hire a Junior Specialist (UCSB terminology for Full Time Lab Coordinator/RA) to work on projects on the development of social cognition in infancy and early childhood in my lab. Please forward this recruitment ad to anyone you think might be interested!

See below for all of the details and link to apply.

Thanks, 

Zoe

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: March 12th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Apr 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications 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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

The Child Studies Lab at University of California, Santa Barbara, directed by Zoe Liberman, is seeking applications for an open, full-time position for a Junior Specialist with an anticipated start date of June 15, 2021. This will be a will be a one-year position with a comprehensive benefits package with the possibility of renewal. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding. The salary is based on UCSB’s salary scales. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred

DUTIES

Participate fully in developmental research regarding testing infants, toddlers, and children in behavioral experiments. Responsibilities will include: assisting with recruiting and training undergraduate student RAs, assisting with study design, stimulus construction, audio and video editing, data management, statistical analysis, assisting the PI and research team with presentations at lab meetings and at developmental psychology conferences, and authorship on academic research articles.

Additional duties will include: contributing to administrative tasks of the lab, such as managing IRB protocols and reviews, and ordering, and maintaining lab supplies to assure all research projects are executed properly.

Candidates must be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, have strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field at the time of application.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

• At least 6 months of experience working in a research setting

• At least 6 months of experience working with children

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Previous work with young children, aged 6 months to 5 years old, in a research setting is preferred. Candidates should be comfortable working with MS Office and Google Drive, and should have basic familiarity with statistical software, such as R Studio or SPSS. Strong references and Cover letter.

Applications received by April 19, 2021 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01961

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter (Describing qualifications, research interests and career goals)
  3. Undergraduate Transcripts
  4. Names and Contact Information for 2 References

The Psychological & Brain Sciences 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. 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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Describing qualifications, research interests and career goals
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

JOB LOCATION

Santa Barbara, CA
 

Posted 3/12/2021


Job Announcement: Project Manager (Research Associate)

Anticipated start date: June 1, 2021.

Haskins Laboratories, 300 George Street, Suite 900, New Haven CT 06511

Project Director: Nicole Landi

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Project Manager (Research Associate [RA]) position at Haskins Laboratories (https://haskinslabs.org). The successful candidate will join the lab of Professor Nicole Landi, which investigates the cognitive and neurobiological bases of reading development and reading disability using behavioral and neuroimaging (MRI and EEG) techniques .

This RA will facilitate a project that involves longitudinal tracking of children with reading disability and identification of predictors (behavioral and neurobiological) of reading intervention outcomes. This project is a collaboration with Professors Ken Pugh and Fumiko Hoeft.

Requirements include:

  • BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field

Additional relevant skills include:

  • Experience with human research, particularly with children
  • Experience with behavioral/standardized assessments
  • Experience with data management software (e.g., FileMakerPro, REDCap, Qualtrics)
  • Experience with neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, or fNIRS)
  • Experience with experimental presentation software packages (e.g., E-PRIME, Presentation, PsychoPy)
  • Experience with statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab) 

Interested applicants should contact Nicole Landi Nicole.landi@yale.edu with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts if available, and the names of three potential references.  Please make “Landi Lab RA” the subject line of your email. The position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2021 (May 15th is also possible). 

Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

Haskins Laboratories is a private, non-profit research institute with a primary focus on speech, language, reading, and their biological basis.  Haskins has long-standing, formal affiliations with the University of Connecticut and Yale University.  Haskins Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A link to the job ad can be found here.

 

 

 

Posted 3/8/2021


FULL-TIME LABORATORY MANAGER

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

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

We are especially interested in someone who has excellent social skills, is organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and has the ability to multi-task. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to obtain training in various research methods/techniques (e.g. eye-tracking, EEG/ERP, fMRI). Therefore, whoever fulfills this role should be comfortable learning difficult technical skills. A bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Education, or a related field is required.  Preferred qualifications include: strong technical and computer skills, previous research experience, and background working with young children.

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

The position begins in the Summer of 2021, although the exact start date is flexible.

To apply for the position, email:

(1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals
(2) your CV
(3) have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Giovanna Morini at: gmorini@udel.edu.

 Review of applications will begin April 19th, 2021.

 

Posted 3/2/2021


Yale’s Affect Regulation & Cognition Lab (PI: Jutta Joormann) and Yale’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab (PI: Hedy Kober) is hiring a Postgraduate Research Associate to start any time May-beginning of June 2021 (earlier start dates are also possible). We are seeking a candidate with BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience or a related field (strong applications from candidates with other backgrounds will be considered). 

This is a 1 year appointment with possibility of renewal for an additional year based on mutual agreement and University approval. 

Research in the lab aims to investigate how maternal depression history is related to child emotion reactivity and regulation using different methods (fMRI, experience-sampling, behavioral observation, & hormonal measures). Opportunities to present at conferences and to write papers are commensurate with skills and experience. In-depth training and personalized mentoring will be provided on an ongoing basis. Learning how to pre-process and analyze fMRI data is optional. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the PIs and post doc, participating in all stages of research, including:

  1. Recruitment and screening of study participants (healthy and/or with psychopathology) as well as carrying out study sessions; 
  2. Data collection, organization, cleaning and analysis (self-report, behavioral, clinical, physiological, hormonal, and neuroimaging);   
  3. Administrative duties associated with day to day study management (e.g. IRB); 
  4. Programming/editing computerized tasks (e.g. E-Prime)/online questionnaires (e.g. Qualtrics) 

 Desired Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with human participants, preferably children and adolescents 
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and time-management skills;  
  • Experience with data analysis and statistics;  
  • Strong attention to detail as well as ability to work independently and in a team are needed.  
  • Experience with R  
  • Neuroimaging analysis experience is a plus but not required 

Applicants should send an email to Reuma Gadass-Polack at reuma.gadassipolack@yale.edu with the subject line “Postgraduate Research Associate Application” and include the following items.

  1. CV 
  2. One letter of recommendation 

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  We especially encourage women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans to apply.  

 

Posted 3/1/2021


Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant Position

Women & Infants Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI

PI: Stephen Sheinkopf, PhD

 

The Brown Center for Children at Risk at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is currently looking for a full-time clinical research assistant to work on a NIH-funded longitudinal study. The study, being done in collaboration with the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute, aims to investigate early indicators of autism during infancy. The research assistant will gain experience on all aspects of the research process and will become adept at using secure software to log and handle participant information (i.e. REDCap and EMA applications). Responsibilities will include screening and recruiting participants at Women and Infants Hospital, data collection (including clinical interviews and infant-cry recordings), data management, and literature reviews. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to obtain clinical and research experience, which may serve as a launch pad for graduate studies in developmental psychology, clinical psychology or related fields.

 

Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and be comfortable interacting with participants via telephone as well as in person.  Verbal and written fluency in Spanish strongly preferred

 

To apply, please send a resume/CV, cover letter detailing your particular interests in this position, and the contact information of at least three references to Hasmik Tokadjian at HTokadjian@wihri.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue on a rolling basis.

 

 

Posted 3/1/2021


The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Division of Children, Youth, and Families (DRCYF) is hiring at least one full-time Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to participate in the recruitment/retention of participants and management of multiple research studies, led by Dr. Pat Levitt, investigating novel early life biomarkers of risk and resilience.
 
Primary responsibilities include: 

Participant recruitment:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of protocols including inclusion or exclusion criteria, length of longitudinal study, number of visits, type of study, and all pertinent information necessary to appropriately educate and screen prospective subjects.
  • Contacts all new potential participants and administers prescreening surveys to subjects via phone to determine eligibility.
  • Schedules participants for appointments and consents newly enrolled participants.
  • Designs study brochures/flyers, conducts outreach and attends special events to advertise research studies as needed.
  • Identifies and implements new methods for participant recruitment, communicates with recruitment partners.
  • Ensures recruitment of subjects in accordance with provided timelines and expectations.

Participant engagement and retention

  • Establishes and maintains a working relationship with subjects currently participating in the studies.
  • Schedules follow-up visits and makes appointment reminder calls.
  • Communicates to the subject instructions regarding preparation for their scheduled study visits.

Data management

  • Provide statistics on numbers of enrolled, screen failed, early discontinuation, active subjects, and scheduled visits for all studies.
  • Submit weekly reports to study team.
  • Log communication with participants.

Study support

  • Maintains accurate, complete and timely records, including study documents, as required by sponsor and institutional review board (IRB)
  • Documents protocols and study progress.
  • Coordinates meetings with research team and generates meeting minutes.
  •  Various duties, tasks and project as assigned on an individual basis 

Requirements:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree or associates degree in related scientific field.
  • Spoken and written Spanish and English language proficiency
  • 2+ year experience in clinical research coordination and data collection, including 1+ years pediatric clinical research experience.
  • Excellent time-management skills, ability to multitask, and attention to detail.
  • Proactive and able to work independently. 
  • Communication skills sensitive to the delicate and confidential nature of asking people health related questions.
  • Excellent telephone manners and listening skills.
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from participants.
  • Navigate multiple computer applications with speed, accuracy, and proficiency. Software programs include database management, presentation packages, spreadsheets from Excel, and advanced word processing.
  • Highly detailed and organized.
  • Able to function effectively in a team setting.
  • Needs to demonstrate consistent professional conduct.
  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret study protocols for recruitment purposes.
  • ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or SOCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP). *Candidates with a medical degree are exempt from certification requirement.

The position is available immediately. This is a full-time position with a minimum expected commitment of two years. This position is ideal for individuals with prior research experience recruiting families for pediatric research with a cultural understanding of diverse peoples.

To read more about the position and apply, please visit this link: https://jobs.chla.org/job/los-angeles/clinical-research-coordinator-ii/277/4763293392

 

Posted 3/1/2021


Clinical Research Coordinator positions at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
 
We are currently looking to hire two clinical research coordinators to assist with three NIMH-funded studies using computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, passive sensing of physiological arousal, and ecological momentary assessment) of short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents. Research coordinators will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu at Massachusetts General Hospital. These positions are particularly well suited for individuals seeking to gain research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.
 
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff and participants recruited from the adolescent inpatient units; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; and IRB submissions and modifications. There may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to national conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication.
 
Qualifications:
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree, strong writing and organizational skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime are preferred but not required. Psychology, sociology, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome.  Prior research or clinical experience is strongly recommended.
 
Application information
The start date is Summer 2021. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV through the following link:
 
Any questions regarding these positions may be directed to Rachel Levin at rylevin@mgh.harvard.edu
 
 

Posted 2/28/2021


Job Title: Clinical Research Assistant

Study Description: Reframing Firearm Injury Prevention Through Bystander Interventions for Youth Shooting Sports Participants is a CDC-funded, community-based randomized controlled intervention study. This study proposes to examine the effectiveness of “the Reframe”, a theory-based, previously-piloted firearm injury prevention intervention for youth and their communities, in changing community-level attitudes and behaviors regarding firearm safety. The research will be completed through collaboration between National 4-H Shooting Sports, the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), and researchers at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University.

Job Description: We are seeking a Clinical Research Assistant (RA) to work on research focused on firearm injury prevention and community engagement. The RA will work with Principal Investigator Dr. Megan Ranney with opportunities for exposure to co-investigators in psychology, public health, injury prevention, and digital health. This could be an ideal opportunity for a recent college graduate who is looking for experiences to help strengthen an application for graduate studies in psychology, medical school, or public health. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator and Research Program Manager, the RA will be responsible for assisting the study team in all phases of the studies. Study tasks will include, but are not limited to, obtaining informed consent, interviewing participants to gather information, preparing and maintaining study records, contacting participants to obtain follow-up data, entering data via computer, and performing statistical analyses. The RA will adhere to ethical procedures for subject recruitment and crisis protocols. Finally, s/he may be responsible for assisting with periodic literature reviews, and for assisting with preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations.

Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, social work, and/or public health
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, outstanding attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with members of the shooting sports community
  • Ability to think on your feet
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft suite)

Preferences:

  • Prior applied or research experience in firearm injury prevention or violence prevention
  • Prior experience with firearms or safe handling and storage of firearms
  • Prior experience with 4-H community
  • Prior experience with community-based research/engagement, or implementation science
  • Prior experience with qualitative research (e.g., motivational interviewing)
  • Prior experience with clinical research and institutional review boards (IRBs)
  • Familiarity with data collection software (e.g., REDCap), electronic medical records (e.g. Epic), citation software (e.g., EndNote), and statistical software (e.g., Stata)

Organization: Please note that the Research Assistant will be employed through Rhode Island Hospital, but the work can be done remotely within the U.S.

Location: Remote

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree

Shift: Weekdays typically 8:00am – 4:30pm with the understanding that Co-Investigators and 4-H leaders may be in different time zones

Compensation: Starting salary (new grad) is $36,000

Start Date: Spring 2021

Application Process:
1) Submit an application to Lifespan (jobs.lifespan.org): # 17849
2) Send cover letter and resume/CV to digitalhealth@brown.edu

 

Posted 2/26/2021


Interested in the intersection between developmental science and public policy? Want to work on a dynamically evolving, groundbreaking study?

 

We are seeking a full-time RA to work with Professor Philip Fisher and his team on the Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development – Early Childhood (RAPID-EC), a twice-monthly survey of households with children ages 0-5 to assess the needs, health promoting behaviors, and well-being of children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project consists of survey data collection, analysis, and publishing on a fast-paced, bi-weekly project schedule.

This RA position will play an integral role in providing timely and important data on the experiences of families with young children. This position involves conducting an analysis of RAPID-EC data, completing quality control checks throughout data collection, processing, and analysis stages, and working with the team to continually maintain and refine the growing dataset. 

 

For more information about RAPID-EC, go to the project website: https://www.uorapidresponse.com

 

ADDITIONAL POSITIONS EXPECTED SOON FOR RA’S AND POSTDOCS. PLEASE INQUIRE IF INTERESTED BY CONTACTING RAPID-EC’S PROJECT COORDINATOR, CRISTI CARMAN (ccarman@uoregon.edu).

 

 

Posted 2/25/2021


Infant-Toddler Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning & Development (I-T CHILD)

Bilingual Postgraduate Associate

 

The Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy under the Yale Child Study Center brings together a diverse group of researchers and practitioners in an effort to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas. We are currently seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) Postgraduate Associate (Postgrad) to contribute to a randomized controlled trial of the I-T CHILD in New York City.

 

At the height of the pandemic, the Zigler Center launched the Infant-Toddler Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning & Development (I-T CHILD) proof-of-concept in home-based child care programs in New York City. The I-T CHILD is used by early childhood mental health consultants when they work with childcare providers. It is designed to boost healthy brain development by providing childcare providers with practical strategies that support children’s mental health and social and emotional skills.

 

Training

During the fellowship year, the Postgrad will be trained in research and evaluation activities that include participant recruitment, project coordination (within and outside of Yale via telephone, web-based and in-person communications), data collection, data analyses, and reporting. The Postgrad will participate in manuscript writing for publication in journals and annual reports; assist with presentation development, including the opportunity to present at professional conferences; and assist with grant writing. 

 

Postgrad will be trained and certified on the use of the CHILD Tool that objectively assesses the “mental health climate” of early care and education settings, and will participate in training and reliability sessions.

 

Didactic training will consist of directed readings in equity/bias within the context of early care and education settings, early childhood mental health consultation, preschool expulsion, and social and emotional learning.

 

The Postgrad will attend regular team meetings relating to projects they are involved in, as well as talks and workshops such as weekly Child Study Center Grand Rounds on topics related to child mental health, development, and psychiatry. As an option, the Postgrad is free to participate in other areas of research and professional development as they see fit and as time allows (not required).

 

Mentoring

Under the mentorship of Drs. Chin Reyes and Walter Gilliam, the Postgrad will be guided in developing independent research ideas that draw upon extant data from Zigler Center projects. By the end of the fellowship year, Postgrad will be expected to submit abstracts for conferences and to contribute to authorship of scientific manuscripts.

 

Education

This position requires the ability to fully communicate in both Spanish and English, including written, oral, and comprehension skills. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, excellent time management skills, high attention to detail, superior written and oral communication skills, the ability to give and receive feedback as well as to work independently and in teams. They will have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology, education, social work, or other related field; and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of Adobe suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Captivate, In-Design, After Effects and other programs) is a plus.

 

The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $35,700.00.   Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. Candidates ideally demonstrate interest in applying for an advanced degree in the future.

 

This position may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19.

 

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

 

Application Process

To apply, please e-mail us at itchild@yale.edu with subject line, “I-T CHILD Project Bilingual Postgrad Position”.Interested applicants should submit acover letter addressed to Dr. Chin Reyes, along with a CVand at least two letters of recommendation.

 

Please indicate your level of proficiency in comprehension and written and oral communication in Spanish and what type of translation experience you have, if any. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

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

 

If you have questions regarding this position, please e-mail us at itchild@yale.edu.

 

 

Posted 2/24/2021


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Language Lab
PI: Cheryl Corcoran, MD

Description of the Position
The Department of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY is seeking to appoint a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Cheryl Corcoran, head of the Language Lab and Program Leader in Psychosis Risk (cuemountsinai.org). The Language Lab at Mount Sinai focuses on identifying brain mechanisms that underlie language disturbance and thought disorder in risk states for schizophrenia. This position is available for two years minimum with the option of extension. The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary team to assist with various aspects of the research lab including data collection and administrative duties. Experience with adolescents and young adults with psychosis or psychosis-risk is an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct routine and standardized human subjects research using appropriate interview techniques specific to subject matter of the research project, providing support to the Principal Investigator, research faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and other research staff.
  • Assist in the activities related to clinical research including, but not limited to: obtaining informed consent, screening participants for eligibility, administering questionnaires, computer and pen-and-paper tasks, cognitive testing and answering telephone calls.
  • Schedule participants for all visits and coordinate study activities. Follow up regularly with participants to remind them of visits and compliance.
  • Conduct recruitment and screening of potential participants for study eligibility, which may include conducting phone screens, obtaining and reviewing physician referrals, developing advertisements, giving talks, completing and administering questionnaires and assessments/paperwork, and scheduling study visits.
  • Collection and curating of neuroimaging and biological data, and archiving of research data at NIMH.
  • Track participant visits, study procedures, and assist with regulatory issues. Update tracking logs in an organized, timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintain source documents and subject files in accordance with Mount Sinai policies and procedures. Ensure accurate, confidential and complete compilation of data.
  • Compile and organize paperwork regarding vendor payment and processing of invoices paid through the grants. • Organizing and completing necessary paperwork for grant submissions.
  • Preparing and organizing IRB documents, including consent forms and paperwork related to research ethics.
  • Collecting speech samples and self-report questionnaires with research subjects.
  • Tracking progress of the study and data collection.
  • Entry and verification of data into database for statistical analysis.
  • Assisting with manuscript preparation. • Other duties as assigned.

Opportunities

  • Receive training in clinical assessments and cognitive tests.
  • Observe data collection with clinical populations using EEG.
  • Present research at scientific conferences and co-author manuscripts.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any area of psychology, neuroscience, clinical science, biomedical sciences, data science, or related fields is required.
  • Master’s degree in any of these fields and/or clinical experience is preferred.
  • Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: working with individuals with psychosis or psychosis-risk, working with adolescents, grant applications, clinical and neuropsychological assessments, experience with neuroimaging and neurophysiology, familiarity with Microsoft Excel and statistical programs (e.g. SPSS) and coding (e.g. Matlab or Python)
  • The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with clinical populations; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.

To be considered for this position
Please send the following materials to Shaynna Herrera, PhD (Shaynna.herrera@mssm.edu) and Cheryl Corcoran, MD (Cheryl.corcoran@mssm.edu):

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV/resume
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Writing sample of your choice
 

Posted 2/24/2021


IES Grant entitled: Recruiting spatial-numerical representations to enhance the use of advanced math strategies in low-income students
 

Principal Investigator: Marina Vasilyeva, Ph.D.; Co-Principal Investigators: Elida Laski, Ph.D. and Beth Casey, Ph.D. (Boston College, Lynch School of Education and Human Development)
 
Job Description for IES-funded Research Lab Manager Position

Faculty at the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development seek a full-time research lab manager for an IES-funded research project examining the role of spatial reasoning in mathematics learning. The project involves administering child assessments and
implementing a math intervention with first graders in the Boston area. The Research Lab Manager will assist with conducting the project in the following ways: (1) acting as the primary liaison with schools and classroom teachers, from making the initial recruiting contacts to scheduling intervention sessions; (2) conducting testing and interventions with children at schools; (3) coordinating a team of students involved in research activities; (4) engaging in data coding and analysis as necessary during the course of the project. The Research Lab Manager will be meeting regularly with the principal investigators to discuss the progress of the project. 

 
This position will provide broad exposure to developmental and educational research, as well as an opportunity to co-author publications resulting from the project, making it ideal for someone considering doctoral-level training or other research positions. This is a full-time position potentially extending over 4 years during the time period of the grant, starting at $45,000 in the first year.
 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher (in Psychology or Education or other related field); strong interest in children learning and some experience working with children; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 
The expected start date: August 1, 2021.
 
If interested, please email your CV and a brief letter of interest to Dr. Beth Casey (caseyb@bc.edu).

 

 

Posted 2/20/2021


Seeking lab manager for developmental cognitive neuroscience laboratory

The Neural Dynamics of Control Laboratory (NDC Lab; www.NDCLab.com) seeks a lab manager with administrative/executive assistant skills. The lab currently conducts all operations remotely (due to COVID-19), which allows for this position to be fully remote, at least for the initial contract (part-time at 24 hrs./week, $16/hour). However, the ideal candidate would be interested in extending their contract beyond one year and increasing part-time hours or transitioning to full-time, on-site work in the future, pending job performance and funding availability.

The lab manager will work primarily with Dr. George Buzzell and other members of the NDC Laboratory. This individual will support and manage the lab's day-to-day operations and the schedule of the lab director. Duties are primarily administrative, to include: data entry and organization, preparing forms/documents in line with existing policies/procedures, proofreading/editing, taking meeting minutes, drafting/responding to email or other correspondence, scheduling meetings/appointments, organizing schedules, and updating calendars, recruiting/onboarding lab members, arranging travel, answering phone calls, making purchases or processing reimbursements, handling participant scheduling and payment, updating/maintaining the lab website and social media accounts, submitting IT or other requests, and performing other administrative tasks as assigned.

Additional organizational/management duties include: training, supervising, and evaluating lab members and their research progress, tracking the progress of various research projects, drafting standard operating procedures and creating training protocols, applying independent judgment/decision making in the completion of tasks or assignments, creating meeting agendas and presentations, performing background research, assist in drafting more complicated documents/forms based on input from lab members to ensure alignment with policies/procedures, obtaining pricing, quotes, and pre-purchasing for lab equipment and supplies. The lab manager may also assist in data collection from human subjects as needed, or perform other duties.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree | Very organized and high attention to detail | Tech-savvy and a quick learner of new technologies | Excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills | Ability to lead/organize others, including creating/implementing organizational systems | A professional, positive, and flexible attitude | Ability to multitask and prioritize, as well as work independently under minimal supervision or as part of a team | Experience with Microsoft Office and Google suite products

Ideal Qualifications: Prior experience/training as an administrative or executive assistant | Prior experience/training as a lab or office manager | Experience leading groups | Experience/training in agile project management frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, etc.) | Experience with data management and statistical software

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the ideal candidate can start in early April, although a later start date will be considered. The NDC Laboratory is committed to building an inclusive and diverse team of researchers that reflects the world in which we live. Therefore, individuals from all backgrounds and identities are highly encouraged to apply.

Initial applications can be submitted directly to Dr. Buzzell (gbuzzell@fiu.edu), however, university regulations require that all applications be submitted through the Florida International University careers site. Applications not submitted through the FIU website may not be considered.

To submit a formal application through the FIU Careers site, (Job ID 522917):

1. Select the link to access our careers site: https://hr.fiu.edu/careers/
2. Select "Prospective Employees"
3. Search for job ID "522917"

 

 
 

Posted 2/16/2021


The Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Iowa (Director: Dr. Isaac Petersen) is looking for a full-time research lab coordinator to assist in research studies examining the mechanisms in the development of externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, conduct problems), self-regulation, and school readiness in young children, with special emphasis on neural mechanisms (EEG/ERP). The current lab coordinator was just admitted to a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology! Responsibilities include participant recruitment and retention, scheduling, conducting batteries of neural and behavioral testing with children, data management and analysis, coordination of research assistants, and performing other research and administrative tasks as coordinator of the research team. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline, substantial research or work experience with young children, and experience using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Experience with EEG/ERP is desirable but not required. Experience with computer software such as REDCap, R, and E-Prime is desirable but not required. We are looking for someone who can commit to the position for 2 years. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in Summer 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.

 

To apply, please fill out the online application (including resume/CV, a letter of interest, and transcripts) at the following link: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SFCZbFsJKT1GCx    

For more information about the position, see the attached job posting (https://psychology.uiowa.edu/developmental-psychopathology-lab/hiring), or contact: devpsy-lab@uiowa.edu

 

 

Posted 2/16/2021


NOW HIRING RESEARCH COORDINATOR/LAB MANAGER FOR SUMMER 2021

Full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania: The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab is seeking a full-time research coordinator to manage the daily activities of the lab and assist with all stages of clinical research. Our research focuses on normal and abnormal experiences of worry, anxiety, depression, and stress, with particular emphasis on predicting and explaining the co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive disorders. The candidate will work directly with Professor Ayelet Ruscio in planning and overseeing a variety of research projects in our dynamic and supportive lab. Responsibilities include: participant recruitment and screening, data collection (including conducting clinical interviews), data management and analysis, literature reviews, assisting with manuscript and grant preparation, and coordinating the work of undergraduate research assistants in the lab. The candidate will have a meaningful role in designing and carrying out clinical studies and will receive mentoring and opportunities for professional development. Interested individuals will have the chance to learn advanced statistical skills, co-author publications, present at conferences, and pursue research of their own design. This is an ideal position for graduating seniors who would like to strengthen their preparation and competitiveness for graduate school in clinical psychology or a related field. For more information about our lab, please see http://web.sas.upenn.edu/ruscio-lab/.

Qualifications:

We seek a highly conscientious, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual who will have a Bachelor’s degree by August 2021. Majoring in psychology, previous research experience, and knowledge of SPSS are a plus, but not required. We look forward to working with a candidate who enjoys learning, is enthusiastic and hardworking, and is committed to pursuing graduate study in psychology or a related field. A 2-year commitment is preferred, ideally beginning in June or July 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a vita/resume, and contact information for at least two references.

Please send application materials and any inquiries to Auburn Stephenson (auburnst@sas.upenn.edu).

 

 

Posted 2/16/2021


https://jobs.du.edu/cw/en-us/job/493394/family-coach-department-of-psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary perspectives (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information). The University of Denver's vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. DU values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/ie_du.html). Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people. DUs urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. DU is comprised of approximately 5000 undergraduates, 6500 graduate students, and more than 600 full-time faculty.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for administering a family intervention program to families currently enrolled in a multi-center study. This person would also aid and support the research team as needed. The interventions are a standard, manualized program being tested in a randomized control trial. This position will be supervised by both a local and an off-site clinical supervisory team to ensure appropriate training and fidelity to the intervention. This is a grant-funded position with a minimum one-year appointment and will be working on newly received funding on a 5-year project and is expected to be funded for 5 years. Continuation is based on continued need, funding, and satisfactory performance.

Essential Functions

  • Will be trained in two different interventions and responsible for family engagement.
  • Recruitment of participants.
  • Meetings with families in participants' homes and to start this will be virtual and running validated interventions.
  • Documenting meetings in written reports.
  • Meeting with supervisor, other coaches, and graduate students as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Basic mathematical competency, some statistical experience.
  • Good analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Good computer skills to include MS Office.
  • Proficiency with common statistical packages (such as SPSS).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience working with diverse families.
  • Bilingual - Spanish/English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Psychology, MSW, or a Master's degree in a related field.
  • 2 years of clinical experience in psychology or a related field.

Work Schedule
To be coordinated with the supervisor.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range
The hourly range for the position is $20.43 - $23.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit, and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter which addresses working with diverse communities, intervention experience, languages spoken, and degree of fluency.

Even though the deadline for applications indicated in the link has passed (February 10), people are still encouraged to apply!

 

Posted 2/15/2021


Research Associate I

Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation, University of Delaware

The Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation (CHART) at the University of Delaware (udel.edu/chart) is looking for a full-time research associate to assist our research faculty and scientists in carrying out grant-funded research projects. The Center aims to improve the quality of healthcare and quality of life for individuals with chronic conditions by improving patient assessment tools and practices. In particular, our team of psychologists and psychometricians studies the science and practice of outcomes measurement. CHART is funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, and private foundations.

Major responsibilities include (as applicable to the projects assigned):

  1. Conduct Patient Interviews
    1. Conduct phone interviews and/or in-person data collection, as appropriate
    2. Ensure standardized procedures are followed
  1. Develop Study Procedures:
  1. Prepare and submit IRB applications, continuations, and amendments
  2. Develop recruitment, recordkeeping, tracking, communication, and data collection procedures for studies as assigned
  3. Assist with creating manuals of procedures for specified projects
  4. Prepare and assemble project briefing books for communicating with collaborators and study sponsors
  1. Data Management:
    1. Assist in developing and testing data collection platform (in REDCap or similar) for studies
    2. Monitor subject accrual and report to study team members
    3. Develop and implement audit processes to review data quality and human subjects compliance
  2. Code Qualitative Data from Human Subjects Interviews
  3. Assist in Writing and Preparing Manuscripts, Posters, Website Materials, and other Publications
  4. Assist in Grant Preparation and Planning, Including Writing Grant Text

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in psychology or related field
  • Minimum of one year previous research experience
  • Excellent oral communication skills (research interview experience preferred)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to take direction and then work independently
  • Good facility with technology
  • Professional demeanor when interacting with participants and collaborators

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and résumé/CV to:  Jerry Slotkin, Ph.D., CHART Assistant Director, by e-mail at slotkinj@udel.edu.


 

 

Posted 2/12/2021


Lab Coordinator in Cognitive Neuroscience
The Preston Lab
Center for Learning and Memory
The University of Texas at Austin

The Preston Lab is recruiting a full time Lab Coordinator with a start date in summer 2021. The lab uses behavioral, computational, and brain imaging techniques to explore how children, adolescents, and adults acquire and use knowledge. The Lab Coordinator will play an important role in experiment development and implementation. The position is ideally suited for some who is looking to gain experience in advanced neuroimaging methods before applying to graduate school. 

The primary responsibilities will be the management of behavioral and neuroimaging studies of memory in lifespan samples. Daily responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment and scheduling of child, adolescent, and adult participants
  • Behavioral and brain imaging data collection
  • Data processing and statistical analyses
  • Training of undergraduate students
  • General administration of lab finances and IRB protocols

 Required qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Previous research experience, preferably with behavioral and/or fMRI techniques.
  • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible availability for data collection and outreach events.

Preferred qualifications:

  • At least 1-year experience working in a research lab with children and/or adolescents.
  • Programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python) or the ability/willingness to acquire these skills.

 To apply, please follow this link: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Research-Lab-Coordinator_R_00011995

 

Questions about the position can be sent to prestonlab@gmail.com.

 

 

Posted 2/12/2021


Research Assistant Position at Michigan State University

The Clinical Neuroscience Lab at Michigan State University (https://cnl.psy.msu.edu/) is seeking to hire a Research Assistant for a funded project investigating abnormal visual perception in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related discipline. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in many aspects of the study including recruiting and scheduling participants, performing clinical interviews, collecting behavioral and neuroimaging data, and organizing and analyzing study data. In addition, this position will involve general lab management, including maintaining ethical protocols. The research assistant will also have the opportunity to prepare scientific results for publication and presentation. Finally, there will the opportunity to participate in mental health outreach activities. There will be ample opportunity to learn novel methods in functional neuroimaging, vision science, and clinical science; accordingly, this position should be viewed as a stepping stone toward gaining entry into graduate or professional school.  The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and capable of working independently.  Individuals interested in the biological basis of mental health conditions, neuropsychology and/or neuroscience, and neuroimaging are especially encouraged to apply.  The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities.  Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field (i.e. neuroscience) and previous (undergraduate or post-undergraduate) experience in human-subjects research.  Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) is essential.  Experience using RedCap and statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS or R) is desired, but not necessary.  Training in diagnostic interviewing methods, neuropsychological testing, and data collection and analysis will be provided.  

Preference will be given to those who can commit to two years of service. The start date is flexible between May and August 2021. 

We strongly believe that science is a team effort and that diversity within this team is integral to creativity and discovery. As such, we encourage applications from those individuals who identify as members of marginalized or historically disadvantaged groups. We strive towards creating an inclusive lab climate and a training environment that supports the needs of all individuals. 

Interested applicants should e-mail Dr. Katy Thakkar at kthakkar@msu.edu and include all required application materials:

  1. 1-2 page letter of interest, including interests and long-term career goals/plans. As part of this letter, please feel free to describe any challenges or obstacles that you have overcome.
  2. CV/resumé
  3. Transcript (unofficial or official)
  4. Contact information (phone and email address) for three individuals who can provide a reference

Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Any questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Katy Thakkar at kthakkar@msu.edu

 

Posted 2/11/2021


The Social Learning Lab, directed by Angie Johnston, is accepting applications for a lab coordinator. Research in the lab compares social learning in human children and dogs to investigate the evolutionary origins of human social learning. The preferred start range for this position is early summer of 2021.
 
For more information on the lab, see our website at https://sites.bc.edu/doglab/research/. For more information about the position, see the description below. Please submit your application by February 28th, 2021 to receive full consideration.

 

Research Assistant Lab Coordinator Position – Boston College Social Learning Lab

 

The Social Learning Lab headed by Dr. Angie Johnston at Boston College is now accepting applications for a laboratory assistant beginning May 24, 2021. Research in the lab compares social learning in human children and dogs to investigate the evolutionary origins of human social learning. In addition to the administrative duties listed below, this position also includes the possibility of developing studies in collaboration with the PI and becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication.

 

Administrative duties include:

- Coordinating and supervising data collection with dogs and children

- Recruiting, training, and managing undergraduate volunteers working in the lab

- Recruiting families to come into the lab

- Developing relationships with local dog daycares, children’s museums, and schools

- General lab maintenance and faculty support

 

Preferred qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field

- Experience working with dogs and/or children

- Experience assisting or conducting psychology-related research

- Experience supervising others in a lab or work setting

- Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

- Minimum 1-year commitment, 2 years preferred

 

Please send the following to Angie Johnston at angie.johnston@bc.edu.

- a 1-2 page cover letter describing why you think (a) you would be a good fit for this position and (b) this position would be a good fit for you and your career goals

- a CV or resume

- contact information for 2 or more references

 

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity    

 

Posted 2/11/2021


Paid fellowship opportunities for Geneseo students, sponsored by AmeriCorps. Our programs are run out of the University of Rochester, but we work closely with Garth Freeman at Geneseo’s Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement.
 
An overview of our programs:
  1. Rochester Urban Fellows is a full-time, 10-week summer program of experiential learning for local undergraduates to develop professional skills, increase their understanding of urban issues and poverty, and develop supportive ties to the Rochester community through service. We are currently recruiting college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors for this opportunity. Students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply to serve in the areas of Education, Healthy Futures, or Economic Opportunity. Application: https://tinyurl.com/2021UFApp Deadline: February 19, 2021.
  2. Rochester Youth Year (RYY) is a year of full-time service that engages and empowers recent graduates of local colleges to strengthen the capacity and reach of community organizations. The work of RYY seeks to alleviate the effects of poverty on Rochester youth and families. Our members serve at local public agencies or nonprofits and work to innovate, sustain, or expand initiatives. We are currently recruiting college seniors for this opportunity. Students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply to serve in the areas of Education, Healthy Futures, or Economic Opportunity. Application: https://tinyurl.com/2021RYY Deadline: March 5, 2021.

We recently released an informational video on both programs, accessible here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HGKPSc8GB4 

 

Posted 2/11/2021


The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) and the Gender Development Program at Children’s National Hospital are seeking applications for full-time Research Assistants. Our research programs focus on improving outcomes in young people, including:

• Executive functioning and intervention development across the lifespan
• Intervention implementation in school settings
• Cognitive phenotypes and sex/gender differences in autism spectrum disorders
• Addressing disparities in access to care
• Transgender youth development
• Probing biomarkers of the above domains through neuroimaging

Research assistants work collaboratively on a variety of research projects. Our multidisciplinary faculty members work closely with research assistants to provide supervision on individual projects and mentorship for career goals. General responsibilities include clinical assessment, parent interviews, participant recruitment, data collection and management, and IRB protocol management. Depending on the project, research assistants will gain experience in grant preparation, data analysis, neuroimaging preprocessing and analytics, intervention implementation, and development of manuscripts.

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior experience with research, statistics, and children is strongly recommended. For our autism-specific positions, previous experiences with autism and/or development disabilities is highly desirable. These positions provide valuable experience and publication opportunities for candidates interested in pursuing degrees in psychology or medicine. Applicants for this position will need their own car as our research occurs at multiple locations that are not easily accessible with public transportation.

Applications are being accepted immediately for a spring/summer start date. We require at least a one-year commitment, but prioritize applicants who are interested in a two-year position. Salary is competitive. The Children’s National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:
Alyssa Verbalis, Ph.D., Clinical Research Program Lead
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Division of Neuropsychology
Children’s National Hospital
15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 350
Rockville, MD 20850

For interest in autism-specific RA positions, email:
autism@childrensnational.org
For interest in transgender-specific RA positions, email:
jsmith9@childrensnational.org

 

Posted 2/7/2021


FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE in VISION/ATTENTION/COGNITIVE SCIENCE 

LOCATION: BOSTON, MA

START DATE: Late-Spring / Summer 2021 

This position is in the lab of Jeremy Wolfe. We conduct psychophysical/behavioral research primarily in the area of visual attention. What guides attention? How do you find what you are looking for in a world full of things you are not looking for? How do radiologists find a tumor in an x-ray? How do their eyes move when they are searching? Why do we miss things? How might AI help us decisions about ambiguous stimuli? How can we keep track of several things at the same time? Healthy young adults are the experimental observers for most experiments, though we sometimes work with children and/or the elderly. Medical image perception, especially with radiologists as observers, is an increasingly large aspect of work in the lab. The position involves all stages of the research process, from planning experiments and preparing documents for the human subject review board to helping write up results for publication; but the main focus is data collection and analysis. Other responsibilities include assisting with outside visiting scholars and supervising summer undergraduate students. Research assistants typically attend and present at one scientific meeting each year, funding permitting.

This position requires a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. A major in Psychology or related field would be preferable, but is not necessary. Some research experience would also be useful. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed in order to successfully work with expert observers (e.g. radiologists). A candidate should have some computer experience and should be willing to learn how to use our statistics, graphics, and word processing packages. Programming experience is not necessary, but familiarity with MATLAB, web design (HTML, JavaScript, CSS) and/or online experimental platforms would be a plus. Familiarity with eye tracking would be another plus. A candidate must be able to work in an organized, independent manner on multiple tasks and should be able to interact with subjects in a tactful and pleasant manner.

This is an excellent position for a recent college graduate who wants to spend two or more years in a research setting before going on to graduate or medical school. NOTES:

-       A two-year commitment is required.
-       The position is not appropriate for those with advanced degrees.
-       Visa and funding issues make it extremely difficult to hire non-US residents. Non-citizens with permission to work in the US are welcome to apply.

The Visual Attention Lab is committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring for this position.

This position could start anytime between about May 1 and Sept 1, depending on the candidate’s schedule (Finish college first!).

If interested, please send an email to Jeremy Wolfe. jwolfe@bwh.harvard.edu

 

Posted 2/7/2021


Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park.  To start June, 2021. One position is open for a full-time research assistant to work on an ongoing longitudinal infant brain imaging project in the Child Development Lab.  This project aims to identify key neural markers of temperamental risk for anxiety using both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) assessments of brain function. 

This position is ideal for a postbac interested in pursuing developmental cognitive neuroscience and/or learning about using neuroscientific methods with infants and toddlers. Research assistants working on this project are involved in infant recruitment and retention, scheduling visits, collecting behavioral assessments of temperament and executive function, and collecting functional MRI and EEG data. This person will receive extensive training in EEG and MRI acquisition and processing. The position will also include supervising and managing a large team of undergraduate research assistants, including overseeing data entry, behavioral coding, and time management.  

Flexible schedule on evenings and weekends is required. Required education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, or Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience.  The position requires excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.  Prior experience working with children in a research context is preferred. The job is available beginning June 2021 and requires a two-year commitment.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV and the names and email addresses of two references to Nathan Fox, fox@umd.edu and Jamie Listokin, listokin@umd.edu.

 

Posted 2/7/2021


Bob McMurray's MACLab at the University of Iowa is looking to fill two full-time research assistant positions as part of the Growing Words Project (growingwords.lab.uiowa.edu).  This is a large longitudinal project of speech and reading development in school age children; we'll be adding structural MRI this spring and this has opened up some new positions. 
 
If you know of any talented recent grads or soon to be grads, please forward them our announcement and/or encourage them to reach out directly to Bob (bob-mcmurray@uiowa.edu) or to me.
 
 
Thank you!
Keith Apfelbaum
Research Scientist
University of Iowa
 
 

Posted 2/7/2021


The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Junior Lab Associate to work on behavioral and neuroimaging studies examining learning, memory, and decision-making across development.
The expected start date for the position is Summer 2021 (ideally in May or June).  This is an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.  Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The Junior Lab Associate's primary responsibilities include:
- Participant recruitment and testing (behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging studies). Because we do developmental work, this will involve interfacing with parents and children and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends)
- Data management and analysis
- Experimental paradigm development
- Lab administration including managing IRB protocols, participant recruitment activities, and training other lab members

Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or other related fields, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

Additional highly desired qualifications include:
- Interest and/or experience in cognitive neuroscience research, particularly in developmental populations (children, adolescents)
- Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g. fluency with Matlab, Python, and/or R)
- Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms)

Interested applicants should submit a CV, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), contact information for two references (letters will be requested if needed), and a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience. We encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science.

 
Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/83219.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

 
 

Posted 2/7/2021


A full-time research assistant position is available in the Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion (http://www.lce.umd.edu/) directed by Dr. Luiz Pessoa in the department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. The position will begin as soon as possible. Our laboratory uses behavioral and functional MRI (fMRI) techniques to investigate interactions between cognition and emotion/motivation. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of behavioral and fMRI studies including: recruitment of participants, data collection, analysis of behavioral and fMRI data, operation of the MR scanner, supervision of undergraduates in the lab, and coordination of other regular lab activities. 

 

Requirements:
  • BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field
  • Strong organization skills and time management
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Some availability during weekend and/or after-hours for occasional fMRI data collection
  • One year post-bac research lab experience with preference for experience gained in academic settings
  • Prior research experience with fMRI data collection is not required but would be preferred
 
This would be an excellent position for someone interested in gaining research experience to hone their skills prior to attending graduate school. This is a 1-year position that is renewable for an additional 1-2 years, contingent on performance and funding. If interested, please send most recent CV or resume (including relevant coursework and previous research experience), cover letter (including a brief description of academic and research interests), unofficial transcript, and contact information for 2 references to celab.umd@gmail.com with “2021 Research Assistant” in the subject line. Top candidates will be interviewed and discuss details and specifications of the job with current lab members.
 
The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
 
 

Posted 2/7/2021


Research Assistant Position in Learning and Memory

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

 START DATE:  Summer 2021

 DESCRIPTION:  The Psychology and Neuroscience department at Boston College is hiring a full-time Research Assistant as part of the newly formed BC Consortium on Translational Research in Learning and Memory (https://www.bclearningmemory.com/), a collaboration between faculty in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. The individual will work with faculty including Drs. Maureen Ritchey, Elizabeth Kensinger, Sara Cordes and Scott Slotnick and will gain exposure to multiple research methods including ERP, fMRI, and eye-tracking. This person will be responsible for data collection and management for research projects and will also assume administrative duties to help coordinate the activities of the Consortium (e.g., coordinating team meetings, corresponding with the IRB, orienting undergraduate students to the research team). This position will provide broad exposure to research in learning and memory and will be an ideal research opportunity for someone considering graduate school or medical school.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Eligible to work in the United States and must have completed (at the time of the start-date) a B.A., B.Sc. or M.A. degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Computer Science, or a closely related field
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail
  • Strong word processing skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Some familiarity with programming (in MATLAB, R, Python, or bash/shell scripting) and familiarity with Linux/Unix
  •  Familiarity with statistical analyses and analysis software such as SPSS or R
  • Must be self-motivated, a team player, able to multi-task and to prioritize
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working with participants

OTHER: This is a one year position, although there may be a possibility for extension for a second year. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Full-time employees at Boston College receive full benefits. A successful background check will be required prior to hire. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at bc.edu/offices/diversity.

 CONTACT: Please send (1) a curriculum vitae with description of research and/or computing experience, (2) a statement of goals and interests and (3) the names and contact details of two references, at least one of whom can speak about your research experience, to bclearningmemory@gmail.com Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Posted 2/7/2021


The Social Affective Neuroscience and Development (SAND) Lab at UCLA, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Silvers, is looking to hire a new full-time lab manager (i.e., Staff Research Associate) in summer 2021. The SAND Lab uses behavioral and cognitive neuroscience methods to understand social and emotional development in children, adolescents, and young adulthood. A large focus of our current research is on the effects of early caregiving adversity on adolescent neurodevelopment. 
 
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in psychology or neuroscience, as well as prior relevant research experience. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are a must, as is comfort and skill with managing complex datasets. Experience with fMRI methods, statistical analysis or programming are desired, as is experience in working with children, families and other vulnerable populations. This job necessitates the ability to work independently, pay exquisite attention to detail, prioritize effectively, and adapt to changing situations. 
 
This position carries numerous research and administrative responsibilities. The lab manager will be involved in designing and implementing experiments, programming experimental tasks, recruiting and scheduling participants, running research sessions and analyzing data. They will also play an integral role in overseeing day-to-day lab operations, which includes maintaining the lab website and research equipment, overseeing IRB protocols, planning and scheduling lab events and research meetings, and helping to supervise undergraduate research assistants. The ideal lab manager will contribute creatively to research projects, work closely and productively with other lab members, and co-author academic papers and poster presentations. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to apply to a doctoral program in psychology or neuroscience in the future. 
 
Applicants can read more about the position and apply by going to this link and searching for the position with requisition number 33097. Any questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Silvers at silvers@ucla.edu.
 
 

Posted 2/7/21


The Harvard University Department of Psychology seeks a full-time Research Assistant to work with Dr. Samuel Mehr in The Music Lab (0.7 FTE) and with Dr. Steven Pinker (0.3 FTE).

Responsibilities in The Music Lab include including designing and implementing citizen-science experiments on themusiclab.org in javascript and jsPsych, Shiny, HTML, and CSS; creating stimuli with video and audio editing software; managing databases; contributing to grant proposals and research papers via writing, editing, and analyzing data; setting up and maintaining equipment; and coordinating and carrying out in-lab experiments with people of all ages, including infants, children, and their parents. The RA will participate in the lab's intellectual community by attending and participating in lab meetings and working with Dr. Mehr to develop independent research projects. 

Responsibilities for Dr. Pinker include maintaining websites; replying to correspondence with modified form letters; making travel arrangements and processing reimbursements; monitoring grant expenses; creating and modifying graphs in Excel; analyzing data; maintaining databases; and running experiments.

The RA must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and must demonstrate the ability to work independently. Experience with some of the software packages and programming languages we use is a plus, including R, Stata, javascript, CSS, HTML, Python, SQL, AWS, Audition, Premiere, MTurk, Qualtrics, etc. Experience with web development is not required but is a plus. More important than experience with these tools is a demonstrated ability to learn new technical skills independently.

Hours will occasionally include evenings and weekends. This position is ideal for people interested in developing a strong research background before applying to graduate school. An undergraduate degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field is preferred, though candidates at other career stages and with other backgrounds will also be considered. Background or strong interests in music and/or sound engineering is required. 

We are particularly interested in recruiting and supporting candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. Candidates may be eligible for supplemental funding via the NIH (see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-21-071.html).

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. This is a one-year position, with benefits, to start 1 August 2021, with a possibility of yearly renewal. The start date is negotiable. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://forms.gle/7pcip1dAUyTj9arg9. Please direct any questions to musiclab+jobs@g.harvard.edu.

 

Posted 1/22/21


The Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, directed by Dr. Roselinde Kaiser, is seeking to hire two Professional Research Assistants with skill in clinical or neuroimaging research and database management. In the RADD Lab, we investigate brain functioning and mood disorders like depression across the lifespan. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging (fMRI), and clinical approaches to address our research questions. 

These Professional Research Assistant positions in the RADD Lab will support of a cluster of recently funded studies that investigate neurocognitive markers that predict resilience in adolescents and young adults. The positions will be primarily focused on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral and neuroimaging data, and database management. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for clinical and neuroimaging research studies (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders), data collection (computer-based, MRI), and database management (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI; or statistical programs such as R), as well as support for general management of lab operations.

Therefore, the PRA positions require (1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field, (2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing data with human subjects, (3) demonstrated ability to perform as an independent researcher (e.g., undergraduate thesis), (4) some experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language.

Successful candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, be highly reliable, and enjoy working in a collaborative team atmosphere.  In addition, they will have a demonstrated ability to multi-task efficiently and to coordinate activities across different research labs and investigators.  Finally, prior experience neuroimaging with clinical or developmental samples is also preferred. 

Positions are full-time, to begin between April  2021 – June  2021 (flexibility in start date).

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial or official), and contact info for 2-3 references to our CU portal (https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=28373).

 

Posted 1/22/21


The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2020. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University.

By participating in the STP, students will:

  • Learn evidence-based techniques for working with children who have disruptive behavior disorders
  • Gain valuable clinical and research experience to prepare for career and graduate school
  • Help children to improve their social skills, sports skills, and academic skills
  • Network with faculty members at the Center for Children and Families, as well as students from across the country.

Positions are available in three related programs serving children between the ages of 3-12. In each program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Staff members will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children’s behavior and response to the treatment. Staff members will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance.

Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.

More than 100 positions are available across the three programs. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students. Detailed descriptions of each program, position descriptions, and application instructions are available at:

https://ccf.fiu.edu/summer-programs/index.html

 

Posted 1/19/2021


The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) Lab at Northeastern University (PI: Laurel Gabard-Durnam) is hiring a lab coordinator to start late spring/early summer 2021. This person will have the opportunity to work on a series of projects using neuroimaging to examine neurodevelopmental mechanisms linking experiences of stress and adversity to social and affective learning. The person in this role will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, which could serve as a launch pad to graduate studies. A two-year full-time commitment is preferred, and we encourage applications from members of under-represented groups in science! Please share with any interested undergraduates or post-bacc students? Thanks so much!

 
To find full details of the position and apply, please use this link: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/505489/research-coordinator
 
To find out more about our lab's research and culture, you can visit our website: https://www.plasticityinneurodevelopmentlab.com/

 

Posted 1/19/2021


The Leonard Learning Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Julia Leonard, is seeking a full-time lab manager for a 2-year-position to begin around July 2021. The lab investigates the underlying cognitive capacities and environmental factors that shape children’s learning and persistence.

This position is ideal for those interested in gaining more research experience before pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, or education. The lab manager will work closely with the PI, participate in all aspects of the research process, and have the potential to co-author posters and manuscripts and attend conferences. The successful candidate will be a founding member of a new lab and benefit from being part of the broader intellectual community at Yale. Women, LGBTQ, and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining research partnerships with local schools, community centers, and museums; recruiting participants; coordinating research, collecting behavioral data from parents and children; managing and analyzing data; overseeing undergraduate research assistants, cultivating a positive lab culture, and performing administrative duties.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology or a closely related field, experience working with children and/or families, excellent interpersonal, organizational, managerial, and communication skills. Competitive candidates will have a demonstrated interest in cognitive development, previous research experience, outstanding communication skills (in person and over email, Slack, phone), and high attention to detail. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to solve problems independently, while also being able to collaborate well with others. General computer skills are required (e.g. Microsoft and google suite), and experience with software for designing experiments and performing statistical analyses is a plus (e.g. R, python, Qualtrics). The ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites near New Haven is preferred.

Applicants should send a one-page cover letter (describing research experiences, relevant skills and interests, and long-term goals), CV or resume, and contact information for 2-3 references to Julia Leonard at jlnrd@sas.upenn.edu. Applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

The position will ultimately be filled through Yale University's internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to Yale after an initial review. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Posted 12/21/2020


There's an opening for a full time research position at the University of Pittsburgh in the lab of Carla Mazefsky (an autism researcher). Attached is the link to the application which provides some details on the position. It would start off remotely for now, but ideally whoever is hired would move to Pittsburgh. It's a great opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in psychology with a research focus, or clinical work in general. It could also be a good opportunity for anyone who's pre-med and seeking research experience before applying to grad school.

This is very similar to my current position, and whoever eventually is hired will work closely with me and likely be trained in part by me. If anyone's interested and wants to know more, I'd be more than happy to meet with them via Zoom or chat over e-mail to answer any questions and give some insight into the role!

Kate

Katherine Keller (katherine.keller@mssm.edu)

Clinical Research Coordinator

Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

(P) 212-241-2583 | (F) 212-241-5670

 

Posted 12/3/2020


Research Core Coordinator Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) at Weill Cornell Medicine

The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) Research Core at Weill Cornell Medicine is currently seeking a full-time research coordinator to work on clinical research studies involving children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (PIs: Steve Kanne, Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, So Hyun “Sophy” Kim).

Primary responsibilities

  • Recruits subjects for research studies based on study recruitment criteria.
  • Perform screenings to determine eligibility, conduct research interviews and surveys, work with families to answer questions & ensure form completion.
  • Assist with study organization, assemble study charts, participant packets, process subject payments.
  • Extract data from patient records and perform data entry of medical and psychological testing data
  • Maintains paper and electronic research and clinical records.
  • Oversee the IRB applications and amendments for research core projects.
  • Support Research Core Director and Manager to supervise research staff.

Expected start date: Rolling basis

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field and related experience.
  • Transportation required for local travel.

Highly Desired Requirements

  • Master’s degree in psychology or related fields.
  • Previous research administrative experience such as coordinating research studies (e.g., data management, recruitment, and IRB preparations) and supervising research staff.
  • Note: No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Contact

Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Dr. Sophy Kim (sok2015@med.cornell.edu).