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Psychology Job Wiki - A "crowdsourced site that is intended to provide information to applicants about the status of academic job searches" (i.e., whether the position has been filled). They now have a section for "Predocs" that lists positions for lab managers, paid research assistants, etc. Only a few of the positions posted below are also listed on the Wiki, so be sure to check it out for other opportunities.

Posted May 5, 2022

  • Clinical Research Assistant I
  •  Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Boston Children’s Hospital

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital are committed to improving the lives of children throughout the world. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields – including neuroscience, psychology, and medicine – who are working on expanding our knowledge of the developmental consequences of early life stress to translate what we learn into better outcomes for all children and families.

The Clinical Research Assistant I (CRA) will assist with daily operations and implementation of research procedures for two studies examining the effects of early life stress on child brain and behavioral development.   Both studies employ a range of neuroimaging, physiological, and behavioral tools, including electrophysiology, eye tracking, biomarker monitoring, and developmental assessments.  Primary responsibilities will include testing infants and children following established research protocols and assisting with data maintenance, processing, and analyses. The CRA will work closely with the Clinical Research Coordinator on the coordination and administration of both projects under the direction of the LCN Program Manager and Principal Investigator Dr. Charles Nelson.

This is a full time (i.e., 40-hour week) position. A summer 2022 start-date and a two-year commitment are preferred. 


  • ·      Bachelor's Degree in psychology, child development, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field
  • ·      Experience working in a research setting, preferably using behavioral or neuroimaging measures
  • ·      Availability for flexible scheduling, including some evenings and weekends
  • ·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • ·      High level of motivation
  • ·      Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • ·      Outstanding organization and attention to detail

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • ·      Experience working with infants, young children, and/or diverse populations
  • ·      Demonstrated empathy and listening skills
  • ·      Fluency in Spanish

·      Computer skills, including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software (e.g., Excel, SPSS), and basic experimental presentation and collection software (e.g., ePrime, REDcap, Matlab)

Interested candidates should email Study Coordinator, Saúl Urbina-Johanson (, and Post-doctoral Fellow, Dr. Kelli Dickerson (, with a resume and cover letter. Questions are welcome as well.

Posted May 5, 2022

Project Coordinator in Cognitive Neuroscience

  • The Preston Memory Lab
  • Center for Learning and Memory & Department of Psychology
  • The University of Texas at Austin

The Preston Lab is recruiting a full-time project coordinator with a start date in summer 2022. The lab uses behavioral and brain imaging techniques to explore how children, adolescents, and adults form new memories, remember past events, and how their memory for the past influences what they learn in the present. We are particularly interested in how the ability to acquire new knowledge impacts other cognitive behaviors such as reasoning, decision making, imagination, and future planning.

You will play a major role in experiment implementation and data collection and receive training in advanced neuroimaging methods. The primary responsibilities will be the management of behavioral and neuroimaging studies of memory in participants aged 4-95 years. Daily responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment and scheduling of child, adolescent, and adult participants
  • Behavioral and brain imaging data collection

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 to work with families at the Children’s Research Center at UT Austin
  • Ability to work independently, but also working collaboratively with PhD students and postdoctoral researchers
  • Flexibility in evening and weekend availability for data collection and outreach events
  • Minimum commitment of one year

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

For more information about the lab:

To apply, email a CV/resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Dr. Alison Preston at Applications submitted by 5/13/22 will receive full consideration.

Posted May 5, 2022

Lab Manager position in the Kid’s Socioemotional Development in Context (KID) Lab at the University of Texas at Austin


Job Description

The newly established Kid’s Socioemotional Development in Context (KID) Lab at the University of Texas at Austin directed by Dr. Laura Quiñones Camacho, is seeking a full-time lab manager to start in August 2022. The lab’s research integrates developmental, behavioral, sociocultural, psychophysiological (RSA, PEP), and neuroscience (EEG, fNIRS) approaches, to advance our understanding of socioemotional development and risk for psychopathology in diverse children. The lab manager is expected to support the PI in all aspects of the lab's day-to-day function. Extensive training and close supervision will be provided. This position is particularly appropriate to candidates hoping to increase their research training prior to applying to graduate school.  The position duration is currently one year with the chance to renew contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Exact start date is flexible, but August 2022 is the ideal start. Along with a current CV and references, please include a letter of interest describing your prior relevant experiences and future academic/research goals. You can contact Dr. Laura Quiñones Camacho ( with additional questions.

Applications can be submitted here. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.


The lab manager will be expected to

  • Conduct general administrative duties (e.g., purchasing and setting up, equipment, developing lab manuals)
  • Preparing IRB protocols and maintaining IRB compliance
  • Work with new and existing staff to coordinate the day-to-day operation and management of research projects, including recruiting and scheduling participants.
  • Develop and implement protocols for maintaining data quality, including outreach and follow-up with participants.
  • Clean, process, and code datasets
  • Assist with conference presentations and research publications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Human Development and Family Sciences, or related field.
  • Effective time management and attention to detail
  • Experience and comfort communicating with families and children under 10-years-old.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication.
  • Willingness to occasionally work evenings and weekends to accommodate family schedules.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish fluency (speaking and reading/writing) – strongly preferred
  • Experience collecting EEG, fNIRS, or RSA/PEP data – strongly preferred.
  • Experience with child data collection and data entry
  • Experience with recruitment and data collection in under-represented samples.
  • Proficiency with statistical and programming languages/software (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab, java, python)
  • Familiarity with data collection software (e.g., Qualtrics), and basic office software suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Posted April 19, 2022

We have an opening for a Clinical Research Assistant in the Biobehavioral Research Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital. Please see below.

The Department of Psychiatry has openings for full-time Clinical Research Assistants in its Biobehavioral Research Laboratory, which conducts studies examining the effects of maternal and child environmental exposures (e.g., stress/trauma, chemicals) on young children’s developmental outcomes (e.g., stress physiology, mental health, neurodevelopment, health outcomes). Current projects involve follow-up of a cohort of mothers recruited in pregnancy and their children for assessments when the children are between 5 and 12 years of age. Assessments involve collection of a range of data, including maternal interviews, child interactional tasks, neurodevelopmental measures, biosamples, physiology, and anthropometry. Studies are multi-site and involve interactions/collaborations with NIH and other sites. To apply: or go to Click on “Search Jobs". In “Search job opportunities that match your interests,” enter “64046BR". Please also email your cover letter and CV to

Posted April 19, 2022

Three Research Assistant positions are available within Columbia University’s Translational Research on Affective Disorders and Suicide Laboratory, directed by Randy P. Auerbach, Ph.D, ABPP.  Research assistants will support NIMH funded research focusing on elucidating neural (e.g., EEG/ERPs, MRI), behavioral, and real-time markers (e.g., passive sensor data, EMA) of depression and suicidal behaviors in adolescents. The positions are fulltime, starting June 2022 (or as early as if feasible). A two-year commitment is requested, and renewal of the appointment is contingent upon continued funding. A period of evaluation will be required. Flexibility in working hours is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties will include initiating and maintaining contact with study participants; screening applicants, ensuring they meet appropriate criteria, and making independent judgment as to the suitability of their participation; working in concert with Principal Investigator to develop and to implement patient/participant recruitment; organizing and maintaining the databases; conducting experiments with neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI, MRS) data and experimental tasks; assisting the Principal Investigator in manuscript and grant preparation as well as presentation of research data; performing library searches; assisting with management of laboratory budget, including ordering equipment; assisting in completion of institutional review board applications.


  • Ability to work independently.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to resolve technical or research problems and issues and to interpret the acceptability of data results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of clinical research protocols.
  • High degree of computer literacy.
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
  • Careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs.
  • Knowledge of data management programs.


BA/BS in Psychology, or related fields preferred. Experience working with patients with mood disorders, including familiarity with clinical assessments (e.g., K-SADS, SCID), is a plus but not a requirement. Computing and software skills in multiple platforms are helpful as well as familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, R). Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

If interested, please apply through the following links:

Posted April 15, 2022

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking a motivated and organized individual to serve as a Science and Publications Associate. The  Science and Publications Associate will be part of a small team dedicated to supporting and enhancing the research of our members and the scientific study of child development. The position reports directly to the Director for Science Affairs to implement and support programs, publications, committees and task forces, correspond with internal and external stakeholders, and produce summaries and reports. The ideal candidate is a self-starter possessing strong communications and organizational skills, proficiency with data organization and representation, and familiarity with child development research. Specific responsibilities are listed below.

Support programs and day-to-day activities of the SRCD Science team including:

  • · Work with Director for Science Affairs to design and implement initiatives to support scientific communication and engagement among members.
  • · Work with the Publications team to support SRCD journals.
  • · Work on institutional initiatives to support diversity, equity, and inclusion and anti-racism. 
  • · Analyze, review, and report internally and externally on effectiveness of scientific initiatives, programs, journals, and events.
  • · Organize submission sites for and coordinate reviews of applications, awards nominations, leadership nominations, and project proposals. Keep careful records. Communicate decisions, field questions, and track deadlines.
  • · Act as liaison between the Society staff and member governance committees. Attend meetings and take minutes as needed.
  • · Act as liaison between the Society and members at large on scientific initiatives. Assist with setting up member-led programs as needed.
  • · Facilitate dissemination of scientific evidence to diverse audiences.
  • · Partner on projects with the Communications, Policy, and Meetings teams as appropriate.
  • · Represent SRCD at scientific and government meetings. Prepare summaries of meetings and follow up on actionable items.


  • · A Bachelors degree (in Psychology, Education or Publishing). Research and/or academic experience in developmental psychology or academic publishing is a plus. Prior experience or an interest in acquiring skills in publishing is necessary. 
  • · Excellent written and oral language skills. Background in science communication is a plus.
  • · Experience with or willingness to develop grant writing skills.
  • · Competency in data organization and descriptive analysis (e.g., creating tables and charts summarizing quantitative information).
  • · Superior time management and an ability to prioritize.
  • · Proven organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • · Facility with MS Office applications.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. SRCD offers an attractive benefits package which includes: health, dental, retirement, paid time off, and a transportation subsidy. The position is based in Washington, DC and is not a remote working position. 

To apply, please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and names of 2 references to by May 1, 2022. Please direct any informal enquiries to Dr. Leher Singh at

Posted April 15, 2022

The Stanford University Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) is seeking to hire a clinical research coordinator for an on-going NICHD-funded clinical trial that is studying the impact of a hospital-based speech intervention on brain development and on language outcomes in infants born preterm.  (PI: Dr. Katherine Travis).  

The position is ideal for a candidate who wishes to engage directly with families in a hospital setting and who wishes to gain research experience before applying to medical school or graduate programs. There may be opportunities to develop independent projects, attend conferences, and co-author manuscripts.

We are a highly-collaborative and multidisciplinary team of developmental cognitive neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, and clinicians (DBP and Neonatology). Stanford DBP offers a stimulating research environment, full of collaborative and networking opportunities both within and across departments in the School of Medicine and the University.

Please find the position description for more details and application instructions here

Posted April 15, 2022

The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (DCNLab) at Columbia University in the City of New York is searching for two research assistants to support ongoing studies in infant and child cognitive development. The positions will begin in the Summer of 2022. A 2-year commitment is requested. A bachelors degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field is preferred. Prior experience working with eye tracking and/or fNIRS is also preferred, as are programming skills and knowledge of statistical methods. 
Please email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Dima Amso ( 

Posted April 12, 2022

Project Coordinator Position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh

The Families, Emotions, Neuroscience, and Development (FEND) Lab at the University of Pittsburgh, directed by Dr. Jennifer Silk, is seeking a Project Coordinator to contribute to a newly funded NIMH study, the Teen SCREEN Study, co-directed by Dr. Silk and Dr. Cecile Ladouceur. The purpose of this study is to better understand how adolescent girls’ social media experiences, other social interactions, and the brain influence daily fluctuations in mood, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and symptoms of depression.


  • Recruit participants by serving as a clinical liaison for local inpatient, partial and outpatient clinics and conduct phone screens
  • Conduct neuroimaging, parent-adolescent interaction, and eyetracking/psychophysiology assessments
  • Orient participants to ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and passive data collection and monitor compliance/troubleshoot issues
  • Process data and supervise undergraduate processing and coding teams
  • General project tasks including data tracking, preparing study materials, report preparation, routine IRB correspondence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field
  • Minimum of 1 year of research experience
  • Evidence of excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated interest in adolescent mental health.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing graduate school in child clinical psychology and/or developmental/social affective neuroscience. The selected applicant will receive training in suicide safety assessment and multi-method research approaches. Opportunities for mentored independent research are available.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a June 1 start date is preferred. A two-year commitment is preferred.  To apply please visit:


Posted April 7, 2022

The Health and Development Lab at the University of Georgia invites applications for two research assistant openings in the lab. The position has a flexible start date and could begin as early as May. This position is for one year but could be extended (depending on additional funding for the lab). 

The lab has several ongoing research studies focused on social determinants of health. (More information about the studies is available here.) Research assistants in the lab play a critical role in recruiting, screening, scheduling, and running participant visits, so excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are essential. Because our research involves children and families, some evening/weekend availability is required.

Link to apply:

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter via the job posting above. Candidates are also welcome to email me ( with any questions about the position.

Posted April 7, 2022

  • Position Title: Research Aide 
  • Department: Psychiatry
  • Division: Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry

Position Summary

Assists in NIMH-funded neurobiological research studies of treatment for older adults with depression in White Plains, NYand New York City. This is a full-time, hybrid in-person/work-from-home position.

Position Activities

  • Screens and recruits potential study participants on-site and in the community.
  • Collects and processes electroencephalographic (EEG) data.
  • Administers measures of depression severity, suicidal ideation, cognitive and emotional functioning, medical comorbidity, and interpersonal difficulties.
  • Develops and prepares study documentation forms according to protocol-12 requirements.
  • Reviews data for accuracy, maintains records of study data, and assists in data entry.
  • Tracks patients over time for follow-up assessments.
  • Presents information at team meetings.
  • Assists in preparation of research documentation including IRB protocols.

Minimum Requirements

  • College degree

Highly Desired Requirements

  • • Prior research experience
  • • Prior experience with clinical populations
  • • Prior experience with EEG recording and processing

Skills and Abilities

  • • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • • Experience with specialized EEG and task administration software including Brain Vision Recorder, Brain Vision Analyzer, Presentation, and E-Prime is a plus.

Note: This position is located in Westchester, NY and New York, NY.  No relocation assistance is provided for this position.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medicine is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Bress, Ph.D. at

Posted April 7, 2022

Research Assistant Position in the Department of Psychology at UCLA 

Applications are due by 04/19/22 

The Culture and Race Ethnicity (CARE) in Youth Mental Health Lab is hiring a research assistant to contribute to the conduct of community-based intervention/ implementation trials focused on advancing youth mental health equity.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Anna Lau, the research assistant will work on two studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

SAFETY-A in Schools is an R34 funded feasibility trial that will adapt Safe Alternatives For Teens and Youth – Acute (SAFETY-A) for implementation in low-resourced school districts to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in mental health service use following identification of suicide risk in youth. This study is being conducted by Dr. Anna Lau and Dr. Joan Asarnow at UCLA, and Dr. David Goldston at Duke University Medical School.

 Project STRIVE (STudents RIsing aboVE) is an R37-funded prevention trial that will examine the role of emotion regulation strategies in driving health disparities among racial/ethnic minority youth.  We will test a whether a tailored mindfulness intervention can interrupt the links between a ‘striving persistent behavioral style’ and disparate health outcomes among high-achieving racial/ethnic minority students. This study is being conducted by Dr. Anna Lau and Dr. Han Du at UCLA, Dr. Joey Fung at Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Stacey Doan at Claremont McKenna College, and Dr. Farzana Saleem at Stanford University. 


  • Data collection with study participants in public schools and community sites
  • General project tasks including data tracking, preparing study materials, literature searches, report preparation, routine IRB correspondence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or related field
  • Research methods training, mentored research experience, or equivalent 
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in youth mental health disparities, intervention science, and dissemination and implementation research. Strong applicants will have previous experience as a research assistant, excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, and a demonstrated interest in mental health equity. Opportunities for mentored independent research are available depending on interest 

Appointments will be made for one year, with reappointment expected based on performance. Start date in June is expected. To apply please visit      

Individuals from groups underrepresented in clinical psychological science are highly encouraged to apply.

Posted April 7, 2022

Dr. Redcay's Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab will have a Lab Manager position open for a July 1st 2022 start date. Can the following description be posted to be sent to the list serv? And please post the attached document as well. Thank you!

Subject: Lab Manager Position, Development Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay ( is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (formal title: Faculty Specialist) beginning July 1, 2022. More information regarding this position can be found in the attached document. All application materials should be sent to Libby Giacobbe (current lab manager) at

Posted April 7, 2022

Research Coordinator Position Available— Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA 

The Applied Mind and Health (AMH) Lab, directed by Dr. Stacey Doan at Claremont McKenna College in the Department of Psychological Science, seeks a full-time (with benefits) research coordinator/manager beginning the Summer of 2022. Our research focuses on emotions, stress, relationships, and their implications for mental and physical health. Our work is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The initial appointment will be for one year. There is a possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The research coordinator will work closely with the PI and lab group on a research program investigating how emotions and relationships affect behavior, health, and physiological outcomes in children, adolescents, and young adults. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations 
  • managing, hiring, coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants  
  • designing and implementing experiments 
  • data management and analysis 
  • participant recruitment and scheduling 
  • conducting literature reviews 
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc. 
  • planning and leading lab meetings and social events 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree 
  • extensive research experience in a psychology lab 
  • experience or a desire to learn psychophysiological and hormone data collection and analysis 
  • detail-oriented, excellent organizational and multitasking skills, and ability to work independently 
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills 
  • strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R.) 

Claremont McKenna College is an elite liberal arts college (top 10), located in beautiful Southern California with access to the beach and mountains. We are a vibrant and active lab. Our lab members have been accepted into competitive graduate programs. The lab coordinator will have opportunities to take the lead on scientific conference presentations and manuscript preparation. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and a list of potential recommenders to Dr. Doan at Please use the subject line “Lab Coordinator Position”. Applications are due May 1, 2022. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Stacey Doan at

Posted April 7, 2022

The Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University, directed by Dr. Anna Shusterman, seeks a full-time lab coordinator starting in Summer of 2022. The lab coordinator will assist with studies on the development of numerical and spatial thinking in preschool children and on research-practice collaborations in educational settings. The primary focus of this position will be the implementation of a new NSF-funded project to develop and test a research-based, guided-play mathematics intervention in preschools.

Posted April 7, 2022

Our lab at Washington University School of Medicine is launching several new studies at the intersection of cognitive development and clinical psychopathology and has two full-time positions available. One is ideal for a recent or upcoming graduate; the other aimed at someone with experience conducting child clinical interviews. Please share with potential candidates. 

The first position is ideal for someone wanting additional research experience before pursuing an advanced degree in developmental or clinical psychology or neuroscience. The research assistant will have ample opportunity to learn new research techniques, develop their own projects, and contribute to publications in a highly collaborative environment with a diverse set of PI's.

Please visit the links for the full job postings:
Position 1: JR65715

Bachelor’s degree or four years of relevant experience (Spring 2022 graduates may apply!).

Position Summary

Position will assist study coordinators in numerous phases of the Big Doors Study (investigating monetary and social reward responsivity in 7- and 8-year-old children) and the NOA (Neurodevelopment of Overcontrol and Anxiety) Study. Main responsibilities include: administering EEG/ERPs to child participants (ages 4-8); administering child behavioral assessments; collecting hair and dried bloodspot samples from participants following established protocols for hormone assay, and assisting with screening, scheduling, and organizational tasks. Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and a minimum of two Saturdays per month.

Position 2: JR65717
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or a related field plus three years of relevant experience or a combination of work and education equaling seven years may substitute for this requirement.

Position Summary

This position will be involved with the launch of the new Suicidal Thoughts and Actions Research in Kids (STARK) Study. Participants ages 4-7 will attend a one- time session, consisting of parent and child clinical interviews and behavioral assessments, a child ERP, and cognitive tasks. This position will also conduct clinical interviews for the Neurodevelopment of Overcontrol and Anxiety (NOA) study and PED-SI (Mood, Emotion, and Stress in Youth) study. Some evening and Saturday availability is required for this position. This position also requires occasional travel to mental health clinics, school, and community events to assist in recruiting families and sharing research findings with the community.



Posted April 7, 2022

The Social Minds Lab (PI: Dr. Felix Warneken) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is looking for a full-time lab manager to start in summer 2022. The primary responsibility is to conduct and coordinate research on cooperation in young children. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please refer to our lab website and the official job posting for more information on our lab and the position. Questions can be sent to 


  • Active research – Preparing and running child studies; Video coding
  • Administrative tasks – Purchases; IRB protocols; Grant reports
  • Recruitment and supervision of Assistants in Research
  • Building and maintaining infrastructure – Recruitment of families; Maintaining a child database;

    Communications with other labs

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or Associate's degree
  • At least 1 year of research experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field
  • Experience working with parents and children
  • Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office, INTERACT

    (behavioral coding), and FileMakerPro (data management), and iMovie/Final CutPro (video editing)

How to Apply

Please apply through this link. The online application will ask for a cover letter and a resume/CV; please combine them into a single file that begins with the cover letter and upload the combined file in the resume section. The cover letter should include research experience, interests, and career goals. In addition, we require 2 letters of recommendation to be emailed to 

This position is a one-year position with a possibility of extension.

Posted April 7, 2022

The Language and Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology is looking for a full time Research Coordinator (RC). The RC will assist with empirical research on language development and the relationship between language and cognition. Duties will include assisting in designing, creating, running, and analyzing experiments with infants, children, and adults; coordinating and recruiting undergraduate research assistants; coordinating participant recruitment; maintaining shared lab infrastructure (including websites like Wordbank and Web-CDI); and assisting in planning lab events and meetings.

The RC will also have opportunities for contribution to ongoing research projects, leading to the possibility of contributing to scientific presentations and publications. This position is ideal for individuals who wish to further their research training.

The RC will have good organizational and communication skills. Frequent communication using email, slack, and phone will be necessary, and keeping organized (scheduling and record-keeping) is an essential part of the job. Previous research experience is strongly preferred. Strong working knowledge of MS Office/G Suite is important; a good candidate will have programming skills (R or python for data analysis, JavaScript/HTML/CSS for web programming). Must be a quick learner, able to work independently, and show initiative.

This is a two year, fixed term position with possibility of renewal.

Posted April 7, 2022

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 ( 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 rehabilitation populations and individuals with traumatic injury 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

a.       Conduct phone interviews and/or in-person data collection, as appropriate

b.      Ensure standardized procedures are followed

2.                  Develop Study Procedures:

a.       Prepare and submit IRB applications, continuations, and amendments

b.      Develop recruitment, recordkeeping, tracking, communication, and data collection procedures for studies as assigned

c.       Assist with creating manuals of procedures for specified projects

d.      Prepare and assemble project briefing books for communicating with collaborators and study sponsors

3.      Data Management:

a.       Assist in developing and testing data collection platform (in REDCap or similar) for studies

b.      Monitor subject accrual and report to study team members

c.       Develop and implement audit processes to review data quality and human subjects compliance

4.                  Code Qualitative Data from Human Subjects Interviews

5.      Assist in Writing and Preparing Manuscripts, Posters, Website Materials, and other Publications

6.      Assist in Grant Preparation and Planning, Including Writing Grant Text


  • 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

Posted April 7, 2022

The Memory & Computational Cognition Lab (MC2) directed by Dr. Kimele Persaud at Rutgers University – Newark is looking to hire a full-time lab manager/research specialist. This position will manage and contribute to research on understanding how individuals across different groups leverage their prior knowledge and expectations to help encode, store, and reconstruct information from memory. The responsibilities of the lab manager include developing and implementing online and in-person laboratory experiments with both adults and children, scheduling and testing participants, performing data analysis, and other general office related tasks (e.g., sending emails, ordering supplies, hosting lab meetings, etc.). The position requires keen attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. This position is for an initial contract of one-year, with the possibility of two additional years pending positive performance. The preferred start date is June 15, 2022.  

For more information about MCLab research, please visit,

Qualification Requirements: 

  • *Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Statistics, Education or a related field is required. 
  • *1-2 years of psychology related research experience (a combination of education and/or work experience will be considered). 
  • *Previous experience with developing experimental stimuli, design, planning and executing empirical studies.


  • *Familiarity with Matlab and/or other programming languages (e.g., Python, C++, JavaScript). 
  • *Previous experience designing online studies (e.g., Qualtrics Surveys, JS Psych, psiTurk)
  • *Experience with data analysis (R, SPSS, or JASP), presentation, and reporting. 
  • *Previous experience conducting behavioral studies with children

To apply, please email a cover letter, a resume or CV, and the name, title, and email addresses of at least two academic or professional references. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

Posted April 7, 2022

We are seeking a full-time lab manager to jointly manage the StarLab for Mind and Development (directed by Dr. Christina Starmans) and the Center for Mind and Morality (directed by Dr. Paul Bloom) in the Psychology Department at the University of Toronto. The preferred start date is early summer 2022, but this is flexible.

Research in both labs explores how infants, children, and adults reason about the social and moral world, and draws on ideas at the intersection of philosophy and psychology.

This position entails recruiting and scheduling participants, aiding in the testing of subjects in-lab and offsite, monitoring and ordering lab supplies, and working in a collaborative fashion with the PIs, undergraduates, and graduate students to maintain the ongoing smooth functioning of the research activities. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The lab manager may also have opportunities to co-author manuscripts, develop their own research projects, and attend conferences.

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Psychology or a closely related field, experience with children, research experience in an experimental psychology lab, and experience managing others. Highly desired qualities include: Strong organizational skills; enthusiasm about research in social cognitive development; comfort with young children and families; and strong, self-directed initiative and ability to take on challenges (in particular, with setting up a lab in its beginning phases). Programming, data analysis, and/or web design skills are always a plus.

To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV/Resume, unofficial transcript, and the names of 2-3 references in our online application form here: Questions may be directed to Christina Starmans ( The cover letter should describe your relevant research experience, skills, and why you are excited about the position.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but full consideration will be given to applications received by April 15, 2022. The position will ultimately be filled through the University of Toronto’s internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to the University after an initial review.

Posted April 7, 2022

The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Junior Laboratory Associate to work on studies examining learning, memory, and decision-making across development.

The expected start date for the position is Summer 2022.  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 Laboratory 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)

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience, a CV, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), and contact information for two references (no need to submit letters). We encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science.

Apply here

Posted April 7, 2022

Juliet Bromer and Sam Melvin are seeking a research assistant/associate to join our team at Erikson Institute. Please share this posting with your networks and any potential candidates! Interested folks can see more information and apply here with a cover letter & resume.

This position would be a great fit for recent BA/MA/MPP grads with applied research experience who are interested in early childhood education policy and/or in the home-based child care sector. This is a bilingual English/Spanish role with research, administrative, and project coordination responsibilities. The RA will support a variety of community-engaged, mixed-method research projects related to quality, support, and policy engagement among home-based child care professionals. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

Posted April 7, 2022

Lab Coordinator Position, Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab

The Infant and Child Cognition Laboratory, headed by Dr. Sara Cordes at Boston College, is now accepting applications for a full-time laboratory assistant with benefits beginning Summer 2022. Research in the lab focuses on numerical cognition (broadly speaking) across development ( Current NSF-funded projects explore math and spatial gender stereotypes in childhood, social influences of math learning, numerical perception, and the relation between number and language.

Lab coordinator responsibilities include managing research projects in the lab; programming experiments; creating stimuli; data coding and analyses; managing IRB protocols; coordinating lab events and meetings; hiring and supervising undergraduate research assistants; recruiting and testing infant, child, and adult subjects in the lab, at off-site locations (e.g. preschools and museums), and virtually (over Zoom); and general faculty support, with the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication.

This position is ideal for individuals who are highly motivated to pursue graduate study in psychology.

Required qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
– Experience assisting with or conducting psychology-related research, ideally in a developmental laboratory
– Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications:
– Prior programming experience
– Knowledge of Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, Inquisit
– Access to a car for transportation to offsite testing locations

Please send an email titled “BC ICCL – Lab Coordinator Application” with a cover letter describing research experiences and career goals, a CV, and contact information for 2 references to

Review of applications will begin on April 15 and will continue until the position is filled.


Posted February 23, 2022

Lab manager at the Princeton Baby Lab. Please encourage any promising candidates to apply!

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist, under the supervision of Dr. Casey Lew-Williams. The successful candidate will work in the Princeton Baby Lab, and have frequent contact with a wonderful group of postdocs, graduate students, senior thesis students, and research assistants, as well as various faculty members who study development and learning, such as Drs. Adele Goldberg, Jesse Gomez, Uri Hasson, Tania Lombrozo, Erik Nook, Kristina Olson, and Natalia Vélez. Targeted start date is June 1, 2022. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal. Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references.

The research specialist will participate in all aspects of projects on learning and communication in young children. Primary responsibilities will include:
- Testing young children using various research methods, such as eye tracking, infant looking paradigms, dual-brain fNIRS, and recordings of parent-child interactions
- Coordinating participant recruitment in Princeton and Trenton, New Jersey
- Training and mentoring undergraduate research assistants
- Coding videos of parents and children across cultures and communities
- Developing stimuli for experiments
- Setting up and maintaining operations of the lab through general administrative duties
- Participating in collaborative projects with other groups, including ManyBabies and the lab of Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein at Concordia University
- Conducting a study that is of interest to you

Essential qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, communication sciences and disorders, or related cognitive science fields
- Help promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and a culture of generosity and understanding
- Work with Dr. Lew-Williams to promote well-being for every person in the lab
- Have a demonstrated interest in cognitive science
- Be able to jump from low- to high-level work, and back again
- Have excellent communication skills with young children and families
- Be able to write clearly for any audience
- Be able to get tasks done efficiently
- Be dependable, responsive, and trustworthy
- Be detail-oriented, motivated, creative, organized, and able to work independently

- Enjoy spending time in a lovely corner office with big windows

Preferred qualifications
- Experience with research methods in developmental science
- Experience with R or other statistical software
- Conversational proficiency in both Spanish and English

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

Please apply here: (position # 2022-14203). Include a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV, and contact information for two references. For more information, please email Casey Lew-Williams ( Applications will be reviewed beginning on March 10, 2022.

Posted February 16, 2022

Research Assistant Position

The Veterans Health Research Institute of CNY, Inc.  is seeking to hire a full-time Research Assistant to work on a suicide prevention study among at-risk Veterans. This research is being completed through the VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention in conjunction with several VHA recruitment sites and academic affiliates. This grant-funded clinical trial will be testing a novel intervention focused on preventing suicide and fostering treatment adherence. 

The Research Assistant will be responsible for recruitment and randomization of study participants from a psychiatric inpatient unit at the Brockton (MA) VA.  Additional responsibilities include provision of survey assessments and close adherence to all study research and safety protocols. Excellent computer skills, written/oral communication and organizational skills required. Due to the terms of the research grant supporting this position, the Research Assistant must reside in the state of RI. Opportunities to obtain an affiliation with and mentorship from academic partners at Brown University are available. VA experience is preferred. The position is available for immediate start.

Job Type: Full-Time

Hours: Predominantly standard tours, M-F; occasional evening or weekend availability is also preferable

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Previous work with Veterans or with psychiatric hospital patients is desirable.

Salary: TBD

Duration: This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 06/30/2023, contingent upon available funding. Application Method: Contact Todd Bishop, PhD ( and/or Lori Gould ( with inquiries.

Posted February 16, 2022

We are looking to hire one to two full-time clinical research coordinators to assist with studies aimed at improving short-term risk prediction for suicidal behavior in adolescents. Studies assessing proximal risk for suicidal behavior use computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and/or ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, passive sensing of physiological arousal, passive sensing of social engagement and physical activity, and ecological momentary assessment) in psychiatrically hospitalized youth. Additional studies focus on employing computer vision to identify visual indicators of suicide risk among adolescents. Research coordinators will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu and Dr. Taylor Burke 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.


Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree, strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, REDCap, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime and Python are preferred but not required. Psychology, sociology, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome. Prior research, particularly independent research projects, or clinical experience is strongly recommended.

Application information:

The start date is Summer 2022. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV to Any questions regarding these positions may be directed to Rachel Levin at

Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. There may be unique training and development opportunities available to individuals from underrepresented backgrounds within our group. Additional information available at

Posted February 16, 2022

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI) at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts is recruiting a full-time, in-person Clinical Research Assistant (RA) to begin late May/early June 2022. 

The RA will manage several studies about the treatment and assessment of OCD and related disorders, which will involve working directly with adult participants in treatment at the OCD Institute (a partial hospital/residential treatment facility). Areas of study include longitudinal treatment outcomes, mechanisms of exposure therapy, measure development, computerized/smartphone interventions, sleep, and cognitive biases. 

The RA will also manage progress monitoring for all patients in the program, which is completed as part of standard clinical care at admission, discharge, and weekly during their treatment. Specific duties will include administering data collection, conducting clinical assessments, overseeing data management, contributing to running the day-to-day operations for research protocols, and IRB management. The RA will work under the direction of Principal Investigators and will also work with a team of research staff, as well as the clinical staff at the OCD Institute. 

This is an excellent opportunity to prepare for graduate study in clinical psychology. Mentorship and opportunities to assist in preparing conference submissions and writing scientific articles for publication are possible and encouraged. 

Interested applicants must have a bachelor's degree in psychology or related field and a minimum of one year of human subject research. We value applicants who demonstrate an ability to work independently and part of a team, strong initiative and problem-solving, excellent communication, and attention to detail. Previous experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS or R) and database management is preferred. 

Please send Martha Falkenstein, PhD, Director of Research at the OCDI, a cover letter and CV to apply (

Posted February 16, 2022

The Language Development and Perception Labs at the University of Maryland College Park, seeks a lab manager, someone with a gift for organization and a passion for bringing order out of chaos. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is interested in science and who wants to gain experience in a research environment. The manager is responsible for coordinating the activities of a dynamic research laboratory that explores a range of issues, including language development, word learning, the effect of noise on children’s development, early diagnosis of autism, and even the effects of concussion on hearing and speech.  The lab includes both research on young children and a comparative component focused on canine cognition.

The manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the lab and an associated research grant. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: research assistant supervision, overseeing data collection and coding, stimulus construction and design implementation, interacting with parents, managing data transfer across research sites, overseeing a large participant database, and lab and office management (e.g., budget, IRB, equipment purchases and maintenance, lab website, etc.)

The successful candidate will have outstanding communications skills, both written and print, and proven organizational ability. She or he will have a demonstrable ability to learn rapidly, complete tasks accurately, and maintain the daily activity of a small, but complex organization. Attention to detail is critical. Experience with children and proficiency with statistics, web development, video coding, and experiment presentation software are a plus. Successful experience overseeing and mentoring undergraduate research assistants is another plus. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor's degree in psychology, hearing & speech science, cognitive science or related field, and at least one year of research experience, with prior experience in infant laboratory testing procedures preferred.

The position is full-time with benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please complete the online application at (job position 104607). Required materials include a letter of application, resume, and names, telephone, and email addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as possible. This is a full- time position beginning summer 2022, and will be available for up to 5 years, with continuation past the first year based on performance and availability of funds. For questions, contact Dr. Rochelle Newman (301-405-4221) or

Posted February 16, 2022

The LEAD lab investigates how children’s early experiences influence their neural and cognitive development, with a strong focus on language, literacy, and communicative development. 

We combine methods from developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, communication sciences, and education to study how developing brains adapt to varying environments and lead to unique developmental paths. A primary focus is to better understand both the causes and consequences of socioeconomic disparities in learning and development, and how translational science may better support educational equity. 

The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the lab, including recruiting families and community partners, implementing behavioral and neuroimaging studies (primarily MRI and NIRS), managing data storage and processing, teaching, and supervising undergraduate research assistants to implement studies and process data, coordinating IRBs and other research documentation, and managing lab equipment and the lab website. A primary duty will involve overseeing the day-to-day functions of a NICHD funded study of how dimensions of caregiver-child interaction scaffold neural systems for language, executive functioning, and social cognition. The lab manager will also have the opportunity to develop own research projects, co-author manuscripts, and attend conferences. This position is ideal for an individual interested in gaining additional research experience before applying to graduate programs or research-related careers.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, human development, communication sciences, computer science, or related field. Previous research experience, programming knowledge, and/or experience working with children and families is desirable, but not required.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; brief statement of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; and the names of two references at For best consideration, please apply by February 28, 2022.

Posted February 16, 2022

The Development of Social Cognition Lab (directed under Dr. Nadia Chernyak) at the University of California - Irvine is searching for a lab manager to begin July 1, 2022. The lab manager will work on NSF-funded projects on the development of kids' concepts of fairness, inequality, social cognition, numerical cognition, free will and agency, and prospection.

Interested candidates are encouraged to check out the lab's research focus ( to assess potential fit and contact Dr. Chernyak ( with any questions.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience conducting research in cognitive development lab; strong organizational skills; be enthusiastic about cognitive development research; comfortable with young children and families; and have strong, self-directed initiative and ability to take on challenges. Programming, data analysis, and/or web design skills are always a plus.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • conducting research in socio-cognitive development: data collection in lab and at local parks, preschools, and children's museums; creating/programming stimuli; data coding and analysis (with training); and recruitment of participants.
  • supervising and training research assistants: coordinating off-site and in-lab recruitment efforts; hiring and training research assistants; assigning daily tasks; coordinating fingerprinting/orientation/training; mentorship of undergraduates; establishment of a summer research program for undergraduates
  • managing daily and long-term operations within the lab: handling IRBs and other research documentation; building a database of subject and local child care facilities; coordinating lab meetings; managing lab websites and newsletters; and setting up/maintaining lab equipment

Note that the job will involve some travel to local area data collection sites.

Finally, the lab manager may have opportunities to co-author manuscripts, develop own research projects, and attend conferences.


Bachelor's or equivalent degree in Psychology or a related field by date of employment.

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - Please summarize a) your prior research experience, b) your research interests and potential fit with the lab, c) any specific technical or language skills (e.g., programming, specialized software; foreign language knowledge) 

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated Resume or C.V. 

  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Brief statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement

Reference requirements

  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

The contact information of 2 people who may be contacted for a letter of reference at a later time (ideally, at least one should be a research supervisor)

Apply link:

Posted February 16, 2022

The Cognitive Development Lab at Wesleyan University, directed by Dr. Hilary Barth, announces a full-time lab coordinator position starting summer 2022. The lab coordinator will assist with studies on the development of quantitative thinking and decision making in children and adults, including a series of NSF-funded studies of numerical cognition and decision making. The lab coordinator will also assist with other general duties in the lab, and with research collaborations across labs.

Responsibilities include hiring and coordination of undergraduate research assistants; recruiting and scheduling participants; maintaining a participant family database; coordinating relationships with local collaboration sites such as children’s museums; data management and analysis; implementing online and in-person studies (study preregistration; IRB submissions, study programming); running participants through studies; supporting a positive research group culture; conducting literature searches; and assisting with the preparation of conference abstracts, manuscripts, and grants. The lab coordinator will have the opportunity to be directly involved in research, to earn authorship on journal articles, to attend research conferences, and to participate in other professional development activities.

Key qualifications include a BA in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field; prior psychology research experience (experience in a developmental lab using experimental methods preferred); demonstrated organizational skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, and attention to detail; general computer skills and statistical software experience; and intellectual interest in the lab’s research areas. Programming experience preferred but not required. This position is currently approved for one year with the possibility of extending to a second year.

Apply through the Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site here. In addition, please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing relevant experience, research interests, and future career goals, (3) unofficial college transcript, and (4) contact information for two academic references to Leah Vaidya ( Please put “CDL Lab Coordinator Position” in the subject line and in the body of the cover letter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 11, 2022.

Posted February 16, 2022

The Stigma, Psychopathology, & Assessment (SPLAT) Lab—directed by Dr. Craig Rodriguez-Seijas at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus—is seeking 1 full-time lab coordinatorThe SPLAT lab examines (1) dimensional models of psychopathology and (2) factors associated with manifestation of psychosocial dysfunction among minoritized populations [sexual, gender, and racial/ethnic minority populations]. The lab coordinator will work closely with Dr. Rodriguez-Seijas to help coordinate data collection and organization of multiple projects in the lab.  This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a future PhD in clinical psychology or a related field. A successful applicant will have an interest in clinical psychology, strong organizational skills, and interest in working with understudied and minoritized populations (in particular sexual and gender minority populations).

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or Associate’s degree
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, or related field
  • Interest in clinical psychology, and interest in working with understudied and minoritized populations (in particular sexual and gender minority populations)
  • Experience/interest working with sexual and/or gender minority populations and communities
  • Experience with longitudinal data collection & design (e.g., EMA, ILD designs)

Lab Coordinator Duties: The lab coordinator will help coordinate data collection, organization, and analysis on multiple projects in the SPLAT Lab. Additional opportunities (e.g., publishing) will be available as a member of the SPLAT Lab depending on performance. Examples of some specific responsibilities may include:

  • Designing web-based surveys for data collection
  • Developing data cleaning & analytic pipelines for incoming data
  • Programming data collection protocols
  • General administrative duties—maintenance of lab website, Twitter profile
  • Recruiting, screening, training, & supervising undergraduate research assistants
  • Maintenance of lab operations documents for continuity of lab functioning
  • Managing participant outreach and recruitment
  • Designing accessible recruitment materials

Additional Information:  This is a full-time (40 hrs/wk), 12-month term-limited position, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and the availability of funding.  The target start date is June 1, 2022. Start date is flexible and starting earlier is possible. 

Posted February 16, 2022

The Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology (MiND) lab, directed by Dr. Luke Hyde, and the Translational and Developmental Neuroscience (TaD) lab, directed by Christopher Monk, are searching for a full-time lab coordinator/research assistant (Research Technician Associate) for two projects. These projects examine the development of adolescent and young adult risk and resilience from multiple levels of analysis (using fMRI, molecular genetics, longitudinal approaches, and psychiatric interviews with families and young adults from low-income neighborhoods). The Research Technician will help to coordinate and collect data on multiple projects including the MTwiNS project and the SAND project.

MTwiNS is a longitudinal study of families with twins ages 10 – 18 living in lower-income neighborhoods funded by NIMH and NICHD. The goals of the study are to understand the impact of neighborhood impoverishment on neural and behavior development related to antisocial behavior, as well as to identify factors that promote resilience. This study is funded by NIMH and NICHD.

The SAND is a longitudinal study of families from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Study participants are now young adults (age 20 – 24) and visiting our lab in Michigan where we are examining ecological variables across development that are associated with resilience and risk on neurobehavioral systems.  This study is funded by NIMH.

Both studies include families or young adults visiting the lab for a full day visit including an MRI scan, psychiatric interview, family interaction tasks, biospecimen assay (e.g., saliva, blood), and survey measures.

These projects currently need an additional staff member with experience with project management (i.e., recruitment, travel logistics), data management/MRI processing, and/or training and oversight of undergraduate students in the lab. For more information about the MiND lab please visit: and the TaD lab visit:

Duties for this position will include coordinating projects (e.g., training undergraduate students on their projects and tasks, scheduling and recruiting participants, organizing and cleaning data), doing in-home and in-lab visits with children, families, and young adults (including psychiatric interviews, administering self-report measures, and supervising undergraduate assistants), running participants through MRI scans, and processing and analyzing MRI data. As some of these projects are being done jointly with other labs, the position will entail coordinating with these other labs. Thus, much of the position will include collecting data from and interacting with families and young adults and the other portion will include logistics and management. This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a future PhD in clinical or developmental psychology or neuroscience.

A very successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the writing of empirical papers.  Both labs focus on understanding the impact of adversity on brain and behavioral development and Dr. Monk’s lab focuses on internalizing outcomes, whereas Dr. Hyde’s lab focuses on externalizing outcomes. Both labs are committed to understanding resilience and identifying factors that promote success among families and youth who have been marginalized and/or oppressed based on their socioeconomic status and/or ethnoracial identity. Thus, there are a variety of areas of research focus for applicants to consider.

How to apply

Applicants must apply online via U-M Careers, using job opening ID 211778.  A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please include your GPA and undergraduate institution (if applicable) in your cover letter as well. Note that all of your application materials must be combined into a single document.

In addition to applying online with your cover letter and resume, please send your most recent academic transcript (college transcript if available; unofficial transcript acceptable) and 2 letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Ed Huntley at

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. This posting is likely to only be posted for 2 – 3 weeks, so applicants should apply soon.


Posted January 14, 2022

Research Coordinator Position in the JK Lifespan Development lab, Virginia Tech

Applications are invited for a full-time research coordinator (lab manager) position in the JK Lifespan Development lab of Dr. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon, in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech ( Projects in the lab combine developmental psychopathology and decision neuroscience to investigate brain function, emotion, cognition and personality processes, decision making and health behaviors. We use a variety of methods including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, behavioral tasks, interviews, and questionnaires. This is an excellent opportunity for a personable, motivated, and detail-oriented person seeking further research experience before applying to graduate school.  

Primary data collection responsibilities will include: recruiting young adults and family members; scheduling visits; obtaining behavioral assessments and fMRI scanning; and oversight of data collection. Primary data management responsibilities include: management and oversight of participant databases, entering data, ensuring data reliability and completeness, and preparing data for analysis. Additional key tasks include assisting with participant tracking and retention, preparation of IRB materials, and training graduate and undergraduate students on study procedures. Training for all aspects of the position, including MRI certification, will be provided. Flexible scheduling is required (e.g., evenings, weekends, and some holidays will be required). 


Desired qualifications include: 1) BA/BS in psychology, neuroscience, or related fields; 2) undergraduate or post-baccalaureate research experience, including participant recruitment and data collection; 3) demonstrated organizational and time management skills, leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail. Experience in the administration of standard psychological assessments (including self-report, structured interviews, and behavioral tasks) and a basic understanding of data management or analysis with corresponding data (e.g., SPSS, Excel, etc.) will be considered a strength.

Required application materials: Cover letter including statement of interest, CV/Resume, list of two references. Two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration.

Expected start date is early March 2022. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply if they can start working part-time (10-20 hours/week) during the Spring 2022 semester to be hired before transitioning to a full-time position upon graduation. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and on a rolling basis and will end when the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Virginia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Apply at:, Job # to search: [518893].

Pre-submission inquiries may be emailed to: Kathryn Tarnai, (Research Coordinator for JK Lifespan Development Lab).

Posted November 23, 2021

The Connectomics of Anxiety and Depression (CAD) Lab at the University of Delaware is hiring a full time postbac research assistant. The individual will contribute to an ongoing NIMH-funded R01 grant examining longitudinal change in brain networks that contribute to anxiety development during early adolescence, with a focus on pubertal hormones. Click here for more information about lab research.The position is temporary and may be renewed on a 12-month basis, dependent upon available funding and performance. The position is ideal for motivated individuals interested in applying to graduate school in psychology or neuroscience in the future, as it will offer the opportunity for mentored research projects and developing manuscripts for publication. Ultimately, a 2-year commitment is strongly preferred. Responsibilities include running participants through clinical assessments and MRI sessions, processing and scoring data, monitoring the quality of data, and organizing data collection efforts, among other research-related activities.

Click here to apply for this position.

Posted November 16, 2021

Clinical Research Specialist: TReAD Lab, Emory University (PI, Michael Treadway)

Responsibilities:  A Clinical Research Specialist position will be available beginning in January or February of 2022 in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory (TReAD Lab) at Emory University. The Research Specialist/Coordinator will assist with all aspects of the research process (designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data) involved in longitudinal studies with clinical adolescent and adult samples. This is an excellent position for anyone seeking research experience and training in clinical and cognitive neuroscience before applying to graduate programs.

Preferred skills/qualifications: A bachelor's degree or higher in cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, or related field is required. Candidates should be self-motivated, independent, and reliable. Strong organizational and communication skills are also essential. Prior experience in human affective, clinical, or cognitive neuroscience (e.g., conducting and analyzing fMRI or EEG studies), behavioral experiment administration, IRB management, or clinical interviewing experience will all be viewed positively, but are not required. Strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB and/or Python) are highly preferred. A two-year commitment is required.

More information about current studies can be found at To apply, please complete and submit an application using the provided job link:

Posted September 14, 2021

I am recruiting for a program coordinator and a research assistant to support grant-funded projects in my lab at Nationwide Children's Hospital (please see links below):

Job Ad for Research Assistant

Job Ad for Clinical Research Program Coordinator

My research is broadly focused on understanding psychosocial outcomes related to cleft lip/palate and differences of sex development, as well as other conditions that affect appearance and body image.  Please feel free to share with any recent graduates particularly those who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees in psychology or related disciplines. Our center offers mentoring and a post-bac program to support career development for our research staff. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

Canice E. Crerand, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Plastic Surgery
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Posted August 25, 2021

The Language Learning and Meaning Acquisition Laboratory at Purdue is seeking two research assistants to support recruitment and data collection at our laboratory site in Indianapolis, IN as part of an NIH-funded longitudinal study on language development. The position is initially part time (.5-.75 FTE), with the potential to increase in effort, depending on candidate interest, and success in project enrollment at this site.  

This position is benefits-eligible and salaried. Compensation is commensurate with the applicant’s experience, according to guidelines set by Purdue’s pay band structure.

More information and application.

Application review will begin on September 1st, 2021, and continue until filled. 

Posted August 19, 2021

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is seeking a full-time Clinical Research Assistant I (CRA I) to collaborate on multiple projects in CAR’s Language Laboratory, led by Dr. Julia Parish-Morris. Our lab is focused on understanding language and social communication development in ASD, throughout childhood and adolescence. A 2-year commitment is preferred. Please send a resume and cover letter to Azia Knox

Posted August 19, 2021

The Brain Development Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University Peabody College has a Research Assistant position available. The assistant will be involved in a project that investigates the neural basis of reading in children who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing using magnetic resonance imaging. Our lab is broadly interested in developmental and individual differences in brain organization. This position involves participant scheduling and coordination, administering cognitive testing, collecting neuroimaging data, data management and analysis, supervising undergraduate students, various administrative duties, and assisting with reports and research articles. We prefer candidates who are able to make a multi-year commitment. Find more information and apply. Please include a letter of interest, resume and the names of two references. Applications accepted until Sept 30th. For questions, please contact Dr. James R. Booth. Come join our team!

Posted August 18, 2021

Please see below for information on a project manager position in the READ (Reading, Engagement And Diversity) Lab at UMD. Here is the direct application link.
Project CLIMB is a partnership between high-quality Dual Language Immersion schools and university researchers. The project’s main goal is to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of bilingualism for children’s brain development – especially its impact on their executive function (EF) skills. Our team will also document the key features of Dual Language Immersion programs that spur executive function and biliteracy development.
- Recruit, interview, and hire the UMD-CLIMB assessment team
- Coordinate UMD-CLIMB team’s assessment schedules with school administration
- Create and manage assessors’ schedules based on their availabilities
- Lead the preparation of training/assessment materials
- Develop and lead comprehensive assessor training
- Observe assessors during assessments to ensure accuracy in data collection; provide feedback accordingly
- Oversee data entry
- Lead professional development for school personnel under guidance from the Principal Investigator

Required Qualifications
Ideal candidates would have:
- Graduate or Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, or related fields (or degree in progress)
- A high level of organization, flexibility, and professionalism
- Attention to detail in managing others’ schedules and assignments
- Facility with technology, including basic computer/tablet troubleshooting skills
- Availability during school hours (8:00 am to 4:00pm)

Desired Qualifications
- Experience leading research teams in K-12 schools
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Fluency in oral and written Spanish is highly desirable
Appointment Terms
- This is a 12-month, 20 hour or 30 hour position with benefits, as per mutual agreement between the applicant and Project CLIMB Principal Investigator, Ana Taboada Barber. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Applicants should upload the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications and expectations noted above; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references. For best consideration, please submit all application materials by September 25, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All inquiries and nominations should be forwarded to: 

Ana Taboada Barber, Ph.D., Professor 
University of Maryland Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education Department 
3214 Benjamin Building 
College Park, MD 20742 
Voice: 301-405-6482 Fax: 301-405-9995

Additional information on: 
The University of Maryland College Park
College of Education:
Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
Special Education
Principal Investigator, Dr. Ana Taboada Barber's lab

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Posted August 10, 2021

Georgetown Early Learning Project data collector part time position


The Research Assistant – in a part-time role – is involved in recruiting and testing participants for a new grant-funded study of monolingual and bilingual young children. They will be trained to run eye tracking and memory flexibility, studies and collect data in the field and to work on the collaborative PLAY study.  Supervised by the Principal Investigator (PI), and working closely with the PI’s Research Program Coordinator and current Ph.D. student, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in field visits alongside undergraduates, graduate and other research personnel to visit families
  • Assist in the collection of data in the filed
  • Assist in the office in the collation of data in a timely manner
  • Perform administrative duties, including preparation of materials for families and maintenance of records
  • Participate in in team meetings
  • This is an in-person position.




Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college


Preferred qualifications

  • Spanish speaking skills, due to the DC metropolitan area’s growing Spanish speaking population, and to the fact that data are collected in the home and that the study examines differences between monolingual and bilingual children
  • Current driver’s license
  • Research experience working directly with young children


With your application, please upload the following (preferably in a single PDF):

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Posted August 10, 2021

Position: Research Coordinator
Dept. of Psychology, University of California, Riverside
The UCR Perception, Action, and Development laboratory is looking to hire a 30-hour/week research coordinator to help run an NSF-funded study of infants' everyday visual, auditory, and motor experiences. The position would last 2 years and will receive full benefits. Part of the research coordinator's responsibilities includes making visits to participants' homes to drop off recording equipment in the Riverside County area, so fully remote work is not possible for this position. The research coordinator will have opportunities to master a variety of recording techniques---wearable inertial sensors, head-mounted eye trackers, and LENA audio recorders---and gain experience with in-demand machine learning analyses. Full list of responsibilities/requirements and application for the position. Please direct any questions about the position to Dr. John Franchak.

Posted August 10, 2021

Neuroimaging Research Study Coordinator***

This position entails study coordination as part of a team, across multiple funded studies of longitudinal child development directed by Dr. Laurie Wakschlag and Dr. Elizabeth Norton.  This program of research aims to characterize early developmental patterns related to disruptive behavior, executive function, and language delay.  

The main responsibility of the research study coordinator will be coordinating the neuroimaging assessments, specifically MRI and EEG, across multiple inter-related studies on early childhood risk factors for adverse outcomes. The ideal candidate will be certified and have experience operating a Siemens scanner and directing MRI acquisition sessions with pediatric participants. Experience conducting MRI sessions with neonates, infants, and toddlers is strongly preferred.  Familiarity with MRI image quality control is also required. This position will lead sessions collecting MRI data from infants and toddlers during natural sleep, and coordinate the scheduling of MRI sessions, prepare children for scanning, set up equipment, monitor the child during the scan, and other activities as needed.

The research study coordinator position requires a highly motivated individual with a strong attention to detail.  The candidate must be able to interact comfortably and professionally with diverse families and young children.  The ability to work flexibly across multiple demands and balance administrative skills related to study coordination is crucial. We are looking for a team player who is willing to take initiative and learn a variety of responsibilities.  Ability to think on your feet and a capacity to proactively identify and solve problems are essential traits.  Flexibility in hours, including evenings and weekends, is required (though work week hours are capped and strictly followed).  Ability to provide and receive constructive criticism are essential.  The candidate must have strong written and spoken English skills and be safe in the MRI environment.  

Full description of the coordinator position and application

Job Opening ID:  41368 
Job Posting Title:  Research Study Coordinator

Department: MED-Medical Social Sciences

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Posted August 4, 2021

The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment Lab (PINE Lab) led by Dr. Laurel Gabard-Durnam is hiring a Project Coordinator to start August/September 2021. Please help us spread the word about this position? Interested applicants can send a cover letter, CV, and emails for two individuals who may serve as recommenders to the PINE Lab.

Responsibilities and opportunities:

We are seeking a full-time Project Coordinator based in Boston, MA to work on a newly-funded grant from the Wellcome LEAP Foundation examining the neurodevelopment of executive function skills over the first 3 years of life in South Africa and Malawi. This role and our PINE Lab efforts are part of a multi-investigator, collaborative international team working together on this project, as well as the Wellcome LEAP 1kD consortium of projects funded across the globe with the same aims. The goals of this project are: 1) to use both MRI and EEG across cultures to understand the neurodevelopmental pathways shaping executive function skills, 2) to identify scalable brain markers of healthy, at-risk, and resilient executive function development, 3) to understand how early experiences and other intervenable factors shape these early brain markers within- and across-cultures, and 4) identify and share culture- and country-specific information about factors promoting executive function development and sensitive windows for intervention. 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. Primary responsibilities of the position include: (1) EEG data management and quality control remotely for international contexts; (2) training others on EEG data collection with infants; (3) working collaboratively with our team to meet project goals; (4) manuscript preparation and authorship; and (5) general administrative duties to maintain the workings of the project. We encourage applications from members of under-represented and marginalized groups in science!


B.A., B.S., or equivalent preferred. Background in developmental psychology, neuroscience, global health, or a related field. The coordinator must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and must demonstrate the ability to work both independently and with a team. The coordinator must demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity as this is an international project examining neurodevelopment in multiple countries. Experience with EEG data acquisition and analysis is not necessary, but helpful. Experience with data collection in infants or populations that have experienced adversity is preferred.

Posted August 3, 2021

The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University, headed by Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar, is seeking two full-time Research Assistants. The positions are to start in late summer or early fall.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on an NIMH funded study investigating the association between parent-child synchrony and emotion modeling on anxiety risk in children.  In doing so, the lab incorporates a number of techniques, including fNIRS, mobile eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires. This work will take advantage of the University’s broad resources, including the Child Study Center and the SLEIC Center. This is a two-site study in collaboration with Dr. Susan Perlman at Washington University in St. Louis. As such, study personnel will have cross-site training opportunities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for: Recruiting and maintaining contact with children and their families; Collecting, processing, and analyzing behavioral, neural, and/or eyetracking data; Aiding in human subject protocols, consent forms, and IRB approval; General lab management duties. The position will also involve overseeing a large and dynamic team of undergraduate students.


Education and Experience:

Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field plus past experience in a lab that conducts behavioral coding, neuroimaging, and/or eye-tracking studies will be considered a strong plus.  


Research experience with children is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills related to data management and preparation of data for analysis. Experience processing data using relevant software programs (e.g., SMI Suite, Datavyu, MindWare, EEGLab, Brain Vision Analyzer, MatLab), programming experimental tasks (e.g., using E-prime, Presentation), statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS, R) is also highly desired. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.


Additional Information: Please highlight relevant skills in your cover letter. To apply, please upload a cover letter of interest, a CV, and a list of 2 or 3 references (and their contact information). Questions may be addressed to Dr. Pérez-Edgar.

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Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility for extension with grant funding.



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Posted July 15, 2021

The Research Group is Hiring!
Are you, or do you know, someone who is interested in STEM education research and holds a commitment to critically reflecting on the role of equity and inclusion in learning spaces? Come join our team! 
The Research Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science (University of California, Berkeley) provides research and evaluation services and partners on national initiatives to support the development and implementation of innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities for both formal and informal educational needs. We aim to use applied research to contribute to the design, development, and implementation of STEM learning experiences that are equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant for communities.
This position supports research and evaluation studies through research coordination, data collection, analysis, and dissemination, with growth opportunities. More information about this position and how to apply.
The First Review Date for this job is July 22, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Collins

Posted July 14, 2021

Research Manager in Child Development and Policy Institute for Policy Research and School of Education and Social Policy Northwestern University

The Institute for Policy Research and the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University (IPR) invite applications for a full- time Research Manager in child and family policy starting August 2021. The Research Manager will serve as an integral member of the Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative (NU2Gen) and the Development, Early Education, and Policy (DEEP) lab.

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.

The DEEP lab applies developmental theory, psychological measurement, and advanced quantitative methods to pressing social policy issues that affect children and families. The current project is titled “On the Road to Discovery: Building a Measurement Toolkit to Address Race-Based Disparities in Preschool Discipline Practices.” Drawing on advances in technology and cutting-edge measurement techniques, we seek to develop a multi-method measurement toolkit to help us better understand and reduce race-based disparities in school for our youngest learners: preschool children and their teachers

Responsibilities: The Research Manager will: 

  1. Project Development: contribute to study design; develop and program surveys; conduct literature reviews; create project manuals.
  2. Measurement Development and Data Management/Analysis: support team in developing new measures for teachers and children; coordinate with 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, including reducing racial disparities in preschool classrooms. 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, including new measurement design and validation. The Research Manager interacts with a wide range of Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, and will report to Drs. Teresa Eckrich Sommer, Terri Sabol, 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. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

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 June 29, 2021

The Communication and Neurodevelopment Lab at Boston University is dedicated to studying speech, language, and reading development to promote positive outcomes for all children, especially those susceptible to communication difficulties. Our research involves an interdisciplinary approach, bridging perspectives from developmental cognitive neuroscience, speech-language pathology, and education. Our lab is proudly part of the Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. We are seeking a full-time Research Coordinator to join our expanding research team.
Responsibilities will include: Recruiting and scheduling research participants, assisting with study sessions, administering experimental tasks and contributing to neuroimaging (MRI) sessions with young children, coordinating IRB processes in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and research team, coordinating data organization and maintenance, and contributing to data processing and scoring with the opportunity to assist with analysis.

Preferred qualifications include: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences/Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or related field. Previous experience working with young children from infancy to school age (e.g., in a daycare or research setting) highly desired. Organized, diligent, detail-oriented, and highly motivated individual with prior research experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills and willingness to learn new skills. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment and some programming experience preferred; familiarity with psychological experiment software and/or MRI analysis software very helpful. Experience managing data (excel) and databases (RedCap) preferred.

The Research Coordinator will sustain and support a culture of integrity and operational excellence which celebrates the diversity of individuals and ideas and which values accountability, collaboration, and innovation. Sargent College believes the cultural and social diversity of our community is vitally important to our academic mission of excellence. We welcome candidates who support our commitment to ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place where everyone can thrive.

To apply, please email a resume/CV and cover letter to with the subject line, “Research Coordinator position.” Thank you.

Posted June 25, 2021

Research Assistant Position in Cognitive Development Laboratory at the Ohio State University


The Cognitive Development Laboratory at Ohio State University directed by Dr. Vladimir Sloutsky is seeking a full-time research assistant to start in the Fall of 2021. This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of conducting research and will have some administrative responsibilities. There is the possibility of leading a project and becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication.


We seek a recent college graduate who has majored in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (1) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (2) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity. 


The lab conducts research on cognitive development, with specific focus on conceptual development, category learning, and memory. Our research seeks to examine how people learn categories, retain them over time, and generalize learning to new situations. More specifically, we are interested in how people allocate attention while learning categories, how language affects these processes, and how these effects change in the course of development. We employ looking-time, eye-tracking, behavioral, and electrophysiological methods with infants, young children and adults.


This job offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The Ohio State University is a vibrant, research-centered public university, located in Columbus, Ohio.


The review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate may start as early as August 1, 2021. A 1-2-year commitment is preferred. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Alex Barkhimer. Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Vladimir Sloutsky directly. 


Duties and Responsibilities:


Assist with data collection for a longitudinal and cross-sectional studies, including behavioral and eye tracking experiments.

Prepare participants and equipment for behavioral and eye tracking data collection by explaining the tasks to participants, consenting them and testing the equipment.

Organize and store data 

Work with project staff and undergraduate research assistants on all protocols, testing administration, scoring procedures, and data management

Assist with recruitment, enrollment, and scheduling of research participants. This may include distribution of flyers, calling families from a database, posting online advertisements, etc.

Assist with various research-related activities, such as creating stimuli and research materials, updating various lab materials following sessions, and assisting with lab reports.


Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, natural science, or a technical field discipline from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary. 
  • Experience working with infants, children, and parents, preferably in a research setting or a minimum of one year of experience working in a lab, and demonstrated interest in behavioral or developmental research.
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills (including writing skills), attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Self-motivated and able to troubleshoot problems independently
  • Excellent skills interacting with infants and children as well as teachers and parents, and willingness and ability to supervise undergraduate research assistants.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and some familiarity with SPSS, R, or equivalent statistical package and willingness to learn E-Prime, Experiment Builder, Matlab, Adobe Director, and File Maker Pro. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and teachers.
  • Experience with eye-tracking is a plus but not required.
  • Experience with database management (such as FileMaker software) is preferred but not required.


Posted June 9, 2021

There is a full-time lab manager/research specialist position available in the lab of Dr. Qiong Zhang, to begin around September 1st at Rutgers University. Responsibilities (90% research , 10% management) encompass a wide range of tasks, including designing, programming, and executing behavioral and EEG experiments, data analysis, subject recruitment. The lab manager will be assisting with studies of how human search their memories, and design methods to further improve their recalls. Depending on qualifications/interest, the lab manager may also assist with developing computational models of memory.  More information on research in Dr. Qiong Zhang’s lab.

To apply, please email Dr. Qiong Zhang a cover letter, a resume or CV, and the names and email addresses for two academic or professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.  Requirements: A bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related quantitative field (e.g., physics, engineering, math) is required. Preferred Qualifications:  Familiarity with computational modeling, strong programming skills. 

Posted May 21, 2021

We are currently seeking English/Spanish bilingual candidates for a VIP Coach (Project Assistant) position with the Video Interaction Project team at NYU Grossman School of Medicine (PI: Alan Mendelsohn, MD).  This position involves delivering a parent education program with parents, infants, toddlers, and young children at NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue, a large public hospital in Manhattan.  Please see attached and below for a full job description and instructions on how to apply.


English/Spanish Bilingual Project Assistant Position

BELLE Project and Video Interaction Project - NYU Grossman School of Medicine


We are seeking a bilingual project assistant (VIP Coach) to work on behavioral and research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine (PI: Alan Mendelsohn, MD). We are examining and delivering parenting interventions to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations at pediatric clinics across in New York City (e.g., the Video Interaction Project. The candidate will be responsible for multiple project tasks, and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, and other child development professionals.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Administer standardized program to parents of infants and young children, which involves tips about reading, playing, and interacting with children, videotaping parents and children playing together, providing general positive reinforcement about the video (Video Interaction Project)
  • Maintain records of family participation in the program, maintain databases
  • Develop rapport with parents and children who are in the program
  • Coordinate with parents and track/schedule upcoming program visits
  • Conduct interviews with parents about a range of topics, including screens for depression and questions about their child’s development and behaviors
  • Prepare, update, and translate project-related documents
  • Maintain and organize project materials
  • Assist with coordination and training of volunteers
  • Collaborate and meet with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

    Additional Responsibilities May Include:

  • Administer standardized, pre-existing developmental assessments of toddler and preschool children’s cognitive and language development, as well as self-regulation
  • Recruit research participants and obtain informed consent
  • Transcribe and/or code videotapes (using micro-analytic coding techniques)
  • Provide general support if needed related to project or research tasks such as grant preparation, Institutional Review Board, literature reviews, and documentation


  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish
  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field
  • Previous experience working with infants, toddlers, children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings; previous research experience is preferred but not required

Previous experience w/ databases, e.g., Epic, Excel, REDCap, or other similar programs preferred


This position is anticipated to be based at NYC H+H/Bellevue in Manhattan, although positions at other locations in NYC may also be available.  For a full list of locations, please see

All candidates may be required to spend time at other local sites in NYC or training and/or program delivery, and there may be opportunities for involvement in other ongoing programmatic and/or research projects.
To apply:  If interested, please fill out an online Interest Form.

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please reach out to Yuliya Gurevich via email.  Please include "VIP Coach Job Application" in the subject line.  A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Full time positions come with comprehensive benefits packages. 

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.


Posted May 21, 2021

Full-Time Research Assistant, Family Conflict and Children’s Coping and Adjustment

University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center (Rochester, NY)

Principal Investigator: Patrick Davies, Ph.D.

Start Date: Summer/Fall 2021


Study Description:

The research assistant will assist with a longitudinal study designed to examine why different forms of interparental and family conflict are associated with distinctive developmental outcomes for children as they transition from the preschool to the early elementary school years. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, this study will employ multiple methods (e.g., observations, semi-structured and clinical interviews, surveys) and levels of analysis (e.g., eye-tracking indices of attention to emotions, salivary and cardiac measures of stress reactivity, subjective and behavioral coping responses, computer assessments of reaction time) to assess family and child functioning. 


  • Contact and schedule families for research visits.
  • Conduct a variety of assessments with children and parents, including observational paradigms, semi-structured and clinical interviews, survey administration, eye tracking and attention measures of their processing of emotions, and physiological functioning (e.g., cardiovascular and salivary stress indicators).
  • Develop and revise measures and procedures for data collection
  • Assist in training and overseeing undergraduate research assistants. Organizing recruitment and scheduling of a diverse sample of young children and families through multiple community agencies
  • Implement coding systems for evaluating family and child functioning
  • Formulate and implement data management and cleaning procedures
  • Conduct literature reviews to support project aims.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or allied discipline (GPA: 3.4 or higher)
  • Comfort interacting with children and families from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Previous experience working in a research lab
  • Ability to effectively work as part of a research team
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • High motivation and interest in family and child development
  • Ability to successfully engage community agencies, young children, and families
  • Attention to detail and outstanding tracking and record keeping skills
  • Computer skills; including knowledge of PC operating systems, basic statistics software (e.g., Excel, SPSS), and data collection software.
  • Availability for a one-year commitment
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of eye-tracking, salivary, or psychophysiology (i.e., RSA, PEP) measures
  • Experience working in a lab conducting research on family and child functioning


How to Apply:

Please submit a CV or resume and a cover letter to Meera Patel, the coordinator for the project.


Posted May 21, 2021

The Numeracy and Educational Neuroscience (NENS) Lab, part of the PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program and the NSF Visual Language and Visual Learning Center (VL2) at Gallaudet University, is looking for a lab coordinator to join the team. 
The position is a one-year renewable position for up to 3 years based on performance and funding. This position is ideal for students wishing to increase their research experience before entering advanced training or a PhD program.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing applicants, applicants from underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds and applicants with ASL knowledge are encouraged to apply. 

The Lab Coordinator will assist the Director, Dr. Ilaria Berteletti, in running the lab activities to successfully accomplish the scientific goals of the project as well as NENS Lab translation activities; participates in various project management activities, including but not limited to developing and implementing experimental/study materials (paper and pencil or through programming with EPrime) as advised, recruiting participants in the nearby communities and through schools, testing child participants and their parents, interacting with parents and school directors, implementing accurate record-keep procedures for coding and storing participants’ data in compliance with IRB and Federal Grant regulations, managing the lab data back-up system; does management work such as training and coordinating work for graduate and undergraduate research assistants in the lab, submit to the director accurate timesheet for paid Research Assistants (RA) in the lab, interfacing with administrative and office personnel, purchasing off grant funds upon approval from the director, keeping records of lab expenses and participants’ compensation, and other related duties; works closely with the director in creating all grant related reports and IRB documents; possible traveling requirements within the country to collect data a few times a year; and collaborates on materials for publication and will be given the possibility to participate in presentations at meetings and conferences with the PI and other students.

Candidate should be a well organized, motivated individual who can self-start tasks, likes to bring projects to completion and is able to keep clear priorities of action items.
Ideal start date would be between late August and end of September but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Full job description and required/preferred qualifications; search for post #216. 

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Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.