Jobs and Summer Internships

(Last Updated: 2/22/18)

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NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale (Dates: June 4 - August 10, 2018)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2018 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children's social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.

REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.

To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • be a full-time student
  • have experience or be comfortable working around dogs
  • commit to the full 40 hr/ week 9-week internship, which will include at least some weekends

Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest.

For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email canine.cognition@yale.edu.



Annual Internship/Research Assistantship/Visiting Fellowship Program: American Board of Sport Psychology

We are pleased to announce the American Board of Sport Psychology's 2018 13th annual Internship/Research Assistantship/Visiting Fellowship Program in Applied Sport Psychology. Over 120 participants, including undergraduates, graduate students and faculty from universities and colleges worldwide as well as practicing psychologists and sport psychology professionals and coaches have been trained in our evidence-based athlete assessment and intervention protocol.

Cohorts of undergraduates have presented on research the APA annual conventions and other professional conferences. Our program has established a tradition of generating and preparing publications and making presentations on our various lines of research at important meetings. Program alumni have also continued their education in psychology, sport psychology and related fields as graduate students at top colleges throughout the United States and abroad. Our practitioner graduates include an Olympic sport psychology consultant and numerous sport psychologists who work with professional sport teams as well as practicing clinicians (psychologists/psychiatrists & allied practitioners). Many of our students have attended on study grants and received academic credit for completing our program. Two of our undergraduate students completed senior honors thesis projects that were based on our protocol, one at the University of Pennsylvania, the other at Wellesley college.

Please contact rcarlstedt@americanboardofsportpsychology.org for more information.

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Summer Internship: Harvard Lab of Developmental Studies

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Please click here for more information.



Yale Infant Cognition Center Summer 2018 Internship

Research: Our research broadly focuses on social cognition in infancy. We are running a number of studies with infants & toddlers ranging from birth to 5 years old. These studies are largely focused on discovering what infants think about various aspects of the social world. Some of the topics we look at include examining infants' preferences for characters based on their social behavior or group membership and infants' reasoning about the natural world. More information about our research can be found at http://campuspress.yale.edu/infantlab/.

Internship Opportunity: Interns will work closely with lab researchers on new and ongoing studies, participating fully in all aspects of the research process. Interns will become familiar with experimental methods used in infant studies, and will immediately become involved in recruiting and testing participants, designing and setting up studies, and coding and analyzing results. They will also attend a weekly lab meeting where we discuss the theoretical motivation for our studies, experimental data, and relevant research findings from other labs.
In addition, interns will have the chance to learn about and interact with other developmental psychology labs at Yale and attend sessions organized by professors and graduate students on topics such as applying to graduate school. Interns are encouraged to join graduate students and other researchers from across the department in fun activities such as barbecues, bowling, trivia karaoke nights, etc.

Internship Requirements: The internship will involve a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Undergraduate students at all stages are welcome to apply. The internship is best suited to students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. This is a volunteer position, but it is encouraged to apply for outside funding from one's own university, and we are happy to support these applications.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form, submit a CV/resumé, and have 1 letter of recommendation sent directly to Clarise Ballesteros at yalebaby.manager@yale.edu.



Early Childhood Cognition Lab Summer Internship: University of Washington

The Early Childhood Cognition Lab at the University of Washington is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to learn more about development psychology. Directed by Professor Jessica Sommerville, the lab conducts research on the development of children's sociomoral concerns (e.g., when and how do infants and children understand distributive fairness?), and their sociomoral behavior (e.g., what motivates infants' and children's prosocial behavior?). To investigate these topics, we use a combination of techniques that include behavioral approaches (e.g., infants' attention to social events, infants' active choices of social partners, infants' use of touch screens to evaluate events, etc.), and psychophysical approaches (e.g., EEG, ERP, pupil dilation, etc.).

Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will also be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow and will work together on a project. Interns will participate in professional development seminars throughout the summer. At the end of the internship, each intern will create and present a poster at a research symposium. The internship is unpaid; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions or other external sources. The program will take place over 9 weeks during the summer of 2018 (mid June - mid August). Interns will work 35-40 hours per week. Past interns have gone on to graduate school or work in full-time research positions.

Duties may include:

  • Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
  • Assisting with stimuli design and creation
  • Conducting studies with infants and children in the lab
  • Coding and analyzing data
  • Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings
Required qualifications:
  • Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, or related field
  • Commitment to at least 35 hours per week for 9 weeks
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience working with children
If interested, please send a resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, and completed application form to Rachel Horton, Lab Manager, at eccl@uw.edu. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 16th, 2018. For more information about the lab please visit our website (http://depts.washington.edu/eccl/).

 
Yale University Computation and Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship 2018

The Computation and Cognitive Development Lab (CCDL), run by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, studies the cognitive building blocks of our ability to make sense of and navigate the social and physical world. Previous and current research in the lab has examined topics such as children's understanding of fairness, luck, and knowledge. More information about our research can be found at http://www.compdevlab.com

We are seeking undergraduate interns to participate first hand in our research studies. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process, and will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, and code and analyze results. In addition, interns will have the chance to attend lab meetings, participate in reading groups, and join graduate students, interns, and other researchers in the Yale psychology department for social activities including bowling, trivia nights, and dinners.

Interns will work 30-40 hours per week. This internship is best suited for students interested in or studying developmental or cognitive psychology, or cognitive sciences. Students are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institution, but internal funding is available on a need basis. The internship will run from early June through the end of July.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form found here, and submit the application, a CV/Resumé, and a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) as a PDF with subject line "[YOUR LAST NAME] CCDL Internship 2018" to madison.flowers@yale.edu. Additionally, please have one letter of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to the lab manager at madison.flowers@yale.edu. We will begin reviewing applications in mid-February.



Yale Cognition & Development Lab 2018 Summer Internship

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Applications for the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2018 summer research internship program are now available on our website (https://cogdevlab.yale.edu/).

Our annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Opportunities are available both to study developmental psychology and adult cognition. Interns might also run studies on, and work to further develop, our online platform TheChildLab.com.

Complete information about our research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ, can be downloaded from our website,http://cogdevlab.yale.edu/people/joining-lab.

This year's internship will run from Monday, June 4 to Friday, July 27, 2018. For full consideration, all applications and materials should be received no later than Friday, March 2, 2018.

Questions not covered online about our program may be directed to Aaron Chuey at aaron.chuey@yale.edu; please include a subject heading with the phrase "CDL Summer Internship".



2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development Summer Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development's annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children's testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

2018 will be the 13th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.

Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others. Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record. Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.

The 2018 Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and will end on Friday, July 27 and will be full-time (roughly 9AM to 5PM, with some flexibility). Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend.

To apply, please email a completed application (available on the lab website), cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation to: jhulcdapplications@gmail.com

The deadline for applications is Friday February 23, 2018. Candidates will be notified of decisions at the end of March.

Inquiries can be directed to Alex Silver, Lab Manager: jhulcdapplications@gmail.com.

Information can also be found on the lab website:

http://www.psy.jhu.edu/~labforchilddevelopment/



Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia: Summer Internship 2018

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

The Early Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Angeline Lillard in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, invites applications for a summer internship program for undergraduate students. This internship has been designed to afford interested and motivated undergraduates an opportunity to gain research experience in a child development lab.

Applications will be accepted now through February 28th and the program will run from June 6th through July 31st. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a 4-year institution.

More information can be found at http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/internship.html.

For questions not addressed on the website, contact edl.internship@gmail.com.



Yale Mind & Development Lab Summer Internship

Application Deadline: March 5, 2018

The Yale Mind and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Paul Bloom, is accepting applications for our annual Summer Internship Program. Our research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, including topics such as morality, religion, free will, and the nature of the self. For more information, please see http://minddevlab.yale.edu/.

This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Because projects are at various stages of completion (from pre-design to post-data collection), interns will be able to be involved with a wide range of activities over the course of the internship. Activities may include developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results.

The internship runs full-time from June 4th to July 31st, 2018, and application materials are due March 5th, 2018.

Who can apply? The internship is open to all undergraduate students, including those graduating in 2018. It is particularly suited for students considering graduate school in experimental psychology or cognitive science.

How can I apply? For more information and to apply, see http://minddevlab.yale.edu/join-us.



MDRC Social Policy Research Internships

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

MDRC, based in Manhattan, is one of the leading social policy research organizations in the country. MDRC is seeking rising undergraduate seniors of diverse backgrounds for paid summer internships. This eight week program allows the interns to do applied research on public policy issues that affect low income communities. The deadline is March 15th.

Please click here for details.



Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab Summer 2018 Internship

Application Deadline: March 9, 2018

Dr. Sara Cordes' Infant and Child Cognition Lab, located on the main campus of Boston College, is looking for motivated and reliable undergraduates interested in participating in a summer research internship in developmental psychology. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain valuable research experience in the field of cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on how infants, children, and adults track number and other quantities, as well as how these abilities relate to prosocial behavior in preschoolers and to formal mathematics performance in school-aged children (https://www2.bc.edu/sara-cordes/lab/).

This internship is open to any current undergraduate student, and is best suited for students who wish to pursue graduate study in psychology. Students from primarily undergraduate and liberal arts institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. Each intern will have a primary research project to focus on, gaining valuable experience in running studies in the lab and at local museums and schools, working with infants and /or children, subject recruitment, data coding and analysis, and much more. Interns will also attend lab meetings where we discuss the theories behind our studies, our current projects, and relevant research findings from other labs.

The 10-week summer internship will involve a commitment of approximately​ ​35​ ​hours per week from June​ ​4th to August 17th, 2018 (start and end​ ​dates are flexible). ​Interns will either receive funding or course credit.

To apply, please send your current CV, official or unofficial transcript, and a cover letter describing your interests and experiences to Raychel Gordon (gordonrg@bc.edu) with the subject line: BC ICCL Summer Internship Application​, and then complete the online application here.

The submission deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018.



Summer Internship: Developing Minds Lab at Boston University

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Developing Minds Lab at Boston University, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Kibbe, is seeking excellent undergraduates for our summer internship program. Research in the Developing Minds Lab focuses on the development of object, numerical, and social cognition in infants, children, and adults.

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from scheduling participants to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present their work in lab meetings. Interns will gain valuable research experience in a dynamic (and fun!) lab environment.

The program begins the first week of June and runs through the end of July (with the option to extend through August). Interns will work 35-40 hours/week. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should send the following to devmind@bu.edu with the subject line 2018 Summer Internship Program by March 1, 2018:

  • a CV
  • A cover letter (2 pages max) addressing:
    • Your interest in research
    • Previous relevant experience
    • Any relevant coursework
    • What you hope to get out of the internship
    • two letters of reference (to be sent separately to devmind@bu.edu)

The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions. Applicants from primarily teaching-focused universities are especially encouraged to apply. Intern positions are volunteer positions; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions.

The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of six labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/developing-minds-lab/. More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/.



Summer Internship: Music Lab at Harvard University

The Music Lab is the newest lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. We study the basic science of music in an effort to understand how and why humans produce and perceive music at all ages and across cultures. We are recruiting undergraduate research assistants in the fields of cognitive science, evolutionary biology, music theory, ethnomusicology, anthropology, linguistics, or computer science to spend their summer with us!

Summer RAs will be working on studies investigating universals in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, acoustics of music production in informal settings, studies of the impact of infant-directed song on infant affect and behavior, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. You can learn more about us and read our papers at themusiclab.org.

Here's a non-exhaustive list of example summer projects that summer RAs will help to run:

1. Expanding our diverse collection of audio recordings for the Natural History of Song Project. Ideal for students with interests in ethnomusicology, anthropology, music theory, and exploration of non-western music.

2. In-lab studies exploring the degree to which music can function as a tool for parents to use when their infants are upset. This project will utilize a variety of research technologies, including wearable devices to track real-time physiological data from infants, motion tracking, emotion recognition, pupillometry, and more. Ideal for students interested in getting hands-on research experience running infant subjects in a developmental laboratory.

3. Crowd-sourced online studies about music categorization and perception using both traditional study pools of online workers and "citizen science" approaches. Ideal for students with interests in programming surveys, designing stimuli, and working with large, data sets from online participants.

4. Studies examining the possibility of links between synchronous activity (music or otherwise) and cooperation, prosociality, and interpersonal affinity. Ideal for students interested in social cognition and developing robust, replicable methods for online data collection.

5. Mobile app-based data collection from parents of infants and young children concerning infant/child temperament, parenting behaviors, and their relations to one another. Ideal for students interested in developing technical skills (e.g., SQL, JavaScript), developing methods for ecological momentary assessment, and applications of psychological research to health outcomes.

To apply, please fill out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/iUR2mOltZieAxjZq1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Academic credit or stipends may be available. Please send us your questions at musiclab+summer@g.harvard.edu.



Summer Internship: Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL): University of California, Berkeley

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018

Dr. Fei Xu's Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), located on the main campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2018.

Description of the Program

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

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

Eligibilities

Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, basic computer skills (programming skills are highly desirable), and experience working with children.

Commitments

This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 4 and July 27.​

To apply:

1. Please fill out the application questionnaire (https://goo.gl/forms/VE2wv4XyDeAn2srh1)
2. In the application, you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter detailing relevant coursework, research experience, and reasons to apply. They must be in PDF format.
3. If any issues arise during the application process, please contact the lab manager, Harmonie Strohl at babylab@berkeley.edu.

The application deadline is March 16, 2018 11:59p.m. PST.

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



Summer Internship: Center for Autism Research: Children's Hospital at Philadelphia

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Stellar undergraduate students are invited to apply for an internship at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Students will be immersed in an environment of rigorous scientific research and training. As interns at CAR, students will contribute to ongoing scientific efforts focused on quantitative approaches to language, social cognition, and communication (including transcription), gain exposure to a rich array of projects across multiple areas of autism research, and attend lectures and training sessions. Summer interns will work under the supervision of Dr. Julia Parish-Morris and the Motor-Language Lab Research Assistants. The Lab collects, codes, and analyzes data from clinical research participants, with the following goals: identify linguistic markers of ASD; quantify ASD-specific patterns of movement; develop improved screening and treatment tools using advanced behavioral imaging.

The ideal candidate is energetic, diligent, and self-motivated. Applicants with experience in psychology, child development, speech-language pathology, clinical research, computer science, or linguistics are encouraged to apply, as well as applicants from other backgrounds with interest in these areas. The Center for Autism Research values diversity, and encourages applications from individuals that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, including individuals from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and those from other diverse populations or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Applicants are invited to participate in an internship at CAR as part of an undergraduate course or thesis project, as part of a program with funding through their college or university, and as volunteer interns. Internships are available for year, summer, or academic year intervals. Interns must be available for 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 10 weeks in the summer and a minimum of 10 hours per week for 2 semesters in the school year. Accepted interns will need to be able to complete the CHOP Non-traditional Personnel clearance process, including background checks, FBI fingerprinting, and occupational health screen prior to their start date. Information on how to complete the process will be provided to those selected. Projected summer internship start date is Tuesday, May 29th.

To apply for a summer position, please send your CV and cover letter to Leila Bateman at batemanl@chop.edu by March 1st, 2018. In your cover letter, detail your academic background and previous work experience, interest in language and autism research, and describe how this experience would contribute to your future goals. Students selected for the second round of consideration will be contacted for a phone or in-person interview.



Child's Play, Learning, and Development Lab: University of Delaware

Application Deadline: March 23, 2018

The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, invites graduating seniors and undergraduate students to apply for an unpaid summer internship. Our laboratory, funded by federal grants and foundations, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early spatial concepts, encounter and learn from media, and learn through play. We value our research assistants and their names often appear on our submissions. This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are few specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual!

Why you should apply:

Working at the Child's Play Lab will allow you to experience, first hand, how research is conducted. You will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. You will leave the lab having gained a significant amount of knowledge in language acquisition, research methodology, child cognition, and how to dissect research papers. This new learning can help you in any field you enter and will be useful to you in your classes!

Requirements:

1. Some background in psychology or a related field.
2. Basic computer skills.
3. An eager and curious mind.
4. Must be able to commit at least 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June and August.

To Apply:

Complete and send the application form along with your unofficial university transcript, CV, and a letter of recommendation to the Laboratory Coordinators, Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Lindsey Foster (lfoster@udel.edu) no later than 5PM on March 23, 2018.

Questions?

Please contact the Laboratory Coordinators Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Lindsey Foster (lfoster@udel.edu). Find us online at www.childsplay.udel.edu.  



Summer Internship: The Cooperation Lab at Boston College

The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.

Internship Description
Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in an informal reading and research group and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by the Cooperation Lab's director and lab manager.

Eligibility and requirements
Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early as May 29th and as late as June 4th. Positions will last for 10-11 weeks. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions.

Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application * and send a CV or resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line "Summer 2018 Research Assistant Application". There is no deadline for submission but we are eager to find motivated assistants as soon as possible and so we'll review applications as they come in.

*full link address: https://goo.gl/forms/VBp3VHJoJlI7SGh32



Summer Internship: UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Lab

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for their summer internship. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to highly motivated students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science.

Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development. A central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another. Interns will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other, and will meet with professor Srinivasan on a regular basis. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to test participants at preschools or children's museums in the Bay Area. Lastly, interns will attend weekly lab meetings and reading groups to discuss the theory behind research projects, and will have the opportunity to present on the projects they are assigned at during the internship. We hope that interns will come away from these activities with an enriched understanding of language and cognitive development.

This internship is unpaid and will run from June 11th – August 10th and requires 30 hours of work per week. For more information, please see our website http://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ Please submit all application materials (found on our website) by March 1st at 8:00 AM PST.



Summer Internship: Neuroscience of Education Research on Development (N.E.R.D. Lab): University of Alabama

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018

Outstanding undergraduate students, including graduating seniors, seeking research experience are encouraged to apply for a summer internship at the newly-established Neuroscience of Education Research and Development (N.E.R.D. Lab; nerdlab.ua.edu). As part of the Educational Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Alabama (edneuro.ua.edu), our research examines how the brain supports learning across the lifespan, with a particular focus on the impact of gesture on typical and atypical language acquisition and processing. We use a variety of methods including functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), electroencephalography (EEG), and eyetracking to investigate how gesture affects the neural mechanisms of language processing and learning in populations including native English speakers, English language learners, and individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Under the mentorship of the PI, Dr. Laura Morett, summer interns in the N.E.R.D. Lab will receive hands-on experience with research, including participant recruitment, experiment development, data collection, and data entry and cleaning. Interns will attend and participate in lab meetings where cutting-edge research relevant to educational neuroscience will be discussed. By participating in these activities, interns will gain significant knowledge of research on gesture, language acquisition and processing, and the neural bases of learning; hone their ability to dissect research papers; and hands-on experience with behavioral and neural data collection techniques. The ideal candidate for this internship is enthusiastic, conscientious, and willing to learn technical skills necessary to conduct neuroscience research (although no prior experience with these skills is required). Candidates with interests in neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, communication sciences and disorders, or education who are considering careers in fields such as research, medicine, or speech pathology are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior research experience is a plus, but not a requirement. We value diversity and encourage applications from individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences, including individuals from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and those from other diverse populations or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Interns must be available for 10-20 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks during summer 2018. Applicants may participate in the internship for course credit or as part of a program with funding through their college or university, or as volunteer interns. Hourly compensation may be available, but is not guaranteed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for their own funding through relevant opportunities, and we are happy to suggest and support such applications.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and 1-2 letters of reference to nerdlab@ua.edu by 5pm on March 16. The cover letter should describe your academic background and previous relevant work or research experience, interests in language, gesture, development, cognition, and/or neuroscience, and how this internship would contribute to your future goals. Please direct any questions about the internship to nerdlab@ua.edu. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application!



Summer Internship: Temple University Infant & Child Lab

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. Directed by Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe, the lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, and playful learning in children aged 5 months to 8 years.

Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will work on one or two research projects and will be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentor who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. Summer interns will receive a stipend of $1000. The internship will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2018.

Duties may include:

  • Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
  • Assisting with stimuli design and creation
  • Conducting studies with children in the lab or in local preschools
  • Coding and analyzing data
  • Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

Required qualifications:

  • Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or related field
  • Commitment to at least 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience working with children

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 1st, 2018. Please visit our website (http://www.templeinfantlab.com/) for more information about the lab.



Annual Internship/Research Assistantship/Visiting Fellowship Program: American Board of Sport Psychology

We are pleased to announce the American Board of Sport Psychology's 2018 13th annual Internship/Research Assistantship/Visiting Fellowship Program in Applied Sport Psychology. Over 120 participants, including undergraduates, graduate students and faculty from universities and colleges worldwide as well as practicing psychologists and sport psychology professionals and coaches have been trained in our evidence-based athlete assessment and intervention protocol.

Cohorts of undergraduates have presented on research the APA annual conventions and other professional conferences. Our program has established a tradition of generating and preparing publications and making presentations on our various lines of research at important meetings. Program alumni have also continued their education in psychology, sport psychology and related fields as graduate students at top colleges throughout the United States and abroad. Our practitioner graduates include an Olympic sport psychology consultant and numerous sport psychologists who work with professional sport teams as well as practicing clinicians (psychologists/psychiatrists & allied practitioners). Many of our students have attended on study grants and received academic credit for completing our program. Two of our undergraduate students completed senior honors thesis projects that were based on our protocol, one at the University of Pennsylvania, the other at Wellesley college.

Please respond to rcarlstedt@americanboardofsportpsychology.org

Website & Social Media:

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Summer Internship: Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

The Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh invites undergraduate students who are interested in gaining research experience in learning sciences to participate in their summer internship program. A large number of potential faculty mentors offer a variety of research experiences (see http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/Diversity/faculty_mentors.cshtml) in a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of learning scientists.

Important information:

  • Dates: May 20-June 30, 2018
  • Housing and stipend will be provided; some travel supplements are available
  • Eligibility: major in an area relevant to learning sciences; GPA > 3.0; women and members of under-represented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply; internships are most appropriate for rising seniors
  • Applications are due April 1st and can be submitted here: https://form.jotform.com/80354739986170

For more information, please visit http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/Diversity/internship/index.cshtml and click here to see the flyer!



Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL) Summer Internship Program

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018

The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2018.

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

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

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

Commitments
This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 4 and July 27.

To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 16, 2018 11:59p.m. PST.

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



Summer Internship: George Mason University

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

The Social Skills, Imagination and Theater (SSIT) Lab in the Applied Developmental Psychology Group at George Mason University (PI: Dr. Thalia Goldstein) is seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social-emotional development and play. Research in the lab focuses on the development of children's imaginative abilities, their social emotional skills, and their involvement in the arts, particularly theatre. We work with children and adolescents, with current studies spanning ages 3-15 years old.

Internship Description

Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry, and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in weekly lab meetings, an informal reading group, and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by Dr. Goldstein. Stipends of approximately $1000 are available, and research assistants are encouraged to seek additional funding through their home universities. Dependent on the requirements of interns' home institution, academic credit may be available.

Eligibility and requirements

Research assistants are asked to commit either part time (20 hours per week) or full time (40 hours per week) to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early June 4th and the internship continues through August 3.

Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application*. Applications will be reviewed as they come in, with a final review occurring after March 15.

*full link address: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckpI7YMp-cTL7K3OxnR6V5Gb0Zmm_qVV8KPLBdlQK3nmkOuQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

  

OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 Outside Employment

 


Laboratory Coordinator Position: University of Virginia's Early Development Laboratory

The University of Virginia's Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, anticipates hiring a full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children's social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on pretend play, and Montessori education. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students and post-docs, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on.

Ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized and detail-oriented are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. To overlap several weeks with the current coordinator, the new hire will begin work in late July.

More information about our laboratory's research can be found at: http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/home.html

To apply, please send a cover letter describing the reason for your interest in the position and your main qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to Angeline Lillard at: earlydevlabcoordinator@gmail.com
Please name all files beginning with your last name.your first name and whether it is the cover letter or CV. Thank you.



Research Assistant Position: ADHD Program, Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland

The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible). In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has been recommended for funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use. This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. This position is contingent upon official funding from the agency.

Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line "College ADHD RA Position."



Research Study Coordinator and Research Assistant Positions: Faja Lab at Boston Children's Hospital

The Faja Lab within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children's Hospital is seeking a Research Study Coordinator and a Research Assistant for a new NIMH-funded project examining the emergence of executive function difficulties in young children with ASD relative to children with developmental delays or no developmental concerns. For more information, please click on the links below for the job postings for each position:

Research Study Coordinator PDF

Research Assistant PDF



Lab Manager Position (FluencyBank Project): University Of Maryland

We have an immediate opening for a lab manager/research assistant for the FluencyBank project, which is conducting a longitudinal study of fluency and language development in preschool children. This project is multi-year, and the position is renewable for 3 years.

Applicant must be fluent Spanish-English bilingual. Job responsibilities include: experimental assessment of preschool participants, participant recruitment, tracking of participant data and transcription, organizing and assisting with weekly lab meetings.

The position, at either full- or half-time level conveys benefits. Salary is flexible depending upon the applicant's qualifications; minimum commitment is 20 hrs/week. FTE salary for candidate with UG or BA qualifications ~$25,000-$30K/yr or equivalent base for part-time work. Graduate student candidate can receive University GA position, ~$21,000 and associated tuition benefits.

Interested candidates should send CV and unofficial transcript to nratner@umd.edu.



Research Assistant Positions (2): Gaab Lab at Boston Children's Hospital

The Gaab Lab at Boston Children's Hospital is looking for two full-time Research Assistants for a study that aims to validate a tablet-based early literacy screener. This includes subject recruitment which will include close interaction with pediatricians and public and private schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, administration of standardized assessments, scoring and interpretation of standardized assessments, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; data analyses and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). We are in particular looking for candidates who have experience with the administration of standardized (literacy) tests in young children (preschool/kindergarten age).

The position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) science, developmental psychology, education, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) helpful. Prior experience with working in a school environment would be very helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology, (special) education, speech and language pathology desired. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please note that the position is limited to 12 months. Please first apply to Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu with a cover letter and CV.



Summer Teaching Positions Available: Institute of Reading Development

Teach Reading to Students of All Ages This Summer

  • Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $800 per week while teaching.
  • Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
  • Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2018 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

We hire people who:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible, hard-working, and have good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at: Summer Teaching Positions



Research Assistant Positions (Full-Time), Penn State University

The Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory at Penn State, headed by Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar, anticipates hiring one to three full-time research assistants (http://www.catlabpsu.com). One position is to start early (January to February) 2018, and the second position is to start in May 2018. The third position is contingent on anticipated upcoming personnel transitions.The skills learned through this experience will be useful for individuals who intend to go to graduate school in psychology, neuroscience, or human development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on NIMH and PSU-funded studies investigating the developmental trajectories of early temperament and attention, with a focus on risk for anxiety. In doing so, the lab incorporates a number of techniques, including electrophysiology (EEG and ERP), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires. Our research also incorporates a large age range from infants through young adults. This work will take advantage of the University's broad resources, including the Child Study Center (http://csc.psych.psu.edu/) and the SLEIC Center
(http://www.imaging.psu.edu/). In addition, the position(s) will involve working on an exciting three-site study examining the early emergence attention, emotion, and risk for anxiety. The successful candidate will be responsible for: Recruiting and maintaining contact with children and their families; Collecting, processing, and analyzing behavioral, psychophysiological, and/or eyetracking data; Aiding in human subject protocols, consent forms, and annual IRB approval; General lab management duties. The position will also involve overseeing a large and dynamic team of undergraduate students. 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., BeGaze, MindWare, EEGLab, MATLAB), programming experimental tasks (e.g., using E-prime, Presentation, Python), statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS, R) is also highly desired. 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). Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with 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,
psychophysiology, and/or eye-tracking studies will be considered a strong plus. Research experience with children is highly desirable. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.



Research Assistant Position: Johns Hopkins University

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

Our research: The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab investigates how experience shapes human cognition and brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures. We compare the minds and brains of populations with different development experiences e.g. congenitally blind, late blind and sighted individuals. The lab is specifically interested in the effects of experience on higher-order cognitive processes. A key research direction in the lab investigates the reorganization of visual cortex in blindness as a window into understanding the functional flexibility of human cortex. We also investigate the influence of sensory and non-sensory experience on the organization of conceptual systems and experience-based plasticity in higher-cognitive systems.

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

http://pbs.jhu.edu/research/bedny/

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

Job Requirements: An interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or cognitive psychology. The following are preferred: previous research experience, strong technical skills i.e. knowledge of Matlab and/or python, shell scripting. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organized and able to work independently. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit applications to the current Research Assistant Rashi Pant at rpant3@jhu.edu. Please include a letter of interest detailing their reasons for seeking the position. Describe career goals and interests and how these are relevant to the research of the NDL. Attach a CV, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible however, we prefer no later than July 1st, 2018.



Research Associate Positions: Haskins Laboratories at Yale University

Haskins Laboratories is seeking qualified individuals to fill full-time and part-time Research Associate positions. Successful candidates will join a team of researchers investigating typical and atypical reading development and effects of reading intervention in children. These positions are an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain hands on experience working with clinical populations and cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques.

The primary responsibility for these positions will be behavioral testing and coordination. These positions will involve collection of behavioral and neuroimaging data, including standardized assessments, with young children and adolescents. Applicants for these positions must have experience working with children and some experience with administration of standardized assessments or computer based experiments. Additional requirements include: a BA or BS in Psychology, Education, Cognitive Science, Communication Disorders or related field. Flexible work availability (evenings and weekends) is desirable.

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Administrative Coordinator (ursini@haskins.yale.edu) with cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references. Please note "Job Posting 222001", in the subject line of your email. This position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date in early Spring 2018. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

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



Research Assistant Position: TReAD Lab, Emory University

Position Description: A Research Assistant/Interviewer position will be available starting winter/early spring of 2018 in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Emory University. The Research Interviewer will assist with all aspects of the research process (designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data). This is an excellent position for anyone seeking research experience and training in clinical and cognitive neuroscience before applying to graduate programs.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor's degree or higher in cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, psychology, math, biology, or other related field. Strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB and/or Python) are required. Candidate 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 MRI studies), behavioral experiment administration, IRB management, or clinical interviewing experience will all be viewed positively, but are not required. A two-year commitment is required.

More information about current studies can be found at treadlab.org. To apply, please send letter of interest, CV/resume, and contact information of three references to brittany.devries@emory.edu.



Research Coordinator, Project on Child Development (Waxman Lab): Northwestern University

We seek a full-time research study coordinator to manage a very active research program at the Project on Child Development (http://www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu/). Our research examines early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years, and this position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with a dynamic, interactive lab team that includes Professor Waxman, students (both undergraduate and PhD level), and postdocs in the lab.

The research coordinator will be responsible for conducting and helping to oversee experimental procedures, coding behavioral data, managing data files, and conducting analyses. The coordinator will be responsible for interacting with families and infants who visit the lab, conducting informed consent and debriefing procedures, and maintaining the laboratory's established human subject procedures.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have a background in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and/or linguistics (with a specific interest in development), confidence with technology, confidence with writing, and experience with infants or toddlers. Also required are excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, and a friendly, team-leading personality.

Additional Qualifications: At least one year of experience (beyond the undergraduate years) in a research setting. In addition, an ability to interact with infants and their parents, and familiarity with programming software (e.g., MATLAB, R) and experience with eye tracking and/or EEG are all very relevant skills, but most can be learned on the job. Strong writing skills are important, as the coordinator collaborates on publications and grant reports. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are also essential.

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

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



Lab Manager/Technical Associate: Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Job Description:
TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I/LAB COORDINATOR, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), to join the Early Childhood Cognition Lab under the direction of Dr. Laura Schulz. The lab investigates the origins of children's early commonsense understanding of the world. It is broadly interested in factors that affect children's curiosity, exploration, and learning. Will be responsible for testing toddlers and preschool children on research protocols; involving parents and children in research; managing and maintaining materials for participant recruitment, including consent forms, human subject material, etc.; supporting the lab's relationship with the broader community, particularly its partners at the Boston Children's Museum; and supporting faculty, graduate students, and postdocs in research, including training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, coding data, maintaining video files and databases, maintaining the lab webpage, and assisting with grant submissions.

Job Requirements:
REQUIRED: at least one year of experience; demonstrated interest in behavioral or developmental research; experience working with young children, parents, and the community, preferably in a research setting; administrative and managerial experience; basic computer skills; organizational skills; initiative and ability to work independently; flexibility; and excellent communication skills. A bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or related field and experience with database management and web design are preferred. Job #15564

To be considered for this position, your application material must include a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for two to three references (names, positions, emails). The contact information may be included as part of the cover letter. Please send to karyrich@mit.edu

The position will start in Summer 2018. Please also use the MIT system to apply: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=11789&localeCode=en-us



Research Aide: Center for Autism and the Developing Brain: Cornell University

Supervisor: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

The expected start date for the position is Spring-Summer 2018. Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Gabrielle Ranger-Murdock (gar2013@med.cornell.edu).

Position Summary

Under supervision, responsible for the recruitment of participants (including medical professionals and children with autism) to participate in a federally-funded research project. Maintains accurate and timely documentation and communication with investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors, and other research related entities. This position is based at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) located at the Westchester Division in White Plains, NY.

Position Activities

  • Travels frequently to meet in person with local health care providers to educate them on the project and to enroll them.

  • Participates in the ongoing informed consent process, ensuring that participants, their families, and other health care providers clearly understand what is expected of and from them in the course of participating in this research project.

  • Works collaboratively with study participants and other staff in safely and accurately performing study procedures such as assessing participant eligibility and recruitment, arranging necessary schedules and procedures, conducting interviews, etc.

  • Assists providers with scheduling of training and access to project websites, assists families in completing parent-report screening and diagnostic measures, and discusses screening results with families.

  • Prepares and processes IRB research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse event reports according to institutional and departmental policies and procedures and federal regulations.

  • Records data from source documentation and/or participant interaction with awareness and attention to the requirements for accuracy, completeness and timeliness. Attends to query resolution in a timely manner. Assures research information is collected and stored in a manner that is compliant with regulations/policies and good clinical practice.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, business/marketing, or related field and related experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Transportation required for local travel.

Highly Desired Requirements

  • Spanish speaking

  • Experience with use of social media

  • Previous experience working with medical professionals, underrepresented/low-income populations, children with autism spectrum or other developmental disorders as well as with their families.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent attention to detail, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to work well with medical professionals as well as children and their families.

  • Familiarity with software including MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Endnote, and SPSS. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.

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



Lab Manager and Half-Time Research Coordinator positions: Georgetown Lab for Relational Cognition

The Laboratory for Relational Cognition at Georgetown, directed by Dr. Adam Green, is seeking a full-time lab manager and a half-time study coordinator to contribute to neurocognitive research on learning, reasoning, and creativity in high school students and young adults.

For more information on the lab, see our website. For more information on the positions, please see the attached descriptions:

Lab Manager PDF

Research Coordinator PDF

Please contact Nhi Dinh at cnglab@georgetown.edu with any questions.



Research Assistant Position: ASD Development Lab at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain: Weill Cornell Medicine

The ASD Development Lab (PI: So Hyun "Sophy" Kim, Ph.D.) at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Director: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.) at Weill Cornell Medicine is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on research studies on children and adults with autism spectrum disorders including a newly NIMH funded study (PI : Sophy Kim). The RA's primary responsibilities include behavioral coding, subject recruitment, testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, managing and analyzing datasets, preparing and maintaining IRB protocols, and running ERP/EEG tasks. The RA will be working with individuals with autism with varying levels of language and cognitive abilities. The expected start date for the position is Spring/Summer 2018. See below for more details. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Sophy Kim (sok2015@med.cornell.edu).

Position Activities:

  • Codes videos of parent child interactions using newly developed treatment outcome measures
  • Recruits subjects for research studies based on study recruitment criteria.
  • Maintains paper and electronic research and clinical records in accordance with Medical College policies and procedures.
  • Organizes, schedules, and conducts clinical research assessments using specialized interviews and psychological assessment measures.
  • Conducts literature searches and provides manuscript preparation support.
  •  Assists with preparation of grant proposals and IRB applications and amendments.
  • Collects and updates data sets including test scores, demographics, and training records.
  • Enters data into databases.
  • Carries out and prepares written reports of simple statistical analyses.
  • Prepares PowerPoint presentations.
  • Run ERP/EEG sessions with young children.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

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

Highly Desired Requirements:

  • Experience with autism or with children and families with developmental disabilities or mental health issues preferred.
  • Previous research experience and experience with ERP/EEG experiments.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with software including EPrime, R, SPSS, MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
  • Must be able to coordinate a large data set with accuracy and provide timely dissemination of information arising from it.

Note: No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Contact: Please send cover letters and resumes to Sophy Kim sok2015@med.cornell.edu.



Florida International University Center for Children and Families Summer Treatment Program 2018 Counselor Positions

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor positions for 2018. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. Counselors will work in the STP-PreK, for children in preschool or entering Kindergarten, or the STP-E, for children ages 6-12 in elementary school. Opportunities are also available for applicants interested in working with children at-risk for pediatric obesity through the Healthy-Lifestyle Intervention Program (HIP). The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University. Paulo Graziano, Ph.D., and Katie Hart, Ph.D., are the Program Directors for the STP-PreK, and Erika Coles, Ph.D., is the Program Director for the STP-E.

The dates of employment for the Counselor position are Monday, June 4, 2018 through Saturday, August 11, 2018. Counselor hours of employment are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and on Saturday, August 11. In addition, Counselors continue to work with the children until 8:30 PM one evening each week while parents participate in weekly parent training groups.

Counselors are paid a salary of $4,000 for the summer. In addition, current students may be able to arrange for academic course credit through their university departments.

In each of the programs, children and counselors are assigned to groups that remain constant for the duration of the program. Each group consists of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Counselors will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children's behavior and response to the treatment. Counselors will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance. A brief description of daily activities for each program follows:

  • Counselors in the STP-PreK deliver the treatment components within both classroom and recreational contexts. Counselors will assist in the following each day: (1) leading an academic center (i.e., English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Writing); (2) leading a sport (i.e., soccer, kickball, teeball); (3) delivery of treatment components during large group instruction periods; (4) assisting in the delivery of an evidence-based reading intervention; and (5) tracking the daily behavioral progress for assigned cases. Within the STP-PreK, we serve children with and at-risk for ADHD and related learning problems and disruptive behavior disorders. Sports experience or teaching experience is not a requirement for the STP-PreK program.

  • Counselors in the HIP will assist in the following each day: (1) leading and/or supporting daily structured and non-structured physical activities; (2) supporting large- and small-group literacy and academic development; (3) supporting daily social skills and emotional development activities; (4) supporting daily nutritional activities; and (5) implementation of behavioral treatment program and tracking daily behavioral progress for assigned cases. Sports and active exercise experience is a requirement.

  • Counselors in the STP-E deliver the treatment components during daily sports-based recreational periods in which children practice and play soccer, teeball/softball, and basketball. Counselors plan and conduct skill drills to address children's specific skill deficits, provide appropriate coaching, assess children's knowledge of the game rules and procedures, model appropriate sports skills, and encourage and reinforce appropriate effort, sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork. All counselors are required to be familiar with the rules and fundamentals of each sport and will be expected to model appropriate skill and enthusiasm. Counselors also assist with daily social skills training sessions, conduct problem solving discussions as necessary, and assist with the implementation of daily report cards and individualized treatment programs. In addition, Counselors organize, prepare and lead weekly Fun Friday activities such as video games, water slides, and field day activities that serve as reinforcers for children who met their behavioral goals for the week. Most of the daily activities take place outdoors and counselors are physically active throughout the day. Counselors in the STP-E spend a substantial amount of time coaching and teaching children sports rules and skills. Therefore, previous experience in teaching, refereeing, or coaching children is preferred. Counselors will be required to transport, setup, and breakdown sports equipment used in games, drills, and recess activities.


Prior to the start of employment, Counselors will be required to read the applicable treatment program manual and to be extensively familiar with behavior modification program and rules and procedures for daily activities, including the rules and fundamentals for the sports played in the program and other daily activities. Counselors will be required to memorize, verbatim, information such the operational definitions for the behavior modification system categories, activity rules, rules for classifying behaviors, and other related information. Counselors will need to spend a significant amount of time preparing prior to the start of employment.

During the first two weeks of employment, Counselors will participate in a variety of training activities. Training will consist of lectures, slide and video presentations, testing, and daily active role-plays during which staff members will act as counselors and children during activities such as games, drills, discussions, and time out. On the last day of employment, Counselors will complete rating scales regarding progress children made in the program and children's response to treatment. In addition, Counselors will prepare and summarize information to be included in children's final treatment reports.

The Summer Treatment Program has been conducted at Florida State University from 1980 to 1986; at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic from 1987 to 1996; at the University at Buffalo from 1997 to 2009; and at Florida International University since 2010. The STP was named as a Model Program for Service Delivery for Child and Family Mental Health by the Section on Clinical Child Psychology and Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services of the American Psychological Association. The STP has also been used in clinical trials conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Mental Health, has been named a Model Program in Child and Family Mental Health by the American Psychological Association and SAMHSA, and has been named a program of the year by CHADD, the national parent advocacy group for children with ADHD. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

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

Desired qualifications for Counselors include: undergraduate-level study in Psychology, Education, Behavior Analysis, Social Work, or related field; experience working with children or adolescents in settings such as summer camps, after-school programs, sports programs, daycare programs, and educational programs; and experience with activities such as organized sports activities, art, music, dance, theater, journalism, photography, and videography.

Additionally, participation in the STP requires staff members to ensure the safety, well-being and treatment of children and adolescents with mental health, learning, attention and behavior problems. Staff must be able to visually scan the environment, effectively attend to and hear verbal exchanges between children, provide neutral, corrective feedback on children's misbehavior (which can include aggression), provide a consistent, warm, positive climate for children, and actively engage in sports and physical activity. Applicants must be able to meet the above requirements of the position.

All finalists must clear a Criminal Background Check initiated by the Division of Human Resources at FIU before an offer of employment will be made. All finalists must be digitally fingerprinted and cleared by the FIU Division of Human Resource before beginning assignment.

Employees placed on Temporary Appointments are not eligible to participate in employee benefit programs (i.e., paid leave, health insurances, etc.) but are enrolled in the FICA Alternative plan.

Florida International University is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

For detailed descriptions of each program, and to apply for this position, please visit https://ccf.fiu.edu/opportunities/summer-treatment-program-opportunities-and-training/



Summer 2018 Psychology Instructor and Teaching Assistant Positions: Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer.

We are currently seeking individuals for the following psychology-related courses:

The Sensory Brain (grades 5 and 6)


Why teach for CTY?

  • opportunity to teach motivated and talented students a subject they love
  • limited class size (maximum of 18 students) ensures a low student-teacher ratio
  • all classes are taught by both an instructor and a teaching assistant
  • opportunity to work in an environment with colleagues who share similar interests
  • competitive salary plus room and board at our east and west coast residential sites

2018 Program Core Dates*

  • Session 1: June 21 - July 14, 2018
  • Session 2: July 14 - August 4, 2018

*Some sites run one week later than these dates. For a full list of locations and dates, please visit www.cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer/sites_dates.html.

Terms of Employment

  • Starting salary for two sessions is $4,800 - $6,000 for instructors and $2,400 for TAs
  • Room and board are provided at residential sites.

Desired Qualifications

Teaching assistant candidates are generally graduate or undergraduate students with experience tutoring or as a TA.

Instructor candidates generally have independent classroom teaching experience and are graduate students or faculty.

More Information

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.



Lab Coordinator: Research in Spatial Cognition Lab (RISC): Temple University

The Research in Spatial Cognition Lab at Temple University, directed by Drs. Nora Newcombe and Thomas Shipley, is seeking to hire a new lab coordinator. Information about this position can be found on our website.

Interested applicants should send a resume/CV and cover letter to Julia Erlanger (julia.erlanger@temple.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.



Clinical Research Coordinator II: Massachusetts General Hospital, Psychiatry

We are looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full time research coordinator for several projects investigating the neural basis and nature of cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders.

This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine. The primary line of investigation focuses on the contribution of abnormal sleep to impaired memory consolidation in schizophrenia and autism.

The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephalography), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).

The coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, lab mates, and collaborators on all aspects of the research projects. Training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided. Responsibilities are varied and include managing patient studies, recruitment, screening and characterization of participants, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications. Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience are an asset, as is a high level of comfort with novel computer applications and environments. A background in psychology, statistics, and neuroscience is an asset. A mentored research project is encouraged. The candidate must be mature and responsible with excellent organizational, interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, feel comfortable working with clinical and non-clinical study populations, working as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate.

Position will be available starting May 2018. A two-year commitment is required. Please submit a resume, writing sample, college transcript (unofficial is fine) and contact information for three references to Angela Savlidis: asavlidis@mgh.harvard.edu



Lab Manager: Princeton Baby Lab

Application Deadline: February 19, 2018

Position Summary:
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist (i.e., lab manager/coordinator) to work in the Princeton Baby Lab under the supervision of Dr. Casey Lew-Williams. The successful candidate will have frequent contact with postdocs, graduate students, senior thesis students, and research assistants, as well as Dr. Lauren Emberson, Dr. Adele Goldberg, and Dr. Uri Hasson. Targeted start date is June 1, 2018 (but mid/late June is possible).

Responsibilities:
The research specialist will participate in all aspects of projects on early learning in infants and toddlers, with a particular focus on language. Participants in our studies include typically developing children, Spanish/English bilingual children, and children growing up in low-income households. 90% of work will take place on Princeton's campus, and 10% of work will take place in our community lab in nearby Trenton, NJ.
Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Testing young children using various research methods, such as eye tracking and fNIRS
  • Coordinating participant recruitment in Princeton and Trenton
  • Developing stimuli for experiments
  • Mentoring undergraduates
  • Setting up and maintaining operations of the lab through general administrative duties
  • Conducting a study of your own (or two!)

Essential qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, communication sciences and disorders, or related cognitive science fields
  • Have a demonstrated interest in cognitive science
  • Be able to write very clearly for any audience
  • Be able to jump from low- to high-level work, and back again
  • Get along well with other people
  • Have excellent communication skills with young children and families
  • Be able to get tasks done efficiently
  • Be detail-oriented, motivated, creative, organized, and able to work independently

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with research methods in developmental science
  • Experience with R, Matlab, Excel, or other software
  • Experience with audio/video editing programs
  • Spanish speaker (desired, but not at all required)

Note that Dr. Lauren Emberson is also seeking a Research Specialist / Lab Coordinator right now, but this is a separate position. Candidates are welcome to apply for both should their interests afford.

This is a one-year appointment with a high likelihood of renewal, pending satisfactory performance. Please apply to requisition #2018-8437 at https://careers.princeton.edu. 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 (caseylw@princeton.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 20, 2018.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity 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 characteristics protected by law.



Summer Volunteers Needed: Camp Daybreak

Camp Daybreak is looking for motivated, enthusiastic, and creative people to support our campers (ages 8-11) with social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Join us for fun, and to create a life changing experience this summer.

Our volunteers come from all over the country to make a difference in the life of a young person. This highly structured and individualized support system is unique to most camp settings and offers an opportunity to focus on the strengths and interests of each child who attends. While supporting our campers is at the core of Camp Daybreak's mission, we also provide a unique training experience for our volunteers. Volunteers often describe their experience as life changing and many pursue careers in mental health or education.

Join us and help create a life-changing experience for our campers!

See: www.campdaybreak.org/volunteers/

General Information:

Camp Daybreak

Dates: August 5 - August 12, 2018

Location: Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, South Hero, VT

Website: www.campdaybreak.org

Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Contact: Dan Osman, Director (dan@pear-vt.org)

Camp Daybreak creates a sense of community that extends beyond the camp session. Not only are our high school and college-aged volunteers exposed to a group of like-minded peers but they are given the opportunity to contribute to their community. This intensive experience can create life long friendships and keep volunteers coming back year after year.



Research Assistant: Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART): Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART) is looking for a highly organized and energetic person to serve as a research assistant. The RA will assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects. Duties will include interviewing participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent, and other day-to-day study activities. There will be opportunities to participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in first draft preparation of manuscripts. An important part of the position will be to assist in recruiting efforts (e.g., contact providers, attending local events, and coordinating recruitment from affiliated clinical programs). RI-CART is an exciting and unique state-wide research consortium and patient registry effort. Since its inception in 2013, RI-CART has enrolled over 1,500 individuals into the patient registry, and has developed strong partnerships with community providers and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as part of a growing multidisciplinary team. More information about RI-CART can be found at www.AutismRI.org.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field
  • Minimum 1-2 years of research experience (preferably in a clinical research setting)
  • Experience working with patient populations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity and/or willingness to learn SPSS or equivalent statistical package, stimulus presentation programs (e.g., E-Prime), database systems (Access; REDCap).
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and clinical providers
  • Strong organization and writing skills
  • Must have own transportation

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Training in experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Experience with eye tracking methodologies, including experimental programming and analysis, and/or experience with signal processing methods
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.)
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates strongly preferred

Anticipated start date: Summer 2018

Interested applicants should contact Carrie Best, RI-CART Project Coordinator, at CBest@lifespan.org.

Please be sure to include a cover letter and CV/resume. Please also be prepared to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.



Laboratory Coordinator: Emory University

The Memory at Emory laboratory in the Department of Psychology, Emory University (http://Scholarblogs.emory.edu/bauerlab/), directed by Dr. Patricia Bauer, seeks a full-time laboratory coordinator (job classification: Research Specialist).

The laboratory coordinator will assist with studies of the development of episodic and semantic memory, in preschool to school-age children, and young adults. The laboratory makes use of behavioral measures, eye tracking, and event-related potential (ERP) methods. Duties include contributing to study design, creating experimental stimuli, testing participants, managing data, and assisting with data analysis. There also are administrative duties including assisting with participant recruitment and training and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Coordinators also have the opportunity to attend and present the work of the laboratory at scientific conferences and to contribute to preparation of scientific publications.

The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate who has a bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (a) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (b) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Emory University is a vibrant, research-centered private university, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The position offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate may start as early as May 2018 and no later than July 2018. A 2-year commitment is required.

To apply for this position, please submit (1) a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, and (2) your CV or resume, to Dr. Natalie Merrill (natalie.merrill@emory.edu). (3) Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation, also to be submitted to Dr. Merrill. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Dr. Patricia Bauer or Dr. Natalie Merrill (patricia.bauer@emory.edu or natalie.merrill@emory.edu). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

This is an equal employment opportunity, and Emory is an affirmative action employer. Emory does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran/Reserve/National Guard status.



Clinical Research Specialist I (Infant/Developmental Study), Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience: Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children's Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders.

The Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) will work on a collaborative project between Boston Children's Hospital (PI Charles Nelson) and Boston University (PI Helen Tager-Flusberg) that is investigating the early development of infants who have an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder, infants displaying delays at their 12 month well-baby visit, and infants with no developmental concerns. Our goal is to find signs that suggest risk for this disorder between infants with an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder, and those displaying developmental concern, based on early differences detected on a screening tool. The project will use electrophysiology, eye tracking and behavioral measures in a group of 3- to 36-month-old children who are participating in a longitudinal study. Responsibilities include working with, and coordinating a team of undergraduate students, postdocs, and research staff associated with the research project in addition to IRB management and preparing progress reports. The CRS will be responsible for administering electrophysiological and eye tracking lab protocols, and perform standardized diagnostic and developmental assessments. Furthermore, the CRS will oversee data management, as well as contribute to running the day-to-day operations for research protocols under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Program Manager.

Eligible candidates have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
  • At least two years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects
  • Experience working with infants or children in a research setting, preferably using behavioral or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, EEG, or ERP
  • Previous experience working with children with an autism spectrum disorder
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
  • Experience with administering and scoring standardized measures of autism symptoms (e.g., the ADOS, MSEL)
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends

To apply, please complete the online lab application form (https://redcap.tch.harvard.edu/redcap_edc/surveys/?s=V6UudY) and upload a CV and letter of interest.

Contact Alissa Westerlund with any questions, Alissa.Westerlund@childrens.harvard.edu.



Clinical Research Specialist I (Emotion Project), Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience: Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children's Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders.

The Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) will join the Emotion Project team in the Nelson Lab. The CRS will coordinate day-to day operations and functions for a longitudinal study investigating the neural bases of emotion processing in typically developing young children. The project uses electrophysiology, functional near infrared spectroscopy, physiology, eye tracking, and behavioral measures in a cohort of children being followed from infancy to 7 years of age. Responsibilities include working with, and coordinating a team of undergraduate students, postdocs, and research staff associated with the research project in addition to IRB management and preparing progress reports. Furthermore, the CRS will work closely with team members on the development, coordination, and implementation of research procedures, and will contribute to running the day-to-day operations for research protocols in the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Program Manager.

Eligible candidates have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
  • Experience working with infants or children in a research setting, preferably using physiological, behavioral or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, heart rate, EEG, or ERP
  • At least two years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
  • 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)
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail

To apply, please complete the online lab application form (https://redcap.tch.harvard.edu/redcap_edc/surveys/?s=V6UudY) and upload a CV and letter of interest.

Contact Alissa Westerlund with any questions, Alissa.Westerlund@childrens.harvard.edu.



Research Assistant Position: NeuroCognition Lab at Tufts University

START DATE: April 2018 - Summer 2018.

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW: We are seeking a full time Research Assistant to assist with all aspects of our cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistic research. Our lab is interested in where and when the brain is activated during language processing in healthy individuals and in patients with schizophrenia. For more information about what we do, see: http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/kuperberglab/. The responsibilities of this position are varied and involve the coordination of all aspects of research projects, including collecting and analyzing neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, ERP) data, statistical analysis, scientific manuscript writing, and maintaining the day-to-day operations of the lab.

In addition to the intellectual reward, the position would give the holder experience of research in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, clinical applications, as well as database and program management. This is an ideal research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics or cognitive psychology. Our lab has sites at both Tufts University (Medford, MA) and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Charlestown, MA), both of which are easily accessible from Boston, MA.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  1. B.A., B.Sc. degree in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, computer science, or a closely related field.
  2. Strong interest in how language is processed in the brain.
  3. Very strong quantitative and analytic skills and comfort with programs such as Excel and Powerpoint.
  4. Some research experience with statistics and familiarity with statistical analysis software such as SPSS or R.
  5. Very strong organizational skills: Must be self-motivated, resourceful, very organized; able to multi-task and prioritize.
  6.  Strong computational skills and some programming experience (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB) and familiarity with Linux/Unix environments and bash/shell scripting.
  7. Ability to work well in teams, with strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  8. A two-year time commitment is requested.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Previous experience on ERP data collection and analysis

OTHER:
Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Tufts University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Full-time employees receive full benefits.

TO APPLY:
Please complete our online application, link: https://tufts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVGFWPmGGPnsovj

CONTACT:
Please direct any technical questions regarding the application to Lena Warnke at lena.warnke@tufts.edu

All other questions regarding the application should be sent to Dr. Gina Kuperberg at GKuperberg@mgh.harvard.edu

Lab website: http://kuperberglab.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/



Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute

Application Deadline: February 23, 2018 (Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.)

Final date: June 30, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist for the Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute.

RECRUITMENT DESCRIPTION:

The candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary studies investigating the behavioral and developmental characteristics of autism spectrum disorder in children, adolescents, and young adults. This position will be integral for the daily operation of a clinical cognitive neuroscience laboratory. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. This candidate will work closely with Marie Krug, PhD (Assistant Project Scientist) and Marjorie Solomon, PhD (PI).

General responsibilities include:

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

  • Subject recruitment and scheduling
  • Conducting research visits for several projects, including Cognitive Control in Autism (CoCoA), Autism Phenome Project (APP), The Higher Cognition, Emotional Development, and Language Processing Study (HELP), and Specifying and Treating Anxiety in Autism Research (STAAR)
  • Collection of behavioral, questionnaire, and MRI data from typically developing individuals and individuals with autism spectrum disorder
  • Scoring of questionnaires and assessments, data entry and database maintenance
  • Preparing and maintaining documentation for review by the Institutional Review Board Review (IRB).
  • After training, the candidate will be expected to assist in all daily operations of laboratory research, and participate in several research projects simultaneously
  • Research participation will result in opportunities to present at scientific conferences and potential co-authorship on peer-reviewed articles if criteria for authorship are met

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

  • Attendance and active participation in weekly lab meetings and research-related discussions by providing feedback on implementation of research visits, which will aid in study design and improvements to the experimental protocol, presenting data, and engaging in interpretation of study findings
  • Assisting with preparation and analysis of data for presentations, conference abstracts, posters, publications, and grants
  • Literature reviews of journal articles on topics including but not limited to cognitive control, decision-making, and emotion processing in autism, to assist with data presentations, conference abstracts, posters, publications, and grants

SERVICE ACTIVITY

  • Participate in the University by volunteering at special events for children with autism that participate in research studies at the MIND Institute
  • Engage in recruitment and outreach activities in the community
  • Provide interpretation of study measures to participants and their families, including summarizing behavioral assessment results and preparing results letters

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, human development, neurobiology, physiology, and behavior (NPB), biological sciences, or a related field by hiring date (students graduating in spring of 2018 are encouraged to apply)
  • GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher
  • Experience in a clinical, psychology, or neuroscience research laboratory
  • Experience working with children, experience working with children/adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, and/or a strong desire to work with and learn more about individuals with autism spectrum disorder

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey information and work effectively with lab members
  • Excellent social skills to facilitate communication with children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and their families
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Tracking and record-keeping skills
  • Writing skills including accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation sufficient to create and edit documents

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with data analysis in psychology and/or neuroscience
  • Experience with SPSS, R, SAS, or neuroimaging software
  • Programming experience (Matlab, C, python)

For more details and to apply: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02035



Research Assistant: Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland (Dr. Nathan Fox, Director)

The Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland is searching for a person to fill the position of Research Assistant. The successful applicant will work on a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, called the Temperament Over Time Study. This large, longitudinal study examines the effects of infant temperament on later social and cognitive development and examines trajectories of development that may result in the emergence of psychopathology in adolescence. The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health. RAs work with clinical psychologists, developmental and cognitive neuroscientists, and brain imagers involved in the project. The position involves recruiting, scheduling, and assessing adolescents and their families and will involve seeing subjects on week-ends.

A Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Human Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience, or a social science related field is required. The position requires attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. Experience working or completing research with children, families or adolescents is preferred. The position can begin as early as June 1, 2018 and requires a two-year commitment. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of two references to Dr. Nathan A. Fox at fox@umd.edu and Dr. Kaylee Seddio at kseddio@umd.edu.



Research Assistant: Developmental Psychology at the University of Salford, Manchester

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on an exciting ESRC funded Developmental Psychology project examining children's language acquisition in the digital age. This project is a collaboration between the University of Salford and Lancaster University. This is an ideal opportunity for an early career researcher to make a valuable contribution to impactful research, and to develop high-level skills in the area of developmental research. The role will involve managing the day to day running of the project including both research and administrative tasks. The post-holder will be responsible for recruitment and data collection with 2-4 year old children both in the lab and at nurseries/preschools, and will contribute to data analysis and dissemination of the research findings to both academic and public communities.

The applicant must be able to start the post before the 26th May 2018.

Click here to apply.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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