Jobs and Summer Internships

(Last Updated: 5/18/18)

NOTE: These opportunities are not approved for the fieldwork/internship requirement in the psychology major.  For more information about that requirement, please click here.

DISCLAIMER: Listed here are a variety of unsolicited job and internship position announcements outside Marist College, which have been received by the Psychology Department.  We are providing this information for any student who may be interested in exploring these opportunities.  The Psychology Department neither vets nor endorses these experiences.

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SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

 Outside Internship



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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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.


 
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.



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

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Various Summer Internship Opportunities

Please click on the links below for more information regarding each opportunity.

HER Justice (NYC): Legal Assistant Internship
https://herjustice.org/volunteer/legal-internships-fellowships-volunteer-positions/

Westchester Children's Association (Westchester - Part-time)
Internships in Communications, Research and Data, and Program & Policy
https://wca4kids.org/about-wca/career-opportunities/

New York District Attorney's Office (NYC): Press Office Internship
https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=523b111f865cb1ed&from=rje&rgtk=1cabd4fp7283baj8
 

  

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 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.



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.



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



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.



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.



Research Technician: Pennsylvania State University

The Dynamics of Self-Regulation Project at The Pennsylvania State University, headed by Drs. Pamela Cole and Nilam Ram, has an opening for a full-time research technician to assist in Phase II of a federally funded study of young children. The position will start immediately.

The skills acquired through this position will be particularly useful for individuals who are interested in attending graduate school in child psychology or human development.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, investigating the development of self-regulation as a dynamic process that changes across the first 5 years of life. The person filling the position will interact with young children and their parents as part of the data collection. Data collection includes observational, questionnaire, and autonomic nervous system measurement with children ages 30 through 60 months and their parents. The position also includes assisting in data reduction (scoring and coding) and preliminary data analysis. The research technician serves as a member of a collaborative team of faculty members from Psychology (Clinical and Developmental) and Human Development and Family Studies, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students from those programs, and the Project Coordinator who assists in supervising research technicians and undergraduate volunteer research assistants. This project is a collaboration and bridge between the Child Study Center (http://csc.psych.psu.edu) and the Quantitative Developmental Systems Methodology group (http://quantdev.ssri.psu.edu).

Skills
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 or Human Development or a related field and experience with child development research preferred. The successful candidate will also have skills in relating to very young children and their parents, basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, basic statistical skills, using programs like SPSS and R), and high motivation to learn additional skills related to data collection, processing, and analysis. Please highlight relevant skills in your cover letter.

Interested applicants should upload (1) a letter of recommendation indicating research interests, career goals, and relevant experience, (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) two or more letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Fixed term statement
This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

Please apply at Penn State Jobs: https://psu.jobs/job/76305



Research Assistant: TReAD Lab, Emory University

Position Description: A Research Assistant/Interviewer position will be available starting May/June of 2018 in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Emory University (PI, Dr. Michael Treadway). 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.



Positions Available at the RYTE Institute: Montclair State University

Please click on the links below to view the openings:

Research Participant Recruitment Coordinator

Research Study Interview Coordinator



Research Assistant: Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology/Center for Autism & the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell Medical College

The Jones Lab (PI: Rebecca Jones Ph.D.) is currently seeking a full-time research assistant to work on studies examining behavior and neural changes across age in autism and typical development. The lab is part of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, NY (https://www.sacklerinstitute.org/cornell) and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY (http://nyp.org/autism/index.html).

The lab is particularly interested in using fMRI to study how the brain changes across development in autism as well as using wearable technologies to measure behavior outside of the laboratory.

The RA's primary responsibilities include subject recruitment (toddlers, children, adolescents and adults), testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, acquiring brain imaging data, managing and analyzing datasets and preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. The RA will be working with individuals with autism, some of whom will have limited language abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2018 and a two-year commitment is preferred.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.

Requirements: Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related fields, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, experience working with developmental populations (children, adolescents), and statistical experience.

Additional highly desired qualifications include experience working with individuals with autism, familiarity with IRB protocol submissions, and/or neuroimaging experience.

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send the following information as a single PDF document to Benjamin Silver at bes2037@med.cornell.edu: Cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals, a CV, and names and contact information for 3 references.



Lab Manager Position: Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies

Duties & Responsibilities

The Laboratory for Developmental Studies in the Department of Psychology has a position open for a full-time research assistant in Dr. Elizabeth Spelke's lab. Research in the lab is focused on exploring the cognitive development of infants and toddlers, with an emphasis on perception and knowledge of objects and people. Other projects in the lab focus on the development of numerical and geometrical abilities in preschool- and elementary school-aged children, with a focus on testing interventions to enhance the readiness of disadvantaged children for learning school mathematics. The candidate will report directly to the P.I., a Professor of Developmental Psychology, and will be responsible for managing and overseeing the daily activities of two lab spaces dedicated to running research studies with infants, toddlers, and children. Responsibilities including hiring and supervising undergraduate research assistants, coordinating testing spaces and study schedules, assisting with preparation of grant applications and progress reports, maintaining the lab manual, executing specific research experiments, and assisting in the collection of data. In addition, the candidate will act as the primary liaison between the lab and both the Psychology Business Office and the Harvard IRB, coordinating all lab purchases as well as applications for human subjects research approval. Further, the candidate will work actively with the Open Science Framework to register studies, methodology, and data. The candidate will perform related duties as requested.

This is a two-year position.

Basic Qualifications

At least one year equivalent work experience (relevant course work in psychology, linguistics, or cognitive science may count towards experience).

Experience with Word, Excel and Google docs/calendar required, for day-to-day functioning of the lab, as is familiarity with online research tools and search databases.

Additional Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in psychology and will embrace the challenges of a demanding workload involving multiple research projects.

At least one year related experience is required, preferably in a lab that conducts research with infants and children.

Highly desirable: experience conducting infant studies, experience with training studies for school-aged children, knowledge about field studies.

Must demonstrate an ability to pay close attention to detail and should possess excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Must be confident working both independently as well as with others in a high-paced research environment.

Additional Information

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

This is a two-year, grant-funded term position, starting April-May timeframe, with renewal dependent upon continuation of grant funding.

Interested applicants should apply as an external candidate, for Requisition # 45016BR via the following link: https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

Please upload both a cover letter and CV.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.



Lab Manager: Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab

The Infant and Child Cognition Laboratory, headed by Dr. Sara Cordes at ​​Boston College, is now accepting applications for a full-time laboratory ​assistant with benefits beginning Summer 2018. Research in the lab focuses ​ ​on how infants, children, and adults understand and keep track of number, ​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/).

Responsibilities include managing research projects in the lab, programming ​ ​experiments, creating stimuli, data coding and analyses, recruiting ​ ​participants, and testing infant, child, and adult subjects both in the lab ​​and at off-site locations (e.g. preschools and museums), with the ​possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for​ ​publication. Administrative duties include hiring, training, ​and supervising ​​undergraduate volunteers, managing subject recruitment, communicating with​ ​local child care facilities and museums, purchasing equipment, coordinating ​ ​lab events and meetings, and general faculty support. This position is ​ ​
ideal for individuals who are highly motivated to pursue graduate study in ​psychology.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field
  • Experience working with infants and/or children
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience assisting with or conducting psychology-related research, ideally in a developmental laboratory
  • Prior programming experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, and Google Drive

Please send a​n email titled "BC ICCL - Lab Manager Application" with a ​cover letter describing research experiences and career ​ ​
goals, a ​​CV, and contact information for 2 or more references to ​Raychel Gordon (gordonrg@bc.edu)​.

Review of applications will begin ​on ​April 1 ​​and will continue until the position is filled.

Boston College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.



Lab Manager: Early Social Interaction Lab at UC Santa Cruz

Application link: https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70602

Lab website: http://esil.ucsc.edu

The Early Social Interaction Lab the University of California, Santa Cruz (PI: Audun Dahl) is hiring a lab manager. The lab's research is focused on moral and social development in early childhood. Most of our research uses behavioral experiments, naturalistic observation, or structured interviews in lab, home, or preschool settings.

Job description: The lab manager will be involved in designing and conducting studies, coding audio and video data, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, recruiting participants, and preparing human subjects protocols.The position is particularly relevant for those considering graduate school in developmental psychology. This is a 50% (20 hours/week) one-year position with the possibility of extension. The intended start date is August 1, 2018.

Desired qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology or related field, coursework in developmental psychology, experience interacting with young children, and research experience. Computer skills (using word processing, spreadsheet, or statistical software) are also desirable.

Application process: More information about the position and how to apply: https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70602. For description of the lab's research, visit: http://esil.ucsc.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 1. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Please email questions about the position to Audun Dahl at dahl@ucsc.edu.



Lab Manager: Woodward Lab at the University of Chicago

There is an opening for lab manager beginning this spring/summer. Research in the lab uses a variety of behavioral methods, eye-tracking and EEG to gain insight into the processes that support social cognition and social learning in infants and young children. The lab manager position involves overseeing the day to day operations of the lab, including scheduling appointments, seeing families through the lab visit, working with graduate students and postdocs to support ongoing research projects and supervising a team of undergraduate research assistants (visit http://woodwardlab.uchicago.edu to learn more).

To apply, please use the link below.

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Research-Assistant_JR00729-1



Lab Coordinator: Austin Thought Lab at the University of Texas

The Austin Thought Lab at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a full-time lab manager/coordinator to start in August 2018. Under the direction of Katharine Tillman, the lab studies interactions between language, perception, and culture in the mind, including how young children acquire abstract concepts that go beyond what they can directly observe in the world. This position involves coordinating data collection and subject recruitment, designing and running studies with children and adults, developing and maintaining administrative systems, supervising undergraduate research assistants, scheduling and record-keeping, maintaining study protocols and communicating with the Institutional Review Board, community outreach online and in person, and more. The lab coordinator will also have opportunities to conduct their own projects, and to be involved with conference presentations and journal articles. This position is particularly appropriate to candidates hoping to increase their research training prior to applying to graduate school.

Necessary qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, computer science, or a related field.
  • Previous research experience
  • Experience and comfort communicating with children (2 – 10 years old), families, and other members of the community
  • Ability to write clearly for any audience
  • Ability to get tasks done efficiently and independently, and to show initiative in doing so
  • Organized and detail-oriented

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with research methods in developmental science
  • Programming skills in R, Python, Matlab, and/or JavaScript/HTML/CSS
  • Experience with Qualtrics and/or Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • Statistical knowledge
  • Experience with or interest in open science best practices (e.g., version control and data sharing with Git/Github; study pre-registration on Open Science Framework; writing reproducible research reports in RMarkdown)
  • Experience with audio/video editing programs
  • Ability to speak multiple languages

For more information, please visit http://www.austinthought.org. Please contact ktillman@utexas.edu with any questions, and, to apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references.



Lab Manager: Communication and Learning Lab at the University of Chicago

The Communication and Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Daniel Yurovsky at the University of Chicago, seeks a full-time lab manager beginning July 2018. The lab manager will work closely with the PI and other researchers in the lab on empirical and computational analyses investigating how children and their parents co-construct early language learning. The lab manager will have opportunities for scientific involvement in conference presentations and journal articles.

Required qualifications:

  • a bachelor's degree (psychology, cognitive science, or a related discipline preferred)
  • one or more years of research experience (experience with children or infants preferred)

Preferred qualifications:

  • excellent organizational and communication skills
  • proficient programming skills, ideally in R, Python, or MATLAB
  • experience with web design in JavaScript/HTML/CSS
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g. in Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut)

Apply here:
https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Lab-Manager_JR00846-1



Lab Manager: Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development

This full-time position will involve overseeing all aspects of cognitive development research with infants, children, and adults in the Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Feigenson and Dr. Justin Halberda in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Duties will include: recruiting research participants, conducting behavioral experiments, coding infant and child behaviors, hiring, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, maintaining a participant database, interacting with graduate and post-doctoral students, data entry and assisting with data analysis, equipment and computer purchasing and upkeep, and budgetary organization.

An undergraduate degree in psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy, or cognitive neuroscience and experience with psychological research is required. Ability to work well with parents, infants and young children is a must. Computer skills and supervisory experience are strongly preferred.

The position has a 1-year minimum, with the possibility of extending to 2 or more years. The position will begin around July 1, 2018, but start-date may be flexible. Competitive salary and benefits are offered, commensurate with experience.

The JHU Lab for Child Development is located within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

To submit an application, visit the Johns Hopkins University Human Resources website at (job requisition number 9807):

https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Research-Assistant-MD-21218/466578000/

Please note: The JHU Human Resources website will screen out applicants who have not already completed an undergraduate degree. If you would like to apply and expect to graduate before July 1, 2018, please send application materials directly to pbs@jhu.edu, making sure to note that you are applying for this position. You should also apply via the online portal linked above.

Be sure to include a resume or cv with contacts who will provide you with a letter of reference, as well as a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position. Review of applications will begin immediately.



Lab Manager: Conceptual Development and Social Cognition Lab at New York University

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

Please click here to view the flyer about this opportunity.



Research Analyst-II: Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

RA position: Social Engagement, Language Development, and Music in Infants and Young Children

To apply, go to: https://hr.mc.vanderbilt.edu/careers/
Search for Keyword: 1802853

Under supervision, provide support for research in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab with a particular focus on social engagement, language development, and music in infants and children with and without autism. Current studies are focused on infant development and parent-child social musical experiences including a parent-child music class study. Responsibilities include recruitment of participants, assessments and data collection, data coordination and entry (Redcap), video preparation and coding, data analysis, and general study coordination/maintenance. The candidate will work directly with participants and their families to assist with study protocols including administering measures and questionnaires. The candidate will have opportunity to train in assessment, eye-tracking, behavior coding, acoustic coding, and/or signal processing according to experience. According to experience, opportunities to contribute to study design, data interpretation, and analysis.

The ideal candidate must be industrious, detail-oriented, and possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. Prior experience with human subjects research is required, particularly in the fields of psychology, child development, music cognition, speech science, education/special education, or a related field. Prior experience working with or conducting assessments with infants and young children, including children with autism is highly preferred, as is experience with data analysis/statistics. The position is open immediately.

For additional information/informal inquiries, contact: miriam.lense@vanderbilt.edu



Research Assistant: Ohio State University Medical Center

The BabyTalk Project at the Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development in the department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Medical Center seeks a curious, motivated, and organized individual to serve as a full-time research assistant for an NIH-funded project studying the language development of children with hearing loss. An ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate who majored in Psychology or a related field and is looking for additional research experience before applying to graduate school.

The BabyTalk Project examines the role of input in children's speech and language outcomes using a variety of methodologies and experimental designs. The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and scheduling our participants, some of whom will participate longitudinally. She or he also will coordinate these families' visits with other team members, including speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Consequently, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Because this individual will assist with data collection using both video studies and behavioral paradigms, she or he should have prior experience working with children and families.

The research assistant will work directly with the project manager to train undergraduate research volunteers and establish and maintain laboratory protocols. Strong time management skills are therefore essential. The ideal candidate will be poised, comfortable balancing various responsibilities at a time. He or she will be patient, eager to learn, and conscientious.

Preferred start date is July 1, 2018 and the position includes benefits.

To apply: please send a CV and cover letter to the project manager, Jessa Reed, Ph.D. at Jessica.Reed2@osumc.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.



Research Assistant: CAO's Lab: University of Rochester and Carnegie Mellon University

The Concepts, Actions, and Objects Lab is seeking a full-time lab manager/research assistant (under Prof. Jessica Cantlon). The position will offer the opportunity to engage in a wide array of research methods converging on the topic of conceptual thought. The RA position will focus on the organization of concepts and categories (e.g., faces, numbers, living things) in non-human primates (rhesus macaques) and humans. Techniques will include behavioral testing with non-human primates and humans.

Responsibilities will include non-human primate handling, protocol maintenance, designing and programming stimulus materials, and data collection and analysis. Desired skills include behavioral, neurophysiological, or MRI training with non-human primates, and stimulus programming experience (e.g. E-Prime, RealBasic, MatLab, etc.). Bachelor's degree required.

The ideal candidate would be willing to work on a shared project between the University of Rochester and Carnegie Mellon University. The position start date is May 2018. Salary is approximately $32K, depending on experience, plus full benefits. To apply, please send your CV to caoslaboratory@gmail.com.

Lab website: http://caoslab.bcs.rochester.edu/



Research Coordinator: New York University Medical Center

Position Summary:
Research in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development in the Division of Health and Behavior in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine is aimed at developing and evaluating school and family based programs. Current efforts are focused on the evaluation of ParentCorps, an enhancement to Pre-Kindergarten programming that aims to promote positive achievement and behavioral outcomes for students attending high-poverty elementary schools. We are looking for staff to coordinate activities related to ParentCorps professional learning and implementation, and the evaluation of ParentCorps implementation in NYC.

The Research Coordinator will liaison between school-based staff and the ParentCorps implementation team, and support the program facilitators (mental health professionals and early childhood educators) in the evaluation and logistical activities associated with implementation of ParentCorps in early childhood settings. We are seeking dynamic, dedicated, and team-oriented candidates with exemplary organizational skills. Candidates will have prior experience working with children and diverse populations, and with human subjects' research. Ideally, candidates will also have experience in early childhood settings, experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions, and proficiency with technology (e.g., online surveys, data entry in SPSS, PowerPoint). Thorough training in all procedures, training content and ParentCorps will be provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary research coordinator for a cluster of sites implementing ParentCorps. Activities may include serving as primary contact and liaison with school leaders and staff regarding data collection and evaluation activities as part of a randomized controlled trial (RCT), consenting families, scheduling data collection, coordinating and tracking school-based data collection, obtaining organizational data about the site, and summarizing all data collected.
  • Coordinate and collect data from schools and early education sites (e.g., via observations, interviews, surveys, and assessments of Pre-Kindergarten children in schools) and public sources (e.g., NYC Department of Education website).
  • Complete data collection as part of evaluation efforts (e.g., assessments with Pre-K children, interviewing parents, surveys with teachers, focus groups).
  • Coordinate, oversee, track and enter ParentCorps Program implementation data.
  • Generate and present brief reports and visuals on progress of data collection, coaching progress, and implementation and professional learning data.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with school leadership, mental health professionals, early childhood educators and parent coordinators.
  • Coordinate and contribute to recruitment and engagement efforts for ParentCorps Family Program and evaluation activities.
  • Work closely with a small team of ParentCorps coaches on the implementation of the ParentCorps Program in a set number of sites/schools.
  • Model the ParentCorps Program for Students with early childhood educators using a manualized evidence-based program.
  • Conduct live observations of programming in sites, using manuals to code leaders' adherence to the program manuals and skills of program implementation.
  • Manage logistics of and coordinate large Professional Learning days with NYC Department of Education site leaders (e.g., principals), early child educators (e.g., teachers) and social workers.
  • Maintain a master database of implementers and sites with key indicators for analyses for ParentCorps implementation.
  • Conduct literature searches and summaries in areas of prevention science and implementation science.
  • Participate in center-wide trainings.
  • Participate in team meetings and supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
  • At least one year experience in clinical, medical or school settings.
  • Prior experience with human subjects' research or in a research setting.
  • Experience working with young children.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood settings, preferred.
  • Experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions, preferred.
  • Proficiency with technology and statistical datasets (e.g., online surveys, PowerPoint, SPSS), preferred.
  • Professional, responsible, personable.
  • Dynamic, dedicated, motivated.
  • Detail-oriented, conscientious, with strong organizational skills.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to collaborate with community-based agencies and schools.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.

Interested Candidates:
Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Rachelle Theise, Psy.D. at rachelle.theise@nyumc.org.



Various Summer Job Opportunities

Please click on the links below for more information regarding each opportunity.

Young Center for Immigrant Children's Righs (NYC): Volunteer Coordinator
https://www.theyoungcenter.org/

ERVK Girls Leadership Program (Hudson Valley Summer): Program Assistant
https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/5cf0db495f33476389161f7190043ebc-program-assistant-eleanor-roosevelt-center-at-val-kill-hyde-park 

Kids Play Museum: Development Associate (CT- Part-time)
http://kidsplaymuseum.org/about/employment.php


 
Laboratory Coordinator: Child Development Lab (CDL) at the University of Maryland

The Child Development Lab (CDL) at the University of Maryland under the direction of Nathan Fox is searching for an individual to assume the position of Laboratory Coordinator to be available by June 1. The Laboratory Coordinator responsibilities include management of a multi-site Program Project Grant funded by NICHD as well as management of other NIH funded longitudinal studies. It involves working with both US and foreign institutions on grant and budget preparation/management, submission of progress reports, management of Institutional Review Board submissions, and general study logistics (coordinating travel, scheduling meetings). The Lab Coordinator also manages the day-to-day activities of the CDL including, monitoring and ordering supplies, assisting in the staff hiring process, creating agendas, running lab and study-related meetings, preparing grant budgets and training lab staff on University and lab policies. Information regarding current ongoing studies at the CDL can be found at cdl.umd.edu/current-studies/.

Minimum Qualifications: BA or BS in psychology or related field and a minimum of 2 year post-bac research experience in the social sciences. Skills should include familiarity with budgets, Excel and understanding of IRB study protocol submissions. The position requires keen attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. The individual in this position will be working on multiple, large-scale projects simultaneously.

Preferences: BA or BS with Two years of research experience is preferred.

There are no physical demands.

Additional Information: To apply, please provide cover letter describing research and lab experience, names and contact info of at least three references, and a CV or Resume to Julie Staples-Watson (staples3@umd.edu) and Nathan Fox (fox@umd.edu).



Project Coordinator: Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame

The Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame seeks a full-time Project Coordinator. The start date of this position is as early as possible, but ideally no later than June 1, 2018. Note that the appointment is relatively short-term – through December 2018.

The lab is directed by Dr. Jill Lany, and its members consist of a hardworking team of graduate and undergraduate students. More about the lab can be found at ndinfantstudieslab.com

The Project Coordinator will aid in carrying out NSF funded research projects on the development of early language skills. Managing the project includes diverse responsibilities, including scheduling and supervising other researchers and research assistants; recruiting participants; data collection, coding, and preparation for analyses; maintaining computers and data collection equipment. We are seeking applicants with the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field
  • One or more years of significant experience working in a research laboratory
  • Good computer skills (e.g., proficiency with Word and Excel are essential; proficiency with one or more other packages (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab, etc.) is desirable)
  • Experience and comfort with working with digital audio files, pictures and movies, as well as interfaces between software and hardware for creating and displaying such stimuli
  • Experience working with infants and/or children and their parents

The following qualities are also essential to the position:

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple tasks and projects
  • Willingness to learn new skills and acquire new responsibilities
  • Self-motivation
  • The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

Compensation is based on Notre Dame pay scales, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The compensation package includes benefits.

Please send: (1) CV or resume, (2) cover letter detailing interests, relevant experience, and future educational or career goals, and (3) contact information for three references to: Jayde Homer jhomer1@nd.edu.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.



Lab Manager: Northeastern University Communication Development Lab

The Communication Development Lab (https://www.northeastern.edu/cdl/), directed by Dr. David J. Lewkowicz at Northeastern University in Boston is seeking a full-time lab manager. This is a benefits-earning position that requires a minimum 1-year commitment although a 2-year commitment is preferred. The lab manager's duties include recruitment and scheduling of infants and young children, testing of infants and children in the lab as well as at off-campus sites (daycare centers, museums), data management and database maintenance, supervision of student research assistants, and administrative responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, or related field, and at least 1-year experience working in a research lab with infants and young children. Strong computer, statistical, and managerial skills are essential. In addition, the successful candidate must be highly attentive to details, have excellent interpersonal skills, be capable of working independently as well as with others in a complex, demanding, and exciting research environment, and must enjoy interacting with children and their parents.

Interested applicants may apply for this position at https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/54101. Please include a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV, and 2-3 references with contact information (phone number and email address) for each of the referees. Review of applications will begin immediately with the goal of filling the position sometime between June and July, 2018.



Lab Manager: Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab at the University of Tennessee directed by Dr. Jessica Hay is looking for highly organized and energetic person to serve as a full-time lab manager. The lab conducts research on language acquisition, including speech segmentation and word learning, as well as speech perception in infants, young children, and adults. Research duties will focus primarily on an ongoing 5-year NIH-funded project on early language acquisition. The Lab Manager will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of the research process, from design to dissemination. Research duties include, but are not limited to: managing research projects in the lab; creating stimuli; programming experiments; recruiting participants; testing infant, child, and adult participants, using behavioral and eye tracking methodologies; conducting literature searches; coding and analyzing data; assisting with manuscript editing and preparation; and preparing conference presentations. There is the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to: recruiting, hiring, and training undergraduate volunteers; coordinating with graduate students on lab projects; managing participant scheduling; community outreach; recruitment and database management in coordination with the other developmental labs in the department; purchasing equipment; hardware/software maintenance; managing human subject protocols; assisting with expense and grant management; maintaining lab website; coordinating lab events and meetings; and general faculty support. Preferred start date of June 4th, 2018 to allow for overlap with current lab manager.

Qualifications

Required Experience:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in psychology, audiology and speech pathology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field
  • Minimum 1-2 years of research experience (preferably in cognitive or language development)
  • Excellent skills interacting with infants and children as well as teachers and parents, and must be able to supervise undergraduate research assistants
  • Experience working with infants or young children and strong interest in cognitive, perceptual, and language development
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SPSS or equivalent statistical package and willing to learn R, E-Prime, Matlab, Praat, Tobi Studio, Adobe Director, and File Maker Pro
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents, teachers, and department administrators
  • Strong organization and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in and/or managing a developmental lab
  • Training in experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Experience with eye tracking methodologies, including experimental programming and analysis
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.)

For more information about the lab, or to request details about the
job, visit http://infantlanguagelab.utk.edu/ or email the lab at infantlanguagelab@utk.edu

To apply please follow this link:
https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=18000000H4&tz=GMT-04%3A00

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

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring the best candidate by the beginning of June, if not sooner. Minimum 1-2 year commitment. This job will offer competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The University of Tennessee is a vibrant, research-centered public university, located in Knoxville, TN.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.



Research Coordinator (Data Management Focus): New York University School of Medicine

Position Summary:
Research in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development in the Division of Health and Behavior in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine is aimed at developing and evaluating school and family based programs. Current efforts are focused on the evaluation of ParentCorps, an enhancement to Pre-Kindergarten programming that aims to promote positive achievement and behavioral outcomes for students attending high-poverty elementary schools.
We are looking for staff to coordinate and manage data activities related to professional learning and implementation of ParentCorps in early childhood settings, and the evaluation of ParentCorps implementation in NYC. We are seeking dynamic, dedicated, and team-oriented candidates with exemplary organizational skills. Candidates will have prior experience working with children and diverse populations, with human subjects' research and proficiency with technology (e.g., online surveys, data entry in SPSS, PowerPoint). Ideally, candidates will also have experience in early childhood settings and experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions. Thorough training in all procedures, training content and ParentCorps will be provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, oversee, track and enter ParentCorps implementation and Professional Learning data.
  • Conduct all aspects of data management for all implementation and outcome data, including tracking, clerking, cleaning and entering data.
  • Generate and present reports and visuals on progress of data collection, and implementation and Professional Learning data.
  • Coordinate and contribute to recruitment and consenting efforts for ParentCorps evaluation activities.
  • Create and update online surveys for data collection.
  • Coordinate and collect data from schools and early education sites (e.g., via observations, interviews, surveys, and assessments of Pre-Kindergarten children in schools) and public sources (e.g., NYC Department of Education website).
  • Conduct data collection as part of evaluation efforts (e.g., assessments with Pre-K children, interviewing parents, surveys with teachers, focus groups).
  • Model the ParentCorps Program for Students with early childhood educators using a manualized evidence-based program, as needed.
  • Conduct live observations of programming in sites, using manuals to code leaders' adherence to the program manuals and skills of program implementation, as needed.
  • Manage logistics of and coordinate large Professional Learning days with NYC Department of Education site leaders (e.g., principals), early child educators (e.g., teachers) and social workers.
  • Maintain a master database of all evaluation data and measures for ParentCorps implementation.
  • Conduct literature searches and summaries in areas of prevention science and implementation science.
  • Contribute to the submission of IRB protocols and amendments.
  • Participate in center-wide trainings.
  • Participate in team meetings and supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Psychology or Masters in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
  • At least one year experience in clinical, medical or school settings.
  • Prior experience with human subjects' research or in a research setting.
  • Experience working with young children.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience with technology and statistical datasets (e.g., online surveys, PowerPoint, SPSS).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood education settings.
  • Experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions.
  • Professional, responsible, personable.
  • Dynamic, dedicated, motivated.
  • Detail-oriented, conscientious, with strong organizational skills.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to collaborate with community-based agencies and schools.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.

Interested Candidates:
Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Erin Lashua-Shriftman, MA:
Erin.Lashua-Shriftman@nyumc.org.



Research Analyst-I: Rhythm & Grammar in Children (New Position): Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab

The Research Analyst-I in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) is responsible for implementation and coordination of studies on rhythm and language skills in children using behavioral assessments. The Lab is a fast-paced and exciting environment that engages students from a wide range of Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate programs, and also serves as the hub of the Program for Music, Mind & Society at Vanderbilt, a campus-wide initiative. The RA-I will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI (Reyna Gordon, PhD) to carry out a series of ongoing NIH-funded studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech.

Prior experience with language development research or music cognition research strongly preferred; prior experience with Genomic and/or EEG research a plus. This position requires high attention to detail, contact with families and recruitment in the community, willingness to learn new methods, and basic data analysis knowledge. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills.

Apply here: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1803043



Lab Manager: Development of Social Cognition at the University of California Irvine

The Development of Social Cognition Lab (directed under Dr. Nadia Chernyak) at the University of California - Irvine is searching for a lab manager to begin Oct 1, 2018 (with some flexibility).

Interested candidates are encouraged to check out the lab's research focus here to assess potential fit and contact me (nadia.chernyak@uci.edu) with any questions.

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

To apply, please see below (with link and further information).

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews and may be asked to provide names of 2 people that may be contacted for a letter of recommendation.

Position Description:

The lab manager will:

  • assist with research in socio-cognitive development: including data collection, creating/programming stimuli, data coding and analysis (with training), and coordinating recruitment efforts both in-lab and off-site
  • supervise and train research assistants: coordinating off-site and in-lab recruitment efforts, hiring research assistants, assigning daily tasks, writing lab manager handbooks, coordinating fingerprinting/orientation/training
  • manage daily and long-term operations within the lab: handling IRBs and other research documentation, building a database of subject and local child care facilities, coordinating lab meetings, managing lab websites and newsletters, and setting up/maintaining lab equipment

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

Position is part-time at 80%.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

More information about desired and required qualifications are found at the link provided in the section below:

How To Apply:

Please follow this link:

https://staffing2.hr.uci.edu/CSS_External/

and apply for Job #: 2018-0371

Please attach a resume/CV and a cover letter indicating your research experience, fit, and interests.



Research Assistant: Ohio State University Cognitive Development Laboratory

The Cognitive Development Laboratory at Ohio State University directed by Dr. Vladimir Sloutsky is seeking a full-time research assistant to start in Summer 2018. This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of conducting research.

The lab conducts research on cognitive development, with specific focus on conceptual development and category learning. We are particularly interested in how people learn categories, retain them over time, and generalize learning to new situations, how they allocate attention during category learning, how language affects these processes, how these processes and effects change in the course of development, and how the brain systems sub-serving categorization come online. We employ looking-time, eye-tracking, behavioral, and electrophysiological methods with infants, young children and adults. For more information about the lab see: http://cogdev.osu.edu

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

Duties include creating stimuli, programming experiments, recruiting and scheduling participants, and testing infant, child, and adult subjects, using behavioral, eye tracking, ERP, and heart rate methodologies. There is the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication. There are also administrative duties that include recruiting and training undergraduate volunteers research assistants and maintaining IRB protocols. This job offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The review of applications will start immediately and the successful candidate may start as early as in May 2018. A 1-2-year commitment is required. The Ohio State University is a vibrant, research-centered public university, located in Columbus, Ohio. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Alicia Scimeca (alicia.scimeca@gmail.com). Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Vladimir Sloutsky (Sloutsky.1@osu.edu).

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting study participants.
  • Maintaining participant database.
  • Maintaining IRB protocols.
  • Managing participant scheduling.
  • Supervising and training undergraduate students.
  • Administering experiments to infants, children, and adults, data management and analysis.
  • Additional administrative duties may include requisition of new equipment and materials, and hardware/software maintenance.

Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, natural science, or a technical field.
  • Experience working with infants, children, and parents, preferably in a research setting or a minimum of one year of experience working in a lab, and demonstrated interest in behavioral or developmental research.
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills (including writing skills).
  • Self-motivated and able to troubleshoot problems independently
  • Excellent skills interacting with infants and children as well as teachers and parents, and must be able to supervise undergraduate research assistants.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and some familiarity with SPSS, R, or equivalent statistical package and willingness to learn E-Prime, Experiment Builder, Matlab, Adobe Director, and File Maker Pro.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and teachers.
  • Experience with eye-tracking and/or ERP data acquisition and data analysis is a plus but not required


Positions Available: Summer Sensations Day Camp at Camp Ramapo for Children

Camp Ramapo for Children, located in Rhinebeck, NY, is seeking talented young adults to work with children ages 5-12 as general counselors, lifeguards, and art counselors in the Summer Sensations Day Camp as they participate in traditional summer camp activities as well as unique team-building elements. Counselors commit to 10 weeks: June 18-August 24, which includes one week of training.  Weekly sessions run Monday through Friday from 7:00am-5:30pm.  As a Summer Sensations staff member, you will develop the skills that you need to succeed with a broad range of children.  You will emerge with a heightened ability to meet children's needs and to teach them new skills.  You will work hard every day you are here, and learn more than you ever thought possible.

To apply, please visit ramapoforchildren.org/day-camp-jobs.  For more information, please call (845) 876-8423 or email staffing@ramapoforchildren.org.



Research Assistant: Brown University

The brand-new Brown Language and Thought Lab, directed by Dr. Roman Feiman, is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to start in August, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately.

The lab will conduct research with adults, children, and infants, investigating language comprehension, language acquisition, and conceptual development. Because this is the inaugural year of the lab, the position offers an opportunity to take an instrumental role in shaping a new intellectual community, working closely with Dr. Feiman. The lab will be embedded in a thriving broader research environment: the department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University, which is a multidisciplinary community that takes complimentary approaches to the study of mind, brain, behavior, and language. The ideal candidate would be on the path to graduate study in these fields, be intellectually engaged, highly organized, and eager to take on both the academic and administrative challenges of getting a new lab started.

The Research Assistant's primary responsibilities will include managing and leading research projects in the lab: designing studies, preparing stimuli, recruiting and testing infants, children and adults, coding data, assisting with data analysis, and participating in the preparation of research for publication. On the administrative side, responsibilities will include setting up and maintaining systems for data and resource management and communication within the lab, training and overseeing undergraduate assistants, coordinating the use of space, organizing meetings, and assisting with grant management and IRB documentation.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, or related fields
  • Prior experience working in a lab, working with children, and managing others
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience conducting independent research (e.g. an honors thesis project, an independent study) is strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with eyetracking, and knowledge of R, Python, Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT), CHILDES and CLAN, E-Prime, Matlab, Filemaker, OSF, and Slack, are all preferred but not required.

To View More Details and To Apply, please use this link to the position on Brown's Career Site:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/Metcalf-Research-Lab/Research-Assistant_REQ145185

Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents. Please check the status of your application through the account you create when you apply.

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at: www.brown.edu)

Brown is an Ivy League University located in Providence, Rhode Island, comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional graduate and undergraduate instruction. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/



Lab Manager: University of Toronto  

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

The StarLab for Mind and Development (directed by Dr. Christina Starmans) in the Psychology Department at the University of Toronto has an opening for a full-time Lab Manager to begin August 1, 2018.

Our research explores how infants, children, and adults reason about the social and moral world, and draws on ideas at the intersection of philosophy and psychology. Some of our main interests include: moral reasoning and moral action; the perception and attribution of other minds; ownership reasoning; fairness and equality; and knowledge and belief.

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

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

To apply, please send (as a single PDF document) a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcript to christina.starmans@utoronto.ca. The letter should briefly describe your research experience and should include the name and contact information of at least two academic references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but full consideration will be given to applications received by May 31, 2018. The position will ultimately be filled through the University of Toronto's internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to the University after an initial review.



Two Research Associate Positions: Haskins Laboratories

Haskins Laboratories in New Haven CT is seeking qualified individuals to fill full-time and part-time Research Associate positions for Behavioral and Neuroimaging Testing and Analysis.

Position 1: Successful candidates for the behavioral testing positions (reference Job Posting 222003) will join a team of researchers who employ behavioral and neuroimaging methods to investigate language development. Multi-year National Institutes of Health grants support research on (a) typical and atypical reading development and effects of reading intervention in children, and (b) statistical learning in infants, children, and adults. These positions are an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain hands on experience working with clinical populations and cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques. Haskins provides a vibrant research and learning environment, and actively supports skill development for all employees, including attending area scientific talks, meetings, and conferences. This Associate will work with a team of researchers including Dr. Kenneth Pugh, Dr. Nicole Landi, and Dr. Stephen Frost.

The positions will involve a combination of data collection using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), MRI, EEG techniques and behavioral testing and coordination.

Applicants for these positions must have experience working with children and some experience with one or more of the following: administration of standardized assessments, computer-based experiments, touch-screen educational games, neuroimaging methods, or computer programming and data analysis. Applicants must also be able to work legally within the U.S.

Additional relevant skills include:

Strong organizational and data management skills

Experience with database and spreadsheet software (e.g., RedCap, FileMaker, Excel)

Flexible work availability (evenings and weekends).

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Administrative Coordinator (ursini@haskins.yale.edu) with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references. Please note "Job Posting 222003", in the subject line of your email. This position will remain open until filled; desired state date is on or before August 1 2018.

Position 2: Successful candidates for the Neuroimaging Analysis position (reference position #214001) will provide hands-on basic and applied research experience in the study of speech and reading. Our projects employ multiple neuroimaging modalities, including MRI, EEG and NIRS, in combination with eye-tracking, computational modeling, and behavioral testing of children. This Associate will work directly with Dr. Einar Mencl, Director of Neuroimaging Research; and Dr. Kenneth Pugh, President and Director of Research at Haskins Laboratories.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data (MRI, NIRS) using AFNI, FreeSurfer
  • Assist with neuroimaging data acquisition and data management
  • Assist development and application of novel analysis strategies for neuroimaging datasets

Requirements include:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or related field
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Python, shell scripting, Matlab, R)
  • Strong organizational and data management skills
  • Experience with standard statistical analysis (ANOVA, regression)
  • Able to work legally within the U.S.

Additional relevant skills include:

  • Experience with multivariate analyses (PCA/ICA SVM, machine learning)
  • Strong computer skills using Mac OS X, and software (e.g., FileMaker, Excel)
  • Experience with neuroimaging techniques and data analysis (MRI, fNIRS)
  • Experience with AFNI, FSL, Freesurfer or SPM

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini (ursini@haskins.yale.edu) with cover letter referencing Job Position #214001, resume, unofficial copy of college transcripts, and the names of three potential references. This position will remain open until filled; desired start date is on or before July 1, 2018. Haskins provides a vibrant research and learning environment, and actively supports skill development for all employees.

Haskins Laboratories (www.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.



Lab Manager: Cognitive Agility across the Lifespan via Learning and Attention (CALLA) Lab at the University of California, Riverside

Lab description: The Cognitive Agility across the Lifespan via Learning and Attention (CALLA) Lab at the University of California, Riverside is seeking a full-time Laboratory Assistant to begin in Spring/Summer 2018.  The lab uses EEG, MRI, eye-tracking, and behavioral techniques to study learning and visual attention in infants, children, young adults, and older adults.  Because this Laboratory Assistant will help conduct, analyze, and write up research, this position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a PhD in developmental cognitive neuroscience or related fields.

One particularly time intensive (but rewarding!) project that this person would help with is a learning intervention with older adults.

Salary: $32,656 - $37,835

Please apply via the link: https://irecruitportal.ucr.edu/irecruit/!Controller?action=jobs_webui.show_page&page=jobs_detail&requisition_id=201804098864&profile_id=&module=jobs



Lab Manager: Northwestern University

The Cognition and Language Lab/Project on Children's Thinking at Northwestern University, directed by Dr. Dedre Gentner, is seeking a full-time lab manager to begin in the Summer of 2018. The lab manager will coordinate research activities on learning and reasoning in adults and children.

Candidates should have a strong interest in language and cognitive development and in learning and reasoning, as well as a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants must have at least two years of experience in experimental psychology, cognitive science, education, or a related field, as well as experience working with human subjects, especially children, in an academic research environment.

Responsibilities include recruiting, training, and managing a team of undergraduate assistants; performing and overseeing research-related activities such as recruiting and scheduling participants, designing and creating experimental stimuli, testing children and adults, and assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication; and administrative duties, such as coordinating with local preschools and other external organizations, cultivating a public lab presence (e.g., via website, social media, newsletter, etc.), maintaining participant records, purchasing equipment, and preparing applications for human subjects approval.

The minimum commitment for this position is two years. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate who would like to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school, but we also welcome candidates who are interested in research and have other career aspirations, and/or who wish to commit for longer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Amalia Ionescu (amaliaionescu@northwestern.edu).


Lab Manager: Computational Cognitive Science Lab at MIT

The Computational Cognitive Science Lab at MIT, directed by Dr. Joshua Tenenbaum, welcomes enthusiastic, motivated and knowledge-thirsty individuals to apply for a full-time lab manager position.

Current research in the lab explores the computational basis of many aspects of human cognition: learning concepts, judging similarity, inferring causal connections, forming perceptual representations, learning word meanings and syntactic principles in natural language, noticing coincidences and predicting the future, inferring the mental states of other people, and constructing intuitive theories of core domains, such as intuitive physics, psychology, biology, or social structure.

This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of running the lab and conducting research. This job would be ideal for graduating or recent graduates who are looking for additional research experience before joining a PhD program in Psychology or Cognitive Science. The role of the successful candidate will be the coordination and facilitation of all aspects of research in the lab. This will involve a mix of research and administrative duties, and day-to-day work will vary. Administrative duties include recruiting, training and coordinating undergraduate research assistants, organizing meetings and schedules amongst all lab members and collaborators, assisting with grant preparation, presentations, and applications, planning social events for the lab and more. Research duties will include conducting experiments with adults in the lab and children at the Boston Children's museum, assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication. Taking an active role in all stages of the research is strongly encouraged, and there will be opportunity to develop independent projects and participate in reading groups and research seminars. There is also an opportunity to take classes and attend many talks at MIT.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, or a related scientific field or discipline (by start date)
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, keen attention to detail, and an interest in cognitive development are a must
  • Research experience (particularly in cognitive development, cognitive science or computer science)
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
  • Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred
  • The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and with parents and community members
  • A strong statistical background, and computer programming or web development skills would be very useful
  • Passion about science and a good sense of humor :)

Preferred start date is June/July 2018, with a 1 to 2-year desired commitment. To apply, please send an email with Lab Manager Application in the subject line to eko@mit.edu, and include your CV/resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and contact information for two references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as possible.



Full-Time Research Assistant: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

A bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field is required. Training in statistical methods, mastery of English speaking and writing, reliable transportation, and experience working with human subjects are required. Successful candidates must have keen attention to detail; ability to work professionally with parents, teachers, and children; and strong organizational, managerial, and problem solving, and analytic skills.

Responsibilities of the research assistant will include: (1) conducting experiments in young children (behavioral and physiological data collection); (2) contributing to data processing and analysis; (3) training and supervising graduate students, undergraduate students, and project assistants; (4) contributing to administrative duties of the lab; (5) assisting with research protocols and compliance; and (6) conducting library searches and literature reviews.

This lab is in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and part of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amherst, Massachusetts is in the beautiful western part of Massachusetts with plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities and scenery. Situated close to Boston, Providence, and New York City, the lab offers many opportunities to attend lectures and workshops and visit labs in the New England region.

The position is set to begin as soon as possible with a start date before August 1, 2018 preferred. If interested, please send CV, letter describing research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Rebecca Spencer at rspencer@psych.umass.edu.



Lab Manager: Computational Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Toronto

The Computational Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Toronto, directed by Dr. Daphna Buchsbaum, welcomes enthusiastic, motivated individuals to apply for a part-time lab manager position. Research in the lab focuses on experimental and computational approaches to the development and origins of social and causal reasoning abilities in children, as well as in adults and non-human animals. Please see http://cocodev.psych.utoronto.ca/ for more information.

This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of setting up and running the lab and conducting research. This job would be ideal for graduating or recent graduates who are looking for additional research experience before joining a PhD program in Psychology or Cognitive Science.

The role of the successful candidate will be the coordination and facilitation of all aspects of research in the lab. This will involve a mix of research and administrative duties, and day-to-day work will vary. Administrative duties include recruiting, training and coordinating undergraduate research assistants, initiating and maintaining relationships with nurseries, museums and other recruitment sites, organizing meetings and schedules amongst all lab members and collaborators, and assisting with grant preparation, presentations, and applications. Research duties will include conducting experiments with children in the lab and at other research sites, as well as assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication. The appointee will coordinate closely with Dr. Buchsbaum on these tasks, but should be able to work independently. Taking an active role in all stages of the research is strongly encouraged, and there will be opportunity to develop independent projects and participate in reading groups and research seminars.

Requirements:

  • Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or work permit
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, or a related scientific field or discipline (by start date)
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, keen attention to detail, and an interest in cognitive development are a must
  • Research experience (particularly in cognitive development, cognitive science or computer science) is essential
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
  • Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred
  • The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and with parents and community members
  • A strong statistical background, and computer programming or web development skills would be very useful

Preferred start date is June 2018, with a 1 to 2-year desired commitment, further extendable depending on fit. To apply, please send an email with Lab Manager Application in the subject line to manager.buchsbaum@gmail.com, and include your CV/resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and contact information for two references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as possible.



Part-Time ESOL Instructor: Catholic Charities (Kingston, NY)

Catholic Charities will be running a pilot computer based ESL class this summer from July 2 - September 26, 2018.  They are looking for an ESOL instructor who is very comfortable with computers (preferably someone who's worked on an LMS such as Blackboard) with an education in teaching).  The ESOL instructor will provide direct instruction two days per week from 9:30am-12:30pm in Kingston, NY and online classroom support 3 hours per week.  The class will implement technology and a "flipped classroom" model.  Training will be provided in the flipped classroom model and the online learning tools.  In addition to teaching, this position involves administrative work related to class management including recruitment, enrollment, and testing of students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement a three month (90 hrs) Intermediate ESOL curriculum (60 hours of in-class time on a fixed weekly schedule and 30 hours of online classroom support on a more flexible schedule)
  • Instruct the ESOL course Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Differentiate instruction according to students' needs
  • Maintain contact with students to encourage engagement in learning materials in and out of class

Education and/or Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, ESOL, or related field
  • Previous experience working with diverse, vulnerable populations
  • Familiarity with digital tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, and e-mail
  • Experience with community outreach a plus

Skills, Licenses and/or Competencies Required

  • Highly motivated and self-starter
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Personal experience acquiring a second language is strongly preferred

Please contact Dan Buzi via e-mail at Daniel.Buzi@archny.org if interested in this opportunity.



Junior Specialist: UC Davis MIND Institute

Application Deadline: May 24, 2018

The Solomon Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute is hiring a Junior Specialist. This is a perfect opportunity for a recent graduate to gain experience in a clinical cognitive neuroscience lab prior to applying to graduate or medical school. If interested, please review the job details and apply via the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02174.  Applications must be completed by Thursday May 24, 2018.



Lab Coordinator: University of Virginia Lab for Social and Moral Development and Early Social and Brain Development

The Lab for Social and Moral Development and the Lab for Early Social and Brain Development at the University of Virginia are seeking a Lab Coordinator. Research in these labs focuses on the development of social, emotional, and moral development in infancy and early childhood. The Lab Coordinator will help set up a new collaborative project between two established labs, and will manage and oversee the day-to-day activities of the lab. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruiting and interviewing new research assistants, supervising and training research assistants, overseeing subject recruitment and data collection, managing human subjects protocols, assisting with manuscript preparation, and assisting with expense management. The position also involves administrative duties such as purchasing lab supplies, coordinating lab events and meetings, and serving as the lab's liaison with department administrators, collaborators, and the university's Institutional Review Board (IRB).

This full-time position will be shared between the two labs.

A Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field is required by the start date. The Lab Coordinator will have at least one year of research experience, time as a student may be considered. The incumbent will have the ability to work accurately and carefully, and work independently and in collaboration with others. The Lab Coordinator must have excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills, the ability to write and communicate effectively in English, and be comfortable interacting with children and parents. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and with online research tools and searching databases is required. Preference will be given for experience with experimental design and development and with programming, eye-tracking, and/or use of neuroscience methods (EEG or NIRS). Prior experience in an infant and/or a child lab is preferred. Proficiency with statistical analysis software (e.g., R, SPSS) is preferred.

For more information regarding our research, please visit: http://www.virginia.edu/psychology/childdevelopmentlabs/

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply candidates must submit a Staff Application through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0623081, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin May 26, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Jessica Connelly at jc2dg@virginia.edu. Questions about the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to Rhiannon O'Coin at rmo2r@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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