Psychology Department

Jobs & Summer Internships

(Last Updated: 1/27/22)

NOTE: These opportunities are not approved for the 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

Summer Internship: Duke University

Application Deadline: February 27, 2022

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University will offer a NSF fully-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from May 16th to July 15th, 2022! This REU provides underrepresented students with the skills, socialization, connection, and continuity to begin developing a scholar-researcher identity. This REU offers a truly unique research experience using a combination of methodological approaches across the life-span and across areas of psychology: Developmental, Social, and Cognitive Neuroscience. During this REU, students will get hands-on experience conducting experimental and observational research in addition to individually-tailored academic writing and GRE preparation sessions. Students will participate in weekly lab meetings, small group meetings, and one-on-one sessions with their mentors in addition to meeting with other Duke undergraduates and faculty. 
This REU is jointly led by three faculty members whose research covers many areas of psychology and neuroscience: Makeba Wilbourn (developmental psychology: culture and experience effects on language learning), Sarah Gaither (social psychology: identity and diversity), and Gregory Samanez-Larkin (human neuroscience: motivation and decision making). Students who are admitted into the program will join one of these primary labs but also participate in regular activities with all students in the program from across the three research groups. 
This third session of this REU will occur during summer 2022 (May 16 – July 15). There are no costs associated with participating in this program. If we are able to meet safely in person, all travel expenses and campus housing will be provided, otherwise a hybrid and/or virtual option will be offered. Students will receive a $6000 stipend for working full-time across the internship period. This REU is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award #1950651). 
The application deadline is February 27th, 2022. More details and a link to the application are available on the website: 

Summer 2022 Undergraduate Fellowship Program: mindCORE

Application Deadline: February 22, 2022

The Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at Penn is a full-time, 10-week research experience. Admitted students will be awarded a salary stipend for research work with a Penn faculty mentor. The first week of the program will include workshop-style sessions with faculty as well as a short course in programming, and weekly lunches will bring program participants together for research discussions throughout the summer. We are planning a fully in-person program for the summer of 2022 (June 5 - August 13, 2022).

Click here for more information and to apply.  Please email with any questions.

Summer Internship Opportunities: Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab: Yale University

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Coginitve Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2022 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.

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

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

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

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

Click here for more information and to apply.  Please email with any questions.

Summer Program in Cognition and Early Development: University of Michigan

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

The Michigan Summer Program in Cognition and Early Development (MSPICED) is jointly hosted by four developmental psychology laboratories led by Drs. Nicole Gardner-Neblett, Susan Gelman, Ioulia Kovelman, and Felix Warneken

We are seeking motivated students to participate firsthand in developmental psychology research. Our research investigates the cognitive and social foundations of young children’s behavior. In particular, we study how children cooperate with others, form concepts of the natural and social world, as well as acquire language and develop literacy skills. We invite students from both the University of Michigan and other institutions to apply!

Our 10-week program will run from May 30th to August 5th, 2022. We expect the program to be fully in-person this year, depending on the status of the pandemic. 

Each summer intern will be paired with a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow mentor (see Researchers) to work on a research project. Interns will gain experience in a variety of research activities, including conducting experimental studies with children, processing and analyzing data using state-of-the-art statistical software, recruiting and scheduling families, and helping with study design. Interns will also be introduced to developmental neuroscience research methods, including functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).

In addition to working on specific research projects, interns will attend weekly lab meetings, reading groups, statistical analysis workshops, and professional development seminars (e.g., on applying to graduate programs and writing research statements). At the end of the program, interns will present their projects to members of the Psychology Department at a poster fair. 

Successful candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm in developmental psychology and in working with children and families. Previous research experience is desirable, although not required. We offer both full-time (40 hr/week) and part-time (20 hr/week) positions.

For students not enrolled at the University of Michigan, we will offer full stipends to competitive candidates, with priority given to those from groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM. To be eligible for these stipends, applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must commit to full-time positions (40 hr/week). External applicants are also highly encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions or outside sources, and we will be happy to support such applications. Some additional funding may be available.

University of Michigan students can find intramural funding through the LSA Opportunity Hub. Work study positions and additional funding may be available on a case-by-case basis for eligible students. 

More information about our internship program can be found on our website. To apply, please fill out our online application form. The application deadline is Feb 15th, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page or email us at

MSPICED is partially supported by the NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program (award # 2050471).

Summer Internship: Boston University

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from interacting with children and families to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present their work in lab meetings. Interns also will get to interact with other undergraduate researchers in the other developmental labs here at BU, and participate in a series of professional development workshops on careers in psychology and research run by our wonderful graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Finally, interns will gain valuable research experience in a dynamic (and fun!) lab environment.

The program begins the first week of June and runs through the end of July. Interns will work 35 hours/week and receive a stipend of $3000. We are hoping the internship program will run in person this year (covid-willing), but there may be an online-only option as well for applicants who are unable to locate to the Boston area due to the pandemic. 

Applicants should have a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should send the following to with the subject line 2022 Summer Internship Program by February 15, 2022:

  • a CV
  • A cover letter (2 pages max) addressing:
  • Your interest in research
  • Previous relevant experience
  • Any relevant coursework
  • What you hope to get out of the internship
  • Anything else you would like us to know about you!

Two letters of reference will be solicited for finalists.

The internship is open to all undergraduates. Students from primarily teaching-focused universities and students from historically excluded groups in science are especially encouraged to apply. 

The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of seven labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found here. More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found here.

Summer Internship: University of California, Irvine

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

The Development of Social Cognition Lab at UC Irvine is looking for motivated undergraduates to participate in a Summer 2022 NSF-REU program. We are offering three 10-week summer internships with a stipend of $4,000. Interns will work on NSF-funded projects relating to math cognition and cognitive predictors of inequality. We currently run studies with 3- to 9-year-olds in-person and online.

Funding is guaranteed for all accepted students. The internship will include – first and foremost, hands-on experience with cognitive development research; mentorship and guidance, including career planning, programming training, and mentorship on research presentation, research design, and data analysis. The dates for the internship will be June 20th – August 26th, 2022. We plan for these internships to be held in person at UC Irvine. This is subject to change due to COVID-19, in which case we plan on offering a fully remote internship.

Interns should apply to work on one of two projects (please indicate in the cover letter whether you would like to be considered for Project 1, Project 2, or both).

1. Social influences of math learning: These projects investigate how to promote learning of math concepts in young children.
2. Cognitive influences of social inequality: These projects investigate the development of young children’s abilities to reason about inequality.

Duties will include recruitment of participants, data collection, working with children, coding and analyzing data, and attending lab meetings. Interns will also engage in community outreach efforts (talk to parents about child development), read extant literature in cognitive development, and work directly with senior lab members and the PI; and present their projects to the lab community at the conclusion of their internship.


  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a full-time student
  • Ability to make a full-time commitment (40 hours/week) during the internship period
  • Proficiency in writing and communicating in English
  • Comfort interacting with children 3-9 years of age, as well as parents
  • Interest in cognitive development
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic computer skills
  • Some background in psychology coursework
  • Interest and passion for cognitive development, as well as for community outreach.

Preferred, but not mandatory:

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in Psychology classes.
  • Previous experience working with children

Positions are ideal for those interested in gaining research experience and an introduction to developmental cognitive psychology research in particular. We especially encourage people to apply who have not had opportunities to gain extensive research experience through their home institutions. If interested, please send:

a. your resume (including relevant coursework and previous research experience)
b. cover letter (including a brief description of academic and research interests)
c. unofficial transcript, and
d. the name of 1 person (ideally, faculty that may be contacted for a reference.

Please send all materials to with “2022 Summer Internship” in the subject line. We will begin reviewing applications on March 1st so please plan to submit your application by then to guarantee that your materials are reviewed.

Summer Internship: University of Texas Baby Brain Lab

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

The Baby Brain Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas is offering a fully-funded summer internship program from May 23rd to July 29th, 2022. This internship is intended to provide intensive research opportunities for students who are underrepresented in science or students from institutions where research opportunities are not available (e.g., not R1/R2 universities). 

The Baby Brain Lab conducts NIH-funded research studies on caregiver speech and infant brain development. We are interested in how parents and their infants communicate, and how this communication supports infant brain and cognitive development. Our studies include samples of typically developing  infants and infants who have autistic older siblings. Our multimodal lab uses home language recordings, developmental assessments, eye tracking, and MRI brain scans to understand development.

During the internships students will get hands on experience conducting research and tailored professional development mentoring. They will attend lab meetings, have 1:1 meetings with Dr. Swanson, and contribute to small group projects. The goal of this program is to get talented students ready to apply to graduate school. The ideal candidate will be a sophomore or junior and be interested in applying to PhD programs in psychology or cognitive neuroscience. There will be no costs associated with this internship. Students will earn a $6,000 stipend by working 40 hours a week. Travel will be covered, as will room, board, and parking. 

Click here to learn more about the lab. Email with any questions. Applications are due February 15th. You can apply for the internship here.

Summer Internship: University of California, Berkeley

Application Deadline: March 14, 2022

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for our 2022 summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates, graduating seniors, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development and a central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another.

The 9-week internship will be from May 31st to July 29th 2022. Interns will be expected to work 30 hours/week and will be offered a $3,375 stipend. Depending on public health conditions, this internship may be virtual or onsite; an announcement will be made closer to the start date. 

Interns will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other, and will meet with Professor Srinivasan to discuss their research. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, running studies at local schools and museums, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science.

Click here for more information and application instructions. The application deadline is March 14th 8:00 AM PDT.

Summer Internship: Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

The Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies hosts an annual summer internship for undergraduates and recent grads, supervised by Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker. Interns gain in-depth research experience by working on a research project with a graduate student or post-doc mentor. You can learn about Dr. Carey and Dr. Snedeker's current research by visiting our website and reading publications from our lab members. 

Click here for more information about the internship and instructions on how to apply. Applications are now open and are due at noon on March 1, 2022. Please contact Briony Waite ( and Nancy Soja ( with any questions.


Outside Employment Opportunities


Gap Year Fellowships Available: Project Horseshoe Farm

Application Deadline: February 13, 2022

Project Horseshoe Farm offers Community Health Fellowship programs in Alabama and California. Alumni consistently express how transformative their Fellowship experience has been, and Fellows go to some of the top medical schools, graduate programs, and nonprofit organizations across the U.S.

This upcoming year, HSF is offering our traditional Gap-Year Fellowship, which will begin June of 2022 and finish July of 2023 at the Greensboro, Marion, and Pomona sites. 

The application deadline for the 2022-23 gap-year Fellowship is on February 13th, 2022.

Click here to access the website that gives a good overview of the program, and click here for a flyer with more information.

Research Clinician/Coordinator Position: The Longitudinal Research Program in Late-Life Suicide, University of Pittsburgh


Suicide rates are comparatively higher in older adults than any other age group, but suicide in the elderly is relatively unexplored. Our research lab seeks to understand the interacting risk and protective factors related to biological and psychosocial factors of aging that lead to the elevated suicide rate in late life. We conduct a longitudinal study of late-life suicide attempters, which provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the predictive value of these risk factors on prospectively assessed suicidal behavior. Currently over 600 participants contributed to our unique dataset.

In addition to our detailed clinical characterization (DSM diagnoses, personality traits, suicide history) we use neurocognitive assessments, game theory experiments, and decision process measures to understand how cognitive abilities and decision making contribute to suicide risk. More information about the lab’s research can be found here.

The Research Clinician/Coordinator will conduct structured diagnostic interviews, mood, behavioral, and neuropsychological assessments and be responsible for reliable administration and data entry. All team members attend weekly enrichment meetings discussing research in the field. Applicants with both Bachelor and Master’s degree are encouraged to apply. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to apply for further graduate studies, such as a doctoral program in Psychology, Neuroscience, or medical studies.  This position is grant funded.


  • Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including:
  • Recruitment
  • scheduling appointments
  • obtaining written consent forms
  • collecting clinical data by conducting phone screenings or in person interviews for research project(s) in our outpatient clinic as well as occasionally in inpatient psychiatric units.
  • Communicate with psychiatrists and collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.

Learning Opportunities:

Learning opportunities include learning about psychopathology, administration of neuropsychological and decision-making assessments and if interested, learn about advanced data management. Motivated lab members have the opportunity to publish manuscripts from multiple pre-existing datasets and with supervision conduct literature reviews and statistical analyses.


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology or related research field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required. Experience with REDCap or other data management tools preferred but not required (on job training available).
  • Experience with diagnostic interviews and neuropsychological assessments is a plus, but not required (on job training available).
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Minimal commitment of 2-3 years strongly preferred.
  • Experience working or volunteering with populations with mental or emotional health diagnoses preferred.

Interested applicants should contact Cortnee Williams ( with a cover letter and resume.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled (the start date is flexible). Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

Specialized Laboratory Technician: University of Southern California

The Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, is seeking a full time Specialized Laboratory Technician beginning immediately.

The successful candidate will work with Drs. Hanna Damasio and Assal Habibi studying child brain development and how positive interventions such as music training or sports can influence development of brain structures and their connections. Primary responsibilities include managing and analyzing large scale MRI data (including Functional MRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Structural MRI). Responsibilities include performing moderate to complex specific laboratory procedures, testing etc, utilizing techniques and technology related to specialized scientific field (e.g. May prepare regular and special media formulations; produce grow or culture microbiological materials; performs Elisa plate testing with consistent high quality test results, etc.)

Qualifications include a BA/BS (or MA/MS although not required) in cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering or related areas, and excellent organizational and technical skills.

Applicant must be comfortable with programming in Matlab and a statistical language including R, Statistica and/or SPSS. Preference will be given to candidates with prior neuroimaging research experience and familiarity with analysis of functional and structural MRI data (knowledge of FSL,Brainsuite, Freesurfer).

This is a grant funded position.

Pay range: $24 - 27.85/hr – DOE

Required Documents and Additional Information:

  • Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
  • USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 4 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Degree in directly related specialized scientific field. Previous specialized laboratory experience, knowledgeable in use of specialized laboratory equipment. Working knowledge of lab procedures, techniques and testing related to specialized scientific field. Computer literacy.

Please click here to submit your application. 

Research-to-Pracitce Associate Opportunties: University of Notre Dame

Are you interested in children's learning? Do you have at least two years of research experience (e.g., as an undergrad research assistant)? Do you have experience teaching or tutoring? Then come work w/ us at Notre Dame in the CLAD Lab and TutorND as a Research-to-Practice Associate! Start date is flexible and can be as late as summer 2022.  

Click here for more information and to apply.

Research Assistant: University of North Carolina

The Infant Brain Imaging Study team at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) is looking for a Research Assistant to help with data collection and study data management on several longitudinal projects involving typically-developing children as well as children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The person in this role would assist with MRI scanning infants and children, biospecimens collection, and be primarily responsible for overseeing data entry, management, and tracking.

Interested applicants can click here to apply or contact Jessica Girault ( with any questions.


Research Assistant: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

There is a research assistant position available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a grant that is adapting a communication and joint attention measure for young children with autism. The successful candidate would be scheduling/doing home visits, administering assessments, working with data entry, video coding, etc.

Please click here for more information and to apply. 

Research Assistant: Center for Autism and the Deveoping Brain (CADB): Weill Cornell Medicine

The ASD and Developmental Science Lab (PI: So Hyun “Sophy” Kim, Ph.D) at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) at Weill Cornell Medicine is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on research studies on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including NIH funded studies examining the developmental trajectories of toddlers and preschoolers with ASD.  The RA's primary responsibilities include subject recruitment, testing participants with standardized assessments, behavioral coding, managing and analyzing datasets, and preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. Based on the previous experience and qualifications, the RA will be also trained to deliver interventions to target language skills in toddlers with ASD.

The expected start date for the position will be as early as November 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.  

Position Activities

  • Recruits subjects for research studies based on study recruitment criteria.
  • Deliver interventions to children with ASD (for qualified candidates).
  • Maintains paper and electronic research and clinical records.
  • Organizes, schedules, and conducts clinical research assessments using specialized interviews and psychological assessment measures (e.g., cognitive testing, such as Mullen Scales for Early Learning, and autism testing, such as Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)).
  • Codes videos of parent child interactions.
  • Conducts literature searches and provides manuscript preparation support.
  • Assists with preparation of grant proposals and IRB applications and amendments.
  • Collects and updates data sets including test scores, demographics, and training records.
  • Carries out and prepares written reports of simple statistical analyses.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field and related experience.
  • Transportation required for local travel.
  • Previous intervention experiences with children with ASD preferred, but not required.

Highly Desired Requirements

  • Experience with autism or with children and families with developmental disabilities or mental health issues preferred.

Skills and Abilities

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

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

Contact: Please send cover letters and resumes to Stephanie Constant (

Clinical Research Assistant: TReAD Lab: Emory University

A Clinical Research Specialist position will be available beginning in January or February of 2022 in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory (TReAD Lab) at Emory University. 

Responsibilites: The Research Specialist/Coordinator will assist with all aspects of the research process (designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data) involved in longitudinal studies with clinical adolescent and adult samples. This is an excellent position for anyone seeking research experience and training in clinical and cognitive neuroscience before applying to graduate programs.

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

More information about current studies can be found here. To apply, please complete and submit an application here.

Lab Manager: Morality Lab at Boston College

The Morality Lab at Boston College, led by Liane Young, is seeking a full-time Lab Manager, with a two-year commitment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled, with the position starting as early as January 2022 and no later than July 2022. 

Boston College is a research university with a strong and growing psychology department, located in an academic hub city with many opportunities for cross-lab collaboration. Members of the Morality Lab research diverse topics related to social and moral cognition; for example, the impact of social norms on virtuous behavior, social learning and prediction error, the tradeoff between principles of moral obligation and impartiality, perceptions of reputation signaling and norm signaling, and judgments of others’ actions vs. words. The lab uses behavioral methods (e.g., online data collection), fMRI, TMS, and computational modeling, in both typical and atypical populations, adults and children.  Click here to learn more.

Responsibilities include handling administrative duties for the lab (e.g., managing finances, purchasing equipment, preparing grant applications, coordinating meetings, obtaining human subjects approval, recruiting and scheduling subjects), supporting the research of graduate students and postdocs (e.g., mentoring research assistants, maintaining lab software, assisting in data collection and analysis), and conducting original research. All former lab managers have had the opportunity to design, conduct, publish, and present research. This position is ideal for individuals interested in applying to graduate school. 

Candidates should expect to receive their B.A./B.S. in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field by May 2022. Candidates should be independent workers who are able to learn new skills on their own, with strong organizational skills and a track record of working well with others in professional or extracurricular settings. The ideal candidate will have previous research experience and strong quantitative skills, including knowledge of statistics and experimental design.

To apply, please email Aditi Kodipady ( and Liane Young ( with a CV (titled as ‘LastName_CV’) and a statement explaining your current and future research interests as well as specific interests in joining the Morality Lab. Please also provide contact information for two references and include “Morality Lab Manager Application 2022” in the subject line of any correspondence.

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

Research Assistant: Toyota Research Institute

The Human-centric AI Group at Toyota Research Institute is hiring a Research Assistant to work with us on understanding individual differences in cognition while driving and designing better HMIs. Experience or expertise in running behavioral studies, cognitive modeling, virtual reality, executive function, and/or aging are all welcomed. 

This position would be perfect for a lab manager or a recent grad who is looking for more research experience before applying to grad school or somebody who is looking to transition to industry research. Please pass this along to those who would be interested. This position is 40 hr/ week, in the Bay Area, and will start in January.  More information can be found below.

Those who are interested can apply here.

Research Assistant: University of Delaware CAD Lab

The Connectomics of Anxiety and Depression (CAD) Lab at the University of Delaware is hiring a full time postbac research assistant. The individual will contribute to an ongoing NIMH-funded R01 grant examining longitudinal change in brain networks that contribute to anxiety development during early adolescence, with a focus on pubertal hormones. For more information about lab research, click here

The position is temporary and may be renewed on a 12-month basis, dependent upon available funding and performance. The position is ideal for motivated individuals interested in applying to graduate school in psychology or neuroscience in the future, as it will offer the opportunity for mentored research projects and developing manuscripts for publication. Ultimately, a 2-year commitment is strongly preferred. Responsibilities include running participants through clinical assessments and MRI sessions, processing and scoring data, monitoring the quality of data, and organizing data collection efforts, among other research-related activities.

Click here to apply.

Project Assistant/Coordinator: BELLE Project: NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Pediatric Department)

We are seeking a Project Assistant or Project Coordinator position to join the BELLE Project/Video Interaction Project team in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine (PI: Alan Mendelsohn, MD). Our work examines and delivers parenting interventions to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations at pediatric clinics across New York City ( The candidate will be responsible for multiple tasks, and will collaborate and work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, and other child development  professionals. Exact title (and corresponding responsibilities) will depend on previous experience and qualifications. This position will be based at NYC H+H/Bellevue in Manhattan.

Specific tasks may include:

  • Finance / grants administration:
  • Purchase toys and books for intervention across multiple sites; maintain central inventory of toys and
    books; purchase supplies, office materials, and testing materials
  • Submit and track reimbursements and expenditures
  • Submit and track payments to contractors, vendors, and suppliers
  • Assist with fund balance reports, documentation of project expenses, and project budgets
  • Assist with grants administration, including assistance with applications and reports to funders
  • Maintenance of financial records and receipts
  • Office Support
  • Manage schedule and calendar for PI, and assist with scheduling for other staff
  • Coordinate logistics for meetings, travel, and events; including scheduling, booking conference
    rooms/hotel rooms/transportation, preparing materials, arranging for catering/meals, setting up
    conference calls, maintaining meeting minutes
  • Organization and maintenance of supplies, office space, and files
  • Recruitment, onboarding, and regulatory processes for new and existing employees
  • Recruitment, onboarding, and supervision of volunteers
  • Assist with regulatory tasks (including IRB and personnel compliance)
  • Day-to-day administrative tasks
  • Coordination with NYUSOM employees, hospital employees, and collaborators
  • Editing/formatting manuscripts and other documents
  • Providing administrative support for the PI and project leadership as needed
  • Other administrative and operational tasks as needed
  • Provide general support as needed related to project or research tasks such as grant preparation,
    Institutional Review Board, literature reviews, and documentation
  • Assist with communications and outreach
  • Attendance at community/program events, and occasional travel to local sites as needed


  • A BA/BS degree or equivalent, preferably in business administration, public administration, nonprofit
    management, human resources, psychology or a related field; and preferably 2-3 years of operations or
    administrative experience
  • Preferably previous experience in a health care or higher education setting
  • Previous experience managing schedules and coordinating of staff, programs, and logistics
  • Strong quantitative skills and preferably previous experience with budgets and financial tasks
  • Positive demeanor and willingness to perform administrative tasks
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, REDCap, Peoplesoft and/or other programs
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and ability to troubleshoot
  • Interest in children and families, developmental psychology, or public health preferred
  • Spanish fluency or proficiency is preferred but not required

To apply, please fill out an online interest form.

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please reach out to Anne Seery, PhD via email: Please include "Project Assistant/Coordinator - Office Position" in the subject line.

A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Full time positions come with comprehensive benefits packages.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status,
citizenship status, or genetic information.

Lab Manager: Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition

The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a full-time lab manager to coordinate and conduct research on learning, reasoning, and creativity in high school students and young adults. The lab manager will contribute to ongoing large-scale grant-funded projects and help in development of new projects. The preferred start date is late May/early June 2022. For more information on the lab, click here.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collection of brain-imaging data (primarily fMRI), as well as behavioral and survey data 
  • Recruitment of study participants
  • Coordination of lab members to conduct ongoing projects
  • Organization of professional and informal lab activities
  • Administration of grant budgets for multiple ongoing and developing projects
  • Many other duties as needed and depending on interest/motivation, including direct involvement with planning research projects and analysis of collected data

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more years of undergraduate or post-graduate research experience, ideally in the biological or psychological sciences
  • Willingness to learn new skills and enthusiastically take on new projects and responsibilities
  • Attention to detail, high level of self-motivation, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience gathering and analyzing fMRI data
  • One or more years of leadership experience
  • Programming experience (e.g., E-Prime, MATLAB, Python)

To apply for this position:

Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two or more people who can readily comment on the applicant’s qualifications to
Please address any questions to Grace Porter at

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see the Georgetown website for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687- 4798. This position requires a criminal background check performed by Human Resources. Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.

Full-Time Lab Manager/Project Coordinator: Boston University 

The Boston University Child Cognition Lab, directed by Deb Kelemen, is hiring a Lab Manager to start in Summer 2022. The Lab Manager will assist in coordination of a broad range of applied and basic cognitive developmental research projects exploring children’s (preschool through elementary school) and adults’ reasoning about living and non-living natural phenomena. A primary focus of this National Science Foundation-funded position will be a data-intensive project exploring elementary school children’s learning from a novel multi-week STEM curriculum on evolution that emphasizes explanatory reasoning (“Evolving Minds: Promoting Causal-Explanatory Teaching and Learning of Biological Evolution in Elementary School”). This position is ideal for someone interested in cognitive development and science education who is en route to graduate school. We anticipate funding for at least 2 further years. A minimum 2-year commitment is therefore expected.

Responsibilities Include: (i) coordinating with teachers, school sites, and a multi-faceted collaborative team on classroom-based curriculum intervention research; (ii) conducting research and collecting data in classroom and lab settings; (iii) assisting in the design and creation of curricular and experimental stimuli; (iv) organization of large quantities of data; (v) data entry, data coding and data analyses; (v) training and supervision of an undergraduate research team, co-ordination with post-docs, graduate students and lab staff; (vi) assistance with teacher training workshops; (vii) management of IRB, grants administration, maintaining websites and assisting with preparation of peer-reviewed journal articles; (viii) generative intellectual engagement with applied and basic cognitive psychological research and interest in pursuing opportunities for publication.

Position requirements: Masters or Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, cognitive science or a related field; prior research experience with children. The candidate must be: interested in applied cognitive development, smart, energetic, highly organized, detail-oriented, collaborative, conscientious with strong problem-solving and analytic skills, and superior written and spoken communication skills. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, CV, and details on 3 references to current CCL lab manager, Alden Burnham ( Please place CCL Lab Manager Position in the subject line of your email. Please familiarize yourself with our research before applying by exploring our lab websites here and here. The Child Cognition Lab offers a collaborative and supportive work environment within the rich intellectual and cultural life of Boston. Review of applications begins now with priority given to applications received by March 5.

Research Assistant: University of Maryland at College Park

A position is open for a full-time research assistant to work on the national Healthy Brain and Cognitive Development (HBCD) study at the University of Maryland. The HBCD study is recruiting women during pregnancy and following their infants through the first five years of their lives.  (Click here for more information on the study.) This project aims to conduct multi-modal brain imaging (MRI, EEG) and Neurobehavioral assessment across the first years of life.  The work will be supervised by Drs. Nathan Fox in the Child Development Laboratory and/or Tracy Riggins in the Neurocognitive Development Laboratory.

This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing developmental cognitive neuroscience and/or learning about using neuroscientific methods with infants and toddlers. Research assistants working on this project will be involved in infant recruitment and retention, scheduling visits, behavioral assessments and collecting functional MRI and EEG data as well as neurobehavioral assessment. Training will be provided in EEG and MRI acquisition and processing. The position will also involve working with undergraduate research assistants, including overseeing data entry and behavioral coding.

Flexible schedule on evenings and weekends is required. Required education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, or Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience.  The position requires excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.  Prior experience working with infants and/or young children in a research context is preferred. The job is available beginning Spring 2022 and requires a two-year commitment.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of two references to Jamie Listokin,

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Research Assistant: Gaab Lab at Harvard University

The Gaab Lab at Harvard works at the intersection of neuroscience, education, EdTech, and policy. We focus on typical/atypical learning trajectories with a special focus on language and reading development and the role of the environment in shaping these trajectories. We are seeking a full-time research assistant with a start date ASAP.  

The Research Assistants will be responsible for:

  • MRI/fMRI scanning and behavioral testing of young children, infants, and their parents in-person and in virtual settings
  • Subject recruitment, scheduling and assessments for various research studies, which may include close interaction with or conducted in schools and daycare centers in the Boston area and in national/international settings
  • Implementation and maintenance of analysis software
  • Preparation of IRB documentation and submissions in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and/or other members of the research team
  • Conducting data collection activities and preparing analytical reports regarding results of studies
  • Will have an opportunity to contribute to stimuli design, data analyses and/or publications

To qualify, you must have: A Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, education, or a related field and two years of relevant work experience (relevant coursework may count towards experience). Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software very helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy or statistics extremely helpful. Prior experience working with infants and small children (e.g., in a preschool or daycare setting or within a research project) will be a plus. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with children. Start will be ASAP. All interested applicants should email a resume/CV and cover letter to with the subject line “Research Assistant Position”.

Research Assistant: Boys Town National Research Hospital

The Brain, Executive Function, and Attention (BEAR) lab at Boys Town National Research Hospital is hiring a full-time research assistant to aid in the second year of data collection for our pilot project examining risk for ADHD in children under 5.  Click here for more information.

The lab works work with a dynamic group of developmental scientists, clinicians, and physicians to achieve a holistic assessment of risk in children under 5. You will be trained in fNIRS, eye-tracking, behavioral, and clinical data collection through this project and others in the lab. This position has the potential to extend beyond a year for the right candidate. In the past, this role has been well suited for individuals looking for more research experience with neuroimaging data collection, analysis, and experience in co-writing publications during a gap year (or years) of study post-bachelorette.  Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions by emailing

Research Assistant: Baby's First Years Project in Nebraska (Univeristy of Nebraska - Lincoln)

The Baby's First Years study is a groundbreaking randomized controlled trial of poverty reduction in early childhood, and we are hiring! We're seeking a research assistant to pilot and run lab- and home-based data collection with 4-year-olds in Omaha, Nebraska

Must have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Child Development, or a related field. Primary responsibilities include assisting with the development and pilot testing of study procedures, successfully
scheduling study participants for university-based data collection, administering study visits, uploading data, and engaging in quality control procedures. Individuals in this role may also train and manage research
assistants. Duties may include light travel to participant homes.

Must have experience working with children, and be willing to work weekends and flexible hours.

Preferred qualifications include experience administering standardized cognitive assessments; experience with EEG; experience working with families from low-income communities; experience working with REDCap.

Being bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred. Omaha locals particularly encouraged to apply.

To be considered for the position, please click here to apply.

Questions? Please email

Research Coordinator: Harvard Medical School/Boston VA Medical Center

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

The Boston Attention and Learning Lab is looking to hire a full-time research coordinator for a project characterizing developmental prosopagnosia subtypes and administering/testing novel web-based cognitive treatments.

Objectives of the Project: Developmental prosopagnosics (DPs) are individuals with lifelong face recognition deficits. DP is a heterogeneous disorder and the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying DP remain to be characterized. Also, though there have been attempts to enhance face recognition in DPs, treatments have not been individualized to specific DP deficits.
This project aims to 1) Characterize face perception heterogeneity in DPs using measures of holistic face processing, feature processing, and eye-tracking, 2) Examine the neural mechanisms of differences within DPs and between DPs/controls using functional MRI, EEG, and diffusion tensor imaging, and 3) Determine whether DPs with and without perceptual deficits have differential responses to face perception vs. face memory web-based training programs.

Description: We are looking for a highly motivated, organized research coordinator to join our team and be involved in all aspects of an innovative NIH-funded project aimed at characterizing and treating DP. The research coordinator would be involved in recruiting participants, collecting/analyzing behavioral and clinical assessments, and will assist the postdoctoral fellow(s) in collecting structural (MRI, DTI) and functional neuroimaging data (fMRI, EEG). This position will also involve overseeing prosopagnosics’ use of novel, innovative computer-based training programs aimed at enhancing face perception and face memory processes and performing pre/post-training assessments. The research coordinator will manage and analyze data, help with manuscript/grant preparation, and perform various administrative tasks (e.g., IRB) as needed. Finally, the research coordinator will have several opportunities to be involved in publishing papers (the previous research coordinator was a coauthor on 5 papers over 2 years, 3 first-authored) and present their work at local and national conferences. This
position will also involve supervising and coordinating other undergraduate research assistants involved in this project. Our lab is based at the Boston VA Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, MA. We are looking for someone who can start in June and commit for two years. The position will provide an excellent opportunity for training in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuropsychology and will uniquely prepare the individual for cognitive, clinical, or neuroscience graduate school programs.

Our Team: This project involves working with an experienced group of cognitive neuroscientists with expertise in face recognition/prosopagnosia (Joe DeGutis and Brad Duchaine), EEG (Kevin Spencer), and structural and functional MRI (Mike Esterman and David Salat). It also involves being a member of the Boston Attention and Learning Laboratory, an interdisciplinary group of ~10 cognitive neuroscientists and clinical psychologists/neuropsychologists interesting in characterizing the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying deficits in patient populations and developing theoretically motivated, innovative cognitive training, TMS, and pharmacological treatments.

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

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

Salary: 43K plus full benefits

**Must be a US citizen
**Minorities, women, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please email Dr. Joe DeGutis ( with your CV and cover letter by February 15, 2022. Interviews will begin shortly thereafter.

Lab Manager: Columbia University

The Moral and Social Cognitition Lab at Columbia University is looking to hire a Lab Manager to begin in Summer 2022. Under the supervision of Dr. Larisa Heiphetz, the lab manager will provide assistance with research in Columbia’s Social and Moral Cognition Lab. Studies in our lab focus on children’s and adults’ moral cognition, with some work investigating morality within the contexts of religion and the legal system. Additional information about our lab, including access to the lab's publications, is available here

The lab manager will assist with research and perform administrative duties. Typical research responsibilities include creating stimuli, recruiting participants, collecting data, and entering/coding results. Typical administrative responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a participant database, ordering supplies, and facilitating the preparation of forms and reports (e.g., IRB documentation). Past lab managers have also presented at conferences and co-authored manuscripts based on projects where their involvement was particularly in-depth. 

This is a one-year position with the strong expectation of renewal for a second year and possibility of further renewals for additional years. Start date can be arranged with the PI and is expected to be sometime between 6/1/22 and 9/1/22. Review of applications will begin 3/1/22 and will continue until the position is filled.


Salary will be based on Columbia University’s guidelines and starts at $37,000 for this position. The lab manager will also be eligible for benefits; click here for more info.

Application Instructions:

Click here to apply. Applicants must submit a CV/resume and cover letter to be considered for this role. The cover letter should be 1-2 pages long and include a discussion of research interests and past research experiences. The cover letter should also list the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

Lab Manager (Human Diversity Lab): Princeton University

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Position Overview

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking two full-time Research Specialists I (to act as a lab manager) in the Human Diversity Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Kristina Olson. The successful candidate(s) will participate in all aspects of projects on early social cognition, gender and sex diversity.  This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Start date is July 1, 2022. 


The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of research, including but not limited to: 

  • Coordinating participant recruitment 
  • Data collection and data management throughout North America 
  • Recruiting, training, and supervising undergraduate research assistants 
  • Completing administrative paperwork (e.g., IRB documents), ordering lab supplies, and maintaining a lab calendar of events 
  • Coordinating meetings, emails, other administrative coordination 
  • Helping analyze, present and write up results in concert with more senior lab members 


Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • At least one year of developmental or social psychology research experience (or a closely aligned field) 
  • Willingness to learn new skills and enthusiastically take on new projects and responsibilities 
  • Attention to detail, high level of self-motivation, and ability to work independently 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • Ability to multitask and balance long-term goals with short-term needs 
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft office, write professional emails) 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with REDCap 
  • Basic statistics training (e.g., anovas, t-tests, use of SPSS and R) 
  • Spanish language skills 
  • Experience working with LGBTQ populations and/or other marginalized groups 
  • Experience designing research studies and/or presenting research data 
  • Experience coding in R 

Click here to apply.  For full consideration, please submit the application by January 31, 2022.

Please submit contact information (but not letters) for at least 2 references (we will contact references for letters at a later stage). Contact Rachel Horton ( if you have additional questions.  The finalist must successfully pass a background check and approval by Human Resources. 

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

Lab Manager (Research Specialist I): Princeton University

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full­-time lab manager to help found Dr. Erik Nook’s new laboratory. The lab’s research will integrate behavioral, developmental, psycholinguistic, and neuroscientific approaches to advance both basic and translational understanding of human emotion. This is a one­ year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance. Start date is negotiable but will ideally start July, 2022. Along with your application, please submit (i) a current CV and (ii) a cover letter that describes your prior relevant experiences and future academic/research goals. Please also provide contact information for at least 2 references. Contact Dr. Erik Nook ( with additional questions. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to submissions received before March 15, 2022. Applications can be submitted here.


The successful candidate will assist with founding and managing the lab, as well as all aspects of conducting research, including:

  • Building lab infrastructure (e.g., purchasing, setting up computers and other hardware, developing internal data storage systems, developing lab manual)
  • Conducting research (e.g., writing IRBs, recruiting participants in the Princeton community, collecting behavioral/neuroimaging/developmental/online data, analyzing data, and sharing results through papers, posters, and talks)
  • Supporting lab research (e.g., assisting other lab members with literature searches, study design, stimuli preparation, data collection, analyses, manuscript and grant preparation)
  • Building and supporting lab community (e.g., facilitating lab communication and organizing lab events)
  • Hiring and managing a team of undergraduate research assistants


  • Essential Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, education or relevant social science field
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others (e.g., adult and child participants, families, other researchers)
  • Be detail­-oriented, motivated, efficient, and able to work independently
  • Be able to occasionally work non­standard hours (e.g., evenings, weekends), depending on participant availability
  • The final candidate must successfully pass a background check and approval by Princeton Human Resources
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency with statistical and programming languages/software (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab, java, python)
  • Prior experience conducting empirical research on questions related to the lab’s research focus
  • Prior experience managing others and building community

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

Research Assistant: Ohio State University

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

The Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development, directed by Derek Houston, in the department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Medical Center seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, and organized individual to serve as a full-time research assistant for an NIH-funded project to investigate the coordination of parent-child interactions in the service of novel word learning in young children who are deaf and receive cochlear implants. This project employs state-of-the-art sensing and computing techniques and is conducted in collaboration with the Developmental Intelligence lab, directed by Chen Yu.

The research assistant will work in Columbus, Ohio with children and their parents and a team of researchers including undergraduate research assistants, research associates, postdocs, and faculty members. An ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented recent college graduate who majored in psychology, cognitive science, speech and hearing, or a related field and is looking for additional research experience before applying to graduate school. The position offers a unique opportunity to obtain hands-on experiences on using cutting-edge technology to study parent-child interaction and word learning in typically developing and deaf/hard-of-hearing toddlers who use cochlear implants and/or hearing aids.

Primary duties will include:

  • Collecting data through complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures
  • Working on head-mounted and screen-based eye tracking systems
  • Managing, coding and analyzing video and time series data
  • Coordinating, training, and working with undergraduate research assistants  
  • Assisting with new experimental setups

Minimum requirements for this position include:

  • BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, speech and hearing sciences or related field
  • Highly motivated to learn new technology, including computer programming and sensing device setup
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Strong independent work ethic and time management
  • Interest in development and learning

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in a research lab with children and their families
  • Experience with eye tracking
  • Ability to learn and troubleshoot software and basic scripting methods (R, Matlab, Python)

Preferred start date is May or June 2022 and the position includes benefits. 

HIRING RANGE: $18.10 - $22.65/hr

To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter through the HR system.

Please contact Molly Cooke at with any questions.  Applications will be accepted until February 15th.

Two Research Assistant Positions Available: Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National Hospital is seeking applications for full-time Research Assistants. Our research programs focus on improving outcomes for youth with autism and other developmental conditions, including:

  • Intervention implementation & dissemination in high school settings to improve outcomes for transition-age youth
  • Executive functioning and intervention development from preschool to young adulthood
  • Cognitive phenotypes and sex/gender differences in autism spectrum disorders
  • Addressing disparities in access to care and elevating autistic voices in research

Research assistants work collaboratively on a variety of research projects. Our multidisciplinary faculty members work closely with research assistants to provide supervision on individual projects and mentorship for career goals. General responsibilities include clinical assessment, parent interviews, participant recruitment, data collection and management, and IRB protocol management. Depending on the project, and their own professional goals, research assistants will gain experience working directly with autistic youth, administering psychological measurements, preparing grants and developing manuscripts, managing and analyzing data, preprocessing neuroimaging data, engaging in community based randomized treatment trials.

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

Applications are being accepted for a summer 2022 start date. We require at least a one-year commitment, but prioritize applicants who are interested in a two-year position. Salary is competitive. The Children’s National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Applications are due by February 15th, 2022. Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis and qualified applicants will be invited for virtual interviews (onsite visits can be arranged upon request). We have an online portal for submitting your documents.

Click here to access the application and online portal.

  • Materials to be uploaded to the portal by the applicant:
  • Cover letter addressing interests, goals, and perceived match to this position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Any questions should be addressed to:

Alyssa Verbalis, PhD
Email (preferred):

Division of Neuropsychology, Children’s National Hospital
15245 Shady Grove Rd, Suite 350
Rockville, MD 20850

About CASD

CASD is the largest multidisciplinary pediatric autism program in the Washington, D.C., region. We value trainee diversity, cultural competence, and ability to contribute to our work with diverse and underserved populations. Our mission is to excel in care, advocacy, research, and education through:

  • Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families through a coordinated program of state-of the-art clinical services
  • Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally by educating the next generation of clinicians in best practices for autism evaluation, diagnosis and treatment
  • Creating innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges by conducting research that includes and reflects the neuro-diverse population we serve
  • Embracing neurodiversity and welcoming autistic individuals as collaborators, research trainees, students and staff members
  • Creating an inclusive environment and dismantling systems of inequity.

We celebrate diversity in our trainees and our colleagues at all levels, promote cultural competence, and seek providers who strive to contribute to our work with diverse and underserved populations.

Research Assistant: Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics

The MPI is looking for a masters/bachelors graduate to work as a Research Assistant on a new project. They don’t need to have experience with language research but infant/child EEG experience and fluent Dutch are essential.  Start date is flexible but must be before/by September.

Click here for detials on the vacancy.

Research/Lab Coordinator: University of Florida

Application Deadline: February 2, 2022

The Brain, Cognition and Development Laboratory at the University of Florida is is searching for a full time research coordinator to work on the HBCD, Healthy Brain and Cognitive Development study, a national study recruiting women during pregnancy and following their infants through the first five years of their lives (Click here for more information and here for a recent press release on the study for a summary).

The individual will primarily work on MRI and EEG data collection with infants and children (ages 1 month - 4 years).  The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting with collection, initial processing and quality control of MRI and EEG data at the University of Florida site. Other duties will include working with project faculty, research assistants/staff, graduate, and undergraduate students.  The position will begin Spring or Summer of 2022 and can be renewed yearly for the duration of the grant.  

Position qualifications for the laboratory technician/coordinator include a BA/S in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and previous human MRI data collection experience.  Preference will be given to candidates who have 1) infant or child MRI data collection experience (+6 months) or extensive MRI data collection experience with adults, 2) those who EEG data collection experience with infants and/or children and 3) those with programming experience and knowledge of data collection and data analysis tools (RedCap, Matlab, E-prime, R). Interested applicants who fit one or more of these criteria can learn more and apply here