Psychology Department

Jobs & Summer Internships

(Last Updated: 3/26/19)

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

American Board of Sport Psychology 2019, 14th Annual Internship/Research Assistantship/Visiting Fellowship Program in Applied Sport Psychology in New York City

(at-a-distance program can also be arranged)
 
We are pleased to announce the American Board of Sport Psychology's 2019 14th annual Internship/Research Assistantship/Visiting Fellowship Program in Applied Sport Psychology. Over 150 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 at 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.
 
 
 
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Camp Counselor: Ramapo for Children

Ramapo for Children is a highly regarded non-profit organization that serves children and young adults with social, emotional and learning differences.  Ramapo is offering an exceptional, unmatched professional opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs.  As Ramapo staff members or interns, summer camp counselors will:

  • develop the skills needed to succeed with a broad range of children who have varying degrees of needs and abilities 
  • benefit from the same state-of-the-art training that Ramapo provides to educators and other industry professionals
  • emerge with a heightened ability to meet all children's needs
  • learn how to create environments that celebrate strengths and enable all children to feel a sense of belonging
  • be offered the opportunity to earn up to six college credits through our on-site college course
  • receive a stipend and free room and board

Please click here to view a flyer with details and how to apply.


Summer Internship: Yale University Computation and Coginitve Development Lab

The Computation and Cognitive Development Lab at Yale University is accepting applications for a paid summer internship that will run from June 3 - July 26, 2019. Interns will work closely with graduate students in all aspects of the research process including study design, data collection and analyses. In fact, four of last year’s interns are co-authors on papers currently in the pipeline! More information about the lab’s research and on how to apply is available at https://compdevlab.yale.edu/join.html


Summer Internship: Gopnik Cognitive Development and Learning Lab

Application Deadline: March 29, 2019

The Gopnik Cognitive Development and Learning Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer research assistant internship. Interns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.

This is an unpaid internship from June 3rd-July 26. Interns will be expected to work ~30 hours/week.

Research interns will work with graduate students and the lab manager on multiple ongoing research projects. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively. 

Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.

Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Applying) for application instructions. The application deadline is Friday March 29 8:00 AM PST.

Please direct any questions to Teresa Garcia at gopniklabmanager@berkeley.edu.  


Summer Internship: Social Skills, Imagination, and Theatre Lab at George Mason University

The Social Skills, Imagination, and Theatre Lab at George Mason University, under the direction of Dr. Thalia Goldstein, is seeking excellent undergraduate and MA students for our summer internship program.  Research in the SSIT lab focuses on fostering children's empathy, theory of mind, and emotion regulation capabilities through engagement with pretend play, theatre and imaginative activities. 

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from scheduling participants to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present work in lab meetings. The intern program begins in late May and runs until early August, with flexibility to individual schedules. There are two options: part time (15-20 hours per week) and full time (35-40 hours per week).  Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in child development, psychology, or a related field. Applications should complete the application (including uploading a CV and providing contact information for a reference) at the following link: 

https://goo.gl/forms/yzj3oWsg5lWUnNi72

Students from primarily teaching-focused universities and underrepresented minority students are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding or credit from their home institutions, and a stipend of up to $1500 will be available for interns.
 

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

The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, invites graduating seniors and undergraduate students to apply for an unpaid summer internship. Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play. This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual!  

Why You Should Apply

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

Requirements

  1. Some background in psychology or a related field.
  2. Basic computer skills.
  3. Must be able to commit at least 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June and August 2019.

To Apply

Please contact the Laboratory Coordinators Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Calla Pritulsky (cprituls@udel.edu) for an application. Find us online at www.childsplay.udel.edu.

 

Outside Employment Opportunities

Lab Coordinator: The Cooperation Lab at Boston College

The Cooperation Lab at Boston College, directed by Dr. Katherine McAuliffe, is seeking a lab manager / research coordinator. The position is full time with full benefits. Our lab focuses on the origins of cooperation in human development and evolution. Major research areas include the development of cooperation across societies as well as the psychological mechanisms supporting cooperation in humans and other species.

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor's or equivalent in psychology or a closely related field, research experience in an experimental psychology lab, and at least some experience working with and managing others. Responsibilities include:
 

  • Purchasing and setting up lab equipment
  • Recruiting, scheduling, and testing child and adult research participants in the USA and other countries
  • Managing a participant database
  • Working with the BC IRB
  • Training and coordinating undergraduate research assistants
  • Driving to and from testing sites (in the USA and perhaps internationally)
  • Additional research and administrative duties


The position offers substantial research experience and would be perfect for someone highly motivated to undertake graduate study (in developmental psychology or otherwise). The successful candidate will be a core member of a vibrant and collaborative research environment, will participate in The Virtue Project and will also benefit from the broader intellectual community at Boston College. More information on the department is available at  http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/psych.

Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail are of utmost importance. The candidate should also be self-motivated and able to solve problems independently, while also being comfortable managing and working with others. Strong technical skills, a valid driver’s license and a valid passport are also a must; lab duties will require: making regular use of Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator; experimental software such as Qualtrics and Interact as well as statistical software. Computer programming aptitude (e.g. JavaScript, Flash) and familiarity with R would also be a plus. The job will also entail the creation of new games for children so experience building with wood and other materials would also be a bonus. Some local and international travel may be needed, along with occasional weekend work.

To apply, please send a resume/CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the position. Please note that a two-year commitment is preferred. Send your materials along with the names and contact information for two or more references to Katherine McAuliffe, katherine.mcauliffe.2@bc.edu, with the subject line “Cooperation Lab Manager Application”. Start date is negotiable; applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Clinical Research Coordinator:  Manoach Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital

The Manoach Lab is 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. The candidate must be willing to conduct overnight sleep studies at the hospital. 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, work as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. To apply, visit the MGH careers website and search for job number 3080927. Please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications, career goals, and motivation for applying to work with us. You can find more information about us and our research at https://manoachlab.mgh.harvard.edu/.


Camp Counselor: Ramapo for Children

Ramapo for Children is a highly regarded non-profit organization that serves children and young adults with social, emotional and learning differences.  Ramapo is offering an exceptional, unmatched professional opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs.  As Ramapo staff members or interns, summer camp counselors will:

  • develop the skills needed to succeed with a broad range of children who have varying degrees of needs and abilities 
  • benefit from the same state-of-the-art training that Ramapo provides to educators and other industry professionals
  • emerge with a heightened ability to meet all children's needs
  • learn how to create environments that celebrate strengths and enable all children to feel a sense of belonging
  • be offered the opportunity to earn up to six college credits through our on-site college course
  • receive a stipend and free room and board

Please click here to view a flyer with details and how to apply.


Lab Manager: Yale Computation and Cognitive Development Lab

The Yale Computation and Cognitive Development Lab is recruiting a full-time lab manager to begin in June 2019.
The lab uses developmental, cross-cultural, and computational approaches to study higher-level cognition, and we're excited about candidates interested in any (or all!) of these areas.

Please see http://compdevlab.yale.edu/join.html for details on how to apply. 


Lab Manager (Position 1): Princeton Baby Lab

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist, under the supervision of Dr. Lauren Emberson in the Laboratory for Perception, Learning and Development and the Princeton Baby Lab.  The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of neuroimaging studies from programming experiments and data collection to data analysis.  The lab uses multiple imaging modalities (fMRI, fNIRS) with infants, children and adults.  This is an exciting position as the successful candidate will be involved in in developing new analyses for fNIRS. The successful candidate will also train and lead a team of passionate undergraduate researchers in collecting fNIRS data from adult and behavioral populations.

The ideal candidate will have a strong neuroscience/technical background.  A demonstrated ability for successful communication and interaction with children and families is also strongly desired. Candidates with advanced degrees will also be considered.  This position requires a two-year commitment. Start date is negotiable but will ideally start June 1st 2019. Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing academic and research goals, as well as technical and research experience to claire.robertson@princeton.edu.  Please also submit contact information for at least 2 references. Contact Dr. Lauren Emberson (lauren.emberson@princeton.edu) for additional questions. Applications will begin to be reviewed on Feb 15th but applications after this date will be considered as well.  

Essential Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, physics, or math
  • Evidence of serious interest in a career in cognitive neuroscience
  • Strong computer/math skills (e.g., MATLAB, R)
  • Be able to get tasks done efficiently
  • Be detail-oriented, motivated, organized and be able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Be able to occasionally work non-standard hours (e.g., evenings, weekends), depending on subject availability
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and families
  • The final candidate must successfully pass a background check and approval by Princeton Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience conducting cognitive neuroscience research
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g., R)
  • Extensive programming experience, ideally with R, MATLAB and Psychtoolbox
  • Prior experience working with infants, children or families in a research setting
  • Experience in skill training and/or leading teams of undergraduates

Please note that Dr. Emberson is also seeking a second research specialist for her lab. Candidates are welcome to apply for both positions, noting that this position is more of a research support position and the other position is more of a coordinator position.


Lab Manager (Position 2): Princeton Baby Lab

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time research specialist to act as a lab coordinator, under the supervision of Dr. Lauren Emberson. The successful candidate will work in the Princeton Baby Lab, and have frequent contact with co-director Dr. Casey Lew-Williams. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of projects on perceptual development and learning/memory with infants and young children. The lab employs a variety of research methods including neuroimaging (e.g., fNIRS) as well as behavioral studies (e.g., eye tracking). This will provide hands-on experience working with cutting-edge techniques in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience and in transitioning from undergraduate degree to a competitive graduate program in this area. Start date is negotiable, but will ideally be in the summer of 2019. Earlier start dates are preferred to maximize overlap and training with current staff. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal, pending satisfactory performance and funding availability. 

To apply, send a one page cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV, and contact information for at least two references to Claire.robertson@princeton.edu.  Feel free to contact Dr. Emberson (lauren.emberson@princeton.edu) with questions or for more information.  Applications will begin to be reviewed on Feb 15th.

Please note: Dr. Emberson is also seeking a second research specialist for her lab. Candidates are welcome to apply for both positions, noting that this position is more of a coordinator position and the other position is more of a research support position. 

Primary responsibilites for this position include:

  • Coordinating participant recruitment in Princeton, NJ
  • Testing infants and young children in various research techniques (behavioral and neuroimaging)
  • Mentoring and supervising undergraduates in the lab
  • Development of experiments (e.g., stimulus construction)
  • Setting up and maintaining operations of the lab through general administrative duties.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Have a demonstrated interest in developmental and/or cognitive neuroscience research
  • Get along well with all types of people
  • Have excellent communication skills, especially with young children and families
  • Be able to get tasks done efficiently
  • Be detail-oriented, motivated, and organized
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science or related fields
  • The final candidate must successfully pass a background check and approval by Princeton Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting developmental and/or cognitive neuroscience research
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g. R, SPSS)
  • Experience with computer programming (e.g., MATLAB)


Lab Manager: Social Minds Lab at the University of Michigan

We are looking for a full-time lab manager to coordinate and conduct research on cooperation in young children at the Social Minds Lab of the University of Michigan (Prof. Felix Warneken). The position entails subject recruitment and scheduling, testing in the lab and at schools, using advanced video coding technology, and active participation in research. The position also requires supervising undergraduate research assistants and working closely with a postdoctoral researcher, as well as overseeing an international collaboration as part of an NSF funded grant.

The intended start date is Spring/Summer of this year.

For more information on the Social Minds Lab and Prof. Warneken's research, please click here. The complete job posting can be found here.

Responsibilities

  • Active research - Preparing and running child studies; video coding
  • Administrative tasks - Purchases; IRB protocols; grant reports
  • Recruitment and supervision of student research assistants
  • Building and maintaining infrastructure - recruitment of families; maintaining a child database; communications with other labs

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field
  • At least 1 year of research experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office, behavioral coding software, data management software
  • Experience working with parents and children

Additional Information

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled
  • Two year term-limited position with a possibility of extension
  • Questions about this position can be directed to warneken.labmanager@umich.edu


Lab Manager: Kids' Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh

The Kids’ Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh directed by Dr. Melissa Libertus (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/kitlab/) is looking to hire a full-time lab manager starting May 20, 2019. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate looking to gain more research experience in cognitive development before graduate school. The position entails recruitment, scheduling and testing of parents and children between 0-8 years of age, supervision of undergraduate research assistants, and help with data analysis and research reports.

For a full description of the position and to apply please follow the link below:
 
https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001484&tz=GMT-05%3A00
 

Required qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Substantial research or work experience with young children
  • Experience using software such as Microsoft Excel and Word

 
Please include a cover letter, CV/resume and contact information for three references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Melissa Libertus (libertus@pitt.edu).
 

Lab Manager: University of Delaware

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

The position begins in July 2019, although the exact start date is flexible.

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

Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2019

 

Full-Time One Year Post-Graduation Internship Opportunity: Casa de Esperanza Hands of Hope

Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas, provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program.  

Information about our internship may be found here:

https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-internship

The application for our internship may be found here:

https://www.casahope.org/application-part-one


Research Specialist: University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Elizabeth Brannon at The University of Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time paid research assistant to implement data collection with children for NSF and NICHD funded studies.  The research broadly involves studying young children’s numerical abilities.  The position requires knowledge of MatLab programming (or demonstrated ability to learn MatLab quickly), administering standardized tests and other assessments to children, and data analysis skills. The position requires working closely with postdoctoral and graduate students and supervising undergraduates.  Interested candidates should email a CV, cover letter indicating availability to start, and names of two references to nuwara@sas.upenn.edu


Bilingual Project Assistant Positions (Parent-Child Specialists): NYU Langone Health School of Medicine

We are seeking Spanish-English bilingual project assistants to work on behavioral projects in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health School of Medicine, based at NYC H+H/Bellevue. We are examining and delivering parenting interventions to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations at pediatric clinics across in New York City (in particular, the Video Interaction Project; www.videointeractionproject.org; PI: Alan Mendelsohn, MD). The candidate will be responsible for multiple project tasks, and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, and other child development professionals.  

Specific tasks may include:

  • Administer standardized program to parents of infants and young children, which involves tips about reading, playing, and interacting with children, videotaping parents and children playing together, providing general positive reinforcement about the video (Video Interaction Project)
  • Maintaining records of family participation in the program
  • Developing rapport with parents and children who are in the program
  • Coordinate with parents and track/schedule upcoming program visits
  • Conduct interviews with parents about a range of topics, including screens for depression and questions about their child’s development and behaviors
  • Administer standardized, pre-existing developmental assessments of toddler and preschool children’s cognitive and language development, as well as self-regulation
  • Recruit research participants and obtain informed consent, for sites with a research component
  • Translate project-related documents
  • Transcribe and/or code videotapes (using micro-analytic coding techniques)
  • Maintain databases and perform data entry
  • Provide general support if needed related to project or research tasks such as grant preparation, Institutional Review Board, literature reviews, and documentation
  • Assist with coordination and training of volunteers
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

Requirements:

  • Fluency in both English and Spanish (Note – there may be opportunities in the future for fluent speakers of other languages, in particular Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, and Bengali) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field 
  • Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings; previous research experience is preferred but not required 
  • Previous experience w/ databases; proficiency w/ Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs

Locations:

We work in the following locations (or have planned expansion underway):

  • Manhattan (NYC H+H/Bellevue [Kips Bay]; NYC H+H/Gouverneur [Lower East Side]; Children’s Aid Society Milbank Health Services [Harlem])
  • Brooklyn (NYC H+H/Woodhull [Bushwick]; NYU Langone Brooklyn [Sunset Park])
  • Queens (NYC Health+Hospitals/Elmhurst [Elmhurst])

Candidates will typically have a primary location assigned, but might also be split across more than one location. All candidates may be required to spend time at other local sites in NYC (especially NYC H+H/Bellevue) for training and/or program delivery, and there may be opportunities for involvement in other ongoing programmatic and/or research projects within the BELLE Project.

To Apply

If interested, please fill out an online Interest Form: https://is.gd/belleprojectapplication
If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please reach out to Yuliya Gurevich via email: yuliya.gurevich@nyulangone.org. Please include "BELLE Job Application" in the subject line.

A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Full time positions come with comprehensive benefits packages. Note that NYU Langone Health 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.


Research Assistant: Gaab Lab at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

The Gaab Lab is looking for a Research Assistant to assist with all study phases of functional and structural MRI for several projects. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies which will include close interaction with schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). This position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, 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) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy or statistics 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. Please apply here with the REQ ID 49957BR  AND send an additional application package to Dr. Nadine Gaab (Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu

 

Project Coordinator Opportunities (2) at the Develomental Neuroscience Lab at UNC Chapel Hill

The Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at UNC Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Eva Telzer, is seeking to hire two project coordinators to contribute to an NIH funded project examining the neurodevelopment and social context of adolescent decision making. 

Responsibilities will include overseeing participant recruitment, assisting in data collection, data management, and retention efforts. The project coordinators will be joining at the 4th annual wave of data collection. Our participating families come from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are Spanish speaking. The positions are each 40 hours per week, with a 1-year min commitment, and begins Summer 2019. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing a PhD in a related field as well as professionals looking to work on cutting edge research with adolescent populations. Visit our lab at http://dsnlab.web.unc.edu/

The ideal applicant will have a B.S. or B.A. and have a background in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, exceptional organization and interpersonal skills, independent and flexible thinking, and a commitment to diversity. One position requires fluency in written and spoken Spanish. The Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at UNC Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Eva Telzer, is seeking to hire two project coordinators to contribute to an NIH funded project examining the neurodevelopment and social context of adolescent decision making. 

For more information and to apply for the bilingual English-Spanish project coordinator position:

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/154861

For more information and to apply for the non-bilingual project coordinator position:

http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/154859

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


Full-Time Project Coordinator: Family Involvement Lab at the University of Maryland

The Family Involvement Lab at University of Maryland (Dr. Natasha Cabrera) is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to be a full-time project coordinator for the EveryDay Learning Study. This NSF-funded research project is looking at how 2- to 3-year-olds learn math through parent-child interactions at home and is a collaboration with New York University and University of Pittsburgh. We are hoping to have someone start ASAP.

If you are interested in applying, please refer to the attached job posting for more details. In addition, please feel free to check out our lab website for more information about our research: https://education.umd.edu/research/labs/family-involvement-laboratory.


Lab Manager/Research Assistant: Brown University

The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Brown University, directed by Dr. Dima Amso, will be hiring a Lab Manager/Research Assistant beginning Summer 2019. 

Please visit http://research.clps.brown.edu/dcnl/.
 
The position will include participating in all aspects of research with infants and children including recruitment, data collection, management, and processing.

Experience working with infants and children is desired, as well as experience with eye-tracking and/or fNIRS. Strong organizational, statistical, computer programming, and computational modeling skills are highly desirable. The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Neuroscience, or a related field. 

The Amso Lab is a welcoming environment and is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Interested applicants should please send a cover letter describing research experience, CV, and contact information for two references to Diego Placido (diego_placido@brown.edu).


Research Assistant Positions (2) at the Cohen Lab, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Jessica Cohen, is seeking TWO full-time research assistants beginning Summer 2019 (specific start date flexible). We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and clinical approaches taken from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to address our research questions. 
 
The primary ongoing project you will be involved in is an NIMH-funded longitudinal neuroimaging study following youth with ADHD across the transition from childhood into adolescence. The goal of the project is to identify trajectories of structural and functional network development that may serve as biomarkers indicating increased risk (or, conversely, decreased risk) for negative outcomes in adolescence. Responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants, data collection (MRI and behavioral), and data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI). You will be encouraged to take on an independent project that can result in a conference poster presentation and/or authorship on a manuscript.
 
Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field;
2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing MRI data; 3) at least some experience with unix, python, matlab or another programming language; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. 

Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.
 
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 Dr. Jessica Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu/


Developmental Lab Coordinator/Research Assistant Position: Rutgers University, Newark

The Developmental Psychology Laboratories at Rutgers University, Newark Campus, directed by Drs. Elizabeth Bonawitz and Vanessa LoBue are currently recruiting a full-time Lab Manager to coordinate and conduct developmental research with infants and children. The lab manager will be responsible for recruiting and overseeing studies in both  Dr. Bonawitz’s Computational Cognitive Development Lab and Dr. LoBue’s Child Study Center.

The primary role of the lab coordinator will be to work with local schools and community organizations to recruit participants and organize data collections. The lab coordinator will also be expected to (1) play an active role in training and supervising undergraduate researchers, (2) carry out administrative duties, such as daily record keeping, data management, and equipment purchase, and maintenance of lab participant database, (3) coordinate between two independent research labs, and (4) provide general support of researchers.  The candidate will also have the opportunity to play an active role in research by helping conduct experiments with infants, children, and adults in laboratory and school settings.

Preferred start date is June 1st (with some flexibility), with a 2-year desired commitment, further extendable depending on fit. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred. 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 especially with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is not required, but a plus.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Dr.s LoBue and Bonawitz (vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edubonawitz@psychology.rutgers.edu). The cover letter should describe your relevant experience, and should in particular address your experience engaging with local community groups or schools.

Rutgers University, Newark is located in the heart of New Jersey’s largest city and is an easy 25-minute train ride from downtown Manhattan.


Lab Manager: Social Cognition and Intergroup Processes Lab at Northwestern University

The SCIP (social cognition & intergroup processes) Lab, directed by Dr. Sylvia Perry at Northwestern University in the Department of Psychology seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning the Summer or Fall of 2019. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab manager/research technician will work closely with the PI and lab group on a research program investigating how social contexts and attitudes affect behavioral and physiological outcomes within intergroup interactions in both adult and child populations.

Responsibilities include:

  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults
  • hiring, coordinating, training, and proactively working with undergraduate research assistants
  • data management
  • participant recruitment and scheduling
  • development and maintenance of a participant database
  • coordinating school visits
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc.
  • assisting in planning lab events and meetings

Preferred qualifications:

  • a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline
  • research experience in a social and/or developmental psychology lab
  • one or more years of research experience with children and/or racially diverse populations
  • experience in a psychophysiological or dyadic interactions lab [e.g., experience working with, cleaning, and analyzing autonomic nervous system data (using AcqKnowledge and/or MindWare software), coding verbal and non-verbal data, and/or creating dictionaries in LIWC]
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence
  • programming skills in Qualtrics, Inquisit, and Mechanical Turk, and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R, etc.)
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g., Photoshop, Final Cut)

SCIP lab members have been accepted into competitive Social, Community, and Clinical Psychology programs, thus this position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The lab manager/research technician will be involved with scientific presentations at conferences, the writing of journal manuscripts, and the ability to start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Perry and her research lab. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Perry at nusciplab@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “lab manager position” in your email, and have your letter writers use the subject line “letter of recommendation for [your name] for lab manager
position”.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Sylvia Perry at Sylvia.perry@northwestern.edu


Research Assistant in Language Development: Harvard Lab in Developmental Studies

Professor Jesse Snedeker is seeking an energetic and intellectually-engaged research assistant for studies of language comprehension in typically-developing children and adults at the Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies. 

Review of applications will begin immediately for a flexible start date between July 5th and July 15th 2019.

Responsibilities include:  preparing stimuli, contacting families, testing children and adults, coding data, assisting with data analysis, training undergraduate assistants, managing a summer internship program, maintaining equipment, coordinating the use of space, organizing meetings, assisting with grant management, and managing lab expenses.

Necessary Qualifications: 

  • An undergraduate degree in psychology, linguistics or cognitive science
  • Availability for flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends, to facilitate data collection
  • A strong interest in the psychology of language, language acquisition, and conceptual development
  • Prior experience working with young children
  • Comfortable with technical trouble shooting
  • Well-organized, attentive to detail, calm under pressure, and comfortable juggling half a dozen things at once

Skills that would be put to good use include:

  • Experience with eye tracking
  • Experience with EEG
  • Experience with R, Matlab and Eprime
  • Experience with CHILDES and corpus analyses
  • Coursework in semantics, pragmatics and syntax
  • A sense of humor

Our lab is embedded in larger communities both within Harvard and in the wider Boston area, which offer rich resources for students interested in developmental psychology, psycholinguistics and linguistics.  Research assistants are encouraged to make use of these resources. Folks who have held this position in the past have gone to graduate programs in psychology, linguistics, speech and hearing sciences, and clinical linguistics.

Potential applicants should email durgeshrajan@fas.harvard.edu a letter of interest, a CV, and three references (email addresses and phone numbers are best). Please feel free to write with questions as well.


Project Manager: Rutgers University at Newark

The Child Study Center at Rutgers University—Newark, (http://www.childstudycenter-rutgers.com/) directed by Dr. Vanessa LoBue seeks a full time project manager for a federally funded NSF grant on a collaborative multi-site project exploring spatial and cognitive development in early childhood. The person hired for this position will conduct their work at Rutgers—Newark but will have frequent contact with study personnel at the other sites (Cornell and UC Davis). 

The project manager will primarily be responsible for recruiting and scheduling infant participants, participating in data collections, coding behavioral data, and for data management. Other duties will include working with research assistants, graduate students, and undergraduates associated with the project. The position is currently for 1 year. 

Requirements are a bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred. 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 especially with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/86386. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


Lab Manager: Berkeley Early Learning Lab

The Berkeley Early Learning Lab, directed by Professor Fei Xu at UC Berkeley, has a position opening for Lab Manager (~35 hours a week) starting in Summer 2019. The position entails recruiting and scheduling participants for our studies (ages 6 months to 12 years), aiding in the testing of infants, coding data, overseeing undergraduate research assistants, monitoring and ordering lab supplies, working with local schools and children’s museums, and working in a collaborative fashion with Dr. Xu, graduate students and post-docs to maintain the ongoing smooth functioning of the lab's activities. Applicants should be very motivated, highly organized, enjoy interacting with parents and young children, and get along well with graduate students, undergraduates and post-docs in a cooperative group situation. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field 
  • Previous research experience and previous experience working with children 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Proficient IT troubleshooting including: backup management, installations, networking, configurations
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and organizational skills that are essential for interacting with parents, researchers, and department administrators

Preferred Experience

  • Managing participant database
  • Preparing IRB and CPHS protocols
  • Experience with data analysis

Please contact Harmonie Strohl (babylab@berkeley.edu) and Prof. Fei Xu by email (fei_xu@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in the position (cc both in one email).  Please include a cover letter and CV. CV must include at least 2 references that can be contacted. Applications will be reviewed within the next couple of weeks, and applications will be received until the position is filled. 


Lab Manager: Cognition and Development Lab at Yale University

The Cognition and Development Lab at Yale University seeks a full-time lab manager. Approximate start date is July 1, 2019, but that date is flexible.

This position is ideal for a recent college graduate who majored in psychology, cognitive science or a related field, and who is looking for additional research experience before graduate school (many former managers have gone on to excellent graduate schools). 

The laboratory is collaborative, with projects focused on many areas of cognition and cognitive development. The manager will coordinate closely with Drs. Frank Keil and Kristi Lockhart, and will collaborate on research with postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates research assistants. Taking an active role in all aspects of research is strongly encouraged, including pursuing some independent work and opportunities to participate in reading groups and research seminars.  

The manager will coordinate and facilitate all aspects of research in the lab, with much of that time spent designing studies and conducting interviews with children in schools, science museums, and our online platform (thechildlab.com). Additional duties will include maintaining compliance with the University IRB, purchasing materials, managing participant recruitment, and supervising research assistants. Thus, the project manager must also have excellent social skills, including interacting with staff at the university, training research assistants, and working with young children. Also critical are strong writing skills, attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills. 

Appointments are preferred who are willing to make a two-year commitment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as an exceptional candidate has been found. 

Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter, and unofficial transcript as a single pdf file, and list e-mails for three letter writers. We will contact letter writers for shortlisted candidates. Please send application materials as a single PDF document to aaron.chuey@yale.edu. Other inquiries may be directed to Frank Keil at frank.keil@yale.edu


Spanish/English Bilingual Research Assistant/Lab Manager: Stanford University

The Language Learning Lab at Stanford University seeks a bilingual Spanish/English Research Assistant (RA)/Lab Manager to join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team conducting research on language and cognitive development in Spanish-speaking children (18 months to 8 years). The RA will be part of the research team responsible for conducting NIH-funded longitudinal studies of home language environments and school-relevant outcomes in emerging Spanish-English bilinguals. The RA will also assist with activities associated with the development and evaluation of a community-based parenting intervention, the Habla Conmigo Academy. The position will be full time (40 hours/week) with some need for flexible scheduling on weekends.

Responsibilities include administering assessments in both English and Spanish, data management, working with video and audio recordings, and conducting both quantitative and qualitative coding.  This position also involves administrative activities, including research-related organizational tasks, managing undergraduate RAs, and tracking finances and purchases. The RA will work at our main lab at Stanford, at our Community Lab in Sunnyvale, or at other community sites in the San Jose, CA area. This position offers the opportunity to develop valuable research skills in an innovative research program designed to support parents and children in vulnerable immigrant families. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  A two year commitment is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Psychology, Education, Early Childhood Development, or related field
  • Fully Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish and English)
  • Experience working with young children and their families, especially from low-income, ethnically-diverse families
  • Exceptional organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Experience with basic statistical software, such as SPSS or R (preferred)
  • A valid driver's license and willingness to travel to multiple sites (preferred).

Email address for applications:  langlearninglabjobs@gmail.com

Please send your resume and a cover letter in which you briefly address the following:

  1. Are you a native Spanish-speaker? Please describe your language background.
  2. What experience have you had working with Spanish-speaking families and/or diverse populations?
  3. How do your skills and training fit the requirements of this position? What experience do you have with project or data management?


Lab Manager: Social and Moral Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

The Social and Moral Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, directed by Professor Melanie Killen, is recruiting a lab manager for research funded by a National Science Foundation grant. The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing research projects on topics related to morality, the development of fairness and equality concepts, prejudice and bias in childhood, intergroup friendships, mental state knowledge in the context of morality and intergroup relationships, and peer-based social inclusion and exclusion.   

Responsibilities:
Data recruitment (contacting school administrators for participation agreements, obtaining consent forms, and managing compensations for school participants), data collection (administering protocols to children and adolescents), coordination of communication with the lab team, instrument development, submission of IRB protocol forms, management of the lab and the lab website, scheduling of lab meetings, and general execution of research projects.  The lab manager will work closely with the P.I., graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.

This position is a great opportunity for recent college graduates who would like full-time research experience prior to enrolling in a graduate program in developmental psychology, developmental science or related fields.  Collaborative research opportunities with the P.I. and the research team are part of this position.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
  • Background in child development, developmental psychology, or related fields
  • Interest in an organizational position with responsibilities
  • Experience working with schools and/or teachers
  • Desire to learn about the topics studied by the lab group
  • Familiarity with research software and statistics (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Power Point, Qualtrics)

If interested, please submit the following to moraldevelopment@gmail.com

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter detailing interest in the position and previous research experience
  3. Unofficial academic transcripts
  4. Two professional reference letters submitted directly to the email listed above

The review of applications will begin immediately and be considered on a rolling basis with a deadline of April 15, 2019.  The start date is July 1, 2019 or sooner.  


Research Assistant: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Texas at Austin

The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience lab (headed by Dr. Jessica Church) at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time research assistant starting this summer (2019)!
 
Link to apply: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Social-Science-Humanities-Research-Associate-I_R_00002640
 

  • BA or equiv. required, Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred, MRI/R/FSL/coding experience would be awesome but not required.
  • Best candidates are detail oriented, and love working with kids and brains
  • A 2+ year commitment is strongly preferred.

 Come work with them on studies of brain activity, reading, and executive function!


Lab Coordinator: Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)

Application Deadline: May 17, 2019

The Applied Mind and Health (AMH) Lab, directed by Dr. Stacey Doan at Claremont McKenna College in the Department of Psychological Sciences, seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab coordinator/manager beginning the Summer or Fall of 2019. The research of the lab focuses on emotions, stress, relationships and their implications for mental and physical health. We also work intimately with the Child, Attachment, Relationships, and Emotions (CARE) Lab, directed by Dr. Patricia Smiley at Pomona College.  Thus, our combined expertise offers a unique opportunity to study psychological research from an interdisciplinary lens. The initial appointment will be for one year. There is a possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab coordinator will work closely with the PIs and lab group on a research program investigating how emotions and relationships affect behavioral, health and physiological outcomes in children and young adults.

Responsibilities include:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

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

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Doan at sdoan@cmc.edu. Please use the subject line “Lab Coordinator Position” and your name in your email and have your letter writers use the subject line “Letter of Recommendation for [your name] for Lab Coordinator Position”. Applications are due May 17, 2019. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Stacey Doan at sdoan@cmc.edu.