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Psychology Department

Jobs & Summer Internships

(Last Updated: 11/26/19)

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

Injury Science Research Experiences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
(Summer 2020 Internship)

Application Deadline: January 16, 2020

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will begin accepting applications for its 2020 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program on December 16, 2019.  Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the 10-week paid summer research internship provides students with:
 
  • one-on-one mentoring from leading scientists
  • participation in a unique, multidisciplinary research approach
  • hands-on research experience
  • a generous stipend and contribution toward travel expenses
  • free housing

Encouraged to apply are students from academic institutions where research opportunities are limited (including two-year colleges), students of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Please click here to access Injury Science REU application materials.

Applications will be accepted for the 2020 Injury Science REU program from December 16, 2019 through January 16, 2020.

 

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/.

 

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. 

 

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

(NOTE: Casa de Esperanza Hands of Hope accepts applications year-round.)


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

 

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/

 

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.


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/Research Assistant: University of Virginia


The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is seeking a new Lab Manager and Research Assistant to support faculty members Eileen Chou and Benjamin Converse. The incumbent assists with administering behavioral studies in the lab and in field settings; prepares data sets and conducts basic analyses; builds an active participant pool for research studies; and collaborates to produce experimental stimuli (experience with Media Lab, Direct RT, Qualtrics, Inquisit a plus). The Lab Manager works closely with graduate student and postdoctoral researchers, provides training and supervision to undergraduate research assistants, and coordinates data collection. The incumbent provides administrative support such as ordering supplies and organizing lab meetings, and meets with the principal investigators and/or graduate researchers weekly about progress and goal-setting and other duties as assigned. The Lab Manager plays an integral role in ensuring that lab goals are met and progress is tracked.

A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field is required. At least 2 years of related experience in a lab or research setting is required, experience obtained while a student will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate familiarity with social psychology research methods. The ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team in a collaborative setting is required. Applicants must be highly organized, and demonstrate strong attention to detail. The ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing is essential. Working knowledge of statistics and proficiency in statistical programming such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, and/or R is required. Ideally, applicants would demonstrate knowledge of computer programming (Python, JSON) and/or have working knowledge of APIs.

Position Compensation Range: $35,000.00 - $44,000.00 Hourly

This is a one year restricted position, continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

TO APPLY

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, complete the application and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). You may upload multiple documents in the Resume/CV box.
Applications that are missing required documents will not receive full consideration.
For questions about the Application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virgia.edu 

 

Clinical Research Coordinator: TReAD Lab at Emory University

Position Description:  A Clinical Research Assistant/Coordinator position will be available starting May/June of 2019 in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory (TReAD Lab) at Emory University. In collaboration with the Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP), the Research Coordinator will assist with all aspects of the research process (designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data) involved in a longitudinal study with a clinical adolescent sample. This is an excellent position for anyone seeking research experience and training in clinical and cognitive neuroscience before applying to graduate programs.

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

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


Research Assistant: University of Florida Brain, Cognition, and Development Lab

Dr. Lisa Scott is hiring a full-time research assistant in her Brain, Cognition and Development Lab at the University of Florida starting sometime before August 1st.  The ideal candidate will have previous laboratory experience with:

  • a) EEG or eye-tracking studies/data,
  • b) studies examining infants and/or children, and
  • c) some programming experience (Matlab, R).  

However, all candidates with previous research experience will be considered.  The successful candidate will help with all aspects of our lab’s research including: recruiting participants, managing IRB protocols, managing undergraduate research assistants, programming and designing experiments, and processing/analyzing infant and adult EEG/eye-tracking data.  If interested, please send your CV/resume to lscott@ufl.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
 

Lab Manager: Cognitive & Developmental Neuroscience Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst


I am seeking a full-time lab manager in the Cognitive & Developmental Neuroscience Lab (http://www.codeneuro.net/) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The lab manager will assist in conducting cognitive and developmental studies on numerical cognition. Responsibilities include recruiting and running children participants using behavioral and neural (EEG and fMRI) methods both on campus and at various venues (e.g., local schools), maintaining lab equipment, managing administrative paperwork, and training and overseeing undergraduate research assistants. The lab manager is expected to make scientific contributions and will have the opportunity to participate in conference presentations and manuscript preparation. This position is ideal for those looking to pursue a PhD in cognitive or developmental psychology, or related field. At least a two-year commitment is recommended. Start date is flexible.
 
The application process will open soon once the position gets the final approval from the University which will list the specifics of salary, duties, requirements, etc. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in the position, please email joonkoo@umass.edu with a cover letter and resume. 


Research Assistant/Programmer: NYU Lab for the Developing Mind

The Lab for the Developing Mind (PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at NYU is seeking a full-time Junior Laboratory Associate with a start date around June 15, 2019 (application link: https://apply.interfolio.com/62121). Areas of investigation in the lab include mathematical cognition, spatial cognition, early emerging knowledge domains, symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning, and pictorial and mental imagery. The lab uses a variety of methods (e.g., behavioral, computational, eye-tracking) and tests participants ranging from infants through adults.

Responsibilities for the position include experimental design and stimuli development (for experiments with infants, children, and adults in the lab, in museums, and/or online), data analysis, database organization, participant recruitment, management and analysis of data, and lab administration (including technical administration and organization).

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field
  • Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills, including working knowledge of Python or R, proven through coursework or lab-based research
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible working hours 


Additional highly desired qualifications include:

  • Experience with scientific outreach
  • Experience interacting with infants, children, and families in educational or research settings.

 
Application Instructions

Interested applicants must apply through the Interfolio link (https://apply.interfolio.com/62121). Please submit a cover letter, a CV, a 250-500-word description of statistical and programming training and experience, and contact information for two references.
 

Lab Coordinator: University of Virginia: Early Development Laboratory

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

Ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. Start date: June 15, 2019 or possibly earlier.

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

To apply, please send a cover letter describing the reason for your interest in the position and your main qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to Angeline Lillard at: earlydevlabcoordinator@gmail.com

Please name all files beginning with your last name.your first name. and whether it is the cover letter or CV.

The position will be posted on the UVa website soon, and applicants will be asked to also upload application materials there.


Research Associate: Haskins Laboratories

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Research Associate position at Haskins Laboratories (https://haskinslabs.org) in New Haven, CT. The successful candidate will join the labs of Professors Nicole Landi, Elena Grigorenko, and Kenneth Pugh which investigate the cognitive and neural bases of reading development and disability using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (MRI, EEG and NIRS).

This position will primarily involve analysis of MRI data; successful applicants will be involved in all aspects of the research process. 

Requirements include:

  • BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field
  • Some experience with structural or functional MRI data processing and relevant software (e.g., AFNI, SPM, FreeSurfer, FSL)

Additional relevant skills include:

  • Programming experience (e.g., Python, Matlab) 
  • Experience with statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, R) 
  • Experience with data management software (e.g., REDCap, Qualtrics)

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Office Manager (ursini@haskins.yale.edu) with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references.  Please note “Landi Lab”, in the subject line of your email. The position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2019 or sooner (a later start date is  also possible).  

Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. 

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

Lab Manager: University of Washington

The new Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Washington (PI: Ariel Starr) is looking to hire a full-time lab manager starting in August or September, 2019. The lab investigates interactions between language and cognition throughout development and focuses on topics related to reasoning, memory, and abstract thought using behavioral and eye-tracking methodologies. This position involves coordinating participant recruitment and data collection, experimental design, supervising undergraduate research assistance, lab administration, and contributing to data analysis and research presentations. For a full description of the position and to apply, please click on the following link:

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&jobhistory=1&szOrderID=167424

Please include a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for two references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Feel free to contact me with any questions about this position (abstarr@uw.edu).


Research Assistant: Carnegie Mellon University

The labs of Drs. Bonnie Nozari and Anna Fisher in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University are jointly seeking a full-time Research Assistant (RA) to conduct research in the area of concept and language learning in pre-school and school age children. The selected candidate will work closely with the two PIs on research projects studying the factors that impact the learning of new concepts and words.

Responsibilities include participation in designing new studies, literature review, training and testing children, coding data, and analysis and presentation of the results. The selected candidate will have the unique opportunity to learn about both fields of concept and language learning, rigorous experimental design, and various methods of statistical analysis. S/he will work in a vibrant and collaborative environment with many opportunities for growth and learning, and will have access to exceptional resources such as CMU Children’s School.
The position is ideal for an individual with serious interest in pursuing a research career in developmental psychology or a related field, who seeks full-time training and research experience before applying to graduate school.

Required Qualifications

  • BA, BS, MA or MS in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, neuropsychology, or a related field.
  • Evidence of interest in cognitive/linguistic/developmental work, such as coursework related to these fields.
  • At least one semester of research experience in a lab that conducts cognitive, developmental or linguistic research with human subjects.
  • Basic skills in collecting and organizing research data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some background in working with children younger than age 7 is highly desirable. Both teaching and research activities with children count as qualifications.
  • Experience with designing experiments in professional software such as Eprime or Psych Toolbox is desirable.
  • Speaking a second language that is not commonly spoken or taught in American schools (e.g., French) is a plus.
  • Programming skills (e.g. MATLAB, Python, etc.) are a plus.
  • Some knowledge of statistical analysis is preferred but not required.

Duration of the position:
Guaranteed funding is available for two years (pending on satisfactory performance).

Starting date:
Fall 2019.

Application materials:

  • CV. The candidate’s CV must include information about their field of study, graduation date, college GPA, list of the relevant courses (i.e., courses on cognition, linguistics, psycholinguistics, brain studies, statistical analysis, etc.), a brief summary of research activities in bullet points (e.g., PI’s name, nature and duration of responsibilities in a cognitive or related lab), scientific publications (if any; include projects that are in preparation for publication), scientific presentations (include local presentations, e.g., Honors seminars), and additional qualifications in bullet points (e.g., intermediate proficiency in French, knowledge of statistical analysis in R, etc.)
  • CV should include names of two individuals willing to provide a reference about the applicant’s academic and/or research performance.
  • A statement of purpose. A 1-2 page document stating (1) why this work is of interest to the candidate, (2) what qualifications make them a suitable candidate for this position, and (3) what their future career goals are.

How to Apply:

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.


Lab Manager: Cognitive Development Lab at the Arizona State University

The new Cognitive Development Lab at Arizona State University, directed by Dr. Kelsey Lucca, is recruiting a full-time lab manager to begin in late August/September 2019 (start date flexible). The lab’s research explores curiosity-driven learning in infants and young children, and investigates how these processes are shaped by the social and cultural environment children grow up in. The lab manager will be actively involved in the lab’s research, and work closely with the lab director and other lab members to assist in all aspects of setting up and running the lab. There may be opportunities to develop independent projects, attend conferences, and co-author manuscripts. This is an ideal position for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual looking to gain more research experience on topics related to cognition, communication, and development before pursuing a PhD in a related field.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with all aspects of the research process: design experiments; create and program stimuli; conduct literature reviews; write protocols; lead and oversee recruitment efforts; interact with families and young children; run experiments; code, process, and analyze data; assist with grant applications, manuscript preparations, conference presentations
     
  • Oversee and manage daily lab operations: purchase and set up lab equipment; manage budgets, IRB protocols, website, newsletters; establish and coordinate field site visits (e.g. zoos, museums, schools)
     
  • Lead a team of undergraduate research assistants: recruit and interview undergraduate research assistants; develop training manuals and provide training; assign daily and long-term tasks; supervise research assistant progress; coordinate lab meetings and events; cultivate a team-oriented and collaborative environment

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (in psychology, cognitive science, or a related field)
  • 1-2 years of research experience (with infants or children preferred)
  • Exceptional organizational, time management, and leadership skills
  • Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Self-motivated to learn new skills and solve problems independently, attentive to detail, and comfortable juggling multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with diverse research methodologies, training in experimental design, and statistical analysis
  • Proficiency (or willingness to learn) R, Qualtrics, Photoshop; expertise with Microsoft office (Word, Excel)
  • Creativity and/or a design background (to help with stimuli creation, recruitment, newsletters)
  • Computer programming, or web development skills would be a plus 


The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to extend longer based on performance.

Arizona State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

To apply, submit a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, CV, an unofficial college transcript, and list of 2-3 references to Kelsey Lucca at klucca@asu.edu

 

Lab Coordinator: Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab

The Infant and Child Cognition Laboratory, headed by Dr. Sara Cordes at Boston College, is now accepting applications for a full-time laboratory assistant with benefits beginning Fall 2019. Research in the lab focuses on how infants, children, and adults understand and keep track of number, time, and amount, as well as how these abilities relate to formal mathematics performance (www.cordeslab.org). Current NSF-funded projects explore the acquisition of math and spatial gender stereotypes in childhood and social influences of math learning.  

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

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field
  • Experience assisting with or conducting psychology-related research, ideally in a developmental laboratory
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior programming experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, SPSS         
  • Access to a car for transportation to offsite testing locations

 

Please send an email titled "BC ICCL - Lab Coordinator Application" with a cover letter describing research experiences and career goals, a CV, and contact information for 2 references to BCcognition@bc.edu

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

Boston College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 


Research Assistant: Ohio State University Medical Center, Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development

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

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

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

Preferred start date is September 1 and the position includes benefits.

To apply: please send a CV and cover letter to the Yuanyuan Wang, Ph.D.  at Yuanyuan.Wang@osumc.edu.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Lab Manager: Language Development Lab at the Unversity of Nevada, Las Vegas 

The Language Development Lab at UNLV directed by Dr. Felix Wang is hiring a full-time research assistant (i.e., lab manager/coordinator) to help conduct language acquisition and processing studies with infants, children and adults. We conduct behavioral studies, eye-tracking studies and EEG recordings. The successful candidate will have frequent contact with graduate students and research assistants, and will have plenty of opportunities for scientific involvement in all aspects of research projects in the lab including journal articles and conference presentations. Thus, this position is an excellent stepping stone for someone planning to go to graduate school in psycholinguistics.
 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assisting lab members and the PIs in the running of experiments
  • Recruiting infant, children and adult participants, contacting preschools and science museums.
  • Coordinating and training undergraduate research assistants
  • Designing, running and analyzing experiments with infants, children, and adults
  • Developing experimental materials, and data management/analysis      
  • Assisting in planning lab events and meetings
  • Additional duties include management of human subject information, assisting in the reporting of information to funding institutions and Penn’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), and lab scheduling.


Essential qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, or Cognitive Science
  • 0-1 year of research experience, preferably with children or infants (an equivalent combination of education and experience can be considered).
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (especially with young children and families).
  • Be detail-oriented, motivated, creative, organized, and able to work independently
  • Experience is required in Microsoft Excel and statistical analysis software (preferably Stata and/or Matlab).
     

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience recruiting infants/children
  • Prior experience in psychology research and/or computational modeling.
  • Proficient programming skills, ideally in Javascript and Matlab.
  • Flexible work availability (including evenings and weekends) is desirable. 

 

To Apply:

Please send an email titled "UNLV Lab Manager Application" to Dr. Wang hao.wang@unlv.edu with a CV, a cover letter and at least two reference contacts (email and phone) with your application. The position is for one year but may extend for another year, contingent on funding.

Please apply as soon as possible because we will begin reviewing applications immediately. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. UNLV adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

For more information about the lab, please visit http://languagelab.sites.unlv.edu/


Bilingual Project Coordinator/VIP Sites Coordinator: Video Interaction Project at NYU Langone Health

We are seeking an English-Spanish bilingual candidate to join our team at the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health, School of Medicine. Our group, based at NYC H+H/Bellevue, delivers and studies VIP, a pediatrics-based parenting program designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations (work led by PI Alan Mendelsohn, MD; videointeractionproject.org). The candidate will be responsible for multiple project tasks and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, and others.

Specific tasks may include:

  • Supervision of sites that deliver Video Interaction Project, which involves:
  • Meeting regularly with staff members at sites and providing oversight and guidance
  • Conducting regular observations of VIP implementation, providing guidance and feedback about quality and fidelity of administration of intervention
  • Assessing compliance with processes at sites
  • Providing staff members with continued oversight and guidance
  • Reviewing data from each site to track progress and program results
  • Work with sites to resolve issues related to providing VIP as they arise
  • Facilitate replacement/ repairs of materials (computers, cameras, etc.)
  • Ordering, adapting, and updating of print materials for each site (posters, tri-folds, etc.)
     
  • Creating procedures for weekly / monthly site supervision visits
  • Development of simple tools/tracking systems at site and VIP level for coordination and consistency
  • Assisting with onboarding and training of new staff and interns at sites
  • Assisting with data management at sites
  • Assisting with other operational aspects of the study and program
  • Creating/updating site protocols and procedures in collaboration with VIP interventionists at each site
  • Providing regular reports to all stakeholders on program
  • Planning and coordinating site-based events for VIP, such as Early Literacy Celebrations
  • Outreach & collaboration with other organizations that partner with VIP and with sites, such as collaborating with local library systems for events and distribution of library cards

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, public health, or related field (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • At least 1 year previous supervisory experience preferred, in a health-care, education, research, administrative, client support, or retail setting.
  • Previous experience working in a health-care, education, or research setting preferred
  • Previous/proficiency experience w/ databases (e.g., Excel, SPSS, REDCap) preferred
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish strongly preferred

Locations:

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

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

Candidates will be based at NYC H+H/Bellevue but will be expected to regularly spend time at other local sites in NYC.  There may be opportunities for involvement in other ongoing programmatic and/or research projects as well as for occasional travel to locations outside of NYC.

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 "VIP Sites Coordinator" 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.


Lead Research Assitant Position: Casualty and Mind Lab at Brown University

The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (PI: David Sobel) anticipates hiring a full-time Lead Research Assistant (staff) position starting in Fall of 2019. 

The successful applicant will contribute to the lab’s research on children’s social cognition and causal reasoning, related to a set of NSF-funded projects. Responsibilities will include developing and implementing study materials, helping in design of experiments, recruiting and testing child participants, coding and analyzing data, monitoring human subject compliance, programming and managing experiments through Matlab, operating and managing the lab’s computer systems and apparatus for manual reach tracking, and supervising undergraduate research assistants. The position is for two years with a third year possible. More information about the lab is available here. 


Required qualifications are:

  • BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a related field with a minimum of 1 year of experience in a research laboratory.
  • Experience working with child participants in a research environment.
  • Experience collecting and maintaining data from child participants.
  • Ability to work independently.


Preferred qualifications are:

  • Proficiency in Matlab. 
  • Knowledge of at least one statistical programming environment (e.g., R, SPSS, Stata) and experience with data analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience with video coding.
  • Experience working specifically with children between the ages of 3-7.


To apply, please include a CV and a cover letter stating your research interests and experience. Please indicate any programming experience on your CV. Please also include the contact information of three individuals who will act as references. 

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position has a flexible start date, although we anticipate the position being filled before the end of the calendar year.

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


Lab Coordinator: Memory at Emory Lab, Emory University

The Memory at Emory laboratory in the Department of Psychology, Emory University (http://Scholarblogs.emory.edu/bauerlab/), directed by Dr. Patricia Bauer, seeks a full-time laboratory coordinator, Research Specialist. The position is available immediately. Apply online (https://staff-emory.icims.com/jobs/41801/job)

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


JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
  • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.
  • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
  • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
  • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.

  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field as well as previous research experience using behavioral, and/or electrophysiological methods. Experience managing research projects; previous experience working with children; the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills are essential. Computer skills should include knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and statistical software (such as SPSS, SAS, or R programming).


Data Manager: University of Pittsburgh

The Parents Promoting Early Learning project directed by Drs. Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Heather Bachman, and Melissa Libertus at the University of Pittsburgh is looking to hire a full-time data manager starting as soon as possible. The main goal of the project is to examine the role of the home learning environment for toddlers' and preschool-aged children's emerging math abilities. This position is ideal for recent college graduates looking to gain more research experience or for someone with training in a quantitative field who would like to apply these skills to an applied field. The position mainly entails data management (transfer and archiving of videos and audio recordings, scoring of assessments, management of databases, coding) and supervision of undergraduate research assistants. 

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=19007486&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Required qualifications:

  • BA/BS and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent digital data management and organizational skills
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet search)

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 is filled. Questions regarding these positions can be directed to Melissa Libertus (libertus@pitt.edu).


Laboratory Associate (Recruitment Coordinator): New York University 

Description

A group of eight developmental science laboratories at New York University is seeking to hire a full-time laboratory associate to serve as a recruitment coordinator to support developmental science at NYU. The coordinator will focus on building relationships with community organizations to facilitate recruitment of families to participate in research. The coordinator will engage in and manage public outreach and education, online outreach and recruitment efforts, in-person recruitment of families, and development of recruitment materials (online and printed). The coordinator will also help to manage sharing of research participants across labs, contribute to training and supervision of students and research assistants, help to coordinate events across the laboratories, and provide general support to researchers.

Qualifications

Desired qualifications include: bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field; previous research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory; excellent written and oral communication skills (including with public speaking); excellent interpersonal skills and organizational skills; Spanish language proficiency. Skills with visual design and social media would also be beneficial. The recruiter would be welcome to attend lab meetings in the participating labs and to engage with the community of researchers at NYU.

Application Instructions

Please feel free to contact marjorie.rhodes@nyu.edu with questions about this position. Please apply through the Interfolio Link. Please submit a resume, a cover letter describing relevant skills, experience, and professional goals, as well as contact information for two references.

To apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/68302


Research Assistant: Language Learning Laboratory at Boston College

The Language Learning Laboratory at Boston College, directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, invites applications for a full-time research assistant (two year commitment, with possibility of extension). This position will support a National Science Foundation project to study how people learn languages. The post-bac will have the opportunity to learn about and use cutting-edge methods in Big Data and machine learning. (Prior experience with machine learning is not necessary.)

Our research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific questions. This includes massive crowdsourcing efforts (our website, gameswithwords.org, has been visited by over 2,000,000 volunteer researchers). You can learn more about our lab at l3atbc.org. More information about post-bac positions in the lab is available at l3atbc.org/PostBac.html

The only requirements for this position are a bachelor's degree or equivalent (in hand by start date), diligence, and the ability to work in teams. However, valuable skills and experiences include: prior research experience, training in linguistics, knowledge of non-English languages, computer programming or statistical skills, and experience with science outreach and public engagement.

The position is available immediately but start date is flexible (though no later than 6/1/2020). We place a higher priority on the candidate than the start date.

To apply, visit forms.gle/VTFrMXyqGWdYiCuG6. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If this ad is still up, the position has not yet been filled! Please address any questions to Eric Gu (guer@bc.edu).


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 grantfunded
projects and help in development of new projects. The preferred start date is early-June 2020.
For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.

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 involvementwith 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 cnglab@georgetown.edu.

Please address any questions to Griffin Colaizzi at gc815@georgetown.edu.


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.

 

Clinical Research Assistant II: Gaab Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

The Gaab Lab is looking for a Clinical Research Assistant II to assist with all study phases of functional and structural MRI for our longitudinal infant MRI study. This position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. This Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for: Subject recruitment for pediatric research studies which will include close interaction with schools and daycare centers in the Boston area. Scheduling of pediatric (infant) research subjects. Maintaining of database, implementing and maintaining of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children, infants, and their parents) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). Under general supervision coordinating activities of daily operations of clinical research studies. Screening, consenting, recruiting, and selecting patients for studies. Preparing IRB and/or CCI 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. Assisting in writing articles and summary papers for various publications. 

To qualify, you must have: A Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required and one year of relevant work 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 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. Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Please apply through the Boston Children’s Hospital job portal. The ReqID is 52838BR: http://www.childrenshospital.org/career-opportunities


Clinical Research Assistant (Full-Time): Developmental Disorders and Genetics Research Program at Brown University & E.P. Bradley Hospital

The Developmental Disorders Genetics Research Program (DDGRP) at E.P. Bradley Hospital, a teaching hospital of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is seeking a Research Assistant to assist with clinical research studies of rare genetic and developmental disorders. These studies are part of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute’s Autism Initiative and are led by Dr. Eric M. Morrow, MD, Ph.D.

Description: interview participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent; maintenance of study records and tracking of study participants; data entry, reporting, and assistance with maintenance of database; and assistance with recruitment efforts. There are opportunities to participate in data analysis, submit poster presentations to conferences, and assist in preparation of manuscripts. The successful applicant would enter as part of a strong interdisciplinary team.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, behavioral sciences, biology, neuroscience or related field
  • Courses in research methodologies and statistics preferred
  • Minimum 1-2 years of research experience (preferably in a clinical research setting)
  • Experience with computer-based data entry and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required for enrollment appointments
  • Experience and/or interest in working with individuals with autism or neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.) is preferred

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and  CV/resume to Carrie Best, Project Coordinator, at CBest@lifespan.org

Project Coordinator - The Educational Psychology and Mathematics Learning Lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (NOTE: Listing Updated 11/1/19.)

The Educational Psychology and Mathematics Learning Lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a two-year full-time Project Coordinator starting as soon as possible.

The Project Coordinator will directly support three large research projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Science Foundation in Dr. Erin Ottmar's Educational Psychology and Mathematics Learning Lab. The lab designs and develops new dynamic technology-based tools for mathematics teaching and learning (Graspable Math and the Wearable Learning Cloud Platform) and conduct classroom-based research examining the effectiveness of these interventions.

Position Description:

The project coordinator will be responsible for a wide-range of administrative and analytic tasks, including: support for grant initiatives (e.g., reviews of literature, programs, policies, and webinars), data management (e.g., cleaning and coding quantitative and qualitative data), research support (e.g., help conducting experiments, conference presentations, manuscript preparation and review, grants management, IRB), communication and administration (e.g.,meeting and travel arrangements, training undergraduate research assistants, note taking). They will also help support recruitment and maintain relationships with teachers and their schools who participate in these projects, and help manage the creation and implementation of materials, content, and interventions for these teachers. They will also be asked to perform other related job duties as assigned.

The Project Coordinator will have the opportunity to engage with WPI Learning Sciences and Technology students, faculty and staff as well as researcher consultants and school districts across the country. The position offers early scholars an opportunity to learn hands-on how to develop, conduct, and disseminate interdisciplinary, education practice and policy-relevant research.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates must have: (1) a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Human Development, Education, Statistics, or related field; (2) strong analytic, writing, and communication skills; (3) the ability to balance, prioritize, and follow-through with multiple tasks and attend to detail with a big-picture understanding of applied research; (4) an aptitude for and interest in data management and measurement; and (5) interest in programs and interventions aimed at improving the education of children.

The candidate should be highly organized, think critically, flexibly and analytically, and be able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience working in research conducted in K-12 classroom settings is a plus.

To apply, please visit the application page. Applications will be reviewed immediately.

Please send questions and applications to Dr. Erin Ottmar (erottmar@wpi.edu). Include a CV, a cover letter and at least three reference contacts (email and phone) with your application. The position is for two years.

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.


Lab Manager: Kid's Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh

The Kids’ Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh directed by Dr. Melissa Libertus is looking to hire a full-time lab manager starting as soon as possible. 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 click here.

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: Human Nature and Potentials Lab at the University of Chicago

The Human Nature and Potentials Lab (https://voices.uchicago.edu/potentialslab) at the University of Chicago,
directed by Dr. Fan Yang, is recruiting a lab manager to begin as soon as possible (e.g., start date flexible but earlier
is preferred). Our lab studies the social and moral nature and potentials of children and adults, in relation to
fundamental life questions such as perceived happiness and meaning. The lab manager will play a crucial role in
setting up and running the lab, as well as be actively involved in the lab’s research. The position can be renewed to
multiple years, depending on the performance and career plan of the individual. There may also be opportunities to develop independent projects, attend conferences, and co-author manuscripts. This position is ideal for highly
motivated individuals planning to pursue a PhD in developmental psychology, social psychology or related fields.

Responsibilities

  • Recruiting participants and building connections with museums, schools and families.
  • Scheduling and testing child and adult participants.
  • Designing and creating studies and experimental stimuli.
  • Coding, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Preparing research manuscripts and reports.
  • Assisting with training and mentoring undergraduate and master student RAs.
  • Providing administrative support and overseeing day-to-day lab operations (e.g., managing IRB protocols,reviews maintaining lab supplies, scheduling lab events and meetings).

Competencies

  • Basic knowledge in psychology required.
  • Good problem-solving skills required.
  • Attention to details required.
  • Organizational and management skills required.
  • Ability to learn new research techniques or methods required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field required.
  • One year of relevant research experience in related fields (e.g., developmental psychology, social psychology) preferred.
  • Prior experience working with children and parents preferred.

Techincal Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Familiarity with and desire to learn statistical analysis skills preferred.

Required Documents

Please send the following documents to Dr. Fan Yang at fan.yang@uchicago.edu:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • References (name and contact information for at least two references)


Project Coordinator: Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development advances
interdisciplinary research, supports human capital in the field, informs and educates the public,
and advocates for sound public policy for child health and wellness.

Children and Screens seeks an experienced, self-motivated and highly organized individual to
join our staff as a Project Coordinator. Reporting directly to the President, the Project
Coordinator position is a dynamic opportunity for a motivated professional to support Children
and Screens’ mission to promote an evidence-based national dialogue and rigorous, objective
research on the impact of digital media on children and adolescents.

The Project Coordinator is accountable for the execution of Institute projects of varying size and
complexity involving interdisciplinary dialogue, research, and public information within the field
of media’s impact on child development. The scope bridges the medical, neuroscientific, social
science, education and academic communities. In addition to carrying out important project
tasks, the Project Coordinator works with team members (Institute staff and interns) to ensure
that every aspect of a project is being addressed and managed efficiently in accordance with
the project objectives set and communicated by the President of Children and Screens.

Responsibilites Include:

  • Coordinating projects of different sizes (small/medium/large) through all projectphases, including coordinating scientific research workgroups
  • Collaborating with team members to ensure all pieces of the project adhere to the defined project objectives
  • Interfacing with various project stakeholders (clinicians, researchers, public healthexperts, etc.) and project sponsors on work progress
  • Researching scientific, medical, and educational literature relevant to Institute project materials and resources
  • Developing public information materials communicating project objectives
  • Ensuring that project meetings are scheduled, timely, and goal-oriented, with outputsdocumented, and keeping the projects moving on a day-to-day basis
  • Maintaining and monitoring project schedules, materials, information, and resources
  • Mentoring Research and/or Communications interns and guiding intern activities andresponsibilities

Candidate Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • B.S. / B.A. in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, or other related scientific fields required
  • Advanced degree in any of the fields listed above or related field strongly preferred
  • Must be able to prioritize and multitask
  • Possesses a strong attention to detail and is highly organized
  • Must be able to work with a team and independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt and desire to continuously learn new skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; Google Suite; Mac OS
  • Experience with WordPress is preferred

Application Procedure:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered,
applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. To apply, applicants must email the
following to jobs@childrenandscreens.com:

  • A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this position will contribute to your professional goals;
  • A resume, transcript and contact information for two academic or professionalreferences. Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an equal opportunity
employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.


Project Assistant/Coordinator: English-Chinese Bilingual VIP Coach
BELLE Project & Video Interaction Project at NYU Langone Health School of Medicine

We are seeking an English-Mandarin Chinese bilingual Project Assistant or Project Coordinator to work on a behavioral project in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health School of Medicine, based at NYC H+H/Bellevue, involving development and delivery of the Video Interaction Project at pediatric clinics in NYC to improve child development outcomes (PI: Alan Mendelsohn, MD). The candidate will be responsible for multiple project tasks.

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)
  • Maintain records of family participation in the program
  • Develop rapport with parents and children who are in the program
  • Coordinate with parents and track/schedule upcoming program visits
  • Recruiting participants for the program
  • Conduct interviews with parents about a range of topics, including screens for depression and questions about their child’s development and behaviors
  • Assist with adaptation of program for new patient population
  • Translate project-related documents
  • Maintain databases and perform data entry
  • Assist with research tasks, if active at the site
  • 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

Project Coordinator tasks may additionally include:

• Lead the adaptation of program and program materials for Chinese/Chinese-American population, including translating program and training materials, conducting needs assessments and/or focus groups with patients and providers, piloting the program with patients, meeting regularly with research and clinical staff regarding program adaptation
• Provide program training or supervision for new staff members

Requirements:

  • Written and spoken fluency in Mandarin Chinese
  • 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
  • For Project Coordinator: Master’s Degree preferred

Locations:

This position may require spending time in the following locations: NYC H+H/Gouverneur [Lower East Side in Manhattan], NYU Langone Brooklyn [Sunset Park in Brooklyn], NYC H+H/Bellevue [Kips Bay in Manhattan]. 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. 

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please reach out to Yuliya Gurevich via email.  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.


English/Spanish Bilingual Parent Coach (Video Interaction Project): NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue (Manhattan)
Center for Child Development, Pediatrics Department

NYC Health + Hospitals seeks a full-time child life specialist, health educator, or equivalent, to work within the Center for Child Development and pediatric primary care as part of an exciting initiative to provide integrated maternal/family health, pediatric primary, and behavioral health care. The goal is to provide relationship-based, individualized support to families in the context of pediatric primary care.

Responsibilities include:

  • Meeting with parents/caregivers and children from birth to 5 years of age, before or after their pediatrics appointment, to discuss developmental goals, provide developmentally appropriate learning or play materials, and discuss ways that parents/caregivers can engage their child in such activities at home
  • Creating a short video of parents/caregivers playing and/or reading with their child and then watching it together to provide feedback about their interactions, with a focus on reinforcing positive interactions and noticing missed opportunities
  • Providing parents/caregivers with a copy of their video and learning/play material to promote parent/caregiver-child engagement at home
  • Reviewing specific suggestions to improve parent/caregiver-child interactions through play, reading, and daily routines
  • Collaborating and sharing information with respective pediatricians and other medical and behavioral health care providers
  • Actively collaborating and coordinating activities and referrals with other hospital units (e.g., Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Women’s Health) to facilitate warm hand-offs and seamlessly integrated service provision
  • Performing other related assignments involving integrated pediatric, behavioral, and family healthcare.

Requirements for this position include:

  1. A bachelor’s degree, preferably with a focus in health, early childhood education, psychology, or related fields;
  2. Master’s degree preferred, in the fields of psychology, education, or public health, and/or with certification as a Child Life Specialist or Health Educator;
  3. Strong interpersonal skills for working collaboratively with pediatric and behavioral health staff and a diverse group of families and children;
  4. A deep understanding of the impact of attachment, play, shared reading, and daily routines on child development and school readiness; and
  5. Demonstrated commitment to prevention-based programming and promotion of educational equity.

**Spanish Fluency STRONGLY Preferred

About the Facility and Program:

NYC Health+Hospitals is the largest public hospital network in the country, and NYC H+H/Bellevue is the oldest hospital in the country in addition to being home to a large number of medical firsts in research, science, education, medicine, and medical training. Bellevue is affiliated with NYU School of Medicine. The candidate would work closely with NYC H+H and NYU School of Medicine teams in the Pediatrics, Child Life, and Social Determinants of Health departments as well as with program staff for IMPACT and VIP Center of Excellence.

To apply, click here and search for job ID 49474 (Sr Children's Counselor- 00056648).

It is the policy of NYC Health + Hospitals to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants of the System regardless of actual or perceived age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender (including sexual harassment), gender identity, marital and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, status as a Veteran or Active Service Member, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, and/or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, and sex offenses and/or any other protected class under the applicable federal, state and local antidiscrimination laws.


Research Assistant: Cheatham Lab at the University of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is a freestanding research institute that is approximately 2 hours from Chapel Hill (20 minutes from Charlotte). It is part of a major collaborative effort (funded by the State of North Carolina) between UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, NC Agricultural & Technical University, NC Central University, and North Carolina State University. Scientists at the NRI focus on using cutting edge genomic and metabolomic biotechnology to develop innovative approaches to understanding the role of diet and activity in normal brain development, the prevention of cancer, and the prevention and treatment of other chronic diseases.

THIS IS AN APPROXIMATE ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED FULL-TIME POSITION

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN KANNAPOLIS, NC (NEAR CHARLOTTE), APPROXIMATELY TWO (2) HOURS FROM THE UNC MAIN CAMPUS IN CHAPEL HILL.

This Research Assistant position will be part of the Cheatham Laboratory, which investigates how nutrition can improve children’s brain function. Specifically, the team studies the importance of nutrients for the development of memory and attention abilities. This position will be responsible for identifying and recruiting infants to participate in ongoing studies, running study sessions, collecting and summarizing data, maintaining databases, and operating and maintaining scientific equipment. The position will involve the identification of study populations and recruitment of participants; IRB and HIPAA training will be provided.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
  • Working knowledge of developmental cognitive neuroscience research procedures and techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of informed consent.
  • Experience managing large databases.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal communication skills, both in-person and over the phone.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills and professionalism, including the ability to build rapport with a variety of diverse populations.
  • Must have reliable transportation in order to attend local speaking engagements and to deliver study materials.
  • Familiarity with EGI electrophysiology system.
  • Familiarity with elicited imitation protocols.
  • Must be able to lift infants and toddlers up to 30 pounds with or without accommodation.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, On-call occasionally, Weekend work occasionally.

To apply or learn more about this position click here.

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.


Research Assistant: University of Maryland Center for Childhood Education and Intervention

Application Deadline: December 15, 2019

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention at the University of Maryland College Park (UMD), is seeking full-time and part-time research assistants (RAs) to work on a project to evaluate an early care, education, and intervention program for low-income infants and toddlers, and their families. The RAs would be part of a busy and thriving research-to-practice group at the University of Maryland. This position is ideal for a young professional wanting to work with children and families and/or seeking to attend graduate school at a later point.

Responsibilities: The RA duties for this position are primarily related to data collection for the evaluation of a program serving low-income infants, toddlers, and their families. Specifically, RAs will conduct home visits to collect data on family characteristics and experiences, and to administer assessments to infants and toddlers. Other data collection activities may include recruiting families for the project at child care centers, as well as interviewing child care center staff. Although the project is housed at University of Maryland College Park, data collection occurs in low-income communities of Washington, DC. Given that the data collection occurs in families’ homes, ideally candidates will have access to a car. Home visits are scheduled at the times that work best for families. They are primarily conducted on weekday mornings, weekday evenings, and weekend mornings. RAs are expected to work 20-40 hours per week on a flexible schedule.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills are required.
  • Must have evening and weekend availability.
  • Must be available to work at least 20 hours per week.
  • Experience working in low-income communities is preferred.
  • Some experience working with children and families is preferred.
  • Infant/toddler assessment experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Major in psychology, education, child development, family science, or a related discipline.
  • Background using SPSS or other data entry programs is a plus, but not required.

How to Apply: Please send the following in one pdf file to Cassie Simons.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV).
  • Half page (double-spaced) letter of interest describing the applicant’s related experiences, interest in the position, and future career aspirations.
  • Names and contact information for 1-2 references (references can come from work or volunteer experience or academic advisors or instructors).
  • An unofficial transcript for any undergraduate or graduate work completed.
  • For best consideration, please submit your application by December 15th, 2019.


Research Assistant: Cognitive Development Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University

The Cognitive Development Laboratory in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University looking for a full-time Research Assistant (RA). The selected candidate will work on an an NSF-funded project examining experience-driven changes in semantic knowledge. This is a full-time one-year position with benefits and possible extension for two years. The start date is January 2020.

The selected candidate will work closely with Dr. Anna Fisher and Dr. Catarina Vales in designing and implementing new studies, reviewing the literature, testing children, coding data, and analyzing and presenting research results. The candidate will be part of a highly collaborative scientific environment with many opportunities for growth and learning, and will have access to exceptional resources at Carnegie Mellon University. This position is ideally suited for a recent graduate who wants research experience in developmental science prior to applying to graduate school.

We are looking for someone with excellent organization and communication skills, who is self-directed, and works well with others. Familiarity with basic computer skills is required, as is willingness to learn new tech skills (e.g., new software; programming). Prior experience in a research environment in psychology, cognitive science, or related fields with human subjects is also required.  

Desirable skills include:

  1. prior experience collecting data from children younger than 7
  2. familiarity with photo/video editing and/or eye tracking software
  3. experience with statistical analysis & software (e.g., R, SPSS)
  4. programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python).


Interested individuals should apply online to position #2014307 by clicking here.

Inquiries about this position can be sent to cvales@andrew.cmu.edu.


Clinical Research Coordinator: Stanford University School of Medicine

The Stanford University Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) (PI: Dr. Katerine Travis) is seeking to hire a clinical research coordinator for an NICHD-funded R00 grant examining the long-term language outcomes after a language intervention for preterm infants.  The project will gather longitudinal MRI and behavioral data on infants born preterm with follow up visits at 12- and 18-month-old.

Comprised by a strong team of scientists and clinicians and located within an enriching academic setting, the Stanford DBP Pediatrics offers a stimulating research environment, full of collaborative and networking opportunities.

The position is ideal for a candidate who wishes to gain additional research experience before applying to a graduate program in Neuroscience or Psychology with emphasis in human development.  There may be opportunities to develop independent projects, attend conferences, and co-author manuscripts.

Please click here for the position description for more details and application instructions.