Psychology Department

Jobs & Summer Internships

(Last Updated: 6/6/19)

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

 

Camp Counselor: Ramapo for Children

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

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

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


 


 


 

 

 

 

Outside Employment Opportunities

Lab Coordinator: The Cooperation Lab at Boston College

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Clinical Research Coordinator:  Manoach Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital

The Manoach Lab is looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full-time research coordinator for several projects investigating the neural basis and nature of cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders. This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine. The primary line of investigation focuses on the contribution of abnormal sleep to impaired memory consolidation in schizophrenia and autism. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephalography), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, lab mates, and collaborators on all aspects of the research projects. Training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided. Responsibilities are varied and include managing patient studies, recruitment, screening and characterization of participants, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications. The candidate must be willing to conduct overnight sleep studies at the hospital. Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience are an asset, as is a high level of comfort with novel computer applications and environments. A background in psychology, statistics, and neuroscience is an asset. A mentored research project is encouraged. The candidate must be mature and responsible with excellent organizational, interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, feel comfortable working with clinical and non-clinical study populations, work as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. To apply, visit the MGH careers website and search for job number 3080927. Please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications, career goals, and motivation for applying to work with us. You can find more information about us and our research at https://manoachlab.mgh.harvard.edu/.


Camp Counselor: Ramapo for Children

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

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

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


Lab Manager: Yale Computation and Cognitive Development Lab

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

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

 

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

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

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

Required qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Information about our internship may be found here:

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

The application for our internship may be found here:

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


Research Specialist: University of Pennsylvania

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


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

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

Specific tasks may include:

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

Requirements:

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

Locations:

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

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

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

To Apply

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

A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Full time positions come with comprehensive benefits packages. Note that NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


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

The Gaab Lab is looking for a Research Assistant to assist with all study phases of functional and structural MRI for several projects. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies which will include close interaction with schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). This position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience.

Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy or statistics helpful. Prior experience working with infants and small children (e.g. in a preschool or daycare setting or within a research project) will be a plus. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with children. Start will be ASAP. Please apply here with the REQ ID 49957BR  AND send an additional application package to Dr. Nadine Gaab (Nadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Lab Manager/Research Assistant: Brown University

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

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

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

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


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

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

Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.
 
Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu/

 

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

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

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


Research Assistant in Language Development: Harvard Lab in Developmental Studies

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

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

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

Necessary Qualifications: 

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

Skills that would be put to good use include:

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

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

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


Project Manager: Rutgers University at Newark

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

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

Requirements are a bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and especially with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

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


Lab Manager: Berkeley Early Learning Lab

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

Qualifications

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

Preferred Experience

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

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


Lab Manager: Cognition and Development Lab at Yale University

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Email address for applications:  langlearninglabjobs@gmail.com

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

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


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

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

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

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


Lab 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.


Research Assistant: University of Pittsburgh Infant Communication Lab

The Infant Communication Lab at the University of Pittsburgh directed by Dr. Jana Iverson (http://www.pitt.edu/~icl) is looking to hire a full-time research assistant starting June/July 2019. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate wishing to gain more research experience in a developmental psychology laboratory before graduate school. It involves working on an NIH-funded study of the development of walking, exploration, and language in infants with vs. without a family history of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Responsibilities include participation in data collection at home visits, coding of infant behavior from video, data entry, assistance with recruitment, data processing/management/analysis, and supervision of undergraduate research assistants.

A two year commitment is requested. Opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to conferences, and prepare papers for publication are available. Individuals who have held this position in the past have gone to graduate programs in psychology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and education.

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=19003868&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Required qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Prior research experience
  • Substantial research or work experience with very young children and with children with ASD or other special needs
  • A strong interest in developmental psychology
  • Experience using software such as Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Comfortable with technical trouble shooting
  • Well-organized, attentive to detail, calm under pressure, and comfortable multitasking

Skills that would be put to good use include:

  • Experience with video coding
  • Experience with data management
  • Experience with kinematic data collection
  • Experience with Matlab and Datavyu
  • Coursework in developmental psychology, language development, motor development, and statistics
  • A sense of humor

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


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, Psycholinguistics: University of Potsdam

Application Deadline (for full consideration): June 15, 2019

We are seeking to hire a research assistant for work on language in aging, with a focus on morphology. The key responsibility will be to conduct behavioral experiments on participants across the adult lifespan, including recruitment, testing, data preprocessing, and statistical analyses.  

The applicant should hold (at most) a Masters degree. However, individuals with a Bachelors degree, if combined with relevant experience conducting behavioral experiments, are also welcome to apply. 

The position, which is pending final funding, is at the University of Potsdam in Germany, at the Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism (PRIM). This is a full-time position (40 h/week) and will be paid according to the German salary scale 12 TV-L (Tarifgebiet Ost). 

Starting date: 1 November 2019 (for one year, with the possibility of contract renewal for another two years) 

Essential qualities/qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, or a related field
  • Experience conducting psychological/psycholinguistic experiments
  • Flexibility to work outside regular office hours, to accommodate participants’ schedules 
  • A creative mind, with the ability to work highly independently and to think quickly on one’s feet 
  • Basic experience with stimulus presentation software (e.g., E-Prime, DMDX, Presentation)
  • Basic level of experience with statistical software packages (e.g., R)
  • Fluent command of (spoken) German (participants will be German native speakers)
  • Good command of English 


Desired (non-essential) qualities/qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a related field
  • Experience with less-commonly-studied populations (including older people)
  • Experience with E-Prime
  • Advanced experience with statistical analyses of behavioral data 


The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunities employer. The goal is to enhance the percentage of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women, therefore, are particularly encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability.

Please send any informal inquiries, as well as your application (cover letter, CV, and if possible the names of two potential references), to Dr. Jana Reifegerste: jr1754@georgetown.edu. Even if you feel that you might not fully qualify, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to hire an enthusiastic hard worker whom we could train further.  

Applications submitted prior to June 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.


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.