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Important University Dates - Academic Year 2020/2021
8/19/2020 Fall Term enrollment period ends for all students 8/19/2020 Fall Term classes begin remotely 8/19/2020 Fall term classes continue in-person where appropriate 9/4/2020 Fall Term add/drop period ends (no extended drop period this semester) 9/7/2020 Labor Day (University open, classes in session) 9/16/2020 Deadline to submit Grade Option/Audit forms to the Dean's Office 9/25/2020 Family Weekend 10/14/2020 Student Self-Care Day (no classes) 10/20/2020 Fall Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean's Office 10/20/2020 Final Exam Conflict Form Submission Deadline 10/23/2020 Spring Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students) 10/26/2020 Spring Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students) 11/7/2020 Spring Term open enrollment period begins 11/20/2020 Fall Term: Last day for undergraduate day classes 11/23/2020 Final examination period for undergraduate day classes, In-Person Finals only 11/25/2020 Thanksgiving Recess for students (no classes), all schools 11/30/2020 CGS, Saturday Only, graduate, and evening classes meet remotely during this period; final exams held last scheduled class 11/30/2020 Final examination period for undergraduate day classes, Remote Finals only 12/5/2020 Last Day of the Undergraduate Fall Term 12/6/2020 Winter Recess for students (no classes), all schools 12/12/2020 Fall Term Ends: Official date for degrees awarded in Fall Term 12/17/2020 Late Withdrawal request deadline for all December 2020 graduating seniors 1/9/2021 Residence halls open 1/18/2021 Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday observance (University closed) 1/19/2021 Spring Term classes begin 1/19/2021 Spring Term enrollment period ends for all students 2/3/2021 Late Withdrawal deadline for all students for Fall Term 2020 courses 2/5/2021 Spring Term add/drop period ends 2/12/2021 Summer Term open enrollment begins (Veteran Students) 2/15/2021 Summer Term open enrollment begins (Non-Veteran Students) 2/16/2021 Deadline to submit Grade Option/Audit forms to Dean's Office (S/NC) 2/23/2021 Student self-care day (no classes) 3/19/2021 Fall Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students) 3/19/2021 Final Exam Conflict Form submission deadline 3/20/2021 Final Day to Withdraw from ALL Classes with Partial Refund 3/22/2021 Fall Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students) 3/24/2021 Student self-care day (no classes)
3/26/2021 Spring Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean's Office – EXTENDED to 4/20/2021
4/3/2021 Fall Term open enrollment period begins
4/20/2021 Spring Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean's Office - NEW DATE
4/23/2021 Spring Term: Last day for undergraduate day classes
4/24/2021 CGS, Saturday Only, graduate, and evening classes meet during this period; final exams held during last scheduled class
4/26/2021 Final examination period for undergraduate day classes
5/1/2021 Spring Term Ends: Official date for degrees awarded in Spring Term
- Department of Psychology Commencement Ceremony - New Posting
- PEIC April Newsletter
- Directed Research Undergraduate Survey
- Departmental Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
- Academic Year 2020/2021 FAQ and Student Success Resources
- Advanced Directed Research Course (ADRC) PSY 1064
- APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field
- Pitt Commons Updates - New Posting
- Monitored Withdrawal Deadline Extended
- The Meal Scholarship Program
- Emergency Funds Available for Students
- New Class, SHRS 1001 Case Studies in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
- Bridge Beyond Pgh, Student Club
- Pittsburgh Sexual Assault Brochure
- Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), University of Pittsburgh
- Sustainability Survey
- Time Out with the Career Center, A podcast on Anchor
- Study Lab Resources
- Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health
- Student Loan Repayment Information
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session
- University Events Calendar
- Marshall Scholarship, United Kingdom
- 60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students
- Archival scholar Research Awards (ASRA)
- UHC National Scholarship
- Undergraduate Awards
- Psycho-oncology Research, Volunteers Needed - New Posting
- AHN's Hospital Elder Life Program is recruiting volunteers
- Diversity Mentorship Program, University of British Columbia
- Student Intern for Academic Innovation Team, University of Pittsburg
- Summer Volunteer Opportunity, Hospital Elder Life Program Shadyside Hospital
- Founding Generation Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates
- Paid Summer Internship, University of California, Irvine
- Join the Sneak Peek Program at Northwestern University
- 2021 Summer Treatment Program Staff Positions
- Participate in Research Study, the social sources of our sexual values
- Black Women in Academia (BWA): Supporting, Healing, Empowering Study Opportunity
- Research Study @ Home Paid Participation
- Developmental Discovery Days, Columbia University
- Summer Treatment Program Staff Positions, Florida International University
- APA Undergraduate Research Database
- Survey Option, Joint Study w/ Concordia's Psychology and Philosophy Departments
- 2020 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Infection Prevention Externship
- Paid Decision-making Experiments, Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL)
- Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), Student Research Coalition
- APA Psychology Student Network
- Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested
- Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study
- Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online
- Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University
- School Psychology, Rider University
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill
- M.Ed. Counselor Education, University of Virginia
- MEd Child Studies, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
- PhD Experimental Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Getting into Psych Grad School: A Panel for BIPOC Students, recording
- PhD and MA Psychology, Brandeis University
- Human Development and Family Science, Penn State
- PhD Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS), Brown University
- Virtual Fall Visitation Events, Heinze College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
- PhD Applied Developmental Science, Colorado State University
- Developmental Science, UMass Amherst
- California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology Graduate Programs
- New Clinical Psychology Program, University of California, Irvine
- New Certification Available in Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
- M.S. in Psychology, Saint Joseph's University
- Michigan Program in Survey Methodology
- Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology
- Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University
- University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program
- Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD
- Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
- Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development
Experimental Psychology MS Program
- Full-time Research Project Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis - New Posting
- Full-time Human Resources Technologist, Penn State College of Medicine - New Posting
- Full-time Research Assistant, University of Michigan - New Posting
- Full-time Research Specialist, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
- Full-time Junior Laboratory Associate, New York University
- Full-time Research Assistant, Temple University
- Full-time Research Assistants, Johns Hopkins University
- Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland
- Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Maryland
- Allegheny Community Home Care Fellowship Program
- Full-time Research Study Coordinator, Northwestern University
- Research Project Coordinator/Technician, Purdue University
- Two Full-time Research Assistant Positions, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
- Full-time Research Assistant, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
- Full-time Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh
- Two Full-time Research Associate Positions, University of Pittsburgh
- Mental Health Skills Group Facilitator
- Full-time Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Research Coordinator, University of Chicago
- Full-time Research Assistant Position, Brown University
- Full-time Project Manager/Research Associate, Haskins Laboratories
- Full-time Laboratory Manager, University of Delaware
- Full-time Research Coordinator, Florida International University
- Full-time Research Lab Manager Position, Boston College
- Clinical Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
- Research Assistant, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Language Lab
- Full-time Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania
- Full-time Research Associate, University of Delaware
- Maggie's Place AmeriCorps
- Hope Service Year Program Employment Opportunity
- Psychology Jobs & Internships
- Full-time Research Assistant, The Music Lab, Harvard University
- The Woodlands Summer Jobs
- Full-time Junior Lab Associate, New York University
- 2 Professional Research Positions, University of Colorado Boulder
- Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers, Collection of employment and post-bac opportunities
- Lab Coordinator, The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) at Northeastern University
- Two Full-time Research Coordinators, Arizona Canine Cognition Center and Laboratory for Evolutionary Endocrinology of Primates
- Peace Corps Applications
- Community Partners Job Listings
- Hands of Hope, Residential Care Program
- PennEnvironment is Hiring
Department of Psychology Virtual Commencement Ceremony - New Posting
Virtual Commencement Ceremony
We hope that you and your family will join the Psychology Department as we celebrate your great and unique accomplishments!
Please mark your calendars for a virtual recognition ceremony in honor of this year's Psychology graduates to be held on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Additional details will be sent in an invitation to all graduating seniors to your Pitt email address the week of April 12, 2021.
December 2020, April 2021 applicants and August 2021 applicants will be invited.
PEIC April Newsletter
Directed Research Undergraduate Survey
The Undergraduate Student Representatives of the UEC (Undergraduate Education Committee for Pitt’s Psychology Program) are looking for feedback and input from students who have previously or are currently involved in Directed Research. This brief anonymous survey will allow students to openly and honestly share their experience so that the undergraduate student representatives can share this information with the faculty on the committee to make adjustments and improve the experience for students.
Departmental Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
The Psychology department recognizes the importance of diversity and equity in creating an academically rich and inclusive environment for our students. Here are some of the efforts within the department to improve our climate and ensure that every student feels welcomed and has access to the resources they need to succeed at Pitt and beyond.
Psychology Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Community (PEIC):
- PEIC includes faculty, students, and staff in the psychology department with the aim of increasing equal representation, pride, inclusivity, community, and engagement for traditionally underrepresented and marginalized groups within the field of psychology.
- PEIC Undergraduate Efforts Subcommittee: The goals of this subcommittee are to increase equity and feelings of inclusion and belonging for psychology students from underrepresented groups and to help these students learn about research and graduate opportunities in psychology. This subcommittee includes undergraduate representatives to help guide efforts and enhance communication with undergraduate students.
- Current PEIC Undergraduate Efforts Subcommittee projects:
- Panel with undergraduate directed research students on how and why to get involved with research in the psychology department
- Events with graduate students to learn more about things like applying to graduate school, taking a gap year, and training programs available for undergraduate students of color.
- Psychology courses with a specific focus on diversity and equity: Psychology of Racism, Psychology of Gender, Psychology of Women+, Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality, and Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice
- Faculty are encouraged to create an inclusive classroom environment for all of their courses. To help with this effort, an outside consultant will conduct a series of anti-racist teaching pedagogy workshops with faculty.
- All faculty searches must follow established guidelines for increasing the diversity of job applicants and evaluating candidates on their contributions to enhancing a climate of diversity and inclusion within the department.
Stay tuned for announcements and updates on our ongoing efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion in our department!
Academic Year 2020/2021 FAQ and Student Success Resources
With all of the uncertainty of this academic year the Psychology Advising Office continues to search for and update our website with up-to-date academic information, academic and social resources, as well as changes to dates, deadlines and policies. While many of these are listed at least briefly in the Weekly Announcements, you can also find them throughout our website. Please be sure to review the following links as needed.
APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field
APA's Center for Workforce Studies (CWS) collects, analyzes and disseminates data about the psychology workforce and education system.
For example: Did you know that only 14% of psychology bachelor’s degree holders go on to earn a graduate degree in psychology? And that only 4% obtain a doctoral level degree in psychology? To learn more about degree pathways in psychology, see our interactive data tool at https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-pathways.
Also, did you know that the number of psychology bachelor’s degrees awarded annually has plateaued in recent years? Or that psychology doctorates are most often awarded in the subfield of clinical psychology, whereas master’s degrees are most often awarded in counseling psychology? To learn much more about degrees in psychology, see our interactive data tool at https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-psychology or download our recent report on psychology graduate degrees awarded within in the last decade: https://www.apa.org/workforce/publications/2017-postsecondary-data
Through the use of surveys, federal statistics and data mining, we gather information about the profession of psychology — including its scientific and educational communities, practitioners and psychologists working in the public interest.
Pitt Commons Updates - New Posting
“Flash” mentoring for 2021 graduates – We will again be hosting a flash mentoring event for students graduating next month. The goal is to pair each participating student with an alum for a brief discussion and provide advice about this time of transition. Students and alumni can join the program here.
Projects on Pitt Commons – There are still a handful of exciting short-term positions that are great opportunities for students looking to boost their skills and resumes after the end of the school year. Again, we would love your help in getting the word out to students about these opportunities! Learn more and browse open positions here.
Monitored Withdrawal Deadline Extended
The Monitored Withdrawal deadline has been extended until Tuesday, April 20 (instead of March 26). Students will continue to use the Monitored Withdrawal form through April 20.
The Meal Scholarship Program
The Meal Scholarship Program is a new initiative from the Campus Basic Needs Committee, designed to provide an additional short-term food resource for students facing food insecurity caused by an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances. The Meal Scholarship Committee is composed of student support staff from The Office of PittServes, CARS Team, Panther Central, and OAFA.
Students should apply using this formLinks to an external site., which takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. If you experience any issues with the new form, please reach out to email@example.com so we can resolve the issue promptly.
Emergency Funds Available for Students
CRRSAA allocated $30.6 million to the University of Pittsburgh, of which at least $10.6 million was mandated toward direct support to students. Recognizing the immense financial burden students and their families are facing, the University will be distributing an additional $4.7 million of CRRSAA funds to students above what is federally mandated, for a total of $15.3 million.
Pitt will distribute this funding directly to approximately 15,200 graduate and undergraduate students who, as of February 18, 2021, had a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, demonstrated financial need, met eligibility requirements to receive federal Title IV financial aid and had a federal student aid disbursement for spring 2021.
More information about these grants and what can be expected is found here: https://www.coronavirus.pitt.edu/crrsaa-funding.
New Class, SHRS 1001 Case Studies in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Bridge Beyond Pgh, Student Club
My name is Lian and this year, I was able to start a club called Bridge Beyond Pgh. We are committed to assisting those who experience homelessness and housing instability with finding and connecting them to resources they need. This includes, but is not limited to, housing, meals, legal, medical, and educational support. These resources will be different for everyone since people intrinsically have different needs. We recognize that there are numerous pre-existing resources available for this population. However, accessibility remains a significant issue. Our team of volunteers is devoted to connecting these individuals to the resources they are seeking in a holistic, non-judgmental manner.
If you’re interested in joining, please fill out this interest form! https://forms.gle/Ypokj5SYq6bYoftV6
Everyone is welcome!
Follow us on Instagram and like our FB page for more information on our GBMs!
Pittsburgh Sexual Assault Brochure
Who to contact if you have been sexually assaulted sexually abused, or raped.
For all University of Pittsburgh Students, Staff, Faculty, and Administration
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), University of Pittsburgh
Many Psychology majors and minors have completed the REEES certificate, combining their studies in your department with the overlapping and interdisciplinary offerings of our program.
If you wish to learn more about Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Central Asia, please feel free reach out to: Trevor Erlacher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
REEES has a wide variety of scholarships, programs, events, and internships to offer Pitt students at all levels and in all disciplines. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. More information about what REEES has to offer undergraduate and graduate students can be found here: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/students/
The following survey is to get a measurement of the recycling habits on campus as well as to gauge the interest of the student body on some new technology to help collect recyclables. My group's goal is to reduce waste on campus by reducing the use of red solo cups and increasing education regarding recycling. We also hope to introduce the idea of having a Reverse Vending Machine on campus. We would really appreciate your input regarding these issues so we can create the most effective plan in implementing these changes!
On-Campus Waste Survey
A voluntary survey to research on-campus recycling and waste practices. This survey takes about 1-2 minutes.
Time Out with the Career Center, A podcast on Anchor
Subscribe and listen to Time Out with the Career Center to hear about some big-picture ideas to help guide students at the University of Pittsburgh. You will hear about exploring your interests, critical thinking about resumes and networking, job searching tips, and hear from professionals/alumni. This podcast was created to help students understand and navigate the world of work.
Study Lab Resources
Study Lab has updated their offerings for fall term via virtual learning. Details can be found on their website: https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/study-lab
Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health
The Global Studies Center at Pitt is offering an undergraduate certificate in global health. This timely 18 credit certificate in designed for students wanting to get equipped with the analytical tools and professional skills necessary to address our world’s most compelling health issues. Students explore the transnational processes underpinning the global burden of disease and the social determinants of health, as well as related inequalities in access to high-quality medical care. Students are able to tailor a unique program of study based on their academic, personal and career interests, including 18 credits of coursework and co-curricular experiential engagements.
For more information visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/undergraduate-global-health-certificate
To view certificate courses visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/program-courses
Explore your options with Elaine Linn, the global health certificate advisor. To schedule an appointment: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/advising
Student Loan Repayment Information
Private Education Loan Programs Students and their families can borrow additional loan funds to assist in financing any gap that may exist between the cost of education and the amount of financial aid received. These private education loans are provided by commercial lenders and are not supported by state or federal financial aid funds. A […]
You have made an investment in your future by borrowing student loans. Be sure to protect your financial future by understanding your options for repayment, the consequences associated with failure to repay your student loan debt, and what to do if you have problems with repayment. Your Lender and Federal Loan Balance The National Student […]
As a student, you have the right to know: What financial aid programs are available. The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available. How financial aid is distributed and how decisions on that distribution are made. How the student’s financial need is determined. This includes how costs for tuition and […]
In order to make informed decisions about your financial aid, it’s important to know your options and know the difference between types of financial aid. Grants Grants are money provided by the University, federal, or state government entities that do not require any repayment. To apply for grants, you must complete the FAFSA. Here are […]
For more information visit: https://oafa.pitt.edu/?s=loan+repayment
Univeristy Events Calendar
The Office of University Communications has launched a new campus-wide events calendar where all Pitt events are listed under one platform.
The calendar features an enhanced and mobile-responsive user interface and the abilities to:
- search for events by keyword;
- filter events by type, topic or audience;
- view events from individual university units and groups;
- include photos for events to help attract attendees; and
- share events directly from the calendar through social media.
In addition, members of the Pitt community can create an account that will enable them to track individual events, follow events from individual units and add events to their personal calendars.
Marshall Scholarship, United Kingdom
The Marshall Scholarship funds post-baccalaureate study in a variety of disciplines in the United Kingdom. Marshall Scholars are future leaders who will strengthen the relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Graduating seniors and recent graduates can apply up to three years after receiving their first undergraduate degree. You must have a 3.7 GPA, U.S. citizenship, and have leadership and ambassadorial potential.
Send a copy of your transcripts, CV and a 750-word personal statement (PS) to email@example.com by May 17. Contact Aidan if you need help with your PS.
Marshall Scholarship Application Deadline: May 17
60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students
"60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students" published by Purdue University Global
This resource shares 60+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.
Archival Scholar Research Awards (ASRA)
The University Library System (ULS) in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is pleased to offer the Archival Scholar Research Awards (ASRA) opportunity to a diverse community of undergraduate scholars and researchers from the humanities at the University of Pittsburgh. Since the program’s inception in 2016, ASRA students, who represent a variety of disciplines, interests, and research agendas, have conducted original research using archives, special collections, and primary sources.
The ASRA program offers the ULS and OUR a positive opportunity to connect with faculty mentors and the ASRA students. Students assist the ULS with some important collections work that supports both their individual research projects as well as enhancing discoverability of library resources. For instance, former ASRA students generated detailed information about our holdings of the Black Panther publication, the Elizabeth Nesbitt Children’s collection, and underground newspapers and publications; this information was shared and made available through the ULS LibGuides. A student assigned to the Frick Fine Arts Library (FFAL) researched how feminist artist books and periodicals address feminist issues and how that culminated in the artistic choices of the artist and authors. Several students created Tumblr posts to share their research and discussed the major themes, correspondents, events, locations, and significant dates related to their work. A couple of students have compiled annotated bibliographies of archival material to help identify major themes, correspondents, events, locations, and significant dates.
The ULS and OUR look forward to supporting ASRA students in their research and discoveries for years to come! http://library.pitt.edu/asra
UHC National Scholarships
Pitt's Scholar-Mentors work directly with scholarship committees, and have expert insights about what judges are looking for. Your Scholar-Mentor can:
- Provide guidance and feedback on your essays
- Coach you through practice interviews
- Help you work with your mentors to get better recommendations
You don't have to be an Honors student to work with a Scholar-Mentor. But you do have to start early — several awards require you to get official endorsment from the University, so you have to meet the campus deadlines before the national deadlines.
Want to apply? Meet with a Scholar-Mentor.
Schedule an appointment in Pitt Pathways. Scholarship advising appointments are in the Honors College. Select "NS - initial intake" as your appointment type.
Current UK and Ireland Scholarships for 3rd and 4th year students:
- The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation
- The Mitchell Scholarship
- The Saltire Scholarship
- The Churchill Scholarship
- The Gates Cambridge Scholarship
- The Marshall Scholarship
- The Rhodes Scholarship
- Fulbright Scholarship for the UK and Ireland
Undergraduate Awards are the world’s largest academic awards program. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. The Undergraduate Awards provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths, as well as coming to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal. UA discovers academic excellence at the undergraduate level by inviting the world’s top students to submit their coursework (academic papers from courses).
Psycho-oncology Research, Volunteers Needed - New Posting
Looking for 1 or 2 students interested in psycho-oncology research to thematically code psychotherapuetic audiotapes to assess stress. 100–120-hour commitment, starting ASAP. Can be used for summer credits. Must complete on-site in our Kaufmann Medical Building lab on nights and/or weekends to adhere to social distancing. Potential to be listed as a co-author on a manuscript that will be submitted for publication. Can contact Tristen Peyser at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
AHN's Hospital Elder Life Program is recruiting volunteers
AHN’s Hospital Elder Life Program is recruiting volunteers for summer and fall 2021!!!
Who: Dedicated individuals who are interested in a clinical volunteer experience
What: HELP Volunteers execute protocols to help inpatient adults 70+ who are at risk for delirium
*Summer 2021 volunteers will be a part of a nationwide pilot study of HELP-Modified and Extended!*
Where: Allegheny General Hospital and Magnet designated West Penn Hospital
Join us for one of our virtual open house information sessions on Wednesday, April 21st
1st session: 10am-11am
2nd Session: 1pm-2pm
Diversity Mentorship Program, University of British Columbia
The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia is launching a Diversity Mentorship Program for students from diverse, under-resourced, traditionally underrepresented, and/or marginalized backgrounds. This program is geared towards advanced undergraduates or recent graduates who are interested in applying for research-oriented graduate programs in psychology.
This program will begin with a virtual weekend of workshops, panels, and small group meetings on June 4 to 5, 2021. Following the event in June, mentees and mentors will meet through the summer, fall, and winter to discuss topics of greatest interest and need for the mentee, such as selecting graduate programs, personalized feedback on application materials, preparing for campus interviews, and navigating academic and professional decisions.
A limited number of vouchers will be available to program participants to offset the UBC graduate school application fee.
For more information and to apply, visit https://psych.ubc.ca/diversity-mentorship-program/
Applications are due Monday, April 26.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
Student Intern for Academic Innovation Team, University of Pittsburgh
Student Intern for Academic Innovation Team
Office of the SVC and Provost - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (21001175) - https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_student_int/jobdetail.ftl?j...
The Office of the Provost Undergraduate Academic Innovation Team strives to support the Forge Your Own Path strategy, an evolution of Pitt’s Personalized Education Initiative, where the University aims to prepare students for lives of impact through educational experiences tailored to the specific goals and needs of each student. In this space, we are co-leading the implementation of Pitt Commons, an online platform that allows students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University of Pittsburgh to connect and establish networking and/or mentoring relationships that are meaningful and specific to their unique interests and academic and career goals. Additionally, we are launching the Catalog of Opportunities to help students find opportunities to enrich their educationa, and we provide professional development opportunities to advisors and mentors across the University.
We seek three interns to join our team who are entrepreneurial, motivated, tech savvy, and collaborative to assist with platform implementation and support of mentoring and advising initiatives. Specific areas of focus (with example responsibilities) include:
- Checking/responding to emails and approving users
- Regularly checking analytics and providing basic reporting
- Monitoring mentoring programs to provide nudges, check-ins, and support to users
- Building surveys
- Creating groups
- Searching for and posting relevant employment opportunities
Strict attention to detail and strong organizational skills are critical in this role.
- Creating/curating documents, articles, videos, etc. with information that is relevant to users/audience
- Monitoring the discussion board and seeding questions as necessary
Creativity and comfort with a variety of communications mediums is important in this role.
- Develop “how to” documents and videos for individuals using the platform
- Assist in developing orientation materials for new users
- Responding to customer service inquiries via phone or email
An ability to translate technical processes for a variety of users is a key element of this role.
- Attending, tabling, speaking, etc. at workshops, summits, conferences, and other events (either in-person or virtually) about Pitt Commons and mentoring and advising initiatives
- Curating appropriate promotional materials for events
Comfort and ability in addressing and interacting with crowds and/or individuals is important in this role.
For all roles, prior experience in program/project implementation and execution is a plus. All interns must attend a weekly team meeting (at a time TBD based on schedules) and must be willing to take on new responsibilities as the project progresses. The positions require daytime hours (between 8:30 and 5:00), with occasional evening hours, as necessary. You will only be considered for an interview if you submit both a resume and cover letter.
- Interest in technology-enhanced engagement and networking.
- Develop expertise in the Pitt Commons platform.
- Help Pitt students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends utilize the platform.
- Assist with the set-up and staffing of academic team initiatives and events.
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing responsibilities.
- Some experience with Microsoft Office programs, and some experience with social media platforms.
- Take on additional duties as assigned.
Summer Volunteer Opportunity, Hopsital Elder Life Program Shadyside Hospital
HELP is a quality improvement program designed to prevent delirium in patients age 70 and older who are hospitalized at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. Volunteers spend quality time interacting with patients, offering services to improve the quality of the patient’s stay, while watching for signs of delirium.
Please send an e-mail to the contact email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) explaining your interest in HELP, specifying your major at the University of Pittsburgh, your phone number & best email address to reach you.
Upon selection, there is a criminal background check and a TB test, both paid for by the hospital, paperwork to be completed and processed in advance, 16 hours of training that counts toward your volunteer hours, and 4 take-home tests of your knowledge about the hospital and program.
Founding Generation Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates
Paid Summer Internship, University of California, Irvine
The Development of Social Cognition Lab at UC Irvine is offering three 10-week summer internships with a stipend of $4,000. Interns will work on NSF-funded projects relating to math cognition and cognitive predictors of inequality. We currently run studies with 3- to 9-year-olds online.
Funding is guaranteed for all accepted students. The internship will include – first and foremost, hands-on experience with cognitive development research; mentorship and guidance, including career planning, programming training, and mentorship on research presentation, research design, and data analysis. We offer two start dates: either June 6th or July 12th, dependent on the intern’s availability and schedule. These positions will be available virtually. There may be an opportunity to work in-person at UC Irvine, contingent upon local restrictions and conditions.
Interns should apply to work on one of two projects (please indicate in the cover letter whether you would like to be considered for Project 1, Project 2, or both).
1. Social influences of math learning (2 interns): These projects investigate how to promote learning of math concepts in young children.
2. Cognitive influences of social inequality (1 intern): These projects investigate the development of young children’s abilities to reason about inequality.
Duties will include recruitment of participants, data collection, working with children, coding and analyzing data, and attending lab meetings. Interns will also engage in community outreach efforts (talk to parents about child development), read extant literature in cognitive development, and work directly with senior lab members and the PI; and present their projects to the lab community at the conclusion of their internship.
• Ability to make a full-time commitment (40 hours/week) during the internship period
• Proficiency in writing and communicating in English
• Comfort interacting with children 3-9 years of age, as well as parents
• Interest in cognitive development
• Attention to detail
• Basic computer skills
• Some background in psychology coursework
• Interest and passion for cognitive development, as well as for community outreach.
Preferred, but not mandatory:
• Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in Psychology classes
• Previous experience working with children
Positions are ideal for those interested in gaining research experience and an introduction to developmental cognitive psychology research in particular. We especially encourage people to apply who have not have opportunities to gain extensive research experience through their home institutions. If interested, please send:
- your resume (including relevant coursework and previous research experience)
- cover letter (including a brief description of academic and research interests)
- unofficial transcript, and
- the name of 1 person (ideally, faculty that may be contacted for a reference.
Please send all materials to email@example.com with “2021 Summer Internship” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin February 20, 2021 and selections will occur on a rolling basis.
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2021 Summer Treatment Program Staff Positions
The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2021. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University.
By participating in the STP, students will:
- Learn evidence-based techniques for working with children who have disruptive behavior disorders
- Gain valuable clinical and research experience to prepare for career and graduate school
- Help children to improve their social skills, sports skills, and academic skills
- Network with faculty members at the Center for Children and Families, as well as students from across the country.
Positions are available in three related programs serving children between the ages of 3-12. In each program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Staff members will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children’s behavior and response to the treatment. Staff members will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance.
Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.
More than 100 positions are available across the three programs. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students. Detailed descriptions of each program, position descriptions, and application instructions are available at:
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Developmental Discovery Days, Columbia University
I am writing to let you know about Developmental Discovery Days, hosted by Dima Amso, Nim Tottenham, and myself on August 13th and 14th, 2021. We would very much appreciate your help in sharing this information with any students who may be interested.
The purpose of the Developmental Discovery Days is to provide students with a behind-the-scenes view of the graduate admissions process. The event is geared toward people who are considering applying to PhD programs in developmental psychology, including people planning to apply in Fall 2021, people planning to apply a bit later on after completing their studies and/or obtaining additional research experience, and people who are trying to figure out whether or not they want to apply. It is particularly designed to serve students from marginalized groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the academy (e.g., based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, first-generation student status, or other groups that are marginalized in the academy), and we encourage students from these groups to participate.
The two days will include panels on topics such as deciding if/when/where to apply, preparing application materials such as CVs and personal statements, and applying for funding. We also seek to foster community, both among applicants themselves and between applicants and current students. The event will include time to get to know one another and opportunities to stay in touch after the event is over. Additionally, participants will be matched with a graduate student or post-doctoral mentor who can provide assistance and support after the conclusion of the two-day event.
We are planning a virtual event that will take place in the Eastern time zone. The event will not be recorded, but we plan to post materials (e.g., Power Point slides from the panels, a list of frequently asked questions) after the panels have concluded. Because part of the purpose of the event is to get to know each other, our expectation is that participants will attend both days.
To apply, please fill out a brief form that you can find here: https://columbia.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3XcnqRqOnMXIJdb. We will begin reviewing applications on March 1st and expect to notify applicants by June 1st.
APA Undergraduate Research Database
Are you interested in participating in research? Maybe an experience outside of Pittsburgh?
The American Psychological Association (APA) maintains a database of nationwide research opportunities for underg
Applying to Psych Grad School in the Time of COVID - New Postingraduates. This site is updated often so check back regularly for updated opportunities.
Survey Option, Joint Study w/ Concordia's Psychology and Philosophy Departments
What is your dream life after university? Our research team would love to hear your view!
This questionnaire investigates student life and career choices, such as your motivation for choosing your major, and should take about 30 minutes. It is part of a joint study by researchers from Concordia's psychology and philosophy departments. Your input is very important to us and highly valued. Participation is strictly voluntary and completely anonymous. The survey has nothing to do with your classes and it is in no way connected to your performance in your classes.
Because we appreciate your help, we will draw names at the end of the study for three $50 Amazon gift cards. Please note, if you have already completed this survey, you cannot do so again.
Survey link: click here
If you have questions about the survey, you can email Dr. Heather Maranges (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology and Social Justice Centre, Concordia University): firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Infection Prevention Externship
Are you ready to learn from the best? Does the idea of being a part of Life Changing Medicine inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to put into practice the theories you’ve learned? If so, the WPH Infection Prevention Externship program might be the perfect way to spend your semester.
Here at UPMC, we pride ourselves on developing young talent and providing you an opportunity to learn from the best of the best. We want to invest in the future leaders of our organization… you!
As an extern, you will have an opportunity to participate 250 hours within a world-renowned health care provider, whose hospitals are consistently ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. Our program is a highly competitive, job prep for college students interested in business, quality, public health, operational or analytical areas within Health Care.
During your externship program, you will have the opportunity to network with WPIC employees, receive mentorship, enhance your skills with hands on real world experience and training, and most importantly, work on projects that make an impact on patient care while gaining knowledge on how we provide Life Changing Medicine. And a little bit of fun too!
Come spend a semester with us!
A little bit about the WPH Infection Prevention Extern Program:
- The program consists of 250 hours of service onsite at WPH
- Hours can be done at your convenience around your school schedule including nights or weekends
- The work is a mix of independent and interdependent, collaborative work
We’re looking for students and graduates who…
- Are passionate and determined to make a difference. No mediocracy allowed.
- Want to challenge the standard and create new ways of thinking and executing.
- Can’t wait to see what the next challenge will be. Every day will be different and that excites you.
- Believe in our Core Values. They are not just written on the walls. We demonstrate our commitment to these values daily.
- Have emerging leadership abilities, excellent communication and analytical skills plus thrive in a collaborative environment.
- Care about the work they do, the people we work with and the patients we work for.
- Pride themselves on their integrity. It’s not just about the work we do, but how we do it.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Currently pursuing or completed a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s required in nursing, medical technology, public health, or similar field.
- Availability to participate in the 250-hour WPH Infection Prevention Externship, for no less than 4 hours a week with minimal absence (Yes, don’t worry, you can still enjoy some vacation time!)
2020 WPH Infection Prevention Extern opportunities may include:
- Hand Hygiene compliance monitoring
- PA Act 52 compliance
- NHSN surveillance definitions
- Allegheny County Health Department and PA-NEDSS reporting
- WPH specific goals
- Learning surveillance technology
- Tracking Quality metrics
- Review of microbiology of interest, testing, and human disease
- Mock cluster/outbreak/BBP exposure work ups
- Opportunity to attend TRAPIC regional professional meeting
Recruitment Timeline Expectations*:
Please send a letter of interest electronically or via mail as to why you would like to be considered for this position, transcripts, and a resume to:
Janina-Marie Tatar, MT (ASCP), CIC
Infection Prevention Manager
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
3811 O’Hara Street
1st Fl Suite 143-A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The summer 2021 externship position will be posted from the period beginning March 2021 and ending on May 2021. We will be conducting video interviews throughout the application process. *Subject to change
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: As Required
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Paid Decision-making Experiments, Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL)
You are being invited to participate in paid decision-making experiments at Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL). All of our studies are currently being conducted online. Your payment will depend on your decisions, the decisions of others, and chance. You are guaranteed at least $6 for showing up on time, and average payments are in the range of $15 to $20 per hour. Participation does not require any prior knowledge and your anonymity is guaranteed.
To sign up please go to https://pitt-peel.sona-systems.com/student_new_user.aspx.
Once you are signed-up, you will receive email invitations for individual studies and will be able to sign up for the studies that fit your schedule.
Hope to see you soon at PEEL.
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), Student Research Coalition
This student research coalition consists of a small community of scholars from different majors and different years all passionate about Alzheimer's research and looking to gain more knowledge and experience of the field. We meet to hear presentations from researchers on the forefront of Alzheimer's disease research and discuss their projects and our own experiences of research with them.
What sets us apart from other research groups is our dedication to being a student-centered and student-driven organization. It is becoming increasingly important for students' voices to be heard and this is something that we have made a central tenet to our organization. We are committed to approaching research in a more holistic way which aims too truly help students grow as researchers in the field. This means having a more intentional approach to mentoring, clearer expectations from both students and researchers alike, and a community space and sentiment where students can freely discuss their experiences and ask each other questions.
APA Psychology Student Network
APA’s Education Directorate recently published the March 2020 issue of Psychology Student Network. The online issue contains articles on careers with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, post-baccalaureate programs, study strategies, conducting replication research, and announcements of interest to psychology students.
Featured Article: Careers with a bachelor's degree in psychology
"Did you know that psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors in the U.S., yet only 14% of bachelor’s degree holders earned graduate degrees in psychology? As a student of psychology, I’m sure you’re wondering what kinds of careers are possible with your degree and how the major can prepare you for your future."
To view the issue, visit https://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/psn/
Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested
The Sociology Student Association is looking for new members and paper submissions for our academic journal! Our club serves as a community hub for students interested in a variety of sociological issues. A meeting may involve anything from watching documentaries to making editorial decisions for the Pitt Sociology Review, an undergraduate journal that features student papers on topics of sociological relevance. Sociology is incredibly interdisciplinary and has many intersections with the field of psychology, so many papers in this field would fit our criteria! Please contact Meera Sakthivel at email@example.com if you're interested in submitting a paper or attending meetings.
Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study
The first two surveys are looking for folks who are currently in or have earned a degree in the biosciences. Survey 1 asks that you also identify as an LGBTQ+ person. Survey 2 is open to anyone in bioscience, and includes a data collection tool called an Implicit Assumption Test, so please make sure that you take this one on a computer with a keyboard (it won’t work on a mobile browser).
Survey 3 is open to anyone in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) field, so long as they identify as LGBTQ+. Because I ask you to compare some of your experiences, you should also have taken at least one course in any bioscience or life science field as well.
Survey 4 is open to anyone who has taken some college coursework, regardless of field or sexual orientation or gender identity. However, this also includes an Implicit Assumption Test, so please make sure that you take this one on a computer with a keyboard (it won’t work on a mobile browser).
An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at the University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research. For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at the University of Arizona at 520-626-6721, or online at http://rgw.arizona.edu/compliance/human-subjects-protection-program.
Please contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions or comments.
Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY
We are conducting a research study about increasing motivation in exercisers and looking for your input! The purpose of this study is to create a program that can help people stick to new exercise regimens using both research and input from experienced exerciser. If you’re interested, email email@example.com for screening and appropriate placement. The survey should take about 25-30 minutes and you may be followed up with in a couple months for a similar length survey.
- Between 18 and 65 years old
- Started a new exercise regimen in past 6 months
- Able to read and understand English
- Not at medical risk by exercising
To the best of our knowledge, the things you will be doing will have no more risk of harm than you would experience in everyday life.
By participating, you will be eligible to be placed in a raffle for one of several $25 Amazon gift cards.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University
My name is Tom Hatvany and I am a professor and the coordinator of the graduate program (online) in Applied Psychology at Shippensburg University. I wanted to provide a brief overview of our program in hopes that you might forward this message to any senior psychology majors that you think might be interested in a program like ours. The university is located in south central Pennsylvania and our graduate program began in 1981, although the M.S. in Applied Psychology is 100% online (asynchronous) and can be completed in 1 year of full-time study or 2 years on a part-time basis.
The program emphasizes the application of psychological principles and methodologies to real-world problems. The majority of our graduates enter fields where they assume research-related roles (e.g., program evaluation, survey researcher, data analyst, quality control specialist, etc..) across a variety of sectors in business/industry, government, and non-profit settings. In addition, there are two specialties that students can pursue; they have the option of pursuing a Six Sigma greenbelt certification if they have specific interests in quality control careers, or they can earn a Behavior Specialist Certificate which provides advanced coursework in applied behavioral analysis for those interested in working with individuals with learning or social impairments (e.g., autism).
Remote assistantships are available on a competitive basis, although contingent of university funding. Students interested in our program can visit the following link for detailed information:
Or they can contact me directly. I know all of us in academia are extremely busy, and I sincerely thank you in advance if you could forward this to any students that might be interested in our program.
School Psychology, Rider University
There are critical shortages in school psychologists, resulting in a high demand for skilled professionals in the field. This is a great opportunity for those of any college background to enter the field of school psychology. Encourage students you know who might be interested to apply for the fall 2021 cohort in the School Psychology, Ed.S., program at Rider University.
All applicants qualify for a GRE waiver.
- Top-ranked, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) accredited program
- Personalized individualized attention within a collaborative cohort-based learning community
- Expert faculty who practice what they teach
Developmental Discovery Days, Columbia University
We are seeking up to 2 postdoctoral researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill to work on a collaborative project on peers, developmental social and affective neuroscience. We specifically are looking for PhD-level researchers with excellent study management and analytic skills who are interested in gaining training using a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental neuroscience (longitudinal fMRI data), social affective neuroscience (emotional processing, social interactions), peer relationships (e.g., peer influence processes), and health behaviors (health risk behaviors, internalizing and externalizing disorders). The ideal applicant will have experience analyzing fMRI data with a focus on multivariate or network approaches, a strong publication record, experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods, and an interest in adolescent interpersonal experiences, psychological symptoms, emotion, or risk behaviors. The applicant must have a PhD in Psychology (Developmental, Clinical, or Social Psychology, for instance), Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins. The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. Positions begin summer 2021, with flexible start date.
Our labs are committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage individuals who identify as members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. 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.
MEd Child Studies, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Master’s Programs in the Department of Psychology and Human Development
Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
The following are brief descriptions of M.Ed. programs currently available in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.
Consult program websites and the Educational Coordinator in Psychology & HD, Ally Armstead (email@example.com), for further information.
The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Child Studies is a 36-hour program that offers two options:
Applied Professional Track: For students whose academic and professional goals include preparation for careers working directly with children and families, this program option offers students opportunities for scholarly didactic and in-depth, supervised professional experiences in child and family service organizations. Students are matched with relevant agencies and organizations within the community to gain hands-on experiences in practicum settings. These experiences are complemented by foundational coursework, as students have flexibility to design their program of study around areas of scientific inquiry of substantive interest to them. The Applied Professional Track is well-suited for students whose interests include developing expertise in the application of developmental science in the service of prevention, intervention, advocacy, health, and education of children and their caregivers and preparation for careers implementing evidence-based practices designed to improve outcomes for children and families.
Clinical & Developmental Research Track: For students whose academic and professional goals include preparation for further graduate study, such as doctoral studies in clinical, developmental, or educational psychology, or positions in research, this program option is designed to strengthen students’ backgrounds for success in these settings and to provide experiences that complement that preparation. Students are matched with a faculty mentor and provided opportunities to participate on a research team in an area of substantive interest to them. Research methods and statistics coursework and completion of an independent research project appropriate for submission for publication are further requirements; areas of concentration allow further focus in clinical and developmental psychology and other related fields of interest. The Clinical & Developmental Research Track is well-suited for students whose interests include developing expertise in conducting clinical or developmental research and preparing for doctoral studies and eventual careers in academia, research, and other university and clinical settings.
The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Quantitative Methods (QM) is designed to provide students with strong quantitative methods training for applied research settings. Students for whom the program would have interest and value are those who wish to work in school systems, testing, government, industry, dedicated research institutes, academic settings, medical school research, and other similar applied research settings. Students in this 33-hour program take three required core courses in quantitative methods, one required hour of seminar activity, two required hours of internship activity and seven additional courses, of which one may be a content course (i.e., outside the QM area) and one may be a QM course outside of Psychology and Human Development.
The program culminates in a semester-long or summer-long internship in which students obtain real-world experience producing data analyses for a public or private organization in Nashville or the broader research community. Potential employers for such students will partially overlap with the internship settings for the QM Master’s students. A particularly strong research setting in need of such employees are medical school research settings, many of which have dedicated research teams that employ data analytic, measurement, and design experts full-time to work on funded biomedical research projects. Another such setting is the public school system, which has increased needs for data analysis, measurement, and reporting expertise that has multiplied dramatically since the implementation of No Child Left Behind and associated school accountability initiatives.
PhD Experimental Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
We are currently considering applicants for Ph.D. study in Experimental Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Auditory Cognitive Development Lab/Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. We are particularly eager to find a graduate student interested in working on a funded, multi-lab project examining links between musicality and misophonia in childhood and adulthood, using behavioral and physiological measures (EEG and facial EMG). Across both labs we have facilities supporting adult and child behavioral paradigms (perceptual judgment, sensory-motor synchronization), infant perception (looking time procedures), adult and child electrophysiology (high-density EEG recordings), and transcranial magnetic and electrical brain stimulation and compatible EEG. We address questions about music perception (especially rhythm and beat processing), music acquisition and enculturation during child development, comparisons between music and language, auditory memory, and auditory scene analysis. Interested potential applicants with appropriate qualifications (bachelor’s or master’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or other related disciplines) are encouraged to visit the ACDL and ACNL web sites for further information about our research, or email the lab directors (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>) with any questions, and apply directly to the UNLV graduate school. For more information on UNLV, the Ph.D. program, and each lab, please see links below.
UNLV Grad School: http://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege <http://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege>
UNLV Experimental/Psychological and Brain Sciences Ph.D. program: http://www.unlv.edu/psychology/graduateprograms/phd-experimental <http://www.unlv.edu/psychology/graduateprograms/phd-experimental>
Getting into Psych Grad School: A Panel for BIPOC Students, recording
Getting into Psych Grad School: A Panel for BIPOC Students
You can now watch a recording of this panel here.
For more information our panelists are pleased to answer your questions. If you do so on Twitter, others may benefit from their responses!
Dr. Jocelyn Carter (@DrJSmithCarter) is in Department of Psychology in the clinical area at DePaul University
Dr. Shauna Cooper (@DrShaunaCooper) is in Department of Psychology in the developmental area at UNC Chapel Hill.
Dr. Celeste Malone (@cmonique1023) is in school psychology program in the Department of Education at Howard University.
Also, for more information on the resources discussed in the panel, please see the links below:
List of Diversity Recruitment Programs: https://z.umn.edu/diversitypsygradweekends
University of Pittsburgh Hot Metal Bridge program:https://www.asgraduate.pitt.edu/hot-metal-bridge-post-bac-program
PhD and MA Psychology, Brandeis University
Applications are open for the PhD and MA programs in Psychology at Brandeis University.
Deadlines: MA program has rolling admissions until May 15, but first admission offers are made to applicants who have applied by February 1.
Located in the greater Boston area (Waltham, MA, just 10 miles from downtown Boston), we offer graduate training in a mentorship-based research program. The Master of Arts program provides students with an understanding of the scientific foundations of psychology and direct experience in research methods. Our doctoral program develops excellent researchers and teachers who will become leaders in psychological science. The PhD program offers a track in the integrated study of Brain, Body, and Behavior, funded by a NIGMS training grant.
Information on our programs is available here:
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact faculty of interest, as not all will be mentoring MA and PhD students in any given year. Faculty are conducting research in the following areas:
Berry, Anne (PhD & MA mentor)
Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: cognitive neuroscience, executive function, neuromodulator systems (dopamine, acetylcholine), aging
Cunningham, Joseph (MA mentor)
Professor of Psychology, Undergraduate Advising Head
Expertise: Clinical and developmental psychology, nonverbal communication, emotional development, and gender differences.
DiZio, Paul, (PhD & MA mentor)
Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Human spatial orientation, posture and balance, movement control and coordination, sensory-motor adaptation, motor development, multi-sensory interactions, space perception, space flight physiology, human factors in virtual environments, motion sickness, and brain-computer interaction.
Gutchess, Angela (PhD & MA mentor)
Graduate Program Head, Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Neural and behavioral effects of age and culture on memory and social cognition.
Gutsell, Jennifer (PhD & MA mentor)
Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Social and affective neuroscience, person perception, interpersonal sensitivity/empathy, intergroup interactions.
Howard, James (PhD & MA mentor)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Expertise: reward, learning, and decision-making in humans, using neuroimaging, associative learning tasks, computational modeling, and non-invasive brain stimulation to understand how the human brain encodes information about upcoming rewards to guide decisions. Understanding how prefrontal circuits function in concert with sensory and thalamic networks to support behavior dependent on representations of specific rewarding outcomes
Jadhav, Shantanu (PhD & MA mentor)
Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: systems neuroscience, neural mechanisms for learning, memory, and decision making, rodent models.
Katz, Donald, Department Chair (PhD & MA mentor)
Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning.
Knight, Raymond (PhD & MA mentor)
Expertise: Clinical psychology and experimental psychopathology, with specific expertise in psychopathy, sexual aggression, and bullying.
Lachman, Margie (PhD & MA mentor)
Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Life-span development, midlife, aging, sense of control, adult personality, memory, health-promoting behaviors, and intervention research to improve cognitive and physical functioning.
Lackner, James (PhD & MA mentor)
Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Spatial orientation, human movement control, and adaptation to unusual force environments.
Liu, Xiaodong, Masters Program Coordinator (MA mentor)
Associate Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Applied statistics: linear and non-linear multi-level modeling / Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), General & Generalized Linear Modeling, and longitudinal data analysis. Child development: factors (at individual, familial, communal, & cultural levels) related to child psychological adjustment (internalizing & externalizing) and school performance.
Mitchell, Teresa Vann (MA mentor)
Lecturer in Psychology
Expertise: Effects of age and experience on development, deafness, autism spectrum disorder, eye tracking and EEG techniques.
Sekuler, Robert (PhD & MA mentor)
Louis and Frances Salvage Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience
Expertise: Visual perception, cognitive processes including visual memory, navigation of complex environments, imitation of seen actions, and age-related changes in cognitive function.
Snyder, Hannah R. (PhD & MA mentor)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Links between executive function, stress and psychopathology (especially anxiety and depression) in adolescents and young adults.
Wingfield, Arthur. (MA mentor)
Senior Scientist, Department of Psychology and Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Effects of adult aging and auditory acuity on speech understanding and linguistic memory; cognitive factors in adaptation to cochlear implants and other novel perturbations of natural speech.
Wright, Ellen J. (MA mentor)
Associate Professor of Psychology
Expertise: Connections between developmental processes, aspects of gender, and emotion regulation as those processes impact depression, anxiety, and stress.
Human Development and Family Science, Penn State
Penn State’s graduate program in Human Development and Family Studies is accepting graduate students for the Fall 2021 academic year. Our outstanding graduate program has been ranked # 1 in a survey of HDFS graduate programs in North America. Our continuing mission is to serve as a leader in our field and to guide and strengthen developmental science and education.
Our graduate program includes six core areas of focus:
- Individual development: infancy and early childhood
- Individual development: adolescence
- Individual development: adult development and aging
- Family development and science
- Prevention and intervention
- Developmental methodology
Themes common to all of these areas include health and well-being, by advancing the understanding of factors that promote or undermine mental health, physical health, and health-risking behaviors such as substance abuse, obesity, and risky sexual behavior; diversity and health disparities, reflecting our priorities in studying individuals and families from diverse, under-represented backgrounds, innovative methods and design, supporting the continued development, application, and dissemination of cutting-edge statistical methods and research design, and translating research into sustainable practice, advancing our tradition of translating developmental and family science into practice and policy.
Our program provides leading education and training in HDFS by making use of College and University-sponsored research-to-practice and research-to-policy initiatives, and collaborations with College research centers, including the Center for Healthy Aging, the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, the Center for Child Obesity Research, and the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center.
If you, would like to learn more about the HDFS graduate program, please request additional information.
PhD Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS), Brown University
The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University invites qualified applicants to apply to our Ph.D. programs for the 2021-2022 academic year. Located in Providence, Rhode Island -- a vibrant, affordable city close to Boston and New York -- Brown University offers interdisciplinary training in developmental science in state-of-the-art facilities. Successful applicants are guaranteed five years of full tuition, stipend, summer funding, and research and travel support.
The following faculty are available to train graduate students:
- Daphna Buchsbaum studies how children, as well as adults and non-human animals (such as dogs) develop a sophisticated understanding of both the physical and social world from relatively sparse and ambiguous information. http://www.cocodevlab.com/
- Roman Feiman studies conceptual development, language acquisition, and experimental semantics and pragmatics. His focus is on compositional meaning in language and thought. https://sites.brown.edu/bltlab/
- James Morgan investigates cognitive and environmental underpinnings of early language acquisition, with particular focus on speech perception and spoken word recognition. http://babies.brown.edu/
- David Sobel examines the development of reasoning and social cognition in both formal and informal learning environments. Topics of interest include causal and scientific reasoning, children's social cognition, selective learning, and learning from parent-child interaction. https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/causality-and-mind/
The CLPS department is home to several cutting-edge methodologies. Resources include:
- Eye tracking and 3D manual reach tracking
- Mobile infant laboratory for community testing
- Strong connections with Providence Children’s Museum for on-site research and dissemination
For more information about the CLPS graduate program or to apply go to http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/graduate
PhD Applied Developmental Science, Colorado State University
Doctoral training in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University is pleased to share information about our PhD program in Applied Developmental Science (https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/hdfs/programs-and-degrees/ph-d-in-applied-developmental-science/). Established in 2009, this doctoral program in Applied Developmental Science offers graduate training in research and its application to issues that affect the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities. Doctoral students with interest in neurodevelopmental conditions can choose a specialization in “Risk, Resilience, and Developmental Psychopathology,” which includes a variety of opportunities for mentorship by experts in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The following mentors with expertise in IDD are accepting new students for Fall 2021:
Potentially interested students can contact our Applied Developmental Science program head, Dr. Lauren Shomaker, at firstname.lastname@example.org or any faculty member in our department for questions regarding our program, funding opportunities, and ongoing research projects.
Developmental Science, UMass Amherst
Our multidisciplinary Developmental Science training program at UMass Amherst focuses on integrative and translational research that uses a diverse range of methodologies spanning behavioral, clinical, neuroscience, advanced statistical, and applied techniques. We have collaborative relationships with the Neuroscience and Behavior Program, the Center for Research on Families, the Rudd Adoption Research Program, and have launched the Healthy Development Initiative in Springfield, MA. Our program also leads the broader, cross-department and college Developmental Science Initiative. https://www.umass.edu/pbs/research/centers-and-institutes
We are strongly committed to the support and promotion of diversity in our programs and community. We are part of an outstanding multi-institution Five College Consortium, in a culturally rich region of New England that is surrounded by natural beauty as well as being close to major urban areas. https://www.umass.edu/pbs/diversity, https://www.fivecolleges.edu/, https://www.visitma.com/regions-towns/western-massachusetts/
To learn more about potential faculty mentors for graduate studies: https://www.umass.edu/pbs/graduate/developmental-science
Prospective students also are invited to explore our research labs and centers, learn more about our training program, and inquire about our network of excellent training resources on campus. https://www.umass.edu/pbs/research/developmental-science
Application information: https://www.umass.edu/pbs/graduate/how-apply
Inquiries: Kirby Deater-Deckard, email@example.com
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology Graduate Programs
Please find attached promotional flyers for the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology graduate programs: MA-Psychological Research (MAPR), MS-Human Factors (MSHF), and MS-Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MSIO). Information regarding our Fall 2021 application to these programs may be found via the interactive links at the bottom of the flyers. Note: We will not be requiring the General GREs for Fall 2021 consideration.
GPS program includes:
- Departmental visits with faculty members, administrators and graduate/professional students
- Workshops regarding essential Graduate/Professional school components
- Meals according to the GPS schedule
- Hotel accommodation at the Blackwell Inn on the Ohio State campus
- Up to a $300 honorarium (Honorarium may be used to recoup some or all of your expense for travel to Ohio State for GPS; students from local [Columbus area] universities are not eligible for this honorarium)
New Clinical Psychology Program, University of California, Irvine
The University of California at Irvine, Department of Psychological Science will be accepting applications this fall for a new concentration in Clinical Psychology to begin September 2021. The Clinical Ph.D. concentration will offer training guided by a clinical science model to prepare future leaders for careers as clinical scholars and mental health care leaders.
The Department of Psychological Science has existing areas in Development, Health, Social and Personality Psychology, and Affective Science. Students are also able to work with faculty from within these concentrations whose work has relevance to clinical science.
Students will gain from the interdisciplinary orientation of the School of Social Ecology with faculty/programs in UCI’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Law, Education, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Arts, and Engineering, and UCI’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and the Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders. Training will feature a close partnership with Psychiatry and Human Behavior as well as community mental health agencies. Additionally, the School of Social Ecology houses the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, the Center for Psychology and Law, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, and UCI’s Campus Center for Neuroimaging. In addition to these educational and research resources, as well as being consistently ranked as a top 10 public university by US News and World Report, the UCI campus is located between Los Angeles and San Diego, and is just minutes from the Pacific ocean.
Core clinical faculty include:
Jessica Borelli, PhD (developmental psychopathology, attachment, emotion, prevention of mental health problems in children and adolescents)
Susan Charles, PhD (emotional processes across the adult life span, subjective experience and cognitive processes, health and emotion)
Kate Kuhlman, PhD (developmental psychopathology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, early life stress, and adolescent depression)
Elizabeth Martin, PhD and Interim Director of Clinical Training (emotion and social functioning in individuals with psychosis and psychosis-risk)
Daniel Nation, PhD (clinical neuropsychology)
Ray Novaco, PhD (anger, violence, stress, trauma, and interventions)
Stephen Schueller, PhD (clinical psychology, depression, mHealth, technology, implementation science, treatment and prevention, positive psychology)
Jason Schiffman, PhD (identification and prevention of early psychosis among individuals at clinical high-risk). (Joining the faculty as Director of Clinical Training fall of 2021)
Alyson Zalta, PhD (clinical psychology, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, resilience, treatment & prevention)
The program will prepare students for a broad range of high-demand careers. These include university faculty positions and research tracks; positions in behavioral medicine and health psychology in medical schools and healthcare organizations; positions as clinical psychologists in public- and private-sector mental health facilities; positions in forensic psychology; and applied research positions in companies, organizations, and programs that address mental health.
As a minority serving institution, UCI is committed to attracting doctoral students who can help meet the mental health needs of a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse population. We seek to attract a diverse applicant pool to increase student diversity and diversity in clinical psychology more broadly.
Notably, following the American Psychological Association’s timeline for accreditation, our program will likely have obtained accreditation status before the graduation of our inaugural class (i.e., students can expect to graduate from an APA accredited program).
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Martin, PhD, Interim Director of Clinical Training at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Certification Available in Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) officially announced that its Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is the first graduate program in the nation to attain the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Program of Merit Health Professions (POM) designation. The program is also the first rehabilitation and occupational therapy program in the U.S. to be awarded this distinction.
Each of the OTD program’s spring 2020 graduates will receive a POM certificate. This will continue for all OTD students graduating over the next five years, until the OTD program’s next review in June 2025.
Master of Arts Degree, Case Western Reserve University
We have a new program at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The program is an applied developmental master’s degree. Students interested in working with very young children would be ideal for this program. There is partial funding for competitive applicants. Here is the website link: https://psychsciences.case.edu/ma-in-developmental-psychology-with-an-ea...
For individuals in Ohio, they will eligible for an Early Intervention Services Certificate (Developmental Specialist) through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.
Applications are being accepted at a rolling basis. For inquiries please contact Dr. Elizabeth J. Short: email@example.com
M.S. in Psychology, Saint Joseph's University
The Department of Psychology at Saint Joseph’s University grants a Master of Science degree in Psychology. The program is offered in two formats, as either a traditional two-year program or as a combined 5-year B.S./M.S. program.
The Saint Joseph’s University graduate program in psychology offers students a general curriculum of study emphasizing experimental psychology. The program is designed to complement the strengths and interests of the present psychology faculty and facilities and reflects the current state of the discipline of psychology. It consists of a traditional and academically oriented forty-eight credit curriculum and requires the successful completion of a qualifying comprehensive examination and an empirical thesis project. The program is designed for successful completion over two academic years.
Degree Requirements (48 credits)
Requirements for the Master of Science degree are divided into four major components:
- core and content courses;
- research, which includes independent research and attendance at departmental colloquia;
- a comprehensive examination to be taken during the fourth semester; and
- a Master’s Thesis.
- Common core (8 credits)
- All students are required to take Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Statistical Methods, and Advanced Statistical Methods II.
- Content courses (24 credits)
- Students elect to take an additional six content courses. These courses include offerings in Abnormal Psychology (child), Abnormal Psychology (adult), Animal Learning and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Emotion, Health Psychology (child), Health Psychology (adult), Neuropsychology, and Social Psychology.
- Research component (16 credits)
- The research component is comprised of two directed studies in which students work closely with their faculty mentor on their area of research interest and two master’s thesis courses.
Comprehensive Examination and Master’s Thesis
Completion of a comprehensive examination is required of second-year students and all students conduct an empirically based master’s thesis. All students work closely with their mentor and become immersed in a specialty area. The comprehensive exam and thesis facilitate the transition for those students interested in pursuing doctoral-level education.
Michigan Program in Survey Methodology
What is survey methodology?
Survey Methodology is an interdisciplinary field applying insights from Statistics, Math, Data Science, Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction and Sociology among other fields to the measurement of public opinion, voter preference, consumer satisfaction, consumer sentiment, public health, unemployment, and so on. The Michigan Program in Survey Methodology offers MS and PhD degrees that emphasize either the statistical, social or data science aspects of the field.
Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology
This is the 4th edition of the guide. It lists current graduate programs in forensic and legal psychology. Programs are listed alphabetically by degree type: doctoral programs (Ph.D. and Psy.D.), joint programs (Ph.D./J.D., Psy.D./J.D., J.D./M.A., Ph.D./M.L.S.), and masters-level programs. Each program is described using the same categories (department information, student applications/admissions, financial information/assistance, research, internship/practica, employment of department graduates, and any other additional information) to help prospective students make informed choices about graduate training and education in psychology and law. All information or lack of information was reported by the school themselves and was not gleaned by the originators of the guide from publically available sources.
The 1st edition of this guide was produced by Dr. Garret Berman and students. The 2nd edition was revised by Dr. Matthew Huss, with assistance from Betsy Aderhold and Jenna Boulas, at Creighton University. The 3rd edition was revised by Dr. Matthew Huss, with assistance from Jared Ruchensky. In addition, the members of the Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee gave valuable feedback on an earlier version of the guide. Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee Members: Nadja Schreiber (Chair), Alana Cook (Past Chair), Jonathan Golding, Jessi Hart, Derek Hess, Melinda Wolbransky, and Apryl Alexander.
Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University
Point Park University’s Clinical-Community Psychology program offers a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology with a special focus on the principles and practices of Community Psychology. Clinical Psychology is a subfield of psychology that is concerned with nurturing mental health and well-being. Community Psychology is focused on social and cultural influences on personal well-being, which include research and engagement at the community level to remedy unnecessary human suffering. Our program, therefore, teaches a clinical approach to psychology that emphasizes better understanding the role of socio-cultural factors in mental health and well-being, including the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental illness. Ultimately, our program’s approach is one that seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, groups and communities through clinical practices, research, and community intervention. The program is accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program
Considering a career in health? Planning to attend graduate school? With Pitt Public Health’s accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program, you can reach your goals sooner.
Motivated students with the appropriate undergraduate coursework can earn both degrees in just five years—saving a full year of time and thousands of dollars in tuition.
Apply to the accelerated program in your third year and take graduate courses in your fourth year. You’ll participate fully in the graduate school experience:
- developing new skills with advanced coursework inleadership, communication, planning, and analysis
- gaining experience in applying evidence-based approachesto public health through a practicum project or field internship
- working with world-class researchers to understand andsolve vital, real-world problems
Graduate school is both challenging and rewarding. And with the accelerated program, a master’s degree can be closer than you think.
For additional information contact Pitt Public Health's Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD
Applications are invited for a funded PhD position in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. The position will likely begin in Fall 2020 (though start date is flexible) and will be under the mentorship of Dr. Courtney Venker, a speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.Dr. Venker directs the Lingo Lab (https://lingolab.msu.edu/), an active research lab focused on language development in children with autism. One line of work (supported by NIH R21 DC016102) investigates how children with autism use auditory and visual information to learn the meanings of words. Another line of work investigates the most beneficial ways for adults to simplify their speech when talking to young children with language delays, including those with autism. The lab uses a variety of methods, including experimental eye-tracking tasks, behavioral coding of parent-child interactions, standardized language and cognitive assessments, and survey methodology. The ultimate goal of this research is to understand how to best support language development in children with language-learning difficulties.
Michigan State University is home to the Center for Research in Autism, Intellectual, and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (C-RAIND) and offers unique opportunities for co-mentorship from faculty in Psychology, Education, Communication, Linguistics, and Human Development and Family Studies.
The ideal candidate will be a bright, curious, committed student with a strong academic record and research-oriented career goals.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Education, Linguistics, or a related discipline
- Prior research experience
- Experience (and interest) in interacting with young children
- Master’s degree and clinical certification in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) are preferred but not required
To Apply: Email Dr. Venker at email@example.com, with “PhD Student Position” in the subject line. Please include:
- Cover letter (no longer than 1 page) describing relevant skills and experiences and long-term career goals
- Names of 3 academic and/or clinical professionals who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in the program
Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
The Early Intervention area of concentration in the Special Education Program focuses on young children with disabilities (ages birth to five) and their families. As a field, early intervention promotes the following benefits in this population:
- Maximizes the developmental potential of young children to eventually live independently in society
- Reduces the overall cost of educational services through prevention and attenuation
- Enhances the capabilities of families to meet the needs of their children
The Early Intervention program prepares practitioners in the assessment and educational programming of young children with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on working in partnership with families and collaborating with professionals from other disciplines who also provide services to these young children. The program incorporates material about the wide-variety of program types in which young children are served. Natural and other inclusive environments are stressed.
Graduates obtain positions in as developmental specialists in home-based infant/toddler early intervention, teachers and itinerants in preschool special education, behavior specialist consultants in the behavioral health center, and other locations where children with disabilities are served (e.g., clinics).
Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University
La Salle University’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology (IOP) Master’s Program is accepting students for Fall 2019 semester. The La Salle IOP Program in Philadelphia, PA prepares students for this growing field and a bright future in the business world. Students will be trained to deal with many organizational issues which require a unique set of knowledge and skills. Included in this are selection, performance appraisal and training.
The program was developed by the guidelines of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the curriculum offered to our students satisfies SIOP guidelines in order that our graduates will be competitively prepared for their career.
For more information or to apply, go to: www.lasalle.edu/gradiop
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, our new Ph.D. program in Educational Studies focuses on the design and development of interventions to improve academic outcomes for a variety of groups of children. Faculty within the program have a wide range of interests and expertise, including academic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, development of executive function, dual language learners, and promotion of positive behavior outcomes.
IO Psychology Master's Program, Hofstra University
Hofstra's industrial/organizational psychology master's program prepares students for careers in such areas as human resources, training, management and organization development, in which they can apply psychological principles to problems that arise in a wide variety of organization settings. It is also designed to enhance the careers of professionals who work in these areas by teaching them to apply psychology to issues that develop in their organizations. Research design, statistics and psychology provide the foundation for advanced study in selection training, performance appraisal, worker motivation and organization development. The curriculum is strengthened by an internship sequence that provides on-site, supervised experience working on applied projects in business and public agencies.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development
Join us at the University of Delaware and become an integral part of collaborative research teams dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and families. Learn how to generate, translate, and share research to make a diﬀerence.
Our strong faculty are eager to mentor students who are motivated to work on projects that promote school and life success. Our faculty hold grants from NIH, NSF, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and private foundations.
We support students in good standing for 5 years of study and prepare them to become leaders in their ﬁelds. Highlights of our PhD program in Education with a specialty in Learning Sciences include:
- Our focus is interdisciplinary, bridging education with cognitive science, psychology, and human development. We draw from courses all over the University to equip our graduates with an understanding of how to engender deep learning.
- We focus on many areas: STEM learning, language, cognitive, and numerical development, learning disabilities, and the use of technology and media in education.
- We study how learning takes place outside the classroom. Some faculty are involved in bringing learning science to places like supermarkets, homes, museums, and after school programs.
- Students develop a rich methodological toolkit for designing investigations related to learning and instruction and assessing outcomes of educational interventions.
Graduates of the learning sciences are in demand! They obtain positions at colleges and universities as well as at research, development, and policy agencies.
For more information, visit www.education.udel.edu/doctoral/phd/LS/
Questions? Interested in applying? Contact Dr. Jordan or Dr. Golinkoﬀ. Please also get in touch if you would like to meet at the upcoming CDS meeting in Portland. Many of our current and former students and fellows will be presenting.
Deadlines vary by program.
Experimental Psychology MS Program
The primary goal of our program is to prepare students to be competitive for admittance into a Ph.D. program or for direct entry into research-intensives jobs.
All students complete 36 hours of coursework, or 3 classes per semester, for two years. Our program is organized like most doctoral programs. We have a small number of graduate students who work one on one with faculty. All students begin working with a faculty member by the end of their first semester. Students pursuing a thesis degree develop a thesis proposal in their second semester, and collect data and defend their thesis by the end of their second year. Students pursuing the non-thesis degree work in one or more faculty laboratories as part of their research coursework, developing skills in data collection, data management and analysis. This work culminates either in a literature review or data visualization project at the end of their second year. The non-thesis option with the Data Visualization and Analysis concentration leads to conferral of the MS, plus the specialist certificate in Data Visualization and Analysis. See below for additional information for all options.
For more information can be found on the website.
POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Full-time Research Project Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis - New Posting
We are seeking a research project coordinator for an NIH-funded R01 project supervised by Drs. Tammy English and Renee Thompson (Co-PIs) and Todd Braver (Co-I) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The project (R01AG070139) examines the role of motivation and depressive psychopathology in age-related changes in emotion and emotion regulation across adulthood, utilizing a multi-method approach, that includes experience sampling, clinical interviews, behavioral measures, peripheral psychophysiology, and neuroimaging.
This position will expose the individual to a wide array of theories and methods in affective science,neuroscience, and clinical psychology, providing a unique opportunity to develop research skills and engage in professional development with a large, collaborative team. It would be a good fit for individuals aiming to gain intensive research skills prior to graduate school. We are looking for a hard-working, detail-oriented, and highly motivated bachelors-level researcher with skills in recruitment, screening, data collection, and database management. The start date is negotiable in summer 2021.
The emphasis of this position is on lab coordination and project management including the following:
- testing human subjects (questionnaires, interview, behavioral tasks, and neuroimaging)
- conducting data cleaning, management, and basic analyses
- recruiting and interfacing effectively with community members from diverse backgrounds and ages
- help with training and supervising undergraduate research assistants on study-related tasks
- completing administrative duties (e.g., maintain IRB applications, purchasing)
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field (upon job start date), basic knowledge of research and statistics, good communication and organization skills, works well in a team and independently
Preferred Qualifications: 1-2 years of relevant research and/or administrative experience, such as experience working on research assessing psychophysiology or using clinical adult samples
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please navigate to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and search for job opening number 51506. Interested applicants should also email their CV listing three references as well as a 1-page cover letter describing their interest in the position and relevant expertise to Drs. Tammy English (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Renee Thompson (email@example.com). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Full-time Human Resources Technologist, Penn State College of Medicine - New Posting
- The Attention and Behavior Research Group within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Penn State College of Medicine is hiring a full-time Human Research Technologist Spring 2021 to support research examining social functioning and youth with ADHD. In particular, we are hiring for an NIMH-funded project focused on examining neurophysiological correlates of social difficulties in adolescent girls with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), run by Dara Babinski, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator), with Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D., and Daniel Waschbusch, Ph.D., (Co-Investigators). Duties include recruiting/scheduling research participants, ordering supplies, administering study assessments, adhering to regulatory procedures, data entry and management, and assisting with manuscript preparation. Experience with EEG/ERP data collection is preferred, but not required. This is a 40-hour per week position (Monday-Friday), with some evening hours required. Work location is the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at 22 Northeast Drive, Hershey PA. Opportunities for involvement in other studies within the Attention and Behavior Research Group are also available.
Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher (Bachelor's degree preferred) plus 1 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to applicants with training and interest in youth mental health. Experience with neural assessments, including EEG/ERP, is desired but not required. Experience with programming software (e.g., E-prime) or MRI is also desired.
This is a fixed-term position, funded for 1 year from date of hire, with anticipated renewal.
Full-time Research Assistant, University of Michigan - New Posting
The Michigan Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (MiSCAN) Lab is seeking applicants for a full-time study coordinator position in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The person in this position will serve as the study coordinator primarily for two research projects funded by NIH and the Depression Center led by Dr. Ivy Tso and Dr. Takakuni Suzuki, aiming to investigate the neurobiology of psychosis and bipolar disorder using electroencephalogram (EEG) and daily questionnaires. The person will work under the oversight of Drs. Tso and Suzuki and their senior research staff to recruit participants and collection data for the project. The position requires a 2-year commitment and may be renewable, depending on performance and availability of funding.
This individual will screen, assess, and schedule patients for the projects. They will administer computerized assessments with research participants, set up EEG electrodes/cap and run EEG experiments, and assist with EEG data processing. Responsibilities will also include maintenance of study records; data entry, maintenance; accurate completion of daily paperwork and administrative tasks; preparing assessment materials; various participant contact; adherence to all study protocols; and coordinating/attending weekly team meetings.
This position offers an excellent opportunity for developing research skills in clinical science and neuroscience. Dr. Tso is committed to (and has a track record of) mentoring post-bac research assistants in research and academic career development. This position is an ideal stepping stone for those considering to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology or cognitive neuroscience.
See this link for more information about the MiSCAN Lab: https://tso.lab.medicine.umich.edu
See this link for more information about one of the research grants funding this position:
- Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related STEM discipline.
- Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility for work with diverse populations in diverse settings.
- 1-2 years of experience with research involving human subjects.
- Basic computer skills - word processing, internet searches, spreadsheets, elementary statistics.
- Highly organized, detail-oriented with the ability to understand/follow research protocols
- Technical skills with equipment and software – training is available, but candidate must be competent to learn to use specialized lab equipment and software interfaces
- Valid driver's license. Willing to drive regularly between UM campuses within Ann Arbor.
- The ability to work both independently AND within a team. The candidate must be able to work independently for extended periods of time while receiving feedback and guidance from lab manager and faculty supervisors.
- The ability to adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines.
- Strong self-motivation and adaptability in order to meet goals/deadlines of the project; so, the ability to problem-solve, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines are needed.
- Flexibility in working hours is often required, depending on the scheduling needs of study participants, including weekends and evenings.
- Experience working with patients with psychiatric disorders
- Experience with behavioral and EEG data acquisition and processing is strongly preferred
- Familiarity with programming/scripting languages (MATLAB, ePrime, Presentation, Python, R, VBA, Bash, shell scripting)
- Previous experience working as a member of an inter-disciplinary team is preferred.
- Strong interest in conducting research involving psychiatric populations and developing technical research skills (e.g. programming, data processing/analysis, learning about electrophysiology research) is a plus.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply through the UM career website (job ID: 196442): https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/196442/research_assistant. Include your CV (including names of 2-3 referees) and a cover letter describing your research interests, training & experience, and career goals. We especially invite and encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, including but not limited to racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, and students from low-SES background. Review of applications will start immediately. Please email Carly Lasagna (Lab Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about these positions.
Full-time Research Specialist, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
The Research Specialist will serve as the primary point-of contact and phone screener for research participants (adolescents and young adults at clinical high-risk for psychosis) in 4 NIMH-funded research studies in the Department of Psychiatry. In addition, the person in this role will conduct clinical interviews (with supervision) to determine eligibility for research studies, manage databases for screening and participant tracking, and will monitor long-term follow up and scheduling.
This position is grant funded.
- Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
- Develop, maintain, and update system in REDCap for tracking participants’ contact and recruitment efforts.
- Follow participants through study completion, including monitoring follow-up and scheduling.
- Provide clinical referrals, information, and resources to current and/ or potential participants.
- Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.
- Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree required, preferably in psychology, neuroscience, sociology or related research field.
- Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
- Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
- Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
- Prior experience with REDCap or other data management programs is preferred.
- Prior experience conducting assessments with consumers in a research or mental health setting is preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
Full-time Junior Laboratory Associate, New York University
The Lab for the Developing Mind (https://www.labdevelopingmind.com/, PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is seeking a full-time Junior Laboratory Associate to begin around June 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until April 30.
Areas of investigation in the lab include early emerging knowledge domains, symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning, pictorial and mental imagery, mathematical cognition, and spatial cognition. The lab uses behavioral and computational approaches and tests participants ranging in age from infants through adults. The Department of Psychology at New York University offers a rich intellectual community in the developmental and cognitive sciences.
Responsibilities for the position include experimental design and stimuli development, running behavioral experiments with infants, children, and adults (in the lab, in museums, and/or online), participant recruitment, management and analysis of data, and lab administration (e.g., managing IRB protocols and training other lab members).
A Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required. Flexible working hours are also required. Previous research experience, especially with infants or children, is strongly preferred.
Additional highly desired qualifications include:
- Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., in Matlab, R, Python)
- Strong artistic skills, including university-level coursework in the fine arts or facility with design software (e.g., Blender, the Adobe Suite)
- Experience with scientific outreach
- Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions
Interested candidates should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. The application is available at: https://apply.interfolio.com/85963
Full-time Research Assistant, Temple University
The Temple Cognition & Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gunderson, is hiring one full-time Research Assistant with a preferred start date of July 1, 2021. This position presents diverse opportunities to participate in cutting-edge developmental psychology research, and is funded by the National Science Foundation “Developing STEM Achievement and Motivation: The Role of Spatial Skills and Parent-Child Interactions” and by the James S McDonnell Foundation, “Developing Mathematical Skills and Motivation.” These projects will investigate the inter-relations between spatial and numerical thinking in childhood, how parent interactions influence the development of these cognitive skills, and how cognitive and motivational factors work together to influence children’s trajectories in STEM.
The Research Assistant will assist with multiple aspects of the research process, including stimulus design and creation, recruiting, scheduling, data collection, coding, analysis, grant administration, and training and supervising undergraduate researchers. The Research Assistant will present findings at collaborative lab meetings. In addition, the Research Assistant will organize and participate in outreach activities. Performs other duties as assigned.
This is a grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension.
How to Apply
To apply, visit our website at https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for job number 21000550. Please also send your CV via email to email@example.com with the email subject line "Full-time RA application". AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Prior research experience in Psychology, Human Development, Neuroscience, Education or a related field.
* Experience working with preschool or elementary-school-age children as a researcher or teacher.
* Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office suite or similar spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation software.
* Demonstrated experience with statistical software, such as SPSS, to complete quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
* Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills.
* Strong project management, organizational, and planning skills.
* Some experience managing or monitoring the work of others.
* Comfortable giving presentations to small groups.
* Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation.
* Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends to administer study protocols as necessary.
This is a grant funded position.
This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.
Full-time Research Assistants, Johns Hopkins University
The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences invites applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position.
Our research: The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab investigates the contributions of nature and nurture to human cognition. Areas of interest include the origins of conceptual representations, the contribution of linguistic and sensory experience to knowledge and the neurocognitive basis of cultural skills (e.g., reading, programming). We use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures to investigate these questions. One line of research in the lab compares the minds and brains of populations with different visual experiences e.g., congenitally blind, late blind and sighted individuals. Working with people who are blind enables disentangling the contributions of sensory and linguistic experience to conceptual representations. We investigate visual cortex plasticity in blindness as a window into the mechanisms and timing of neural specialization in humans.
For more information about the Neuroplasticity & Development Lab please go to: http://bednylab.com/
Job Responsibilities: Assist in experimental design and implementation, data collection, neuroimaging data analysis and maintenance of fMRI analysis infrastructure. Administrative duties include: recruitment and scheduling of participants, preparation of IRB protocols and general lab management.
Job Requirements: An interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or cognitive psychology. Strong technical skills are preferred e.g., knowledge of Python, shell scripting, Matlab and/or Java, C++. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organized and able to work independently. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should email the lab director firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should include a letter of interest describing academic interests and career goals, and how working in the Neuroplasticity and Development Lab would facilitate these goals. Please include a CV, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible however, we prefer no later than July 1st, 2021.
Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (formal title: Faculty Specialist) beginning Summer 2021. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of typical and atypical development, with a focus on social cognition and social motivation. Our methods include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in cognitive, clinical, or developmental neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply.
Responsibilities will include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications. The ideal applicant will have experience with behavioral and neuroimaging data collection and analyses and/or programming languages (e.g., python, matlab) and linux environments.
Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 1-year position with the possibility for renewal contingent on performance and funding. To apply please email your application to Deena Shariq (email@example.com). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.
Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Maryland
The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time Research Coordinator (formal title: Faculty Specialist) beginning Summer 2021. This position is supported by a new grant examining biopsychosocial predictors of loneliness in typically-developing and autistic adolescents. Our methods include functional and structural MRI, behavioral measures, and experience sampling methods. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in psychology or clinical or developmental neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, human development, communication, or related to apply.
Responsibilities will include management and coordination of aspects of large-scale longitudinal projects including participant recruitment, data collection, and data management. The ideal applicant will have experience with data management tools (e.g., redcap), excellent organizational, interpersonal, and multi-tasking abilities, and experience working with families and children with autism. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications.
Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. This is a 2-year position. To apply please email your application to Elizabeth Giacobbe (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.
Allegheny Community Home Care Fellowship Program
Allegheny Community Home Care is seeking top-performing graduates to join our Administrative Fellowship Program for the purpose of developing future leaders for ACHC. Eligible applicants must be graduates with an accredited bachelor’s degree in health care administration, public health, public administration, social work, psychology, communications or business administration prior to the start of the Fellowship. The application deadline for the 2021-2023 Administrative Fellowship is Friday, April 30th, 2021.
The first step in applying to the Fellowship program is to complete our online Fellowship application on Indeed, or on our website www.achomecare.org. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at 412-856-2707.
Please include the following with your online application:
- Three letters of recommendation:
- Prefer (1) to be from your academic program/professor.
- A personal essay of no more than 500 words that describes:
- Why would you like a career in healthcare?
- Why would you like to join ACHC?
- What are your greatest attributes that you can bring to the company?
Full-time Research Study Coordinator, Northwestern University
Professor Sandra Waxman of Northwestern University is currently seeking a full-time research study coordinator for research project on infant language and cognitive development.
We seek a full-time research study coordinator to manage a very active research program at the Project on Child Development (http://www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu/). Our research is designed to examine early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years. Our work includes eyetracking and EEG. The position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with Professor Waxman and her Project Coordinator.
Basic Qualifications: Candidates must have excellent organizational abilities, excellent social skills, experience in research with infants or young children, confidence with office technology, websites and social media platofrms, and a friendly, team-leading personality. Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task are a must.
Additional Qualifications: One year or more of research or administrative work. Expertise with software (e.g., MatLab, Filemaker Pro, R) is a very relevant skill, some of which can be learned on the job. Strong writing skills are essential to communicate with collaborators and with community/national organizations.
Additional Information: This is one-year, grant-funded position, starting June or July 2021, with the possibility of renewal. The university offers excellent benefits and a dynamic working environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and a list of 2-3 professional references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to email@example.com We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Research Project Coordinator/Technician, Purdue University
The Purdue Language Learning and Meaning Acquisition (LLAMA) Laboratory is hiring a research project coordinator / technician for a NIH-funded project titled “Lexico-semantic abilities in language growth and delay.” Start date can range from May to July. This position could be a great fit either for someone with scientific interests in language development who seeks to enhance their research profile before attending graduate school, *or* for an individual with more research experience who is seeking a longer-term research-oriented post. Compensation will be scaled to the candidate's skills and experience. The candidate will contribute to the initial phase of a longitudinal project, therefore, individuals who can make a multiple-year commitment to the position will receive stronger consideration.
Dr. Arielle Borovsky and the LLAMA lab are committed to enhancing, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the scientific community. We encourage individuals from backgrounds that are traditionally under-represented in science to apply for this position. Our commitment to equity is similarly woven into the scientific aims of this project, which seeks to engage families with diverse backgrounds. Applicants are encouraged to share their own commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their cover letter, along with a brief description of their goals, talents, and qualifications.
Job details and application instructions included below the signature line. Review of applications will begin on 3/29/21 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please direct specific inquiries to Dr. Borovsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Full-time Research Assistant Positions, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
MCLEAN HOSPITAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT LABORATORY FOR BRAIN AND COGNITIVE HEALTH TECHNOLOGY
The Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology (BaCH Tech Lab) at McLean Hospital (a Harvard Medical School hospital) seeks two highly-skilled and motivated candidates for appointment as full-time research assistants starting June 2021! The BaCH Tech Lab works at the intersection of cognitive health, technology development, and participant engagement to understand how cognition is associated with variations in physiology and psychological status. See the lab website (cognitivehealth.tech) or online research laboratory (testmybrain.org) for more information. Successful candidates will support the NIMH funded ThreatSense project, which seeks to identify and validate measures of threat sensitivity for characterizing (1) differences between people that are related to risk for mental disorders, and (2) differences in the same person over time that are associated with fluctuations in fear, anxiety, and depressed mood. The current positions will include both technical and lab administrative responsibilities, and the candidate should expect to receive on the job training in the management of web software and databases, analysis of large datasets, as well as study administration and support.
Responsibilities will include:
1. Scientific software development for digital neuropsychology and the measurement of threat information processing, including building custom studies and questionnaires and refine cognitive tests
2. Data analysis activities including statistical programming in R to process large datasets of cognitive test data
3. Administrative duties including scheduling, project management, liaising with partners and collaborators as well as other McLean staff, and preparing documents for broad dissemination.
4. Study support activities, including recruiting, enrolling, consenting, and communicating with research participants as part of the multisite Threat Sense study.
5. Research support activities including work with local Institutional Review Boards, coordinating and running research studies, participant / patient recruitment, managing and analyzing research data, preparing grants and manuscripts for publication, as well as literature reviews.
6. Mentoring other lab members in the development of technical and research skills
7. Other activities, as needed, in support of the BaCH Tech Lab.
All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
McLean/Harvard Medical School strongly encourages applications from females and minority candidates. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, McLean seeks qualified candidates for all posted employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or veteran status.
We are currently accepting applications and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.
Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names / email addresses of three references to:
Dr. Laura Germine
115 Mill St.
Belmont, MA 02478
• Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with study participants and collaborators.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent organization skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
• Careful attention to detail.
BS or BA degree required.
Relevant course or project work.
All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes. Advanced computer skills are preferred.
Full-time Research Assistant, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
Full time research assistant needed to join a laboratory within the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital focused on the study of psychotic disorders. Under direct supervision, the research assistant will be responsible for recruiting research subjects into various clinical research studies and assisting investigators in the collection and analysis of study data.
In particular, the research assistant with help conduct a longitudinal study of delusions. This will require a desire to work directly with individuals who experience psychosis as well as excellent organizational and data management skills. The research assistant will also assist with a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) of a psychotherapy intervention for persecutory delusions, conducted within the psychotic disorders program. The research assistant will be responsible for performing psychiatric symptom interviews, administering cognitive tests, and carrying out neuroimaging study protocols.
The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities. It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology (or related field). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree in psychology or a related field (e.g. neuroscience, human development). Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable. Training in diagnostic interviewing methods, cognitive testing, and data analysis will be provided. This position is a 2-year commitment. Please send resume and cover letter to: Julia.email@example.com.
Full-time Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh
Full-time Research Associate (RA) position available at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry. The RA will work on a new NIMH-funded research study of pregnant women and infants, directed by Dr. Irene Tung. This is a new sub-study of the Pittsburgh Girls Study (PGS), a large NIHfunded longitudinal study directed by Drs. Alison Hipwell and Kate Keenan. The PGS includes a racially and socioeconomically diverse sample of 2,450 girls from Pittsburgh, PA who have been assessed annually for 20 years to track developmental patterns of stress and psychopathology. In this new substudy (“PGS-RISE”), we will use cutting-edge mobile health assessment methods (e.g., wearable biosensors, ecological momentary assessment) to examine the impact of daily stress and resiliencepromoting resources during pregnancy on offspring emotion regulation.
• Coordinate recruitment and data collection efforts.
• Conduct phone screening and face-to-face interviews.
• Manage, track, and clean data collected via mobile apps, wearable biosensors, and
• Assist with the maintenance and revision of IRB protocols and approvals.
• Assist investigators in grant and manuscript writing.
• Assist with some laboratory tasks for the larger PGS, such as processing and organizing
biospecimens (e.g., blood, saliva samples) that are used for assaying biomarkers of stress.
• Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field.
• Minimum one year of work or volunteer experience in a psychology or related research setting.
• Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and evenings as needed.
• Proficient in using Word processing and Excel.
• Act 33/34/73 Clearances (Child Abuse/Criminal History/FBI).
• Experience working with women and children in mental health or clinical research settings.
• Previous experience with data management and use of software programs for statistical analysis
(e.g., SPSS) or the ability to learn new software tools quickly.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in psychological research and in working with women and children; demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills with attention to detail; have excellent interpersonal/communication skills and work well independently as well as with a team; demonstrate interest and competence in working with participants from a diverse range of racial-ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and share our team’s dedication to reducing health disparities and promoting racial and social equity. The RA will receive mentored training in the study’s research methods and gain valuable experience in research administration and preparation of grants and manuscripts. Independent research opportunities will be available based on interest and suitability. This position is well-suited for individuals interested in pursuing graduate study in clinical psychology, developmental psychology, or related fields.
Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position has been filled. Applicants from underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates please send a CV, cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, and contact information for three references to Dr. Irene Tung (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please specify “PGSRISE RA position” in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Two Full-time Research Associate Positions, University of Pittsburgh
Mental Health Skills Group Facilitator
ROLE: Mental health skills group facilitator
Loop is looking for facilitators for our app based mental health program to help users improve their relationships with others. You are someone who has a college degree in psychology (or a related field), has experience with teaching, training, or counseling, and is passionate about mental health.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Develop an expertise in specific evidence based mental health skills using our internal training program. Completion of the program will require 30-50 hours per skill.
- Provide our users with personalized training in specific evidence based mental health skills related to social connection.
- Create a safe, inclusive environment during mental health skills groups.
- Facilitate discussion between users.
- Maintain fidelity to our mental health program while also personalizing training to meet the unique needs of individual users.
- Work under the direction of our clinical psychologists who will both oversee our training program and supervise facilitators’ work with our users.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
- Facilitators should have experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Teaching, tutoring, or training.
- Support groups.
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field.
- Exposure to mental health environments (e.g. crisis counseling).
- Facilitators earn an average of $900 per program which translates to $45-$90 per hour depending on how quickly you are able to pick up the group work.
- We are a fully distributed team working remotely and welcome candidates from all locations.
Loop is a new mental health solution dedicated to improving social relationships. We are a team of designers, engineers, and clinicians creating a solution that is accessible and engaging while delivering real results. We have raised $4M in funding from an incredible group of investors. Check out our site at www.loop.co.
Send resume with a one page maximum cover letter to James Veraldi: email@example.com.
Full-time Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital
Click HERE to apply
Clinical Research Coordinator - (3147993)
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
A full-time Research Coordinator position is available in the Resilience and Prevention Program (RAP) and the Holt Emotion and Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Daphne Holt at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and the MGH Psychiatry Department. The RAP program focuses on both the use of manualized psychosocial interventions in those at risk for severe mental illnesses and utilizing neuroimaging to determine possible markers of prevention. These studies are conducted with both adolescents and college students at risk for a mental illness. The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of specific psychosocial and neuroscience research studies.
They will be responsible for acquiring and analyzing research data (behavioral, physiological and fMRI), as well as IRB submissions, recruiting and characterizing eligible subjects, administering and scoring interviews/questionnaires, maintaining regulatory and source documentation, timely data entry and quality assurance. The CRC will report directly to both Dr. DeTore (lab manager) and Dr. Holt and will also work closely with other members of the research team, including faculty investigators, research fellows, clinicians, other research coordinators and student interns.
A full-time Research Coordinator position is available in the Resilience and Prevention Program (RAP) directed by Dr. Daphne Holt at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and the MGH Psychiatry Department. The RAP program focuses on both the use of manualized psychosocial interventions in those at risk for severe mental illnesses and utilizing neuroimaging, and psychological data to determine possible markers of prevention. These studies are conducted with both adolescents and college students at risk for a mental illness. The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of specific psychosocial and imaging research studies.
They will be responsible for acquiring and analyzing research data (behavioral, physiological and fMRI), as well as IRB submissions, recruiting and characterizing eligible subjects, administering and scoring interviews/questionnaires, maintaining regulatory and source documentation, timely data entry and quality assurance. The CRC will report directly to both Dr. DeTore and Dr. Holt and will also work closely with other members of the research team, including faculty investigators, research fellows, clinicians, other research coordinators and student interns.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participant recruitment: identify and compile lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters; contact potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol; develop and implement diverse recruitment strategies; conduct, record, and evaluate face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with potential subjects
- Manage the day-to-day operation of clinical research studies, from IRB submissions, recruitment, scheduling research visits, conducting assessments and interviews, collecting data, data entry, subject reminder calls, remuneration and follow-up as necessary
- Administer and score cognitive tests, clinical rating scales and self-report measures
- Maintain Clinical Research Folders and Master Binders in accordance with IRB and HIPAA guidelines
- Schedule and conduct behavioral and MRI data collection procedures as needed
- Perform quality assurance of all collected data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follows up with subjects to resolve problems, address queries or clarify data collected
- Timely, accurate data entry
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned, such as literature searches, equipment inventory, and purchasing
- Contribute to database development and maintenance
- Prepare submissions to the IRB, including initial applications, continuing reviews, amendments and adverse events.
- Maintain accurate study records and regulatory documentation, including source documents, case report forms, study logs, IRB correspondence, adverse event reports, progress reports and any other documentation that may be required to meet local and/or federal regulations
- Track and order study equipment, supplies and materials
- Assist with the analysis of clinical, cognitive/behavioral and imaging data as needed
- Prepare presentations of data and study findings for lab meetings, posters, grant submissions and publications
The candidate must be well-organized, self-motivated, and attentive to detail. They must be able to multi-task, problem-solve, and manage time/work-load with minimal supervision. Superior communication skills are needed to effectively interact with a multidisciplinary team and research participants. They must have a prior working knowledge of research protocols, some experience conducting clinical research and have excellent computer and quantitative skills (see below). Candidates must also have the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and maturity, particularly with respect to maintaining confidentiality, safety and comfort of all research participants throughout all research procedures.
Candidates must be proficient in the use of administrative software (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint), data analysis software (SPSS, R), electronic data capture systems (EDC). Also some knowledge of FreeSurfer, MATLAB or UNIX is desirable and previous experience with neuroimaging or similar types of data is preferred but not required.
- Undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related fields.
- New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Clinical Research Coordinator I position outlined above.
Research Coordinator, University of Chicago
Job Announcement: Research Coordinator
University of Chicago
TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health
Director: Dr. Dana Suskind
To apply, please follow this link: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Research-Coordinator_JR10352-1
We are seeking a Research Coordinator to work on a project that aims to create the next iteration of a tool, the Scale of Parent/Provider Expectations And Knowledge (SPEAK), that has been developed and validated at the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. The SPEAK is a clinical and research tool that fills a critical, previously unmet need in the early childhood field. Given the pivotal role that parents and caregivers play in shaping young children’s cognitive and language development, it is necessary to assess what they know and believe about that process. As part of the TMW Center’s commitment to investing in cutting-edge R&D to develop scalable, evidence-based interventions and tools, the TMW Center is developing a version of the SPEAK that uses computer-adaptive testing, called the SPEAK CAT. This version will streamline assessment by adapting to the individual responding to the questions and issuing new questions based on the level of knowledge they’ve displayed. The results of the SPEAK CAT will provide a more complete and useful picture of respondents’ knowledge and beliefs about child language and cognitive development, which can be used to more precisely target information and interventions for maximal individual and population-level impact.
- Recruit participants and coordinate schedules for testing survey items.
- Create and manage REDCap surveys.
- Perform cognitive testing of survey items.
- Summarize statements from interviews relevant to item interpretation.
- Draft revisions of survey items based on cognitive testing.
- Maintain organization, formatting, and backup of documents including literature reviews and survey item trackers in Google Drive, Zotero, and TMW Server.
- Prepare monthly progress reports.
- Manage consultant contracts.
- Monitor project work plan and schedule.
- Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
- Analyzes and maintains data.
- Conducts literature reviews, assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents
- Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
- Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
- Prior experience in a research lab or setting conducting qualitative interviews
- Familiarity with survey research methods
- Has general awareness in research techniques or methods and relevant scientific knowledge
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Flexible availability for data collection
- Resume (required)
- Cover Letter (required)
To apply, please follow this link: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Research-Coordinator_JR10352-1
Full-time Research Assistant Position, Brown University
Butler - Research Administration Department
Brown University-affiliated researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking to hire research assistants for grant-funded studies of post-hospital interventions for patients with bipolar disorder, psychosis, or comorbid substance abuse. Responsibilities include recruiting and tracking subjects, screening electronic medical records, managing databases, preparing reports, and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Additional duties include working with a multidisciplinary team conducting research in a psychiatric hospital setting. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.
Email a cover letter and CV/resume to Ms. Toni Amaral: Toni_Amaral@brown.edu
Full-time Project Manager/Research Associate, Haskins Laboratories
Job Announcement: Project Manager (Research Associate)
Anticipated start date: June 1, 2021.
Haskins Laboratories, 300 George Street, Suite 900, New Haven CT 06511
Project Director: Nicole Landi
Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Project Manager (Research Associate [RA]) position at Haskins Laboratories (https://haskinslabs.org). The successful candidate will join the lab of Professor Nicole Landi, which investigates the cognitive and neurobiological bases of reading development and reading disability using behavioral and neuroimaging (MRI and EEG) techniques .
This RA will facilitate a project that involves longitudinal tracking of children with reading disability and identification of predictors (behavioral and neurobiological) of reading intervention outcomes. This project is a collaboration with Professors Ken Pugh and Fumiko Hoeft.
- BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field
Additional relevant skills include:
- Experience with human research, particularly with children
- Experience with behavioral/standardized assessments
- Experience with data management software (e.g., FileMakerPro, REDCap, Qualtrics)
- Experience with neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, or fNIRS)
- Experience with experimental presentation software packages (e.g., E-PRIME, Presentation, PsychoPy)
- Experience with statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab)
Interested applicants should contact Nicole Landi Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts if available, and the names of three potential references. Please make “Landi Lab RA” the subject line of your email. The position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2021 (May 15th 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.
A link to the job ad can be found here.
Full-time Laboratory Manager, University of Delaware
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Delaware is seeking a full-time Limited Term Researcher (i.e., lab manager/coordinator), under the supervision of Drs. Giovanna Morini and Sayako Earle. The successful candidate will work jointly in the Speech Language Acquisition & Multilingualism (SLAM) and Memory & Perception of Speech (MAPS) labs.
The candidate will help with various aspects of our research including: training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; managing participant recruitment; coordinating lab calendars/scheduling, interacting with children, families, and schools; entering, coding, and analyzing data; purchasing and upkeep of equipment and supplies; reading relevant literature; organizing outreach to the local community; helping with conference presentations and manuscripts; submitting and renewing IRB protocols.
We are especially interested in someone who has excellent social skills, is organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and has the ability to multi-task. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to obtain training in various research methods/techniques (e.g. eye-tracking, EEG/ERP, fMRI). Therefore, whoever fulfills this role should be comfortable learning difficult technical skills. A bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Education, or a related field is required. Preferred qualifications include: strong technical and computer skills, previous research experience, and background working with young children.
This is a great position for a recent college graduate who would like to gain further experience in an intensive research setting before applying to graduate school. The position offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment.
The position begins in the Summer of 2021, although the exact start date is flexible.
To apply for the position, email:
(1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals
(2) your CV
(3) have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Giovanna Morini at: email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin April 19th, 2021.
Full-time Research Lab Manager Position, Boston College
Faculty at the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development seek a full-time research lab manager for an IES-funded research project examining the role of spatial reasoning in mathematics learning. The project involves administering child assessments and
implementing a math intervention with first graders in the Boston area. The Research Lab Manager will assist with conducting the project in the following ways: (1) acting as the primary liaison with schools and classroom teachers, from making the initial recruiting contacts to scheduling intervention sessions; (2) conducting testing and interventions with children at schools; (3) coordinating a team of students involved in research activities; (4) engaging in data coding and analysis as necessary during the course of the project. The Research Lab Manager will be meeting regularly with the principal investigators to discuss the progress of the project.
This position will provide broad exposure to developmental and educational research, as well as an opportunity to co-author publications resulting from the project, making it ideal for someone considering doctoral-level training or other research positions. This is a full-time position potentially extending over 4 years during the time period of the grant, starting at $45,000 in the first year.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher (in Psychology or Education or other related field); strong interest in children learning and some experience working with children; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The expected start date: August 1, 2021.
If interested, please email your CV and a brief letter of interest to Dr. Beth Casey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Clinical Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
We are currently looking to hire two clinical research coordinators to assist with three NIMH-funded studies using computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, passive sensing of physiological arousal, and ecological momentary assessment) of short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents. Research coordinators will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu at Massachusetts General Hospital. These positions are particularly well suited for individuals seeking to gain research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff and participants recruited from the adolescent inpatient units; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; and IRB submissions and modifications. There may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to national conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication.
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree, strong writing and organizational skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime are preferred but not required. Psychology, sociology, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome. Prior research or clinical experience is strongly recommended.
The start date is Summer 2021. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV through the following link:
Any questions regarding these positions may be directed to Rachel Levin at email@example.com
Research Assistant, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Language Lab
Description of the Position
The Department of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY is seeking to appoint a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Cheryl Corcoran, head of the Language Lab and Program Leader in Psychosis Risk (cuemountsinai.org). The Language Lab at Mount Sinai focuses on identifying brain mechanisms that underlie language disturbance and thought disorder in risk states for schizophrenia. This position is available for two years minimum with the option of extension. The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary team to assist with various aspects of the research lab including data collection and administrative duties. Experience with adolescents and young adults with psychosis or psychosis-risk is an added advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct routine and standardized human subjects research using appropriate interview techniques specific to subject matter of the research project, providing support to the Principal Investigator, research faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and other research staff.
- Assist in the activities related to clinical research including, but not limited to: obtaining informed consent, screening participants for eligibility, administering questionnaires, computer and pen-and-paper tasks, cognitive testing and answering telephone calls.
- Schedule participants for all visits and coordinate study activities. Follow up regularly with participants to remind them of visits and compliance.
- Conduct recruitment and screening of potential participants for study eligibility, which may include conducting phone screens, obtaining and reviewing physician referrals, developing advertisements, giving talks, completing and administering questionnaires and assessments/paperwork, and scheduling study visits.
- Collection and curating of neuroimaging and biological data, and archiving of research data at NIMH. • Track participant visits, study procedures, and assist with regulatory issues. Update tracking logs in an organized, timely and accurate manner.
- Maintain source documents and subject files in accordance with Mount Sinai policies and procedures. Ensure accurate, confidential and complete compilation of data.
- Compile and organize paperwork regarding vendor payment and processing of invoices paid through the grants. • Organizing and completing necessary paperwork for grant submissions.
- Preparing and organizing IRB documents, including consent forms and paperwork related to research ethics.
- Collecting speech samples and self-report questionnaires with research subjects.
- Tracking progress of the study and data collection.
- Entry and verification of data into database for statistical analysis.
- Assisting with manuscript preparation.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Receive training in clinical assessments and cognitive tests.
- Observe data collection with clinical populations using EEG.
- Present research at scientific conferences and co-author manuscripts.
- Bachelor’s degree in any area of psychology, neuroscience, clinical science, biomedical sciences, data science, or related fields is required.
- Master’s degree in any of these fields and/or clinical experience is preferred.
- Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: working with individuals with psychosis or psychosis-risk, working with adolescents, grant applications, clinical and neuropsychological assessments, experience with neuroimaging and neurophysiology, familiarity with Microsoft Excel and statistical programs (e.g. SPSS) and coding (e.g. Matlab or Python)
- The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with clinical populations; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.
To be considered for this position
Please send the following materials to Shaynna Herrera, PhD (Shaynna.firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cheryl Corcoran, MD (Cheryl.email@example.com):
1) Cover letter; 2) CV/resume; 3) Two letters of recommendation; 4) Writing sample of your choice
Full-time Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania
The Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Iowa (Director: Dr. Isaac Petersen) is looking for a full-time research lab coordinator to assist in research studies examining the mechanisms in the development of externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, conduct problems), self-regulation, and school readiness in young children, with special emphasis on neural mechanisms (EEG/ERP). The current lab coordinator was just admitted to a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology! Responsibilities include participant recruitment and retention, scheduling, conducting batteries of neural and behavioral testing with children, data management and analysis, coordination of research assistants, and performing other research and administrative tasks as coordinator of the research team. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline, substantial research or work experience with young children, and experience using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Experience with EEG/ERP is desirable but not required. Experience with computer software such as REDCap, R, and E-Prime is desirable but not required. We are looking for someone who can commit to the position for 2 years. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in Summer 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.
To apply, please fill out the online application (including resume/CV, a letter of interest, and transcripts) at the following link: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SFCZbFsJKT1GCx
For more information about the position, see the attached job posting (https://psychology.uiowa.edu/developmental-psychopathology-lab/hiring), or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full-time Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania
NOW HIRING RESEARCH COORDINATOR/LAB MANAGER FOR SUMMER 2021
Full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania: The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab is seeking a full-time research coordinator to manage the daily activities of the lab and assist with all stages of clinical research. Our research focuses on normal and abnormal experiences of worry, anxiety, depression, and stress, with particular emphasis on predicting and explaining the co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive disorders. The candidate will work directly with Professor Ayelet Ruscio in planning and overseeing a variety of research projects in our dynamic and supportive lab. Responsibilities include: participant recruitment and screening, data collection (including conducting clinical interviews), data management and analysis, literature reviews, assisting with manuscript and grant preparation, and coordinating the work of undergraduate research assistants in the lab. The candidate will have a meaningful role in designing and carrying out clinical studies and will receive mentoring and opportunities for professional development. Interested individuals will have the chance to learn advanced statistical skills, co-author publications, present at conferences, and pursue research of their own design. This is an ideal position for graduating seniors who would like to strengthen their preparation and competitiveness for graduate school in clinical psychology or a related field. For more information about our lab, please see http://web.sas.upenn.edu/ruscio-lab/.
We seek a highly conscientious, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual who will have a Bachelor’s degree by August 2021. Majoring in psychology, previous research experience, and knowledge of SPSS are a plus, but not required. We look forward to working with a candidate who enjoys learning, is enthusiastic and hardworking, and is committed to pursuing graduate study in psychology or a related field. A 2-year commitment is preferred, ideally beginning in June or July 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a vita/resume, and contact information for at least two references.
Please send application materials and any inquiries to Auburn Stephenson (email@example.com).
Full-time Research Associate, University of Delaware
Research Associate I
Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation, University of Delaware
The Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation (CHART) at the University of Delaware (udel.edu/chart) is looking for a full-time research associate to assist our research faculty and scientists in carrying out grant-funded research projects. The Center aims to improve the quality of healthcare and quality of life for individuals with chronic conditions by improving patient assessment tools and practices. In particular, our team of psychologists and psychometricians studies the science and practice of outcomes measurement. CHART is funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, and private foundations.
Major responsibilities include (as applicable to the projects assigned):
- Conduct Patient Interviews
- Conduct phone interviews and/or in-person data collection, as appropriate
- Ensure standardized procedures are followed
- Develop Study Procedures:
- Prepare and submit IRB applications, continuations, and amendments
- Develop recruitment, recordkeeping, tracking, communication, and data collection procedures for studies as assigned
- Assist with creating manuals of procedures for specified projects
- Prepare and assemble project briefing books for communicating with collaborators and study sponsors
- Data Management:
- Assist in developing and testing data collection platform (in REDCap or similar) for studies
- Monitor subject accrual and report to study team members
- Develop and implement audit processes to review data quality and human subjects compliance
- Code Qualitative Data from Human Subjects Interviews
- Assist in Writing and Preparing Manuscripts, Posters, Website Materials, and other Publications
- Assist in Grant Preparation and Planning, Including Writing Grant Text
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in psychology or related field
- Minimum of one year previous research experience
- Excellent oral communication skills (research interview experience preferred)
- Excellent organizational skills
- Strong writing skills
- Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
- Ability to take direction and then work independently
- Good facility with technology
- Professional demeanor when interacting with participants and collaborators
QQualified candidates should send a cover letter and résumé/CV to: Jerry Slotkin, Ph.D., CHART Assistant Director, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maggie's Place AmeriCorps
Maggie's Place, was founded in 2000, and provides life-changing programs and services for pregnant and parenting women and their children by offering a warm and welcoming community, a safe place to live and learn, and on-going services to help them become self-sufficient.
Throughout the year we seek individuals who are interested in serving with Maggie’s Place through our AmeriCorps program available in Arizona. Our AmeriCorps are women who spend a year living in community with the women and babies that we serve. They provide emotional support, nonjudgmental, healthy relationship building, & are responsible for administrative work within the home. They receive ongoing support and training around the year so that our homes can operate under a supportive, trauma-informed model. If you are interested in applying, please visit maggiesplace.org/americorpsopportunities/ or email email@example.com
Hope Service Year Program Employment Opportunity
Want to make a difference in the lives of young children?
Casa de Esperanza seeks applicants for the Hands of Hope Service Year Program. Casa de Esperanza provides residential foster care to children ages birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. For a complete description visit: https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-service-year-1. Our application can be found at: https://www.casahope.org/application-part-one
For more information, please contact Darean Talmadge 713-529-0639 firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychology Jobs & Internship Opportunities
This site offers information on jobs and internships for those soon-to-be-graduates maintained by Dr. Camilla McMahon at Miami University. https://psychologyjobsinternships.wordpress.com/
Full-time Research Assistant, The Music Lab, Harvard University
Responsibilities for Dr. Pinker include maintaining websites; replying to correspondence with modified form letters; making travel arrangements and processing reimbursements; monitoring grant expenses; creating and modifying graphs in Excel; analyzing data; maintaining databases; and running experiments.
Hours will occasionally include evenings and weekends. This position is ideal for people interested in developing a strong research background before applying to graduate school. An undergraduate degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field is preferred, though candidates at other career stages and with other backgrounds will also be considered. Background or strong interests in music and/or sound engineering is required.
We are particularly interested in recruiting and supporting candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. Candidates may be eligible for supplemental funding via the NIH (see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-21-071.html).
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. This is a one-year position, with benefits, to start 1 August 2021, with a possibility of yearly renewal. The start date is negotiable. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://forms.gle/7pcip1dAUyTj9arg9. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
The Woodlands Summer Jobs
Developing Health & Rehabilitation Science Skills
You’ll learn to:
- Implement a variety of therapeutic interventions
- Help participants practice activities of daily living across the lifespan
- Utilize adaptive technologies, including: mobility, communication, and support tools
Interact with participants’ families, support staff, and medical professionals across the continuum of care
You’ll learn to:
- Refine group management, instructional, and intervention skills, while working in large groups, small group and one to one settings
- Practice differentiated instruction within a variety of participant age groups
- Work directly with ISP’s, behavioral plans, support staff, parents, and personal care aids
Integrate creative expression through arts
You’ll learn to:
- Oversee the distribution of all medicine prescribed by program participant physician
- Review program participants’ applications and health physical reports with camp Leadership and/or RN
- Review pertinent health care needs with participants parent/legal guardian
Conduct participant examinations as necessary; note any changed in health condition; take corrective action as required
Full-time Junior Lab Associate, New York University
The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Junior Lab Associate to work on behavioral and neuroimaging studies examining learning, memory, and decision-making across development.
The expected start date for the position is Summer 2021 (ideally in May or June). This is an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career. Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The Junior Lab Associate's primary responsibilities include:
- Participant recruitment and testing (behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging studies). Because we do developmental work, this will involve interfacing with parents and children and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends)
- Data management and analysis
- Experimental paradigm development
- Lab administration including managing IRB protocols, participant recruitment activities, and training other lab members
Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or other related fields, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.
Additional highly desired qualifications include:
- Interest and/or experience in cognitive neuroscience research, particularly in developmental populations (children, adolescents)
- Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g. fluency with Matlab, Python, and/or R)
- Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms)
Interested applicants should submit a CV, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), contact information for two references (letters will be requested if needed), and a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience. We encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science.
Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/83219.
2 Professional Research Positions, University of Colorado Boulder
The Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, directed by Dr. Roselinde Kaiser, is seeking to hire two Professional Research Assistants with skill in clinical or neuroimaging research and database management. In the RADD Lab, we investigate brain functioning and mood disorders like depression across the lifespan. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging (fMRI), and clinical approaches to address our research questions.
These Professional Research Assistant positions in the RADD Lab will support of a cluster of recently funded studies that investigate neurocognitive markers that predict resilience in adolescents and young adults. The positions will be primarily focused on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral and neuroimaging data, and database management. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for clinical and neuroimaging research studies (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders), data collection (computer-based, MRI), and database management (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI; or statistical programs such as R), as well as support for general management of lab operations.
Therefore, the PRA positions require (1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field, (2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing data with human subjects, (3) demonstrated ability to perform as an independent researcher (e.g., undergraduate thesis), (4) some experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language.
Successful candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, be highly reliable, and enjoy working in a collaborative team atmosphere. In addition, they will have a demonstrated ability to multi-task efficiently and to coordinate activities across different research labs and investigators. Finally, prior experience neuroimaging with clinical or developmental samples is also preferred.
Positions are full-time, to begin between April 2021 – June 2021 (flexibility in start date).
Interested applicants should submit their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial or official), and contact info for 2-3 references to our CU portal (https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=28373).
Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers, Collection of employment and post-bac opportunities
PREDOC: Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers, a new consortium of universities and research institutions that aims to foster a talented, diverse, and inclusive population in the social sciences.
PREDOC's website, https://predoc.org, has already quickly become a premier hub to find full-time, paid, post-baccalaureate research assistantships at universities and research institutions around the country. As of today, PREDOC lists over 70 job postings for literally 100s of predoc positions, with positions available at such places as Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, the University of Chicago, the Federal Reserve System, Berkeley, Northwestern, NYU, and others. PREDOC's website also contains additional general information about such research positions, some material to prepare before applying, and information about doctoral careers more generally.
These post-baccalaureate positions are especially useful for those students who are looking for a job right after college (as most of these positions are full-time staff positions, with full benefits), and/or want some additional exposure to research before applying to a PhD, or even before taking the decision on whether to pursue doctoral studies or go to the industry. Indeed, by working alongside the best researchers in the country, these students can get inspired to pursue doctoral careers or, if not, they can easily go on to the private sector. The additional job experience and training acquired during their predoc experience will surely help them in any career of their choosing.
Lab Coordinator, The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) at Northeastern University
The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) Lab at Northeastern University (PI: Laurel Gabard-Durnam) is hiring a lab coordinator to start late spring/early summer 2021. This person will have the opportunity to work on a series of projects using neuroimaging to examine neurodevelopmental mechanisms linking experiences of stress and adversity to social and affective learning. The person in this role will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, which could serve as a launch pad to graduate studies. A two-year full-time commitment is preferred, and we encourage applications from members of under-represented groups in science! Please share with any interested undergraduates or post-bacc students? Thanks so much!
To find full details of the position and apply, please use this link: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/505489/research-coordinator
To find out more about our lab's research and culture, you can visit our website: https://www.plasticityinneurodevelopmentlab.com/
Peace Corps Applications
Although we have temporarily suspended operations overseas in response to the COVID-19, we are still accepting and processing applications. Once we return to normal operations, we will need future Volunteers like you to resume our Peace Corps mission, and bring sustainable change to a community overseas.
Community Partners Job Listings
Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) supports folks with disabilities of all kinds and is currently hiring for a couple positions that would be a great fit for recent grads and current undergrads.
CLASS is a nonprofit organization that offers different services to individuals of varying abilities. Originally chartered as UCP of Pittsburgh, CLASS has grown into new regions and continues to expand its services.
CLASS is driven by organizational values that foster community inclusion for people with disabilities. The organization offers a variety of individualized services ranging from independent living skills training in the classroom to community-based case management for social, recreational, and residential supports.
Here is the job listing for our Community Partners Program. These jobs, particularly the Community Partners job, are great for recent grads because they offer flexible scheduling as well as opportunities to learn about Pittsburgh’s non-profit landscape while working with individuals in a holistic manner (e.g., case management, community integration, skill-building). It’s more than traditional case management and it’s a very rewarding way to develop work experience.
Hands of Hope, Residential Care Program
I am with Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas. Casa de Esperanza 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). Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis. 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
Interns in our program gain valuable experience that is relevant to a number of fields and future career goals while simultaneously making a meaningful difference in the lives of a vulnerable group of children.
PennEnvironment is Hiring
PennEnvironment is a people powered organization dedicated to protecting Pennsylvania's air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help the public make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives.
Right now PennEnvironment is hiring for a Conservation Associate to defend our cornerstone conservation programs from attack at the federal and state level; work to promote and increase stewardship of our public lands and open spaces; and tackle the threat that single-use plastics like bags, straws and foam takeout containers are having on our communities, our waterways and our wildlife.
In addition, we are hiring for a Western Pennsylvania Field Organizer (based in Pittsburgh) to educate and energize the public on the most critical environmental issues facing the planet, including tackling climate change, halting fracking, reducing air and water pollution, and getting off of single-use plastics. Our organizer will work to build the power needed to convince our elected officials to tackle these issues, including grassroots mobilization, activating coalition partners and decision makers and garnering media attention.
Interested folks can learn more about these jobs with PennEnvironment at http://pennenvironment.org/page/pae/jobs.