Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

Undergraduate Advising Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday:     9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday:                           9 a.m. – noon

Drop-in Advising Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.     -     available in 3113 Sennott Square
Friday: 9 a.m. – noon     -    available in 3113 Sennott Square ONLY for the first two weeks of each term;     beginning week 3 of each term drop-in on Friday will be held at a table in the lobby of the Cathedral of Learning

Email Address: psyadvis@pitt.edu

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Important University Dates 2019-2020



Fall Term Classes Begin



Labor Day (University Closed)



Fall Term add/drop



Fall Term Extended Add Drop Ends



Fall Term Deadline for Students to Submit monitored Withdrawal to dean's office



Final Exam Form Conflict Form Submission Deadline



Spring Term Enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)



Spring Term Open Enrollment Begins



Thanksgiving Recess for Students (no classes), all schools



Thanksgiving Recess for Faculty and Staff (university closed)



Classes resume (all schools)



Fall Term: Last Day for Undergraduate Classes



Final Exam Period for Undergraduate Classes



Fall Term Ends



Winter Recess for Students



Winter recess for faculty, staff, and designated offices



Spring Term classes begin



Spring Term add/drop period ends



Martin Luther King Day (university closed)



Spring Term extended drop period ends



Summer Term Enrollment Begins



Honors convocation



Spring Term Deadline for Students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean's office



Final Exam Conflict Form Submission Deadline



Spring Recess for students (no classes)



University's observance of spring holiday (university closed)



Fall Term enrollment begins (non-veteran students)



Fall Term open Enrollment Begins



Spring Term: Last Day for Undergraduate Classes



Final Exam period for undergraduate day classes



Annual Graduate Commencement Convocation



Spring Term Ends



Annual Undergraduate Commencement Convocation

Full Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences calendar can be found here.



  • PSY 2315: Developmental Psychology: Infancy
  • Directed Research Opportunities for Spring 2020 
  • Psychology Commencement Ceremony, April, 2020 
  • APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 
  • Connect with us!
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?


  • NOW WHAT? Workshops, Career Center - New Posting
  • Center for Bioethics & Health Law Lecture 
  • Student Loan Repayment Information Sessions 
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session 
  • Choose to Reuse (C2R)
  • University Events Calendar


  • 2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Awards 
  • UHC National Scholarship


  • Undergraduate Research Assistants, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • APA Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Grants 
  • Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference, Virginia Tech 
  • Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested 
  • Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study
  • Undergrduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA 
  • Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online
  • Research Opportunity, UPMC
  • Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh 
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • Therapy Abroad


  • Interested in Graduate School?
  • Cognition Underlying Behavior, Ph.D., University of Mississippi - New Posting
  • Master's Specialization in Couple and Family Counseling, The Ohio State University - New Posting
  • Educational Neuroscience Ph.D., Vanderbilt University - New Posting
  • Social Psychology Ph.D., Ball State University - New Posting
  • Infant and Child Development Lab, San Diego State University, M.A. - New Posting
  • Developmental Psychology Training Area, Ph.D., City University of New York - New Posting
  • Michigan Program in Survey Methodology - New Posting
  • Graduate Programs, University of Hawaii at Manoa - New Posting
  • Developmental Psychology Ph.D. , Loyola University Chicago 
  • MA/MS Infant and Child Development Lab, San Diego State University 
  • MA Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 
  • Human Development and Family Studies, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Care Compliance, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Ph.D. and MA Programs, UNC Greensboro 
  • Doctoral Programs in Psychology, Tulane University 
  • Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
  • Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University 
  • MS Applied Developmental Psychology - University of Pittsburgh
  • The APA Division 16 (School Psychology) Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs and the National Association of School Psychologists 
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program 
  • Graduate Training in Developmental Science, University of Iowa 
  • Couple and Family Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University 
  • PhD Developmental Psychology, Arizona State University 
  • Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University Center of the City of New York
  • Social and Moral Development Laboratory, University of Maryland
  • Doctoral Study in Learning Sciences, University of Delaware 
  • PhD in Educational Neuroscience, Gallaudet University 
  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology, University of Southern California
  • Boston College Graduate Student Positions
  • California State University, Long Beach, Psychology Master's Programs
  • CALLA Lab Doctoral Program, University of California, Riverside 
  • Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD
  • Culture, Behavior, Evolution and Development (CuBED) Lab at Simon Fraser University 
  • Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • Boston University, PhD
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program


  • Research Coordinator, Florida International University - New Posting
  • NIMH Intramural Research Training Award Program, Postbaccalaureate Program - New Posting
  • Children and Screens Institute of Digital Media and Child Development - New Posting
  • Merakey Professional Positions 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Chicago 
  • Full-time Research Associate, WPIC 
  • Yale Fellowship 
  • Full-time Research Technician Associate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Full-time Research Assistant, National Institute of Mental Health 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Yale University 
  • PennEnvironment is Hiring 
  • International Opportunities in Psychology 
  • Research Assistant, Harvard University 
  • Full-time Research Lab Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University
  • Full-time and/or Part-time Research Assistant, Butler Hospital/Brown University 
  • Full-time Project Coordinator, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
  • Full-time Lab Manager, Georgetown University
  • Full Time Research Assistant / Project Coordinator, UNC Chapel Hill 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Clinical Translational Research Coordinator II, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
  • Research Assistant, Brown University 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Case Western Reserve University 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Wayne State 
  • Full-time Junior Specialist/Lab Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health 
  • Full-time Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago 
  • Full-time Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) 
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, The Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory
  • Full-time Research Associate, University of Delaware 
  • Part-time Research Coordinator, Southern California Dornsife School of Philosophy 





PSY 2315: Developmental Psychology: Infancy

This grad level course will discuss child development during the first three years with a focus on behavior and neural development, environmental and genetic influences, and applications in clinical, childcare, and social media settings. Interested undergraduate psychology majors with a strong research or course background are encouraged to email the instructor Klaus Libertus (Klaus.Libertus@pitt.edu) if interested in taking this course.

This course will fulfill one of the 1000-level requirements for a psycyology major.


Directed Research Opportunities for Spring 2020 

Are you interested in working with a Department of Psychology faculty member as an undergraduate research associate? Many factuly members have contacted the Advising Office requesting that we make students aware that they are recruiting.  You can find a list of all Department of Psychology labs on our website.  You'll see some are designated recruiting or full for spring term.  Please do not assume that those labs without a designation are not in need of students - we just haven't yet confirmed with those labs.


Psychology Commencement Ceremony, April, 2020 

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that the annual psychology commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 6:00pm at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum.  

An official invitation will be sent to all those who have applied for April graduation through the Office of Student Records in mid-March via your PITT email address.  (Note that graduation applications for April, 2020 are now available in 140 Thackeray Hall and are due back by Thursday, November 7, 2019.)


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.


Connect with us!

Find us on LinkedIn and connect with alumni from the Department of Psychology!  - Pitt Psychology

Our Facebook page provides relevant information about timely events on campus and in our department.  -  University of Pittsburgh Psychology


What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?

Students who earn a psychology degree from the University of Pittsburgh acquire a number of marketable skills and are well qualified for many entry level positions in a variety of career fields.  If you are unsure about going to graduate school right after completing your undergraduate degree or not sure graduate school in general is right for you this website is a good place to begin your research about "What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?"  This site includes information for careers that require all levels of a degree in psychology, steps to help facilitate a career path, links to other valuable sites, and salary information. It also has information relevant to related fields (e.g., Social Work).




NOW WHAT? Workshops, Career CenterNew Posting

New this year as a complement to the Career Center’s Internship Prep Program, we are offering a workshop to help students to prepare for their upcoming spring semester internships, research, field experiences, etc. Entitled Now What?, this program was developed to help undergraduates to be better prepared for their experiences, and to touch what students need to be aware of before, during, and after their experience. If you know of any students that will be participating in some sort of experiential learning or Spring 2020, please encourage them to attend this workshop. Official marketing will be coming later this week!


NOW WHAT? Workshops – for students beginning an internship, research, or other experience this winter.

Hot food, snacks and giveaways

Career Center - 224 William Pitt Union
Friday, November 15 at noonstudents can pre-register here! **
Wednesday, December 4 at 4 p.m.students can pre-register here!
Friday, January 10 at noonstudents can pre-register here!

We are encouraging all undergraduates to report their internships to us.  At www.hired.pitt.edu, students can report their hiring or placement information for chances to win prizes. 


Center for Bioethics & Health Law Lecture 

Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 pm
111 Barco Law Building
Did Testosterone Cause the Crash of 2008? 
Science and Myths of Gender, Social Class, and Risk
Rebecca Jordan-Young, PhD
Tow Associate Professor for Distinguished Scholars
Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Barnard College  

Author of
Brain Storm: The flaws in the science of sex differences 
Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography


Student Loan Repayment Information Sessions 

Creating a Debt-Free Future
Information on Your Student Loan Repayment

November 13th & November 20th Time: 3:00 PM
December 4th & December 11th Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Financial Aid Wellness Center
Thackeray Hall, Room 106


 Choose to Reuse (C2R)

Right now, a student who wants to participate in C2R has to go out of their way to ask for a reusable container every time they order, as well as pay a $0.99 fee to enter the program. Why is Pitt making it hard for us to make the right choice? If the school wants more people to use the C2R program, why not make it the convenient and affordable option? Research shows that the most effective way to change behavior is by placing a cost on the undesired choice. It is proven that more people will engage in a behavior if they are given the option to opt out of it rather than the option to opt in to it.


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.




2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

Each year, the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs offer scholarships, grants and fellowships to students, faculty and international scholars to support their educational goals and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Application Deadline: January
Finalists Notified (via e-mail): January
Finalist Interviews begin: January 30 (undergraduate)


Undergraduate Awards

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).


UHC National Scholarships

The University Honors College provides guidance and support to undergraduate students and alumni who are interested in pursuing national and international scholarships, fellowships, and grants. These competitive awards create enriching educational opportunities for students that include domestic and international research, foreign language acquisition, and post baccalaureate study.

National scholarship advising is available to all Pitt undergraduates and alumni. As a first step towards national scholarship advising, attend a general information session held on Mondays at 12 PM and Tuesdays at 12 PM on the 37th floor of the Cathedral of Learning,

For more information visit the UHC website.

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for seniors in STEM or social science fields. For seniors. 
  • Goldwater Scholarship for $7,500 to sophomores and juniors in STEM. 
  • DAAD Scholarships to Germany. For seniors. 
  • Truman leadership scholarship to graduate school for juniors. 
  • Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship for new Americans to attend grad school. 
  • Critical Language and Boren Scholarships for language-focused study abroad.
  • Beinecke Scholarship for grad school in arts, humanities, & social sciences. For juniors.

Pitt's National Scholarships Office can help you apply for these awards.




Undergraduate Research Assistants, University of PittsburghNew Posting

Want to gain research experience? Love kids? The Kids’ Thinking Lab (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/kitlab/) at Pitt is seeking undergraduate research assistants for the spring and summer to help with studies examining how children between 0 and 8 think and learn. Positions are flexible but a commitment for spring and summer or summer and fall is expected. Please complete the appropriate attached application form and email it along with an unofficial copy of your transcript to libertus@pitt.edu. Questions can also be addressed to Dr. Melissa Libertus at libertus@pitt.edu


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 mes330@pitt.edu if you're interested in submitting a paper or attending meetings.


APA Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Grants

APA 2020 Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience Grants: Call for applications

Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2020.

The American Psychological Association is offering up to six grants to college and university departments to support undergraduate research assistantships in psychology laboratories during the summer of 2020. The purpose of these APA Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Grants is to provide talented undergraduates who have little or no prior laboratory experience with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of how scientific research is conducted.

Visit https://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2019/10/undergraduate-research-grants for more information on scope and requirements, eligibility, application instructions, and review of applications.


Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference, Virginia Tech 

Are you involved research and looking for an opportunity to showcase your skills? Do you want to learn more from professionals in your discipline? Would you like the opportunity to meet students from across the United States in varying STEM fields? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should apply to the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference at Virginia Tech. This conference is a unique opportunity for undergraduates to come together with professionals from varying scientific fields and share their passion for research. Our team created this conference because we believe in encouraging the collaboration of knowledge in order to facilitate advancement within areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

The Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference is a two day event, March 28-29th, which will include panel sessions, student oral and poster presentations, and catered meals. You can also look forward to hearing from two phenomenal keynote speakers. Dr. Anthony Leggett is a physics professor at the University of Illinois, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003. Dr. Arnold Caplan is director of the Skeletal Research Center at Case Western Reserve University and is known as a pioneer in mesenchymal stem cell research.  

The application to participate in the conference is due on December 31st and can be found through the link https://tinyurl.com/MAURC2020Application. For more information, please visit our facebook page “STEM Research Conference Commission” or email us at srccvirginiatech@gmail.com


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 tonyrcolella@email.arizona.edu if you have any other questions or comments.


Undergrduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA


Have you completed a research paper in a psychology-related field (i.e. psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics)? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work?

If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) WANTS YOU to submit your papers for our annual publication, expected to be released Spring 2019.

URJP is an organization dedicated to informing the community of psychological findings through research run by undergraduates from all universities. Last year, we received submissions ranging from local to international universities. URJP is one of the few established psychology journals that publish undergraduate psychological research.

To submit, the papers must fulfill the requirements below:

  • Original work completed by undergraduates (includes senior honors theses, independent research, reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing)
  • Never before been published
  • APA formatted (we can help with this!)

If you have not completed an independent research project, we still encourage you to apply by submitting a “literature review article” which does not require access to research data.

The deadline to submit papers is November 8, 2019. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please complete the following:

Replace any identifying information (i.e. author name, institution) with empty brackets, to ensure anonymity within the selection process

Visit our website's submission page, https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/submissions/

Once you have filled out the form above, send the following in an email to psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com
In the body of the email, include the following information: (1) your full name, (2) full article title, (3) article type (i.e., literature review, research article), (4) your email address

More information regarding our submission criteria and types of articles accepted can be found on our website, https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com for further information. To view our prior publications, please visit our website at https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/publications/.  We look forward to reviewing your submissions!


Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online


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 rvierra@antioch.edu 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.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 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 rvierra@antioch.edu


Research Opportunity, UPMC

We are currently looking for an undergraduate researcher to assist with a surgical education research project. The project is designed to characterize the transition from "junior" to "senior" general surgery resident and to develop and test an assessment tool to be used for this purpose in the future. It involves interviewing UPMC general surgery residents about how they would teach others how to perform a minimally invasive gall bladder procedure on a live patient. Responsibilities of the undergrad research assistant would involve watching intraoperative laparoscopic surgical videos, conducting and transcribing interviews with general surgery residents, interacting with surgical attendings and residents in-person and over email, and analyzing interview transcripts. Training for how to conduct interviews and complete qualitative thematic analysis will be provided. Interested students should contact Leah Furman (lmf110@pitt.edu) and Dr. Beth Littleton (bethlittleton@pitt.edu) and describe any prior research experiences. 


Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh

  • Research on German language-learning and musical ability
  • Researchers are recruiting male and female participants age 18 years and older. Participants must be right-handed and have no prior experience with German or Dutch.
  • Study procedures involve learning German words, examining memory for German words, assessments of musical ability (participants do not need to be musicians), and completion of a questionnaire.
  • Time requirements: Three sessions (M-W-F or T-TH-S); total time: approx. 2 hours
  • Scheduling is very flexible & participants will be compensated $10 per hour!

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact languageandmusic@pitt.edu


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 undergraduates.  This site is updated often so check back regularly for updated opportunities.


Therapy Abroad

Therapy Abroad offers student travel and study abroad experiences designed exclusively for students studying communication sciences and disorders, speech-language pathology, and other related fields. Simply put, our programs are for anyone aspiring to be a speech-language pathologist. Students at any skill level, whether a first-year undergrad or a recent grad, you will be able
to actively participate and gain valuable hands-on learning experience on one of our programs. Whether you have traveled extensively or if this is your first time going abroad, we will make sure that every step of the way is organized, safe and professional.

We are currently offering

Two-week undergraduate program in Belize
Two-week bilingual program in the Dominican Republic
One-week graduate programs AND
AAC Program

All of our programs are designed for students who want to take advantage of working alongside professional ASHA accredited speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in order to observe and learn more about communication sciences and disorders, prepare for graduate school or enhance their graduate school experience, and travel and learn more about a new culture.  “This trip allowed undergraduate students, who typically have no therapeutic experience or a chance to observe their professor practice, to engage with communication sciences and disorders on a deeper, more meaningful level. Working in small groups, students will gain hands-on experience, professional observation hours, intercultural exchange, and a better understanding of global issues." -Dr. Kris Brock P.h.D CCC-SLP, Idaho State University

Therapy Abroad students and staff provide essential services such as speech & language screenings, evaluations, and intervention. Students and staff will take part in a communications learning camp for children with special needs designed around skill-based stations (learning centers)- speaking/ listening/ learning/ sensory/fine & gross motor skills. Students will also take part in home-based field visits where you will visit children with special needs in their own homes, as part of a small interdisciplinary team consisting of SLPs, social workers, and medical doctors.

Time will also be set aside to learn new concepts, practice skills and learn about local culture and history. Students will gain hands-on and observational SLP experience working in a variety of settings, experience with applied behavior analysis, leadership experience as well as insight and discussion on applying to graduate schools and career opportunities as an SLP.





Interested in Graduate School?

As it is the time of year when staff and students begin in earnest to reach out to prospective graduate school mentors, we are excited to share with you a new resource that may be of interest to some of them. The Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Special Interest Group (ASDD SIG) of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) has been focusing efforts on supporting prospective graduate students interested in ASD in the pursuit of their training goals.

To that end, the ASDD SIG Graduate Training Initiative has yielded a first-of-its-kind (to our knowledge) comprehensive, fully searchable database of faculty who provide doctoral-level training in ASD assessment and intervention. It is our hope that this database will be a unique and useful resource for prospective graduate students who are interested in pursuing doctoral training with a clinical and/or research focus on ASD. We extend our deepest gratitude to Tamara Rosen, Laura Graham Holmes, Jenna Mendelson, the graduate students who spearheaded the effort to compile – and ensure accuracy of – this list.


Cognition Underlying Behavior, Ph.D., University of Mississippi New Posting

The CUB (Cognition Underlying Behavior) lab at the University of Mississippi directed by Dr. Stephanie Miller is currently accepting applications for the doctoral program in experimental psychology for the 2020-2021 academic year. Research in the CUB lab focuses on cognitive and social development, with a particular emphasis on controlled cognition. Past work has focused on the development of executive function from the toddler years to middle childhood and has investigated executive function’s relationship to language, gesture, social understanding, memory, and creativity. Please see our website for more information: www.cublab.olemiss.edu.

The experimental psychology program at the University of Mississippi offers an individualized, career-oriented course of study focused on developing a close apprentice relationship with a major professor.  The strong focus on both research achievement and teaching excellence, in addition to rigorous and supportive scientific training, prepares graduates for outstanding careers in a number of established and emerging fields. Students in good standing qualify for departmental assistantships for at least 5 years and some summer funding may also be available.

For more information regarding the Ph.D. program please visit our webpage at: http://psychology.olemiss.edu/graduate-program-in-experiment-psychology/ or contact Dr. Miller at semille5@olemiss.edu.  To apply online visit http://gradschool.olemiss.edu/. The application deadline is December 1st. 2019.


Master's Specialization in Couple and Family Counseling, The Ohio State UniversityNew Posting


If you are interested in our master’s of science program in Couple and Family Therapy, we are having an open house event on January 4th 2020, where you can tour our clinic and get your questions answered.   

WHEN:  January 4, 2020
Session 1:  9am-12pm
Session 2:  1:00-4:00pm
WHERE:  The OSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic
Suite 110, Bevis Hall
1080 Carmack Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210

RSVP for which session you would like to attend and questions:  Suzanne Bartle-Haring at haring.19@osu.edu

Our program is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Ohio.  It is a two year program with coursework, and 500 hours of direct client contact hours with AAMFT Approved and State approved supervision. 


Educational Neuroscience Ph.D., Vanderbilt UniversityNew Posting

Vanderbilt University invites applications from talented students for our PhD concentration in Educational Neuroscience, beginning Fall 2020. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Our students have access to outstanding training in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Education through faculty and resources distributed across Peabody College and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.  

Key strengths of the program are:

  • Our faculty provide multiple topical approaches to Educational Neuroscience. We conduct cutting-edge research in reading, language, numeracy, multisensory and cognitive processing, and learning and development. Collaborative research and cross-disciplinary training are a core foundation of the program.  
  • We use methods from multiple levels of analysis. From eye-tracking, to psychophysiological methods, to assessments of neurobiology with EEG and fMRI, our research addresses core issues of education and learning at multiple levels of description. We also offer advanced quantitative training through an optional quantitative methods minor, taught by our eminent quant group.
  • World-class neuroimaging facilities. Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) offers state-of-the-art neuroimaging resources, including two 3T and one 7T research dedicated fMRI scanners, all recently upgraded. VUIIS is situated at the heart of Vanderbilt’s campus making access a breeze.
  • Graduate students are fully funded. The program provides up to 5 years of funding for students in good standing.

Living in Nashville is great because: dynamic neighborhoods, theatre, and history, art

  • The city is affordable and vibrant. Nashville, also known as ‘Music City’, has one of the most vibrant and energetic music scenes in the country, covering all genres of music. Nashville also boasts one of the nation’s fastest growing food scenes and was recently named an “It city” by the New York Times. Nashville is home to and NHL team (Predators), an NFL team (Titans), and soon to be an MLS Team. We have a symphony hall, an opera, a nationally rated ballet, art museums, and multiple theatre venues. Not to mention endless historical sites and a wealth of outdoor activities that allow you to take advantage of our great weather. Anything you want can be found in Nashville!

Application Deadline: December 1.  Applications can be made online at (https://apply.vanderbilt.edu/apply/


Social Psychology Ph.D., Ball State UniversityNew Posting

Ball State University offers a Master’s Program in Social Psychology, with an emphasis on social justice. Our program designed to prepare students for a PhD program in social psychology or a related field (e.g., sociology; women’s and gender studies). We also aim to give students a strong background for entry into professions such as applied or institutional research, social policy, human resources, or community college teaching.

Please encourage your undergraduates who are interested in social psychology to consider our program. We have been very successful in preparing students for admission to PhD programs and/or placing them in an applied setting at the Master’s level. We are currently revising our program to emphasize statistics and research methods and to include new courses such as the psychology of prejudice and discrimination, psychology of gender, and social psychology of health.

Our application deadline is February 1. Additional information is available here: https://www.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/cpspc/academic-prog...


Infant and Child Development Lab, San Diego State University, M.A. - New Posting

The Infant and Child Development Lab at San Diego State University will be accepting new Masters students for the term beginning in Fall, 2020. 

Our M.A. Program in Psychology is a research-oriented program designed to prepare students so they are competitive for Ph.D. programs. Students who do not continue onto Ph.D. programs gain experience that prepares them for a number of research jobs in research, medical, and academic settings. In our program, students take classes and conduct research in one of the following exciting areas: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Physical and/or Mental Health, and Social Psychology.

For more detailed information on M.A. our program: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ma-students/ma-program-i...
For information on faculty research programs: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/people/faculty-by-research-area/

Our M.S. Program in Applied Psychology is a research-oriented program that prepares students for jobs that require the application of psychological knowledge. This program includes a track in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a track in Quantitative Methods (Quantitative Methods will be replacing the ‘Program Evaluation’ track). This degree enables students to work in corporations, consulting firms, and research labs, and it also can prepare a student for entry into a Ph.D. program. To earn their degrees, students take classes, work in a research lab, complete a required research thesis, and complete 300 hours in an approved internship.

For more detailed information on our M.S. program: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ms-students/ms-program-i...
For information on faculty research programs: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ms-students/faculty-and-...


Developmental Psychology Training Area, Ph.D., City University of New YorkNew Posting

We are looking for talented and motivated students to join the Developmental Psychology training area in the Psychology Ph.D. program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York for Fall 2020.  

Students accepted into the Developmental Psychology program represent a variety of undergraduate specializations including (but not limited to) psychology, education, linguistics, philosophy, literature, anthropology, sociology, and the natural sciences. Applicants to the Graduate Center must have earned a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. An undergraduate major in psychology is not necessary for admission, but undergraduate courses in experimental psychology (or research methods) and statistics are required. All applicants must submit transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions, a resume, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement of interests. The deadline for fall admissions is December 1, and interested students should apply to the Developmental Psychology training area. More information about applying can be found here: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/Prospective-Current-Students/Prospective-Student...


Michigan Program in Survey MethodologyNew Posting

University of Michigan’s Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM)

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.  


Graduate Programs, University of Hawaii at ManoaNew Posting

The Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu is excited to announce our two newly revamped program areas of study for graduate students! We have reorganized our course and program offerings to provide cross-cutting training in Community, Culture, and Development, as well as Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology. In addition to these two new program areas, our long-standing APA-accredited Clinical Studies Program provides students with the opportunity to integrate science and practice to enhance psychological knowledge, health, and wellbeing. Attached are flyers that highlight these program areas (more information can also be found at our website: https://psychology.manoa.hawaii.edu/). We would appreciate if you could forward these flyers to any students in your Department who may be considering applying to graduate school. Our deadline for applications is December 1, 2019.


Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Elizabeth Wakefield is seeking candidates for the Ph.D. program in Developmental Psychology at Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Wakefield directs the Movement & Learning Lab, and her research focuses on how children interpret the meaning of gestures and actions, and the mechanisms underlying how children learn from these forms of movement. Students will receive training in behavioral and eye tracking methodologies, and gain experience working in classroom and museum settings.

For more details about Dr. Wakefield’s research program, please visit: https://www.wakefieldlab.org

To learn more about Loyola’s Ph.D. program in Developmental Psychology, please visit: https://www.luc.edu/psychology/graduate/developmentalpsychologyprogram/

To apply to the Ph.D. program (application deadline: January 15, 2020), please visit: https://www.luc.edu/gradschool/applicationinfo.shtml

Candidates interested in working with Dr. Wakefield are encouraged to get in touch (ewakefield1@luc.edu) prior to submitting an application!


MA/MS Infant and Child Development Lab, San Diego State University 

The Infant and Child Development Lab at San Diego State University will be accepting new Masters students for the term beginning in Fall, 2020. 

Our M.A. Program in Psychology is a research-oriented program designed to prepare students so they are competitive for Ph.D. programs. Students who do not continue onto Ph.D. programs gain experience that prepares them for a number of research jobs in research, medical, and academic settings. In our program, students take classes and conduct research in one of the following exciting areas: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Physical and/or Mental Health, and Social Psychology.

For more detailed information on M.A. our program: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ma-students/ma-program-i...
For information on faculty research programs: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/people/faculty-by-research-area/

Our M.S. Program in Applied Psychology is a research-oriented program that prepares students for jobs that require the application of psychological knowledge. This program includes a track in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a track in Quantitative Methods (Quantitative Methods will be replacing the ‘Program Evaluation’ track). This degree enables students to work in corporations, consulting firms, and research labs, and it also can prepare a student for entry into a Ph.D. program. To earn their degrees, students take classes, work in a research lab, complete a required research thesis, and complete 300 hours in an approved internship.

For more detailed information on our M.S. program: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ms-students/ms-program-i...
For information on faculty research programs: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ms-students/faculty-and-...


MA Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

New! One-Year MA in TESOL

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce the inauguration of a one-year  MA program in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) beginning in Fall 2020. The program is 30 credits (15 per semester). It will prepare you to teach English as a Second Language to adults both in the United States and internationally. The degree includes courses on classroom practice, theoretical second language acquisition, research methods, assessment, technology in language learning, and issues in teaching in various cultural contexts among others. A special feature of this program is the two-term practicum: in it you will have the opportunity to study learner production data from a variety of L1 learners of English, observe classes in a premier Intensive English Program, and be involved in English for Specific Purposes classes for students studying engineering and information science.

For more information visit:  https://www.linguistics.pitt.edu/graduate/ma-program/one-year-ma-tesol.  Application deadline December 15, 2019.

Questions about whether the one-year MA/TESOL is right for you? Contact Dr. Alan Juffs at juffs@pitt.edu.


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.


Human Development and Family Studies, PhD, Pennsylvania State University


Pennsylvania State University Child Maltreatment Solutions Network

PhD in Human Development and Family Studies

Are you interested in examining how child maltreatment effects the health and development of individuals as they develop across the lifespan in the contexts of relationships, families, schools, and communities? Are you interested in studying the role of prevention or treatment programs to reduce risks of experiencing maltreatment or diminishing its negative effects on later development? Do you want to have a positive impact on the community systems involved in addressing the complex issues of child abuse and neglect? 

As a result of our P50 Capstone Center for Child Maltreatment Research and Training grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD; PI: Noll), the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network is able to offer several fully funded slots for new graduate students in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). Child Maltreatment Solutions Network faculty in the HDFS PhD program (Jennie Noll,  Chad Shenk, and Christian Connell) are currently accepting graduate students for the coming year. Information about the Center, and about faculty interests can also be found on the Solutions Network website (www.solutionsnetwork.psu.edu). 

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact and indicate interest in working with the following:

Jennie Noll: jgn3@psu.edu

Chad Shenk: ces140@psu.edu 

Christian Connell: cmc128@psu.edu

Visit http://hhd.psu.edu/hdfs/Graduate-Education for more information. 


Graduate Certificate in Health Care Compliance, University of Pittsburgh 

Health Care Compliance Online (HCC Online) is a 10-month graduate certificate program designed for working professionals, that was developed by experts in compliance, law, and online education. It is an advanced, accelerated program designed to support you as you take on more strategic compliance roles.

  • Learn the relevant law, practical applications of compliance, best practices and explore current issues.
  • Interact with expert faculty—professors from the School of Law and Graduate School of Public Health, current and former federal regulators, and compliance industry experts.
  • Network and collaborate with your peers in other industries and locations through innovative online applications.
  • Work on weekly assignments when and where you choose. 

HCC Online course work is asynchronous, meaning there are no scheduled meeting times or locations. You will complete most courses in just eight weeks, working through weekly modules, based on your own schedule and from any location.  HCC Online's total tuition is $9,495, which is less than the cost of comparable programs from any other university.

Our next program starts January 6, 2020. Apply Now at http://www.law.pitt.edu/hcc


Ph.D. and MA Programs, UNC Greensboro

Study developmental science at UNCG!

Several faculty at UNC Greensboro are looking for talented and motivated students to join their research teams! We have Ph.D. programs in both experimental (cognitive, developmental, and social: https://psy.uncg.edu/graduate/ph-d-experimental/) and clinical psychology (https://psy.uncg.edu/graduate/clinical-psychology/), as well as a terminal master’s program in Experimental Psychology. We are a growing and collegial department in a fun, diverse, and affordable region of the United States. UNC Greensboro is especially proud of the diversity of its undergraduate and graduate student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse student applicant pool.

Students at UNCG have the opportunity to study mind, brain, and behavior at multiple levels of analysis (neural, individual, and social) with diverse techniques. In the developmental area, we have a strong core of faculty who study social learning and cognition (which might be of special interest to members of this list!). Equipment facilities include a 64 channel ERP system (Brain Products: actiCHamp and actiCap active electrodes system), remote eye tracking system (SensoMotoric Products), and access to a 3T scanner (Siemens Magnetom Trio).

The following faculty members have openings for new students this year:

Janet Boseovski and Stuart Marcovitch are Co-Directors of the DUCK Lab (Development and Understanding of Children's Knowledge; www.duck-lab.com). Janet’s research examines how children form impressions about other people, optimism biases in childhood, and children’s learning from others in social domains. Stuart’s research focuses on the development of executive function and how it relates to other cognitive and social skills. The DUCK lab offers an enriching, collaborative environment with opportunities to bridge students’ interest in social and cognitive development (e.g., research that examines the relation between executive functioning and social judgments) and to participate in larger ongoing research projects (e.g., children’s learning in a Science Center setting). Janet Boseovski can be reached at jjboseov@uncg.edu and Stuart Marcovitch can be reached at s_marcov@uncg.edu.

Jasmine DeJesus directs the Development, Culture and Health Lab (devculturehealth.com). Her research examines how children’s beliefs and knowledge changes across development (or in some cases, stays the same!), how children’s social and cultural experiences shape their choices and attitudes, and how we can leverage developmental science methods to study health outcomes and promote child and family health and well-being. She can be reached at jmdejes2@uncg.edu.

Shaylene Nancekivell directs the Young Minds Research Lab (www.youngmindsresearch.com). Shaylene has broad interests in conceptual and social-cognitive development. Her work is focused on understanding how theories develop across the lifespan. The bulk of her current work examines children's theories of ownership. However, she also has a second line of work examining adults' intuitive theories of learning and myths about education. She can be reached at senancek@uncg.edu.

The application deadline is December 1 for the Ph.D. program and either December 1 or April 1 for the terminal M.A. program. Information about how to apply can be found here: https://psy.uncg.edu/graduate/applying/.

If you have questions about the graduate program, contact Mike Kane (our Director of Graduate Studies) at mjkane@uncg.edu. Our graduate handbook is also available online: https://psy.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Graduate-Handbook_March-....

If you are interested in working with a particular faculty member, we encourage you to contact them directly so that you can get to know each other better.


Doctoral Programs in Psychology, Tulane University 

The Department of Psychology at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, invites applications for Fall 2020 for its doctoral program in Psychology. We offer a Ph.D.with a specialization in Developmental Science as well as a Ph.D. in our APA-Accredited School Psychology program. Students receive full-tuition waivers and 9-month graduate stipends guaranteed for five years. Opportunities for summer support are also available. The application deadline is December 1st, 2019.

The Department of Psychology at Tulane is home to a vibrant community of scholars who study children from infancy through adolescence and focus on cognitive, motor, perceptual, socioemotional, and academic development in the laboratory and in the diverse neighborhood and school settings of New Orleans. State-of-the-art research facilities and ongoing research on school-based mental health initiatives enable students to address research questions at the neural, behavioral, and ecological systems levels.

The Department of Psychology also provides doctoral coursework and training in Behavioral Neuroscience and Social Psychology. Cross-cutting interdisciplinary research opportunities exist as well through the following Tulane Centers, Institutes, and research programs:

The application deadline for Fall 2020 admission to the Ph.D. programs in Psychology is December 1st, 2019. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors to discuss research interests. For more information about the Department of Psychology at Tulane and its doctoral programs, please visit us online at https://sse-dev.tulane.edu/psyc.

The following tenure-stream faculty co-administer the Developmental Science and School Psychology Programs, in collaboration with Professors of Practice Dr. Kim Sherman and Dr. Alexandra Sims.

Tenure-stream faculty members in Developmental Science:

  • Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Professor (mcunnin1@tulane.edu): Adolescent development, resilience and vulnerability, academic achievement, gender roles, African American populations
  • Jeffrey J. Lockman, Ph.D., Professor (childdevelopment.tulane.edu; lockman@tulane.edu): Perception action development, early cognitive development, spatial cognition, tool use
  • Julie Markant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (lbdlab.tulane.edu; jmarkant@tulane.edu): Attention-memory interactions, brain development
  • Tenure-stream faculty members in School Psychology:
  • Courtney N. Baker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Program Director (www.courtneynbaker.com; cnbaker@tulane.edu): Early childhood, violence prevention, dissemination and implementation science
  • Sarah A. O. Gray, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (sgray4@tulane.edu): Early childhood social-emotional development, stress and trauma, parenting
  • Bonnie K. Nastasi, Ph.D., Professor (bnastasi@tulane.edu): School-based mental health programming, child rights, mixed methods research
  • Stacy Overstreet, Ph.D., Professor (soverst@tulane.edu): Stress and trauma, resilience, school-based mental health


Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Dr. Finch explores how contextual factors influence children’s early development. Her lab, the Learning and Development Research group, is engaged in several studies examining the development of children’s executive functions and motivation in preschool and elementary school settings. Students will be part of a supportive and growing research team with many opportunities to publish peer-reviewed journal articles and present work at national conferences. Please see her faculty webpage and lab website for more information.

Dr. Finch is a core faculty member of the Department of Psychology, a faculty affiliate of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools, and a member of the Nebraska Academy of Early Childhood Research.

Applicants interested in working with Dr. Finch should contact her directly at jenna.finch@unl.edu.

Why apply to UNL?

All admitted students are supported through research assistantships and teaching assistantships.
Students will receive interdisciplinary training including opportunities to work with developmental faculty in the College of Education and Human Sciences.
The Developmental Psychology program is small, allowing for individualized attention and support as students progress through the program.
Departmental strengths in both research training and teaching excellence prepare students well for careers in academia and non-academic jobs in consulting, policy-work, and at research think-tanks.
Lincoln is a vibrant Big Ten college town with a low cost-of-living, great schools, and friendly, community-minded residents.

Click here for more information on how to apply to the Doctoral Program in Psychology at UNL. Applications are due December 15.


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. 


MS Applied Developmental Psychology - University of Pittsburgh

The Master of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education emphasizes the integration of knowledge and practice in human development. Our program will teach you the best practices that are proven to promote positive outcomes for children, youth, and families.
Our 36-credit curriculum reflects the most current knowledge in practice and research in applied developmental psychology. You will complete core psychology coursework in applied development and specialized coursework in your area of concentration. Additionally, you have the opportunity to complete a community-based learning experience in one of five specializations:

  • Child and Youth Work
  • Behavioral Health in Schools and Communities
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs (with Child Life option)
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Applied Research Methods for Child- and Youth-Serving Organizations

The program begins in the fall term and the application deadline for priority admission is March 1. Applications received after that date will be considered if there is available space.

For More Information:  Admissions and Enrollment Services, soeinfo@pitt.edu

Information sessions:  Join us for refreshments and to learn more about Pitt ADP at our Information Sessions in Wesley W. Posvar Hall - Room 5200 at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

September 24, 2019
October 29, 2019
November 19, 2019
January 21, 2020
February 25, 2020

RSVP at www.education.pitt.edu/info-session


The APA Division 16 (School Psychology) Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs and the National Association of School Psychologists 

The APA Division 16 (School Psychology) Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs and the National Association of School Psychologists are partnering to invite undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to the NASP convention on 2/19/2020. If you are a student from an underrepresented group interested in school psychology or NASP, please apply to join us at the NASP convention this year! The day of the convention, mentors will be available to assist, answer questions, and provide information. Convention registration fee will be waived for 2/19/2020. Please see the attached flyer and submit your application by 11/15/2019 online at https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_0ICQRz0UXNjJ61n


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 stuaff@pitt.edu


Graduate Training in Developmental Science, University of Iowa 

Join the Developmental Science Research Group at the University of Iowa. The Developmental Science Research Group in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa comprises faculty and students interested in understanding the processes and mechanisms of developmental change, from infancy through adolescence. Our research interests span language, cognition, social communication, working memory, cognitive control, executive function, and sensory-motor and perception-action systems. We study development from infancy through adolescence in both typically- and atypically-developing children, as well as in non-human animals. We represent a broad range of theoretical viewpoints, including embodiment, connectionism, ecological psychology, and developmental systems theory. 

Our PhD program is unique in that students can pursue specialized graduate training in Developmental Science through any of our graduate training areas (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition, or Clinical Science). We also offer an Individualized Graduate Training Track  designed to meet the needs of students whose interests cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

For over 125 years, our department has been a leader in psychological research and graduate training. Our group is closely aligned with the DeLTA Center, an interdisciplinary research center devoted to understanding the processes of learning and development from multiple perspectives, and with the Developmental Psychopathology Research Group, which focuses on understanding the origins, course, and mechanisms of adaptive and maladaptive developmental trajectories and pathways. Our students have access to the latest methodological innovations including functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), advanced developmental psychobiology techniques, automated eye-tracking, immersive virtual reality technology, and cutting-edge computational techniques.

Due date: December 1st, 2019 for the Fall 2020 term.  For more information: Please see our website (https://psychology.uiowa.edu/graduate-program) or contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Jodie Plumert (jodie-plumert@uiowa.edu).


PhD Developmental Psychology, Arizona State University 

The Developmental Area in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University is recruiting 4-5 graduate students for 2020-2021. Faculty considering new students are: Viridiana Benitez, Leah Doane, Thao Ha, Frank Infurna, Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant, Kelsey Lucca, Armando Pina, Jinni Su. Faculty interests include: learning, language, the development of curiosity in infants and toddlers, parent-child and romantic relationships, resilience across the lifespan and healthy aging, the development of psychopathology, developmental behavior genetics, daily experiences of children and adolescents, implementation of developmental interventions to promote positive youth development, physiological stress processes, and sleep. 

Learn more from our website, this video, and applications page. Our deadline is December 5, 2019. 

Questions? Please email our graduate coordinator Katie Ulmer (Katie.Ulmer@asu.edu) or developmental area head Leah Doane (Leah.Doane@asu.edu).


Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University Center of the City of New York

The Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York invites students to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application deadline is January 1st, 2020. The doctoral program is designed to prepare scholars and researchers to contribute to the field of human communication and its disorders. Program requirements include coursework, laboratory experience, and research activities under the supervision of our internationally recognized faculty (Mira Goral, Brett Martin, Klara Marton, Loraine K. Obler, Richard G. Schwartz, Valerie Shafer, Douglas Whalen, among others). We offer our students various 5-year fellowship packages. More information is available on our website: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/SLHSciences


Social and Moral Development Laboratory, University of Maryland

The Social and Moral Development Laboratory directed by Professor Melanie Killen is accepting new graduate students for Fall of 2020.  The Social and Moral Development Laboratory investigates developmental social cognition, moral reasoning, origins of prejudice, social exclusion and inclusion, group dynamics, explicit judgments and implicit biases, morality and theory of mind, resource allocation and social inequalities, status awareness, social hierarchies in childhood, and peer relationships in school contexts. Projects are funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Graduate student applicants interested in applying to the Ph.D. program should email Dr. Killen, mkillen@umd.edu, who is in the Developmental Science area prior to the deadline and attach an updated CV, preferably in September and October. Please visit the lab website: Our department has a strong focus in cognitive and social development, with collaborative faculty projects. For a list of the faculty members, please visit the department website.

The deadline is November 27th, 2019. The University of Maryland is 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, providing a rich academic community with colleagues at the NIH, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and George Washington University. The D.C./Maryland area provides a vibrant cultural community and a wide array of outdoor and recreational activities.

For more information about how to apply, click here. 


Doctoral Study in Learning Sciences, University of Delaware 

Do you want to become an integral part of collaborative research teams dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and families?  Do you want to learn how to translate research findings into effective educational practice?  We welcome excellent students into our PhD program in education with a specialty in Learning Sciences.

Our  program:

  • Bridges education with work in cognitive science, psychology, and human development.
  • Emphasizes communication of research findings with both professional and lay audiences.
  • Builds a rich methodological toolkit for designing and assessing outcomes of investigations relating to learning and instruction and interventions of all types.
  • Focuses on areas such as STEM learning; language, cognitive, and numerical development; learning disabilities; and the use of technology and media in education.
  • Provides competitive financial packages for 4 or 5 years of study.
  • Prepares graduates obtain positions at colleges and universities as well research, development, and policy agencies.
  • Is comprised of dedicated and energetic faculty who hold grants from NSF, IES, and private foundations and are eager to mentor students

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in applying.  For more information please go to https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.education.udel.e.... Professors Nancy Jordan (njordan@ udel.edu),  Roberta Golinkoff (Roberta @udel.edu), and Teya Rutherford (teomara@udel.edu)


PhD in Educational Neuroscience, Gallaudet University

The PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program at Gallaudet University is inviting prospective students to apply to our Ph.D. program to start in Fall 2020. The program provides four years of full funding (tuition scholarships + $25,200 annual stipend + health insurance option). 

Students in this pioneering, bilingual ASL-English program gain state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience training in how humans learn, with a special strength in the neuroplasticity of visually-guided learning processes. PEN students become experts in at least one cutting-edge neuroimaging method in the discipline of cognitive neuroscience (e.g., fNIRS, EEG, fMRI), study neuroethics, gain strong critical analysis and reasoning skills in science, and develop their own research program under close mentorship from our faculty. While becoming experts in both contemporary neuroimaging and behavioral experimental science, students also learn powerful, meaningful, and principled ways that science can be translated for the benefit of education and society.

PEN is an interdisciplinary program housed in the National Science Foundation-Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) and enjoys a close relationship with its four national resource hubs: Petitto Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2), Early Education and Literacy Lab (EL2), Motion Light Laboratory (ML2), and Translation in the Science of Learning Lab (TL2.) 

Students also benefit from Gallaudet University’s local university consortium, which provides students access to courses taught in the Washington D.C. area. Additionally, students benefit from PEN’s collaborations with Gallaudet’s Departments of Psychology; Linguistics; Interpretation and Translation; Education; and Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences. PEN students also have access to a national network of more than 20 cognitive neuroscience labs throughout the world, through formal Memoranda of Understanding.

PEN students can expect to receive fellowship support through a combination of University and grant funding, direct mentoring support from individual advisors, and opportunities to apply for additional resources through a fund managed by students in the VL2 national network.   

For information on how to apply and admission criteria, visit our application requirements page. For further information, contact us at EdNeuroscience@gallaudet.edu.  

The deadline to apply for the PEN program is February 15, 2020. Early applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Master of Science in Applied Psychology, University of Southern California

All successful businesses and organizations need two things: loyal employees and loyal customers. This intensive, one-year Master of Science in Applied Psychology program focuses directly on these two crucial areas by studying both consumer psychology and organizational psychology. Other graduate programs may focus on one or the other. Yet for businesses to succeed, both are vital to the central activities of managing a workforce and marketing to consumers.
Our unique program equips you to speak to both of these challenges through the language and tools of psychology.

Apply Now
The program accepts applications for fall entrance once-per-year.
Priority Deadline: January 1st
Regular Deadline: March 1st


  • Complete Online Application
  • Official Transcripts From all schools attended
  • Official GRE Scores USC Code: 4852
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose 1,000 words maximum
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official TOEFL Scores International applicants only



Boston College Graduate Student Positions

The Ph.D. program in developmental psychology at Boston College’s Department of Psychology is now accepting applications for Fall of 2020. The Psychology Department offers a vibrant and rapidly-growing community, with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research as well as new and emerging research fields and methods. Successful applicants are guaranteed five years of full tuition and stipend.

Four developmental faculty are currently recruiting graduate students for Fall 2020:

  • Dr. Sara Cordes (Infant and Child Cognition Lab, cordeslab.org), whose research focuses on math cognition and social influences of math learning from infancy to adulthood
  • Dr. Joshua Hartshorne (Language Learning Lab, l3atbc.org), whose research focuses on what makes language learning possible
  • Dr. Angie Johnston (Social Learning Lab, angiemjohnston.com), whose research explores the evolutionary origins of human social learning by comparing children and dogs
  • Dr. Katherine McAuliffe (Cooperation Lab, katherinemcauliffe.com), whose research focuses on the development and evolution of cooperation in humans

Students interested in working with any of these four faculty are encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from students interested in combining across these research programs -- for example, studying the acquisition of abstract language regarding fairness, the relationship between numerical cognition and the acquisition of number words, the evolutionary origins of human-dog cooperation, or the interrelationship between the development of numerical cognition and cooperation.

Further information about the application can be found on the BC psychology website.


California State University, Long Beach, Psychology Master's Programs

CSULB Psychology Master’s Programs, Special Spring 2020 MSHF & Fall 2020 Applications
Please visit our website for information on Cal State Univ Long Beach’s Master’s programs in:
• Industrial/Organizational (MSIO)
• Psychological Research (MAPR)
• Human Factors (MSHF)

:  www.csulb.edu/psychology


CALLA Lab Doctoral Program, University of California, Riverside

Cognitive Agility across the Lifespan (CALLA) Lab at UC Riverside: recruiting graduate students

The CALLA Lab at the University of California, Riverside is recruiting new doctoral students for the upcoming academic year. Under the direction of Dr. Rachel Wu, our work is dedicated to better understanding cognitive development (growth) across the lifespan via attending to and learning what is relevant. One line of research, funded by NSF (2019-2024), focuses on how skill learning leads to cognitive development in older adulthood. Another line of research focuses on learning what to learn from infancy to younger adulthood, especially in terms of forming and using relevant categories.

The graduate program in Psychology at UC Riverside offers competitive graduate funding and student support, as well as optional minors in Quantitative Psychology, Public Policy, and Health & Well Being. The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with a diverse undergraduate student body and a mission to provide routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and is only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, and hiking in mountain and desert environments, and the weather is excellent all year round. The cost of living in Riverside is also affordable, relative to LA and San Diego, which are around an hour or 1.5 hours away from Riverside.

The deadline for full admission consideration is December 1, 2019. If you would like more information about the graduate program or the CALLA Lab, please contact rachel.wu@ucr.edu.


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 cvenker@msu.edu, with “PhD Student Position” in the subject line. Please include:

  • Resume/CV
  • 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


Culture, Behavior, Evolution and Development (CuBED) Lab at Simon Fraser University 

Funding is available for a graduate student to pursue an MA/PhD in the Culture, Behavior, Evolution and Development (CuBED) Lab in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. The lab’s research focuses on cultural evolution and social learning in community contexts. The student will join a new project investigating how community cohesiveness and cultural norms affect parental learning about child-rearing. The studies are situated within a community, with the goal of building a long-term collaborative research project with those communities. Studies may include experimental, interview, or observational methods. The communities include sites in Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, and Antigonish NS. There is also a potential for the student to develop projects at an ongoing research site in villages on Yasawa Island, Fiji. The CuBED Lab also welcomes applications for students who would like to develop their own field site. However, this funding does not support work for alternative projects.

The position includes a SSHRC IDG grant-funded stipend of $12,000 for an MA student, or $15,000 for a PhD student already holding an MA degree, for two years. Funding requires the student to work on the SSHRD IDG-funded project. The student is expected to apply for additional fellowship funding to cover their fees, and/or work as a TA for additional funding through the completion of their degree.

The graduate student will be based in the Department of Psychology and will be supervised by Dr. Michelle Kline. The grant funding also includes funding for research expenses for joint work with Dr. Kline, as well as potential conference travel funding for the student. Students can find out more about the lab on Twitter @CuBEDLab, Instagram @cubedlab, or at Dr. Kline’s website: https://www.michelleakline.com/

Please contact Dr. Kline (makline@sfu.ca) directly for interest in applying. Applicants must apply to the departmental program (Portal open: October 15 – December 1, 2019) in addition to discussing their application with Dr. Kline. Applicants should apply in Fall 2019 to begin the position in Fall 2020.

Indigenous students and students from any historically underrepresented group are particularly encouraged to apply. Simon Fraser University acknowledges the Traditional Coast Salish Lands including the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations.


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.

Dr. Nancy Jordan: njordan@udel.edu | Dr. Roberta Golinkoff: roberta@udel.edu 

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.

Program Overview
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.





Research Coordinator, Florida International UniversityNew Posting

The Project on Language and Spatial Development (https://plsd.fiu.edu,  PI: Dr. Shannon Pruden) and the Brain and Behavioral Development Lab (https://bbdl.fiu.edu,  PI: Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland) in Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) and Department of Psychology are seeking to hire one (1) talented project/research coordinator for an NICHD-funded R01 grant examining the neuroscience of spatial development. The project will gather cross-sectional and longitudinal MRI and behavioral data on typically-developing 4- to 6-year-old children. Located within an international, multicultural urban setting, the Center for Children and Families, a Preeminent Program at FIU and the Department of Psychology, ranked 9th in the country for research funding, offers a stimulating research environment full of collaborative and networking opportunities.

Initial appointment will be for 1 year, with possibility of renewal (upon performance review); a minimum of a 2-year commitment is desired. The position is ideal for a candidate who wishes to gain additional research experience before applying to a doctoral and/or graduate program in Psychology or Neuroscience. There may be opportunities to develop independent projects, attend conferences, and co-author manuscripts.

Under the supervision of the PIs, the research coordinator will:

  • manage participant recruitment, scheduling and completion of study visits, including but not limited to neuroimaging visits, behavioral data collection, and parent-child interviews.
  • Oversee team of research assistants as they assemble and administer research protocols, including the recruitment and training of research assistants, developing training/protocol manuals, assigning daily and long-term tasks, coordinate project meetings and cultivating a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Participate in study maintenance, including but not limited to, ordering of supplies and equipment, and keeping inventory.
  • Oversee and manage project operations, including write and manage IRB protocols and grant-related progress reports, manage budget/disperse participant payments, website, and outreach to participants and local recruitment sites.
  • Manage typical participant registry database.
  • Compile data, record results, and statistical analysis of results for publication, grants, and presentations.
  • Other project-related tasks may include stimulus construction, audio/video editing, and conducting literature reviews.


Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree by appointment date. Experience with project and database management, working with human subjects in a research context, and working with parents and preschool- and elementary-aged children is desirable. Candidates who are bilingual English-Spanish are especially encouraged to apply. Ability to work some nights and weekends to collect data. Knowledge of MRI and/or eye-blink conditioning and/or desire to learn these techniques given their use for this project is desirable. Salary is $35,000/year plus benefits. Applications will be accepted until position is filled though preference will go to those applying by November 17, 2019. Start date of January 2020 is desired.


Interested applications should apply at: https://pslinks.fiu.edu/psc/jobs/CUSTOMER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEAR... and enter job 519766


For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Shannon Pruden, sdick@fiu.edu


NIMH Intramural Research Training Award Program, Postbaccalaureate Program New Posting

The Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience (SMDN), Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience (SDAN), and Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit (NNT) of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Maryland, seek qualified individuals to fill Postbaccalaureate IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting May through July 2020.

SMDN, SDAN, and NNT conduct research on the brain mechanisms of mental illness in youth, with a focus on irritability and anxiety.  We also investigate treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.

These full-time research assistant positions require a bachelor’s degree and U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien).  A minimum commitment of 1 year is expected; however, a 2-year commitment is strongly preferred.  Responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise:  patient and healthy volunteer screening, recruitment, and training on research tasks; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation.  This work involves using statistical and graphics software to examine behavioral and neuroimaging data, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature.  In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient tasking and treatment visits. Research assistants also observe diagnostic interviews with patients.

Research assistants work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Successful applicants will be awarded Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation.  During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.

Interested individuals should complete the online application found at the following website (link can be found under “Application Procedure”):  https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

Following completion of the online application, individuals should forward a letter of interest and resume to:

Emily Jones, B.A.
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services


Children and Screens Institute of Digital Media and Child DevelopmentNew Posting

Project Coordinator
Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development
Location: Long Island, New York

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

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

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

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

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


Merakey Professional Positions

Merakey is  the leading provider of education and human services to individuals with special needs. They having many locations around the United States including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, and many other states. They serve over 40,000 adults and children. Merakey currently has three job postings in handshake that they are actively recruiting to fill these positions. 

Direct Support Professional – All majors are welcome to apply

Therapeutic Staff Support – Only Sociology, Geography, Psychology, Social Work/Human Services, Human & Child Development, Counseling, and Anthropology majors

Supportive Living Worker- Only Sociology, Geography, Psychology, Social Work/Human Services, Human & Child Development, Counseling, and Anthropology majors

Merakey Innovative Care and Educational Solutions

Positions available through Handshake


Full-time Research Assistant, University of Chicago

The Memory and Perception in Schizophrenia (MAPS) laboratory is looking to hire a full-time research assistant to work on electroencephalography (EEG) studies of memory and perception in people with psychosis and other forms of serious mental illness.  This person will have opportunities to learn and practice clinical assessment and diagnosis, as well as to learn technical skills associated with EEG acquisition/analysis and computer programming.  Prior experience with these skills is preferred but not required.  Interested research assistants will have the opportunity to present work from the lab at national conferences, coauthor papers, and form connections with other researchers in the field.

The University of Chicago is located in Hyde Park, approximately 6 miles from downtown Chicago. The MAPS Laboratory is newly housed within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, which is home to a number of NIH-funded research teams (for more information visit https://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/).  An individual who fills this position will be expected to work effectively within the MAPS Lab team, as well as with other research teams within the Psychiatry Department to coordinate patient recruitment.  The ideal candidate will therefore be highly organized, motivated to learn challenging new skills, and have a warm and professional interpersonal style.

Interested candidates for this position should contact Dr. Molly Erickson (merickson1@uchicago.edu) for more information about how to apply.


Full-time Research Associate, WPIC 

This position is in the Laboratory of Dr. David A. Lewis (http://www.lewislab.pitt.edu) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Lewis’ lab seeks to understand the neural circuitry of the prefrontal cortex and the alterations of this circuitry in schizophrenia. This position is part of our NIH NeuroBioBank and Tissue Repository (NBB), which collects and characterizes postmortem human brain specimens for brain disorder research.  

This position will be responsible for assisting the NBB Clinical Psychologists with aspects of case identification and postmortem clinical assessments, including next-of-kin and health care provider correspondence, clinical records searches/requests, documentation organization, treatment record review, case history review/writing, data entry, and postmortem diagnostic conference coordination.

This position is grant funded. Apply here:  https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/4708324-research-associate-wpic


Yale Fellowship 

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for an exciting pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors.  The position will commence July 2020.

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving clinical research experience. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, psychophysiological, eye-tracking and neuroimaging studies of toddlers and children with and without autism. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.

Completed applications including cover page, CV, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and personal statements are due no later than January 15, 2020.

Additional information about the lab can be found on our website:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/autismcenter/

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience may be directed to Dr. Suzanne Macari at sanalab@yale.edu.



Full-time Research Technician Associate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 

Research Technician Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Job Summary

We are looking for a full time research technician associate to work in the Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychology section as part of a research team studying neuropsychological and neurobiological aspects of mood disorders. The emphasis on the research position is on administration and scoring of standardized neuropsychological tests to participants with a range of psychiatric illnesses. The RTA will work closely with faculty and staff in all aspects of research including database management and analysis, and assist with research proposals, creation of posters, papers, and presentations to scientific meetings, and other activities to support research

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or equivalent education and experience 
  • Excellent clinical skills and superior verbal and written communication skills are critical 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Redcap as well as experience with database creation, management and analysis
  • Knowledge in statistical analysis packages such as SPSS or other research laboratory programs

Desired Qualifications*

The ideal candidate is someone who has interest in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine and is motivated to be part of a research group to gain experience and knowledge prior to attending professional school and who can make a 2 year full time commitment to our research team.

Any questions, please contact Kelly Ryan (karyan@med.umich.edu). To apply directly:  http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/179693/neuropsych_technician


Full-time Research Assistant, National Institute of Mental Health 

Mood, Brain & Development Unit, National Institute of Mental Health

Are you interested in neuroscience research and working with children/adolescents?

The Mood, Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) is seeking qualified applicants for a two-year, paid Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship, with employment starting in June 2020. IRTAs are part of a multidisciplinary research team of physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Within the Emotion and Development Branch of the NIMH, the Mood, Brain and Development Unit is led by principal investigator Argyris Stringaris, MD PhD, and conducts research using fMRI and MEG data to study the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of childhood-onset mental illness. Our studies are on the cutting edge of longitudinal research studying children and adolescents with major depression.

As a research assistant with MBDU you will gain experience working with patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process including observing diagnostic interviews with patients, administering standard psychometric measures, training subjects to participate in neuroimaging, and analyzing neuroimaging data. Duties and responsibilities include: patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using statistical and graphics programs and researching scientific literature.

Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate IRTA Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to engage in biomedical investigation. The full-time, two-year position requires a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). Post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Please complete the MBDU application found at the following website no later than midnight December 15, 2019. Please note we are accepting applications on a rolling basis:  https://forms.gle/E3VcWobJYQfwEro76

Please forward an updated resume and unofficial transcript to:  Lisa Gorham, lisa.gorham@nih.gov, (301) 480-8117

Please complete the universal NIH IRTA application no later than January 15, 2020: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta


Full-time Research Assistant, Yale University

We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant for a unique project combining different methods (fMRI, experience-sampling, behavioral observation, & hormonal measures) to study emotion dysregulation in adolescents at high (vs. low) risk for depression. The project is a collaboration between Yale’s Affect Regulation & Cognition Lab (PI: Jutta Joormann) and Yale’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab (PI: Hedy Kober). Hiring is contingent upon pending grant funding..

The RA will work closely with the PIs and post doc, participating in all stages of research, including:

  • Recruitment and screening of study participants (healthy and/or with psychopathology) as well as carrying out study sessions;
  • Data collection, organization, cleaning and analysis (self-report, behavioral, clinical, physiological, hormonal, and neuroimaging);  
  • Administrative duties associated with day to day study management (e.g. IRB);
  • Programming/editing computerized tasks (e.g. E-Prime)/online questionnaires (e.g. Qualtrics)/lab wiki;
  • Managing undergraduate student researchers.

A great attitude, excellent communication skills, ability to work effectively in a team, take initiative, and lead are highly desired. Opportunities to present at conferences and to write papers are commensurate with skills and experience. In-depth training and personalized mentoring will be provided on an ongoing basis.

Based on past RAs, this position will likely be enjoyable as well as educational and will serve as an ideal springboard for graduate school in psychology (experimental or clinical) or neuroscience. 

Start date: January 1 2020 is preferred (pending funding; will consider later dates for the right candidate). A two-year commitment is required.

Required Background: BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience or a related field (strong applications from candidates with other backgrounds will be considered); Research experience in a related area (with human participants); Excellent organizational, communication, and time-management skills; Experience with data analysis and statistics; Strong attention to detail as well as ability to work independently and in a team are needed.

Preferred Background: Psychological/human research experience in an emotion/clinical/developmental/cog neuro lab; Specifically, experimental design, programming, data collection, and analysis. Neuroimaging analysis experience and statistics experience are a big plus. Experience with R and/or SAS a big big big plus. Experience with children is preferred.

TO APPLY:  For questions and applications, please contact reuma.gadassipolack@yale.edu. Please include ‘Depression Risk RA Posting’ in the subject line.


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.

Thank you so much for your help, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!


International Opportunities in Psychology 

Have you always wondered how your skills are needed in other countries? We have many places that need your help.


  • People are already beginning to apply to volunteer in May, June, July & August.
  • We send this first announcement in Oct or Nov for those that like to get a leap on their summer plans.
  • We will send a 2nd, sometimes slightly revised, announcement in Jan or Feb.
  • It is smart to finish application process by March so you have time to prepare to go to another country.

Our volunteer programs do not just run in June, July & August - that is simply when the most people can go.  Except primary & secondary schools that have school schedules to adhere to, most of our programs run year round.  Interested?


Please read NGOabroad website and send answered Questionnaire and resume to:  info@NGOabroad.com


Rather than pick one of the many opportunities, it is helpful to see your Questionnaire and resume, then we can discuss which opportunities would fit best for you. 


Full-time Research Lab Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh 

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


For a full description of the position and to apply please follow this link:  https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_internal/jobdetail.ftl?job=...

Required qualifications:

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

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


Research Assistant, Stanford University

The Stanford Psychophysiology Lab, overseen by Dr. James Gross, is seeking research assistants to contribute to the Home-Sleep Study. The project seeks to understand how wake-time emotion regulation and sleep-time processes interact.

Internship Description

This position would be desirable for anyone who:

  • Is curious about emotions, sleep, and bruxism
  • Is interested in brain monitoring equipment and data collection (EEG, PSG, EMG, etc.)
  • Needs flexible hours (shifts available in evenings, mornings, Fridays, weekends, etc.)
  • Seeks a close-knit, supportive work environment
  • Enjoys writing literature reviews
  • Would like to be part of a stable, long-term project


The Home-Sleep Study accepts research assistants on a rolling basis. We prefer (but not require) an applicant who is at least an upperclassman in a BA program and possesses previous research (or relevant work) experience. Familiarity with data analysis, programming skills, and access to a car are pluses. This position may occasionally require work outside of regular hours (evenings) to accommodate session schedules. 


This is an unpaid internship. We provide full-time internship opportunities; however, research assistants may work for a minimum of 20 hours/week. Potential applicants must be willing to commit to a position for at least 6 months (12 months preferred).

How to Apply

Please email the following documents to homesleep_ra@lists.stanford.edu: your CV and a statement of interest including a brief outline of your research interests, your prior research experience, your future goals, the kinds of experiences you hope to gain by participating in research of the Home Sleep Center and your desired starting date, duration of involvement, and weekly availability.


Full-time and/or Part-time Research Assistant, Butler Hospital/Brown University 

The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire a full-time and/or part-time research assistant to work on studies related to hospital aftercare programs for patients with severe mental illness (i.e., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and comorbid substance abuse).  The position is available for immediate start.  In particular, we are hiring for National Institute of Mental Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded randomized controlled trials testing novel psychosocial interventions for patients following a psychiatric hospitalization, which are run primarily by Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D. There may be opportunities to work on related projects testing psychosocial interventions in other populations (e.g., Veterans, those with suicidal behaviors).  Butler’s Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. For more information about our program, please refer to our department website (http://www.moodtreatment.org) or the Principal Investigator’s webpage at: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/bgaudian  

Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital (est. 1844) is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. The program is comprised of academic psychologists, a psychiatrist, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous federal and private grants, and the majority of this work centers on post-hospital transitions, suicide prevention, mHealth, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addiction and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.

Butler - Research Administration Department

Status - Full-Time or Part-Time

Hours - Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours.

Has Benefits - Yes

Job Description

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.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.

Application Method

Email cover letter and CV/resume to Ms. Hyun Seon Park at Hspark@butler.org


Full-time Project Coordinator, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

The Educational Psychology and Mathematics Learning Lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a two-year full-time Project Coordinator starting October 2019.

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

Position Description: 

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

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


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

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

To apply, please visit https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Wor...

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


Full-time Lab Manager, Georgetown University

The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a full-time lab manager to coordinate and conduct research on learning, reasoning, and creativity in high school students and young adults. The lab manager will contribute to ongoing large-scale grantfunded projects and help in development of new projects. The preferred start date is early-June 2020.

For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.
Primary Responsibilities:

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

Required Skills and Qualifications:

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

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

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

To apply for this position:
Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two or more people who can readily comment on the applicant’s qualifications to cnglab@georgetown.edu. Please address any questions to Griffin Colaizzi at gc815@georgetown.edu.

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


Full Time Research Assistant / Project Coordinator, UNC Chapel Hill

A full-time research assistant position is available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for individuals at the BA level, beginning January 2020 or summer 2020.  The position will involve assisting/coordinating a foundation-funded study on adolescent brain development, social relationships, health risk behaviors, and teen technology/social media use within an emerging center on technology and adolescent brain development, co-led by Drs. Eva Telzer and Mitch Prinstein.  The project involves the use of fMRI, questionnaire assessments, longitudinal data collection, observational coding, and in vivo technologically-enhanced data collection.  This position is for 1-2 years.  Research assistants will receive substantial training in developmental psychopathology and theories and methods, neuroscience methods, participant recruitment; data management; supervision of undergraduate research assistants; general research administration; and assistance with the preparation of grants and manuscripts.  The person in this position also will receive professional development training to help with career decision-making, and guidance on applications to graduate school.  This position offers excellent experience for applications to doctoral programs in clinical or developmental psychology, as well as other mental health fields.

Applicants with some experience in psychology research are particularly encouraged to apply as are members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, or gender minority groups. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.  Interested applicants should submit 1) a vita/resume; 2) the names and emails of two references; and 3) indicate a preference to begin in January or in summer of 2020 to ehtelzer@unc.edu and/or mitch.prinstein@unc.eduReview of applications will begin immediately.  Applicants will be contacted only if selected for further consideration.


Full-time research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park

Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park.  To start January 2020. One position is open for a full-time research assistant to work on a new research project in the Child Development Lab. This multi-site project is investigating the effects of prenatal substance exposure and early adversity on neurodevelopment. The study will involve recruitment and retention of a large cohort of mothers and infants to be assessed via MRI, EEG, behavioral, and eye-tracking. Primary responsibilities include recruiting from prenatal clinics around the metro DC region (including several predominantly Spanish-speaking neighborhoods), scheduling visits, facilitating participants’ travel to the research venue, and assessing pregnant women and over time their infants. The RA will assist in evaluating longitudinal retention success and generating materials to support and educate pregnant women regarding substance use.

Required education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience, or a social science related field. 

Flexible schedule on evenings and weekends is required, as well as comfort working in low-income neighborhoods.

The successful applicant should be a native Spanish speaker with very good communication skills in both English and Spanish. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, as well as organizational and problem-solving skills. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with basic and/or clinical research laboratories, have experience working with children (and preferably, pregnant women) in a research/clinical context, and should be able to describe their previous success with participant recruitment and/or family engagement.

The job is available beginning January 2020 and requires a two-year commitment. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV and the names and email addresses of two references to Nathan Fox, fox@umd.edu and Jamie Listokin, listokin@umd.edu



Clinical Translational Research Coordinator II - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Psychiatry Research, is accepting applications for our Clinical Translational Research Coordinator II within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.

In this role, you will be primarily working in the Psychiatric Clinics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which will include work on a study of psychiatric patients with mood, psychotic, or substance use disorders. The study is interested in the shared and separate psychological components across these disorders. Another primary interest in this study is investigating brain changes in the patients. 

Responsibilities include screening and consenting of potential participants, developing and initiating recruitment strategies, conducting clinical diagnostic interviews, and completing neuroimaging protocols.  Also, you must maintain accurate and timely documentation and communication with investigators, participants, treatment providers, and the IRB.  The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, be comfortable interacting with individuals with psychiatric disorders in a clinical research setting, and have excellent analytic and organizational skills. A minimum two-year commitment is requested and salary and rank will be commensurate with experience level. 

Additionally, you will be responsible for coordinating multiple arms for this study, which includes recruiting, screening and scheduling research participants appropriate to each study arm. Additionally, you will organize collected data, supervise study staff, keep accurate records, and conduct proper research protocols, and ensure the integrity and quality of the research is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure, and research protocols.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field
  • Two years’ research experience or the equivalent
  • Prior experience with psychiatric populations, psychotic disorders in particular, is preferred,
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and data management skills
  • Experience in psychiatric clinical research working with patients is preferred.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their CV along with a cover letter to neil.d.woodward@vumc.org and stephan.heckers@vumc.org.


Research Assistant, Brown University

Research Assistant position(s) in suicide and depression research at Brown University 

RAs will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu at Bradley Hospital, assisting primarily with two NIMH-funded studies using computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, physiological arousal, and ecological momentary assessment) of short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents.

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. This position is particularly suited for individuals interested in gaining research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field, be very detail oriented, have excellent oral and written communication 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.

Application information:
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to: teenmoodandbehavior@brown.edu


Full-time Research Assistant, Case Western Reserve University 


CWRU offers a flexible benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents. Respond in confidence, including salary history to: jobs.case.edu, Human Resources job code #7838.

Position Objective

Working under general supervision, the Research Assistant 2 will plan and carry out the research activities of the Clinical Neuroscience research laboratory.  This position will be responsible for participant enrollment as well as assisting with subject participation in the form of structural and functional MRI scans, and collecting behavioral and neuroimaging data.  The research assistant must be able to work well with study populations including schizophrenia, clinical and genetic high risk for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, adults, adolescents, and children.  This position will also be responsible for managing laboratory functions including data entry, and preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and/or grants.


Full-time Research Assistant, Wayne State 

The Jovanovic Lab/Detroit Trauma Project in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University, directed by Dr. Tanja Jovanovic, seeks a full-time laboratory Research Assistant. The position is available immediately.

The Research Assistant will assist with studies of civilian trauma exposure, fear conditioning, brain development, and post-traumatic stress disorder in adults and children. The laboratory uses interviews, behavioral, psychophysiological, genetics, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods. Candidates should be familiar with basic and/or clinical research laboratories, have experience working with human subjects in a research/clinical context, have experience working with children, and have some weekend and evening availability. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and careful attention to detail are essential. Duties include interviewing and testing participants and assisting with data management. There also are administrative duties including assisting with participant recruitment, scheduling participants, and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Research assistants also have the opportunity to attend and present the work of the laboratory at scientific conferences.


  • Under general supervision, perform a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, including but not limited to biospecimen collection, neuroimaging, psychophysiological testing, and trauma interviews.
  • Participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
  • Maintains records of work performed in laboratory databases.
  • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.

Bachelor's degree OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. Experience and interest in working with children.

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

Research assistants receive salary and full benefits through Wayne State University. Apply online by sending an email including a cover letter, current resume/CV, and three professional references to astenson@wayne.edu and swinters@med.wayne.edu.


Full-time Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health 

The Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health is looking for a full-time, post-baccalaureate research assistant to help with several projects focused on integrating technology into psychiatric services.

The person in this position will be expected to administer a variety of psychological tests, clinical rating scales and/or diagnostic assessments with patients and to achieve and maintain inter-rater reliability. They will also be responsible for maintaining patient clinical and research records. Additionally, this role will involve recruitment of study participants, management of study procedures, communication with clinicians and research collaborators, maintenance of study records, interaction with other internal groups (e.g., Office of Grants and Contracts, the Institutional Review Board), and completion of administrative tasks, as necessary. Candidates with adequate experience may also be asked to help with the training and management of other research staff.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic and organized with at least one year of research experience, preferably working with clinical populations. This will be an excellent position for someone who wants clinical research experience prior to applying for graduate school.

This position is based at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens, NY.

In order to apply, please send your CV, most recent transcript, an e-mail stating your interest, and two letters of reference to impact.research.lab@gmail.com.  Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted with more details. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Full-time Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago

This is a full-time project coordinating position (40 hours/week) in the department of Psychology. The hired Associate will work under Dr. Amanda Roy, the Principal Investigator of the Environment, Development, and Health Research (EDH) Group. Dr. Roy and her team study the roles of neighborhood context and poverty on individual health and development. The hired Associate will perform tasks related to lab and project management and will provide oversight of administrative and operational functions.


  • Assist in recruiting subjects and scheduling data collections
  • Collect data via surveys, interviews, observations or other methods according to established research.
  • Clean and process data. Provide summaries on research and results.
  • Assist with study protocol development, as needed.
  • Coordinate the ordering, inventory and maintenance of equipment, instruments and data collection and analysis tools.
  • Coordinates with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at UIC to develop and generate IRB applications/protocols, amendments, and continuing reviews.


  • Manages day-to-day operations
  • Manages design and development of program databases and compiles data
  • Acts as liaison to IT to ensure technology systems are properly installed and maintained.
  • Tracks progress of activities in relation to grant deliverables and timeline.


  • Act as liaison between Principal Investigator and various members of the research teams.
  • Record notes at and plan agendas for project team meetings
  • Gather pertinent information for papers, grants, and reporting documents.
  • Supports design, formatting, and enhancement to visual layout of products and resource materials.
  • Maintains lab website.


Full-time Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

The Cognition and Affect Regulation Lab directed by Dr. Jonathan Stange at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Department of Psychiatry, is seeking a Non-Benefits Full-time Academic Hourly (Research Associate I) position. Our lab seeks to identify cognitive and affective processes that are involved in the regulation of negative affect, in an effort to identify vulnerability factors for mood disorders and suicide. This work involves laboratory-based measures of brain activity (using fMRI), autonomic nervous system functioning (electrocardiogram and respiration), and behavior (computer tasks and questionnaires). In addition, to understand behavior outside of the lab, we utilize ambulatory assessment to measure autonomic functioning (with wearables), sleep quality (with actigraphy), affect and regulation strategies (using ecological momentary assessment), and digital phenotyping approaches to measuring behavior (using smartphone keyboard data). 

This position is ideal for a recent graduate from a Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or other STEM program who is interested in gaining clinical research experience in mental health and/or neuroscience in preparation for graduate or medical school.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preprocesses psychophysiological and neuroimaging data.
  • Employs various tools and recruitment efforts to enroll and retain young adults with major depression, suicidal ideation, or healthy controls (e.g., social media, digital advertising, referral management, advocacy outreach).
  • Learns to conduct diagnostic interviews to assess history of psychopathology.
  • Interacts with participants and performs lab experiments using neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and behavioral methods.
  • Assists in study tasks (e.g., help with data entry, generating REDCap reports for data analysis).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field required.
  • Previous experience working with human subjects and conducting independent research projects.
  • Excellent analytical skills, the ability to resolve technical or research problems and the ability to critically check data to prevent errors.
  • Knowledge and adherence of clinical research methods and design, and research protocols.
  • Extremely careful attention to detail (required for data entry and processing of neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and behavioral data).
  • Excellent planning, organization, and prioritization skills, with the ability to independently monitor and complete a variety of complex tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and excellent communication, organization, presentation and computer skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team (e.g., share duties with other research assistants when recruiting and running study participants; complete components of data analysis, slide presentations and manuscript preparations with the PI).

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with processing physiological and/or fMRI data (e.g., Biopac, Matlab, SPM).
  • Experience working with patients with mood disorders including familiarity with clinical assessments.
  • Proficiency with database management (e.g., merging multiple data sets from various sources).
  • Programming experience (e.g., Matlab, Python).

To apply or for more information:
Please apply and submit your resume/CV, cover letter detailing your interest in and perceived fit for the position and how it aligns with your career goals, salary requirements, and contact information for two references to hiring manager, Dr. Jonathan Stange, at jstange@uic.edu. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is successful. More information about the lab is available here: https://www.psych.uic.edu/research/lab-directory/cognition-and-affect-re...

Full-time Research Coordinator, The Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory 

Position Overview:

The Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory (Ian Gotlib, Director) is seeking applicants for full-time, paid Research Coordinator positions. Research Coordinators will work closely with highly trained staff members, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students in the lab to coordinate behavioral, clinical, and MR components of our neuroimaging studies. In our research, we examine neural and behavioral developmental mechanisms underlying stress and depression. Because our studies span a wide age range, lab members have the opportunity to gain valuable research skills and interact with infants, children, and adolescents in both clinical and non-clinical populations. Our lab is highly collaborative and provides opportunities to explore professional interests in clinical psychology, affective neuroscience, and developmental psychopathology.

General Responsibilities:

  • Running behavioral and MRI sessions
  • Administering diagnostic interviews
  • Managing and organizing behavioral data
  • Managing and pre-processing MR data
  • Assisting with setup and execution of projects
  • Working closely with other lab members to coordinate projects
  • Scheduling participants for sessions

Expectations and Requirements:

  • 40 hours per week: schedule must be flexible because weekend and evening availability is required.
  • A 2-year commitment is preferred.
  • Previous experience in psychological research or related fields is required.
  • Previous experience working with clinical populations and computer programming is preferred, though we do offer extensive training.

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV or resumé that includes up to 3 references to the Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory at snaplab@stanford.edu with “SNAPLab Research Coordinator Position” in the subject line or email with questions. Please include relevant information regarding your availability (e.g., anticipated graduation date, ideal start date, other commitments, etc.). Please visit snaplab.stanford.edu for information about our research.


Full-time Research Associate, 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 children and adults 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, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, the Department of Defense, and private foundations.

Major responsibilities include (as applicable to the projects assigned):

1. Develop Study Procedures:

  • Prepare/Assemble project briefing books
  • Assist with creating Manuals of Procedures for specified projects
  • Develop recruitment, recordkeeping, tracking, communication, and data collection procedures for studies as assigned
  • Prepare and submit IRB applications, continuations, and amendments

2. Preparation of Specifications and Testing of Data Management Systems:

  • Assist in developing data collection platform (in REDCap, Assessment Center, or similar) for studies

3. Data Management:

  • Monitor subject accrual and report to study team members
  • Develop and implement audit processes to review data quality and human subjects compliance

4. Assist in Grant Preparation and Planning Including Writing Grant Text
5. Conduct Patient Interviews

  • Conduct phone interviews and/or in-person data collection, as appropriate
  • Ensure standardized procedures are followed

Code Qualitative Data from Human Subjects Interviews
Assist in Writing and Preparing Manuscripts, Posters, Website Materials, and other Publications


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in psychology or related field
  • Minimum of one year previous research experience
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to take direction and then work independently
  • Good facility with technology

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and résumé/CV to:  Jerry Slotkin, Ph.D., CHART Assistant Director, by e-mail at slotkinj@udel.edu.


Part-time Research Coordinator, Southern California Dornsife School of Philosophy 

The Meaning Lab in the University of Southern California Dornsife School of Philosophy, directed by Prof. Alexis Wellwood, is recruiting a part-time research coordinator to begin in mid-August (start date flexible). The application is open immediately and will be closed as soon as the position is filled.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Angela Xiaoxue He at xiaoxue@usc.edu with the subject line "Meaning Lab research coordinator application". Include in your email an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, and the names of up to 3 professional references. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension based on the coordinator’s performance and the needs of the lab. Below you will find information about our lab, the necessary and desired qualifications required for the research coordinator position, and the responsibilities of the job.

The Meaning Lab

Our research concerns language and cognition in adults and young children. We study what adult speakers know about how meaning is expressed in language, and how that knowledge develops in our most expert language learners (kids!). Our research combines cutting-edge thought in linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive psychology to investigate the most remarkable human ability––the capacity to produce and understand language. Please visit our website for more information: https://bcf.usc.edu/~d-semant/


  • Manage lab operations: manage budgets, IRB protocols, website; maintain infrastructure (equipment, purchases); maintain existing lab manuals and establish new ones
  • Lead research assistants: recruit and interview undergraduate research assistants; provide training; delegate short-term and long-term tasks; supervise progress; coordinate lab events
  • Recruit participants (adults and children): lead and oversee recruitment efforts; maintain and expand existing participant pool

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (in philosophy, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, or related field)
  • 1-2 years of laboratory-based research experience (with children preferred)
  • Organizational skills: attention to details, consistency, and coherence
  • Problem solving and time management skills: ability to learn new things and solve problems independently, ability to juggle multiple tasks and maintain a high efficiency
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills: comfortable leading a team of undergraduate research assistants, ability to cultivate a collaborative environment; clear, consistent, and timely communication abilities
  • Expertise with Microsoft Excel

Preferred qualifications

  • Proficiency with R, Javascript, Matlab, Photoshop
  • Familiarity with experimental design and statistical analysis