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

8/26/2019

Monday

Fall Term Classes Begin

9/2/2019

Monday

Labor Day (University Closed)

9/6/2019

Friday

Fall Term add/drop

9/13/2019

Friday

Fall Term Extended Add Drop Ends

10/25/2019

Friday

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

10/25/2019

Friday

Final Exam Form Conflict Form Submission Deadline

10/28/2019

Monday

Spring Term Enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)

11/9/2019

Saturday

Spring Term Open Enrollment Begins

11/24/2019

Sunday

Thanksgiving Recess for Students (no classes), all schools

11/28/2019

Thursday

Thanksgiving Recess for Faculty and Staff (university closed)

12/2/2019

Monday

Classes resume (all schools)

12/6/2019

Friday

Fall Term: Last Day for Undergraduate Classes

12/9/2019

Monday

Final Exam Period for Undergraduate Classes

12/14/2019

Saturday

Fall Term Ends

12/15/2019

Sunday

Winter Recess for Students

12/23/2019

Monday

Winter recess for faculty, staff, and designated offices

1/6/2020

Monday

Spring Term classes begin

1/17/2020

Friday

Spring Term add/drop period ends

1/20/2020

Monday

Martin Luther King Day (university closed)

1/24/2020

Friday

Spring Term extended drop period ends

2/10/2020

Monday

Summer Term Enrollment Begins

2/28/2020

Friday

Honors convocation

3/6/2020

Friday

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

3/6/2020

Friday

Final Exam Conflict Form Submission Deadline

3/8/2020

Sunday

Spring Recess for students (no classes)

3/13/2020

Friday

University's observance of spring holiday (university closed)

3/23/2020

Monday

Fall Term enrollment begins (non-veteran students)

4/4/2020

Saturday

Fall Term open Enrollment Begins

4/17/2020

Friday

Spring Term: Last Day for Undergraduate Classes

4/20/2020

Monday

Final Exam period for undergraduate day classes

4/23/2020

Thursday

Annual Graduate Commencement Convocation

4/25/2020

Saturday

Spring Term Ends

4/26/2020

Sunday

Annual Undergraduate Commencement Convocation

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

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • PSI CHI Honors Society Application Available 
  • APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 
  • Connect with us!
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Schools of Health Sciences Big Idea Center Kickoff - New Posting
  • Medical/Dental School Applications
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session 
  • Choose to Reuse (C2R)
  • University Events Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Undergrduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA 
  • Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online
  • Networking with Alumni, University of Pittsburgh
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University
  • Research Opportunity, UPMC
  • Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Groups, Boston University
  • Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh 
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • Therapy Abroad

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Interested in Graduate School?
  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology, University of Southern California - New Posting
  • Boston College Graduate Student Positions - New Posting
  • California State University, Long Beach, Psychology Master's Programs - New Posting
  • CALLA Lab Doctoral Program, University of California, Riverside 
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania
  • 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

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Full-time research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park - New Posting
  • Full-time Laboratory Associate, New York University - New Posting
  • Full-time Lab Manager, University of California Berkeley - New Posting
  • 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 Lab Coordinator, Emory University 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Rutgers University-Newark 
  • 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 
  • Full-time Research Study Coordinator, Penn State University

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

PSI CHI Honors Society Application Available 

Psi Chi is a large, prestigious, and well-recognized organization in the field of psychology. Its mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. Many of the most influential figures in the field have ties to Psi Chi. Aside from the instant recognition you will receive from joining, you will also have many opportunities to become active in the field and develop skills valued by admissions committees and employers. Psi Chi elects new Pitt chapter officers each year, creating exciting leadership opportunities as well.

Psi Chi recruits new members at the beginning of both fall (September) and spring (January) terms, followed by an induction ceremony about two months later. In order to be eligible for membership:

Students must meet all three of the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 in Psychology
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • Minimum of 36 college coursework credits and minimum of 12 credits earned at the University of Pittsburgh

 AND

Students must meet one of the following two requirements:

  • Completed 12 credits in Psychology (PSY) courses at the University of Pittsburgh and declared the Psychology major
  • Completed 18 credits in Psychology (PSY) courses at the University of Pittsburgh as a non-major   

Learn more about Psi Chi on the International Website or email psichipitt@gmail.com with questions.

Fall, 2019 Application Information here.  Fall term application deadline: September 20, 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

 

​  UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

Schools of Health Sciences Big Idea Center Kickoff New Posting

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 – 5:30 P.M.
O’HARA STUDENT CENTER DINING ROOM

You’re Invited!
Join the Big Idea Center for an event celebrating the start of the 2019-2020 school year at Pitt!
Network with Pittsburgh-based institutions and industry professionals to learn how the Big Idea Center can help YOU in your degree and career goals
Meet our staff and entrepreneurs in residence and find out more about our programs, competitions, and resources.
This is your opportunity to connect to the University of Pittsburgh innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem no matter what your field of study!

REGISTER NOW!
https://www.innovation.pitt.edu/events-competitions/bigideakickoff/

 

Medical/Dental School Applications 

Did you apply to medical/dental school this cycle?

The medical school students will be providing interviews for any students who have applied this cycle.  The mock interviews will be on September 22 on the 2nd FL WPU (use the elevators). 

Please register at the following link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePcyv_3eqxMfk_pYt6tYxvmYYDPmaA...

 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

The Honors College will be hosting workships to help sutudents with writing and strategy which will provide individual feedback on the applications.  

University of Pittsburgh September 20 (Friday) at 12-1:30 PM Cathedral of Learning, Room 324

Carnegie Mellon University September 20 (Friday) at 3:30 -5pm McConomy Auditorium, Univ. Center

Carnegie Mellon University September 23 (Monday) at 4:30 -6pm Newell Simon Hall, Room 1305

Additional details can be found here.

 

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.

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

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 - Updated


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 / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Undergrduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA

CALL FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PAPERS

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!

 

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).

 

Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY

We are conducting a research study about increasing motivation in exercisers and looking for your input! The purpose of this study is to create a program that can help people stick to new exercise regimens using both research and input from experienced exerciser. If you’re interested, email 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

 

Networking with Alumni, University of Pittsburgh

We are currently working with undergrad Psych majors to help them meet and network with alumni in careers that the students are interested in pursuing. Students who participate in this program to meet and interview the alumni via skype, and then the student writes up the interview for other students to read. 

So far we already have a bunch of interviews of alumni in the nonprofit and clinical/counseling fields. Right now, we are especially interested in interviewing Psychology alumni who are in business, tech, and/or data analysis roles to gain insight into how current students can learn how to get into those particular fields. In addition, if you are interested in other fields, we may be able to help match you with some alumni in other fields as well.

If you are interested in these careers and would like to meet and interview an alum in these fields, please contact Susie Chen at susiechen@pitt.edu and Ben Rottman at rottman@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

Eligibility

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. 

Commitments

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.

 

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.

 

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

5 hours a week

This position involves using MatLab to process data collected by eye tracking through infrared video. Pupil diameter can reflect multiple neuroscientific and biopsychosocial processes including cognitive processing, emotional arousal, sleep homeostasis, and retinal processing of environmental photoreception. Tasks will involve reading data from pupillometry into MatLab, and using MatLab programming to process the data, and generate figures representing the response trajectories. Data from MatLab will then be organized into informal, internal presentations in powerpoint in order to convey to the research team any needed adjustments in data collection.

Contact Dr. Roecklein with interest or questions:  kroeck@pitt.edu

 

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.

 

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

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.

 

Master of Science in Applied Psychology, University of Southern CaliforniaNew Posting

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
APPLY ONLINE
dornsife.usc.edu/map/admissions/
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

appliedpsychology@usc.edu

 

Boston College Graduate Student PositionsNew Posting

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 - New Posting

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.

 

School of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania 

Welcome to the VMD-PhD Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The goal of the VMD-PhD Progam is to train outstanding veterinarian-scientists who will make groundbreaking contributions to their field by advancing science and medicine. The VMD-PhD Program has been in existence since 1969 and has gone through considerable expansion over the past decade. We have designed this site to provide information for prospective students, current students, faculty, and mentors. We hope you will find this information useful. If you require additional information, please contact us directly at vmstp@vet.upenn.edu.

To apply to the VMD-PhD Program, two applications are needed: the VMD-PhD Program application, and the Vet School application. The VMD-PhD application is due November 1 of each year for admission the following fall. The Vet School application is due September 15 for admission the following fall.

 

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.


Requirements:

  • 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.

 

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Full-time research Assistant, University of Maryland, College ParkNew Posting

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

 

Full-time Laboratory Associate, New York UniversityNew Posting

Description

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

Qualifications

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

Application Instructions

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

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

 

Full-time Lab Manager, University of California BerkeleyNew Posting

The Social Origins Lab at the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology (PI: Jan Engelmann) is seeking a full-time lab manager for a 1-2 year appointment beginning as soon as possible. Research in the lab addresses how social and cognitive abilities arise and interact with one another in human development and across species and cultures.

Responsibilities for the position will include many research-related activities, such as recruiting and scheduling participants, designing and creating experimental stimuli, testing young children, and assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication. The position will also include administrative duties, such as recruiting and training undergraduate assistants, coordinating with local daycare centers and museums, maintaining participant records, purchasing equipment, and preparing applications for human subjects approval. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate who would like to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school.

Candidates should have a strong interest in social and cognitive development, as well as in cross-cultural and comparative psychology, and a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, including at least two years of coursework in experimental psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or other relevant fields. Candidates should also have had experience working with human subjects, especially children, in an academic research environment. A general fluency with computer software, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written) are also required.  Experience with statistical software (e.g., R, SPSS, JMP), computer programming (e.g., Matlab), web design, and video editing are preferred.

Please contact Jan Engelmann (jan.maxim.engelmann@gmail.com) if you have questions about this position. You can apply here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02265.

 

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.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS:

  • 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 

Overview:
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.

Qualifications:
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 

NOTE / HOW TO APPLY

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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 Lab Coordinator, Emory University 

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

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

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

 

Full-Time Research Assistant at Rutgers University—Newark 

The Child Study Center at Rutgers University-Newark, (http://www.childstudycenter-rutgers.com/) directed by Dr. Vanessa LoBue and in collaboration with Dr. Mauricio Delgado (http://nwkpsych.rutgers.edu/neuroscience/) seeks two full time research assistants. Start date on or before Nov 1, 2019 is highly desirable.  

The research assistants will have the opportunity to work on a 5-year NIMH-funded study investigating the developmental trajectories of negative affect and stress on various behavioral outcomes in both infants and adults. The study incorporates a number of techniques, including neuroscience (EEG, ERP, fMRI), psychophysiology (RSA), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires. The research assistants will primarily be responsible for recruiting and scheduling participants and participating in data collections. One of the two positions will be focused on collecting data from an infant sample using EEG, eye-tracking, and RSA, and the second position will be focused on collecting data from an adult sample using fMRI. Other duties will include working with research assistants, graduate students, and undergraduates associated with the project.

Requirements are a bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in research are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with participants of all ages, undergraduate students, and especially with adults from the local community. Fluency in Spanish is not required, but highly desirable for both positions. fMRI experience is not required, but desirable for the second position.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references to vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. These are fixed-term appointments funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

 

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.

Research

  • 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.

Administration

  • 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.

Communication

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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/

Responsibilities

  • 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

 

Full-time Research Study Coordinator, Penn State University

The Penn State Children’s Eating Behavior Laboratory seeks a Research Study Coordinator who will perform the day-to-day project management of a large clinical research study with children. The “Food and Brain Study” is a longitudinal research trial focused on understanding how children make decisions about how much to eat and how this relates to body weight. This position will be involved in all aspects of research and will be responsible for delivering training to new research assistants on study protocols, maintaining training records of research assistants, working with our Kitchen Manager to make sure all staff members have adequate certifications, recruiting and screening new participants, managing and updating our recruitment database, identifying new recruitment opportunities, and maintaining accurate study databases. This job will be filled as a level 2, or a level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Basic knowledge of Qualtrics, Microsoft Access and SPSS is also preferred, but not required. Prior experience with or interest in learning about psychology, nutrition, clinical science, and/or human development and family studies, would be preferred, as well as experience working with children and experience working in a clinical research environment. The successful candidate will need strong organizational and communication skills, be reliable and punctual, organized, flexible, detail-oriented, and work well with others as a team. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. https://psu.jobs/job/88481