Undergraduate Announcements

Important Spring Term 2023 Dates

January 9                    Spring term classes begin
January 13                  Last day to declare new major for spring term
January 16                  University closed/no classes

January 20                  Add/drop period ends
January 27                  Extended drop period ends
February 3                   Deadline to submit Grade Option (S/NC) forms
February 13                 Summer term enrollment begins
March 5-12                  Spring recess/no classes
March 17                     Monitored withdrawal deadline
March 18                     Last day to resign from all classes with partial refund
March 27                     Fall term enrollment dates begin
April 7                          Last day to withdrawal from all classes
April 22-29                  Final examination period for all undergraduate Saturday and evening classes
April 24-28                  Final examination period for undergraduate day classes
April 30                       Annual Undergraduate Commencement Convocation        

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Office of the University Registrar Academic Calendars 
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Calendar 
University Events Calendar

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Interested in the Psychology Club at Pitt? 
  • Participation Requested - Brief Research Survey 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • The Personal Statement: Where to Begin?, Pre-Health Resource Center - New Posting
  • Identifying and Combating Health Misinformation, Pre-Health Resource Center - New Posting
  • Interested in writing or graphic design for Pitt Pulse?
  • Study on Student Attitudes Toward College Majors 
  • Food Distribution, Community Food Bank 
  • Women in Research, New Student Organization
  • MCSI Research Seed Grants in Sustainability 
  • SAFE Resources
  • Pitt Pantry Open - O'Hara Student Center
  • Rehab Science Student Association 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Study Participation - New Posting
  • 17th Annual Regional Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Duquesne University - New Posting
  • Summer Internships, Glade Run Adventures - New Posting
  • Summer Scholar Experience, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Call for Abstracts, Health Disparities for Social Justice Poster Competition
  • Summer Research Opportunity Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida 
  • International Congress of Infant Studies Undergraduate Fellowship 
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Undergraduate Fellowship 
  • Internship Opportunity, The Center for Relational Change, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • Duquesne Fellowship for Underrepresented Students in Psychology, Duquesne University 
  • Paid Research Position, University of Pittsburgh
  • APA Summer Undergraduate Psychology Experience in Research Fellowships
  • Summer Health Academic Research Experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders (SHARE-CSD) 
  • 2023 Internship & Employment Opportunities with Camp Wediko
  • Three Master's and Doctoral Programs in Psychological Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 
  • Undergraduate Study for Knowledge of Doctoral Study Cost 

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • MS Psychological Science, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga - New Posting
  • MS in Psychology or Experimental Psychology, Georgia Southern University - New Posting
  • School of Counseling M.A., Marymount University 
  • National Language Processing, MS, University of California, Santa Cruz 
  • Several Post-grad Fellowship Opportunities, The Marcus Autism Center 
  • USC Master of Addiction Science Information Session 
  • Graduate School Application Resources 
  • Post-Baccalaureate Program in Applied Psychology, UT Austin 
  • 2023 Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Program
  • M.Ed. in Counselor Education Program Open House, University of Virginia
  • MSW in Clinical Social Work, Slippery Rock University
  • Master of Addiction Science, University of Southern California
  • Online Master's of Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Full-time Lab Manager, University of Michigan - New Posting
  • Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Michigan - New Posting
  • Full-time Clinical Research Assistant, The McLean Hospital Division of Psychotic Disorders - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Specialist, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • Arterial Stiffness, Cognition and Equol (ACE), Research Study Opportunity - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Specialist, UPMC WPIC
  • Post-Bacc Program in Psychological Science, University of California, Irvine 
  • Full-time Program Assistant, Medical University of South Carolina 
  • Full-Time Research Technician, The Ohio State University 
  • Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience 
  • 2 Bost-BaccalaureateResearchers, UNC Chapel Hill 
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Louisville

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

Interested in the Psychology Club at Pitt?

 

Participation Requested - Brief Research Survey

The Roecklein Seasonality Lab at the University of Pittsburgh invites participants for a brief, online survey about words that remind you of the winter and summer seasons. We are developing a list of words that are very related to winter, and a list that are very related to summer. These word lists would be used in subsequent studies to measure individual cognitive responses to the seasons, so we aim to generate lists of widely accepted words beforehand.

Compensation is not provided for this pilot study, and we expect the survey to take 5-10 minutes. Your answers will be anonymous, and your computer IP address will not be recorded by the survey software.

More detail about the survey is provided in the survey link below. You can also feel free to get in touch by emailing the Study Coordinator at sadstudy@pitt.edu if you have any questions, or kroeck@pitt.edu if you would like to speak to Dr. Roecklein directly.

https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ieOY6uZDJiMyqi

Please only take the survey once. Thank you for considering, and thank you very much for participation in our research studies at the University of Pittsburgh. We are entirely dependent on volunteers like you who believe in the value of research.

 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

The Personal Statement: Where to Begin?, Pre-Health Resource CenterNew Posting

Applying this summer?  Join us on Thursday, February 9, from 4-5 p.m. for a virtual webinar to hear our tips on how to get started writing your personal statement!

What: The Personal Statement: Where to Begin -- Our Pre-Health Advising team will share their knowledge and expertise on how to craft a strong personal statement for your professional school application. Any student planning on applying to health professional school in the upcoming year is welcome to attend the webinar.

When: Thursday, February 9, from 4-5 p.m.

Where: Virtual -- registration is required.  Register here.

Students will be sent the Zoom link to access the program after registration.

Access pre-health student resources by enrolling in our Pre-Health at Pitt Canvas site! 

 

Identifying and Combating Health Misinformation, Pre-Health Resource Center New Posting

Join us at the Pre-Health Resource Center (PHRC) for a special program, Identifying and Combating Health Misinformation, offered by faculty librarians from the Health Science Library System (HSLS) at Pitt!  Registration is required for this event.

Health misinformation is a widespread problem, with false or misleading information about both longstanding health concerns like cancer and emergent situations like the COVID-19 pandemic spreading rapidly. Sometimes questionable health information is obvious, but it can also be difficult to recognize and can potentially reach millions of people. This class will discuss strategies for identifying health misinformation and contextually appropriate methods for addressing it. Participants will be able to learn more about medical librarianship with special access to a video created for pre-health students.

What:  Identifying and Combating Health Misinformation

When: Monday, February 6, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where:  Pre-Health Resource Center in 395 Langley Hall

How to Register: Students must register here to attend. Please note that space for this event is limited!

Snacks and refreshments will be available. We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact prehealth@pitt.edu

 

Interested in writing or graphic design for Pitt Pulse? 

Are you interested in science or creative nonfiction? Do you enjoy writing or graphic design? You should join The Pitt Pulse!

Pitt Pulse is a creative science magazine that aims to promote unique scientific discussions across the Pitt campus and the nation. We publish four times per academic year (four cycles) and distribute our magazine across our college campus and put our articles on our website.

We are looking for both writers and graphic designers for our articles! You can be of any background or level of experience - we have assistant editors and writing guides to help you throughout the whole process.

Sign up to be a writer for cycle 3 here!  -  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSnja3Kzii2mBaapYy_w0BDfzcrQ-v...
Sign up to design for cycle 3 here!  -  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHSLizAuN8DhNCoiMYnxbrA3a1rqse...
To sign-up for our mailing list, fill out this form: (literally only 3 questions!)  -  https://forms.gle/zKd3atWCHRbszV6C7

If you have any questions, email us at: thepittpulse@gmail.com

All of our past articles can be found here: thepittpulse.org

 

Study on Student Attitudes Toward College Majors 

https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eDIX7ELjgxvdGvA

As part of an undergraduate research project, I am inviting all undergraduate Pitt students to complete a brief, online survey on attitudes and perceptions towards various majors.

Compensation is not provided, but the survey is expected to take 2-3 minutes to complete. You may only take the survey once and your responses will be completely anonymous. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Haudrich at eah128@pitt.edu. Thank you for your time and participation in this survey

 

Women in Research, New Student Organization 

Women in Research is a new student organization open to any non-man identifying students. Our goal is to help students who might feel unwelcome and uncomfortable in research explore and pursue their interests. We offer internship placement in Pitt and non-Pitt labs, a mentorship program with graduate students and professionals, and a safe space to discuss discrimination in the research field. We host guided research conferences and competitions, which include many opportunities for awards. If you're interested in joining our email list, email LKS51@pitt.edu.

 

MCSI Research Seed Grants in Sustainability

Student Group Grants: Led by the Pitt Green Fund, student applications will be reviewed collaboratively between the Green Fund, the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, and the Pitt Office of Sustainability. Applicants may be eligible for sole or collaborative funding from these sources based on project type and details. The Green Fund reviews project applications every Sunday night until the end of the Spring Semester. Eligible applications will be reviewed by the Mascaro Center and Office of Sustainability on a rolling basis following the applicants meeting with the Green Fund. Application deadline: Proposals reviewed with a rolling deadline. Application link

Deadline to apply, April 21, 2023.

 

SAFE Resources

 

Pitt Pantry Open - O'Hara Student Center

 Hours:
Tuesdays: 10am-6 pm 
Thursday: 10am -6 pm

Location: O’Hara Student Center, 4024 O’Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Other food pantry options:

 

Rehab Science Student Association

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Study ParticipationNew Posting

My name is Bianca De Bellis and I am a PhD student in the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. This year I will be conducting an independent study for one of my classes exploring the effect that positive teacher relationships have in mediating the relationship between childhood trauma, and adult levels of traumatic stress and insecure attachment. 

I am contacting you to explore the possibility of sharing this study with your e-mail distribution lists, classes, groups or social media channels where those interested might be reached. I have received full IRB approval to recruit following this method. I have outlined more specific details below. 

What participation involves: Those that are interested will complete a brief three question screening survey to determine eligibility. If people qualify for the study, they will be automatically directed to the study survey, which should take approximately 30 minutes. 

Participant compensation: Participants can enter to win one of six $50 gift cards.

How to participate: Those interested should go to the link below to fill out the screening survey. If they are eligible, they will be automatically directed to the study survey. Completing the screening survey does not guarantee participation in the study, and there is no compensation for completing the screening survey. https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_42cyP5wg7jPiufs 

Please let me know if you would be willing to pass this information along. I have attached two files below. One file is text you may copy and paste and use for an email announcement. The other file is a graphic with text you can use for a social media post.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me back (brd2120@pitt.edu) or call me at (201)-982-5135.

 

17th Annual Regional Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Duquesne UniversityNew Posting

Summer Internships, Glade Run AdventuresNew Posting

Glade Run Adventures is a unique therapeutic program which utilizes animals, plants and the natural environment to provide experiential learning opportunities to all individuals.  The focus of the Program is to assist individuals with challenges in reaching their treatment goals while providing a service to the community.
The program provides a wide variety of activities including; therapeutic horseback riding lessons, social skill development summer camps, equine assisted learning (EAL), therapeutic horticulture activities and more. 
The program is seeking interns to assist in programming and development of daily activities.  Each intern will share the responsibilities outlined below, with a separate concentration in these areas;

Equine and Animal Management Concentration

  • Ideal for students majoring in Equine Studies

Adventures Therapeutic Programming Concentration

  • Ideal for students with equine experience majoring in Exercise Science, Therapeutic Recreation, OT, Psychology, or other human services field.
  • Mounted and unmounted activity focus during lessons and camps.

Summer Camp Concentration

  • Ideal for students majoring in Therapeutic Recreation, Psychology, or other human services field. No equine experience is needed.
  • Summer Camp dates for 2023: June 19-30 & July 31 - August 11

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older and working towards academic credit
  • Must have a working knowledge in area of concentration
  • Must have desire and ability to work with clients with mental health diagnosis
  • Must possess good organizational skills
  • Must have the ability to respond well to ever changing environment
  • Must be reliable, trustworthy and dependable
  • Must have completed at least one year of college

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with therapeutic Adventures activities.
  • Assist in supervision of clients and junior volunteers.
  • Work with staff to develop lesson plans tailored to the therapeutic goals of clients.
  • Be involved in the routine care of plants and animals and in the maintenance of plant and animal areas.
  • Help to develop the program through suggestions, constructive criticism, and active participation.

Benefits of Internship:

  • Experience a wide variety of unique therapeutic modalities
  • Work with a wide variety of ages and disabilities
  • Hands-on planning and implementation
  • Natural environment with focus on sustainability
  • Supportive and encouraging experienced staff

To Apply:

 

Summer Scholar Experience, University of Pittsburgh

 

Call for Abstracts, Health Disparities for Social Justice Poster Competition

 

Summer Research Opportunity Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

On behalf of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) at USF, I would like to inform you of a potential research opportunity to share with your students. FMHI is inviting undergraduate students interested in substance use and co-occurring disorders to apply for a highly selective Summer Research Institute (SRI) funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This program is designed for students interested in building their research skills within the context of substance use and co-occurring disorders to prepare for a Senior Thesis and/or graduate school. The SRI@FMHI is an 11-week in-person program taking place from May 25, 2023 to August 3, 2023.  

The application deadline is March 12, 2023, and students should be notified of acceptance by March 20, 2023.  Please pass this information along to professors and students in your department that may be interested in this opportunity. 

For more information and access to our application, please view the attached flyer or visit: https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/fmhi/research/summer-research-institute.aspx

 

International Congress of Infant Studies Undergraduate Fellowship 

Founding Generation Summer Fellowship for Undergraduates Application Guidelines

CIS is offering a limited number of grants of up to $4,000 to support undergraduate student research in infancy science during the summer of 2023.

The grants will fund research with a mentor at an institution other than the student’s own.  Students should apply after they have corresponded with a prospective summer mentor and developed a plan for the summer project.

Students are expected to work approximately 20 hours per week for 8 weeks.  A stipend of $2,400 can be requested to offset lost wages at $15 per hour.  Other expenses (e.g., transportation, internet hotspot, food, housing) can be included in the proposal, for a total budget of $4,000.  Receipts will be required for reimbursement of all non-stipend expenditures.

Students will present their work at a virtual symposium in early fall of 2022, attended by ICIS Board members, mentors, and student awardees.  Students are also encouraged to submit their work to the 2024 Congress to be held in Glasgow (they may apply for travel support).

An ICIS committee dedicated to the Founding Generation Summer Fellowship will review all applications. 

Submissions are due by end of day February 14, 2023. https://infantstudies.org/founding-generation-fellowship-guidelines/

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies Undergraduate Fellowship

 

Internship Opportunity, The Center for Relational Change, Pittsburgh, PA

internship opportunity available for undergraduate students who are looking to enter the counseling field. The Center for Relational Change, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is a private marriage and family counseling practice that builds better future therapists through their holistic approach to therapy and focus on social justice. I am the current undergraduate intern, and sadly cannot stay forever! 

We are looking for students who want to grow as future clinicians by learning about not only what it is like to work at a private practice, but take a deep dive into themselves as future clincians as well. Attached is the intern job description that entails what the position is like and responsibilities included. 

Interested students can email their interest and resume to this email or BA Intern Supervisor Michaela Jacks at c.jacks@centerforrelationalchange.com

 

Duquesne Fellowship for Underrepresented Students in Psychology, Duquesne University

 

Food Distribution, Community Food Bank

Every 1st Wednesday of the month
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Schenley Plaza

 

Paid Research Position, University of Pittsburgh

I’m seeking undergraduate and graduate students to join my team in Spring 2023 and beyond. You will work as part of a team on a project building a culturally-responsive robotics program for middle school girls of color. We're creating an after-school style educational experience to engage Black middle school girls in learning computer science, while reflecting on their intersectional identities and power dynamics that exist in their lives. In the program, girls will reflect on how to create technologies that solve problems they see in their communities.

I’m looking for students who are interested in topics of justice-oriented computing education, social technologies that affirm learners' diverse identities, and flexible models of engagement and identity for historically excluded populations. As my work is interdisciplinary, I welcome students from a variety of backgrounds, including psychology, computing/informatics, cognitive science, and community engagement/social work. BIPOC and queer scholars are encouraged to apply

If you are interested in learning more about my research, and potentially joining my lab, please email me, Dr. Angela Stewart at angelas@pitt.edu

Note, paid and independent study positions are both a possibility. For credit opportunities are subject to the requirements of your specific degree program. 

 

APA Summer Undergraduate Psychology Experience in Research Fellowships

The American Psychological Association will offer up to 25 fellowships to college students from underrepresented groups to conduct summer research in a psychological science laboratory. The purpose of this fellowship program is to promote diversity among psychology undergraduates considering research as a career by expanding access to laboratory training and mentorship.

Projects must be student-driven and supervised by a faculty member with sufficient resources to support the proposed work, although collaboration with postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other research staff is encouraged. Participating faculty are expected to meet regularly with students to discuss research goals and progress and offer academic and career guidance. The applicant and mentor should work together to develop a research plan, and students are expected to spend at least nine weeks in the laboratory at a minimum of 20 hours/week. 

APA will pay a stipend of $4,000 directly to the student and $1,000 directly to the student’s summer faculty host. APA will also reimburse up to $1,500 of travel expenses for the student to present their research at the APA Convention. Stipends are intended to defray personal expenses (e.g., housing, travel) and APA will not provide funds for study expenses, indirect costs, or overhead. This stipend may be stacked with summer research funding from other sources. APA will issue IRS Form 1099 to recipients at the end of the year for tax purposes.

Details can be found here: https://www.apa.org/about/awards/undergraduate-research-opportunity 

                                

Summer Health Academic Research Experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders (SHARE-CSD) 

We are excited to launch a new NIH-funded summer program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University called Summer Health Academic Research Experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders (SHARE-CSD). This program is a paid, 6-week summer research experience for undergraduate students from backgrounds typically underrepresented in STEM and health fields. Students receive housing and travel in addition to a stipend. Students from any related discipline who are interested in learning more about CSD are welcome to apply.

The program includes (1) intensive, mentored summer research experience, (2) academic and career development training, and (3) long-term continued peer and faculty mentoring and community building.

During the program, participants may engage in research on topics such as speech production, language learning, stuttering, and swallowing across the lifespan. The majority of hours in the program will be content activities related to research, as well as exposure to a broad range of topics in CSD and related disciplines through lab tours.

Participants also receive substantial academic and career preparation through workshops and one-on-one mentoring. Finally, this program seeks to build and sustain community, and we offer social events and team-building activities for our program participants and connections with undergraduate students participating in similar summer research programs at NYU.

If you are looking to learn more information, please take some time to review our website <https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fnyu.edu%2Fshare-csd%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cpsyadvis%40pitt.edu%7C8c01ddb230c2422ae80e08dac58fdccf%7C9ef9f489e0a04eeb87cc3a526112fd0d%7C1%7C0%7C638039518934826772%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=PxKu8ACiBSXP4SWkDijn5Rzv2tiKDx4skQlT09FH%2BEE%3D&amp;reserved=0> or email us (share-csd@nyu.edu). The application will open in January, but you can sign up on our website to be notified when it goes live.

 

2023 Internship & Employment Opportunities with Camp Wediko

 

Undergraduate Study for Knowledge of Doctoral Study Cost

We are conducting a study of undergraduate students’ knowledge of the costs associated with doctoral study in psychology. As part of the study, we provide comprehensive information on the process of applying to graduate school in psychology, the costs associated with earning a doctoral degree in psychology, and provide information about financial assistance resources. Beyond contributing to the field’s knowledge through participation, we hope this study will provide useful information to your students.

Interested students may access the informed consent information and survey here: https://augusta.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eVREFcuNcd9K70a

Participation is voluntary, and answers will be confidential. There is the opportunity at the end to consent to being contacted for future studies; this is voluntary. The survey is expected to take approximately 30 minutes. There are no known risks of this study. The benefit to you is learning important information about the process of applying for a doctoral degree in psychology as well as the associated costs. Your participation will help us continue to better understand undergraduate students’ knowledge about the costs associated with doctoral study in psychology.

This study has been approved by the Augusta University Institutional Review Board (Protocol #1838789-1). If you have any questions about this study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Melanie M. Wilcox, Ph.D., at mwilcox@augusta.edu. Members of the Institutional Review Board at Augusta University may be contacted at (706) 721-1483.

 

Student Organization Participation, University of Pittsburgh Incline Consulting Group

Incline is a student run organization that offers strategical and technological consulting to local non-profits. We are beginning our recruiting period in which we recruit new members of all backgrounds, experiences, and majors. 

 

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

MS Psychological Science, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga - New Posting

We are accepting applications for the Psychological Science MS program at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and will continue to review applications through April.  The purpose of our program is to provide the training and education needed to become a competent psychological scientist. We use a mentorship model that offers our students the opportunity to work within vibrant research programs led by leading Psychological Scientists whose expertise spans across a variety of sub-disciplines, including infant/child development, gerontology, clinical, cognitive, and socio-cultural. Our faculty work closely with students and community partners to develop evidence-based solutions for challenges encountered in the home, workplace, courtroom, healthcare and educational settings. We have a common goal of leveraging expertise in studying human behavior to promote health and well-being for individuals from diverse backgrounds. In addition to gaining applied research experience, students will take courses within a curriculum designed to foster the skills required to be successful in Ph.D. programs, as well as the applied research sector. We also offer students unique opportunities to gain hands-on teaching experience including teaching introductory psychology, research methodology, and statistics laboratories. In addition, we offer four graduate level statistics courses to encourage robust data analytics skills.   

We encourage applications from qualified students. Please visit our website to view faculty research  interests and to get more details about the application process: https://www.utc.edu/arts-and-sciences/psychology/ms-psych-scienceLinks to an external site.

You can also reach out directly to me with any questions: jill-shelton@utc.edu

You can also email current graduate students with any questions regarding the program: Anna Pusser: xzk757@mocs.utc.edu and Morgan Robinson: mnb591@mocs.utc.edu 

Dr. Jill Shelton, Director of UTC Psychological Science MS program

 

MS in Psychology or Experimental Psychology, Georgia Southern University New Posting

Our experimental psychology MS program is accepting applications for fall 2023 admission, and the application fee is FREE in February! We focus on experimental psychology and offer a 2-year residential program with careful one-on-one matching of students with faculty members for research and mentorship. Our program also offers an optional teaching emphasis to help prepare our students to teach at the college level. 

Faculty at our Statesboro campus who are accepting a new student to mentor for fall 2023 are listed below:

  • Developmental Psychology: Ty Boyer, Nicolette Rickert, Rebecca Ryan
  • Social, Personality, and Applied: Cassandra Baldwin, Amy Hackney, Karen Naufel, Mike Nielsen
  • Decision Making and Behavioral Economics: Jon Friedel
  • Clinical: Ryan Couillou, Dorthie Cross, Lindsey Stone, Thresa Yancey

We also have two Armstrong campus faculty in Savannah who are accepting a new student for Fall 2023:

  • Neuroscience and Developmental Psychobiology: Josh Herrington
  • Experimental Psychology: Josh Williams

Our priority deadline is February 15th and our final deadline is April 1st. The application fee is waived from now through Feb. 28th! Please direct your strong students to visit: https://cbss.georgiasouthern.edu/psychology/ms-programs/ms-experimental-psychology/

 

School of Counseling M.A., Marymount University 

 

National Language Processing, MS, University of California, Santa Cruz 

The UCSC Natural Language Processing (NLP) master’s degree program provides both depth and breadth in core algorithms and methods for NLP. Taught intensively over 15-18 months, our program design combines theoretical learning with hands-on practice to ensure our students have the right skill set to prepare for a professional career in this fast-growing field. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2023 admission consideration.

Program Highlights:

  • A 15-18 month program with a Capstone project mentored by NLP faculty and industry experts.
  • NLP students receive an in-depth, systematic education in NLP, machine learning, and data science and analytics with faculty who have both academic and industry experience.
  • Our Industry Advisory Board provides insight and career advice through mentoring, guest lectures, and attendance at networking and professional development events.
  • All our courses are exclusive to NLP students and are designed with input from our Industry Advisory Board ensuring the content is current, relevant, and grounded in real-world context.
  • Our program is based at state-of-the-art facilities at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus, located in Santa Clara, California.

Applying to the NLP MS Program

This program is intended for students with a strong background in computer science. We are looking for multifaceted individuals with solid skills in programming, algorithms, machine learning, probability, statistics, and linguistics. Visit our Admissions page to review admission requirements and tips for applying, and to connect with our support team. If you’d like to find out more about the program, you can also attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Applications for Fall 2023 admission consideration are now open. Apply by March 1, 2023.

If you have questions about the program or the application process, please contact the NLP Support Team. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Several Post-grad Fellowship Opportunities, The Marcus Autism Center

The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering six fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, the Education Sciences Fellowship, the Sally Provence Fellowship in Clinical Research, the Roger Glass Fellowship in Implementation Science, and the David Satcher Fellowship in Community Engagement.

Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2023 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2023, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details here.

Attached, please find a brochure describing the fellowships. Please feel free to print the brochure and post it in your department. I ask that you let us know that you have received this e-mail and that you forward it, along with the associated brochure, to students in the Department of Psychology.

  • The Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will involve cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers, and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research, guiding a project from the point of data collection to publication of results.
  • The Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience will involve integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows will develop methods for the analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.
  • The Education Sciences Fellowship will involve research in educational innovations in autism, from early child care through high school. Fellows will learn about classroom-based interventions to increase social emotional engagement and inclusion, gaining experiences with observational research methods, cutting-edge intervention research, and implementation science approaches.
  • The Sally Provence Fellowship in Clinical Research will select fellows for a two-year training in clinical assessment measures and research methodologies to better understand ASD and related disabilities.
  • The Roger Glass Fellowship in Implementation Science will select fellows for a two-year training in research focused on translating evidence-based treatments for autism into community settings, as well as the processes and partnerships that support these efforts.
  • The David Satcher Fellowship in Community Engagement will sellect fellows for an opportunity to spend two years engaged in training in community engaged participatory research methods as they relate to ASD. 

 

USC Master of Addiction Science Information Session 

View the USC Master of Addiction Science Information Session here: https://youtu.be/8Sln99I-d4s. You'll find helpful information about their program from this youtube video.

 

Graduate School Application Resources 

Our next video for Becoming a Psychological Scientist series is here https://youtube.com/watch?v=3ueGQY8mHJo… on interviewing.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Applied Psychology, UT Austin 

UT Austin is recruiting graduating seniors who want to use science and technology to make a positive impact on the world. Come spend next year contributing to a fast-paced, mission-driven effort to improve the focus and emotional resilience of teens across the country.

  • Get deeply involved in applied research that is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education
  • Co-author at least one peer-reviewed scientific article
  • Choose a post-bac specialization that aligns with your career aspirations
  • Receive career mentorship and extensive support when applying to jobs or graduate school
  • Work from your own fully outfitted private office in the lab
  • Help provide tens of thousands of students with evidence-based mindfulness training

Post-bacs can also kick-start the year with free access to the Summer Institute in Applied Psychology—an evidence-based mindfulness and wellness retreat in Costa Rica. The 2-week summer institute combines mindfulness classes, expert-led workouts, and world-class instruction on the science of long-term success and happiness. Details at https://empiricalwisdom.com

Learn more about the Post-Baccalaureate Program at https://bit.ly/UT-PostBac-2023. We will review applications on a rolling basis, beginning January 5, 2023.

 

2023 Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Program

We would like to invite those of you from underrepresented backgrounds to attend the following event if you are applying, or are interested in applying, to PhD programs in Clinical Psychology.  This year’s program will be held entirely on zoom, in order to allow attendance by as many students as possible!

The Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) participates in a networking event every year with the purpose of increasing recruitment of students from underrepresented populations for Clinical Psychology PhD programs. During the event, participants interested in applying to Clinical Psychology PhD Programs have an opportunity to meet and network with directors of Clinical Psychology PhD Programs, as well as present a research poster and attend professional development workshops.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about specific doctoral programs, ask questions, and network with an array of psychologists from across the nation. Students who have presented at prior CUDCP Diversifying Clinical Psychology events have had great success gaining admission in the very competitive clinical psychology application process and reported benefitting from the workshops.

The next meeting will be held virtually on April 14 and 15, 2023. There is no cost associated with registering for this event. Interested students should fill out the online application listed on the flyer.  Notifications of acceptance to attend the event will be sent out on a rolling basis. Presenting a research poster at the event is not required but is highly encouraged. Additional information will be emailed to those who register for the event.

Please register by March 15, 2023. You can check our “Diversifying Clinical Psychology – DCP” Facebook page and please feel free to send any questions our way!

 

MSW in Clinical Social Work, Slippery Rock University 

 

Master of Addiction Science, University of Southern California

 

Online Master's of Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University 

The program emphasizes the application of psychological principles and methodologies to real-world problems.  The majority of our graduates enter fields where they assume research-related roles (e.g., program evaluation, survey researcher, data analyst, quality control specialist, etc.) across a variety of sectors in business/industry, government, and non-profit settings.  In addition, there are two specialties that students can pursue; they have the option of pursuing a Six Sigma blackbelt certification if they have specific interests in quality control careers, or they can earn a Behavior Specialist Certificate which provides advanced coursework in applied behavioral analysis for those interested in working with individuals with learning, social, or developmental impairments (e.g., autism). 

Remote assistantships are available on a competitive basis, although contingent on university funding.  Students interested in our program can visit the following link for detailed information:

Shippensburg Psychology Graduate Program

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Full-time Lab Manager, University of MichiganNew Posting

The Neuroscience of Mind & Behavior Lab (PI: Dr. Anne Krendl; https://krendlab.sitehost.iu.edu) at Indiana University, Bloomington is seeking a full-time lab manager to work on NIA-funded research on social cognition and aging. 

The project incorporates behavioral and neuroimaging methodologies. The lab manager will be primarily responsible for recruiting and testing healthy older adults, overseeing IRB protocols, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and coordinating research efforts with our team in Indianapolis. The lab manager will receive formal training in administering neuropsychological assessments, and learn how to conduct fMRI research. The lab manager will have opportunities to earn authorship on publications and present posters at scientific meetings.  

This is an ideal position for a candidate looking to gain research experience before applying to graduate or medical school. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with people either in research or more applied settings, good interpersonal and organizational skills, interests in conducting aging research, and the ability work independently. No licenses or certificates are necessary. Applicants who intend to spend a minimum of 2 years in the position will be preferred. 

The target start date for this position is Summer 2023, although the exact date is flexible. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes health benefits. 

To apply, please email a CV, a cover letter that includes a proposed start date, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Krendl at akrendl@indiana.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of MichiganNew Posting

How to Apply: A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Job post at https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/229893/lab-coordinator

Summary: The Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Michigan, directed by Dr. Thad Polk, is seeking a full-time Lab Coordinator to help facilitate research in the lab. The successful candidate will work with lab members (including post-doctoral fellows and students) on all aspects of the lab’s operations: implementing experiments, recruiting and scheduling participants, running participants through experiments, advertising, website maintenance, purchasing, preparing figures, etc. For more information about the lab, please visit http://polklab.psych.lsa.umich.edu

The review of applications will begin on 3/1/23 and will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities*

Include but are not limited to:

  • Implementing experiments
  • Running participants through experiments
  • Data entry, organization, and analysis
  • Recruiting and scheduling participants
  • Assisting other lab members with their work
  • Handling interactions with the Institutional Review Boards
  • Preparing figures, purchasing, and advertising

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or Associate’s degree
  • 1 year of experience
  • Strong technical skills (e.g., data analysis and/or programming)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field

Additional Information

This position is contingent on the availability of funding and is term-limited to 1 year with the possibility of renewal. 
Ideally, this position will start sometime between May 1, 2023, and July 1, 2023.
As one of the world’s great liberal arts colleges, LSA pushes the boundaries of what is understood about the human experience and the natural world, and we foster the next generation of rigorous and empathetic thinkers, creators, and contributors to the state of Michigan, the nation, and the world.
To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in LSA, please visit lsa.umich.edu/lsa/dei.
To learn more about LSA’s Mission, Vision and Values, please visit lsa.umich.edu/strategicvision.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

If you have further questions, please contact current lab managers: Violet Zhou (violetz@umich.edu) or Esther Kim (kesther@umich.edu) for more information.

 

Full-time Clinical Research Assistant, The McLean Hospital Division of Psychotic DisordersNew Posting

The Position:  The McLean Hospital Division of Psychotic Disorders in Belmont, MA is seeking a full-time Clinical Research Assistant (RA). The RA works under the supervision of a Senior RA, Manager, or Principal Investigator (Julie M. McCarthy, PhD), primarily assisting with research activities related to NIDA clinical research assessing telehealth interventions for families with substance use and/or early psychosis. Study participants may include people with psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (inpatient, outpatient, residential), their family members, and/or healthy controls. Responsibilities include:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting and evaluating participants for studies, scheduling study visits;
  • Collecting and monitoring participant data, such as clinical interviews, self-report measures, biological assessments, video recordings, etc.;
  • Onboarding and training junior staff and/or student volunteers;
  • Assisting in all aspects of project conduct (IRB , data management, ensuring of quality, regulatory issue, study documentation, preparing reports, poster presentations, and manuscripts, etc.).

Eligibility for the Position:  Candidates should have a background and interest in psychology and have experience with clinical research, preferably involving clinical trials, psychosis, or substance use disorders. Bachelor’s degree as of May 2023. Other requirements include:

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks;
  • Ability to work independently with careful attention to detail;
  • Ability to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical, and administrative purposes.

Compensation range: $21 to $23.03/hour based on experience.

Reports to: Julie M. McCarthy, PhD
Associate Psychologist, Division of Psychotic Disorders, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

If interested, please contact Dr. McCarthy at jmccarthy@mclean.harvard.edu with a cover letter and CV/resume.

For more information, please visit: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3229298&lang=en.

 

Full-time Research Specialist, Department of Psychiatry at the University of PittsburghNew Posting

RESEARCH PROJECT SPECIALIST POSITION – DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

The Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience and Development (CAN-D) lab directed by Dr. Cecile Ladouceur in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking applicants for a Research Specialist position. The qualified candidate would be responsible for coordinating a newly-funded NIMH R01 (MH128229, MPIs: Jones, Ladouceur, Versace) project using a longitudinal multi-method neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG, dMRI) approach to understand the neurodevelopment of resisting emotional interference and trajectories of internalizing and externalizing disorders.

EDUCATIONAL/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors degree required, preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Work, or related field.
  • Two years of experience working in research laboratory conducting human subject research required. 
  • Experience working with children or adolescents is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in clinical research with neuroimaging methods preferred.
  • Proficiency in basic computer software packages, including MS Word and email is required.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills required.
  • Ability to maintain flexible schedule and access to transportation to travel to participants’ home is required.

Licensure/Certification:  Act 33/34/73 clearances required

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screen participants using phone and in-person measures.
  • Schedule participants’ assessments at appropriate time intervals.
  • Administer research protocol at initial evaluation and follow-up evaluations including: use of Qualtrics for questionnaires, administering MRI and EEG protocols, and administering computer tasks.
  • Provide support to data management staff – e.g., storing of data, data entry, data cleaning and data integrity checks.
  • Assist investigators, graduate students, and postdocs with administrative tasks and some data analysis for papers/presentations by performing some aspects as needed.
  • Assist with participant recruitment (posting ads in schools/hospitals/stores, newspapers, completing mailings).
  • Attend and participate in all project-related meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.

Please apply here: https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/10913487-research-specialist-the-cognitive-affective-neuroscience-and-development-cand-lab

 

Arterial Stiffness, Cognition and Equol (ACE), Research Study OpportunityNew Posting

 

Full-time Research Specialist, UPMC WPIC 

Description

Youth Emotions, Thoughts, and Interactions (YETI) Lab through UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital.

The YETI Lab (www.yetilab.pitt.edu), under the supervision of Dr. Leslie Horton, is seeking a Research Specialist to assist with the ProNET Study, an NIMH-funded multisite (U01) study of 26 in international research sites examining comprehensive biomarkers in a large number of young people at risk for psychosis, including fMRI, EEG, fluid biomarkers, clinical and cognitive assessments, and daily life assessments. 

The YETI Lab aims to better understand and improve the lives of young people at clinical high risk for psychosis (CHR) by studying their interactions, biomarkers and clinical profiles. 

Candidates for the positions will have the opportunity to work on two different research studies in an inclusive, cohesive workspace, along with the opportunity to grow professionally in a research setting. You can find a link to our website and the position below. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions at headleyem@upmc.edu

Website: https://yetilab.pitt.edu/  

Position: Research Specialist | The YETI Lab in Pittsburgh, PA - UPMC ; or UPMC Job Number: 232598219

 

Post-Bacc Program in Psychological Science, University of California, Irvine 

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications for their post-baccalaureate program; the deadline to apply for Fall 2023 is April 15, 2023 for domestic students (February 15, 2023 for international students).

Program Overview:  UCI’s Post-Bacc Program in Psychological Science is a certificate program that combines psychology coursework with research and/or internship experience. It is designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline); who are interested in a psychology-related graduate program, career development, or career change; and who could benefit from additional coursework, research and/or real-life work experience in psychology. Those interested in a doctoral-level or master’s degree programs in a range of areas of psychology (including clinical/counseling psychology, social/personality psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, psychology & the law, and school psychology) or health (e.g., public health, medical school) can strengthen their graduate school applications by completing our program, which offers an individualized course of study based on each person’s qualifications and goals.

Program Description:  The program consists of eight courses, which may include lower- and upper-division lectures, small seminars (including advanced statistics and research methods courses), hands-on research lab courses, and/or hands-on internship courses.  The program can be completed at the student’s own pace, in as little as 9 months or in as many as 24 months, depending upon one’s schedule and preferences.  A faculty advisor will work closely with students to help plan courses and provide guidance on obtaining letters of recommendation, choosing graduate programs, writing personal statements, and applying for jobs.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to attend our weekly departmental colloquia and other special events and to interact with our community of faculty, researchers, and graduate students. 

Applications:  Applications are due on April 15, 2023 for domestic students (February 15, 2023 for international students) for Fall 2023 admission.  For more information, please visit:  https://ps.soceco.uci.edu/post-bacc-page/post-baccalaureate-program-psychological-science

Information Session:  An information session will be held on Friday, February 3rd at 11am Pacific Time via zoom: https://uci.zoom.us/j/91670377358.  If you are thinking about applying and/or would like to learn more, you are encouraged to attend.  All are welcome!

 

Full-time Program Assistant, Medical University of South Carolina 

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Program Assistant for the Addiction Sciences Division. The candidate will work with Drs. Squeglia and Gray as a Program Assistant on the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, a large-scale project to study child and adolescent health, behavior, and brain functioning. The candidate will be responsible for executing all tasks associated with the ABCD protocol which include neuroimaging, neurocognitive assessments, and clinical interview or self-report measures designed to assess eligibility criteria, psychopathology, medical health, social relationships, personality, and substance use. The participant will work with both youth and their parents.

This is a fantastic opportunity for people that wish to eventually pursue a graduate degree (e.g., PhD or Masters in Psychology or Neuroscience or medical school).

https://musc.career-pages.com/jobs/univ-program-assistant-psychiatry-addiction-sciences-division-charleston-south-carolina-united-states-6e855d1f-3fd3-47bf-a62d-e5f0ab3dfbf0

Questions about this position should be directed to our lab manager, Cori Herring, at herrinco@musc.edu.

 

Full-Time Research Technician, The Ohio State University

Job Description Summary    

This person in this position will assist and support scientific investigations of cognitive and brain basis of social processes in psychiatric disorders (e.g. psychosis, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, autism-spectrum disorders) directed by Dr. Ivy Tso in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health. The person will screen, assess, and schedule research participants for the project, administer neurocognitive and computerized assessments, oversee eye tracking data collection, and guide participants through brain scans and run fMRI protocols. Responsibilities will also include data collection; maintenance of study records; data entry, maintenance, and upload to NIH databases; accurate completion of daily paperwork and administrative tasks; preparing assessment materials; various participant contact; adherence to all study protocols; assist with regulatory upkeep; and coordinating/attending weekly team meetings. The position requires a 2-year commitment and is renewable up to 5 years, depending on performance. It is an ideal steppingstone for those considering pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology or cognitive neuroscience.  

Essential Duties 

60%:    Recruits and screens potential participants via telephone and through interactions with clinicians in mental health clinics; consents research participants; administers psychological and neurocognitive assessments with research participants; coordinates and schedules appointments with participants, clinical assessors, and MRI scans; guides participants through computerized tasks and fMRI scans; run eye tracking and fMRI experiments according to protocols; oversees and maintains accurate records of laboratory activities; and prepares and participates in study team meetings. 

20%:    Manages research records and data entry; assists with programming of behavioral experiments; provides assistance transferring data; perform routine data processing; maintains clinical, behavioral, and fMRI databases. 

10%:    Assists with training of undergraduate students in participant recruitment, screening, and equipment operation; sets up and operates laboratory equipment; monitors research supply, including inventory and initiates procurement requests as needed; other duties as assigned. 

10%:    Assists with analysis of research results; summarizes data for inclusion in grant proposals, manuscripts and professional presentations; prepares research progress reports; assists principal investigator with the preparation of publications, manuscripts, articles, posters, and abstracts; conducts library research on requested topics through researching current literature. 

Minimum Education and Skills/Experience Required/Desired 

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline is required. Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility for work with diverse populations in diverse settings. 1-2 years of experience with research involving human subjects. Basic computer skills (word processing, internet searches, spreadsheets, elementary statistics). Experience in behavioral data acquisition is helpful but not required. Highly organized, detail-oriented with the ability to understand and follow research protocols. Technical skills with equipment and software – training is available, but candidate must be competent to learn to use specialized lab equipment and software interfaces. Valid driver's license and willing to drive regularly between OSU campus and community mental health clinics within Columbus. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team member. The candidate must be able to work independently for extended periods of time while receiving feedback and guidance from lab manager and faculty investigators. The ability to adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines. Strong self-motivation and adaptability in order to meet goals and deadlines of the project. The ability to problem-solve, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. Flexibility in working hours is often required, depending on the scheduling needs of research participants, including weekends and evenings. Requires successful completion of a background check. Qualified candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen. 

Dr. Tso's new lab at OSU is currently under construction. For more information about Dr. Tso' work, please visit her former lab website: https://tso.lab.medicine.umich.edu/home

https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Medical-Center-Campus/R...

 

Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience 

The Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience at the Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate is recruiting highly qualified students for an intensive joint pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors interested in a combined clinical and research career in autism intervention. The position will commence June 2023.

The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution in autism research. Cogstate is an independent science company that supports clinical trials. The Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate have developed a collaborative partnership to support clinical trials in pediatric and developmental disability populations. 

The Yale Child Study Center provides fellows the opportunity to shadow weekly developmental disability clinic rounds, attend Child Study Center Grand Rounds, as well as other departmental Grand Rounds lectures in the School of Medicine in addition to their clinical and research responsibilities. The fellows will be involved in industry-sponsored pharmaceutical trials at Cogstate and gain experience with clinical trial design and methodology, clinician trainings, management of cognitive and behavioral assessments, and statistical approaches.

The fellowship is one year in duration, a second year of employment is conditional on progress made in the first year. The fellowship combines elements of experiential learning with supervision, self-directed learning, and shadowing. The primary training experience will be training and experience in Pivotal Response Treatment, an evidence-based treatment for children with ASD. The postgraduate fellow, under the supervision of Dr. Ventola, will hold both clinical and research responsibilities. The fellows will be trained in Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT); an empirically-validated behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They will then be primary PRT clinicians for children with ASD, under the supervision and mentorship of a licensed psychologist. The fellows will also conduct standardized psychological assessments with children and complete a variety of parent interviews. Lastly, fellows will be involved in direct research within the laboratory using fMRI, EEG, and eye-tracking measures. 

Under Dr. Ventola’s mentorship, selected applicants will be expected guide a predetermined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and presentation of results. Successful candidates will have a high degree of initiative and independence with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. They must have the ability to work effectively with many types of people across different settings while juggling multiple tasks. Flexibility, endurance, and attention to detail are also essential qualities. Fellows starting salary will be $35,700/year. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates are college graduates who will have obtained a bachelor's degree by June 2023. While previous relevant experience is preferred, applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement of the fellowship.

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we do hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping-stone towards future medical or graduate studies.

Application Information

  • For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Dr. Pamela Ventola (pamela.ventola@yale.edu). Electronic submissions are preferable. A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:
  • Resume or CV
  • Transcript, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)
  • A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced
  • Two letters of recommendations should be emailed to pamela.ventola@yale.edu. The recommender should include the applicants full name in the subject line.

Interested students should send their CV, personal statement, and transcript to Pamela Ventola (pamela.ventola@yale.edu).

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship inTranslational Developmental Neurosciencemay be directed to Pamela Ventola (pamela.ventola@yale.edu). 

 

2 Bost-Baccalaureate Researchers, UNC Chapel Hill 

We are seeking up to 2 post-baccalaureate researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill to work on a joint project with Drs. Eva Telzer and Kristen Lindquist. The researcher would work on a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental neuroscience (longitudinal fMRI data), social affective neuroscience (emotional processing, social interactions), health behaviors (health risk behaviors, internalizing and externalizing disorders), and social media and technology use. We specifically are looking for BA-level researchers with skills in recruitment, screening, and data collection with adolescent participants and their families who wish to gain more experience in research for graduate school. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is highly desirable. The applicant must have a BA in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.  The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. Positions begin summer 2022.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and list of 2-3 references for initial review. Here https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/244114. For bilingual applicants, please state explicitly in your cover letter level of fluency in written and spoken Spanish. 

For more information about our ongoing research, see:

http://dsnlab.web.unc.edu/

https://www.carolinaaffectivescience.com/

https://www.teensandtech.org/

Our labs are committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage individuals who identify as members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Louisville

Dr. Levinson, the Director of the Eating Anxiety Treatment (EAT) lab at the University of Louisville, is hiring a full-time research coordinator to work on a National Institute of Mental Health supported study examining how eating disorder symptoms and physiology, collected via wearable sensors, across time predict relapse and recovery. As part of this work, we work with a multidisciplinary program that is a cross-collaboration with the engineering department and school of medicine. As such, there will be many opportunities for cross-collaboration with our engineering colleagues. This position will involve working with clinical participants with eating disorders, running the day to day aspects of this study, working on grant proposals and publications, assisting with data preparation, assisting with institutional review board protocols, and working with a large interdisciplinary team both at UofL and with cross-site collaborators. The study coordinator will work very closely with Dr. Levinson and her team on a day to day basis. 

Opportunities for involvement in publications and presentations at national conferences are plentiful. Minimum experience is a bachelors’ degree in either psychology, engineering, computer science or a related field. Prior experience with physiological research or large-scale longitudinal data, Python, and SQL are a plus, but not required. Research experience is a must. This position is ideal for someone wanting to go to graduate school in a health-related field. This position is renewable for up to three years and preference will be given to a postbac who can commit to at least two years. 

More information about the lab here: www.louisvilleeatlab.com

To apply please send your CV, a cover letter, and three names of references to Luis Sandoval-Araujo at luis.sandoval-araujo@louisville.edu The official UofL job posting will be available soon, and applicants should apply through the posting as well. Application deadline is rolling and will end Feb 15, 2023 or when the position is filled. Start date is flexible, but will ideally be May 2023.