Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

 

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

Walk-in Advising Hours:
Monday – Thursday:     10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday:                               9 a.m. – noon

Email Address: psyadvis@pitt.edu

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IMPORTANT DATES - 2194

January 2        Wednesday         All University offices and buildings reopen
              5         Saturday              Residence halls open
              7         Monday               Spring term registration period ends for all students
                                                       Spring term classes begin
            11         Friday                   Last day to declare a major to meet with departmental advisor in 2194
            18         Friday                   Spring term add/drop period ends
            19         Saturday              Spring term extended drop period begins (see guidelines)
             21        Monday                Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday observed. University closed
             25        Friday                   Spring term extended drop period ends
February 1       Friday                   Deadline for students to submit Grade Option forms to the dean’s office

                                                      Last Day to apply late for April graduation with the dean's office
              11       Monday                Summer term 2197 enrollment period begins
              22       Friday                   Honors Convocation 2019
March    8        Friday                   Deadline to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to dean’s office
                                                       Deadline to resign from all classes with Student Appeals office with partial refund
     10 – 17       Sun – Sun           Spring recess for students; no classes
             15        Friday                   Spring holiday; University closed
              22       Friday                   Deadline to apply for August 2019 graduation
             25        Monday               Fall term enrollment appointments begin
April       5        Friday                   Last day for fall term 2201 enrollment appointments
                                                       Last day to withdraw from all classes in the dean’s office
               6        Saturday              Fall term 2201 open enrollment period begins
             19        Friday                   Last day for undergraduate day classes
     20 – 27       Sat – Sat             College of General Studies classes, all graduate classes, and evening classes will continue to meet during this period; final examinations should be held during the last scheduled class meeting
     22 – 27       Mon – Sat          Final examination period for undergraduate day classes
             27        Saturday             Spring term ends; official date for degrees awarded in spring term
             28        Sunday                Residence halls close
                                                      Annual Undergraduate Commencement Convocation
May        1        Wednesday       Spring term grades must be approved by instructors

July       8         Monday             Deadline to apply for December graduation

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

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Undergraduate Psychology Information Fair
  • Annual Undergraduate Student Poster Session
  • Department of Psychology Commencement Ceremony
  • Connect with us!

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Marcella Finegold Memorial Public Debate:“Is reform enough to address disparities in policing practices?" - New Posting
  • Health Information Management Meet & Greet
  • AMSA Annual Research Recruitment Fair
  • How Today's Students Conduct Research
  • Considering a Career in Biomedical Sciences?
  • Genetic Counseling Newsletter
  • University Honors College Events
  • OUR Events
  • University Events Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarships for Psychology Majors
  • Verma Farms Scholarship
  • University Honors College Scholarship Events
  • 2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Awards
  • UHC National Scholarship Newsletter

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Cradle Beach Summer Camp Counselor - New Posting
  • Allegheny Health Network Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Information Sessions/Open Houses - New Posting
  • Part-time Student Research Assistant, HaRI Lab - New Posting
  • HELP Volunteers or Interns, Shadyside Hospital
  • Team Advisor and Assistant Team Advisor Summer Opportunity,  American University
  • Summer Research Opportunity, University of Pittsburgh
  • Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Science, University of Delaware
  • Watson Institute Camp Aide
  • UC Berkeley's Optometry Summer Camp
  • Global Undergraduate Awards
  • Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Laurel Highlands
  • Male Volunteers Needed
  • Yellowstone Field Studies Program, Summer
  • Summer Internship, University of Delaware
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University
  • Student Worker Position
  • Research Opportunity, UPMC
  • Summer Internship, Univeristy of British Columbia
  • Summer Internship, George Mason University
  • Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference
  • Summer Internship, University of California, Berkeley
  • Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Groups, Boston University
  • Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Summer Internship, Cooperation Lab, Boston College
  • Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity
  • Office of Children Youth & Families (OCYF) Allegheny County, Internship
  • Therapy Abroad
  • Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA
  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University - New Posting
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • College at Brockport, SUNY, MA Program
  • Northwestern Sneak Peek Event
  • Boston University, PhD
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz Specialized Master's Degree Programs
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?
  • Interested in Graduate School?

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Full-time Research Assistant, Penn State University - New Posting
  • Full-time Lab Manager, Virginia Polytechnic Institute - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, Philadelphia, PA - New Posting
  • Part-time Research Assistant, Philadelphia, PA - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Brown University
  • Research Coordinator, University of Georgia
  • Full-time Lab Manager, UCLA
  • Spanish/English Bilingual Research Assistant/Lab Manager, Stanford University 
  • Full-time Lab Manager/Research Associate, Yale University
  • Full-time Research Support Specialist, Stony Brook University 
  • Project Coordinator & Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital
  • Full-time Lab Manager, UCLA
  • Coordinator of Research Programs in Behavioral Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh
  • Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Brown University
  • Full-time Lab Manager, Rutgers University, Newark Campus
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Haskins Laboratories
  • Full-time Lab Manager, Northwestern University
  • Full-time Laboratory Manager, University of Delaware 
  • Full-time Research Assistant Opportunities, Providence, RI
  • Gap Year Opportunity
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania
  • Full-time Lab Manager, University of Pittsburgh
  • Research Assistant, University of Colorado
  • Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hot Metal Bridge Post-Baccalaureate Program
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Cambridge, MA
  • Bilingual Project Assistant, NYC
  • Post-baccalaureate Opportunity, UCLA

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

Undergraduate Student Poster Session - New Posting

Please join us in celebration of undergraduate research with students who are working in a directed research lab through the Department of Psychology.  The students will be available to talk with you about their experience, the research they've been working on, how they got involved in research, etc.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

Martin Room, 4127 Sennott Square 

Presenters must arrive no later than 1:30pm to set up for the Poster Session. Participating students must be present for the entire poster session, including set up and tear down, in order to receive credit for the poster option for PSY 1903. If you plan to participate please be sure to deliver the completed registration form to the Advising Office, 3113 Sennott Square before teh March 21 deadline.

 

Department of Psychology Commencement Ceremony

The Psychology Department commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in Soldiers and Sailors Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue.  This event is expected to last approximately 2-hours.  Tickets are not required for this event.  Doors will open at 5:00p.m. for family and friends and seating is first come, first served.

Graduating seniors should expect to receive an invitation to their PITT email address with more information in mid-March.  Students will be expected to report by 5:00 pm.

Email invitations will be mailed to all psychology majors who applied for April gradation in Mid-March.  This inforamtion will go only to your Pitt email.

 

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

 

Marcella Finegold Memorial Public Debate:“Is reform enough to address disparities in policing practices?" - New Posting

University Club, Conference Room A, April 5. 5:30 - 7:30PM.
Refreshments and snacks served. Event is free and open to the public. This town-hall style debate will highlight spirited and productive conversation among activists, a legal expert, and a researcher on how best to address policing disparities, including discussions of the possibilities and limitations of reform.

 

Health Information Management Meet & Greet

Join faculty and students to learn how you can start a career as a health information professional. *Snacks provided!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Forbes Tower, Room 4060

  • Health Information Management (BS)
  • Health Information Systems (MS)
  • Health Care Supervision and Management (MS)

 

AMSA Annual Research Recruitment Fair

Are you looking for a research position?  The American Medical Student Association will be hosting the largest research recruitment fair at Pitt.

Friday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.                                                                   

O'Hara Student Center, 3900 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

 

Considering a Career in Biomedical Sciences?

PURDiP (Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program) is a 10 week  summer research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups such as Black, Hispanic, Native American and those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds offered by the University of Pittsburgh.

Program Highlights:

•10 week hands-on lab experience
•Graduate school prep and career development
•Summer Stipend ($4000)
•Free Housing, Travel Assistance and Food Allowance

Program Dates: May 29th to July 31st

Application Deadline: April 15th

 

Genetic Counseling Newsletter

Are you interested in the field of Genetic Counseling?  Would you like to know more about it?  The Genetic Counseling club has a newsletter to distribute for any interested students.  You can find the first edition here.

 

University Honors College Events

Get the skills to compete for scholarships.

Select Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
Cathedral of Learning,  37th floor

January 16 - Wow-worthy personal statements

January 23 - Workshop: #Winning personal statements

February 6 - Panel: Scholarship-winning research statements

February 20 - Hands-on: How's my research statement? 

March 6 - Mock scholarship interviews: face-to-face

March 20 - Mock scholarship interviews: Skype

April 3 - How to make the best of summer break

Better your chances with inside tips about every stage of the process. Our Scholarship Mentors know what committees are looking for (because they've been on them.)  

You can also chat with a Scholarship Mentor 1-on-1.

 

OUR Events

No matter what you’re curious about, the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) has a program to help you explore it. Work with a faculty mentor on a research project in your very first year, study in the field in New York or London, delve into unexplored library archives here at home, or get funding to explore your own ideas wherever they take you.

Event details can be found on the website:  https://calendar.pitt.edu/department/office_of_undergraduate_research_sc...

 

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

 

Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarships for Psychology Majors

The Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr. Scholarship Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation was created in memory of Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr., a professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, to benefit a junior or senior majoring in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Average Award: $3,800
Award Type: Single-Year Award
Deadline: April 19, 2019

The Rose and Zachary Caplan Scholarship Fund of The PittsburghFoundation was created to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students majoring in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Average Award: $4,300
Award Type: Single Year. Previous recipients are encouraged to re-apply in consecutive years.
Deadline: April 19, 2019

These are excellent scholarship opportunities and students who meet the criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. Note that these scholarships have different application requirements. You may apply for both if you meet the requirements, but you must submit separate applications with the required attachments. See the application forms for details.

Applications are due no later than APRIL 19, 2019.  Please scan all documents into one and email that completed application document to psyadvis@pitt.edu.

Winners will be selected by a faculty committee headed by the department chair and will be notified by the Pittsburgh Foundation mid-summer.  

 

Verma Farms Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $1000

Essay Question: “Why Research Into Organic Products is Essential for Society” or “Why Health is More Important Than Ever Before”

Application:  https://vermafarms.com/pages/verma-farms-scholarship

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019

Eligibility Requirements: Students must currently be enrolled full time at an accredited 2 year or 4-year university, community or junior college, or a graduate degree program. Students must be a US citizen.

 

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 Newsletter


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.

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Cradle Beach Summer Camp Counselor - New Posting

Cradle Beach serves approximately 800 children, ages 8-16, with special needs and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds in a residential camp setting, in Angola, NY. We provide a healthy environment and organized activities to promote socialization, independence, and decision making in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.

For more information, call 716-549-6307

 

Allegheny Health Network Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Information Sessions/Open Houses - New Posting

West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15224
HELP Office: N3401
Thursday, March 28th -5:00pm-7:00pm
Monday April 15th -5:00pm-7:00pm

HELP at Allegheny Health Network is a clinical volunteering opportunity at West Penn and Allegheny General Hospital that gives individuals a hands-on patient experience with older adults on in-patient floors. The program is designed to prevent delirium in hospitalized patients.
Start the volunteer process by attending one of our open houses where you have the opportunity to meet the HELP staff and pick up your volunteer information packet. You can arrive at any time during the session. We look forward to meeting you!

You will receive:

  •  HELP Volunteer Manual
  •  Required Volunteer Paperwork

RSVP: Autumn Corcoran, autumnmoss.corcoran@ahn.org, 412-578-5103

 

Part-time Student Research Assistant, HaRI Lab - New Posting

Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab- start immediately

Supervising faculty: Dr. Bambang Parmanto, Health Information Management

Contact: Zara Ambadar, ambadar@pitt.edu

Description:  We are seeking a part-time (hourly pay) student research assistant to begin work immediately at the The Health and Rehabilitation Informatics (HaRI) Lab. Primary responsibilities include research support to the various studies on mobile health for people with disability (e.g supporting usability studies, focus group, training patients, contacting patients, collecting data, data entry, etc.). Some administrative work is necessary. Training will be provided. Incumbent must be motivated, enthusiastic, organized, reliable, able to work 3-5 hours /day on average and is interested and able to work long term (at least 2-terms commitment and preferably 2 years or more). Interest and sensitivity to work with individual with disability is important.

Attention to detail and willingness to learn new technology is very important. Student must have a 3-5 hours /day on average in his/her weekly schedule.

For information about the lab, please visit the website: http://www.rercict.pitt.edu/

 

HELP Volunteers or Interns, Shadyside Hospital

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is looking to recruit several volunteers or Interns for the summer (May - Mid-August).  Please contact Stacy Hunter, huntersa@upmc.edu if interested. 

UPMC Shadyside: Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) 

 

Team Advisor and Assistant Team Advisor Summer Opportunity,  American University

The National Student Leadership Conference is a summer academic and leadership program for high school students. This program will provide students with a remarkable opportunity to meet healthcare professionals, established healthcare facilities, and develop their leadership skills through hands-on clinical simulations in diverse fields of healthcare. We have a great Psychology & Neuroscience program that has been well received by staff and students alike.

I am currently in the process of hiring staff for this summer and am interested in the position being advertised to every student studying psychology and/or neuroscience at your university. Our Team Advisor (TA) and Assistant Team Advisor (ATA) positions are amazing employment experiences and networking opportunities for undergraduate students, specifically those studying psychology and/or neuroscience, and I would love to have some students on my staff representing your university. More information about the position and requirements for it can be found here https://www.nslcleaders.org/about-summer-youth-programs/summer-job-oppor...

We are looking for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We are in need of male applicants, in particular, so if you could heavily market the position towards male students that would be great. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, as positions are filled on a rolling basis.

For more information about NSLC and our programs, please visit www.nslcleaders.org. Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Summer Research Opportunity, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Pedersen:  Judgments and experiences following Alcohol consumption in the Moment (JAM Study)

Students may earn PSY 1903 Directed Research credit for this experience.

 

Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Science, University of Delaware

3rd Annual University of Delaware Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Are you an undergraduate interested in learning more about cognitive and brain sciences? If so, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware is holding its 3rd Annual Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. This program, from June 10th-21th, 2019, is an intensive workshop for undergraduates who are interested in cognitive research. Participants will engage in immersive training in cognitive and brain sciences, which includes both formal coursework, interactive teaching, and hands-on experience with functional neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, cognitive neuropsychological research, and more. This program is open to permanent residents and citizens of the United States.

Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, travel, tuition, room and board will be provided for the entire two-week program for students attending college/university in EPSCoR jurisdictions (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.) We strongly encourage students from these jurisdictions to attend. Furthermore, selected workshop attendees will have the opportunity to engage in cognitive neuroscience research over the entire summer at the University of Delaware. Those students will be provided with a stipend, in addition to workshop expenses.

We encourage all undergraduates with a strong interest in the cognitive and brain sciences to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Applications are due April 1st. For more information, please go to https:/www.psych.udel.edu/brainworkshop<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.psy.... If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizer (Dr. Jared Medina) at brainworkshop@psych.udel.edu<mailto:brainworkshop@psych.udel.edu>.

 

Watson Institute Camp Aide

Watson’s paid summer opportunities are g reat for any students looking for a summer job/internship working with children with many diverse disabilities.

Campu WISP Aide

ESY Instructional Aide

 

UC Berkeley's Optometry Summer Camp

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for Opto-Camp: UC Berkeley's Optometry Summer Camp, taking place July 15-19, 2019. 

This in-residence, 5-day program will give students interested in pursuing graduate studies and a career in optometry:

  • an in-depth look at the profession, 
  • key information about applying to OD programs, and 
  • an immersive experience on the Berkeley campus.

Opto-Camp is open to all, with priority given to students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.

      The application deadline is May 17, 2019.

 

Global Undergraduate Awards

The Global Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards programme which recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience, and connects students across cultures and disciplines. Students submit their work for free online and it is judged by a panel of international judges, consisting of leading academic experts and industry leaders.

Why should you submit to the Global Undergraduate Awards?

  • Earn international recognition for academic coursework that you have already completed.
  • Win a FREE trip to Dublin to attend the UA Global Summit.
  • Get your work published in The Undergraduate Library.
  • Network with top undergraduates and academics from around the world.
  • Receive access to the exclusive UA Alumni Portal.

How do I apply?

Submitting is free, quick, and simple! Just follow these steps to #AwardYourWork. Don’t forget to check if your paper meets our submissions criteria before submitting, otherwise you work may be disqualified!

 

Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Laurel Highlands

22nd ANNUAL LAUREL HIGHLANDS UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE

Saturday, April 13, 2019

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Invited Address by Dr. Shannon D. Donofry, University of Pittsburgh Obesity and Brain Health

Dr. Donofry plans to review what is known about the interaction between being overweight or obese and brain function.

We welcome you to the 22nd Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference, which will be held at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The conference will include both paper and poster presentations. Submissions should report the results of empirical studies designed to contribute to basic or applied research, as well as meta-analyses, and literature reviews.

Registration will begin at 10:00 am. The keynote address will begin at 10:30 am. Registration fee is $18 including catered lunch or $12 for the conference only.

E-mail the following in a .doc or .docx file by Monday, March 25th at 5:00pm to Dr. Stephanie Jimenez at sts97@pitt.edu.

  •  Title, Author(s) and institutional affiliations
  •  Abstract (100 to 150 words)
  •  Phone number and mailing address
  •  Name of faculty sponsor, with phone number and email address
  •  Desired format (paper or poster)
  •  Number of people (including author(s) and faculty mentor) attending who expect to stay for lunch

 Directions to the conference, information about presentations, final program schedule, and overnight accommodations in Johnstown will be posted on our web page at http://www.upj.pitt.edu/LHconference.

 Questions? Dr. Stephanie Jimenez via phone (814) 269-2962 or email (sts97@pitt.edu)

 

Male Volunteers Needed

Being a judge is very easy, we provide a script detailing everything to say and do. The difficult part of the role is that one has to maintain a straight face and air on the side of being cold/not friendly. You can watch a video here (see video starting 4:50 mins) to get an idea about what the role entails.

 

Yellowstone Field Studies Program, Summer

What does Wyoming have to offer this summer? How about the chance to conduct your own research, learn to write environmental policy, explore national parks, and more! Sweeping landscapes and National Parks are your classroom, lab, and workspace on one of three Pitt Study Away programs in Wyoming!

Conduct hands-on research on the Spring Creek Field Studies Program.

Learn to craft environmental policy papers (and fulfill a writing requirement) on the Environmental Policy Writing Program.

Use a national park as your classroom on the Yellowstone Field Studies program.

Learn more about the programs and begin your application at www.abroad.pitt.edu/wyoming. Programs are open to students from all majors and academic backgrounds and have no pre-requisite requirements!

Applications are open through March 24! Email Brice Lynn (brice.lynn@pitt.edu) with any questions.

 

Summer Internship, University of Delaware

The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, invites graduating seniors and undergraduate students to apply for an unpaid summer internship. Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play. This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual!  

Why you should apply:

Working at the Child’s Play Lab will allow you to experience, first hand, how research is conducted. You will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. You will leave the lab having gained a significant amount of knowledge in language acquisition, research methodology, child cognition, and how to dissect research papers. This new learning can help you in any field you enter and will be useful to you in your classes!

Requirements:

Some background in psychology or a related field. 
Basic computer skills.
Must be able to commit at least 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June and August 2019.

To Apply:

Please contact the Laboratory Coordinators Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Calla Pritulsky (cprituls@udel.edu) for an application. Find us online at www.childsplay.udel.edu.

 

Summer Internship, UC Berkeley

The Gopnik Cognitive Development and Learning Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer research assistant internship. Interns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.

This is an unpaid internship from June 3rd-July 26. Interns will be expected to work ~30 hours/week.

Research interns will work with graduate students and the lab manager on multiple ongoing research projects. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively. 

Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.

Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Applying) for application instructions. The application deadline is Friday March 29 8:00 AM PST.

Please direct any questions to Teresa Garcia at gopniklabmanager@berkeley.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.

 

Student Worker Position

The Program in Translation Neurology (PI: Zongqi Xia, MD, PhD) is seeking highly motivated student(s) to assist with medical record review and data annotation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: extracting pertinent features from medical records and questionnaire data, relating patient features with research data, entering research data into databases, preparing descriptive statistics and reports. The student will have the opportunity to work closely with other members of the research team and gain valuable experience in working in a highly dynamic clinical and translational research setting.  To apply, click here:  https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_student_int/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001246&tz=GMT-05%3A00.

 

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. 

 

Summer Internship, George Mason University

The Social Skills, Imagination, and Theatre Lab at George Mason University, under the direction of Dr. Thalia Goldstein, is seeking excellent undergraduate and MA students for our summer internship program.  Research in the SSIT lab focuses on fostering children's empathy, theory of mind, and emotion regulation capabilities through engagement with pretend play, theatre and imaginative activities. 

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from scheduling participants to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present work in lab meetings. The intern program begins in late May and runs until early August, with flexibility to individual schedules. There are two options: part time (15-20 hours per week) and full time (35-40 hours per week).  Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in child development, psychology, or a related field. Applications should complete the application (including uploading a CV and providing contact information for a reference) at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/yzj3oWsg5lWUnNi72

Students from primarily teaching-focused universities and underrepresented minority students are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding or credit from their home institutions, and a stipend of up to $1500 will be available for interns. 

 

Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Saturday, April 13, 2019
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Invited Address by Dr. Shannon D. Donofry,
University of Pittsburgh
 

Obesity and Brain Health

Dr. Donofry plans to review what is known about the interaction between being overweight or obese and brain function.

  •  We welcome you to the 22nd Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference, which will be held at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The conference will include both paper and poster presentations. Submissions should report the results of empirical studies designed to contribute to basic or applied research, as well as meta-analyses, and literature reviews.
  •  Registration will begin at 10:00 am. The keynote address will begin at 10:30 am.
  •  Registration fee is $18 including catered lunch or $12 for the conference only.
  •  E-mail the following in a .doc or .docx file by Monday, March 25th at 5:00pm to Dr. Stephanie Jimenez at sts97@pitt.edu.
    •  Title, Author(s) and institutional affiliations
    •  Abstract (100 to 150 words)
    •  Phone number and mailing address
    •  Name of faculty sponsor, with phone number and email address
    •  Desired format (paper or poster)
    •  Number of people (including author(s) and faculty mentor) attending who expect to stay for lunch
  •  Directions to the conference, information about presentations, final program schedule, and overnight accommodations in Johnstown will be posted on our web page at http://www.upj.pitt.edu/LHconference.
  •  Questions? Dr. Stephanie Jimenez via phone (814) 269-2962 or email (sts97@pitt.edu)

 

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

 

Summer Internship, Cooperation Lab, Boston College

The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.

Internship Description 

Students will gain hands-on experience in recruiting participants, collecting, organizing and coding data as well as debriefing families about the research. In addition, research assistants will attend weekly lab meetings with other undergraduates, post-doctoral fellows, the principal investigator, and lab manager to discuss ongoing and key research in the field of psychology. 

Eligibility and requirements 

Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 35 - 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early as May 27th and as late as June 3rd. Positions will last for 10-11 weeks. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions.

Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application * and send a CV or resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2019 Research Assistant Application”. There is no deadline for submission but we are eager to find motivated assistants as soon as possible and so we'll review applications as they come in.

 

Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University

Stanford University from August 4 – August 24, 2019

Applications are being accepted now for the 23rd Annual Summer Institute in Political Psychology, to be held at Stanford University August 4-24, 2019.

The Summer Institute offers 3 weeks of intensive training in political psychology. Political psychology is an exciting and thriving field that explores the origins of political behavior and the causes of political events, with a special focus on the psychological mechanisms at work.

Research findings in political psychology advance basic theories of politics and are an important basis for political decision-making in practice.

SIPP was founded in 1991 at Ohio State University, and Stanford has hosted SIPP since 2005, with support from Stanford University and from the National Science Foundation[AS1] . Hundreds of participants have attended SIPP during these years.

The 2019 SIPP curriculum is designed to (1) provide broad exposure to theories, empirical findings, and research traditions; (2) illustrate successful cross-disciplinary research and integration; (3) enhance methodological pluralism; and (4) strengthen networks among scholars from around the world.

SIPP activities will include lectures by world class faculty, discussion groups, research/interest group meetings, group projects, and an array of social activities.

Some of the topics covered in past SIPP programs include public attitudes and attitude change, race relations, conflict and dispute resolution, voting and elections, international conflict, decision-making, moral disengagement and violence, social networks, activism and social protest, political socialization, justice, and many more.

In 2019, SIPP will accept up to 60 participants, including graduate students, faculty, professionals, and advanced undergraduates. Please visit our website for more information and to find the application to attend: https://web.stanford.edu/group/sipp/cgi-bin/sipp/. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled, so applying soon maximizes chances of acceptance. Any questions should be directed to: 2019SIPP@gmail.com.

 

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

 

Office of Children Youth & Families (OCYF) Allegheny County, Internship

Beginning in March of 2019, students in the Sociology, Psychology, Social Work & Criminal Justice programs who are presently Juniors will have the opportunity to interview for an intensive internship with OCYF.  Here’s a snapshot of what happens next:

In July & August, accepted students will attend roughly 300 hours of PA State Welfare training that certifies them to become Child Welfare Caseworkers. 
During the fall and spring semesters of their Senior year, students will complete another 600+ hours in the field in one of our 6 offices around Allegheny County. 
While in the field, students will shadow caseworkers, conduct investigations & home visits, present testimony in court, & support families as they work on Mental Health & Drug & Alcohol recovery and other goals. With the support of their field instructor, students will carry a small case load.
At the successful completion of the total 975 hours, students will be offered full time employment including competitive salary & benefits!

For additional information please contact Tricia Underwood, 412.473.2208 or Tricia.Underwood@AlleghenyCounty.US

 

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

 

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University New Posting

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. 

 

College at Brockport, SUNY, MA Program

I'm sending this email as a call applicants for our MA program at the College at Brockport - SUNY. Our students have a strong success rate of gaining entrance to Ph.D and Psy.D. programs. Our program has 3 tracks to cover a variety of interests. The link below describes the program and curriculum in depth:

https://www.brockport.edu/academics/psychology/graduate/masters.html

Fall Semester: April 1, 2019 deadline to apply.

 

Northwestern Sneak Peek Event

We are currently accepting applications for the Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program at Northwestern University. The Sneak Peek Program is a great opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students considering a PhD in psychology to attend a preview weekend at Northwestern University. Visit expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals, will be provided.

Participating students will have the opportunity to visit Northwestern’s Department of Psychology, interact with faculty members and graduate students, and meet peers interested in pursuing graduate education in psychology.

This year's sneak peek will take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, 2019 

Applications are now open!  The deadline to apply is 5pm CT on Sunday, March 31st, 2019.

To access the online application, please click here!

For more information follow this link: https://www.psychology.northwestern.edu/diversity/sneak-peek.html 

You may direct your questions to Ivan A. Hernandez at visitNUpsych@gmail.com.

 

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:

CHANGING EDUCATION CHANGING WORLD for a

  • 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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Penn State University - New Posting

To apply: https://psu.jobs/job/86382

The Developmental Personality Neuroscience (DEPENd) Laboratory at Penn State University seeks a full-time research assistant to start in May or June of 2019. The position will focus primarily on implementing a new NIMH-funded R01 study of social decision-making in young adults with borderline personality symptoms. This project synthesizes functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and associative learning theory to characterize neurobehavioral systems that contribute to maladaptive interpersonal behaviors. The lab also has ongoing projects examining dimensional models of personality dysfunction, emotion dysregulation, and impulsivity in teens and young adults. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to contribute to all aspects of research, including designing/programming experiments, participant recruitment, clinical interviewing, data management, supervising undergraduate students, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data. The position is well-suited to those who intend to pursue graduate training in clinical psychology or cognitive neuroscience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, math, or related field preferred. Prior research or professional experience with adolescents and/or young adults, especially in mental health settings, is preferred. Scientific programming (in R, MATLAB, or Python) will be an important aspect of the position; thus, prior programming experience is desirable. To apply, please upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for two or three references. In the cover letter, please highlight relevant skills and your research and clinical interests. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the job is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding.

 

Full-time Lab Manager, Virginia Polytechnic Institute - New Posting

A full-time research assistant (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases. The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such as EEG, MRI-guided focus ultrasound testing, and MEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements include:

  1. BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field;
  2. two years of research experience;
  3. ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  4. demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail;
  5. demonstrated ability and desire to succeed in a fast-paced research environment with multiple concurrent duties;
  6. excellent written and oral communication skills;
  7. proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent.

Other information: MA/MS candidates with clinical (clinical psychology, psychiatry) training will be considered; salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates with data analysis and/or computer programming experience will be considered favorably.

Required application materials:

  • Cover letter including statement of interest, CV/Resume, list of references.
  • Two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration.

Consideration of applications will begin March 21st, 2019, and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is late Spring/early Summer 2019.
Please apply at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting # SW0190196


Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be emailed to:
Douglas Chan, cdougl1@vtc.vt.edu
Lab Manager for Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas
Fralin Biomedica

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, Philadelphia, PA - New Posting

The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia, PA is seeking a
 Full-Time Research Coordinator to begin Summer 2019.

Build your career with the leading provider in the field of eating disorders! 

The Renfrew Center has been a pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders since 1985. As the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility, now with 19 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 75,000 women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all internal and external research activities across the organization.
  • Lead evidence-based treatment outcome data collection.
  • Update, organize, and maintain research databases.
  • Create and distribute research reports evaluating programming and treatment effectiveness.
  • Design, conduct, and prepare conference presentations as well as support manuscript development.
  • Collaborate with Renfrew marketing, outreach, public relations, and treatment services as necessary and appropriate.
  • Train and supervise research staff.

Education, Competencies, and Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or social sciences required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior experience in a research setting or research assistantship required; experience in the field of eating disorders preferred.
  • Working knowledge of research theory, design, methodology, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Proficiency in SPSS, Qualtrics, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff.


Hours:  40 Hours, M-F.

Health and Welfare Snapshot: 

  • Medical/RX and Vision
  • Dental
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401K Plan with Employer Match
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Employer Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Group Life and AD&D

The Renfrew Center provides women with the tools they need to succeed — in recovery and in life. Offering a warm, nurturing environment, Renfrew emphasizes a respect for the unique psychology of women, the importance of a collaborative, therapeutic relationship and the belief that every woman needs to actively participate in her own growth and recovery.

Interested candidates should reach out to James King at jking@renfrewcenter.com with current resume and/or CV.


Part-time Research Assistant, Philadelphia, PA - New Posting

The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia, PA is seeking a
 Part-Time Research Assistant to begin Summer 2019.

Build your career with the leading provider in the field of eating disorders! 

The Renfrew Center has been a pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders since 1985. As the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility, now with 19 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 75,000 women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assists in all aspects of treatment outcome research for The Renfrew Centers including:
  • Facilitation of data collection, including significant patient contact.
  • Updating, maintaining, and cleaning research databases.
  • Assistance in data analysis and the generation of research reports.
  • Works with the Research Coordinator on other specified Research Department initiatives.

Education, Competencies and Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or social sciences.
  • Basic knowledge of data analysis and research methodology.
  • Proficiency in SPSS, Qualtrics, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff.
  • Prior research experience preferred.


Hours: 16 hours per week, flexible schedule.

This position is well-suited for individuals pursuing or planning to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology, providing hands-on experience with evidence-based treatment outcome research in a clinical setting. Opportunities will be available, as desired, for the Research Assistant to develop their own research questions and prepare posters for presentation at psychology conferences.

The Renfrew Center provides women with the tools they need to succeed — in recovery and in life. Offering a warm, nurturing environment, Renfrew emphasizes a respect for the unique psychology of women, the importance of a collaborative, therapeutic relationship and the belief that every woman needs to actively participate in her own growth and recovery.

Interested candidates should reach out to James King at jking@renfrewcenter.com with current resume and/or CV.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Brown University

Seeking full-time Research Assistants (RAs) for suicide and depression research in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Overview:

RAs will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu at Bradley Hospital assisting with three NIMH-funded studies: (i) examining the interrelationship between life stress and impulsivity in accounting for recurrent suicidal behavior in adolescent inpatients within a multi-wave, prospective design; (ii) evaluating the potential for transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to modulate impulsive cognition and behavior in adolescent suicide attempters, within a three-group randomized design, through specific neural pathways, as assessed with electroencephalography (EEG)/event-related potentials (ERPs); and (iii) using computational psychiatry to characterize neurocognitive processes underlying short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents. We have a fourth study focused on delineating the pathophysiology underlying the relation between dysregulation of the gut microbiome (dysbiosis) and depression in young adults. Our lab also uses mobile technology (e.g., EMA) in the study of depression and suicide.

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:  This position(s) will begin summer 2019. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to: teenandbehavior@brown.edu

 

Research Coordinator, University of Georgia

We are hiring for three research coordinator jobs in my laboratory at the University of Georgia. I was hoping you might be able to help spread the word to anyone looking for a postbacc job. These positions are perfect for folks looking to become more competitive before applying for clinical psychology or neuroscience PhD programs. They’ll have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills (eg administration and processing/analyzing eeg and fMRI data, neuropsychological testing, climical interviewing, statistics, coding in R and Matlab) and to publish papers/make conference presentations.

Funding for these positions comes from NIMH (R01) and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD). The projects focus on: 1) neural mechanisms underlying negative symptoms in youth at clinical high risk for psychosis; 2) enhancing psychosis risk prediction algorithms using novel measures of negative symptoms (eg, digital phenotyping, social media, new rating scales).

More information about our lab can be found at our lab website: https://ugacanlab.com and lab newsletter: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/78ca6852-3784-4127-845e-4b106ef2ef86/do...

The links to apply are located here:

https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/75457

https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/75456

 

Coordinator/Clinical Interviewer, Brown University

Coordinator/Clinical Interviewer: Substance use during pregnancy and infant development

Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital

 

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a project coordinator to conduct clinical interviews and coordinate daily operations for longitudinal studies investigating maternal substance use during pregnancy and fetal/infant behavior.

The Interviewer/Coordinator will work closely with PI, Dr. Laura Stroud (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lstroud), and other members of the leadership team. Primary responsibilities involve coordinating daily study activities, psychological interviews of pregnant mothers and staff supervision. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills preferred. Experience with clinical and/or diagnostic interviewing and longitudinal studies desirable. Experience with IRB and REDCap also desirable. Position involves working in a fast-paced environment within a multidisciplinary research team. Potential need for schedule flexibility to accommodate participant visits. Personal transportation required.

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University is directed by Michael Carey, PhD, has a history of over 25 years of conducting innovative research involving interdisciplinary, behavioral approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease.

The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. Applications from women and minority members are encouraged. To be considered for this position, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Laura Stroud, Ph.D., 401-480-0700, Laura_Stroud@brown.edu.

 

Full-time Lab Manager, UCLA

The Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Lab at UCLA is hiring for a full time lab manager position. Work in the lab is focused on neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults. 

This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., purchasing, IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and preprocessing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers. Applicants with previous research experience and an interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or psychopathology are encouraged to apply. A two year commitment is preferred.

If you have any questions about the position, please don’t hesitate to email (kkarlsgo@ucla.edu). 

If interested, please apply through the UCLA jobs portal: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75551 

 

Spanish/English Bilingual Research Assistant/Lab Manager

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Email address for applications:  langlearninglabjobs@gmail.com

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

1) Are you a native Spanish-speaker? Please describe your language background.

2) What experience have you had working with Spanish-speaking families and/or diverse populations?
3) How do your skills and training fit the requirements of this position? What experience do you have with project or data management?

 

Full-time Lab Manager/Research Associate

Haskins Laboratories, 300 George Street, Suite 900, New Haven CT 06511

Project Director: Dr. David J. Lewkowicz

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Lab Manager (Research Associate) position at Haskins Laboratories (https://haskinslabs.org).The successful candidate will join Professor David J. Lewkowicz’s lab which investigates the development of multisensory processing and attention in typically developing infants, children, and adults. This is a benefits-earning position that requires a minimum 1-year commitment although a 2-year commitment is preferred. The lab manager’s duties include recruitment and scheduling of infants and children via the Yale Baby School (https://babyschool.yale.edu/) in collaboration with the Yale Child Study Center (Professor Linda Mayes), Haskins Baby Lab (Professor Aslin), and the Yale Psychology Department (Professor Nicholas Turk-Browne). In addition, the lab manager’s duties include testing in the lab as well as at off-campus sites (daycare centers, museums), data management and database maintenance, supervision of student research assistants, and administrative responsibilities.

Requirements include:

  • BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, or related field
  • At least 1-year experience working in a research lab with infants and young children.
  • Experience with eye tracking
  • Strong computer and statistical (e.g., SPSS, Matlab, R, Excel macro programming) skills
  • Experience with data management software (e.g., FileMakerPro, REDCap)
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Highly attentive to details, excellent interpersonal skills, capacity to work independently as well as with others in a complex, demanding, and exciting research environment

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Administrative Coordinator (ursini@haskins.yale.edu) with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references.  Please indicate “Lewkowicz Lab” in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin on March 25 and continue until a final candidate has been selected. The anticipated start date is late summer of 2019. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

 

Full-time Research Support Specialist, Stony Brook University 

Candidates are being considered for a full-time Research Support Specialist position in Dr. Matthew Lerner's Social Competence and Treatment Lab in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University.

This position is to support a NIMH R01-funded study of social functioning in children and teens with and without autism spectrum disorders.

For more information and to apply, please see here.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent or higher), in hand, or to be obtained by August 1, 2019. Experience in a research setting with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (work experience, internship, student, training, etc.). Experience demonstrating professional competence in research activities.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree or higher in Psychology. Experience with EEG data collection. Experience interfacing with schools. Experience working with children and/or families. Research experience.

Brief Description: To assist in a study examining how children with and without autism spectrum disorders process social information, and how this relates to their peer interactions and friendship-making. 

The selected candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Scheduling
  • Coordinating contact with schools & families
  • Training and mentoring undergraduate students in the lab
  • Conducting research visits
  • Assist with managing lab materials, ordering, and data
  • Assist with IRB compliance, progress reports
  • Other duties or projects as assigned

Special Notes: This is a full time position. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation.  Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding.   FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

 

Project Coordinator & Clinical Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital

Coordinator/Clinical Interviewer: Substance use during pregnancy and infant development

Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a project coordinator to conduct clinical interviews and coordinate daily operations for longitudinal studies investigating maternal substance use during pregnancy and fetal/infant behavior.

The Interviewer/Coordinator will work closely with PI, Dr. Laura Stroud (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lstroud), and other members of the leadership team. Primary responsibilities involve coordinating daily study activities, psychological interviews of pregnant mothers and staff supervision. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills preferred. Experience with clinical and/or diagnostic interviewing and longitudinal studies desirable. Experience with IRB and REDCap also desirable. Position involves working in a fast-paced environment within a multidisciplinary research team. Potential need for schedule flexibility to accommodate participant visits. Personal transportation required.

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University is directed by Michael Carey, PhD, has a history of over 25 years of conducting innovative research involving interdisciplinary, behavioral approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease.

The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. Applications from women and minority members are encouraged. To be considered for this position, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Laura Stroud, Ph.D., 401-480-0700, Laura_Stroud@brown.edu.

 

Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant: Infant Biobehavioral Development

Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital 

BA/BS Required

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a Research Assistant to work with infants, collect placentas, and assist with data analysis and data management.

This is a full-time research position involving a longitudinal study of substance use during pregnancy and infant behavior, brain development, and biology in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Stroud (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lstroud). Position also involves the opportunity to be uniquely trained in developmental examinations in newborns in the hospital and through home visits in the Providence area and to be trained in placenta collection. The research assistant would also be involved with dataset management and data analysis. Additional responsibilities include assistance with recruitment and screening. Research experience, background in statistics/SPSS and REDCap data entry is an asset. Evening and weekend availability and reliable transportation are required. 

Opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to conferences, and prepare papers for publication are available.  

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University is directed by Michael Carey, PhD, has a history of over 25 years of conducting innovative research involving interdisciplinary, behavioral approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease.

The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. Applications from women and minority members are encouraged. To be considered for this position, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Laura Stroud, Ph.D., 401-480-0700, Laura_Stroud@brown.edu    

 

Full-time Lab Manager, UCLA

The Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Lab at UCLA is hiring for a full time lab manager position. Work in the lab is focused on neuroimaging and behavioral studies conducted both with individuals with major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and with healthy populations, including adolescents and young adults. 

This position will be under the direction of Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt (UCLA Department of Psychology). Responsibilities include support in coordinating day to day research activities (e.g., recruitment and scheduling of participants, running research sessions), assistance in administrative activities (e.g., purchasing, IRB protocol management, manuscript preparation), database management (e.g., data entry and organization), basic data processing (e.g., compilation of behavioral data for analysis, quality assurance and preprocessing of neuroimaging data), and assistance in training and supervision of student volunteers. Applicants with previous research experience and an interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or psychopathology are encouraged to apply. A two year commitment is preferred.

If you have any questions about the position, please don’t hesitate to email (kkarlsgo@ucla.edu). 

If interested, please apply through the UCLA jobs portal: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75551 

 

Coordinator of Research Programs in Behavioral Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A full-time (40 hours per week) academic hourly position in developmental psychopathology is available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beginning August 2019. The position will include involvement with (a) a longitudinal study of mother-infant stress regulation, and (b) a randomized controlled trial of Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting. The former project focuses on maternal psychopathology and mindfulness during the perinatal period as predictors of mother-infant physiological (e.g., HPA axis reactivity) and behavioral responsiveness to interpersonal stress. The latter tests effects of prenatal mindfulness training on new mothers’ mental health and bonding with their infants at the level of both self-report and the brain. These studies involve a range of methodological approaches, including surveys, behavioral observations during structured mother-infant laboratory tasks, saliva sampling for physiological stress markers, and functional neuroimaging. 

The Coordinator of Research Programs will be trained in research in developmental psychopathology and will gain experience in study implementation, including participant recruitment; data management; supervision of undergraduate research assistants; general research administration; and assistance with the preparation of grants and manuscripts.

Applicants with experience and interest in developmental psychology or psychopathology are particularly encouraged to apply. A bachelor’s degree at the time of employment is preferred, but well qualified applicants who do not have a BA will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 1, 2019. Interested applicants should submit a vita, a letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation to:

Heidemarie Laurent
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Psychology
603 East Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820
email: hlaurent@illinois.edu

Women, minorities, and other designated classes are encouraged to apply.

 

Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh

The Families, Emotions, Neuroscience and Development Lab at the University of Pittsburgh (Director: Jennifer Silk, Ph.D.) is recruiting a Research Specialist interested in gaining post baccalaureate clinical research experience in the area of childhood/adolescent anxiety and depression. The applicant will work primarily on a prospective high-risk longitudinal multi-method study examining neurobiological and social contextual risk factors for depression in early adolescent girls who are shy and fearful. The Research Specialist will obtain training in conducting study assessments using functional MRI, eyetracking, psychophysiology (heart rate, skin conductance), behavioral observation, and ecological momentary assessment. Primary responsibilities will include conducting laboratory assessments with teens and parents, managing and processing data, and assisting with scheduling and recruitment. The Research Specialist will also have the opportunity to conduct independent research and participate in conference presentations and manuscript preparation. The position requires a flexible schedule to accommodate families in the research study, including evening and weekend availability. The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and the constituencies in support of a diverse community is required. This position offers the opportunity to work in a high quality research environment with strong clinical and scientific collaborations with local and national world-renowned researchers and is an excellent stepping stone to graduate programs in clinical psychology or related fields.

Interested applicants should send a resume (including GPA and relevant experience) to Jennifer Silk, Ph.D. at jss4@pitt.edu.

 

Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Brown University

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

Please visit http://research.clps.brown.edu/dcnl/.

The position will include participating in all aspects of research with infants and children including recruitment, data collection, management, and processing.

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

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

 

Full-time Lab Manager, Rutgers University, Newark Campus

The Developmental Psychology Laboratories at Rutgers University, Newark Campus, directed by Drs. Elizabeth Bonawitz and Vanessa LoBue are currently recruiting a full-time Lab Manager to coordinate and conduct developmental research with infants and children. The lab manager will be responsible for recruiting and overseeing studies in both  Dr. Bonawitz’s Computational Cognitive Development Lab and Dr. LoBue’s Child Study Center.

The primary role of the lab coordinator will be to work with local schools and community organizations to recruit participants and organize data collections. The lab coordinator will also be expected to (1) play an active role in training and supervising undergraduate researchers, (2) carry out administrative duties, such as daily record keeping, data management, and equipment purchase, and maintenance of lab participant database, (3) coordinate between two independent research labs, and (4) provide general support of researchers.  The candidate will also have the opportunity to play an active role in research by helping conduct experiments with infants, children, and adults in laboratory and school settings.

Preferred start date is June 1st (with some flexibility), with a 2-year desired commitment, further extendable depending on fit. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and especially with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is not required, but a plus.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Dr.s LoBue and Bonawitz (vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edubonawitz@psychology.rutgers.edu). The cover letter should describe your relevant experience, and should in particular address your experience engaging with local community groups or schools.

Rutgers University, Newark is located in the heart of New Jersey’s largest city and is an easy 25-minute train ride from downtown Manhattan.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Jessica Cohen, is seeking TWO full-time research assistants beginning Summer 2019 (specific start date flexible). We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and clinical approaches taken from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to address our research questions. 

The primary ongoing project you will be involved in is an NIMH-funded longitudinal neuroimaging study following youth with ADHD across the transition from childhood into adolescence. The goal of the project is to identify trajectories of structural and functional network development that may serve as biomarkers indicating increased risk (or, conversely, decreased risk) for negative outcomes in adolescence. Responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants, data collection (MRI and behavioral), and data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI). You will be encouraged to take on an independent project that can result in a conference poster presentation and/or authorship on a manuscript.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing MRI data; 3) at least some experience with unix, python, matlab or another programming language; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. 

Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.

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

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Haskins Laboratories

Haskins Laboratories, 300 George Street, Suite 900, New Haven CT 06511

Project Director:  Nicole Landi

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Research Associate position at Haskins Laboratories (https://haskinslabs.org). The successful candidate will join the labs of Professors Nicole Landi and Kenneth Pugh which investigate the cognitive and neural bases of reading development and disability using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG and fNIRS).

In addition to data collection and administration at Haskins Laboratories, the position involves coordination with two offsite in- school labs at The AIM Academy in Philadelphia, PA and The Windward School in White Plains, NY. 

Requirements include:

  • BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field

Additional relevant skills include:

  • Experience with human research, particularly with children and their families
  • Experience with neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, or fNIRS)
  • Experience with cognitive behavioral assessments
  • Experience with experimental presentation software packages (e.g., E-PRIME, Presentation, PsychoPy)
  • Experience with statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab) 
  • Experience with data management software (e.g., FileMakerPro, REDCap, Qualtrics)

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Office Manager (ursini@haskins.yale.edu) with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references.  Please note “Landi Lab”, in the subject line of your email. The position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2019 or sooner (a later start date is possible). 

Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

 

Full-time Lab Manager, Northwestern University

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

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

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

 

Full-time Laboratory Manager, University of Delaware

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Delaware is seeking a full-time Limited Term Researcher (i.e., lab manager/coordinator), under the supervision of Drs. Giovanna Morini and Sayako Earle. The successful candidate will work jointly in the Speech Language Acquisition & Multilingualism (SLAM) and Memory & Perception of Speech (MAPS) labs.

The candidate will help with various aspects of our research including: training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; managing participant recruitment; coordinating lab calendars/scheduling, interacting with children, families, and schools; entering, coding, and analyzing data; purchasing and upkeep of equipment and supplies; reading relevant literature; organizing outreach to the local community; helping with conference presentations and manuscripts; submitting and renewing IRB protocols.
 
We are especially interested in someone who has excellent social skills, is organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and has the ability to multi-task. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to obtain training in various research methods/techniques (e.g. eye-tracking, EEG/ERP, fMRI). Therefore, whoever fulfills this role should be comfortable learning difficult technical skills. A bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Education, or a related field is
required. Preferred qualifications include: strong technical and computer skills, previous research experience, and background working with young children.
 
This is a great position for a recent college graduate who would like to gain further experience in an intensive research setting before applying to graduate school. The position offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment.
 
 The position begins in July 2019, although the exact start date is flexible.
 
*To apply for the position, email (1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals; (2) your CV; and (3) have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Giovanna Morini at: gmorini@udel.edu <gmorini@udel.edu>. *
  
*Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2019. *
 

Full-time Research Assistant Opportunities, Providence, RI

The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire 2-4 full-time research assistants to work on projects related to suicide assessment in a psychiatric inpatient setting. In particular, we are hiring for projects focused on identification of novel risk factors for suicidal ideation and behavior using laboratory-based behavioral and physiological assessments, smartphone technology, brain imaging and the analysis of speech patterns (Directors: Michael Armey, Ph.D., Heather Schatten, Ph.D., & Ivan Miller, Ph.D.) as well as treatment development studies for suicide (Director: Ivan Miller, Ph.D.). Positions will start from July – September 2019. Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities established in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. Dr. Ivan Miller is the director and the program is comprised of academic psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous NIH grants, and the majority of this work centers on suicide prevention, post-hospital transitions, technologyassisted assessment and intervention, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addictions and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.

Butler Hospital Psychosocial Research Program

Status:  Full-Time Hours Day with some evening and/or weekend hours

Has Benefits:  Yes

Job Description:  Brown Medical School researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking research assistants for National Institutes of Healthfunded studies relating to assessment in psychiatric inpatient settings. Responsible for recruiting subjects and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus.

Required Education:  BA in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.

Application Method:  To apply, please send a cover letter and CV as attachments to Alyson Randall at alrandall@butler.org

 

Gap Year Opportunity

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

Information about our internship may be found here:  https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-internship

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania

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

 

Full-time Lab Manager, University of Pittsburgh

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

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

Required qualifications:

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

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

 

Research Assistant, University of Colorado

The RADD Lab is a research group dedicated to understanding and improving emotional health in adolescence and across the lifespan. Our research and clinical work are centered on discovering how neurocognitive functioning is disrupted in depression and related experiences, identifying markers of depression risk and treatment response, and understanding how neurocognitive functioning may be enhanced to foster emotional health. To learn more about our work, visit our website at: www.raddlab.com

We welcome applications for a full-time Professional Research Assistant, to begin summer 2019. This position will primarily focus on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral and neuroimaging data, and database management and organization. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for clinical and neuroimaging research studies (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders), data collection (clinical interviews, computer-based, MRI), and database management (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM; or statistical programs such as R), as well as support for lab operations.

Successful candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and enjoy working in a collaborative team atmosphere. In addition, preferred candidates will be detail-oriented individuals who are willing and able to juggle a variety of different tasks. Finally, prior experience neuroimaging with clinical or developmental samples is preferred.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing clinical and/or fMRI data; 2) some experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language; 3) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. 

Applicants should send (a) a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, (b) CV or resume, and (c) contact information for three references, to raddlab@colorado.edu.

 

Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania

Full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab is seeking a full-time research coordinator to manage the daily activities of the lab and assist with all stages of clinical research. Our research focuses on normal and abnormal experiences of worry, anxiety, depression, and stress, with particular emphasis on explaining and predicting the co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive disorders. The candidate will work directly with Professor Ayelet Ruscio in planning and overseeing a variety of research projects in our dynamic and supportive lab. Responsibilities include: participant recruitment and screening, data collection (including conducting clinical interviews), data management and analysis, literature reviews, assisting with manuscript and grant preparation, and coordinating the work of undergraduate research assistants in the lab. The candidate will have a meaningful role in designing and carrying out clinical studies and will receive mentoring and opportunities for professional development. Interested individuals will have the chance to learn advanced statistical skills, co-author publications, present at conferences, and pursue research of their own design. This is an ideal position for graduating seniors who would like to strengthen their preparation and competitiveness for graduate school in clinical psychology or a related field. For more information about our lab, please see http://web.sas.upenn.edu/ruscio-lab/.

Qualifications:

We seek a highly conscientious, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual who will have a Bachelor’s degree by August 2019. Majoring in psychology, previous research experience, and knowledge of SPSS are a plus, but not required. We look forward to working with a candidate who enjoys learning, is enthusiastic and hardworking, and is committed to pursuing graduate study in psychology or a related field. A 2-year commitment is preferred, ideally beginning in June or July 2019.

To apply for this position, please visit Penn’s HR website: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/43375

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Christina Johnson (cajohn@sas.upenn.edu).

 

Hot Metal Bridge Post-Baccalaureate Program

This two-semester post-baccalaureate fellowship program is designed to help talented students from groups traditionally underrepresented in their academic disciplines, including firstgeneration graduate students and those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, to bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree and a graduate training program. Fellows enjoy financial support and mentoring by both faculty and graduate students as they prepare themselves for a successful program of doctoral studies. Of those who have completed the program since 2011, 80% have gone on to graduate studies at Pitt and elsewhere.

For Program Information: send inquiries to hmbp@pitt.edu

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2019

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Cambridge, MA

This position is in the lab of Jeremy Wolfe. We conduct psychophysical/behavioral research primarily in the area of visual attention. How do you find what you are looking for in a world full of things you are not looking for? How do radiologists find a tumor in an x-ray? How do their eyes move when they are searching? Why do we miss things? How can we keep track of several things at the same time? Healthy young adults are the experimental observers for most experiments. Medical image perception, especially with radiologists as observers, is an increasingly large aspect of work in the lab. The position involves all stages of the research process, from planning experiments and preparing documents for the human subject review board to helping write up results for publication; but the main focus is data collection and analysis. Research assistants typically attend and present at one scientific meeting each year, funding permitting.

This position requires a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. A major in Psychology or related field would be preferable, but is not necessary. Some research experience would also be useful. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed in order to successfully work with expert observers (e.g. radiologists). A candidate should have some computer experience and should be willing to learn how to use our statistics, graphics, and word processing packages. Programming experience is not necessary, but familiarity with MATLAB would be a plus. Familiarity with eye tracking would be another plus. A candidate must be able to work in an organized, independent manner on multiple tasks and should be able to interact with subjects in a tactful and pleasant manner.

This is an excellent position for a recent college graduate who wants to spend two or more years in a research setting before going on to graduate or medical school.

NOTES:

  • A two-year commitment is required.
  • The position is not appropriate for those with advanced degrees.
  • Visa and funding issues make it extremely difficult to hire non-US residents. Noncitizens with permission to work in the US are welcome to apply.

The Visual Attention Lab is committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring for this position.

This position could start anytime between about May 1 and Sept 1, depending on the candidate’s schedule (Finish college first!).

If interested, please send an email to Jeremy Wolfe. jwolfe@partners.org

 

Bilingual Project Assistant, NYC

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

Specific tasks may include:

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

Requirements:  

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

Locations:

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

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

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

To apply:  If interested, please fill out an online Interest Form: https://is.gd/belleprojectapplication

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please reach out to Yuliya Gurevich via email: yuliya.gurevich@nyulangone.org.  Please include "BELLE Job Application" in the subject line. 

 

Internship - Visioning and the Future of Schools

Imagine schools that are truly up-to-date; schools that reflect the latest knowledge about learning, neurobiology, and cognitive development. Schools with administrators and teachers that care about furthering well-being and building positive mindsets.  The Center for Educational Improvement (www.edimprovement.org) is seeking an intern to help us promote this vision through conducting literature reviews, helping to identify some of the best and most promising practices, and writing related blogs and eNewsletter articles. We collaborate with colleges and universities in the US and internationally with graduate internship experiences that further mindfulness and heart centered learning. Send resume, a writing sample, and three references to cmason@edimprovement.org

 

Post-baccalaureate Opportunity, UCLA

The Youth Stress & Mood (YSAM) Program at UCLA has a post-baccalaureate position available for an individual interested in research focused on improving care for suicidal and self-harm behavior and depression among adolescents. The program has a number of research projects aimed at testing novel treatment and service delivery programs and enhancing the understanding of mechanisms contributing to suicide risk, with the overall aim of preventing suicide and helping youths and families build lives they want to live. National training and quality improvement initiatives are also provided through our SAMHSA-funded UCLA-Duke Center for Adolescent Suicide, Self-Harm, Substance Abuse Treatment & Prevention (ASAP), which is a partner in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

The successful candidate for this position will work under the direction of Drs. Joan Asarnow, Jeanne Miranda, and the other YSAM investigators, and contribute to the success of YSAM programs and initiatives. This will include work with UCLA programs and projects that are being implemented across diverse clinical and health service settings, and an NIMH trial evaluating a novel stepped care for suicide prevention approach within a large health system. Responsibilities will include: coordinating project activities; participant assessments; assistance preparing reports, presentations, applications, and project communications; and support with data management. 

Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree, and strong interpersonal skills, proficiency in using computer software and programs for data tracking and analysis, and strong organizational skills are an asset in this position. This position would provide strong experience for a candidate who is interested in future graduate work in psychology, medicine, or a related field.  

The position is based at UCLA in Los Angeles. Salary is dependent upon the candidate’s qualifications. Ideally, the candidate will be available to begin full-time work in the spring or early summer of 2019.

Interested candidates can send a resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter to Olivia Fitzpatrick (ofitzpatrick@mednet.ucla.edu) and Dr. Joan Asarnow (jasarnow@mednet.ucla.edu). UCLA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender.