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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
              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

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

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • PSI CHI Application Available - New Posting
  • Senior Seminar available for spring term - UPDATED
  • Spring Term Experiential Learning Opportunities - UPDATED
  • Connect with us!

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • ACC Meeting of the Minds, University of Louisville, KY - New Posting
  • Summer 2019 NSF-REU Program, Yale University - New Posting
  • Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship 2019 - New Posting
  • Summer Research Program, Columbia University Irving Medical Campus
  • Summer Internship, Laboratory for Child Development, Johns Hopkins University
  • CSLI Undergraduate Summer Internship Program at Stanford
  • Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University
  • Latino Mental Health Research Training Program
  • Diversifying Psychology Weekend, Miami University
  • Diversifying Psychology Visit Day, University of Virginia
  • Summer Internship Program, Johns Hopkins University
  • NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Trauma Research, Syracuse University
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • April Graduation Applications Past Due - UPDATED
  • Summer NSF-REU Program Opportunity
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity
  • Office of Children Youth & Families (OCYF) Allegheny County, Internship
  • Research Conference, Emmanuel College Boston
  • Summer NSF Internships
  • Therapy Abroad
  • Hands of Hope Internship
  • Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA
  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University
  • Infection Prevention Extern, WPIC
  • America Reads Challenge
  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Research Opportunity, Healthy Aging Lab
  • Volunteer Opportunity, Allegheny Health Network Hospice Program
  • Those Early in Recovery From Eating Disorders:  Project HEAL
  • The Horizons Fellowship

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  •  Study Abroad Summer Opportunities - New Posting
  • University Honors College Events - New Posting
  • Office of Veterans Services Newsletter
  • OUR Events
  • Pitt Honors Spring Research & Creative Fellowships
  • University Events Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • The Beinecke Scholarship Program
  • 2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Awards
  • UHC National Scholarship Newsletter

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Fellowship, Yale University
  • Gallaudet University, PhD
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln, PhD
  • University of Haifa, MA
  • Brook University, MS
  • Villanova University, MS
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • The Ohio State University, Graduate Program
  • University of Southern California, Maters in Applied Psychology
  • Boston University, PhD
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz Specialized Master's Degree Programs
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?
  • Interested in Graduate School?

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Internship - Visioning and the Future of Schools - New Posting
  • Assessment Clinic Coordinator, San Francisco - New Posting
  • Post-baccalaureate Opportunity, UCLA - New Posting
  • Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University
  • Lab Manager, Stanford University
  • Full-time Lab Manager, New York University
  • Research Coordinator
  • Fellowship, Yale University
  • Fellowship, Yale University
  • Emory University school of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Fellowship
  • Full-time Instructor, The Ivymount School
  • Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Penn State
  • Center for Open Science

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

PSI CHI Application Available - New Posting

PSI CHI International Honors Society in Psychology is now accepting applications for spring term.  You can find additional information about the program as well as the application here.

Spring term application deadline: February 1, 2019

 

Senior Seminar available for spring Term - UPDATED

Are you a senior who will be graduating soon?  Are you still unsure of your career path?  Would you like guidance about how to enter the work world and graduate school applications?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you'd likely benefit from enrolling in a 1-credit Senior Seminar, PSY 1950.  You can view the most recent syllabi on our Syllabus Archive page.  This course still has seats available for the spring term.  Don't miss out on this beneficial opportunity!

 

Spring Term Experiential Learning Opportunities - UPDATED

PSY 1903 Directed Research Opportunities accepting applications for spring term.

PSY 1900 Supervised Field Placement Opportunities accepting applications for spring term.

 

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

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

ACC Meeting of the Minds, University of Louisville, KY - New Posting

The 14th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds will be held at University of Louisville, KY from March 29th-31st, 2019. This conference, funded in part by revenue from ACC athletic events, focuses on undergraduate research and scholarship at the 15 ACC member schools and represents the power and synergy that can exist between athletics and academics.

We are looking for six outstanding undergraduate researchers to represent the University of Pittsburgh. These students will present their research in either poster or 15 minute PowerPoint talk format to the meeting attendees. Exhibits or performances will be considered. All student travel & housing expenses will be covered.

Undergraduate students at all ACC universities are involved in numerous projects, which provide unique contributions to research and creativity in a variety of fields. The annual ACC Meeting of the Minds conference has become an opportunity for universities in the ACC to highlight the diversity of research being conducted by undergraduates and for students to share their work with peers across the ACC.

The 14th Annual Meeting of the Minds Conference welcomes student projects in any research area. Projects should entail and demonstrate proficiency in directed research or creative scholarship. Research may include:

  • Lab Experiments
  • Field Research
  • Art/Sculpture Display
  • Architecture and Design
  • Archival Research
  • Comparative Analyses
  • Education Research
  • Video/Film Production (use DVD recordings)
  • Interviews and Surveys
  • Original Computer and Web Applications
  • Theoretical Analyses
  • Music/Dance/Theater Performance (use DVD recordings, live performances may be accommodated)

Interested students may directly apply, or their faculty mentors may recommend students as presenters. In either case, please send an e-mail to Professor Meriney at meriney@pitt.edu with:

  1. Student name, e-mail, and cell phone number
  2. Faculty advisor name and e-mail
  3. Abstract of 250 words or less that describes the research project and outcome

Submission deadline: January 25th, 2019 by 5pm.

For more information, see the 2019 Meeting of the Minds hosted by University of Louisville.

 

Summer 2019 NSF-REU Program, Yale University - New Posting

NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale

Dates: June 3- August 9, 2019

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2019 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.

REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.

To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • be a full-time student (and be returning to school in the fall)
  • have experience or be comfortable working around dogs
  • commit to the full 40 hr/ week 10-week internship, which will include at least some weekends

Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest.

For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email canine.cognition@yale.edu.

 

Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship 2019 - New Posting

At the Music Lab, we study the basic science of music in an effort to understand how and why humans produce and perceive music at all ages and across all cultures. We are recruiting undergraduate research assistants in the fields of cognitive science, psychology, evolutionary biology, music theory, ethnomusicology, anthropology, linguistics, and computer science to spend their summer with us!

Summer interns will be working on studies investigating the impact of music on infant affect and behavior, universals and cross-cultural variation in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. Prospective interns are encouraged to read our papers at themusiclab.org before applying.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work on both ongoing and new studies from design to manuscript stage. Here's a non-exhaustive list of example projects we'll be working on this summer:

  1. In-lab studies exploring the degree to which music can function as a tool for parents to use when their infants are upset.
  2. Crowd-sourced online studies about music categorization and perception using both traditional study pools of online workers and "citizen science" approaches.
  3. Mobile app-based data collection from parents of infants and young children concerning infant/child temperament, parenting behaviors, and their relations to one another.
  4. Studies examining the possibility of links between synchronous activity (music or otherwise) and cooperation, prosociality, and interpersonal affinity.
  5. Expanding our diverse collection of audio recordings for the Natural History of Song Project and conducting phylogenetic analyses of the corpus.
  6. Interns are encouraged to propose their own independent projects building on current research at The Music Lab, especially if these projects are amenable to online data collection.

The internship is 10 weeks long, from 10 June to 16 August 2019 and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Interns will work 40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work may be required. All applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home university; we will support such applications and for exceptional students, we may supplement external funding with up to a $1,800 stipend. Depending on performance and contribution levels, co-authorship on papers is also a possibility.

Visit https://goo.gl/forms/n9s10iyR4Wh6ie3X2 to apply. We will review applications beginning on 1 March 2019. If you have any questions, please contact us at musiclab+summer@g.harvard.edu.

 

Summer Research Program, Columbia University Irving Medical Campus

Overview:

The Summer of Translational Aging Research for Undergraduates (STAR U) is a fully-funded program by an R25 grant from the National Institute on Aging (link is external), based at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) campus, and housed within the Taub Institute for Alzheimer’s disease and the Aging Brain. The goal of STAR U is to increase diversity in the field of neuroscience and aging by providing mentorship and training for young scientists who have unique experiences and perspectives. Therefore, the program is limited to students from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (see Eligibility ).

STAR U aims to overcome historic barriers that have prevented undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds from pursuing careers in aging research. Through a structured summer research program, STAR U will provide 10-12 students per year with:

  • individual, tailored research mentorships
  • a range of translational learning opportunities
  • professional networking and social experiences

Research experiences will be augmented by training, lectures, career development activities,
and social events to provide an enriching and thought-provoking growth experience, culminating with a final research symposium in which students can present their summer research projects. In addition to the summer activities, we hope to keep in touch with STAR U scholars throughout their academic and professional development through lasting mentorship and other collaborative, supportive relationships that extend beyond the summer period.

Program Highlights:

  • Engage in a primary research project under the guidance of expert faculty
  • Participate in seminars on scientific and professional development topics
  • Network with other young scholars and researchers in the field
  • Present at a research symposium with oral and poster presentations
  • Gain exposure and refine your interest in neuroscience/aging research
  • Gain lasting mentorship and supportive relationships that extend beyond STAR U

Duration:

June 1 - August 1, 2019
All STAR U participants are expected to participate full-time during the entirety of the 8-week
program. In addition, program start and end dates are not flexible.

http://columbianeurology.org/education-and-training/summer-translational...

Deadline to apply February 15, 2019.

 

Summer Internship, Laboratory for Child Development, Johns Hopkins University

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding and analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings where we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

2019 will be the 14th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.

Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record. Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.

The 2019 Program will run from Monday, June 3 - Wednesday, July 31, and will be full time. Summer stipends up to $1800 will be available to excellent applicants. Applicants are also encouraged to seek and apply for funding from their home institution or other sources.

To apply, please submit a completed application using this link (https://goo.gl/forms/cEpVfU09YzMqTOej1) including a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, updated CV/resume, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation by Friday, February 1, 2019. 

Applications should be submitted using the Google Forms link, but a PDF of the application for reference can be found here: (https://labforchilddevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/summer-intern...).

Inquiries and letters of recommendation should be sent to the Laboratory Manager, Alexis Smith, at jhulcdapplications@gmail.com. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender as a PDF and should include the applicant’s name in the document title. 

More information can also be found on the lab website under the “Join Our Team!” tab:https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship/  or on our Summer Internship FAQ page: https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship-faq/

 

CSLI Undergraduate Summer Internship Program at Stanford

At the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), interns will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. In addition to their individual projects, interns will attend weekly mentorship meetings and seminars with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to data analysis, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience.

Accepted students will receive on-campus housing and a stipend to cover food, travel, and other expenses.

The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from cognitive science departments across Stanford, including Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, and Philosophy.

The program is 8 weeks, from June 24, 2019 to August 16, 2019, and is primarily intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors, though we will consider other applicants as well.

Students should plan to be available for the entirety of the summer program in order to attend training sessions at the beginning of the program and final presentations at the end. In general, interns are expected to be in the lab full-time, 40 hours/week, from 9AM - 5PM, Monday - Friday.

One goal of the internship is to increase the diversity of the higher education pipeline, and we therefore especially encourage applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in research careers. We also welcome applications from students without prior research experience and from non-research institutions.

The CSLI Internship Program is supported in part by the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (award #1659585).

Dates: June 24, 2019 to August 16, 2019

Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Website (with application link): https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww-csl...

Application due date: February 18, 2019, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time

Qualifications:

This is an interdisciplinary summer program, and we encourage students from a wide range of majors to apply. Previous research experience is not required.

The program is intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors from outside Stanford University, but we will consider all applicants for the program. Stanford undergraduates who are interested in the CSLI program should apply to their department or program's summer fellowship (e.g. Psychology, Linguistics, Symbolic Systems) and speak with their research mentor about participating.

To be eligible, you must be a documented U.S. citizen, a permanent resident in possession of an alien registration card (I-555), or an international student enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate institution.

 

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.

 

Latino Mental Health Research Training Program

The on-line application is now open for the Latino Mental Health Research Training ProgramThe last day to submit an application is February 8, 2019. Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students who are interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico and Los Angeles during the summer of 2019, and who meet the following criteria, are encouraged to apply:

  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Research career orientation
  • Excellent Spanish language oral and written skills
  • Demonstrated interest and/or commitment to reducing health disparities
  • Background in research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative) and/or demonstrated social/behavioral sciences research experience
  • Undergraduates with junior or senior class standing for 2018-2019 academic year, post-baccalaureate/master level degree students, and pre-doctoral level students. 
  • U.S. citizen, non-citizen national (generally persons born in outlying possessions of the U.S.), or a permanent resident (i.e., possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status)

Must be in at least one of the following categories:

  • From a group underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences, specifically, Black or African American, Latino/Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • Low-income individuals, meaning those whose annual income is below the low-income threshold line. This includes those who have qualified for Federal assistance programs or received loans or scholarships for those in financial need. These loans include: Health Professional Student Loans, and Loans for Disadvantaged Student Programs. These scholarships include any that are awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the category Scholarships for Individuals with Exceptional Financial Need. Refer to the website below to determine if you or your family fall below the low-income threshold line. http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-research
  • From a rural area or from rural backgrounds. Refer to the website below to determine if you come from a rural area or background. https://www.raconline.org/am-i-rural

Interested undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students meeting criteria should visit our website:  http://dornsife.usc.edu/latino-mental-health/how-to-apply/

Deadline for the application is February 8, 2019.   

 

Diversifying Psychology Weekend, Miami University

DIVERSIFYING PSYCHOLOGY WEEKEND: May 2-4, 2019

Now Accepting Applications! Due March 1, 2019

We are pleased to announce our inaugural Diversifying Psychology Weekend at Miami University in Oxford, OH. The Diversifying Psychology Weekend will help prepare talented students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds to apply for a doctorate in psychology, network with graduate students and faculty, and learn more about what our department has to offer you. Travel,
meals, and housing will be provided by Miami University’s Psychology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School.

To receive full consideration, successful applicants should:

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a doctoral degree in the following areas of psychology within the next 1-2 years: clinical, cognitive, community, developmental, social, cognitive neuroscience, or behavioral neuroscience.
  • Identify as a racial or ethnic minority traditionally underrepresented in psychological science.

 AND/OR

  • Identify as an individual who will enhance the diversity and inclusivity of psychological science. Examples include (but are not limited to): first-generation college students, individuals with disabilities, individuals with nonbinary gender identities, etc.

Want to learn more about our department? Please visit: miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/psychology/

 Interested in applying? Please visit: www.MiamiOH.edu/DiversifyPsych

 

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day, University of Virginia

Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as a historically underrepresented ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about getting a doctoral degree in psychology and the Psychology Department at UVA (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/). 

Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 12th, 2019.

The visit will include:

  • individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests
  • attending research presentations and lab meetings
  • information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life
  • information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Clinical Training
  • networking with current graduate students
  • a tour of campus  

To apply: students should send:

  1. 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/people), and why they want to attend the Visit Day
  2. an unofficial copy of their transcript
  3. their CV or resume
  4. 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to psychology@virginia.edu)

Please submit all materials by email to psychology@virginia.edu  

Note, students who applied last year but were not invited to the visit day are encouraged to apply again.

Deadline: Applications are due by January 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.     

Questions? Email Dr. Noelle Hurd, Associate Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at nh3v@virginia.edu, or Jason Sumontha, Graduate Student and Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellow, at js4qp@virginia.edu.

 

Summer Internship Program, Johns Hopkins University

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding and analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings where we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

To apply, please submit a completed application using this link (https://goo.gl/forms/cEpVfU09YzMqTOej1) including a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, updated CV/resume, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation by Friday, February 1, 2019

Applications should be submitted using the Google Forms link, but a PDF of the application for reference can be found here: (https://labforchilddevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/summer-intern...).

Inquiries and letters of recommendation should be sent to the Laboratory Manager, Alexis Smith, at jhulcdapplications@gmail.com. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender as a PDF and should include the applicant’s name in the document title. 

More information can also be found on the lab website under the “Join Our Team!” tab:https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship/  or on our Summer Internship FAQ page: https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship-faq/

 

NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Trauma Research, Syracuse University

This program brings together Veterans and non-veterans to pursue trauma research in a 6-weeks Summer program with mentored research development.  The program, a collaborative venture between Syracuse University, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Upstate Medical University, is designed to improve access to research experiences for groups typically underrepresented in research, namely Veterans.  The faculty in this program bring a wealth of research, academic, and practical expertise in their respective fields.

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities 
  • Guest speakers, training seminars, field trips, outreach opportunities
  • Enrichment sessions, including how to apply for graduate school, mastering the GRE, how to apply for fellowships
  • Opportunity for travel awards to present summer work at a national conference

ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate students: Veteran status (U.S. Armed Forces).  Non-veteran students will be accepted as well.
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

AWARD

  • $3,370 stipend
  • Travel assistance (need-based)
  • Room and board

Application deadline is March 1st, 2019.  Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.

Program Dates: May 20th - June 27th, 2019.

For more information and online application visit: http://traumaresearch.syr.edu/

 

APA Undergraduate Research Database 

Are you interested in participating in research?  Maybe an experience outside of Pittsburgh?

The American Psychological Association (APA) maintains a database of nationwide research opportunities for undergraduates.  This site is updated often so check back regularly for updated opportunities.

 

April Graduation Applications Past Due - UPDATED

April 2019 graduation applications are now overdue. Please return your application by November 30 with a $25 late fee (cash, check or money order).

Please note that the undergraduate Arts & Sciences application is not available online. You must pick up a hard copy in 140 Thackeray Hall.

For additional information regarding applying for graduation please contact the Office of Student Records.

 

Summer NSF-REU Program Opportunity

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2019 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.

REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.

  • To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must:
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • be a full-time student (and be returning to school in the fall)
  • have experience or be comfortable working around dogs
  • commit to the full 40 hr/ week 10-week internship, which will include at least some weekends

Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest.

For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email canine.cognition@yale.edu.

All portions of your application must be received on or before February 28th, 2019 for consideration.

 

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

 

Research Conference, Emmanuel College Boston

We are soliciting abstracts representing all areas of psychological science (including neuroscience) for the Fenway Psychology Research Conference being held on Saturday, 30th March, 2019 at Emmanuel College Boston. This conference will provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to share research that they have conducted in their classes or research labs in poster format. There is no cost to attend the conference. New work or research that has been presented at other conferences can be presented.

In order to be reviewed, proposals must include:

  • A title and list of authors and affiliations, and number of authors attending
  • An abstract of 100-250 words summarizing the research concept, the methods, and the main findings.

Proposals will be accepted or rejected on the basis of peer review.

Proposals should be submitted online at:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%...

Questions? Email Dr. Mehta at mehtac@emmanuel.edu

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2019

 

Summer NSF Internships

Our interdepartmental NSF Funded Summer Internship for Undergraduates is funded again for the upcoming summer. The internship focuses on child research, and here is some information on the program itself. 

Information can be found at the link https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/education/pre-med-education/summer-programs/.

The program runs at Ohio University from late June to mid-August.  Students will complete an independent research project on treatment and services for children with social, emotional, and behavioral problems under guided mentorship of faculty in psychology or medicine. The hope is that this will allow them to gain intensive training in clinical research to prepare them for graduate school.  We also hope that they will get a presentation or publication out of their efforts.  We will offer $4000 stipends, housing, and 2 meals a day for the 7-week on site program.  We are specifically interested in recruiting students from diverse backgrounds, especially first-generation students or those who are strong critical thinkers despite having less resources in previous scholastic environments. We are also interested in students from many different disciplines, including psychology, biology, social work, education, pre-med, and nursing.

Application and supplemental materials deadline is February 1, 2019.

 

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.

 

Hands of Hope Internship

Hands of Hope is Casa de Esperanza’s internship program which recruits recent college graduates and other highly qualified young adults, from throughout the United States. These interns have a desire to help abused, neglected and HIV positive children through work with our agency. This program brings together approximately 25 young adults annually to live and work with some of our society’s most vulnerable children. The Residential Program is the backbone of Casa de Esperanza, and at its core are the Hands of Hope Interns. Hands of Hope Interns commit one year to live and work with these vulnerable children in the Residential Program’s agency foster homes. Responsibilities include daily care of the children, household management, and the coordination of medical appointments and therapy sessions.  The Hands of Hope Interns also work with caseworkers, psychological staff and community volunteers on a routine basis to ensure that the children in placement receive the highest quality of care.

Additional information can be found on the website.  https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-internship

 

Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the PITT School of Medicine and the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP). I am seeking one PITT undergraduate student to assist with a study involving children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) at CHP. Students will have direct contact with children aged 3-18 years who are hospitalized for TBI and their families. Duties will include screening electronic medical records for patient eligibility, study recruitment and informed consent procedures with families on the inpatient unit, data collection (parent questionnaires, neuropsychological testing of children, collection of blood and saliva samples), and data entry.

Interested students must be a majoring in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. A minimum commitment of 10 hours per week for 2-semesters is required. Course credit through the Neuroscience Department is available or students can volunteer. Paid opportunities are not currently available; however, outstanding students in this position have transitioned to a paid clinical research coordinator position in the past.

Students must have excellent communication skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality is essential. Both weekday and evening/weekend hours are available.

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate school for clinical, developmental, or health psychology. Opportunities for development of independent research projects for poster and manuscript submission can be made available for outstanding students.

Interested students should send Dr. Amery Treble-Barna their CV and a paragraph detailing their interest in the position to amery.treble@chp.edu.

 

Infection Prevention Extern, WPIC

The purpose of the Extern position is to foster a learning environment for the student, and allow the Extern to gain relevant health care experience, particularly in various aspects of Infection Prevention within a behavioral health setting, as well as with other public health issues that arise in an extensive health care system.  The Extern will become familiar with local/state/national reportables, guidelines, and regulations regarding infection prevention. The program will give the Extern experience to pursue future Infection Prevention positions within the organization. This position is structured to provide ongoing departmental support to help meet the organizational business goals of UPMC and its affiliates.

Requirements for this position include:

  • HS degree
  • At least two years of toward a Bachelor degree or one semester into a Master’s program in nursing, medical technology, public health, or similar field.
  • Good communication skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

More information available here.

 

America Reads Challenge

The America Reads Challenge is a nation-wide effort to enhance the literacy skills of children in order to eradicate the achievement gap. Our organization provides undergraduate tutors in local elementary schools to tutor children in grades K-3. We accept all majors and provide trainings to make sure our tutors are prepared to enter the schools. We also provide training to help our tutors reach their personal and professional development goals. If it is possible, I would like to add my organization to your announcements in order to become more diverse and inclusive. I believe possessing a more diverse tutor population will not only benefit America Reads, but also the children we serve on a daily basis. If you have any questions, please contact Brianna Scalzo, bls106@pitt.edu.

 

Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the PITT School of Medicine and the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP). Seeking one PITT undergraduate student to assist with a study involving children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) at CHP. Students will have direct contact with children aged 3-18 years who are hospitalized for TBI and their families. Duties will include screening electronic medical records for patient eligibility, study recruitment and informed consent procedures with families on the inpatient unit, data collection (parent questionnaires, neuropsychological testing of children, collection of blood and saliva samples), and data entry.

Interested students must be a majoring in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. A minimum commitment of 10 hours per week for 2-semesters is required. Course credit through the Neuroscience Department is available or students can volunteer. Paid opportunities are not currently available; however, outstanding students in this position have transitioned to a paid clinical research coordinator position in the past.

Students must have excellent communication skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality is essential. Both weekday and evening/weekend hours are available.

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate school for clinical, developmental, or health psychology. Opportunities for development of independent research projects for poster and manuscript submission can be made available for outstanding students.

Interested students should send Dr. Amery Treble-Barna their CV and a paragraph detailing their interest in the position to amery.treble@chp.edu.

 

Research Opportunity, Healthy Aging Lab

Student researchers are needed for a lifestyle intervention study focusing on the relationship between bereavement and circadian rhythms in older adults. The study examines how experiencing the death of a spouse or life partner may contribute to changes in circadian rhythms and vulnerability to mental health symptoms. The intervention uses technology and motivational health coaching to encourage older widows and widowers to engage in a regular routine of sleeping, eating, and physical activity. 

Students will assist with recruitment-related tasks and data entry.  Students will assist with data collection, processing and/or analysis.  Students will attend lab meetings and will learn about health psychology and the clinical assessment of older patients.  Students may have the opportunity to contribute to a research abstract or manuscript.

An 8-hour minimum/week commitment is required.  Contact Thandi Lyew, BS, lyewt@upmc.edu, 412-246-6147 if interested.

 

Volunteer Opportunity, Allegheny Health Network Hospice Program

Allegheny Health Network’s hospice program, Healthcare @ Home is currently seeking patient visitor volunteers and bereavement volunteers.  Hospice offers a multidisciplinary approach to disease management for diseases that have no cure.  With hospice care, we recognize that since we cannot cure this disease, we can manage the symptoms, most importantly pain.  We know that pain can be physical, emotional or spiritual and therefore it take a multidisciplinary approach to manage it. Patient Visitor  Volunteers are an important part of this multidisciplinary team by supporting the patient and the family, with dignity and respect, by helping them to review their life and putting value and meaning on their life, allowing them to die a more peaceful death.   After a loved one passes, we follow the bereaved family members for 13 months, helping to get them through all the firsts – the first birthday without their loved one, the first holiday with their loved one, etc.  Bereavement volunteers again play a vital role in this by making phone calls to bereaved family members.  If you are caring and compassionate with excellent communication skills, we would love to work with you!  All background checks and medical testing and necessary training is provided at no cost to you.  For more information, please contact:  Paula DeLuise, Volunteer Coordinator 412-235-8801 or deluisep@healthcareathome.com

 

Those Early in Recovery From Eating Disorders:  Project HEAL

Seeking Mentors for Those Early in Recovery From Eating Disorders: Project HEAL recently launched a new pilot program, Communities of HEALing, designed to explore the ways that peer support and mentorship can help individuals to fully recover from an eating disorder. We are currently studying the program in the context of a randomized controlled trial with researchers at Columbia University. The program includes several separate components: weekly support groups in local communities, possible 1:1 mentorship for those newly out of treatment, other facilitated experiences, and in some cases social support in the form of group cultural and entertainment outings.

We are currently seeking mentors for the study with NO PAST HISTORY OF AN EATING DISORDER.  Social support mentors provide support to mentees in the form of sharing weekly social activities intended to help them build a social support network–going to a museum, seeing a movie, going to a new cultural exhibit–that are not focused on the eating disorder.  Social support mentors make a commitment of about 3 hours per week, which includes the weekly meeting with their mentee and regular supervision calls.

This is a great opportunity to help advance scientific understanding of eating disorders, gain clinical experience, and support those in recovery from an eating disorders. Social support mentors must not have had past experience with an eating disorder, and cannot have any formal clinical training (social work and psychology graduate studies).  Great opportunity for current undergrads in psychology. 

Link to application here.

 

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons School of Technology supports 35 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our tuition-free programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhD candidates in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications.

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, McKinsey, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more.

Our Horizons Speaker Series brings in successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom. You'll hear from some of the industry's foremost experts. We've had some amazing speakers like the founders of Zenefits, Coinbase, Digital Ocean, Andela, X.ai, Shapeways, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We've welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Course Offerings

  • 4-month semester program
  • 3-month summer program
  • 2-year co-op program


Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on www.joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

Study Abroad Summer Opportunities - New Posting

There’s Still Time To Apply for Summer Study Abroad!

If you've been thinking about study abroad this summer but think it's too late to get started, it's not! Applications are open until midnight on January 20th, which is plenty of time to apply! 

Whether you are looking to take care of some gen eds, get an internship, do research, or get closer to finishing your major, Pitt Study Abroad has a program for you!  With 350 programs in more than 75 countries and for every major on campus, you can make the most out of your summer.

Get started by stopping by the study abroad office in 802 William Pitt Union - we're open from 9:30-5, Monday - Friday, and there's always someone who can answer your questions!  Or, if you’d rather start online, check about www.abroad.pitt.edu/programs to see everything Pitt Study Abroad has to offer.

 

University Honors College Events- New Posting

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.

 

Office of Veterans Services Newsletter

Visit the Office of Veterans Services to see an up-to-date listing of all current events and opportunites for veterans, their families, and those who support our veterans her at the University of Pittsburgh.  https://mailchi.mp/e774ca6d16b2/office-of-veterans-services-newsletter-6...

 

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...

 

Pitt Honors Spring Research & Creative Fellowships

Undergraduates in ALL majors can apply for funding to:

THINK about research from new perspectives (for ALL majors)
CREaTE works of art (NEW)
ACT in their community (with a nonprofit partner)
Teach, access special archives, and more. See the full list of opportunities here.

 

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

 

The Beinecke Scholarship Program

The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young people of exceptional promise.

The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduated course of study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The Beinecke winner gets $4000 upon winning the award and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.  Juniors are eligible to apply and up to 20 awards will be given next year.  Each university can only nominate one candidate for the award so there will be an on campus selection process.  Pitt was successful earlier this year in having an award winner. 

The award is for those planning to enter a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences.  Applicants must have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during their tenure at university, which can including federal, state, or institutional aid.

 

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.

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Fellowship, Yale University

The Ventola Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate, an independent science company that supports clinical trials, are seeking applications for a joint fellowship position commencing in the summer of 2019. The Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate have developed a collaborative partnership to support clinical trials in pediatric and developmental disability populations. As such, fellows will be involved with industry-sponsored pharmaceutical trials. For example, fellows will gain experience with clinical trial design and methodology, clinician trainings, management of cognitive and behavioral assessments, and statistical approaches. Additionally, fellows will work within the Ventola Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center. In this context, fellows will gain direct clinical and research experiences. The fellows will be trained in Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), an empirically-validated behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They then will be primary PRT clinicians for children with ASD, under the supervision and mentorship of a licensed psychologist. The fellows also will conduct standardized psychological assessments with children and complete a variety of parent interviews. Lastly, fellows will be involved in direct research within the laboratory using fMRI, EEG, and eye-tracking measures.

A completed application for this full-time position includes a CV, personal statement, (official or unofficial) transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants should have received a Bachelor’s degree by June 2019. Interested applicants should direct any questions and their completed application materials to VentolaLab@yale.edu by January 22.

 

Gallaudet University, PhD

The PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program at Gallaudet University is inviting prospective students to apply to our Ph.D. program to start in Fall 2019. PEN has a maximum of four competitive doctoral positions open. The program provides four years of full funding (tuition scholarships + $25,200 annual stipend + health insurance option).

Submission deadline is February 15.

For questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Allen (email), Program Director, or Dr. Herzig (email), Assistant Director. 

 

University of Nebraska Lincoln, PhD

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, our new Ph.D. program in Special Education 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 interest and expertise, including development of academic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, development of language skills among dual language learners, and promotion of positive behavior outcomes. 

Unique Coursework
Intervention Design I: Foundation of Intervention Design - focuses on foundational knowledge in the sciences of learning and implications for intervention development.
Intervention Design II: Iterative Development - focuses on iterative processes of intervention design and development.
Intervention Design III: Field-Based Implementation - emphasizes the practical considerations needed to implement interventions in field-based settings.

 

University of Haifa, MA

Taught in English, the one-year MA Program in Child Development is offered through the University of Haifa's Center for the Study of Child Development and Faculty of Social Sciences in conjunction with the University's International School. The applied developmental program bridges the science-practice gap at the international level. With this focus, the Child Development Program is set to advance the following objectives:

  • Provide scientific and professional skills in transforming knowledge from basic human development research to various applied issues (e.g., child care, nutrition, infant and young children morbidity and mortality, academic motivation in schools, orphanages and children raised in institutions, foster care, adoption, and effective parenting).
  • Train professional leadership that will enhance the well-being of children and their families in countries-in-need, with a focus on prevention and intervention, in order to promote family functioning as well as social and community network and support (see Appendix for list of admission requirements). Examples include the after effects of disastrous conditions such as HIV, war zones and political violence, genocide, and child soldiers.
  • Serve as a catalyst for improving the status of child development programs in developing countries in order to raise awareness and encourage new generations of child development experts.

Additional details can be found here.

Link to the program: https://psy.hevra.haifa.ac.il/~intchilddev/

Link to a documentary film about the program: http://thetwoliliesfund.org/

 

Brook University, MS

The Developing Memory and Cognition Laboratory at Brock University is encouraging strong applications for Master’s students interested in Developmental Psychology for the 2019-2020 academic year. The lab is directed by Dr. Caitlin Mahy, a leading expert in the field of children’s prospective memory development and future thinking. The research interests of the lab focus on children’s memory development, future thinking, executive functioning, and theory of mind. Dr. Mahy’s research is funded by NSERC, SSHRC and an Ontario Early Researcher Award.

The Department of Psychology at Brock University has a strong tradition of training graduate students in research and teaching who go on to both academic and non-academic careers. The Developmental Psychology faculty members have also been ranked among the most productive in Canada. We offer excellent research facilities in our state-of-the-art research labs in the Centre for Lifespan Development Research (https://brocku.ca/lifespan-development-research/). Brock University is located in the Niagara region and has easy access to the Toronto and Buffalo airports.

Dr. Mahy actively publishes with her students and encourages them to attend at least one conference per year. Brock University provides competitive funding packages for graduate students and Dr. Mahy provides additional financial support (e.g., for attending conferences)

For more information about our lab and our research, please visit our lab webpage:  https://www.brockdmclab.com/

For more information about admission requirements, please see:  https://brocku.ca/social-sciences/psychology/graduate-programs/#admissions

Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Mahy directly (Caitlin.mahy@brocku.ca).

 

Villanova University, MS

Villanova University, which is located in a lovely suburb outside Philadelphia.

We offer a rigorous two-year program in which students complete an empirical master’s thesis in the second year.  It’s excellent preparation for students planning to go on to the Ph.D., and can be an especially good stepping-stone for those who are still focusing their interests within the field of psychology. 

Cognitive developmentalists in the department include Rebecca Brand and Deena Weisberg.  We also have world-class faculty in cognition, personality, social, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, and social/clinical development.

We offer several levels of financial support – about half of each incoming class is supported to some degree. 

We accept applications until August 1st, but for full consideration for financial support, applications should be received by March 1st.

If you have questions or would like to be put in touch with current or former students, please email Rebecca.brand@villanova.edu

For more info: https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/psychology.html and https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/graduate/graduate-programs/psychology.html

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD

The lab of Dr. Jenna Finch at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applicants for the Ph.D. program in Developmental Psychology to begin in Fall 2019.

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

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

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

 

The Ohio State University, Graduate Program - Deadline Extended

The program is designed to provide students with more than 100 hours of supervision provided by AAMFT Approved Supervisors and Candidates. This also meets the requirements for state licensure.

The OSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic which is equipped with state of the art video equipment and one-way mirrors for live observation of student work. Students are expected to obtain at least 200 hours of client contact in the clinic with supervision. Supervision includes group and individual modalities, as well as live observation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • GRE
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation speaking to the applicants potential to be a clinician.
  • Interview with CFT faculty

Application materials are due December 1,- deadline extended to January 15, 2019 for admission the following autumn. Please contact program director for an extension if needed (haring.19@osu.edu).

 

University of Southern California, Maters in Applied Psychology

This program is unique for its career preparation of liberal arts graduates. A required practicum in a business setting in Los Angeles is a highlight of the program. Students have held internships in market research, marketing, human relations, public relations, organizational development, and social media communications amongst other fields.

This highly selective program continues to grow. In addition to our elite cohort on campus, our online program now has over 100 students from all over the country. They are often pursuing their Master’s degree part-time while also employed. We welcome new graduates to our online program as well as our on-campus program.

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

 

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.

 

Doctoral Student Opportunity, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Marc Goodrich is seeking highly-qualified doctoral students interested in studying how children who are learning more than one language acquire language and literacy skills in their first and second languages. 

Dr. Goodrich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His specific research interests focus on how children utilize knowledge and skills from their first language while learning a second language. Additionally, Dr. Goodrich's research focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of instructional strategies designed to improve language and literacy outcomes for children who are acquiring more than one language. 

The doctoral program in special education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a unique program that trains students to design instruction to support children with learning difficulties. Students receive extensive training in high-quality research design, methodology, and statistics. 

Admission is currently being granted on a rolling basis. Please see the attached flyer for more information about the doctoral program at UNL. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Goodrich (marc.goodrich@unl.edu) for more information. 

 

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

 

Internship - Visioning and the Future of Schools - New Posting

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

 

Assessment Clinic Coordinator, San Francisco - New Posting

The Autism Center of Northern California (ACNC) is a non-profit child and family service agency located in downtown San Francisco. ACNC is committed to providing top-level diagnosis and care for families with children on the autism spectrum. In our Neurodevelopment Assessment Clinic, we see families from throughout the Bay Area who are in need of a diagnostic assessment or further consultation regarding ongoing services and treatment planning. ACNC is dedicated to serving families who may otherwise have limited access to care; two-thirds of our clients are on Medicaid, and half are non-English speaking. The team consists of licensed clinical psychologists, doctoral students, speech pathologists, and BCBAs. For more information, see www.acnc.org.

Working in collaboration with the wider clinical team, the Assessment Clinic Coordinator will correspond with patients (including clinical screening, scheduling, and report review), manage insurance contracts and billing, participate in diagnostic assessments, and oversee general office management. The position is approximately 25 hr/week, with two mandatory in-clinic days (Wednesday & Thursday) and remaining hours flexible.

An ideal candidate will: 

  • Have a demonstrated interest in children's healthcare and/or psychology (this position is ideal for someone considering a psychology PhD or MD program in the future)
  • Have experience working with children with developmental disabilities or autism
  • Be empathetic, kind, approachable, and team-oriented
  • Be able to take initiative, multi-task in a fast paced environment, and use excellent communication skills to manage phone calls, emails, and detailed client tracking
  • Be familiar with or interested in nonprofit administration, including financial reporting, outreach, and office development
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Cantonese is a benefit (but not necessary)

Opportunities include:

  • Extensive experience with children with a wide array of neurodevelopmental diagnoses
  • Mentorship and training opportunities including daily supervision by licensed clinicians
  • Education in psychological testing such as the ADOS, WISC, BAYLEY, etc., as well as behavioral techniques such as ABA and Floortime
  • Potential opportunity to participate in research projects leading to publication of abstracts or papers
  • Ability to make a difference in the lives of San Francisco families

Start date in late March or early April 2019, with several weeks of paid cross-training. Please contact Raizel DeWitt at rdewitt@acnc.org with any questions or to discuss the position further. To apply, email in a CV and cover letter to info@acnc.org.

 

Post-baccalaureate Opportunity, UCLA - New Posting

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.

 

Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting

The Affective Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology lab at the University of Pittsburgh (andp.pitt.edu) is hiring a full-time lab coordinator for our studies on adolescent brain development, adolescent psychopathology, and brain stimulation. Our work includes longitudinal research on the development and pathophysiology of depression, eating disorders, and anhedonia, and we employ techniques such as fMRI, clinical interviewing, experience sampling, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. The ideal candidate will have some background in scientific management and clinical assessment. The position could include opportunities to contribute to papers and presentations based on interest and expertise.

Anyone who’d like to apply can send a CV or resume to Morgan Lindenmuth (lindenmuthm@upmc.edu).

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University

The Early Emotion Development Program at Washington University School of Medicine is hiring at least one full-time Research Assistant to work on several federally funded studies. Responsibilities will likely include assisting study coordinators in numerous phases of the CHiLL (Children’s Health in Life and Lab) study which is a new physical activity and mental health study with preschoolers, and the ongoing eLABE (Early Life Adversity, Biological Embedding, and Risk for Developmental Precursors of Mental Disorders) study with infants and toddlers.  

Primary responsibilities include 1) administering EEG/ERP to infant/toddler (age 12-36 months) and preschool-age (3-5 year olds) participants; 2) conducting behavioral assessments with parents and infant participants; and 3) assisting with screening, scheduling, and organizational tasks. Must be able to work flexible hours, including a minimum of two Saturdays per month.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of relevant experience in psychology, social work, or a related field. Competitive candidates will have experience interacting with young children (4-8 years old) and parents, effective interpersonal and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and some familiarity with EEG/ERP recording and fMRI. Interest in learning EEG/ERP data processing and analysis is required.

The position is available immediately. This is a full time (includes generous benefits) grant-funded position with a minimum expected commitment of two years, with the possibility of extension based on availability of funding.

To apply: Visit https://jobs.wustl.edu (Job Opening ID 42267) for further information and to submit an official application online. Please include a cover letter (discussing your interest in the position, prior research experience, and long-term goals), along with your CV when you apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
 

 

Lab Manager, Stanford University

The Social Learning Lab (SLL, PI: Hyowon Gweon) in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University welcomes enthusiastic, motivated individuals to apply for a lab manager position to start in summer 2019. This person will work closely with other lab members to assist in all aspects of running the lab and conducting research. 

The goal of our research is to understand the cognitive underpinnings of our ability to learn from others and help others learn.  We employ a variety of methods, ranging from behavioral studies with infants and children, in-lab and online studies with adults, and neuroimaging (fMRI). These studies are often accompanied by computational models that formalize the underlying cognitive processes that give rise to observable behavior. 

Job Description: We are looking for someone who would feel comfortable being involved in all aspects of research and take care of general lab business. Examples of lab business include (but are not limited to):  data collection/analysis, managing databases, training & coordinating undergraduate RAs, stimuli construction, maintaining computer software/hardware, and coordinating outreach activities. The lab has off-campus research sites in public museums, and the job will involve regular visits to these sites. Opportunities to develop independent research projects will also be available.

Requirements: A BA or BS degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, or in related fields would be helpful but not required. We will consider research experience (particularly in cognitive development or cognitive neuroscience), quantitative background (statistics, data analysis), and technical skills (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB, Javascript), organizational skills, and communicative abilities in the selection process. (Note: The applicant should be eligible to work in the US as a full-time employee).   

This position will be posted as a one-year position. However we expect the position to be held for at least two years; renewal will be contingent upon performance. 

Please refer to Join Our Lab page (http://sll.stanford.edu) for more information on how to apply. Note that we ask all applicants to submit their answers to a list of questions as part of the application. To ensure full consideration, please apply by February 1, 2019. Inquiries: sll.stanford@gmail.com.

 

Full-time Lab Manager, New York University

The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time lab manager/research assistant to work on studies examining learning and decision-making across development.

The expected start date for the position is Summer 2019 (ideally May or June).  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual who would like to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.  Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The primary responsibilities include:

(1) Participant recruitment and testing (behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging studies). Because we do developmental work, this will involve interfacing with parents and children and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends)

(2) Data management and analysis

(3) Experimental paradigm development

(4) Lab administration including managing IRB protocols and training other lab members

Qualifications: Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or other related fields, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

Additional highly desired qualifications include:

  • Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, R)
  • Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms)
  • Interest and/or experience in cognitive neuroscience research, particularly in developmental populations (children, adolescents)
  • Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should submit a CV, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), contact information for two references (letters will be requested if needed), and a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience via the following link: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapply.in...

 

Research Coordinator

An experienced, independent, and highly-organized individual is sought for a full-time Research Coordinator position in the Stress and Development Laboratory at Harvard University Psychology Department, run by Katie McLaughlin, PhD.  The position will begin in summer 2019 (ideally June).  Our research examines the impact of environmental experience on children’s development. Most of our studies are focused on identifying developmental mechanisms linking adverse environmental experiences to the onset of psychopathology. 

Under the supervision of Dr. McLaughlin, the individual in this position will be involved in managing an active research lab with several large grants and participate in many aspects of the research process, including recruitment of children and adolescents into research, preparation of IRB applications, data collection, supervision of volunteer research assistants, data management, programming behavioral tasks, and development and maintenance of a database for participant recruitment and tracking.  These duties will primarily focus on an intensive repeated-measures fMRI study examining dynamic changes in neural networks following exposure to stress in adolescents.  Data collection for these studies involves acquisition of psychophysiology and MRI data in addition to assessments of mental health and exposure to stress and adversity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect data from children, adolescents, and parents in multi-modal studies involving psychophysiology, neuroimaging, and mental health assessments
  • Supervise a team of research assistants in data collection and data management
  • Prepare IRB applications
  • Program behavioral tasks
  • Clean and organize data for analysis
  • Develop and maintain databases for participant recruitment and tracking

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area
  • Experience working with children and adolescents
  • Experience with task presentation software (e.g., Eprime, Psychopy, MATLAB) is preferred
  • Experience in analyzing neuroimgaging data (i.e., MRI, fMRI, DTI) and comfort working in a command-line environment (e.g., Linux) is preferred

Please contact us for details on how to apply: sdlab@fas.harvard.edu

 

Fellowship, Yale University

Hiring Opportunity for Research Fellowships, Yale Child Study Center,

Yale University School of Medicine

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale  Social and Affective Neurodevelopment of Autism Program (SANA)  is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting pre-doctoral fellowships for current graduates or graduating seniors.  The positions will commence July 2019.

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience

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

Interested students should send cover page, CV, official transcripts, and personal statements no later than January 15, 2019 in order to be considered for the position. Letters of recommendation are due by January 25, 2019.  Additional information about the lab can be found on our website:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/autismcenter/

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

 

Emory University school of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Fellowship

The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering four fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, and the Education Sciences Fellowship. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2019 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2019, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: cohenfellowship.org and simonsfellowship.org.

As a University of Pittsburgh graduate with a B.S. in Psychology, and current Cohen Fellow here at Marcus, I am very pleased to extend this incredible opportunity to the current senior class!

The Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will involve cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research, guiding a project from the point of data collection to publication of results. 

The Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience will involve integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows will develop methods for the analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.

The Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering will involve researching early vocal development, including speech production and speech perception, as part of a program to map out both typical and atypical development of spoken communication in early childhood.

The Education Sciences Fellowship will involve research in educational innovations in autism, from early child care through high school. Fellows will learn about classroom-based interventions to increase social emotional engagement and inclusion, gaining experiences with observational research methods, cutting-edge intervention research, and implementation science approaches.  

 

Full-time Instructor, The Ivymount School

The Ivymount School has January 2019 openings for upcoming graduates to fill full-time ABA Instructor and 1:1 ABA Assistant positions. Ivymount is a non-public special education school located in Rockville, Maryland. Please support us in recruiting quality candidates by sharing the attached flyer with your students.  Ivymount provides exceptional training and opportunities for professional growth for staff in the areas of special education, psychology, and applied behavior analysis.  

 

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Penn State

The Child Maltreatment Solutions Network focuses on the causes, prevention, detection, consequences, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The Network is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of children, youth, and families, while expanding Penn State’s internationally recognized expertise in research, practice, and education.

We provide opportunities and support for collaborative and translational science in order to address the complex problems of child maltreatment. Our work covers the spectrum, ranging from research on child development and clinical treatments that foster child health, to public policy that promotes child safety and wellbeing.

For additional information please see flyer.

 

Center for Open Science

At the Center for Open Science, we believe that transparent and reproducible research is better research, leading to better outcomes. Our mission is to make that a reality throughout the world of scholarly investigation. We also believe in a fantastic work environment, awesome work-life balance, killer technology, and empowering our people to grow as professionals and people.

Working at COS means that you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who are constantly striving to improve science and the tools that support it. We set high expectations for ourselves and are always trying to stay out in front of software and research trends. We are committed to quality design and architecture, an agile methodology, and contributing to the open-source community. Sound like you? Join us! 

Current Open Positions:

  • Data Manager
  • Data Scientist
  • Program Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Software Engineer