Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

~ Drop in hours will be 10:00 - 11:30 on Thursday, August 22, 2019 ~~

Undergraduate Advising Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday:     9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday:                              9 a.m. – noon

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

Email Address: psyadvis@pitt.edu

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Important University Dates 2019-2020



Fall Term Classes Begin



Labor Day (University Closed)



Fall Term add/drop



Fall Term Extended Add Drop Ends



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



Final Exam Form Conflict Form Submission Deadline



Spring Term Enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)



Spring Term Open Enrollment Begins



Thanksgiving Recess for Students (no classes), all schools



Thanksgiving Recess for Faculty and Staff (university closed)



Classes resume (all schools)



Fall Term: Last Day for Undergraduate Classes



Final Exam Period for Undergraduate Classes



Fall Term Ends



Winter Recess for Students



Winter recess for faculty, staff, and designated offices



Spring Term classes begin



Spring Term add/drop period ends



Martin Luther King Day (university closed)



Spring Term extended drop period ends



Summer Term Enrollment Begins



Honors convocation



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



Final Exam Conflict Form Submission Deadline



Spring Recess for students (no classes)



University's observance of spring holiday (university closed)



Fall Term enrollment begins (non-veteran students)



Fall Term open Enrollment Begins



Spring Term: Last Day for Undergraduate Classes



Final Exam period for undergraduate day classes



Annual Graduate Commencement Convocation



Spring Term Ends



Annual Undergraduate Commencement Convocation

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



  • New Major Course, PSY 0011 Introduction to the Field - New Posting
  • PSY 1950 Senior Seminar - New Posting
  • Fall Directed Research and Field Placement still looking for students - New Posting
  • APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field - New Posting
  • What's the deal with PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology for fall term?
  • Connect with us!
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?


  • Choose to Reuse (C2R)
  • How Today's Students Conduct Research
  • University Honors College Events
  • OUR Events
  • University Events Calendar


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


  • Undergraduate Conference, University of Arkansas - New Posting
  • New Directed Research Lab 
  • Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online
  • Networking with Alumni, University of Pittsburgh
  • Diversifying Psychology Visit Day, Syracuse University
  • The Kids' Thinking Lab Research Assistant
  • Dietrich School Tutoring and Academic Success Coach
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University
  • Research Opportunity, UPMC
  • Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Groups, Boston University
  • Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh 
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity
  • Therapy Abroad


  • Interested in Graduate School?
  • Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD - New Posting
  • Culture, Behavior, Evolution and Development (CuBED) Lab at Simon Fraser University - New Posting
  • Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • Boston University, PhD
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program


  • Full-time Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago - New Posting
  • Full-time Lead Research Assistant, Brown University - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, The Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Associate, University of Delaware 
  • Research Specialist - Emory University
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Temple University
  • Part-time Research Coordinator, Southern California Dornsife School of Philosophy 
  • Lab Coordinator Position, Boston College 
  • Two Full-time Study Coordinator Positions, University of Michigan
  • Development Coordinator, Our Clubhouse, Pittsburgh 
  • Full-time Research Study Coordinator, Penn State University
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Full-time Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Laboratory Coordinator, University of Maryland
  • Multiple Research Coordinators, California
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Assistant, San Diego State University
  • Research Associate, Office of the Medical Examiner of Allegheny County
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Florida
  • Full-time Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania
  • Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Case Manager
  • Full-time Project Coordinator
  • Part-time or Full-time Opportunity, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Penn State University
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Brown University
  • Project Coordinator & Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital
  • Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Full-time Lab Manager, Northwestern University
  • Full-time Research Assistant Opportunities, Providence, RI
  • Gap Year Opportunity
  • Bilingual Project Assistant, NYC





New Major Course, PSY 0011 Introduction to the Field - New Posting

  • Are you a recently declared psychology major with questions about opportunities in the field?
  • Do you love psychology classes but feel unsure of your career direction?
  • Do you have a career path in mind but aren’t sure how to make it happen?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this one-credit undergraduate seminar, PSY 0011 Introduction to the Field, is for you! 
In this interactive course, guest speakers, lectures and in-class exercises will emphasize what you can do with a psychology degree and how to make the most of your time as an undergraduate student to advance along your chosen path. 
If you have any questions, please email the Psychology Advising Office at psyadvis@pitt.edu

Click here to review previous syllabi.

PSY 1950 Senior Seminar - New Posting

  • Are you a senior psychology major who will be graduating within the next two terms?
  • Are you unsure about your career direction or your options with a psychology degree?
  • Are you interested in learning how to market yourself in the work world?

If you answered yes to any of these questions please consider this one-credit undergraduate seminar. 
In this interactive course, guest speakers, lectures and in-class exercises will emphasize your individual skills and strengths and how to market those in the work world. 
If you have any questions, please email the Psychology Advising Office at psyadvis@pitt.edu

Click here to review previous syllabi.


Fall Directed Research and Field Placement still looking for students - New Posting

PSY 1903 Directed Research

The following labs are currently recruiting undergraduate students for fall term.  This list is updated daily on our website.  For additional details on each lab please go to the Undergraduate Psychology Directed Research Opportunities page:  http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/experiential-learning/direc....

Dr. Brownell:  Clinical Research in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury - New Opportunity
Dr. Cohn: Affect Analysis Group
Dr. Forbes: Brain Development, Neural Reward Circuitry, and Adolescent Mental Health 
Dr. Gianaros: Behavioral Neurophysiology Lab (BNL) - New Opportunity
Dr. Haas: Developmental Functioning in Children and Adolescents with a Family History of Schizophrenia 
Dr. Hanson:  Childhood Adversity, Neurocognitive Functioning, and Developmental Outcomes  - New Opportunity
Dr. Levine: Women's Health, Health Behavior Change, Obesity, and Eating Behaviors
Dr. Pilkonis: Decision Processes of Late-Life Suicide
Dr. Stepp:  Preschooler Emotion Regulation in the Context of Maternal Borderline Personality Disorder
Drs. Scott and Stepp:  Daily Emotions and Relationships Study (DEAR)
Dr. Erickson: Neurocognitive Function in Older Adults 
Dr. Fiez: Arithmetical Training; Working Memory; Reading  
Dr. Molina:  Pittsburgh ADHD Risk in Infancy Study 
Dr. Forbes: Brain Development, Neural Reward Circuitry, and Adolescent Mental Health 
Dr. Hanson:  Childhood Adversity, Neurocognitive Functioning, and Developmental Outcomes - New Opportunity
Dr. Ladouceur: Developmental Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience Studies 
Dr. K. Libertus:  Infant motor development and parent-child interactions
Dr. Erickson: Neurocognitive Function in Older Adults 
Dr. Kamarck: Neurobiology of Adult Health (NOAH) - New Opportunity
Dr. Levine: Women's Health, Health Behavior Change, Obesity, and Eating Behaviors
Dr. Hipwell: Preconception Stress Exposure: Impact on Pregnancy and Offspring Neurodevelopment

PSY 1900 Supervised Field Placement

The following field placement sites are currently recruiting undergraduate students for fall term.  This list is updated daily on our website.  For additional details on each lab please go to the Undergraduate Psychology Directed Research Opportunities page:  http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/experiential-learning/super....

Family Resources 
West Penn Hospital: Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)​
Allegheny General Hospital: Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
Humane Animal Rescue Behavior Science - New Opportunity
The Education Partnership Development & Outreach - New Opportunity
The Education Partnership Marketing & Communication - New Opportunity
The Education Partnership Program Management - New Opportunity
National Aviary Marketing & Communication


APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the fieldNew Posting

APA's Center for Workforce Studies (CWS) collects, analyzes and disseminates data about the psychology workforce and education system. 

For example:  Did you know that only 14% of psychology bachelor’s degree holders go on to earn a graduate degree in psychology?  And that only 4% obtain a doctoral level degree in psychology? To learn more about degree pathways in psychology, see our interactive data tool at https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-pathways.

Also, did you know that the number of psychology bachelor’s degrees awarded annually has plateaued in recent years? Or that psychology doctorates are most often awarded in the subfield of clinical psychology, whereas master’s degrees are most often awarded in counseling psychology?  To learn much more about degrees in psychology, see our interactive data tool at https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-psychology or download our recent report on psychology graduate degrees awarded within in the last decade: https://www.apa.org/workforce/publications/2017-postsecondary-data

Through the use of surveys, federal statistics and data mining, we gather information about the profession of psychology — including its scientific and educational communities, practitioners and psychologists working in the public interest.


What's the deal with PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology for fall term?

You may have noticed that PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology was completely missing from the fall term but now there are sections available but are all listed as "Department Consent Required".  Here's what you need to know about PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology and PSY 0205 Psychopathology:

  • Beginning with fall term, 2201 PSY 0205 Psychopathology will take the place of PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology;
  • Either course, 1205 or 0205 will fulfill the core requirement for the major;
  • If a student has already taken and passed PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology the student may not also enroll for PSY 0205 Psychopathology as they are the same course just a different name and number;
  • If a student has taken and not passed PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology the student will need to follow the directions in the description listed in PeopleSoft to request permission to repeat this course;
  • Please contact Jennifer Stapel, jstapel@pitt.edu or stop by during walk in time (Monday - Thursday, 10-1 or Friday, 9-noon) with any questions.


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




Choose to Reuse (C2R)

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


OUR Events

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

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


Univeristy Events Calendar

The Office of University Communications has launched a new campus-wide events calendar where all Pitt events are listed under one platform.

The calendar features an enhanced and mobile-responsive user interface and the abilities to:

  • search for events by keyword;
  • filter events by type, topic or audience;
  • view events from individual university units and groups;
  • include photos for events to help attract attendees; and
  • share events directly from the calendar through social media.

In addition, members of the Pitt community can create an account that will enable them to track individual events, follow events from individual units and add events to their personal calendars.




Verma Farms Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $1000

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

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

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019

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


2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

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

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


Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards are the world’s largest academic awards program. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. The Undergraduate Awards provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths, as well as coming to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal. UA discovers academic excellence at the undergraduate level by inviting the world’s top students to submit their coursework (academic papers from courses).


UHC National Scholarships Newsletter

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

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

For more information visit the UHC website.




Undergraduate Conference, University of ArkansasNew Posting

Attracting Intelligent Minds Fall 2019 Conference
September 19-22, 2019 • University of Arkansas • Fayetteville, AR

The Attracting Intelligent Minds Conference (AIM) provides opportunities for prospective graduate students from underrepresented populations to learn about the University of Arkansas graduate programs.

Receive information on these topics, and more:

  • Is the University of Arkansas Graduate School right for me?
  • Review 130 graduate programs and research opportunities
  • How the admissions process works
  • How to develop a competitive application
  • U of A funding and fellowship opportunities
  • Graduate student support services

Plus, participants will also:

  • Meet U of A faculty and students, including those who align with the student's program interests
  • Tour our beautiful campus and our community


  • Classification of Undergraduate Junior, Senior, or Master's Student seeking a Ph.D.
  • Completion of AIM application
  • Copy of transcripts that confirm a 3.5 GPA
  • Copy of resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendations

To apply please visit: https://graduate-and-international.uark.edu/aim/ Application window: April 15 - August 30, 2019


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).


New Directed Research Lab

Description of Research:

Dr. Treble-Barna is a 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 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (CHP). Many children who sustain traumatic brain injury (TBI) have lifelong difficulties in cognitive and behavioral functioning. Dr. Treble-Barna’s research aims to better predict recovery following pediatric TBI by examining the child’s personal biology (proteomics, genetics, and epigenetics) and environmental factors (family environment, rehabilitation). 



Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online


We are conducting a research study about increasing motivation in exercisers and looking for your input! The purpose of this study is to create a program that can help people stick to new exercise regimens using both research and input from experienced exerciser. If you’re interested, email rvierra@antioch.edu for screening and appropriate placement. The survey should take about 25-30 minutes and you may be followed up with in a couple months for a similar length survey.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Between 18 and 65 years old
  • Started a new exercise regimen in past 6 months
  • Able to read and understand English
  • Not at medical risk by exercising

To the best of our knowledge, the things you will be doing will have no more risk of harm than you would experience in everyday life.

By participating, you will be eligible to be placed in a raffle for one of several $25 Amazon gift cards.

If interested, please email rvierra@antioch.edu


Networking with Alumni, University of Pittsburgh

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

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

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


Diversifying Psychology Visit Day, Syracuse University

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce a call for applications for our Diversifying Psychology Visit Day to be held on September 20, 2019 at Syracuse University. Psychology Department faculty and graduate students will highlight the value and strengths of our Clinical, Cognition, Brain and Behavior, School and Social psychology doctoral programs, showcase the differences and advantages of our community, and share tips on how to navigate the graduate school admissions process.

The Diversifying Psychology Visit Day is designed to prepare talented minority students for graduate school by providing a venue to network with faculty and graduate students in Psychology and get the scoop on the graduate student experience.

Applications for Diversifying Psychology Visit Day at Syracuse University are due August 28, 2019.

Complete the online application by visiting: http://psychology.syr.edu/graduate/diversifying-psychology-visit-day.html


The Kids' Thinking Lab Research Assistant

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

Fall Application


Dietrich School Tutoring and Academic Success Coach

The Dietrich School’s Tutoring and Academic Success initiative has created a new paid position for students, and we think that students within the psychology department may benefit from participating.

The position is an Undergraduate Academic Coach. Student leaders in this paid position will present the Dietrich School’s academic success offerings to fellow students on campus via large group presentations and one-on one conversations, create and oversee a social media community, develop messaging and written marketing materials, research what’s new and next in college study skill tools, and help develop new programming for future Pitt students. The skills that students will build in this position may align nicely with what students are developing within the psychology department.


Part-time Student Research Assistant, HaRI Lab

Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab- start immediately

Supervising faculty: Dr. Bambang Parmanto, Health Information Management

Contact: Zara Ambadar, ambadar@pitt.edu

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

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

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


Research Assistant, Stanford University

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

Internship Description

This position would be desirable for anyone who:

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


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


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

How to Apply

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


Research Opportunity, UPMC

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


Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh

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

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


APA Undergraduate Research Database 

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

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


Undergraduate Research Opportunity

5 hours a week

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

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


Therapy Abroad

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

We are currently offering

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

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

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

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





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.


Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD - New Posting

Applications are invited for a funded PhD position in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. The position will likely begin in Fall 2020 (though start date is flexible) and will be under the mentorship of Dr. Courtney Venker, a speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.Dr. Venker directs the Lingo Lab (https://lingolab.msu.edu/), an active research lab focused on language development in children with autism. One line of work (supported by NIH R21 DC016102) investigates how children with autism use auditory and visual information to learn the meanings of words. Another line of work investigates the most beneficial ways for adults to simplify their speech when talking to young children with language delays, including those with autism. The lab uses a variety of methods, including experimental eye-tracking tasks, behavioral coding of parent-child interactions, standardized language and cognitive assessments, and survey methodology. The ultimate goal of this research is to understand how to best support language development in children with language-learning difficulties.

Michigan State University is home to the Center for Research in Autism, Intellectual, and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (C-RAIND) and offers unique opportunities for co-mentorship from faculty in Psychology, Education, Communication, Linguistics, and Human Development and Family Studies. 

The ideal candidate will be a bright, curious, committed student with a strong academic record and research-oriented career goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Education, Linguistics, or a related discipline
  • Prior research experience
  • Experience (and interest) in interacting with young children
  • Master’s degree and clinical certification in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) are preferred but not required

To Apply: Email Dr. Venker at cvenker@msu.edu, with “PhD Student Position” in the subject line. Please include:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter (no longer than 1 page) describing relevant skills and experiences and long-term career goals
  • Names of 3 academic and/or clinical professionals who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in the program


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

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

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

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

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

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


Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

The Early Intervention area of concentration in the Special Education Program focuses on young children with disabilities (ages birth to five) and their families. As a field, early intervention promotes the following benefits in this population:

  • Maximizes the developmental potential of young children to eventually live independently in society
  • Reduces the overall cost of educational services through prevention and attenuation
  • Enhances the capabilities of families to meet the needs of their children

The Early Intervention program prepares practitioners in the assessment and educational programming of young children with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on working in partnership with families and collaborating with professionals from other disciplines who also provide services to these young children. The program incorporates material about the wide-variety of program types in which young children are served. Natural and other inclusive environments are stressed.

Graduates obtain positions in as developmental specialists in home-based infant/toddler early intervention, teachers and itinerants in preschool special education, behavior specialist consultants in the behavioral health center, and other locations where children with disabilities are served (e.g., clinics).


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

La Salle University’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology (IOP) Master’s Program is accepting students for Fall 2019 semester. The La Salle IOP Program in Philadelphia, PA prepares students for this growing field and a bright future in the business world. Students will be trained to deal with many organizational issues which require a unique set of knowledge and skills.  Included in this are selection, performance appraisal and training.

The program was developed by the guidelines of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the curriculum offered to our students satisfies SIOP guidelines in order that our graduates will be competitively prepared for their career.

For more information or to apply, go to: www.lasalle.edu/gradiop


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, our new Ph.D. program in Educational Studies focuses on the design and development of interventions to improve academic outcomes for a variety of groups of children. Faculty within the program have a wide range of interests and expertise, including academic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, development of executive function, dual language learners, and promotion of positive behavior outcomes. 


IO Psychology Master's Program, Hofstra University

Hofstra's industrial/organizational psychology master's program prepares students for careers in such areas as human resources, training, management and organization development, in which they can apply psychological principles to problems that arise in a wide variety of organization settings. It is also designed to enhance the careers of professionals who work in these areas by teaching them to apply psychology to issues that develop in their organizations. Research design, statistics and psychology provide the foundation for advanced study in selection training, performance appraisal, worker motivation and organization development. The curriculum is strengthened by an internship sequence that provides on-site, supervised experience working on applied projects in business and public agencies.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development

Join us at the University of Delaware and become an integral part of collaborative research teams dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and families. Learn how to generate, translate, and share research to make a difference.

Our strong faculty are eager to mentor students who are motivated to work on projects that promote school and life success. Our faculty hold grants from NIH, NSF, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and private foundations.

We support students in good standing for 5 years of study and prepare them to become leaders in their fields. Highlights of our PhD program in Education with a specialty in Learning Sciences include:

  • Our focus is interdisciplinary, bridging education with cognitive science, psychology, and human development. We draw from courses all over the University to equip our graduates with an understanding of how to engender deep learning.
  • We focus on many areas: STEM learning, language, cognitive, and numerical development, learning disabilities, and the use of technology and media in education.
  • We study how learning takes place outside the classroom. Some faculty are involved in bringing learning science to places like supermarkets, homes, museums, and after school programs.
  • Students develop a rich methodological toolkit for designing investigations related to learning and instruction and assessing outcomes of educational interventions.

Graduates of the learning sciences are in demand! They obtain positions at colleges and universities as well as at research, development, and policy agencies.

For more information, visit www.education.udel.edu/doctoral/phd/LS/

Questions? Interested in applying? Contact Dr. Jordan or Dr. Golinkoff. Please also get in touch if you would like to meet at the upcoming CDS meeting in Portland. Many of our current and former students and fellows will be presenting.

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

Deadlines vary by program.


Experimental Psychology MS Program

The primary goal of our program is to prepare students to be competitive for admittance into a Ph.D. program or for direct entry into research-intensives jobs.

Program Overview
All students complete 36 hours of coursework, or 3 classes per semester, for two years. Our program is organized like most doctoral programs. We have a small number of graduate students who work one on one with faculty. All students begin working with a faculty member by the end of their first semester. Students pursuing a thesis degree develop a thesis proposal in their second semester, and collect data and defend their thesis by the end of their second year. Students pursuing the non-thesis degree work in one or more faculty laboratories as part of their research coursework, developing skills in data collection, data management and analysis. This work culminates either in a literature review or data visualization project at the end of their second year. The non-thesis option with the Data Visualization and Analysis concentration leads to conferral of the MS, plus the specialist certificate in Data Visualization and Analysis. See below for additional information for all options.

For more information can be found on the website.





Full-time Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago New Posting

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


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


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


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



Full-time Lead Research Assistant, Brown University - New Posting

The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (PI: David Sobel) anticipates hiring a full-time Lead Research Assistant (staff) position starting in Fall of 2019. 

The successful applicant will contribute to the lab’s research on children’s social cognition and causal reasoning, related to a set of NSF-funded projects. Responsibilities will include developing and implementing study materials, helping in design of experiments, recruiting and testing child participants, coding and analyzing data, monitoring human subject compliance, programming and managing experiments through Matlab, operating and managing the lab’s computer systems and apparatus for manual reach tracking, and supervising undergraduate research assistants. The position is for two years with a third year possible.  

Required qualifications:

  • BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a related field with a minimum of 1 year of experience in a research laboratory.
  • Experience working with child participants in a research environment.
  • Experience collecting and maintaining data from child participants.
  • Ability to work independently.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Matlab. 
  • Knowledge of at least one statistical programming environment (e.g., R, SPSS, Stata) and experience with data analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience with video coding.
  • Experience working specifically with children between the ages of 3-7.

To apply, please include a CV and a cover letter stating your research interests and experience. Please indicate any programming experience on your CV. Please also include the contact information of three individuals who will act as references. 

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position has a flexible start date, although we anticipate the position being filled before the end of the calendar year.

Search closes September 13. Go here to apply. https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=116890&job=research-ass...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Overview:

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

General Responsibilities:

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

Expectations and Requirements:

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

Contact Information:

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


Full-time Research Associate, University of Delaware 

The Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation (CHART) at the University of Delaware (udel.edu/chart) is looking for a full-time research associate to assist our research faculty and scientists in carrying out grant-funded research projects. The Center aims to improve the quality of healthcare and quality of life for children and adults with chronic conditions by improving patient assessment tools and practices. In particular, our team of psychologists and psychometricians studies the science and practice of outcomes measurement. CHART is funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, the Department of Defense, and private foundations.

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

1. Develop Study Procedures:

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

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

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

3. Data Management:

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

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

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

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


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

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


Research Specialist, Emory University

Under the supervision of a professor and secondary supervision of advanced graduate students, the individual filling this position will serve as project manager for a Templeton Foundation-funded project examining intellectual humility (the extent to which individuals are aware of their biases and cognitive limitations) as a protective factor against political and religious extremism/polarization.

The project will also examine the implications of personality and personality disorder traits for cognitive bias propensity.

We are seeking an individual, preferably with a strong background in psychology, who can assist with scheduling and recruiting participants, running participants in laboratory paradigms, data entry and cleaning, maintaining records and files, and helping to train research assistants.

There will be potential opportunities for publications and conference presentations.

Position to begin in September 2019. A two-year commitment is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a closely allied field OR equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
  • Strong computer and interpersonal skills.

*Applicants should furnish an undergraduate transcript along with the names of (2) references to contact. *


Full-time Research Assistant, Temple University 

The Ellman lab in the Psychology Department at Temple University is seeking a full-time research assistant to work on a study examining pre- and postnatal contributors to neurological, cognitive, and clinical outcomes in late middle age. We are seeking someone organized, enthusiastic, and with some experience coding, as the job will involve processing of brain imaging data. The research assistant also will have opportunities to be involved in other studies conducted in the lab, which are mostly focused on risk factors for psychosis. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application here

To apply:  https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff_mob/jobdetail.ftl?job...

For questions, please contact Dr. Ellman's lab manager, Evan Calvo at EvanCalvo@temple.edu.  


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

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

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

The Meaning Lab

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


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

Required qualifications

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

Preferred qualifications

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


Lab Coordinator Position, Boston College

Lab Coordinator Position, Boston College Infant and Child Cognition Lab

The Infant and Child Cognition Laboratory, headed by Dr. Sara Cordes at Boston College, is now accepting applications for a full-time laboratory assistant with benefits beginning Fall 2019. Research in the lab focuses on how infants, children, and adults understand and keep track of number, time, and amount, as well as how these abilities relate to formal mathematics performance (www.cordeslab.org). Current NSF-funded projects explore the acquisition of math and spatial gender stereotypes in childhood and social influences of math learning.  

Lab coordinator responsibilities include managing research projects in the lab; programming experiments; creating stimuli; data coding and analyses; coordinating lab events and meetings; hiring and supervising undergraduate research assistants; recruiting and testing infant, child, and adult subjects both in the lab and at off-site locations (e.g. preschools and museums); and general faculty support, with the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication.

This position is ideal for individuals who are highly motivated to pursue graduate study in psychology. 

 Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field
  • Experience assisting with or conducting psychology-related research, ideally in a developmental laboratory
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior programming experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, SPSS         
  • Access to a car for transportation to offsite testing locations

Please send an email titled "BC ICCL - Lab Coordinator Application" with a cover letter describing research experiences and career goals, a CV, and contact information for 2 references to BCcognition@bc.edu

Review of applications will begin on August 1 and will continue until the position is filled.


Two Full-time Study Coordinator Positions, University of Michigan

Two Full-time Study Coordinator Positions for fMRI Projects are available immediately at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry (PIs: Dr. Stephan F. Taylor, Dr. Ivy F. Tso). The person in this position will have responsibility for the recruitment and coordination of NIMH-funded research studies. Studies include fMRI studies of social cognition, pharmaco-fMRI and combined fMRI-TMS studies in healthy populations, and in patients with serious mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). The appropriate candidate will learn the basics of a clinical translational research project in affective neuroscience, but some prior experience in this area is preferred.  The person will work closely with clinical staff to identify and recruit potential participants for studies, run fMRI scans, and maintain behavioral and imaging files. Job responsibilities may also include clinical assessment, and/or technical tasks. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are critical. Clinical experience with psychiatric populations is highly desirable, including good interpersonal skills and flexibility for work in diverse settings. We are looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related STEM discipline. Basic computer skills (word processing, internet searches, spread sheets) and elementary statistics are required; familiarity with higher-level programming/scripting languages (MATlab, ePrime) would be a plus. Opportunities to learn fMRI analysis and data interpretation for the highly motivated candidate will be offered. A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided.

Interested candidates please send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position, CV, and names of 3 references via email to Ms. Laura Stchur lmarine@med.umich.edu. For more information of our research programs, see  https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/programs/prep and https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/ivytso-lab/. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.


Development Coordinator, Our Clubhouse, Pittsburgh

About Our Clubhouse

Headquartered in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, Our Clubhouse provides free emotional and social support to all those touched by cancer in western Pennsylvania. Those living with cancer at any age, as well as the family and friends who care for them, are welcome to join Our Clubhouse and receive free support. Program offerings include clinical support, health and wellness classes, creative expression workshops, social activities, support groups, and more.

Position Summary

The Development Coordinator aids the management of Our Clubhouse’s overall annual fundraising strategy and will perform a variety of skilled administrative and clerical duties. This employee will mainly support Our Clubhouse’s multiple special events while also assisting other tasks directly related to nonprofit development. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to manage multiple projects with flexibility to respond to changing priorities, the ability to work under pressure while maintaining focus on detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and creativity.

Apply here:  https://jobs.nonprofittalent.com/job/our-clubhouse-pittsburgh-38-develop...


Full-time Research Study Coordinator, Penn State University

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

Full-time Research Assistant, Weill Cornell Medicine

The ASD and Developmental Science Lab (PI: So Hyun “Sophy” Kim, Ph.D.; https://www.kimasdlab.com/) at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) at Weill Cornell Medicine is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on research studies on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including a newly funded study developing and validating new treatment outcome measures over the course of JASPER interventions for toddlers with ASD (PIs : Sophy Kim, Cathy Lord, Helen Tager-Flusberg, & Connie Kasari).  The RA's primary responsibilities include behavioral coding, subject recruitment, testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play-based assessments, managing and analyzing datasets, preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. Based on the previous experience and qualifications (e.g., master-level candidates), the RA will be also trained to deliver a manualized treatment (JASPER).

The expected start date for the position is Summer/Fall 2019. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.  

Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Dr. Sophy Kim (sok2015@med.cornell.edu).

Position Activities

  • Codes videos of parent child interactions
  • Recruits subjects for research studies based on study recruitment criteria.
  • Deliver interventions to children with ASD (for qualified candidates)
  • Maintains paper and electronic research and clinical records
  • Organizes, schedules, and conducts clinical research assessments using specialized interviews and psychological assessment measures.
  • Conducts literature searches and provides manuscript preparation support.
  • Assists with preparation of grant proposals and IRB applications and amendments.
  • Collects and updates data sets including test scores, demographics, and training records.
  • Carries out and prepares written reports of simple statistical analyses.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field and related experience.
  • Transportation required for local travel.
  • Previous intervention experiences with children with ASD preferred, but not required.

Highly Desired Requirements

  • Experience with autism or with children and families with developmental disabilities or mental health issues preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with software including EPrime, R, SPSS, MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
  • Must be able to coordinate a large data set with accuracy and provide timely dissemination of information arising from it.

Note: No relocation assistance is provided for this position.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Contact: Please send cover letters and resumes to Dr. Sophy Kim sok2015@med.cornell.edu.


Full-time Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Dallas

The Baby Brain Lab at UT Dallas is looking for a motivated full-time research assistant to join our team in the Summer of 2019. The research assistant will be working on a NIH-funded longitudinal study of caregiver speech and infant brain development (funding pending). The research assistant’s duties include participant recruitment, testing infants in the lab, attending scans sessions at the UTD Center for BrainHealth, data management and database maintenance, supervision of student research assistants, and administrative responsibilities. This is a benefits-earning position that requires a minimum 1-year commitment. There is the possibility of renewal for a second and third year. A BA or equivalent is required and previous experience working with young children is preferred. The best candidate would be detail oriented and love working with kids and families. This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience in early brain and behavior development before applying to graduate school. Applicants can contact the lab PI, Meghan Swanson directly at meghan.swanson@utdallas.edu. More information on the lab can be found at https://labs.utdallas.edu/babybrainlab/.


Laboratory Coordinator, University of Maryland

The Child Development Lab (CDL) at the University of Maryland under the direction of Nathan Fox is searching for an individual to assume the position of Laboratory Coordinator to be available by July 1. The Laboratory Coordinator responsibilities include working with both US and foreign institutions on grant and budget preparation/management, submission of progress reports, management of Institutional Review Board submissions, and general study logistics (coordinating travel, scheduling meetings). The Lab Coordinator also manages the day-to-day activities of the CDL including, monitoring and ordering supplies, assisting in the staff hiring process, creating agendas, running lab and study-related meetings, preparing grant budgets and training lab staff on University and lab policies. Information regarding current ongoing studies at the CDL can be found at cdl.umd.edu/current-studies/.

Minimum Qualifications: BA or BS in psychology or related field and a minimum of 2 year post-bac research experience in the social sciences. Skills should include familiarity with budgets, Excel and understanding of IRB study protocol submissions. The position requires keen attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. The individual in this position will be working on multiple, large-scale projects simultaneously.

Preferences: BA or BS with Two years of research experience is preferred.

There are no physical demands.  To apply, please provide cover letter describing research and lab experience, names and contact info of at least three references, and a CV or Resume to Julie Staples-Watson (staples3@umd.edu) and Nathan Fox (fox@umd.edu).


Multiple Research Coordinators, California

Researchers from the San Francisco VA Health Care System, Northern California Institute for Research and Education (NCIRE), and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are recruiting research coordinators for multiple clinical trials evaluating treatments for Veterans with PTSD and sleep disorders (insomnia and sleep apnea). Treatment modalities offered through these trials include medication, psychotherapy, and telehealth.  We are seeking coordinators with at least a bachelor’s degree in psychology, nursing, or related fields. We have some positions available for immediate hire, and some for an end-of-summer/fall hire. Please forward this information to any of your talented students/staff/colleagues; interested parties may  contact me at Lizabeth.Goldstein2@va.gov for more information.


Full-time Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh

The Longitudinal Research Program in Late-Life Suicide at the University of Pittsburgh aims to understand the interacting risk and protective factors related to biological and psychosocial factors of aging that lead to the elevated suicide rate in late-life. Known clinical and psychosocial suicide risk factors have low predictive value, and provide little insight into the high suicide rate in the elderly. Moreover only a small minority of those who contemplate suicide proceed to suicidal behavior, but traditional risk factors for suicide poorly distinguish between suicide ideators and suicide attempters and do not take into consideration the heterogeneity of suicidal behavior. We use a decision neuroscience framework and employ cognitive assessments, game theory experiments, decision process measures, and neuroimaging in addition to detailed characterization of psychopathology to understand how cognitive abilities and decision making contribute to suicide risk.

An ideal candidate should be a bright, compassionate, and motivated person interested in psychiatry/psychology/neuroscience and have some research experience. This position offers clinical, neuroscience, and computer training, collaboration with a team of psychiatrists and neuroscientists, and optional academic activities providing opportunities for professional growth (e.g., review of the literature, authorship for presentations and publications).


Full-time Research Assistant, San Diego State University

A full-time research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Emily Kappenman at San Diego State University. Initial appointment is for 1 year, and start date is flexible.

The Kappenman laboratory focuses broadly on cognition and emotion in healthy adults and disruptions in these processes in individuals with psychopathology (such as anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia). We use a combination of psychophysical measures, behavior, and EEG/ERPs. More information is available on our lab website at www.emilykappenman.org

The position involves a mix of research and lab management. The ideal candidate would have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and substantial research experience using at least one of our laboratory’s main methods. Experience or coursework in computer programming, including crunching numbers in Excel, data analysis in Matlab, and/or stimulus presentation in E-Prime or Presentation is desirable. This is an excellent position for someone who would like to obtain additional research experience before going to graduate school.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a letter of recommendation to Jaclyn Farrens (kappenmanlabmanager@gmail.com).

For more information, please contact Emily Kappenman at emily.kappenman@sdsu.edu


Research Associate, Office of the Medical Examiner of Allegheny County

Translational Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychiatry
Research Associate Positions Available in Dr. David Lewis’ Laboratory

Utilizing various brain research techniques:

  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Immunofluorescence
  • In situ hybridization
  • Tissue sectioning

Human neuroanatomy in collaboration with the Office of the Medical Examiner of Allegheny County
Working closely with neuroscientists, pathologists, and psychologists studying schizophrenia and related disorders

Check out our website: www.tnp.pitt.edu

Applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or a related field.

Please send a resume to Kelly Rogers (rogerskm2@upmc.edu)


Full-time Research Assistant, University of Florida

I am hiring a full-time research assistant in my Brain, Cognition and Development Lab at the University of Florida starting sometime before August 1st.  The ideal candidate will have previous laboratory experience with a) EEG or eye-tracking studies/data, b) studies examining infants and/or children, and c) some programming experience (Matlab, R).  However, all candidates with previous research experience will be considered.  The successful candidate will help with all aspects of our lab’s research including: recruiting participants, managing IRB protocols, managing undergraduate research assistants, programming and designing experiments, and processing/analyzing infant and adult EEG/eye-tracking data.  If interested, please send your CV/resume to lscott@ufl.edu. I will accept applications until the position is filled.  


Full-time Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania

The Developing Minds Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Brannon, is seeking a highly motivated and capable individual to be a second full-time paid lab manager. The Developing Minds Lab broadly explores how children develop numerical and mathematical abilities. The position involves overseeing data collection with children for an NSF grant. Other duties will include working closely with graduate students and postdocs recruiting and scheduling participants, assisting with data collection of developmental and adult fMRI studies, management of day-to-day lab operations, training and supervising research assistants, data coding, entry, and analysis, designing and running experiments, and administering standardized tests and other assessments to children. There is opportunity for leading a project and co-authoring publications.

Strong data analytical skills, as well as experience and knowledge using MatLab (or demonstrated ability to learn MatLab quickly) are required. Strong communication, organization, and management skills are preferred. This position is ideal for psychology and cognitive neuroscience students who are interested applying to graduate school. The lab manager will have opportunities to collaborate with the PI and other members of the research team on independent research projects, scientific presentations, and manuscript preparation.

Interested candidates should email a CV, cover letter indicating availability to start and names of two references to nuwara@sas.upenn.edu

We are currently reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring someone this spring.


Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Case Manager

Do you like helping others? Do you want a job that is rewarding and exciting? Do you want to make a difference in what you do? Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy is the place for you! Not only do our Service Coordinators enjoy great benefits like: Flexible work schedules, A work from home option, Health, Vision, and Dental benefits, 401k & paid mileage but AUCP is helping community members with disabilities live at home.

Job Summary

Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy is looking for an experienced Case Manager to help take us to the next level.


  • Create a person centered plan by collaborating with participants and their team.
  • Conducting assessments for new and existing participants.
  • Monitoring the health and welfare of the participant and the quality of services provided to the participant through personal visits and telephone calls.
  • Link to all resources regardless of the source of payment.
  • Accurately identify and prioritize at risk participants
  • Effectively communicate participant plans and other consumer related activities both verbally and in writing to appropriate sources.
  • May be responsible for providing field instruction for peers of this or her respective professional discipline as opportunities permit.
  • Must be willing to travel.

Physical Actions:

  • Must be able to perform in a fast paced, high stress environment.

Educational Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university in the Human Services field.


  • At least one (1) years professional experience in case management.
  • One (1) year of experience in working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) preferred.
  • Must possession of a valid driver's license and access to a private vehicle for day-to-day job performance due to making home visits requiring frequent local and occasional state-wide travel.
  • Must be able to pass all background and clearance checks in accordance with Federal and State regulations.


Full-time Project Coordinator

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is actively recruiting a full time Project Coordinator for its 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative. We hope that you will help us find the right person for the job by circulating the attached job description to your networks.

Overview: The 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative is a collaborative effort among the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and Jewish Family and Community Services to build a safety net for teens with mental health issues. The program has three objectives: increasing community awareness of the reality of increasing teen behavioral health problems, promoting options for where to turn for help, improving availability and connections to mental health services and supports, and strengthening resiliency among teens and families. The goal is to design and implement an initiative that builds upon existing partnerships, reflects the diverse cultural and faith-based experiences of the community, and can be adapted and implemented in other neighborhoods.


Part-time or Full-time Opportunity, University of Pittsburgh

Are you a graduating senior interested in mental health and planning to take gap years (preferably at least 2) before returning to school? The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Behavioral Health and Smart Technology is hiring a research assistant to conduct structured clinical interviews and promote the center through social media. The position can offer flexible (part-time or full-time) hours, experience working with patients, and research presentation opportunities.

Email Amy Anderson at amya@pitt.edu for more information and visit our website healthtech.pitt.edu to learn more.


Full-time Research Assistant, Penn State University

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

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


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

Coordinator/Clinical Interviewer: Substance use during pregnancy and infant development - Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital

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

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

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

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


Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant: Infant Biobehavioral Development - Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital 

BA/BS Required

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

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

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

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

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


Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh

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

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


Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Brown University

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Full-time Lab Manager, Northwestern University

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

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

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

 Full-time Research Assistant Opportunities, Providence, RI

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

Butler Hospital Psychosocial Research Program

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

Has Benefits:  Yes

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

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

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


Gap Year Opportunity

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

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


Bilingual Project Assistant, NYC

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

Specific tasks may include:

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


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


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

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

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

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

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