Undergraduate Announcements

Important Fall Term 2022 Dates

August 29                    Fall term classes begin
September 2               Last day to declare new major for fall term
September 5               University closed/no classes

September 9                Add/drop ends
September 16             Extended add/drop ends
September 23             Deadline to submit Grade Option (S/NC)
October 14                  Fall break/no classes
October 28                  Last day to resign from all classes with partial refund
October 28                  Monitored withdrawal deadline
October 31                  Spring term enrollment dates begin

November 17              Deadline to apply for April 2023 graduation
November 20-27         Thanksgiving recess for students/no classes
November 24-25         Thanksgiving recess for faculty and staff/University closed

December 2                Last day to withdrawal from all classes
December 9                Last day for undergraduate classes
December 10-18         Final examination period for all undergraduate Saturday and evening classes
December 12-16         Final examination period for undergraduate day classes

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Office of the University Registrar Academic Calendars

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Calendar

University Events Calendar

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Several PSY Courses Still Available for Spring Term! - New Posting
  • New Undergraduate Psychology Course - New Posting
  • Experimental Learning Opportunities Available for Fall Term 
  • Annual Psychology Faculty Teaching Award - UPDATED
  • Psychology Club Membership 
  • Post-Graduation Planning Website UPDATED
  • Participation Requested - Brief Research Survey 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • The Personal Statement: Where to Begin - New Posting
  • MCSI Research Seed Grants in Sustainability 
  • GSPIA Master of Public Policy Virtual Info Session
  • Pitt Conservancy Research Survey
  • SAFE Resources
  • Spring Term 2023 Graduation Application Available
  • Pitt Pantry Open - O'Hara Student Center
  • Department of Theatre Arts, Pitt Stages
  • Walking Escort Program, Fall Term
  • Rehab Science Student Association 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • AHN Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is Recruiting - New Posting
  • Summer Health Academic Research Experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders (SHARE-CSD) 
  • Become a Peer Tutor in the Study Lab
  • 2023 Internship & Employment Opportunities with Camp Wediko
  • UCR Brain Game Center Research
  • Subject Tutors, University of Pittsburgh
  • Mindfulness Meditation Study Recruitment, University at Albany
  • Three Master's and Doctoral Programs in Psychological Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 
  • Undergraduate Study for Knowledge of Doctoral Study Cost
  • Youth Advocacy Committee, Outreach Teen & Family Services, Inc. 
  • Part-time, After School Performance Classes, Mad Science
  • Volunteer Research Assistant, Virtual Opportunity, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School 
  • Writers and Graphic Designers Wanted! 
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity, UPMC
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Internship, Center for Educational Improvement 
  • Rise Fellowship 2022 Organizing Positions
  • Student Organization Participation, University of Pittsburgh Incline Consulting Group 

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Several Post-grad Fellowship Opportunities, The Marcus Autism Center - New Posting
  • USC Master of Addiction Science Information Session 
  • Graduate School Application Resources 
  • Post-Baccalaureate Program in Applied Psychology, UT Austin 
  • 2023 Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Program
  • M.Ed. in Counselor Education Program Open House, University of Virginia
  • MSW in Clinical Social Work, Slippery Rock University
  • Family Studies and Human Development Ph.D. Program, The University of Arizona
  • Master of Addiction Science, University of Southern California
  • Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, University of Southern Mississippi
  • School of Professional and Applied Psychology Program Events, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pacific Medical Training Scribe Academy
  • Virginia Tech JK Lifespan Development Lab 
  • California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Graduate Programs 
  • Online Master's of Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Full-time Post-baccalaureate Research Intern, University of Iowa - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Assistant and Research Tech, University of Michigan - New Posting
  • Full-time Post-baccalaureate Research Intern, University of Iowa 
  • Clinical Research Assistants, Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health 
  • Full-Time Research Assistant, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Neuromodulation Lab 
  • Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Healthy Minds Alliance AmeriCorps Service Opportunity in Pittsburgh
  • Full-Time Clinical Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Project Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh
  • Part-Time and Full-Time Research Assistants, University of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of South Florida
  • Clinical Research Coordinator, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Program Operations Specialist, University of Washington
  • Hands of Hope House Parent Program, Casa de Esperanza
  • Three Full-time Clinical Research Coordinators, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • AmeriCorps Fellowship - Paid Post Graduate Service Opportunity
  • PsyD Clinical Psychology Program, Point Park University
  • Pre-doc/Research Assistant, University of Chicago Booth School of Business 
  • Senior Research Coordinator, Tufts University 
  • Research Study Assistants, Northwestern University 
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Iowa 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Northwestern University's
  • Full or Part-time Research Assistant, Children's National Hospital 
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, Stanford University 
  • Two Full-time Project Coordinators/Research Assistant Positions, Vanderbilt University 
  • Clinical Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Brown-Affiliated Butler Hospital 
  • Full-time Project Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

Several PSY Courses Still Available for Spring Term! New Posting

PSY 0423 Cognitive Psychology Lab (Advanced Lab Methods)

PSY 0510 Sensation and Perception (Elective)

PSY 1050 Topics in Psychology: The Learning Sciences (1000-level)

PSY 1050 Topics in Psychology: Second Language Acquisition (1000-level)

PSY 1057 Topics in Biological and Health Psychology: Psychoneuroimmunology (1000-level)

PSY 1059 Topics in Advanced Research Methods: MRI Methods (Advanced Lab Methods)

PSY 1059 Topics in Advanced Research Methods: Equity in Learning @ Pitt (Advanced Lab Methods)

PSY 1145 Social Research Advanced Lab (Advanced Lab Methods)

PSY 1775 Biopsychology of Health Inequalities (1000-level)

 

New Undergraduate Psychology CourseNew Posting

PSY 1050 Topics in Psychology - Learning Sciences

The learning sciences examine the process of learning and the factors that shape successful learning. This course provides an overview and deep examination of areas across the learning sciences, including cognitive science (the study of learning and thinking), sociocultural theory (with a focus on how learning is a social activity and how a student’s cultural knowledge influences what they learn), cognitive neuroscience (how the brain embodies and allows learning and thinking), organizational theories of learning, educational technology, instructional design, and educational policy. Each week will focus on one particular framework, with half the week being led by an expert faculty member in the area, and the other half focusing on particular questions, applications, and methods. Students will be required to complete assigned reading, to provide brief responses to each reading, and to write a final paper on one of the covered topics.

In order to register for this course, a student must email Marge Gibson (mgibson@pitt.edu).

 

Experimental Learning Opportunities Available for Fall Term

Hands-on experience can be a productive way to make academic progress and prepare for your future. 

Check out our credited research and field placement opportunities for fall term here: https://psychology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/experiential-learning 

 

Annual Psychology Faculty Teaching Award - UPDATED

 

Psychology Club Membership 

 

Post-Graduation Planning Website UPDATED 

Choosing your next steps after college is a big decision and can be challenging. This section of the website is designed to help you think about and gather resources for your next step.
If you are unsure about your next steps, there are pages to help you think about the wide variety of career options that are open to you as a psychology major as well as resources for applying for jobs.
If you are thinking about masters or PhD level careers in psychology or related fields, there are pages that offer advice about choosing the option that is right for you and how to apply.

https://psychology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/post-graduation 

 

Participation Requested - Brief Research Survey

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

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

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

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

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

 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

The Personal Statement: Where to BeginNew Posting

Applying next summer?  Join us on Monday, December 5 to hear our tips on how to get started writing your personal statement!

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

When: Monday, December 5, at 6-7pm

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

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

 

MCSI Research Seed Grants in Sustainability

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

 

GSPIA Master of Public Policy Virtual Info Session

The Master of Public Policy & Management (MPPM) program is for mid-career professionals seeking a highly flexible way to advance or begin a rewarding life in public service through in-person or online study.

Join us at an upcoming information session or visit our website to learn more. The virtual and in-person information sessions will present an overview of the MPPM program, the application process and admission criteria, and dedicated time to address any questions you may have.

MPPM Information Session Dates:

  • In-person Information Session – MPPM program
    Friday, December 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00pm EST
    Light lunch provided          Register Here

Enjoy the flexibility of choosing to study full-time or part-time, in person or online. As an online MPPM student, you can complete the 30-credit degree in just five terms. By taking courses during the spring, summer, and fall terms, you can earn your degree in just 20 months. As an on-campus MPPM student, you have access to the full menu of courses GSPIA offers. You can take evening classes that meet one day per week at a pace that suits your work schedule.

 

Pitt Conservancy Research Survey

Pitt Conservancy's mission is to educate and raise awareness about invasive species while attempting to manage invasive species here on Pitt's campus.

Along with the new program, Pitt Conservancy, we have also created a year project called Spotted Killers.

Spotted Killer's mission is to educate and raise awareness about Spotted Lanternflies while attempting to manage their population here on campus.

As Spotted Lanternflies become a more significant threat to our community, we are making it our goal to spread awareness about invasives and tackling the invasion of the Spotted Lanternflies.  

To help gauge our university's understanding of invasive species and Spotted Lanternflies, I have created a survey. I am asking students, faculty, and staff to fill it out. These answers are being used as important data points to help us understand where we need to improve awareness and understanding of invasive species.

 

SAFE Resources

 

Spring Term 2023 Graduation Application Available

If you intend for spring term to be your final term and you plan to graudate, you must apply for graduation. You'll find the application and additional details on the Undergraduate Studies, Student Records website. https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/student-records 

 

Pitt Pantry Open - O'Hara Student Center

Fall 2022 Hours:

Tuesdays: 10am-6 pm 

Thursday: 10am -6 pm

This link provides access to in person shopping/ pick up box appointments: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_26182iqM7A4vsOy

All appointments should be submitted 24 hours in advance.

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

Other food pantry options:

 

Department of Theatre Arts, Pitt Stages

Founded in 1982, this year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh.

Pitt Stages has put to together an exciting season as we celebrate this monumental milestone.

We proudly continue our mission to educate and entertain our community with stories that are heartfelt, hilarious, thought-provoking and uplifting.

We hope that you will join us to celebrate!

Tickets go on sale, September 1, 2022. If you would like more information about the shows or where to get tickets, please visit the links below

THE 39 STEPS

DANCE NATION

August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS

ABDUCTION: A MUSICAL COMEDY

We also have two productions in our Reading Series - these are FREE to attend!

Very Berry Dead

Astronots

 

Walking Escort Program, Fall Term 

The Walking Escort Pilot Program provides walking escorts (Allied Universal Security officers) for students leaving Hillman library between the hours of 10pm and 6am.  Students must show a Pitt ID. An escort is available to the following residence halls: Amos Hall, Bouquet Gardens, Brackenridge Hall, Bruce Hall, Central Oakland Apartments, Forbes Hall, Forbes-Craig Apartments, Holland Hall, Litchfield Towers, Lothrop Hall, McCormick Hall, Nordenberg Hall, Oakwood Apartments, Ruskin Hall, and the Wyndham Hotel. Students living on upper campus will be escorted to a shuttle stop. 

The Hillman Library provides this program throughout the semester.

Library Hours:
- Sun through Thurs open 24 hours
- Friday closes at 10:00p
- Saturday 10:00a-10:00p
- Sunday open at 10:00a

Walking Escort Program Hours:
- Sun through Thurs 8:00p-6:00a
- Fri and Sat 8:00p-10:00p

 

Rehab Science Student Association

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

AHN Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is RecruitingNew Posting

AHN’s Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is recruiting and training volunteers for spring 2023 and summer 2023!

Who: Individuals who are passionate about healthcare and seeking a fulfilling volunteer experience

What: HELP volunteers work to prevent the onset of delirium by delivering clinically proven bedside interventions to support inpatient adults 70+

Where: Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) and West Penn Hospital (WPH)

To learn more about HELP and the exciting volunteer opportunities we have coming in 2023 (including the chance to participate in a brand new HELP research initiative), please join us at an upcoming Virtual Open House. Contact Autumn or Kaitlyn to RSVP and get the link!

AHN HELP is an approved site to earn PSY 1900 Field Placement Credit and is a great way to earn credit and continue making academic progress while getting hands-on experience!

https://psychology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/experiential-learning/supervis...

 

Monday, December 5th 1:00pm-2:00pm

Thursday, December 8th 10:00am-11:00am

Tuesday, December 13th 12:00pm-1:00pm

 

 

To join our team of exceptional people, please apply at:

https://allegheny.vsyslive.com/

   OR, contact Autumn Corcoran (WPH) or Kaitlyn Lorey (AGH)

 

AutumnMoss.Corcoran@ahn.org          KaitlynLorey.Lorey@ahn.org

412-578-5103                                     412-359-4043

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Become a Peer Tutor in the Study Lab

The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is looking for academically successful (GPA 3.0 or better) students to serve as peer tutors in Economics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience and Statistics. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. Applicants are assessed for interpersonal skills, trainability, course content knowledge, and ability to commit to the training program. Interested applications must have received a grade of B+ or better in the course(s) in which they would like to tutor. Tutors must be able to tutor in more than one course and preference is given for students who can commit to tutoring for at least one academic year.

Click here for more information and to apply: https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/study-lab/one-one-peer-tutoring/meet-ou...

 

2023 Internship & Employment Opportunities with Camp Wediko

 

UCR Brain Game Center Research

The UCR Brain Game Center for Mental Fitness and Well-being is recruiting participants for a large online study that is funded by the National Institute of Health to better understand how working memory training may lead to cognitive benefits. The study and its recruitment method has been approved by the Human Subject Review Board at University of California Riverside. Participation in the study is strictly voluntary and there will be no penalty to you for not participating.

For more about the study see this article in Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-brain-training-actually-work/

To enroll, simply follow the link here: https://bgc.ucr.edu/trainmymemory/?r=EM_10_22

You must be 18 years or older to participate and if chosen, you'll be asked to fill out some surveys, conduct a few cognitive tests and complete the working memory training. The study is only 11 business days long and is done all within the comfort of your home on your personal phone or tablet.

Not only will you receive access to our brain training software for free, but there are also give-aways that provide opportunities to win rewards such as gift cards valued $5-100 or the grand prize of a brand new iPad!

If you have further questions regarding the study, or you experience technical difficulties registering or with our application, please contact us at bgcsupport@ucr.edu

 

Subject Tutors, University of Pittsburgh

Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes are actively searching for tutors in Psychology. More information and application here:

https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_student_int/jobdetail.ftl?job=22008374&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

 

Mindfulness Meditation Study Recruitment, University at Albany

 

Three Master's and Doctoral Programs in Psychological Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

 

Undergraduate Study for Knowledge of Doctoral Study Cost

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

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

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

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

 

Youth Advocacy Committee, Outreach Teen & Family Services, Inc

Currently, we are accepting applications for our Youth Advocacy Committee (YAC). This group is intended to be a peer-to-peer resource for teens and young adults who are passionate about promoting mental health and wellness. More information can be found in the attached flyer. This is a great opportunity for college students interested in pursuing a career in counseling to gain early exposure to the field and to start making a difference today.

If you know of any students who would be interested in participating as a member of our YAC, please feel free to share this information with them. Students looking to apply should be directed to our online application: https://forms.gle/beHPUAX2SP385BuH7. Applications are being accepted until December 2nd. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

 

Part-time, After School Performance Classes, Mad Science

***MAD SCIENCE IS NOW HIRING****

PART-TIME EMPLOYEES TO PERFORM AFTER SCHOOL SCIENCE CLASSES IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

PERFORMERS

  • EDUCATION STUDENTS
  • STEM MAJORS
  • OUTGOING PEOPLE WHO LOVE WORKING WITH CHILDREN!
  • COMPETITIVE SALARY (pay ranges from $30 - $45 per event)
  • FULLY PAID TRAINING
  • AWESOME WORK ATMOSPHERE
  • GET PAID TO HAVE FUN
  • MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION
  • MUST BE AVAILABLE A MINIMUM OF 2 WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 2:30 and 5:30 pm
  • MUST LOVE WEARING A COOL LAB COAT

To apply, please email info@madsciencepgh.com your resume and a brief cover letter.

 

Volunteer Research Assistant, Virtual Opportunity, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

The focus of our research is on self-injury and depression among youth. We are currently looking for a volunteer research assistant to engage in remote research assistant responsibilities for a National Institute of Mental Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention study. This study focuses on employing computer vision to identify visual indicators of suicide risk among adolescents (R21MH127231YIG-1-020-20). The research coordinator will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu and Dr. Taylor Burke at Massachusetts General Hospital. These positions are particularly well suited for individuals seeking to gain research experience prior to graduate or medical school.

Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include helping with social media-based participant recruitment (e.g., creating social media ads and content, tracking ad and content engagement), reviewing participants' survey responses and uploaded self-injury scarring images to make sure that participants were following directions, paying participants, responding to participant messages, and helping with participant retention. Given the sensitive nature of the data that research assistants will be reviewing (i.e., images of self-injury scarring), it is important that interested applicants feel comfortable engaging in all study tasks.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants must have completed at least two semesters or three trimesters of undergraduate education as well as possess strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Applicants must be able to work autonomously as well as within a collaborative team environment. Psychology, sociology, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome.

Here is the link to our application: https://redcap.link/v4jpfiga

 

Writers and Graphic Designers Wanted!

Are you interested in writing or design or STEM? You should join The Pitt Pulse!

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

We are looking for both writers and graphic designers for our articles! 

  • You can be of any background or level of experience with writing - we have assistant editors and writing guides to help you throughout the whole writing process. 
  • You don’t have to have any experience with graphic designing to be a part of the design committee either. The art directors have training videos on all the resources you will use and they will help you as you design artwork for articles and contribute to designing the covers of the magazines. 

We also have a podcast! Here we explore the intersection between science and society. We are looking for people to help with writing the script, help with hosting the episodes, interviewing relevant professionals for the podcast, as well as audio editing. 

Not sure if you have enough time to write an entire article but still want to be involved? 

You can make infographics as part of our new Infographic Initiative! 

To sign-up for our mailing list, fill out this form: (literally only 3 questions!)

https://forms.gle/JRLf2MZruLLP5KWYA

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

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

 

Undergraduate Research Opportunity, UPMC 

Dr. Amy Wagner (Dept. PM&R and Neuroscience) has two openings for an undergraduate research student (freshman/sophomore preferable) interested in learning about and being involved with research on how blood-based biomarkers and genetics can impact recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and guide their medical care.  Students can learn about neuropsychological testing and score norming for research subjects with TBI as well as data management skills and basic data visualization.  Additionally, students can have opportunities to learn how to abstract clinically relevant data from electronic medical records that inform TBI recovery.  Students can also learn wet lab skills to support biomarker assay completion, biorepository management, and sample processing.  Students should be able to provide ~10hr/week during regular day-time office hours.  Student must be available to work at both UPMC Mercy and at the UPMC Kaufmann building in Oakland.  It is preferred that students be interested in the possibility of a longitudinal multi-semester research experience that can evolve into an independent research project.  Additional opportunities with patient interviews and direct data collection as well as community engagement opportunities are possible. Students can be onboarded as research volunteers or obtain research credit. Interested candidates should send their resume (including GPA) and a short paragraph of interest to Amy Wagner, MD (wagnerak@upmc.edu) Kim Huster, PhD (husterk@upmc.edu), and John Maczuzak, BS (jmm412@pitt.edu).

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Are you interested in gaining clinical research experience with teens and families?

We are looking for organized, motivated undergraduate psychology students to assist in our lab for the 2022-2023 academic year (and possibly beyond!).  Students will be trained to conduct initial screening calls with potential participants (age 12-18) and their parents for a federally-funded study examining 2 treatments aiming to prevent or delay psychopathology among the adolescent offspring of parents diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  

In the lab, you will work as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals led by Dr. Tina Goldstein PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Days and hours are flexible; a minimum 5 hour/week commitment during the semester is required.

Interested individuals please contact Kelly Monk at monkk@upmc.edu.  

 

Internship, Center for Educational Improvement 

We are seeking a candidate who has experience conducting research or teaching young children (age 0-8) to serve as an intern with the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the translation of research to practice. The position would be flex-time and dedicated to helping us research and write about early childhood development and literacy, and antiracism. If you have knowledge of Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Core Knowledge, Roots and Wings, or other frequently used early childhood curricula that would be helpful, but not essential.  Also helpful would be an interest in cultural competence as it relates to indigenous, Asian, Black, or Latino students and knowledge of the neurobiology of trauma with young children.This is a voluntary position, with the expectation of approximately 8-10 hours a week for a period for 3-6 months, and the potential for some paid contractual work. We can collaborate with universities to help with credit arrangements. Preference will be given to graduate students in masters degree or doctorate programs with excellent writing/communication skills. The primary work will involve conducting background research and writing for our monthly eNewsletter distributed to 5,000 educators in the US and our blog post, or assisting with publication of a book we are developing on heart centered approaches to antiracism in early childhood.

CEI's goal is to accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices that address the holistic needs of students and staff. We guide educators as they create a culture and context for students to become enthusiastic lifelong learners. We also offer practical solutions that help early childhood, elementary and secondary teachers, principals, school psychologists, and other school staff reduce stress and symptoms of burnout, anxiety, and depression, including the vicarious trauma that affects many educators and school staff. Learn more about our focus and research areas.

To apply please submit a resume, a letter explaining why you are interested in this position, and 2-3 references to chrismason@edimprovement.org. Visit our website for additional information on our work: https://www.edimprovement.org/

 

Rise Fellowship 2022 Organizing Positions

Fellow application:  https://secure.everyaction.com/dTDQ5aFBx0-F5jWa5qpAKA2

Rise is a student-led nonprofit advocating for greater access to participate in democracy and addressing students' basic needs. Through permanent investments in college student organizing, our mission is to make higher education accessible and affordable for everyone. We are hiring college students to help get out the vote and lead organizing efforts in 2022. We are looking to hire students who attend college or university primarily in MI, WI, GA, PA, & AZ. Organizing will include but not be limited to building partnerships with state and student organizations, using creative online tactics to recruit attendees to our organizing events, and connecting with youth in their community to learn more about voting. Fellows recruit students to sign up to access voter educational resources through Rise.Vote

Fellows will work up to 20 hours per week and earn $15 per hour. They will have a flexible schedule that they can set around other work, academic, or family obligations. Fellows will work on teams with other student fellows and be managed by senior organizers who have completed the fellowship program. This position is available to any currently enrolled college student, and no previous political or organizing experience is required. Students will succeed in this role if they are ambitious, creative, and persistent.

We thank you in advance for your application, and look forward to reading them! Applications will be read on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email Jess Scott at jess@risefree.org

Ambassador application: https://secure.everyaction.com/rMI3rCMSmk2C7dsGLASEow2

Rise is a student-led nonprofit advocating for greater access to participate in democracy and addressing students' basic needs. Through permanent investments in college student organizing, our mission is to make higher education accessible and affordable for everyone. We are looking to hire students who attend college or university primarily in MI, WI, GA, PA, & AZ.

Student Ambassadors will be expected to have conversations with their friends, family, classmates and community members and help them make a plan to vote!

The requirements you need to fulfill for this Ambassadorship are:

  • Attend 1 relational organizing training led by Rise Fellows
  • Check in regularly, at least once a week, with a Rise Fellow in a 1:1
  • Recruit a minimum 30 plans to vote through Rise.Vote

Ambassadors will be paid $90 once they reach the 30 plans to vote, and $3 per plan to vote at increments of 15 above the minimum threshold.

If you have any questions, please email Jess Scott at jess@risefree.org

 

Student Organization Participation, University of Pittsburgh Incline Consulting Group

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

 

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Several Post-grad Fellowship Opportunities, The Marcus Autism CenterNew Posting

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

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

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

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

 

USC Master of Addiction Science Information Session 

View the USC Master of Addiction Science Information Session here: https://youtu.be/8Sln99I-d4s

 

Graduate School Application Resources 

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

Register for a live Q&A on guidance for students of color here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q5Z0RiIqQcOu6D3DeaFe5w

 

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Applied Psychology, UT Austin 

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

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

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

Learn more about the Post-Baccalaureate Program at https://bit.ly/UT-PostBac-2023

 

2023 Diversifying Clinical Psychology Networking Program

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

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

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

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

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

 

M.Ed. in Counselor Education Program Open House, University of Virginia

Are you interested in becoming a school counselor? An M.Ed. in Counselor Education from UVA prepares graduate students to be a school counselor leader, advocate, and social justice change-agent in K-12 schools. As the mental health needs of youth continue to grow, so does the need for licensed school counselors. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of school counselors is projected to grow 10% in the next decade, faster than the average for all occupations. Furthermore, Virginia recently passed a Senate Bill to lower the school counselor-to-student ratio, which will open additional school counseling positions statewide. 

It is a great time to enter the profession. And UVA’s Counselor Education faculty are excited to invite interested individuals to apply to our M.Ed. program. UVA’s counseling program has a long history of producing social justice-oriented professionals who have become local, regional, and national leaders in the field of counseling. We offer a two-year, full-time cohort program in Charlottesville, VA and GRE scores are not needed to apply. Additionally, we invite all undergraduate majors to apply. Click here for more information about our program. 

We will host two virtual open house sessions this year on November 15th, and December 7th (both from 6:30-7:30pm EST) for those seeking additional information. Both sessions will be the same, and prospective students will hear from professors about our program and will have the opportunity to ask questions. Click here to register. A Zoom link will be sent the week of the event.

Our application deadline is January 5th, 2023. 

 

MSW in Clinical Social Work, Slippery Rock University 

 

Family Studies and Human Development Ph.D. Program, The University of Arizona

Interested students can contact our Graduate Coordinator, Jessica Bee (jbee@arizona.edu), or our Graduate Director, Dr. Melissa Delgado (mydelgado@arizona.edu), with any questions regarding our program or application process.

 

Master of Addiction Science, University of Southern California

 

Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, University of Southern Mississippi

The decision to apply to a graduate program is an important one and we hope you will consider The University of Southern Mississippi and the Counseling Psychology doctoral program.

There are several reasons why our graduate program is considered one of the best in the country.

  • We offer high quality training in evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy. Most of our faculty adhere to a cognitive-behavioral framework and provide supervision to students engaged in counseling services throughout their doctoral training.
  • We maintain an in-house training clinic which works to provide students access to both university clients and clients from the Hattiesburg community.
  • We also maintain several connections with community agencies which provide clinical training opportunities for our students. Many of these are associated with a graduate assistantship.
  • Graduate assistantships are offered to most students throughout their time on campus. These include a monthly stipend and tuition waiver and involve assisting with teaching, research, and clinical work.
  • Mentoring occurs every week in the form of research team meetings, clinical supervision and very regular contact with your instructors. We create an active learning environment where students are engaged in their educational pursuits both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Coursework is rigorous, of course, but is provided by instructors who are experts in their fields. Because the program is housed within the USM School of Psychology, you will be exposed to social psychologists, cognitive psychologists, etc. who will provide instruction in these core areas of psychology and are often involved in research and other graduate training activities.
  • Our pre-doctoral internship placement rate is generally higher than the national average with most students being placed at one of the top ranked sites.

We encourage you to become familiar with our program (www.usm.edu/graduate-programs/psychology-counseling), the University of Southern Mississippi (www.usm.edu).  The website contains more specific information about the application process as well as a variety of new videos to orient people to our program.

You may also be interested to know that our Counseling Psychology master’s program is closely aligned with our doctoral program and a good first step toward a doctoral degree. Students not invited for an interview with the doctoral program, are strongly encouraged to apply for the MS program (application deadline is March 1). Several of our current doctoral students successfully completed the Master’s program, making them competitive applicants for our doctoral program. We hope that you also consider this a good option.

All Counseling Psychology doctoral program application materials are due December 1. Completed applications include an online application, personal statement, writing sample, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. High quality applications include a well-crafted personal statement that conforms to the instructions and provides evidence of an applicant’s “fit” with our program. Please be aware that in order for your application to receive a full review, we will need to receive a completed application no later than 12/1/22. Please contact me (Dr. Emily Yowell, emily.yowell@usm.edu) directly with questions about the application process or about the program at USM.  

 

School of Professional and Applied Psychology Program Events, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Visit pcom.edu to request more information or email us at admissions@pcom.edu.

All applications for programs within our School of Professional and Applied Psychology are open! The deadline for all programs is August 4, 2023. We offer programs in:

Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Mental Health Counseling (MS)

Applied Positive Psychology (MS)

Applied Behavior Analysis (MS or cert.)

School Psychology (EdS, PsyD)

Organizational Development & Leadership (MS or cert.)

Population Health Management & Administration (MS)

Non-Profit Leadership & Population Health Management (MS)

Please see a list of our upcoming events below:

Event

Date & Time

Registration Link

Campus Tours

11/4 & 12/2

12 p.m.-1p.m. EST

11/4 Link

12/2 Link

Virtual School of Professional & Applied Psychology Virtual Open House

11/9

6 p.m.-8 p.m. EST

Registration

How to Create a Competitive Application Virtual Session

11/14

12 p.m.1 p.m. EST

Registration

What is the Role of a Behavior Analyst Virtual Session

11/29

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST

Registration 

How to Cope with Stress during the Holiday Season Virtual Info Session

12/1

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST

Registration

How to Interview Successfully in the Virtual Space Info Session

12/5

12p.m. - 1p.m. EST

Registration

What is the Value of Interprofessional Education Virtual Info Session

12/7

6p.m. - 7p.m. EST

Registration

 

Pacific Medical Training Scribe Academy

 

Virginia Tech JK Lifespan Development Lab

JK Lifespan Development Lab (https://support.psyc.vt.edu/labs/jklifespan), in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech is recruiting potential graduate students for the upcoming academic year (application deadline: December 1st, 2022). We study risk and resilience factors in developmental psychopathology, including neurobiological, psychological, and socio-environmental processes that predict decision making, health risk behaviors, and psychopathology in adolescence and young adulthood. Please contact Dr. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon (jungmeen@vt.edu) for further questions.

 

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Graduate Programs

 

Online Master's of Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University 

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

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

Shippensburg Psychology Graduate Program

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Full-time Post-baccalaureate Research Intern, University of IowaNew Posting

We are seeking a full-time post-baccalaureate research intern for our newly funded Research Program of Excellence in Schizophrenia at the University of Iowa. The post-bac research intern position is intended for individuals who plan to apply to graduate studies in Clinical Science, Neuroscience, Medicine, etc., and are seeking 1 to 2 yr of mentored clinical research training to build their CV.

We are looking for someone who can contribute to projects investigating biological, cognitive, socio-emotional, and environmental factors that predict clinical and functional outcomes across the psychosis spectrum. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephalography), magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI, DTI, etc.), event-related potentials, psychophysiology and behavioral/cognitive/clinical assessments. The research intern will be a core member of a collaborative research group and will actively contribute to all aspects of the ongoing projects. Primary responsibilities include administrative aspects of research (e.g., recruiting and scheduling participants, participant database management) as well as data collection and analysis.

Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field.

Required Qualifications: US citizenship or a Legal Permanent Resident; Basic data entry and data management skills; Ability to work 40 hours per week, typically during the week but, when necessary, over the weekend or in evenings; Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; Capable of independent, self-directed work as well as working in a collaborative team environment.

Desirable Qualifications: Experience working with clinical populations especially individuals with severe mental illness or those at clinical high risk; Experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g., SPSS, Matlab, R, Python etc.); Experience with participant recruitment in research settings; Experience in acquisition and analyses of behavioral and/or neuroimaging experiments in humans (e.g., EEG, cognitive testing, interviews) ideal, although we will also consider applicants who can demonstrate a strong commitment to learn these skills; Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience with professional communication and conflict management; Programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, etc).

Here is a link to the job posting and application portal: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/research/view/563

 

Full-time Research Assistant and Research Tech, University of MichiganNew Posting

The Food and Addiction Science and Treatment (FAST) lab in the University of Michigan Department of Psychology is seeking a full-time research assistant for a NIDA-funded research project. The aim of this research is to understand how ultra-processed foods impact reward-functioning, mood, and well-being using cutting-edge technology (e.g., neuroimaging, continuous glucose monitoring, ecological momentary assessment) and experimental designs with human subjects.  Employees will receive training on these scientific methods.

Research Tech - Intermediate

The research assistant will work under the supervision of Dr. Ashley Gearhardt. They will join a team of graduate and undergraduate researchers and have opportunities to collaborate on numerous research projects focused on the impact of ultra-processed foods on mental health and well-being. The research assistant will participate in many different research-related activities, running participants, and collecting and organizing neuroimaging and mobile technology data. The application is for a one-year position that is renewable, contingent on performance and continued grant funding. This position is suitable for candidates interested in growing a competitive research record for preparation for graduate school in psychology or in related fields of neuroscience, public health, or social work. The research assistant will have opportunities to develop methodological, statistical, and writing skills.

https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/226548/research-tech-intermediate

Research Area Specialist Associate

The Research Coordinator will oversee many different research-related activities, including but not limited to the recruitment of participants, overseeing neuroimaging and mobile technology research, engagement with institutional review boards, and supervision of research assistants. The application is for a one-year position that is renewable, contingent on performance and continued grant funding. This position is suitable to candidates interested in growing a competitive research record for preparation for graduate school in psychology or in related fields of neuroscience, public health or social work. The Research Coordinator will have opportunities to develop methodological, statistical, and writing skills and will have the opportunity to earn authorship on peer-reviewed papers.

https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/226729/research-area-specialist-ass...

 

Full-time Post-baccalaureate Research Intern, University of Iowa 

We are seeking a full-time post-baccalaureate research intern for our newly funded Research Program of Excellence in Schizophrenia at the University of Iowa. The post-bac research intern position is intended for individuals who plan to apply to graduate studies in Clinical Science, Neuroscience, Medicine, etc., and are seeking 1 to 2 yr of mentored clinical research training to build their CV.

We are looking for someone who can contribute to projects investigating biological, cognitive, socio-emotional, and environmental factors that predict clinical and functional outcomes across the psychosis spectrum. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephalography), magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI, DTI, etc.), event-related potentials, psychophysiology and behavioral/cognitive/clinical assessments. The research intern will be a core member of a collaborative research group and will actively contribute to all aspects of the ongoing projects. Primary responsibilities include administrative aspects of research (e.g., recruiting and scheduling participants, participant database management) as well as data collection and analysis.

Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field.

Required Qualifications: US citizenship or a Legal Permanent Resident; Basic data entry and data management skills; Ability to work 40 hours per week, typically during the week but, when necessary, over the weekend or in evenings; Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; Capable of independent, self-directed work as well as working in a collaborative team environment.

Desirable Qualifications: Experience working with clinical populations especially individuals with severe mental illness or those at clinical high risk; Experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g., SPSS, Matlab, R, Python etc.); Experience with participant recruitment in research settings; Experience in acquisition and analyses of behavioral and/or neuroimaging experiments in humans (e.g., EEG, cognitive testing, interviews) ideal, although we will also consider applicants who can demonstrate a strong commitment to learn these skills; Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience with professional communication and conflict management; Programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, etc).

Please forward this message to promising candidates! Here is a link to the job posting and application portal: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/research/view/563

 

Clinical Research Assistants, Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health 

We are the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health, and we are hiring! We are hiring for Clinical Research Assistants in Providence, RI. Here are short descriptions of each study:

Clinical Research Assistant (iDOVE2): We are actively recruiting a Clinical Research Assistant (RA) for research focused on the use of digital health to prevent peer violence and depressive symptoms among at-risk adolescents. Primary responsibilities will be related to an R01 investigation, “iDOVE2: A Technology-Augmented Intervention to Prevent Peer Violence & Depressive Symptoms Among At-Risk Emergency Department Adolescents.” Learn more here.

Clinical Research Assistant (CHOICE and ECOS): We are seeking a Clinical Research Assistant (RA) to work 50% on research focused on the development and evaluation of integrated treatments for HIV and OUD and 50% on research focused on interviewing key stakeholders (patients, clinicians, and administrative leaders) to develop a better understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on substance use treatment. Learn more here.

Clinical Research Assistant (Guardians 4 Health): We are seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to work on research focused on firearm injury prevention and community engagement. The RA will work with Principal Investigator Dr. Megan Ranney with opportunities for exposure to co-investigators in psychology, public health, injury prevention, and digital health. Learn more here.

 

Full-Time Research Assistant, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Neuromodulation Lab 

Job Summary: Full-time research assistant to join a laboratory within the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital focused on the study of neuromodulation (i.e. brain stimulation) interventions for psychotic disorders. Under direct supervision, the research assistant will be responsible for recruiting research subjects into clinical research studies and assisting investigators in the collection and analysis of study data.

In particular, the research assistant will work alongside the principal investigator to conduct a randomized, controlled trial of a neuromodulation intervention (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, rTMS) for nicotine dependence in people with schizophrenia and healthy individuals. This will require a desire to work directly with individuals who experience psychosis and nicotine dependence as well as excellent organizational and data management skills.

The research assistant will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting research participants into research studies (independently or in conjunction with other clinical research staff)
  • Assessing the participant’s eligibility for research studies
  • Discussing informed consent with research subjects
  • Scheduling research study visits
  • Conducting clinical interviews of psychiatric symptoms and substance use
  • Administering cognitive tests
  • Carrying out neuroimaging study protocols
  • Administering rTMS with supervision

The research assistant will be an integral part of the study team, will regularly attend clinical meetings and will assist with recruitment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the management of Institutional Review Board approvals, database management, analysis of behavioral and brain imaging data, and assisting with manuscript preparation.

The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and capable of working independently. Individuals interested in mental health, interventional psychiatry, neuromodulation, psychosis, addiction, and clinical trials are especially encouraged to apply. The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities. It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing an MD or PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, neuroscience, psychology, or a related field. Experience in clinical research is highly desirable. Training in administration of rTMS, clinical interviewing, cognitive testing, and neuroimaging data analysis will be provided.

This position requires a 2-year commitment.

Please send resume and cover letter to: heather.b.ward@vumc.org

 

Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh

Are you graduating in December and looking for work?  Do you have research experience in Psychology as a Directed Study student or volunteer?  We may have a job opportunity that will suit you!  The position is available to start in January.

The Department of Psychology in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Research Associate. The primary responsibility of this position will be to assist with an NIH-funded study examining daily life stress and cardiovascular disease risk.  Incumbent will administer various structured clinical and data collection interviews, monitor participant computerized questionnaires and ambulatory blood pressure, assist with data management, and be responsible for data entry, verification and coding. The Dietrich School is committed to building a diverse staff.

Apply under the University of Pittsburgh Talent Center (position 22005582).

If you have questions, contact Dr. Kamarck at tkam@pitt.edu.

 

Healthy Minds Alliance AmeriCorps Service Opportunity in Pittsburgh

Health360 is a nonprofit based in Connecticut, that runs a national AmeriCorps Program called the Healthy Minds Alliance where we place members to serve in multiple states across the U.S. We are currently recruiting to place an AmeriCorps member at our host site (Squirrel Hill Health Center) in Pittsburgh.

The Healthy Minds Alliance is an innovative AmeriCorps program, which seeks to tackle the mental health crisis in the nation. We take a community-based approach and educate community members on ways that they can prevent, detect, and support those with mental illness. Our AmeriCorps members are trained in evidence-based mental health interventions (e.g. Mental Health First Aid, QPR, etc.) and are the ones who directly teach these courses to the public. Our members are able to gain valuable skills and experience in the mental and public health fields.

This can be a really great opportunity for former or graduating students, or those hoping to take a gap year before continuing on with education or finding employment. We do not have any major requirements for this position, but we have focused our efforts on sharing this opportunity with students who may have an interest in psychology, allied/public/mental health, or human services. Individuals who are passionate about mental health may find this position worthwhile.

If you have any further questions about the logistics of the program, please do not hesitate to reach out. We also have more information about the Healthy Minds Alliance program on our website.

Interested applicants can send resumes to Mercedez Patrick at patrick@health360.org.

 

Full-Time Clinical Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

We are currently looking to hire a full-time clinical research coordinator (start date this Dec-Jan) to join us at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and assist with NIMH- and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded studies aimed at improving short-term risk prediction for suicidal behavior in adolescents. Studies assessing proximal risk for suicidal behavior use computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and/or ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, passive sensing of physiological arousal, passive sensing of social engagement and physical activity, and ecological momentary assessment) in psychiatrically hospitalized youth (see RF1MH120830R01MH124899R01MH115905K23MH126168). Additional studies focus on employing computer vision to identify visual indicators of suicide risk among adolescents (R21MH127231YIG-1-020-20). Our most recently funded study aims to examine how parent-child stress interactions may be associated with or protect against suicide risk in adolescents using automatic sensing of acoustic and visual behaviors (R21MH130767). The research coordinator will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu and Dr. Taylor Burke at Massachusetts General Hospital. This position is particularly well suited for individuals seeking to gain research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.

Application information: The start date is December 2022-January 2023. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV through this link. Any questions regarding this position may be directed to Margarid Turnamian at moodandbxlab@gmail.com. The deadline is rolling.

 

Project Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh

We are currently seeking a Project Coordinator for two NIH-funded studies, someone who can assist staff and students working with adult participants involved in a longitudinal and an exercise intervention study examining behavioral predictors of cardiovascular risk. If you are interested or for more information, please contact Tom Kamarck in the Behavioral Medicine Research Group at tkam@pitt.edu.

 

Part-Time and Full-Time Research Assistants, University of Pittsburgh 

 

Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of South Florida

Candidates are being considered for a full-time, NIMH-funded, post-baccalaureate Study Coordinator position in the laboratory of Peter E. Clayson, PhD, in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, USA. The expected yearly salary is $40,000 with benefits (health insurance, paid time off), and the start date for the position is January 2023.
 
The purpose of this NIMH grant is to design psychometric formulas for psychophysiological measurements, develop software for their implementation, optimize three paradigms for studying individual differences, and provide online educational material on the application of these resources.
 
The Study Coordinator will support participant recruitment, screen community participants for eligibility, schedule participants, coordinate clinical diagnostic interviews, help supervise undergraduate research assistants in data collection, and participate in weekly diagnostic case reviews and other operational meetings. Additional responsibilities will include database management, analysis of behavioral and psychophysiological data, and assistance with publishing posters and manuscripts.
 
The application is for a one-year position that is renewable, contingent on performance and continued grant funding. This position is suitable to candidates interested in growing a competitive research record for preparation for graduate school in cognitive or clinical psychology or in related fields of neuroscience. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and experience in a research setting. Candidates with experience in the collection and analysis of psychophysiological data are highly encouraged to apply.
 
Interested candidates should send 1) a cover letter summarizing your motivation for applying, relevant experience, and fit for the position; 2) a CV; 3) an undergraduate transcript; and 4) contact information for at least two references (letters of recommendation will be requested for select applicants and are not necessary for the initial application). Questions about the position can be sent via email to Dr. Clayson (clayson@usf.edu).
 
All materials must be submitted through USF Careers (https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/index.aspx). Click on `Access Careers@USF` and search for job ID: 32423 (Research Support Specialist position). The application deadline is December 2nd, 2022.

 

Clinical Research Coordinator, Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Jackson Lab focuses on disease-self management and psychosocial outcomes for individuals with cardiac disease across the lifespan with an emphasis on congenital heart disease (CHD). Clinical research coordinators (CRCs) will be contributing to an NIH-funded randomized clinical trial (RCT) examining the efficacy of a videoconference-delivered physical activity lifestyle intervention among teens and young adults with CHD, as well as other ongoing projects in the lab.  

Duties will involve working directly with research participants, data management, collection of biometric data (e.g., physical activity, exercise stress test, hair cortisol), and preparing/submitting conference abstracts and research manuscripts. This position will involve close collaboration with Dr. Jamie Jackson, other investigators and research staff, as well as medical team members in the outpatient hospital setting. Opportunities exist for mentorship and professional development for applicants who may be interested in gaining experience that will prepare them to apply for advanced graduate programs.

The Jackson Lab is committed to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the scope of research, employment, training, and beyond. We aim to foster a team environment that reflects a variety of skills, experiences, and perspectives as we work to establish stronger connections with patients, families, and the Columbus community. Individuals from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Conduct clinical research activities independently or semi-independently and following approved protocols. This includes recruiting potential participants in person and by phone, data collection, and data management. Data collection may include attending exercise stress tests, traveling to participants’ homes or conducting virtual visits, and using REDCap, an internet-based survey tool. Data management will include working with statistical analysis software for data management and analysis, medical record reviews, and other research devices (e.g., physical activity monitors). These duties will involve some evening and/or weekend hours on a flexible schedule.
  2. Accurately collect and protect research data and participant information. Protection of participant privacy and adherence to policies for management of private and protected health information is required.
  3. Maintain proper documentation of approval regarding study procedures and protocol.
  4. Supervise student research interns.
  5. Interpret the results of data analyses with input from Dr. Jackson and other investigators.
  6. Order supplies needed to conduct research, maintain inventory of equipment and supplies, and assure that research equipment is in good working order.
  7. Work with other clinical research coordinators, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and medical students using standard research practices.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, for example Psychology or another behavioral science.
  2. Ability to function independently, make decisions, and be a self-starter.
  3. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  4. Team player who will work well with supervisors, co-workers, and student supervisees.
  5. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Current driver’s license and insurance with access to a reliable car for use in data collection.
  7. Previous research experience and familiarity with statistical and data management software (e.g.,SPSS, Excel, REDCap) is preferred.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS

Please submit a cover letter and a curriculum vita to: 

Jamie L. Jackson, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Psychology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

jamie.jackson2@nationwidechildrens.org

 

Program Operations Specialist, University of Washington

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a Program Operations Specialist.

This position involves being an integral support to research and technical assistance conducted by faculty in the SMART Center group in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  The position includes managing the center operations, onboarding, coordination of multiple projects efforts which may include collaborating with and coordinating with community agencies and institutions. This position serves as a liaison between the project teams and research project partners within the UW and in the community, including mutiple school districts across the state and in pending projects, at multiple project sites in other states.  This position has a high degree of responsibility for ensuring infrastructure at the Center to allow for the many research and technical assistance projects to be carried out. In addition, the position must address complexities of community outreach, team development and work with numerous Principal investigators and junior faculty, and staff.  Specifically, the position will:  1) Manage center-wide operations, 2) Provide support for all center staff (i.e. Procard, reimbursement, clock hours, purchasing, etc.), 3) manage the calendar and meetings.

Responsibilities:

1) Maintain routine communication, track overall Center-wide action items and deliverables, and coordinate assignment and effort allocation of team members to projects ; 2) Facilitate Center-wide meetings to include scheduling calls/meetings, agenda development, action items tracking, and clear communication to staff and faculty  3) Manage agendas and logistics of strategic planning meetings, events, and the SMART Center Speakers series (5%); 4) Represent the SMART Center at PBSCI, Division of Child Psychiatry, and School of Medicine administrative entities as needed ; 5) Oversee space allocation and coordinate with property management Fiscal Management: Budgets and Grants (5%); 6) Oversee equipment, software, and other purchases for individual projects and the SMART Center overall; 7) Serve as a resource for project teams’ development of budgets and subcontracts and interactions with the Office of Sponsored Programs (5%); 8) Expertly navigate UW software including Ariba, SAGE, MyFD and others to carry out job functions; 9) Approve field advances, purchases, travel in UW systems; ensure allowable with UW and award policies; 10) help troubleshoot systems and provide guidance on best methods of administering funds Personnel Hiring and Management; 11) Continually evaluate staffing needs and availability across SMART subteams and projects, including maintenance of a master document of percent effort across teams and projects; 12) Manage position posting and hiring across multiple teams, including development of job descriptions and salary levels, resume review, and the interview process; 13) Communication with UW PBSCI human resources about hiring and personnel issues as needed; 14) Support faculty regarding human resources and staffing rules and updates; 15) Coordinate regular staff performance reviews, as well as 360 performance reviews of faculty performance; 16) Oversee onboarding of new employees; 17) update/maintain employee handbook(s) Communications and Other Tasks; 18) Manage relevant SMART Center ListServs; 19) Oversee monthly newsletter; 20) Oversee SMART promotional items, staff gifts, and events

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4 years work related experiences
  • Office management experience
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A passion for improving  public systems that serve vulnerable populations
  • Familiarity with general principles and processes in accounting and finance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or other related academic discipline, or any equivalent combination of education/professional experience
  • Three to five years of experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain harmonious relationships and effectively address complex and sensitive administrative issues
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and manage competing priorities using strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability and/or experience handling high volume of diverse tasks, under deadlines, with consistent accuracy and attention to detail
  • High degree of professionalism and diplomacy; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide-ranging constituency (e.g., community partners, faculty, staff, students, and institutional officers). Ability to remain personable, professional and organized under potentially stressful situations
  • Ability to operate in situations of uncertainty, and trouble-shoot challenges semi-independently while demonstrating appropriate judgment and seeing projects through to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, interpret and follow policies and procedures (academic, federal, state, and other)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with federal sponsors such as NIH, SAMHSA, and IES as well as nonfederal sponsors such as school districts, counties, states, and foundations •    Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and fiscal skills, strong detail orientation and ability to adeptly manage multiple deadline dependent priorities •     Ability to interpret and apply University operations and related administrative and fiscal compliance guidelines and practices

The SMART Center is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of staff. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are members of under-represented or minoritized groups with regard to race/ethnicity, gender, disability status, socioeconomic status, and other facets of human diversity. The University of Washington’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) supports both legal compliance and a spirit of equal opportunity as it relates to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status. More details are available in the UW’s Affirmative Action plan.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Apply here- https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/Candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=212573

 

Hands of Hope House Parent Program, Casa de Esperanza

 

Three Full-time Clinical Research Coordinators, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

We are currently looking to hire up to 3 full-time clinical research coordinators to assist with NIMH- and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded studies aimed at improving short-term risk prediction for suicidal behavior in adolescents. Studies assessing proximal risk for suicidal behavior use computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and/or ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, passive sensing of physiological arousal, passive sensing of social engagement and physical activity, and ecological momentary assessment) in psychiatrically hospitalized youth (see RF1MH120830R01MH124899R01MH115905K23MH126168). Additional studies focus on employing computer vision to identify visual indicators of suicide risk among adolescents (R21MH127231YIG-1-020-20). Our most recently funded study aims to examine how parent-child stress interactions may be associated with or protect against suicide risk in adolescents using automatic sensing of acoustic and visual behaviors (R21MH130767). The research coordinators will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu and Dr. Taylor Burke at Massachusetts General Hospital. This position is particularly well suited for individuals seeking to gain research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; clinical interviewing; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff and participants recruited from the adolescent inpatient units; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; literature reviews; and IRB submissions and modifications. There may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to national conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication.

Qualifications:
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree, strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, REDCap, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime and Python are preferred but not required. Psychology, sociology, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome. Prior research, particularly independent research projects, or clinical experience is strongly recommended.

Application information:
The start date is Summer 2023. Interested applicants are invited to learn more about the position and professional development opportunities, as well as to submit a cover letter and CV at: https://www.moodandbehaviorlab.org/crc. Any questions regarding these positions may be directed to Margarid Turnamian at moodandbxlab@gmail.com.

Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. There may be unique training and development opportunities available within our group.

 

AmeriCorps Fellowship - Paid Post Graduate Service Opportunity

The GO AmeriCorps Fellowship program with Great Oaks Charter & partner schools provides a great opportunity to gain firsthand experience working in education! During this full-year service term (August 2022 through June 2023), GO Fellows will collaborate with diverse school communities to instruct and mentor students, all while working to foster an environment in which they can thrive. 

Here are just a few highlights of this AmeriCorps Fellowship program: 

  • Furnished housing with utilities included in GO campus cities (see below): 
    • Baltimore, MD 
    • Bridgeport, CT 
    • Hartford, CT 
    • Newark, NJ 
    • New York, NY 
    • Wilmington, DE 
  • Living Stipend (approx. $17,600) 
  • Health and Food Benefits 
  • Segal Education Award of $6,495 (and additional awards from Schools of National Service
  • Professional development opportunities  
  • Opportunity to build bonds with students, families, and communities 
  • Access to Employers of National Service who commit to hire AmeriCorps and PeaceCorps alumni 
  • Meaningful gap year used to make a positive impact on students and communities 
  • We're hiring for THIS COMING October and January 2023!

If you are interested, please apply herehttps://grnh.se/4dbc14ce2us  

Still need more information? Use this link to express your interest and learn more. 

Lastly, if you’d like a chance to talk to a current fellow, you can schedule a one-on-one info call with Jasmin Perrier through: https://calendly.com/jsp72/

 

PsyD Clinical Psychology Program, Point Park University

 

Pre-doc/Research Assistant, University of Chicago Booth School of Business 

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has launched its fall recruiting cycle for pre-docs.  Pre-docs (sometimes called Research Professionals or full-time RAs) are two-year full-time appointments working directly for faculty on their research in the quantitative social sciences (QSS), like economics, business, political science, behavioral science, and others.  Students who are interested in graduate study in QSS fields but do not yet feel ready for a PhD program, or who are uncertain whether they want to pursue a PhD, find these positions to be especially useful.  Students with rigorous quantitative backgrounds outside of the social sciences (e.g., physics, engineering) have used the pre-doctoral path to transition into QSS fields.  Through their work for faculty, pre-docs expand their research toolkit, learn more about the research process, and pick up important credentialing through faculty letters of reference.  These are competitively paid positions with full benefits.

If you know of students at any stage in their undergraduate career who might be interested in a research career, please encourage them to visit our website to learn more.  Students can sign up to hear about new job opportunities when they are ready to apply (e.g., a freshman could sign up to hear about new postings in three years).  The PREDOC Consortium also provides a wealth of programming and information sessions, as well as guides to the pre-doc application process.  PREDOC’s offerings are growing rapidly, so students should sign up to receive updates.

Staff at Booth and PREDOC are more than happy to answer any questions you or your students have about pre-doctoral opportunities.  Please email us at ResearchProfessional@lists.chicagobooth.edu or info@predoc.org with any questions or to arrange a meeting or information session.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out as one of our goals at Booth is to reduce as much as possible the informational frictions surrounding these positions, to help you advise your students effectively.

 

Senior Research Coordinator, Tufts University 

Overview
The Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CABCS) is seeking a Senior Research Coordinator. Under supervision of Principal Investigators, this position will be expected to work both independently and collaboratively to execute human subjects research related to characterizing cognitive performance of individuals and teams working in high stakes environments.
This is a one year limited term appointment with the opportunity of possible renewal based on funding and continued successful performance in the role.

What You'll Do
• Under general supervision of Principal Investigators, executes study protocols in the area of human perception and cognition, recommending modifications where needed
• Coordinates recruitment, screening, scheduling, and consenting of study participants
• Assists in preparing human use protocols for initial and continuing reviews
• Monitors study related supplies and equipment
• Independently executes data collection with specialized equipment, to include EEG, tDCS, fNIRS, eye-tracking, etc.
• Processes and tracks study participant payments
• Organizes and prepares study data; assists in data analysis using a variety of software platforms
• Assists in manuscript preparation and data presentation at professional conferences
• Assists in CABCS tours and demonstrations for visitors and collaborators
• Mentors undergraduate student research assistants associated with projects in the laboratory as required

Tufts University Job:  https://jobs.tufts.edu/jobs/17883?lang=en-us#.YzMGeYDOmU0.mailto

 

Research Study Assistants, Northwestern University 

Dr. Stewart Shankman is seeking three research study assistants for his lab at Northwestern University to assist on NIMH and/or industry-funded projects. Broadly, research in the lab examines (a) basic mechanisms and risk factors underlying mood and anxiety disorders, and (b) novel treatments for these conditions. Our lab utilizes multiple methods in this work, including behavioral, physiological, neural, and genetic tools. The Research Assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in experimental design, recruitment, data collection and analysis. Opportunities for co-authoring manuscripts and conference presentations will also be available. The position will also provide the opportunity to learn about psychophysiological and psychopathological theory and research more broadly. Successful applicants will have experience in psychological, neuroscience (or related area) research and quantitative data analysis and have strong organizational and writing skills.Applicants can see a full description of the job posting and apply here.

https://careers.northwestern.edu/psp/hr857prd_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=45954&PostingSeq=1

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Iowa 

Psychosis-risk Intervention, Education and Research (PIER) Program, directed by Drs. Baran and McCleery, at the University of Iowa is seeking a full-time post-baccalaureate research intern to assist in facilitating a new clinical research program in psychosis. The overarching goal of the program is to gain a multi-faceted understanding of risk for psychotic disorders.

We are looking for someone who can contribute to projects investigating biological, cognitive, socio-emotional, and environmental factors that predict clinical and functional outcomes across the psychosis spectrum. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephalography), magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI, DTI, etc.), event-related potentials, psychophysiology and behavioral/cognitive/clinical assessments. The research intern will be a core member of a collaborative research group and will actively contribute to all aspects of the ongoing projects. Primary responsibilities include administrative aspects of research (e.g., recruiting and scheduling participants, participant database management) as well as data collection and analysis.

PIER Program provides a highly supportive and collaborative environment. This is an excellent clinical research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, neuroscience, or medicine.

Education & Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field; and plan to pursue graduate study.
  • Minimum of 1 year of research experience working in a laboratory with human subjects.
  • Basic data entry and data management skills.
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week, typically during the week but, when necessary, over the weekend or in evenings.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Capable of independent, self-directed work as well as working in a collaborative team environment.
  • US citizenship or permanent residency.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working with clinical populations especially individuals with severe mental illness or those at clinical high risk.
  • Experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g., SPSS, Matlab, R, Python etc.)
  • Experience with participant recruitment in research settings
  • Experience in acquisition and analyses of behavioral and/or neuroimaging experiments in humans (e.g., EEG, cognitive testing, interviews) ideal, although we will also consider applicants who can demonstrate a strong commitment to learn these skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience with professional communication and conflict management. 
  • Programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, etc)

Required Documents From Candidate:

Please submit a cover letter, a CV/resume, writing sample, college transcript (unofficial is fine) and contact information for 2 academic/professional references. Applications through this link: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/research/view/563

Please reach out to Dr. Baran bengi-baran@uiowa.edu if you have any questions about this position.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Northwestern University's

Full-Time Research Assistant in Northwestern University’s Affective & Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory
Director: Robin Nusslock, PhD
We are hiring a full-time with benefits research study assistant to work on NIH-funded projects examining the role of neuroimmune signaling in generating both risk and resilience for mental and physical health problems. The goal of this work is to better understand how “stress gets under the skin” during development to increase risk for depression, addiction, and co-occurring cardiometabolic health problems. This is an ideal position for a candidate interested in gaining hands-on experience before pursuing medical school or a PhD program in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field.
 
This position involves overseeing the lab’s function, including data management, finances, scheduling, IRB communications, and other lab managerial tasks. This position may also involve assisting with MRI data management and preprocessing as needed.
 
The successful applicant will join our vibrant lab team and the exciting academic community at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. The ideal applicant will have a BS/BA and prior experience working or volunteering in a research lab. The position starts as soon as possible, and we request that applicants be willing to make at least a two-year commitment.
 
Qualified candidates should complete the following forms to be considered for this full-time research assistant position:
(1) ACNL Application
(2) Northwestern HR Application
 
Please visit our lab website to learn more about our work: https://acnlnorthwestern.com/
Please email acnl@northwestern.edu if you have any questions about the position.

 

Full or Part-time Research Assistant, Children's National Hospital

Employment Opportunity: Research Assistants Lauren Kenworthy, PhD and John Strang, PsyD, Principal Investigators
The Division of Neuropsychology, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Gender Development Program at Children’s National Hospital have just received new major federal funding. We are seeking applications for full-time or part-time Research Assistants.
 
Our research areas include:
  • Cognitive phenotypes and gender and assigned sex differences
  • Autism spectrum disorders and broader neurodiversity
  • Transgender, gender diverse, and Intersex youth development
  • Addressing disparities in access to care
  • Executive functioning and intervention development across the lifespan
Research assistants work collaboratively. Our multidisciplinary faculty members work closely with research assistants to provide supervision on individual projects and mentorship for career goals. Responsibilities include clinical assessment, interviews, participant recruitment, data collection and management, and IRB protocol management. Depending on the project, and personal professional goals, research assistants will gain experience working with youth, administering psychological measurements, preparing grants and developing manuscripts, managing and analyzing data, and engaging in community based randomized treatment trials.
 
A Bachelor of Science/Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior experience with research, statistics, and children is strongly recommended. Previous experiences with autism, gender diversity, and/or developmental conditions is highly desirable. These positions provide valuable clinical and research experience and publication opportunities for candidates interested in pursuing degrees in psychology or medicine. Applicants for positions will need their own car as our research occurs at multiple locations that are not easily accessible with public transportation. However, staff members are able to work from home part-time, dependent on the project(s) within the research assistant’s portfolio.
 
Applications are being accepted for either a Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 start date. We require at least a one-year commitment. Salary is competitive. Children’s National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. We have positions with two concentrations:
1) Autism and gender/gender diversity and
2) Youth and young adults with differences of sex development/Intersex identities
 
How to Apply: Application review will occur on a rolling basis and qualified applicants will be invited for virtual interviews (onsite visits can be arranged by request). We have an online portal for submitting your documents.
Access the Application and Online Portal: Application Portal Here:  https://cri-datacap.org/surveys/?s=AN93KXH4FFDRDNK8
 
Materials to be uploaded to the portal by the applicant:
• Cover letter addressing interests, goals, and perceived match to this position
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three references
 
Any questions should be addressed to:
Alyssa Verbalis, PhD (she/her/hers)
Division of Neuropsychology, Children’s National Hospital
15245 Shady Grove Rd, Suite 350
Rockville, MD 20850

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, Stanford University

The Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory (Ian Gotlib, Director) is seeking applicants for a full-time, paid Research Coordinator for the Early Life Stress, Puberty, and Neural Trajectories (ELS) Study. Ideally, this position would start as soon as possible.
In our research, we examine the neural and developmental mechanisms underlying stress and depression. Lab members have the opportunity to gain valuable research skills and interact with children and adolescents in both clinical and non-clinical populations. Our lab is highly collaborative and provides opportunities to explore professional interests within clinical psychology, affective neuroscience, and developmental psychopathology. This position provides valuable experience for those interested in pursuing graduate school in these fields. This is a paid, full time position (40 hours per week, schedule must be flexible as sessions are run in the evenings and on the weekends); a two-year commitment is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This position involves managing a longitudinal research study and participating in many aspects of the research process. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Scheduling, running, and overseeing participant “behavioral” sessions (e.g., scheduling sessions, consenting participants, administering self-report questionnaires, cognitive tasks, and biological components).
• Administering diagnostic clinical interviews (ex., K-SADS-PL, SCID-5).
• Preparing IRB renewals and modifications.
• Supervising and training undergraduate and volunteer research assistants.
• Collecting, cleaning, and organizing data using SPSS, R, MATLAB, and REDCap.
• Collaborating with other ELS study coordinators on general study management.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area (psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, biology, etc.).
• Minimum of one year of experience in psychological research or other related fields (with human participants).
• Demonstrated use of strong interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to think critically, troubleshoot, and work independently. 

Preferred, Highly Desirable Qualifications:
• Experience working with adolescents and young adults.
• Experience working in a mental or behavioral health setting (i.e., peer counseling, crisis counseling, Resident Assistant position, etc).
• Experience with R, MATLAB, and/or SPSS.
• Experience with REDCap and/or Qualtrics.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and a CV or resumé that includes up to 3 references to gotlib.lab@gmail.com with "SNAP Lab Research Coordinator Position" in the subject line.

 

Child Development Specialist (CDS), The Bradley Center 

I currently work as a mental Health Therapist at The Bradley Center in Robinson PA.  The Bradley Center is a residential treatment facility that focuses on the treatment of children between the ages of 7-18 with a number of various diagnosis that stem from traumatic experience.  The children in our care display a wide range of behavioral and emotional symptoms that prevent them from residing in their current homes or other less restrictive placement settings.  We are currently working to fill several positions within out facility, but most notably for the purpose of this email is the position of Child Development Specialist (CDS).  Our CDS position is a great opportunity to work with these children directly within the milieu, building relationships, and working with them in the moment to process their emotions with regard to their reactions.  I began working as a CDS in the spring of 2018, while completing my undergraduate degree and have held several different positions since then, including being hired into a Master’s level position upon my graduation from graduate school.  I ask that would pass my information on to your students so they can reach out to me for more information about the application process, as your program would provide an exceptional background for an individual seeking a position at The Bradley Center.  Prospective candidates need to be at least 21 years of age and have completed at least 60 college credits.    

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me!

Adam L. Freed 
Cell: (412) 523-4628
Email: afreed@thebradleycenter.org

 

Two Full-time Project Coordinators/Research Assistant Positions, Vanderbilt University

The Body, Mind & Brain Lab (Director: Sohee Park) in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for 2 full-time project coordinator/research assistant positions to work on an NIMH-funded study that aims to elucidate the roles of bodily self-disturbance, interpersonal distance regulation and social disconnection in schizophrenia-spectrum conditions, using behavioral experiments in immersive virtual reality and neuroimaging. 

This position is ideal for an individual who has completed (or is about to complete) a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive/social neuroscience, or a related field, and is planning to attend graduate programs in clinical psychology or cognitive/social neuroscience. The ideal applicant will have had some prior research experience in clinical psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience and some coursework in statistics. The start date is flexible and negotiable (Fall of 2022 – Spring/Summer of 2023) but a 2-year commitment is strongly preferred. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and coordinating daily lab activities. 
  • Recruitment, scheduling, and behavioral testing of participants.
  • Working with collaborators in Computer Science to implement tasks.
  • Assisting with fMRI scans.
  • Data archiving and management.
  • Assisting with IRB. 
  • Clinical Assessments (after training).

Preference for candidates with some of these skills/experiences : 

  • Prior experience in working with people with severe mental illness, especially schizophrenia.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility, willingness, and motivation to contribute to all aspects of the project. 
  • Good writing skills.
  • Some knowledge of statistics.
  • Some experience in clinical assessments and/or virtual reality-based research.
  • Some coding experience in MATLAB, Python, R or Unity.
  • Some fMRI data analysis experience.

These positions come with excellent opportunities for strengthening one’s research portfolio and exploring interdisciplinary collaborations. Research staff are encouraged and fully supported to present their work at major conferences (e.g., SRP, SIRS) and co-author manuscripts. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes full benefits. Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis until these positions are filled. 

To learn more about our work, please visit https://lab.vanderbilt.edu/body-mind-brain-lab/ and email sohee.park@vanderbilt.edu with questions. Dr. Park will be available for an informal meeting at SRP in Philadelphia in September. 

 

Clinical Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital 

The Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to conduct clinical interviews and process various biospecimens for longitudinal studies investigating substance use during pregnancy and fetal/infant neurobehavior.

The Clinical Research Assistant will work closely with PI, Dr. Laura Stroud, and other members of the BAMBAM Lab team. Opportunities to work with students and postdoctoral fellows in the lab are also available. Primary responsibilities involve clinical interviews of pregnant people, consenting, scheduling, and screening participants. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills preferred. Experience with clinical and or diagnostic interviewing and longitudinal studies desirable. Experience with electronic data capture/REDCap also desirable but not required. Position involves working in a fast-paced environment within a multidisciplinary research team. Potential need for schedule flexibility to accommodate participant visits. Other duties include, but are not limited to: (1) the collection, processing and storing of various biospecimens, which require participation in lab evening/weekend on-call rotation, (2) the recruitment of participants through community and OB office site posting and telephone screening efforts, (3) data cleaning, data analyses, and data programming tasks as needed. Personal transportation required.

The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. Lifespan is dedicated to diversity and creating an environment of inclusion. Employees are expected to embrace and successfully role model Lifespan's values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetics, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Nicole Belanger: NBelanger@Lifespan.org

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Brown-Affiliated Butler Hospital

The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire 1 full-time research assistant to work on studies related to transitions of care interventions for a variety of clinical populations recruited from a psychiatric hospital setting (i.e., people with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and comorbid substance use disorders).  The research assistant will primarily work on a new grant-funded project testing the effectiveness and implementation of a novel transitions of care app for people being discharged from a psychiatric hospital to improve recovery. There also is a strong emphasis on suicide prevention in this work.  The position is available for start in the fall of 2022.  

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field by the start of the position.  The position is particularly attractive for those wishing to pursue graduate or medical school in the future.  Opportunities to publish papers and present at professional conferences are available and encouraged.  Our previous research assistants have been highly successful in gaining acceptance to top-tier doctoral programs in clinical psychology and related fields after completing the position. 

Research assistants will work on National Institute of Mental Health-funded trials testing interventions for patients following a psychiatric hospitalization conducted by Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D., Ethan Moitra, Ph.D., and other faculty. For more information, please refer to the Dr. Gaudiano’s faculty profile at: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/bgaudian  

We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply as we strive to build an inclusive and creative culture for the benefit of both our staff and our patients.  Within the Psychosocial Research Program, we have advanced our own internal efforts to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace (e.g., monthly meetings to discuss, brainstorm, and problem solve regarding DEI matters).  Additionally, research assistants will have an opportunity to work with diverse groups as Butler Hospital serves all of Rhode Island and neighboring states.  

Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital (est. 1844) is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. The program is comprised of academic psychologists, a psychiatrist, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous federal and private grants, and the majority of this work centers on post-hospital transitions, suicide prevention, digital health, mindfulness/acceptance therapies, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addiction and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.

Butler - Research Administration Department

Status

Full-Time

Hours

Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours.

Has Benefits

Yes

Job Description

Brown University-affiliated researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking to hire ra esearch assistant for grant-funded studies of transitions of care interventions (mHealth, suicide prevention, treatment adherence) for patients with bipolar disorder, depression, suicidal behaviors, psychosis, and comorbid substance abuse. Responsibilities include recruiting and tracking subjects, screening electronic medical records, managing databases, preparing reports, and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Additional duties include working with a multidisciplinary team conducting research in a psychiatric hospital setting. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.

Application Method

Email a cover letter and CV/resume to Ms. Toni Amaral: TAmaral@Butler.org