Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

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

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

Email Address: psyadvis@pitt.edu


                       IMPORTANT DATES - 2191

Aug 27                      Monday       Fall term registration period ends for all students
                                                     Fall term classes begin

Aug 31                     Friday           Last day to declare a major to register with departmental advisor for next term
Sep 3                       Monday        Labor Day (University closed)
Sep 7                       Friday           Fall term add drop period ends
Sep 21                     Friday           Deadline for students to submit Grade Option forms to the dean's office (S/NC)
Oct 15                      Monday        Fall break for students (no classes)
Oct 16                      Tuesday       Students follow Monday class schedule
Oct 26                      Friday           Fall term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to dean's office
Oct 28                      Sunday         Last day to resign from all classes with Student Appeals office and receive a partial refund
Oct 29                      Monday        Spring term 2194 enrollment appointment begin
Nov 8                       Thursday      Deadline to apply for April 2019 graduation
Nov 9                       Friday           Last day for Spring term 2194 enrollment appointments
Nov 10                     Saturday      Spring term 2194 open enrollment period begins
Nov 21 - Nov 25      Wed - Sun    Thanksgiving recess for students (no classes)
Nov 22 - Nov 23      Thu - Fri        Thanksgiving recess for faculty and staff (University closed)
Nov 26                      Monday        Last day to withdraw from all classes in the dean's office
Dec 7                        Friday           Last day for undergraduate day classes
                                                      Spring term (2194) deadline for continuing students to register without a penalty fee
Dec 10 - Dec 15      Mon - Sat       Final examination period for undergraduate day classes
Dec 15                     Saturday        Fall term ends; official date for degrees awarded in fall term
Dec 16                     Sunday          Residence halls close
Dec 16 - Jan 6         Sun - Sun      Winter recess for students (no classes)

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




  • PSI CHI Applications - UPDATED


  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • The Direct Action & Research Training (DART)
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University
  • Infection Prevention Extern, WPIC
  • Employment at the Pitt News
  • America Reads Challenge
  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA
  • Research Opportunity, Healthy Aging Lab
  • Volunteer Opportunity, Allegheny Health Network Hospice Program
  • Those Early in Recovery From Eating Disorders:  Project HEAL
  • Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab 
  • The Horizons Fellowship


  • Global Ties Event
  • University Events Calendar


  • The Beinecke Scholarship Program
  • The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR)
  • 2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Awards
  • UHC National Scholarship Newsletter


  • University of Iowa, PhD - New Posting
  • Florida International University, PhD - New Posting
  • Vanderbilt University, PhD - New Posting
  • University of Miami, PhD - New Posting
  • Loyola University Chicago, PhD
  • University of Southern California, Maters in Applied Psychology
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz Specialized Master's Degree Programs
  • IO Psychology Master's Program, Hofstra University
  • Doctoral Student Opportunity, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Yale Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Research and Clinical Practice
  • University of Delaware, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, PhD
  • University of Haifa, International MA Program in Child Development
  • Emory University, Social Developmental Neuroscience Fellowship
  • University of California, Riverside, PhD 
  • University of Miami, Developmental Psychology 
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, Masters' of Arts Program
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?
  • Interested in Graduate School?


  • Full-time Research Coordinator, Virginia Tech - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland - New Posting
  • Gap Year Fellowship - New Posting
  • Milieu Therapist 1, WPIC
  • Full-time Research Assistant/Study Coordinator, Temple University
  • Full-time Research Assistant, George Mason University
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Yale
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Miami





PSI CHI Applications - UPDATED

Psi Chi is a large, prestigious, and well-recognized organization in the field of psychology. Its mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. Many of the most influential figures in the field have ties to Psi Chi. Aside from the instant recognition you will receive from joining, you will also have many opportunities to become active in the field and develop skills valued by admissions committees and employers. Psi Chi elects new Pitt chapter officers each year, creating exciting leadership opportunities as well.

For more information on this international student organization visit the website.

The application for new majors is due September 26, 2018 and can be found here.





Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh - New Posting

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

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

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

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

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


The Direct Action & Research Training (DART)

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Wednesday, October 3 at 7 pm eastern to discuss careers in community organizing with Pitt students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

RSVP at  www.thedartcenter.org/pitt

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants' rights
* Police accountability

Positions start January 14, 2019 in Columbus, OH, Charlottesville, VA, St. Petersburg and Jacksonville, FL.  

Positions start August 12, 2019 in Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Columbus, OH, Richmond, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Columbia, SC, St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Sarasota and Fort Myers, FL.

Starting salary $38,000/year + benefits.

Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (202) 841-0353


Infection Prevention Extern, WPIC

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

Requirements for this position include:

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

More information available here.


Employment at the Pitt News

The Pitt News is seeking new staff members for the 2018-19 school year! Positions that we are currently accepting applications for include:

  • — News Writer
  • — Sports Writer
  • — Culture Writer
  • — Columnist
  • — Photographer
  • — Illustrator
  • — Videographer
  • — Podcaster NEW
  • — Blogger NEW
  • — Digital content creator (static or interactive graphics, animations, etc.) NEW

Prior experience is not necessary. New hires will receive training as well as numerous other opportunities to strengthen their skills as writers, artists, videographers, coders and/or photographers.

Interested applicants can email specific desk editors with questions.


America Reads Challenge

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


Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

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

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

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

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

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


Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA

Have you completed a research paper in a psychology-related field (i.e. psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics)? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work?

If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) WANTS YOU to submit your papers for our annual publication, expected to be released Spring 2019.

URJP is an organization dedicated to informing the community of psychological findings through research run by undergraduates from all universities. Last year, we received submissions ranging from local to international universities. URJP is one of the few established psychology journals that publishes undergraduate psychological research.

To submit, the papers must fulfill the requirements below:

  • Original work completed by undergraduates (Includes senior honors theses, independent research, reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing)
  • Never before been published

If you have not completed an independent research project, we still encourage you to apply by submitting a “literature review article” which does not require access to research data.

The deadline to submit papers is October 15, 2018. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please complete the following:

Replace any identifying information (i.e. author name, institution) with empty brackets, to ensure anonymity within the selection process.

Visit our website's submission page, https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/submissions/.

Once you have filled out the form above, send the following in an email to psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com

In the body of the email, include the following information: (1) your full name, (2) full article title, (3) article type (i.e., literature review, research article), (4) your email address.

More information regarding our submission criteria and types of articles accepted can be found on our website, https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/.

To view our prior publications, please visit our website at https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/publications/.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com for further information.


Research Opportunity, Healthy Aging Lab

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

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

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


Volunteer Opportunity, Allegheny Health Network Hospice Program

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


Those Early in Recovery From Eating Disorders:  Project HEAL

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

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

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

Link to application here.


Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab

Supervising faculty: Dr. Bambang Parmanto, Health Information Management

Contact: Zara Ambadar, ambadarz@upmc.edu

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

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

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


The Horizons Fellowship

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

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

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

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

Course Offerings

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

Application Process/Criteria

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




Global Ties Event

StrengthsQuest Workshop

September 27, 2018
630 William Pitt Union
6:00 pm


Univeristy Events Calendar

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

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

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

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





The Beinecke Scholarship Program

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

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

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

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


The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR)

The OUR serves as and opportunit to enrich and support independent research and will:

  • Offer 10 Archival Scholars Research Awards, in partnership with the University Library System (ULS), each carrying a stipend of $1,000.
  • Offer Borders & Belonging: London Field Studies program.
  • Offer Experimental Cities: New York City Field Studies program. 

The OUR will also partner with Dietrich School faculty and ULS staff to offer a number of workshops and open houses to assist students at all levels. 


Field Studies Workshops: http://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/research/fieldstudies 

Undergraduates interested in the Dietrich School field studies programs should attend a workshop to hear from past participants, learn about the program, and plan their proposal writing process. Fall 2018 Field Studies Workshops are held on Tuesday, September 25 and Wednesday, September 26 from 5-7 p.m. in the Amy Knapp Room of Hillman Library.


Archival Scholars Research Award Open House: http://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/research/awards

Undergraduates interested in ASRA should attend an upcoming open house to see archival material and discuss possible projects with faculty, OUR staff, librarians, and archivists. Fall 2018 ASRA Open Houses are held on Wednesday, October 3 from 4-6 p.m. and Thursday, October 4 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the ground floor of Hillman Library.

Additionally, students are asked to submit their works of research, creative writing, scholarly articles, and/or visual art to Forbes & Fifth, undergraduate journal.  The deadline for submissions is October 5.  More information is available at www.forbes5.pitt.edu.

Questions should be addressed to Patrick Mullen, Director of OUR, at 412-624-9150.


2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

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

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


Undergraduate Awards

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


UHC National Scholarships Newsletter

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

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

For more information visit the UHC website.





University of Iowa, PhD - New Posting

Join the Developmental Science Research Group at the University of Iowa. The Developmental Science Research Group in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa comprises faculty and students interested in understanding the processes and mechanisms of developmental change, from infancy through adolescence. Our research interests span language, cognition, social communication, working memory, cognitive control, executive function, and sensory-motor and perception-action systems. We study development from infancy through adolescence in both typically- and atypically-developing children, as well as in non-human animals. We represent a broad range of theoretical viewpoints, including embodiment, connectionism, ecological psychology, and developmental systems theory. 

Our PhD program is unique in that students can pursue specialized graduate training in Developmental Science through any of our graduate training areas (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition, or Clinical Science). 

Due date: December 1st, 2018 for the Fall 2019 term.  

For more information: Please see our website (https://psychology.uiowa.edu/graduate-program) or contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Jodie Plumert (jodie-plumert@uiowa.edu).


Florida International University, PhD - New Posting

The Infant Development Lab (PI, Lorraine Bahrick) currently has an opening for a new graduate student with an interest in early development to start in Fall 2019. Students will work within a large, supportive, exciting, and federally funded research lab. They will be part of a collaborative research team and will receive mentorship in conducting their thesis and dissertation research projects and in co-authoring conference presentations and publications in the area of early development. Excellent financial aid packages are available through a variety of sources. We typically have 1-2 postdocs, several graduate students, a full time lab manager, 3-4 technical staff, and 10-15 undergraduate research assistants. We also collaborate with a variety of top scientists from labs within and outside FIU. Typically, a variety of projects are conducted concurrently in the lab. This includes a large longitudinal project focusing on individual differences in attention and intersensory processing as predictors of language and social development, which provides a rich database for student research projects. Preference is given to students who wish to pursue research and teaching careers in developmental science within academic or research settings. Interested students should contact Dr. Bahrick at bahrick@fiu.edu and apply to FIU’s Developmental Science program. Our program is home to 9 core faculty with active research labs and graduate training in areas spanning early development (including cognitive, perceptual, social, emotional, motor, and language) and adolescence and emerging adulthood development (social/emotional, identity, and gender development, cultural factors and health outcomes) as well as developmental cognitive neuroscience, and psychobiology. Application deadline for fall 2019 is Dec 1.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this unique training opportunity in Dr. Bahrick’s Infant Development Lab, submit your questions, resume, and letter of interest to Dr. Lorraine E. Bahrick (bahrick@fiu.edu) and copy her lab manager, Rossana Cardoso (rocardos@fiu.edu). Also, please submit your application to FIU’s Developmental Science Ph.D. program, within the Department of Psychology, before the December 1st deadline. Please visit the Developmental Science program page for more information. Students identify a faculty mentor prior to applying to the program.


Vanderbilt University, PhD - New Posting

Dr. Gavin Price invites applications for one to two open PhD positions in the Numerical Brain Lab at Vanderbilt University, to begin Fall 2019. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Our research is focuses on neural and cognitive mechanisms of numerical cognition and projects will include a longitudinal neuroimaging study investigating the development of symbolic and nonsymbolic brain networks in children with developmental dyscalculia. More details about our ongoing research programs can be found at www.numericalbrainlab.com, or by emailing Gavin Price at gavin.price@vanderbilt.edu

Depending on candidate specific interests, graduate students may be admitted through one of the following programs:

Top candidates should have:

  • A bachelor’s (or master’s) degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field
  • Excellent academic standing and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Relevant research experience
  • Excellent computer skills

Deadline:  Graduate application deadlines are December 1 for both Neuroscience and Psychological Sciences programs.

Contact Information:

·      Interested candidates are encouraged to email informal inquiries or specific questions, with a description of their research interests and a recent CV to Dr. Gavin Price (gavin.price@vanderbilt.edu). Applications are made online (https://apply.vanderbilt.edu/apply/).


University of Miami, PhD - New Posting

The Developmental Program of the Psychology Department at the University of Miami focuses on understanding children's growth over time. Developmental faculty members have strong research programs investigating affect, attention, cognition, language, social interaction, school readiness, and early science education.


The Developmental Psychology Program trains doctoral students for productive careers in research and teaching.
The program provides a solid foundation in developmental science and the real-world application of research findings.
All students gain experience in teaching an undergraduate psychology course.


Research includes the neuroimaging of anxiety disorders, automated measurement of social interaction, and behavioral interventions in Head Start classrooms.
Our developmental studies often include bilingual children, children from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, children with developmental delays and clinical disorders, as well as typically developing children.
Research facilities include the Linda Ray Intervention Center and the research-dedicated Neuroimaging Facility.

Application deadline is November 15, 2018.


Loyola University Chicago, PhD

Dr. Gámez’s research interests are in the areas of language and literacy development, particularly in dual language learners (children from homes in which English is not the only or primary language spoken; also referred to as bilinguals, English language learners, language minority learners). Dr. Gámez and her research team are dedicated to investigating how children’s linguistic environments and experiences—at different developmental time points—help promote their language and literacy skills. For example, current research studies are designed to examine how variations in the features of language that children are exposed to in and out of school impact their language and literacy skills (native language, English) during preschool through adolescence. These studies involve naturalistic observation (e.g., audio/video recordings of adult-child/child-child interactions) and experimental techniques (e.g., structural priming techniques). More information about current research projects can be found on the Bilingual Language Development Laboratory’s website (https://gamezlab.weebly.com/). 


University of Southern California, Maters in Applied Psychology

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

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

For more informating review the website.


University of Pittsburgh, Katz Specialized Master's Degree Programs

The Katz Graduate School of Business at PITT has added exciting new graduate program options recently! As a director or advisor to undergraduate students, you may be interested to know that the Katz Specialized Masters degree programs welcome students without work experience who desire to gain specialized business skills to supplement their undergraduate degree studies.

  • MS in Accounting (MAcc)                                                          prepares students for accounting roles & for CPA certification
  • MS in Finance (MSF)                                                                   prepares students for finance roles & for CFA certification
  • MS in Marketing Science (MS-MSci)                                       prepares students for traditional marketing & applied marketing analytics roles
  • MS in Management Information Systems (MS-MIS)         prepares students for IT project management & applied technology roles in business
  • MS in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCM)                        prepares students for broad range of roles, including procurement, logistics, operations, and applied analytics

Each program is 30 credits and may be completed in two full-time terms (August – April). More information about each program can be found on the Katz website, including detailed curriculum plans: https://www.katz.business.pitt.edu/degrees/ms

Alternative options to complete the programs are also available:

Part-time basis (MS-MSci, MS-MIS & MS-SCM) taking advantage of hybrid learning courses

Three-term full-time basis taking advantage of summer study-abroad or experience-based learning opportunities

Extend studies by pursuing a graduate certificate offered by another Pitt school concurrently with a Katz MS degree

In addition, a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics was launched in January 2018. This credential is available to students enrolled in a Katz program, and leads to a separate University credential in addition to the MS degree. The student completes 15 credits of coursework including a variety of applied business analytics courses: multivariate analysis, data mining, database management, project courses utilizing programming languages such as Python and R, as well as analytical courses in business functions such as marketing and accounting.


IO Psychology Master's Program, Hofstra University

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Doctoral Student Opportunity, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

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

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

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


University of Delaware, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, PhD

The Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Lab at the University of Delaware, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, is seeking graduate students with interests in language, literacy, and cognitive development. The BOLD Lab uses MRI and functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) neuroimaging technology in combination with genetic and behavioral analyses, including field neuroimaging in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Research focuses on children’s development including language (bilingualism, signed languages), reading, and cognition.

Potential graduate students can apply to the PhD program in Linguistics or Psychological and Brain Sciences. Interested students from linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and/or related fields should contact the laboratory director, Dr. Kaja Jasinska (http://www.haskins.yale.edu/staff/jasinska/), at jasinska@udel.edu. Please also review application procedures and requirements in the following departmental links:


University of Haifa, International MA Program in Child Development

Training a cadre of child development professionals and policy leaders in the developing world is of the utmost urgency, as there is a pressing need to improve the lives of children around the world.

In response to this need, the University of Haifa has launched the International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries, designed to increase the professional knowledge of childcare professionals who work with children.

This document describs the program, including links that further illustrate the nature of this program:

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

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


Vanderbilt University, Educational Neuroscience, PhD 

Vanderbilt University invites applications for its PhD concentration in Educational Neuroscience, which is housed within the well-regarded Vanderbilt Neuroscience Graduate Program in the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. Our program offers an unparalleled platform from which students can become expert in neuroscience research methods ranging from animal models to functional magnetic resonance imaging in children. World class neuroimaging facilities at the Vanderbilt University Institute for Imaging Sciences are combined with an array of the world’s leading neuroscientists, making Vanderbilt an international hub for cutting-edge neuroscience research. Vanderbilt also boasts one of the most prestigious education schools in the country. Students in the program have the opportunity to work closely with dedicated faculty, gaining experience in research techniques ranging from classroom studies, through intervention studies, to working with atypically developing children in a range of settings.

This program merges psychological investigations, in a broad framework including developmental, cognitive, and affective processes, with neuroscience research spanning multiple levels from genetics to systems in order to better understand core educational areas such as reading, math, science and socio-emotional development. From these collaborative questions a better understanding of how the brain learns, more precise methods for identifying difficulties in atypical learners, and more effective ways of teaching emerges.

More detailed information about our program can be found here:  https://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/research/pro/vanderbilt_research/educatio...

Interested students should apply here: https://apply.vanderbilt.edu/apply/, and highlight their interest in Educational Neuroscience in their statement of interest.


University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


University of Minnesota Duluth, Masters' of Arts Program 

The Experimental Track of the Master’s of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) program at the University of Minnesota Duluth is accepting applications for admissions into the program for Fall 2018. 
Experimental Psychology encompasses a variety of experimental research areas within psychology. Our faculty have backgrounds and current research interests in:
• Biopsychology
• Cognition
• Social psychology
• Evolutionary psychology
• Perception and action
• Psycho-linguistics
A Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology offers a wonderful opportunity to develop research skills that will prepare individuals for a doctoral degree in any field of psychology (including applied fields such as clinical, counseling, and industrial organizational psychology).  Such a degree also prepares students for teaching positions in higher education and research positions in the field.
What Makes the MAPS program at the University of Minnesota Duluth Stand Out?

  • Small student-to-faculty ratio:  Many track-specific courses have fewer than 10 students.  Our program typically admits a maximum of 6 students per track each year.  Students work closely with faculty and receive exceptional mentorship and supervision.  Experimental Faculty members accepting students for Fall 2017 include Drs. Aydin Durgunoglu, Rebecca Gilbertson, Eric Hessler, Robert Lloyd, and Ashley Thompson. For more information on faculty, visit the faculty list on our website.
  • Funding: To date, most graduate students have accepted a one semester teaching assistantship with salary and 50% tuition waiver.  There is also financial support for a supervised research experience and travel, and many students receive departmental grants for their research projects.  Out-of-state students may be eligible to pay only in-state tuition rates.
  • Rigorous academics.  The MAPS program is a rigorous, full-time, 2-year program that prepares students well for doctoral programs or careers at the master’s level.  Most students are deeply involved in research experiences and have opportunities for advanced training in research methodology and statistics.  The department houses a state-of-the art psychophysiology laboratory for use in student projects across all tracks.
  • The Duluth community:  Perched on Lake Superior and nestled between national forests, Duluth is picturesque during all four seasons.  It is deemed one of the top 10 outdoor towns by Outside Magazine cities and is a destination city for outdoor enthusiasts, trail runners, mountain bikers, and rock climbers

Please visit our website z.umn.edu/mapsumd for further information and to apply. Feel free to contact us with any questions at mapsumd@d.umn.edu.


Experimental Psychology MS Program

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

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

For more information can be found on the website.


What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?

Students who earn a psychology degree from the University of Pittsburgh acquire a number of marketable skills and are well qualified for many entry level positions in a variety of career fields.  If you are unsure about going to graduate school right after completing your undergraduate degree or not sure graduate school in general is right for you this website is a good place to begin your research about "What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?"  This site includes information for careers that require all levels of a degree in psychology, steps to help facilitate a career path, links to other valuable sites, and salary information. It also has information relevant to related fields (e.g., Social Work).


Interested in Graduate School?

As it is the time of year when staff and students begin in earnest to reach out to prospective graduate school mentors, we are excited to share with you a new resource that may be of interest to some of them. The Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Special Interest Group (ASDD SIG) of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) has been focusing efforts on supporting prospective graduate students interested in ASD in the pursuit of their training goals.

To that end, the ASDD SIG Graduate Training Initiative has yielded a first-of-its-kind (to our knowledge) comprehensive, fully searchable database of faculty who provide doctoral-level training in ASD assessment and intervention. It is our hope that this database will be a unique and useful resource for prospective graduate students who are interested in pursuing doctoral training with a clinical and/or research focus on ASD. We extend our deepest gratitude to Tamara Rosen, Laura Graham Holmes, Jenna Mendelson, the graduate students who spearheaded the effort to compile – and ensure accuracy of – this list.




Full-time Research Coordinator, Virginia Tech - New Posting

Position Summary: Applications are invited for a full-time research coordinator in the JK Lifespan Development lab of Dr. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon, in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech (http://www.psyc.vt.edu/labs/jklifespan/). Projects in the lab combine methods of developmental psychopathology and decision neuroscience to investigate brain function, emotion and personality processes, decision making and health behaviors. We use a variety of methods including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, behavioral tasks, interviews, and questionnaires. This is an excellent opportunity for a personable, motivated, and detail-oriented person. 

Primary data collection responsibilities will include: recruiting adolescents, young adults, and family members, scheduling visits, and obtaining behavioral assessments and fMRI scanning. Primary data management responsibilities include: management and oversight of participant databases, entering data, ensuring data reliability and completeness, and preparing data for analysis. Additional key tasks include assisting with participant tracking and retention, preparation of IRB materials, oversight of data collection, and facilitating paperwork for research compliance. Training for all aspects of the position, including MRI certification, will be provided. Flexible scheduling is required (e.g., evenings and weekends will be required).

Minimum requirements for the position include: 1) BA/BS in psychology, neuroscience, or related fields; 2) two years of undergraduate or post-baccalaureate research experience, including participant recruitment and data collection; 3) demonstrated organizational and time management skills, leadership skills, and attention to detail. Experience with data management (especially experience in basic statistical analysis with SPSS) and in the administration of standard psychological assessments, including self-report, structured diagnostic interviews, and behavioral tasks, will be considered strengths.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Virginia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Apply at: www.jobs.vt.edu, Posting#: SW0180674.



Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland - New Posting

Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park.  To start immediately. One position is open for a full time research assistant to work on research projects ongoing in the Child Development Lab.  Projects include assessment of temperament in children, functional imaging studies, and assessment of executive attention in children and adolescents. The responsibilities of this position include recruiting, scheduling, and assessing families, infants and children. As well, this person will be trained in electrophysiology, both acquisition and processing. The position will also include supervising and managing a team of undergraduate research assistants, including overseeing data entry, behavioral coding, and time management.  

Flexible schedule on evenings and weekends is required. Required education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience, or a social science related field.  The position requires excellent attention to detail, organizational skills and people skills. The job is available immediately and requires a two year commitment.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV and the names and email addresses of two references to Nathan Fox, fox@umd.edu and Jessica Jones, jljones5@umd.edu.


Gap Year Fellowship - New Posting

Horseshoe Farm offers an intensive paid 1 year (13 month) community-based gap year service and leadership development Fellowship.  It is geared to top recent college graduates from around the nation interested in community health and education, non-profit and organizational management, social entrepreneurship, and community service leadership.  

The competitive Fellowship is a unique opportunity for high levels of responsibility and mentored hands on learning in a rapidly growing community based non-profit organization.  Its aim is preparing citizen service leaders needed for tomorrow's communities. 

Fellows receive an educational grant of $600/month, free housing, and valuable experience through:

  • Front line service in and leadership of Horseshoe Farm's broad range of innovative community based programs for children and adults.
  • Administrative, management, and operations responsibilities in a grassroots non-profit organization.
  • Close work with a team of other talented Fellows.
  • "Community Engagement" work with other civic, business, non-profit, and governmental organizations throughout our community.
  • Weekly readings and discussions designed to promote contextual understanding and reflection on experiences.

Fellows consistently go on to some of the top medical, nursing, public health, health management, and education programs in the nation and several have received the most prestigious scholarships and awards at their respective institutions.

For more information about a typical week in the Fellowship, specific activities in the Fellowship, the educational grant provided to Fellows, living arrangements for Fellows, and more, please click the "Learn More" button below.

To apply for the fellowship, please press the "Apply Now" button below to download a copy of the application.  Completed applications can be emailed to fellows@projecthsf.org

If you have further questions regarding the Fellowship, the Greensboro community, or selection process, please visit our FAQs page here.

Application Deadline - February 10, 2019. 


Full-time Milieu Therapist 1, WPIC


Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic is currently hiring for Milieu Therapists!  The Milieu Therapist role is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the behavioral health field and gain exposure to different patient populations and a variety of mental health diagnoses.  Candidates must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.


The Milieu Therapist I performs assigned tasks, assumes responsibilities delegated by Senior personnel and participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, in various aspects of patient care with an emphasis on therapeutic activities conducted with assigned individuals and groups.

The full description can be found here.


Full-time Research Assistant/Study Coordinator, Temple University

Candidates are being considered for a full-time position as the Research Assistant/Study Coordinator of a multi-year clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of an online cognitive-behavioral intervention for dental anxiety (funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research).

The Research Assistant/Study Coordinator will recruit study participants; conduct assessment/diagnostic and debriefing interviews; complete ratings of diagnostic reliability and adherence to protocol; track attendance at scheduled appointments for dental care and maintain participant files; assist with human subjects (IRB) activities; collect, enter and analyze data; and perform other administrative duties. The Research Assistant/Study Coordinator will also handle cash and/or gift cards for study participants and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field and at least 6 months of experience in human subjects’ research, Microsoft Office and SPSS or similar statistical packages.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative skills, and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others as part of a collaborative research team.
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to use statistical software


  • Experience with anxiety related research

This is a grant funded position. This position requires a background check.

Please visit our website at www.temple.edu, and click on Careers at Temple.  Please reference requisition number 18003435. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.


Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University

Please find information about the position below and by going to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and searching for Job ID 41527.

The Early Emotion Development Program at Washington University School of Medicine is hiring one full-time Research Assistant to coordinate a new NICHD-funded study to investigate neural correlates and behavioral indicators of resiliency in children (PI’s: Laura Hennefield & Joan Luby). This position offers diverse opportunities to participate in cutting edge developmental research that bridges cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and psychopathology.  

This project involves working with young children and parents from diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds. The ideal applicant will thus have (or be interested in gaining) experience working with children from diverse backgrounds, and can demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, teachers, and administrators who may be not be familiar with psychological research.

Primary responsibilities include 1) administering EEG/ERP to child participants (ages 4-to 8-years); 2) collecting behavioral data from children; 3) overseeing recruitment, screening, scheduling, and organizational tasks; and 4) coordinating the lab’s collaboration with the Cognition & Development Lab (co-I: Lori Markson).  

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of relevant experience in psychology, cognitive science, social work, or a related field. Competitive candidates will have experience interacting with young children (4-8 years old) and parents, effective interpersonal and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and some familiarity with EEG/ERP recording. Working knowledge of Excel or other basic data entry/management programs is strongly preferred. 

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

To apply: Please send a resume/CV, cover letter (discussing your interest in the position, prior research experience, and long-term goals), and contact information for two references (who can provide letters on request) to Dr. Laura Hennefield at: lhennefield@wustl.edu. In addition, please visit: https://jobs.wustl.edu (Job Opening ID 41527) for further information and to submit an official application online.


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


Full-time Research Assistant, George Mason University

We are looking for a full-time paid Research Assistant to work 40 hours per week for about 2 years on a NIH-funded study of parent-adolescent interactions, adolescent emotion-related brain function, and how these relate to adolescents’ substance use, psychopathology, and risk behaviors over a 3 year longitudinal follow-up. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent college graduate (or masters’ student) to gain research experience before applying to graduate school in Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or Neuroscience!

Research Assistant duties would include:

  1. Recruiting, scheduling and tracking study families
  2. Conducting study sessions with parents and adolescents, including collecting measurements of emotional, peripheral physiological, and neural responses, and collecting questionnaire and interview data.
  3. Data entry and database organization.

We prefer to hire a RA with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field and with experience working on research studies. Study sessions are held in the late afternoon and weekends, so potential RAs would need to be able to work from 11am to 7pm on weekdays and occasional weekend times.

Location: George Mason University Department of Psychology

Principal Investigator: Tara M. Chaplin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology Program), co-PI: James Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology (Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience)

If interested, please send an email with your vita/resume as soon as possible (by Sept 15th) to Tara Chaplin at tchaplin@gmu.edu


Full-time Research Assistant, Yale

The Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Dylan Gee, is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin in summer or fall 2018 (start date flexible) to coordinate a new NIMH-funded study of the neural mechanisms underlying a novel psychosocial treatment for pediatric anxiety disorders. The lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques to study the development of anxiety and stress-related disorders across childhood and adolescence and ways to optimize interventions based on the developing brain.

Primary responsibilities will include recruiting and screening participants; acquiring, managing, and analyzing data (behavioral, psychophysiological, MRI); working with children, adolescents, and their parents in a research setting; performing administrative duties (e.g., assisting with IRB protocols and grants); and coordinating the lab’s collaboration with the Yale Child Study Center (co-PI: Dr. Eli Lebowitz).

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field; interest in clinical psychology and neuroscience; and excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with children and adolescents and/or neuroimaging experience. A 2-year commitment is preferred.

This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical or developmental psychology or neuroscience. The laboratory is located within the Department of Psychology and collaborates closely with the Yale Child Study Center, thus providing an excellent training environment at the intersection of research and clinical practice. The research assistant will participate in all aspects of the research process, have opportunities to work on a variety of exciting research projects, and gain experience working with both typically developing and clinical populations. The ideal candidate will likely make intellectual contributions to the lab’s research, which may result in opportunities to co-author manuscripts, and will benefit from the vibrant scientific community at Yale.

Applicants should send a cover letter (describing research experiences, interests, and long-term goals), CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dylan Gee at dylan.gee@yale.edu.


Full-time Research Assistant, University of Miami

University of Miami, Full-Time Research Assistant:  Salaried BA/BS Position

  • *Super opportunity to work with infants and preschoolers
  • *Be part of cutting-edge research 
  • *Work alongside expert faculty, graduate students and staff 

The IBIS (Interactive Behavior in Schools), PANDA (Play and Attachment), and OWL (Object Word Learning) labs at the University of Miami (Daniel Messinger and Lynn Perry, collaborating PIs) seek a full-time research assistant to manage a new study of social and language development in preschool inclusion (e.g., autism) classrooms. The research project is focused on using automated continuous measurements of vocalization and interaction to model developmental change in typical and atypical populations. The position involves interfacing with preschools and parents, data collection via live coding and new technologies, and data/methods dissemination.  Additional responsibilities include assistance with recruitment, data management/analysis, supervision of undergraduate research assistants, and interface with the team. Opportunities for substantive research involvement including conference presentation and manuscript submission abound. This is an excellent opportunity for a college graduate wishing to gain research experience prior to applying to graduate school.  A two year commitment is requested.  Start date Fall, 2018

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related fields by August 2018 is required. Facility with web, word processing, and data processing software;  good interpersonal and communication skills are required; Spanish-English bilingual and experience with infants and toddlers preferred.

Apply at https://um.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5562574&user_id=&ViewAll

Position # P100041401


Please direct questions to Lynn Perry (lkperry@miami.edu) or Daniel Messinger (dmessinger@miami.edu).