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

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                       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.

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Resources to help guide you in spring term course selection
  • Spring Term Experiential Learning Opportunities - UPDATED
  • Connect with us!

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Office of Children Youth & Families (OCYF) Allegheny County, Internship
  • Allegheny Health Network Internship Opportunity
  • Research Conference, Emmanuel College Boston
  • Summer NSF Internships
  • Northwestern's Pritzker School of Law Webinar
  • Therapy Abroad
  • Dietrich School's Peer Advisor Program
  • David C. Frederick Public Service Internship Award
  • Psychology Student Participants Needed
  • Hands of Hope Internship
  • Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA
  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University
  • Infection Prevention Extern, WPIC
  • America Reads Challenge
  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Research Opportunity, Healthy Aging Lab
  • Volunteer Opportunity, Allegheny Health Network Hospice Program
  • Those Early in Recovery From Eating Disorders:  Project HEAL
  • Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab 
  • The Horizons Fellowship

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • OCC Credit Event - New Posting
  • New Course:  Discourses of Medicine and Health
  • School of Public Health Open House
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Event
  • OUR Events
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Information Sessions
  • WPIC Activities Cart Drive
  • Counseling Skills Workshops
  • Pitt Honors Spring Research & Creative Fellowships
  • University Events Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • University of Haifa, MA - New Posting
  • Tulane University, PhD - New Posting
  • Brook University, MS - New Posting
  • Georgia State University, PhD
  • University of California, Irvine, PhD
  • University of Massachusetts Boston, PhD
  • Vanderbilt University, PhD
  • Villanova University, MS
  • University of Huston, PhD
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • Harvard School of Education, EdM
  • University of Virginia, PhD
  • Arizona State University, PhD
  • University of California, Berkeley, PhD
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, PhD
  • Univeristy of California, Irvine, PhD
  • Purdue University
  • University of California Irvine, PhD
  • The Ohio State University, Graduate Program
  • University of California Irvine, PhD
  • Stanford University, PhD
  • Oklahoma State University, PhD
  • University of New York, PhD
  • UNC Greensboro, Graduate Programs 
  • University of South Florida, PhD
  • Miami University, PhD
  • Brandeis University, PhD and MA
  • University of California, Riverside, PhD
  • Boston University, PhD
  • University of Iowa, PhD
  • Florida International University, PhD
  • Vanderbilt University, PhD
  • University of Miami, PhD
  • 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?

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Full-time Instructor, The Ivymount School - New Posting
  • Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Penn State - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Training Awards - New Posting
  • Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Michigan - New Posting
  • Full-time Lab Manager, The Cooperation Lab at Boston College - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh
  • Center for Open Science
  • Fellowship Opportunity
  • Full-time Project Coordinator
  • Full-time Project Assistant
  • Full-time Research Specialist
  • Post-baccalaureate Opportunity, University of Maryland
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland
  • Gap Year Fellowship
  • Milieu Therapist 1, WPIC
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Yale
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Miami

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

Resources to help guide you in spring term course selection

Are you asking yourself:  How do I find classes without the Course Description Page?  Here are some resources to help you better create your spring term schedule.

  1. The Registrar’s Office:  https://www.registrar.pitt.edu/index.html
  2. Student Training Guides:  https://www.registrar.pitt.edu/studenttraining.html
  3. Training Video:  Advisement Report – Navigation:  https://www.registrar.pitt.edu/training/advise_report_navigation/advise_...
  4. Page to PDF of General Education Requirements: http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/registration-information/re...
  5. Psychology Syllabus Archive:  http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/psychology-syllabus-archive

 

Spring Term Experiential Learning Opportunities

PSY 1903 Directed Research Opportunities accepting applications for spring term.

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

 

 

Connect with us!

Find us on LinkedIn and connect with alumni from the Department of Psychology!  - Pitt Psychology

Our Facebook page provides relevant information about timely events on campus and in our department.  -  University of Pittsburgh Psychology

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

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

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

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

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

 

Allegheny Health Network Internship Opportunity

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

West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh PA  15224
HELP Office: N3401

Monday, November 12th-5:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday, December 4th-5:00pm-7:00pm

HELP at Allegheny Health Network is a clinical volunteering opportunity at West Penn and Allegheny General Hospital that gives individuals a hands-on patient experience with older adults on in-patient floors. The program is designed to prevent delirium in hospitalized patients.

Start the volunteer process by attending one of our open houses where you have the opportunity to meet the HELP staff and pick up your volunteer information packet. You can arrive at any time during the session. We look forward to meeting you!

NOTE:  This is one of the approved supervised field placement sites which psychology majors many earn academic credit.

 

Research Conference, Emmanuel College Boston

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

In order to be reviewed, proposals must include:

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

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

Proposals should be submitted online at:

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

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

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2019

 

Summer NSF Internships

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

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

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

 

Northwestern's Pritzker School of Law Webinar

Northwestern University Master of Science in Law Program: Housed in Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law, the unique MSL curriculum centers on the intersection of law, business, and technology, with specific focus areas in business law and entrepreneurship, intellectual property and patent design, and regulatory analysis and strategy. Courses are designed specifically for MSL students, and students have the flexibility to design course plans that fit their particular interests and professional goals. Learn more about the MSL at Northwestern in their upcoming webinar Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 CDT. Click here for more information.

 

Therapy Abroad

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

We are currently offering

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

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

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

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

 

Dietrich School's Peer Advisor Program

Peer Advisors support the front desk operations of the Advising Center, and serve as an important resource for undergraduate students with questions about scheduling courses, deciding on a major/minor/certificate to pursue, and various other concerns.

Students can access the online application and other relevant information by visiting our website: https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/connected-community/become-peer-advisor, and please feel free to refer them directly to the application here: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_29NusUgHAhhdRMV

Application Deadline:  November 12, 2018.

The internship includes a two-credit training course meeting weekly on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm during the Spring semester. While we have no restrictions on areas of study for our applicants, this year we are particularly interested in recruiting students working in the humanities.

PSY 1900 Supervised Field Placement credit may be earned through this experience for any psychology major.

 

David C. Frederick Public Service Internship Award

The David C. Frederick Public Service Internship Award was established to support University of Pittsburgh students to pursue unpaid public service internships during the summer. The summer internships may be with a nonprofit organization or government agency located anywhere in the United States, outside of Pittsburgh or the students' hometowns, in cities such as Washington D. C. or New York. Priority is given to high-achieving students with an interest in leadership and community service who possess a strong desire to promote the common good. Applications will be available each year in Fall Semester. Once selected, recipients will be coached through the process of identifying and applying for internships within their interest areas. The internships should take place approximately from mid-May through early-August. Award winners will receive $4000. Awards for internships in Pittsburgh or the student's hometown will be $3500. These awards allow students to pursue the internship in lieu of summer work to pay for living costs.

David C. Frederick graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983 with a baccalaureate degree in Political Science and was the University's first recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship. He later completed his PhD at Oxford and his JD at the University of Texas. He now works as an appellate attorney in Washington DC and has argued many cases before the United States Supreme Court. Frederick established this award in order to enable students to pursue their goals in public service during their undergraduate career.

Requirements:

  • Recommended that applicant have an overall GPA of 3.50 or above.
  • Applicant must be a full-time Pitt undergraduate student during the time of the internship. 

Materials Required for Submission:

  • Statement of Interest: An essay of 750-words or less discussing your area of interest for the internship and how participating in this program would further your academic goals as well as where public service fits into your broader life trajectory.
  • Academic Record: Current transcript (may be unofficial)
  • 1-Page Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation and one additional reference

Any questions should be directed to Holly Hickling, Academic Community Engagement Coordinator at the University Honors College, at hlh39@pitt.edu, or Andrew Lotz, PhD, Lecturer and Academic Advisor in the Department of Political Science, at ANL7@pitt.edu.

Application Deadline for Summer 2019: November 2, 2018.  Application available here:  https://upitt.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1777374.

 

Psychology Student Participants Needed

The Computer Science Department seeks participants for a study, “StrategicReading: observe reading strategies during an online question-generation reading task on smartphone”.

The research study investigates users’ reading strategic processes based on the observation of users’ reading behaviors, including eye-gaze behaviors, clicking/scrolling behaviors, and browsing logging histories during the online mobile reading for a question generation task. In particular, we will use the collected behavior data to evaluate the information gain (performance in pre-study and post-study knowledge assessment), the quality of the generated question. Users’ eye-gaze movements will be captured by a mobile phone’s front-facing camera, users’ clicking/scrolling will be captured by a mobile phone’s screen sensors, and users’ logging history will be captured by a mobile phone’s browsing history. We will also record his/her reading behaviors via a camera during reading and let subject watch the in-session recording video of himself/herself and give a retrospective verbal reports of his/her moment-to-moment thinking process. However, this video recording is only reviewed by subject himself/herself. We will not publish the video content. Therefore, the subject's identity will not be revealed by videos.

Following your complete participation, you will be compensated with $10 cash for the completed study for the completed study.

The requirements for our participants: 1) Native speakers; 2) Freshmen/Sophomores in Phycology major.

If you are qualified and interested in, please send an email to me directly at weg21@pitt.edu for further participation details and determine a time slot for your participation.

 

Hands of Hope Internship

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

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

 

 

Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

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

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

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

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

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

 

Infection Prevention Extern, WPIC

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

Requirements for this position include:

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

More information available here.

America Reads Challenge

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

 

Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

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

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

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

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

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

 

Research Opportunity, Healthy Aging Lab

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

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

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

 

Volunteer Opportunity, Allegheny Health Network Hospice Program

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

 

Those Early in Recovery From Eating Disorders:  Project HEAL

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

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

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

Link to application here.

 

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.

 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

OCC Credit Event - New Posting

Our development team at the University of Pittsburgh is working on building a NEW online research recommender tool for students.  We want YOUR STORIES to help us learn about how and why you get involved in research projects.  With this information, we can build a better, more useful network, making it EASIER to connect with interesting inter-disciplinary research opportunities on and around campus.

Email ZJC8@Pitt.edu by 11/10/18 for more details, dates, and to sign up for a discussion session.

First come, first served. Snacks Provided

 

New Course:  Discourses of Medicine and Health

COMMRC 1731: Special Topics in Communication: Discourses of Medicine and Health     T/TH 4:00pm - 5:15pm

The course focuses on themes, issues, and patterns of communication in and about modern medicine and health care. Topics include the discourses of wellness and disease, narratives of illness, communicating pain and suffering, communicating empathy, the expanding role of pharmaceuticals and medical enhancements, hospitalization, digital access, physical and mental health, differences of culture, race, and gender, inequities in access, and conceptions of the right to health care. Students will be asked to respond to readings in class discussion and presentations, short quizzes, and written reactions.

There will be a mid-term and a final exam.

 

School of Public Health Open House

Public Health will host an open house for all prospective students on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

At our open house, students can learn how their interests and career goals fit with public health disciplines.  Our departments include:

  • Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Human Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

 

 

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Event

AMSA will host a student research fair in teh O'Hara Student Center on November 1, 2018 from 4-6pm.  The aim of this event is to allow upperclassman from all areas of research to present posters so that underclassman can learn about research happening on campus and how their peers because involved in research. Students may sign up here:  https://goo.gl/forms/3mUf5VQayuXpPAPO2.

 

OUR Events

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

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

 

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Information Sessions

GSPIA will be hosting on-campus information sessions for prospective students on a number of upcoming Thursdays (noon) and Saturdays (10:00am). There will also be a downtown session at the Grand Concourse on November 1. These sessions are open to anyone interested in learning about GSPIA’s academics, admissions, and career outcomes.

We would be grateful if you would add these sessions to any calendars or other communication you have with your undergraduate students. Students can RSVP at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VMY6LTZ

Thursday, October 18, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm (3610 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh)
Thursday, November 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm (Grand Concourse Restaurant, Station Square, Pittsburgh
Saturday, November 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon (3911 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh)
Thursday, November 15, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm (3610 Posvar Hall, University of PIttsburgh)
Saturday, December 1, 10:00 am- 12:00 noon (3911 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh)
Saturday, January 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon (3911 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh)

 

WPIC Activities Cart Drive

Western Psychiatric of UPMC is in need of some items to stock a mobile "activities cart" that will travel between the hospital's units. Some acceptable items to donate include paperback books, movies, board games, puzzles (regular, crossword, or word search), playing cards, magazines, and coloring books/crayons. Additionally, some patients are in need of clean socks, hats, and gloves for after they are discharged. Collection bins are located on the 3rd floor of Sennott Square, by the elevators in Posvar Hall, by the elevators on the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning, and in some residence halls. The drive is happening during the Fall semester. The patients will be very appreciative of all donations!

 

Counseling Skills Workshops

The Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling graduate program in the School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences is holding two counseling skills workshops this fall, one on Clinical Interviewing and one on Building Client Rapport. Descriptions of the workshops are below. We ask students to RSVP through this link: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Xa3hAf5yJMhWcd. Would you be able to share this information with psychology majors? Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Building Client Rapport - Saturday, November 17th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Establishing rapport and a trusting relationship with clients is referred to as developing a therapeutic alliance. Therapeutic alliance directly influences client outcomes, as clients that report a positive, trusting relationship with their counselors are more likely to continue therapy and improve mental health and physical outcomes. This workshop will cover basic skills to use when building rapport with a new client. The workshop will include short lectures, demonstrations, and clinical skills practice to acquire basic skills necessary to begin establishing a therapeutic alliance with new clients.

 

Pitt Honors Spring Research & Creative Fellowships

Undergraduates in ALL majors can apply for funding to:

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

 

Univeristy Events Calendar

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

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

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

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

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

The Beinecke Scholarship Program

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

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

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

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

 

2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

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

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

 

Undergraduate Awards

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

 

UHC National Scholarships Newsletter


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

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

For more information visit the UHC website.

 

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

University of Haifa, MA - New Posting

The Program

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

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

Additional details can be found here.

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

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

 

Tulane University, PhD - New Posting

Doctoral Program in Psychology: Developmental Science, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

The Department of Psychology at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA invites applications for Fall, 2019 for its doctoral program in Psychology with a specialization in Developmental Science. Students receive full-tuition waivers and graduate stipends throughout the academic year. Opportunities for summer support are also available. The application deadline is December 1st, 2018.

The Department of Psychology at Tulane is home to a vibrant community of developmental scholars who study children from infancy through adolescence and focus on cognitive, motor, perceptual and social emotional development in the laboratory and in the diverse neighborhood and school settings of New Orleans. State-of-the-art research facilities enable students to address research questions at behavioral and neural levels. The Department of Psychology also provides doctoral coursework and training in Behavioral Neuroscience, School Psychology (APA approved program) and Social Psychology. Cross-cutting interdisciplinary research opportunities exist as well through the:

The application deadline for Fall, 2019 admission to the Ph.D. program in Developmental Science is December 1st, 2018. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors in Developmental Science at Tulane to discuss research interests. For more information about the Department of Psychology at Tulane and its doctoral program in Developmental Science, please go to: http://www2.tulane.edu/sse/psyc/academics/graduate/phd-programs/

 

Brook University, MS - New Posting

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Georgia State University, PhD

The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience concentration in Psychology at Georgia State University (https://psychology.gsu.edu/). GSU is in downtown Atlanta, GA, conveniently located for both study and travel. The Psychology department has over 100 doctoral students across its seven concentrations, and lively research programs covering the life span, from cognitive science and neuroscience to community systems and clinical impact.

As head of the newly-redesigned Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (CAN) concentration, I wanted to make you aware of our program. Faculty in CAN are also members of the Cognitive Sciences and Clinical Neuropsychology concentrations, making CAN a very applied program. Individual faculty research interests include anxiety and mood disorders, aging, schizophrenia, language and reading development, cognitive dysfunction and much more. More information about the individual faculty can be found on our website (https://psychology.gsu.edu/graduate/program-areas-and-concentrations/).

We have recently welcomed Dr. Vince Calhoun to the GSU faculty in Psychology, as the founding director for the new Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS). Dr. Calhoun brings an extensive set of cognitive and clinical neuroscience projects and collaborations to the research programs at GSU. This Center will support collaborations across GSU, Georgia Tech, and Emory University in studies of brain health, including novel and large-scale neuroimaging analysis techniques.

Our application deadline is December 1 (https://gradapply.gsu.edu/apply/). Please feel free to contact me with questions.

 

University of California, Irvine, PhD

The Department of Cognitive Sciences at UC Irvine has a number of openings for new graduate students starting Fall of 2019.  We are in the process of expanding our graduate program, so please feel free to forward this information to any interested parties.  All this information and more can be found in the attached leaflet and via cogs.ci.

Our department specializes in

  • Computational and mathematical cognitive modeling
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Visual and auditory perception
  • Attention and representation
  • Learning and development
  • Memory and language
  • Judgment and decision making

... and is generally strong in the use of leading technologies such as EEG, fMRI, and robotics, and of modern research tools such as computational methods, big data, and Bayesian statistics.

We offer PhD degrees in Cognitive Sciences with an optional specialization in cognitive neuroscience and an optional joint degree (MS/PhD) in Statistics.  We also take pride in offering excellent financial packages to our graduate students, including at least five years of guaranteed support, health insurance, research funding, and more.

These positions are also open to international students with appropriate academic qualifications (i.e., a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field).

This year's deadline to apply is December 1, 2018.

 

University of Massachusetts Boston, PhD

The PhD program in Developmental and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston is accepting applications, with a December 17th deadline. This is the only program in the Neurosciences at a public institution in Boston. The DBS program is an intensive, developmentally-focused, research-based program. Core faculty (Erik Blaser, Vivian Ciaramitaro, Tiffany Donaldson, Richard Hunter, Zsuzsa Kaldy, Jin Ho Park, Mohinish Shukla, Ed Tronick, and Susan Zup) engage in research ranging from cognitive development and psychophysics to neuroendocrinology and behavioral genetics. Students may follow a Cognitive specialization investigating functional changes in perceptual and cognitive abilities or a Behavioral specialization investigating neural and hormonal correlates of behavior. Lab spaces for the program are housed in the brand new Integrated Sciences Building, part of our campus on the Columbia Point peninsula. This location is just a few miles south of downtown Boston, neighbors the city’s world-class research universities, and offers wonderful views of the city and Boston Harbor. Successful applicants will likely have significant research experience. We especially encourage members of underrepresented populations in neuroscience to apply.

For more information or to apply, please visit http://dbs.psych.umb.edu

 

Vanderbilt University, PhD

The Vanderbilt University Developmental Sciences program encourages applications to its PhD program. The application deadline is December 1st.

The Developmental Sciences faculty shares a common mission: To understand how learning and development are supported by environmental factors and by basic social and cognitive processes across infancy and childhood. Our faculty brings a variety of perspectives to this common mission. We investigate the role of basic processes in complex actions and reasoning, such as coordinating actions, attention and emotions, comprehending and producing language, understanding others' minds, understanding symbols and media, memory, reading, and solving math problems. We utilize experimental methods to identify causal factors to evaluate change processes, and we assess change both at the behavioral and neural level. This common mission has made it possible for many of our faculty to engage in fruitful collaborations with one another as well as with researchers in other areas and other disciplines.

An important feature of the program is the flexibility students have to design an individualized program. With program requirements as their foundation, students work closely with their major professor and other faculty members in advanced courses and in developing their research interests, skills, and academic programs. All admitted students receive funding for five years.

Learn more about the Developmental Sciences PhD program and our research at: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/psychological_sciences/graduate/programs/development.php

 

Villanova University, MS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

University of Huston, PhD

The Developmental, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neuroscience (DCBN) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston invites applications for the Ph.D. program for the 2019-20 academic term. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2018.

The program

  • 10 faculty members, a diverse yet interactive group, interested in understanding how the brain and behavior change over time
  • 4 areas (Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive, Developmental)
  • 1 truly interdisciplinary educational experience
  • Participate in research funded by various federal agencies and private foundations
  • Potential to collaborate with faculty who contribute to physical and mental health research and education across several colleges, departments, and institutions
  • Tuition fellowships cover tuition & fees; Research Assistantships & Teaching Fellowship opportunities
  • Click for more information

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD

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

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

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

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

 

Harvard School of Education, EdM

Human Development and Psychology at Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. 

We offer a 1-year program of coursework that emphasizes development across the lifespan, applied research and research methods, and diversity and equity.  The program is excellent preparation for students planning to go on to a Ph.D. or for students aiming to work in research or practice in a developmental field. 

Faculty who advise students in the program include Meredith Rowe and Rick Weissbourd (Co-directors), Paul Harris, Junlei Li, Dana McCoy, Adrianna Umaña-Taylor, and Robert Selman. Students in the program have the flexibility to take 3 elective courses from elsewhere in the Graduate School of Education or across other schools at Harvard University. 

Applications for admission should be received by January 5, 2019. If you have questions about the program please email mandanna_farhoodi@gse.harvard.edu or visit https://www.gse.harvard.edu/masters/hdp.

 

University of Virginia, PhD

Our work is focused on promoting human development in its diversity and complexity. We identify meaningful, relevant problems and develop solutions to address them. Our work is interdisciplinary, methodologically rigorous, and strength-based.

For more information please visit our website:  https://curry.virginia.edu/academics/phd-education-applied-developmental....

 

Arizona State University, PhD

The PhD in Developmental Psychology at Arizona State University aims to understand and improve the lives of children, young adults, and of those entering the late-life years. Through the innovative combination of community-based interventions, community embedded basic science and psychopathology, the Developmental Psychology program offers unique opportunities for students to build both skills and relationships across the university and local communities. See ASU Developmental Psychology PhD Recruitment video for more information. 

How to apply

The Department of Psychology application process is completed online through ASU Graduate Education. Prospective students must submit the admission application form along with the fee and official transcripts. For the department’s doctoral programs, students must submit supplemental application materials through SlideRoom, which requires an additional fee.

 

University of California, Berkeley, PhD

The UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Lab, directed by Professor Mahesh Srinivasan, is accepting applications for Ph.D. students entering in the fall of 2019. Our lab’s research broadly focuses on how linguistic, cognitive and social abilities develop and interact in early childhood (more specific research projects and papers can be found at our website). Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in psychology, linguistics, or cognitive science. Prior research experience and coursework in these areas is preferred.

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab is part of the Department of Psychology, which also houses other developmental labs, including labs directed by Professors Silvia Bunge, Arianne Eason, Jan Engelmann, Celeste Kidd, Alison Gopnik, Steven Piantadosi and Fei Xu. UC Berkeley Ph.D. students receive a comprehensive education in developmental science and research.

Prospective students can learn more about our lab and access previous research articles here. Interested applicants should apply through the Department of Psychology, and can email Professor Srinivasan at srinivasan@berkeley.edu for more information. The deadline for receiving applications is November 26th at 8:59 PM (Pacific Time).

 

Virginia Commonwealth University, PhD

TWO full-time grant-funded graduate research positions at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Educational Psychology program. Dr. Christine Bae is recruiting two highly qualified and motivated students for a full-time, 3-year doctoral candidate/Graduate Research Assistant position to begin on August 23, 2019.

  1. NSF-funded Graduate Researcher/ Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. This competitive position presents opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary education research funded by the National Science Foundation. This DRK12 project is conducting a longitudinal study of science teaching and learning in urban elementary schools. The position is renewable for 3 years.
  2. Virginia Dept. of Education-funded Graduate Researcher/ Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. This competitive position presents opportunities to participate in research and evaluation funded by the VA Department of Education for the VCU SEED project, to conduct a longitudinal study of STEM teacher preparation and learning in urban secondary schools. The position is renewable for 3 years.

Funding Package: Each full-time 3-year package includes a GA stipend for 20 hours/week and associated tuition benefits.

Eligibility:

  • Has degree in Education, Psychology, Research Methodology, or related fields.
  • Acceptance in the Educational Psychology Ph.D. program.

**For information about the Ed Psych program, please attend the webinar on 10/30/2018 at 6pm EST.

Application Steps:

  • Apply to the Ph.D. in Education, Educational Psychology track (deadline to apply 12/15/19).
  • Contact Dr. Christine Bae (clbae@vcu.edu) to complete interview.
  • Complete the Graduate Assistantship application.

 

Univeristy of California, Irvine, PhD

Angela Lukowski, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications from potential graduate students for the 2019-2020 academic year. Research in the Lukowski Lab focuses primarily on cognitive development in infancy and early childhood, with specific projects examining recall memory and generalization across contexts and/or cues in typically developing children and children with Down syndrome; the impact of adult language use on recall memory in preverbal infants; and the potential benefits of napping on cognitive functioning.

The application deadline is December 1, 2018.  Applicaiton process can be found here.

Accepted students are guaranteed funding for the first five years of the program and have the opportunity to work in a friendly, collaborative department focused on conducting applied research – all while experiencing the many benefits of living in southern California! More information about Lukowski Lab can be found here.  Information about the Department of Psychological Science can be found here.

Interested individuals should contact Dr. Lukowski at angela.lukowski@uci.edu with questions or requests for additional information.
 

Purdue University, PhD

Over the past several years the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Department at Purdue University has undergone dramatic positive changes. In the last few years we have hired five new tenure/tenure-track faculty, refined and enhanced our graduate training program, established new research centers, and our faculty were awarded numerous state, federal, and foundation grants. With all these changes, we are also actively expanding our graduate training program.

Our department takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the human condition across the lifespan and in the contexts of family, schools, and society. Faculty research interests span, but are not limited to, five key foci: Culture and Diversity, Early Childhood Education and Care, Health and Well-being, Interpersonal Relations, and Military Families. Below is a link to our graduate recruitment brochure and request that you please pass this information on to any students who may be interested.

https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs/students/graduate/Grad_Program_2018.pdf  

The application deadline for Fall 2019 admission is January 4th, 2019 and more information can be found at: https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hdfs/students/graduate/application_info.html

 

University of California Irvine, PhD

The Department of Psychological Science at University of California, Irvine is looking for graduates to join faculty in conducting cutting-edge psychological science research in one of four specialized tracks. The Department is uniquely situated in within the School of Social Ecology which views human behavior in a larger social and institutional context, and that seeks to disseminate knowledge to the community. Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2019 through December 1, 2018.

 

Highlights of program

  • Full funding guaranteed for first 5 years of program
  • 33 leading scholars serve as full-time faculty mentors for students (Including: Doug Granger, Beth Loftus, Beth Cauffman, Candice Odgers, Jodi Quas, Karen Rook, Sarah Pressman, and more!)
  • Students receive mentoring from a minimum of two faculty mentors, providing well-rounded, collaborative training
  • Strong sense of community
  • Choose from four specializations
  1. Affective Science
  2. Developmental Psychology
  3. Health Psychology
  4. Social Psychology
  • BONUS – Pair law with any specialized track

What sets us apart?

  • We have some of the world’s leading researchers studying a diverse array of issues, including the role of false memories in eye witness testimony, child maltreatment and its impact on development, socioeconomic disparities and their impact on social behavior, social anhedonia as a risk factor for psychosis, and emotional experience in older adults.
  • Students who enroll for doctoral study in the Department of Psychological Science will be welcomed into a community of scholars deeply invested in using the tools derived from psychological science to shed light on real-world problems and their solutions.
  • Training places a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice.
  • This highly collaborative department is an ideal place for students interested in integrative, cutting-edge science to develop into independent thinkers.
  • Our doctoral students bring with them a wealth of knowledge from their diverse educational and personal backgrounds.
  • The educational experiences students obtain while pursuing doctoral education in our department prepares them for a variety of career paths.

The answers to all of your questions can be found here! https://ps.soceco.uci.edu

If you want more info, contact Stella Tripp, stripp@uci.edu

 

The Ohio State University, Graduate Program

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

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

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

 

University of California Irvine, PhD

Faculty in the cognitive development cluster in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California Irvine (UCI) will be recruiting graduate students interested in pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Sciences starting Fall 2019. UCI CogSci is a highly unique, interdisciplinary department with faculty who conduct research across a wide range of areas, including cognitive and conceptual development, social cognition, linguistics, decision-making, memory, philosophy, and neuroscience. Faculty research employs a variety of methods, including behavioral, neuroscientific, and computational. In addition, there is a strong developmental presence in neighboring departments, including the Department of Psychological Science and the School of Education.

UCI is a public research university located in the heart of Southern California with an excellent track record of serving underrepresented populations. Successful applicants will be guaranteed full funding for five years.

Laboratories seeking students interested in cognitive development include:

  1. The Development of Social Cognition Lab (DoSC Lab; PI: Nadia Chernyak) investigates the development of prosocial behavior, fairness and cooperation, free will and agency beliefs, and conceptual thought.
  2. The Computation of Language Laboratory (CoLaLab; PI: Lisa Pearl) investigates the complex system we call human language, focusing on language acquisition and information extraction from language.
  3. The Sarnecka Cognitive Development Lab (PI: Barbara Sarnecka) conducts behavioral studies of conceptual and language development in young children, especially in numerical cognition.

Students who have overlapping interests with one or more of the above faculty are encouraged to apply. Applications are due December 1, 2018. For more information, please visit https://www.cogsci.uci.edu/graduate/program.php

 

Stanford University, PhD

The Social Cognition & Development Lab at Stanford University, directed by Drs. Steven Roberts and Claude Steele, is seeking PhD students to begin in Fall 2019. Broadly, the lab researches how children and adults conceptualize social groups and social group boundaries, especially those pertaining to race and norms. 

Students will be fully funded by the Department for at least five years and will be a part of the broader community within the Department, especially the Developmental/Social areas. They will also gain access to a wide range of theoretical and empirical courses, a collaborative and diverse research community, and supporting resources for research with children (including Bing Nursery School). They will also benefit from the broader community of Stanford University as well as that California sunshine. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through the Department by the 11/13 deadline and can reach out to Professor Roberts directly at sothello@stanford.edu for more information. Racial minority and first-generation students are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Oklahoma State University, PhD

The Language, Learning, and Development Lab at Oklahoma State University, directed by Dr. Sarah Kucker, is inviting applications for the PhD program in Experimental Psychology, to begin Fall 2019.

Dr. Kucker’s lab focuses on language development, word learning, and categorization during infancy and early childhood. Intrinsic to this is a focus on the mechanisms (especially associative and implicit processes) that underlie learning across multiple domains, and the dynamic interplay of various factors over time to explain both typical and atypical developmental trajectories. More details can be found here or by emailing Dr. Sarah Kucker at sarah.kucker@okstate.edu

The Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University admits only full-time students working toward a Ph.D. The M.S. degree is awarded as the first step in doctoral training. The Experimental Psychology program aims to provide students with a broad research-based training in the psychological sciences and offers four concentrations/tracks - cognitive, comparative-neurobiology, development, and social-personality. The department houses 11 full-time experimental faculty and an additional 12 clinical faculty who represent a diverse knowledge base. Students are encouraged to engage in research with multiple faculty and utilize the multiple opportunities for collaboration.

More information on the graduate program in psychology (both experimental and clinical psychology):

https://psychology.okstate.edu/academic-programs/graduate-programs

More information on the Experimental PhD program and application instructions: https://psychology.okstate.edu/academic-programs/graduate-programs/exper...

Applications are due December 1st and must be submitted online through the graduate college (https://www.applyweb.com/oksugrad/ ).

 

University of New York, PhD

The Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York invites students to apply for the 2019-2020 academic year. The application deadline is January 1st, 2019. We offer our students various 5-year fellowship packages. The doctoral program is designed to prepare scholars and researchers to contribute to the field of human communication and its disorders. Program requirements include coursework, laboratory experience, and research activities under the supervision of internationally recognized faculty (Mira Goral, Loraine K. Obler, Richard G. Schwartz, Douglas Whalen, Valerie Shafer, Brett Martin, Klara Marton). 

More information is available on our website: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Speech-Language-Hearing-Science

 

UNC Greensboro, Graduate Programs

Study developmental science at UNCG!

Several faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are looking for talented and motivated students to join their research teams! We have Ph.D. programs in both experimental (cognitive, developmental, and social) and clinical psychology, as well as a terminal master’s program in Experimental Psychology.

Students have the opportunity to study mind, brain, and behavior at multiple levels of analysis (neural, individual, and social) with diverse techniques. Equipment facilities include a 64 channel ERP system (Brain Products: actiCHamp and actiCap active electrodes system), remote eye tracking system (SensoMotoric Products), and access to a 3T scanner (Siemens Magnetom Trio). 

We are a growing and collegial department in a fun, diverse, and affordable region of the United States. UNC Greensboro is especially proud of the diversity of its undergraduate and graduate student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse student applicant pool.

In the developmental area, we have a strong core of faculty who study social learning and cognition (which might be of special interest to members of this list!). The following faculty members have openings for new students this year:

Jasmine DeJesus directs the Development, Culture and Health Lab. Her research examines how children’s beliefs and knowledge changes across development (or in some cases, stays the same!), how children’s social and cultural experiences shape their choices and attitudes, and how we can leverage developmental science methods to study health outcomes and promote child and family health and well-being. She is excited to be part of a great cohort of new faculty members and looks forward to building an equally supportive cohort of new students. She can be reached at jmdejes2@uncg.edu.

Stuart Marcovitch is one of the directors of the DUCK (Development and Understanding of Children's Knowledge) Lab. His research focuses on the development of executive function and how it relates to other cognitive and social skills. The DUCK lab offers a collaborative enriching environment with co-director Janet Boseovski, and a number of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers. He can be reached at s_marcov@uncg.edu.

The application deadline is December 1 for the Ph.D. program and April 20 for the M.A. program. Information about how to apply can be found here: https://psy.uncg.edu/graduate/applying/. 

If you have questions about the graduate program, contact Mike Kane (our Director of Graduate Studies) at mjkane@uncg.edu. Our graduate handbook is also available online: https://psy.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Final-Graduate-Student-H....

If you are interested in working with a particular faculty member, we encourage you to contact them directly so that you can get to know each other better.

 

University of South Florida, PhD

In 2017, we launched a new doctoral program in Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida. We are proud to announce that we admitted 9 highly qualified students for Fall 2017 and 14 students in 2018. We hope your students will be among those who join our new cohort. The program has an interdisciplinary focus and allows students to design a plan of study in their own unique area of interest.

We have several faculty who have expertise in behavioral health so the program may be of particular interest to students who wish to pursue research careers in mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities, among others. Information about our faculty members can be found here.

Students are invited to contact potential advisors directly. Students should contact at least two potential advisors with whom they may be interested in working. Finding potential advisors with matching interests and availability to take a doctoral student is an important part of the admission decision. Thus, in their statement of purpose, applicants should convey information about their discussions with potential advisor(s) as well as information about how their research interests and career goals would align with our program.

 

 

Miami University, PhD

The Ph.D. program at Miami University’s Department of Psychology is recruiting graduate students for Fall of 2019. The Psychology Department has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research as well as new and emerging research fields and methods. Successful applicants are guaranteed five years of full tuition and stipend.

Two developmental faculty are currently recruiting graduate students: Dr. Yvette Harris (Harris Parent Child Interaction Lab, http://harrislab.wordpress.com), whose research focuses on the relation between parenting behaviors and cognitive development and Dr. Vrinda Kalia (Thought Language Culture Lab, http://kaliav3.wixsite.com/tlc-lab), whose research focuses on the relation between language development and executive functions. 

Students interested in working with either of the developmental faculty are encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from students interested in combining across research programs -- for example, studying the role of parenting behaviors in the development of executive functions. 

Further information about the application can be found on the MU psychology website: (https://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/psychology/index.html). The deadline for applications is December 1, 2018.

 

Brandeis University, PhD and MA

The Department of Psychology at Brandeis helps students establish a strong scientific and research foundation in psychology. This curriculum not only makes students competitive for graduate programs, it also prepares them to be thoughtful, discerning problem-solvers. The program examines the most up-to date psychological research and provides opportunities for direct involvement in ongoing research programs. Members of our faculty conduct research in diverse areas, including cognitive science; normal and abnormal psychology; health psychology; social interaction; life span development and aging; spatial orientation; neurological bases of sensation, perception, memory and emotion; and the effects of brain damage.

Applications are open for the PhD and MA programs in Psychology at Brandeis University.

Deadlines: Dec 1 for the PhD program; the MA program has rolling admissions until May 15, but first admission offers are made to applicants who have applied by February 1.

Located in the greater Boston area (Waltham, MA, just 10 miles from downtown Boston and recently named as the best place to live in Massachusetts), we offer graduate training in a mentorship-based research program. The Master of Arts program provides students with an understanding of the scientific foundations of psychology and direct experience in research methods. Our doctoral program develops excellent researchers and teachers who will become leaders in psychological science. The PhD program offers a track in the integrated study of Brain, Body, and Behavior, funded by a NIGMS training grant.

Information on our programs is available here:  http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/psych/

 

University of California, Riverside, PhD

The Educational Psychology program in the Graduate School of Education at University of California, Riverside invites highly motivated students to join its PhD program in Fall 2019.

We offer students an integrative research and training program with strengths in cognitive development, quantitative and qualitative methods. Many of our faculty conduct research in classrooms with teachers and students to better understand how to improve current educational practice. Furthermore, many of our faculty are also involved in interdisciplinary efforts with faculty from other departments at UC Riverside, such as the Bourns College of Engineering, working to examine how to improve disciplinary educational practices (e.g., computer science education).

Doctoral students typically receive funding for 3-4 years through research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships. The Graduate School of Education and the University of California, Riverside has a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. We thus encourage students from all backgrounds to apply.

Read full faculty profiles including publications here: https://education.ucr.edu/faculty-instructors-researchers

To learn more about our programs and the application process:

https://education.ucr.edu/doctoral

https://education.ucr.edu/phd-admissions

Applications need to be submitted by December 15th, 2018 for fellowship consideration.

For questions about the application or funding, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Heather Killeen: heather.killeen@ucr.edu or 951-827-6362.

 

Boston University, PhD

Explore Developmental Science at BU

Faculty members with the graduate program in Developmental Science (DS) at Boston University are seeking talented and motivated students to join their labs. The DS program, which offers students the opportunity to earn a PhD, is part of the Psychological & Brain Sciences Department, one of the fastest-growing and most innovative departments in the country. Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2019. You can find the full list of lab openings below.

BU’s comprehensive DS doctoral program, which covers the depth and breadth of the entire discipline, provides students advanced training in developmental psychology, with an emphasis on early childhood. Faculty members are nationally and internationally renowned, with projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, as well as by prestigious foundations such as the Simons Foundation and Templeton Foundation. The program features one of only three Autism Centers of Excellence in the country.

The DS graduate program offers unique research opportunities across different developmental domains using multiple methodologies. Robust collaborations—local, national, and international—help drive the program’s progress and innovation. Researchers also work across DS labs and departmental programs, as well as with colleagues in other schools at the University. This distinguishing feature means that DS students gain particularly broad, hands-on training.

Boston University is located in the heart of the historic and culturally vibrant city of Boston, the epicenter of higher education, cutting-edge technology, and pioneering medicine.

The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2018. Information on how to apply can be found here. Interested students are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors soon. If you have specific questions about the DS graduate program, please email Helen Tager-Flusberg, at htagerf@bu.edu. For general PhD inquiries, please contact Joanne Hebden Palfai, director of academic affairs for the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, at jpalfai@bu.edu. General information on the Child Development Labs at Boston University is available at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/.

 

University of Iowa, PhD

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

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

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

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.

Training

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

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:

CHANGING EDUCATION CHANGING WORLD for a

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Full-time Instructor, The Ivymount School - New Posting

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

 

Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Penn State - New Posting

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

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

For additional information please see flyer.

 

Full-time Research Training Awards - New Posting

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Emotion and Development Branch, Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience (SMDN) and Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit (NNT), in Bethesda, Maryland, seek qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2019.

SMDN conducts research on the brain mechanisms of mental illness in youth.  Our particular research interest involves the investigation of the brain mechanisms associated with chronic irritability in children and adolescents. NNT uses brain-based knowledge to develop new treatments, such as a new application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

The full-time positions require a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien).  A minimum commitment of one year is expected; however, a two-year commitment is strongly preferred.  Duties and responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise:  patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation.  This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature.  In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment clinic visits. IRTAs can observe diagnostic interviews with patients and become familiar with standard psychometric procedures.  IRTAs are also involved in training subjects to participate in neuroimaging and analyzing neuroimaging data.

IRTAs will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation. During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.

Interested individuals should complete the online application found at the following website (link can be found under “Application Procedure”):  https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta  

Following completion of the online application, individuals should also forward a letter of interest and resume to:

Hannah Grassie, National Institute of Mental Health / National Institutes of Health / Department of Health and Human Services

hannah.grassie@nih.gov

301-594-1690

 

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

full-time lab coordinator to work on a project investigating the development of reciprocal behavior in children. The primary responsibility is to conduct developmental studies in the Social Minds Lab at the University of Michigan. 

 

This project is part of a larger international collaboration "The cognitive foundation of human reciprocity" (co-funded by NSF and ESRC) that combines three complementary lines of inquiry: The development of reciprocity in human children (Dr. Felix Warneken, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), species-comparison in great apes (Dr. Alicia Melis, Warwick Business School, UK), and individual variation in adults (Dr. Elliot Ludvig, University of Warwick, UK).

For more information on the Social Minds Lab and Prof. Warneken's research, please click here. The complete job posting can be found here.

Job Summary

The position entails subject recruitment and scheduling, testing in the lab and at schools, using advanced video coding technology, and active participation in research. The position also requires supervising undergraduate assistants in research and working closely with a postdoctoral researcher, as well as overseeing the international collaboration.  

Responsibilities

  • Active research – Preparing and running child studies; Video coding
  • Administrative tasks – Purchases; IRB protocols; Grant reports
  • Recruitment and supervision of research assistants
  • Building and maintaining infrastructure – Recruitment of families; Maintaining a child database; Communications with other labs

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or Associate's degree
  • At least 1 year of research experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field
  • Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office, behavioral coding software, and data management software
  • Experience working with parents and children

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

All materials should be submitted online here. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume/curriculum vitae. The cover letter should specify your research experience, interests, and career goals. In addition, please have two letter writers submit a letter of recommendation to warneken.labmanager@umich.edu.

 

Full-time Lab Manager, The Cooperation Lab at Boston College - New Posting

The Cooperation Lab at Boston College, directed by Dr. Katherine McAuliffe, is seeking a lab manager / research coordinator. The position is full time with full benefits. Our lab focuses on the origins of cooperation in human development and evolution. Major research areas include the development of cooperation across societies as well as the psychological mechanisms supporting cooperation in humans and other species.

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor's or equivalent in psychology or a closely related field, research experience in an experimental psychology lab, and at least some experience working with and managing others. Responsibilities include:

  • Purchasing and setting up lab equipment
  • Recruiting, scheduling, and testing child and adult research participants in the USA and other countries
  • Managing a participant database
  • Working with the BC IRB
  • Training and coordinating undergraduate research assistants
  • Driving to and from testing sites (in the USA and perhaps internationally)
  • Additional research and administrative duties


The position offers substantial research experience and would be perfect for someone highly motivated to undertake graduate study (in developmental psychology or otherwise). The successful candidate will be a core member of a vibrant and collaborative research environment, will participate in The Virtue Project and will also benefit from the broader intellectual community at Boston College. More information on the department is available at  http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/psych.

Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail are of utmost importance. The candidate should also be self-motivated and able to solve problems independently, while also being comfortable managing and working with others. Strong technical skills, a valid driver’s license and a valid passport are also a must; lab duties will require: making regular use of Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator; experimental software such as Qualtrics and Interact as well as statistical software. Computer programming aptitude (e.g. JavaScript, Flash) and familiarity with R would also be a plus. The job will also entail the creation of new games for children so experience building with wood and other materials would also be a bonus. Some local and international travel may be needed, along with occasional weekend work. 
 

To apply, please send a resume/CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the position. Please note that a two-year commitment is preferred. Send your materials along with the names and contact information for two or more references to Katherine McAuliffe, katherine.mcauliffe.2@bc.edu, with the subject line “Cooperation Lab Manager Application”. Start date is negotiable; applications will be reviewed as they are received.

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Coordinator position in Dr. Lauren Hallion's Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Anxiety Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.

The position involves assisting with a NIMH-funded neuroimaging (fMRI) and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) study of perseverative thought (worry; rumination) and other lab projects related to anxiety, cognition, and neuroscience.

Requirements:

  • B.A. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field
  • A minimum of one year (two semesters) of research experience in a Psychology or related lab

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience coordinating a research study
  • Proficiency in E-Prime, SPSS
  • Experience with fMRI research, including relevant software packages
  • Experience with EMA research

Brief Description of Duties:

Major responsibilities will include scheduling and coordinating adult research participants across several protocols, developing and overseeing a comprehensive data management system, administering semi-structured diagnostic interviews to clinical participants with anxiety and/or depression, programming studies using E-Prime and other software packages, preparing and managing IRB materials, managing and preprocessing fMRI data using AFNI and Freesurfer, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and other duties or projects as assigned.

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail are required.

The target start date is January 7th (negotiable).  To apply, please send a cover letter, CV/resume, and unofficial transcript to anxiety@pitt.edu with the subject line "Research Coordinator application."

 

Center for Open Science

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

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

Current Open Positions:

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

 

Fellowship Opportunity

The Mood, Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) is seeking qualified applicants for a two-year, paid Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship, with employment starting in June 2019. IRTAs are part of a multidisciplinary research team of physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Within the Emotion and Development Branch of the NIMH, the Mood, Brain and Development Unit is led by principal investigator Argyris Stringaris, MD PhD, and conducts research using fMRI data to study the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of childhood-onset mental illness. Our studies are on the cutting edge of longitudinal research studying children and adolescents with major depression.

As a research assistant with MBDU you will gain experience working with patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process including observing diagnostic interviews with patients, administering standard psychometric measures, training subjects to participate in neuroimaging, and analyzing neuroimaging data. Duties and responsibilities include: patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using statistical and graphics programs and researching scientific literature.

Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate IRTA Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to engage in biomedical investigation. The full-time, two-year position requires a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). Post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Please complete the MBDU application found at the following website no later than midnight December 15, 2018. Please note we are accepting applications on a rolling basis:

https://goo.gl/forms/kpkRpkfzFNS40qeh1

Please forward an updated resume and unofficial transcript to:  Christine Wei, christine.wei@nih.gov, (301) 496-8180

Please complete the universal NIH IRTA application no later than January 15, 2019: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

 

Full-time Project Coordinator

We are seeking an outstanding individual to be a full-time paid project coordinator for a newly funded NSF grant project examining language science outreach in a museum setting at the Ohio State University's Language Sciences Research Lab (https://u.osu.edu/thebln/language-pod/).   The starting date for this position is January, 2019.

The responsibilities of the project coordinator include a range of administrative duties, supervising undergraduate staff,  assisting in data collection, and general lab maintenance.  Most of the work will be conducted inside the COSI science museum (https://cosi.org/) and candidates should feel comfortable working with a diverse public and in a chaotically fluid environment.

The ideal candidate will be organized, able to work independently, an excellent problem-solver (including solving computer/technical problems), and open to learning new things.  Previous experience with public outreach and an interest in language science are highly desirable.  A BA/BS degree (or equivalent) is required.

This is a one-year appointment with a high likelihood of renewal, pending satisfactory performance.  To apply, please submit your information here: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/90380 

In addition, please also include a CV, and a cover letter that explains your interest and goals as well as the name and contact information of a professional reference.   For more information, please email Laura Wagner (wagner.602@osu.edu).

 

Full-time Project Assistant

The Sleep Lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst seeks a full-time project assistant to support a number of research projects. 

Job Summary

Full-time project assistant position supporting research in the Sleep Lab at the Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst.  Duties include: performing screening protocols, maintaining research databases, recruiting and scheduling research participants and laboratory management of scheduling, purchasing, and other related research tasks.

Essential Functions

  • Be an ambassador of the research facility - explain the array of research opportunities and answer questions that potential participants may have
  • Actively seek out participants for research studies, through advertising, speaking at local community events, and working with local organizations.
  • Maintaining research databases
  • Perform screening protocols – both over the phone (such as the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status) and in-person (conducting psychological batteries such as this Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale)
  • Recruit, screen, and scheduling research participants
  • Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol submission including drafting, modify, update, and renew IRB protocols, providing additional documentation to protocols and helping to track and monitor compliance with protocols.
  • Purchase and maintain lab equipment and supplies
  • Track expenses and project budgets
  • Scheduling of meetings and appointments and project-related travel
  • Assist with project staffing, organization, and communication.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor’s degree (in Psychology or related field) or an equivalent combination of education and training – required.
  • Familiarity with IRB protocols and research methods.
  • Ability to work independently to organize multiple tasks and set priorities for action, take initiative and operate with self-direction in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize goals; ability to collaborate well to formulate plans and objectives in accordance with overall college goals; ability to identify and implement process improvements.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to set and meet deadlines while maintaining high standards of accuracy and quality.
  • Must have impeccable communication skills both in-person and on the phone. 
  • Mastery of English speaking and writing is required.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness.  In the performance of work, take initiative, be creative, and operate with self-direction.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle (for getting to recruiting events; mileage reimbursed)
  • Experience with budget management and/or human research

To apply: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496174/laboratory-technician-ii

 

Full-time Research Specialist

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

 

Post-baccalaureate Opportunity, University of Maryland

Study Coordinator: Post-baccalaureate Position in Affective and Clinical/Translational Neuroscience

University of Maryland, College Park, MD USA

Candidates are being considered for a NIH-funded post-baccalaureate (study coordinator) position in the laboratory of Dr. Alex Shackman in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park (http://shackmanlab.org/). The overarching mission of the lab is to have a deep impact on the fields of affective and clinical/translational neuroscience. To that end, we do our best to perform innovative studies that can lead to significant discoveries, to disseminate our discoveries as widely as possible, and to mentor trainees to become top-notch scientists. As part of several recent NIH awards, the focus of this position will be to support on-going projects aimed at understanding the neurobiology of fear and anxiety and its role in the development and maintenance of adult anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse. This position will provide opportunities to gain experience with neuroimaging (fMRI), ecological momentary assessment (EMA), and clinical assessment techniques. This is an exciting opportunity for receiving top-notch mentorship and establishing a competitive research record (publications, conference presentations) in preparation for graduate school.

This is a 1-year position that is renewable for a total of 2 years, contingent on performance and funding. Duties may include, but are not limited to, subject recruitment and scheduling; data acquisition, processing, and archiving; study/database management, and general lab administration. Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV/resume, and 2-3 letters of reference to Dr. Shackman (shackman@umd.edu). Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. This is a fantastic opportunity to live in and explore the DC, MD, and N VA area!

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland

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

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

Description:

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.

Purpose:

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, 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).