Undergraduate Announcements

Important Summer Enrollment Dates

Full Summer Term
5/9/2022      -    Enrollment period ends, classes begin
5/20/2022    -    Add/drop period ends     
7/8/2022      -    Monitored withdrawal deadline
8/13/2022    -    Session ends
 
12WK
5/16/2022    -    Enrollment period ends, classes begin
5/23/2022    -    Add/drop period ends
7/8/2022      -    Monitored withdrawal deadline
8/6/2022      -    Session ends
 
4WK 1
5/16/2022    -    Enrollment period ends, classes begin
5/18/2022    -    Add/drop period ends
6/1/2022      -    Monitored withdrawal deadline
6/11/2022    -    Session ends
 
6WK 1
5/16/2022    -    Enrollment period ends, classes begin
5/18/2022    -    Add/drop period ends
6/3/2022      -    Monitored withdrawal deadline
6/25/2022    -    Session ends
 
4WK2
6/13/2022    -    Enrollment period ends, classes begin
6/15/2022    -    Add/drop period ends
6/29/2022    -    Monitored withdrawal deadline
7/9/2022      -    Session ends
 
6WK2
6/27/2022    -    Enrollment period ends, classes begin
6/29/2022    -    Add/drop period ends
7/22/2022    -    Monitored withdrawal deadline
8/6/2022      -    Session ends
 
4WK3
7/11/2022    -    Enrollment period ends, classes begin
7/13/2022    -    Add/drop period ends
7/27/2022    -    Monitored withdrawal deadline
8/6/2022      -    Session ends

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Participation Requested - Brief Research Survey 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • New Course, HPS 1640 Science, Philosophy, and the Senses - Our Senses Through the World of Illusion 
  • Summer Courses

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • THE OBAMA-CHESKY SCHOLARSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE - New Posting
  • PREDOC x Opportunity Insights Summer Course in Big Data - New Posting
  • 4th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship, University of Michigan 
  • Summer Research Opportunity, University of Pittsburgh
  • Student Organization Participation, University of Pittsburgh Incline Consulting Group 
  • Clinical Psychology Graduate School Information Workshop for Underrepresented Populations, Case Western Reserve University 
  • Part-time Undergraduate Intern, The Center for Relatioal Change 

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Online Master's of Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University 
  • School of Professional and Applied Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Blended Case Manager, Glade Run - New Posting
  • Full-Time Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Drug & Alcohol Counselor and Counselor Assistant, Renewal Inc. 
  • Full-Time Project Coordinator Position, Western Kentucky University 
  • Full-Time Research Assistant Position, University of Chicago
  • 2 Full-Time Research Assistant Positions, Temple University
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psychedelic Science, Johns Hopkins
  • 2 Full-Time Project Coordinator Positions, VCU
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Washington
  • Paid Summer Internship
  • Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University
  • Full-time Lab Manager, University of Rochester
  • Full-time Research Technician, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Full-time Research Project Coordinator, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
  • Full-time Research Position, Northwestern University
  • Several Entry Level Positions Available, Glade Run Lutheran Services
  • 4-5 Research Assistants, University of Pittsburgh
  • Research Assistant, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, Boston University
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Butler Hospital/Brown University
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital
  • Several Research Assistant Positions Available, Brown Medical School 
  • Full-time Lab Manager, Indiana University Bloomington 
  • Full-time Coordinator of Research Programs at University of Illinois 
  • Clinical Project Coordinator, UC Davis 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Vanderbilt Psychotic Disorders Program 
  • Service Year Opportunity 
  • Full-time Project Coordinator, Yale University School of Medicine 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Veterans Health Research Institute of CNY 
  • Clinical Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital 
  • Postbaccalaureate Researcher Position, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
  • Full-time Clinical Research Coordinator positions, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School 
  • Full-time Study Coordinator/Research Assistant, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System 

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

Participation Requested - Brief Research Survey

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

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

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

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

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

 

​  UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

New Course, HPS 1640 Science, Philosophy, and the Senses - Our Senses Through the World of Illusion 

 

Summer Courses

**Some summer courses have been moved to a web based format, such as PSY 0310 Developmental Psychology. If you're still interested in summer courses, take another look at all that's available!**

Summer Sessions at Pitt allows you to:

  • Delve into upper-level courses to complete your degree. 
  • Choose courses that are offered online or in-person.
  • Enroll in classes that fill quickly during the school year.
  • Focus on one class at a time.
  • Choose the session that works with your summer plans.
  • Wrap up general education requirements.
  • Explore new interest areas.

MANY online options!

Talk with your advisor to enroll today!

Visit our Summer Sessions calendar for information about registration deadlines and add/drop dates. Browse specific course offerings.

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

THE OBAMA-CHESKY SCHOLARSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE New Posting

An increasingly globalized world needs young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve our biggest challenges together.

The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, to help shape such leaders. Even though they come from different backgrounds, both the President and Brian believe that exposure to new places and experiences generates understanding, empathy, and cooperation which equips the next generation to create meaningful change.

This scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them.

The Voyager Scholarship (obama.org)

Jump to full eligibility requirements.

APPLY NOW

 

PREDOC x Opportunity Insights Summer Course in Big Data New Posting

PREDOC x Opportunity Insights Summer Course in Big Data
This course will have two tracks, one for students who are considering a transition to the social sciences and want to learn more about a variety of fields in Economics, and one for students who are ready to engage in more advanced analysis and want to produce a capstone project. This tuition-free course begins July 5 and will run to August 12. Participants will receive a $2,000 stipend and STATA license as part of the courseInterested students should apply here by May 20. The course will give students an opportunity to:

  • Develop their ability to pose and answer meaningful questions in the social sciences using a rigorous research methodology
  • Gain experience with large, real-world data sets
  • Prepare, present, and get feedback on a research project from discipline experts
  • Sharpen their professional and communication skills through a series of weekly workshops
  • Network with fellow students interested in a similar career
  • Further understand the pathway to a career in research

PRE Workshop
The PRE Workshop will take place June 12 and 13, 2022 with all sessions occurring remotely. PREDOC hosts this annual conference for prospective pre-docs to learn more about and prepare for pre-doctoral opportunities. Current pre-docs, researchers, and students host panels that focus on applying for pre-doc roles, preparing to succeed as a pre-doc, and best practices in research. The conference is also an opportunity for students to participate in a coding exercise, where participants will work through a data task that resembles what one might see when applying to pre-docs. PREDOC is able to supply six-month STATA licenses to workshop participants who need them. Interested students can apply here. All applications are due by May 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.Additional questions can be sent to info@predoc.org.

 

4th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship, University of Michigan 

We are excited to announce that the 2022 Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques (SISRT) will offer the 4thAnnual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship.  This opportunity is a two-week program (June 13-24, 2022) geared toward upper-level undergraduates.
This two-week program has been developed by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) to support the University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative.  The goal is to focus our efforts on recruiting upper-level undergraduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing graduate school in quantitative social science fields. This program will provide a broad overview of the field of survey methodology. We hope the program will encourage interest in graduate studies in the Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science.

 

Summer Research Opportunity, University of Pittsburgh

What do infants understand about numbers before they learn to count? How does this early knowledge help children learn math? And what are the reasons for individual differences in infants’ and children’s understanding of numbers and math? We study numerical cognition and math abilities in infants as young as 6 months, toddlers, and preschoolers using behavioral methods, eye tracking, and neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG), event-related potentials (ERPs), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

We offer positions for credit or pay and number of hours and duration over the summer is flexible. However, students must be available to continue research in the lab in the fall. Any questions can be sent to kitlab@pitt.edu.

 

Student Organization Participation, University of Pittsburgh Incline Consulting Group

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

 

Clinical Psychology Graduate School Information Workshop for Underrepresented Populations, Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Psychological Sciences Diversity Committee is excited to announce the Clinical Psychology Application Workshop for Underrepresented Populations (CPAW-UP). CPAW-UP is a graduate student-run and faculty-supported virtual workshop that aims to increase access to resources, training, and experiences to support interest and competitiveness in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology. The Spring 2022 CPAW-UP: GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION WORKSHOP application is now live. You can find more information here on our website. Additionally, we have attached a flyer promoting the events. 

 

Part-time Undergraduate Intern, The Center for Relational Change

Job description: The intern contributes to The Center for Relational Change mainly by returning intake and referral calls. In addition to this responsibility, the intern is also asked to aid in community outreach by contacting businesses and organizations for a variety of tasks. Additional responsibilities include performing clerical duties such as checking office supplies, organizing photocopies and faxes, and assisting in special projects as needed. The intern is expected to work 10-12 hours per week. LPC, Rachael Goss supervises the BA level interns. Weekly meetings with your supervisor are required to ensure that you are meeting the expectations of this position. The intern should complete the following clearances before beginning work; Pennsylvania Child Abuse History (Act 33/151), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (Act 34), Federal Criminal History Record/FBI Criminal Report (Act 114).
 
Responsibilities:
*The undergraduate intern has the following responsibilities and duties:
  • Managing intake calls with a 24-48 hour period
  • Managing faxes
  • Updating monthly supplies
  • Completing chart audits on residents and master level intern
  • Attend meetings with the center’s staff
  • Research topics such as funding, payment options, continuing education providers, HBCUs
Requirements:
*The undergraduate intern should have the following skills, education and experience:
  • Obtained or is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Public, Gender Studies, Sociology
  • Written and verbal skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills such as excel, microsoft word, email, etc.
Compensation:
*The Center for Relational Change will provide the following compensation:
  • A stipend of $1,900.

Please send a resume and cover letter to intern supervisor, C. Michaela Jacks at c.jacks@centerforrelationalchange.com

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Online Master's of Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University 

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

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

Shippensburg Psychology Graduate Program

 

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

Information about the events and registration can be found at https://www.pcom.edu/admissions/visit/.

Information about programs, admissions requirements and deadlines can be found at pcom.edu/admissions. PCOM utilizes a rolling admissions policy, so applications will be considered throughout the year as they are received. 

Application Deadline (must be submitted, completed and verified in CAS or PCOM app) August 1, 2022

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Blended Case Manager, Glade RunNew Posting

These positions are also listed on Handshake, but interested applicants must apply via our careers page or one of the direct links below based on location.  

In addition to earning up to a $1500 new hire incentive bonus, we have recently increased the wages for these roles to $20.19-$20.94 hourly based on experience and education.  Upcoming May 2022 graduates in the areas of Psychology, Social Work, Education, Sociology, Criminal Justice and other social science fields will qualify. These positions also offer full benefits, paid time off, paid sick time, paid holidays, productivity incentives and paid mileage reimbursement.  

Blended Case Manager 

 

Full-Time Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University 

We are seeking to hire a full time staff person to serve as a teaching assistant (TA) for some of our undergraduate courses. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in psychology, economics, behavioral science, or another social science area.

Job listing here:  https://cmu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/CMU/job/Pittsburgh-PA/Teaching-Assista...

The Dept. of Social & Decision Sciences has unique undergraduate offerings including majors in Decision Science; Behavioral Economics, Policy, & Organizations; and Policy & Management. Undergraduate courses are taught by full time faculty who are assisted by TAs.

 

Drug & Alcohol Counselor and Counselor Assistant, Renewal Inc. 

We are actively seeking applicants for Drug & Alcohol Counselor and Counselor Assistant.  The Counselor Assistant position would be a great fit for someone who recently graduated with a degree in Psychology and is looking for a Counseling position.  This position eases someone in to the Clinical field by providing them a lower caseload and supervision to gain on the job experience.  The Counselor Assistant position is the first look to move up to a Drug & Alcohol Counselor. 

We also have openings for our Drug & Alcohol Counselor for individuals that had some experience in the field.

Renewal Inc. is a Pittsburgh based community corrections organizing that focuses on rebuilding the lives of individuals effected by substance use.

If you have anyone that would be interested in these positions, they can apply at renewalinc.com

 

Full-Time Project Coordinator Position, Western Kentucky University 

Principal Investigator (Dr. Jenni Teeters) is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual for a full-time project coordinator (PC) position. This is a 2-year appointment, with the second-year contingent on renewal. The start date is sometime between June 1 and July 1, 2022. This coordinator will assist with a large, federally funded substance use intervention grant. The grant will evaluate a mobile-phone based intervention aimed at reducing substance-impaired driving among young adults.

The post-baccalaureate research coordinator will work closely with the PI on all aspects of the project including:

  • Submission and maintenance of IRB documentation and approvals
  • Assisting with development and maintenance of study protocols
  • Overseeing project recruitment efforts in the community
  • Managing daily lab activities and implementing lab procedures
  • Help in coordinating and attending bi-weekly lab meetings
  • Providing guidance to graduate and undergraduate students working on the project
  • Assisting with database management, cleaning, and preliminary analyses
  • Opportunities to co-author paper and poster presentations (including paid travel to scientific meetings)
  • Opportunities to co-author manuscripts and to assist with the development of a future NIH R01 grant

This would be an ideal position for individuals planning to apply for a clinical psychology PhD program or other related programs (especially to labs conducting research on substance use and/or digital mental health). The PI has a strong track record of preparing students for these types of programs.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field
  • Previous experience working in a research lab and strong interests in substance use intervention research and/or digital mental health interventions
  • Comfort with technology, strong writing skills, and experience using word, excel, and data analytic software (SPSS, R, MPLUS)

If interested, please submit a CV and cover letter via the link below. Review will begin May 9th and continue until the position is filled:

http://wku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=146740

 

Full-Time Research Assistant, University of Chicago

The Memory and Perception in Schizophrenia (MAPS) laboratory is looking to hire a full-time research assistant to work on electroencephalography (EEG) studies of memory and perception in people with psychosis and other forms of serious mental illness.  This person will have opportunities to learn and practice clinical assessment and diagnosis, as well as to learn technical skills associated with EEG acquisition/analysis and computer programming.  Prior experience with these skills is preferred but not required.  Interested research assistants will have the opportunity to present work from the lab at national conferences, coauthor papers, and form connections with other researchers in the field.  For more information on the MAPS Lab, visit our website: https://ericksonmapslab.uchicago.edu/.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter using the application portal: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Research-Assistant_JR15577-1.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact my lab coordinator, Laura Crespo (lpcrespo@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu).

 

2 Full-Time Research Assistant Positions, Temple University

The Ellman lab in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department at Temple University is seeking two full-time research assistants to work on large, multi-site studies examining clinical and biological risk factors for psychosis. Both positions will involve collecting and managing data, managing recruitment for these studies, and administering semi-structured clinical interviews and cognitive tasks. One of the two positions will also involve collecting of biomarker data (e.g., EEG and MRI).

We are seeking organized, enthusiastic candidates with some background working with clinical populations (past work with individuals experiencing psychotic symptoms is preferred, but not required). One of the positions requires some experience collecting biomarker data, such as brain imaging, EEG, or psychophysiological data collection. The research assistants also will have opportunities to be involved in other studies conducted in the lab, which are mostly focused on developmental risk factors for psychosis, with a particular emphasis on prenatal and adolescent/young adult periods.

Interested applicants for either position can apply through this job posting - https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=22001303&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Ellman’s lab coordinator, Nina Bertolami (nina.bertolami@temple.edu), if you have any questions or would like more information on these positions.

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psychedelic Science, Johns Hopkins

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is announcing a postdoctoral research fellowship opportunity in psychedelic science. Our department, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was ranked #1 in the nation according to the 2021-2022 U.S. News and World Report. Our center, The Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research (CPCR), is the largest and most productive laboratory focused on the scientific study of psychedelics in the world.
 
Working with Dr. Roland Griffiths and Dr. David Yaden, the postdoctoral fellow will help to lead ongoing research around: 1) the subjective and behavioral effects of psychedelic substances, and 2) the therapeutic impact of psilocybin on mental disorders. In particular, the postdoctoral fellow should be eager to take a leadership position in conducting a clinical trial using psilocybin.
 
Dr. Roland Griffiths and our 35-year postdoctoral training program have an exceptional track record of helping fellows to establish successful careers as independent investigators. Dr. Griffiths is world-renowned for his work in psychopharmacology in general and, most recently, with psychedelics. Dr. David Yaden offers the opportunity to contribute to research on primary subjective and behavioral effects of psychedelics in addition to emerging questions of psychological interest related to the self-reported spiritual, existential, and ethical dimensions of psychedelic experiences.
 
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their doctoral training in psychology, psychiatry, psychopharmacology, or a related discipline. Experience with running experimental studies strongly preferred. Clinical licensure is desirable but not required. Outstanding trainees are selected based on scientific and scholarly promise, productivity, and commitment to a career in scientific research. Individuals must be motivated, cooperative, organized, and have a desire to learn and expand their expertise.
 
Appointment: 2-3 years
Benefits: Stipend supported by The Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research
To apply: Send a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of research interests to: Dr. David B. Yaden (dyaden1@jh.edu). Letters of recommendation required at later stages of the application process.
 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is especially interested in identifying those who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they may further these goals. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category legally protected by candidates federal or state law. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine encourages applications from all individuals who will
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.
 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

2 Full-Time Project Coordinator Positions, VCU

The VCU Department of Psychology is recruiting to fill two Project Coordinator positions (Labs/Research Technicians). The Project Coordinators will be primarily involved with coordinating an IES Measurement project entitled “Developing and Validating a Technically Sound and Feasible Self-report Measure of Teachers’ Delivery of Common Practice Elements,” or a NIMH project entitled ““Multi-level determinants of implementation and sustainment in the education sector”, although work on other research projects associated with a broader research program will also be associated with the positions. These positions work under the mentorship of Bryce D. McLeod, PhD and Kevin Sutherland, PhD, and are to begin July 1, 2022.

Lab/Research Technicians perform a variety of routine, technical, and administrative responsibilities in support of research at the university. They perform duties such as the following: collecting specimens, preparing materials, operating and maintaining equipment, ordering lab supplies, and maintaining inventory. They also assist with data analysis and report writing. They may work independently or as a member of a team. They work under general supervision, resolving most standard issues independently and referring complex issues to an upper-level manager. Technicians typically report to a manager or director or may report to a department administrator.

Dr. McLeod’s research centers on the evaluation, implementation, and sustainment of evidence-based programs and practices for youth in school settings. The primary project is designed to iteratively refine and validate a pragmatic teacher-report measure designed to support the implementation and sustainment of prevention programs in elementary schools. These full-time positions require a minimum of a two-year commitment. The employees acknowledge that these positions are grant-funded and understand that the continuation of the positions depends on the continuation of grant funding.

Applicationhttps://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/1462?c=vcu

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Washington

The Genetic Risk and Neurodevelopment Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, directed by Dr. Jennifer Forsyth, is seeking applications for a full-time research coordinator position. We are a growing lab focused on understanding genetic, neurobiological, and environmental mechanisms underlying the development of schizophrenia and related disorders. The coordinator will primarily work on two NIMH-funded projects: 1) a new study based in Colombia that aims to identify early clinical and neurobehavioral markers of genetic risk for psychiatric disorders and improve prediction of long-term clinical outcomes; and 2) an on-going project exploring relationships between genetic risk profiles and clinical, cognitive, and structural MRI characteristics in patients with psychosis, their relatives, and controls.

Primary responsibilities include:

  1.     Coordination and oversight of a Colombia-based project, including working closely with the study team in Colombia and a second US-based site to refine and implement data collection procedures, monitor participant recruitment and data quality, and coordinate DNA sample storage and processing.
  2.     Assisting with preparation and management of human subjects applications, consent forms and progress reports for institutional review board.
  3.     Cleaning and organizing data for analysis and preparing summary reports.
  4.     Assisting with processing neuroimaging and/or genetic data using existing pipelines.
  5.     Assisting with maintaining contact with study sponsors and completing reports for study sponsors.
  6.     Creating documentation for laboratory procedures.
  7.     May direct the work of other laboratory staff and research assistants.
  8.     Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  •          Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant OR equivalent education/experience
  •          Fluent in Spanish

Desirable Qualifications:

The lab aims to provide an enriching and supportive environment for all staff and trainees and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Experience with data management software and statistical software such as REDCap and R is preferred but not required. Experience with bash scripting and unix-based command line tools for processing neuroimaging or genetic data is also desirable but not required. Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills, and excellent grades in relevant undergraduate coursework are desired. There may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication if in line with applicant’s goals.

Application Information

Interested candidates are invited to Apply Here for Req #20594 and submit a brief email of interest and CV to Dr. Jennifer Forsyth at jenforsy@uw.edu. Any questions about the position can be directed to jenforsy@uw.edu. Initial review of applications will begin on May 9, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

 

Paid Summer Internship

 

Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University

The BRAINS Lab led by Dr. Antonia Kaczkurkin at Vanderbilt University seeks applicants for a research assistant (Term Research Analyst I). The lab’s research program focuses on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to internalizing disorders. The lab integrates multimodal measures such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), cerebral blood flow, brain structure, psychophysiology (e.g., electroencephalography (EEG), startle blink, and skin conductance), as well as behavior to develop a comprehensive understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying anxiety and depressive disorders. For more information about the lab, please visit: https://brains-lab.webnode.com/ The research assistant will participate in a wide range of activities that support the lab including fMRI, EEG, and behavioral data collection. Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology, biology, or neuroscience. This position is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining hands-on experience before pursuing doctoral training in psychology, medicine, neuroscience, or a related field. For details and to apply: https://ecsr.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/10002200

 

Full-time Lab Manager, University of Rochester

The Social Cognition & Psychopathology Lab at the University of Rochester, directed by David Dodell-Feder, Ph.D., is seeking to hire a full-time lab manager to start this summer (start date flexible). The lab manager will coordinate and oversee a series of research projects aimed at (a) understanding social cognitive impairment in people at risk for and diagnosed with psychotic spectrum disorders, (b) training volitional control of brain networks disrupted in psychosis with real-time fMRI, and (c) understanding social risk factors for psychotic spectrum disorders. Primary responsibilities include data collection using clinical interview, behavioral, and neuroimaging methods (i.e., fMRI), data analysis, participant recruitment and screening, administrative management of research studies, and assistance in the preparation of grants, presentations, and manuscripts. This position is well-suited for someone interested in pursuing graduate studies in clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field. Two-year commitment is strongly preferred (contingent upon renewal).

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field with at least 1-2 years of research experience; excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to multi-task and work independently; comfort interacting with people of diverse backgrounds, including individuals with serious mental illness; schedule flexibility to work some weeknights; strong programming and/or statistical experience/skills (e.g., R, MATLAB, Python); demonstrated interest in working with clinical populations (e.g., clinical interviewing) or in clinical settings. Experience collecting and analyzing functional/structural MRI data is highly preferred, but not required to be considered for the position.

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a brief cover letter (outlining interest in the position, relevant experience, and long-term goals) and CV to David Dodell-Feder (d.dodell-feder@rochester.edu). Review of applications will start immediately and will be ongoing until the position is filled. More information about the position will be posted soon on the University of Rochester’s jobs website (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Full-time Research Technician, Washington University in St. Louis

We are seeking a full-time research technician for an NIH-funded R01 project supervised by Drs. Tammy English and Renee Thompson (Co-PIs) and Todd Braver (Co-I) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The project (R01AG070139) examines the role of motivation and depressive psychopathology in age-related changes in emotion and emotion regulation across adulthood. It utilizes a multi-method approach that includes neuroimaging, experience sampling, clinical interviews, behavioral measures, and psychophysiological assessment.

This position will expose the individual to a wide array of theories and methods in affective science, neuroscience, and clinical psychology, providing a unique opportunity to develop research skills and engage in professional development with a large, collaborative team. It would be a good fit for a hard-working, detail-oriented, and highly motivated bachelors-level researcher who is aiming to gain intensive research skills prior to graduate school. The start date is negotiable in summer 2022.

Core Responsibilities

The emphasis of this position is on data collection and processing including the following:

  • administering functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other protocols (i.e., questionnaires, interview, behavioral tasks, psychophysiological assessment) to study participants
  • assisting with preprocessing and quality control of brain imaging and behavioral data
  • conducting basic analyses and assisting with database management
  • recruiting and interfacing effectively with community members from diverse backgrounds and ages
  • helping with training and supervising of undergraduate research assistants on study-related tasks
  • completing miscellaneous administrative duties

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field (upon job start date), basic knowledge of research and statistics, good communication and organization skills, works well in a team and independently

Preferred Qualifications: 1-2 years of relevant research and/or administrative experience, such as experience working with adult clinical samples and/or imaging or psychophysiology research experience

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please navigate to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and search for job number JR66178. Interested applicants should also email their CV listing three references as well as a 1-page cover letter describing their interest in the position and relevant expertise to Drs. Tammy English (tenglish@wustl.edu) and Renee Thompson (renee.thompson@wustl.edu).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

Full-time Research Project Coordinator, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

See below a job posting for a full-time, paid position for a Research Project Coordinator at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. It’s a great way to get community-based intervention research experience with couples and some publications before applying to graduate school.

We are looking for someone to serve as Project Coordinator for two large-scale community-based effectiveness studies, along with administrative support for all research projects at The Family Institute. The Project Coordinator works closely with me on two studies. The first DOJ-funded study is a multi-site RCT testing the processes and mechanisms of change accounting for significant reductions in intimate partner violence in an ACT-based intervention. The second study is a prevention program for young couples that includes attention to multiple domains of relationship functioning (e.g., conflict, support, emotional intimacy, sex). 

In practice, the job comprises about 1/3 of your time overseeing general admin tasks (processing payments, IRB, scheduling intervention groups), 1/3 of your time on substantive research with the team on the two projects listed below, and 1/3 of your time helping the team with data analysis, publication writing, grant writing, etc. for the two projects listed below.

Please see the following links for the Research Coordinator role.

Job Description: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1029552/FAMILY-INSTITUTE/Research-Coordinator

Application: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/1029552/FAMILY-INSTITUTE/Research-Coordinator

 

Full-time Research Position, Northwestern University

Full-Time Research Position in Northwestern University’s

Affective & Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory

Director: Robin Nusslock, PhD 

We’re hiring a full-time (with benefits) research assistant to work on NIH funded projects examining the role of neuroimmune signaling in generating both risk and resilience for mental and physical health problems. The goal of this work is to better understand how “stress gets under the skin” during development to increase risk for depression, addiction, and co-occurring cardiometabolic health problems. This is an ideal position for a candidate interested in gaining hands-on experience before pursuing medical school or a PhD program in neuroscience, psychology, or a related field.

This position involves collecting, managing, and processing multi-modal data collected on children, adolescents, and young adults. This includes self-report, behavioral, and both structural and functional MRI data of the brain. This position will also involve lab-manager and administrative tasks.

The successful applicant will join our vibrant lab team and the exciting academic community at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. The ideal applicant will have a BS/BA and prior experience working or volunteering in a research lab. The position starts as soon as possible and we request that applicants be willing to make at least a two-year commitment.

Qualified candidates should complete the following form to be considered for this full-time research assistant position: https://forms.gle/nSH6LEHAYeo2CB7c8

Please visit our lab website to learn more about our work: https://acnlnorthwestern.com/

Please email Robin Nusslock (nusslock@northwestern.edu) and Brooke Feinstein (BrookeFeinstein2017@u.northwestern.edu) if you have any questions about the position. 

 

Several Entry Level Positions Available, Glade Run Lutheran Services

Interested applicants must apply via our careers page at https://www.gladerun.org/about-us/careers

  • Blended Case Manager - full time positions available in both Beaver and Butler Counties. *Now offering up to a $1500 new hire incentive bonus! 
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitations Services Worker - Full-Time position in Rochester, PA 
  • Family Based Case Manager - full time positions available in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties. *Now offering up to a $1500 new hire incentive bonus! 
  • Teaching Assistant - 10 Month Position - full time (10 Month) positions available in Zelienople and Utica, PA. *Now offering up to a $1500 new hire incentive bonus! 
  • Psychiatric Mobile Medication Technician - part time position available in Butler, PA. *Now offering up to a $1000 new hire incentive bonus!
  • Behavior Health Technician - part time positions available in Allegheny, Beaver and Butler Counties *Offering flexible hours - this is a great role for applicants thinking about pursuing their Master's degree. *Offers up to a $500 new hire incentive bonus! 

 

4-5 Research Assistants, University of Pittsburgh

Position: Research Assistant

Location: The Affective Neuroscience and Developmental Psychology (ANDP) Lab, University of Pittsburgh

Principal Investigator: Erika Forbes, PhD

We are hiring 4-5 motivated, conscientious postbaccalaureate researchers for our studies on the clinical and developmental neuroscience of depression and related experiences. Ongoing projects focus on (1) social neuroscience of suicidality in LGBTQ+ young adults; (2) phenotyping and therapeutics of anhedonia in young people; (3) transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of reward circuitry in depression; and (4) development of anhedonia during adolescence. We use techniques including functional MRI, TMS, ecological momentary assessment, assays of inflammatory markers, ketamine administration, clinical interviews, and positive affect training. The lab is a dynamic, exciting, team-based environment. RAs make important contributions, and they may have opportunities to contribute to dissemination of findings through papers and research presentations. Pittsburgh is a lovely, affordable city with a strong health science research community and lots to do.

If you’re interested and have (or will soon have) a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, please send your cover letter and resume to Amanda Trujillo (trujilloa@upmc.edu). 

 

Research Assistant, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Description of the Position
The Department of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY is seeking to appoint a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Cheryl Corcoran, head of the Language Lab and Program Leader in Psychosis Risk. The Language Lab at Mount Sinai focuses on identifying brain mechanisms that underlie language disturbance and thought disorder in schizophrenia and its risk states. This position is available for two years minimum with the option of extension. The successful candidate will work within a multidisciplinary team to assist with various aspects of the research lab including data collection and administrative duties. Prior experience with adolescents and young adults with psychosis or psychosis-risk is a plus.
 
Our websites provide more information about our Clinical High Risk for Psychosis (CHR) program:
 
Ongoing and Upcoming Research Studies in our Lab
• Psychosis Risk Outcomes Network (ProNET): CHR individuals will be recruited across the ProNET network of 26 international sites. Multimodal biomarker data will be collected that span brain structure-function (MRI and EEG), psychopathology and cognition, genetics, body fluid analytes, natural speech/language, and passive/ecological momentary digital phenotyping, and map these biomarkers onto clinical outcome measures and trajectories. • Schizophrenia Spectrum Biomarkers Consortium (SSBC): The purpose of this study is to identify biological markers for schizophrenia and related illnesses by gathering data on clinical diagnoses, brain images, genetic material (DNA), blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
• Thought Disorder and Social Cognition in Clinical Risk States for Schizophrenia: This study aims to identify mechanisms underlying language and social cognitive deficits in CHR individuals through the use of neuroimaging, electrophysiology and automated speech analysis. • Reward, Salience and Value Processing in Youths at Risk for Psychosis: the RSVP study • Computational phenotyping of face expression across stages of psychosis • Pilot studies of language in autism, Alzheimer's dementia and other neuropsychiatric disorders
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Conduct routine and standardized human subjects research using appropriate interview techniques specific to subject matter of the research project, providing support to the Principal Investigator, research faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and other research staff.
• Assist in the activities related to clinical research including, but not limited to: obtaining informed consent, screening participants for eligibility, administering questionnaires, computer and pen-and-paper tasks, cognitive testing, and collecting speech samples.
• Collect and curate neuroimaging and biological data, and archive research data at NIMH.
• Schedule participants for all visits and coordinate study activities. Track participant visits and study procedures. Update tracking logs in an organized, timely and accurate manner.
• Conduct recruitment and screening of potential participants for study eligibility, which may include conducting phone screens, obtaining and reviewing physician referrals, developing advertisements, and giving talks/presentations.
• Track progress of the study and data collection. Entry and verification of data into database for statistical analysis.
• Maintain source documents and subject files in accordance with Mount Sinai policies and procedures. Ensure accurate, confidential and complete compilation of data.
• Compile and organize paperwork regarding vendor payment and processing of invoices paid through grants.
• Assist with organizing and completing necessary paperwork for grant submissions.
• Prepare and organize IRB documents, submit new applications for IRB review and maintain IRB approval of existing protocols.
• Assist with manuscript preparation.
 
Opportunities 
• Receive training and certification in clinical and cognitive assessments, such as SIPS, PSYCHS, PANSS, BPRS, C-SSRS, MATRICS, and PennCNB.
• Observe data collection with clinical populations using EEG and fMRI.
• Analyze previously collected data, present research at scientific conferences and co-author manuscripts.
 
Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in any area of psychology, neuroscience, clinical science, biomedical sciences, data science, or related fields is required.
• The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with clinical populations; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.
• Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage:
o The psychosis or psychosis-risk population, adolescent and young adult population
o Preparation and submission of grant applications
o Clinical and neuropsychological assessments, and neurophysiology
o Microsoft Excel, statistical programs (e.g. SPSS) and coding (e.g. Matlab or Python)
• We strongly encourage bilingual or multilingual applicants, and applicants from diverse backgrounds, minoritized groups, and those who are under-represented in the profession.
 
To Be Considered for This Position
Please send the following materials to Shaynna Herrera, PhD at Shaynna.herrera@mssm.edu:
1) Cover letter; 2) CV/resume; 3) Two letters of recommendation; 4) Writing sample of your choice     

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, Boston University

The Approach Motivation & Participation (AMP) lab at Boston University is hiring a full-time research coordinator to help manage projects focused on mobile technology and experimental psychopathology. The AMP lab is located in Boston University’s Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. Sargent College houses state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research teams focused on health and disability. Current AMP lab studies include several federal- and foundation-funded projects that require the leadership of a well-qualified candidate with interest in and experience in clinical psychopathology research. The position is available for one full year with high potential for future support.
 
Duties of the position will include coordination of day-to-day research operations, including:
  • Participant recruitment
  • Clinical assessment
  • Running study sessions
  • Supervision and training of research assistants to assist with data collection
  • Management of study documents (e.g., IRB, lab expenses, other paperwork)
  • Help in coordinating and attending weekly lab meetings
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS. Master's degree in psychology or related field or Bachelor's degree with two years of relevant research experience. Excellent time management and organization skills, including strong attention to detail. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Able to be employed in the United States.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS. Knowledge of research methods. Experience using experiment administration software (e.g., MATLAB, E-Prime). Knowledge of statistics software (MPlus, HLM, R, SPSS). Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in programming (Java, Python). Experience working with individuals with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder).
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information and to apply, please visit: BU Career Opportunities posting. For any questions, contact the PI, Dr. Daniel Fulford, directly: dfulford@bu.edu. See www.buamplab.com for more.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Butler Hospital/Brown University 

The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire a full-time research assistant to work on studies related to women’s perinatal mental health. The position is available for start by May or June of 2022.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field by the start of the position. Spanish language skills are preferred but not required. The position is particularly attractive for those wishing to pursue graduate or medical school in the future. Opportunities present at professional conferences and coauthor publications can be available to those who are interested. Our previous research assistants have been highly successful gaining acceptance to top-tier doctoral programs in clinical psychology and related fields after completing the position.
The Research Assistant in Women’s Mental Health will work on National Institute of Health funded studies examining critical issues in women’s perinatal health, including studies testing new interventions for pregnant women with mood and substance use conditions conducted by Cynthia Battle, Ph.D., and collaborators. For more information, please refer to Dr. Battle’s profile at: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/cbattle.
We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply as we strive to build an inclusive and creative culture for the benefit of both our staff and our patients. Within the Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital, we have advanced our own internal efforts to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace (e.g., we hold monthly meetings to discuss, brainstorm, and problem solve regarding DEI matters). Additionally, research assistants will have an opportunity to work with diverse groups as Butler Hospital serves all of Rhode Island and neighboring states.
Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital (est. 1844) is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. The program is comprised of academic psychologists, a psychiatrist, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous federal and private grants; in addition to studies focused on women’s perinatal health, our work focuses on post-hospital transitions, suicide prevention, digital health, mindfulness/acceptance therapies, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addiction and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.
 
Butler - Research Administration Department
Status - Full-Time
Hours - Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours.
Has Benefits - Yes
Job Description
Brown University-affiliated researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking to hire research assistants for grant-funded studies of women’s perinatal mental health and substance use conditions.
Responsibilities
include recruiting and tracking subjects, screening electronic medical records, managing databases, preparing reports, and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Additional duties include working with a multidisciplinary team conducting research in a psychiatric hospital setting. Spanish language fluency is preferred but not required. Skills
using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus.
Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology or women’s health research and/or working with psychiatric or  erinatal patients desirable.
Application Method
Email a cover letter and CV/resume to Ms. Rita Rossi: Rita_Rossi@brown.edu

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital

PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT: The Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to coordinate projects in psychological and psychiatric research.  Primary responsibilities will be on studies investigating the psychophysiology of decision making in patients with hoarding disorder. Duties will include participant recruitment, collecting study data, and database management. Other responsibilities may include assistance with grant preparation and article writing, preparation of study materials, and data analysis. The research assistant will have opportunities to co-author scientific papers and journal articles. This position requires work on site at the Institute of Living.

Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology or related field, including coursework in research methods and/or statistics. An advanced degree beyond the BA/BS is not needed.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a conscientious work style and strong interpersonal skills. This is an excellent entry-level position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to: Gretchen J. Diefenbach, Ph.D. at Gretchen.Diefenbach@hhchealth.org.

 

Several Research Assistant Positions Available, Brown Medical School 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE
The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire 1-3 full-time research assistants to work on projects related to suicide assessment in a psychiatric inpatient setting. In particular, we are hiring for projects focused on the identification of novel risk factors for suicidal ideation and behavior using laboratory-based behavioral and physiological assessments, smartphone technology, EEG, sleep assessments, and brain imaging (Michael Armey, Ph.D., Melanie Bozzay, Ph.D., & Heather Schatten, Ph.D.) as well as treatment development studies for suicide (Heather Schatten, Ph.D., Michael Armey, Ph.D., & Ivan Miller, Ph.D.). Please see our website for more information about our lab: https://sites.brown.edu/cell/. Start date is flexible. We are considering applicants who can start immediately through June 2022.
 
Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities established in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. Dr. Ivan Miller is the director and the program is comprised of academic psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous NIH grants, and the majority of this work centers on suicide prevention, post-hospital transitions, technology-assisted assessment and intervention, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addictions and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.
Please see text of the specific job posting below.
 
Butler Hospital Psychosocial Research Program
Status Full-Time
Hours Day with some evening and/or weekend hours
Has Benefits Yes
 
Job Description Brown Medical School researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking research assistants for studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention relating to assessment in psychiatric inpatient settings.
Responsible for recruiting subjects and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, Qualtrics, and REDCap a plus.
Required Education BA in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.
 
Application Method To apply, please send a cover letter and CV as attachments to Rachel Frietchen at rfrietchen@butler.org.

 

Full-time Lab Manager, Indiana University Bloomington 

Location

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON

Department

PSYCHOLOGICAL & BRAIN SCIENCES (BL-PSY-IUBLA)

Department Information

The Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Center (CCNC) seeks a Laboratory Manager to assist in the day-to-day activities of 2 federally funded neuroimaging studies. The CCNC focuses on schizophrenia spectrum, substance use, and autism spectrum disorders. The center is within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington and is led by professors William Hetrick, Krista Wisner, & Brian O’Donnell. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment and symptom, cognitive, and neuroimaging assessment. The successful applicant will join our vibrant and versatile lab team, in exploring cerebral and cerebellar contributions to behavioral deficits in temporal processing, classical conditioning, motor coordination, proprioception, linguistic cohesion, affective facial processing, interoception, stress responsivity, and decision-making. Methodologies currently employed include behavioral tasks, self-report, electrophysiology (EEG/EMG/EDA/ECG), neurostimulation (transcranial direct current stimulation), and magnetic resonance imaging (structural MRI, functional MRI, diffusion-weighted imaging, resting state functional connectivity, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy).

This position is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining hands-on experience before pursuing doctoral training in psychology, medicine, neuroscience, or a related field.

The College values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core strength and essential element in the success of its educational mission. For full diversity statement, click here. 

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Recruits and assess research participants.

General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the initiation, monitoring, completion, and reporting of routine to moderately complex research studies.
  • Organizes and implements data review and analysis.
  • Oversees the proper handling of laboratory specimens including processes, shipping, storage, and documentation and transfer to designated central laboratories.
  • Conducts data quality assurance practices.
  • Prepares research summaries and assists in progress report development.
  • Maintains laboratory work areas and supply inventory.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in science or health-related discipline.

SKILLS

Required

  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.

Preferred

  • Able to work in and around 3 Tesla MRI.
  • Familiarity with SPSS, Qualtrics, and/or RedCap, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with neurophysiological assessment methods, such as MRI, EEG, and/or EMG.
  • Familiarity with semi-structured interview, such as the SCID and ADOS.
  • Familiarity with symptoms associated with psychiatric presentations.

Full Job ad with more details can be viewed here:

https://hrms.indiana.edu/psc/PH1PRD_PUB/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=299518&PostingSeq=1

 

Full-time Coordinator of Research Programs at University of Illinois

Coordinator of Research Programs at University of Illinois (Post-Bacc RA) 

Department of Psychology 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

A full-time (40 hours per week) academic hourly position in clinical psychology is available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beginning summer 2022. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a top-ranked research psychology program, and this position would be a good fit for a student seeking to gain additional research experience in preparation to apply for doctoral programs in clinical psychology, health psychology, or other related graduate programs. The position would include involvement with an interdisciplinary program of research exploring alcohol and substance use from both a psychosocial as well as a metabolic and neurocognitive standpoint. We are currently recruiting for a research coordinator to help take the lead in a large-scale study validating a continuous transdermal alcohol biosensor (the first “Fitbit for alcohol”). See below link for further information on our research program.  

Overview of lab research: https://alcoholresearchlab.com/for-researchers/ 

Specific project: https://alcoholresearchlab.com/transdermaltechnology/ 

The Coordinator of Research Programs will be trained in research in clinical psychology and addiction research and will gain experience in study implementation, including participant interaction; data management; supervision of undergraduate research assistants; general research administration; and possibly assistance with the preparation of grants and manuscripts. Duties would include, but would not be limited to, the management of study data and equipment, and the recruitment, screening, and running of study participants.   

We are looking for applicants who have a passion for research, an eye towards detail, effective and flexible time management skills, a willingness to attempt novel and challenging tasks, and strong interpersonal skills. Other responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, data management, literature searching, preparing materials for the IRB, the reviewing of proofs, and the purchasing of lab supplies. Weekend and evening availability is required, as many of our study visits take place on weekends due to participant availability. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we encourage you to submit yours as soon as possible to ensure full consideration. A bachelor’s degree at the time of employment is required. A 2-year commitment to the position is requested. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, copy of academic transcript (unofficial or official), and at least one letter of reference to Dr. Catharine Fairbairn at cfairbai@illinois.edu  with the subject line “Research Coordinator Job 2022.” 

 

Clinical Project Coordinator, UC Davis 

The UC Davis Early Psychosis Program is excited to announce a position opening for a clinical project coordinator on our new SAMHSA funded TAMI Services Project. TAMI Services are provided to system-involved youth experiencing comorbid psychosis and trauma symptoms using Trauma-Informed CBT for Psychosis. This position is a good option for a post-bac level individual seeking clinical research experience prior to applying to graduate programs (medical school, mental health masters/doctorates, PA/nursing schools etc.). 

Full job posting here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04791

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Vanderbilt Psychotic Disorders Program 

Full time research assistant needed to join a laboratory within the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital focused on the study of psychotic disorders. Under direct supervision, the research assistant will be responsible for recruiting research subjects into various clinical research studies and assisting investigators in the collection and analysis of study data. 

In particular, the research assistant with help conduct a randomized-clinical trial (RCT) of a psychotherapy intervention for persecutory delusions. This will require a desire to work directly with individuals who experience psychosis as well as excellent organizational and data management skills. The research assistant will also assist with a longitudinal study of delusions. The research assistant will be responsible for performing psychiatric symptom interviews, administering cognitive tests, and carrying out neuroimaging study protocols.

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

The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and capable of working independently.  Individuals interested in mental health, the biological basis of mental disorders, and psychosocial clinical trials are especially encouraged to apply.  The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities.  It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology (or related field). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree in psychology or a related field (e.g. neuroscience, human development). Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable. Training in clinical interviewing methods, cognitive testing, and neuroimaging data analysis will be provided. This position is a 2-year commitment.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Julia.sheffield@vumc.org 

 

Service Year Opportunity 

Want to make a difference in the lives of young children? 

Casa de Esperanza seeks applicants for the Hands of Hope Service Year Program.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential foster care to children ages birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV.  For a complete description visit:  https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-service-year-1.  Our application can be found at:  hhttps://www.casahope.org/login?backto=/application-part-one

For more information, please contact Darean Talmadge 713-529-0639 dtalmadge@casahope.org 

 

Full-time Project Coordinator, Yale University School of Medicine

We are currently seeking a full-time Postgraduate Associate (paid) for NIH-funded multimodal neuroimaging research in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Research involves investigating neural correlates of emotion, stress, and hormones using the combination of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and stress hormone monitoring. In addition, we have a digital study that delivers nationwide digital interventions using telehealth and smartphone app applications to assess and treat mental health conditions related to stress, emotion, and addiction in a real-life setting.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (related fields such as pre-medical, psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, or other fields with relevant experience)
  • Academic excellence or excellent computer programming skills
  • Strong computer and data organization skills
  • Comfortable with various software packages
  • Motivated to learn more about medical and biological research
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Data collection and analysis (neuroimaging, digital assessments, smartphone app data)
  • Assisting in fMRI scanning and research
  • Subject recruitment and data management
  • Opportunities to work with various healthy individuals and clinical patients

The anticipated start date is around June 2022 or earlier.
Interested candidates should send a statement of purpose and curriculum vitae (including GPA and a list of three references) to Dr. Dongju Seo (dongju.seo@yale.edu).

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Veterans Health Research Institute of CNY

The Veterans Health Research Institute of CNY, Inc.  is seeking to hire a full-time Research Assistant to work on a suicide prevention study among at-risk Veterans. This research is being completed through the VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention in conjunction with several VHA recruitment sites and academic affiliates. This grant-funded clinical trial will be testing a novel intervention focused on preventing suicide and fostering treatment adherence.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for recruitment and randomization of study participants from a psychiatric inpatient unit at the Brockton (MA) VA.  Additional responsibilities include provision of survey assessments and close adherence to all study research and safety protocols. Excellent computer skills, written/oral communication and organizational skills required. Due to the terms of the research grant supporting this position, the Research Assistant must reside in the state of RI. Opportunities to obtain an affiliation with and mentorship from academic partners at Brown University are available. VA experience is preferred. The position is available for immediate start.

Job Type: Full-Time

Hours: Predominantly standard tours, M-F; occasional evening or weekend availability is also preferable

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Previous work with Veterans or with psychiatric hospital patients is desirable.

Salary: TBD

Duration: This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 06/30/2023, contingent upon available funding. Application Method: Contact Todd Bishop, PhD (todd.bishop@va.gov) and/or Lori Gould (lori.gould@va.gov) with inquiries.

 

Clinical Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital 

The Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to conduct clinical interviews and process various biospecimens for longitudinal studies investigating maternal substance use during pregnancy and fetal/infant neurobehavior.
 
The Clinical Research Assistant will work closely with PI, Dr. Laura Stroud, and other members of the BAMBAM Lab team. Opportunities to work with students and postdoctoral fellows in the lab are also available. Primary responsibilities involve clinical interviews of pregnant mothers, consenting, scheduling, and screening participants. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills preferred. Experience with clinical and or diagnostic interviewing and longitudinal studies desirable. Experience with electronic data capture/REDCap also desirable but not required. Position involves working in a fast-paced environment within a multidisciplinary research team. Potential need for schedule flexibility to accommodate participant visits. Other duties include, but are not limited to: (1) the collection, processing and storing of various biospecimens, which require participation in lab evening/weekend on-call rotation, (2) the recruitment of participants through community and OB office site posting and telephone screening efforts, (3) data cleaning, data analyses, and data programming tasks as needed. Personal transportation required.
 
The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. Lifespan is dedicated to diversity and creating an environment of inclusion. Employees are expected to embrace and successfully role model Lifespan's values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetics, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran or marital status.
 
To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Nicole Belanger: NBelanger@Lifespan.org

 

Postbaccalaureate Researcher Position, UNC Chapel Hill 

We are seeking up to 2 post-baccalaureate researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill to join the WiFI initiative (www.wifi-initiative.org) studying the role of technology and social media on adolescent development. We specifically are looking for BA-level researchers with skills in recruitment, screening, and data collection with adolescent participants and their families who wishes to gain more experience in research for graduate school. The researcher would work on a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental psychology (longitudinal fMRI data), social psychology (emotional processing, social interactions), and health behaviors (health risk behaviors, internalizing and externalizing disorders). Experience with fMRI acquisition, managing and processing fMRI data, computer science and coding, experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods, and an interest in adolescent interpersonal experiences, psychological symptoms, emotion, or risk behaviors is a plus. The applicant must have a BA in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins. The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. 

Positions begin Summer 2022. Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Zelal Kilic Zelal@unc.edu

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research 

The Clinical Research Department at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY invites applications for a Research Assistant position. Our research involves clinical trials and investigations into the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, neurocognitive disorders, and mood disorders. The RA will work on an experienced multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and research nurses. They will coordinate studies on schizophrenia and cognitive impairment, with potential involvement in depression studies, under the supervision of Drs. Dan Iosifescu and Matthew Hoptman. This is an excellent opportunity for obtaining research and clinical experience prior to applying for graduate or medical school. NKI fosters a collaborative environment where research assistants have the opportunity to gain excellent clinical and research experience, with the potential for publication.  

Job Duties:

  • Coordinating clinical trials and/or imaging studies in Schizophrenia, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and potentially Major Depressive Disorder
  • Community outreach and recruitment
  • Pre-screening potential study participants
  • Conducting and documenting the informed consent process
  • Managing day to day activities of the study including scheduling, problem solving, communication and protocol adherence
  • Conducting clinical interviews and administering self-report scales
  • Performing medical tasks such as measuring vital signs, drawing blood, and administering EKGs
  • Conducting neuropsychological testing with participants with memory impairment
  • Schedule, prepare for, and assist with fMRI scanning
  • Data management including data entry, reviewing data for completeness and accuracy
  • Preparing progress and other reports for sponsors and other quality assurance/ethics oversight
  • Assisting in the preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, other professional presentations
  • Assisting in preparation and maintaining regulatory documents and IRB submissions
  • Other technical and administrative support activities may be assigned

Job Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in psychology or related field
  • Two-year commitment required
  • Prior research experience required
  • Clinical and/or research experience with psychiatric or medical populations is preferred
  • Willing to complete a phlebotomy certification course and perform blood-draws
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfort in interacting with adult research participants
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • Ability to work independently following initial instruction
  • Ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team

This position would begin in the Summer of 2022.

If you are interested, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Allison Sparpana at Allison.sparpana@nki.rfmh.org

 

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

The focus of our research is on self-injury and depression among youth. We are currently looking to hire one to two full-time clinical research coordinators to assist with NIMH-and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded studies aimed at improving short-term risk prediction for suicidal behavior in adolescents. Studies assessing proximal risk for suicidal behavior use computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and/or ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, passive sensing of physiological arousal, passive sensing of social engagement and physical activity, and ecological momentary assessment) in psychiatrically hospitalized youth (see RF1MH120830R01MH124899R01MH115905K23MH126168). Additional studies focus on employing computer vision to identify visual indicators of suicide risk among adolescents (R21MH127231YIG-1-020-20). Research coordinators will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu and Dr. Taylor Burke at Massachusetts General Hospital. These positions are particularly well suited for individuals seeking to gain research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; clinical interviewing; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff and participants recruited from the adolescent inpatient units; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; literature reviews; and IRB submissions and modifications. There may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to national conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication.
Qualifications:
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree, strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, REDCap, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime and Python are preferred but not required. Psychology, sociology, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome. Prior research, particularly independent research projects, or clinical experience is strongly recommended.

Application information:
The start date is Summer 2022. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV to MGHmoodandbehaviorlab@gmail.com. Any questions regarding these positions may be directed to Rachel Levin at MGHmoodandbehaviorlab@gmail.com.

 

Full-time Study Coordinator/Research Assistant, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Investigators at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System are seeking dependable and organized candidates for a full-time study coordinator/research assistant position (GS 5-7) to support two studies aiming to: 1) adapt and pilot test a behavioral sleep intervention in cardiac rehabilitation and 2) improve the quality of evidence-based alcohol-related care in primary care.

Responsibilities will include assisting the Principal Investigators with subject recruitment, screening, data collection, data management, as well as preparation/management of regulatory documents and other administrative functions related to the conduct of these studies. This position is ideal for individuals with educational backgrounds in Psychology, Public Health, or related fields. Prior clinical research and regulatory experience is strongly preferred. Position expected to be GS5-GS7, based on education and experience.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter describing relevant previous experience and interest in the position to Rachel Bachrach (Rachel.Bachrach2@va.gov) and Caitlan Tighe (Caitlan.Tighe@va.gov).