Undergraduate Announcements

Important Fall Term 2022 Dates

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

September 9                Add/drop ends
September 16             Extended add/drop ends
September 23             Deadline to submit Grade Option (S/NC)
October 14                  Fall break/no classes
October 28                  Last day to resign from all classes with partial refund
October 28                  Monitored withdrawal deadline
October 31                  Spring term enrollment dates begin
November 17              Deadline to apply for April 2023 graduation
November 20-27         Thanksgiving recess for students/no classes
November 24-25         Thanksgiving recess for faculty and staff/University closed
December 2                Last day to withdrawal from all classes
December 9                Last day for undergraduate classes
December 10-18         Final examination period for all undergraduate Saturday and evening classes
December 12-16         Final examination period for undergraduate day classes

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Office of the University Registrar Academic Calendars

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

University Events Calendar

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • PSI CHI International Honors Society Applications Now OPEN!
  • Psychology Club Membership 
  • Congratulations to the Caplan and Knox Hall Scholarship Winners 
  • Post-Graduation Planning Website UPDATED
  • Participation Requested - Brief Research Survey 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Black Pre-Health Panel, SHRS - New Posting
  • Pitt Pantry Open - O'Hara Student Center - New Posting
  • Pitt Pharmacy Early Immersion Day 
  • Department of Theatre Arts, Pitt Stages
  • Walking Escort Program, Fall Term
  • Rehab Science Student Association 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Three Master's and Doctoral Programs in Psychological Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok - New Posting
  • Virtual Pathways to Forensic & Legal Psychology, Roger Williams University - New Posting
  • Institute of Politics Internship & Seminar - New Posting
  • Student Trainee (Clerk), U.S. Attorney's Office - New Posting
  • Pre-Dental Related Internship - New Posting
  • Diversifying Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst - New Posting
  • Becoming a Psychological Scientist: A Series to Successfully Apply to Grad School and Help Diversify the Field - New Posting
  • Undergraduate Study for Knowledge of Doctoral Study Cost
  • Doctorate of Audiology in-person Open House, Commonwealth University, Bloomsburg 
  • Applied Social and Cultural Psychology Information Session, Florida International University 
  • Quantitative Methods Info Session, University of Georgia 
  • Youth Advocacy Committee, Outreach Teen & Family Services, Inc. 
  • Part-time, After School Performance Classes, Mad Science
  • Volunteer Research Assistant, Virtual Opportunity, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School 
  • Writers and Graphic Designers Wanted! 
  • University of Pittsburgh's 2022 Global Health Case Competition 
  • Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity, UPMC
  • Child Development Specialist (CDS), The Bradley Center
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • NEDA Walk and Volunteer Opportunity 
  • Internship, Center for Educational Improvement 
  • Rise Fellowship 2022 Organizing Positions
  • Elsie Civic Engagement Intern
  • Student Organization Participation, University of Pittsburgh Incline Consulting Group 

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Virginia Tech JK Lifespan Development Lab 
  • Graduate School Virtual Open House and Visitor's Weekend, The University of Iowa 
  • Virginia Tech Clinical Sciences Virtual Recruitment and Admissions Open House
  • California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Graduate Programs 
  • Online Master's of Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Pre-doc/Research Assistant, University of Chicago Booth School of Business - New Posting
  • Senior Research Coordinator, Tufts University - New Posting
  • Research Study Assistants, Northwestern University - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Iowa 
  • Full-time Lab Manager, Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Northwestern University's
  • Full or Part-time Research Assistant, Children's National Hospital 
  • Full-time Research Specialist, UPMC 
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, Stanford University 
  • Two Full-time Project Coordinators/Research Assistant Positions, Vanderbilt University 
  • Clinical Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Brown-Affiliated Butler Hospital 
  • Full-time Project Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Binghamton University (SUNY) 

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

PSI CHI International Honors Society Applications Now OPEN!

University of Pittsburgh - Oakland Campus Chapter

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

Psi Chi recruits new members at the beginning of both fall (September) and spring (January) terms, followed by an induction ceremony about two months later. In order to be eligible for membership:

Students must meet all three of the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 in Psychology
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • Minimum of 36 college coursework credits and minimum of 12 credits earned at the University of Pittsburgh
  •  AND

Students must meet one of the following two requirements:

  • Completed 12 credits in Psychology (PSY) courses at the University of Pittsburgh and declared the Psychology major
  • Completed 18 credits in Psychology (PSY) courses at the University of Pittsburgh as a non-major   

Learn more about Psi Chi on the International Website or email pittpsichi@gmail.com with questions.

How to Apply:

  • Go to www.psichi.org 
  • Select “Join” (in the upper right corner) and complete the online application
  • Application deadline for Fall 2022 Induction -  Friday, September 30, 2022

 

Psychology Club Membership 

 

Congratulations to the Caplan and Knox Hall Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2022-2023 Dr. John Knox Hall, Jr and the Rose and Zachary Caplan scholarships:

Caplan:

Ryley E. Scheer
Abigail A. Wallace
Nadja Amir Queid

Knox Hall:

Rose Leonard
Darin Fields
Radhika Narendra Khandelwal

 

Post-Graduation Planning Website UPDATED 

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

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

 

Participation Requested - Brief Research Survey

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

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

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

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

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

 

​  UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

Black Pre-Health Panel, SHRSNew Posting

Physician Assistant Studies students are hosting the Black Pre-Health Panel to share information about health care careers with undergraduate students from underrepresented and minoritized backgrounds. Ask questions of our panel of Pitt students who are studying to become physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists and pharmacists! Light refreshments will be available!

Black Pre-Health Panel

Monday, October 3

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Lower Lounger, William Pitt Union

Register now! Space is limited.

This event is co-sponsored by Pitt's Pre-Health Resource Center.

 

Pitt Pantry Open - O'Hara Student Center New Posting

Fall 2022 Hours:

Tuesdays: 10am-6 pm 

Thursday: 10am -6 pm

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

All appointments should be submitted 24 hours in advance.

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

Other food pantry options:

 

Pitt Pharmacy Early Immersion Day

 

Department of Theatre Arts, Pitt Stages

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

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

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

We hope that you will join us to celebrate!

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

THE 39 STEPS

DANCE NATION

August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS

ABDUCTION: A MUSICAL COMEDY

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

Very Berry Dead

Astronots

 

Walking Escort Program, Fall Term 

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

The Hillman Library provides this program throughout the semester.

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

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

 

Rehab Science Student Association

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

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

 

Virtual Pathways to Forensic & Legal Psychology, Roger Williams University New Posting

My name is Marcus Hanscom and I am the Director of Graduate Admission at Roger Williams University. I’m reaching out to see if you have students interested in forensic and legal psychology and, if so, extend an invitation to our special virtual Pathways to Forensic & Legal Psychology session this Tuesday at 6:00pm ET. We’ve found there are a lot of students interested in forensic or legal psychology, but often have limited resources discussing the field and providing clarity on education and career outcomes.

We’ve been delivering this Pathways session since 2018 to undergraduates around the country to help educate them on the forensic psychology field, educational requirements, necessary skills, potential careers, and advice for the graduate school search and application process – we’ve already presented the session to more than 1,200 students. Our ultimate goal is to educate students on the field and help them be better prepared for the graduate school search process.

Here’s a testimonial about the session:

“The Pathways to Forensic Psych presentation given by RWU is wonderful! Very informative, engaging, and eye opening for those interested in the field. We’ve had RWU present a few times to our students and are looking forward to having them come back this Spring.” – Jessica Groves, Academic Advisor, Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut

 

Institute of Politics Internship & SeminarNew Posting

The Elsie Hillman Civic Forum is now recruiting students for the Internship & Seminar program for the 2023 spring semester. This program is open to all undergraduate students regardless of major. This interdisciplinary internship program is designed to provide students with an exciting opportunity to work with a local, state, or federal elected official who makes policy decisions for the Pittsburgh region. The Elsie Hillman Civic Forum partners with the Political Science Department and the College of General Studies to offer this 4-credit, letter-graded experience. Students can apply using the link or QR code in the flyer, and the deadline to apply is November 2nd.  

 

Student Trainee (Clerk), U.S. Attorney's OfficeNew Posting

This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program.
Current students in high school, college, trade school, or other qualifying educational institutions may be eligible. The Pathways Intern Program offers paid opportunities to work in federal agencies and explore federal careers while completing an education program. This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program.

Current students in high school, college, trade school, or other qualifying educational institutions may be eligible. The Pathways Intern Program offers paid opportunities to work in federal agencies and explore federal careers while completing an education program.

Apply Here

 

Pre-Dental Related InternshipNew Posting

Looking for a Pre-Dental related Internship?

Join VAW Global Health Alliances at the University of Pittsburgh! As an intern, you'll support a team to work closely with local health workers and partners to implement primary health clinics across partner communities.

This is a two-week intensive trip during May 2023 to Peru to gain experience in a dental clinic taking vitals, shadowing local dentists, assisting with basic dental procedures, familiarizing yourself with dental instruments and learning proper sterilization and tray preparation techniques.

Even if you are not pre-dental, this is a great chance to get an idea of what it is like to work in a clinic and gain an understanding of healthcare in communities abroad.

Come get more information at one of our info sessions at the Cathedral of Learning 239 on October 3rd at 9 pm and October 12th in the Cathedral of Learning 363 at 9 pm . You can also follow us on Instagram ​@vawpredentalpgh to stay updated and check out our national website www.vawglobal.org.

 

Diversifying Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts AmherstNew Posting

 

Becoming a Psychological Scientist: A Series to Successfully Apply to Grad School and Help Diversify the FieldNew Posting

Becoming a Psychological Scientist: A Series to Successfully Apply to Grad School and Help Diversify the Field. 

The application process for doctoral programs for psychological science has several steps. Join APA for a series of 6 videos and live question and answer sessions with psychological scientists and current graduate students from different subfields with lived experience and expertise in the application process. Sessions will offer advice and strategies for navigating all the steps of the application process, discuss important considerations for selecting a program, and highlight resources for funding your graduate education. The series will address challenges and systemic barriers for students and is free and open to all. It is of particular interest to students applying to graduate school for the Fall 2023 term. 

Session 1: Top Things to Know as You Apply to Grad School​ Question & Answer Session 

Friday, October 7 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (ET) 

Register 

Students interested in applying to doctoral programs for psychological science are invited join APA for a live question and answer session about topics such as how to pick a program, funding your education, deciding where to apply, and more. Watch a quick 10-minute video to gain insight into the top tips and then join APA for a live panel discussion with Mitch Prinstein, PhD, APA Chief of Science, and psychological scientists from different subfields.  

 

Undergraduate Study for Knowledge of Doctoral Study Cost

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

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

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

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

 

Doctorate of Audiology in-person Open House, Commonwealth University, Bloomsburg

Interested in counseling, improving other’s lives, critical thinking, and research?

You can make a career out of making a difference through the Doctorate of Audiology at Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg! And the knowledge and skills you’ve built as a psychology major also applies to the field of audiology.

Although audiologists are not counselors, counseling makes up a significant portion of daily responsibilities to improve patients' lives. Critical thinking is needed to interpret and understand the outcome measures to ensure the needs of the individuals served are met.

Commonwealth University – Bloomsburg’s Doctorate of Audiology Program facilitates the growth of future audiologists and provides them with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to develop into competent, independent, and successful audiologists who put their patients first! The on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic has state of the art equipment and students are provided with clinical experience at the start of their first semester in the program.

If you’re interested in exploring the field of audiology and previewing your experience in our Doctorate of Audiology program, we invite you to attend our in-person open house Friday, October 7th, from 1 pm – 4 pm and our virtual event Thursday, October 13th, from 7 pm – 8 pm!

Please feel free to reach out to Jeanne Dayhoff at jdayhoff@bloomu.edu with any questions you may have on our Doctorate of Audiology Program or the in-person or virtual open house. We hope to see you there!

Scan the following QR code to register for the in-person Doctorate of Audiology Program open house at Commonwealth University – Bloomsburg on Friday, October 7th, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Scan the following QR code to register for the virtual Doctorate of Audiology Program open house at Commonwealth University – Bloomsburg on Thursday, October 13th, from 7 pm – 8 pm.

 

Applied Social and Cultural Psychology Information Session, Florida International University

The Applied Social and Cultural Psychology Ph.D. program at FIU is happy to announce that we have a date set for our Fall 2022 information session for prospective Ph.D. students: Wednesday, October 12th, from 7:00pm-8:30pm ET

 Register at: https://tinyurl.com/fd6u6339 and you will be provided with a zoom link as the session approaches.

 

Quantitative Methods Info Session, University of Georgia

 

Youth Advocacy Committee, Outreach Teen & Family Services, Inc

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

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

 

Part-time, After School Performance Classes, Mad Science

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

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

PERFORMERS

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Writers and Graphic Designers Wanted!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://forms.gle/JRLf2MZruLLP5KWYA

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

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

 

University of Pittsburgh's 2022 Global Health Case Competition 

Pitt’s Global Health Case Competition is designed to give Pitt students from all campuses professional experience in developing innovative 21st century solutions and strategies to address a real-world global health issue. 

Interdisciplinary teams of 4 to 6 graduate and undergraduate students will develop a plan to address a scenario in a holistic way based on information garnered during a series of presentations by experts along with a comprehensive library guide prepared specifically for the case study. Each team will present its strategy to a panel of experts, with the top team receiving cash prizes and support to participate in the 2023 Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition. 

Students participating in the competition have the option of earning 1-credit either at the undergraduate or graduate level (depending on their status.) In order to receive credit, students must register for the competition no later than September 7th. Students will then receive information for course registration (Course number: BCHS 2511-1001). If you do not wish to earn course credit but would still like to participate, you must register by September 23rd.

The case competition is sponsored by the School of Public Health’s Center for Global HealthGlobal Health Student Association , the Center for Bioethics & Health Law, and Pitt’s Global Studies Center. For the last two years, Pitt’s winning team went on to place 3rd out of over 50 teams at Emory University’s global competition.

.Oakland students are encouraged to attend all the following sessions in-person. Sessions will be available via Zoom for students from regional campuses and others who can’t attend in person. All students are expected to attend the in-person case presentations on November 11, 2022

For More Information and to Register Please register https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/2022healthcasecompetition

 

Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA 

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

If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) WANTS YOU to submit your papers for our annual publication, expected to be released Spring 2023.

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

To submit, the papers must fulfill the requirements below:

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

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

The deadline to submit papers is November 15, 2022 at 11:59 P.M. PST. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please complete the following:

  • Replace any identifying information (i.e. author name, institution) with empty brackets, to ensure anonymity within the selection process
  • Visit our website's submission page.
  • Once you have filled out the form linked on the submission page, send the following in an email to psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com
    • In the body of the email, include the following information: (1) your full name, (2) full article title, (3) article type (i.e., literature review, research article), (4) your email address

More information regarding our submission criteria and types of articles accepted can be found on our website, https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/. To view our prior publications, please visit our website at https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/publications/.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com for further information. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

 

Undergraduate Research Opportunity, UPMC 

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

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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

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

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

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

 

NEDA Walk and Volunteer Opportunity

NEDA is proud to announce our Pittsburgh NEDA Walk on October 22, 2022 at Schenley Plaza in Oakland.

The walk will raise awareness and education for eating disorders within the community as well as provide funds to NEDA’s vital resources, services and programs. We also have an exciting program planned for the eating disorder community who have been looking forward to reconnecting with one another for a long time! NEDA would really love for the Psychology Department to be involved! As future professionals in the field of psychology, it is important for your students to be aware of this vital, yet underfunded and misunderstood, cause!

How can your students get involved? Your department can form a team and fundraise! Universities and student organizations across the country form teams and raise funds for NEDA Walks. Students can also help spread the word by hanging the attached flyer around campus. Some professors even opt to offer students extra credit for attending the event!

We sincerely appreciate your support, and thank you for taking the time to share this information with your students. For more event details and to register, please visit http://nedawalk.org/pittsburgh2022. 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. We hope to see Pitt’s Psychology Department at the NEDA Walk on October 22, 2022!

 

Internship, Center for Educational Improvement 

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

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

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

 

Rise Fellowship 2022 Organizing Positions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The requirements you need to fulfill for this Ambassadorship are:

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

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

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

 

Volunteer, E.P. Bradley Hospital

INVITA research project at E.P. Bradley Hospital is seeking an Undergraduate and a Graduate Volunteer to assist with our clinical study. INVITA is looking to test the efficacy of a culturally-centered treatment protocol on Latinx youth with suicidality.

A commitment of a minimum of 6 hours per week is required for at least 6 months. This practicum would provide an excellent research experience for future academic endeavors. We require volunteers to have some college courses in psychology or a related field. Applicants should have an interest in working with Latinx youth and their families. Spanish fluency is preferred but not required. We are specifically looking for volunteers who would be able to work in-person.

The Undergraduate Volunteer position will provide the opportunity to complete transcriptions of family interviews, learn coding of several research instruments, get familiar with research software, such as NVivo, End Notes, and SPSS, and gain valuable skills in research data management.

The Graduate Volunteer, in addition to the already mentioned opportunities, will be able to learn how to conduct psychiatric and suicide risk interviews with our adolescent participants.

To apply, please send a CV or resume, and a cover letter with at least one reference with their contact information. Please, express your interest by sending an email with the required documents to INVITA’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Yovanska Duarte-Velez (Yovanska_Duarte-Velez@brown.edu). An interview will be part of the application process. Applications are due by September 30 of 2022.  

 

Elsie Civic Engagement Intern 

Our office is hiring one Elsie Civic Engagement Intern and two Ambassadors for Civic Engagement (ACE) Fellows for 2022-23. The Elsie intern will assist with student recruitment/tabling, community engagement, and event coordination. This is a paid internship starting at $15 per hour this fall. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2022, please share this information with your students, and they can apply through Pitt’s Talent Center at Job Description - Elsie Civic Engagement Intern (22005044) (taleo.net)

 

Student Organization Participation, University of Pittsburgh Incline Consulting Group

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

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Virginia Tech JK Lifespan Development Lab

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

 

Graduate School Virtual Open House and Visitor's Weekend, The University of Iowa

We are hosting a Visitor’s Weekend from Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23.  We will be inviting prospective graduate students who are considering applying for Fall 2023 admission to visit us in-person in Iowa City. The weekend will have meetings with potential mentors, Q&A panels on grad school and applications, and opportunities to get feedback/input on applications (and more!).  Interested students should complete an application by September 27.  Note – we will be funding all travel, hotel accommodations, and food for those selected to attend (in advance – no reimbursement).  

Any student who attends either one of our events will also receive a waiver of the graduate school application fee.

Please direct any interested students to our website and to me with any questions! Molly A. Nikolas, Ph.D., molly-nikolas@uiowa.edu

https://psychology.uiowa.edu/diversity/diversity-visits

 

Virginia Tech Clinical Sciences Virtual Recruitment and Admissions Open House

Interested in learning more about the Virginia Tech Clinical Science program? Want to ask questions about the program, the application and interview process, support for students, clinical training, or living in Blacksburg? If so, stop by one of our upcoming Clinical Science Virtual Recruitment and Admissions Open Houses to learn more about our program!

This is a great chance to meet the clinic directors, current graduate students, and faculty who will be taking new graduate students. We particularly encourage applicants from first generation and under-represented/marginalized backgrounds to attend. We have three options, and you only need to choose one. Please click on the link for the open house you wish to attend to register and receive the Zoom link:

Monday, 9/19/2022, 4-5pm EST | Register here
Thursday, 10/20/2022, 3-4pm EST | Register here
Friday, 11/11/2022, 1-2pm EST | Register here

 

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Graduate Programs

 

Online Master's of Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University 

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

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

Shippensburg Psychology Graduate Program

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

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

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

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

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

 

Senior Research Coordinator, Tufts UniversityNew Posting

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

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

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

 

Research Study Assistants, Northwestern UniversityNew Posting

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

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

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Iowa 

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

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

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

Education & Required Qualifications:

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

Desirable Qualifications:

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

Required Documents From Candidate:

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

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

 

Full-time Lab Manager, Carnegie Mellon University 

The Stigma, Health Equity, and Resilience (SHER) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University (PI: Michael Trujillo) has an opening for a full-time Lab Manager position (eligible for full-time benefits) to begin late Fall/early Winter of this academic year (2022-2023)! Initial appointment will be for 2-years, with additional years contingent upon performance and availability of funding.

The SHER Lab uses experimental paradigms, intensive longitudinal designs, and psychophysiology to examine the underlying mechanisms that link stigma and health as well as big data to identify the factors that promote health equity for stigmatized populations, especially as they related to sexual, gender, and racial/ethnic identity.

The lab manager will work closely with Dr. Trujillo to help coordinate participant recruitment, data collection and maintenance, lab organization, and oversee undergraduate research assistants on a number of projects at the intersection of stigma and health.

Responsibilities:

  • The lab manager will coordinate participant recruitment, data collection and maintenance, lab organization, and oversee undergraduate research assistants. Additional opportunities (e.g., publishing) will be available as a member of the SHER lab.
  • Example of specific duties include:
  • Managing participant outreach and recruitment, particularly with the LGBTQ community
  • Preparing IRB application and submission
  • Maintaining study protocols
  • Creating web-based surveys
  • Overseeing the cleaning and scoring of psychophysiological data
  • Recruiting, screening, training, and supervising undergraduate research assistants
  • Contributing to research proposals, articles, and presentations
  • General administrative duties (e.g., updating lab website information)
  • Purchase processing

Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in psychology, statistics, or related fields
  • Experience working with sexual, gender, and/or racial/ethnic minority populations
  • Experience with capturing psychophysiology (e.g., impedance cardiography) in a laboratory setting and/or via wearable devices
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Prior research and management experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with (and/or a working knowledge of) computer coding (e.g., data analysis in R statistical software)
  • Or a combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Interest in social or health psychology working with understudied and stigmatized populations (especially those stigmatized on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or race/ethnicity)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to self-manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Compensation: $40,000/year, eligible for full-time benefits.

Should I Apply?!

Studies show that women, persons of color, and persons from other less socially privileged backgrounds are less likely to apply for positions unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. You are encouraged you to apply if (1) you believe that you have the skills for this position, (2) meet some of the criteria outlined above, and (3) you are passionate about social and/or health psychology research and studying sexual, gender, and/or racial/ethnic diversity within the social sciences.

Use the following link to submit an application: https://cmu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/CMU/job/Pittsburgh-

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Northwestern University's

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

 

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

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

 

Full-time Research Specialist, UPMC

Description

The YETI Lab (www.yetilab.pitt.edu), under the supervision of Dr. Leslie Horton, is seeking a Research Specialist to assist with the ProNET Study, an NIMH-funded multisite (U01) study of 26 in international research sites examining comprehensive biomarkers in a large number of young people at risk for psychosis, including fMRI, EEG, fluid biomarkers, clinical and cognitive assessments, and daily life assessments. The Research Specialists will be conducting study visits and research procedures (e.g., clinical and cognitive assessments, ambulatory assessment, psychophysiology data collection, fMRI, and EEG) with adolescents; assisting with project management and research tasks as needed.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.

Qualifications

Please submit a cover letter in order for your application to be reviewed for consideration

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology or related research field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in one or more of the following domains is preferred: REDCap, heart rate variability data, EEG, fMRI, phlebotomy, and/or ambulatory assessment data.
  • Clinical or other work/ volunteer experience with adolescents strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 34 with renewal

https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/10400181-research-specialist-the-yeti-lab-...

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, Stanford University

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

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

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

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

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

 

Child Development Specialist (CDS), The Bradley Center 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Preference for candidates with some of these skills/experiences : 

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

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

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

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

 

Clinical Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital 

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

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

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

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

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Brown-Affiliated Butler Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

Butler - Research Administration Department

Status

Full-Time

Hours

Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours.

Has Benefits

Yes

Job Description

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

Required Education

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

Application Method

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

   

Full-time Research Assistant, Binghamton University (SUNY)

The Binghamton Mood Disorders Institute at Binghamton University (mood.binghamton.edu) is seeking to hire 1-2 full-time Research Assistants to start as soon as July 1, 2022.  This is a full-time grant-funded position to assist with an NIMH-funded project examining mechanisms of risk for the intergenerational transmission of depression, with a focus on the role of attentional biases during the transition from childhood to adolescence (computer-based and mobile eye tracking, steady state visual evoked potentials).  Duties will include coordinating participant recruitment, preparation of study materials, participant assessments, and database management.  The research assistant will also have opportunities to co-author scientific papers and journal articles.  Salary will be $33,800 per year plus health insurance.

Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology or other scientific field, including coursework in research methods and/or statistics.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a conscientious work style and strong interpersonal skills. Candidates with experience with eye tracking, EEG/ERP, psychophysiological assessments, and/or structured diagnostic interviewing are particularly encouraged to apply.  This is an excellent position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study in clinical psychology.

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In addition, please arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent via e-mail to Brandon E. Gibb, Ph.D., at bgibb@binghamton.edu.  For questions, feel free to call Dr. Gibb at (607) 777-2511 or e-mail him at bgibb@binghamton.edu