Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

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

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

Email Address: psyadvis@pitt.edu

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IMPORTANT DATES - 2194

January 2        Wednesday         All University offices and buildings reopen
              5         Saturday              Residence halls open
              7         Monday               Spring term registration period ends for all students
                                                       Spring term classes begin
            11         Friday                   Last day to declare a major to meet with departmental advisor in 2194
            18         Friday                   Spring term add/drop period ends
            19         Saturday              Spring term extended drop period begins (see guidelines)
             21        Monday                Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday observed. University closed
             25        Friday                   Spring term extended drop period ends
February 1       Friday                   Deadline for students to submit Grade Option forms to the dean’s office

                                                      Last Day to apply late for April graduation with the dean's office
              11       Monday                Summer term 2197 enrollment period begins
              22       Friday                   Honors Convocation 2019
March    8        Friday                   Deadline to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to dean’s office
                                                       Deadline to resign from all classes with Student Appeals office with partial refund
     10 – 17       Sun – Sun           Spring recess for students; no classes
             15        Friday                   Spring holiday; University closed
              22       Friday                   Deadline to apply for August 2019 graduation
             25        Monday               Fall term enrollment appointments begin
April       5        Friday                   Last day for fall term 2201 enrollment appointments
                                                       Last day to withdraw from all classes in the dean’s office
               6        Saturday              Fall term 2201 open enrollment period begins
             19        Friday                   Last day for undergraduate day classes
     20 – 27       Sat – Sat             College of General Studies classes, all graduate classes, and evening classes will continue to meet during this period; final examinations should be held during the last scheduled class meeting
     22 – 27       Mon – Sat          Final examination period for undergraduate day classes
             27        Saturday             Spring term ends; official date for degrees awarded in spring term
             28        Sunday                Residence halls close
                                                      Annual Undergraduate Commencement Convocation
May        1        Wednesday       Spring term grades must be approved by instructors

July       8         Monday             Deadline to apply for December graduation

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

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Summer enrollment begins February 11, 2019 and courses are available to search.  Fall enrollment begins Monday, March 25, 2019.  Courses will be available in the next few weeks to search.  ADV holds have been posted, as have enrollment dates.  Please be sure to know when your enrollment appointment for fall is and plan early to see your advisor.  Please be sure to call or stop by the Advising Office to schedule your preregistration appointment today! 

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Department of Psychology Commencement Ceremony
  • Connect with us!

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Careers in Global Health Event - New Posting
  • Genetic Counseling Newsletter
  • SHRS Virtual Open House
  • Apply for August or December Graduation
  • Study Abroad Summer Opportunities
  • University Honors College Events
  • Office of Veterans Services Newsletter
  • OUR Events
  • Pitt Honors Spring Research & Creative Fellowships
  • University Events Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • University Honors College Scholarship Events
  • 2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Awards
  • UHC National Scholarship Newsletter

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Summer Internship, UC Berkeley - New Posting
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University - New Posting
  • Two Student Worker Positions - New Posting
  • Summer Internship, Temple University
  • Research Opportunity, UPMC
  • Summer Internship, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Summer Research, Johns Hopkins University Mind and Vision Experience
  • 13th Annual Duquesne University Regional Undergraduate Psychology Conference
  • Summer Internship, Harvard Medical School
  • Summer Internship, Univeristy of British Columbia
  • Summer Internship, University of California, Berkeley
  • Summer Internship, George Mason University
  • Institute of Politics, Elsie Hillman Civic Forum
  • Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference
  • Summer Internship, University of California, Berkeley
  • Summer Research Experience for underrepresented groups
  • Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Summer Internship, Cooperation Lab, Boston College
  • Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC), UCLA
  • Summer Internship, Developing Minds Lab, Boston University
  • Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Summer 2019 NSF-REU Program, Yale University
  • Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship 2019
  • CSLI Undergraduate Summer Internship Program at Stanford
  • Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University
  • Diversifying Psychology Weekend, Miami University
  • NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Trauma Research, Syracuse University
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • Summer NSF-REU Program Opportunity
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity
  • Office of Children Youth & Families (OCYF) Allegheny County, Internship
  • Therapy Abroad
  • Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA
  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Northwestern University, Master of Science in Law
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, PhD
  • Northwestern Sneak Peek Event
  • University of Haifa, MA
  • Villanova University, MS
  • University of Southern California, Maters in Applied Psychology
  • Boston University, PhD
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz Specialized Master's Degree Programs
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?
  • Interested in Graduate School?

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania - New Posting
  • Full-time Lab Manager, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • Research Assistant, University of Colorado - New Posting
  • Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania - New Posting
  • Hot Metal Bridge Post-Baccalaureate Program - New Posting
  • Lab Manager/Project Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lab Coordinator, University of California San Diego
  • Lab Manager, Cornell University
  • Research Specialist, UPMC
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Cambridge, MA
  • Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Lab Manager, Research Associate
  • Project Coordinator, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Bilingual Project Assistant, NYC
  • Full-time Research Assistant/Lab Manager, NYU 
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, Manoach Lab
  • Post-baccalaureate Opportunity, UCLA
  • Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

Department of Psychology Commencement Ceremony

The Psychology Department commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in Soldiers and Sailors Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue.  This event is expected to last approximately 2-hours.  Tickets are not required for this event.  Doors will open at 5:00p.m. for family and friends and seating is first come, first served.

Graduating seniors should expect to receive an invitation to their PITT email address with more information in mid-March.  Students will be expected to report by 5:00 pm.

Email invitations will be mailed to all psychology majors who applied for April gradation in Mid-March.  This inforamtion will go only to your Pitt email.

 

Connect with us!

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

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

 

​  UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

Careers in Global Health Event - New Posting

Date: February 22th, 2019 

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 

Place: 4217 Posvar Hall

Speaker(s): Sarah Markwardt, Project Analyst with Center for High-Value Healthcare UPMC Insurance Services Division, Sandhya Subramanian, Federal Health Strategy & Analytics Consultant with Deloitte Consulting and Sarah Sullivan, Data Analyst with The Task Force for Global Health Inc.

Description of Event: Guest speakers Sarah Markwardt, Project Analyst, Center for High-Value Healthcare UPMC Insurance Services Division, Sandhya Subramanian, Federal Health Strategy & Analytics Consultant for Deloitte Consulting, and Sarah Sullivan, Data Analyst for The Task Force for Global Health Inc. will share their expertise, knowledge, and advice. Our panelists will discuss their pathways in achieving a career in global health and what you can do right now as a student.   

 

Genetic Counseling Newsletter

Are you interested in the field of Genetic Counseling?  Would you like to know more about it?  The Genetic Counseling club has a newsletter to distribute for any interested students.  You can find the first edition here.

 

SHRS Virtual Open House

Our Open House is a great way to learn more about SHRS and for us to get to know you. Whether you are exploring your career options or ready to apply – you don’t want to miss out! Explore the top-ranked programs in SHRS from the comfort of your own home. Register now to talk with faculty, students, and alumni.

https://pitt.vfairs.com/

Available February 18 - 22, 2018

 

Apply for August or December Graduation

Deadline to apply for August, 2019 graduation is Friday, March 22, 2019

Deadline to apply for December, 2019 graduation is Monday, July 8, 2019

For additional informaiton on the graduation application please see the Office of Student Records, 140 Thackeray Hall - https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/student-toolkit/graduation

 

Study Abroad Summer Opportunities

There’s Still Time To Apply for Summer Study Abroad!

If you've been thinking about study abroad this summer but think it's too late to get started, it's not! Applications are open until midnight on January 20th, which is plenty of time to apply! 

Whether you are looking to take care of some gen eds, get an internship, do research, or get closer to finishing your major, Pitt Study Abroad has a program for you!  With 350 programs in more than 75 countries and for every major on campus, you can make the most out of your summer.

Get started by stopping by the study abroad office in 802 William Pitt Union - we're open from 9:30-5, Monday - Friday, and there's always someone who can answer your questions!  Or, if you’d rather start online, check about www.abroad.pitt.edu/programs to see everything Pitt Study Abroad has to offer.

 

University Honors College Events

Get the skills to compete for scholarships.

Select Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
Cathedral of Learning,  37th floor

January 16 - Wow-worthy personal statements

January 23 - Workshop: #Winning personal statements

February 6 - Panel: Scholarship-winning research statements

February 20 - Hands-on: How's my research statement? 

March 6 - Mock scholarship interviews: face-to-face

March 20 - Mock scholarship interviews: Skype

April 3 - How to make the best of summer break

Better your chances with inside tips about every stage of the process. Our Scholarship Mentors know what committees are looking for (because they've been on them.)  

You can also chat with a Scholarship Mentor 1-on-1.

 

Office of Veterans Services Newsletter

Visit the Office of Veterans Services to see an up-to-date listing of all current events and opportunites for veterans, their families, and those who support our veterans her at the University of Pittsburgh.  https://mailchi.mp/e774ca6d16b2/office-of-veterans-services-newsletter-6...

 

OUR Events

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

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

 

Pitt Honors Spring Research & Creative Fellowships

Undergraduates in ALL majors can apply for funding to:

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

 

Univeristy Events Calendar

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

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

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

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

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

University Honors College Scholarship Events

Information sessions and details can be found by clicking on the particular scholarship link. 

You may also work with a scholarship mentor 1-on-1.  Fund your graduate school, research, study abroad, and more.  Honors provides Scholarship Mentors can help you craft competitive applications for national and international scholarships, fellowships, awards, and grants. Please see the website for additional information.

Explore your scholarship options: Schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with Lesha Greene, Josh Cannon, or Aidan Beatty.

Truman leadership scholarship  - February 25, 2019

Udall Scholarship - March 1,019

Rotary Peace Fellowship

 

2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

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

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

 

Undergraduate Awards

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

 

UHC National Scholarships Newsletter


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

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

For more information visit the UHC website.

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Summer Internship, UC Berkeley - New Posting

The Gopnik Cognitive Development and Learning Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer research assistant internship. Interns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.

This is an unpaid internship from June 3rd-July 26. Interns will be expected to work ~30 hours/week.

Research interns will work with graduate students and the lab manager on multiple ongoing research projects. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively. 

Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.

Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Applying) for application instructions. The application deadline is Friday March 29 8:00 AM PST.

Please direct any questions to Teresa Garcia at gopniklabmanager@berkeley.edu.

 

Research Assistant, Stanford University - New Posting

The Stanford Psychophysiology Lab, overseen by Dr. James Gross, is seeking research assistants to contribute to the Home-Sleep Study. The project seeks to understand how wake-time emotion regulation and sleep-time processes interact.

Internship Description

This position would be desirable for anyone who:

  • Is curious about emotions, sleep, and bruxism
  • Is interested in brain monitoring equipment and data collection (EEG, PSG, EMG, etc.)
  • Needs flexible hours (shifts available in evenings, mornings, Fridays, weekends, etc.)
  • Seeks a close-knit, supportive work environment
  • Enjoys writing literature reviews
  • Would like to be part of a stable, long-term project

Eligibility

The Home-Sleep Study accepts research assistants on a rolling basis. We prefer (but not require) an applicant who is at least an upperclassman in a BA program and possesses previous research (or relevant work) experience. Familiarity with data analysis, programming skills, and access to a car are pluses. This position may occasionally require work outside of regular hours (evenings) to accommodate session schedules. 

Commitments

This is an unpaid internship. We provide full-time internship opportunities; however, research assistants may work for a minimum of 20 hours/week. Potential applicants must be willing to commit to a position for at least 6 months (12 months preferred).

How to Apply

Please email the following documents to homesleep_ra@lists.stanford.edu: your CV and a statement of interest including a brief outline of your research interests, your prior research experience, your future goals, the kinds of experiences you hope to gain by participating in research of the Home Sleep Center and your desired starting date, duration of involvement, and weekly availability.

 

Two Student Worker Positions - New Posting

The Program in Translation Neurology (PI: Zongqi Xia, MD, PhD) is seeking highly motivated student(s) to assist with medical record review and data annotation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: extracting pertinent features from medical records and questionnaire data, relating patient features with research data, entering research data into databases, preparing descriptive statistics and reports. The student will have the opportunity to work closely with other members of the research team and gain valuable experience in working in a highly dynamic clinical and translational research setting.  To apply, click here:  https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_student_int/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001246&tz=GMT-05%3A00.

The Program in Translation Neurology (PI: Zongqi Xia, MD, PhD) is seeking a highly motivated student to assist with data management. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: creating and curating research databases, querying and extracting research data, providing descriptive statistics, exploring and reporting on trends and anomalies in the data, addressing data quality control issues, performing analysis and preparing presentations. The student will have the opportunity to work closely with other members of the research team and gain valuable experience in working with clinical and biomedical research data.  To apply, click here:  https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_student_int/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001244&tz=GMT-05%3A00.

 

Summer Internship, Temple University

The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. The lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, and playful learning in children aged 2 years to 8 years.

Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will work on one or two research projects and will be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentor who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. Summer interns will receive a stipend of $1000. The internship will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2019.

Duties may include:

  • Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
  • Assisting with stimuli design and creation
  • Conducting studies with children in the lab or in local preschools
  • Coding and analyzing data
  • Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

Required qualifications:

  • Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or related field
  • Commitment to at least 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience working with children

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 1st, 2019. Please visit our website (http://www.templeinfantlab.com/) for more information about the lab.

 

Research Opportunity, UPMC

We are currently looking for an undergraduate researcher to assist with a surgical education research project. The project is designed to characterize the transition from "junior" to "senior" general surgery resident and to develop and test an assessment tool to be used for this purpose in the future. It involves interviewing UPMC general surgery residents about how they would teach others how to perform a minimally invasive gall bladder procedure on a live patient. Responsibilities of the undergrad research assistant would involve watching intraoperative laparoscopic surgical videos, conducting and transcribing interviews with general surgery residents, interacting with surgical attendings and residents in-person and over email, and analyzing interview transcripts. Training for how to conduct interviews and complete qualitative thematic analysis will be provided. Interested students should contact Leah Furman (lmf110@pitt.edu) and Dr. Beth Littleton (bethlittleton@pitt.edu) and describe any prior research experiences. 

 

Summer Internship, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Program Description

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor.

The Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and UMMS Provost’s Office.

Goals

The program is designed to provide participants in-depth exposure to actual biomedical research. Participants will develop career-building connections with faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and peers. The program encourages participants to consider biomedical research as a viable career choice.

Why should I apply?

  • Intense research experience in state of the art laboratories
  • Summer Research Fellows receive a stipend of $4000. Stipends are paid to participants in three payments over the ten-week program
  • Travel and housing are paid for and arranged by the program
  • Participants engage in networking sessions with UMMS leaders, faculty and trainees
  • Participants prepare and present a professional research poster

The online application is found at https://www.umassmed.edu/gsbs/outreach-programs/summer-undergraduate-res.... The application deadline in March 15, 2019!

 

Summer Research, Johns Hopkins University Mind and Vision Experience

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Mind and Vision Summer Research Experience. Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, and will be exposed to many aspects of cognitive science and vision research. Under the direction of Profs. Justin Halberda and Chaz Firestone, the program is currently investigating a range of topics, including numerical cognition, memory, perception of complexity, and human and machine vision.

Summer interns are fully involved in all aspects of research, including recruiting and testing participants, coding and analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of cognitive science and vision literature, and attend laboratory meetings in which we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the fields of cognitive science and vision research.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record. Desirable background experience includes coursework in experimental psychology, quantitative and technical skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.

The 2019 Program will run from Monday, June 3rd to Wednesday, July 31st, and will be 40 hours per week. Summer stipends up to $1800 will be available to excellent applicants. Applicants are also encouraged to seek and apply for funding from their home institution or other sources.

To apply, please submit a completed application using this link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZKlJQBafoGwqtrsvx1MltZZMxCx8S...), including a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, an updated CV/resume, an unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation by Friday, March 1, 2019.

Inquiries and letters of recommendation should be sent to the Laboratory Manager, Pat Little, at mindandvisionapps@gmail.com. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender as a PDF and should include the applicant’s name in the document title.

 

13th Annual Duquesne University Regional Undergraduate Psychology Conference

The 13th Annual Duquesne University Regional Undergraduate Psychology Conference is being held on Saturday April 6, 2019.

Please see the attached call for abstracts, with abstracts due March 15, 2019 (send to duqrupc@gmail.com).

 

Summer Internship, Harvard Medical School

The Boston Attention and Learning Lab (https://www.bu.edu/ballab/index.html), led by Drs. Joseph DeGutis and Mike Esterman, is seeking summer research assistants to contribute to the study of prosopagnosia, individuals with severe face recognition difficulties. The goal of this project is to better understand the mechanisms of prosopagnosia, to test out novel methods to improve face recognition, and understand the brain changes associated with successful treatment.

*Internship Description*
We are looking for a highly motivated, organized research assistant (RA) to join our team and be involved in all aspects of this innovative project. In particular, the RA will help administer computer-based assessments and eye-tracking tasks to prosopagnosics and control participants. They will also perform and assist postdoctoral fellows in collecting/analyzing structural and functional neuroimaging data (functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, EEG). The RA will also help oversee prosopagnosics’ use of a novel computer-based training program aimed at improving face processing. The RA will have the opportunity to manage and analyze data, help with manuscript and grant preparation, and perform various administrative tasks as needed.  This position will be based at the Boston VA Medical Center in Jamaica Plain. This will provide an excellent opportunity for training in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuropsychology and will uniquely prepare the individual for cognitive, clinical, or neuroscience graduate school programs.

*Eligibility*
We are seeking an applicant who is at least an upperclassman at a university (preferably majoring in Psychology or Neuroscience) and has previous research or relevant work experience. The candidate must be highly organized and have excellent people skills. Technical skills such as knowledge of neuroimaging techniques, statistical methods, and programming are also a plus.

*Commitments*
This is an unpaid internship. Potential applicants must be willing to commit at least 10 weeks for a minimum of 20 hours/week. Those who wish to continue getting involved after summer and enrolled at a nearby university may have the opportunity to do so.

*How to Apply*
Please email your CV and a statement of interest to ballabprosopagnosia@gmail.com by Feb 24th, 2019. Your statement of interest needs to include a brief outline of your research interests, your prior research experience, your future goals, the kinds of experiences you hope to gain by participating in the prosopagnosia research, and your desired starting date, duration of involvement, and weekly availability.

**Minorities, women, international students, and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply**

 

Summer Internship, Univeristy of British Columbia

The Centre for Cognitive Development, under the directorship of Dr. Darko Odic at the University of British Columbia, is inviting motivated students interested in developmental and cognitive science research to join us for a Summer Internship Program that will run June 3rd, 2019 - July 26, 2019. Summer interns receive close mentorship by the faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in the lab. Each intern will be matched to a single project in the lab and will receive extensive hands-on experience with designing, implementing, and running the study. Interns will directly work with children and parents, and thus must be dedicated, mature, articulate, and comfortable in working in teams and speaking with others, including in person and over the phone. Interns will receive stipend to support living in the Vancouver area over the summer. 

At the Centre, we investigate a series of issues in developmental and cognitive science, including the origin of number, time, and space representations and how their interaction with language plays a role in higher-order reasoning, including mathematics, confidence, and communication. We combine tools from traditional cognitive development, visual cognition and psychophysics, formal linguistics, and computational modeling to understand how children and adults reason and learn to talk about quantity, and why children are not uniformly successful in learning mathematics and related higher-level concepts. More recently, we have been investigating the origins of our sense of confidence and how it is communicated to others during learning and cooperation.

Duties of Summer Interns typically include:

  • Reading the background literature for the study under the mentorship of the project leader.
  • Helping recruit participants by phone and email.
  • Helping create stimuli and methods for the project.
  • Running adult and child participants.
  • Helping code and analyze data using software packages such as R.
  • Attending weekly lab meetings.
  • Presenting the work at lab meetings or an undergraduate conference.


Required qualifications for applying:

  • Canadian and American students are welcome to apply.
  • Prior experience working with children, ideally in a developmental lab.
  • Prior experience working in a psychology research lab.
  • Commitment of 40 hours per week for 8 weeks over the summer.
  • Strong work ethic and an excellent academic record.
  • Two references.


For more details and the application, please visit us online. Any questions about the program or the application should be directed to ccd.summerinternship@ubc.ca. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but the last day to submit is March 8th, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.

 

Summer Internship, University of California, Berkeley

The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2019. 

Descriptions of the Program 
The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains.

In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects.

Eligibilities
Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, basic computer skills (programming skills are highly desirable), and experience working with children.

Commitments
This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between Monday, June 3rd 2019 to Friday, July 26th 2019. We will allow a late-start for students who are enrolled in a quarter system that ends later than June 3rd. 

To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 22, 2019 11:59p.m. PST.

If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

 

Summer Internship, George Mason University

The Social Skills, Imagination, and Theatre Lab at George Mason University, under the direction of Dr. Thalia Goldstein, is seeking excellent undergraduate and MA students for our summer internship program.  Research in the SSIT lab focuses on fostering children's empathy, theory of mind, and emotion regulation capabilities through engagement with pretend play, theatre and imaginative activities. 

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from scheduling participants to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present work in lab meetings. The intern program begins in late May and runs until early August, with flexibility to individual schedules. There are two options: part time (15-20 hours per week) and full time (35-40 hours per week).  Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in child development, psychology, or a related field. Applications should complete the application (including uploading a CV and providing contact information for a reference) at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/yzj3oWsg5lWUnNi72

Students from primarily teaching-focused universities and underrepresented minority students are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding or credit from their home institutions, and a stipend of up to $1500 will be available for interns. 

 

Institute of Politics, Elsie Hillman Civic Forum

Never a Spectator: Network with Pittsburgh’s Elite - Application Deadline: February 22 Register here

This annual event allows Pitt students, both undergraduate and graduate, to network with influential, regional leaders who provide guidance to students on what they can do now to become active citizens within their communities. Students will have the opportunity to meet and talk with leaders from the nonprofit, business, and government sectors. This year’s theme focuses on making a difference through active citizenship and promoting the idea of starting where you are, with what you have, to do what you can in your community. The keynote speaker will feature social entrepreneur Shawn Robinson, a Pitt Alum and former Pitt football player. Shawn is the Founder and President of Orange Arrow, a nonprofit organization, which empowers student athletes to use their talents to excel beyond the realm of sports by providing a sports-themed curriculum to foster leadership, decorum, peer coaching, arts and culture, entrepreneurship, financial management and career exploration. He is also the recipient of the 2019 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award. The event will take place on February 28, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the University Club, Ballroom B. About the event.

Fall 2019 Institute of Politics Internship – Application Deadline: March 1 – Apply here

Since 1990, this program has placed over 700 students in the offices of elected officials at the federal, state and local levels to complete a semester-long internship. In addition to this hands-on experience, students also learn about the historical, economic, and social background of Western PA through a weekly seminar. Participating students earn 4 credits from the political science or public service departments. About the program.

 

Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Saturday, April 13, 2019
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Invited Address by Dr. Shannon D. Donofry,
University of Pittsburgh
 

Obesity and Brain Health

Dr. Donofry plans to review what is known about the interaction between being overweight or obese and brain function.

  •  We welcome you to the 22nd Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference, which will be held at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The conference will include both paper and poster presentations. Submissions should report the results of empirical studies designed to contribute to basic or applied research, as well as meta-analyses, and literature reviews.
  •  Registration will begin at 10:00 am. The keynote address will begin at 10:30 am.
  •  Registration fee is $18 including catered lunch or $12 for the conference only.
  •  E-mail the following in a .doc or .docx file by Monday, March 25th at 5:00pm to Dr. Stephanie Jimenez at sts97@pitt.edu.
    •  Title, Author(s) and institutional affiliations
    •  Abstract (100 to 150 words)
    •  Phone number and mailing address
    •  Name of faculty sponsor, with phone number and email address
    •  Desired format (paper or poster)
    •  Number of people (including author(s) and faculty mentor) attending who expect to stay for lunch
  •  Directions to the conference, information about presentations, final program schedule, and overnight accommodations in Johnstown will be posted on our web page at http://www.upj.pitt.edu/LHconference.
  •  Questions? Dr. Stephanie Jimenez via phone (814) 269-2962 or email (sts97@pitt.edu)

 

Summer Internship, University of California, Berkeley

The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2019. 

Descriptions of the Program 
The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains.

In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab's projects.

Eligibilities
Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, basic computer skills (programming skills are highly desirable), and experience working with children.

Commitments
This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between Monday, June 3rd 2019 to Friday, July 26th 2019. We will allow a late-start for students who are enrolled in a quarter system that ends later than June 3rd. 

To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 22, 2019 11:59p.m. PST.

If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

 

Summer Research Experience for underrepresented groups

The Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University is excited to announce its 4th Summer Research Experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups!

This program is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (U.S. Department of Education), National Science Foundation, and the Department of Psychology at CMU.

It provides research opportunities to members of underrepresented groups (Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; first-generation college students; economically disadvantaged students; veterans; and students with disabilities) who are considering graduate training in the field of learning science, cognitive science, or related fields. Students will spend 8 weeks during the Summer 2019 in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $3000 and apartment-style housing will also be provided. This program supports our commitment to training a diverse set of leaders in the field of learning science, cognitive science, and related disciplines.

Additional information and application instructions are available here: https://www.cmu.edu/pier/research-undergrad/index.html

The deadline to apply is March 4, 2019.

 

Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh

Research on German language-learning and musical ability

Researchers are recruiting male and female participants age 18 years and older. Participants must be right-handed and have no prior experience with German or Dutch.

Study procedures involve learning German words, examining memory for German words, assessments of musical ability (participants do not need to be musicians), and completion of a questionnaire.

Time requirements: Three sessions (M-W-F or T-TH-S); total time: approx. 2 hours

Scheduling is very flexible & participants will be compensated $10 per hour!

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact languageandmusic@pitt.edu

 

 

Summer Internship, Cooperation Lab, Boston College

The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social cognitive development. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.

Internship Description 

Students will gain hands-on experience in recruiting participants, collecting, organizing and coding data as well as debriefing families about the research. In addition, research assistants will attend weekly lab meetings with other undergraduates, post-doctoral fellows, the principal investigator, and lab manager to discuss ongoing and key research in the field of psychology. 

Eligibility and requirements 

Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 35 - 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early as May 27th and as late as June 3rd. Positions will last for 10-11 weeks. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions.

Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application * and send a CV or resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2019 Research Assistant Application”. There is no deadline for submission but we are eager to find motivated assistants as soon as possible and so we'll review applications as they come in.

 

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC), UCLA

It is with great excitement that I am writing to you announcing the upcoming date for the 2019 UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC).  The conference will be on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at UCLA and will showcase approximately 150 undergraduate psychology research projects in poster and paper talk sessions.

We are looking for a diverse representation of campuses and for high-quality abstracts written by undergraduate researchers in your department. Please encourage your strongest undergraduate researchers to apply. Applications open TODAY, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 and students must submit the application and fees online by Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 5:00 pm. The application and details are available at https://purc.psych.ucla.edu/.

If you are hesitant about sending this to your students because of the distance, or because of the date, keep in mind that many of your undergraduates may call Southern California home, and others would love to travel to a conference city where the beaches are warm and sunny—especially if they are at the end of their own academic year.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at purc@psych.ucla.edu.

 

Summer Internship, Developing Minds Lab, Boston University

The Developing Minds Lab at Boston University, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Kibbe, is seeking excellent undergraduates for our summer internship program. Research in the Developing Minds Lab focuses on the the development of object, numerical, and social cognition in infants, children, and adults. 

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from scheduling participants to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present their work in lab meetings. Interns will interact with other undergraduate researchers in the other developmental labs here at BU, and participate in workshops on careers in psychology and research. Finally, interns will gain valuable research experience in a dynamic (and fun!) lab environment.

The program begins the first week of June and runs through the end of July (with the option to extend through August). Interns will work 35-40 hours/week. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should send the following to devmind@bu.edu with the subject line 2019 Summer Internship Program by March 1, 2019:

  • a CV
  • A cover letter (2 pages max) addressing:
  • Your interest in research
  • Previous relevant experience
  • Any relevant coursework
  • What you hope to get out of the internship
  • two letters of reference (to be sent separately to devmind@bu.edu)

The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions. Students from primarily teaching-focused universities and underrepresented minority students are especially encouraged to apply. A stipend of $2000 may be available for outstanding applicants; applicants also are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions.

The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of seven labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/developing-minds-lab/. More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/.

 

Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies, University of Pennsylvania

We are now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, scheduled June 2-15, 2019. This year’s topics are (1) Language Science and Technology and (2) Minds in the World. Participants will attend lectures from distinguished researchers these fields, participate in labs and lab tours involving some of the latest technologies and research methods, and attend panel discussions on the future of interdisciplinary mind and brain studies as well as career and professional development in these fields.

Students with a strong interest in language science, cognitive science, computer science, psychology, and related fields are encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Summer Workshop participants will receive free room and board on campus, plus a travel stipend.

Applications are due March 1, 2019. For more information, and to apply, please visit our website: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/cogsci/summer/

If you have any questions, please contact us: IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

 

Summer 2019 NSF-REU Program, Yale University

NSF-REU Site: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition at Yale

Dates: June 3- August 9, 2019

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2019 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.

REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.

To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • be a full-time student (and be returning to school in the fall)
  • have experience or be comfortable working around dogs
  • commit to the full 40 hr/ week 10-week internship, which will include at least some weekends

Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest.

For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email canine.cognition@yale.edu.

All portions of your application must be received on or before February 28th, 2019 for consideration.

 

Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship 2019

At the Music Lab, we study the basic science of music in an effort to understand how and why humans produce and perceive music at all ages and across all cultures. We are recruiting undergraduate research assistants in the fields of cognitive science, psychology, evolutionary biology, music theory, ethnomusicology, anthropology, linguistics, and computer science to spend their summer with us!

Summer interns will be working on studies investigating the impact of music on infant affect and behavior, universals and cross-cultural variation in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. Prospective interns are encouraged to read our papers at themusiclab.org before applying.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work on both ongoing and new studies from design to manuscript stage. Here's a non-exhaustive list of example projects we'll be working on this summer:

  1. In-lab studies exploring the degree to which music can function as a tool for parents to use when their infants are upset.
  2. Crowd-sourced online studies about music categorization and perception using both traditional study pools of online workers and "citizen science" approaches.
  3. Mobile app-based data collection from parents of infants and young children concerning infant/child temperament, parenting behaviors, and their relations to one another.
  4. Studies examining the possibility of links between synchronous activity (music or otherwise) and cooperation, prosociality, and interpersonal affinity.
  5. Expanding our diverse collection of audio recordings for the Natural History of Song Project and conducting phylogenetic analyses of the corpus.
  6. Interns are encouraged to propose their own independent projects building on current research at The Music Lab, especially if these projects are amenable to online data collection.

The internship is 10 weeks long, from 10 June to 16 August 2019 and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Interns will work 40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work may be required. All applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home university; we will support such applications and for exceptional students, we may supplement external funding with up to a $1,800 stipend. Depending on performance and contribution levels, co-authorship on papers is also a possibility.

Visit https://goo.gl/forms/n9s10iyR4Wh6ie3X2 to apply. We will review applications beginning on 1 March 2019. If you have any questions, please contact us at musiclab+summer@g.harvard.edu.

 

CSLI Undergraduate Summer Internship Program at Stanford

At the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), interns will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. In addition to their individual projects, interns will attend weekly mentorship meetings and seminars with such topics as reading a scientific paper, introduction to data analysis, statistics and visualization, and presentation skills. The program will culminate with each intern presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience.

Accepted students will receive on-campus housing and a stipend to cover food, travel, and other expenses.

The topical focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the skills they need to complete an independent project. Mentors will be from cognitive science departments across Stanford, including Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, and Philosophy.

The program is 8 weeks, from June 24, 2019 to August 16, 2019, and is primarily intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors, though we will consider other applicants as well.

Students should plan to be available for the entirety of the summer program in order to attend training sessions at the beginning of the program and final presentations at the end. In general, interns are expected to be in the lab full-time, 40 hours/week, from 9AM - 5PM, Monday - Friday.

One goal of the internship is to increase the diversity of the higher education pipeline, and we therefore especially encourage applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in research careers. We also welcome applications from students without prior research experience and from non-research institutions.

The CSLI Internship Program is supported in part by the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (award #1659585).

Dates: June 24, 2019 to August 16, 2019

Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Website (with application link): https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww-csl...

Application due date: February 18, 2019, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time

Qualifications:

This is an interdisciplinary summer program, and we encourage students from a wide range of majors to apply. Previous research experience is not required.

The program is intended for rising college Juniors and Seniors from outside Stanford University, but we will consider all applicants for the program. Stanford undergraduates who are interested in the CSLI program should apply to their department or program's summer fellowship (e.g. Psychology, Linguistics, Symbolic Systems) and speak with their research mentor about participating.

To be eligible, you must be a documented U.S. citizen, a permanent resident in possession of an alien registration card (I-555), or an international student enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate institution.

 

Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University

Stanford University from August 4 – August 24, 2019

Applications are being accepted now for the 23rd Annual Summer Institute in Political Psychology, to be held at Stanford University August 4-24, 2019.

The Summer Institute offers 3 weeks of intensive training in political psychology. Political psychology is an exciting and thriving field that explores the origins of political behavior and the causes of political events, with a special focus on the psychological mechanisms at work.

Research findings in political psychology advance basic theories of politics and are an important basis for political decision-making in practice.

SIPP was founded in 1991 at Ohio State University, and Stanford has hosted SIPP since 2005, with support from Stanford University and from the National Science Foundation[AS1] . Hundreds of participants have attended SIPP during these years.

The 2019 SIPP curriculum is designed to (1) provide broad exposure to theories, empirical findings, and research traditions; (2) illustrate successful cross-disciplinary research and integration; (3) enhance methodological pluralism; and (4) strengthen networks among scholars from around the world.

SIPP activities will include lectures by world class faculty, discussion groups, research/interest group meetings, group projects, and an array of social activities.

Some of the topics covered in past SIPP programs include public attitudes and attitude change, race relations, conflict and dispute resolution, voting and elections, international conflict, decision-making, moral disengagement and violence, social networks, activism and social protest, political socialization, justice, and many more.

In 2019, SIPP will accept up to 60 participants, including graduate students, faculty, professionals, and advanced undergraduates. Please visit our website for more information and to find the application to attend: https://web.stanford.edu/group/sipp/cgi-bin/sipp/. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled, so applying soon maximizes chances of acceptance. Any questions should be directed to: 2019SIPP@gmail.com.

 

Diversifying Psychology Weekend, Miami University

DIVERSIFYING PSYCHOLOGY WEEKEND: May 2-4, 2019

Now Accepting Applications! Due March 1, 2019

We are pleased to announce our inaugural Diversifying Psychology Weekend at Miami University in Oxford, OH. The Diversifying Psychology Weekend will help prepare talented students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds to apply for a doctorate in psychology, network with graduate students and faculty, and learn more about what our department has to offer you. Travel,
meals, and housing will be provided by Miami University’s Psychology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School.

To receive full consideration, successful applicants should:

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a doctoral degree in the following areas of psychology within the next 1-2 years: clinical, cognitive, community, developmental, social, cognitive neuroscience, or behavioral neuroscience.
  • Identify as a racial or ethnic minority traditionally underrepresented in psychological science.

 AND/OR

  • Identify as an individual who will enhance the diversity and inclusivity of psychological science. Examples include (but are not limited to): first-generation college students, individuals with disabilities, individuals with nonbinary gender identities, etc.

Want to learn more about our department? Please visit: miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/psychology/

 Interested in applying? Please visit: www.MiamiOH.edu/DiversifyPsych

 

NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Trauma Research, Syracuse University

This program brings together Veterans and non-veterans to pursue trauma research in a 6-weeks Summer program with mentored research development.  The program, a collaborative venture between Syracuse University, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Upstate Medical University, is designed to improve access to research experiences for groups typically underrepresented in research, namely Veterans.  The faculty in this program bring a wealth of research, academic, and practical expertise in their respective fields.

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities 
  • Guest speakers, training seminars, field trips, outreach opportunities
  • Enrichment sessions, including how to apply for graduate school, mastering the GRE, how to apply for fellowships
  • Opportunity for travel awards to present summer work at a national conference

ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate students: Veteran status (U.S. Armed Forces).  Non-veteran students will be accepted as well.
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

AWARD

  • $3,370 stipend
  • Travel assistance (need-based)
  • Room and board

Application deadline is March 1st, 2019.  Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.

Program Dates: May 20th - June 27th, 2019.

For more information and online application visit: http://traumaresearch.syr.edu/

 

APA Undergraduate Research Database 

Are you interested in participating in research?  Maybe an experience outside of Pittsburgh?

The American Psychological Association (APA) maintains a database of nationwide research opportunities for undergraduates.  This site is updated often so check back regularly for updated opportunities.

 

Summer NSF-REU Program Opportunity

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2019 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham.

REU students will have a rare opportunity to participate in all aspects of the research process: research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, and statistical analysis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to interact as colleagues: participating in weekly lab meetings, reading current literature, contributing to theoretical discussions regarding the comparative and developmental origins of social cognition, and attending a professional development series focusing on topics such as applying to graduate school, getting the most out of your undergraduate career, etc. Students will meet weekly with a graduate student mentor, and the PI and co-PI will attend bi-monthly social events. The REU Fellowship includes a $500/week stipend and can cover limited travel costs.

  • To be eligible for the Yale REU program, applicants must:
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • be a full-time student (and be returning to school in the fall)
  • have experience or be comfortable working around dogs
  • commit to the full 40 hr/ week 10-week internship, which will include at least some weekends

Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. NSF defines underrepresented groups as Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities. Applicants who are first generation college-going (neither of their parents graduated from college) and/or geographically isolated (separated by geographic barriers or distance) are also of special interest.

For more information and for our application, visit https://doglab.yale.edu/NSF-REU. For any specific questions, feel free to email canine.cognition@yale.edu.

All portions of your application must be received on or before February 28th, 2019 for consideration.

 

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

5 hours a week

This position involves using MatLab to process data collected by eye tracking through infrared video. Pupil diameter can reflect multiple neuroscientific and biopsychosocial processes including cognitive processing, emotional arousal, sleep homeostasis, and retinal processing of environmental photoreception. Tasks will involve reading data from pupillometry into MatLab, and using MatLab programming to process the data, and generate figures representing the response trajectories. Data from MatLab will then be organized into informal, internal presentations in powerpoint in order to convey to the research team any needed adjustments in data collection.

Contact Dr. Roecklein with interest or questions:  kroeck@pitt.edu

 

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

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

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

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

 

Therapy Abroad

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

We are currently offering

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Northwestern University, Master of Science in Law

The Master of Science in Law (MSL) is a unique program that provides individuals with STEM backgrounds with specialized training in the areas of intellectual property and patent design, business law and entrepreneurship, regulatory analysis and strategy, and skills development. Students can complete the full-time program in nine months, or the part time program (via either the residential or online format) in two to four years.

Open House
Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Our Open Houses take place at our campus in downtown Chicago (375 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611). Students can register for the Open House here!

 

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, PhD

The Infant and Child Cognition Lab at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), under the direction of Alia Martin, is recruiting multiple PhD students. Our lab does research on social cognitive development, particularly in the areas of communication, pragmatic development, theory of mind, and helping behaviour. PhD students will lead projects with infants, children, or both, and join a thriving intellectual community within the lab and the School of Psychology. International students are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the university which provides tuition remission and a stipend for the 3-year PhD program. New Zealand is a fantastic place to live and to study.

There are three annual rounds of admission to the PhD program, with deadlines on March 1, July 1, and November 1. Students may begin their PhD study at any time agreed upon with their supervisor, within 9 months of receiving an offer of admission. Please contact me at alia.martin@vuw.ac.nz if you are interested or have any questions.

More information about the Infant and Child Cognition Lab, School of Psychology, and doctoral application process can be found at:

 

Northwestern Sneak Peek Event

We are currently accepting applications for the Department of Psychology Sneak Peek Program at Northwestern University. The Sneak Peek Program is a great opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students considering a PhD in psychology to attend a preview weekend at Northwestern University. Visit expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals, will be provided.

Participating students will have the opportunity to visit Northwestern’s Department of Psychology, interact with faculty members and graduate students, and meet peers interested in pursuing graduate education in psychology.

This year's sneak peek will take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, 2019 

Applications are now open!  The deadline to apply is 5pm CT on Sunday, March 31st, 2019.

To access the online application, please click here!

For more information follow this link: https://www.psychology.northwestern.edu/diversity/sneak-peek.html 

You may direct your questions to Ivan A. Hernandez at visitNUpsych@gmail.com.

 

University of Haifa, MA

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

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

Additional details can be found here.

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

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

 

Villanova University, MS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

University of Southern California, Maters in Applied Psychology

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

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

The program accepts applications for fall entrance once-per-year. Priority Deadline: January 1st Regular Deadline: March 1st

 

IO Psychology Master's Program, Hofstra University

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development

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

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

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

CHANGING EDUCATION CHANGING WORLD for a

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

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

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

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

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

Deadlines vary by program.

 

Experimental Psychology MS Program

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

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


For more information can be found on the website.

 

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

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

 

Interested in Graduate School?

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

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

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

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

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

 

Full-time Lab Manager, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting

The Kids’ Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh directed by Dr. Melissa Libertus (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/kitlab/) is looking to hire a full-time lab manager starting May 20, 2019. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate looking to gain more research experience in cognitive development before graduate school. The position entails recruitment, scheduling and testing of parents and children between 0-8 years of age, supervision of undergraduate research assistants, and help with data analysis and research reports.

For a full description of the position and to apply please follow the link below:  https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001484&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Required qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. and course work in psychology or related area
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Substantial research or work experience with young children
  • Experience using software such as Microsoft Excel and Word

Please include a cover letter, CV/resume and contact information for three references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Melissa Libertus (libertus@pitt.edu).

 

Research Assistant, University of Colorado - New Posting

The RADD Lab is a research group dedicated to understanding and improving emotional health in adolescence and across the lifespan. Our research and clinical work are centered on discovering how neurocognitive functioning is disrupted in depression and related experiences, identifying markers of depression risk and treatment response, and understanding how neurocognitive functioning may be enhanced to foster emotional health. To learn more about our work, visit our website at: www.raddlab.com

We welcome applications for a full-time Professional Research Assistant, to begin summer 2019. This position will primarily focus on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral and neuroimaging data, and database management and organization. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for clinical and neuroimaging research studies (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders), data collection (clinical interviews, computer-based, MRI), and database management (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM; or statistical programs such as R), as well as support for lab operations.

Successful candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and enjoy working in a collaborative team atmosphere. In addition, preferred candidates will be detail-oriented individuals who are willing and able to juggle a variety of different tasks. Finally, prior experience neuroimaging with clinical or developmental samples is preferred.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing clinical and/or fMRI data; 2) some experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language; 3) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. 

Applicants should send (a) a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, (b) CV or resume, and (c) contact information for three references, to raddlab@colorado.edu.

 

Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania - New Posting

Full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab is seeking a full-time research coordinator to manage the daily activities of the lab and assist with all stages of clinical research. Our research focuses on normal and abnormal experiences of worry, anxiety, depression, and stress, with particular emphasis on explaining and predicting the co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive disorders. The candidate will work directly with Professor Ayelet Ruscio in planning and overseeing a variety of research projects in our dynamic and supportive lab. Responsibilities include: participant recruitment and screening, data collection (including conducting clinical interviews), data management and analysis, literature reviews, assisting with manuscript and grant preparation, and coordinating the work of undergraduate research assistants in the lab. The candidate will have a meaningful role in designing and carrying out clinical studies and will receive mentoring and opportunities for professional development. Interested individuals will have the chance to learn advanced statistical skills, co-author publications, present at conferences, and pursue research of their own design. This is an ideal position for graduating seniors who would like to strengthen their preparation and competitiveness for graduate school in clinical psychology or a related field. For more information about our lab, please see http://web.sas.upenn.edu/ruscio-lab/.

Qualifications:

We seek a highly conscientious, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual who will have a Bachelor’s degree by August 2019. Majoring in psychology, previous research experience, and knowledge of SPSS are a plus, but not required. We look forward to working with a candidate who enjoys learning, is enthusiastic and hardworking, and is committed to pursuing graduate study in psychology or a related field. A 2-year commitment is preferred, ideally beginning in June or July 2019.

To apply for this position, please visit Penn’s HR website: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/43375

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Christina Johnson (cajohn@sas.upenn.edu).

 

Hot Metal Bridge Post-Baccalaureate Program - New Posting

This two-semester post-baccalaureate fellowship program is designed to help talented students from groups traditionally underrepresented in their academic disciplines, including firstgeneration graduate students and those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, to bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree and a graduate training program. Fellows enjoy financial support and mentoring by both faculty and graduate students as they prepare themselves for a successful program of doctoral studies. Of those who have completed the program since 2011, 80% have gone on to graduate studies at Pitt and elsewhere.

For Program Information: send inquiries to hmbp@pitt.edu

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2019

 

Lab Manager/Project Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cognitive Development & Communication Lab, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

My group investigates the development of mathematical and scientific reasoning, with a current focus on the role of external representations, such as gestures and diagrams, in students’ reasoning.  We are currently collaborating with other researchers to investigate topics including (1) the development of integrated conceptual and procedural knowledge of algebra, and how this development can be fostered with an intelligent tutoring system, and (2) the development of understanding of biological variability, and how this development can be fostered with visual representations.

The individual in this position will assist with a range of activities, including developing experimental materials, collecting data with children and adolescents, coding research data, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and general laboratory management.

For further details, and to apply for the position, please see http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/500314/research-specialist .

Application Deadline:  Mar 1, 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

 

Lab Coordinator, University of California San Diego

DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1965, the Department of Psychology at UC San Diego is one of the premier experimental psychology departments in the country. Currently, there are 28 faculty, 20 researchers and postdocs, 17 staff members, 1500 undergraduate students and 56 graduate students. The department has over 30 active federal contracts/grants and annual expenditures total over $10 million across federal, state, and gift funds.

Under supervision, the lab assistant will be the lab coordinator, working closely with the Professor, departmental staff, graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory, while helping oversee the different projects in the lab. Duties include managing, recruiting, screening and scheduling infant, toddler, and adult subjects, testing subjects’ understanding of language and associated concepts, and organizing and entering experimental data. Will also assist with data analysis, prepare and manage records of subjects and maintain lab equipment and supplies. Train undergraduate research assistants. Conduct literature searches as required. Some field may work be involved, including data collection in Canada, India, China, and/or Europe, to permit comparison of American children and children learning other languages.

  • Overtime and weekends may be required.
  • Position starts Summer 2019.
  • Please submit a cover letter with your application.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years of applicable college-level coursework in experimental Psychology, Linguistics or Cognitive Science, or equivalent lab experience.
  • Experience working with children/infants/human subjects.
  • Experience conducting research in a lab environment.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills for interacting with parents, lab members, departmental staff.
  • Experience with the following software: Microsoft, Excel, Word, FileMaker, SPSS.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated skills in accurate record keeping, filing, etc.
  • Ability to act professionally, and work effectively with a range of personnel, including laboratory staff, faculty and visitors.
  • Ability to assist with supervising and training lab student assistants in the use of laboratory equipment and testing procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with Human Subjects requirements.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Highly self-motivated, able to solve problems independently and with initiative.

Reliable mode of transportation in order to perform field research in San Diego.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.  This position falls under CANRA requirements: duties require direct contact with individuals under the age of 18.

 

Lab Manager, Cornell University

The College of Human Ecology has an immediate opening for a part time lab manager to support Marianella Casasola’s lab (https://www.human.cornell.edu/people/mc272) The lab manager will work on a collaborative multi-site project exploring spatial and cognitive development from infancy into early childhood. The person hired for this position will conduct their work at Cornell University, but will have frequent contact with study personnel at the other sites (UC Davis and Rutgers).   This is a 50% position for 1 year, with a possibility of renewal for a second year.

  • Key responsibilities include:
  • Coordinating lab activities (meetings, minutes, supplies)
  • Coordinating study logistics and activities
  • Assisting with development and updating lab protocols and procedures
  • Assisting with literature reviews
  • Stimulus creation
  • Assisting with participant recruitment and retention
  • Conducting testing in eye-tracking studies
  • Independently conducting routine data analysis
  • Creation of materials for conference presentations

In addition, this individual will develop, in collaboration with the PI and grad students, new experimental designs, stimuli, and procedures.

Requirements:

Associate’s Degree in Social Sciences and 2 years’ experience or equivalent combination of experience and education. Proven project management skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects and manage competing time demands; Competence utilizing standard business software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet) and learning new applications; Experience with computer programming a plus; Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

In addition, the following attributes are required: initiative; ability to follow instructions; excellent follow through; attention to detail; ability to successfully work independently; the resourcefulness to overcome challenges and solve problems; enthusiasm; organizational skills and a positive and respectful attitude.

Preferred:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Prior experience in the conduct of research studies using human subjects. Experience with data management and statistical analysis (e.g., R, SPSS and/or Excel). Some experience with programming background or a willingness or ability to learn basic programming. Excellent organizational skills and ability to troubleshoot independently are essential parts of the job.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellPositions/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Research-Aide-IV---Lab-Manager-Part-Time_WDR-00017700-1.

 

Research Specialist, UPMC

Description

The Sarpal lab is interested in understanding the neurobiology of clinical outcomes in chronic psychotic disorders. We combine novel neuroimaging strategies with rigorous clinical measures to examine disease mechanisms and optimize treatment strategies.
This individual will be responsible for managing ongoing studies, facilitating/optimizing recruitment with other staff, performing clinical ratings on acutely ill patients, and collecting neuroimaging scans. 

Purpose:
Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s). Collect and gather research data for research project.

Responsibilities:

Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.
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).

Qualifications

Bachelors 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 comptuers and common software packages required. Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: 

  • CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management 

The job posting can be found here: https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/3528414-research-specialist

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Cambridge, MA

This position is in the lab of Jeremy Wolfe. We conduct psychophysical/behavioral research primarily in the area of visual attention. How do you find what you are looking for in a world full of things you are not looking for? How do radiologists find a tumor in an x-ray? How do their eyes move when they are searching? Why do we miss things? How can we keep track of several things at the same time? Healthy young adults are the experimental observers for most experiments. Medical image perception, especially with radiologists as observers, is an increasingly large aspect of work in the lab. The position involves all stages of the research process, from planning experiments and preparing documents for the human subject review board to helping write up results for publication; but the main focus is data collection and analysis. Research assistants typically attend and present at one scientific meeting each year, funding permitting.

This position requires a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. A major in Psychology or related field would be preferable, but is not necessary. Some research experience would also be useful. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed in order to successfully work with expert observers (e.g. radiologists). A candidate should have some computer experience and should be willing to learn how to use our statistics, graphics, and word processing packages. Programming experience is not necessary, but familiarity with MATLAB would be a plus. Familiarity with eye tracking would be another plus. A candidate must be able to work in an organized, independent manner on multiple tasks and should be able to interact with subjects in a tactful and pleasant manner.

This is an excellent position for a recent college graduate who wants to spend two or more years in a research setting before going on to graduate or medical school.

NOTES:

  • A two-year commitment is required.
  • The position is not appropriate for those with advanced degrees.
  • Visa and funding issues make it extremely difficult to hire non-US residents. Noncitizens with permission to work in the US are welcome to apply.

The Visual Attention Lab is committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring for this position.

This position could start anytime between about May 1 and Sept 1, depending on the candidate’s schedule (Finish college first!).

If interested, please send an email to Jeremy Wolfe. jwolfe@partners.org

 

Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Maryland, College Park

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to be the project manager for the Every Day Learning research project. It is an NSF-funded study about how children learn math from parent-child interactions at home. We are particularly interested in working with 2- to 3- year-olds in low-socioeconomic status families. The study is being conducted in three locations (NYU, University of Pittsburg, and UMD). The lab coordinator will work side-by-side with research assistants, graduate students, and Dr. Natasha Cabrera, who is the principal investigator on this project at UMD. Starting date: January 2019 or as soon as possible.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations associated with the study, tracking progress against milestones and goals.
  • Maintaining documentation of training requirements for all key personnel.
  • Assisting in identifying potential study families and enrolling participants into research studies.
  • Preparing assessment materials and protocols for assessment.
  • Conducting home visits for data collection and managing data.
  • Assisting with data analysis.
  • Assisting with the preparation of publications, presentations, reports using data affiliated with the project.
  • Maintaining categorized budget costs for protocols.
  • Supervising undergraduate students who are working on the project.
  • Participating in the planning and development of future research protocols.

Educational requirements:

At least Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Child Development, Psychology, Education, or other related fields.

Experience/skills requirements:

  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills.
  • Experience conducting research and working in a laboratory setting preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS) and conducting data analyses preferred.
  • Excellent skills interacting with infants, children, and parents.
  • Fluency in Spanish is required.
  • Experience working with diverse populations preferred.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, a resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Tina Chen (ychen189@terpmail.umd.edu).

 

Lab Manager, Research Associate

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Lab Manager (Research Associate) position at Haskins Laboratories (https://haskinslabs.org). The successful candidate will join the lab of Professor Richard Aslin which investigates the cognitive and neural bases of language learning and development using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG and fNIRS) in typically developing infants, children and adults. Professor Aslin conducts research on statistical language learning (supported by NIH grant HD-037082, joint with Professor Elissa Newport at Georgetown), language processing (supported by NIH grant DC-017596, joint with Professor Bob McMurry at Iowa), and neural coding (supported by NIH grant HD-088731, joint with Professor Jozsef Fiser at Central European University).

The successful candidate will work with Professor Aslin, his postdoctoral fellows, and other staff members to plan and execute data collection investigating the following questions:

  • Behavioral testing of grammar learning. These experiments involve structured sequences of grammatical rules embedded in a touch-screen display.  Data collection is targeted at young children (5- to 8-year-olds) and adults.
  • EEG signals during on-line spoken word recognition. These experiments use arrays of 32-128 scalp electrodes to gather signals from adults, children, and infants as they listen to speech and compare what they hear to visual displays. 
  • fNIRS signals during natural viewing and statistical learning. These experiments use an optical imaging technique that samples a metabolic correlate of neural activity from infants, children, and adults as they listen to language or view natural visual scenes. 

In addition to data collection, the position involves subject recruitment (infants and children) via the Yale Baby School (https://babyschool.yale.edu/), in collaboration with the Yale Child Study Center (Professor Linda Mayes) and the Yale Psychology Department (Professor Nicholas Turk-Browne).

Requirements include:

  • BA or BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field
  • Experience with human research, particularly with infants or children
  • Experience with neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, or fNIRS)
  • Experience with experimental presentation software packages (e.g., E-PRIME, Presentation, PsychoPy)
  • Experience with statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab) 
  • Experience with data management software (e.g., FileMakerPro, REDCap, Qualtrics)

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Ursini, Administrative Coordinator (ursini@haskins.yale.edu) with a cover letter, resume, copy of (unofficial) transcripts, and the names of three potential references.  Please note “Aslin Lab” in the subject line of your email. The position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2019 (a later start date is possible).  Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.

 

Project Coordinator, UNC Chapel Hill

The Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at UNC Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Eva Telzer, is seeking to hire two project coordinators to contribute to an NIH funded project examining the neurodevelopment and social context of adolescent decision making.

Responsibilities will include overseeing participant recruitment, assisting in data collection, data management, and retention efforts. The project coordinators will be joining at the 4th annual wave of data collection. Our participating families come from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are Spanish speaking. The positions are each 40 hours per week, with a 1-year min commitment, and begins Summer 2019. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing a PhD in a related field as well as professionals looking to work on cutting edge research with adolescent populations. Visit our lab at http://dsnlab.web.unc.edu/

The ideal applicant will have a B.S. or B.A. and have a background in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, exceptional organization and interpersonal skills, independent and flexible thinking, and a commitment to diversity. One position requires fluency in written and spoken Spanish. The Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at UNC Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Eva Telzer, is seeking to hire two project coordinators to contribute to an NIH funded project examining the neurodevelopment and social context of adolescent decision making.

For more information and to apply for the bilingual English-Spanish project coordinator position:  http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/154861

For more information and to apply for the non-bilingual project coordinator position:  http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/154859

 

Bilingual Project Assistant, NYC

We are seeking Spanish-English bilingual project assistants to work on behavioral projects in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health School of Medicine, based at NYC H+H/Bellevue. We are examining and delivering parenting interventions to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations at pediatric clinics across in New York City (in particular, the Video Interaction Project; www.videointeractionproject.org; PI: Alan Mendelsohn, MD). The candidate will be responsible for multiple project tasks, and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, and other child development professionals.

Specific tasks may include:

  • Administer standardized program to parents of infants and young children, which involves tips about reading, playing, and interacting with children, videotaping parents and children playing together, providing general positive reinforcement about the video (Video Interaction Project)
  • Maintaining records of family participation in the program
  • Developing rapport with parents and children who are in the program
  • Coordinate with parents and track/schedule upcoming program visits
  • Conduct interviews with parents about a range of topics, including screens for depression and questions about their child’s development and behaviors
  • Recruit research participants and obtain informed consent, for sites with a research component
  • Translate project-related documents
  • Transcribe and/or code videotapes (using micro-analytic coding techniques)
  • Maintain databases and perform data entry
  • Provide general support if needed related to project or research tasks such as grant preparation, Institutional Review Board, literature reviews, and documentation
  • Assist with coordination and training of volunteers
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

Requirements:  

  • Fluency in both English and Spanish (Note – there may be opportunities in the future for fluent speakers of other languages, in particular Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, and Bengali)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field
  • Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings; previous research experience is preferred but not required
  • Previous experience w/ databases; proficiency w/ Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs

Locations:

We work in the following locations (or have planned expansion underway):

  • Manhattan (NYC H+H/Bellevue [Kips Bay]; NYC H+H/Gouverneur [Lower East Side]; Children’s Aid Society Milbank Health Services [Harlem])
  • Brooklyn (NYC H+H/Woodhull [Bushwick]; NYU Langone Brooklyn [Sunset Park])
  • Queens (NYC Health+Hospitals/Elmhurst [Elmhurst])

Candidates will typically have a primary location assigned, but might also be split across more than one location.  All candidates may be required to spend time at other local sites in NYC (especially NYC H+H/Bellevue) for training and/or program delivery, and there may be opportunities for involvement in other ongoing programmatic and/or research projects within the BELLE Project.

To apply:  If interested, please fill out an online Interest Form: https://is.gd/belleprojectapplication

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please reach out to Yuliya Gurevich via email: yuliya.gurevich@nyulangone.org.  Please include "BELLE Job Application" in the subject line. 

 

Full-time Research Assistant/Lab Manager, NYU

The Lab for the Developing Mind (PI: Moira Dillon) in the Department of Psychology at NYU is seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Research Assistant with a start date between April 15, 2019-June 15, 2019. Areas of investigation in the lab include mathematical cognition, spatial cognition, early emerging knowledge domains, symbolic and abstract thought and reasoning, and pictorial and mental imagery.  The lab uses behavioral and computational methods and tests participants ranging from infants through adults.

Responsibilities for the position include experimental design and stimuli development, running behavioral experiments with infants, children, and adults (in the lab, in museums, and/or online), participant recruitment, management and analysis of data, and lab administration (e.g., managing IRB protocols and training other lab members).

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required. Flexible working hours are also required. Previous research experience, especially with infants or children, is strongly preferred.

Additional highly desired qualifications include:

  • Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g., in Matlab, R, Python)
  • Experience with scientific outreach
  • Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions

Interested applicants must apply through the Interfolio link (https://apply.interfolio.com/59496). Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, Manoach Lab

The Manoach Lab is looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full-time research coordinator for several projects investigating the neural basis and nature of cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders. This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine. The primary line of investigation focuses on the contribution of abnormal sleep to impaired memory consolidation in schizophrenia and autism. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephalography), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator, lab mates, and collaborators on all aspects of the research projects. Training in data acquisition and analysis will be provided. Responsibilities are varied and include managing patient studies, recruitment, screening and characterization of participants, maintaining accurate records, and assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications. The candidate must be willing to conduct overnight sleep studies at the hospital. Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience are an asset, as is a high level of comfort with novel computer applications and environments. A background in psychology, statistics, and neuroscience is an asset. A mentored research project is encouraged. The candidate must be mature and responsible with excellent organizational, interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills. S/He must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, feel comfortable working with clinical and non-clinical study populations, work as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate. 

To apply, visit the MGH careers website and search for job number 3080927. Please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications, career goals, and motivation for applying to work with us. You can find more information about us and our research at https://manoachlab.mgh.harvard.edu/.

 

Internship - Visioning and the Future of Schools

Imagine schools that are truly up-to-date; schools that reflect the latest knowledge about learning, neurobiology, and cognitive development. Schools with administrators and teachers that care about furthering well-being and building positive mindsets.  The Center for Educational Improvement (www.edimprovement.org) is seeking an intern to help us promote this vision through conducting literature reviews, helping to identify some of the best and most promising practices, and writing related blogs and eNewsletter articles. We collaborate with colleges and universities in the US and internationally with graduate internship experiences that further mindfulness and heart centered learning. Send resume, a writing sample, and three references to cmason@edimprovement.org

 

Post-baccalaureate Opportunity, UCLA

The Youth Stress & Mood (YSAM) Program at UCLA has a post-baccalaureate position available for an individual interested in research focused on improving care for suicidal and self-harm behavior and depression among adolescents. The program has a number of research projects aimed at testing novel treatment and service delivery programs and enhancing the understanding of mechanisms contributing to suicide risk, with the overall aim of preventing suicide and helping youths and families build lives they want to live. National training and quality improvement initiatives are also provided through our SAMHSA-funded UCLA-Duke Center for Adolescent Suicide, Self-Harm, Substance Abuse Treatment & Prevention (ASAP), which is a partner in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

The successful candidate for this position will work under the direction of Drs. Joan Asarnow, Jeanne Miranda, and the other YSAM investigators, and contribute to the success of YSAM programs and initiatives. This will include work with UCLA programs and projects that are being implemented across diverse clinical and health service settings, and an NIMH trial evaluating a novel stepped care for suicide prevention approach within a large health system. Responsibilities will include: coordinating project activities; participant assessments; assistance preparing reports, presentations, applications, and project communications; and support with data management. 

Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree, and strong interpersonal skills, proficiency in using computer software and programs for data tracking and analysis, and strong organizational skills are an asset in this position. This position would provide strong experience for a candidate who is interested in future graduate work in psychology, medicine, or a related field.  

The position is based at UCLA in Los Angeles. Salary is dependent upon the candidate’s qualifications. Ideally, the candidate will be available to begin full-time work in the spring or early summer of 2019.

Interested candidates can send a resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter to Olivia Fitzpatrick (ofitzpatrick@mednet.ucla.edu) and Dr. Joan Asarnow (jasarnow@mednet.ucla.edu). UCLA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender.

 

Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh

The Affective Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology lab at the University of Pittsburgh (andp.pitt.edu) is hiring a full-time lab coordinator for our studies on adolescent brain development, adolescent psychopathology, and brain stimulation. Our work includes longitudinal research on the development and pathophysiology of depression, eating disorders, and anhedonia, and we employ techniques such as fMRI, clinical interviewing, experience sampling, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. The ideal candidate will have some background in scientific management and clinical assessment. The position could include opportunities to contribute to papers and presentations based on interest and expertise.

Anyone who’d like to apply can send a CV or resume to Morgan Lindenmuth (lindenmuthm@upmc.edu).

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University

The Early Emotion Development Program at Washington University School of Medicine is hiring at least one full-time Research Assistant to work on several federally funded studies. Responsibilities will likely include assisting study coordinators in numerous phases of the CHiLL (Children’s Health in Life and Lab) study which is a new physical activity and mental health study with preschoolers, and the ongoing eLABE (Early Life Adversity, Biological Embedding, and Risk for Developmental Precursors of Mental Disorders) study with infants and toddlers.  

Primary responsibilities include 1) administering EEG/ERP to infant/toddler (age 12-36 months) and preschool-age (3-5 year olds) participants; 2) conducting behavioral assessments with parents and infant participants; and 3) assisting with screening, scheduling, and organizational tasks. Must be able to work flexible hours, including a minimum of two Saturdays per month.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of relevant experience in psychology, social work, or a related field. Competitive candidates will have experience interacting with young children (4-8 years old) and parents, effective interpersonal and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and some familiarity with EEG/ERP recording and fMRI. Interest in learning EEG/ERP data processing and analysis is required.

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

To apply: Visit https://jobs.wustl.edu (Job Opening ID 42267) for further information and to submit an official application online. Please include a cover letter (discussing your interest in the position, prior research experience, and long-term goals), along with your CV when you apply.

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