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Friday:                              9 a.m. – noon

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

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                       IMPORTANT DATES - 2191

Dec 10 - Dec 15      Mon - Sat       Final examination period for undergraduate day classes
Dec 15                     Saturday        Fall term ends; official date for degrees awarded in fall term
Dec 16                     Sunday          Residence halls close
Dec 16 - Jan 6         Sun - Sun      Winter recess for students (no classes)

Dec 24 - Jan 1        Mon - Tues     Winter Recess for faculty and staff - University Closed



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
              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

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




  • Senior Seminar available for spring term - UPDATED
  • Spring Term Experiential Learning Opportunities - UPDATED
  • Connect with us!


  • Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University - New Posting
  • Latino Mental Health Research Training Program
  • Diversifying Psychology Weekend, Miami University
  • Research Opportunity, WPIC
  • Diversifying Psychology Visit Day, University of Virginia
  • Summer Internship Program, Johns Hopkins University
  • NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Trauma Research, Syracuse University
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • April Graduation Applications Past Due - UPDATED
  • Summer NSF-REU Program Opportunity
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity
  • Office of Children Youth & Families (OCYF) Allegheny County, Internship
  • Research Conference, Emmanuel College Boston
  • Summer NSF Internships
  • Therapy Abroad
  • Hands of Hope Internship
  • Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA
  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University
  • Infection Prevention Extern, WPIC
  • America Reads Challenge
  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Research Opportunity, Healthy Aging Lab
  • Volunteer Opportunity, Allegheny Health Network Hospice Program
  • Those Early in Recovery From Eating Disorders:  Project HEAL
  • Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab 
  • The Horizons Fellowship


  • Office of Veterans Services Newsletter
  • OUR Events
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Information Sessions
  • Pitt Honors Spring Research & Creative Fellowships
  • University Events Calendar


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


  • Gallaudet University, PhD
  • University of California Merced, PhD
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln, PhD
  • University of Haifa, MA
  • Brook University, MS
  • University of Massachusetts Boston, PhD
  • Villanova University, MS
  • University of Huston, PhD
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • Harvard School of Education, EdM
  • University of Virginia, PhD
  • Purdue University
  • The Ohio State University, Graduate Program - Deadline Extended
  • University of New York, PhD
  • University of South Florida, PhD
  • Brandeis University, PhD and MA
  • University of California, Riverside, PhD
  • Boston University, PhD
  • Loyola University Chicago, PhD
  • University of Southern California, Maters
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz Specialized Master's Degree Programs
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • University of Delaware, PhD
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?
  • Interested in Graduate School?


  • Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Maryland - College Park - New Posting
  • Research Coordinator - New Posting
  • Fellowship, Yale University - New Posting
  • Research Assistant in Health Psychology, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Fellowship, Yale University
  • Full-time Research Project Coordinator, University of Denver
  • Emory University school of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Fellowship
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Lab Coordinator, Temple University
  • Full-time Instructor, The Ivymount School
  • Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Penn State
  • Full-time Research Training Awards
  • Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Michigan
  • Full-time Lab Manager, The Cooperation Lab at Boston College
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh
  • Center for Open Science
  • Fellowship Opportunity
  • Full-time Project Coordinator
  • Full-time Project Assistant
  • Full-time Research Specialist
  • Post-baccalaureate Opportunity, University of Maryland
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland
  • Gap Year Fellowship
  • Milieu Therapist 1, WPIC
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Yale
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Miami






Senior Seminar available for spring Term - UPDATED

Are you a senior who will be graduating soon?  Are you still unsure of your career path?  Would you like guidance about how to enter the work world and graduate school applications?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you'd likely benefit from enrolling in a 1-credit Senior Seminar, PSY 1950.  You can view the most recent syllabi on our Syllabus Archive page.  This course still has seats available for the spring term.  Don't miss out on this beneficial opportunity!


Spring Term Experiential Learning Opportunities - UPDATED

PSY 1903 Directed Research Opportunities accepting applications for spring term.

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


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Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University - New Posting

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.


Latino Mental Health Research Training Program

The on-line application is now open for the Latino Mental Health Research Training Program.  The last day to submit an application is February 8, 2019. Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students who are interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico and Los Angeles during the summer of 2019, and who meet the following criteria, are encouraged to apply:

  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Research career orientation
  • Excellent Spanish language oral and written skills
  • Demonstrated interest and/or commitment to reducing health disparities
  • Background in research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative) and/or demonstrated social/behavioral sciences research experience
  • Undergraduates with junior or senior class standing for 2018-2019 academic year, post-baccalaureate/master level degree students, and pre-doctoral level students. 
  • U.S. citizen, non-citizen national (generally persons born in outlying possessions of the U.S.), or a permanent resident (i.e., possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status)

Must be in at least one of the following categories:

  • From a group underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences, specifically, Black or African American, Latino/Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • Low-income individuals, meaning those whose annual income is below the low-income threshold line. This includes those who have qualified for Federal assistance programs or received loans or scholarships for those in financial need. These loans include: Health Professional Student Loans, and Loans for Disadvantaged Student Programs. These scholarships include any that are awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the category Scholarships for Individuals with Exceptional Financial Need. Refer to the website below to determine if you or your family fall below the low-income threshold line. http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-research
  • From a rural area or from rural backgrounds. Refer to the website below to determine if you come from a rural area or background. https://www.raconline.org/am-i-rural

Interested undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students meeting criteria should visit our website:  http://dornsife.usc.edu/latino-mental-health/how-to-apply/

Deadline for the application is February 8, 2019.   


Diversifying Psychology Weekend, Miami University


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.


  • 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


Research Opportunity, WPIC

We are looking for a few undergraduate students for spring term to assist on studies looking at how the timing of sleep in adolescents affects brain activity related to their thinking and mood as well as the risk for engaging in drug and alcohol use. Our research studies look at the effects of two different sleep patterns on teens’ thinking and mood by completing overnight stays in our sleep lab during the school year. The studies involve fMRI scans and computer tasks which take place during one of the two lab visits. Undergraduate students will assist in administering tasks to and monitoring participants during their evening overnight visits.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Hasler at haslerbp@upmc.edu.


Diversifying Psychology Visit Day, University of Virginia

Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as a historically underrepresented ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about getting a doctoral degree in psychology and the Psychology Department at UVA (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/). 

Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 12th, 2019.

The visit will include:

  • individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests
  • attending research presentations and lab meetings
  • information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life
  • information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Clinical Training
  • networking with current graduate students
  • a tour of campus  

To apply: students should send:

  1. 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/people), and why they want to attend the Visit Day
  2. an unofficial copy of their transcript
  3. their CV or resume
  4. 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to psychology@virginia.edu)

Please submit all materials by email to psychology@virginia.edu  

Note, students who applied last year but were not invited to the visit day are encouraged to apply again.

Deadline: Applications are due by January 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.     

Questions? Email Dr. Noelle Hurd, Associate Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at nh3v@virginia.edu, or Jason Sumontha, Graduate Student and Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellow, at js4qp@virginia.edu.


Summer Internship Program, Johns Hopkins University

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program. Summer interns will receive mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.

Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding and analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results. Interns also participate in guided readings of developmental literature, and attend laboratory meetings where we discuss ongoing projects or current issues in the field of cognitive development. Students will work primarily in the Psychological & Brain Sciences building of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and may also work at our testing site at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 

To apply, please submit a completed application using this link (https://goo.gl/forms/cEpVfU09YzMqTOej1) including a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, updated CV/resume, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation by Friday, February 1, 2019

Applications should be submitted using the Google Forms link, but a PDF of the application for reference can be found here: (https://labforchilddevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/summer-intern...).

Inquiries and letters of recommendation should be sent to the Laboratory Manager, Alexis Smith, at jhulcdapplications@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. 

More information can also be found on the lab website under the “Join Our Team!” tab:https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship/  or on our Summer Internship FAQ page: https://labforchilddevelopment.com/summer-internship-faq/


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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • $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.


April Graduation Applications Past Due - UPDATED

April 2019 graduation applications are now overdue. Please return your application by November 30 with a $25 late fee (cash, check or money order).

Please note that the undergraduate Arts & Sciences application is not available online. You must pick up a hard copy in 140 Thackeray Hall.

For additional information regarding applying for graduation please contact the Office of Student Records.


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


Research Conference, Emmanuel College Boston

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

In order to be reviewed, proposals must include:

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

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

Proposals should be submitted online at:


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

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2019


Summer NSF Internships

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

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

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

Application and supplemental materials deadline is February 1, 2019.


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.



Hands of Hope Internship

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

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


Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

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

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

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

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

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


Infection Prevention Extern, WPIC

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

Requirements for this position include:

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

More information available here.

America Reads Challenge

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


Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

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

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

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

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

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


Research Opportunity, Healthy Aging Lab

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

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

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


Volunteer Opportunity, Allegheny Health Network Hospice Program

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


Those Early in Recovery From Eating Disorders:  Project HEAL

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

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

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

Link to application here.


Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab

Supervising faculty: Dr. Bambang Parmanto, Health Information Management

Contact: Zara Ambadar, ambadarz@upmc.edu

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

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

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


The Horizons Fellowship

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

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

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

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

Course Offerings

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

Application Process/Criteria

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




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...


Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Information Sessions

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

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

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


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.





The Beinecke Scholarship Program

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

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

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

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


2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

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

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


Undergraduate Awards

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


UHC National Scholarships Newsletter

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

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

For more information visit the UHC website.





Fellowship, Yale University - New Posting

The Ventola Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate, an independent science company that supports clinical trials, are seeking applications for a joint fellowship position commencing in the summer of 2019. The Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate have developed a collaborative partnership to support clinical trials in pediatric and developmental disability populations. As such, fellows will be involved with industry-sponsored pharmaceutical trials. For example, fellows will gain experience with clinical trial design and methodology, clinician trainings, management of cognitive and behavioral assessments, and statistical approaches. Additionally, fellows will work within the Ventola Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center. In this context, fellows will gain direct clinical and research experiences. The fellows will be trained in Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), an empirically-validated behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They then will be primary PRT clinicians for children with ASD, under the supervision and mentorship of a licensed psychologist. The fellows also will conduct standardized psychological assessments with children and complete a variety of parent interviews. Lastly, fellows will be involved in direct research within the laboratory using fMRI, EEG, and eye-tracking measures.

A completed application for this full-time position includes a CV, personal statement, (official or unofficial) transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation. Applicants should have received a Bachelor’s degree by June 2019. Interested applicants should direct any questions and their completed application materials to VentolaLab@yale.edu by January 22.


Gallaudet University, PhD

The PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program at Gallaudet University is inviting prospective students to apply to our Ph.D. program to start in Fall 2019. PEN has a maximum of four competitive doctoral positions open. The program provides four years of full funding (tuition scholarships + $25,200 annual stipend + health insurance option).

Submission deadline is February 15.

For questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Allen (email), Program Director, or Dr. Herzig (email), Assistant Director. 


University of California Merced, PhD

The Center for Early Cognition and Language at the University of California Merced invites applications for a PhD student in Developmental Psychology. The PhD student will be part of a project that investigates the influence of socioeconomic and cultural factors on the development of social cognition in early childhood. The position will be fully funded through Research and Teaching Assistantships. Applicants must have at least a  BA/BS in Psychology or a closely related field. Fluency in Spanish in preferred, but not required. For more information, students can visit our lab website or contact Dr. Rose Scott (rscott@ucmercd.edu). 

The application deadline for the UC Merced PhD program is January 15, 2019 (applications received by December 15, 2018 will be given priority). For more information about the application process or to submit an application, please see http://graduatedivision.ucmerced.edu. For additional details on the Psychological Sciences program, visit our website http://psychology.ucmerced.edu or contact our graduate group chair, Jan Wallander (jwallander@ucmerced.edu).


University of Nebraska Lincoln, PhD

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, our new Ph.D. program in Special Education focuses on the design and development of interventions to improve academic outcomes for a variety of groups of children. Faculty within the program have a wide range of interest and expertise, including development of academic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, development of language skills among dual language learners, and promotion of positive behavior outcomes. 

Unique Coursework
Intervention Design I: Foundation of Intervention Design - focuses on foundational knowledge in the sciences of learning and implications for intervention development.
Intervention Design II: Iterative Development - focuses on iterative processes of intervention design and development.
Intervention Design III: Field-Based Implementation - emphasizes the practical considerations needed to implement interventions in field-based settings.


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/


Brook University, MS

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

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

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

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

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

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



University of Massachusetts Boston, PhD

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

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


Villanova University, MS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


University of Huston, PhD

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

The program

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

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

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

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

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


Harvard School of Education, EdM

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

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

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

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


University of Virginia, PhD

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

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

Application deadline is December 15.


Purdue University, PhD

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

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


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


The Ohio State University, Graduate Program - Deadline Extended

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

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


  • GRE
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation speaking to the applicants potential to be a clinician.
  • Interview with CFT faculty

Application materials are due December 1,- deadline extended to January 15, 2019 for admission the following autumn. Please contact program director for an extension if needed (haring.19@osu.edu).


University of New York, PhD

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

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


University of South Florida, PhD

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

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

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


Brandeis University, PhD and MA

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

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

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

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

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


University of California, Riverside, PhD

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

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

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

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

To learn more about our programs and the application process:



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

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


Loyola University Chicago, PhD

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


University of Southern California, Maters in Applied Psychology

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

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

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


University of Pittsburgh, Katz Specialized Master's Degree Programs

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

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

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

Alternative options to complete the programs are also available:

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

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

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

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


IO Psychology Master's Program, Hofstra University

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Doctoral Student Opportunity, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Vanderbilt University, Educational Neuroscience, PhD 

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

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

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

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


University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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.




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

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.

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).


Research Coordinator - New Posting

An experienced, independent, and highly-organized individual is sought for a full-time Research Coordinator position in the Stress and Development Laboratory at Harvard University Psychology Department, run by Katie McLaughlin, PhD.  The position will begin in summer 2019 (ideally June).  Our research examines the impact of environmental experience on children’s development. Most of our studies are focused on identifying developmental mechanisms linking adverse environmental experiences to the onset of psychopathology. 

Under the supervision of Dr. McLaughlin, the individual in this position will be involved in managing an active research lab with several large grants and participate in many aspects of the research process, including recruitment of children and adolescents into research, preparation of IRB applications, data collection, supervision of volunteer research assistants, data management, programming behavioral tasks, and development and maintenance of a database for participant recruitment and tracking.  These duties will primarily focus on an intensive repeated-measures fMRI study examining dynamic changes in neural networks following exposure to stress in adolescents.  Data collection for these studies involves acquisition of psychophysiology and MRI data in addition to assessments of mental health and exposure to stress and adversity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect data from children, adolescents, and parents in multi-modal studies involving psychophysiology, neuroimaging, and mental health assessments
  • Supervise a team of research assistants in data collection and data management
  • Prepare IRB applications
  • Program behavioral tasks
  • Clean and organize data for analysis
  • Develop and maintain databases for participant recruitment and tracking


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area
  • Experience working with children and adolescents
  • Experience with task presentation software (e.g., Eprime, Psychopy, MATLAB) is preferred
  • Experience in analyzing neuroimgaging data (i.e., MRI, fMRI, DTI) and comfort working in a command-line environment (e.g., Linux) is preferred

Please contact us for details on how to apply: sdlab@fas.harvard.edu


Research Assistant in Health Psychology, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting

Are you looking for a paid position working as a research assistant in a health psychology lab?

Drs. Anna Marsland and Steve Manuck have openings for entry-level research assistants to work on their longitudinal study of midlife aging.  The study examines psychological, social and behavioral factors that predict healthy aging across midlife. They are looking for graduates with a background in psychology and some initial research experience to join the team. This is a great experience for anyone who is considering applying to graduate school in a couple of years or who is interested in a career in research.

If you would like to learn more,  please email Anna Marsland (marsland@pitt.edu).


Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University

Part-time RA Position in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University

Start Date: Jan 14, 2019

Job Description—Part-time (20 hours/week) position in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University to assist with behavioral coding of video data (for example, using Ekman’s Facial Action Coding System) for a large, federally-funded, longitudinal clinical trial examining responses to alcohol consumption and the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Relevant training will be provided. Part-time benefits are included.

Interested applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology, decision science, or other related fields. Experience with observational coding is desired but not required. In addition to coding, this individual will assist with input and maintenance of video files using Observer Video-Pro software (training will be provided), and with other study-related tasks. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. This position is ideal for individuals interested in gaining additional research experience before applying to graduate school in psychology.


Full-time RA Position in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University

Start Date: May 27, 2019

Job Description—Highly motivated, responsible, and professional research assistant needed to assist in all aspects of a large, federally-funded, longitudinal clinical trial examining responses to alcohol consumption and the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD). This is a full-time position with benefits in the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University.

Major responsibilities will include helping to do the following: recruit and schedule research participants, run community participants through sensitive research procedures (including alcohol administration protocols and structured clinical interviews to diagnose AUD; training will be provided), prepare materials for research studies, perform video and audio recording assessments, program ecological momentary assessment surveys and monitor incoming data, train undergraduate research assistants, code video data using Ekman’s Facial Action Coding System (FACS; training will be provided), input data, analyze data, track participants for follow-up sessions, attend lab meetings, maintain lab rooms/supplies/equipment, and prepare manuscripts. Because this position involves observational coding using FACS, experience in this area is desired but not required.

Interested applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology, decision science, or other related fields. The ideal candidate will have prior research experience and knowledge of experimental methods in psychology, excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, exemplary written and oral communication, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and be comfortable interacting with diverse people in the community. This position is ideal for individuals interested in gaining additional research experience before applying to graduate school in psychology.

These positions are ideal for students wishing to obtain additional research experience before applying to graduate school in psychology. Interested applicants should send their CV and a cover letter describing their interest in the position to my lab manager, Ela Sehic (esehic@andrew.cmu.edu).


Fellowship, Yale University

Hiring Opportunity for Research Fellowships, Yale Child Study Center,

Yale University School of Medicine

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale  Social and Affective Neurodevelopment of Autism Program (SANA)  is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting pre-doctoral fellowships for current graduates or graduating seniors.  The positions will commence July 2019.

Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving clinical research experience. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, psychophysiological, eye-tracking and neuroimaging studies of toddlers and children with and without autism. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.

Interested students should send cover page, CV, official transcripts, and personal statements no later than January 15, 2019 in order to be considered for the position. Letters of recommendation are due by January 25, 2019.  Additional information about the lab can be found on our website:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/autismcenter/

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience may be directed to Dr. Suzanne Macari at sanalab@yale.edu.


Full-time Research Project Coordinator, University of Denver



A full-time research project coordinator position is available for individuals with at least a BA/BS level at the University of Denver, starting nearly immediately.  The position will involve assisting/coordinating a federally-funded NIMH R01 (R01 MH109662, “Reducing Fetal Exposure to Maternal Depression to Improve Infant Risk Mechanisms”)with Dr. Elysia Davis (University of Denver) and Dr. Benjamin Hankin (University of Illinois).  The project is a randomized clinical trial with distressed/depressed pregnant women comparing Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to treatment as usual/maternal mental health services, to examine whether reducing maternal distress during pregnancy affects fetal development and infants’ RDoC risk mechanisms (negative valence and cognitive control). The project involves various methods, including use of structured diagnostic interviews, questionnaire assessments, longitudinal methods, infant neuroimaging (around 3 weeks of age), laboratory tasks (e.g., eye tracking of babies; EEG and ERP), and various biological and hormonal measures (e.g., hair cortisol, CRH, and immune markers). This position is for at least 1 year, ideally 2 years.  The project coordinator will receive substantial training in developmental psychopathology theories and methods, participant recruitment and retention; data management; supervision of undergraduate research assistants and other project staff; general research administration; and assistance with the preparation of grants and manuscripts.  This position offers excellent experience for applications to doctoral programs in clinical or developmental psychology, as well as other mental health fields.

Applicants with some experience in psychology research are particularly encouraged to apply. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.  Interested applicants should apply via the link below; questions can be addressed to Ben Hankin (hankinb@illinois.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately. 


Emory University school of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Fellowship

The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering four fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, and the Education Sciences Fellowship. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2019 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2019, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: cohenfellowship.org and simonsfellowship.org.

As a University of Pittsburgh graduate with a B.S. in Psychology, and current Cohen Fellow here at Marcus, I am very pleased to extend this incredible opportunity to the current senior class!

The Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will involve cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research, guiding a project from the point of data collection to publication of results. 

The Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience will involve integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows will develop methods for the analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.

The Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering will involve researching early vocal development, including speech production and speech perception, as part of a program to map out both typical and atypical development of spoken communication in early childhood.

The Education Sciences Fellowship will involve research in educational innovations in autism, from early child care through high school. Fellows will learn about classroom-based interventions to increase social emotional engagement and inclusion, gaining experiences with observational research methods, cutting-edge intervention research, and implementation science approaches.  


Full-time Research Assistant, Weill Cornell Medicine

The ASD & Developmental Science Lab (PI: So Hyun “Sophy” Kim, Ph.D.) at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Director: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.) at Weill Cornell Medicine is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on research studies on children and adults with autism spectrum disorders including an ongoing studies funded by NIMH and Simon’s Foundation (PI : Sophy Kim).  The RA's primary responsibilities include behavioral coding, subject recruitment, testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play-based assessments, managing and analyzing data sets, preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. RA will be working with individuals with autism with varying levels of language and cognitive abilities. The expected start date for the position is January 2019. See below for more details. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.  

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing the relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Sophy Kim (sok2015@med.cornell.edu).

Position Activities:

Codes videos of parent-child interactions using newly developed treatment outcome measures 

  • Recruits subjects for research studies based on study recruitment criteria.
  • Maintains paper and electronic research and clinical records in accordance with Medical College policies and procedures.
  • Organizes, schedules, and conducts clinical research assessments using specialized interviews and psychological assessment measures.
  • Conducts literature searches and provides manuscript preparation support.
  • Assists with the preparation of grant proposals and IRB applications and amendments.
  • Collects and updates datasets including test scores, demographics, and training records. 
  • Enters data into databases.
  • Carries out and prepares written reports of simple statistical analyses.
  • Prepares PowerPoint presentations.
  • Run ERP/EEG sessions with young children.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field and related experience.
  • Transportation required for local travel.

Highly Desired Requirements:

  • Experience with autism or with children and families with developmental disabilities or mental health issues preferred.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with software including EPrime, R, SPSS, MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
  • Must be able to coordinate a large data set with accuracy and provide timely dissemination of information arising from it.

Note: No relocation assistance is provided for this position.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Contact: Please send cover letters and resumes to Sophy Kim sok2015@med.cornell.edu.


Lab Coordinator, Temple University

Lab Coordinator: Temple University Infant & Child Lab
The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory at Ambler (Directed by Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe) is seeking a project coordinator to work with Dr. Hirsh-Pasek on a project investigating play and creativity in young children. This position is grant-funded for 1 year, starting in January 2019.

Lab Coordinator duties may include:

  • Management of day-to-day lab operations
  • Contacting research sites (schools, museums, and parks) to coordinate research
  • Recruitment and scheduling of children aged 2 months to 16 years
  • Stimuli design and creation
  • Data collection, entry, coding, and analysis
  • Presentation of findings at collaborative lab meetings and in federal grant reports
  • Management of IRB protocols
  • Research grants administration and accounting
  • Training and supervising of research assistants
  • The lab coordinator will also have the opportunity to collaborate in research that will be presented at conferences and published in journals.

Required qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Education, or a related field
  • At least 6 months experience working in a lab and/or community-based research setting, preferably with infants and/or children

Preferred qualifications:

  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
  • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu To be considered for this position, applicants must also apply online at http://careers.temple.edu/ The job number for this position is 18003955. Applications will be viewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position has been filled. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab. 


Full-time Instructor, The Ivymount School

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


Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Penn State

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

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

For additional information please see flyer.


Full-time Research Training Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Full-time Lab Coordinator, University of Michigan -

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

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

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

Job Summary

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


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

Required Qualifications

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

Desired Qualifications

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Full-time Research Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh

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

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


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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Brief Description of Duties:

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

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

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


Center for Open Science

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

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

Current Open Positions:

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


Fellowship Opportunity

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Full-time Project Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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


Full-time Project Assistant

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

Job Summary

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

Essential Functions

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

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

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

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

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

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


Full-time Research Specialist

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


Post-baccalaureate Opportunity, University of Maryland

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

University of Maryland, College Park, MD USA

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

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


Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland

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

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


Gap Year Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application Deadline - February 10, 2019. 


Full-time Milieu Therapist 1, WPIC


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


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

The full description can be found here.


Full-time Research Assistant, Yale

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

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

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

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

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


Full-time Research Assistant, University of Miami

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

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

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

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

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

Position # P100041401


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