Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

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

Drop-in Advising Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.     -     available in 3113 Sennott Square
Friday: 9 a.m. – noon     -    available in 3113 Sennott Square ONLY for the first two weeks of each fall and spring term as well as all summer term; beginning week 3 of fall and spring each term drop-in on Friday will be held at a table in the commons room of the Cathedral of Learning.  

Email Address: psyadvis@pitt.edu

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Important University Dates 2019-2020

8/26/2019

Monday

Fall Term Classes Begin

9/2/2019

Monday

Labor Day (University Closed)

9/6/2019

Friday

Fall Term add/drop

9/13/2019

Friday

Fall Term Extended Add Drop Ends

10/25/2019

Friday

Fall Term Deadline for Students to Submit monitored Withdrawal to dean's office

10/25/2019

Friday

Final Exam Form Conflict Form Submission Deadline

10/28/2019

Monday

Spring Term Enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)

11/9/2019

Saturday

Spring Term Open Enrollment Begins

11/24/2019

Sunday

Thanksgiving Recess for Students (no classes), all schools

11/28/2019

Thursday

Thanksgiving Recess for Faculty and Staff (university closed)

12/2/2019

Monday

Classes resume (all schools)

12/6/2019

Friday

Fall Term: Last Day for Undergraduate Classes

12/9/2019

Monday

Final Exam Period for Undergraduate Classes

12/14/2019

Saturday

Fall Term Ends

12/15/2019

Sunday

Winter Recess for Students

12/23/2019

Monday

Winter recess for faculty, staff, and designated offices

1/6/2020

Monday

Spring Term classes begin

1/17/2020

Friday

Spring Term add/drop period ends

1/20/2020

Monday

Martin Luther King Day (university closed)

1/24/2020

Friday

Spring Term extended drop period ends

2/10/2020

Monday

Summer Term Enrollment Begins

2/28/2020

Friday

Honors convocation

3/6/2020

Friday

Spring Term Deadline for Students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean's office

3/6/2020

Friday

Final Exam Conflict Form Submission Deadline

3/8/2020

Sunday

Spring Recess for students (no classes)

3/13/2020

Friday

University's observance of spring holiday (university closed)

3/23/2020

Monday

Fall Term enrollment begins (non-veteran students)

4/4/2020

Saturday

Fall Term open Enrollment Begins

4/17/2020

Friday

Spring Term: Last Day for Undergraduate Classes

4/20/2020

Monday

Final Exam period for undergraduate day classes

4/23/2020

Thursday

Annual Graduate Commencement Convocation

4/25/2020

Saturday

Spring Term Ends

4/26/2020

Sunday

Annual Undergraduate Commencement Convocation

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

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Psychology Commencement Ceremony, April 24, 2020 
  • APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Certification Circuit, Delta Epsilon Mu 
  • Wyoming Field Class 
  • Special Course Offering, Scientific Foundations of Precision Medicine 
  • Pitt's Coalition of Pre-Health Students Event 
  • The Institute of Politics, Elsie Hillman Civic Forum, Programs Accepting Applications 
  • Spring & Summer Opportunities from the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity - Deadline Extended
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session 
  • Choose to Reuse (C2R)
  • University Events Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • UHC National Scholarship 
  • 2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Awards 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Summer Camp Staff, Camp Kesem - New Posting
  • Research Opportunity 
  • The Merck Summer Intensive Treatment Program of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC 
  • Summer Internship Opportunity, University of Maryland
  • Summer Internship Opportunity, George Mason University 
  • Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program 
  • Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference 
  • Summer Undergraduate Research, USF 
  • 2020 Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program 
  • Summer Treatment Program Opportunities 
  • Paid Summer Internship, Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth, & Families 
  • 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School 
  • Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program 
  • Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2020 Summer Internship 
  • 2020 UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference 
  • The 14th Annual Duquesne University Regional Undergraduate Psychology Conference 
  • Summer Internship, Boston College 
  • Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Saint Francis University
  • Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Boston University 
  • PITT Medlife Spring Break Service Learning Opportunity 
  • NSF-REU Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity, Yale University 
  • Undergraduate Research Assistants, University of Pittsburgh 
  • APA Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Grants 
  • Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested 
  • Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study
  • Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online
  • Research Opportunity, UPMC
  • Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh 
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Interested in Graduate School?
  • Early Intervention Masters Program, Case Western Reserve University 
  • Experimental Psychology Master's Degree, Western Washington University 
  • Diversifying Psychology Visit Day at the University of Mississippi 
  • Full-tuition Scholarships for University of Pittsburgh Counseling Students, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences  
  • PhD Education, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) 
  • PhD Developmental and Brain Science, University of Massachusetts Boston 
  • M.S. in Psychology, Saint Joseph's University 
  • Experimental Psychology, M.S., Seton Hall University 
  • Infant and Child Development Lab, San Diego State University, M.A. 
  • Michigan Program in Survey Methodology
  • Developmental Psychology PhD , Loyola University Chicago 
  • MA/MS Infant and Child Development Lab, San Diego State University 
  • Human Development and Family Studies, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology
  • Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University 
  • MS Applied Developmental Psychology - University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program 
  • Couple and Family Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University 
  • Doctoral Study in Learning Sciences, University of Delaware 
  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology, University of Southern California
  • Boston College Graduate Student Positions
  • California State University, Long Beach, Psychology Master's Programs
  • Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD
  • Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • Boston University, PhD
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Clinical Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School - New Posting
  • Psychopathology Study Coordinator, Indiana University, Bloomington - New Posting
  • Research Assistant/Project Coordinator, Rutgers University - New Posting
  • Clinical Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • Lab Manager/Research Coordinator, Yale University 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Michigan 
  • Heckers Lab Research Assistant 
  • Hands of Hope, Residential Care Program 
  • Lab Coordinator, Boston University 
  • Research Assistant, Bilingual (Spanish), Brown University 
  • Research Assistant and Coordinator Positions, Nationwide Children's Hospital 
  • Lab Manager, Princeton Baby Lab 
  • Research Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Research Coordinator, Harvard University 
  • One Heart Source Service Learning Programs 
  • Full-time Clinical Research Assistant/Interviewer, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital 
  • Yale Fellowship in Autism Clinical Research and Community Wellness 
  • Research Coordinator, Northwestern University 
  • Research Assistant, Brown University Department of Psychiatry
  • Research Assistant Marcus Autism Center Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Program 
  • NIMH Intramural Research Training Award Program, Postbaccalaureate Program 
  • Children and Screens Institute of Digital Media and Child Development
  • Merakey Professional Positions 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Chicago 
  • Yale Fellowship 
  • PennEnvironment is Hiring 
  • Research Assistant, Harvard University 
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University
  • Full-time and/or Part-time Research Assistant, Butler Hospital/Brown University 
  • Full-time Lab Manager, Georgetown University
  • Clinical Translational Research Coordinator II, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
  • Research Assistant, Brown University 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Case Western Reserve University 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Wayne State 
  • Full-time Junior Specialist/Lab Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health 
  • Full-time Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) 
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, The Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory
  • Full-time Research Associate, University of Delaware 
  • Part-time Research Coordinator, Southern California Dornsife School of Philosophy 

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

Psychology Commencement Ceremony, April, 2020 

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that the annual psychology commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 6:00pm at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum.  

An official invitation will be sent to all those who have applied for April graduation through the Office of Student Records in mid-March via your PITT email address.  

 

APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 

APA's Center for Workforce Studies (CWS) collects, analyzes and disseminates data about the psychology workforce and education system. 

For example:  Did you know that only 14% of psychology bachelor’s degree holders go on to earn a graduate degree in psychology?  And that only 4% obtain a doctoral level degree in psychology? To learn more about degree pathways in psychology, see our interactive data tool at https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-pathways.

Also, did you know that the number of psychology bachelor’s degrees awarded annually has plateaued in recent years? Or that psychology doctorates are most often awarded in the subfield of clinical psychology, whereas master’s degrees are most often awarded in counseling psychology?  To learn much more about degrees in psychology, see our interactive data tool at https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-psychology or download our recent report on psychology graduate degrees awarded within in the last decade: https://www.apa.org/workforce/publications/2017-postsecondary-data

Through the use of surveys, federal statistics and data mining, we gather information about the profession of psychology — including its scientific and educational communities, practitioners and psychologists working in the public interest.

 

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).

 

​  UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

Certification Circuit, Delta Epsilon Mu

Become certified in:

  • Stop the Bleed
  • Basic First Aid
  • Basic Life Support

Event Date: February 22, 2020

Sign up by February 19, 2020

Additional details here.

 

Wyoming Field Class 

There are still a few places left in one of the great experiential learning courses offered by the University of Pittsburgh!

The Wyoming Field Studies program is a great chance for those who love nature to spend six weeks in the wilds of Wyoming immersed in nature and learning how to study it. The attached flier gives more details and a link, but here are three practical points I should emphasize:

1. The class has no pre-requisites and is open to all majors. The instructors actually appreciate the insights that people from different disciplines bring to the class.

2. Students must sign up for both GEOL 1950 and GEOL 1951 for a total of 6 credits. These will satisfy two Natural Science general education requirements.

3. This class provides plenty of exposure to both field techniques and the rigors of doing research. It is thus excellent preparation for students wishing in the future to apply for field or research opportunities, and it is an excellent opportunity earn strong letters of recommendation that can help a future application rise to the top of the stack.

Additional questions contact:

Dr. Charles E. Jones
Department of Geology and Environmental Science
503 S.R.C.C. Building
University of Pittsburgh
4107 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-3332
Office: 412-624-6347 Email: cejones@pitt.edu
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Special Course Offering, Scientific Foundations of Precision Medicine 

Special Course Offering
Fall Term 2020 (Last Chance!)
Genetics Honors Seminar
Scientific Foundations of Precision Medicine
Biosc 1590; 1 cr.
Dr. Lewis Jacobson
Fridays, 1:00-2:50
Limited to 18 students
Prerequisites: Biosc 0350 (Genetics) or Biosc 0350 as co-requisite with permission
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.25 required or permission of instructor

This course will provide an opportunity for students to gain greater depth and breadth of knowledge of the practical applications in medicine of genetics and of the new genetic technologies and paradigms. Emphasis will be on class discussion, critical reading of primary research papers and integrative thinking.

Topics will include:

  • How we derive genetic concepts from experimental observations
  • Genetic basis of human diversity
  • Genetic basis for precision medical diagnosis & treatment
  • “Mendelian Randomization” and causality in clinical trials
  • Genetic and metabolic factors in cardiovascular disease
  • Genetic and clinical subtypes in diabetes
  • Genetic diversity in cancer
  • Economics and ethics in precision medicine

Students will write one short paper and one longer paper. There will be no exams. Class participation will be taken into account in grading. Letter grade or SNC, your choice.

 

Pitt's Coalition of Pre-Health Students Event 

The 4th Annual Pitt Pre-Health Summit is a great opportunity for pre-health students to learn, collaborate, and network for their futures.

About this Event

The Pitt Coalition of Pre-Health Students is proud to announce that the 4th Annual Pitt Pre-Health Summit will be held on March 1, 2020. The Summit is a large event that aims to bring together interdisciplinary pre-health students from Pittsburgh and surrounding areas for a day of learning, collaboration, and networking so that together we can build the future of healthcare.

This year's Summit will include:

Keynote Speaker Dr. Bruce (BJ) Miller Jr.
Two Breakout Sessions of your choosing
Networking Fair with graduate schools and other opportunities
Breakfast and lunch will be provided

CPHS is very excited to be bringing Dr. BJ Miller to kick off the event! Dr. Miller is a hospice and palliative care physician currently based in San Francisco. While in college, his own near-death experience cost him three of his limbs and ultimately inspired him to pursue redesigning end-of-life care. In his popular TED Talk with over 10 million views, he discusses a need "to bring intention and creativity to the experience of dying."

You can check out his TED Talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/bj_miller_what_really_matters_at_the_end_of_life/

And then come to the Pre-Health Summit to hear more about his perspective on living, dying, and innovative healthcare!

*Tickets will be fully refunded for all Pitt students in attendance on the day of the Summit*

 

The Institute of Politics, Elsie Hillman Civic Forum, Programs Accepting Applications 

Never a Spectator: A Civic Engagement Forum - Application Deadline: February 21 – Register here

Looking to make a positive impact in your community but unsure of where to begin? Attend the Never a Spectator Civic Engagement Forum on Thursday, February 27 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Pitt's University Club, Ballroom B, and talk with influential leaders who are working hard to improve the quality of life in our local communities! They will provide you with guidance and connect you to opportunities that have an impact.

At the event, you’ll network with regional leaders from the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who will discuss how you can make a difference through active citizenship. We will also welcome our keynote speaker, Wasi Mohamed, a Pitt Alum who has made significant contributions to Pittsburgh as the former Executive Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, especially in response to the Tree of Life tragedy. He continues his important work as the Pittsburgh Local Director of Forward Cities, a national learning network of cities committed to advancing inclusive innovation and economic development in communities. More about the event.

Fall 2020 Institute of Politics Internship – Application Deadline: March 1 – Apply here

Since 1990, this program has placed over 750 students in the offices of elected officials at the federal, state and local levels to complete a semester-long internship. In addition to this hands-on experience, students also learn about the historical, economic, and social background of Western PA through a weekly seminar. Participating students earn 4 credits from the political science or public service departments. About the program.

2020-2021 Elsie Honors Scholars Program – Application Deadline: Apr. 15 – Apply here

The Elsie Forum places students passionate about the community and the issues that affect them with a community organization, and together, they work to address a social issue through an academic yearlong project that adds value to the agency, the community they serve, and the student’s learning experience. Students receive an hourly wage and academic credit through the Honors College. About the program.

Contact Meredith Mavero with any questions about these programs at mlm72@pitt.edu or 412-624-1839. 

 

Spring & Summer Opportunities from the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity - Deadline Extended

Deadline exteneded to March 2, 2020

The following are experiential learning opportunities offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity to your undergraduates available to all undergraduate students in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

​Summer Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) provide students a $4,000 stipend to support their independent, faculty-mentored research over the 12 week summer term.  More information and an application is available online.  http://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/research/awards

The New York City Scholars in Residence (NYC-SR) program is designed to support undergraduates interested in conducting research in the New York Public Library or similar institutions of public knowledge based in New York during the 12-week summer term. Last year, students conducted research in the Met Cloisters, the Morgan Library, the New York City Transit Archives, as well as the New York Public Library.  https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/research/residencies

The OUR will host an information session about this program:

NYC-SR Info Session: Tues. Jan 21 5:00—6:00 pm in the Amy Knapp Room of Hillman Library

We encourage undergraduates to submit their works of research, creative writing, or other scholarly articles to Forbes & Fifth, undergraduate journal.  The deadline for submissions is January 31. Submission guidelines are available at http://www.forbes5.pitt.edu. 

OUR Undergraduate Mentors also host Curiosity Hours every Wednesday from 5:00—6:30 pm in the Cup & Chaucer Café of Hillman Library. You can visit with them to discuss ideas for research and/or creative endeavors.

https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/undergraduate-research/undergraduate-me...

The OUR is accepting applications for Undergraduate Mentors until Feb. 17. Please  apply by searching for “Undergraduate Research Mentor” in the Talent Center of Pittworx.

Questions should be addressed to Patrick Mullen, Director of OUR, at 412-624-9150. 

 

 Choose to Reuse (C2R)

Right now, a student who wants to participate in C2R has to go out of their way to ask for a reusable container every time they order, as well as pay a $0.99 fee to enter the program. Why is Pitt making it hard for us to make the right choice? If the school wants more people to use the C2R program, why not make it the convenient and affordable option? Research shows that the most effective way to change behavior is by placing a cost on the undesired choice. It is proven that more people will engage in a behavior if they are given the option to opt out of it rather than the option to opt in to it.

 

Univeristy Events Calendar

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

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

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

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

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

UHC National Scholarships

Pitt's Scholar-Mentors work directly with scholarship committees, and have expert insights about what judges are looking for. Your Scholar-Mentor can:

  • Provide guidance and feedback on your essays
  • Coach you through practice interviews
  • Help you work with your mentors to get better recommendations

You don't have to be an Honors student to work with a Scholar-Mentor. But you do have to start early — several awards require you to get official endorsment from the University, so you have to meet the campus deadlines before the national deadlines. 


Want to apply? Meet with a Scholar-Mentor.

Schedule an appointment in Pitt Pathways. Scholarship advising appointments are in the Honors College. Select "NS - initial intake" as your appointment type.

For more information visit the UHC website.

Current UK and Ireland Scholarships for 3rd and 4th year students:

  • The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation
  • The Mitchell Scholarship
  • The Saltire Scholarship
  • The Churchill Scholarship
  • The Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • The Marshall Scholarship
  • The Rhodes Scholarship
  • Fulbright Scholarship for the UK and Ireland

 

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).

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Summer Camp Staff, Camp KesemNew Posting

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem operates over 100 free summer camps in 40 states for children ages 6 to 18 who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. In 2019, Camp Kesem served over 10,000 children coast-to-coast, all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support. This upcoming week (2/23-2/29) is our Summer Season Staffing Campaign! This is a week-long, nationwide push to fill Nurse and Mental Health Professional openings across the country. 

For questions contact Zach Simpson or Hailey Metcalf, Co-directors, University of Pittsburgh - (412) 419-1642 or pitt@campkesem.org

 

Research Opportunity 

Tension, Anxiety, and Brain Imaging

We are looking for directed research students or volunteers to work on a study examining how stress impacts cognition, brain activation, and overall functioning in adults with depression. This study, Tension, Anxiety, and Brain Imaging (TABI,) entails pupillometry, physiology measurements, clinical evaluations, fMRI, and emotional momentary assessment. Taken together, these measurements will give a wholistic view of how stress affects many facets of a person’s life. Our staff is excited to mentor students as they learn more about these topics and the scientific process. 

Duties of Students:

Directed research students will have the opportunity to assist in various portions the study procedure such as preparing for screening visits, setting up equipment for fMRI visits, observing fMRI scans, gathering and organizing data, and other crucial laboratory administrative tasks. Additionally, students will be given the opportunity to learn more about consuming and communicating scientific findings during lab meetings. After the semester completion, you will be informed if you are invited back for next semester.

 Additional Requirements:

Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA and meet the other departmental requirements

Interest in abnormal psychology and/or neuroscience; motivation to contribute to the scientific process

Students will specifically be required to consistently attend one of the following scans: Tuesdays 4pm-8 pm (bi-weekly), Wednesdays 11 am -3 pm (bi-weekly,) Wednesdays 3pm-7pm (bi-weekly) or Saturdays 9am -1 pm (bi-weekly) as well as bi-weekly lab meetings.

 

The Merck Summer Intensive Treatment Program of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC 

EXCITING SUMMER EMPOLYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Come join our team and gain experience in your field.

Do you have a strong desire about working with children and adolescents for nine weeks this summer?

If so, you might be a great fit at UPMC. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is hiring for Mental Health Workers at the Merck Summer Intensive Treatment Program. This position will assist clinical staff with serving children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.

The Merck Summer Intensive Treatment Program of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC is a behavioral health program designed to meet the unique behavioral health needs of at-risk children and adolescents. Therapeutic activities are used to increase adaptive and functional communication skills, strengthen peer socialization skills, and decrease maladaptive behaviors to improve a young person’s ability to function more successfully at home, school, and in the community.

Please contact 412-335-7584 if you would like to learn more our summer employment opportunities.

 

Summer Internship Opportunity, University of Maryland 

The Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is accepting applications for our annual Summer Internship Program. Our research explores individual differences in infant temperament and how these differences affect the trajectories of development of typical and atypical development. We use a number of brain imaging methods to study the neural correlates of infant temperament including EEG, fMRI, and fNIRS. For information about our current research, please see our lab website.

This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Interns will be able to be involved with a wide range of activities over the course of the internship including recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results. 

Please note that we are a developmental lab and primarily work with infants, children and adolescents. The internship takes place at our lab at the University of Maryland College Park and runs full-time (40 hours per week) from May/June through August/September.

This position is unpaid; therefore, it is highly encouraged to apply for outside funding from one's own university, and we are happy to support these applications. 

Who can apply? The internship is open to all undergraduate students, those graduating in 2020, and recent college graduates. It is particularly suited for students considering graduate school in developmental psychology, clinical psychology, and/or developmental cognitive neuroscience.

To Apply: Fill out the Online Application

For any questions regarding this application, please email the lab manager, Jamie Listokin (listokin@umd.edu).

 

Summer Internship Opportunity, George Mason University 

The Social Skills, Imagination and Theatre Lab at George Mason University, under the direction of Dr. Thalia Goldstein, is accepting applications for our annual Summer Internship Program. Our research explores how children and adults engage with the arts, fiction, and imagination, and how such engagement intersects with their social skills. We use methods such as qualitative coding, in lab experiments, and field based research in science centers, schools, and theaters. For information about the lab, please visit the lab's homepage at ssit.gmu.edu

This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students on both ongoing and new studies. Current lab projects are at various stages of development including in design phase, current data collection, data preparation and coding, and in analyses and write up phase. Interns will be able to be involved with a wide range of activities over the course of the internship, including new project preparation and ideas, participant recruitment, data collection, analyzing data, and preparing presentation of results. The internship will also involve weekly lab meetings and weekly professional seminars. 

The internship takes place in person at our lab in Fairfax, Virginia. Interns have the option of working full time (40 hours per week) or half time (20 hours per week).  Some evening and/or weekend work may be required for data collection given the availability of participants. Start and end dates are flexible, although a 10-week commitment is required. 

A stipend will be given to all interns, however, applicants are highly encouraged to also apply for support from their own universities. 

The internship is open to all undergraduate students, those graduating in 2020, and recent college graduates. It is particularly well suited for students considering graduate school in developmental or experimental psychology or cognitive science.

Applications, including CV and the contact information for one reference, can be submitted via this link https://forms.gle/VBFrcp3v3196A7rx6.  

Application review will begin March 1, 2020. 

 

Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program 

2020 Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program

in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies

June 1 - August 7, 2020

The Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at Penn is a full-time, 10-week research experience. Admitted students will be awarded a $4500 salary stipend for research work with a Penn faculty mentor. The first week of the program will include workshop-style sessions with faculty as well as a short training course in R programming, and weekly lunches will bring program participants together for research discussions throughout the summer.

For more information, and to apply, please visit our website: https://mindcore.sas.upenn.edu/research/summer/

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019.

Questions? Please email us at: imbsummerfellows@sas.upenn.edu

 

Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference 

Twenty-Third Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference to be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA.

The conference provides undergraduates with a unique opportunity to present research prior to entering graduate school. Paper and poster presentations will be given. Submissions should report the results of empirical studies designed to contribute to basic or applied research. However, strong consideration will also be given to original, innovative contributions in the form of meta-analyses, literature reviews, and papers of historical interest.

For important dates, abstract submission, conference registration and directions to Saint Francis University, please see the conference website at http://tinyurl.com/psychconference2020. The submission deadline is Monday, March 20 at midnight. 

If you have any questions, please email me (sfgrinberg@francis.edu). 

 

Summer Undergraduate Research, USF 

FMHI is inviting undergraduate students interested in substance use and co-occurring disorders to apply for a highly selective Summer Research Institute (SRI) funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in building their research skills within the context of substance use and co-occurring disorders to prepare for a Senior Thesis and/or graduate school. The SRI@FMHI is an 11-week program taking place from May 27 to August 7, 2020 that includes a stipend of $4,400 as well as research support. The application deadline is March 15, 2020 and students should be notified of acceptance by early April, 2020. Please pass this information along to students in your department that may be interested in this opportunity.

For more information and application forms, please visit http://intra.cbcs.usf.edu/forms/SRI/.

 

2020 Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program 

2020 Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program
in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies
June 1 - August 7, 2020

The Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at Penn is a full-time, 10-week research experience. Admitted students will be awarded a $4500 salary stipend for research work with a Penn faculty mentor. The first week of the program will include workshop-style sessions with faculty as well as a short training course in R programming, and weekly lunches will bring program participants together for research discussions throughout the summer.

For more information, and to apply, please visit our website: https://mindcore.sas.upenn.edu/research/summer/

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019.

Questions? Please email us at: imbsummerfellows@sas.upenn.edu

 

Summer Treatment Program Opportunities 

The Children's Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with ADHD and related impairments has been conducted for over 40 years, most recently through the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. The STP has been named a Model Program in Child and Family Mental Health by the American Psychological Association, and has been named a program of the year by CHADD, the national parent advocacy group for children with ADHD. I am writing to ask your help in making outstanding graduate and undergraduate students aware of the numerous positions we have available. Positions are available for students who are interested in working with children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Elementary age groups.

Applications for all positions are competitive, so students should apply as soon as possible. Position descriptions, application forms, and instructions are available at https://ccf.fiu.edu/opportunities/summer-treatment-program-opportunities.... More information about the Summer Treatment Program and the Center for Children and Families is available at https://ccf.fiu.edu.

 

Paid Summer Internship, Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth, & Families

An intensive internship that leads to full time employment upon graduation.  The Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth, & Families is offering a 975 hour internship for students that begins the summer semester before their senior year.  Students spend the summer getting paid to attend the PA Child Welfare state mandated curriculum for Child Welfare Caseworkers. During the fall and spring semesters of their senior year, students spend 3 full days in one of our CYF offices in Allegheny County.  The students will shadow caseworkers, attend court hearings, and support the casework process.  They will also obtain small case loads of their own.  When students graduate in the spring they will be offered full time employment as a Caseworker II.  

Here are a couple details to get you started with the application process:

Schools typically invite me to speak to their students (either a specific class or a few interested students) in Jan/Feb to answer questions and speak about the opportunity. Two important points to consider:

  • Students must be available for the majority of the summer to go through daily State Mandated Training. (This is paid training-- $8 per hour.)
  • Students will must put in 3 full days per week in the office/field during the Fall and (next) Spring semesters
  • The 975 hours are equal to the our probationary period which allows the student to be hired as a Caseworker II instead of a Caseworker I.

In late February schools will send me a list of interested students and collect a few items from these students to send to me. This includes:

  • Current Resume
  • Recommendation from you (this can be a simple email to me stating that you approve this student to apply to the internship

Answers to these 4 questions (this is their writing sample):

  • What factors influenced your choice to work in public child welfare?
  • Why do you think you should be selected for this internship at OCYF?
  • What do you expect to learn from your internship in child welfare?
  • Briefly describe your thoughts about children and families involved in the public child welfare system.

Before their interview encourage students to view the “The Real Deal”  video which is a realistic job preview* @ https://vimeo.com/172599794
I will set up interviews in March and send acceptance letters shortly afterward.

  • I will email students a County Application to complete and bring to interview**
  • Students will be told when to begin acquiring their clearances dated no more than 90 days from the start of training (State Child Abuse, Criminal, & FBI)
  • I will communicate with chosen students the important 2 steps in the State Civil Service application process.
  • This includes:
  1.  first applying for an “always open” state child welfare posting and
  2. In April applying to a specifically dated requisition that is open for only designated amount of time

*Due to the nature of casework, students are required to have a valid driver’s license and reliable access to a car.

**Students will also apply & be hired as County paid employees, paid $8 per hour + parking & mileage.  

 

2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Program Description

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

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

Goals

The program is designed to provide participants in-depth exposure to actual bio medical research. Participants will create career-building connections between researchers, post docs, graduate students, and peers. The program encourages participants to consider biomedical research as a viable career choice.

Why should I apply?

  • Intense research experience in state of the art laboratories
  • Summer Research Fellows receive a stipend of $4000. Stipends are paid to participants in three payments over the ten week program
  • Travel and housing is paid for and arranged by the program
  • Transportation is provided week days to and from the campus
  • Participants prepare and present a professional research poster 

Contact us for more information:  Phone: 508-856-2444   |   Email: summer.research@umassmed.edu

 

Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program 

The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2020. 

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

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

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

Commitments
This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between Monday, June 1st, 2020 to Friday, July 24th, 2020. We will allow a late start for students who are enrolled in a quarter system that ends later than June 1st. 

To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 13, 2020 at 11:59p.m. PST.

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

 

Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2020 Summer Internship 

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for their summer internship. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to highly motivated students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science.

Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development. A central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another. Interns will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other, and will have the chance to meet with Professor Srinivasan to discuss their research. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to test participants at preschools or children's museums in the Bay Area. Lastly, interns will attend weekly lab meetings and reading groups to discuss the theory behind research projects, and will have the opportunity to present on the projects they are assigned during the internship. We hope that interns will come away from these activities with an enriched understanding of language and cognitive development.

This internship will run from June 1st, 2020 – July 31st, 2020 and requires 30 hours of work per week.  We recommend applicants apply for outside funding, but will provide a stipend of $1500 to those who are not able to secure funding. For more information, please see our website http://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/. Please submit all application materials (found on our website) by March 15th at 8:00 AM PST.

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

 

2020 UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference

It is with great excitement that I am writing to you announcing the upcoming date for the 2020 UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC).  The conference will be on Friday, May 1, 2020 at UCLA and will showcase approximately 150 undergraduate psychology research projects in poster and paper talk sessions.

We are looking for a diverse representation of campuses and for high-quality abstracts written by undergraduate researchers in your department. Please encourage your strongest undergraduate researchers to apply. Students must submit the application and $30 fee online by Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST. The application and details are available at https://purc.psych.ucla.edu/.

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

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

 

The 14th Annual Duquesne University Regional Undergraduate Psychology Conference 

Psychology & Society
Saturday, April 18th, 2020
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Call For Abstracts:
The Duquesne University Psychology Department is seeking submissions for its 14th annual Regional Undergraduate Psychology Conference on April 18th, 2020. This conference aims to bring together undergraduate students from universities in Western Pennsylvania to share their theoretical or empirical research in a hospitable environment. We welcome all psychologically relevant papers and research projects. Interested students should submit a 250-word abstract
explaining their project. Please send your abstract to duqrupc@gmail.com by March 20th, 2020.

 

 

Summer Internship, Boston College

The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Dr. Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic summer research assistants for our 2020 Summer Internship. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.

Internship Description
Summer RAs will gain experience with all stages of the research process, including recruiting families, collecting data, analyzing data, and discussing results. Each summer RA will be paired with a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, or lab coordinator mentor for the duration of the summer, and have a main project.

In addition, RAs will attend weekly lab meetings with other undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, the principal investigator, and lab coordinators to discuss ongoing and key research in the field of psychology. Intermittent professional development and other seminars will also occur, such as data analysis workshops (e.g., R) and panels on applying to graduate school.

Eligibility and requirements
Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 35 - 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should expect to test outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early as May 25th and as late as June 1st. Positions will last for 10-11 weeks. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions. Our lab will gladly provide assistance to students seeking such funding.

Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please 1) complete our online application* 2) email a CV/Resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2020 Research Assistant Application”, and 3) arrange to have one letter of recommendation (ideally from a professor, teaching assistant, or employer) emailed to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2020 Research Assistant LOR”. Applications will be accepted until February 28th, 2020 at 5 pm. We welcome any questions at lmcooperation@gmail.com.

 

Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Saint Francis University 

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Saint Francis University
Loretto, Pennsylvania

Join us for the 23rd annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference hosted by the Psychology Department at Saint Francis University. The conference is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students in Psychology to present their research and to discuss their findings with other faculty and students. 

Highlights:

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Idan Shalev, Penn State University: "Early-life adversity gets under the skin: New insights from the biology of aging"
  • Posters and Oral Presentations by Undergraduate Students.
  • Registration fee is $18 including catered lunch or $12 for the conference only. 

Conference Proposals

We will be accepting proposals for oral presentations and posters starting December 2, 2019. 

Proposals are due by March 20, 2020.

Conference Registration

The cost per person is $12 for the conference and $6 for lunch. 

Click here to Register

Registration is due by April 10, 2020.

 

Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Boston University 

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

This internship provides hands on experience in all aspects of research, including recruiting and testing participants, coding and analyzing data, and presenting research findings, in a supportive (and fun!) environment. Interns will attend weekly lab meetings in which they will discuss ongoing projects and current literature in the field. Interns will work primarily in the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University’s Charles River campus, and may also work at our testing site at the Museum of Science, Boston.

The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of seven labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. In addition to activities within the lab, interns will have the opportunity to network with other interns in the Child Development Labs. Weekly multi-lab workshops on applying to graduate school, developing your CV, and other topics, led by current graduate students and postdocs, will enrich the interns’ research experience.

The internship is a full-time position (40hrs/week) and runs from June 1st- July 31st. The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions with a background in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related field. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. A stipend of $2000 may be available for exceptional applicants. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions. Previous research experience is not required; however, experience working with children and parents is preferred.

Applicants should email devmind@bu.edu by Sunday February 9th, 2020 11:59pm with the following materials:

  • a CV
  • A cover letter (2 pages max) addressing:
    • Your interest in research
    • Previous relevant experience
    • Any relevant coursework
    • What you hope to get out of the internship
  • Two letters of reference (to be sent separately to devmind@bu.edu). Both the subject of the email and the document title should include the applicant's name.

More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/developing-minds-lab/. More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/.

 

PITT Medlife Spring Break Service Learning Opportunity 

Pitt MEDLIFE is a service organization focused on reducing global and local poverty through medicine, education, and community development.If you are interested in global healthcare, volunteering, seeing a new side of
medicine, or just looking for a unique and meaningful way to spend your spring break, this trip could be for you!

Come out to our GBM’s every other Tuesday at 9pm in Lawrence 107

Facebook:  @ University of Pittsburgh MEDLIFE

LinkedIn: @Pitt_medlife

 

NSF-REU Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity, Yale University -

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2020 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.

 

Undergraduate Research Assistants, University of Pittsburgh

Want to gain research experience? Love kids? The Kids’ Thinking Lab (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/kitlab/) at Pitt is seeking undergraduate research assistants for the spring and summer to help with studies examining how children between 0 and 8 think and learn. Positions are flexible but a commitment for spring and summer or summer and fall is expected. Please complete the appropriate attached application form and email it along with an unofficial copy of your transcript to libertus@pitt.edu. Questions can also be addressed to Dr. Melissa Libertus at libertus@pitt.edu

 

Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested 

The Sociology Student Association is looking for new members and paper submissions for our academic journal! Our club serves as a community hub for students interested in a variety of sociological issues. A meeting may involve anything from watching documentaries to making editorial decisions for the Pitt Sociology Review, an undergraduate journal that features student papers on topics of sociological relevance. Sociology is incredibly interdisciplinary and has many intersections with the field of psychology, so many papers in this field would fit our criteria! Please contact Meera Sakthivel at mes330@pitt.edu if you're interested in submitting a paper or attending meetings.

 

Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study 

The first two surveys are looking for folks who are currently in or have earned a degree in the biosciences. Survey 1 asks that you also identify as an LGBTQ+ person.  Survey 2 is open to anyone in bioscience, and includes a data collection tool called an Implicit Assumption Test, so please make sure that you take this one on a computer with a keyboard (it won’t work on a mobile browser).

Survey 3 is open to anyone in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) field, so long as they identify as LGBTQ+. Because I ask you to compare some of your experiences, you should also have taken at least one course in any bioscience or life science field as well.

Survey 4 is open to anyone who has taken some college coursework, regardless of field or sexual orientation or gender identity. However, this also includes an Implicit Assumption Test, so please make sure that you take this one on a computer with a keyboard (it won’t work on a mobile browser).

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at the University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research. For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at the University of Arizona at 520-626-6721, or online at http://rgw.arizona.edu/compliance/human-subjects-protection-program.

Please contact Tony at tonyrcolella@email.arizona.edu if you have any other questions or comments.

 

Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY

We are conducting a research study about increasing motivation in exercisers and looking for your input! The purpose of this study is to create a program that can help people stick to new exercise regimens using both research and input from experienced exerciser. If you’re interested, email rvierra@antioch.edu for screening and appropriate placement. The survey should take about 25-30 minutes and you may be followed up with in a couple months for a similar length survey.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Between 18 and 65 years old
  • Started a new exercise regimen in past 6 months
  • Able to read and understand English
  • Not at medical risk by exercising

To the best of our knowledge, the things you will be doing will have no more risk of harm than you would experience in everyday life.

By participating, you will be eligible to be placed in a raffle for one of several $25 Amazon gift cards.

If interested, please email rvierra@antioch.edu

 

Research Opportunity, UPMC

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

 

Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh

  • Research on German language-learning and musical ability
  • Researchers are recruiting male and female participants age 18 years and older. Participants must be right-handed and have no prior experience with German or Dutch.
  • Study procedures involve learning German words, examining memory for German words, assessments of musical ability (participants do not need to be musicians), and completion of a questionnaire.
  • Time requirements: Three sessions (M-W-F or T-TH-S); total time: approx. 2 hours
  • Scheduling is very flexible & participants will be compensated $10 per hour!

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

 

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.

 

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

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.

 

Early Intervention Masters Program, Case Western Reserve University

We have a brand new program at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The program is an applied developmental master’s degree. Students interested in working with very young children would be ideal for this program. There is partial funding for competitive applicants.  Here is the website link: https://psychsciences.case.edu/ma-in-developmental-psychology-with-an-ea...

For individuals in Ohio, they will eligible for an Early Intervention Services Certificate (Developmental Specialist) through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.  

Applications are being accepted at a rolling basis with decisions being made by March 1st.

 

Experimental Psychology Master's Degree, Western Washington University 

The Experimental Psychology Master’s degree program at Western Washington University provides an excellent foundation in psychology. Our program is based on a mentorship model in which each incoming student is paired with a faculty member with similar scholarly interests who will advise and mentor the student on his/her academic progress and scholarly activities. Graduates will have a solid background in research design, quantitative methods, and expertise in a specific research area, providing a strong foundation for entering a Psychology Ph.D. program. Many of our students have gone on to earn doctorates from top tier Universities.

Potentially relevant scholars in our department whose work relates to social or developmental psychology include Alex Czopp (stereotypes and prejudice), Jennifer Devenport (psychology and law), Annie Fast (development of prosocial motivations), Antonya Gonzalez (development of intergroup bias), Barbara Lehman (stress, coping, and health), Kristi Lemm (social cognition), Kate McLean (personality and identity development), Annie Riggs (children’s social cognition), David Sattler (environmental issues and disaster stress), Christie Scollon (subjective well-being and culture),and Joseph Trimble (sociocultural change; culture and leadership).

Other researchers with interests related to clinical, counseling and developmental psychology include Anna Ciao (eating disorders and body image), Diana Gruman (prevention interventions in school counseling), Jeff King (cross-cultural psychology), Brent Mallinckrodt (adult attachment; relationships), Jennifer McCabe (maternal-child health), Aaron Smith (military mental health; posttraumatic growth), and Shaun Sowell (school counselor burnout and education).

Faculty working in the areas of behavioral neuroscience and cognitive psychology include Jeff Grimm (neurobiology of drug taking and seeking), Ira Hyman (applied cognitive psychology), Kelly Jantzen (brain behavior relationships; EEG/TMS), Josh Kaplan (rodent models of cannabis efficacy), Jackie Rose (neural plasticity and learning), and Larry Symons (face and motion perception).

 

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day at the University of Mississippi 

The University of Mississippi will be holding our Diversifying Psychology Visit Day on April 24, 2020. This event is intended to assist applicants from underrepresented groups in their preparation for graduate school and help them learn more about our doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychology. Applications are due March 1. 

 

 

Full-tuition Scholarships for University of Pittsburgh Counseling Students, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 

The University of Pittsburgh Counseling Program, in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, is proud to announce that it will be offering five scholarships that will fund scholars’ coursework at 100% tuition.

These scholarships are made possible through Project Certified Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Supporting Transition Success (CRESTS), a US Department of Education training grant. All scholars will participate in inter-disciplinary coursework and enrichment experiences with an emphasis on supporting students who are blind and visually impaired as they transition from secondary education settings resulting in improved career outcomes and quality of life.

Project CRESTS scholars must have a strong interest in working with transition age students who are blind and visually impaired. In addition to the standard Counseling coursework, scholars will take two additional courses in the School of Education, Teachers of Students with Visual Impairment (TVI) program. Scholars will complete clinical experiences (i.e., practicum and internship) with students who are blind and visually impaired. This scholarship requires a service payback. Learn more online.

Apply Today!
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Jamie Kulzer, j.kulzer@pitt.edu.

 

PhD Developmental and Brain Science, University of Massachusetts Boston 

PhD in Developmental and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston - accepting applications for Fall 2020

The PhD program in Developmental and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston is accepting applications, with a December 15th 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 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. We especially encourage members of underrepresented populations in neuroscience to apply.

Financial Support:  We typically offer funding and tuition remission to students (including international students) during the first four years of the program, dependent on the university budget. Should a student need funding beyond this point, funding will be sought through grants, teaching and other sources but cannot be guaranteed. DBS students typically receive funding in the form of a graduate assistantship, which entails up to 18 hours of work per week. 

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

 

M.S. in Psychology, Saint Joseph's University

The Department of Psychology at Saint Joseph’s University grants a Master of Science degree in Psychology. The program is offered in two formats, as either a traditional two-year program or as a combined 5-year B.S./M.S. program.

Philosophy
The Saint Joseph’s University graduate program in psychology offers students a general curriculum of study emphasizing experimental psychology. The program is designed to complement the strengths and interests of the present psychology faculty and facilities and reflects the current state of the discipline of psychology. It consists of a traditional and academically oriented forty-eight credit curriculum and requires the successful completion of a qualifying comprehensive examination and an empirical thesis project. The program is designed for successful completion over two academic years.

Degree Requirements (48 credits)
Requirements for the Master of Science degree are divided into four major components:

  1. core and content courses;
  2. research, which includes independent research and attendance at departmental colloquia;
  3. a comprehensive examination to be taken during the fourth semester; and
  4. a Master’s Thesis.

Courses

  1. Common core (8 credits)
    1. All students are required to take Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Statistical Methods, and Advanced Statistical Methods II.
  2. Content courses (24 credits) 
    1. Students elect to take an additional six content courses. These courses include offerings in Abnormal Psychology (child), Abnormal Psychology (adult), Animal Learning and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Emotion, Health Psychology (child), Health Psychology (adult), Neuropsychology, and Social Psychology.
  3. Research component (16 credits) 
    1. The research component is comprised of two directed studies in which students work closely with their faculty mentor on their area of research interest and two master’s thesis courses.

Comprehensive Examination and Master’s Thesis
Completion of a comprehensive examination is required of second-year students and all students conduct an empirically based master’s thesis. All students work closely with their mentor and become immersed in a specialty area. The comprehensive exam and thesis facilitate the transition for those students interested in pursuing doctoral-level education.

 

Experimental Psychology, M.S., Seton Hall University 

The M.S. in Experimental Psychology Program at Seton Hall University is accepting applications for Fall, 2020. During the 2-year master’s program, students take statistics and discussion-based content courses (similar to Ph.D. courses) while completing an empirical thesis. Our program is particularly ideal for students wishing to obtain more research experience before applying to Ph.D. programs or research intensive jobs. Examples of recent placements include doctoral programs at Rutgers University, University of Washington, Temple University, and Louisiana State University, and research-related positions at NYU Langone Health, Kessler Foundation, and Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research.

Our faculty and students conduct research in cognitive, perception, behavioral neuroscience, developmental, social, cultural, clinical, and I/O psychology. Current and past collaborators include the Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology at Seton Hall, Kessler Foundation, and Army Research Laboratories. Several departmental faculty conduct developmental research, including Amy Joh, Marianne Lloyd, and Paige Fisher.

We accept applications until July 1. However, for maximal consideration for assistantships, please apply in late winter/early spring. Many students in the program receive at least a partial assistantship. Additionally, we anticipate offering a full scholarship (Levy Fellowship) and a partial scholarship (George Eckes Fellowship for aging-related research) to qualified candidates next year.

Please visit our website (www.shu.edu/ms-psych) or contact the Director of Graduate Studies (Dr. Amy Joh, amy.joh@shu.edu or 973-275-2709) for more information.

 

Infant and Child Development Lab, San Diego State University, M.A. 

The Infant and Child Development Lab at San Diego State University will be accepting new Masters students for the term beginning in Fall, 2020. 

Our M.A. Program in Psychology is a research-oriented program designed to prepare students so they are competitive for Ph.D. programs. Students who do not continue onto Ph.D. programs gain experience that prepares them for a number of research jobs in research, medical, and academic settings. In our program, students take classes and conduct research in one of the following exciting areas: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Physical and/or Mental Health, and Social Psychology.

For more detailed information on M.A. our program: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ma-students/ma-program-i...
For information on faculty research programs: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/people/faculty-by-research-area/

Our M.S. Program in Applied Psychology is a research-oriented program that prepares students for jobs that require the application of psychological knowledge. This program includes a track in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a track in Quantitative Methods (Quantitative Methods will be replacing the ‘Program Evaluation’ track). This degree enables students to work in corporations, consulting firms, and research labs, and it also can prepare a student for entry into a Ph.D. program. To earn their degrees, students take classes, work in a research lab, complete a required research thesis, and complete 300 hours in an approved internship.

For more detailed information on our M.S. program: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ms-students/ms-program-i...
For information on faculty research programs: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ms-students/faculty-and-...

 

Michigan Program in Survey Methodology 

University of Michigan’s Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM)

What is survey methodology?

Survey Methodology is an interdisciplinary field applying insights from Statistics, Math, Data Science, Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction and Sociology among other fields to the measurement of public opinion, voter preference, consumer satisfaction, consumer sentiment, public health, unemployment, and so on. The Michigan Program in Survey Methodology offers MS and PhD degrees that emphasize either the statistical, social or data science aspects of the field.  

 

MA/MS Infant and Child Development Lab, San Diego State University 

The Infant and Child Development Lab at San Diego State University will be accepting new Masters students for the term beginning in Fall, 2020. 

Our M.A. Program in Psychology is a research-oriented program designed to prepare students so they are competitive for Ph.D. programs. Students who do not continue onto Ph.D. programs gain experience that prepares them for a number of research jobs in research, medical, and academic settings. In our program, students take classes and conduct research in one of the following exciting areas: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Physical and/or Mental Health, and Social Psychology.

For more detailed information on M.A. our program: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ma-students/ma-program-i...
For information on faculty research programs: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/people/faculty-by-research-area/

Our M.S. Program in Applied Psychology is a research-oriented program that prepares students for jobs that require the application of psychological knowledge. This program includes a track in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a track in Quantitative Methods (Quantitative Methods will be replacing the ‘Program Evaluation’ track). This degree enables students to work in corporations, consulting firms, and research labs, and it also can prepare a student for entry into a Ph.D. program. To earn their degrees, students take classes, work in a research lab, complete a required research thesis, and complete 300 hours in an approved internship.

For more detailed information on our M.S. program: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ms-students/ms-program-i...
For information on faculty research programs: http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/graduate/current-ms-students/faculty-and-...

 

Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology 

This is the 4th edition of the guide. It lists current graduate programs in forensic and legal psychology. Programs are listed alphabetically by degree type: doctoral programs (Ph.D. and Psy.D.), joint programs (Ph.D./J.D., Psy.D./J.D., J.D./M.A., Ph.D./M.L.S.), and masters-level programs. Each program is described using the same categories (department information, student applications/admissions, financial information/assistance, research, internship/practica, employment of department graduates, and any other additional information) to help prospective students make informed choices about graduate training and education in psychology and law. All information or lack of information was reported by the school themselves and was not gleaned by the originators of the guide from publically available sources.

The 1st edition of this guide was produced by Dr. Garret Berman and students. The 2nd edition was revised by Dr. Matthew Huss, with assistance from Betsy Aderhold and Jenna Boulas, at Creighton University. The 3rd edition was revised by Dr. Matthew Huss, with assistance from Jared Ruchensky. In addition, the members of the Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee gave valuable feedback on an earlier version of the guide. Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee Members: Nadja Schreiber (Chair), Alana Cook (Past Chair), Jonathan Golding, Jessi Hart, Derek Hess, Melinda Wolbransky, and Apryl Alexander.

 

Human Development and Family Studies, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University Child Maltreatment Solutions Network

PhD in Human Development and Family Studies

Are you interested in examining how child maltreatment effects the health and development of individuals as they develop across the lifespan in the contexts of relationships, families, schools, and communities? Are you interested in studying the role of prevention or treatment programs to reduce risks of experiencing maltreatment or diminishing its negative effects on later development? Do you want to have a positive impact on the community systems involved in addressing the complex issues of child abuse and neglect? 

As a result of our P50 Capstone Center for Child Maltreatment Research and Training grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD; PI: Noll), the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network is able to offer several fully funded slots for new graduate students in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). Child Maltreatment Solutions Network faculty in the HDFS PhD program (Jennie Noll,  Chad Shenk, and Christian Connell) are currently accepting graduate students for the coming year. Information about the Center, and about faculty interests can also be found on the Solutions Network website (www.solutionsnetwork.psu.edu). 

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact and indicate interest in working with the following:

Jennie Noll: jgn3@psu.edu

Chad Shenk: ces140@psu.edu 

Christian Connell: cmc128@psu.edu

Visit http://hhd.psu.edu/hdfs/Graduate-Education for more information. 

 

Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University 

Point Park University’s Clinical-Community Psychology program offers a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology with a special focus on the principles and practices of Community Psychology. Clinical Psychology is a subfield of psychology that is concerned with nurturing mental health and well-being. Community Psychology is focused on social and cultural influences on personal well-being, which include research and engagement at the community level to remedy unnecessary human suffering. Our program, therefore, teaches a clinical approach to psychology that emphasizes better understanding the role of socio-cultural factors in mental health and well-being, including the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental illness. Ultimately, our program’s approach is one that seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, groups and communities through clinical practices, research, and community intervention. The program is accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. 

 

MS Applied Developmental Psychology - University of Pittsburgh

The Master of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education emphasizes the integration of knowledge and practice in human development. Our program will teach you the best practices that are proven to promote positive outcomes for children, youth, and families.
Our 36-credit curriculum reflects the most current knowledge in practice and research in applied developmental psychology. You will complete core psychology coursework in applied development and specialized coursework in your area of concentration. Additionally, you have the opportunity to complete a community-based learning experience in one of five specializations:

  • Child and Youth Work
  • Behavioral Health in Schools and Communities
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs (with Child Life option)
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Applied Research Methods for Child- and Youth-Serving Organizations

The program begins in the fall term and the application deadline for priority admission is March 1. Applications received after that date will be considered if there is available space.

For More Information:  Admissions and Enrollment Services, soeinfo@pitt.edu

Information sessions:  Join us for refreshments and to learn more about Pitt ADP at our Information Sessions in Wesley W. Posvar Hall - Room 5200 at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

January 21, 2020
February 25, 2020

RSVP at www.education.pitt.edu/info-session

 

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program 

Considering a career in health? Planning to attend graduate school? With Pitt Public Health’s accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program, you can reach your goals sooner.
Motivated students with the appropriate undergraduate coursework can earn both degrees in just five years—saving a full year of time and thousands of dollars in tuition.
Apply to the accelerated program in your third year and take graduate courses in your fourth year. You’ll participate fully in the graduate school experience:

  • developing new skills with advanced coursework inleadership, communication, planning, and analysis
  • gaining experience in applying evidence-based approachesto public health through a practicum project or field internship
  • working with world-class researchers to understand andsolve vital, real-world problems

Graduate school is both challenging and rewarding.  And with the accelerated program, a master’s degree can be closer than you think.

For additional information contact Pitt Public Health's Office of Student Affairs at stuaff@pitt.edu

 

Doctoral Study in Learning Sciences, University of Delaware 

Do you want to become an integral part of collaborative research teams dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and families?  Do you want to learn how to translate research findings into effective educational practice?  We welcome excellent students into our PhD program in education with a specialty in Learning Sciences.

Our  program:

  • Bridges education with work in cognitive science, psychology, and human development.
  • Emphasizes communication of research findings with both professional and lay audiences.
  • Builds a rich methodological toolkit for designing and assessing outcomes of investigations relating to learning and instruction and interventions of all types.
  • Focuses on areas such as STEM learning; language, cognitive, and numerical development; learning disabilities; and the use of technology and media in education.
  • Provides competitive financial packages for 4 or 5 years of study.
  • Prepares graduates obtain positions at colleges and universities as well research, development, and policy agencies.
  • Is comprised of dedicated and energetic faculty who hold grants from NSF, IES, and private foundations and are eager to mentor students

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in applying.  For more information please go to https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.education.udel.e.... Professors Nancy Jordan (njordan@ udel.edu),  Roberta Golinkoff (Roberta @udel.edu), and Teya Rutherford (teomara@udel.edu)

 

 

Master of Science in Applied Psychology, University of Southern California

All successful businesses and organizations need two things: loyal employees and loyal customers. This intensive, one-year Master of Science in Applied Psychology program focuses directly on these two crucial areas by studying both consumer psychology and organizational psychology. Other graduate programs may focus on one or the other. Yet for businesses to succeed, both are vital to the central activities of managing a workforce and marketing to consumers.
Our unique program equips you to speak to both of these challenges through the language and tools of psychology.

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

APPLY ONLINE
dornsife.usc.edu/map/admissions/
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete Online Application
  • Official Transcripts From all schools attended
  • Official GRE Scores USC Code: 4852
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose 1,000 words maximum
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official TOEFL Scores International applicants only

appliedpsychology@usc.edu

 

Boston College Graduate Student Positions

The Ph.D. program in developmental psychology at Boston College’s Department of Psychology is now accepting applications for Fall of 2020. The Psychology Department offers a vibrant and rapidly-growing community, with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research as well as new and emerging research fields and methods. Successful applicants are guaranteed five years of full tuition and stipend.

Four developmental faculty are currently recruiting graduate students for Fall 2020:

  • Dr. Sara Cordes (Infant and Child Cognition Lab, cordeslab.org), whose research focuses on math cognition and social influences of math learning from infancy to adulthood
  • Dr. Joshua Hartshorne (Language Learning Lab, l3atbc.org), whose research focuses on what makes language learning possible
  • Dr. Angie Johnston (Social Learning Lab, angiemjohnston.com), whose research explores the evolutionary origins of human social learning by comparing children and dogs
  • Dr. Katherine McAuliffe (Cooperation Lab, katherinemcauliffe.com), whose research focuses on the development and evolution of cooperation in humans

Students interested in working with any of these four faculty are encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from students interested in combining across these research programs -- for example, studying the acquisition of abstract language regarding fairness, the relationship between numerical cognition and the acquisition of number words, the evolutionary origins of human-dog cooperation, or the interrelationship between the development of numerical cognition and cooperation.

Further information about the application can be found on the BC psychology website.

 

California State University, Long Beach, Psychology Master's Programs

CSULB Psychology Master’s Programs, Special Spring 2020 MSHF & Fall 2020 Applications
Please visit our website for information on Cal State Univ Long Beach’s Master’s programs in:
• Industrial/Organizational (MSIO)
• Psychological Research (MAPR)
• Human Factors (MSHF)

www.csulb.edu/psychology

 

Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD

Applications are invited for a funded PhD position in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. The position will likely begin in Fall 2020 (though start date is flexible) and will be under the mentorship of Dr. Courtney Venker, a speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.Dr. Venker directs the Lingo Lab (https://lingolab.msu.edu/), an active research lab focused on language development in children with autism. One line of work (supported by NIH R21 DC016102) investigates how children with autism use auditory and visual information to learn the meanings of words. Another line of work investigates the most beneficial ways for adults to simplify their speech when talking to young children with language delays, including those with autism. The lab uses a variety of methods, including experimental eye-tracking tasks, behavioral coding of parent-child interactions, standardized language and cognitive assessments, and survey methodology. The ultimate goal of this research is to understand how to best support language development in children with language-learning difficulties.

Michigan State University is home to the Center for Research in Autism, Intellectual, and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (C-RAIND) and offers unique opportunities for co-mentorship from faculty in Psychology, Education, Communication, Linguistics, and Human Development and Family Studies. 

The ideal candidate will be a bright, curious, committed student with a strong academic record and research-oriented career goals.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Education, Linguistics, or a related discipline
  • Prior research experience
  • Experience (and interest) in interacting with young children
  • Master’s degree and clinical certification in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) are preferred but not required

To Apply: Email Dr. Venker at cvenker@msu.edu, with “PhD Student Position” in the subject line. Please include:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter (no longer than 1 page) describing relevant skills and experiences and long-term career goals
  • Names of 3 academic and/or clinical professionals who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in the program

 

Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

The Early Intervention area of concentration in the Special Education Program focuses on young children with disabilities (ages birth to five) and their families. As a field, early intervention promotes the following benefits in this population:

  • Maximizes the developmental potential of young children to eventually live independently in society
  • Reduces the overall cost of educational services through prevention and attenuation
  • Enhances the capabilities of families to meet the needs of their children

The Early Intervention program prepares practitioners in the assessment and educational programming of young children with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on working in partnership with families and collaborating with professionals from other disciplines who also provide services to these young children. The program incorporates material about the wide-variety of program types in which young children are served. Natural and other inclusive environments are stressed.

Graduates obtain positions in as developmental specialists in home-based infant/toddler early intervention, teachers and itinerants in preschool special education, behavior specialist consultants in the behavioral health center, and other locations where children with disabilities are served (e.g., clinics).

 

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University

La Salle University’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology (IOP) Master’s Program is accepting students for Fall 2019 semester. The La Salle IOP Program in Philadelphia, PA prepares students for this growing field and a bright future in the business world. Students will be trained to deal with many organizational issues which require a unique set of knowledge and skills.  Included in this are selection, performance appraisal and training.

The program was developed by the guidelines of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the curriculum offered to our students satisfies SIOP guidelines in order that our graduates will be competitively prepared for their career.

For more information or to apply, go to: www.lasalle.edu/gradiop

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, our new Ph.D. program in Educational Studies 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 interests and expertise, including academic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, development of executive function, dual language learners, and promotion of positive behavior outcomes. 

 

IO Psychology Master's Program, Hofstra University

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development

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

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

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

  • 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.

 

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Clinical Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School New Posting

Principal Investigators: Darin Dougherty, MD, Tina Chou, PhD (primary supervisors)

Responsibilities: Full-time Clinical Research Coordinator I (CRC I) needed in the Division of Neurotherapeutics, a multidisciplinary clinical neuroscience group. We conduct neuroimaging, EEG, TMS, behavioral, and clinical studies of severe psychiatric illness. Most of our work uses Deep Brain Stimulation and similar devices as tools to both treat disease and understand the brain.

The CRC I will be responsible for both data collection and analysis. Data collection includes application of neuroimaging and electrophysiology (EEG often in conjunction with TMS and fMRI), behavioral/psychophysical tasks, and standardized questionnaires. Data analysis includes time series (human EEG & intracranial recordings) and behavioral data analysis for several studies on the neural mechanisms of psychiatric illness. This is likely to additionally include methods development, e.g., programming the visual display of standardized stimuli for various testing environments. Analysis will include a variety of statistical methods, and will require learning new software tools (e.g., MNE, FieldTrip, FreeSurfer). This often involves programming scripts and code collections that can then be used by others. The CRC I will also help produce reports, scholarly clinical research abstracts, posters, and manuscripts for publication and can expect to be credited as an author. Finally, the CRC I will have multiple administrative duties such as assisting with grant preparation and IRB maintenance.

The position requires high level technical and analytical skills, the ability to manage data software systems, strong research and writing skills, and the ability to work independently. The CRC will be working closely with psychiatric patients for data collection, and should be comfortable and considerate while working with clinical populations. We give preference to candidates who are interested in clinical/translational research work as part of their long-term career.

Ongoing/upcoming projects:

Neural basis of consciousness using TMS, EEG and fMRI
Combined cortical and striatal DBS clinical pilot
Transformative Restoration of Affective Networks by Systematic, Function-Oriented, Real-Time Modeling and Deep Brain Stimulation (TRANSFORM DBS)

Our laboratory is part of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, one of the world's largest and most diverse human neuroscience centers. There will be many opportunities for a broad exposure to cognitive and emotional neuroscience through seminars, workshops, and peer interactions.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with at least 1 year of related research experience required. This position would be suitable for an applicant with a background in engineering, computer science, or mathematics who has a strong interest and motivation to apply that knowledge in clinical neuroscience. Neuroscience, biology, psychology, or other majors are also acceptable with demonstrated quantitative skills. Candidates must be organized, attentive to detail, able to work independently, and possess good writing and editing skills. Strong interpersonal skills are a must. Prior experience working with clinical populations is preferred but not required.

Candidates must have a strong background in at least one programming language commonly used for scientific data analysis. Python and MATLAB experience required. There should be documented evidence of ability to independently complete programming tasks, including selection and re-use of open-source function libraries and consultation of online resources when appropriate. Experience with basic statistical analyses (e.g., linear and generalized linear regression, ANOVA) is necessary. Knowledge of additional methods, particularly Bayesian or nonparametric frameworks, will be a plus. Familiarity with signal processing is also desired. Candidates with prior experience with one or more existing neuroscience time series analysis tools (e.g., FieldTrip, MNE, or EEGLAB) or experience with EEG experimental design and data collection will be given high priority.

Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter describing your research experience to Abigail Testo and Kendra Simpson, neurotherapeutics@mgh.harvard.edu

 

Psychopathology Study Coordinator, Indiana University, BloomingtonNew Posting

The Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Center (CCNC) seeks a Study Coordinator to manage day-to-day activities of two federally funded neuroimaging studies. The CCNC focuses on schizophrenia spectrum, substance use, and autism spectrum disorders. The center is within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington and is led by professors Bill Hetrick, Krista Wisner, and Brian O’Donnell. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment and symptom, cognitive, and neuroimaging assessment. The successful applicant will join our vibrant and versatile lab team in exploring cerebellar contributions to behavioral deficits in temporal processing, motor coordination, classical conditioning, linguistic cohesion, affective facial processing, and decision-making. The methodologies we employ include behavioral tasks, electrophysiology (EEG/EMG), neurostimulation (transcranial direct current stimulation), and, especially, magnetic resonance imaging (functional MRI, diffusion-weighted imaging, resting state functional connectivity, magnetic resonance spectroscopy). Minimum qualifications are completion of Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a relevant scientific field. The study coordinator will be invited to work with data by conducting analyses, attending/presenting at conferences, and contributing to manuscripts for publication. We seek at least a two-year commitment. This position is ideal for someone interested in gaining hands-on experience before pursuing doctoral training in psychology, medicine, neuroscience, or a related field. 

For inquiries, please contact Bill Hetrick (whetrick@indiana.edu, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychological and brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Information about our Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Center can be found at https://ccnc.iu.edu.

Applications may be submitted at https://hrms.indiana.edu/psc/PH1PRD_PUB/EMPLOYEE/HRMS_PUB/c/HRS_HRAM_FL....

 

Research Assistant/Project Coordinator, Rutgers University New Posting

We are seeking an experienced and highly-organized individual for a full-time project coordinator (PC) position with tasks comprised of activities related to a large, federally funded, multisite treatment grant and other research activities in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic at Rutgers (DBT-RU; dbt.rutgers.edu). This is a 2-year appointment, with the second year contingent on renewal. The start date is June 1, 2020.

The primary aim of the treatment grant is to evaluate different treatment sequences for suicide ideation and suicidal behavior in 700 college students across four sites, with one site being the Rutgers Newark Counseling Center. Specific PC responsibilities include 1) assisting in development and maintenance of all study protocols; 2) recruiting participants and serving as a liaison for all study staff; and 3) organizing and overseeing data collection, data entry. Additional DBT-RU activities include 1) data entry and oversight; 2) monitoring participant compliance on a study using ecological momentary assessment and psychophysiological monitoring; 3) maintaining IRB approvals; and 4) conducting literature searches and collecting scientifically and empirically supported relevant data to assist in manuscript, grant, and conference presentation preparation.

The PC will receive substantial training in behavioral treatment theories and methods; suicidology; participant recruitment and retention; data management; general research administration; and preparation of grants, manuscripts, and IRB protocols. This position offers excellent experiences for individuals seeking to apply to clinical doctoral programs or other related programs.

Applicants should have a Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree in psychology or a related field. The position requires previous experience working in psychology research as well as skills in word processing, excel, and SPSS. The person must be able to travel regularly between the Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ office and the Rutgers Newark Counseling Center (Newark, NJ). A valid driver's license and car are required to facilitate regular travel.

If you are interested in this position, please apply after 2/24/20 through the Rutgers University job portal at : http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/111511 . Required elements include a cover letter, CV/Resume, and list of professional references.  Additional inquiries may be sent to SLRizvi@gsapp.rutgers.edu.

Review of applications will begin no later than mid-March and will continue until position is filled. Thank you for your interest!

 

Clinical Research Assistant, University of PittsburghNew Posting

The clinical research assistant performs recruitment of patients and healthy human subjects for research studies that aim to gain insights into the diseases of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration such as multiple sclerosis. The main tasks include creating and posting study recruitment material, consenting and enrolling research subjects, scheduling and instructing subjects to complete research activities, obtaining basic measurements, collecting biological samples such as blood, handling human biological specimens such as blood and stool, entering research data, performing basic database management,  providing periodic reports, and assisting the upkeep of institutional review board (IRB) documents and other research protocols. To perform these tasks well, meticulous record keeping of study data and good interpersonal and communication skills are prerequisites.  Following training from the principal investigator and/or senior research staff, the research assistant is expected to perform these tasks with minor supervision.  A qualified candidate should have a bachelor degree (by the start of the position), preferably in biological science or equivalent and prior research experience with human subjects and working knowledge of clinical research methodology and database tools. Experience with REDCap and basic programming skill such as R are preferred.

The position is available on the University Talent Center, position # 20000641.  

 

Lab Manager/Research Coordinator, Yale University 

Dr. Yarrow Dunham is hiring a research coordinator / lab manager to begin mid-summer (on or around July 1) 2020. The position is full-time with benefits. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred (and is extendable beyond two years contingent on funding and mutual interest). The successful candidate will help to coordinate multiple research programs, including two NSF-funded projects. 

Our lab focuses on developmental social cognition; major research areas include the origins of intergroup bias, the principles underlying social categorization and ideas about fairness and inequality, the perceptual components of intergroup categorization, and children’s understanding of social institutions and social exchange such as money and governments. More information about the lab can be found at: www.socialcogdev.com. 

Responsibilities for this position include recruiting, scheduling, and testing child and adult research participants; coordinating a team of graduate and post-doctoral researchers; building partnerships with and conducting research at local schools and museums; managing a participant database; training and coordinating undergraduate research assistants; purchasing and setting up lab equipment; and additional research and administrative duties as they arise.

The position offers the possibility for substantial research experience and the potential for co-authorship on posters and manuscripts as well as the possibility of international research travel. The job would be ideal for someone highly motivated to undertake graduate study in psychology or the cognitive sciences. The successful candidate will be a core member of a vibrant and collaborative research environment and will also benefit from the broader intellectual community at Yale. For more information about Yale’s psychology department, visit http://psychology.yale.edu.

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology or a closely related field, experience with children, research experience in an experimental psychology lab, and experience managing others. Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail are of the utmost importance. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to solve problems independently while also being comfortable managing and working with others. Strong technical skills are a must; lab duties will require making regular use of Microsoft Office, Photoshop, experimental software such as Inquisit, the survey platform Qualtrics and statistical software such as R. Computer programming aptitude (e.g. Python, Matlab, JavaScript, Flash) and experience with Amazon Mechanical Turk would be a plus but are not required.

To apply, please send a résumé/CV and a cover letter (as a single PDF document) describing your interest in the position to the current lab manager, Sophie Arnold, sophie.arnold@yale.edu, with the subject line “SCD Lab Manager Application 2020.” The letter should briefly describe your research experience and experience working with children and should include the name and contact information of at least two academic references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received but full consideration will be given to all applications received by March 1, 2020. The position will ultimately be filled through Yale University’s internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to Yale after an initial review. Women, LGBTQ, and underrepresented minority applicants are encouraged. Yale University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill 

A full-time research assistant position is available for individuals at the BA/BS level at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, beginning summer 2020.  The position will involve assisting/coordinating a federally-funded study of adolescent girls' depression, self-injury, and suicide.  The project involves the use of structured diagnostic assessment, questionnaire, observational, and EMA assessments, longitudinal methods, and physiological data collection integrating biological models of stress reactivity.  This position is for 2 years.  Research assistants will receive substantial training in developmental psychopathology theories and methods, participant recruitment; data management; supervision of undergraduate research assistants; 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 submit a vita/resume and the names and emails of two references to mitch.prinstein@unc.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applicants will be contacted only if selected for further consideration.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of Michigang

The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry is recruiting a full-time research assistant to work on two NIMH-funded research projects examining the neurobiology of psychiatric illnesses (in particular, schizophrenia and psychosis) using neuroimaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The person will work under supervision of two principal investigators (Ivy Tso, Ph.D., and Stephan Taylor, M.D.). The position requires a 2-year commitment.  It is an ideal stepping stone to graduate school in psychology, neuroscience, medical school, or related disciplines.  Expected start date: April 2020 or until the position is filled. For more information of our research programs, see https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/programs/prep and https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/ivytso‐lab/.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit & screen potential subjects via telephone, medical chart review, and through interactions with clinicians in psychiatry clinics.
  • Schedule and consent research participants.
  • Administer neurocognitive assessments with research participants.
  • Collect clinical, behavioral, and neuroimaging (fMRI) data.
  • Administer experimental TMS under the guidance of study protocol.
  • Manage subject records and data entry, provide assistance transferring, computing, and analyzing data using advanced statistical computer software.
  • Maintain and manage IRB and research records.
  • Prepare and lead study team coordination meetings.
  • Assist data processing and analyses.
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate students.
  • Opportunities to participate in research presentations and manuscript publications.
  • Opportunities to receive training in diagnostic and clinical assessment.
  • Opportunities to receive training in computer programming (e.g., Matlab, R, E-prime), advanced statistics, and neuroimaging research.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Biostatistics, or related STEM disciplines.
  • Experience in academic and human-subjects research.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Emotional maturity to work with psychiatric patients and diverse populations.
  • Proficiency in Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), internet searches, and elementary statistics.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented with the ability to understand/follow research protocols
  • Technical skills with equipment – training is available, but candidate must be competent to learn to use specialized lab equipment and software interfaces.
  • A valid driver's license and willingness to drive regularly between UM campuses within Ann Arbor.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with patients with psychiatric disorders
  • Experience conducting fMRI studies strongly preferred, including experience working with fMRI technicians to implement study protocol
  • Some flexibility in schedule may be necessary for the role, including weekends and early evenings.
  • Familiarity with higher-level programming/scripting languages (Matlab, E-Prime, R) would be a plus.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided. Interested candidates please submit an application (a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references) via this link: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/184008/research_assistant.  Questions related to this job posting should be directed to Dr. Ivy Tso, ivytso@umich.edu.

 

Heckers Lab Research Assistant 

Full time research assistant needed to join a laboratory at Vanderbilt University using neuroimaging and cognitive testing to understand brain dysfunction in psychosis.  Under direct supervision, the Research Assistant will be responsible for recruiting research subjects into various clinical research studies and assisting investigators in the collection and analysis of study data.  Specific duties include performing psychiatric diagnostic interviews, administering cognitive tests, and carrying out neuroimaging study protocols.  Additional responsibilities include database management, analysis of behavioral and brain imaging data, and assisting with manuscript preparation.  The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and capable of working independently.  Individuals interested in mental health, the biological basis of mental disorders, neuropsychology and/or neuroscience, and neuroimaging are especially encouraged to apply.  The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem solving abilities.  Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree in psychology or a related field (i.e. neuroscience).  Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) is essential.  Experience using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) is preferred.  Training in diagnostic interviewing methods, cognitive testing, and neuroimaging data analysis will be provided.  Please send resume to: kristan.armstrong@vumc.org

 

Hands of Hope, Residential Care Program 

I am with Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis.  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program. 

Information about our internship may be found here:  https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-internship

The application for our internship may be found here:  https://www.casahope.org/application-part-one

Interns in our program gain valuable experience that is relevant to a number of fields and future career goals while simultaneously making a meaningful difference in the lives of a vulnerable group of children.

 

Lab Coordinator, Boston University 

Dr. Kathleen Corriveau and the Social Learning Lab at Boston University (http://www.bulearnlab.com) are hiring a resourceful and enthusiastic Lab Coordinator. The lab is interested in the development of social cognition in formal and informal learning environments. This will be a full-time paid position. Start date is Spring or Summer 2020. The Lab Coordinator will be responsible for managing the administration of a number of studies including but not limited to:

-Collaborations with local educators and the Museum of Science to examine the effectiveness of scientific inquiry to improve children’s understanding and acquisition of scientific concepts, funded by the National Science Foundation.

-Explorations of parents’ and children’s conceptions of religious and scientific entities and events, funded by the Templeton Foundation.

Responsibilities will include: supervising and training research assistants, facilitating partnerships with schools and other local institutions, recruiting participants, coordinating testing logistics and scheduling, assisting with paperwork for IRB compliance, and managing lab expenses. The Lab Coordinator will also be actively involved in research, with ample opportunities for study design, data collection, data analysis, and contributions to conference presentations.

Required Qualifications

  • B.A or B.S. in Psychology, Child Development, Education, or a related field.
  • Minimum of one year of research experience in related fields, preferably with children.
  • Proficiency in interacting with children, families, educators, and school/museum administrators.
  • Ability to use effective time management to ensure the tasks and goals for multiple projects are completed in order of priority.
  • Excellent cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to use, learn, and/or troubleshoot essential software such as the Microsoft Office suite, SPSS, Qualtrics, R, etc.
  • Current work eligibility in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience managing personnel in research or other contexts.
  • Experience working with schools and community organizations.
  • Understanding of data collection procedures and statistical methods.
  • Experience with verbal and behavioral video coding.

Please submit the following materials  to learnlab@bu.edu with the subject "Lab Coordinator Application". Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

 

Research Assistant, Bilingual (Spanish), Brown University 

Women Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a major teaching affiliate of the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, has an immediate opening for a full time Research Assistant on an NIH-funded study of autism in infancy. The RA would be responsible for administering newborn and infant assessments and assisting in the acquisition and analysis of patient information for clinical research projects. The research program is a component of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute and the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment.  We are committed to enrolling a diverse group of infants and their families.  Comfort and experience handling infants and Spanish language proficiency are essential.  

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to WHAutism@carene.org 

The full position announcement and a link to a formal job application can be found at www.carenewengland.org/careers/results.cfm. Filter openings by location (= Women & Infants) and search for opportunity 5909, WH-Brown Center, WIH Research Assistant-Clinical. 

 

Research Assistant and Coordinator Positions, Nationwide Children's Hospital 

The Center for Biobehavioral Health (CBH) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio anticipates hiring 10-12 fulltime Research Assistants or Coordinators in the spring/summer of 2020 to work on investigations relevant to the psychosocial and medical outcomes experienced by children, adolescents, young adults, and their families facing developmental and health challenges.  Studies include observational research and clinical trials with a variety of populations, e.g., congenital heart disease, epilepsy, palliative care, pediatric cancer, prematurity, and traumatic brain injury.  Learning opportunities, depending on the position, include training in early childhood development, neuropsychological assessment, neuroimaging techniques, and/or assessment of diverse phenomena such as peer relationships, physical activity and other health behaviors, and family interactions. Research staff will recruit participants; collect data in clinical, research, and community settings; code and manage data; and participate in data analysis and dissemination of research results.

CBH is committed to the professional development of research staff, providing seminars and 1:1 mentoring to build research skills and assist with applications to graduate programs as well as career planning. 

Individuals interested in learning more are invited to submit a CV or resume through the link below.  After submitting your CV, you will be asked to provide an email address to which we can send a list of the CBH research teams that will have open positions in 2020. 

https://is.gd/NCH_RAapplication

Questions may be directed to Jennifer.Beck@NationwideChildrens.org

 

Lab Manager, Princeton Baby Lab

Position Summary:

The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a full-time, Spanish-English bilingual research specialist (i.e., lab manager), under the supervision of Dr. Casey Lew-Williams. The successful candidate will work in the Princeton Baby Lab, and have frequent contact with postdocs, graduate students, senior thesis students, and research assistants, as well as various faculty members. Targeted start date is June 1, 2020. The position is a term appointment of one year with possibility of renewal (ideally two years, or more).

Responsibilities:

The research specialist will participate in all aspects of projects on early learning in infants and toddlers, with a particular focus on Spanish-English bilingualism. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Testing young children using various research methods, such as eye tracking, LENA, and fNIRS
  • Coordinating participant recruitment
  • Developing stimuli for experiments
  • Mentoring undergraduates
  • Setting up and maintaining operations of the lab through general administrative duties
  • Conducting a study or two of interest to you

Essential qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, communication sciences and disorders, or related cognitive science fields

  • Conversational proficiency in both Spanish and English
  • Have a demonstrated interest in cognitive science
  • Be able to write very clearly for any audience
  • Be able to jump from low- to high-level work, and back again
  • Get along well with other people
  • Have excellent communication skills with young children and families
  • Be able to get tasks done efficiently
  • Be detail-oriented, motivated, creative, organized, and able to work independently

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with research methods in developmental science
  • Experience with R, Matlab, or other software
  • Experience with audio/video editing programs

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Please apply to requisition #2020-11391 at https://careers.princeton.edu. Include a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, CV, and contact information for two references. For more information, please email Casey Lew-Williams (caseylw@princeton.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 20, 2020.

 

Research Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh 

The Psychology department is seeking a full-time qualified Research Coordinator to oversee a study beginning in Dr. Rebecca Reed’s Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory. 

The Research Coordinator will assume primary responsibility for a longitudinal, observational study funded by the National Institute on Aging examining the effects of daily psychological stress and emotion regulation on blood-derived markers of inflammation and latent viral activity in older adults. The employee will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the three-year grant, including recruitment; screening; collecting self-report, behavioral, and clinical measures; safety monitoring; data management and basic analysis.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Designing and implementing study protocols.  
  • Subject recruitment, retention, consenting, and scheduling lab study visits.
  • Conduct clinical tests according to protocol, including phlebotomy, processing and storing biological samples; administer physical performance and cognitive function tests; and assist participants in completing lab-based and daily study-related questionnaires.
  • Assist with preparing and maintaining IRB and NIH compliance materials.
  • Manage the study budget, including providing participant payments, ordering supplies, and maintaining financial records.
  • Coordinate staff/laboratory meetings and supervise undergraduate RAs.
  • Oversee all data verification and entry, ensuring that all assessments are conducted according to established protocols.
  • Assist with the preparation of NIH progress reports and the analysis and publication of study findings.

The Research Coordinator will have sole responsibility for the quality of all collected data. The candidate must be trained and certified in phlebotomy (else be willing to receive certification, less desirable), and laboratory skills in processing biological samples are highly preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. This position also requires excellent computer skills, organizational skills, and strong attention to detail.  

Submission of a resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this role.

The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in psychology or a health-related area of study. It is possible that a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2-3 years of research experience (including supervisory experience) will be eligible. This level of education is necessary to perform the assigned duties. The candidate must have at least 2-3 years of experience working in a research environment.  

University of Pittsburgh Research Coordinator - Position #19008782

 

Research Coordinator, Harvard University 

Stress and Development Lab, Harvard University

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 2020 (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 either an intensive repeated-measures fMRI study examining dynamic changes in neural networks following exposure to stress in adolescents or an early intervention study designed to prevent the emergence of mental health problems in children who have experienced adversity.  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

Qualifications:  

  • 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 neuroimaging data (i.e., MRI, fMRI, DTI) and comfort working in a command-line environment (e.g., Linux) is preferred

Please contact lab manager, Lucy Lurie, for details on how to apply: sdlab@fas.harvard.edu

 

One Heart Source Service Learning Programs 

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2020 Service Learning Programs. We are offering 2 and 4 week Health Development programs in Cape Town, South Africa!

As an OHS Mentor you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of community and the cultural factors that influence health.
  • Participate in our health education interventions by mentoring students through their academic careers.
  • Immerse yourself in history and culture to better understand diversity.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world to discuss global health issues.
  • Develop skills to pursue social justice through health education and intervention.
  • Broaden health care skills in real-world environments

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2020 Application

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2020

Learn more about our Health Program here.

 

Full-time Clinical Research Assistant/Interviewer, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital

Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant/ Interviewer: Substance use during pregnancy and infant development

Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital

BA/BS Required

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a full-time research assistant to conduct clinical interviews for longitudinal studies investigating maternal substance use during pregnancy and infant behavior.

Primary responsibilities involve clinical interviews of pregnant mothers, and consent, scheduling, and screening participants. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required. Position involves working in a fast-paced environment within a multidisciplinary research team.

Research experience, background in statistics/SPSS and REDCap data entry is an asset. Evening and weekend availability and reliable transportation required.

Many opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to conferences, prepare papers for publication. Applications from women and minority members are encouraged.

To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Katelyn Borba:

Katelyn.Borba1@lifespan.org

Research Coordinator, Northwestern University 

The Northwestern University Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program is seeking applications for a research coordinator. Currently we are running a number of protocols with typically developing, prodromal
syndrome and early psychosis populations focusing on biomarker, treatment, and scale development. Join our team and be involved with collecting and writing up data from any and all of these great and innovative multimodal studies. Please see our website for more details: http://www.adaptprogram.com.

The successful applicant will join a team of project coordinators responsible for managing undergraduate research assistants, coordinating research projects (recruiting, scheduling, running participants), processing IRB protocols, managing finances, and analyzing and processing data. This is the ideal position for someone interested in applying for graduate school in a year or two. You will get in-depth experience in an active multidisciplinary team, learn skills, publish papers, attend conferences and make connections with a number of psychopathology groups. Details about wage and benefits, as well as the application process can be found at:  http://myhr.northwestern.edu/psp/hr857prd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRPM.HRS_J...

For questions please contact Vijay Mittal (vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu). Review of applications will begin right away, and we hope for the position to begin as soon as possible.

 

Research Assistant, Brown University Department of Psychiatry 

Research Assistant Rhode Island Hospital Partial Hospitalization Program and MIDAS Project, Medical School of Brown University Department of Psychiatry

The Rhode Island Methods to Improve Diagnostic Assessment and Services (MIDAS) project is looking to hire a research assistant (RA), with a potential start date of May/June 2020. Candidates should be a recent or upcoming college graduate with a psychology or neuroscience major and an interest in going to graduate or medical school. In the Rhode Island Hospital outpatient psychiatry and partial hospital practices, we have integrated research assessments into clinical practice. The MIDAS project is one of the largest clinical epidemiological studies using semi-structured diagnostic interviews ever conducted, and we have published more than 200 papers from our database. The RA will be trained in conducting diagnostic interviews and writing clinical reports. The RA will also be responsible for managing databases and entering data, submitting IRB applications, recruiting participants, and conducting other tasks associated with various ongoing assessment and treatment research projects in the outpatient and partial hospital practices. Opportunities are available (and encouraged) for presenting research at national meetings and writing manuscripts for publication. Prior research assistants have published papers as first authors and have been successful at getting into top level graduate and medical schools.

Please send applications (cover letter and CV) to Ms. Deb Lemieux at dlemieux@lifespan.org. For additional information or questions about the position, please contact Mark Zimmerman, M.D. (mzimmerman@lifespan.org).

 

Research Assistant Marcus Autism Center Pediatric Neuroimaging Research program 

The Marcus Autism Center is hiring a Research Assistant within the Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Core. This position is for Bachelor-level or above applicants who have prior experience working in a clinical and/or research environment. Successful applicants will engage in two years of clinical and research experiences through various longitudinal MRI studies of infants at high and low-risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and through an MRI study of participants with 3q29 deletion. The primary responsibilities of the Research Assistant will be collecting MRI and eye-tracking data from infants and children, conducting clinical assessments on these participants, data entry and management, and consenting, scheduling, and hosting families who participate in our studies. The Research Assistant will also have the opportunity to attend events such as autism grand rounds meetings (twice a month), our summer-intensive training seminar covering clinical research in autism (one week), and weekly lab meetings. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who have previous experience with infants or young children with autism and who are interested in research operations and neuroimaging research. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Sarah Shultz at 1920 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 or sarah.shultz@emory.edu.​

 

NIMH Intramural Research Training Award Program, Postbaccalaureate Program 

The Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience (SMDN), Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience (SDAN), and Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit (NNT) of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Maryland, seek qualified individuals to fill Postbaccalaureate IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting May through July 2020.

SMDN, SDAN, and NNT conduct research on the brain mechanisms of mental illness in youth, with a focus on irritability and anxiety.  We also investigate treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.

These full-time research assistant positions require a bachelor’s degree and U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien).  A minimum commitment of 1 year is expected; however, a 2-year commitment is strongly preferred.  Responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise:  patient and healthy volunteer screening, recruitment, and training on research tasks; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation.  This work involves using statistical and graphics software to examine behavioral and neuroimaging data, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature.  In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient tasking and treatment visits. Research assistants also observe diagnostic interviews with patients.

Research assistants 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 Postbaccalaureate 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 forward a letter of interest and resume to:

Emily Jones, B.A.
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
emily.jones@nih.gov
301-402-8225

 

Children and Screens Institute of Digital Media and Child Development 

Project Coordinator
Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development
Location: Long Island, New York

Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development advances interdisciplinary research, supports human capital in the field, informs and educates the public, and advocates for sound public policy for child health and wellness. 

Children and Screens seeks an experienced, self-motivated and highly organized individual to join our staff as a Project Coordinator. Reporting directly to the President, the Project Coordinator position is a dynamic opportunity for a motivated professional to support Children and Screens’ mission to promote an evidence-based national dialogue and rigorous, objective research on the impact of digital media on children and adolescents.

The Project Coordinator is accountable for the execution of Institute projects of varying size and complexity involving interdisciplinary dialogue, research, and public information within the field of media’s impact on child development. The scope bridges the medical, neuroscientific, social science, education and academic communities. In addition to carrying out important project tasks, the Project Coordinator works with team members (Institute staff and interns) to ensure
that every aspect of a project is being addressed and managed efficiently in accordance with the project objectives set and communicated by the President of Children and Screens.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered,
applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. To apply, applicants must email the
following to jobs@childrenandscreens.com :

  • A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this position will contribute to your professional goals;
  • A resume, transcript and contact information for two academic or professional references. Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.

 

Merakey Professional Positions

Merakey is  the leading provider of education and human services to individuals with special needs. They having many locations around the United States including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, and many other states. They serve over 40,000 adults and children. Merakey currently has three job postings in handshake that they are actively recruiting to fill these positions. 

Direct Support Professional – All majors are welcome to apply

Therapeutic Staff Support – Only Sociology, Geography, Psychology, Social Work/Human Services, Human & Child Development, Counseling, and Anthropology majors

Supportive Living Worker- Only Sociology, Geography, Psychology, Social Work/Human Services, Human & Child Development, Counseling, and Anthropology majors

Merakey Innovative Care and Educational Solutions

Positions available through Handshake

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of Chicago

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

The University of Chicago is located in Hyde Park, approximately 6 miles from downtown Chicago. The MAPS Laboratory is newly housed within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, which is home to a number of NIH-funded research teams (for more information visit https://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/).  An individual who fills this position will be expected to work effectively within the MAPS Lab team, as well as with other research teams within the Psychiatry Department to coordinate patient recruitment.  The ideal candidate will therefore be highly organized, motivated to learn challenging new skills, and have a warm and professional interpersonal style.

Interested candidates for this position should contact Dr. Molly Erickson (merickson1@uchicago.edu) for more information about how to apply.

 

PennEnvironment is Hiring

PennEnvironment is a people powered organization dedicated to protecting Pennsylvania's air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help the public make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives.

Right now PennEnvironment is hiring for a Conservation Associate to defend our cornerstone conservation programs from attack at the federal and state level; work to promote and increase stewardship of our public lands and open spaces; and tackle the threat that single-use plastics like bags, straws and foam takeout containers are having on our communities, our waterways and our wildlife.

In addition, we are hiring for a Western Pennsylvania Field Organizer (based in Pittsburgh) to educate and energize the public on the most critical environmental issues facing the planet, including tackling climate change, halting fracking, reducing air and water pollution, and getting off of single-use plastics. Our organizer will work to build the power needed to convince our elected officials to tackle these issues, including grassroots mobilization, activating coalition partners and decision makers and garnering media attention.

Interested folks can learn more about these jobs with PennEnvironment at http://pennenvironment.org/page/pae/jobs.

Thank you so much for your help, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

 

Research Assistant, Stanford University

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

Internship Description

This position would be desirable for anyone who:

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

Eligibility

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

Commitments

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

How to Apply

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

 

Full-time and/or Part-time Research Assistant, Butler Hospital/Brown University 

The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire a full-time and/or part-time research assistant to work on studies related to hospital aftercare programs for patients with severe mental illness (i.e., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and comorbid substance abuse).  The position is available for immediate start.  In particular, we are hiring for National Institute of Mental Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded randomized controlled trials testing novel psychosocial interventions for patients following a psychiatric hospitalization, which are run primarily by Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D. There may be opportunities to work on related projects testing psychosocial interventions in other populations (e.g., Veterans, those with suicidal behaviors).  Butler’s Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. For more information about our program, please refer to our department website (http://www.moodtreatment.org) or the Principal Investigator’s webpage at: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/bgaudian  

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

Butler - Research Administration Department

Status - Full-Time or Part-Time

Hours - Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours.

Has Benefits - Yes

Job Description

Brown University-affiliated researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking to hire research assistants for grant-funded studies of post-hospital interventions for patients with bipolar disorder, psychosis, or comorbid substance abuse. Responsibilities include recruiting and tracking subjects, screening electronic medical records, managing databases, preparing reports, and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Additional duties include working with a multidisciplinary team conducting research in a psychiatric hospital setting. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus.

Required Education

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

Application Method

Email cover letter and CV/resume to Ms. Hyun Seon Park at Hspark@butler.org

 

Full-time Lab Manager, Georgetown University

The Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition, directed by Dr. Adam Green, anticipates hiring a full-time lab manager to coordinate and conduct research on learning, reasoning, and creativity in high school students and young adults. The lab manager will contribute to ongoing large-scale grantfunded projects and help in development of new projects. The preferred start date is early-June 2020.
 

For more information on the lab, see cng.georgetown.edu.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collection of brain-imaging data (primarily fMRI), as well as behavioral and survey data
  • Recruitment of study participants
  • Coordination of lab members to conduct ongoing projects
  • Organization of professional and informal lab activities
  • Administration of grant budgets for multiple ongoing and developing projects
  • Many other duties as needed and depending on interest/motivation, including direct involvement with planning research projects and analysis of collected data

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more years of undergraduate or post-graduate research experience, ideally in the biological or psychological sciences
  • Willingness to learn new skills and enthusiastically take on new projects and responsibilities
  • Attention to detail, high level of self-motivation, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience gathering and analyzing fMRI data
  • One or more years of leadership experience
  • Programming experience (e.g., E-Prime, MATLAB, Python)

To apply for this position:
Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and career goals, a current resume/CV, an unofficial college transcript, and contact information for two or more people who can readily comment on the applicant’s qualifications to cnglab@georgetown.edu. Please address any questions to Griffin Colaizzi at gc815@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see the Georgetown website for more information, or contact
the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687- 4798. This position requires a criminal background check performed by Human Resources. Compensation is based on Georgetown pay scales, depending on qualifications and experience.

 

Clinical Translational Research Coordinator II - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Psychiatry Research, is accepting applications for our Clinical Translational Research Coordinator II within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.

In this role, you will be primarily working in the Psychiatric Clinics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which will include work on a study of psychiatric patients with mood, psychotic, or substance use disorders. The study is interested in the shared and separate psychological components across these disorders. Another primary interest in this study is investigating brain changes in the patients. 

Responsibilities include screening and consenting of potential participants, developing and initiating recruitment strategies, conducting clinical diagnostic interviews, and completing neuroimaging protocols.  Also, you must maintain accurate and timely documentation and communication with investigators, participants, treatment providers, and the IRB.  The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, be comfortable interacting with individuals with psychiatric disorders in a clinical research setting, and have excellent analytic and organizational skills. A minimum two-year commitment is requested and salary and rank will be commensurate with experience level. 

Additionally, you will be responsible for coordinating multiple arms for this study, which includes recruiting, screening and scheduling research participants appropriate to each study arm. Additionally, you will organize collected data, supervise study staff, keep accurate records, and conduct proper research protocols, and ensure the integrity and quality of the research is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure, and research protocols.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field
  • Two years’ research experience or the equivalent
  • Prior experience with psychiatric populations, psychotic disorders in particular, is preferred,
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and data management skills
  • Experience in psychiatric clinical research working with patients is preferred.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their CV along with a cover letter to neil.d.woodward@vumc.org and stephan.heckers@vumc.org.

 

Research Assistant, Brown University

Research Assistant position(s) in suicide and depression research at Brown University 

Overview:
RAs will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu at Bradley Hospital, assisting primarily with two NIMH-funded studies using computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, physiological arousal, and ecological momentary assessment) of short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents.

Duties & Responsibilities:  
Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff and participants recruited from the adolescent inpatient units; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; and IRB submissions and modifications. There may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to national conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication. This position is particularly suited for individuals interested in gaining research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field, be very detail oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime are preferred but not required.

Application information:
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to: teenmoodandbehavior@brown.edu

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Case Western Reserve University 

NOTE / HOW TO APPLY

CWRU offers a flexible benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents. Respond in confidence, including salary history to: jobs.case.edu, Human Resources job code #7838.

Position Objective

Working under general supervision, the Research Assistant 2 will plan and carry out the research activities of the Clinical Neuroscience research laboratory.  This position will be responsible for participant enrollment as well as assisting with subject participation in the form of structural and functional MRI scans, and collecting behavioral and neuroimaging data.  The research assistant must be able to work well with study populations including schizophrenia, clinical and genetic high risk for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, adults, adolescents, and children.  This position will also be responsible for managing laboratory functions including data entry, and preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and/or grants.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Wayne State 

The Jovanovic Lab/Detroit Trauma Project in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University, directed by Dr. Tanja Jovanovic, seeks a full-time laboratory Research Assistant. The position is available immediately.

The Research Assistant will assist with studies of civilian trauma exposure, fear conditioning, brain development, and post-traumatic stress disorder in adults and children. The laboratory uses interviews, behavioral, psychophysiological, genetics, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods. Candidates should be familiar with basic and/or clinical research laboratories, have experience working with human subjects in a research/clinical context, have experience working with children, and have some weekend and evening availability. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and careful attention to detail are essential. Duties include interviewing and testing participants and assisting with data management. There also are administrative duties including assisting with participant recruitment, scheduling participants, and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Research assistants also have the opportunity to attend and present the work of the laboratory at scientific conferences.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Under general supervision, perform a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, including but not limited to biospecimen collection, neuroimaging, psychophysiological testing, and trauma interviews.
  • Participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
  • Maintains records of work performed in laboratory databases.
  • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. Experience and interest in working with children.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field as well as previous research experience with interviewing participants or collecting behavioral, psychophysiological and/or MRI data. Experience managing research projects; previous experience working with children; the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills are essential. Computer skills should include knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and statistical software (such as SPSS, SAS, or R programming).

Research assistants receive salary and full benefits through Wayne State University. Apply online by sending an email including a cover letter, current resume/CV, and three professional references to astenson@wayne.edu and swinters@med.wayne.edu.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health 

The Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health is looking for a full-time, post-baccalaureate research assistant to help with several projects focused on integrating technology into psychiatric services.

The person in this position will be expected to administer a variety of psychological tests, clinical rating scales and/or diagnostic assessments with patients and to achieve and maintain inter-rater reliability. They will also be responsible for maintaining patient clinical and research records. Additionally, this role will involve recruitment of study participants, management of study procedures, communication with clinicians and research collaborators, maintenance of study records, interaction with other internal groups (e.g., Office of Grants and Contracts, the Institutional Review Board), and completion of administrative tasks, as necessary. Candidates with adequate experience may also be asked to help with the training and management of other research staff.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic and organized with at least one year of research experience, preferably working with clinical populations. This will be an excellent position for someone who wants clinical research experience prior to applying for graduate school.

This position is based at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens, NY.

In order to apply, please send your CV, most recent transcript, an e-mail stating your interest, and two letters of reference to impact.research.lab@gmail.com.  Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted with more details. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Full-time Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

The Cognition and Affect Regulation Lab directed by Dr. Jonathan Stange at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Department of Psychiatry, is seeking a Non-Benefits Full-time Academic Hourly (Research Associate I) position. Our lab seeks to identify cognitive and affective processes that are involved in the regulation of negative affect, in an effort to identify vulnerability factors for mood disorders and suicide. This work involves laboratory-based measures of brain activity (using fMRI), autonomic nervous system functioning (electrocardiogram and respiration), and behavior (computer tasks and questionnaires). In addition, to understand behavior outside of the lab, we utilize ambulatory assessment to measure autonomic functioning (with wearables), sleep quality (with actigraphy), affect and regulation strategies (using ecological momentary assessment), and digital phenotyping approaches to measuring behavior (using smartphone keyboard data). 

This position is ideal for a recent graduate from a Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or other STEM program who is interested in gaining clinical research experience in mental health and/or neuroscience in preparation for graduate or medical school.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preprocesses psychophysiological and neuroimaging data.
  • Employs various tools and recruitment efforts to enroll and retain young adults with major depression, suicidal ideation, or healthy controls (e.g., social media, digital advertising, referral management, advocacy outreach).
  • Learns to conduct diagnostic interviews to assess history of psychopathology.
  • Interacts with participants and performs lab experiments using neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and behavioral methods.
  • Assists in study tasks (e.g., help with data entry, generating REDCap reports for data analysis).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field required.
  • Previous experience working with human subjects and conducting independent research projects.
  • Excellent analytical skills, the ability to resolve technical or research problems and the ability to critically check data to prevent errors.
  • Knowledge and adherence of clinical research methods and design, and research protocols.
  • Extremely careful attention to detail (required for data entry and processing of neuroimaging, psychophysiology, and behavioral data).
  • Excellent planning, organization, and prioritization skills, with the ability to independently monitor and complete a variety of complex tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and excellent communication, organization, presentation and computer skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team (e.g., share duties with other research assistants when recruiting and running study participants; complete components of data analysis, slide presentations and manuscript preparations with the PI).

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with processing physiological and/or fMRI data (e.g., Biopac, Matlab, SPM).
  • Experience working with patients with mood disorders including familiarity with clinical assessments.
  • Proficiency with database management (e.g., merging multiple data sets from various sources).
  • Programming experience (e.g., Matlab, Python).

To apply or for more information:
Please apply and submit your resume/CV, cover letter detailing your interest in and perceived fit for the position and how it aligns with your career goals, salary requirements, and contact information for two references to hiring manager, Dr. Jonathan Stange, at jstange@uic.edu. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is successful. More information about the lab is available here: https://www.psych.uic.edu/research/lab-directory/cognition-and-affect-re...
 

Full-time Research Coordinator, The Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory 

Position Overview:

The Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory (Ian Gotlib, Director) is seeking applicants for full-time, paid Research Coordinator positions. Research Coordinators will work closely with highly trained staff members, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students in the lab to coordinate behavioral, clinical, and MR components of our neuroimaging studies. In our research, we examine neural and behavioral developmental mechanisms underlying stress and depression. Because our studies span a wide age range, lab members have the opportunity to gain valuable research skills and interact with infants, children, and adolescents in both clinical and non-clinical populations. Our lab is highly collaborative and provides opportunities to explore professional interests in clinical psychology, affective neuroscience, and developmental psychopathology.

General Responsibilities:

  • Running behavioral and MRI sessions
  • Administering diagnostic interviews
  • Managing and organizing behavioral data
  • Managing and pre-processing MR data
  • Assisting with setup and execution of projects
  • Working closely with other lab members to coordinate projects
  • Scheduling participants for sessions

Expectations and Requirements:

  • 40 hours per week: schedule must be flexible because weekend and evening availability is required.
  • A 2-year commitment is preferred.
  • Previous experience in psychological research or related fields is required.
  • Previous experience working with clinical populations and computer programming is preferred, though we do offer extensive training.

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV or resumé that includes up to 3 references to the Stanford Neurodevelopment, Affect, and Psychopathology Laboratory at snaplab@stanford.edu with “SNAPLab Research Coordinator Position” in the subject line or email with questions. Please include relevant information regarding your availability (e.g., anticipated graduation date, ideal start date, other commitments, etc.). Please visit snaplab.stanford.edu for information about our research.

 

Full-time Research Associate, University of Delaware 

The Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation (CHART) at the University of Delaware (udel.edu/chart) is looking for a full-time research associate to assist our research faculty and scientists in carrying out grant-funded research projects. The Center aims to improve the quality of healthcare and quality of life for children and adults with chronic conditions by improving patient assessment tools and practices. In particular, our team of psychologists and psychometricians studies the science and practice of outcomes measurement. CHART is funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, the Department of Defense, and private foundations.

Major responsibilities include (as applicable to the projects assigned):

1. Develop Study Procedures:

  • Prepare/Assemble project briefing books
  • Assist with creating Manuals of Procedures for specified projects
  • Develop recruitment, recordkeeping, tracking, communication, and data collection procedures for studies as assigned
  • Prepare and submit IRB applications, continuations, and amendments

2. Preparation of Specifications and Testing of Data Management Systems:

  • Assist in developing data collection platform (in REDCap, Assessment Center, or similar) for studies

3. Data Management:

  • Monitor subject accrual and report to study team members
  • Develop and implement audit processes to review data quality and human subjects compliance

4. Assist in Grant Preparation and Planning Including Writing Grant Text
5. Conduct Patient Interviews

  • Conduct phone interviews and/or in-person data collection, as appropriate
  • Ensure standardized procedures are followed

Code Qualitative Data from Human Subjects Interviews
Assist in Writing and Preparing Manuscripts, Posters, Website Materials, and other Publications

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in psychology or related field
  • Minimum of one year previous research experience
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to take direction and then work independently
  • Good facility with technology

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and résumé/CV to:  Jerry Slotkin, Ph.D., CHART Assistant Director, by e-mail at slotkinj@udel.edu.

 


Part-time Research Coordinator, Southern California Dornsife School of Philosophy 

The Meaning Lab in the University of Southern California Dornsife School of Philosophy, directed by Prof. Alexis Wellwood, is recruiting a part-time research coordinator to begin in mid-August (start date flexible). The application is open immediately and will be closed as soon as the position is filled.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Angela Xiaoxue He at xiaoxue@usc.edu with the subject line "Meaning Lab research coordinator application". Include in your email an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, and the names of up to 3 professional references. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension based on the coordinator’s performance and the needs of the lab. Below you will find information about our lab, the necessary and desired qualifications required for the research coordinator position, and the responsibilities of the job.

The Meaning Lab

Our research concerns language and cognition in adults and young children. We study what adult speakers know about how meaning is expressed in language, and how that knowledge develops in our most expert language learners (kids!). Our research combines cutting-edge thought in linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive psychology to investigate the most remarkable human ability––the capacity to produce and understand language. Please visit our website for more information: https://bcf.usc.edu/~d-semant/

Responsibilities

  • Manage lab operations: manage budgets, IRB protocols, website; maintain infrastructure (equipment, purchases); maintain existing lab manuals and establish new ones
  • Lead research assistants: recruit and interview undergraduate research assistants; provide training; delegate short-term and long-term tasks; supervise progress; coordinate lab events
  • Recruit participants (adults and children): lead and oversee recruitment efforts; maintain and expand existing participant pool

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (in philosophy, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, or related field)
  • 1-2 years of laboratory-based research experience (with children preferred)
  • Organizational skills: attention to details, consistency, and coherence
  • Problem solving and time management skills: ability to learn new things and solve problems independently, ability to juggle multiple tasks and maintain a high efficiency
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills: comfortable leading a team of undergraduate research assistants, ability to cultivate a collaborative environment; clear, consistent, and timely communication abilities
  • Expertise with Microsoft Excel

Preferred qualifications

  • Proficiency with R, Javascript, Matlab, Photoshop
  • Familiarity with experimental design and statistical analysis