Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

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


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


Email Address:    psyadvis@pitt.edu

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                        IMPORTANT DATES - 2174

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Pass/Fail deadline
Monday, February 13, 2017 - Summer Term enrollment begins
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Sunday, March 12, 2016 - Spring Break for students
Friday, March 10, 2017 - University Closed
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - Withdrawal deadline for individual courses
Friday, March 17, 2017 - Deadline to apply for August 2017 graduation
Monday, March 27, 2017 - Fall Term enrollment begins
Friday, April 21, 2017 - Last day for undergraduate classes
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Spring Term Ends
Friday, April 28, 2017 - Psychology Department Graduation Ceremony
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Annual Commencement Convocation
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Spring term grades must be approved by instructors
Monday, July 7, 2017 - Deadline to apply for December graduation

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

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • PsychDRIVE  Event - New Posting
  • Department of Psychology Graduation Ceremony
  • Undergraduate Psychology Website, Google Calendar
  • New Math Co-Requisite Course Approved

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Predictive Synergistic Systems Opportunity - New Posting
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant - New Posting
  • Research Labs in search of RA (summer and fall) - New Posting
  • Summer Internship Opportunity - New Posting
  • Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain Sciences
  • Summer Internship Opportunity
  • Backpacking with a Purpose
  • Twentieth Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference
  • Summer Spanish Speaking Opportunity
  • Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference
  • The Elsie Hillman Civic Forum Program - Never a Spectator 
  • Undergraduate Workshop, University of Delaware 
  • The Horizons Fellowship
  • Are you thinking about a doctoral degree in psychology?
  • Summer Internship, Yale University - Cognition and Development
  • Summer Internship, Yale University
  • Summer Internship, Boston College
  • The Woodlands Summer Camp
  • Yale Infant Cognition Center Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity
  • West Penn Hospital:  Hospital Elder Life Program
  • 2017 Summer Treatment Counselor Positions - Program Florida International University Center for Children and Families
  • Wediko Children's Services - Summer Program Staff Openings
  • 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Awards

UNIVERSITY EVENTS/INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Summer Enrollment
  • Spring Graduation Applications
  • Potential Behavioral Economics Club
  • Autism Speaks

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • Brackenridge Fellowship Program, Summer 2017
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
  • UHC National Scholarship Newsletter
  • Nationality Rooms 2016 Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

CONFERENCE/GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling, Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
  • Northwestern Psychology PhD Programs 
  • Duquesne University Undergraduate Psychology Conference
  • 2017 UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC)
  • Colorado State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Fully funded 4-year PhD positions in Educational Neuroscience, Gallaudet University
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program
  • University of Kentucky Educational, School and Counseling Psychology Programs
  • Masters in Neuroimaging at University of Southern California
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?
  • Interested in Graduate School?

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Project Coordinator - New Posting
  • Research Technician Opportunity - New Posting
  • Research Lab Coordinator - University of Iowa
  • Grant Street Group 
  • Research Assistant - Stony Brook University 
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Research Assistant
  • Lab Coordinator, UCSD, California
  • Research Lab Manager, MIT
  • Research Assistant Positions, Emory University
  • Full Time Lab Manager, Boston College
  • Graduate Position, Biology Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • Research Job Openings - Nationwide Children's Hospital

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION
 

PsychDRIVE  Event - New Posting
 
"Figuring Out What's Next: Using Psychology Experiences to Get Ahead!
5PM – 7PM on March 23rd, 2017
4127 Sennott Square
Want to learn more about Psychology? Come to PsychDRIVE’s spring meeting, where we’ll discuss common career paths and how you can gain hands-on experience in psychology during your time at Pitt!"

Research Award:
"Please consider applying for the PsychDRIVE Undergraduate Research Fellowship!

The PsychDRIVE Undergraduate Research Fellowship is a $500 award to support underrepresented students who are interested in pursuing research opportunities in Psychology. Fellows are expected to complete an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor with an affiliation in the Department of Psychology. Funds will go directly to the fellow (i.e., the funds are not to pay for research activities). Applications are due Friday, March 17th. Awardees will be notified March 31st and funds will be awarded soon thereafter. Please see the attached PDF for more information.

 

Department of Psychology Commencement Ceremony

  • Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Students are expected to report by 5:00 pm
  • Soldiers and Sailors Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue  
  • Doors open for family and friends at 5:00 pm.  Seats are first come, first served.
  • Tickets are not required
  • Regalia is required and can be purchased from Graduation Central hosted by the Book Store in early April.

Graduating seniors should expect to receive an invitation to their PITT email address with more information as it becomes available.  Remember to watch for information in the Friday Weekly Announcements.

 

Undergraduate Psychology Website, Google Calendar

The Undergraduate Psychology Advising website now offers a new feature for keeping track of upcoming dates, deadlines and events.  Please view our Google Calendar regularly for important information about upcoming events such as workshops, events and deadlines.

 

New Math Co-Requisite Course Approved

Effective immediately, CS 0008 Int Computer Programming With Python will satisfy the Psychology Math co-requisite. See description below and note that per CS department, this class is designed for non-majors and those with no previous programming experience.
 
This is course is designed as a first course in computer science programming. It is recommended for those students majoring in one of the natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities who wish to learn the fundamentals of programming. It is also useful to students intending to major in computer science who do not have the required background for CS 0401. The focus of this course is on problem analysis, the development of algorithms and computer programs in Python. Instruction will be provided to students interested in taking CS 0401 in converting Python programs to Java.

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Predictive Synergistic Systems Opportunity - New Posting

Predictive Synergistic Systems (PSS) is a management consultancy that helps its clients improve their business and team performance through the use of behavioral, cognitive, and strategic analytics. Using the award-winning Predictive Index® Talent Management suite of tools, we help apply data and analytics to critical business problems including talent acquisition, employee retention, organizational development, team performance, succession planning, performance management, and sales force improvement. (https://www.predictivesynergisticsystems.com/)
 

What You Will Learn:

  • The role of human capital analytics in making business decisions
  • The use of psychometrics in hiring and talent acquisition
  • Conflict resolution, team building, succession planning, and job design strategies using the Predictive Index® Talent Management suite of tools
  • How to apply this knowledge through 24 hours of paid classroom training
  • Much more – you will be mentored by our Management Psychologist and work closely with our Client Services Manager and other PSS team leaders.

What You Will Do:

  • Create group analytics using the Predictive Index® suite of tools
  • Greet guests and clients; screen phone calls  
  • Prepare, send, and receive documents, handouts, emails, and other correspondence
  • Work directly with our clients to ensure customer intimacy through software demonstrations and occasional conference calls
  • Create and update database, spreadsheets, PowerPoints, etc.
  • Assist with the preparation of training and presentation materials
  • Research various topics of interest to consultancy

What We Require:

  • Major in Psychology, Organizational Behavior/Development, or other business-related discipline 
  • Highly organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Not hesitant to contribute in discussions and be a creative thinker
  • Display love for workplace dynamics and overall excitement to learn new skills
  • PowerPoint, Word, and Excel experience is a bonus and will be considered when choosing the best applicant for this position

If this sounds interesting, we want to hear from you!

The position begins April 1st (negotiable) and ends August 31st.  You are expected to work 8-12 hours a week and will receive an hourly salary. We are located at 8050 Rowan Road, Suite 602, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. To apply please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio to Dr. Jeffrey Bondy (jeff@predictivesynergistics.com).

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant - New Posting

Seeking undergraduate research assistant (for credit or work study) to assist Dr. Roecklein and an advanced graduate student in Clinical and BioHealth Psychology with a Behavioral Genetics research project. The position is available immediately, and would preferably continue this summer and the following fall as this project is a longer term project with published manuscripts as the anticipated end product. The student would learn how to collect, analyze, genotype, and publish studies using genetic data. Please email your current CV and a summary of your availability and any past education in genetics or behavioral genetics to kroeck@pitt.edu. Past experience is not required!

 

Research Labs in search of RA (summer and fall) - New Posting
Dr. Wright: Personality Processes and Outcomes Laboratory: Directed Research Experience - summer and fall openings

 

Summer Internship Opportunity - New Posting

 

UC Berkeley
Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2017 Summer Internship
Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan
 
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 interested in language and the cognitive sciences.
 
Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social development interact in early childhood. Interns will work closely with the professor, lab coordinator, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, including reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, designing experiments, creating stimuli, recruiting participants, conducting studies, and synthesizing and analyzing data. Interns will have the opportunity to test participants at preschools and/or children's museums in the Bay Area. Lastly, interns will attend weekly lab meetings and reading groups to discuss the theory behind research studies, and will have the opportunity to present on the projects they are assigned at the beginning and end of the internship. We hope that interns will come away from these activities with an enriched understanding of language and cognitive development.
 
This internship is unpaid and will run from June 5th – August 4th and requires a minimum of 30 hours of work per week.  Please read more about applying on our website http://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ and submit all application materials (found on our website) by March 1st at 8:00 AM PST.  

 

 

Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain Sciences

We are now accepting applications for our Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain Sciences, scheduled June 4-17, 2017. This year’s topics are (1) Social and Decision Sciences and (2) Computational Neuroscience. Participants will attend lectures from distinguished researchers these fields, participate in labs and lab tours involving some of the latest technologies and research methods, and attend panel discussions on the future of interdisciplinary mind and brain studies as well as career and professional development in these fields.
 
Students with a strong interest in social and decision sciences and/or computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Summer Workshop participants will receive free room and board on campus, plus a travel stipend.
 
Applications are due March 15th. For more information, please see our website: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/cogsci/summer/
 
If you have any questions, please contact us at: IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

 

Summer Internship Opportunity

PEDIATRIC / DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH
NYU School of Medicine: NYC H+H/Bellevue and NYC H+H/Woodhull
 
The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE Project) in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine is a team that examines parenting interventions designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations. 
 
We currently have openings for summer interns (unpaid) to join our teams at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue in Manhattan and NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull in Brooklyn.  This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to be involved in research or healthcare.  Openings for undergraduate and graduate students are available.
 
At Bellevue: You will be part of Smart Beginnings, a randomized controlled trial of parenting interventions taking place in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt and the University of Pittsburgh.  In particular, you will have the opportunity to participate in assessments with infant / parent dyads that take place in the hospital as well as in participants’ homes.  You must be willing to travel to participants’ homes across NYC. Spanish proficiency is beneficial but not required.
 
At Woodhull: You will be part of the Video Interaction Project (VIP) team at Woodhull.  VIP is a parent education program that is offered as part of well-child pediatric care at Woodhull.  You will have the opportunity to help with recruitment into the program; to conduct outreach with hospital staff, patients, and the community about the program; and to learn about the research studies at this site. Spanish proficiency is required in order to be placed at Woodhull.
 
At both sites, you will have the opportunity to learn about developmental/pediatric research, to learn about the intervention programs being offered, and to interact with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinical staff.  In addition your responsibilities will include: providing childcare during assessments and intervention sessions; preparing materials for assessments and sessions; administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and videotape copying; scheduling and tracking participants; video coding; transcribing; assistance with other operational aspects of study.
 
Candidates must:
·        Have some background in psychology, child development, education, medicine/pre-medicine, public health, or other related field
·        Have computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
·        Be comfortable in a collaborative environment, yet able to work independently
·        Be extremely detail-oriented and organized
·        Be able to work responsibly and competently with sensitive patient information
·        At Bellevue, you must be willing to participate in home visits with participants across NYC; you must be comfortable providing childcare to young children and toddlers
·        At Woodhull, you must be proficient in Spanish
 
Notes about this opportunity:
·        For summer interns: a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for 8 weeks is required (hours must be on weekdays between 9 and 5).
·        Preference is given to candidates who wish to continue involvement additional semesters or summers.
·        Please indicate your location preference in your application, note that we cannot guarantee this site and that you may be expected to occasionally visit the other site.
 
If interested, please e-mail your resume or CV to Anne Seery, Ph.D., at belle.jobs@gmail.com.  Please include "BELLE volunteering" in the subject line. 
 
Applications for the summer are due by March 10.  Applications received after this date will only be considered on a rolling basis.  For more information about our work: www.belle.med.nyu.edu

 

Backpacking with a Purpose

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!
If you're into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply today to secure an interview for one of your top choice programs!
Programs are filling up quickly so apply as soon as possible!
Check out where we go:
 www.operationgroundswell.com
 
Summer programs are open in the following countries and regions:
 
India – Education or Gender Rights
 Southeast Asia – Conservation or Youth Empowerment
Middle East – Human Rights
Ghana – Global Health or Education
Tanzania – Social Innovation
Uganda: Development or Youth Empowerment
Guatemala – Fair Trade Justice or Peace & Conflict
Peru – Environment

Can’t travel in the summer? Join us for our alternative breaks in the winter and spring!

 

Twentieth Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Saturday, April 8, 2017
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Invited Address by Dr. Amy Herschell,
West Virginia University

“Embedding Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in Community-based Behavioral Health Settings across Pennsylvania”

This presentation will describe an ongoing, statewide effort to implement Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
(PCIT), a well-established evidenced based treatment, in real-world, community settings. PCIT is a nationallyrecognized,
efficacious parent training program for families of young children (ages 2.5 to 7 years) with
externalizing behavior problems. The program is unique in that it involves live coaching of parents as they
interact with their child in structured play sessions. A statewide implementation study, PCIT Across PA, has
been conducted to determine the feasibility, sustainability, and clinical outcomes for children treated by 111
clinicians in 36 counties trained to administer PCIT. To date, hundreds of families have received PCIT services
and thousands of sessions have been completed. Preliminary data regarding successful implementation and
effective clinical outcomes for children will be presented, along with a discussion of the challenges involved in
training and sustaining evidenced based clinical interventions in managed care health settings.

  • We welcome you to the Twentieth Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference, which will be held at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
  • The conference will include both paper and poster presentations.
  • Submissions should report the results of empirical studies designed to contribute to basic or applied research, as well as meta-analyses, and literature reviews.
  • Registration will begin at 10:00 am. The keynote address will begin at 10:30 am.
  • Registration fee is $18 including catered lunch or $12 for the conference only.
  • E-mail the following in a file by Friday, March 17 at 5:00pm to Dr. Stephanie Jimenez at sts97@pitt.edu.
  • Title, Author(s) and institutional affiliations
  • Abstract (100 to 150 words)
  • Phone number and mailing address
  • Name of faculty sponsor, with phone number and email address
  • Desired format (paper or poster)
  • Number of people (including author(s) and faculty mentor) attending who expect to stay for lunch Directions to the conference, information about presentations, final program schedule, and overnight accommodations in Johnstown will be posted on our web page at http://www.upj.pitt.edu/LHconference.

Questions? Contact Dr. Laura Dietz via phone (814)-269-1990 or email (lauradietz@pitt.edu)

 

Spanish Interpreter Needs

Area of Research:  Studies of developmental antecedents and prevention of young children's and adolescents' problem behaviors (e.g., conduct problems) and other problem behavior (e.g., depression, substance use, high-risk sexual behavior), as well as promotion of school readiness in early childhood.
THIS SUMMER WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN RECRUITING SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS TO HELP US CODE PARENT-INFANT INTERACTION TAPES FOR THE SCHOOL-READINESS PROJECT.

Development and prevention of Children’s Conduct Problems and promotion of school readiness

Supervising Faculty:
Daniel Shaw, Ph.D.
 
Contact:
Daniel Shaw, Ph.D.
412-624-1836
casey@pitt.edu
 
Area of Research:  Studies of developmental antecedents and prevention of young children's and adolescents' problem behaviors (e.g., conduct problems) and other problem behavior (e.g., depression, substance use, high-risk sexual behavior), as well as promotion of
THIS SUMMER WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN RECRUITING SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS TO HELP US CODE PARENT-INFANT INTERACTION TAPES FOR THE SCHOOL-READINESS PROJECT.
 
Description of Research:
These are three NIH-funded, longitudinal investigations of child and family factors associated with the development and prevention of children's and adolescents’ conduct problems, depression, and high-risk problem behaviors, as well as the promotion of school readiness from birth to age 3.  One study is aimed at preventing the onset of serious conduct problems and risk for substance use among high-risk toddlers, for which undergraduates will assist in the assessment of adolescents (now age 16) in their homes, with the aim of seeing whether random assignment to a family-focused intervention administered to families when children were ages 2 to 10 was effective in reducing youth problem behavior. The second study is an ongoing intervention trial, using the same family-focused intervention (the Family Check-Up) in local pediatric settings with a sample of 500 children ages 10-13, with the aim of also preventing high-risk problem behavior. The third study focuses on promoting school readiness among infants at risk for early problem behavior. Families with newborn infants are being recruited from the delivery room at Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh and Bellevue Hospital in NYC, and then randomly assigned to a control condition or a combined intervention using Video Interaction Project (VIP) from 1-6 months and the Family Check-Up at 6 and/or 18 months. VIP takes place during previously scheduled well-child check-ups at pediatric offices and is aimed at improving parenting skills. Those families in the VIP treatment condition with parenting, family, or life-skills (e.g., literacy) risk at 6 months will also receive the Family Check-Up. Students will be trained to conduct in-home assessments with senior staff in this project, and also attend home-based intervention sessions with staff interventionists.
 
Duties of Students:
Responsibilities will include conducting assessments of parents and their 6 month, 10-14, and 16 year-old participants at families’ homes. In addition, students will learn about the theoretical bases of these three and other ongoing studies in the lab through an ongoing lecture series and are eligible to become undergraduate employees during and following their directed research experience. Students who join the lab this summer will also have the opportunity to join an observational coding team examining the quality of parent-child interaction in 6-month old infants and parents.

 

 

UCIS Teach-IN proster

Students interested in joining any CI program in summer 2017 are encouraged to apply (sooner rather than later) via https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcity-internships.com%2Fapply%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cbrownell%40pitt.edu%7C513de049566b4f055d2308d44f7b3a6f%7C9ef9f489e0a04eeb87cc3a526112fd0d%7C1&sdata=D8x9CUPsJo8dLhlmFNV%2BEvkULFJhgsbq9x1GOwmDDIE%3D&reserved=0

The Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Iowa (Director: Dr. Isaac Petersen) is looking for a research lab coordinator to assist in research studies examining the mechanisms in the development of externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, conduct problems), self-regulation, and school readiness in young children, with special emphasis on neural mechanisms (EEG/ERP).  Responsibilities include participant recruitment, scheduling, conducting batteries of neural and behavioral testing with children, data management and analysis, coordination of research assistants, and performing other research tasks as coordinator of the research team.  Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline, substantial research or work experience with young children, and experience using software such as Microsoft Word and Excel.  Experience with EEG/ERP is highly desirable but not required.  Experience with computer software such as REDCap, R, and E-Prime is desirable but not required.  The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume/CV and a letter of interest with a description of your relevant experiences to isaac-t-petersen@uiowa.edu.

For more information about the position, see the job posting (https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/temp/view.php?job=108313), or contact Dr. Isaac Petersen (isaac-t-petersen@uiowa.edu).


The Elsie Hillman Civic Forum Program - Never a Spectator 

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, The Elsie Hillman Civic Forum will host their second annual campus-wide student program titled “Never a Spectator”.  Students will join regional visionaries for an intimate evening and dinner reception devoted to sharing a vision for public service, inspiring action, and developing the pipeline of leadership needed to foster sustainable growth and regional transformation as Pittsburgh continues to evolve as on one of America’s premier cities.  The goal of this special event is to connect students with Pittsburgh leaders who saw a need in their community and developed an organization to meet that need.

The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.   
 
Be Inspired *  Be Empowered * Be more than a Spectator

Register Early - Space is limited
http://www.elsiehillmanforum.pitt.edu/apply/apply-never-spectator-campus...

Video from last year’s event which captured the spirit of the evening. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uZVgv8LIVs

 

University of Delaware Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences 

Are you interested in learning more about cognitive and brain sciences?  If so, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware is holding its 1st Annual Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences.  This program, from June 5th-16th, 2017, is an intensive workshop for undergraduates who are interested in cognitive research.  Participants will receive immersive training in cognitive and brain sciences, including both formal coursework, interactive teaching, and hands-on experience with functional neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, cognitive neuropsychological research, and more.
 
Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, participant expenses involving travel, tuition, room and board will be covered for the entire two-week program.  Furthermore, selected workshop attendees will have the opportunity to engage in cognitive neuroscience research over the entire summer at the University of Delaware.  Those students will be provided with a stipend, in addition to workshop expenses.
 
We encourage all undergraduates with a strong interest in the cognitive and brain sciences to apply.   We also encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Applications are due March 1st.  For more information, please go to https:/www.psych.udel.edu/brainworkshop.  If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers (Drs. Jared Medina & Anna Papafragou) at brainworkshop@psych.udel.edu.

 

The Horizons Fellowship

 

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S.

The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more.

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

Application Process/Criteria:

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

 

Summer Internship, Yale University - Cognition & Development


Applications for the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2017 summer research internship program are now available on our website.


Our annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Opportunities are available both to study developmental  psychology and adult cognition. Complete information about our research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ, can be downloaded from our website, http://cogdevlab.yale.edu/people/joining-lab.


This year's internship will run from Monday, June 4 to Friday, July 28, 2017. All applications and materials should be received no later than Friday, March 3, 2017.


Questions not covered online about our program may be directed to Aaron Chuey at aaron.chuey@yale.edu; please include a subject heading with the phrase "CDL Summer Internship".

 

Summer Internship, Yale University
 
Mind and Development Lab Summer Internship Program

The Yale Mind and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Paul Bloom, is accepting applications for our annual Summer Internship Program. Our research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, including topics such as morality, religion, free will, and the nature of the self. For more information, please see http://minddevlab.yale.edu/.

This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Because projects are at various stages of completion (from pre-design to post-data collection), interns will be able to be involved with a wide range of activities over the course of the internship. Activities may include developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results.

The internship runs full-time from June 1 to August 15, 2017, and application materials are due March 1, 2017.

Who can apply? The internship is open to all undergraduate students, including those graduating in 2017. It is particularly suited for students considering graduate school in experimental psychology or cognitive science.

How can I apply? For more information and to apply, see http://minddevlab.yale.edu/join-us.

 

Summer Internship, Harvard University

Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies 2017 Summer Internship

Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker

The Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies, under the direction of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for our 2017 summer internship program. Current research projects focus on causality, kind representations, executive function and conceptual change, the development and acquisition of language, and the relationship between syntactic and semantic representations of language.

The internship will start on 6/5/2017 and run through 8/11/2017. This is full time internship position is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with psychology research. A stipend of $1500 may be awarded for a full time commitment, but applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from external sources.

Because of the nature of the internship, it is essential that interns be mature, articulate, and comfortable with parents and children. They should also be highly organized and reliable. Desirable background experience would include the following: coursework in developmental or experimental psychology or linguistics, basic computer skills and previous research and/or experience with children. 

For more information about this opportunity or to find out how to apply, please visit our website:

https://software.rc.fas.harvard.edu/lds/research/carey/summer-internship/

The application deadline is March 1, 2017 for domestic applicants.

 

Summer Internship, Johns Hopkins University

WANT SUMMER RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT?
Announcing the
2017 Johns Hopkins University
Laboratory for Child Development Summer Internship Program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development’s annual Summer Internship Program.  Summer interns will receive close mentorship by faculty, post docs, and graduate students, and will learn all aspects of cognitive development research.  Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults.


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


2017 will be the 12th year of our annual summer program, which has been enormously successful in instilling students with a love of basic research, preparing them for graduate study, and forming friendships that last well beyond the duration of the program.


Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others.  Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record.  Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience.
The 2017 Program will run from Monday, June 5 - Friday, July 28, and will be 40 hours per week. Summer stipends up to $1800 will be available to excellent applicants.


To apply, please submit a completed application (available on the lab website) including cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, updated CV/resume, unofficial academic transcript, and two letters of recommendation by Monday, February 27, 2017.
Applications and inquiries should be sent to:
jhulcdapplications@gmail.com
More information can also be found on the lab website under the “Join Our Team!” tab:
http://www.psy.jhu.edu/~labforchilddevelopment/
 

 

Summer Internship Program, Boston College

Dr. Sara Cordes's Infant and Child Cognition Lab, located on the main campus of Boston College, is looking for motivated, mature, and reliable undergraduates interested in participating in a summer internship in developmental psychology. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain valuable research experience and to expand their knowledge in the fields of infant and child cognition. Research in the lab focuses on how infants, children, and adults understand and keep track of number, as well as how these abilities relate to prosocial behavior in preschoolers and to formal mathematics performance in school-aged children (https://www2.bc.edu/sara-cordes/lab/).

Each intern will have a primary research project to focus on, gaining valuable experience in running studies in the lab and at local museums and schools, working with infants and children, subject recruitment, data coding and analysis, and much more. Interns will also attend lab meetings where we discuss the theories behind our studies, our current projects, and relevant research findings from other labs. The unpaid internship will involve a commitment of approximately 20 hours per week, and will take place over a 10-week period running from June 5th to August 11th, 2017 (dates are somewhat flexible).


This internship is open to any undergraduate student interested in cognitive developmental research, and is best suited for students who wish to pursue graduate study in psychology. Students from primarily undergraduate and liberal arts institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter describing your interests and experiences to
the lab manager -
Raychel Gordon (gordonrg@bc.edu)

 

Summer Internship, Boston University

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

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from scheduling participants to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present their work in lab meetings. Interns will gain valuable research experience in a dynamic (and fun!) lab environment.

The program begins the first week of June and runs through the end of July (with the option to extend through August). Interns will work 35-40 hours/week. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should send the following to devmind@bu.edu with the subject line 2017 Summer Internship Program by March 17, 2017:

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

The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions. Applicants from primarily teaching-focused universities are especially encouraged to apply. Intern positions are volunteer positions; applicants are encourage to apply for funding from their home institutions.

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

 

Yale Infant Cognition Center Summer 2017 Internship

Research: Our research broadly focuses on social cognition in infancy. We are running a number of studies with infants & toddlers ranging from 3-59 months. These studies are largely focused on discovering what infants and toddlers think about various aspects of the social world.  Some of the topics we look at include examining infants' preferences for characters based on their social behavior or group membership and infants' reasoning about the natural world. More information about our research can be found at http://campuspress.yale.edu/infantlab/.

Internship Opportunity: Interns will work closely with lab researchers on new and ongoing studies, participating fully in all aspects of the research process. Interns will become familiar with experimental methods used in infant studies, and will immediately become involved in recruiting and testing participants, designing and setting up studies, and coding and analyzing results. They will also attend a weekly lab meeting where we discuss the theoretical motivation for our studies, experimental data, and relevant research findings from other labs.

In addition, interns will have the chance to learn about and interact with other developmental psychology labs at Yale, and attend sessions organized by professors and graduate students on topics such as applying to graduate school. Interns are encouraged to join graduate students and other researchers from across the department in fun activities such as barbecues, bowling, trivia karaoke nights.

Internship Requirements: The internship will involve a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Undergraduate students at all stages are welcome to apply. The internship is best suited to students interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental, social, or cognitive psychology. This is a volunteer position, but it is encouraged to apply for outside funding from one's own university, and we are happy to support these applications.

To receive an application and further information, please email Clarise Ballesteros at yalebaby.manager@yale.edu

The Infant Cognition Center - Yale University

 

West Penn Hospital:  Hospital Elder Life Program

 

HELP is a quality improvement program designed to prevent delirium in patients age 70 and older who are hospitalized at West Penn Hospital. Volunteers spend quality time interacting with patients, offering services to improve the quality of the patient’s stay, while watching for signs of delirium. Student volunteers work an assigned weekly shift or shifts, Monday through Friday 8am-12pm, noon-4pm or 4pm-8pm, seeing approximately 15  patients each shift, interacting with the patient’s care team, and notating their interactions in our charts. Shift times are set around the patients’ scheduled meals.  Volunteers ensure that the correct meal was delivered and that each patient is properly situated to eat, with their food and tray accessible. Structured training is provided regarding delirium, the hospital setting, and delirium prevention techniques.

*  Full for spring.  Currently interviewing for summer and fall terms.

For more information visit the HELP Supervised Field Placement website.

 

2017 Summer Treatment Counselor Positions - Program Florida International University Center for Children and Families

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor positions for 2017. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. Counselors will work in the STP-PreK, for children in preschool or entering Kindergarten, or the STP-E, for children ages 6-12 in elementary school. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University. Paulo Graziano, Ph.D., and Katie Hart, Ph.D., are the Program Directors for the STP-PreK, and Erika Coles, Ph.D., is the Program Director for the STP-E.

The dates of employment for the Counselor position are Monday, June 5, 2017 through Saturday, August 12, 2017. Counselor hours of employment are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and on Saturday, August 12. In addition, Counselors continue to work with the children until 8:30 PM one evening each week while parents participate in weekly parent training groups.

Counselors are paid a salary of $4,000 for the summer. In addition, current students may be able to arrange for academic course credit through their university departments.

A full description is available here.  Applications are accepted throughout the spring term.
To apply for this position, please visit https://ccf.fiu.edu/employment/stp

 

Wediko Children's Services - Summer Program Staff Openings

Do you want a summer internship that is incredibly rewarding, immensely challenging, and paid?
The Wediko Summer Program is currently hiring for a range of positions for our therapeutic summer program. Set on 450-acres in rural New Hampshire, Wediko draws children from across the country (and the world) with challenging behaviors and diagnoses.

You would have the opportunity to work hands-on with these youth, forming therapeutic relationships and developing clinical programming to best serve their needs. You'll log over 750 hours of supervised clinical hours, all while enjoying the fun of a camp-like environment! Activities, swimming, academics, and various therapeutic outlets keep our kids engaged and learning every minute of the day - and we want you to be part of it!
Interested in hearing more?  Visit wediko.org/summerjobs for more information.

Ready to apply? Check out the staff application here!

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program, and we hope to see your application soon.
The Wediko Summer Program Team (617) 292-9200 || wedikosummer@wediko.org

 

2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Awards

The Summer Undergraduate Research Awards provide a $3,500 stipend to conduct independent research over the course of the summer. Titles of recent SURA topics range from Internet Memes and Popular Culture to The Mirror and the Mind: Medieval Literary Mirrors and the Neuroscience of the Mirror Response. SURA recipients also enroll in a 12-week summer SURA course to learn how to communicate their research findings to a general audience. As part of the summer awards program, all SURA recipients participate in an ethics workshop where ethics case studies are discussed with Dietrich School faculty and staff members from the Academic Resource Center and OUR. Because ethical concerns are inherent in every kind of research, the ethics workshop provides students, faculty, and staff with a meaningful opportunity to reflect on the kinds of ethical concerns that will guide young scholars far into the future.

Deadline to apply is March 3, 2017

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

SUMMER 2017 BRACKENRIDGE  FELLOWSHIP  PROGRAM

The Summer Brackenridge Fellowship Program is a University Honors College Program open to all full-time undergraduate students on the Oakland campus.  Applicants submit a 2-3 page proposal describing the objective(s), importance, scope, and methodology of their project, which may be analytic or creative.  Proposals in the Humanities and Social Science are especially encouraged.

What are Fellows expected to do?  

  • Conduct a largely independent research or creative project under the guidance of a faculty mentor selected by the student.
  • Work full-time on their project from mid-May through July and receive a $3,500 stipend.  (During this time Fellows may not take a summer course or have another job.)
  • Attend a 2½-day retreat at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (May 15-17).
  • Participate in two weekly seminars at which all Fellows present reports on their project.
  • Attend one faculty lecture most weeks of the summer.
  • Submit an 8-10 page summary report on their project at the end of the summer.

Selection Criteria:
Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic record, the originality and promise of their proposed project, and their willingness to help create and participate in an interdisciplinary community of students in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and applied disciplines.  An effort will be made to achieve roughly equal representation from these four areas among the Fellows who are selected.

Further information, including an application form, guidance on writing a competitive proposal, and a listing of the Brackenridge Fellows and their projects from the past two summers, can be found at:  www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/summer-brackenridge-fellowships

Application Deadline:  Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5 PM.  
Announcement of Fellowship awards:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Any Questions?  Please contact Dr. Peter Koehler in the Honors College (Koehler@pitt.edu).

 

The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Opportunities


Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 13th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States.
As a community foundation, our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation currently has more than 2,000 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations, assets of more than $1.14 billion. Grantmaking benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond
The Foundation has strengthened its focus on community and the positive impact it strives to achieve through its grantmaking, the engagement of its donors in critical regional issues and its activities around convening and leadership in collaboration with funding and civic partners.

There are multiple scholarship opportunities with varying deadlines.  For more information and scholarship details visit the website.

 

UHC National Scholarships Newsletter


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

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

For more information visit the UHC website.

 

Nationality Rooms 2016 Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

  • The Study Abroad Office welcomes students of all majors and courses of study.
  • Applicants may apply for two scholarships, but can only receive one award.
  • To sign up for a scholarship information session, please go to www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu and click on the "Scholarship" tab, call 412-624-6150, or visit our office at 1209 Cathedral of Learning.

 

 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS/INFORMATION/RESOURCES

 

Summer Enrollment

Register for the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences' Summer Sessions has begin! Summer Sessions are open to all Pitt students and tuition benefits apply. There are so many reasons to take summer classes: Students can catch up or get ahead to stay on track for graduation, enroll in classes that fill quickly during the school year, focus on major classes without the pressure of a full course load, and choose the session that fits in to their summer plans.
Learn more at summer.pitt.edu.

Spring Graduation Applications

Spring Graduation applications were due on November 11. Please pick up the application at 140 Thackeray Hall. Additional graduation application information is available on the Office of Student Records website.

 

Potential Behavioral Economics Club

Anyone interested in hearing from speakers and discussing the interdisciplinary field of Behavioral Economics? This club will consist of speakers, discussions, and our own research. If you are interested in finding out more, please fill out the Google Form in order to stay informed about the upcoming informational meeting! If you have any other questions, email Rehana Saifee at ras220@pitt.edu.

 

Autism Speaks

Interested in Autism? Know someone on the Spectrum? Want to volunteer and fundraise for research? Then Autism Speaks U Pitt is for you!
Autism Speaks U Pitt is a group of students committed to volunteering, fundraising, and raising awareness for the autism community around campus and throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

What do we do?

  • Volunteer events including group and individual opportunities
  • Fundraise for the Autism Walk in Pittsburgh
  • Interact with individuals on the Spectrum
  • Light Pitt Up Blue

Email: cmp115@pitt.edu or kmm258@pitt.edu with any questions!

 

CONFERENCE/GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling, Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

We are excited to announce that we have received New Program Accreditation status with the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. Our application is now open. View the Student Handbook for more information and check back for updates.
The Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling MS program will provide students integrative education and training to become compassionate and knowledgeable genetic counselors.
Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Contact Us:
1020 Locust Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-0174
Phone: 215-503-4400
E-mail: jcgs-info@jefferson.edu

http://www.jefferson.edu/university/biomedical-sciences/degrees-programs...

 

Northwestern Psychology PhD Programs 

Northwestern University's Psychology Department is hosting a program on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd for undergraduates who are members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in academia (including first-generation college students), and who are potentially interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology.  Activities will include a workshop designed to help with the graduate school application process and opportunities to meet psychology department faculty members and graduate students to learn what graduate school is like and how they might fit into the various psychology graduate programs (e.g., clinical, social, cognitive neuroscience, etc.). 
Travel and accommodation costs associated with participation will be covered, and the application process will be fast and free (applications are due by April 5th @ 5 PM CST).  For more information, please see the program website: http://www.psychology.northwestern.edu/diversity/sneak-peek.html

2017 UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC)

The conference will be on Friday, May 5, 2017 at UCLA and will showcase approximately 100 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.  The application is now live, and students must submit the application and fees online by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The application and details are available at https://purc.psych.ucla.edu/applying-to-purc/ .

 

Duquesne University Undergraduate Psychology Conference

April 8, 2017 - Duquesne University Psychology Department is seeking submissions for its 11th annual Regional Undergraduate Psychology Conference on April 08, 2017. 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.  Participants will be expected to create a poster and give a short talk about their work. Interested students should send a 250 word abstract explaining their project.    
Send abstracts to DuqRUPC@gmail.com DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 01, 2017

 

Colorado State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

The Emotion Regulation & Relational Processes(ERRP) Faculty
in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Colorado State University invite high-quality applications to our Ph.D. program in Applied Developmental Sciences (ADS) and Master’s programs in Prevention Science and Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT). Both our ADS doctoral program and our MFT Master’s program are ranked in the top 20 in the U.S.  We are also excited to announce our new Prevention Science Master’s program, which prepares students for a variety of careers, from applied work in human services to contributing to the knowledge base as a researcher or policy analyst.

Faculty and graduate students in the ERRP area conduct cutting-edge research on emotion regulation and self-regulation processes in human development, in romantic, familial, and social relationships, in the context of the cultural environment. As part of our emphasis on translational and community-based research, many of us conduct and evaluate interventions to promote positive regulatory processes throughout the lifespan.

Our department provides a collegial and energetic learning environment and excellent interdisciplinary research training.

Questions about our graduate program, research, or funding?  Review our information page or contact us at:  hdfsgradinfo@colostate.edu

 

Fully funded 4-year PhD positions in Educational Neuroscience, Gallaudet University

The PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program at Gallaudet University is actively recruiting new Ph.D. students to start in September, 2017.  Up to 4 competitive doctoral positions are available for four years of full funding (tuition scholarships + $21,000 annual stipend.)

Students in our pioneering, bilingual ASL-English, PEN program gain state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience training in how humans learn, with a special strength in the neuroplasticity of visually guided learning processes.  While cognitive neuroscience includes studies of learning and higher cognitive processes across the lifespan, its sister discipline, educational neuroscience, includes intensive study of five core domains that are crucial in early childhood learning, including (1) language, (2) reading, (3) numeracy, (4) science and critical thinking, and (5) social and emotional development.  PEN students become experts in at least one of the world's cutting-edge neuroimaging methods in the discipline of cognitive neuroscience (e.g., fNIRS, EEG, fMRI), study neuroethics, gain strong critical analysis and reasoning skills in science, and develop expertise in one of the core content areas of learning identified above.  While becoming experts in both contemporary neuroimaging and behavioral experimental science, students also learn powerful, meaningful, and principled ways that science can be translated for the benefit of education and society today.

PEN is an interdisciplinary program that includes Gallaudet University's National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2, the PhD program's administrative home) and VL2's four national resource hubs (Petitto Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2), Motion Light Laboratory (ML2), Early Education and Literacy Lab (EL2), and the Translation in the Science of Learning Lab (TL2.)  Students also benefit from Gallaudet University’s local university consortium which provides students access to courses taught in the Washington D.C. area.  Additionally, students have access to PEN’s collaborations with Gallaudet’s Departments of Psychology; Linguistics; Interpretation and Translation; Education; and Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences; and with a national network of over 20 cognitive neuroscience labs throughout the world, through formal Memoranda of Understanding.

Students in this program can expect to receive fellowship support through a combination of University and grant funding, direct mentoring support from individual advisors, and opportunities to apply for additional resources through a fund managed by students in the VL2 national network.  
 
Application deadline is March 1st, 2017. 

Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center
Graduate and Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program
The Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center of the Stephenson Cancer Center will be offering summer research training for undergraduate and graduate students to attend a 12-week program (5/18/2017 to 8/14/2017). This program allows a trainee to participate in work under the mentorship of a tobacco investigator in a research setting in Oklahoma City. Trainees will complete a mentored research project which they will present at the end of the term and will prepare an abstract for submission to a national conference. Trainees will also participate in weekly seminars covering a diverse array of tobacco and research-related topics, including:
·         Tobacco Health Disparities
·         Alternative and Emerging Tobacco Products
·         Tobacco Biomarkers
·         Mobile Health and Ecological Momentary Assessment
·         Measurement and Methods of Tobacco Use
·         Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure
·         Tobacco Treatment Interventions
·         Affective Neuroscience
·         Tobacco and Cancer Biology
·         Grant Writing and Preparation
·         Manuscript Writing and Preparation
·         Research Ethics
Research Mentors Include:
·         Michael Businelle, PhD
·         Darla Kendzor, PhD
·         Lurdes Queimado, MD, PhD
·         Theodore Wagener, PhD
·         Damon Vidrine, DrPH
·         Jennifer Vidrine, PhD
·         Francesco Versace, PhD

Optional social activities are scheduled for the evenings and weekends. Summer Scholars are provided $6,000 for participating in the entire program. Low-cost housing is available at a nearby University at the cost of the Summer Scholar.
To apply, please go to http://tinyurl.com/zbo9oop or http://www.wagenerlab.org/jobs.html and complete the application form including uploading your one-page personal statement and two (2) letters of recommendation.  Please gather these documents before starting the application. Also, please arrange for a copy of your transcript(s) (unofficial copies are acceptable) to be sent to OTRC, Derek Matthesen, 655 Research Parkway, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. All materials must be received by February 1, 2017, to be considered for the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center Summer Scholars Program. Applicants will be notified by the end of February. If you have any questions, please contact Derek-Matthesen@ouhsc.edu

 

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.

 

University of Kentucky Educational, School and Counseling Psychology Programs

 

Our master’s program is geared toward preparing students for entry into doctoral programs in Counseling Psychology. We also consider outstanding students’ applications for direct admission into the doctoral program. (Students admitted to the doctoral program following their undergraduate program still earn the master’s degree prior to commencing their doctoral-level work). Check out our program, the deadline for applying to the doctoral program is Dec 1. The deadline for applying the Master’s program is Feb 15. 

 

Masters in Neuroimaging at University of Southern California

We are accepting applications for our one-year Master of Science (MS) degree program focused on neuroimaging and the informatics associated with brain imaging technologies.  This master’s program is the first of its kind in the U.S. and offers students the opportunity to explore modern methods for gathering data on the living brain, understanding how brain function is assessed, and how the brain’s form and neural connections are affected in a variety of illnesses.
 
Students in our program take courses in the foundations of human and non-human brain anatomy; the basics of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and other brain imaging methods; the basics of clinical neuroradiology; the functional specialization of the brain; analytic methods for brain imaging data; as well as the mapping of the brain in the laboratory mouse.  These courses are supplemented by lectures from invited speakers and other activities meant to inspire and encourage further study of brain form and function, in health and disease. Anyone interested in bolstering their credentials for pursuing a doctoral level research degree or who are interested in attending medical school (pre-med) would find our program particularly useful. 
 
Our next application deadline will be April 15, 2017. Additional information can be found by visiting the program website. Interested students can apply for our MS program through the USC Graduate Admissions website.

 

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

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

 

Interested in Graduate School?

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

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

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Project Coordinator - New Posting

Cognitive Science Learning Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Timothy Nokes-Malach is looking to hire a full-time Project Coordinator to work in the Cognitive Science Learning Laboratory  This position is located at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh. A central aim of the Cognitive Science Learning Laboratory is to understand how people learn and use their prior knowledge and experience to solve novel problems. Current projects focus on math (e.g., statistics) and science (e.g., physics) learning and transfer. Our research brings together interdisciplinary perspectives on motivation, metacognition, and cognition to understand student learning.
If you are interested in finding out more about this position click the following link:
http://www.pittsource.com/postings/131736

 

Research Technician Opportunity - New Posting

Drs. Joshua Ackerman and Arnold Ho at the University of Michigan are seeking a full-time Research Technician Associate (i.e., Lab Manager/Research Coordinator) to work jointly in both labs beginning in summer 2016.

The Research Technician Associate will be responsible for working with Professors Ackerman and Ho, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates in both administrative and research capacities. This opportunity involves more than (but includes) typical Research Assistant capabilities, and thus will be most suited to applicants who have had prior experience conducting social psychological research and who have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or a related field.

To apply, applicants should follow this link: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/137845/research_technician_associate

 

Grant Street Group 

Yes, we’re a software company. No, we’re not what you’d expect. We want you to know two things. First, we believe that great people, interesting work, and autonomy are the real incentives to creating the best workplace culture possible. Second, we place value on potential over experience, and we know you’re more than just a resume.

Regardless of major, we look for inquisitive and driven individuals who can contribute to the success of our team and clients. So, if you like to stay busy, push your limits, and want to work with others who are driven to deliver
outstanding performance, we may be the place for you.

What do we do? Grant Street Group is a growth oriented privately held software development company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) applications help organizations reach new levels of efficiency and customer service in managing taxes, electronic payments, bond auctions, and other types of unique financial related processes. We’re constantly innovating by adopting best IT practices and cutting edge technologies to enhance our secure large scale private cloud.

Who are we? We are inquisitive people who want to know how the details fit into the big picture. We share information about the state of the business. We leverage each other’s strengths. And we take personal pride in how we contribute to the success of the whole company. Our standards are high, but so are the rewards we share with each other.

For more information and to Apply online visit www.GrantStreet.com/Careers

 

Research Assistant - Stony Brook University

Full-time position in Professor Daniel Klein’s lab available starting in June, 2017. The position involves working on a National Institute of Mental Health-funded study of early precursors and risk factors for the development of depression and anxiety in adolescents.

Major responsibilities will include conducting clinical interviews, collecting psychophysiological and other biological data, and project coordination. Applicants should have a Bachelors degree in Psychology or a related field.  Experience working with adolescents is highly desirable. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and time management skills. A two-year commitment is expected.

Please apply via this link: https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700240

Also, please send a CV and arrange for a letter of recommendation to be emailed to Dr. Klein at daniel.klein@stonybrook.

 

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Research Assistant

Dr. Cabrera’s Family Involvement Lab in the department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology is currently conducting a large and exciting intervention study regarding reading in families with very young children (9 to 30 months of age). We will be recruiting families of first-time mothers and fathers who speak English or Spanish. We are interested in learning about how reading in families affects parents as well as children’s growth, health, and development. (See our website at www.babybooks2.com)

We are looking for a bilingual (Spanish/English) research assistant 40 hours/week to assist with the study. The research assistant will recruit parents; schedule visits; participate in data collection; and enter data. Local travel to recruitment sites and data collection will be required.  This is an ideal position for someone interested in applying to graduate school or someone who is interested in working with families.  DOE, opportunities may be available to collaborate on research publications and presentations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency in Spanish required
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, child development, public health, education, or related field, preferred but not required if candidate has relevant experience.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to interact well with study participants
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Research experience a plus
  • Access to a vehicle preferred

If interested, please send a resume and brief cover letter to Catherine Kuhns  (ckuhns@umd.edu )

 

 

Lab Coordinator, UCSD, California

The Language and Development Lab at UCSD (La Jolla, California) is hiring a lab coordinator to start July 1, 2017. The lab conducts research on language and concept acquisition using a variety of methods, including behavioral assessments, cross-linguistic comparisons, and eye-tracking. Duties include research and administrative responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have a background in experimental psychology, linguistics, or cognitive science, plus experience working with young children. Previous lab coordinators have gone on to top PhD programs of their choice.

More details to be found here: www.ladlab.com/blog/hiringlabcoordinator2017

All inquiries can be directed to Junyi Chu at ladlab.coord@gmail.com

 

Research Lab Manager, MIT


The Saxelab, a cognitive neuroscience research lab at MIT is hiring a new lab manager. This position requires strong technical skills and an eagerness and willingness to learn. It is ideally suited for graduating seniors that are  interested in pursuing a graduate degree in a related field. Please share this posting with your students and have interested applicants read more about the position and apply here:

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails...


Research Assistant Positions, Emory University


Up to 4 research assistant positions will be available starting immediately in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory (www.treadlab.org) and the Behavioral Immunology Program (http://behavioralimmunology.com/) at Emory University. The positions will focus on implementation of several new NIMH-funded studies using functional and neurochemical imaging and blood analysis to identify biomarkers for major depression. Responsibilities will include assisting with all aspects of research  (designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, processing blood samples, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data), grant and IRB administration. This is an excellent position for anyone seeking research experience before applying to  graduate programs in medicine, neuroscience or psychology.
 
Necessary skills/qualifications: A bachelor's degree or higher in neuroscience, biology, computer science, psychology, math, other related field. Preference will be given to candidates with any of the following: Research experience in a biology or psychology lab, strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB and/or Python) or experience working with psychiatric patient populations. Candidate should be self-motivated, independent, and reliable. Strong organizational and communication skills are also essential. Prior experience in human affective, clinical or cognitive neuroscience (e.g., conducting and analyzing fMRI or MRI studies), behavioral experiment administration, IRB management, or clinical interviewing experience will all be viewed positively, but are not required. The position is for a two-year commitment.
 
Interested parties should email a CV, names of relevant professional references, and a brief statement of interest to chelsea.leonard@emory.edu. Start date is flexible.

 

 

Full Time Lab Manager, Boston College

The Language Learning Laboratory at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, seeks a full-time lab manager to assist with developing and implementing ambitious, large-scale experiments utilizing cutting-edge technology. Research at L3@BC focuses on inference in language. How do learners infer the grammatical patterns of their language? How do listeners infer, in real time, what the speaker intends to convey? Why is inferring speaker-meaning easy for adults but hard for children, whereas inferring grammatical patterns is easy(er) for children but hard for adults?

Much of our recent effort has been to develop technologies for the application of "big data" techniques to tackle previously-intractable research questions. The lab manager's primary responsibilities will be in assisting with this work. In particular, responsibilities will include management of and directing improvements to our online laboratory (gameswithwords.org) and assisting with study design and data analysis, as well as some administrative tasks (i.e. management of undergraduate research assistants, scheduling, etc.). The exact distribution of duties may depend on individual interests and skills.

The lab manager will have the opportunity to attend talks at BC and throughout Boston, attend conferences, and sit in on classes. He or she will work directly with the PI and other senior members of the lab, and will also have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate researchers.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in related field or discipline, some programming and/or web development experience, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, research experience, and ability to work independently. Experience with Amazon Mechanical Turk, Amazon Web Services, jsPsych, or other similar technologies is a plus, but is not required. Individuals with interdisciplinary interests spanning psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence may find this position particularly appealing.

Review of applications begins immediately. Preferred start date is May/June 2017, with a 2-year desired commitment. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please fill out this application and send your CV/resume and the contact information for two references to jobs@l3atbc.org. Please direct any questions to jobs@l3atbc.org.

 

Graduate Position, Biology Education, University of Northern Colorado


Seeking MS or PhD students interested in interdisciplinary biology education research. Students with backgrounds in biology, psychology, or science education are encouraged to apply. Research is my lab is focused on using an interdisciplinary lens to ask questions related to learning in biology. Current research projects include assessment of epistemology through interrogation of practices during simulated authentic science inquiry, examining the cognitive mechanisms underlying genetics understanding, and best practices for interdisciplinary education and research.  Doctoral students are encouraged to develop projects within the scope of research in my lab and masters students can develop their own projects or work on research already initiated in the lab. Funding is available to support graduate students through teaching and research assistantships. I am looking for students to start in Summer or Fall 2017, or Spring 2018.  
For more information please visit my lab website: http://www.unco.edu/nhs/biology/about-us/peffer-melanie/index.aspx or the department website: http://www.unco.edu/nhs/biology/index.htm
 
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Melanie Peffer (Melanie.peffer@unco.edu). To apply, students will need to submit a complete application to the UNC School of Biology (http://www.unco.edu/nhs/biology/students/gradapp-instructions.html) and Graduate School (http://www.unco.edu/grad/index.html). There is no fixed application deadline, but applications are reviewed when they are received.  

 

Research job openings - Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing children’s hospitals in the U.S. and the largest based on patient volume.  We have 12 multi-disciplinary Research Centers and rank in the top 10 for NIH funding among our peers. Our research is built on strong collaborative ties with The Ohio State University.  Columbus is now one of the hot cities for young professionals looking for great career growth and excellent quality of life with a low cost of living.  Learn more about Columbus, OH from Why All the Cool Kids Love Columbus, Ohio, Best Cities for Millennials, and BuzzFeed!  The most recent hires in my lab have been from New York, North Carolina, Colorado, and DC.

 

  • Staff Scientist or Senior Research Associate – Biostatistics or Epidemiology (Master’s or PhD)

Design and conduct statistical analyses and report findings in the form of manuscripts and abstracts in support of a pediatric clinical trial and an NIH-funded study involving complex modeling of the physical growth of children. Experience with statistical models appropriate for evaluating treatment effects in RCTs required, experience with growth curve analysis a plus. This position is particularly well-suited to someone who wants to get some more analysis and publication experience for a year or so before going back to school or on the way to seeking a permanent academic position.

  • Research Coordinator

Coordinator for a 5-year NIH-funded, longitudinal study of mealtimes, parent-child interaction, growth and development across the toddler to preschool period. An earned Master’s degree in a field related to child health and development and/or equivalent combination of experience and education is required plus experience with complex observational research procedures and comfort working with young children and diverse families. Position to be filled ASAP.

  • Research Associate or Assistant – full or part-time potential

Full and part time Research Associates and Assistants needed for a 5-year NIH-funded, longitudinal study of mealtimes, parent-child interaction, growth and development across the toddler to preschool period. Positions involve conducting research visits in homes and in hospital setting, often in evenings and weekends. Must have experience and comfort working with young children and diverse families, experience with child developmental and behavioral testing/observation a plus.

  • Research Associate or Assistant

Research Associate or Assistant for a March of Dimes-funded study of maternal substance use during pregnancy and preschool developmental and behavioral outcomes. Must have experience and comfort working with young children and diverse families, experience with child developmental and behavioral testing/observation a plus. Position to be filled ASAP.