Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

~ Announcements will be updated bi-weekly throughout the summer term. ~

Undergraduate Advising Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday:     9 a.m. – 4:00 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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                              LinkedIn: Pitt Psychology

      

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Important Dates Summer Term- 2197

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May 13 Monday Registration period ends. Classes begin.
May 15 Wednesday Add/Drop period ends.
May 22 Wednesday Grade Option/Audit forms due in 140 Thackeray Hall by 5:00 pm
June 7 Friday Monitored Withdrawal period ends.
June 22 Saturday 6-week-1 ends. Final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

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June 24 Monday Registration period ends. Classes begin.
June 26 Wednesday Add/Drop period ends.
July 3 Wednesday Grade Option/Audit forms due in 140 Thackeray Hall by 5:00 pm
July 19 Friday Monitored Withdrawal period ends.
August 3 Saturday 6-week-2 ends. Final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

Special Dates

May 27 Monday University observance of Memorial Day (University closed).
July 4 Thursday University observance of Independence Day (University closed).
July 8 Monday Deadline to apply for December 2019 graduation.

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

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • PSY summer courses still available - New Posting 
  • What's the deal with PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology for fall term?
  • Connect with us!

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Choose to Reuse (C2R)
  • How Today's Students Conduct Research
  • Genetic Counseling Newsletter
  • University Honors College Events
  • OUR Events
  • University Events Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Networking with Alumni, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • Babysitter, University of Pittsburgh
  • Diversifying Psychology Weekend, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Diversifying Psychology Visit Day, Syracuse University
  • Summer Job, PennEnvironment and The Fund for the Public Interest
  • The Attention Behavior Clinic, Summer Internship
  • The Kids' Thinking Lab Research Assistant
  • Pitt News Hiring for Summer
  • Dietrich School Tutoring and Academic Success Coach
  • Cradle Beach Summer Camp Counselor
  • Part-time Student Research Assistant, HaRI Lab
  • Summer Research Opportunity, University of Pittsburgh
  • Watson Institute Camp Aide
  • Global Undergraduate Awards
  • Summer Internship, University of Delaware
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University
  • Research Opportunity, UPMC
  • Summer Internship, Univeristy of British Columbia
  • Summer Internship, George Mason University
  • Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference
  • Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Groups, Boston University
  • Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Summer Internship, Cooperation Lab, Boston College
  • Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity
  • Office of Children Youth & Families (OCYF) Allegheny County, Internship
  • Therapy Abroad
  • Call for Undergraduate Research Papers, UCLA
  • Clinical Research Internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Washington University

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • 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
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz Specialized Master's Degree Programs
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?
  • Interested in Graduate School?

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Lab Technical Coordinator, Adelphi University - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • Full-time Project Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • Postbac Research Coordinator, Rutgers University
  • Full-time Research Assistant, San Diego State University
  • Full-time Laboratory Coordinator, University of Virginia
  • Full-time Project Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh
  • Research Associate, Office of the Medical Examiner of Allegheny County
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Florida
  • Research Coordinator, University of California, Merced
  • Full-time Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania
  • Full-time Research Assistant, The BabyTalk Project 
  • Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Case Manager
  • Full-time Project Coordinator
  • Part-time or Full-time Opportunity, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Penn State University
  • Part-time Research Assistant, Philadelphia, PA
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Brown University
  • Spanish/English Bilingual Research Assistant/Lab Manager, Stanford University 
  • Full-time Lab Manager/Research Associate, Yale University
  • Project Coordinator & Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital
  • Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh
  • Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Brown University
  • Full-time Lab Manager, Rutgers University, Newark Campus
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Full-time Lab Manager, Northwestern University
  • Full-time Research Assistant Opportunities, Providence, RI
  • Gap Year Opportunity
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Cambridge, MA
  • Bilingual Project Assistant, NYC

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

PSY summer courses still available - New Posting 

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PSY 0105 Introduction to Social Psychology
PSY 0160 Psychology of Personality
PSY 0184 Psychology of Gender
PSY 0310 Developmental Psychology
PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology

 

What's the deal with PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology for fall term?

You may have noticed that PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology was completely missing from the fall term but now there are sections available but are all listed as "Department Consent Required".  Here's what you need to know about PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology and PSY 0205 Psychopathology:

  • Beginning with fall term, 2201 PSY 0205 Psychopathology will take the place of PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology;
  • Either course, 1205 or 0205 will fulfill the core requirement for the major;
  • If a student has already taken and passed PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology the student may not also enroll for PSY 0205 Psychopathology as they are the same course just a different name and number;
  • If a student has taken and not passed PSY 1205 Abnormal Psychology the student will need to follow the directions in the description listed in PeopleSoft to request permission to repeat this course;
  • Please contact Jennifer Stapel, jstapel@pitt.edu or stop by during walk in time (Monday - Thursday, 10-1 or Friday, 9-noon) with any questions.

 

Connect with us!

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

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

 

​  UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

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.

 

Genetic Counseling Newsletter

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

 

OUR Events

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

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

 

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

Verma Farms Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $1000

Essay Question: “Why Research Into Organic Products is Essential for Society” or “Why Health is More Important Than Ever Before”

Application:  https://vermafarms.com/pages/verma-farms-scholarship

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019

Eligibility Requirements: Students must currently be enrolled full time at an accredited 2 year or 4-year university, community or junior college, or a graduate degree program. Students must be a US citizen.

 

2019 Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

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

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

 

Undergraduate Awards

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

 

UHC National Scholarships Newsletter


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

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

For more information visit the UHC website.

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Networking with Alumni, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting

We are currently working with undergrad Psych majors to help them meet and network with alumni in careers that the students are interested in pursuing. Students who participate in this program to meet and interview the alumni via skype, and then the student writes up the interview for other students to read. 

So far we already have a bunch of interviews of alumni in the nonprofit and clinical/counseling fields. Right now, we are especially interested in interviewing Psychology alumni who are in business, tech, and/or data analysis roles to gain insight into how current students can learn how to get into those particular fields. In addition, if you are interested in other fields, we may be able to help match you with some alumni in other fields as well.

If you are interested in these careers and would like to meet and interview an alum in these fields, please contact Susie Chen at susiechen@pitt.edu and Ben Rottman at rottman@pitt.edu.

 

Babysitter, University of Pittsburgh

Babysit toddler participants of a research study while the mother is doing research activities.  
Previous experience working with children is preferred; must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Assignment Category: Parttime-Temporary
Academic Term: Summer

Number of Openings: 4
Campus: Pittsburgh
Requested Pay Rate: 12.00
Work Schedule: All shifts, flexible
Background Check: Not Applicable
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Not Applicable

Click here to apply:  https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_student_int/jobdetail.ftl?j...

 

Diversifying Psychology Weekend, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

We are pleased to announce the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s inaugural Diversifying Psychology Weekend.  The weekend event will take place on July 27. It is intended to help students from underrepresented backgrounds to better understand the graduate school application process and develop application materials.  

Some travel support and lodging will provided on a competitive basis.  We encourage any students from underrepresented backgrounds, broadly defined, to apply.  Applicants will be asked to submit a brief essay about how the weekend fits their needs and some background information.  Applicants can follow this link to submit the applicationApplications are due June 15.

 

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day, Syracuse University

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce a call for applications for our Diversifying Psychology Visit Day to be held on September 20, 2019 at Syracuse University. Psychology Department faculty and graduate students will highlight the value and strengths of our Clinical, Cognition, Brain and Behavior, School and Social psychology doctoral programs, showcase the differences and advantages of our community, and share tips on how to navigate the graduate school admissions process.

The Diversifying Psychology Visit Day is designed to prepare talented minority students for graduate school by providing a venue to network with faculty and graduate students in Psychology and get the scoop on the graduate student experience.

Applications for Diversifying Psychology Visit Day at Syracuse University are due August 28, 2019.

Complete the online application by visiting: http://psychology.syr.edu/graduate/diversifying-psychology-visit-day.html

 

Summer Job, PennEnvironment and The Fund for the Public Interest

Apply now

This summer PennEnvironment and The Fund for the Public Interest are working on an urgent campaign to protect the Three Rivers from plastic pollution and tackle the challenge of our throw-away society. We’re hiring full-time grassroots campaign staff here in Pittsburgh to help fight for our air, water and open spaces.

We’re looking for candidates who work hard, communicate will and whare interested making a difference this summer.  You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer working for something you believe in, while gaining the skills and experience you need to build a resume and succeed in the future.

We know that nothing we use for 20 minutes should pollute our rivers for centuries to come, and that we have a right to breathe clean air that doesn’t cause asthma and heart disease and we are ready to fight for that right.

This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply for a summer job with The Fund and PennEnvironment.

p.s. If you're graduating soon (congratulations!) we also have year-round positions available directing our offices in over 20 states. Learn more at our website.  

 

Paid Research Study

I am a doctoral student at New York University. For my dissertation under the advisement of Dr. Anil Chacko, I am conducting a paid qualitative research study examining the effects of stimulant use on non-White young adults with ADHD who have histories of stimulant use. I am writing to see if it would be possible for you to disseminate this message to your student body/organization in order to assist in my recruitment process. Please let me or Dr. Chacko know if you have any questions or if you'd like to discuss this study with me over the phone or in person.

faceslab@nyu.edu

 

The Attention Behavior Clinic, Summer Internship

The Attention and Behavior Clinic (ABC) research group led by Drs. James Waxmonsky, Daniel Waschbusch, Dara Babinski, and Raman Baweja is seeking counselors, lead counselors, and part-time teachers for our 2019 Summer Treatment Program. Paid internships are available for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, education and related fields for the summer of 2019. Interns will deliver behavioral and social skills interventions to children with ADHD and/or disruptive behavior disorders in the context of a summer treatment program (STP) offered by Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, PA. The STP is an empirically supported intervention that is widely recognized as a model service delivery program for youth with attention and behavior problems. Former interns in the STP almost universally rated the STP as one of their best clinical training experiences.

Questions or requests for application materials may be directed to the Attention and Behavior Clinic by email:  ABC@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Application submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and phone interviews and position offers are additionally offered on a rolling basis.

 

The Kids' Thinking Lab Research Assistant

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 summer and fall to help with studies examining how children between 0 and 8 think and learn. Positions are flexible but a commitment for summer and fall or fall and spring is expected. Please complete the appropriate 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

Summer Application      Fall Application

 

Pitt News Hiring for Summer

The Pitt News is seeking staff members for our weekly summer production schedule!

Those who apply are also welcome to stay on staff when daily production resumes in the fall. Positions that we are currently accepting applications for include:                                                     

  • News Writer
  • Sports Writer
  • Culture Writer
  • Columnist
  • Photographer
  • Illustrator
  • Videographer
  • Digital content creator (static or interactive graphics, animations, etc.)

Preference is given to people who will be in Pittsburgh over the summer, but we are also open to accepting writers, illustrators and digital content creators who will work remotely.

Prior experience is not necessary. New hires will receive training as well as numerous other opportunities to strengthen their skills as writers, artists, videographers, coders, and/or photographers. Staff members are expected to communicate well, handle flexible hours, show a willingness to learn and accept criticism, and have the initiative to propose their own ideas. Photographers, videographers, illustrators, and digital content creators are paid by the product. Writers are paid by the character.                                                        

The Pitt News has a reputation of excellence with employers. Many of our past staff members have gone on to successful careers in journalism, communication, and marketing as well as careers in other fields where their work at our publication and the skills they gained through it was a bright spot on their resume.                                             

If you are interested in working with us, please fill out an application on our Facebook page or at pittnews.com/application/ and we will reach out to you.

 

Dietrich School Tutoring and Academic Success Coach

The Dietrich School’s Tutoring and Academic Success initiative has created a new paid position for students, and we think that students within the psychology department may benefit from participating.

The position is an Undergraduate Academic Coach. Student leaders in this paid position will present the Dietrich School’s academic success offerings to fellow students on campus via large group presentations and one-on one conversations, create and oversee a social media community, develop messaging and written marketing materials, research what’s new and next in college study skill tools, and help develop new programming for future Pitt students. The skills that students will build in this position may align nicely with what students are developing within the psychology department.

 

Cradle Beach Summer Camp Counselor

Cradle Beach serves approximately 800 children, ages 8-16, with special needs and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds in a residential camp setting, in Angola, NY. We provide a healthy environment and organized activities to promote socialization, independence, and decision making in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.

For more information, call 716-549-6307

 

Part-time Student Research Assistant, HaRI Lab

Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab- start immediately

Supervising faculty: Dr. Bambang Parmanto, Health Information Management

Contact: Zara Ambadar, ambadar@pitt.edu

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

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

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

 

Summer Research Opportunity, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Pedersen:  Judgments and experiences following Alcohol consumption in the Moment (JAM Study)

Students may earn PSY 1903 Directed Research credit for this experience.

 

Watson Institute Camp Aide

Watson’s paid summer opportunities are g reat for any students looking for a summer job/internship working with children with many diverse disabilities.

Campu WISP Aide

ESY Instructional Aide

 

 

Global Undergraduate Awards

The Global Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards programme which recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience, and connects students across cultures and disciplines. Students submit their work for free online and it is judged by a panel of international judges, consisting of leading academic experts and industry leaders.

Why should you submit to the Global Undergraduate Awards?

  • Earn international recognition for academic coursework that you have already completed.
  • Win a FREE trip to Dublin to attend the UA Global Summit.
  • Get your work published in The Undergraduate Library.
  • Network with top undergraduates and academics from around the world.
  • Receive access to the exclusive UA Alumni Portal.

How do I apply?

Submitting is free, quick, and simple! Just follow these steps to #AwardYourWork. Don’t forget to check if your paper meets our submissions criteria before submitting, otherwise you work may be disqualified!

Deadline:  June 11, 2019

 

Summer Internship, University of Delaware

The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, invites graduating seniors and undergraduate students to apply for an unpaid summer internship. Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play. This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual!  

Why you should apply:

Working at the Child’s Play Lab will allow you to experience, first hand, how research is conducted. You will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition. You will leave the lab having gained a significant amount of knowledge in language acquisition, research methodology, child cognition, and how to dissect research papers. This new learning can help you in any field you enter and will be useful to you in your classes!

Requirements:

Some background in psychology or a related field. 
Basic computer skills.
Must be able to commit at least 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June and August 2019.

To Apply:

Please contact the Laboratory Coordinators Hannah Puttre, (hputtre@udel.edu) and Calla Pritulsky (cprituls@udel.edu) for an application. Find us online at www.childsplay.udel.edu.

 

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.

 

Research Opportunity, UPMC

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

 

Summer Internship, George Mason University

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

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

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

 

Volunteers Needed for Paid Research Study, University of Pittsburgh

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

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

 

Summer Internship, Cooperation Lab, Boston College

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

Internship Description 

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

Eligibility and requirements 

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

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

 

Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University

Stanford University from August 4 – August 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.

 

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

5 hours a week

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Therapy Abroad

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

We are currently offering

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

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

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

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

 

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

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.

 

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

 

Lab Technical Coordinator, Adelphi University - New Posting

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Adelphi University is seeking a Lab Technical Coordinator to start ASAP.  Experience maintaining EEG equipment, conducting language based EEG studies and data analysis are key responsibilities.  If interested, please visit the link below for more information and to apply:

https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ADELP...

 

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

About our lab:

The Longitudinal Research Program in Late-Life Suicide at the University of Pittsburgh aims to understand the interacting risk and protective factors related to biological and psychosocial factors of aging that lead to the elevated suicide rate in late-life. Known clinical and psychosocial suicide risk factors have low predictive value, and provide little insight into the high suicide rate in the elderly. Moreover only a small minority of those who contemplate suicide proceed to suicidal behavior, but traditional risk factors for suicide poorly distinguish between suicide ideators and suicide attempters and do not take into consideration the heterogeneity of suicidal behavior. We use a decision neuroscience framework and employ cognitive assessments, game theory experiments, decision process measures, and neuroimaging in addition to detailed characterization of psychopathology to understand how cognitive abilities and decision making contribute to suicide risk.

An ideal candidate should be a bright, compassionate, and motivated person interested in psychiatry/psychology/neuroscience and have some research experience. This position offers clinical, neuroscience, and computer training, collaboration with a team of psychiatrists and neuroscientists, and optional academic activities providing opportunities for professional growth (e.g., review of the literature, authorship for presentations and publications).

Amanda Collier (collieral@upmc.edu) can be contacted for information about applying.  More information about our lab can be found at http://gsuicide.pitt.edu/

 

Full-time Project Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting

This position is at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), a multi-disciplinary center for research to advance the science of learning by bringing together leading researchers in the cognitive, social, and educational sciences.

The primary duties of this Project Coordinator will be the data coordination and collection for a project centered around income, parenting, and perceptions of financial stress. We are particularly interested in family income dynamics, and associations with parental stress and behavior and adolescents’ perceptions of family financial stress. This will involve the collection of multiple survey measures (using Qualtrics Surveys) about household income, parental functioning and behavior, and family demographics. Staff will recruit parents and children and collect self-report measures of family functioning and child behavioral problems.

For this work, specific duties include:

  • Recruiting, screening, scheduling and running research participants in the laboratory, as well as offsite
  • Organizing and analyzing data with statistical software
  • Operating computer systems
  • Supervising undergraduate research assistants
  • Contributing to research reports, grant proposals and presentations
  • Compiling and managing IRB submissions

Additional information and the formal application are located at:
https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ft...
 

Postbac Research Coordinator, Rutgers University

The Kleiman Lab at Rutgers (kleimanlab.org) is seeking applications for 1-2 research coordinators. We are a new (and growing!) lab in the Psychology Department at Rutgers and our work focuses on using technology like smartphones and wearable devices to predict and prevent suicidal thoughts and behaviors. This position is particularly well suited for someone who wishes to gain experience prior to going to graduate school in clinical psychology. This position will involve opportunities in three main areas:

General lab management. Duties in this area involve supporting the startup and daily operations of a newly-established research lab, including: (a) working with laboratory director to develop new laboratory protocols for data management, personnel, and general laboratory culture, (b) facilitating communication in the lab and with other labs, and (c) other general administrative duties to maintain the workings of the lab.
Grant and study administration. Duties in this area involve supporting the regulatory components of ongoing and new grants and studies, including: (a) Preparing and maintaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, (b) Managing grants (e.g., preparing subcontracts), and (c) assisting laboratory director in budgetary management.

Data collection in new and ongoing studies. Duties in this area involve general research activities in several on-going studies and potentially other new studies as well, including: (a) Recruitment and screening of study participants, (b) conducting data collection as needed, and (c) assisting study therapists with scheduling and other logistics.

The position is for one year with a possibility for a second year. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, please visit this website: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/90454

 

Full-time Research Assistant, San Diego State University

A full-time research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Emily Kappenman at San Diego State University. Initial appointment is for 1 year, and start date is flexible.

The Kappenman laboratory focuses broadly on cognition and emotion in healthy adults and disruptions in these processes in individuals with psychopathology (such as anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia). We use a combination of psychophysical measures, behavior, and EEG/ERPs. More information is available on our lab website at www.emilykappenman.org

The position involves a mix of research and lab management. The ideal candidate would have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and substantial research experience using at least one of our laboratory’s main methods. Experience or coursework in computer programming, including crunching numbers in Excel, data analysis in Matlab, and/or stimulus presentation in E-Prime or Presentation is desirable. This is an excellent position for someone who would like to obtain additional research experience before going to graduate school.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a letter of recommendation to Jaclyn Farrens (kappenmanlabmanager@gmail.com).

For more information, please contact Emily Kappenman at emily.kappenman@sdsu.edu

 

Full-time Laboratory Coordinator, University of Virginia

The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, anticipates hiring a full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on Montessori education and play. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on.

Ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. Start date: June 15, 2019 or possibly earlier.

More information about our laboratory’s research can be found at: http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/home.html

To apply, please send a cover letter describing the reason for your interest in the position and your main qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to Angeline Lillard at:  earlydevlabcoordinator@gmail.com
Please name all files beginning with your last name.your first name.and whether it is the cover letter or CV.

 

Full-time Project Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh

We are hiring a full-time Project Coordinator to work in the Cognitive Science Learning Lab (PI: Nokes-Malach). 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:

https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ft...

 

Research Associate, Office of the Medical Examiner of Allegheny County

Translational Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychiatry
Research Associate Positions Available in Dr. David Lewis’ Laboratory

Utilizing various brain research techniques:

  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Immunofluorescence
  • In situ hybridization
  • Tissue sectioning

Human neuroanatomy in collaboration with the Office of the Medical Examiner of Allegheny County
Working closely with neuroscientists, pathologists, and psychologists studying schizophrenia and related disorders

Check out our website: www.tnp.pitt.edu

Applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or a related field.

Please send a resume to Kelly Rogers (rogerskm2@upmc.edu)

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of Florida

I am hiring a full-time research assistant in my Brain, Cognition and Development Lab at the University of Florida starting sometime before August 1st.  The ideal candidate will have previous laboratory experience with a) EEG or eye-tracking studies/data, b) studies examining infants and/or children, and c) some programming experience (Matlab, R).  However, all candidates with previous research experience will be considered.  The successful candidate will help with all aspects of our lab’s research including: recruiting participants, managing IRB protocols, managing undergraduate research assistants, programming and designing experiments, and processing/analyzing infant and adult EEG/eye-tracking data.  If interested, please send your CV/resume to lscott@ufl.edu. I will accept applications until the position is filled.  

 

Research Coordinator, University of California, Merced

The Center for Early Cognition and Language at the University of California, Merced, directed by Dr. Rose Scott, is seeking a research coordinator for an NSF-funded research study on the development of social cognition. This research will examine the influence of cultural, social, and economic factors on children’s early false-belief understanding. The research coordinator will (a) assist with the design and development of research protocols and materials, (b) oversee participant recruitment and scheduling and the maintenance of participant records, (c) train and supervise undergraduate research assistants, (d) conduct study visits with families, and (e) assist with data entry, coding, and analysis. The coordinator will also have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of publications, presentations, and reports using data affiliated with the project.

Required Qualifications:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or related field
• Strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Computer literacy and a willingness to learn new technical/computer skills
• Ability to work independently as well as with other team members
• Experience working with young children
• Ability to interact with families from a diverse range of backgrounds in a respectful and courteous fashion

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proficiency in Spanish
• At least 1 year of research experience
• Experience with data management software (e.g., FilemakerPro)
• Experience with PsychoPy, Python, R, SPSS

Interested applicants should apply at https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF00784Deadline to apply is Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time).

Salary is based on University of California Academic Salary Pay Scales. This is a benefits-eligible appointment for one year, with the possibility of extension for additional years based on satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

For more information, contact Dr. Rose Scott at rscott@ucmerced.edu.

 

Full-time Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania

The Developing Minds Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Brannon, is seeking a highly motivated and capable individual to be a second full-time paid lab manager. The Developing Minds Lab broadly explores how children develop numerical and mathematical abilities. The position involves overseeing data collection with children for an NSF grant. Other duties will include working closely with graduate students and postdocs recruiting and scheduling participants, assisting with data collection of developmental and adult fMRI studies, management of day-to-day lab operations, training and supervising research assistants, data coding, entry, and analysis, designing and running experiments, and administering standardized tests and other assessments to children. There is opportunity for leading a project and co-authoring publications.

Strong data analytical skills, as well as experience and knowledge using MatLab (or demonstrated ability to learn MatLab quickly) are required. Strong communication, organization, and management skills are preferred. This position is ideal for psychology and cognitive neuroscience students who are interested applying to graduate school. The lab manager will have opportunities to collaborate with the PI and other members of the research team on independent research projects, scientific presentations, and manuscript preparation.

Interested candidates should email a CV, cover letter indicating availability to start and names of two references to nuwara@sas.upenn.edu

We are currently reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring someone this spring.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, The BabyTalk Project

The BabyTalk Project (go.osu.edu/babytalk) at the Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development in the department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Medical Center seeks a motivated and organized individual to serve as a full-time research assistant for an NIH-funded project. The project investigates the role of early language input on speech processing, word learning, and language development in young children with hearing loss.

The research assistant will work with children and their families and a team of researchers including undergraduate research assistants, research associates, postdocs, and faculty members. An ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate who majored in psychology, linguistics, speech and hearing, or a related field and is looking for additional research experience before applying to graduate school.

Primary duties will include:

  • Data coding, processing, and analysis;
  • Scheduling of child participants and running experiments;
  • Writing and maintaining project documentation;
  • Assist with training undergraduate research assistant.

Minimum requirements for this position include:

  • BA or BS in psychology, linguistics, speech and hearing, or a related field;
  • Previous research experience, preferably with data coding;
  • Strong independent work ethic and time management skills;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to work with families and colleagues.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in a research lab with children and their families;
  • Ability to learn and troubleshoot software and basic scripting methods (R, Praat, Python).

Preferred start date is June, 2019 and the position includes benefits.

To apply: please send a CV and cover letter to Yuanyuan Wang, Ph.D. at Yuanyuan.Wang@osumc.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Case Manager

Do you like helping others? Do you want a job that is rewarding and exciting? Do you want to make a difference in what you do? Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy is the place for you! Not only do our Service Coordinators enjoy great benefits like: Flexible work schedules, A work from home option, Health, Vision, and Dental benefits, 401k & paid mileage but AUCP is helping community members with disabilities live at home.

Job Summary

Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy is looking for an experienced Case Manager to help take us to the next level.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create a person centered plan by collaborating with participants and their team.
  • Conducting assessments for new and existing participants.
  • Monitoring the health and welfare of the participant and the quality of services provided to the participant through personal visits and telephone calls.
  • Link to all resources regardless of the source of payment.
  • Accurately identify and prioritize at risk participants
  • Effectively communicate participant plans and other consumer related activities both verbally and in writing to appropriate sources.
  • May be responsible for providing field instruction for peers of this or her respective professional discipline as opportunities permit.
  • Must be willing to travel.

Physical Actions:

  • Must be able to perform in a fast paced, high stress environment.

Educational Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university in the Human Services field.

Qualifications:

  • At least one (1) years professional experience in case management.
  • One (1) year of experience in working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) preferred.
  • Must possession of a valid driver's license and access to a private vehicle for day-to-day job performance due to making home visits requiring frequent local and occasional state-wide travel.
  • Must be able to pass all background and clearance checks in accordance with Federal and State regulations.

 

Full-time Project Coordinator

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is actively recruiting a full time Project Coordinator for its 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative. We hope that you will help us find the right person for the job by circulating the attached job description to your networks.

Overview: The 15217 Neighborhood-based Teen Mental Health Initiative is a collaborative effort among the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and Jewish Family and Community Services to build a safety net for teens with mental health issues. The program has three objectives: increasing community awareness of the reality of increasing teen behavioral health problems, promoting options for where to turn for help, improving availability and connections to mental health services and supports, and strengthening resiliency among teens and families. The goal is to design and implement an initiative that builds upon existing partnerships, reflects the diverse cultural and faith-based experiences of the community, and can be adapted and implemented in other neighborhoods.

 

Part-time or Full-time Opportunity, University of Pittsburgh

Are you a graduating senior interested in mental health and planning to take gap years (preferably at least 2) before returning to school? The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Behavioral Health and Smart Technology is hiring a research assistant to conduct structured clinical interviews and promote the center through social media. The position can offer flexible (part-time or full-time) hours, experience working with patients, and research presentation opportunities.

Email Amy Anderson at amya@pitt.edu for more information and visit our website healthtech.pitt.edu to learn more.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Penn State University

To apply: https://psu.jobs/job/86382

The Developmental Personality Neuroscience (DEPENd) Laboratory at Penn State University seeks a full-time research assistant to start in May or June of 2019. The position will focus primarily on implementing a new NIMH-funded R01 study of social decision-making in young adults with borderline personality symptoms. This project synthesizes functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and associative learning theory to characterize neurobehavioral systems that contribute to maladaptive interpersonal behaviors. The lab also has ongoing projects examining dimensional models of personality dysfunction, emotion dysregulation, and impulsivity in teens and young adults. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to contribute to all aspects of research, including designing/programming experiments, participant recruitment, clinical interviewing, data management, supervising undergraduate students, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data. The position is well-suited to those who intend to pursue graduate training in clinical psychology or cognitive neuroscience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, math, or related field preferred. Prior research or professional experience with adolescents and/or young adults, especially in mental health settings, is preferred. Scientific programming (in R, MATLAB, or Python) will be an important aspect of the position; thus, prior programming experience is desirable. To apply, please upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for two or three references. In the cover letter, please highlight relevant skills and your research and clinical interests. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the job is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Brown University

Seeking full-time Research Assistants (RAs) for suicide and depression research in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Overview:

RAs will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu at Bradley Hospital assisting with three NIMH-funded studies: (i) examining the interrelationship between life stress and impulsivity in accounting for recurrent suicidal behavior in adolescent inpatients within a multi-wave, prospective design; (ii) evaluating the potential for transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to modulate impulsive cognition and behavior in adolescent suicide attempters, within a three-group randomized design, through specific neural pathways, as assessed with electroencephalography (EEG)/event-related potentials (ERPs); and (iii) using computational psychiatry to characterize neurocognitive processes underlying short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents. We have a fourth study focused on delineating the pathophysiology underlying the relation between dysregulation of the gut microbiome (dysbiosis) and depression in young adults. Our lab also uses mobile technology (e.g., EMA) in the study of depression and suicide.

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:  This position(s) will begin summer 2019. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to: teenandbehavior@brown.edu

 

Coordinator/Clinical Interviewer, Brown University

Coordinator/Clinical Interviewer: Substance use during pregnancy and infant development

Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a project coordinator to conduct clinical interviews and coordinate daily operations for longitudinal studies investigating maternal substance use during pregnancy and fetal/infant behavior.

The Interviewer/Coordinator will work closely with PI, Dr. Laura Stroud (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lstroud), and other members of the leadership team. Primary responsibilities involve coordinating daily study activities, psychological interviews of pregnant mothers and staff supervision. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills preferred. Experience with clinical and/or diagnostic interviewing and longitudinal studies desirable. Experience with IRB and REDCap also desirable. Position involves working in a fast-paced environment within a multidisciplinary research team. Potential need for schedule flexibility to accommodate participant visits. Personal transportation required.

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University is directed by Michael Carey, PhD, has a history of over 25 years of conducting innovative research involving interdisciplinary, behavioral approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease.

The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. Applications from women and minority members are encouraged. To be considered for this position, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Laura Stroud, Ph.D., 401-480-0700, Laura_Stroud@brown.edu.

 

Spanish/English Bilingual Research Assistant/Lab Manager

The Language Learning Lab at Stanford University seeks a bilingual Spanish/English Research Assistant (RA)/Lab Manager to join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team conducting research on language and cognitive development in Spanish-speaking children (18 months to 8 years). The RA will be part of the research team responsible for conducting NIH-funded longitudinal studies of home language environments and school-relevant outcomes in emerging Spanish-English bilinguals. The RA will also assist with activities associated with the development and evaluation of a community-based parenting intervention, the Habla Conmigo Academy. The position will be full time (40 hours/week) with some need for flexible scheduling on weekends.

Responsibilities include administering assessments in both English and Spanish, data management, working with video and audio recordings, and conducting both quantitative and qualitative coding.  This position also involves administrative activities, including research-related organizational tasks, managing undergraduate RAs, and tracking finances and purchases. The RA will work at our main lab at Stanford, at our Community Lab in Sunnyvale, or at other community sites in the San Jose, CA area. This position offers the opportunity to develop valuable research skills in an innovative research program designed to support parents and children in vulnerable immigrant families. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  A two year commitment is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • - BA/BS in Psychology, Education, Early Childhood Development, or related field
  • - Fully Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish and English)
  • - Experience working with young children and their families, especially from low-income, ethnically-diverse families
  • - Exceptional organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • - Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • - Positive and professional attitude
  • - Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • - Experience with basic statistical software, such as SPSS or R (preferred)
  • - A valid driver's license and willingness to travel to multiple sites (preferred).

Email address for applications:  langlearninglabjobs@gmail.com

Please send your resume and a cover letter in which you briefly address the following:

  1. Are you a native Spanish-speaker? Please describe your language background.
  2. What experience have you had working with Spanish-speaking families and/or diverse populations?
  3. How do your skills and training fit the requirements of this position? What experience do you have with project or data management?

 

Project Coordinator & Clinical Research Assistant, Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital

Coordinator/Clinical Interviewer: Substance use during pregnancy and infant development - Brown Medical School & the Miriam Hospital

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a project coordinator to conduct clinical interviews and coordinate daily operations for longitudinal studies investigating maternal substance use during pregnancy and fetal/infant behavior.

The Interviewer/Coordinator will work closely with PI, Dr. Laura Stroud (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lstroud), and other members of the leadership team. Primary responsibilities involve coordinating daily study activities, psychological interviews of pregnant mothers and staff supervision. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills preferred. Experience with clinical and/or diagnostic interviewing and longitudinal studies desirable. Experience with IRB and REDCap also desirable. Position involves working in a fast-paced environment within a multidisciplinary research team. Potential need for schedule flexibility to accommodate participant visits. Personal transportation required.

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University is directed by Michael Carey, PhD, has a history of over 25 years of conducting innovative research involving interdisciplinary, behavioral approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease.

The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. Applications from women and minority members are encouraged. To be considered for this position, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Laura Stroud, Ph.D., 401-480-0700, Laura_Stroud@brown.edu.

 

Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant: Infant Biobehavioral Development - Brown Medical School & 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 Research Assistant to work with infants, collect placentas, and assist with data analysis and data management.

This is a full-time research position involving a longitudinal study of substance use during pregnancy and infant behavior, brain development, and biology in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Stroud (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lstroud). Position also involves the opportunity to be uniquely trained in developmental examinations in newborns in the hospital and through home visits in the Providence area and to be trained in placenta collection. The research assistant would also be involved with dataset management and data analysis. Additional responsibilities include assistance with recruitment and screening. Research experience, background in statistics/SPSS and REDCap data entry is an asset. Evening and weekend availability and reliable transportation are required. 

Opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to conferences, and prepare papers for publication are available.  

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University is directed by Michael Carey, PhD, has a history of over 25 years of conducting innovative research involving interdisciplinary, behavioral approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease.

The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. Applications from women and minority members are encouraged. To be considered for this position, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Laura Stroud, Ph.D., 401-480-0700, Laura_Stroud@brown.edu    

 

Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh

The Families, Emotions, Neuroscience and Development Lab at the University of Pittsburgh (Director: Jennifer Silk, Ph.D.) is recruiting a Research Specialist interested in gaining post baccalaureate clinical research experience in the area of childhood/adolescent anxiety and depression. The applicant will work primarily on a prospective high-risk longitudinal multi-method study examining neurobiological and social contextual risk factors for depression in early adolescent girls who are shy and fearful. The Research Specialist will obtain training in conducting study assessments using functional MRI, eyetracking, psychophysiology (heart rate, skin conductance), behavioral observation, and ecological momentary assessment. Primary responsibilities will include conducting laboratory assessments with teens and parents, managing and processing data, and assisting with scheduling and recruitment. The Research Specialist will also have the opportunity to conduct independent research and participate in conference presentations and manuscript preparation. The position requires a flexible schedule to accommodate families in the research study, including evening and weekend availability. 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 the constituencies in support of a diverse community is required. This position offers the opportunity to work in a high quality research environment with strong clinical and scientific collaborations with local and national world-renowned researchers and is an excellent stepping stone to graduate programs in clinical psychology or related fields.

Interested applicants should send a resume (including GPA and relevant experience) to Jennifer Silk, Ph.D. at jss4@pitt.edu.

 

Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Brown University

The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Brown University, directed by Dr. Dima Amso, will be hiring a Lab Manager/Research Assistant beginning Summer 2019. 

Please visit http://research.clps.brown.edu/dcnl/.

The position will include participating in all aspects of research with infants and children including recruitment, data collection, management, and processing.

Experience working with infants and children is desired, as well as experience with eye-tracking and/or fNIRS. Strong organizational, statistical, computer programming, and computational modeling skills are highly desirable. The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Neuroscience, or a related field. 

The Amso Lab is a welcoming environment and is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Interested applicants should please send a cover letter describing research experience, CV, and contact information for two references to Diego Placido (diego_placido@brown.edu).

 

Full-time Lab Manager, Rutgers University, Newark Campus

The Developmental Psychology Laboratories at Rutgers University, Newark Campus, directed by Drs. Elizabeth Bonawitz and Vanessa LoBue are currently recruiting a full-time Lab Manager to coordinate and conduct developmental research with infants and children. The lab manager will be responsible for recruiting and overseeing studies in both  Dr. Bonawitz’s Computational Cognitive Development Lab and Dr. LoBue’s Child Study Center.

The primary role of the lab coordinator will be to work with local schools and community organizations to recruit participants and organize data collections. The lab coordinator will also be expected to (1) play an active role in training and supervising undergraduate researchers, (2) carry out administrative duties, such as daily record keeping, data management, and equipment purchase, and maintenance of lab participant database, (3) coordinate between two independent research labs, and (4) provide general support of researchers.  The candidate will also have the opportunity to play an active role in research by helping conduct experiments with infants, children, and adults in laboratory and school settings.

Preferred start date is June 1st (with some flexibility), with a 2-year desired commitment, further extendable depending on fit. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and especially with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is not required, but a plus.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Dr.s LoBue and Bonawitz (vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edubonawitz@psychology.rutgers.edu). The cover letter should describe your relevant experience, and should in particular address your experience engaging with local community groups or schools.

Rutgers University, Newark is located in the heart of New Jersey’s largest city and is an easy 25-minute train ride from downtown Manhattan.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Cohen Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, directed by Dr. Jessica Cohen, is seeking TWO full-time research assistants beginning Summer 2019 (specific start date flexible). We investigate how functional brain networks dynamically interact and reconfigure when confronted with changing cognitive demands, when experiencing transformations across development, and when facing disruptions in healthy functioning due to disease. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging, and clinical approaches taken from neuroscience, psychology, and mathematics to address our research questions. 

The primary ongoing project you will be involved in is an NIMH-funded longitudinal neuroimaging study following youth with ADHD across the transition from childhood into adolescence. The goal of the project is to identify trajectories of structural and functional network development that may serve as biomarkers indicating increased risk (or, conversely, decreased risk) for negative outcomes in adolescence. Responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants, data collection (MRI and behavioral), and data analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI). You will be encouraged to take on an independent project that can result in a conference poster presentation and/or authorship on a manuscript.

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

Position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Dr. Jessica Cohen (jrcohen@unc.edu). Additional information can be found at: http://cohenlab.web.unc.edu/

 

Full-time Lab Manager, Northwestern University

The SCIP (social cognition & intergroup processes) Lab, directed by Dr. Sylvia Perry at Northwestern University in the Department of Psychology seeks a full-time (with benefits) lab manager/research technician beginning the Summer or Fall of 2019. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance and continued funding. The lab manager/research technician will work closely with the PI and lab group on a research program investigating how social contexts and attitudes affect behavioral and physiological outcomes within intergroup interactions in both adult and child populations.

Responsibilities include:

  • overseeing day-to-day lab operations
  • designing, running, and analyzing experiments with children and adults
  • hiring, coordinating, training, and proactively working with undergraduate research assistants
  • data management
  • participant recruitment and scheduling
  • development and maintenance of a participant database
  • coordinating school visits
  • maintaining IRB protocols, budgeting, website, etc.
  • assisting in planning lab events and meetings

Preferred qualifications:

  • a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline
  • research experience in a social and/or developmental psychology lab
  • one or more years of research experience with children and/or racially diverse populations
  • experience in a psychophysiological or dyadic interactions lab [e.g., experience working with, cleaning, and analyzing autonomic nervous system data (using AcqKnowledge and/or MindWare software), coding verbal and non-verbal data, and/or creating dictionaries in LIWC]
  • excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to work independently
  • strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • extremely efficient in email correspondence
  • programming skills in Qualtrics, Inquisit, and Mechanical Turk, and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • strong analytical skills (e.g., experience with SPSS, R, etc.)
  • working knowledge of image and/or video design and editing (e.g., Photoshop, Final Cut)

SCIP lab members have been accepted into competitive Social, Community, and Clinical Psychology programs, thus this position is ideal for individuals who wish to pursue research in the future. The lab manager/research technician will be involved with scientific presentations at conferences, the writing of journal manuscripts, and the ability to start their own projects in collaboration with Dr. Perry and her research lab. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Perry at nusciplab@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “lab manager position” in your email, and have your letter writers use the subject line “letter of recommendation for [your name] for lab manager position”.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Sylvia Perry at Sylvia.perry@northwestern.edu


 Full-time Research Assistant Opportunities, Providence, RI

The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire 2-4 full-time research assistants to work on projects related to suicide assessment in a psychiatric inpatient setting. In particular, we are hiring for projects focused on identification of novel risk factors for suicidal ideation and behavior using laboratory-based behavioral and physiological assessments, smartphone technology, brain imaging and the analysis of speech patterns (Directors: Michael Armey, Ph.D., Heather Schatten, Ph.D., & Ivan Miller, Ph.D.) as well as treatment development studies for suicide (Director: Ivan Miller, Ph.D.). Positions will start from July – September 2019. Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities established in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. Dr. Ivan Miller is the director and the program is comprised of academic psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous NIH grants, and the majority of this work centers on suicide prevention, post-hospital transitions, technologyassisted assessment and intervention, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addictions and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.

Butler Hospital Psychosocial Research Program

Status:  Full-Time Hours Day with some evening and/or weekend hours

Has Benefits:  Yes

Job Description:  Brown Medical School researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking research assistants for National Institutes of Healthfunded studies relating to assessment in psychiatric inpatient settings. Responsible for recruiting subjects and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus.

Required Education:  BA in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.

Application Method:  To apply, please send a cover letter and CV as attachments to Alyson Randall at alrandall@butler.org

 

Gap Year Opportunity

Casa de Esperanza is a non-profit organization 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).  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

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania

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

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

NOTES:

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

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

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

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

 

Bilingual Project Assistant, NYC

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

Specific tasks may include:

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

Requirements:  

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

Locations:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Internship - Visioning and the Future of Schools

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