Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

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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                       IMPORTANT DATES - 2177

5/8/2017      Summer Term classes begin    
5/8/2017      Summer Term enrollment period ends    
5/15/2017    12 Week, 6 Week 1 and 4 Week 1 summer session classes begin    
5/15/2017    Registration period ends for 4 Week 1 summer session    
5/15/2017    Registration period ends for 6 Week 1 summer session  
 
5/17/2017    Add/Drop period ends for 4 Week 1 summer session    
5/17/2017    Add/Drop period ends for 6 Week 1 summer session 
   
5/19/2017    Add/Drop period ends for Summer Term    
5/19/2017    Grade Option/Audit forms for 4 Week 1 summer session due in dean's office    
5/22/2017    Add/Drop period ends for 12 Week summer session    
5/22/2017    Grade Option/Audit forms for 4 Week 1 summer session due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 noon    
5/24/2017    Grade Option/Audit forms for 6 Week 1 summer session due in dean's office    
5/25/2017    Grade Option/Audit forms for 6 Week 1 summer session due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 noon  
 
5/31/2017    Monitored Withdrawal forms for 4 Week 1 summer session due in dean's office
6/1/2017    Monitored Withdrawal form for 4 Week 1 due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 noon    
6/2/2017    Grade Option/Audit forms for Summer Term due in dean's office    
6/2/2017    Grade Option/Audit forms for 12 Week session due in dean's office    
6/5/2017    Grade Option/Audit forms for 12 Week session due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 noon
7/7/2017    Deadline to apply for December graduation

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

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Fall Course: Topics in Cognitive Psychology Course- Bilingualism
  • Photographs from Commencement Ceremony
  • PSY 1902: Introduction to the Field Course
  • Undergraduate Psychology Website, Google Calendar

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University
  • Research Study
  • Adolescent Sleep Study
  • City Internships- Deadline Extended
  • The Day School at The Children's Institute
  • Pitt Pathways Program Fellowship
  • Summer Job Opportunities Making Social Change
  • The Horizons Fellowship
  • Work Study or Directed Research Student
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant 
  • Research Labs in search of RA (summer and fall)  
  • Backpacking with a Purpose
  • Summer Spanish Speaking Opportunity
  • Are you thinking about a doctoral degree in psychology?
  • The Woodlands Summer Camp
  • Summer Internship Program, Boston College
  • Yale Infant Cognition Center Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity
  • West Penn Hospital:  Hospital Elder Life Program
  • Wediko Children's Services - Summer Program Staff Openings

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Fall Course: Cultural Studies 206- Affect, Abjection, and Motherhood
  • New Fall Term Courses
  • Potential Behavioral Economics Club
  • Autism Speaks

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • Undergraduate Awards
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
  • UHC National Scholarship Newsletter
  • Nationality Rooms 2016 Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

CONFERENCE / GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • University of California, Irvine Post-Bacc Program
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, Masters' of Arts Program
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. Program
  • Colorado State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?
  • Interested in Graduate School?

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Full-time Research Associate - New Posting
  • UNC Chapel Hill Diversifying Clinical Psychology Weekend - New Posting
  • 18-Month Research Associate Position -  New Posting
  • Full-time Research Assistant - University of Georgia
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland
  • Lab Manager, University of Michigan
  • Research Coordinator - University of Kansas
  • Research Support Specialist, Stony Brook University
  • Full-time Lab Manager, CMU
  • Full-time Research Coordinator
  • Research Assistant Posting, University of Pittsburgh
  • Research Assistant Position, Brown University
  • Research Assistant Position, Wayne State
  • Project Coordinator 
  • Research Lab Coordinator - University of Iowa
  • Grant Street Group 
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Research Assistant
  • Lab Coordinator, UCSD, California
  • Research Assistant Positions, Emory University
  • Full Time Lab Manager, Boston College
  • Graduate Position, Biology Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • Research Job Openings - Nationwide Children's Hospital

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION
 

Fall Course: Topics in Cognitive Psychology Course - Bilingualism

PSY 1054 TOPICS IN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY -- Bilingualism

In this class, we will discuss models of bilingualism, and the psycholinguistic aspects of being bilingual. Topics that may be covered include: bilingual memory representation as a function of language proficiency, language learning method, and word/concept type; how bilinguals recognize words (printed and spoken); whether the bilingual's two languages are always "active" to some extent; how bilinguals manage to perform in one language without getting "mixed up"; whether bilinguals have cognitive advantages over monolinguals; and, how speaking two languages influences thought. Discussion will be emphasized during meeting periods, and a final paper will be required.

 

Photographs from Commencement Ceremony 

If you attended the Department of Psychology Commencement Ceremony on April 28, 2017 and are interested in purchasing photographs taken by the photographer you may contact professional photographer, E Henigan Studios, and may be ordered by visiting http://www.eheniganstudios.com

 

PSY 1902: Introduction to the Field Course

This one-credit course is designed for newly declared psychology majors who have earned 85 credits or less.Course content will provide an introduction to the psychology department, overview of degree requirements, review of experiential learning opportunities, and discussion of graduate school and career options including subfields within psychology and related fields.Through lectures, guest speakers, in-class exercises, small group discussions and written assignments, students will engage in self-assessment, undertake academic and career planning, develop professional skills and learn to utilize available resources to advance in their careers. 

Interested students will need to obtain a permission number from the Psychology Advising Office by emailing psyadvis@pitt.edu or visiting walk-in hours. For questions, please contact psyadvis@pitt.edu or call 412-624-4540.

 

Undergraduate Psychology Website, Google Calendar

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

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University

THE 2017 SUMMER INSTITUTE IN POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
at Stanford University from August 6 – August 26, 2017

Applications are being accepted now for the 22th Annual Summer Institute in Political Psychology, to be held
at Stanford University August 6-26, 2017.

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. Hundreds of participants have attended
SIPP during these years.

The 2017 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 2017, SIPP will accept up to 60 participants, including graduate students, faculty, professionals, and
advanced undergraduates. http://www.stanford.edu/group/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: SIPP2017@gmail.com

 

Research Study

Share Your Opinion
Participate in our research student on usability questionnaire for mobile health apps.
Who is eligible?

  • Native English speaker
  • Between 18 and 65 years old.
  • High school or higher levels of education.
  • Used smart phones/tablets and mobile apps for 3+ years.
  • Communicate well orally or written.

What’s involved?

  • Try out a couple of mHealth apps
  • Complete questionnaires and interview
  • May need to come in for 2 sessions.
  • Receive $10/Session

Email:
Principal Investigator Dr. Leming Zhou to provide a call back number.  Leming.Zhou@pitt.edu, University of Pittsburgh

 

Adolescent Sleep Study

We are looking for an undergraduate student to assist on a study looking at how the timing of sleep in adolescents affects brain activity related to their thinking and mood as well as the risk for engaging in drug and alcohol abuse. Our research study looks at the effects of two different sleep patterns on teens’ thinking and mood by completing overnight stays in our sleep lab during the summer. This study involves two fMRI scans and computer tasks which take place during both of the lab visits. Undergraduate students will assist in administering tasks to and monitoring participants during their overnight lab visits. They will also assist in study preparation, data entry, and preprocessing of fMRI data.

Because our study involves working with minors, the student will need to have the Act 33 Child Clearance, Act 34 Criminal Clearance, and Act 73 FBI Clearance.

Anyone who is interested can contact Dr. Brant Hasler at haslerbp@upmc.edu.

 

City Internships- Deadline Extended

Summer 2017 Global Explorer Program- CI partners with leading companies in 12 cities and 9 industries globally. An updated selection of newly released internship placements are described below. Opportunities for students interested in Marketing, Advertising and PR; Art, Fashion & Design; and Consulting & Professional Services.

1. Business, Management & Marketing students | New York & Los Angeles
A pioneering VC and investment marketing and PR agency that serves global corporations and famous content creators is ready to open its doors to students interested in entrepreneurship and start-ups. This is an excellent to join an expanding team in a new, digitally-led industry.

2. Business and Marketing Students | London & Los Angeles
We’re working with a fully integrated branding and communication agency that has a history of taking brands from obscurity to leaders in the fashion and beauty space. Students interested in learning about PR, strategy and marketing need look no further.

3. Management Consultancy Internship | London & New York
An established, international firm that helps small and mid-size businesses implement strategic change programs effectively and efficiently seeks an ambitious, intelligent student to join its ranks this summer. This one is perfect for business and finance majors.

4. Law, Politics and International Affairs students | Los Angeles
This well-known multinational law firm is seeking undergraduate students to join its multi-disciplinary program. Students will rotate through the firm’s criminal, commercial and international law divisions. Previous experience is not required, an interest in law however is.

5. Marketing, Advertising & PR Internship | New York
A leading sports and entertainment agency seeking students from any academic discipline. The agency represents a large proportion of the most well-known professional sports teams, professionals, events, equipment and merchandise suppliers in the U.S. and overseas.

Students interested in any of the above should apply here.

 

The Day School at The Children's Institute

The Day School at The Children’s Institute is looking for undergraduate practicum students, who are interested in gaining experience in an approved private school for children with disabilities. The Day School serves children ages 5-21 who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The students have a range of disabilities and diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, cognitive disabilities, and genetic syndromes. Practicum students will have opportunities to work with both individual and groups of students through providing assistance with classroom instruction, as well as working closely with our social skills teacher. Please contact the School Psychologist at The Day School, Lindsay McGuirk (lmz@the-institute.org), if interested.

 

Pitt Pathways Program Fellowship

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Office of Human Resources, is very excited to launch the Pitt Pathways Program (the “Program”) as a key component of our diversity and inclusion efforts relating to its staff employees.  The diversity of our workforce is critical to Pitt’s continued excellence and, as you fully know, our students possess unique skills, educational backgrounds and talents.  For these and other reasons, the University seeks to attract and retain talented undergraduate students, and in particular students from diverse backgrounds, to careers here at Pitt. Fellows will participate in professional development through part-time work during the academic year, in addition to a paid post-graduation full-time work position designed to last a predetermined about of time. The Program provides fellows with opportunities to develop and enhance their professional experiences and to gain experience in the field of higher education. The Program also seeks to enrich and diversify the University community by employing innovative and talented professionals.

The Fellow’s cost of tuition during the Program participation period will be covered by the University through funding from the ODI.  Participants must secure and cover the cost of their housing and all other expenses.  Post-graduation, each participant will be employed by the University in a position for a predetermined about of time and a salary from the University and funded by the employing department. 

The Program Pilot will involve a position in the Office of Human Resources, which is described here and will begin in August 2017.  We would like to close the application process in mid-May.  Recognizing that time is of the essence, we have developed a simple application process. The University encourages applications from individuals from all backgrounds.  Application can be found here.

 

Summer Job Opportunities Making Social Change

We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who are eager to make a difference.  

The Fund for the Public Interest works with some of the top social change groups in the country like PennEnvironment and US PIRG.  And we're hiring!
Specifically, we're hiring full time summer campaign staff to stand up for clean water and fight global warming.

We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society.
If you are interested in applying, visit our website at www.jobsthatmatter.org, or contact me directly - 412-521-0943, sriccardi@fundstaff.org

 

The Horizons Fellowship

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

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

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

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

Course Offerings

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


Application Process/Criteria

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

 

Work Study or Directed Research Student

 

DR. SAUL SHIFFMAN’S SMOKING RESEARCH GROUP (DEPT. OF PSYCHOLOGY) IS SEEKING A WORK STUDY OR DIRECTED RESEARCH STUDENT
Duties include: Assistance with recruiting study participants, conducting phone screenings with potential participants to determine eligibility for studies, AND general administrative duties supporting the research project and team, as needed.  

Gain valuable research experience working with a productive research team.

Requirements:  Highly organized, motivated, detail-oriented, dependable, & conscientious; excellent written & oral communication skills; strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel).

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT RESUME, REFERENCES, AMOUNT OF CREDITS DESIRED, AND WEEKDAY AVAILABILITY BY EMAIL TO PROJECT COORDINATOR, ALLISON BROWN, AT AAB112@PITT.EDU

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

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

 

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

 

Backpacking with a Purpose

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

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

 

Spanish Interpreter Needs

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

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

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

 

Summer Internship Program, Boston College

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

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


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

 

Yale Infant Cognition Center Summer 2017 Internship

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

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

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

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

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

The Infant Cognition Center - Yale University

 

West Penn Hospital:  Hospital Elder Life Program

 

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

Currently interviewing for summer and fall terms.

For more information visit the HELP Supervised Field Placement website.

 

Wediko Children's Services - Summer Program Staff Openings

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

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

Ready to apply? Check out the staff application here!

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

 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS/INFORMATION/RESOURCES

 

Fall Course: Cultural Studies 2006 - Affect, Abjection, and Motherhood

This class, a graduate seminar also open to advanced undergraduates, introduces students to psychoanalytic writing with a focus on the prominent French feminist Julia Kristeva’s influential work on motherhood in “Stabat Mater” and on abjection in Powers of Horror.   Readings include psychoanalytic theory and practice in a number of fields such as philosophy, art history (Terry Smith is one of our guest speakers), religious studies (Paula Kane will also visit), communication, and film studies along with literature.  The course gives emphasis to questions of gender and race in the work of Hortense Spillers and Jack Halberstam. A practicing psychoanalyst, Kristeva has written an astonishing variety of texts, including novels, cultural theory, and case studies with great impact on artists and scholars in the US.  The course offers the opportunity to submit an abstract to give a paper leading to possible publication at the Kristeva Circle conference held here at Pitt’s University Club on Oct. 27-28 where Spillers and Halberstam are keynote speakers.  We will examine the reception of and resistance to Neo-Freudian thought in the US including the new directions in which American writers have taken it.

 

New Fall Term Course

This Fall Term, 2017 the History and Philosophy of Science Department will offering an infrequently taught undergraduate course, HPS 0633-Science, Philosophy, and Public Policy. (no prerequisites required)

 

Potential Behavioral Economics Club

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

 

Autism Speaks

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

What do we do?

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

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

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards are the world’s largest academic awards programme. 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).

 

The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Opportunities


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

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

 

UHC National Scholarships Newsletter


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

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

For more information visit the UHC website.

 

Nationality Rooms 2016 Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

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

 

CONFERENCE/GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

University of California, Irvine Post-Bac Program

The Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications to our post-baccalaureate program in psychology and social behavior (the deadline to apply for Fall 2017 is June 30th).  
 
UCI’s Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychology and Social Behavior is a certificate program that combines psychology coursework with research and/or internship experience. It is designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline); who are interested in a psychology-related graduate program, career development, or career change; and who could benefit from additional coursework, research and/or real-life work experience in psychology. Those interested in a Doctoral-level or Master’s degree program in a range of areas of psychology (including clinical/counseling psychology, social/personality psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, psychology & the law, and school psychology) or health (e.g., public health, medical school) can strengthen their graduate school applications by completing our program, which offers an individualized course of study based on each person’s qualifications and goals.  Students who have completed our program have been accepted to a wide variety of graduate programs, including Ph.D. programs at UC Berkeley, Cornell University, and UC Irvine; Psy.D. programs at Cal Lutheran, University of Indianapolis, and Yeshiva University, and Master's programs at NYU, Columbia, and UCLA.
 
The program consists of a eight courses, which may include lower- and upper-division lectures, small seminars (including advanced statistics and research methods), hands-on research lab courses, and/or hands-on internship courses.  The program can be completed at the student’s own pace, in as little as 6 months or in as many as 24 months, depending upon one’s schedule and preferences.  A faculty advisor will work closely with students to help plan courses and provide guidance on obtaining letters of recommendation, choosing graduate programs, writing personal statements, and applying for jobs.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to attend our weekly departmental colloquia and other special events and to interact with our community of faculty, researchers, and graduate students.  For more information, please visit: http://psb.soceco.uci.edu/content/post-baccalaureate-program

 

University of Minnesota Duluth, Masters' of Arts Program 

The Experimental Track of the Master’s of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) program at the University of Minnesota Duluth is accepting applications for admissions into the program for Fall 2017. 
Experimental Psychology encompasses a variety of experimental research areas within psychology. Our faculty have backgrounds and current research interests in:
• Biopsychology
• Cognition
• Social psychology
• Evolutionary psychology
• Perception and action
• Psycho-linguistics
A Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology offers a wonderful opportunity to develop research skills that will prepare individuals for a doctoral degree in any field of psychology (including applied fields such as clinical, counseling, and industrial organizational psychology).  Such a degree also prepares students for teaching positions in higher education and research positions in the field.
What Makes the MAPS program at the University of Minnesota Duluth Stand Out?
●     Small student-to-faculty ratio:  Many track-specific courses have fewer than 10 students.  Our program typically admits a maximum of 6 students per track each year.  Students work closely with faculty and receive exceptional mentorship and supervision.  Experimental Faculty members accepting students for Fall 2017 include Drs. Aydin Durgunoglu, Rebecca Gilbertson, Eric Hessler, Robert Lloyd, and Ashley Thompson. For more information on faculty, visit the faculty list on our website.

●     Funding: To date, most graduate students have accepted a one semester teaching assistantship with salary and 50% tuition waiver.  There is also financial support for a supervised research experience and travel, and many students receive departmental grants for their research projects.  Out-of-state students may be eligible to pay only in-state tuition rates.

●     Rigorous academics.  The MAPS program is a rigorous, full-time, 2-year program that prepares students well for doctoral programs or careers at the master’s level.  Most students are deeply involved in research experiences and have opportunities for advanced training in research methodology and statistics.  The department houses a state-of-the art psychophysiology laboratory for use in student projects across all tracks.

●     The Duluth community:  Perched on Lake Superior and nestled between national forests, Duluth is picturesque during all four seasons.  It is deemed one of the top 10 outdoor towns by Outside Magazine cities and is a destination city for outdoor enthusiasts, trail runners, mountain bikers, and rock climbers

Please visit our website z.umn.edu/mapsumd for further information and to apply. Feel free to contact us with any questions at mapsumd@d.umn.edu.

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. Program

Announcing a new Ph.D. program in Special Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Please see attached for a flyer announcing a new Ph.D. program in Special Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This program is designed to train education researchers in the development of academic interventions for children with learning disabilities.

Faculty in the Special Education program at UNL have a broad range of research interests, including reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as how cognitive factors such as executive functioning support student learning. Students in this program will gain experience designing interventions and conducting high quality, quantitative education research.

We are currently recruiting students to begin the program in the Fall 2017 semester. Admission is currently being granted on a rolling basis.

 

Colorado State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

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

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

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

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

 

Experimental Psychology MS Program

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

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


For more information can be found on the website.

 

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

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

 

Interested in Graduate School?

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

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

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Full-time Research Associate - New Posting

Recent Grads! Looking for a job in an exciting workplace with interesting people? The Laboratory of Neurocognitive Development is looking for an outgoing, organized, individual. The lab is comprised of a great group of undergrads, graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty. Your role would be to work directly with the head of the lab, Dr. Beatriz Luna, organizing her daily schedule and handling her varied travel arrangements, in addition to general communications for the rest of the laboratory, and with local, national, and international faculty.  We are looking for someone with a positive disposition to join our team as we make a significant impact in the neuroscience community!

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Nathan Rockcastle, rockcastlenj@upmc.edu

 

UNC Chapel Hill Diversifying Clinical Psychology Weekend: October 26 - 28, 2017 - New Posting

The UNC Diversifying Clinical Psychology Weekend is an opportunity for talented ethnic/racial minority undergraduates and recent college graduates invested in pursuing doctoral level training in clinical psychology to experience an intensive set of seminars and workshops on graduate school in clinical psychology. The program will include seminars, panel discussions, and workshops on the various components of a graduate school application (e.g., personal statement, vita) with the aim of assisting students in developing a competitive application. Students will have the opportunity to meet with UNC clinical psychology doctoral students and faculty in both formal (e.g., seminars) and informal settings. Additionally students will get an introduction to the UNC program in clinical psychology as well as to graduate training in psychology more broadly. Travel, housing, and meals are provided for all attendees. For more information, please click here: http://clinicalpsych.unc.edu/diversifying-clinical-psychology-weekend/. The application deadline is Friday, August 11.

 

18-Month Rsearch Associate Position - New Posting

We invite applications for an 18-month Research Associate position in child language acquisition, to work with Dr. Silke Brandt (Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University) and Professor Anna Theakston (Division of Human Communication, Development & Hearing, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester).

The role involves conducting experimental studies of language acquisition and cognitive development with young children, and arranging outreach events for parents and practitioners in the wider community. The project is on children’s implicit and explicit understanding of false belief and their acquisition of epistemic markers. We are looking for a highly-motivated person with an undergraduate degree, and preferably also a postgraduate degree, in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related subject; with experience in conducting experimental studies with young children and their caregivers; with excellent communication and organisational skills; and with experience in ethical issues in psychological research with children. Experience with eye-tracking would be a plus.

You will have the opportunity to join a large and thriving developmental psychology and language research group in the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester, along with several international partners, http://www.lucid.ac.uk

Closing date: 7 June 2017.

This is a full time fixed term post to begin on or soon after 1 September 2017.

Further details can be found here: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1839

For questions contact Dr. Silke Brandt at s.brandt@lancaster.ac.uk

 

Full-time Research Assistant - University of Georgia

We are looking for a full-time research assistant to join the Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, directed by Dr. Gregory Strauss at the University of Georgia. The position involves working on an NIMH-funded grant that aims to mathematically model anhedonia in schizophrenia. The start date is as early as July 1, 2017. A minimum 2-year commitment is required for the position.
 
If you are interested, please send a CV to gstrauss@uga.edu. Please include information about when you will graduate if you are still an undergraduate. This position is ideal for individuals wanting additional training/experience prior to applying to graduate school in clinical psychology or neuroscience.
 
Please apply online at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_c...
The posting number is: 20170921
 
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
·    Perform study procedures, including informed consent, inclusion/exclusion evaluations, symptom/diagnostic interviews, and administering study tasks.
·    Study recruitment, scheduling, and reminder calls for appointments.
·    Study documentation, record keeping, and maintaining study databases.
·    Data processing, data analysis, reporting findings at lab meetings, and discussing project outcomes with the PI.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
·    Detail-oriented person who understands the importance accountability in research.
·    Ability to work as part of a team.
·    Excellent organizational and project management skills.
·    Excellent communication skills in order to interview research volunteers to determine study eligibility, to interact with staff from various programs and institutions, and to conduct experimental sessions.
·    Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using Excel, Access, SPSS, as well as other word processing, spreadsheet and database management software applications.
·    Previous experience with Event Related Potentials, Eye-Tracking, and/or fMRI is desirable.

 

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland

The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible).  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has been recommended for funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. This position is contingent upon official funding from the agency.

Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.

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 Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”

 

Lab Manager, University of Michigan

Lab Manager (Research Technician Associate) - University of Michigan

This Research Technician Associate position is to be the Lab Manager of the Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology (MiND) lab, directed by Dr. Luke Hyde. The lab examines the development of youth risk and resilience from multiple levels of analysis (using fMRI, molecular genetics, longitudinal approaches, and in-home interviews with at-risk families). See: http://mindlab.psych.lsa.umich.edu/

The Lab Manager will help to coordinate and collect data on multiple projects in this laboratory. Duties will include coordinating projects (e.g., training undergraduate students on their projects and tasks, scheduling and recruiting participants, organizing and cleaning data), doing in-home visits with children and families (including psychiatric interviews, administering self-report measures, and supervising undergraduate assistants), running child participants (ages 7 – 17) through MRI scans, processing and analyzing MRI data. As some of these projects are being done jointly with other labs, the position will entail coordinating with these other labs. The position will start as soon as possible to assist with data collection and to be trained by the current Lab Manager. Start date is flexible but would ideally be during May 2017.

Link: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/141423/lab_manager

 

Research Coordinator - University of Kansas 

The Neurobehavioral Development Research lab of Dr. Matthew Mosconi (https://clchild.ku.edu/matt-mosconi) is seeking one Research Coordinator to help lead our studies of brain and behavior development in individuals with autism spectrum (ASD) and related developmental disorders (Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome). These clinical research projects are conducted through the Clinical Child Psychology Program (https://clchild.ku.edu/) and the Life Span Institute (http://www.lsi.ku.edu/) at the University of Kansas and in collaboration with the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (KCART: http://kcart.ku.edu/ ), the Center for Child Health and Development (CCHD; http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/cchd.html ),  and the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center (http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/hoglund-brain-imaging-center.html ), providing diverse research and clinical training opportunities.

Responsibilities for the position include administering neuropsychological, eye movement, MRI and EEG testing, scoring cognitive and sensorimotor test data, data entry, preparing  Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports, and participating in meetings reviewing and interpreting data, preparing manuscripts, and planning future studies. This position provides the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with clinical populations, developing skills in psychological and neuropsychological testing, and participating in each phase of the research process within large-scale, NIH funded research studies. The majority of previous RAs in these positions have successfully gone on to pursue training in medical school, clinical psychology programs, and cognitive neuroscience programs.  

Applicants should have a BA or BS in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related pre-health field. Interested persons are asked to make at least a 2 year commitment due to the extensive training required.

Interested individuals should send a resume or CV and a brief cover letter stating your career goals to ndrlab@ku.edu.  

 

Research Support Specialist, Stony Brook University

Brief Description​: To assist in studies examining how children with and without autism spectrum disorders process social information, and how this relates to their peer interactions and friendship-making. This position will be split across laboratories run by Dr. Johanna Jarcho and Dr. Matthew Lerner. Incumbent must possess outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

Across both labs, this individual will be responsible for the following duties:  

  • Coordinating contact with schools & families
  • Training and supervising 
  • Conducting research visits
  • Assist with managing lab materials, ordering, and data
  • Assist with IRB compliance, progress reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications(Evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor's degree, in hand, or to be obtained by June 1, 2017. Experience (including as student or trainee) in a research setting with individuals with autism spectrum disorders.  Ability to demonstrate professional competence in research activities. 

Preferred ​Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Experience with EEG data collection. Experience interfacing with schools. Experience working with children and/or families. Research experience.

 

Full-time Lab Manager, CMU

David Creswell’s lab is hiring a full time lab manager in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Ideally, we aim to hire someone for a two-year position (or longer) starting around June 1, 2017. Our lab works at the interface between health psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, and health neuroscience. We study stress and coping, focusing on stress management strategies (e.g., self-affirmation, cognitive reappraisal) and interventions (e.g., mindfulness meditation) for understanding stress resilience processes. You can find out more about our research here: http://www.psy.cmu.edu/~creswell/index.html.

The lab manager we seek must be comfortable supporting multiple ongoing projects and a multidisciplinary team, including a large NIH-funded trial of mindfulness meditation training for older adults. Lab manager responsibilities include: implementation of community intervention studies, coordination of NIH and IRB protocols, facilitating collaborative research across institutions, recruiting new research participants, running behavioral sessions, assisting instructors with intervention implementation, coordinating assessments and monitoring incoming data, and assisting with preparation of manuscripts, presentations and data analyses. The lab manager will also be heavily involved in the mentoring and coordination of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research assistants. This job certainly involves a lot but offers lots of opportunities for making an impact at multiple levels. 

Applicants should have a B.A. or B. S. degree in psychology, statistics, neuroscience, decision science, or other related fields. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills, prior research experience, strong interpersonal skills, exemplary written and oral communication, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Data analysis experience is a plus, but not required.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact lab manager Hayley Rahl (hrahl@andrew.cmu.edu) or Dr. David Creswell (creswell@cmu.edu) with questions. This is a full time paid position with benefits. Pittsburgh is surprisingly awesome. If you would like to apply for the position, please email Hayley with your CV and cover letter describing your interests in this job and contact information for at least three references.  

 

Research Assistant Posting, University of Pittsburgh

Two full-time research assistannts needed.The Research Associate will primarily support the completion of sleep research procedures in a lab setting. This employee will be responsible for working independently at the completion of training period, capable of administering paper-and-pencil questionnaires, computerized testing, and multiple sleep latency testing with adult research participants (after training); documenting procedures, providing participant with information about the procedures and briefing the next employee at shift changes. The employee may also be asked to provide back-up support in our offices, completing phone screens and other in-office procedures with participants.
 
This position is grant funded.
 
Purpose:
Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s). Collect and gather research data for research project.

Responsibilities:
·    Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.
·    Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
Qualifications
·    Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in psychology, neuroscience, sociology or related research field.
·    Familiarity with computers and common software packages required. Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
·    The majority of funded projects in our group target adult military personnel and veterans as participants, therefore, the ideal candidate would have some familiarity with military culture and with the sleep and psychiatric symptoms typically endorsed by this population.
·    Prefer someone who has experience working night shifts and is flexible regarding work schedule

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
·    Act 34 Criminal Clearance
·    Comprehensive Crisis Management
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Germain, germax@upmc.edu

 

Research Assistant, Brown University

We are seeking 1 to 2 full-time Research Assistants (RAs) to assist with three ongoing studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. These studies include: (i) a NIMH-funded study examining the interrelationship between life stress and impulsivity in accounting for recurrent suicidal behavior in adolescent inpatients within a multi-wave, prospective design; (ii) a NIMH-funded study evaluate whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may affect impulsive cognition and behavior in adolescent suicide attempters, in a three-group randomized design, through specific neural pathways, as assessed with electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related potentials (ERPs); and (iii) a study investigating whether dysregulation of the gut microbiome (dysbiosis) is associated with depression and suicide. Assessments will include interview-based measures of life stress, psychopathology, and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors; neurocognitive tasks; and behavioral observation.

Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; and IRB submissions and modifications. Opportunities for training and involvement in preparing manuscripts for publication will also be available and are strongly encouraged. This position is particularly suited for individuals interested in gaining research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.

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 as within a team setting on multiple tasks. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in MATLAB/E-Prime are preferred but not required.

The RA(s) will work under the mentorship of Drs. Anthony Spirito and Richard Liu. A two-year commitment is preferred. The position(s) will begin in summer 2017. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV to: teenmoodandbehavior@brown.edu

 


Research Assistant Position - Wayne State
 
The Connect lab (www.connectlab.wayne.edu) headed by Dr. Jessica Damoiseaux at Wayne State University is inviting applications for a full-time Research Assistant position, starting July 2017. The research focus of the lab is to examine changes in functional and structural brain connectivity, using MRI, and cognitive function in normal and abnormal aging. The position involves all stages of the research process, from planning a project to writing up the results, but the main focus is on data collection, management, and analysis. This position provides an opportunity to be involved in
cutting-edge neuroimaging research, and the launch of a longitudinal aging study.

The successful applicant has excellent organizational skills, is detail-oriented, reliable, and has good communication and inter-personal skills. Experience with structural and functional MRI data analysis, neuropsychological testing, older research participants and/or patients with neurodegenerative diseases, is preferred but not required. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as: Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, etc. Course work in psychology or cognitive neuroscience is preferred, as well as familiarity with UNIX operating systems, Matlab, SPSS, ePrime and Photoshop.

Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to damoiseaux@wayne.edu.

 

Project Coordinator 

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

 

Grant Street Group 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Research Assistant

 

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

 

Lab Coordinator, UCSD, California

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

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

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

 

Research Assistant Positions, Emory University

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

 

Full Time Lab Manager, Boston College

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

 

Graduate Position, Biology Education, University of Northern Colorado


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

 

Research job openings - Nationwide Children's Hospital

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

 

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

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

  • Research Coordinator

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

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

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

  • Research Associate or Assistant

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